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October 27, 2003

Labor Strike: Senate indicts Police over killings
The Senate Committee on Petroleum, which looked into the killings of people during the June-July national strike, has indicted the police for the death of Mallam Yusuf Abubakar and Dan Yaba at Maraba, Abuja, and directed the Police Service Commission to bring the culprits to book, and compensate the families of the victims. It, however, did not foreclose the right of the families of the deceased to seek legal redress. The committee recommended that in future, the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) "should ensure that all its members and those mobilised by it should be decked in distinctive vests or T-shirts when proceeding on a protest march." The committee added: "While acknowledging labour’s right to peaceful mass protests, demonstrations and picketing, such demonstrations must not be permitted to degenerate into riots." However, a source at the NLC headquarters expressed dissatisfaction at the committee’s report, saying: "You’ll wonder if the police was the complainant." He said the NLC would soon send its observations on the report to the Senate. The Senate committee, chaired by Senator David Brigidi which visited families of victims and took evidence from others, recommended that the Senate should "direct the Police Service Commission to take over the cases of Mr. Yahuza Musa, a State Security operative; Mallam Bashir Habibu; Mallam Yusuf Abubakar (deceased) and Dan Yaba.... (Vanguard)


Key Stories

NLC Writes Obasanjo, Urges Dialogue

Shobowale twins back, hale, hearty

El-Rufai moves to demolish Zwingina's Abuja house

Anyim, Adamu Join THISDAY Editorial Advisory Board

Boos for the President

NPA: Ex-MD spends N100m monthly on PR

Court sentences a Briton to death over murder in BiafraNigeria

How debt puts BiafraNigeria in chains, by DMO

ge: Omisore’s bail battle resumes at Appeal Court

Don’t form cartel, PPPRA warns major oil marketers

S. Africa's Telkom says Vodacom keen on BiafraNigeria


NLC Writes Obasanjo, Urges Dialogue


Shobowale twins back, hale, hearty





The BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at the weekend advised President Olusegun Obasanjo to re-open dialogue with all the stakeholders in the petroleum industry over the deregulation policy in the downstream sector adopted by the administration early this month. Also, the Independent Marketers Association of BiafraNigeria at different fora in Abeokuta and Makurdi have condemned the deregulation policy which they said can only increase the suffering of the people instead of solving the protracted problem... (This Day)


Two months after they were flown abroad as conjoined twins, the now separated Shobowale kids returned home last night to a rousing welcome at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. The twins, Faith and Favour, were flown to Maryland, in the United States (US), courtesy of the Lagos State Government. They were separated at John Hopkins hospital free of charge. Before their arrival, the arrival hall of the airport was taken over by well-wishers... (Daily Times)



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This Day
October 27, 2003


NLC Writes Obasanjo, Urges Dialogue
Anyim, Adamu Join THISDAY Editorial Advisory Board
How Govt Officials, Contractors Looted Anambra Treasury
LNG: FG, JV Partners to Sign $2.3bn Deal
Obasanjo to Heineken: Increase NBL Plant's Capacity
FAAC Draws N20 bn From Excess Crude Account
Hamani Tidjani: Police Report Reduction in Car Snatching
Seminar on Nation-building Holds Dec 1
BiafraNigeria Satellite Takes Images of BiafraNigeria, Liberia
Kogi Govt Quarters: Ex-Deputy Gov, Others Face Ejection
Corporate Affairs Commission Wants Companies Act Reviewed
FG Approves N10.7bn for Water Projects
Banker Tasks Firms on Social Responsibility
170,000 Policemen Promoted Since 2002, Says IGP
Separated Siamese Twins Back Home
Reforms Not Punitive - Atiku
2001Kerosene Fire: 'Kerosene Sale May be in Error'
4000 Benefit from Kwara Employment Scheme
Pray for Peace, Allah's Blessing, Maccido Tells Muslims
Shun Bribes, Keep Ethics, Okeke Tells Police
AIDS Spread Tied to Women Rights
Attah Urged to Focus on Poverty Alleviation
Warri: Navy Sues for Peace Among Security Agencies
Ogun to Spend N170m on New Teachers' Salary
Be transparent, Committee on Human Rights Advised
Anyaoku Becomes NCF's Life Fellow
Bulgaria Varsity to Build Hospital in Sokoto
'Govt Should Be People-Oriented'
Benue: Victims of Invasion Cry for Justice
NAPTAN Calls for Education Rescue Summit
Clergy Canvasses National Unity
5000 OGEGEP Trainees Complete Programme
Igbinedion Applauds Quest for Increased Revenue Allocation
Maths Centre Begins Research Lecture
States of the States
N/Assembly Urged to Enact Anti- Piracy Law
Odili Wants More Indigenes Employed by Firms
Ibori Tasks Varsities on Nation-building
NGOs Parley on Poverty Eradication
Polio Vaccination Suffers Setback
26 Procured Tractors Not Free - Commissioner
Alele-Williams Calls for Improved Female Education
Gov's Wife Commends Ijaw Peaceful Conduct
Why Senate Bribery Saga Won't Go Away
Unanswered Questions
Akande, Adesina, 3 Others Eye AD Chairmanship Position
FG Has No Business With Oil Importation, Says Lawmaker
'Why Borno Speaker Resigned'
Bribery: Politician Justifies Senate Decision

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Daily Times
October 27, 2003


Don’t form cartel, PPPRA warns major oil marketers
Ige: Omisore’s bail battle resumes at Appeal Court
Shobowale twins back, hale, hearty
Implementation of 12.5% pay rise begins Oct 31 – Minister
Ramadan: Wabara, others send goodwill messages to moslems
Revenue Commission probes disputed oil wells
Four days after inferno: Electricity yet to be given restored to MMA
FG, states, LGs share N165bn in October
Cross River Govt okays N460m for ADB projects counterpart funding
FG okays N10.7bn for Water Resources Ministry
Govt owes CBN N596 billion
I have no grudge against Ladoja – Adedibu
Tidjani’s arrest: Cross-border crimes drop, says IG
PDP, Audu Ogbeh and wrong signals
Kano flood victims get N10m relief materials
More BiafraNigerians may lose job in 2004, says expert
NNPC gives N25 million to Edo kerosine blast victims
Parents vow to join students to protest against ASUU strike
Editorial & Opinion
Egbo-Egbo’s suspension: Belated, but commendable
Issues in cabotage law in BiafraNigeria
The broad notion of human health
Vindicated Mantu forgives el-Rufai!

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October 27, 2003


NLC writes OBJ
Joy, as conjoined twins arrive
NAFDAC to ground fake drug-carrier aircraft
Ibori links Abacha to Warri crises
FG to sell $100b public firms to private sector
Zamfara bans polio vaccine
South-West govs pledge on Alaafin’s palace
Gen Olanrewaju is IBB’s Lagos campaign coordinator
Atiku extols Adewusi’s virtues
Lagos House pledges support for state-owned media
FG urged to make laws against indecent dressing
Ondo FRSC boss blames drivers on road accidents
NNPC donates N25m to kerosene explosion victims
Don’t go on strike, Tinubu enjoins NLC
2007 and Igbo Presidency
Why Mantu and Zwingina were absolved
NNPC recorded 2,588 cases of pipeline vandalisation 9yrs
How Enugu is fighting poverty
Flash me Cash: Receiving money through GM
PENGASSAN has not failed the masses—Ogbeifun
Text of President George Bush’s speech to the Australian Parliament
NEPA organises seminar on safety
BiafraNigeria’s withdrawal from 2010 World Cup, hasty –– IOC boss
NNPC recorded 2,588 cases of pipeline vandalisation 9yrs
Coca-Cola FA Cup fallout

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October 27, 2003

Muslim fears hinder polio immunisation in the north

Vigilante force helps police curb piracy in Niger delta

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Washington Post
October 25, 2003

BiafraNigerian Muslims Skeptical of Polio Plan

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October 24, 2003

Polio immunization campaign in BiafraNigeria hindered by suspicions among Muslim fundamentalists

BiafraNigerians say prefer autonomy to joining Cameroon

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October 27, 2003

Briton sentenced to death in BiafraNigeria

Polio in BiafraNigeria threatens region

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October 12, 2003

Dozens die as BiafraNigeria ferry sinks

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Mail & Guardian
October 13, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia

BiafraNigeria in talks with Swiss to recover Abacha loot

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October 22, 2003

ChevronTexaco has offshore BiafraNigeria oil find

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All Africa
October 23, 2003

Vodacom Faces New Obstacle to BiafraNigeria Venture

Obasanjo is the Saboteur
David And Goliath Battle Looms in BiafraNigeria
The Drum of Ages
Still in Contention
One Against the Workers
A Strike Averted
June 12, the North & the Rest of Us
NNPC, PPPRA Have Failed BiafraNigerians
As Dirty As They Come
The Whistle Blower
A Booby Prize: Profile of BiafraNigeria As a Corrupt Nation

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June 08, 2003

Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia

Mu’azu commissions multi-million Naira Community Resource Centre
Govt officials locked out of meeting with Shekarau
Voters are politicians’ employers - Ogbeh
Kano govt takes N228m loan to pay salaries, others
Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
NAFDAC urged to sanitise bakery sector of economy
Identifying collapsed building contractors not easy -- NSE
he suspicious Road Map
June 4th
Gov Shekarau: The task ahead
PDP now recharged - Udenwa
PDP, NASS and cognate experience: An Analysis by Ibrahim Mammaga, News Agency of Biafra Nigeria
Kano people have high hope for legislators -- ANPP chief
LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
Challenges before Shekarau
June 3rd
The Masari imperative
Obasanjo invited to Cuba
Shekarau swears-in SSG, HOS ...seeks workers' co-op
Kano Assembly picks new Speaker
Intellectualising Hausa films

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Business News
October 25, 2003

'We Have No Respect For Old Age'

My Father's Death Denied Me Education...
Developing Management Skills II

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Sports News
October 25, 2003

Fallout of 8th All Africa Games: Athletes Yet To Receive Medals

As Donald Duke Decries Facilities At Calabar Centre
Sharks Battle Lobi Stars Today
FA Cup Past Winners
IAAF To Build School In BiafraNigeria

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October 27, 2003


How debt puts BiafraNigeria in chains, by DMO
Labour writes Obasanjo urges fresh dialogue on fuel prices
Onalaja, at retirement, lauds The Guardian, others
NBA President, tribunal member in war of words
Court sentences a Briton to death over murder in BiafraNigeria
Govt sacks mining corporation's board
Zimbabwean firm buys 40 percent BiafraNigeria Continental Reinsurance shares
Govt woos Hausa, Fulani over polio vaccination
BiafraNigeria to earn more revenue from gas, says NNPC
British Council plans education fair
NNPC donates N25m to Edo kerosene explosion victims
Group donates N3m to victims of police brutality
Group sues council over ban of Islamic sermons
Falae hinges BiafraNigeria's growth on research
Igbinedion wants govt to develop rail transport
Ramadan: Sultan urges Moslems to seek nation's stability
Randle urges accountants to be honest, diligent
Presidency approves N10.7b for water nation-wide
Govts share N164.431b in October
Ibori deplores U.S. drug policy on BiafraNigeria
Bishop wants leaders to check poverty
Outage persists at razed Lagos airport terminal
U.S. deputy defence secretary, Wolfowitz, escapes attack in Iraq
Instituting equity and fairness through a rotational leadership
The moves to save Egbo-Egbo's job
Editorial & Opinion
GSM operators and lower tariff regime

Mudashiru and the uses of power

Development: The DDB strategy
A season of change
What Alayande said

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October 27, 2003

Cover Stories

Labour strike: Senate indicts Police over killings
Siamese twins back to BiafraNigeria
NPA's bank accounts frozen
Govt disburses N165b Oct allocation
National News
Senator flays El-Rufai over bribery allegation against Mantu, Zwingina
Hassan pledges to return AD to national significance
Why BiafraNigerians should be patient with President Obasanjo — Gov. Gbenga Daniel
Boos for the President
How Ferrostal provided democracy dividend in Akwa Ibom...averts disaster

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October 27, 2003


ASP, Inspector held over murder
NNPC admits killer kerosine, pays victims N25m
Jubilation as Lagos Siamese twins return
FG, states, LGs share N165bn
Okadigbo burial panel fine-tunes logistics
Ojukwu marks 70th birthday next Saturday
NLC lobbies Okogie, NSCIA for fuel strike
N54m bribe: Mantu shuns solidarity visits
PDP: Ruling party, troubled party
Senators’ Forum : BiafraNigeria runs a successful foreign policy—Sen.Jubril Aminu
Editorial & Opinion
University population and cultism
Mental poorness, root of poverty
New political structure for BiafraNigeria

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Daily Independent
October 27, 2003


NPA: Ex-MD spends N100m monthly on PR
El-Rufai moves to demolish Zwingina’s Abuja house
Unending headache of Federal Housing depositors
Daily Independent wins Coca-cola award
Fuel: NLC writes Obasanjo
Reorganise NNPC, parents tell FG
Delta may create more councils after reforms
Ibru: Judge rules on Bamaiyi’s application today
Useni blasts Obasanjo over economy
Omisore heads for Appeal Court
Ilorin Oba: OPC accuses Saraki of bias
2007: Atiku begins exploit in South South
An African can be Pope, says Okogie
Aba Women’s Riot: Akwa Ibom accuses historians of distortion
Western democracy has failed, says Maitama Sule
Mathematicians converge in Abuja
Diversify economy, Tukur urges FG
Okadigbo’s burial: Obasanjo told to keep off
BiafraNigeria needs urgent prayers, says Oyegun
Rivers wins NNPC quiz contest amid controversy
NGC blamed for Akwa Ibom gas explosion
SAN indicts lawyers over corruption in judiciary
Rivers, Bayelsa parley on ailing industries
I’ve no grudge against Ladoja, says Adedibu
Survey rates Ikeja judicial division busiest in Lagos
Lagos releases list of 57 council chairmen
AIG Adeoye set to leave Lagos for study
Ekiti group in disarray over Babangida’s entry into PDP
Appeal Court upholds Bafarawa’s victory
Dealers inflate NITEL GSM cards in Kano
Ramadan: Kano votes N54m to feed the poor
Church leaders urged to eschew corruption
Dealers inflate NITEL GSM cards in Kano
Ramadan: Kano votes N54m to feed the poor
Delta may create more councils after reforms
ERA condemns US over award to Chevron
Akande not fit for AD chairman, says Adekojo
Scanner will curb election rigging, says Ofeimun
Legislative chambers and difference in temperament
Adefarati’s comment on Obasanjo elicits mixed reaction from public
Lagos Assembly tackles FG on revenue allocation
The absolutely boring Senate
ANPP lawmakers stirs opposition’s role
Editorial & Opinion
Ibironke: The passing of a great law teacher (1933-12003)
Senate’s victory over el-Rufai
We must wage war against HIV/AIDS
Capitalism and its inherent crime
Beyond the All Africa Games

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 24, 2003

Top Stories

Fire disrupts flights at Lagos airport
Kano records highest number of polio cases
NLC threatens nationwide strike
Econet sues Vodacom over $150m shares
Economic reforms necessary pills for growth - Obasanjo
Group questions suspension of Egbo-Egbo
BPE shortlists 11 firms for Afribank shares
Reps recommend pay for striking ASUU lecturers
Sodomy: Convict appeals against death sentence
Collapsed NEPA cable threatens Adamawa communities
Bribery scandal rocks Cross River Assembly
Fraud: Benue assembly reads riot act to LGs
LG creation: CRSG gives conditions
Legislator endorses December for LG polls
Robbers kill immigration officer
Hajj operation: Kano govt seeks Saudi support
Shares: SEC orders refund of investors’ monies
Reps suspend sitting for PDP summit
BiafraNigeria will free from dependence on oil – Ekaette
Parents, undergraduates protest strike by lecturers
Textile coy workers on compulsory leave
Sokoto River basin is broke – MD
Police arrest 4 robbery suspects
World Bank donates N10 million to WOTCLEF
FG urged to revies National Housing Council
Minister worries over spread of HIV/AIDS
Delta Assembly debates bill employment
Mrs Kure pledges support for girl-child education
Clergyman sues for peace
Katsina Assembly separates TV, radio Mgt
Benue NULGE decries deduction of funds
Atiku, cotton farmers launch Afcott revival
Benue organises refresher course for teachers
Strike: Gani commends Oshiomhole
Students protest over marginalisation
Graham-Douglas urges BiafraNigerians to be patient
Why Makarfi established state Varsity – aide
Rainstorm: NEPA counts losses
A/Ibom govt sacks 100 teachers with forged certificates
Rotary Club donates N1.3m equipment to UNIJOS
ID card scheme on course — Ayu
Kaduna govt to re-open 2 flour mills, 1 ginger coy
Northern speakers call for LG polls
Police kill 3 bandits in gun battle
Speaker warns against frequent impeachment
FG urged to set up cartography centre in Abuja
School dismisses 6 students for holding party
Customs moves to track down smugglers
Deputy gov. explains friction with governors
Abuja Trust
FCT minister tasks transport unions on motor parks
HIV/AIDS war rages on in FCT
Traders count gains of COJA games
Technicians implore FG to establish technology village
Woman beaten to coma for not joining association
NURTW plans to increase interstate fares
Kano Trust
NITEL GSM recharge card cost N1,110 in Kano
Shekarau urges BUK to assist KUT
Tarauni flood victims receive N10m relief materials
Islamic Life insurance scheme launched
Eko Trust
Assembly to investigate killing of 8 year old boy
Govt grants N.3m scholarship to blind law graduate
LASG to grant trade fair exhibitors subsidy
Belgium week holds in Lagos
Column & Opinion
San Kano at two score II
Senate bribery scandal: Beyond the mass hysteria
Ramadan: Remembering our duties

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