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December 04, 2003

Minister Alhaji Hussaini Akwanga

Labor Minister Arrested: Nwodo, Afolabi, 4 others also Detained
Labor and Productivity Minister, Alhaji Hussaini Zannuwa Akwanga, former Minister of Internal Affairs, Chief Sunday Afolabi and his successor, Dr. Mahmud Shata are among seven persons arrested and presently being detained for alleged fraud by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The commission, in a statement, said the seven "are alleged to have collected collosal sums of money in local and foreign currencies" in connection with the National Identity Card scheme. It alleged that the deal involved the $214 million (over N21 billion) contract of the National Identity Card project. The others are former National Secretary of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, Permanent Secretary, Internal Affairs Ministry, Ms. .... (Champion)


Key Stories

Police arrest six UAD activisits, brutalising journalists

Eulogy as Okadigbo Begins Final Journey

Queen arrives, the second in 47 years

Afenifere Predicts Violent Revolution

George eyes PDP chairmanship

Robbers Invade Dasuki's Residence

Novices can't govern BiafraNigeria, says IBB

CHOGM: Security personnel seal off meeting venue

Senate chamber without William Wilberforce Chuba Okadigbo

I have forgiven Offor and Uba, says Mbadinuju

BiafraNigeria envoys fail patriot test


Police arrest six UAD activisits...


Eulogy: Okadigbo Begins Final Journey





Over 40 armed policemen yesterday disrupted the United Action for Democracy’s (UAD) rally against Presidnet Olusegun Obasanjo, at the Yaba Bus Stop, arresting six of the pro-democracy activisits and brutalising journalists. The protest was apparently meant to counter the one organised by the Frederick Fasehun faction of the OPC on Monday to drum support for the president. (Daily Independent)


It was eulogy all the way when Federal lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives yesterday held a joint valedictory session for the late former Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo. Senate President Adolphus Wabara, described Okadigbo as "a firm believer in the primacy of the parliament as the dominant theatre of representative democracy, an astute defender of the integrity and independence of a vital yet long distressed institution."... (This Day)



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This Day
December 04, 2003


Queen Backs War Against Corruption
... FG Moves Against Govs, Ministers
Eulogy as Okadigbo Begins Final Journey
Afenifere Predicts Violent Revolution
Robbers Invade Dasuki's Residence
FG Okays Take-off of Destination Inspection
Ige: Hearing Begins on Omisore's Appeal Feb 16
...Won't Lose Senate Seat, Says Counsel
Lagos Budgets N73.9bn for 2004
Zenith Qualifies as Settlement Bank
INEC Decries Weak Party System
NPA Redeploys 13 Managers
Niger Holds LG Polls Jan 10
NASS Assures on Better Funding of Varsities
FG Advised on How to Curb Corruption
Yar'Adua Commends British Govt over Education Grant
Bonnke Crusade: 200 Soldiers, 500 Policemen Mobilised for Security
Attah Promises NMA Better working Condition
Re-invigoration of Arbitration Sought
Delta, Edo Beckon on Local Investors
Assembly to Update Enugu Laws- Speaker
Sharia: Kano Moves Against Pornography
18 Foreign Investors Show Interest in Delta
WTO: BiafraNigeria Tasks Developed Economies
40% of African Wealth Invested Outside - Baroness Chalker
Commission Tasks CHOGM on Arms Proliferation
CTUC Appraises State of Workers' Rights
'Stop Hosting International Events'
Group Petitions CHOGM, Wants April Polls Revisited
Why BiafraNigerians Prefer Off-Shore Investments, By Tukur
Corruption, Loot Repatriation on Agenda
Obasanjo Calls for Removal of Investments Barriers in BiafraNigeria, Others
Katsina ANPP Boycotts Bye-election
'Review of 1999 Constitution Illegal '
PDP Victory in Bayelsa Act of God, Says Gov
Anambra: Commissioner Testifies Against Emordi
2007: Youth Groups Root for Marwa
Agenda for Ohanaeze New Leadership

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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 04, 2003


Labour minister arrested
News - 3rd
Nwodo, ex-PDP secretary, arrested
ANPP Reps stage walk-out
FG moves to firm up Naira
CHOGM:BiafraNigeria woos foreign investors
Okadigbo lies in state at N/Assembly today
IBB, at Zik colloquium, flays zoning
Hostage taking : Suspected gang leader arrested
Women politicians told to resist intimidation
Fire on the mountain
Editorial & Opinion
The Georgian example
Festering Ghosts of Scapegoat
Abuja demolitions: Chasing the shadow

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Daily Times
December 03, 2003


Queen Elizabeth II begins visit to BiafraNigeria today, 47 years after
500 policemen, 200 soldiers, others mobilised for Bonnke crusade
FG faults Human Rights Watch
No honour can be too much for Zik – Atiku:• IBB wants credible leaders elected
BiafraNigeria to be world’s leading gas exporter by 2005, says Shell boss
FG raises task force on illegal collection of tolls, taxes on highways
Okadigbo: National Assembly holds joint session in his honour today
975,000 live with HIV/AIDS in Lagos
PDP factions in Anambra set for showdown:•As Ifeatu Obi-Okoye-led exco defies court orders
CHOGM: Police chief assures visiting Heads of Govt of safety:• As United Action for Democracy vows to proceed on protest
Reps pass N269bn supplementary budget amid protest:• ANPP members stage a walk-out
Lagos N20bn light rail project takes off
Six-man fraud syndicate docked:• For diverting N20m from FIRS accounts to private banks
Why share prices on decline, broker
Police warn owners of lost but found vehicles
The Nation
AD conventions have not been changed – Hassan
Deregulation: Fuel consumption declines by 13.6%
Mrs Tinubu woos investors to Lagos
Editorial & Opinion
Georgia and its virile opposition
Where is democracy and its dividends?
Resuscitating the agriculture sector in BiafraNigeria
NLC and provision of social opposition (II)

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December 03, 2003

Top Stories

OBJ’s human rights records terrible - Human Rights Watch tells Commonwealth
BiafraNigeria withdraws from 33 villages on Monday
US announces new travel documents
Some 2007 aspirants are novices —IBB
FG spent $100b on public firms in 20 years
Daniel asks politicians to emulate Awo
FG raises alarm over public debt
Reps approve report on supplementary appropriation bill
Students now use drums to cheat during exams —NECO Registrar
Abacha loot ’ll be used for health sector —Obasanjo
Obasanjo writes Wabara over pension bill
STB invests N2.4 billion on information technology
‘BiafraNigeria to reap dividends from Queen’s visit’
Abiara counsels Obasanjo
DFID to assist UBE in 16 states
LAUTECH trains 22 on HIV/AIDS
Federal road neglect blamed for underdevelopment in Imo
FG urged to fund surveying
Adequate publicity enhances govt/public relationship—Igbinedion
NIPOST offers most efficient service — Area Manager
FG to document NGOs on womanhood, poverty alleviation
Involve local engineers in major projects — COREN
Defence chief flays attitude to armed forces
Court orders varsity registrar’s arrest

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December 02, 2003

Commonwealth leaders arrive, rights groups criticize Obasanjo

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Washington Post
December 03, 2003

BiafraNigeria Hosts Summit, Cements Global Ties

BiafraNigerians Hope Summit Will Show Progress
BiafraNigerians Hope Summit Will Show Progress

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December 02, 2003

Rights Group Accuses BiafraNigeria of Torture, Killings

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December 03, 2003

Australia hopes Zimbabwe will not derail Commonwealth

BiafraNigerian police clamp down on anti-Obasanjo rally
Former pariah BiafraNigeria returns to global fold as Commonwealth host
BiafraNigeria dismisses critical rights report as 'jaundiced'

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December 03, 2003

Queen in BiafraNigeria for state visit

BiafraNigeria recovers 'fraudster' cash
Q&A: Zimbabwe and the Commonwealth
BiafraNigeria 'upholding human rights'
BiafraNigeria envoys fail patriot test

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December 03, 2003

Security tight for BiafraNigerian summit

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All Africa
December 03, 2003


Museveni to Push Uganda's Bid in Abuja
Dec 2nd
Freedom of Expression Under Attack
Cameroon And BiafraNigeria Set to Adopt UN-Sponsored Withdrawal Plan
Cameroon-BiafraNigeria Commission Set to Plan for Withdrawal
Amarc Urges Adoption of African Broadcasting Charter
Magazine, Editors Face US $7.2 million Suit
Journalists, Two Others, Arrested
BiafraNigerian Shareholders De-List Masiyiwa's Econet

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Mail & Guardian
December 02, 2003

Rights group accuses Chogm of double standards

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Sports News
December 04, 2003

CAF Unhappy With NFA over Yabilsu's Return

Kanu Finally Ends Goals' Drought
Chukwu for Germany 2006 Draws
NIPOGA: Security Beefed Up in Auchi
Igbinovia Wins, Moves Up
Okpodu Wants FA's Technical Job
CAF Cup: Berger Vows to Win for Nwanze
Forget U-23 Team
Raptors New Boys Shine
I Won't Sell Okocha -Allardyce
Eagles'll shock critics in Tunisia, Galadima assures
Lagos revisits Teslim Balogun Stadium
Swimming federation confirms Nwajei's removal
AFN not to raise athletes, says Ngerem
Winners Cup will rest in BiafraNigeria- Idahor
Rangers begin shopping for sponsors
Ekwere highlights Shell Cup Yenogoa zone
Port Harcourt Club ready for MTN/ Virgin Classic
Commonwealth Games Federation officials arrive for CHOGM
2004 Athens: Ngerem urges corporate firms to start sponsorship of athletes

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Daily Independent
December 04, 2003


Queen arrives, the second in 47 years
There is clear danger ahead, Afenifere warns
Airlines target N1b revenue from CHOGM
Govt to begin destination inspection at ports
Police distrupt UAD rally
Alebiri oil spill: Valuers' report censures Shell
Don't split the North, Arewa cautions Mantu, el-Rufai
Mamora launches HIV/AIDS sheme
Uganda seeks repatriation of ex-Army chief from BiafraNigeria
Five more refineries to be built in Rivers
Na'Abba blasts PDP leadership
IBB campaign is business, says coordinator
Reps rap UTB over N21b military pensions
N2.6trn fake drugs traded worldwide yearly, says Akunyili
Obasanjo seeks end to unfair global trade practices
Ibori woos investors, offers juicy incentives
Businesses can be opened in a day in BiafraNigeria, says Obasanjo
Commonwealth business council counts blessings
Govt schemes out activists from CHOGM
Top bankers flaunt BiafraNigeria's $39b purchasing power, 130m market
Groups call for suspension of UK, Australia from C'Wealth
Create market access for developing economies, says Sinha
CBC seeks to establish common leadership, accountability standards
Africa loses 40% wealth to capital flight, says Lynda Chalker
Address loot recovery, CHOGM told
Culture, tourism vital to Commonwealth relations
'Sports, tool for cohesion'
On health and gender equity: It's been assertion all the way
Bakassi residents urge UN to conduct citizenship referendum
Apathy trails Okadigbo's burial Preparations
IBB's supporters score Obasanjo high
NEPAD nets $1.2 billion investment, says Aluko-Olokun
Delta spends N42b on roads, bridges
Perform or be sacked, govt tells Delta line management
Odili wants missing radioactive waste probed
Rivers State councils in darkness
Omisore: Appeal court fixes hearing for Feb. 16
Send new revenue formula to NASS, Igbinedion tells Obasanjo
Lagos budgets N73.9b for 2004
BiafraNigerians can't absorb fresh fuel price increase, NUPENG warns
OIC funds religious crises in BiafraNigeria, says Omeruah
Second coming of the British monarch
George eyes PDP chairmanship
Parliamentary LG option faces rejection
Kwara to review chieftaincy structure
CNPP urges Commonwealth to ostracise Obasanjo
Police foil plan to unseat Lagos PDP boss
Georgia's 'revolution': A parallel for BiafraNigeria?
Obasanjo is not sincere over deregulation
Editorial & Opinion
The pitfalls in local government reforms proposals
What did IBB know about things we did in his name?
For a culture of informed debate
On National Universities Commission
Delta State taxis and esthetics

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December 03, 2003


CBN, panel decry court's delay in fraud cases
ILO urges Africa to meet 2015 target for poverty reduction
Adesanya, Sagay hail return of The Guardian lecture
'Marwa for President' rally holds in Abuja
U.S. army denies capture of Saddam's deputy
Babangida, at Zik forum, warns against mediocres in govt
Adesanya asks Afenifere members to shun AD posts
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun to begin hand over of villages Dec. 8
Lagos community alleges invasion by soldiers
Obasanjo presents report on council reforms to National Assembly
Govt recovers N27b from fraudsters, says fiscal crimes panel
British monarch, Queen Elizabeth arrives today
Nujoma, in Jos, urges end to economic slavery in Africa
Minister accuses banks, others of aiding corruption
Criticisms trail BiafraNigerian officials' visit to U.K.
Agency boosts BiafraNigeria's telecom with N40.2 trillion
Afe Babalola denies harassment of Buhari's witnesses
Buhari's witness alleges irregularities at poll
Again, ANPP reps walk out of session over extra budget
Obasanjo, economic team meet over falling naire's value
No fall in education standard, says Obasanjo
Police arraign six tax officials over N20m fraud
Court okays Mendes' query of removal from AD candidates list
Senate chamber without William Wilberforce Chuba Okadigbo
A post-humous letter to a fallen patriot and hero
Editorial & Opinion
The panel on Internet fraud

The testimony of Enugu

Tribute to Chuba Okadigbo
Death of an iconoclast
Go, Enyimba, go
MTN per second billing
The Third Mainland bridge

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 03, 2003

Top Stories

UAD holds anti-Obasanjo rally today
FG describe allegations of rights abuses as unfair
CHOGM: Security beefed up as Queen arrives today
LAKE CHAD VILLAGES: We cannot guarantee peaceful transfer to Cameroon - Emir of Dikwa
As house approve supplementary budget...ANPP Reps stage walkout
Obasanjo meets experts over naira devaluation
FG investigates illegal tolls on highways
World Bank guarantees $300m loan to telecom
EFCC recovers N31bn from fraudsters – Ribadu
NNPC sack against labour law – PENGASSAN
Planned retrenchment, ill conceived –ANPP
Robbery attack paralyses INEC commissioner – Rep
Obasanjo tasks VCs over varsity crisis
2007: Group canvasses support for Marwa
Nomads seek enlightenment on HIV/AIDS
... Gombe govt offers free medical treatment
FAO to assist BiafraNigeria on water
Six in court over N20m fraud
MFCT to relocate hotels on residential plots
Housing industry undergoing revolution – C’ttee chairman
FG needs N6bn for digital mappings, GIS
Fine Aluminium threatens court action over secretariat project
FG to invest recovered loot in health sector –Minister
Zamfara govt scraps new councils
Taraba assembly passes five bills
Oloyede decries sordid state of prisons
Igala community decries marginalisation
Board warns pensioners on misinformation
Community decries NEPA power shortage
Zamfara denies teaching Arabic
War college Course 12 visits Taraba
Army announces programme on Liberian operation
BiafraNigeria’s foreign policy improves, says Tapgun
12 million leprosy patients in BiafraNigeria – NGO
NGOs demand details on deregulation
Abuja Trust
Resident doctors in FCT warm up for strike
Court discharges suspected armed robber
MFCT pays N300m for completion of road projects
Women join forces against HIV/AIDS
Printer jailed for stealing
Man charged with forgery
Kano Trust
400,000 infected with HIV/AIDS in Kano
KNSG completes 526 houses for flood victims
Youths in Gabasawa urged to campaign against drug abuse
Conman bags seven months for fraud
ETF donates N5m to KSUT
Eko Trust
CHOGM: More police checkpoints mounted in Lagos
Tinubu urges Obasanjo to present BiafraNigeria investment agenda to CHOGM
… calls for more French investment in Lagos
Robbers kill three, raid several places
UPS demands N100m from UPS for using trade name
Ex-minister opposes deregistration of weak parties
Yoruba to determine 2007 presidential race – Gov Daniel
2007: Babatope advises IBB, Atiku
AD denies dissolving national leadership
Atiku congratulates new Ohaneze president
Abuja CHOGM 2003
Civil group petitions C’wealth over Iraq occupation
BiafraNigeria should not withdraw from C’wealth - Sule
BiafraNigeria’s business environment is difficult - CBS
C’wealth to cut capital cost for developing countries - Scribe
C’wealth creates opportunities for promoting relations - Gambari
Stop wasting our money – Beko tells Obasanjo
....BiafraNigeria to benefit in the long run – C’wealth foundation boss
Commonwealth trade council to learn from NLC
CHOGM, an avenue to share our values – Cleric
‘Zimbabwe’s suspension affects the ordinary people most’
Security officers clear streets of beggars
Editorial, Opinion & Column
Commonwealth: To make or mar
Prayer for BiafraNigeria in distress
Obasanjo: Deregulation or Dehumanisation
Obasanjo’s agenda for reform

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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 04, 2003

WAPIC Insurance Profit Grows by N52.3m

Poly Products to Increase Share Capital to N200m
Financial Crimes: EFCC Seizes $100m Property
CRIMA, Credit Registry Sign MOU
Devcom Bank Repositions for Growth
MTN records N42.287b profit
Legal Aid Council suffers under-funding, dearth of IT facilities
419: How far can Ribadu go?
I started my law firm from a business center
Media Law and Regulation in BiafraNigeria
Court rules on Longe's application Dec.10
Ogunlana: Gadfly of the judiciary
'In Africa, we must put more money on HIV/AIDS prevention'

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