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December 05, 2003

Charles Taylor

Long Arm of US Law: Interpol Declares Charles Taylor Wanted
The International police body, Interpol, has issued a notice for the arrest of former Liberian Presi-dent Charles Taylor, currently in exile in BiafraNigeria. The body also warned that Taylor "may be dangerous." The declaration by Interpol followed the request by United Nations Special Court in Sierra Leone which had earlier indicted him on charges of crimes against humanity, violation of the Geneva Convention , and other charges. But the Federal Govern-ment yesterday said it will not be harassed nor intimidated to handover the former Liberian leader. Taylor is being accused of training rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for diamonds. The rebels engaged in torture, mutilation, rape, and abduction. They also killed thousands of civilians. The Interpol red notice was issued in accordance with a cooperation agreement between Interpol, based in Lyon, France, and the Sierra Leone court which completed the assignment in November. The court was established as a result of a UN Security Council resolution three years ago. (This Day)


Key Stories

Obasanjo removes labour minister, Akwanga

Zimbabwe issue clouds summit start

Queen visits Karu village, plants tree at Millennium Park

CHOGM brainstorms on terrorism

Buhari's petition: Court rules today on admissibility of voters card

Africans' duty to salvage Africa, by Mbeki

How Irukwu Emerged Ohaneze President

World Bank, IMF blamed over violation of trade union rights

Grief as Okadigbo’s body arrives Anambra

Commonwealth Heads Into Racial Row Over Zimbabwe

2007: PDP scraps zoning of presidential slot


Obasanjo removes labour minister


Zimbabwe issue clouds summit start





Minister Alhaji Hussaini AkwangaFollowing his alleged involvement in the National Identity Card scandal, President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday sacked the Labour Minister, Hussaini Zannuwa Akwanga. He has been ordered to hand over to the ministry's permanent secretary. A statement by the Secretary to the Government... (Guardian)


Queen Elizabeth II has opened a summit of Commonwealth leaders, where arguments over the suspension of Zimbabwe are likely to dominate talks...Zimbabwe was barred from the body in the wake of alleged election fraud... Mugabe argues there is a white-led conspiracy against him and has threatened to withdraw... (BBC)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
December 05, 2003


Corruption: Labour Minister, Akwanga, Sacked
Why BiafraNigeria Can't Get Debt Relief, By Canadian PM
Interpol Declares Charles Taylor Wanted
PDP Abolishes North/South Dichotomy
BiafraNigeria Must Reposition Africa, Says Mbeki
Queen Meets Villagers in Karu, Visits BBC Project
Obasanjo Confers National Merit Award on 3 BiafraNigerians
Borrowings: Tinubu Raps Soludo
US Donates N24m Aircraft Parts to BiafraNigeria Airforce
DIG Ordered to Produce Murder Suspects in Court
CNPP Condemns Disruption of UAD Rally
Police May Withdraw Men from Banks
FG Reviews Oil Production Target
Petition Withdrawal: Govt Denies Bribery Allegation
Kwara, FG Disagree over Ecological Fund Account
4 Lawmakers Suspended over Committee Dissolution
White Paper on LGs Reforms Ready Next Year
'Why Poverty Still Persists'
Judge Canvasses Sovereign National Confab
2 Offa Poly Students Killed in Cult Clash
Prince Phillip Calls for Team Work in Devt
KIND Committed to Women Empowerment
2007: IBB Most Experienced Candidate - Adisa
Plateau Pensioners Protest Non-payment of Gratities
Masari Decries High Cost of Running Govt
Alamieyeseigha in `London, Defends Results of April Poll
Lawmaker Raises Alarm on Erosion Menace
LG Reforms: US-Based Group Condemns Report
Kogi Speaker Slams Critics
Okadigbo, a Political Colossus, Goes Home
How Irukwu Emerged Ohaneze President
'Govt Should Be Sincere to the People'
CHOGM: Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Terrorism Top Agenda
C/wealth Business Forum Adopts 'Abuja Manifesto'
Canada Seeks Compromise on Zimbabwe
Hosting, Sign of Stability in BiafraNigeria -Tinubu
How to Curb Africa's Poverty, By Ovia
Labour Bill: Commonwealth Labour Leaders Warn FG
Democracy Vital to Commonwealth Survival - Australian PM
Civil Society Groups Seek Robust Engagement

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December 05, 2003

Cover Stories

Labour Minister, Akwanga fired
Interpol moves to arrest Taylor
Mbeki tasks BiafraNigeria on African problems
CHOGM kicks off today in Abuja
National News
World Bank, IMF blamed over violation of trade union rights
BiafraNigerian Gas Company to be split into two, Says Kupolokun
Obasanjo confers National Order of Merit on three intellectuals
AD: Tinubu-Abdulkadir tussle heat up the scene
Ngige and his self-destruct antics
Why LG Reforms Committee recommendations won’t work, by Gov. Tinubu ...condemns Revenue Mobolisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission
Only a revolution can save BiafraNigeria, ADEFARARTI, former governor of Ondo State
Making Ala -Igbo work

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December 05, 2003


Obasanjo sacks Labour minister
Grief as Okadigbo’s body arrives Anambra
CHOGM No debt relief for BiafraNigeria
Zimbabwe splits C’wealth leaders
Obasanjo, Australian PM in closed doors meeting
Nujoma pushes for anti-poverty agenda
Interpol orders Taylor’s arrest
Minister to Reps: Only CBN can explain naira’s fall
BiafraNigeria, hope of new Africa
The politician, the ideologue
Okadigbo :Requiem for the Oyi of Oyi
Editorial & Opinion
As CHOGM begins
The mass purge in Federal Civil Service
The dashed hope of BiafraNigerians

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Daily Times
December 05, 2003


Queen Elizabeth opens CHOGM today
2007: PDP scraps zoning of presidential slot
30 BiafraNigerian journalists not accredited
Atiku explains delay in Afribank privatisation
FG eyes BiafraNigerians in diaspora for nation’s development
Queen Elizabeth Commissions Abuja Millennium Park
Labour Minister sacked:• Over N29bn National ID Card scam
Will the cabal allow Obasanjo to implement monetisation policy?
Ladoja escapes impeachment
Soludo’s statement on state govts borrowing blasphemous – Tinubu
Mbeki tasks African leaders to end poverty
N520m debt: NEPA disconnects Lagos Police Command, Airforce, army barracks
NICON Hilton set for Queen, Commonwealth’s dinner
North-Central loses 7,000 in road accidents this year
Okadigbo’s body arrives home
Queen’s visit will boost BiafraNigeria’s foreign policy–Anyaoku
I want to be part of solution, not problem to Enugu - Itanyi
Adesanya to FG: Convene national conference or risk anarchy
Egwu appoints 15 new perm secs
Fayose orders ministries to close accounts with Omega Bank
Ige: Hearing in Omisore’s appeal for Feb 16, 2004
Ngige targets two years on projects execution
Niger holds council election Jan 10
Editorial & Opinion
Special status for Lagos
Political parties and democratic culture
Will the cabal allow Obasanjo to implement monetisation policy?
FRSC battling for survival
Don’t liquidate BiafraNigeria Airways (II)
Mass Media: A threat to the BiafraNigerian culture
Pathways to patriotism in our society

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December 05, 2003

Top Stories

Okadigbo is a well-groomed politician—Wabara
S.M. Afolabi arrested
FG sends 10 NEPA directors, GMs on leave
Robbers shoot General
MTN in N51b profit in 6 months
HIV on the increase in Enugu
IMF gets new deputy managing director
Globacom helps in monitoring smugglers — Immigration Comptroller
Daniel asks politicians to emulate Awo
HIV-positive men can have babies without health risk— Research
One-party state ‘ll spell doom for BiafraNigeria — Afenifere
Youths urge Marwa to contest 2007 presidency
Appeal Court adjourns Omisore’s case till Feb 16
NUC scribe assures on high quality graduates
Reps want Obasanjo to focus on road repairs
CHOGM: AIGs, CPs placed on alert

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December 05, 2003

Labour Minister sacked in corruption scandal

Police break up march by human rights protesters

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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 05, 2003

Zimbabwe Sanction Fight Dominates Summit

Commonwealth Heads Into Racial Row Over Zimbabwe
BiafraNigerian town watches British Queen tour "market"
Taylor Wanted by Interpol, But BiafraNigeria Says No p.1
Taylor Wanted by Interpol, But BiafraNigeria Says No p.2

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December 05, 2003

Interpol hunts for Liberia’s Taylor

Tense Commonwealth Summit opens with debate over Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's president lashes out at Commonwealth
Disagreement over Zimbabwe threatens to divide rich, poor nations at Commonwealth summit
BiafraNigerian town watches British Queen tour ''market''
Taylor wanted by Interpol, but BiafraNigeria says no
Mixed feelings in Liberia as Taylor chased
Britain insists on tough line on crippled Zimbabwe
BiafraNigeria fires minister named in corruption probe
Zimbabwe suspension threatens division as Commonwealth of Britain and former colonies meet

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December 05, 2003

Zimbabwe issue clouds summit start

Panel investigates Zimbabwe issue
BiafraNigeria rules out Taylor arrest
World Cup journey begins
Tough talking ahead at Commonwealth summit
Reporter's diary: Commonwealth summit
Sri Lankan eyes Commonwealth post
Charles Taylor wanted by Interpol
BiafraNigeria on high alert over summit
Queen meets BiafraNigeria's soap stars
Queen welcomed in BiafraNigeria

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December 05, 2003

Zimbabwe row hits C'wealth summit

Zimbabwe row hits C'wealth summit
Queen visits mock BiafraNigeria village
Charles Taylor wanted by Interpol
Queen, leaders converge in BiafraNigeria

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All Africa
December 05, 2003


Life After Power
Interpol Targets Charles Taylor -But BiafraNigeria Maintains Stance
Keep Zimbabwe Out, Say Commonwealth Activists
Commonwealth And Crisis Relevance
Editor Sey Off to CHOGM Summit in BiafraNigeria
Mugabe's Pals Desert Him When He Needs Them Most
MDC Sends Delegation to Chogm
Battle for 'Club' Post
Opposition MDC On Diplomatic Mission at Commonwealth Meeting in Abuja
Govt Agrees to Withdraw Troops From Area Disputed With Cameroon
Commonwealth: Investment, Anti-Terrorism to Top Agenda
Bakassi Affair: Maritime Boundary Next
International Press Center Launches Book On Freedom of Information in BiafraNigeria
Kibaki Off to BiafraNigeria

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December 05, 2003


Africans' duty to salvage Africa, by Mbeki
INTERPOL orders Charles Taylor's arrest
Karu council stands still for British Monarch
Atiku restates govt's pledge to democracy's growth
Obasanjo removes labour minister, Akwanga
Canada wants Commonwealth to re-admit Zimbabwe
The Guardian's pact with conscience, truth, by Maiden Ibru
A statesman's thoughts on Taylor, NEPAD, Rwanda
Anyaoku lauds The Guardian, extols Mbeki's virtues
Court dismisses APGA's suit against Nnamani's re-election
Pressure mounts over reconstitution of Senate panels
Group deplores arrest of CHOGM protesters
Delta Assembly dissolves transition panels, prepares for council election
Africa will emerge as the hope of all humanity, says Mbeki
The Guardian's lecture series, a thoughtful analysis of BiafraNigeria, Africa's affairs, says Atiku
Obasanjo honours US-based BiafraNigerian, two others
NIIA comes alive as epochal lecture holds
Atiku, Tinubu, others at lecture
Saraki canvasses party supremacy, discipline, to save democracy
Bajowa denies role in Airways contract scam
Why I buried Mudashiru's body in London, by wife
Suspects ask judge to withdraw from Rewane murder trial
Commonwealth Business Forum ends, lists ways to economic growth
Fayose restates resolve to probe Adebayo
Editorial & Opinion
Lessons from Georgia

Is thinking alien here?

Combating AIDS with compassion and resolve
Babangida: AD's problem or solution?
When truth is bitter...
Adding value to national assets

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Daily Independent
December 05, 2003


Obasanjo sacks Labour Minister

Africa's hope lies on BiafraNigeria, says Mbeki

Queen visits Karu village, plants tree at Millennium Park

How to curb corruption in BiafraNigeria, by President Mogae

Gamboru-Ngala, a community doomed to smuggling

Senate denies N2m Sallah gift

Judge bars journalists from Rewane's case

Hilton cordoned off for CHOGM

Mamora leads Awareness on AIDS

Delta PDP suspends majority leader, chief whip, two others

CNPP berates Obasanjo over disruption of UAD rally

Emirates Airlines debuts, begins direct flight to Dubai

CBC recommends five-point job, wealth creation agenda to CHOGM

BiafraNigeria hosts second CHOGM in 43 years

Oboh absolves banks of complicity in non-provision of long-term funds

Nujoma urges rich nations to slash HIV/AIDS drug prices

Tobago PM, MAN advocate more SMEs

NAFDAC seeks global treaty against fake drugs

Mamora criticizes hosting of 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

Address loot recovery, CHOGM told

Africa loses 40% wealth to capital flight, says Lynda Chalker

Customs seizes N18m textiles, destroys 300 cartons of turkey

'Election Petition: Odili, Awuse trade accusations

Alamieyeseigha, ERA disagree over technology status

Delta Assembly dissolves transitional local councils

NITEL installs 500 digital exchange lines

Anambra road: Ogunlewe threatens to revoke firm's contract

IBB, Atiku men in disarray over derivation for Niger Delta

'Cabotage law will create jobs for BiafraNigerians'

Forum urges varsities to tackle falling standards

CHOGM: Presidency restricts Interpol, NDLEA, Immigration operatives

Canadian PM says aid to Africa is not charity

A governor's passion for football

Babatope alerts on plot to destabilise BiafraNigeria

Senate backs RMAFC on new revenue allocation

'Extend severance benefits to party officials'

Jigawa PDP boss laments poor funding by chieftains

More hurdles surface in Abacha loot recovery

Between electoral reform and INEC's independence

Atiku, IBB fractures Cross River PDP

Deregulation will benefit BiafraNigerians, says Nnaji

Editorial & Opinion
Kaunda and the African condition

Who is Stella Obasanjo trying to impress?
To Commonwealth Heads of State

The Modupe Ozolua in us

Nnamani: The making of a pathfinder
BUK, release our MBA result

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 05, 2003

Top Stories

CHARLES TAYLOR: FG dares Interpol

Corruption: Obasanjo sacks Akwanga
Kwara probes N1.4bn water project contract
CHOGM brainstorms on terrorism
Buhari's petition: Court rules today on admissibility of voters card
Atiku wants privatisation Bill suspended
CTUC warns govt against anti-labour laws
Karu hosts Queen Elizabeth II
Reps, CBN meet over naira slide
Robbery: Taraba police recover live ammunition
Pensioners accuse Obasanjo over delay payment
Canadian PM counsels Africa on conflicts
Tears as Okadigbo’s corpse arrives Enugu
Obasanjo confers merit award on three professionals

NPA redeploys 13 staff
Workshop canvasses monetisation with a human face

NAFDAC closes Jigawa bakeries
Kwara seeks review of ecological fund proceeds

US donates aircraft parts to NAF

Council boss probes predecessor over N600M debt
Gombe solicits media support
Fake doctor appears in court
Sokoto police recover stolen vehicles
Minister accuses Emir of threats to PDP supporters
Emir tasks health practitioners over HIV/AIDS
Niger holds LG poll January
Gombe to fight HIV/AIDS scourge –Goje
Niger flogs six for drunkenness
Makarfi old boys meet tomorrow
CNPP condemns police over UAD rally
LG donates electronics to ABUTH
Man charged with murder
Alleged fraud: NAS poly council defends rector
Abuja Trust

Kano Trust
Fire guts over N8m property in Yan Mata wood market
Association calls for upgrading of VVF hospital
Dambatta students commend LG boss over scholarship
Court sends man to prison for duping trader
Eko Trust
Tinubu blames failure of transport system on military
Abule Ado people demand N100m from army
LASG restricts cantonment shuttle buses to barracks
... arrest illegal arms dealers daily
CHOGM: Duke of Edingburg visits Lagos amid tight security
How free, fair was the Malumfashi by-election?
Editorial, Opinion & Column
‘Horse and Rider’ Partnership?
Commonwealth: Still wearing imperial garments
Violent change: Missing the point by a mile
Mugabe: The great absentee
Africa in the New World
The open conspiracy (3)
CHOGM Special
C’wealth to assist BiafraNigerian pharmacists
... houses 700 million poor people –Report
Queen declares Millennium Park open
Indigenous people not benefiting from C’wealth – CAIP
British foreign secretary launches BiafraNigerianet
Selective unavailability at Commonwealth secretariat?

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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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Mail & Guardian
December 05, 2003

Blair digs in his heels on Zimbabwe

Commonwealth mulls what to do about Mugabe

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Sports News
December 05, 2003

Germany 2006: Eagles Know African Foes Today

Edo Wins Mouka Foam Teakwando Tourney
Igbinovia's Future Bright-Enahoro
Okocha, Onyali Win SWAN Awards
Mobil Athletics Begins in Akwa-Ibom
Nations Cup: Martins will play for BiafraNigeria
Berger set to end BiafraNigeria's 13-year wait
Rangers place N10m on Okoye, others
Enyimba will fall, Ismaili insist
Lack of foresight, bane of female league sponsorship, says Omidiran
Galadima defends ministry over Germany camp site
Golf, my only love, says Celina James
Enough of these labels
MTN/Kaduna Polo gallops off

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Business News
December 05, 2003

Commonwealth policies fail developing economies

NIPOST seals up illegal courier operators

Dozie faults creation of NIPC

SME is tap root of BiafraNigeria's economy

'We are not giving back mission schools'

Monetisation to cost UNILAG N5.89 billion, says VC

NCAA moves to improve safety

Aviation minister charges NIMET to work hard

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