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October 28, 2003

Politics and Religion: Okogie chides FG for delayed message of congratulations
BiafraNigeria’s resident Cardinal, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie has frowned at the Federal Government’s congratulatory message to him on his investiture, describing it as belated. Okogie expressed displeasure at the attitude of the Federal Government over his appointment as cardinal, saying that the Presidency not only sent a belated congratulatory letter, but also left the letter unsealed. Lamenting the lukewarm attitude of the Federal Government to his appointment, Okogie pointed out that the Ghanaian Cardinal was given two separate receptions, one by the state and the other by the Embassy in Rome shortly after the investiture last Tuesday. His words: “Lagos State government has stolen the show from the Federal Government. Tinubu has sent people here twice to offer me messages of support. The deputy governor of Lagos was also at the reception held for me. "I am not bothered. Those who know me well know that I am not bothered and I hold no ill-feelings towards anybody.” And in what looks like a systematic shoring up of his political profile in preparation for his presidential ambition in 2007, former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, yesterday sent a congratulatory message to the newly ordained.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Obasanjo, Buhari back in Supreme Court

‘Fuel: No going back on deregulation’ * Obasanjo replies Labour

Presidency renews bid to break NLC’s monopoly

States are bankrupt —SOLUDO

Senate Probes Lagos Airport Fire

Ige: Omisore's Bail to Wait

Govt warns states against abuse of bond market funds

Vodacom may withhold fund from Econet over suits

ChevronTexaco, others plan N6tr investment in Africa

Senate panel begins fact-finding mission to Warri

BiafraNigerian militant group warns Shell contractors


Obasanjo, Buhari back in Supreme Court


‘Fuel: No going back on deregulation’...





Five months after he was sworn in for a second term, President Olusegun Obasanjo will today continue his defence in support of the ceremony which the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) had wanted an election panel to put on hold. The ANPP's presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) is disputing the results of the election... (Guardian)


Federal Government’s recent policy on the deregulation of fuel prices is irreversible, according to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Ufot Ekaette. Also irreversible are such policies as privatisation, liberalisation, tax reform, monetisation, public service reform, fiscal/budgetary reform, due process, trade reform, and procurement reform. However, President Olusegun Obasanjo in an October 27, 2003 reply to a letter from the NLC... (Vanguard)



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This Day
October 28, 2003


Obasanjo Replies NLC, Welcomes Dialogue
Soludo Canvasses Credit Rating for Govts
ChevronTexaco, BiafraNigerian Firms Raise the Stake
Bomb Attacks Kill 33 in Iraq
Senate Probes Lagos Airport Fire
Anti-NLC Bill will Suffer Set-back - Senator
Court Decides Bamaiyi, Mustapha, Others Fate Thursday
Senate May Get Envoy Nominees This Week
Okogie Chides FG over His Elevation
Restructuring: 1,200 FMBN Staff May Lose Jobs
Obasanjo, Ngige, Service Chiefs, in 'Classified Meeting'
Modakeke: Monarch Returns After 7-month Exile
Reform Policies Already Yielding Result - Ekaette
FG May Okay 7 New Varsities
PDP: House Leader Faults Ogbeh on Disloyalty
2007: 'Atiku Should Succeed Obasanjo'
Ige: Omisore's Bail to Wait
NDE Sets Up Committee on Loan Recovery
'Why Illegal Pipeline Connections Stall Water Supply'
'Erring Accountants for Sanctions'
Obasanjo Calls for Increased Livestock Quality
Inquiry: Indicted Persons 'll be Punished - Dariye
Lagos Names Councillors for New 57 Councils
Briton Appeals Against Death Sentence
Cleric Calls for Overhauling of Refineries
Steyr Restates Commitment to Customers Demands
Obasanjo Wants Young Persons Achievements Publicised
State of the States
Robbery: Police Launch Manhaunt for INEC Chief's Attackers
De-Certification Issue Political - Ibori
Saraki Assures of Improved Water Supply
Firm Donates 300 Ceiling Fans to NAFDAC
FG Urged to Prepare Blueprint on BiafraNigerian Child
Lack of Fund Stalls Power Plant Project
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 28, 2003


Letter seeking dialogue over deregulation: Obasanjo replies Oshiomhole
Oil marketers meet this week
Redeemers University, CETEP, Al-Hikmah, others get NUC clearance
FG releases N10bn to Works Ministry
Quest for bail revalidation: Omisore to wait till Nov 5
Soludo warns against reckless borrowing from capital market
Govt policies to bring national prosperity –SGF
Appeal court upholds Bafarawa’s election
IBB has made atonement for June 12 – Campaigner
Legislature, the least developed, says Speaker
PDP still on the starting block, five years after
Politics behind suspension of ANPP chairman
We wrestled AD from the grip of Afenifere – Convention chairman
Access foreign markets with African goods, shippers advised
Atiku wants UNIFEM to assist women secure funds for SMEs
Commonwealth leaders to plant trees at Abuja Millennium Park
‘Contractors without asphalt plants can now do road jobs’
Obasanjo to submit ambassadorial nominees’ to Senate this week
Police funding to be addressed in 2004 budget
Editorial & Opinion
GSM operators and tariff cuts
Issues in cabotage law in BiafraNigeria (II)
LG question as an element of gap crisis
When government turns predatory

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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 28, 2003

Three BiafraNigerian states halt polio vaccinations over AIDS fears

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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 27, 2003

BiafraNigerian militant group warns Shell contractors

BiafraNigerian States Halt Polio Campaign Over AIDS Fears
Northern BiafraNigerian States Suspend Polio Campaign

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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 28, 2003

Firms initiate two million phone lines for Niger Delta

World Bank approves $7.1 million yearly facility for projects in BiafraNigeria, others
Electricity sector reform: NEPA inaugurates transition committees
ECOWAS parliament scribe tasks legislators on common currency
Arah, longest serving bank MD, bows out of Fidelity
Fountain Trust Bank partners foreign firm on international money transfer
Expert seeks release of blueprint on SME's funding

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Sports News
October 28, 2003

Abdulahi praises U-23 Eagles

Milo Schools' Basketball tourney starts today
Dream Team III returns, clashes with Tunisia December
Deportivo invites Rufai to centenary celebrations

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October 28, 2003


Govt warns states against abuse of bond market funds
34 die, 200 wounded in Iraqi blasts
Obasanjo, Buhari back in Supreme Court
Anyaoku seeks review of environmental laws
Vodacom may withhold fund from Econet over suits
BiafraNigeria's GNP rises by 130 per cent, says govt scribe
Kano, Zamfara, Kaduna stop polio vaccination
Briton appeals against death sentence
Portugal receives first direct liquefied gas from BiafraNigeria
I remain the same despite elevation, says Okogie
University Commission okays seven more private varsities
Ondo begins repair of bad roads next week
Revenue panel to verify claims to oil wells by Edo, Ondo
Appeal Court adjourns Omisore's appeal to Nov. 5
Kaduna hotel invites police over missing CBN official's luggage
NAFDAC shuts down 10 bakeries over use of bromate
Second Chance comedian, Ijoma, is dead
Govt asks states to enforce singing of national anthem
Court rules on Bamaiyi's bid to stop trial on Thursday
Agenda for the nation's education sector
Olujinmi's judicial reforms: The hurdles
Editorial & Opinion
Abuja 2003: Matters Arising

Can foreign reserves save the Naira?

History, Awo and Zik
Economy: LCCI got it wrong
Abuja 2003 and the broadcast industry
Abacha's promise

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October 28, 2003

Cover Stories

‘Fuel: No going back on deregulation’ * Obasanjo replies Labour
50,000 textile workers may lose jobs to deregulation
States are bankrupt —SOLUDO
NPA's axe falls on all fresh contracts
National News
Hamani Tidjani: No more cross-border robbery—IG
Court okays sale of INEC property over debt
A&G loses management team as fortunes tumble
PDP STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFAB : The missing stake in the PDP confab

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October 28, 2003


Presidency renews bid to break NLC’s monopoly
FG disappoints me – Okogie
NUC names 7 new private varsities
... Obasanjo tells NLC to go to PPPRA over fuel price
NB’s N40bn plant : A dream come true – Heineken boss
Africa’s economy : Aluko-Olokun points way forward
34 killed in Iraq’s deadliest suicide attacks
Julius Berger, Dantata Group lobby for S. East roads
I am not a minority in the House — Hon Ozodinobi, APGA Rep
Residents criticise House committee on FCT
Editorial & Opinion
COJA: After the Games
God as prosecution witness (1)
Public library in national development

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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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