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September 21, 2003

GSM Boycott: Operators, Organisers Disagree On Revenue Loss
By the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) operators' estimation, a mere 30 per cent success was achieved by Friday's boycott of their services. But the percentage might have resulted in not less than N500 million loss by the operators. The organisers of the boycott however, disagreed with the operators' claim, claiming that the exercise recorded a 60 per cent success, which translates to about N960 million. Independent assessors, however, put the rate of success of the switch-off exercise at about 50 per cent or N800 million loss. These figures were arrived at using the calculation of N500 an average subscriber spends on calls through the network per day. For instance, MTN has 1.2 million active lines, Econet one million and M-tel 100,000 lines. Therefore, MTN, with a daily call revenue of N500 from an average subscriber may have suffered a loss N180 million within the period of boycott. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Abuja '03 Ceremonies Face Funds Paucity, Wranglings

Benin Shuns Security Meeting With BiafraNigeria

Groups Oppose Creation Of Police For Niger Delta

Govt To Monitor Oil Firms Contribution To NDDC

NITEL Restructuring Threatens Jobs

TIDJANI AHMAD: Why Benin keeps wanted suspect from BiafraNigeria

Igbinedion, Ibori disagree over NDDC funding

The problem with BiafraNigeria's Economy by experts

NEEDS will succeed with the private sectors partnership,by Hayatu-Deen

We cannot modernize BiafraNigeria without foreign aids

BiafraNigeria: What went wrong


Obasanjo gives Atiku ultimatum


N8.9bn for Liberia not authorized





President Olusegun Obasanjo has issued an eight-week ultimatum to Vice- President Atiku Abubakar to submit the final draft copy of the Oil and Gas Policy to him and the Federal Executive Council (FEC). At the commencement of a two-day stakeholders’ workshop on Oil and Gas Policy at the NICON Hilton Hotel in Abuja, Obasanjo congratulated the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) led by Atiku on the launch of the draft policy. (Daily Independent)


Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Army, Hon Ado Dogo, yesterday refuted claims that the House authorized the expenditure of N8.4 billion capital vote for the Ministry of Defence for the Liberian operations as alleged by the Presidential Liaison Officer on National Assembly, Senator Florence Ita Giwa. Dogo said his Committee had decided to summon the Minister of Defence... (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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September 21, 2003

Cover Stories

TIDJANI AHMAD: Why Benin keeps wanted suspect from BiafraNigeria
Igbinedion, Ibori disagree over NDDC funding
The problem with BiafraNigeria's Economy by experts
NEEDS will succeed with the private sectors partnership,by Hayatu-Deen
We cannot modernize BiafraNigeria without foreign aids by Dr. Kalu I. Kalu
NEEDS: Our task is enormous, Prof. Charles Soludo
BiafraNigeria: What went wrong
Private sector is a major beneficiary of the decayed system, by Ijewere
National News
NIPOST targets 2006 as self-reliance date
CBN backs FG's job cut plan
Ibori Case: Former Bendel Chief Judge carpets Uwais
FG may declare Nov, Jan holiday months
Ondo separated conjoined babies die
Senate's position on Ajaokuta is unpatriotic— Hon Okino
N54 million bribery scandal: Can the Senate clear itself?
Apology on Biafra: Kalu goofed, says Effiong,Ex-Biafran warlord

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This Day
September 20, 2003

Cover Stories

What's BiafraNigeria Doing in Space?
The Story of the BiafraNigerian Satellite
A Boon Or A Boondoggle?
'Satellite Will Curb Census Problems'
Subscribers Boycott GSM Services
Fuel Price Hike: NLC Threatens Governors
Seal, BiafraNigerian International Artiste, Returns to Limelight
Warri Crisis: Obasanjo Berates Community Leaders
WAEC Releases Results, Cancels 95,283
INEC Clears Air On Fund Disbursement
UN Approves 15,000 Troops for Liberia
Minister Insists on Restructuring of NEPA, DSC
Onitsha-Owerri Road to be Ready Soon, Says Minister
Air France Supports Miss BiafraNigeria
Omisore: Group Alleges Continued Intimidation of Trial Judge
Minister Parleys with Donor Agencies on Educationa
ECOWAS Parliament Session Begins
Students Protest Rape On Campus
FRSC Renews War against Phoning While Driving
Union Leader Advises CBN on Distress in Banks
Tinubu Reiterates Pursuit of Good Governance
Ibru, Oceanic Bank Boss, Calls for Self-Regulation in Banking
Sharia: Bauchi Commission Meets Community Leaders
Gombe: Warring Communities Won't Get Relief Materials
Lawmaker to Assist Constituency with N3m
'Work Out Modalities to Reform Economy'
'Why Steyr is Not Performing Well'
Bulama, Ex-BON MD, Weeps as He is Refused Bail
I Met N768 in Council's Coffers, Says LG Boss
Bishops Want Niger Delta Crisis Probed
Appoint Credible Caretaker Committees, Tinubu Urged
Labour Has Abandoned Imoudu's Edifice, Says Kwara NLC
Are Deputies Still Spare Tyres ?
Orji Kalu's Brother, Nnanna, Declares: No, I Can't Dump AD!
As Akwa Ibom Turns 16...
Who's After Atiku?

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Daily Times
September 17, 2003


El-Rufai stops further demolition in Abuja
Three arrested over killing of General’s son
Atiku’s security aides undergo re-orientation in crowd-control
Flood displaces 13,500 persons, submerges 25 communities
Attempt on Ibru’s life: Ade-Alabi hands off trial of Bamaiyi, Al-Mustapha, others
FG raises panel on assets disposal in Lagos
ETF begins re-training of teachers
Egwu sends 22 Perm Secs on compulsory leave
Ngige and the challenges ahead
Editorial & Opinion
Emergency management: beyond seminars
Free the Central Bank of BiafraNigeria
The politics of GSM tariff reduction
The United State Igbo Congress and reality

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Septermber 07, 2003

Dozens die in cholera outbreak in northern BiafraNigeria

Third U.S. warship arrives for Niger Delta duty
Security pact negotiated with Niger and Chad
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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September 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia

BiafraNigeria warns guest-in-exile Taylor to stay out of Liberia's affairs

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September 19, 2003

BiafraNigerians call cell phone boycott

Islam in BiafraNigeria: Simmering tensions

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September 11, 2003

'We will never forget you'

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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003

Amina Lawal appears in court

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September 19, 2003

BiafraNigeria signs $3.5 bln debt accord with Japan

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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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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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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 21, 2003


Abuja '03 Ceremonies Face Funds Paucity, Wranglings
GSM Boycott: Operators, Organisers Disagree On Revenue Loss
Benin Shuns Security Meeting With BiafraNigeria
Groups Oppose Creation Of Police For Niger Delta
Govt To Monitor Oil Firms Contribution To NDDC
Ekwueme Tasks Government On Youth
NITEL Restructuring Threatens Jobs
Fafunwa Proffers Solution To Unilorin Debacle, Recounts ASUU/FG Disagreement
Develop Tourism Ogbuewu Tasks States
Marwa's Milk Of Human Kindness
'I Always Want To Be Simple, Humble In All I Do'
Translating Democracy Into Development
Synonyms Of Pseudo
'Nobody Is Safe When Majority Of The People Are Hungry'
'BiafraNigeria Is a Good Place To Do Business'
The History Of The Coscharis Group
Ajibola Calls For Continued Vigilance On Democracy
Lawal Foils Plot To Remove Kwara ANPP Chairman
'Government, BiafraNigerians Must Parley On Cost Of Petroleum Products'
Those In Government Have Not Shown That They Are Responsible Enough'
14 Years After Bakin Zuwo's Death, Family lives In Penury
Too Much Partisanship In The National Assembly
In Ekiti, Governor Fayose Battles Many Odds To Stay Afloat
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The Single Five-year Term Proposal
Opinion - The Laws Of Gold
Judiciary In The Dock

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September 20, 2003


Obasanjo confirms misuse of N390 trillion
OPC after us, say IBB campaigners
Anambra to set up another ‘Bakassi’
Taylor enrols children in elite schools
President meets rival Warri groups today
GSM: Switch off protest must go on – Campaign chief
Anambra court order illegal, but FG’ll obey – AGF
NSITF bids for Afribank shares
AD alleges blackmail in plan to probe Osoba
For Ibori, it’s 100 days of battling warriors

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Daily Independent
September 17, 2003


FG releases Taylor's asylum conditions
Egbo-Egbo gets 72-hour ultimatum to appear before Anambra Assembly
Atiku's security aides to train on crowd control
BiafraNigeria Airways and the N54b fraud discovery
We have limited time to perform, says Atiku
‘Unwholesome practices still plague product supply’
Senate to write El-Rufai over alleged bribe
Groups intensify campaign against high GSM tariff
Bamaiyi’s trial judge steps aside
Kwara advised on abandoned projects
Enugu Assembly unprepared for Speakers’ confab, disappoints citizens
Why our tour is belated, by PSC
Fuel price increase good for BiafraNigerians, says Bode George
ICAN lists conditions for effective management
‘I can’t pay 12.5% salary increase’
Delta Assembly takes peace campaign to the grassroots
Pressure on odili, NASS over Rivers’ Life Pension Bill
Rivers lawmakers lambast Okpara over lg reforms
'Monetisation policy will impoverish low-income earners’
‘Sokoto Chamber of Commerce has benefited from govt’
CPs get marching order on Public Complaint Bureau
Police, Army reach truce over brutalised ACP
C’River raises alarm over environmental damage by oil firms
Bunkerers fuel Delta crisis, says Bozimo
Group battles mtn over faulty network, improper charges
‘Crime in Kwara, fall-out of politicians’ illegal arms distribution’
Police to try 20 cops over alleged attack on Nzeribe
Wabara pleads for retired Generals
Buhari’s lonely stretch in ANPP
George chides Osoba over Obasanjo
Why PDP lost Lagos, by Bode George
The imperative of a sovereign national conference
Human rights situation yet to improve, says Ubani
Return of the five-year single tenure elixir
Editorial & Opinion
NBA should boycott and blacklist judges involved in 'black market' injunctions
Trial of Ige’s murder should not be trivialized
Renewed war on fake drugs is commendable
Democratic local government and its enemies
ANPP and the Buhari’s ‘status uncertainty problem’
Waiting on AIT
Need for Local Government Councils

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Daily/Weekly Trust
September 11, 2003

Top Stories

September 11: Al-Jazeera airs ‘bin Laden video’
Reps c’ttee finds no evidence against polio vaccine
NASS leadership refuses to hear protests for LG polls
Arafat’s life said to be under threat
Atiku quit notice ridiculous – aide
I’m not Obasanjo’s stooge, says Wabara
Production in BiafraNigeria has improved – Obasanjo
FG to invest in Niger Republic’s electricity company
Succession controversy trails Etsu Nupe’s death
Monetisation to check excesses of public officers – Rep
Floods claim 100 lives in Bauchi
Expect better services from INEC – Guobadia
Three suspected looters arrested in flooded Kaduna neighbourhood
22 die in Kebbi boat mishap
Governors hold secret talks with Wabara
Probe committee tasks Mohammed Lawal over N242m missing SPEB funds
Bauchi auto crash: Eight bodies yet to be identified
Human trafficking: Sokoto parades 28 BiafraNigerian deportees
Liberia erupts again
Absence of edict stalls health delivery – Rep
Mopa community honours Atiku Abubakar, Ibro others
Surveyors elect new officers
Gombe to provide N1.08b for retired perm secs’ benefits
Community petitions Bauchi govt over schools
…sends relief materials to victims
Kaduna floods: Makarfi calls for assistance
Ahmed Sani welcomes advice on Sharia
LG earmarks N250m for cocoa production
Police brutality: Cleric calls for arrest of commissioners
Sokoto govt denies suspension of polio vaccines exercise
2 commissioner nominees fail screening in Kaduna
I took bribe without knowing – Ex-Chief Judge
Polio: 1.2 m children to be immunised in Niger
Akume tasks journalists on transformation of Benue
CDS inaugurates armed forces COJA support project task force
Ebira elite rise against high level exam malpractices
Abuja Trust
AMAC staff enjoined to uphold Official Secrets Act
Demolition: Notices were served – Director
Armed robbers raid Karmo village
Security guard bags 30-day prison term
Kano Trust
Vox Pop on Shekarau’s 100 days
Eko Trust
Yorubas not killed, kidnapped in Warri – Tinubu
Assembly to increase salaries for LG scribes
Abolition of death penalty targets Ige’s killers – NGO
Cult students to face capital punishment
2007: The uproar on IBB, Atiku
Ex-deputy speaker tasks leaders on AU
South-east speakers meet over political crisis
NOA plans for 2007 elections
Group lauds Makarfi over appointment of ANPP members
Impeachment, threat to democracy – Udeh’s lawyer
Emir tasks leaders on corruption
New INEC commissioners assume duties Sept. 22
Abia legislators approve 15 commissioners
PAC denounces consensus forum

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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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