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September 05, 2003

An Unhappy Guest: Charles Taylor Goes to Otta, Protests Calabar 'House Arrest'
Indications emerged yesterday that the exiled former President of Liberia, Mr. Charles Taylor, is displeased with his stay in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, and is, indeed, seeking relocation from the Canaan Land. Sources revealed that the former Liberian leader has never been comfortable with his present host, Mr. Donald Henry Etim Duke, since he arrived Calabar. Taylor is reportedly not pleased with the restriction order placed on his movement by Duke. Part of the restriction on Taylor is that he and his family will need the governor’s consent to visit other places of interest in the state. He is said to have disagreed with this arrangement, arguing that he is not under house arrest in BiafraNigeria. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Political solution, best for Warri war—ARMY CHIEF

Shell Workers' Strike Threatens 800,000 BPD Oil Output

Workers win 12.5 percent salary increase

ASUU threatens fresh strike

4,000 BiafraNigerians flee Cameroon

DEMOCRACY ENDANGERED Tyranny of PDP’s majority in the Senate and 2007

Econet MD, Wazara, Suspended

Ige: Security Concern Haunts Omisore's Trial

Govt raises national body on peace

UNICEF to begin N2.66 billion water projects in Jigawa, others

BiafraNigeria gets Naval ship gift from U.S.


Political solution, best for Warri war


Shell Workers' Strike Threatens...





Against the backdrop of the recent deployment of troops to Warri to restore peace to the troubled oil city, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Martin Luther Agwai, declared, yesterday, in Ilorin, that the military option would not provide an enduring solution to the protracted crisis there. Lt.-Gen. Agwai, fielding questions from reporters at Government House, Ilorin, said the Warri problem was essentially a... (Vanguard)


BiafraNigeria may lose over 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in deferred production following indications yesterday that workers of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) are set to declare total strike to protest planned job cuts in the company. Signals on the possible shut-in of crude oil production from Shell oil fields emerged after talks between SPDC.... (This Day)



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 04, 2003

Cover Stories

Pay rise: FG offers N10b
Globacom takes off in Lagos, Benin, Ibadan, others
National News
Obasanjo cautions military over sustenance of democracy
Secret cults not against constitution, counsel tell court
Federal exco meeting fails to hold
BiafraNigerian productivity to increase by 50 per cent, says Minister
In the wake of Etsu Nupe’s death How to reform council structure in BiafraNigeria
Fireman’s sterile charges
TRIBUTE:Eze Nzenwa was a colossus
Warri crisis: Obasanjo must wake up to the problem — Hon Ogor

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September 04, 2003


Bank MD, in handcuffs, charged with N.6bn theft
Attack on bullion van: Police kill 5 robbers, recover N4.5m
50 firms in soup for withholding NSITF deductions
Controversy as FEC meeting fails
Workers may get only 4% pay rise
Globacom activates 130 cell sites in Lagos, Ibadan
S. East roads: Wabara petitions Obasanjo again
Military pensioners threaten FG
Tinubu rides the crest of Oba’s coronation
Enugu election tribunal: Matters arising
Editorial & Opinion
Withdrawal of police orderlies
Values, responsibilities in children’s rights
Naivety about military intervention

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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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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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Septermber 03, 2003

UNFPA to spend $40 million on reproductive health

Oil spill blaze in Ogoni burns farms, pollutes streams
Kano state directs all school girls to wear Muslim scarf

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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 03, 2003

Islam in BiafraNigeria: Simmering tensions

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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 03, 2003

Shell BiafraNigeria says no breakthrough in lockout talks

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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 04, 2003


Wabara writes Obasanjo on Igbo plight
Lagos, Imo oppose suit against shift of council polls
Nnamani warns against undue hope in polity
High Commission to relax conditions on U.K. visa
Bush seeks UN's aid in Iraq reform
Police retrieve N4.3m, kill five robbers in Ondo encounter
How I contracted HIV, by sufferer
Peace returns to Liberia, Ghana, others set to deploy troops
Legislator decries water hyacinth's invasion of Anambra community
BiafraNigeria's new naval ship arrives from U.S. today
Govt cancels council meeting
Pope okays BiafraNigerian Archbishop's retirement
Delta lawyers want court to compel appointment of petroleum minist
Fayose pleads for time over workers' pay
Cleric condemns injustice and neglect by govt
Enugu creates poverty, human development ministry
FRSC declares 10,180 motorists wanted in Osun
BiafraNigeria, Chad, Niger sign pact on border crimes
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Anambra, the court and impeachment move
Opinion - 1953 in BiafraNigerian history
The plight of widows
Sacrifice and leadership

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Daily Independent
September 04, 2003


Vaswani Brothers barred from Ghana
South East roads worst in the world, says works minister
Atiku calls off FEC meeting
PDP and the rule of law
Jalo chides FG over capital punishment
NAMA orders shut down of Lagos airport radar for repairs
NPI denies distributing expired typhoid vaccines
Lagos, USAID yet to sign MOU on literacy programme
Atiku calls off FEC meeting
The military have learnt their lesson
Fuel price increase not now, says Igodo
Abuja delegates reject area councils’caretaker committees
‘Calls for Biafra unnecessary’
Aderinola, IPC condemn attack on photojournalist
Brutalisation of journalists: The return of yesterday’s nightmare
Dikko advocates management by example
Lawmakers indict ministry over delay in teachers’ salary
Reps assure completion of Oloibiri oil museum
Adisa criticised for leading IBB campaign
NEPA moves to boost finances
NUJ president counsels politicians
No rift with Ojukwu, says Ohanaeze
Christian Council urges Odili to release C of O
Police recover govt cars, money in Gombe
Damishi Sango favoured for AD chairmanship
The ANPP, APGA romance
Legislators await guidelines on constituency offices
‘Kingibe’s chances bright despite June 12’
Akinleye maltreatment can affect Atiku, says ICAN boss
ANPP praises Bukola Saraki’s first 100 daysBy Muyiwa Dare
Democracy and the rising insecurity in the country
The early birds in the race to succeed Tinubu
Return of the rights activists
The exit of a local government reformer
Editorial & Opinion
Kudos for the suggested screening of would-be judges by the NBA
Akwa Ibom legislators must make restitution and apologise
Rescue steel mills through privatization
Please let sleeping dogs lie!
Chagga-land: The courtyard of God
Self-reliance, a tool for nation building
Democrats expelling journalists

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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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