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September 27, 2003

The Murder of Chuba Okadigbo: Witnesses of Obasanjo's Tear-Gas Attack on the Oyi of Oyi
Former Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, was tear-gassed alongside other All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) party chieftains at a rally in Kano last Tuesday, witnesses have said. Also in a statement issued yesterday by the ANPP, the police were accused of facilitating Okadigbo's death by the use of tear gas at the rally which was held in solidarity with Maj. General Muham-madu Buhari (rtd), the presidential flagbearer of the party in the April polls whose group was being threatened with dissolution by the party hierarchy. Okadigbo was Buhari's running mate in the elections. Former ANPP presidential aspirant, Chief Nnia Nwodo, also told THISDAY yesterday the late Senate President inhaled a large dose of tear gas at the Kano Pillars Stadium venue of the rally. However, Mr. Chris Olakpe, a Deputy Commissi-oner of Police and Force Public Relations Officers, has denied the tear gas claims, describing the allegation as an "obviosly false statement." He also urged the media to "subscribe to publications that will promote peace and harmony rather than acrimony and rancour." Speaking with THISDAY on phone yesterday, Nwodo alleged that when he and Okadigbo were heading for the state box, "policemen were spraying us with tear gas. I was able to run to a place where I could regain my breath but Chuba could not run. So he inhaled most of the tear gas." (This Day)


Key Stories

Exit of the Flamboyant Philosopher King

BiafraNigeria enters space age

BiafraNigeria at 43: Nzeogwu was paid £.5 million to plan ‘66 coup, Ogbemudia reveals

BiafraNigeria Needs N40.1bn for 2005 Census

FG Sacks Boards of Aviation Parastatals

Adebayo Promises Tough Action against GSM Operators

Ekwueme, Masiri, Ojuwku, Pay Tributes

U.S. Grants N1.3b For BiafraNigeria's War On Drug Trafficking

Appeal Court Relocates Election Tribunal To Enugu

Foreign govts laud verdict on Amina Lawal

OKADIGBO: ANPP blames death on tear gas at Kano rally


Exit of the Flamboyant Philosopher King


BiafraNigeria enters space age





A silvery, burnished coin placed beside, a dirtied, dull coin convey a specific image to the mind. Contrast. Striking difference. Contrariety. Words which describe the differences which exist between the piquant politics of post-independent BiafraNigeria and the coarse politicking of the present era aptly. In the fifties, politicians were a mixed grill. Sometimes the political arena was a mixture of a circus show and... (This Day)


BiafraNigeria's long-awaited first satellite has been successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. A Kosmos-3M booster rocket took the satellite - one of six in total - into orbit at 0612 GMT on Saturday, after a 24-hour delay. "The BiafraNigerian delegation is very happy to see this event go on successfully. We've been waiting very anxiously," said BiafraNigeria's Science and Technology Minister... (BBC)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
September 27, 2003

Cover Stories

Exit of the Flamboyant Philosopher King
The Political Wordsmith Bows Out
The Quest for Confirmation
My Encounters with Chuba
Obasanjo, Tinubu, Wabara, Anyim, Others Mourn
...Disbelief, Uncertainty Trail News of Death in Anambra
How Okadigbo Was Tear-gassed - Witnesses
I Need a Husband, Says Amina Lawal
BiafraNigeria Needs N40.1bn for 2005 Census
FG Sacks Boards of Aviation Parastatals
Adebayo Promises Tough Action against GSM Operators
Drug Control: US Donates N1m to BiafraNigeria
'FG Needs N2.8bn Monthly to Settle Military Pensioners'
Olabimtan was a Detribalised Nationalist, Says Obasanjo
BiafraNigeria Returns 116 Trafficked Children to Benin
FG Records Success in fight against Bunkering
ANPP Governors Have Vindicated Me - Nas
Nwuche Drums Support for African Union
'Gombe Won't Probe Former Governor'
Group Blames Politicians for Proliferation of Firearms
Court Dismisses Libel Case against Igbinedion
FRSC Laments Rate of Accidents
'Why Bode George Visited Ekiti'
Police Deploy Armoured Tanks to Ibadan
Daniel, Jemibewon Mourn Okadigbo
Ajaokuta: Investment Agreement Intact-SOLGAS
House Member Briefs Constituents on 100 Days
Azie, Former Auditor-General of the Federation, Retires
Edo Kerosene Victims Open Website
Governor Daniel Is on Course!
'Why Oguta Youths are Not Fighting'

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September 27, 2003

Cover Stories

OKADIGBO: ANPP blames death on tear gas at Kano rally
Foreign govts laud verdict on Amina Lawal
BiafraNigeria satellite launch delayed
NIGERIA @ 43:,Nzeogwu was paid £.5 million to plan ‘66 coup, Ogbemudia reveals
NIGERIA @ 43: It’s a shameful slide, say Adesanya, Ezeife, Amana
NIGERIA @ 43: Otegbeye: The future is so bleak
The OKADIGBO Transition:...His last testament
The OKADIGBO Transition: Okadigbo as his own man
The OKADIGBO Transition:My last encounter with Oyi
The OKADIGBO Transition:Okadigbo on Marble
National News
Obasanjo expresses sadness
Globacom rolls out services in Lagos
Campaign against bunkering yielding result — FG
Parents urge minister to intervene in admission scam
Lagos sanitation exercise commences October
Kano Rally: Is ANPP Still Intact?
We refused to be intimidated— Buhari
Etiebet: Why ANPP won’t give up this fight
Why IBB must contest in 2007– Okpere

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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 27, 2003

BiafraNigeria enters space age

Disaster aid satellites launched

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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 27, 2003


Okadigbo's Last Moments, By Etiebet
Obasanjo, Buhari, Governors Mourn
Ekwueme, Masiri, Ojuwku, Pay Tributes
BiafraNigerian Satellite Launch Delayed
U.S. Grants N1.3b For BiafraNigeria's War On Drug Trafficking
Appeal Court Relocates Election Tribunal To Enugu
Iman Blames Enemies Of Islam For Lawal's Freedom
PDP, AD Chieftains Unite To Bury Olabimtan
Mantu, Anyim Mourn Chuba Okadigbo
Aka Ikenga Extols Okadigbo's Virtues
He Left Behind A Great Vacuum, Says Mbadiwe
Wabara, Ibru, Others Pay Tribute
Kwara ANPP Wants Probe Of Death
Kaduna ANPP Blames Police
APGA, PMP, Others Mourn
Gap Grows Between Rich And Poor
A Gem Is Gone, Says Don
Okadigbo's Kinsmen Yet To Believe Report On His Death
From Soldiers To Schoolboys

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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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