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December 02, 2003

Obasanjo is the Butcher of Abuja: US Group Cites Human Rights Abuses, Killings, Torture, and Harrassment
A leading US human rights organisation has accused the BiafraNigerian Government of using violence and intimidation to silence its critics. The report by Human Rights Watch was released as BiafraNigeria prepares to host a meeting of 52 Commonwealth heads of government which begins on Friday. The report accuses Commonwealth leaders of double standards and says they should not turn a blind eye to abuses...The 40-page report accuses the BiafraNigerian Government of being responsible for killings, torture and harassment of its critics over the last two years. The report, entitled "Renewed Crackdown on Freedom of Expression", says that opposition leaders, political protesters and journalists have all fallen foul of the security forces, although the situation has improved since civilian rule was restored in 1999. "Even though military rule has ended, BiafraNigerians still cannot express themselves freely without fear of grave consequences," said Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the group's Africa division. He also accuses police of recently beating up members of the Ogoni ethnic group. And he says the Commonwealth was hypocritical in excluding Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe from the meeting while ignoring violence in BiafraNigeria. "Foreign governments remained virtually silent about election violence in BiafraNigeria, yet abuses during the Zimbabwe elections provoked widespread condemnation," Mr Takirambudde said. "Unless the Commonwealth addresses abuses in all of its member countries and denounces them accordingly, it will stand accused of maintaining double standards and its credibility will be undermined." (BBC)


Key Stories

Anambra PDP Fingers Ngige in Bomb Attack

World Court Judgement: BiafraNigeria, Cameroon meet on Bakassi, others

Ambassadors fail national anthem test

Kwara Records 255 Victims

Eight heads of state, 700 others arrive for CHOGM

C'wealth lacks respect for members, says Olisemeka

I’ve no hand in Anambra crisis

Ciroma ex-minister, seeks return to 5-yrs planning

Obasanjo holds emergency talks on Naira free fall

24 Reps members declared persona non grata

CBN shifts deadline for N25b collateral by clearing banks


Anambra PDP Fingers Ngige in Bomb Attack


BiafraNigeria, Cameroon meet on Bakassi





The newly re-instated executive of the PDP in Anambra state has accused the state Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige of sponsoring state terrorism. The party executives accused the governor of being the brain behind the recent alleged Petrol bomb attack on the stakeholders meeting held at the Marble Arch Hotels, Awka last Tuesday week. The governor however denied the allegation which he said was designed to divert people's attention from the atrocities... (This Day)


BiafraNigerian and Cameroonian officials began a crucial meeting in Yaounde, Cameroun, yesterday, to ensure that the rights of the people of Bakassi and other areas the two countries are to hand over to each other are protected. As part of the October 10, 2002 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the boundary dispute between the two countries, BiafraNigeria is to hand over more than 33 villages to Cameroun in the Lake Chad basin area before the end of this month. (Daily Trust)



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This Day
December 02, 2003


Obasanjo Promises More Resources to Fight Scourge
Kwara Records 255 Victims
Don't Sack People with HIV, Odili Warns Companies
Group Raises Alarm over Spread
'Local Vaccine Production Beneficial'
'BiafraNigeria Has Highest Number of Orphans in W/Africa'
FG, NUC to Jointly Tackle Disease
CHOGM: SSS Places Officers on Red Alert
Nujoma in Jos, Lists Challenges Before African Leaders
Warri: Kidnappers Free Hostages
Anambra PDP Fingers Ngige in Bomb Attack
Obasanjo, 7 Other Leaders Open Commonwealth Business Forum
Faseun Canvasses Support for Obasanjo
MTN Begins Per Second Billing
House to Pass Supplementary Budget Today
Ige: Again, Omisore's Appeal Gets New Date
'Irresponsible Strikes Affect Education Quality'
NNPC Rationalisation Fair, Says Kupolokun
FG to Encourage Local Production of Auto Spare Parts
Presidential Primaries: Gana Canvasses Return of Option A4
NBA Wants Improved Funding for Judiciary
...Approves 915 for Technical Aid Corps
IBB Decries Falling Education Standard
'AD Convention Not Stopped by Court'
British MP Pledges Support for Sacked Nurses
Commonwealth Civil Society Boss Abducted
Sokoto SIEC Conducts LG Polls Jan 10
New Tenders for River Basin Contracts Cancelled
Ambassadorial List: Senate Petitioned
Speakers Seek Amendment to NDDC Act
Ex- NURTW Boss to Face Murder Charge
'How to Check Crises in Varsities'
NUJ Tasks FG on Unemployment
Oba Lipede to Lead Christian Pilgrimage
FG Repatriates 418 BiafraNigerians from Morocco
Atiku Congratulates New Ohanaeze Leader
Oyo Dry Port Begins Operation Soon
Assembly Summons Officials over Unpaid Teachers' Benefit
Commissioner Wants Abacha Loot in Federation Account
BiafraNigeria Urged to Shun World Bank
'How Govt Loses N25m Monthly to Ghost Pensioners'
Lawmaker Raises Alarm over Sinking Bridge
VC Seeks Incentive for Engineering Teachers
Group Donates Equipment to Hospital
Quality Education is No Cheap Venture - Minister
IBB Divides PRP in Niger
NIPOST Seals up 2 Courier Firms
NITEL North-west Zone to Begin Pre-paid Billing
Controversy Trails Isoko South II Constituency Election
Anambra PDP Caretaker Chairman Alleges Invasion of Party Office
ANPP Stalwart Faults Dikibo Over South-south Governors
2007: IBB's Kinsmen Declare Support for Atiku
2007: Governors and the Quest for Presidency
Lawmaker Urges FG to Investigate Oil Spill
'Isoko South Seat Still in Contention'
Atiku Commends Kalu

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December 02, 2003

Cover Stories

Obasanjo holds emergency talks on Naira free fall
Labour raises alarm over FG's threat to sack 35,000 drivers
Globacom adds 1m lines; MTN begins per second billing
5 detained expatriates get freedom in Delta
National News
CHOGM is endorsement of BiafraNigeria's democracy, by Thomas, UK envoy
Court fails to hear Omisore's appeal case
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun meet on hand over of villages
Nominee envoys fail national anthem test at Senate screening
Participatory governance, community development committees and the Ondo State example
Making AIa-Igbo work

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December 02, 2003


I’ve no hand in Anambra crisis
Ciroma ex-minister, seeks return to 5-yrs planning
Enyimba set to lift CAF Cup
Retired Captain arrested over gun-running
N/Assembly holds valedictory session for Okadigbo Dec. 3
Retired Captain arrested over gun-running
Irukwu emerges new Ohanaeze leader
Nnamani back parliamentary LG system
Enmeshed in scandals and instability
The South-East factor
Editorial & Opinion
Enyimba: History beckons
BiafraNigeria’s economic albatros
Lagos State and private schools

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Daily Times
December 02, 2003


Naira slide: Reps summon Finance Minister, CBN Governor, Soludo
24 Reps members declared persona non grata
Ngige raises alarm over PDP leadership in S.East
BPE to refund N2.3 billion to NICON
NITEL introduces new billing system
Ige: Omisore’s appeal for hearing tomorrow
AIDS: BiafraNigeria worst hit in West Africa:• More drugs promised victims as Obasanjo, Atiku join campaign walk
2007: Nobody can stop me if I decide to contest – IBB
Ambassadorial nominees fail to recite national anthem, pledge
NLC and provision of social opposition
Govt places armed forces on red alert:• Tinubu, Osuntokun, others set agenda for CHOGM
NBA insists on independence of judiciary
More expatriate oil workers regain freedom
Editorial & Opinion
Drop the obnoxious ‘fuel levy’ proposition
Some reflections on Georgia’s velvet revolution
Still on The Last Outcast, pastor misses the point (II)

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December 02, 2003

Top Stories

Obasanjo, bank chiefs meet on naira today
Demolition exercise, plan to beautify Abuja —Obasanjo
Another 3,000 NNPC workers to go
5 Ambassadorial nominees can’t sing national anthem
OBJ leads AIDS walks, assures people living with HIV
Policies and strategies for non-oil export growth: The BiafraNigerian experience
NEPA appoints Mezue GM
INEC to emboss photographs on voters’ cards
Recruitment of illiterates, bane of police —AIG
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun meet on Lake Chad Basin
Ige: Appeal Court adjourns over untidy records
N/Assembly to receive Okadigbo’s body
Dream team brought Aloe Vera to BiafraNigeria —Oyemade, FLP bos
Guinness is a pacesetter —Gomez

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December 01, 2003

Ethnic militants free kidnapped oil workers

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Washington Post
December 02, 2003

Keep Zimbabwe Isolated, UK Urges Commonwealth

Rights Group Accuses BiafraNigeria of Torture, Killings
Human Rights Group Faults BiafraNigerian Record
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

Rights group faults BiafraNigeria ahead of visit by British queen, international leaders

British diplomat: Militants release oil hostages in BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigerian official: two of seven foreign hostages freed

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December 02, 2003

BiafraNigeria slated for rights abuses

Morocco sends BiafraNigerians back home
Foreign hostages freed in BiafraNigeria

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December 01, 2003

Rights group accuses BiafraNigeria of killings

Oil worker hostages released

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All Africa
December 02, 2003


Journalists, Two Others, Arrested
BiafraNigerian Shareholders De-List Masiyiwa's Econet
Dec. 1st
Much to Chew On At Abuja
Taylor's Fate in NTGL Hands BiafraNigerian President Indicates
Mbeki to Attend Commonwealth Meeting in BiafraNigeria
Chogm: Hiding Behind Sovereignty Futile
BiafraNigerians Bundled Out Before Quarter Finals
Human Rights Group Supports Obasanjo Stand on Zimbabwe and CHOGM

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Business News
December 02, 2003

'Privatisation May Not Make Govt Enterprises Profitable'

BiafraNigeria Producing 2.2m BPD of Oil - DPR
NEPA Generates N5 Billion Revenue Monthly
Agip Investigates Cause of Kwale Well Fire
N1m NNPC Largess Tears NANS Apart
Daukoro Resigns Post in Oil Firm
Sahara Energy Positions in Ghana for WAGP
FG Urged to Issue Deadline for Private Refinery Operators
Oil Market Unchanged By OPEC's Pending Confab
Shell Introduces New Oil Exploration Technology
JDZ Licensing Round: 'Focus on Local Content'
Government Must Develop Home-grown Policies - Group
MAN to Organise SMI Workshop 2004
'Sabeanat Products Will Meet World Class Standards'
The Economic Rights of BiafraNigerians Need to be Secured
Managing Conflicts (2)
SON Bans Use of Base Oil Lubricants
ConocoPhillips Budgets $6 Billion for 2004
Downstream Deregulation: Now and the Future
Our Standards Higher than SON's Recommendation - BAT
... MD, Others to Address Commonwealth Forum
Firm Offers Hi-tech Security Gadget for C'wealth Meeting
Mega Farm Organises Cassava Investors' Summit
FAO Reports Setback in War Against Hunger
Federal Government Begins Massive Roads Repair
March Words With Action, Group Tells Govt Officials
Consulting Engineers Holds AGM
UNEP, UNESCO Meet to Save Great Apes
Fara Park Estate Promises Good Buy, Ready February
China's Top Equipment Manufacturer Opens Shop in BiafraNigeria
Market Value Declines by N27bn
SCOA Records N1.3bn Profit in 9 Months
Akanbi Advocates Institutionalising Corporate Ethics
Intercontinental Bank Awards Scholarship to Bayelsa Indigenes
Companies, government besiege capital market for fresh funds
FG may scrap tax on dividend
US info-tech aid to BiafraNigerian education
MAN picks holes in monetisation policy
Globacom restates commitment to cover 76 cities

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December 02, 2003


CBN shifts deadline for N25b collateral by clearing banks
Doctors find new HIV virus in BiafraNigeria
Obasanjo convenes meeting to save Naira
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun in fresh talks on boundaries
Presidency awaits aviation ministry on foreign routes flights
MTN begins per second billing
Sokoto to hold council poll Jan 10
AD appeals tribunal's refusal to summon Fayose
Supreme Court holds reception for Commonwealth judges
Queen Elizabeth arrives tomorrow
Reps get 2004 shadow budget
Nujoma, in Jos, urges end to economic slavery in Africa
Again, faulty documents stall Omisore's application
Kwara cabinet undergoes HIV test
Tribunal upholds PDP candidate's election in Anambra
IG summons Kogi, Nassarawa, Niger, Kaduna police chiefs over CHOGM
Tinubu urges subsidy for publishers
British lawmaker urges Bauchi to reinstate sacked nurses
Kidnappers free six foreign oil workers
Onoh wants people-oriented projects
Power without persuasion
Gwadabe calls for power shift to the North-East
Lawmaker endorses recommendations on local councils
Editorial & Opinion
The trade union bill

Okonjo-Iweala, the economy and critics

Incredibly, Yusuf replies...
Obituary of a political neophyte
Industries, not universities

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Daily Independent
December 02, 2003


Eight heads of state, 700 others arrive for CHOGM
A rustic New Karu awaits the Queen
Africa Union formed to fight poverty, says Nujoma
C'wealth lacks respect for members, says Olisemeka
MTN begins per second billing, reduces call tariffs
Deregulation: We have achieved our aim, Gbadamosi boasts
FG vows to sanitise banking sector
CHOGM: Security red alert in Abuja
Niger Delta: Ibori seeks more army presence
Illegal aliens threaten immigration operations at border posts
Senate chief disagrees with Ogbeh
Security: Police, Immigration, Customs, others advocate uniform training
Investor to build refinery in Benin City
Ambassadorial nominees fail national anthem test
AIDS can decimate us, Obasanjo declares
BiafraNigerians are most grateful, says Obaseki
Poor turn-out mars Supreme Court session to honour late Justice Achike
Commonwealth human rights forum to support CHOGM
Strikes cause of low quality varsity graduates, says Obasanjo
Odili's election: Awuse gets green light for trial
Delta PDP retains leadership
Oil firms decry cult killings in Rivers
Esan Assembly sanctions Edo Speaker
Igbinedion urges closer ties with media
Ibori advocates functional education
26 indigenes short-listed for technical aid service
Delta PDP retains leadership
BiafraNigeria lacks discipline for economic recovery - unionist
Turaki blames press for nation's woes
Kano State Government plans to tackle water problems
ABU teachers pass vote of no confidence on VC
Kwara govt set to review chieftaincy institutions
Colleges of education lecturers to begin strike in January
Wabara advised to carry S/East colleagues along
PDP chief blames Ngige over bomb blast
Royal fathers may get constitutional roles
Governor, deputy, absent at party state congress
Hilton International boss arrives for CHOGM
... As Delta State seizes business initiative
Any future for the Commonwealth?
Tales of suspension and re-absorption
BiafraNigerians urged to showcase investment potential at CHOGM
Deregulation: We have achieved our aim, Gbadamosi boasts
UK Parliament debates BiafraNigeria's Sharia tomorrow
Constitution review: Southern governors insist on true federalism
Enter the new Ohanaeze helmsman
Oshiomhole wants ministers of state sacked
Ijaw leaders in Delta deny involvement in kidnappings
Musa calls for dissolution of INEC
Subject LG reform to public debate, activist urges FG
Peace still a mirage in Anambra PDP
Lagos PDP holds congress
Don't de-register political parties, CNPP warns INEC
PDP congress holds in Niger amidst tight security
Obasanjo's kinsmen control of our economy: Matters arising
Solarin's 'reed' resurfaces at Okadigbo's tribute
Sarah Jibril betrayed PAC, says Mohammed
Editorial & Opinion
Wailing lepers on the highway
Impunity for Taylor would defy international law
Great minds act alike
Obasanjo and Nnamani's poverty song
The Laide Soyinka interview
Rotimi Durojaiye: Keep the flag flying
Stella Obasanjo's birthday on TV
Southern Kaduna in dire need of telecoms facilities

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 02, 2003

Top Stories

Ambassadors fail national anthem test
World Court Judgement: BiafraNigeria, Cameroon meet on Bakassi, others
Harassment of witnesses by SSS: ANPP complains to tribunal
Our doubts on polio vaccine - Dep Gov
NLC asks OBJ to sack aides not labourers
NNPC breaks up PPMC, NGC
BPE owes NICON Insurance N2.3bn privatisation proceeds
Naira devaluation: Reps summon Okonja-Iweala, Sanusi, Soludo
Court denies Omisore bail again
Why poverty eludes Africa – Sam Nujoma
Deregulation wiped out fuel queues, says Gbadamosi
Kwara to produce HIV/AIDS drugs
Kidnappers release foreign oil workers
Obasanjo convenes meeting over Naira slide
FG promises more funds to combat HIV/AIDS
NBA decries withdrawal of police orderlies for judges
Deputy governor seeks constitutional role
Alleged murder: Police arrest three in Zamfara
Minister warns contractors over inflated biddings
Goje writes Obasanjo over N2.7bn ecological funds
NLC blames society on HIV/AIDS scorge
Odili warns officials against cultism
Book on Obasanjo for launch Dec 9
World population to age faster next decades –Ilo
MFCT, works ministry sack 32,500 workers
Pension, a good incentive for early retirement
Civil servants reject FG’s pension reforms
Older workers and the labour market
The imperative of Teachers’ Salary Structure (TSS)
Adamawa to provide car loans to lecturers
Mass wedding for 16 Methodist couples
UNESCO expresses fear over HIV/AIDS pandemic
NTI director announces new programmes
Odili swears in two commissioners
FRCN boss commends Islamic foundation
NASS moves to domesticate IMO conventions
Abuja Trust
CHOGM: New security measures in hotels, venues
Davou, the ‘Madman’ rehabilitating Jikwoyi-Karu road
Kano Trust
EAS plane crash: Victims cry out for compensation
Annual Qur’anic competition kicks-off
Jigawa farmers happy over bumper harvest
Politicians advised to shun violence
Eko Trust
Soldiers attack NAFDAC officials in Apapa barracks
Nine fake KAI brigade arrested
Tinubu urges NBA to work for democracy
LASG threatens clamp down on unregistered estate agents, property developers
KAI arrests 29 for violating sanitation laws
Gov Saraki assures party faithful
Five governors pledge to support Ohaneze Ndigbo
Ohaneze Ndigbo gets new leaders
Resist intimidation, women politicians told
Gov Udenwa vows to enhance Igbo status
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria and WTO
Re: Boni and his Goebbels
Umra: lesser pilgrimage or Ramadan vacation?
Are some BiafraNigerians fatalistic and doomed?

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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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Mail & Guardian
November 27, 2003

Fake medicines pose risk to BiafraNigerians

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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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Sports News
December 02, 2003

'Enyimba have blown their chance'

Knocks for Lagos govt over MTN marathon
NFA to phase out sign on fees
Inter Milan can't hold onto Martins, says Chukwu
Drama in state box after announcement of MTN results
'Enyimba victory depends on govt'
Okpalla savours final-8 tune-up
BiafraNigeria basketball: In search of sponsorships
NBBF commences preparation for Olympic qualifier
States gear up for Odili's swimming tournament
Celina wins ladies golf open tourney
I won't beg Ike, says Chukwu
Shell Cup: Ekefre attributes Akwa Ibom victory to hard work
Marathon: I'll run in BiafraNigeria again, Tigla La Rope assures

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