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September 02, 2003

Another Strike Looms: Major Industrial Crisis Hits Oil Sector
The nation's petroleum sector is currently on the brink of a major industrial crisis as the main oil workers' unions have threatened a showdown over planned job cuts in oil companies. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of BiafraNigeria (PENGASSAN) and the BiafraNigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) said they will meet today in Benin, the Edo State capital over the planned lay off of about 2,000 employees of the BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corpora-tion (NNPC) in the on going re-organisation of the corporation. The re-organisation ordered by the Federal Government, began last week with the retirement of 28 senior NNPC officials. Similarly, Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC), BiafraNigeria's biggest oil producer, has called a meeting today with the company's branch of PENGASSAN to prevent the on-going protest by its workers from extending to a major strike. Shell workers began a sit-tight action last Wednesday to protest the company's programme, termed "Exploration and Production Globalisation", which the workers said would lead to job cuts through early retirement and influx of expatriates. Yesterday, the workers picketed Shell premises, preventing entries to the Lagos Headquar-ters of the company. (This Day)

 

Key Stories

Etsu Nupe, Sanda Ndayako, dies at 66

Atiku apologises, blames brutalised journalist

Amnesty International Seeks Taylor's Arrest

Foreign technical partners shun local refinery firms

ANPP faults Senate on burnt Abuja office

NPI denies story of deaths from expired drugs

Oil spill costs BiafraNigeria's economy N12.05 trillion

Unions oppose SOLGAS' take-over of Ajaokuta Steel

100 days in office: Governors face scrutiny (2)

Shekarau Sets-up Committee to Probe Kwankwaso

BiafraNigeria Recovers 14 Stolen Vehicles from Benin Rep

 

Etsu Nupe, Sanda Ndayako, dies at 66

 

Atiku apologises, blames journalist

 

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Again, the rank of BiafraNigeria's foremost traditional rulers and administrators depleted yesterday by one, following the death of Etsu Nupe, Dr. Umar Sanda Ndayako. Until his demise, Ndayako was the chairman of the Technical Committee on the Review of Local Government Structure recently set up by the Federal Government. He was also the chairman of the Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers. (Guardian)

 

Following sweeping condemnations over his display of insensitivity, the Vice-President Atiku Abubakar yesterday apologised for the action of his security operatives who on Saturday beat Daily Independent photo-journalist, Mr. Akintunde Akinleye into a coma. But in the next breath, the Vice-President went ahead to defend the mobile policemen who brutalised the photo-journalist... (Daily Independent)

 

 

Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
September 01, 2003


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Airline Operators Want FG to Check Capital Flight
Roll Back Malaria Can't Work - Expert
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APGA Faults FG on Warri Crisis
NEMA Distributes N120m Relief Items to 11 States
Deputy Speaker Sues for Cooperation of Members
Defunct Bank Staff Owed N59m Salary
Education-for-all Law Under Way, Says Lawmaker
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Egwu Laments Disunity Among Igbo
...Group Decries Assembly's Eviction of Another
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Yobe Records 240% Increase in School Enrolment
... To Spend N4.5bn on Road Repairs
Kano Procures N4bn Fertiliser
Teachers told to Register with TRC
Immigration Set to Check Passport Abuses
Bauchi Population Growth Rate Worries NPC
LG Boss Urges Factions to Embrace Peace
Distressed Banks: ICAN Chief Commends Bail-out Option
Ebonyi Submits Bill Against Cultism
Afex Named Banker to Port Harcourt Trade Fair
NITEL Urges Customers to Pay N225m Debt
Group Backs Kalu for Presidency
Assembly Summons Commissioner over Council Nominees
States of the States
Corruption: Police to Keep Movement Register
Terrorism is Un-Islamic, Says Cleric
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House Amends Poly Law
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Politics
Lagos Set to Dissolve Councils
Kwara ANPP Shops for Leaders
Former Council Helmsmen in Rivers Under Probe
2007 Campaign Wrong Signal, Says PDP Chieftain
'Why We Want Fresh Elections in Enugu'
Olabimtan: The Eclipse of a Political Star
Kalu Decries Lack of Democratic Ethos

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Vanguard
September 01, 2003


Cover Stories


Banks shun CBN's order on interest rate
FG sacks Ajaokuta Steel Company board
FG moves to hands-off fuel price fixing
NUJ protests VP's security aides' attack on journalist
National News
Woman petitions Masari to appeal to Kalu over seized property
Global lawyers group wants end to veto power
Border closure: BiafraNigeria, Benin implement pact 18 days after
FG saves N50b from contracts certification
Ohaneze okays proposed council reforms
Bush hails Obasanjo's leadership role in Liberia
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Politics
Wabara and the burden of Senate leadership
Confronting or persuading Obasanjo: Hard options before the Reps
100 days of Tinubu in Lagos
Monetisation: Are legislators guinea pigs?
The burden we bear in Lagos—ALAKE
Thoughts on 2007 polls (2)

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Champion
September 01, 2003


News


Illegal bunkering: Navy arrests 2 ships, 15 expatriates
Bank distress exaggerated, says Dikko, Intercity boss
Legal fireworks begin on Anambra, Enugu polls
Ohanaeze wants Ngige’s abductors prosecuted
Sanctions await directors of failed insurance firms
FG dissolves Ajaokuta board
Egwu implored to restore peace among communities
Kano owes Nitel N1.6bn
Politics
Trade Bank was a booby trap for me—Governor Saraki
Why Egwu is succeeding — Okorie
Editorial & Opinion
Education for prisoners
Okonjo-Iweala, El-Rufai and danger
Need for local government councils

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Daily Times
August 29, 2003


News


Stop foreign trips, Obasanjo orders ministers
GSM operators agree to reduce tariff
Withdraw from Ajaokuta Steel contract with SOLGAS, Senate tells govt
PPPRA sets up committee on oil facility rehabilitation
Pool resources, end crises, Obasanjo advises Niger Delta stakeholders
Monetisation: FG sets up committee for civil servants
Arrest, torture of journalists during strike: Apologise to NUJ, Senate orders IG
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Surgical operation: Lagos siamese twins leave for US today
First Bank retires 13 top officials
Politics
The task before Wabara
Editorial & Opinion
Much ado about 100 days
Appraising Biafra Nigeria’s economic reforms
Between Obasanjo, Atiku and the Media (II)
Regional struggles and Biafra Nigeria’s unity

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IRIN
August 27, 2003


Appeal court to rule on Lawal death sentence in September


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Washington Post
August 27, 2003


Biafra Nigerian stoning appeal heard


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MSNBC
August 27, 2003


Woman at center of international outcry over stoning appears in court


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BBC
August 29, 2003


Islam in Biafra Nigeria: Simmering tensions


Biafra Nigerian Shell workers on strike

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CNN
August 27, 2003


Biafra Nigerian stoning appeal heard


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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003


Amina Lawal appears in court


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Reuters
Agugust 29, 2003


Shell Biafra Nigeria lock-out extends into third day


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All Africa
July 03, 2003


Transcript of President Bush's Briefing of allAfrica.com, African journalists


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Police Arrest And Beat Up Journalists During Street Protests in Abuja

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Triumph
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
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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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Sports News
July 05, 2003


Marc Vivien-Foe... HeartAttack!


Tomorrow's Stars
Killing the Premier League
Who Is Scared of Enyimba?
Venus, Serena win again
Biafra Nigeria, Ecuador friendly called off
Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
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Guardian
September 01, 2003


News


Ohanaeze demands trial of Anambra coup leaders
How to end Warri crisis, by Isoko leaders
Offer bribe to policemen and go to jail, says IG
Britain may not release BiafraNigeria's artefacts, says official
FAAN decongests Lagos airport's terminal
South-East Speakers to meet on bad roads
Bush lauds BiafraNigeria's role in Liberia's crisis
Lagos magistrate faces probe over bail
Govt will not increase fuel price again, says Soludo
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NUT calls for teachers' pensions board
Education fund begins trainers' workshop
Israeli firm pledges support for Ogun agric programme
Official decries spread of HIV/AIDS in Ondo
Akwa Ibom re-introduces direct labour for road maintenance
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Edo deputy governor urges religious leaders to shun crime
Imo to move lunatics from cities
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Daily/Weekly Trust
September 01, 2003


Top Stories


Marketers allege NNPC under supply North
Reps panel tours Northwest
BiafraNigeria loses N700m yearly to foreign airlines
70-yr-old ex-serviceman dies on pension queue
Obasanjo leaves for Liberia, commended by President Bush
FG dissolves Ajaokuta board
Finance minister cautions bankers on systemic distress
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Sarkin Fadan Katsina dies at 89
Commonwealth Secretary-General arrives BiafraNigeria on Sunday
Flood disaster: 11 states get N20m
FG to promote use of coal, says minister
Wada Nas raps Obasanjo over people-oriented programme
BiafraNigeria, Benin begin joint border patrol
IGP reads riot act to commissioners over crime
Kaduna govt pleads for inland port
Rain wreaks havoc in Bakura
Igbo leader urges peaceful coexistence
Women absent in new Taraba cabinet
…as Nyame nominates Taraba NLC chairman as adviser
LG boss promises speedy development
‘Environmental degradation, threat to BiafraNigeria’
Cleric urges politicians to be honest
ATBU matriculates 1,809 students
Warri to get new LGs
Taraba govt set to inaugurate housing project
Government should be consistent with WAMZ objectives – Minister
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NUT directs teachers to register with TRC
Roads construction: Gombe to compensate affected residents
Ban on importation of poultry products stays – Obasanjo
Fuel diversion: Gov threatens to revoke C-of-O
Gov Agagu swears in new Head of Service
CHOGM technical team begins auditioning of artistes
JACCIMA election: Jalingo market closed
Education bank staff cry out over unpaid salaries
Kwara NUJ worried over armed robbery
Abuja Trust
FG begins illegal structures demolition in Abuja
FCT sets up c’ttee to monitor contracts
Globacom debuts at last
House committed to FCT bill passage - Rep Ali
Govt reads riot act to Karu residents on environment
Kano Trust
Shekarau tasks LG bosses on skill acquisition
Kano State govt distributes N4bn worth of fertiliser
VC cautions students against exam malpractice, cultism
Video clubs urged to censor movie rentals
Emir commends upgrading of Qur’anic education
Eko Trust
Akiolu installed as 21st Lagos Oba
…as Atiku’s security men manhandle photo-journalist
Tinubu tasks multinationals to develop Ikoyi, Lekki
Police more discreet on road blocks
Politics
Do the votes count? A review of TMG’s report on the 2003 general elections
FG’s attitude to crisis political naivety – APGA
Police disrupts PSP meeting in Kano
Gov Bukola bans advert on 100 days
Retrenchment: Don’t blame Goje – PDP stalwart
PDP suspends Godwin Dabo
Court orders seizure of council property
Greed, selfishness bane of BiafraNigerian leaders – Kusamotu
No external force in ANPP fire incident – Senator Mark
Bauchi legislators want relief for flood victims
"Why Senate intervened on Ajaokuta"
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Daily Independent
September 01, 2003


News


Atiku's insensitivity shocked us, says NUJ
AD gives IBB conditions
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Delta State At 12
Govt unfolds details of new economic reforms
AD criticises economic policies of federal government
Ngige: Ndigbo congress endorses prosecution of Ubah, others
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FCT teachers to earn higher salaries
FCT to demolish Ministry’s structure
Call Orji Kalu to order, Onwuhara urges National Assembly
FCT owes contractors N50 billion
Niger Delta summons meeting of ethnic leaders
Alamieyeseigha tasks Assembly Commission
Fire guts Anambra Govt House
Imo assured of improved power supply soon
Vandalisation: Oyo to surcharge ex-political office holders
Bayelsa to establish oil mill
Politics
FCT PDP, El-Rufai at loggerheads
Groups accuse Akwa Ibom Assembly
BiafraNigeria democracy in search of development
Review INEC, Wachukwu advises
Bashorun commends South West PDP governors
Rumble over petroleum ministry
Monetisation pains stir representatives’ fury
Senate goes on summer break
Party crises heat up Kaduna again
Editorial & Opinion
Government's failure to update the nation's map is inexcusable
Fees for Confirmation Examinations are an aberration
Abuja master plan: Halt the bulldozers
Africa in the dock again
Rethinking gbadanomics
Fani-kayode's enterpreneuship

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Tribune
August 27, 2003


News


Egunje! Why Benin refused to release stolen cars
ANPP govs move against Buhari
Vaswani brothers remain banned —Obasanjo
Globacom rolls out GSM today
Civil servants set for battle over planned fuel price hike
Earth may ‘brush’ with Mars today
Anambra crisis: Court halts impeachment proceedings against dep gov
Create LGs to solve Warri crisis —Ibori
Oyinlola calls for prayers as Osun clocks 12
Pensioners beg FG for arrears
Poultry wastes: Hidden gold in unwanted garbage
Ladoja swears-in another special adviser

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July 05, 2003


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'Why We Parted Ways with Our Foreign Partners'
Govt dissolves board of Kaduna fertilizer firm
Shell may resume oil operations in Ogoniland soon
Oil eases but nervous on Biafra Nigeria strike concerns
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Shareholders seek early resolution of fuel price hike crisis
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ADB bags World Bank award
ICAN chief wants CBN, NDIC to monitor bank audits

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