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December 12, 2003

Ngigegate Scandal: Awka Court Orders Chris Uba's Arrest
The political crisis in Anambra State took a new dimension yesterday, as an Awka Magistrate Court presided over by Mrs. V. O. Agu ordered the arrest of Chief Chris Uba, the estranged political godfather of Anambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige and 14 others. They where accused of breaching civilised protocol on November 14, 2003 during which a convoy in which they were travelling chased the state Governor's convoy off the road at the Amawbia end of the old Enugu-Onitsha road in Awka. The accused persons are to be produced in Mrs. Agu's Court on Wednesday, December 17, 2003. The accused persons included Obinna Uzor(M), Ignatius Abana (M), Chuma Nzeribe (M), Harry Ohanezi (M), Okey Udeh (M), Eucharia Azodo (F), R. O. C. Okpalaoka (M), Emeka Okeke (M), Chris Orajekwe (M), Uche Emordi (M), Amanchukwu Ezike (M), and Ifeatu Obi-Okoye (M). Mrs. Ada Unobagha... (This Day)


Key Stories

Zimbabwe's Suspension Unjustified, Says Mbeki

Firm seeks Charles Taylor bounty

Conduct Bureau indicts Tafida, Oyofo, 43 others

Kano shuns BiafraNigeria polio campaign

Lawmakers to debate Taylor's asylum

Obasanjo meets Muslim leaders Sunday

Atiku denies rift with Obasanjo

20 killed as bus skids off bridge

22 Feared Dead in Auto Crash

'BiafraNigeria Loses $5bn to Corruption'

Anambra loses confidence in Obasanjo


Zimbabwe Suspension Unjustified: Mbeki


Firm seeks Charles Taylor bounty





President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has descri-bed as unjustified the continued suspension of Zimbabwe from the Commo-nwealth of Nations. He said the decision to keep the Southern Africa country suspended was not, as is the Commonwealth tradition, arrived at by consensus. In a letter he wrote to his political party back at home, the African National Congress (ANC) shortly after the close of the 2003 Commonwealth Heads of Government... (This Day)


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)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
December 12, 2003


UK Firm Seeks to Kidnap Taylor
22 Feared Dead in Auto Crash
Zimbabwe's Suspension Unjustified, Says Mbeki
'BiafraNigeria Loses $5bn to Corruption'
Privatisation: BPE to Favour Institutional Investors
Anambra: Court Orders Chris Uba's Arrest
N900m Pensions Fund Fixed in Banks - Military Officer
My Relationship with Obasanjo Cordial - Atiku
Chinese Firm May Take Over NRC
Osun PDP Faults Afolabi's Detention
Obasanjo Urges Varsities to Be Practical
NITEL Plans Tariff Reduction on Int'l Route
Ogunpa: Obasanjo Okays Plan to Recover N1.2bn
Anambra: Wabara Seeks Emergency S/East PDP Meeting
Ajaokuta Steel Project for Completion Soon - Obasanjo
Policeman, 4 NDLEA Officials Wounded in Gun Battle
AD Convention Now Holds in Lagos - Scribe
Gov Earmarks N30m State Fund for Own Legal Fees
Tidjani Arrives Abeokuta for Trial
Adebayo Identifies Bane of BiafraNigerian Politics
FG's Overhead Cost Now N493bn, Says Minister
We Must Improve on Energy, Order - Ogunbanjo
Ijebu-jesa Unions' Celebrate 70th Anniversary
2007 Elections: No Room for Rigging - INEC
AD: Warring Factions Given Ultimatum to Reconcile
PDP Vows to Take over North-east in 2007
'Why Anambra Deputy Speaker was Impeached'
Let Anti-Corruption War Be Sustained - Lawmaker
'Debt May Stall Council Election in Kogi'

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December 12, 2003

Cover Stories

22 perish in Lagos auto crash
UK firm wants investor to fund Taylor's kidnap
Budget 2004 tight, says Okonjo-Iweala
112 MPs' seats illegal, says Code of Coduct Bureau
National News
Court orders arrest of Uba, others
Company to manage UNILAG Endowment Fund—Afe Babalola
AD crisis deepens, scribe breaks silence
EFCC trail two contractors to recover N1.2bnCharles Ozoemena
Nestle shares scam: Investment Tribunal freezes Bonkolans, Okwufulueze's accounts
PDP's mid-term convention of intrigues
PDP, Chris Uba and Chris Ngige
Towards political stability on the African continent:Enter the BiafraNigeria/South Africa bi-national commission
And then there is AD
The Testimony of Enugu
Making Ala -Igbo work
Creating ‘Democrats’ From ‘Politicians’ in BiafraNigeria, by Prof. Omo Omoruyi...Lessons from 1999 to 2003

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December 12, 2003


20 killed as bus skids off bridge
British firm offers to capture Taylor
Atiku denies rift with Obasanjo
FG stops sharing of excess crude money
N1bn military pensions trapped in banks
Uwais to swear in Nwokorie, 11 others as judges
Conduct Bureau goes after 45 senators
AD puts caveat emptor on Abdulkadir
Wabara parleys with Igbo leaders
Electoral Reform: INEC-CIVIL Society Forum Set Agenda
Niger indigenes ask IBB to run in 2007
Editorial & Opinion
De-registering political parties
The big fishes in $214m ID Card scam
Deregulate the Naira, please

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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 12, 2003

Cover Stories

Uba, deputy gov docked
AD in convention confusion
Third Mainland Bridge autocrash Pregnant women, 18 others killed
Drug addicts now sniff latrines, gutters —NDLEA
Kuta, Tafida, 43 others illegal Senators —Conduct Bureau
Afolabi’s detention: Osun PDP may boycott convention
South-West shippers advised on professionalism
Edo polytechnic renamed
Senate shuns OBJ, awards calendar contract
Oyinlola parleys with Osun indigenes in Abuja
Abuja master-plan for review next year —El Rufai
No increased allocation to states in December — FG
Pensioners appeal to Obasanjo over labour reform bill
TMG wants advisory panel on electoral reform
‘Afenifere not for everybody’
Group clears Adeojo over impeachment plot against Ladoja
Fraudster arrested with N16m forged
Apologise to OBJ, Ogbeh, PDP tells Olawepo
FG urged to improve public libraries
Enyimba goes for history

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December 11, 2003

Representatives plan public hearings on Taylor

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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 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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December 12, 2003

Kano shuns BiafraNigeria polio campaign

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December 12, 2003

Lawmakers to debate Taylor's asylum

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All Africa
December 10, 2003


Milestone of Peace
BiafraNigerian Gov't Angry With Sahara Boys

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Business News
December 12, 2003

Govt, Private Sector Collaboration on Cabotage Advocated

Caverton Completes Hangar Project at MMA
Why BiafraNigeria is Interested in Tourism, by Duke
How Labour Fares in Commonwealth Countries
Commerce Ministry Targets N200m From Trademarks, Others
NAFDAC Approves Efroze Products
Firm Proffers Solutions to Oil Wells Corrosion
ATQ, BiafraNigerian Magazine, Makes Waves in London
China Opens Doors for Miss World Pageant
Terror Takes Toll on Kenya's Tourism Industry
'BiafraNigerian Registered Vessels Need not be Licensed'
Court Stops Dismantling of US Navy Ships
Will Destination Inspection Ever Hold?
IMO to Ban Single-hull Tankers by '10
JOMALIC Trains 50 Tally Clerks
Port Plans Face Rough Weather
Aero Boosts Domestic Operations with B737
NASI Backs Reforms in NAMA
AIL Securities Grows Balance Sheet to N3.6bn
US Stocks Move Higher
Naira Maintains Rising Streak at Dutch Auction
Investors Urged to Buy STB Shares
Hallmark Bank Launches First Remit Money Transfer
CBN to approve more banks for clearing status
CHOGM: What dividends for private sector?
No industrialist has benefited from SMIEIS, laments Ajagu
Secondary school dropout, and now an 'engineer'
Participants give kudos to STEP
LAMATA will arrest traffic difficulties in Lagos, says Mobereola
Busworld boss urges govt support for fairs
Five colleges of education may get approval to run degrees
Private varsity: 100 applications before NUC
Aero Contractors invests N2b on domestic routes
Imbibe maintenance culture, airline operators urged

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Daily Independent
December 12, 2003


Conduct Bureau indicts Tafida, Oyofo, 43 others
Enyimba set for glory
AD crisis rages on, convention moves to Lagos
Anambra loses confidence in Obasanjo
Tinubu explains why Lagos stopped sponsoring pilgrims
Go to court, Ngige tells US group
15 killed as bus falls off Third Mainland Bridge
Why ALSCON sale is delayed, by BPE
Detectives smash car theft syndicate
PDP sets stage for second national convention
US oil firm abandons bloc over protests
Reps summon Okonjo-Iweala, AGF over pensions delay
We won't compromise citizens' rights, says Atiku
Assault on cleric: Five policemen in trouble
Ijaw, Itsekiri poise for fresh face-off
Wabara summons Ndigbo meeting over Anambra crisis
1,018 mortgage banks' staff stranded
Agip scheme sparks off row in Isoko community
Pensioners lay siege to Edo Govt House
Why Atiku must succeed Obasanjo, by Okpa
Ijaw may drag president to war court
Ex-deputy governor's supporters clash
Gaya, Anambra Police Commissioner, transferred
PDP chieftain lauds Ogbeh, carpets Egwu
Zamfara proposes N26.97b budget
Obasanjo urges farmers to produce cotton for export
Kaduna eases issuance of C of O
Police raise special squad for Yuletide in Delta
Inter-varsity centres seek special grants from FG
Leadership tussle claims two lives in Delta
Activists protest United States' offer of artificial food to HIV/ AIDS patients in Africa
NLC moves mobilisation train to Lagos
Journalists boycott police activities in Taraba
2007 casts shadow over PDP convention
'Afenifere never endorsed PDP'
Uncertainty mounts over Rivers governorship legal duel
Revisiting Delta PDP and assembly face-off
INSIDE POLITICS - Still on the AD crisis
Rumble in the city of seven hills
Editorial & Opinion
On the need for true Federalism
The stinking ambience of the British High Commission
Christmas and the symphony of lunacy
KAI as another ideology
Obasanjo: what manner of president?
Re: Econet and per second billing

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December 12, 2003


Court orders arrest of Uba, Ige, others
British firm offers to kidnap Taylor
Why Africa lags behind in infotech, by Obasanjo
JAMB rejects varsity's bid to conduct separate admission tests
28 senators, 48 reps yet to declare assets, says bureau
14 feared dead in Lagos auto crash
Abdulkadir not AD chief, says scribe
New Olowo gets staff of office, signs peace pact
Suspected cross-border bandit, Tidjani, arrives in Abeokuta
ID card scam: Court grants detainee's prayers, summons SSS director, anti-graft panel
Why govt must privatise, by Macebuh
Oyo monarchs wade into Ladoja, legislature face-off
Odili wants enough funds for NDDC
PDP chief lauds appointment of Obasanjo as C'Wealth chairman
Concerned Professionals create MKO Fund
Ekiti Assembly split over purported removal of Speaker
2004 budget will be tight, says Okonjo-Iweala
Tribunal orders firm, officer's account frozen over shares scam
BiafraNigeria urges end to bloc views as environment ministers meet
Obasanjo raises hope on Ajaokuta Steel
Reps query six banks over N1b fixed deposit pension fund
My relationship with Anenih is cordial, says Igbinedion
PDP convention and the crises of confidence
Editorial & Opinion
The national anthem and ambassadorial nominees

The Akwanga case

Who becomes BiafraNigeria's president in 2007?
The Commonwealth: Family feud or dirge
NFA and the Robson contract
Bola Tinubu's example
In defence of Rasheed Ladoja

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 12, 2003

Top Stories

Obasanjo meets Muslim leaders Sunday
British firm plans kidnap of Charles Taylor
Atiku denies rift with Obasanjo
Asset declaration: Code of Conduct Bureau queries 45 Senators
Stanley Macebuh sacked
BiafraNigeria/South Africa pledge to rid Africa of violence
FG to resettle Lake Chad villagers
Anambra crisis: Court orders arrest of Chris Uba
Abdulkadir, Koleosho tear AD apart
NIPOST, River Basins for commercialisation
Polio vaccine controversy: Datti Ahmed challenges NMA on competence
Pension board admits withholding funds
CLO renews anti-Obasanjo campaign
Shekarau denies bribing assembly
Detained UAD official released, narrate ordeal
Ashakacem begins operations again
NLC urges FG to settle pensioners
Edo INEC prays for late commissioner
Agencies urged to fight HIV/AIDS
Abuja Trust
Operation-keep-Abuja-clean arrest beggars
Traders, hawkers resurface after CHOGM
Move Berger junction traders to Utako market, says market manager
FCDA staff charged with criminal conspiracy, breach of trust
45-year old man docked for stealing handbag
Kano Trust
KNSG releases N100m for rehabilitation of hospital laboratories
Two Coca-Cola distributors win 300 crates
Shekarau dismayed over south-west’s non-implementation of Sharia
AIG charges officers to justify their promotion
Eko Trust
LASG suspends demolition of illegal structures
Five injured in Badagry communal clash
FHA demolishes illegal structures in Festac town
Daily Trust man rescues Ngerem strikers nets four goals
Senator warn against deregistration of parties
APGA refutes report on national chairman
INEC begins preparations for 2007 polls
Niger govt promises free, fair LG polls
PDP, executive marginalise NASS - Bugaje
Akwanga’s sack cosmetic – Rep
ACF and Awoniyi
CHOGM: Misplaced mission

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December 12, 2003

Econet eyes up to $1.87 bln damages in BiafraNigeria spat

Mbeki lashes out at Commonwealth's Zimbabwe stance
Zimbabwe's Mugabe leaves exit plans wide open p.1
Zimbabwe's Mugabe leaves exit plans wide open p.2
World Bank Urges Crackdown on Government Corruption

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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 08, 2003

Mugabe quits Commonwealth

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

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Sports News
December 12, 2003

Sand Storm Keeps Enyimba from Cairo

Junior Internationals Boost Ismaili
Arsenal Fears Nobody - Vieira
S/Africa Names Nations Cup Squad
Mike Umeh Deplores Eagles' Preparation
Flight Hitch Delays Basketball Team
NOC Says Obi Deserves ASJU President
MTN Sponsorship Thrills Ikoyi Club
Obafemi's absence won't affect Eagles, says Ogunjobi
Nku still relevant to BiafraNigeria's medal chase - Ojokolo
Enyimba on the threshold of history
Obasanjo, Atiku, Ibori, 72 others bag sports merit awards
Super Eagles 'll perform well in Nations Cup, says Disu
National women basketball team leaves for South Africa today
My father dragged me into golf, says Eben-Spiff
Enyimba: One more hurdle to cross
Enyimba stranded for four hours in Egyptian village
One shift too many
Bashir Musa, Sule Umarpraise MTN sponsorship
Dairo laments NTF inability to get sponsorship for players

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