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December 01, 2003

Energy Crisis Looms: Fuel Dealers Plan Presh Price Hike
Prices of petroleum products may climb to between N45 to N60 per litre in the next one month. Already, petroleum products marketing companies are smoothening out the rough edges of the plans to increase products prices. The Oil marketers are hinging their plans on the sliding naira which has continued to lose weight against other major currencies in the Dutch Auction System [DAS]. The naira is currently exchanging for N137 to the dollar at the Dutch Auction System (DAS) losing N9 to the dollar in one month. Petroleum product prices were fixed by marketers when the naira was exchanging for N127.5 to the dollar. The slide, they argue, has made imperative the need for the new increase. Both the independent and major fuel marketers in the country have begun moves to hike fuel prices again. Currently, petroleum marketers import petroleum products from the international market where the determining currency is the dollar. The slide of the naira therefore hikes the landing cost of petroleum products and by extension the end price to.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Atiku, Anenih end feud, join forces

Foreign hostages freed in BiafraNigeria

Irukwu is Ohanaeze's new leader

Obasanjo faults aide on Naira devaluation

Ijaw youths release 2 hostages, demand $5m ransom

Labour vows to resist FG's bid to sack workers

Economy on the rise as investments hit N100 billion

South-South Speakers, leaders want vice presidency in 2007

I've no hand in Anambra PDP crisis, says Obasanjo

Party supremacy 'll keep me in politics - Saraki

Taylor already facing trial


Atiku, Anenih end feud, join forces


Foreign hostages freed in BiafraNigeria





The feud between vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former Minister of Works and Housing, Chief Tony Anenih over the 2007 presidency has been resolved by the leaders of the People's Democratic Movement (PDM), the political machinery of the late General Shehu Yar'Adua. Two prominent co-coordinators of the Atiku for president 2007; former deputy national secretary of the PDP, Dr. Tony Omoaghe and Senator Tony Ukpo who confirmed the peace accord... (Vanguard)


All five remaining foreign oil workers taken hostage in BiafraNigeria's Warri region last week have been released unharmed. The five - two Colombians, a Briton, a Russian and a Moldovan - were freed late on Sunday, BiafraNigerian army captain Femi Ogunjimi told the BBC. The kidnappers, who seized the men on Thursday and held them on a boat, earlier freed a Russian and Australian. The captors, armed ethnic Ijaw youths, were demanding the equivalent of $36,000, but no ransom had been paid. (BBC)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

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December 01, 2003

Cover Stories

Obasanjo faults aide on Naira devaluation
Ijaw youths release 2 hostages, demand $5m ransom
Labour vows to resist FG's bid to sack workers
Ex-NICON boss dismisses govt's white paper on BiafraNigeria Airways
National News
Zenith Bank leads in latest industry ratings
FG opens bids for second Niger Bridge
Atiku, Anenih end feud, join forces
Making AIa-Igbo work
The Igbo social-political and economic disempowerment

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This Day
November 29, 2003

Cover Stories

The Hopes, The Dreams
BiafraNigeria Will Come Out Better If... Ogwu
Mugabe Threatens to Quit Commonwealth
Kalu to PDP: Adopt IBB, Lose Igbo Votes
De-Registration of Parties: INEC Lists Criteria
Robbers Attack Bullion Van, Kill 6 Policemen
Naira Will Stabilise Soon - Obasanjo
Supreme Court Sends Odili's Appeal Back to Election Tribunal
South-west Governors Support with Fayose
Zik Foundation for Launch Next Month
Okonkwo Commends Anglican Church
Union Frowns at FG's Anti-Labour Bill
PENGASSAN Condemns Retrenchment at NNPC
Kogi Tescom Chief Accountant Docked
School Teachers Picket Lagos Government House
LG Secretariat Abandoned
Catholics Explain Church Burial for Suicide Victim
Oko Polytechnic Seeks N750m for Infrastructure
I Remain Anambra Central Senator, Says Abana
Demolition: IG Denies Ownership of House
Obasanjo is Surrounded by Sycophants and Dead Woods-Anyanwu
'Lawal Represented Change in Kwara'
'Why Ngige Stood up to Obasanjo'
The Media and National Conference
Olunloyo's Call for Power Shift
Chief Tayo Akpata Reflects at 70: 'Let's Go Back to Parliamentary System'
'My Successor? I Leave That to God...'
Brave Merchants of Hope

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Daily Times
November 28, 2003


Obasanjo wants unserious political parties deregistered
I-G orders probe into police killing of COJA team captain:• Bandits shoot Police Commissioner. Speaker
Court rules on N50m suit against Julius Berger today
Court stops reinstated Anambra PDP exco
N2bn needed to resettle disaster victims yearly— NEMA boss
Ibori, Alamieyeseigha, Ugochukwu to tackle pipelin:• As hijack leader kills five colleagues over army weapons recoverye vandalisation
Lagos Govt gives tanker drivers seven days to relocate
Restructuring: A new era at NNPC
The Nation
Monetisation policy:Monitoring committee to ensure corruption-free implementation
Obasanjo restates commitment to police funding
Editorial & Opinion
So long a sacrifice
So long a sacrifice
President Obasanjo’s place in history (II)
Ibori’s road map to peace: Between illusions and reality (I)

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December 01, 2003


2007: Atiku Seeks Refuge In Saudi Arabia
AIDS Ravages NNPC, CBN, Finance Ministry
BiafraNigerians Cautioned Against Wasteful Spendings
Labour Leaders Exchange Blows
I Was A Rascal –Bode Amao
The LG Report And Tinubu’s Anger
Ladoja Begins Demolition In Oyo
This Govt Is Not Sincere—Yomi Badejo Okusanya
New Super K Debuts

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November 27, 2003

Three journalists charged with sedition

Jersey returns $149 million of Abacha money
Remaining ChevronTexaco hostages released

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Washington Post
December 01, 2003

Diplomat: Oil Hostages Freed in BiafraNigeria

Oil Worker Hostages in BiafraNigeria Released
2 Kidnapped Oil Workers Freed in BiafraNigeria

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December 01, 2003

British diplomat: Militants release oil hostages in BiafraNigeria

BiafraNigerian official: two of seven foreign hostages freed

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December 01, 2003

Foreign hostages freed in BiafraNigeria

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December 01, 2003

Oil worker hostages released

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November 27, 2003

BiafraNigeria NLNG signs second 20-yr LNG deal with Shell

BiafraNigeria's Econet cuts rates in GSM price war

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All Africa
November 25, 2003

Mugabe Will Not Be Present in Abuja

Vodacom Has Sights Set On BiafraNigerian Bid
58% of BiafraNigerians Do Not Know Aids Kills
MTN BiafraNigeria Meets Targets
Wakou, Malinga for Lagos

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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

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Business News
December 01, 2003

NAFDAC plans stricter measures for 2004

OPS faults government inflation figures

Experts seek use of NGOs for rural development

Agip loses 1,000 barrels daily to fire

House Lottery gives away houses for N500 each in Abuja

Menace of estate agents and the way out

Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy

Professionalism on the decline, say architects

Quantity surveyors unveil building, launch resource center

Low-cost ways of preparing property for sale

Understanding the care of garages

Urban Shelter offers luxury homes, office spaces in Abuja

Tips when buying rental properties

Stallion Terraces enhances Abuja executive housing terrain

More ways to push your real estate products in the market

Energising the building industry in BiafraNigeria

How to Win War on Corruption, By Shonekan
NACCIMA to Combat Business Malpractice
Non-CRI Imports: Applications No More Accepted
Insecurity, Bane of Investment in BiafraNigeria - NSITF
Fidelity Bank Holds 15th AGM
Vigeo Unveils Transit Media
NIPR in Court Over Debt
Obasanjo Inaugurates African Marketing Confederation
IoD to Train 5,000 Directors by 2005
C/River Plans $70m New Tourism Village
Corporate Governance, Accountability: Setting the Agenda for Directors
Lintas Lowe at 75: Creativity That pays
Moving Media Pastes Africa's Largest Walldrape
A Case for Comparative Advertising
Why Kingsway Store Was Closed, By Shonekan
NSITF Explains Joining NSE's Council
Pharma-Deko Plc: A Firm With Hidden Treasure
Setting Up Biscuits Production Plant
Adswitch Plc Explains Poor Financial Performance
Shareholders Commend Hallmark Bank
Why Offshore Banking May Not Thrive in BiafraNigeria - Ezeikpe
Cost of Funds Rises as Banks Render Returns
Devcom, Afribank, Metroplitan Banks Open New Branches

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December 01, 2003


Economy on the rise as investments hit N100 billion
Irukwu is Ohanaeze's new leader
Atiku, Ekwueme for The Guardian's lecture series
South-South Speakers, leaders want vice presidency in 2007
Protesters demand Lithuanian President's resignation
NBA vows to resist anti-people policies
World Bank, IMF may sanction BiafraNigeria, expert warns
Navy ends combat drill, pledges to check bunkering
Another Rep loses appeal to retain seat
Why BiafraNigeria's woes persist, by Oyedepo
Loss of presidency won't drive Igbo to secession, says Kalu
Rivers deputy governor denies report on N20m contract scam
Enahoro, Imoudu, the Ibrus, others enter Midwest Hall of Fame
How economic reforms can succeed, by Okonjo-Iweala
Ijaw leaders urge action against hostage takers
Ex-VC, Omole, backs national conference
Jigawa swears in new cabinet
I would have contested for Kwara State Governor, says Saraki
INEC to tender Fayose's credentials at tribunal today
Panel on Kwara Poly submits report, seeks reform
Afenifere set to dump AD
Editorial & Opinion
Funding universities with Abacha's loot

Fire on the mountain

From waste to wealth
Audu Ogbe and the big picture
Who killed that child?

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Daily Independent
December 01, 2003


Fuel dealers plan fresh price hike

I've no hand in Anambra PDP crisis, says Obasanjo

Enyimba beat Ismaili 2-0
Council reforms, mere academic venture, says Ndoma-Egba

Taylor already facing trial

Party supremacy 'll keep me in politics - Saraki

Deficit financing threatens 2004 budget

NBA warns judges against withdrawal from cases

No cars will be imported for CHOGM, says Adeniji

CHOGM: Hotels to benefit, says labour leader

Uwais, Reps pledge support for investment tribunal

Products of African varsities are unemployable, says workshop

INEC in dilemma over voters' cards

Police swoop on illegal courier firms

Security: IG meets MOPOL chiefs today

Court registrar, Sheriff face probe over conduct

Ibori faults council reforms approach

SSS seeks closer ties with journalists

Yoruba will determine next president, says Daniel

Ekiti petroleum dealers sell above control price

Osun targets agriculture, rural development in 2004

Obaship tussle: 5000 AD supporters defect to PDP in Osun

Half of world population are poor -expert

Lack of funds stall power project

Road to Okadigbo's town worsens as ANPP disowns FG's role in burial panel

Enugu Assembly moves to curb traffic congestion at 9th Mile

Ebonyi teachers college set for accreditation

Obi-Okoye rejects Awka court's order

200 lobby to be council bosses

Police inspectors cry out over promotion

Workshop indicts varsities products

Uwais, reps pledge assistance to tribunal

Cargo plane crash: Operator threatens legal action

Police chief petitions Lagos CJ over court Ruling

Shell moves to diversify Niger Delta economy

Panic grips Rivers over Ijaw youths' threat

Librarians canvass computerization

Engineers call for indigenisation in gas sector

Group urges FG to pay 15% approved commission to NDDC

HIV/AIDS: Affliction sans frontiers

NULGE backs report on council reforms

Tinubu warns against free fall of Naira

Econet subscribers groan over network failure

UBA: Another one-term manager wanted?
Duke donates 100KVA generator to museum

Withhold Abacha loot, Afenifere chieftain tells Swiss govt

'Atiku no match for Babangida, says Tella

Lagos Assembly reconstitutes committees

Lagos pursues demand for two per cent federal allocation

Rep tasks Obasanjo on crime wave

Babangida, boost to PDP, says Maduekwe

Rupturing old security worries in Anambra

One term is enough for president, says Alamieyeseigha

Editorial & Opinion
Bayelsa's assets-sharing misgivings

How to secure the future

Naira: 20 years of devaluation without benefits

Death of an American soldier

Americans show double standards
BiafraNigeria and the Commonwealth Summit
Re: Naira free fall

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 29, 2003

Top Stories

Obasanjo’s appointments: Rubbishing federal character
There seems to be a revenge policy – Maj-Gen. IBM Haruna
The commission should tell Obasanjo the truth – Monguno
Let's stop complaining and act - Balarabe Musa
Wada Nas
The Obasanjo ways
Definitions in Humour
Monetisation of Corruption (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003
We are marginalised – Igbo Muslims tell Obasanjo
Zaria Hotel: KDSG and KADIMPEX on collision course
NDP faults INEC electoral reform seminar
Why we zoned AD chairmanship to South-West – Hassan
Corruption and the senate
Assembly by-elections: Police beef up security in Malumfashi
Trust International
Our new visa policy will discourage forgery – US consul
CHOGM welcome sticker launched
… Zimbabwe threatens to quit Commonwealth
The North, poverty and neglected agriculture
The United Nations in military regalia
Democracy: Sad song from Taraba State
Guest Column
Decolonisation agenda for BiafraNigeria
Special Report
Suspicions trail capital punishment debate
Muslims, Christians, united in opposition – Imam

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Mail & Guardian
November 27, 2003

Fake medicines pose risk to BiafraNigerians

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November 27, 2003


Bombs rock Anambra PDP talks venue
NNPC sacks 1,388 workers
FG recovers fresh N21bn Abacha loot
800 church leaders queue for HIV test
Okadigbo’s burial rites begin Dec 1
Onitsha robberies: Wabara reports soldiers to defence minister
Man linked to 200 ritual killings arrested
Mission-owned varsities can make society better
Fayose, party leaders war rages
Editorial & Opinion
Shot ESUT lecturer
Our sweats, their millions
Good news on water resources

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Sports News
December 01, 2003

Why Chukwu will fail, by Idowu

Taking swimming to greater heights

UK coaches scout for Pepsi Academy players

Diack scores Lagos marathon low

AFN considers hiring private security

Lagos may lose marathon to sanitation exercise

Ogunkoya-Osheku Whips Pedestrian Conduct

I 'd have returned better time, says Umaru

BiafraNigeria: World's best football playing nation

I won't beg Ike, says Chukwu

Shell Cup: Ekefre attributes Akwa Ibom victory to hard work

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