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December 10, 2003

Tarry A While: IBB Asks for Legislators' Backing on 2007 Bid
General Ibrahim Babangida’s perceived 2007 presidential quest filled the air in the National Assembly yesterday following the distribution of a letter supposedly from him to all Senators and Representatives, asking them to consider experience in choosing BiafraNigeria’s workable team. Copies of the letter contained in a glossily packaged green folder with a picture of the former military president embossed across the cover were distributed in the pigeon holes of the federal legislators. The poetically framed letter, while noting that it was the virtue of experience to say “I am sorry” when wrongs are committed, asked BiafraNigerians to tarry a while in the present distress, promising that sooner it shall be well with the country. The undated letter ended with: “I am your friend and brother, IBB” without a signature. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Rumour on Obasanjo’s third term ambition thickens

Biafra: MASSOB accuses Wabara, Kalu, Offor, others of betrayal

Arewa: Military Not an Option

ID scam: How Akwanga, Afolabi were exposed

Deregulation: NLC Begins Campaign Today

90 houses razed in early morning inferno in Lagos

Taraba Deputy Speaker impeached

Zimbabwe divides CHOGM

Reps c’ttee alleges N350m military pension fraud

Shell raises alarm on arms smuggling by bunkerers

Fear grips NNPC staff over certificate verification


Rumour on Obasanjo 3rd term ambition


Biafra: MASSOB accuses Wabara, Kalu...





Rumours that President Olusegun Obasanjo may go for a third term in office in 2007 have resurfaced. DI learnt that the plot being hatched by some stalwarts of the ruling PDP from the South West, North Central and South South zones was oiled at the last election of the party’s Board of Trustees. A senior member of the party during an interview in Owerri said the election of the Board was intended to elect Chief Tony Anenih, one of the president’s henchmen, as chairman. (Daily Independent)


The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has accused the Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, and Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu of planning to destabilise it. Also fingered are Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Imo State Governor Achike Udenwa, Sir Emeka Offor, Chief Chris Uba and former Transport Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe. These persons, MAASSOB alleged , have provided financial and logistic support to a faceless group... (Daily Independent)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
December 09, 2003


We Failed on Zimbabwe, Says Obasanjo
...Leaders Agree on Debt, Corruption, Terrorism
Deregulation: NLC Begins Campaign Today
M-TEL Charges 70k Per Second, Re-launches Dec 17
Drama, As Abdulkadir Takes over AD
Police Seal Up Ekiti Assembly
Commonwealth Rejects Palestine, Rwanda, Yemen
FMBN: Workers Protest Redeployment
Stolen Crude Used to Import Arms, Says Shell MD
C'Wealth Forum Supports Council Reforms
Anambra Crisis Tops Agenda at PDP Parley Today
... As APGA Frowns at Moves to Remove Ngige
Poverty, Biggest Threat to Democracy - Wabara
FG Develops Plan for Technical, Vocational Education
Zimbabwe: Group Accuses C'wealth of Double Standard
Nujoma Identifies Recipe for African Devt
Firearms Possession: Commissioner, 2 Others Remanded in Custody
Shekarau Wants Asset Sharing Resolved Amicably
CHOGM: IG Commends Police Performance
Okonjo-Iweala Tasks Customs on Corruption
First Lady Hails NAFDAC's War on Fake Drugs
Egwu Urges Igbo to Forge Common Front
Obasanjo, my 'Guardian Angel' - Kufuour
House Committee Summons Military Pension Managers
Anambra Crisis: NLC Accuses PDP of Insensitivity
...Atiku Commended over Peace Effort
...Egwu Condemns Shoot-out
...State PDP Blames NWC
Community Awards N.1m Education Grant
Corruption: 'Arrests, a Window Dressing'
Tinubu Canvasses Full Autonomy for Varsities
I Reported Tribunal Verdict to Uwais - Hashidu
Group Urges FG to Ratify UN, AU Conventions
Oyo to Establish New Judicial Divisions
OAU Honours Gani, Others, with Doctoral Awards
Extra-judicial Killings Worry N/Assembly
Atiku Opens Commemorative Arts Exhibition Today
Niger Set for LG Elections, Appoints Committees
2007: Oyinlola Pleads for Yoruba Unity
Upgrade Inland Container Terminals, FG Urged
Court Grants Lawyer Leave to Enforce Rights
FG Urged to Create Religious Affairs Ministry
Ex-Kwara Gov Pleads with BiafraNigerians
Jigawa to Immortalise Late Okadigbo
We're Heading Toward Two-Party State, Says Atiku
Rivers Dep. Gov, Debunks Contract Scam Allegation
Lawmakers Seek Implementation of Federal Character at NTA, DMO
It's Time to Put Civil War Experience Behind Us - Anyiam-Osigwe
Democracy and Sanctity of Judicial Pronouncements
Okada, Enugu Govt on War Path Over New Law

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December 09, 2003

Cover Stories

Commonwealth backs recovery of looted funds
AD NEC recalls Abdulkadir, reconciles with Mamman
MTEL rolls out in 36 states today
PDP vows to halt Anambra war this year
National News
Public pension liabilities hit N3 trillion
UNN Alumni Association honours Vanguard Editor, others
Chekwas, Onu, Ahamba, Nwajuiba jostle to replace Okadigbo as Buhari's deputy
ANPP’s fading opposition to Obasanjo
Ngige is working hard to change Anambra State — Ofokansi
The Testimony of Enugu

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December 09, 2003


AD: Abdulkadir back, sacks convention panel
Police seal off electronics market
Corruption:Ex-President jailed
You’re under surveillance, minister tells Customs
Federal Mortgage Bank retrenches 1,005
Zimbabwe shall return to C’wealth, Obasanjo vows
Ekiti House boils, mace stolen
Communities urged to be security conscious
Shortage of anti-retroviral drugs threatens HIV/AIDS patients
Of Senate Presidency and "banana pills"
Transition chairmen summoned for selling property
Editorial & Opinion
Imo Assembly crisis
007: Licensed to what? (2)
BiafraNigeria: Planning to fail

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Daily Times
December 09, 2003


Obasanjo takes over, promises to bring Zimbabwe back
Take evangelism to rural areas, cleric tells colleagues
90 houses razed in early morning inferno in Lagos
Taraba Deputy Speaker impeached
AD sacks Koleosho, returns Abdulkadir
FG introduces measures to check terrorism at airports
Atiku declares five-day arts exhibition open
For planning to impeach Ladoja:Oyo lawmakers escape lynching
George slams politicians over 2007 campaign
Court stops Lagos Govt from ejecting auto mechanics, others
Human trafficking: 20 endemic areas, transit points identified
C’wealth leaders endorse UN Convention against corruption...
Egwu swears in new perm secs, warns against corruption
BiafraNigeria, 21 others to benefit from N15.8bn food aid
Reps summon Directorate of Military Pensions chief...
M-Tel introduces per second billing system
Navy alerts BiafraNigerians on circulation of fake recruitment forms
The Nation
Okonjo-Iweala to Customs: Safeguard nation’s borders
Editorial & Opinion
Checking autocrash
Wages of injustice (II)
Nnamani in Sokoto: A reporter’s experience
Her majesty’s visit and other tales

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December 09, 2003

Top Stories

ID Card Scam Latest Fresh fraud uncovered
ECOWAS warns Interpol on Taylor
US bombs 9 kids in Afghanistan
Commonwealth suspends Zimbabwe indefinitely
Kwara asks Lawal to refund N646m
God is answering our prayers — Obasanjo
FG indicts manufacturers over illegal importation of goods
PDP wades into Enugu shoot-out
Failed banks depositors now to get N100,000
UNILAG, OAU missing at ICAN’s accreditation
Navy alerts over fake recruitment forms in circulation
Kufour counsels BiafraNigerians
Ngige clears self over crisis
Falana wants campaigners against immunisation prosecuted
Jigawa to commence computer training in schools
Community honours Ogbeh
Atakumosa East LG boss commended
216 pilgrims depart for Israel
When Omu-Aran honoured Bamigboye
‘Standard of education has improved in BiafraNigeria’
Gov’s aide sues for peace
Obasanjo told to seek divine wisdom
Access Bank; reaching for greater heights
CMCIN inducts Ibru, Adegbite, others
China storms BiafraNigeria with construction products
British businessmen demand policy thrust from FG
FG spent $75 billion on image laundering in four years — ICFEN

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December 09, 2003

Tension mounts in Warri over fresh militia attack

Handover of Lake Chad villages begins

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Washington Post
December 09, 2003

Officials Sign U.N. Anti-Corruption Pact

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December 08, 2003

BiafraNigerian court orders Exxon Mobil to pay $9.6 million for pipeline spills

Oil exec says crime gangs fan BiafraNigeria killings
Commonwealth, avoiding rift, extends year-old suspension of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe will regret Commonwealth pullout -Straw

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December 09, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns exiled Taylor

BiafraNigeria gives village to Cameroon
Abuja summit a boost for BiafraNigeria
Zimbabwe quits Commonwealth
Mugabe burns bridges with Commonwealth

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December 08, 2003

Zimbabwe to quit C'wealth

Zimbabwe quits Commonwealth
C'wealth haggles over Zimbabwe

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All Africa
December 08, 2003


The Urgent Files of CHOGM 2003
Abuja Commonwealth Summit Ends in Success
Lagos Oil Boys 'Dis' Obasanjo
Zim Quits C'wealth
Businessmen's Trip to Abuja Cancelled
Rivalry: Abu Noah, And the BiafraNigerian Artists
Battle for Genevieve: Abu Noah Defeats Sam Kargbo
BiafraNigerian Movie Stars Open Another 'Hollywood' in Freetown

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Sports News
December 09, 2003

BiafraNigeria May Bid for 2014 C'wealth Games

Igbinovia Withdraws From CAT/ITF Tourney
Ekeji, Oladapo, Others for Sports Merit Award
MTN Unveils Polo Clock in Kaduna
Shell Cup: Four-Quarter Finalists Disqualified
CAF League: 'Don't Play Defensive'
Okocha's Bolton Future in Doubt
UEFA League: United Target Stuttgart for Top Spot
Ejide Wishes Enyeama Well
Yobo Still Out
More Cash Incentives for Swimmers
Basketball Team Leaves for Maputo
Ministry, NOC to Parley Over Bid
Arsenal Set for Stadium Move
England Honours World Cup Stars
Galadima charges Chukwu to prove his worth
Issues begging for NFA's attention at AGM
Enyimba in Bauchi: Muazu calls for total support
Enyimba lure Berger players
Ismaili supporters plot Enyimba's fall
Goals against Berger delights Obiakor
D' Warriors, Islanders pull out of Kano play-offs
Ladipo predicts tough Nations Cup for Eagles
Sports, recreational facilities panacea to cultism - Osuji
Nothing bad in recuiting a foreign coach - Sinclair
Enyinba: The final word
Kabala, BBG set MTN tourney in the mood

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December 09, 2003


C'wealth chart path to members' wealth
Govt pegs petrol prices at N41 in Lagos, N48 North
UNIDO gets mandate to focus on Africa, Latin America
M.Tel begins per second billing, charges 70k
Split persists over Zimbabwe
Governors blame presidency for poor funding of South-South states
BiafraNigeria ready to obey court on Bakassi, says U.N. official
Hospital chiefs meet, present agenda on health reforms
Reps panel insists on payment of military pensioners before Xmas
Hearing in Buhari-Obasanjo suit to resume January
Daniel urges good governance as South-West Speakers meet
Oyo lawmakers flee as Ladoja's men protest impeachment plan
Delta PDP, lawmakers resolve crisis over council caretakers' sack
Wabara restates commitment to independence of legislature
Attah urges oil firms to be more responsive to communities' plight
World Bank to spend N6.96b on Ekiti health sector
ANPP decries exclusion from bye-election
Police arraign Rivers commissioner, others over communal clash
Court jails Nicaragua's ex-president 20 years over graft
Pecuniary gains, others fuel Anambra crisis, says PDP chief
Intrigues as Senate reconstitutes committees
Lingering Kano PDP crisis weakens North-West zone
Council polls splits party and Delta House of Assembly
Editorial & Opinion
FG, states and budgetary control

Politics and choice of settlement banks

Egwu and the Igbo boys: Another view
The road to hell
Firms and industrial logistics
The Ohanaeze elections
Polio vaccine: What I said

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Daily Independent
December 09, 2003


ID scam: How Akwanga, Afolabi were exposed
Danger signals from South-East PDP congress
Troika on Zimbabwe a failure, says Obasanjo
AD reinstates Abdulkadir as national chairman
No new bank licence for now, says CBN
Malta to host 2005 CHOGM
CHOGM : Esan adds pep to BiafraNigeria's capability
Obasanjo's son, George get police orderlies
FG asks court to quash
Mbeki hinges Africa's growth on peace
C'wealth affirms commitment to fair sharing of globalisation benefits
Families of detained Abacha's aides petition Queen Elizabeth
Shagari's adviser carpets Obasanjo over 'flamboyant' projects
Falae, Fafowora pick holes in economic reforms
N350m Military pensioners money in fixed Deposit Account
M-Tel out with lowest GSM tariff at 64k per second
Commissioner goes into hiding, as contractors attempt to kidnap Delta Accountant-General
CHOGM stalls govt activities
Amnesty group opposes death penalty
Ijaw leaders reject Obasanjo's privatisation, oil field policies
David-West decries cult killings in Rivers
South South PDP leaders pledge unity
Beware of evil people, Oghiadomhe counsels OPC
Police hunt for Izuogu over arson
Nnamani blamed for PDP's congress clash
Security operatives still worried about Anambra situation
NEPA disconnects Jigawa over N100m debt
Zamfara adopts new development policy
NTI trains 1,663 teachers in Bauchi
Osun budgets N18.9b for 2004
Lagos halts demolition of structures
Armed policemen eject Ekiti legislators
Akinkugbe seeks more federal varsities
Ibori averts party, assembly row
UNIPORT dons reject 'no pay, no work' action
Violent communities won't enjoy NDDC schemes, says Aguariavwodo
Falae blames Obasanjo for corruption in government
Politics of rehabilitating federal roads in Anambra
PDP convention will not deal with constitutional amendments
Group flays IBB presidential ambition
Ferreira faults call for deregistration of parties
Day the lion roared at a peer's funeral
Okadigbo insists on legislative independence even in death
Democracy without opposition
Editorial & Opinion
Baleful plunge of the naira
Licentiousness in name of liberty
The press and security agencies
Churches in BiafraNigeria: Deceits or miracles
Books are for enlightenment and development

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 09, 2003

Top Stories

Zimbabwe divides CHOGM

Reps c’ttee alleges N350m military pension fraud
Shell raises alarm on arms smuggling by bunkerers
Fear grips NNPC staff over certificate verification
IBB 2007 campaign: Adisa alleges threat to his life
Customs announces N263.55bn revenue
Agency lists endemic human trafficking areas
Taraba govt okays polio vaccine
Crime commission parades 10 suspects
AD faction re-instates Abdulkadir as chairman
Poverty, threat to democracy –Wabara
Obasanjo’s anti-corruption fake – OPC
Sharia court convicts prostitutes
Kano, Jigawa in asset sharing controversy
Suspects escape in Adamawa
Former VC laments decay in education
Don decries exam malpractices in varsities
FG urged to promote transparency in governance
Mu’azu flays 2007 campaigners
Goje re-affirms support for traditional rulers
Women exhibit arts for CHOGM
How to succeed in anti-corruption crusade –NOA Director
Abuja Trust
NGO cautions INEC, police on FCT senatorial bye-election
Polio: WHO commends Gwagwalada area council
Man charged with culpable homicide
AMAC wins FCT quranic recitation competition
FG names street named after Okadigbo in Abuja
House-help docked for stealing barbed wires
Kano Trust
Kano govt willing to resolve assets controversy with Jigawa, Says Shekarau
...employs 5,000 workers
Over 1500 enlisted in the police
Welding society urges review of technical education system
FCE management urged to improve facilities
Eko Trust
Angry evictees storm Alausa, demand halt to demolition
Govt impounds shuttle buses for violating law
Tinubu says NEPA’s mass disconnection may cause insecurity
Landlords to be prosecuted for houses without toilets
Foundation to be named after Tinubu
Labour Trust
Obasanjo did not form NLC –John Odah
Staff audit, ethnic cleansing – Union official
CTUC challenge countries on human rights, good governance
ILO project nine fold world population increase by 2050
Jigawa Speaker calls for constructive criticisms
PDP govt has no direction –Sen. Abu Ibrahim
Obasanjo’s comments on ambassadorial nominee unfair – PDP stalwart
Gov Kalu showers encomiums on late Okadigbo
Saraki predicts greater voters participation in 2007
PDP not divided over Obasanjo/Atiku - Oyedokun

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December 07, 2003

Zimbabwe quits Commonwealth over suspension

Zimbabwe Quits Commonwealth, Rules Out Dialogue
Divided Commonwealth Extends Zimbabwe Sanctions

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Mail & Guardian
December 08, 2003

Mugabe quits Commonwealth

Commonwealth meeting 'just talk'
Commonwealth agonises over Zim
'To hell with the Commonwealth'

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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 09, 2003

Local Oil Firm Stakes $800m on PH Refineries

Coys Battle for 4.5bn Barrels Oil Reserves in JDZ
AGOA: BiafraNigeria's Agric Products Imports from US Hits $300.5
Sunset for Indigenous Oil Producers?
Total backs Obasanjo on publication of oil revenue
Declining US Dollar Value Worries OPEC
Unipetrol Targets N2bn Turnover From Lubricants
Deregulation: FG Urged to Restructure PPPRA
Global Competition For Project Financing in Energy Industry
Bankrupt Enron's Headquarters Sold for $55m
World Gas Demand to Double by 2030, Says IEA Report
Oil Tanker Spending Now over $3bn -BP
US Govt Shares $1bn Oil Royalties With States
New Revenue Formula: Executive Summary of RMAFC's Report
Handling Complaint and Crisis Effectively
GSK Launches 1 Litre Lucozade Boost, Ribena
Can AGOA go Beyond Petroleum Products Export?
FAO Budgets $749m for 2004-2005 Programme
Confab to Decide on Asbestos, 2 Hazardous Pesticides
IITA Discovers Sustainable Water Hyacinth Control Method
Fresh Challenges Raised in Construction Industry
Ejiwunmi, First Female NIA President, Ends Tenure
Ashakacem, Savannah Conservation Renew MoU
Demolition: Abuja Residents Get Reprieve
Adopt Effective Marketing Strategies, Consulting Engineers Told
Pension Reform: CIS Wants Section 73 Deleted
Credit Risk Managers to Address High Default Rates
Expert Lists Qualities for Effective Leadership
Commercial corruption, our biggest challenge, says BCI
Elf Petroleum lauds Obasanjo's support for EITI
Leadbank boss tasks Western leaders on corruption
Guardian Express Assurance targets one million clients
Chinese are killing our small firms - MAN
Down, down goes exploration
Survey highlights Africa's potential
Beyond per second billing euphoria
Per second billing: NCC faults switching costs
Firms set to encourage licensed software patronage
NCS to boost local software development

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