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October 29, 2003

Barbaric AIDS Scare: Atiku/Northern Tribesmen Hinder Polio Vaccinations
BiafraNigeria has asked international donor agencies to check a polio vaccine after three of its northern states halted an immunisation drive over safety fears. The states acted after an influential Islamic leader said the vaccines might cause cancer, Aids or sterility. BiafraNigerian Vice-President Atiku Abubakar said the analysis was necessary to remove all doubts about the vaccines. But the World Health Organisation insists that the vaccines were tested and are entirely safe. Mr Atiku told a meeting of international donors that there should be a meeting to "find a solution to the various issues surrounding the analysis of the polio vaccines". The head of the WHO's polio campaign, David Heymann, has told the BBC that the vaccines used in BiafraNigeria are no different from those used to combat polio everywhere else in the world. Mr Heymann said the vaccines had been undergoing testing by local scientists in several BiafraNigerian states since August and said he did not.... (BBC)


Key Stories

Cameroun-BiafraNigeria session holds in Abuja today on Bakassi

May 29 inauguration can’t be reversed

Obasanjo Explains Danjuma's Role in 1999 Polls

419: Judiciary Used to Frustrate Trial, Says Ribadu

Mayhem in Akure over alleged police killing

Cop guns down pregnant woman, taxi driver

NLC won’t meet PPPRA – Oshiomhole

Reps to Obasanjo: Pay ASUU to avoid strike

Reps recommend 26% of budget for education

23 firms bid for BiafraNigeria- Sao Tome oil blocks

Sokoto govt renovates Arewa House at N20m


Cameroun-BiafraNigeria session holds in...


May 29 inauguration can’t be reversed





The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy to West and Central Africa, Mr. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, will today preside over the sixth session of the Cameroun-Nigeria mixed commission to map out ways of implementing the October 10, 2002 World Court judgment ceding Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroun. Already, the Camerounian delegation, headed by the country's justice minister of state, Amadou Ali, had arrived Nigeria at the weekend for the... (Guardian)


All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to invalidate the May 29 swearing-in of President Olusegun Obasanjo seems headed for the rock as the Supreme Court yesterday told him in subtle language: “You cannot stop an event that has already taken place.” (Daily Independent)



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This Day
October 29, 2003


Why We Can't Meet PPPRA, By NLC
Obasanjo Explains Danjuma's Role in 1999 Polls
419: Judiciary Used to Frustrate Trial, Says Ribadu
House Opens Debate on Revenue Sharing Bill
Revenue Commission to Verify Disputed Oil Wells
Aguariavwodo Confirmed as NDDC MD
Illiteracy, Greatest Threat to World Peace - Nobel Laureate
FG Wades into Polio Vaccine Controversy
2007: Middle Belt 'll Influence Direction - Lar
Lukman's Replacement Likely This Week
Group Faults Ogbeh's Comment on WTO
Govts Indicted over Road Projects Failure
Obasanjo Tells Journalists to Shun Confrontation
Akume Seeks Better Deal for Police
Money Laundering Distorts Economy - Atiku
Tinubu Swears-in LG Chairmen, Councillors
BiafraNigeria Sat -1 to Check Pipeline Vandalisation
Bulama: Counsel Wants Another Judge
Sketch Workers' Gratuities Under Way
OPC Petitions CJ over Police Conduct
NAFEST: Imo Decries Firms' Non-participatory Posture
Plateau Approves Free Treatment for HIV/AIDS Patients
'Councils Caretakers Impede LG Polls'
Revenue Allocation: Kogi Gov Protests Deduction
'Okadigbo's Death a Great Loss'
Corruption, Threat to Democracy-Lawmaker
AD Stalwarts Battle for Supremacy in Plateau

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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 29, 2003


OBJ warns media
Your policies are anti-people —Afenifere tells Obasanjo
Troops, armoured cars sent to warring communities in Warri
Ogbeh loses cousin to fake drugs
Handset that understands dogs arrives December
Another stage of deregulation begins
WE wish to inform our highly loyal readers...
Sobowale twins arrive Lagos hospital
Lawal ready for probe
Eyin Okunrin Kokooboto (Korkorrbortor) Awodi jeun epe sanra
Drunk policeman shoots dead pregnant woman, 3 others
Edo moves to enforce new levy
SSS boss wants cooperation from press
Igbinedion gives automatic employment to foster parent
God made me gov —Fayose tells critics
Group appeals to senate over Borisade
Need for qualitative education
Rehabilitate Apete road
Franchising: Key to the upliftment of Africa economy
Reminiscence on Resolution 1441 and Gulf war II
Team BiafraNigeria’s night of honour
Arsenal revives Kanu’s Nations Cup hope

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October 29, 2003

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Oil companies bid over $500m for offshore exploration rights

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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 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria calls for vaccine checks

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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 29, 2003


Labour may hands off fuel price struggle
Mayhem in Akure over alleged police killing
Middle Belt eyes Presidency as Danjuma is honoured
Fresh suicide bombing kills four in Iraq
Plateau stops licences for new mosques, churches
Hoodlums destroy NEPA's facilities in Abuja
Reps raise panel on new revenue formula
Cameroun-BiafraNigeria session holds in Abuja today on Bakassi
Poll shows BiafraNigerians moan state of the nation
Poll says dismissal of erring policemen will check corruption
Ngige asks court to summon Egbo-Egbo over ruling
Obasanjo, Peterson, for Holy Ghost service in Abuja
Kwara employs 4,000 youths, shortlists 1,000 others
ANAN to penalise members for unethical practice
Centre urges lawyers, bankers to enhance practice with e-commerce
Obasanjo pledges to develop agriculture
Robbers shoot Kaduna INEC commissioner
GSM Services unimpressive, says poll
Court rules on Obasanjo, Buhari suit November 19
Airline operators to source fuel outside BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigerians back monetisation policy
Again, controversy trails proposed council polls
I want to be remembered like Awo and Zik, says Ositelu
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Before the appointment of new ambassadors
Opinion - Dirge to a stormy Wilberforce
History, Awo and Zik (2)
Between Oshiomhole and Obasanjo
MTN and in-house travel agency
Where is Gogo Isaiah-Enoch?
For a more efficient NRC

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October 29, 2003

Cover Stories

Fuel: NLC faults Obasanjo on fresh deal with PPPRA
Court rejects Buhari's plea to nullify Obasanjo's inauguration
Reps move to slash FG's allocation to 35%
Senate okays new NDDC MD
National News
Obasanjo appeals to media over attacks
Afenifere flays refusal to dialogue with labour over fuel price hike
NCMDLCA petitions Ekaette over Cotecna contract
Creating a potent voice for South East: How to restructure Ohanaeze Ndigbo
As Ojukwu turns 70

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October 29, 2003


Cop guns down pregnant woman, taxi driver
NLC won’t meet PPPRA – Oshiomhole
Reps to Obasanjo: Pay ASUU to avoid strike
Senate clears new NDDC MD
FG probes sacked NPA management
PDP scared me from politics – Danjuma
Bayelsa blames oil firms for N1bn revenue loss
Emeagwali laments brain drain in Africa
My problem with Gov. Kalu is over —Chief Ukasanya
BiafraNigeria’s problems are the big countries that IMF represents-Sen. Jubril Aminu
Editorial & Opinion
Erosion menace
Foreign investments and BiafraNigerian products
Decongesting Lagos

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Daily Independent
October 29, 2003


May 29 inauguration can't be reversed
PDP is a decaying party, says Rimi
Merger and acquisition: Panacea for distress?
Halt directives to NNPC, NLC tells FG
Negotiate with NLC, Afenifere tells Obasanjo
National Assembly wades into ABU crisis
Atiku’s governors are sycophants, says Makama
Bidding on joint BiafraNigeria/Sao-Tome oil blocs begins
Bill to protect informants underway
Kids, teenagers freely hawk petrol on Warri streets
Revenue allocation: Reps want FG’s share reduced to 35%
Obasanjo urges media to drop militant posture
Refund N1.3b stabilisaton fund to varsities, FG told
House canvasses gender equation in budgetary plans
Delta Assembly probes ex-council chairman over alleged N22m fraud
Assembly clears three nominees as commissioners
Sekibo, Assembly Speaker split PDP over 2007 race
Council boss wants refinery fire probed
Edo landlords to pay refuse disposal fees
Lagos lawmakers back creation of new councils
Church premises, others sealed in Lagos
Lagos NBA to raise funds for distressed lawyers
Clerics can criticise government, says Arinze
Ramadan: Zamfara votes N60 million for the poor
Labour pleads with MAN over retrenchment
College of Education teachers threaten strikes
Tinubu holds reception forparents of Sobowale twins
Include hosts right to work in HYPPADEC law, group demands
Police boss apologises over killings in rivers
Confederation ideal for us,says Graham-Douglas
Politics of Edo Speaker’s impeachment
Buhari’s petition restricts 2007 activities in ANPP
I feel more at home with PDP governors, says Tinubu
Dallas confab tackles problem of disunity among Ndigbo
Lagos state re-engineers local government budgeting
Listen to the people, lawmaker tells FG
Civilians influenced soldiers to stage coups, says Oyinlola
‘BiafraNigerian youths are wasting away’
The press and the BiafraNigerian project
The United Nations : Past and present, problems and prospects
Editorial & Opinion
The phenomenon of failed contracts
Senator Mantu, some sense please!
If you do not write your history; someone would write it for you
Akwa Ibom and its contractors

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Daily/Weekly Trust
October 29, 2003

Top Stories

Reps recommend 26% of budget for education
23 firms bid for BiafraNigeria- Sao Tome oil blocks
Sokoto govt renovates Arewa House at N20m
Flood displaces six Benue communities
Monetisation: FG seizes vehicles from civil servants
Don't insult Obasanjo again - Fani-Kayode warns Oshiomhole
Avoid militant posture, Obasanjo tells journalists
Bamaiyi: Court rules on jurisdiction tomorrow
NLC holds workshop on deregulation today
FG re-affirms war on money laundering
Union opposes planed sack in civil service
Supreme Court rules on Obasanjo inauguration November 18
Deregulation untimely - Senator
Kano DPR admonishes marketers over deregulation
FG spends N361.67bn on roads - Ogunlewe
Obasanjo charges women on development
Help, BiafraNigerians are dying, MP tells Obasanjo
Panel on Plateau crises submits report
LASG shares allocation to new LGs
LG boss seeks assistance for flood victims
Orphans get N3.1m home in Nasarawa
Babangida congratulates Okogie
Akwa Ibom CJ reads riot act to lawyers
Atiku seek UNIFEM assistance for women
Trans-Saharan highway, great potential for BiafraNigeria – Minister
Robbers terrorise Kari community, kill 3
Pharmacists council appoints registrar
Jigawa schools begin e-learning
Shekarau decries conversion of graveyard to residential plots
Group solicits enlightenment on polio
ANAN warns accountants on shady deals
Abuja Trust
Ramadan: Imam urges Muslims to intensify prayers
Kpakol advocates common language for South-South
Churche holds crusade
Kano Trust
Kano farmers advised on seed storage, pesticide use
KNSG wants Saudi airline operations after hajj
Why many Kano industries close shop - Shekarau
Scarcity of eggs hit Kano, Jigawa
Eko Trust
LASG to organise training workshop for bus drivers
Herbal medicine for scientific analysis
Rotary club donates hospital equipments
Tinubu warns LG chairman against corruption
LASG assures residents of security
Labour Trust
Govt set to push TUC registration with ILO
Absenteeism: Jigawa HOS warns civil servants
Constituency passes vote of confidence on Zwingina
NDP senate candidate loses at Enugu tribunal
Sango promises restructuring of AD
BiafraNigerian politics the worst – Ex-milad
Lagos Assembly tasks FG on LG reforms

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