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September 03, 2003

The Obasanjo/PDP backed Kalu Diogu of WIC

Why Ojukwu and Nd'Igbo Shunned WIC 2003: Kalu Diogu and the Obasanjo PDP Connection
The Ikemba Nnewi General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and numerous respected Igbo sons and daughters were conspicuously absent at this year’s gathering of the Diaspora-based pan Igbo socio-cultural group known as World Igbo Congress (WIC). The conference held over the Labor Day weekend in Nashville Tennessee was only able to attract the likes of Abia State senator, Adolphus Nwabara, the inconsistent governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu, and Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who is still recovering from his depression over the 2003 PDP primaries in which he was betrayed by his Hausa-Fulani sponsors. Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu had earlier indicated that he would not attend the Nashville gathering, stating that WIC had lost focus and direction. Sources tell BNW that the incumbent WIC Chairman, Dr. Kalu Diogu, shown in the picture, was over the weekend re-elected for a second term in an electoral process marred by fraud, character assassination of other candidates, use of..... (BNW)


Key Stories

Ngige loses two objections, as Ojukwu, Menakaya arrive for Obi’s petition

Alabi quashes Bamaiyi, Al-Mustapha's applications

Omisore's cousin, others renew bail bid

Anambra polls: PDP chieftain harassed INEC officer not to complete results — WITNESS

Itsekiris slam Ibori over call for more LGs in Warri

14 feared dead as cultists attack mourners, seize corpse

100 days in office: Governors face scrutiny (3)

Egbo-Egbo, a judge on the scale

ANPP, APGA cannot work together, says don

‘Why civil society is against LG reform’

AD and the quest for leadership


Ngige loses two objections, as Ojukwu...


Atiku apologises, blames journalist





Anambra State High Court came alive when Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu- Ojukwu stormed the venue of the State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Awka along with former Minister of Health Dr. Tim Menakaya and APGA national chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie to lend their support to Mr. Peter Obi, APGA governorship candidate whose petition is challenging the victory of Gov. Chris Ngige in... (Daily Independent)


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

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2




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September 03, 2003

Cover Stories

Etsu Nupe: LG committee suspends work
Anambra polls: PDP chieftain harassed INEC officer not to complete results — WITNESS
Itsekiris slam Ibori over call for more LGs in Warri
14 feared dead as cultists attack mourners, seize corpse
National News
Lagos threatens mass burial for unclaimed bodies in govt mortuaries
62 landlords drag Obasanjo, El-Rufai to court over demolition
BiafraNigeria to rehabilitate disarmed Liberian child soldiers
REMEMBERING ETSU NUPE A good man passes on
2007: BiafraNigerians have made up their minds on IBB —ONABULE
Saraki: New vision in Kwara
I 'll not allow my mandate to die — Yousou

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This Day
September 01, 2003


Crimes Commission Quiz Ocean & Oil Boss, Others
Bush Commends BiafraNigeria's Role in Liberia
I'll Fight Corruption Till I Win - Obasanjo
Demolition: FG Targets Retired Generals' Houses
AGOA: BiafraNigeria to Benefit $500bn Trade Volume
ADB Cancels Projects in BiafraNigeria over Corruption
BiafraNigeria-Benin Border: Joint Patrol Operations Begin
Withdrawal of Orderlies: Okadigbo Raises Alarm
Customs Seizes 21 Containers
Airline Operators Want FG to Check Capital Flight
Roll Back Malaria Can't Work - Expert
First Bank Approves N216m for Pensioners
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
Attack on Journalist: Media Reports Sensational -Tinubu
Egwu Laments Disunity Among Igbo
...Group Decries Assembly's Eviction of Another
Court Registrars Canvass New Salary Structure for Judiciary
PDP Suspends Godwin Dabo
Warri: Involve Human Element - Lai Mohammed
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
Govt Voids Appointment of LG Staff
Veteran Journalists Happy with Saraki
House Amends Poly Law
Agagu to Revitalise Civil Service
'Hashidu Disbursed PAP Loan to Partymen'
1,809 Fresh Students for ATBU
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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September 01, 2003


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
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


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
Bad roads: Abia Reps suspend hunger strike
Surgical operation: Lagos siamese twins leave for US today
First Bank retires 13 top officials
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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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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August 27, 2003

Woman at center of international outcry over stoning appears in court

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September 02, 2003

Job-seekers invade BiafraNigeria's 'Monkey village'

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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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September 02, 2003

BiafraNigerian union to meet with Shell over lockout

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All Africa
July 03, 2003

Transcript of President Bush's Briefing of, African journalists

President Must End Impunity for Human Rights Abusers
Police Arrest And Beat Up Journalists During Street Protests in Abuja

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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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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
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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September 03, 2003


Court rejects Bamaiyi's bid to change judge
Local airlines offer to buy new national carrier
Contractors petition govt over N1 trillion debt
Omisore's cousin, others renew bail bid
Calabar airport still unsafe for night landing
Obasanjo, Wabara mourn Ndayako
Five feared dead as building collapses in Lagos
Robbers kill police escorts, loot bullion van
Udeh asks NBA to sanction Anambra treason panel members
Obasanjo begins vacation at Ota
Israeli minister wants Arafat exiled
Igwe: Counsel queries NBA's plan to take over prosecution
Ajaokuta steel plant to begin production in December
Fawehinmi's mother, Munirat, dies at 88
Lagos issues deadline on unclaimed dead bodies at general hospital
Minister wants aviation workers to eschew corruption
Reps panel plans bill to compel council election
Local firms seek incentives for the manufacture of AIDS drugs
Kaduna teachers get motorcycles
Lawyers recount tales of robbery attacks as conference ends in Enugu
Agagu orders payment of ex-officials' salary arrears
Senate panel, ministry differ on N4.9b water project funds
Igbo group hails Abia lawmakers' hunger strike over roads
Ekiti to raise panel for industrial growth
100 days in office: Governors face scrutiny (3)
Egbo-Egbo, a judge on the scale
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Federal Government and the capital market
Opinion - Perils of IVF and surrogate motherhood
Wanted: A different kind of obituary
Big Brother Africa: What the point is

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Daily Independent
September 03, 2003


Alabi quashes Bamaiyi, Al-Mustapha's applications
Cote d’Ivoire pledges end to illegal oil sales
Obasanjo meets C’Wealth scribe, proceeds on leave
New dawn for African traditional medicine
Delta students want PPPRA scrapped
FG plans skill acquisition for Liberian kid soldiers
Mamora condemns police assault on journalist
Ngige loses two objections, as Ojukwu, Menakaya arrive for Obi’s petition
FG owes varsities N401b, says ASUU
Ijaw, Itsekiri consider Ibori’s peace option
FG, 15 states to receive N5.12b health aid from UNFPA
NOA to prosecute national flag offenders
Lawmaker tasks IGP on withdrawal of Police Orderlies
Apprehension over report of expired vaccines
Lawal on collision with own party over IBB
Ige: Alani Omisore, five others apply for bail
FG, 15 states to receive N5.12b health aid from UNFPA
12 policemen arrested over illegal duty
Unemployment crisis worries PDP, says Ogbeh
Warri requires comprehensive approah, says Delta cp
Catholic bishops charged to rescue nation from misery
Ekiti probes N40m allocated to Odu’a textile
ANPP, APGA cannot work together, says don
‘Why civil society is against LG reform’
AD and the quest for leadership
Duke praised for tolerance
The chicken farmer’s brain
Udeh and Anambra’s impeachment hammer
The governors’ cry for new revenue formula

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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
Withdrawal of police: I resign myself to God – Okadigbo
Anti corruption war has not failed – Obasanjo
Yobe gov laments banditry on BiafraNigeria -Niger border
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
60 towns in Yobe get electricity
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
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"
I will not succumb to critics – Gov Agagu

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August 27, 2003


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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Business News
July 05, 2003

yinka obalade...Because I tasted poverty...

'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
Strike may lead to port congestion,warn shippers
SouthEast SME operators scramble for N14.6 billion SMIEIS fund
Shareholders seek early resolution of fuel price hike crisis
Five states face blackout from NEPA lines' vandalisation
CIBN organises workshop on financing telecom business
Ethics and integrity in international trade
Ngige to set up committee to review contract in Anambra
NBC diversifies Fanta's sponsorship strategy
NBN Bank records N131 million profit
Expert calls for economy's diversification
Australia calls for rate cut
Bangladesh passes budget
ADB bags World Bank award
ICAN chief wants CBN, NDIC to monitor bank audits

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