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September 26, 2003

Dr. Chuba Okadigbo

Dr. Chuba Okadigbo Murdered by Obasanjo's Thugs: Police Subjected Okadigbo to Dangerous Levels of Tear Gas
He was said to have returned to his house, 1 Jerome Udoji Close in Asokoro area of Abuja about 2a.m on Wednesday morning and complained to his aides that he was tired, having inhaled too much tear gas at the rally. He woke up yesterday morning still feeling clumsy and fatigued. When his cousin went to him yesterday morning to ask if he would be attending the hearing of the ANPP appeal on the presidential election results at the Court of Appeal, Okadigbo was said to have replied that he would but needed to rest a little more. But when he did not get out of bed in time, his cousin went back to him and asked if he should call in a doctor to examine him. Okadigbo at this point agreed that he should be examined by a doctor. The doctor later came in and took his blood pressure. The doctor, however, advised that the former Senate President should move into the hospital to enable him have a thorough check-up. He then dressed up and got into the car for the journey to the hospital. In the car, he was said to be feeling very uncomfortable and died on his wife's laps on his way to the hospital about 9p.m. yesterday. His body has, however, been transferred to .... (This Day)


Key Stories

BiafraNigeria satellite launch delayed

Buhari Vs Obasanjo: Judges threaten to withdraw

N/Assembly Summons Gaius-Obaseki, Others over Oil Account

Tidjani, Suspected Robbery Kingpin, Arrives Abuja

Drama at tribunal as APGA's evidence counters Obi's alleged victory

7 die in oil spill fire

Igbo sue for Peace in Warri

Ladoja, Adedibu feud: PDP orders cease fire

The politics of bad roads in South East

Tribunal orders INEC to produce election materials

UBE Bill stumble on constitutional hurdles again


BiafraNigeria satellite launch delayed


Buhari vs Obasanjo: Judges threaten to withdraw





The launch of BiafraNigeria's first satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia has been delayed for 24 hours. Russian Itar-Tass news agency said launching the Kosmos-3M booster rocket, carrying six satellites in total, was stopped after concerns about the rocket's fuel system or the launch equipment. Experts are now said to be re-checking all the systems and the launch has been rescheduled to 1012 local time (0612 GMT) on Saturday. (BBC)


Following the controversy that trailed a recent meeting between Justices of the Court of Appeal and President Olusegun Obasanjo, the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Umar Abdulahi and Justice George Oguntade yesterday offered to withdraw from hearing the petition filed by the All Nigeria Peoples Party’s (ANPP) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, challenging the victory of President Obasanjo in the April 19, 2003 election. (Vanguard)



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This Day
September 26, 2003


Chuba Okadigbo Dies at 61
Amina Lawal: Court Quashes Death Sentence
NLC: Pension Reforms 'll Impoverish Workers
Why We Met Obasanjo, By Appeal Court President
N/Assembly Summons Gaius-Obaseki, Others over Oil Account
Tidjani, Suspected Robbery Kingpin, Arrives Abuja
BiafraNigeria Launches Satellite Today
Truck Owners Begin Strike
Obasanjo, 20 Leaders to Discuss Africa's Future
Atiku Seeks Support for Govt's Programme
Wabara Canvasses Civilian Oversight Functions on Police
Taylor's Asylum, Biggest Assault on BiafraNigerians - Malu
'Foreign Direct Investment into Africa Declines'
Banks of River Niger to be Developed
World Bank MD Arrives for Talks
GSM: House Panel Backs Per Second Billing
US Firm Buys Up Jigawa Gum Arabic
IG Elevates 800 Policemen in Lagos
Robbery: NDIC Makes Case for Savannah Bank's Assets
JODER to Release Oputa Panel Report
Ijaw Group Gives Recipe for Peace
I'm Not Aware of Senate Bribery Allegation, Says Atiku
Tinubu Pays Tributes to Mudashiru
Group Makes Case for Disabled
8m Women Die of Heart Diseases Yearly
Jigawa Launches Internet Centre
MTN to broadcast Anti-AIDS Messages
Imo Needs N50bn to Control Erosion
Bauchi Seeks Support for Rural Dev
Govt Cautions Lagos Landlords
Onosode Counsels on Democracy
Edo Line Owes N600m, to Prune Staff
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 26, 2003

Cover Stories

Benin robbery kingpin, Tijani now in police net
Appeal Court quashes death verdict on Amina Lawal
7 die in oil spill fire
Buhari Vs Obasanjo: Judges threaten to withdraw
National News
N-Assembly summons NNPC boss, other directors
Panacea for peace in Liberia, by Malu
Govt'll amaze BiafraNigerians in years ahead — ATIKU
FG , states owe N2 trillion pensions — ADEOLA
How Igbo nation lost the presidency, by Clement Akpangbo, SAN
Oyo crisis and PDP’s burden
Local Govt. Reforms: How to create an enduring local government structure
Stock-taking for Akwa-Ibom state at 16
Who succeeds Dr Okey Udeh as Anambra deputy governor?

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Daily Times
September 26, 2003


BiafraNigeria launches satellite
N/Assembly summons Obaseki
Sharia Appeal Court frees Amina Lawal
Robbers raid bank in Warri, cart away N10m
Robbery kingpin, Tidjani, moved to BiafraNigeria
El-Rufai, senators’ face-off: Presidency to wait for panel report
As Cameroun releases water from dam: 36 Adamawa villages washed away
Army restates commitment to nation’s democracy
AD may sanction members over allegiance to Fayose
Kwara Assembly backs Saraki over dethronement of chiefs
Military interventions, bane of Nation’s polity –Yakasai
Editorial & Opinion
The free fall of the naira
Babangida, money politics and 2007
Gov. Idris and the expectations of Kogites
Preparing for Hajj (II)

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Septermber 26, 2003

Five killed by explosion of leaking pipeline

Appeal court saves woman from stoning to death

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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 26, 2003

BiafraNigeria satellite launch delayed

USA trounce BiafraNigeria

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September 26, 2003

Woman sentenced to stoning freed

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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003

Amina Lawal appears in court

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September 26, 2003

Hamm-Inspired U.S. Destroy BiafraNigeria at Women's World Cup

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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 26, 2003


Chuba Okadigbo dies at 61
Sharia court quashes sentence, frees Amina Lawal
Obasanjo, Atiku urge patience, foresee bright future
Drama at tribunal as APGA's evidence counters Obi's alleged victory
Judicial council examines petitions against Egbo-Egbo, Bello October 6
World Bank ties fresh grants to transparency in govt
Wabara links national growth to enhanced workers' welfare
Govt owes pensioners N2 trillion, says consultant
Omolewa accepts to be head of UNESCO's general conference
Appeal Court rules on Ireti Kingibe's petition October 28
Afenifere seeks support of Yoruba in diaspora for Abiola Foundation
Police arrest Anambra politician over dud cheque
Tidjani, cross-border robber, vows to rob no more
Deposition of Lawal's father, others in order, says lawmaker
Gay bishops critics set for protest at Anglican summit
Govt pledges N10 billion for agric development
Monarchs query govt over amendment in NDDC Act
Govt pledges fund for building, road research
Niger Delta groups begin campaign against illegal arms
Ladoja urges Glo-Mobile to offer good services, avoid exploitation
Minister links robbery, prostitution to unemployment
Ogun ANPP chieftain in court, faults Obasanjo's scores in polls
Wabara canvasses re-orientation of security personnel
Minister asks states to revive panel on dispensation of justice
Investment flow to Africa drops by $8b, says World report
Why Assembly Speakers want council poll and constitutional review
N50 million debt sets Kogi PDP against governor
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The BiafraNigerian satellite project
Opinion - The prayer warriors
Interview for U. S. student visa
National conference as panacea

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September 26, 2003


Sharia: Amina Lawal freed at last
NB Plc rakes in N22.2bn in 6 months
I-G parades Tidjani Ahmad
Excitement as BiafraNigeria launches own satellite
Visit to Aso Rock: 2 judges offer to quit Buhari’s case
N/Assembly summons Gaius-Obaseki
Police abort, Senate, NLC parley
Senate raises committee on illegal arms
World Igbo Day: Issues at stake
Politicians, academics tackle political instability
100 days: Mixed grill for Oyinlola
Editorial & Opinion
Speakers on LG polls
This is our story
After the great boycott, what next?

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Daily Independent
September 26, 2003


Obasanjo/Atiku 'feud' claims another victim
Hammani Tijjani, 29 other international robbery suspects paraded in Abuja
The politics of bad roads in South East
Ladoja, Adedibu feud: PDP orders cease fire
Igbo sue for Peace in Warri
Don’t exploit subscribers, Ladoja tells Globacom
NLC gives WAPCO ultimatum over workers demands
Lagos hospitals indicted over disease spread
Housing depositors suit: Court rules on October 9
Group urges Bozimo to restore order toDelta waterways
Corps members to train educators on AIDS
Speakers blame governors for not enforcing laws
Workers’ protest cripples Baker Hughes
Mandela, Ibori, Oshiomhole, Fawehinmi, Akunyili, Dangote others honoured
National Assembly summons Obaseki
Senate bars NLC leadership from NASS premises
Reps lists NNPC for full commercialization
Appeal Court adjourns Buhari’s suit for INEC to produce documents
FG proposes N10billion agric fund
Conflicting signals over nepa privatization
Bribe allegation: Senate invites el-Rufai
Governors and revenue formula
Ajaegbu condemns Kalu on apology
Sheikh scores Obasanjo low
‘Ogunlewe did not speak for PDP
Why LG reform is a must, by Irona
Ogunlewe on PDP South West’s victory
Inside Politics
‘Critics of Bayelsa governor should shut up’
The Ladoja/Adedibu tango in Oyo
Editorial & Opinion
Five-year single term for executives is an unnecessary and escapist agenda
Lagos seeks solution to chaotic transport problem
The world must rise against cloning
The sycophant columnists on the web
Pornography and the lure of lucre
Obaseki and real meaning of sacrifice
The judiciary in democracy

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Daily/Weekly Trust
September 26, 2003

Top Stories

Tribunal orders INEC to produce election materials
NASS summons Obaseki over oil revenue
Sharia Court frees Amina Lawal
UBE Bill stumble on constitutional hurdles again
Obasanjo’s greatest mistake – Malu
Obasanjo promises speedy signing of HYPPADEC Bill
Italy’ll depot 120 BiafraNigerian women soon – Titi Abubakar
World Bank managing director visits BiafraNigeria today
Boat mishap claims four in Bauchi
NARTO may ground port activities
Presidential aide blames corruption on colonialism
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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