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September 22, 2003

Wild Wild West: Ibadan Godfather Adedibu Declares War on Ladoja
A simmering disagreement between Oyo State Governor, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, and his political godfather, Chief Lamidi Adedibu, burst into the open yesterday as the strongman of Ibadan politics declared war on the governor. Adedibu, who made the declaration to a delegation of the Oyo State House of Assembly members who visited him in his Molete residence in Ibadan, described the governor as an ingrate, in an apparent reference to the role he played in installing the governor and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state in the last general election. The Assembly delegation members, led by the Speaker, were taken aback at the sudden outburst of Adedibu, whom they cautioned against making such comments in the presence of newsmen.

"Let them record me ... we are fighting Governor Ladoja as an ingrate.
"He has forgotten those of us who worked tirelessly for his victory.
"You (referring to the visiting legislators) recognise that I am still your father ..."
(This Day)


Key Stories

Clinton seeks role for UN in Iraq

Gov Saraki dethrones ex-governor Lawal’s father

Senate bribery scandal: Prominent senators fingered

NLC: Obasanjo's New Economic Policy Empty

Oil Majors Inflate Production Costs, Says BPE

Masari blames foreign nations for corruption in Africa

Speakers meet today on single term presidency

Wabara, ASUU in close-door talks

Fresh hurdle for states at capital market

Niger Delta arms dealers on the run— Bozimo

Taylor offers personal jet for sale


Clinton seeks role for UN in Iraq


Gov Saraki dethrones ex-governor Lawal’s father





Former United States President, Bill Clinton, yesterday cautioned the Bush Administration against dominating Iraq. Rather, he advised that the United Nations should be allowed a greater role in restoring security to the country it had invaded in defiance of United Nation's opposition. "We should play a role and spend a lot of money there, but we shouldn't dominate," Clinton said during a brief visit to the United Arab Emirates. "What we need is for the U.N. to nominally supervise the security situation and NATO to be used as an instrument,"... (Guardian)


The Kwara government has dethroned the Magaji Aare of Ilorin, Alhaji Alabi Alasa, father of the immediate past governor, Alhaji Mohammed Lawal. The government also downgraded all the obas and chiefs promoted last year by Lawal’s administration, according to an announcement by the state’s commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Chief Victor Oloruntoba, who told newsmen in Ilorin that "the stool of Magaji Aare is now vacant’’. He said that all the upgrading of obas and chiefs done between last year and March this... (Daily Trust)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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"Fatwa" Animalism 2




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This Day
September 22, 2003


NLC: Obasanjo's New Economic Policy Empty
Oil Majors Inflate Production Costs, Says BPE
CBN to Sanction Banks Over Dirty Notes
First Bank Sues Econet Over Shares
FDI Investments Slump
Adedibu Declares War on Ladoja
Works Minister Seeks Varsity Experts' Services
Govs Reject 12.5% Pay Rise, Says Ngige
Kick Out Polio, UNICEF Urged
FG, Rivers, NEPA Parley over IPP
Govt Lists Gains of WTO Summit
3rd Speakers Conference Today
Bozimo Pledges Better Police - Civilian Ratio
Ekwueme Urges Govts to Invest in Youth
'Why Research Benefits Elude BiafraNigeria'
How To Tackle Warri Crisis - Lawmaker
Health Sector Audit, Act Underway
Globacom Launches in Lagos, Ibadan This Week
'Debt, Hindrance to Investment in BiafraNigeria'
Ex-Gov Lawal's Father Dethroned
STB Targets Ghana, Gambia
French Appointed World Bank's Chief Economist
LG Officials Arrested over N4m Fraud
Delta Steel Begins Production 2004
Minister Insists on Restructuring NEPA, DSC
Govt to Reintroduce 6-3-3-4 System
Lecturers Boycott Semester Exam over Unpaid Salary
Electronic Directory Takes Off in Abuja
Oyedepo On Ways to Business Breakthrough
Group Holds Forgiveness Day
State of the States
Poly Lecturers May Down Tools Today
Akume Swears-in 8 New Perm Secs
Public Health Workers Charged on Sound Environment
Sharia Commission Moves to Decongest Prisons
Igbinedion Inaugurates Christian Pilgrims Board
Govt Sets Up Panel on Industrialisation
Agency Raises Alarm over Flood Threat
Council Inaugurates Task Force on Sanitation

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September 22, 2003

Cover Stories

Fresh hurdle for states at capital market
Niger Delta arms dealers on the run— Bozimo
Obasanjo tasks Nigerian media on Africa
Pension fund: FG slashes required paid-up capital
National News
State govs aid smuggling, Oshiomhole alleges
Bodies of journalists, others in boat mishap recovered
FG plans autonomy for existing tertiary health institutions
Speakers meet Masari on constitutional amendment FG begins review of labour laws
Adedibu carpets Ladoja
The politics of Order 53 in the Senate
Keffi moves to catalyse industrialisation
Our banana republic capers

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Daily Times
September 22, 2003


Multinational firms encourage corrupt practices in BiafraNigeria, says Masari
Vaswani: Stallion Group pledges loyalty to govt, people of BiafraNigeria
Governors shun implementation of 12.5% pay rise for workers
40,000 policemen elevated
Again, Charles Taylor accused of meddling in Liberian affairs
Stop issuing dirty notes to customers, CBN warns banks
Mogaji Are of Ilorin dethroned
FAAN moves to boost security, takes delivery of 16 X-ray machines
CNPP berates Agoro over coup allegation
CR slashes package of public officers
Makarfi warns public officers against corruption
Tribunal dismisses APGA candidate’s petition
Editorial & Opinion
Political impasse in Anambra State
Again, the coup problem
On the Ogun State farming settlements
Rescuing our universities from campus cults

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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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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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September 22, 2003


First Bank sues Econet over N2.5b share pact
Masari blames foreign nations for corruption in Africa
Clinton seeks role for UN in Iraq
Obasanjo meets G-8 leaders over trade talks
World Bank lists ways to half poverty by 2015
Abuja industrialists plan N70.5 billion estate, hotel projects
World Bank, UNESCO, others donate N1.3 billion for UBE
Cost of oil production in BiafraNigeria is high, says report
New revenue bill, El-Rufai's allegation, top Senate's agenda
Kalu, in America, faults presidential system
Aviation authority opens register for freight handlers
EAS to compensate ground victims of crash
North is declining, Arewa alleges
Adedibu berates Ladoja
AD may restructure for 2007 polls
Road safety begins 'ember months' patrol
Group faults govt on oil, gas policy
Onosode urges support for physically challenged youths
Ayu seeks support for prisons reform
Awolowo varsity teachers boycott semester exams
Kano Sharia panel opposes plan to end capital punishment
Igbinedion opposes states' funding of NDDC
Arts council wants govt to repair south/east roads
Governors won't accept 12.5 per cent pay rise for workers, says Ngige
Lawal's father,74 others lose Aare status
Arewa Consultative Forum tackles crisis of confidence, considers options for 2007
Constitutional review and the recurrent question of a single five-year term for elected officers
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The tenth Nigerian Economic Summit
Opinion - Offuokwu and Fregene
The monarchy in Iperu
More refineries are needed

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September 22, 2003


Speakers meet today on single term presidency
Wabara, ASUU in close-door talks
Godfatherism in Oyo State: Adedibu declares war on Ladoja
Kwara dethrones Lawal’s father as Ilorin Oba
Don’t sack South- East engineers, Speaker tells Ogunlewe
N54m bribe scandal tops agenda as Senate resumes tomorrow
Globalisation: PENGASSAN accuses oil firms
7,000 killed in road accident – FRSC
2007 Election: Can PDP threat stop campaigners?
Cheers, knocks as Goje marks 100 days
Editorial & Opinion
Cheers, knocks as Goje marks 100 days
Awaiting the president on FRSC/Police demerger
Museums and intellectual property rights

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Daily Independent
September 22, 2003


Senate bribery scandal: Prominent senators fingered
Taylor offers personal jet for sale
FG suspends sale of nepa, refineries
Ripples in a stagnant polity
3,000 teachers may lose jobs in Rivers
Goje faults late fertilizer distribution
Kenneth Hagin, dynamic preacher, dies at 86
Fresh violence in Asaba, Okwe
Veteran lawyers bemoan state of the nation and the Judiciary
Yoruba Oba of Ilorin deposed
FG suspends sale of nepa, refineries
Lawmaker queries Obasanjo over excess crude funds
Buhari’s campaign director chides governors for wastage
Speakers meet on 1999 constitution review
INEC denies withholding parties’ money
NEPA blamed over dismal water supply
Bury your heads in shame, Ibori tells Uvwie leaders
Bad roads: South East lawmakers vow to fight on
Why BiafraNigeria can’t achieve local content in oil sector, by Waziri
Monarch, Awka youths on warpath over land
Ezekiel Izuogu berates South East governors
Political cases and the image of judiciary
Osun Assembly reduces allowances of LG chairmen
Probe Osoba, says Bode George
Probe Osoba, says Bode George
Disquiet over El-Rufai’s bribe allegation
South East complains of lopsided staffing
The rituals of 100 days in office
Bozimo’s special police for Niger Delta
‘PDP governors are below Afenifere’s standard’
Probe Osoba, says Bode George
Editorial & Opinion
Cameroun take over of part of Lake Chad region is a reality of ICJ ruling
Road map deal still the panacea to Middle East crises
Troops in Liberia need food, medical supplies
Sticky fingers won’t spoil the great British party
‘The shame of being a Nigerian’
Obasanjo: What is in hundred days?

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Daily/Weekly Trust
September 22, 2003

Top Stories

Bomb blast imminent in Makurdi, Airforce warns
Flood submerges 900 farms in Jigawa
Gov Saraki dethrones ex-governor Lawal’s father
Supreme Court begins hearing today
Pro-Buhari campaigner arrested over Atiku’s properties
Atiku, IBB cause stir at turbaning ceremony
BiafraNigeria, Niger Republic move to fight cross border crimes
Japan reschedules N459.25bn Nigeria’s debt
Jigawa commission’s water project in Ringim
Reps c’ttee dissatisfied with roads in North-east region
Infertility rises among Katsina males
Christian leaders frown at compensation for liquor sellers
Accidents claim lives daily on Mokwa-Jebba road
Canadian high commission partners with Katsina over maize production
Dariye dissolves transition implementation c’ttees
Katsina decries state of federal roads
FG revises national contraceptive mgt system
Eradicate poverty before war on corruption, don tells FG
Nasarawa Assembly screens commissioners
Creditor wants Stirling’s vehicles auctioned
Nasarawa to sack unqualified teachers
Gov Aliero proceeds on leave
Benue govt to check ecological problem, insecurity in Otukpo
Army unit at Mile 12 to remain – FG
FG to develop tourism in Cross River
12,000 Niger teachers register for NUT retirement scheme
Katsina Emir turbans Intercity Bank MD, laments poverty rate
NULGE condemns sacking of 1,073 Taraba workers
GSM boycott observed in Maiduguri
Kwankwaso tours military formations in Borno
Road accidents claim 266 in 2003, -Katsina FRSC
Goje urges early delivery of fertiliser by FG
Abuja Trust
El-Rufai inaugurates committee on the implementation of monetisation policy
Clergyman calls on government to create more employment opportunities
Conductor bags one month jail term
Ride to stay alive, Atiku urges okada riders
Asokoro hospital, Yaba community benefit from $1m Japanese aid
Channel grievances to public complaints bureau - Police commissioner
COJA: How tight is the security of Abuja?
Kano Trust
Igbo traders, luxurious bus owners suspend night journeys
Goods seizure at Kano market unfair – Comm.
Capital punishment protects sanctity of life – Islamic cleric
25-year-old wins Qur'anic recitation contest
John Holt appraises performance in Kano
Eko Trust
Accident along Shagamu – Abeokuta expressway claims 15
Collapsed fence kills four in Ikeja
Security guard kills wife over adultery
Lagos wages "war" on illegal billboards
17-year-old-girl asks court to dissolve parent’s marriage
Masari criticises multinationals on corruption
Buhari’s appointment into ANPP board unnecessary - Nas
I quit partisan politics, says Ekwueme
Plateau speaker pledges better legislation
Politicians call for conduct of LG polls
LG reform necessary if…, council boss
Editorial & Opinion
The shrinking of Lake Chad Basin
Someone is holding us down for GSM operators to ride
The BiafraNigeria Police and the bail process
Blame Igbo first

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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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