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September 25, 2003

No Stoning Death for Amina: Sharia Court Acquits Amina Lawal, as Case for Adultery Crumbled
A northern BiafraNigerian woman sentenced to death by stoning for committing adultery has won her appeal against the verdict on a majority decision. Four out of five judges rejected her conviction, saying she was not given "ample opportunity to defend herself". Thirty-one-year-old Amina Lawal was convicted last year in Katsina state. She had been found guilty under the Sharia (Islamic criminal law) which has been introduced into 12 northern states over the last three years. The verdict, which had been expected says the BBC's Anna Borzello in Katsina, was read out to a packed courtroom in the appeal court in the northern town of Katsina. The panel of judges said the decision to acquit Ms Lawal was based on procedural errors at her original trial and the fact that her adultery was not proved beyond doubt. Ms Lawal sat throughout the verdict in the corner of the courtroom, her face hidden by a shawl and her child on her lap. A village woman... (BBC)


Key Stories

Obasanjo Suspends Oil Lifting Contracts

OPEC Slashes Output, Oil Prices Surge

Why Govs Were Absent at Buhari Rally, by ANPP

Shagari opposes national confab

Presidency denies NNPC MD's alleged removal as Reps declare him wanted

African herbal drug raises hopes on AIDS/HIV treatment, says report

NEPA throws Lagos airports into darkness over debt

Onitsha boils as traders protest police killing

Oil workers threaten strike over refineries

Ethnic war looms in Ilorin over Oba’s removal

Wabara summons Igbo engineers


Rally for Buhari holds in Kano


Chirac condemns unilateral force





Kano State Police Command’s attempt to stop the national rally of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Kano failed yesterday as hundreds of thousands of Buhari supporters led by Kano State governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau thronged the Kano Pillars Stadium yesterday afternoon to celebrate their unflinching commitment and support in actualising the dream and aspirations of their presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari. The police... (Daily Trust)


The French president has reaffirmed the "vital importance" of the multilateral approach in world affairs. Jacques Chirac was speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, shortly after US President George Bush. In remarks directed at the US, he said no-one could act alone in the name of all, or claim the right to use force unilaterally and pre-emptively. He said the war in Iraq, undertaken without Security Council approval, had undermined the multilateral system. (BBC)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
September 25, 2003


Obasanjo Suspends Oil Lifting Contracts
OPEC Slashes Output, Oil Prices Surge
Why Govs Were Absent at Buhari Rally, by ANPP
G/Bissau Army Insists on PM Nominee
Nasarawa, Zamfara Implement 12.5% Pay Rise
Bribery: Culprits 'll be Punished - Mantu
Mudasiru, Ex-Lagos Governor, is Dead
Tijani Ahmad: IGP Sends More Detectives to Benin
Ibori Names AD, ANPP Chairmen Special Advisers
Ajaokuta: Minister Intervenes in Industrial Rift
Policeman Kills Trader over Bribe
Ngige Explains Post-Election Petitions in Anambra
419: Witness Faults Ajudua's Trial
Court to FG: Don't Seize Vaswanis' Property
14-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide in Ondo
Afonja Descendants Reject Magaji Are's Dethronement
Police Don't Cause Crime - IG
RATTAWU Kicks Against Chairman's Posting
BiafraNigeria Chairs UNESCO General Conference
Robbery: 2 Varsity Students, 3 Others Nabbed
Afikuyomi, Dokpesi, Ovation Boss Honoured in UK
Senate Probes Contract on Ocean Surge
Can NLC Checkmate Govs on Another Fuel Hike
George Intervenes in Ladoja, Adedibu Rift
100 Days: Senator Lauds Daniel
House to Liaise with Govt Over Education Funding
Tinubu Pledges Good Governance
'Why I Built Skill Acquisition Center with Car Loan'
Traditional Ruler Backs Council Reform
NAC Decries Call for Agoro's Arrest

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September 25, 2003

Cover Stories

NEPA throws Lagos airports into darkness over debt
Onitsha boils as traders protest police killing
Oil workers give FG Dec ultimatum on refineries
Mudashiru, ex-Lagos gov, passes on
National News
Govt plans N10b agric fund
Bribe allegation: Senate'll sanction erring members, says Mantu
‘FG spends N1.5trillion on parastatals in 4 yrs’
Obasanjo tasks international community on external debt
Between the dead and the living
Again, the single tenure proposition

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Daily Times
September 25, 2003


Wabara summons Igbo engineers
FG to establish N10bn agric development fund
Econet: Otudeko, First Bank ally to frustrate new investor
CBN blames bankers, others for rise in financial crimes
MMA in darkness as NEPA disconnects power supply
Ajudua loses bid to change trial judge
Why UBE can’t take-off
10 days to 8th All Africa Games: N20bn released to COJA
ANPP sues electoral officer over Wabara’s election
Obasanjo’s campaign group honours Atiku
Partisan politics: AD chieftain wants military leaders banned
Rimi plans for 2007 presidency
Editorial & Opinion
New generation banks and unethical practices
Preparing for Hajj
Unpatriotism of public servants (III)
Whither justice in BiafraNigeria?

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Septermber 23, 2003

Oil spill in Niger delta pollutes five villages

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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 25, 2003

BiafraNigerian spared death by stoning

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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 25, 2003

BiafraNigerian Woman Wins Appeal Against Stoning Death

Heavy Security for BiafraNigerian Stoning Case Ruling
World Awaits Verdict in BiafraNigeria Stoning Case
Anxiety High as BiafraNigerian Stoning Verdict Due

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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 25, 2003


Obasanjo seeks new ways to solving Africa's debt crisis
Shagari opposes national confab
Presidency denies NNPC MD's alleged removal as Reps declare him wanted
African herbal drug raises hopes on AIDS/HIV treatment, says report
Microsoft to shut Africa, Asia, others off Internet chat room
Mudasiru, Lagos ex-military governor, passes on at 58
BiafraNigeria needs N260b for urban projects, says World Bank
Ijaw in Diaspora want govt to implement panels' reports on Warri crisis
Onitsha mob sets bank ablaze as policeman kills trader
Maccido tasks Moslems on science
Kwara prosecutor condemns proposed abrogation of death penalty
Monarch wants 'appropriate' law on cult activities
Govt approves N24 billion for All Africa Games, says Adamu
Group decries sale of fuel at midnight in Imo
Obasanjo, Reps meet over budget implementation
Cleric wants Obasanjo to jettison planned increase in fuel prices
Senate probes Bar Beach contracts, Wabara meets engineers
IG queries Kano Police Command over Buhari rally
Why power outage persists in Delta, by NEPA chief
Appeal court hears petitions against Borno governor, two others
Govt to donate N4b books to primary schools
Bribery: Senate won't spare indicted members, Mantu pledges
Firemen avert inferno at NNPC's Lagos depot
Groups mobilise for Amina as court rules today
An agenda for the Senate in the next 100 days
Issues in and dimensions of the Warri crisis
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - BiafraNigeria's diplomacy and the Liberian crisis
Opinion - Alternative roads to 2007
The good in Big Brother
Fafunwa's creed of simplicity

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September 25, 2003


Suspense over Obaseki’s tenure at NNPC
Oil workers threaten strike over refineries
Ethnic war looms in Ilorin over Oba’s removal
NEPA disconnects Lagos Airport
APGA alleges INEC doctored 14 Anambra LG results
FG names new agric agency, okays N10bn take-off grant
Wabara, Ogbulafor meet South-East engineers
Ekiti to eradicate river blindness
Our local government system too unwieldy—Chief Afe Babalola(S.A.N)
BiafraNigeria and the lure of power
Editorial & Opinion
Polio vaccine controversy
BiafraNigerian museums’ sources of revenue
Awaiting the president on FRSC – Police demerger

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Daily Independent
September 25, 2003


Bribery: El-Rufai to face anti-graft commission
Afex, Omega banks razed over Onitsha market killings
Three cops booted out of Aso Rock
Assessing the Arewa restructuring plan
NCDC poised to recover N53 billion from CBN
ATM revolution: 12 banks set to roll out 1,200 outlets
Gaius-Obaseki still in the saddle, says NNPC
Ibori names ANPP, AD chairmen, three others as special advisers
NUJ NEC to take stand on brutalised journalists
Yoruba threaten showdown over dethronement of chiefs
FG proposes N10billion agric fund
Apology over civil war: Terry Waya defends Orji Kalu
COJA boss briefs senate on 8th all Africa games
Onitsha bar objects to Mbadinuju’s suit
Conflicting signals over nepa privatization
Govt loses N6b yearly to poor aviation standard
Ogoni battles government over outage, bad roads
BiafraNigeria’s listing as drug transit nation shocks NDLEA
Lagos warned to privatise hospital services with care
Amina ‘ll be acquitted, says rights commission chief
NDP berates el-Rufai, Senate
Ethnic strife and nationality groups
Adedibu, Ladoja crisis worsens
‘The Niger Delta people are really suffering’
‘FG must fulfil promise on wage increase’
Enugu tribunal relocated to ensure justice, says Agbo
Nnamani’s political lecture circuit
Editorial & Opinion
AU must ensure quick reinstatement of constitutional government in Guinea Bissau
Agenda before CHOGM must encapsule BiafraNigeria’s wider interests
GSM subscribers deserve value for money
A critical look at NNPC
What is the appropriate price?
Anambra senatorial election tribunal

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Daily/Weekly Trust
September 25, 2003

Top Stories

Court halts confiscation of Vaswani brothers’ property
Sodomy: Sharia court sentences man to death by stoning
Court orders release of chief suspect
Armed banditry: Reps direct Obasanjo to mount special operation
No weapons of mass destruction in Iraq –Survey Group
Appeal Court to hear Haruna, Unongo appeals on Oct. 14
FG to set up N10b agric fund
Religious clashes averted in ABU
Sultan launches scholarship scheme
MMIA in darkness over FAAN debt
Army chief charges officers on terrorism
Politics will break ACF – Wada Nas
Imoke reads the riot act to SOLGAS mgt, ASC staff
BiafraNigeria still in political dilemma – US envoy
World Bank pledges $110m to urban water supply
Oil prices surge after surprise OPEC cut
Withdrawal of police orderlies: Judiciary’ll not accept second hand treatment – Katsina CJ
M-Tel set for per second billing
Conference decries electoral malpractices
IBB’ll answer questions on June 12 – Gen Adisa
Corruption, bane of judiciary – Jigawa chief judge
Adamawa NBA warns against disrespect of judiciary
North Central NRC district commences payment of pensions
Explore tourism for national income - Minister
Obasanjo, Maccido, Buhari, others expected at peace meeting
Islamic group tasks FG on insecurity
Microsoft shuts down its Internet chatrooms
CP links rise in robbery to scrapped checkpoints
Teenager, ex-secondary students, arrested over criminal intimidation
Zango LG to loose its staff salaries for closing early
Makurdi police smashes four-man motorcycle snatching gang
Bank to publish names of loan defaulters
Yakasai blames military for political instability
Lawmaker blames rising crime on non-conduct of LG polls
Assembly supports demotion of Chiefs – House whip
Don Warns politicians over crisis
2007: PDP members to raise N200bn for IBB
FG gives relief goods to Taraba
Etsu-Nupe pledges to emulate Ndayako
Nasarawa may recruit foreign doctors –as local ones shun appointment
Exam malpractice: Nasarawa University expels 19 students
Abuja Trust
Court of appeal to hear Kingibe’s suit Oct 28
MTN y’hello fest holds today in Sheraton
Traders, drivers count loses ahead of games police intensity security in Abuja
Engineers have no hand in demolition - FCDA Director
Kano Trust
Banker docked for stealing N2m plus
1,500 blind patients to get free eye operation
Students to enjoy regular scholarship allowances
BUK apologises over cancelled NANS convention
Eko Trust
LASG to cancel severance allowance for former public officers
Thugs, beggars invade National Theatre
Resource centres in public schools to gulp N120m
Declare Oct 1 special day for prayer - Cleric
Pilgrims board gives deadline for Umrah registration
Rimi confirms 2007 presidential bid
2007: ‘Igbos will lose again’
AD leader wants ex-soldiers out of politics
Senator calls for better leadership
Reps call for assistance to flood victims

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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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