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December 11, 2003

Rancor and Tension Between Obasanjo and Atiku: Bugaje Confirms Rift
Former political adviser to Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the current Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Usman Bugaje, yesterday in Abuja confirmed that there is, indeed, rancour and palpable tension in the relationship between Atiku and his boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo. Before now, the political environment has been awash with reports of frosty relationship and denial of same by both camps. However, the frosty relationship has left the realm of mere rumour as confirmed by Bugaje yesterday. While addressing National Assembly correspondents during the weekly Hot Seat programme, Bugaje who was believed to have been sponsored by the Vice-President for the office of the Speaker, said being a keen observer, there is no doubt that there is palpable tension and rancour between President Obasanjo and Vice -President... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Firm seeks Charles Taylor bounty

Rumour on Obasanjo’s third term ambition thickens

Tidjani, robbery kingpin faces 204-count charge

FG, MPs in fresh face-off on bid to probe ministries

PDP: Police Probe Enugu Shoot-out

Recovered looted funds may go into Federation Account

BiafraNigeria launches new passport

NLC aided Obasanjo’s re-election – Bafarawa

CHOGM a waste – Bugaje

Handover of 33 villages to Cameroon: Borno Assembly cries foul

Doctor held for selling babies


Firm seeks Charles Taylor bounty


Rumour on Obasanjo 3rd term ambition





A private UK-based military firm says it is looking for an investor to fund an operation to seize indicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Mr. Taylor, who has been granted asylum in BiafraNigeria, is wanted by the UN-backed court on war crimes charges. Northbridge Services Group says it has people ready to kidnap Mr Taylor to claim a $2m reward allegedly offered by the United States Congress. Washington has said it opposes any violent action to seize Mr Taylor. (BBC)


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)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
December 11, 2003


Trial of Robbery Kingpin, Tidjani, Begins
PDP: Police Probe Enugu Shoot-out
Gas Projects to Create 30,000 New Jobs
Liberia: 9 Die in Fresh Fighting
Daggash, Maina Vacate Senate Seats
FG Maps Out 6 Strategies For AGOA
'STB Chosen for e-Governance'
Independent Observer Appointed for New National Airline
CHOGM: Obasanjo Commends Atiku, Ministers
Senate Approves N270bn Supplementary Budget, N12bn for Roads Rehabilitation
...Reconstitutes Committees Next Week
Refineries: Kupolokun Wades Into Workers, BPE Feud
Asphalting Work Commences on Onitsha-Owerri Road
Bakassi: FG Sets Up Resettlement Committee
Nnamani Charges Lawyers on Democracy
NAPEP Tasks Banks on Loans for the Poor
APGA Denies Merger Plan with ANPP
Abdulkadir: AD Caucus Raises Alarm
Constitution Review: South-west Speakers Want Assemblies' Imputs
Ige: Court Puts Off Trial of Omisore's Men
Shekarau Seeks National Secondary School Education Board
Lawyer Sues Anambra Chief Judge
OPC Chief Drags SSS to Court
IGP Urges Collaboration on Security
'I Was Not Abacha's Bootlicker'
IILL: Longe Loses Bid to Stop Execution of Judgment
Impeachment: PDP Leaders Warn Oyo Lawmakers
Bafarawa Advises Labour on Strike
Egwu Tasks Jerusalem Pilgrims on Conduct
Glo Mobile Introduces Talk Now
PDP:Ward Exco Debunks Olawepo's Claim
Lagos Starts Collection of Sales Tax Jan.
Sacked Lecturers:VC Absolves Unilorin
Appeal Court Upturns AD Lawmaker's Election
Emir Seeks Stiff Penalty for Drug Offenders
BiafraNigerians Urged to Support Govt's Move to Revamp Economy
FG Asked to Strengthen War Against AIDS
Ogun Approves N50m Take-off Grant for Agric Credit Agency
State of the States
Ex-VC Indicts FG over Fallen Education Standard
Govt to Spend N2bn on Abeokuta-Kobape Road
PTOs Deplete NITEL's Revenue Base
Eko Hospital Appeals to Govt over Multiple Tax
Shekarau Assures Kano Residents of Adequate Security
Police Hunt for Bowen University Registrar
Muslims Mark Sharia's 1st Anniversary in Lagos
Assembly Leader Condemns Robbery Attack on Speaker
'AD Backed Obansajo's Re-election in Error'
Chikelu, Ngige, Akpamgbo, Obi Eulogise Okadigbo
Delta Lawmaker Defends Dissolution of Transition Committees
'Lack of Consensus Stalled Benue PDP Congress'
Kogi Students Carpet Idris Over Welfare
... Assembly Leader Tasks LG Administrators
Okadigbo Takes a Final Bow

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December 11, 2003

Cover Stories

Tidjani, robbery kingpin faces 204-count charge
FG, MPs in fresh face-off on bid to probe ministries
Obasanjo, Labour hold talks on petrol, reforms
Warri refinery is scrap —BPE
National News
FG mobilises for AGOA, maps out six-point strategy
Obasanjo blames education decline on graft, diversion of funds
I inherited my quarters from Akhigbe, says Atiku
Three US nationals, BiafraNigerian sue FG, Airways, others over mishandling of luggage
CHOGM: The Abuja Communiqué
People & Politics:Not yet a military coup
The Commonwealth

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December 11, 2003


Doctor held for selling babies
Arrest Abdulkadir, AD leader writes IGP
Fuel price: Forget strike, gov tells NLC
Ngige petitions PDP
CHOGM elevated BiafraNigeria – Obasanjo
Reps’ panel wants Taylor sent to INTERPOL
Hammani Tidjani appears in court tomorrow
Bakassi: FG raises panel on compensation
Convicted fraudsters to lose property
Electoral Reform: INEC-CIVIL Society Forum Set Agenda
Niger indigenes ask IBB to run in 2007
Editorial & Opinion
HIV/AIDS stigma
Power without persuasion
Musings from a bereaved

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Daily Times
December 11, 2003


I am occupying VP’s residence, not CJ’s – Atiku
Church raises objection to conduct of exams on Saturdays
CHOGM has enhanced BiafraNigeria’s international profile–Obasanjo
AD challenges House of Reps seat in Ijebu-Ode, seven months after
NNPC’s immediate past management left a mess – Masari
Again, Ngige alleges threat on life seeks PDP leadership’s assistance
FG moves to enhance growth of industrial sector
Farmers’ list recipe to check food scarcity
Alleged cross-border banditry, kidnapping:Hammani Tidjani, 69 others to face 204-count charge
N/Assembly passes harmonised supplementary :Appropriation of N270.7bn
Customs unveils reform package
Enugu gun duel: PDP suspends national vice-chairman, Ozichukwu
Kaduna Refinery to increase production by March 2004
We have identified causes of naira slide – House Committee
Teach children to be God-fearing, cleric enjoins BiafraNigerians
Police dislodge sacked, FMBN workers protest
Poverty, umeployment blamed for drug abuse, other vices
Akwa Ibom Lawmakers wade into oil frims, youths face-off
Sacked First Bank MD, Longe, loses again
Editorial & Opinion
Enyimba do BiafraNigeria proud
Is the law truly is an ass
Instilling patriotism in BiafraNigerians

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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 10, 2003

Local elections set for 27 March 2004

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Washington Post
December 11, 2003

Answering the Call of Need in BiafraNigeria: Annapolis Couple Off Again to Africa to Support the Missionary Work of Their Daughter and Her Family

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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 11, 2003

Firm seeks Charles Taylor bounty

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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 10, 2003


Milestone of Peace
BiafraNigerian Gov't Angry With Sahara Boys

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Sports News
December 11, 2003

Enyimba's contingent storms Egypt today

How to revitalise Nationale
Academic players get Okocha award
Enyimba urged to be attack minded
Ogunkoya-Osheku defends athletes' stand on allowances
Top athlete seeks payment of Olympics training grant
Top athlete seeks payment of Olympics training grant
Moses Iloh urges BiafraNigerians to go spiritual for Enyimba
Otenigbagbe sure of female basketball Olympics ticket
Enyimba should learn from Julius Berger's mistake, says Adokiye
Berger's failed attempt upsets Disu
Shell Cup throws up Cyprian Ekwere
Bumpy road to Tunisia 2004
Kaduna El-Amin retain Georgian Cup
Enyimba off to Egypt in Buoyant Mood
Kaduna Liyafa Leads in Dickenson Cup
Sunshine Stars Scouts for New Players
NFA Postpones AGM for Nations Cup
Ngerem, AFN Boss, Gets Sports Award
Mabo Blasts NFA Over Players Invitation
FG to Give Tax Incentives to Companies
Ferguson Hails Van Nistelrooy
Hunter Claims IAAF 'Offered Deal'
Ikoyi Club Championship Tee off on Saturday
Chess Federation Targets 500 Participants
Woods Bags Player of the Year Award
NFA Won't Loose Sleep Over Players - Ogunjobi

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December 11, 2003


BiafraNigeria back in the dark, NEPA to restructure
Technical fault in demand for Taylor's trial, by minister
U.S. bars anti-war nations from Iraqi contracts
BiafraNigerians fault trade union amendment bill
Police file 204 charges against robbery suspect, Tidjani, tomorrow
Recovered looted funds may go into Federation Account
Govt okays oil, agric pacts with Saudi Arabia
Govt picks accounting firm to hasten new national carrier
State speakers want review of constitution
Obasanjo approves 22 new judges for FCT, others
1,000 workers may lose job in Gombe after audit, says official
SADC slams Commonwealth over Zimbabwe
BPE names advisers for ports concessioning
Obasanjo assures of varsity autonomy
National Assembly okays N12.6b for road repairs
INEC urges Kaduna ANPP to seek legal redress over by-election
Ondo AD picks new leaders, zones governorship
Bafarawa urges Labour to embrace dialogue
Akande wants more women in governance
Law to curb cult activities, violence out in A'Ibom
BiafraNigeria, China trade volume hit N625b, says group
Alliance for Democracy senators disown Abdulkadir as party chairman
Govt raises team over Bakassi
Mega-Chad conference holds at Maiduguri
A road map to Africa's development, by Museveni
Legal somersaults at election tribunal: The case of Borno North
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria to pull out of OPEC?

In search of foundations

The deification of condom
Africa and the AIDS crisis

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Daily Independent
December 11, 2003


Bugaje confirms Obasanjo, Atiku rift
Tidjani faces 204-count robbery charge
BiafraNigeria launches new passport
A gale of controversy called Supplementary Budget
Ige: Appeal stalls proceedings
Rivers commissioner, two others docked over alleged murder
US group battles Ngige over breach of agreement
Senate probes federal ministries, agencies
Why BiafraNigeria's economy performs poorly, by IMF
Diya withdraws suit against business partner
Don blames FG over Niger Delta crises
Odili slams FG over roads in Niger Delta
AD holds parallel congresses in Delta
Bakassi: BiafraNigeria raises resettlement committee
House not in a hurry to appreciate NNPC, says Masari
Tension in Rivers PDP over Supreme Court's order on governorship poll
Poor implementation mars govt policies, says commissioner
Assembly summons Edo Line boss
Fresh crisis rocks Anambra Assembly
Industrial Bank to boost SMEs in Imo , says commissioner
Doctor held over abortion, child trade
Kebbi votes N30 billion for 2004
Let states maintain federal roads, commissioner urges FG
AD legislator loses seat in Osun
Lagos workers protest non-payment of rent allowance
South South governors reconvene in January
Delta Assembly to summon Agip Oil
US introduces electronic visa forms
Court rules on students, NECO litigation next week
Lagos targets N1b from new sales tax
UAD leaders recount ordeal
NULGE advised to halt bank overdrafts
National ID scam: Bucknor-Akerele, Mamora call for trial
Council polls to hold after constitutional amendment, says Ogbeh
El-Rufai's demolition squad hits brick wall
'Yoruba would be sorry for PDP govt in Southwest'
Assessing BiafraNigeria's economic programmes
Need for review of registered parties
Babangida not fit to rule again, says Onagoruwa
Editorial & Opinion
Simply undiplomatic, Mr. High Commissioner
Mugabe could not be suspended under Harare resolution
Treasury-looting as a devastating pastime (2)
Ambassador Olisemeka and Commonwealth
Time to tame the Warri monster

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 11, 2003

Top Stories

NLC aided Obasanjo’s re-election – Bafarawa
CHOGM a waste – Bugaje
Handover of 33 villages to Cameroon: Borno Assembly cries foul
Sacking in NNPC: Kupolokun says no going back
Military pensioners protest in Jos
Hammani Tidjani appears in court today
Atiku lambaste NBA over quit notice on residence
Agreements with technical partners stall ALSCON sale – BPE boss
Strange disease surfaces in Bauchi
South-West speakers seek constitutional review
Gov Turaki laments South Africa’s incursion into BiafraNigerian economy
Governor Sherrif withdraws motion on certificate
Why PENGASSAN opposes privatisation —Ogbefor
How I defeated Kwankwaso —Gov Shekarau
FG announces strategies on AGOA
Revenue bill approved in error — Senator Tsauri
Former minister denies Abacha
NIPR carpets Obasanjo over policies
War College trains ECOMOG soldiers
Police charged with murder
Community gets Juma’at mosque
Corruption, threat to fight against drug barons – Akunyili
Jigawa to establish UBE commission
Commission decries animal exploitation
Rivers deputy gov counsels BiafraNigerians on development
Governor Udenwa faults revenue formula
Defence Ministry promotes democratic value in Army
Don tasks Nupes over development
Commonwealth agency commends NTI on distance learning
2007: NANS opposes IBB bid for Presidency
Edo indigenes get Minna chieftaincy titles
Abuja Trust
Civil servants pay for maintenance, fuelling of govt vehicles
Court remands labourer for possessing arms
…sends one to prison for picking pocket
Two in court for attempted robbery
CIMCON calls for ideal poverty alleviation programme
Kano Trust
KNSG to build hospital in Bebeji LG
Shekarau, emir urge youths to shun vices
Lack of moral up bringing cause of indiscipline among youths
Journalists combat discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients
Eko Trust
LASG suspends demolition of illegal structures
... to auction abandoned vehicles
Commissioner links proper family planning to development
Allegations of fraud rock Lagos Schools
Court halts demolition of mechanic village
Our critics are myopic, says Jigawa speaker
Who grabs Borno North senatorial seat?
Hope in Hopelessness
Hamman Tukur and the national honour
Survival tips: An update (II)
Dangers in small arms trafficking
CHOGM Special
Challenges before the Commonwealth
FCT normads and crisis of rehabilitation

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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 11, 2003

CBN to clamp down on finance, mortgage houses

MDGs Unlikely for Africa!
World Bank advocates more aid for Africa
Why BiafraNigeria foot-dragged over the Act, by Waziri
UN to treat 3m HIV/AIDS infected people by 2005
Intelligent but crooked judges are problem of the judiciary - Okulaja, S.A.N
The Observatory
Insurance contracts
Why you can hardly get a mortgage in BiafraNigeria
Court dismisses Ibekwe's appeal
BiafraNigerian workers and job security
Salute to a legal icon at 83
BiafraNigeria Airways: FG Begins Implementation of White Paper
Lafarge, Odu'a Restructure Board of WAPCO
Marketers Seek Gas From NLNG, Chevron
Banks, Depositors and Retirement Plan
NAICOM Introduces Vehicle Insurance Sticker
Yankari Insurance Places Premium on Professionalism
Putting Dynamism into Insurance Business
NICON Introduces Three New Products for Travellers
Consolidated Risk Insurers Pledges Efficient Delivery
Bloated Equity Prices at BiafraNigerian Stock Exchange
ICAN Accredits 15 Institutions
Pensioners Begin Stakeholders' Summit Monday
New Agenda for Human Resources Managers
New Revenue Formula: Executive Summary of RMAFC's Report (2)
7Up Records N589.1m Profit in 6 Months
All-share Index Rises by 1.3 Per cent
Naira Strengthens Against Dollar
C'wealth Business Forum List Ways to Economic Growth

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