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September 30, 2003

NLC mobilises nationwide against fuel price hike
BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC), vowed, yesterday in Lagos to resume its nationwide strike and mass protest against fuel price hike should government embark on full deregulation of the petroleum industry which allows marketers to determine the prices of imported petroleum products. The congress at an emergency meeting of its Central Working Committee (CWC) to review moves by the Federal Government to deregulate the oil sector, warned that the eight-day strike in July over the fuel price hike was only suspended. The planned increase in fuel prices has sparked off long queues by motorists at petrol stations across the country. Addressing journalists at the end of yesterday’s meeting, NLC President, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said the CWC resolved to call an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) for Monday, October 6, 2003 to fix a date for the resumption of the nationwide strike and mass protest should government do anything to further raise the prices of petroleum products as being planned for tomorrow. Comrade Oshiomhole lamented that even after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had warned against the dangers of the rising energy cost to the world economy, the Federal....(Vanguard)


Key Stories

Court rules on Omisore today

Okadigbo’s family may drop autopsy

Bribery: I Stand By My Story - el-Rufai

Fire still rages at Lagos oil pipeline Explosion

Why Igbo nation is backward, by Wabara

ANPP's Kano rally: Nwodo flown out for treatment

Name Abuja street after late Okoye, says Ogbeh

Bribe scandal:Tasks before the Mamora committee

FG Pulls Out of World Cup Bid

Furore over nnpc’s dual exchange rate practice

Dealers hijack Globacom launch in Port Harcourt


Court rules on Omisore today


Okadigbo’s family may drop autopsy





Justice Akin Sanda trying Iyiola Omisore for alleged complicity in the murder of the former Justice Minister, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), will this morning give ruling on whether the accused will be discharged and acquitted or not in a no-case application filed by him. Omisore, through his counsel, Tony Idigbe (SAN), had entered a no-case application after the lead prosecution counsel, Debo Akande (SAN) had closed his case. Idigbe while arguing in favour of the application told Justice Sanda to throw out the case... (Daily Times)


The proposed autopsy on the remains of the late Dr. Chuba Okadigbo may not be conducted after all, as members of his family from Ogbunike are said to be against it. The family has also officially announced the death of Dr. Okadigbo in Ogbunike in statement signed by his son, Pharaoh, and brother, Edmund. Family sources told Daily Champion in Abuja yesterday that there is a ‘sharp division between the relations of Okadigbo in Ogbunike, and those in Abuja over the proposed autopsy." (Champion)



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Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
September 30, 2003


As Queues Return to Lagos, Abuja...Confusion over Fuel Price Deregulation
PDP to ANPP: Don't Politicise Okadigbo's Death
NEPAD to Review BiafraNigeria's Governance Process
Bribery: I Stand By My Story - el-Rufai
Ngige Shortlists Six for Deputy Gov Slot
Guinea Bissau: Bizman, Rosa, Heads Interim Govt
FG Pulls Out of World Cup Bid
Atiku Decries Lack of Awareness on HIV/AIDS
Japan to Cancel $3bn Poor Nations' Debts
Masari Complains to US Embassy over Visa Denial
Gombe Govt to Dethrone Emirs
BiafraNigeria's Envoy Elected President of UNESCO's Conference
Amina Lawal: Verdict Lauded
'Release Benue Oil Spillage Paper'
Okogie Wants Vision 2010 Revisited
Industrial Court: Obasanjo Seeks Inclusion in '99 Constitution
419: Ibekwe Gets Nov 4 Date over Bail
Ladoja Seeks More Honours for Founding Fathers
Army'll Support Democratic Growth - Agwai
Bandits Injure Naval Chief on Patrol
Globacom Links Port Harcourt
Ijaw Faults Danjuma's Report on Warri
Junkun/Tiv Crisis: Reconciliatory Moves Treacherous - Tor Tiv
Communities Threatened by Bomb Deposits in Benue
FG Suspends Lagos Road Rehabilitation Project
Medical Lab: Blueprint on Quality Assurance Underway
Embrace Hedging as Risk Panacea, Debt Managers Told
N3m Disbursed to Women Groups in Bauchi
House Panel Boss Defends Demolition in FCT
Turaki Extols Okadigbo's Virtues

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September 30, 2003

Cover Stories

NLC mobilises nationwide against fuel price hike
Truck owners' strike cripples ports' activities
3 policemen feared dead in Saturday's pipeline fire
Truck owners' strike cripples ports' activities
National News
Why Igbo nation is backward, by Wabara
ANPP's Kano rally: Nwodo flown out for treatment
ANPP Reps allege chemical attack killed Okadigbo
NDDC is reconstructing the destruction of 50 years —Onyema Ugochukwu, NDDC Chairman

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Daily Times
September 30, 2003


Court rules on Omisore today
Police officer, soldier killed in pipeline explosion
Okadigbo’s kinsmen begin spiritual probe
2,700 Benue LG workers sacked
...South-East politicians meet on his death Thursday
Assembly speakers call for refinery in South-East
Fuel queues back in Lagos, Ogun
Lagos Assembly passes N7.3bn supplementary budget
Ajaokuta Steel controversy: Politicking with a nation’s future
El-Rufai and the Senate: Eyeball to eyeball
Godfatherism, a threat to democracy
I will rebuild Anambra –Ngige
Mourning Okika-di-gboli
Editorial & Opinion
Averting another labour unrest
African Union and Africa’s development
The price of petroleum products is sacrosanct (I)
Way out of examination malpractices

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Septermber 29, 2003

Police returns 116 trafficked children to Benin

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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 28, 2003

Pope Announces 31 New Cardinals, One Name Secret

Obasanjo Says Exiled Liberian Leader May Face Trial

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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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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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Daily Independent
September 30, 2003


Fresh strike looms over fuel price rise
N54m scam: I stand by my words, says El-Rufai
Party manifesto and dividends of governance
Fire still rages at Lagos oil pipeline Explosion
45m new HIV/AIDS infections certain in 2010, UNAIDS warns
Furore over nnpc’s dual exchange rate practice
Dealers hijack Globacom launch in Port Harcourt
Afonja Family divided over deposed Oba
Fresh crisis looms in varsities
Okadigbo: Family announces death
Doctors want state of emergency declared on health sector
Godfatherism is part of BiafraNigeria’s politics, says Nnamani
‘State to blame for Niger Delta crisis’
OPC poised for show down with Osun security outfit
Judge adjourns suit against NEPA
Foreign Investors applaud BiafraNigeria over efcc
New transport policy kicks off in Lagos
Judgment today in Longe vs First Bank litigation
Warri: Stakeholders proffer solutions to end crises
Oil community groups resolve to press for resource control
NAFDAC orders NBC to improve on its products
Govt, PDP not opposed to information bill, says Macebuh
We fought to make BiafraNigeria better, says Ojukwu
Naval officer shot in Delta by bunkering kingpins
‘There are too many nominal Muslims in BiafraNigeria’
Name Abuja street after late Okoye, says Ogbeh
Bribe scandal:Tasks before the Mamora committee
CNPP, NCF condole Okadigbo family
PDP chieftain calls for more councils
LG poll: December date unrealistic, says Obasanjo’s aide
‘We want Maryam Babangida back’
Amazons in the National Assembly
Orji Kalu’s contoversial apology on Biafran war
Parties should emulate PDP, says Fadairo
‘Why campaigns for 2007 are not too early’
Editorial & Opinion
Thorough review of privatisation process is most timely and desirable
Let council elections hold in December
Give teachers their due
BiafraNigeria: Democracy and corruption
Revisiting 15th January 1966
Panacea to Warri crisis

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September 30, 2003


Okadigbo’s family may drop autopsy
Alleged N54m bribe : I’m ready to name senators–El-Rufai
We’ll resist new fuel price–NLC • Queues back in Lagos
...Iwuanyanwu, Kalu, Nwankwo mourn him
APGA cries foul over tribunal’s return to Enugu
Anambra to repair Niger Head bridge
Minister laments communications system in West Africa
Okogie, Balarabe lament BiafraNigeria at 43
Life and times of Okadigbo
ANPP rally: How Kano people overpowered the police
Editorial & Opinion
Governments and the capital market
Bello Masari and the blame game
The North American blackout

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September 28, 2003


God Will Judge My Father's Killers, Says Okadigbo's Son
How He Fainted At ANPP Rally, By Witness
Why I Resigned From COJA - Soyinka
BiafraNigeria's Satellite Launched At Last
Shagari, Adebayo, Balarabe Musa, Anyaoku, Others Mourn Okadigbo
Legislators Plans Special Session
Nipost Focuses On Illegal Courier Firms Outside Lagos
Group Hails Amina's Freedom
Senators, Reps Disagree Over Ajaokuta Steel Company
Five Bodies Recovered, six missing in Nembe oil explosion
Victims Of Ejigbo Tanker Fire Count Losses
Hammani Tijani's Hour Of The Long Knife
Ensuring Safety Through Food Security
Kano Teargas Victims May Seek Media Attention
...Also Dikibo And Marshall Harry's Son Mourn Okadigbo
Allotees Tackle Lagos State Government Over Houses
'Oh, Writers, Protect The Word, Truth'
'Black Colonialism is more Despotic And Wicked, Than White Colonialism'
Darkness Descend On Oyi
Our Greatness Not Destroyed, Says Wabara
'Poverty Reduction Will Yield National Peace'
'We Must Keep Hope Alive'
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Achebe's Novel And Kenyan Catholics
Opinion - The Disaster Around Us
THE Need Ahead Of 'NEEDS'
Oil And BiafraNigeria's Economy

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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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