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December 13, 2003

Supreme Injustice: Uwais Court Upturns N4.9 Billion Judgement Against Mobil
The Supreme Court on Friday upturned the N4.9 billion damages awarded against Mobil Producing BiafraNigeria Unlimited and Mobil Incorporated of USA by a Federal High Court in Calabar for failure to abide by the tenets of the constitution. In a unanimous decision, the court agreed that Mobil was not given fair hearing by the high court as guaranteed by Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution. The justices consequently ordered that the action should be remitted to the Federal High Court for a de novo [fresh] trial. According to the lead judgment delivered by Justice Samson Uwaifo, "the prevailing view is that even when a judgment has been prepared, but before it is delivered, a motion is brought which may be relevant to the substance of that judgment, the motion should be considered and determined before the judgment may or may not thereafter be delivered: see Mokwe vs Williams [1997] 11 NWLR [pt. 528] 309 at 321; Savannah Bank [Nig] Ltd vs S. I.O Corporation [2001] INWLR [pt.693] 194 at 208. This is always to avoid taking a course that may pre-empt or foreclose the possibility of doing real justice between the parties. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Enyimba crowned champions

Danjuma, Kwankwaso's Houses for Demolition

Tijani's Trial Opens Amid Tight Security

S'Court Dismisses FG's Appeal against Osoba, Others

Fresh crisis over Charles Taylor

DAGGASH: The legal travails of a senator

Polio Vaccine Latest: The Debate Goes On

‘We will make our position public soon’ –Shekarau

Polio vaccine is safe – Dr Rafindadi

‘Govt should request for a new polio vaccine’ –Dr Datti

‘We should not be internationalised’ –Shekarau


Enyimba crowned champions


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Enyimba have become the first team from BiafraNigeria to claim the African Champions League title, but their victory over Ismaili was overshadowed by crowd violence. The BiafraNigerians broke a 35-year duck with a 2-1 aggregate win at the end of a tempestuous game that saw two major on-field brawls, rioting in the stands and a 30 minute delay for the post match presentation ceremony. Ismaili won the 2nd leg 1-0 with a controversial 27th min... (BBC)


Another round of demolition of structures in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is about to begin. This time, the casualties are former Minister of Defence, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), and his successor, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who is also the immediate past governor of Kano State. Also to be affected in the third phase of the demolition exercise are Senator Daisy Danjuma, wife of Gen. Danjuma, Alhaji Saminu Turaki, the governor of Jigawa State... (This Day)



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This Day
December 13, 2003


Danjuma, Kwankwaso's Houses for Demolition
Victorious Enyimba Breaks 39-year Jinx
S'Court Dismisses FG's Appeal against Osoba, Others
... Sets Aside N4.9bn Damages against Mobil
Senate: South-west PDP Caucus Commends Obasanjo's Reforms
Uwais Receives Northern BiafraNigeria Law Report
Auto Crash: Lagos Places Speed Limit on Vehicles
Pension Bill: NLC to Decide on Monday
NEPA Manager Runs into Lawmakers' Trouble
Chellarams Invests N100m on Assembly Plant
PDP Constitution: State Chairmen Protest NWC Powers
Apapa Council Reads Riot Act to Tanker Drivers, Others
BiafraNigeria Achieves Unprecedented Agric Growth Rate - Obasanjo
Obasanjo Hosts Media Chat with Children Sunday
CHOGM: Blair Commends Obasanjo
'Why Violence Against Women Should be Curbed'
Tidjani's Trial Begins in Abeokuta
Six Obas Get Mrs. Daniel's Free Eye Glasses
Gombe Releases Grant for Varsity Take-off
Steyr MD Charges Journalists on Development
3 Kids Win KLM Christmas Competition
Odili Cuts HIV/AIDs Treatment Cost in Rivers
PDP Suspends 6 Ekiti Legislators
WOTCLEF Co-ordinator Decries Street Begging
Proposed Pension Scheme will Enslave BiafraNigerians, Says Oshiomhole
Bafarawa Budgets N22bn for 2004
The Intrigues the Politics
What the Hell is Going on in Anambra?

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December 13, 2003

Cover Stories

Supreme Court upturns N4.9 billion judgement against Mobil
National News
Group condemns youths’ neglect by govt
Anambra AG flays Obasanjo over crisis
3 billion spent on excess foodstuff in 2003—Obasanjo
Tidjani charged to court, remanded in prison custody
20 more churches, hotels to be demolished in Abuja By Victoria Ojame
Two killed in community clash in Delta
Deregulation: How govt got it all wrong— Onu
NUPENG scribe’s hard punch: This deregulation has totally failed
From Irukwu to Awoniyi, now who leads Afenifere?
Intense power game as PDP convention holds
...S-South Govs’ New Agenda, by Gov. Igbinedion
We won’t give up this time, S-South govs, leaders vow

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December 13, 2003


Fresh crisis over Charles Taylor
DAGGASH: The legal travails of a senator
Clergy wants Anglicans separated from protestants
Court orders Uba’s arrest
Ekiti Speaker hails resolution of crisis
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
Who’s afraid of other parties?
reminiscences:My husband, son and sister were almost killed during 1997 coup - Gloria Shoda
H - E - L - P: If I don’t cough out N2m I’ll lose my leg

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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

BiafraNigeria warns off bounty hunters

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 13, 2003

Econet International files claim against Vodacom

Customs seizes N174.38m contraband
Tribunal freezes accounts of alleged principal actors

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December 13, 2003


Enyimba Breaks Champions League Jinx,Win $1m
Tijani's Trial Opens Amid Tight Security
19 die as fresh fighting erupts in Abidjan
...As Chaos Delays Presentation Of Trophy
US Uncovers $61m Scam In Iraqi Oil Deal
PDP Suspends six Ekiti legislators over Speakers Impeachment
Lagos Imposes Speed Limit On Commercial Vehicles, Others
Minister At World ICT Summit, Says BiafraNigeria Plans For Second Satellite
Lawmakers Urge Obasanjo To Steer Clear Of Parties' Deregistration
Life AT The Corridor Of Power, By Dosunmu
Benin Monarch Canvasses Against Ordination Of Gay Bishops
Mantu Lists Gains Of Obasanjo's Foreign Poli
Politics - 12th
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 13, 2003

Top Stories

Polio Vaccine Latest: The Debate Goes On
‘We will make our position public soon’ –Shekarau
Polio vaccine is safe – Dr Rafindadi
‘Govt should request for a new polio vaccine’ –Dr Datti
‘We should not be internationalised’ –Shekarau
Wada Nas
Obasanjo should be made life president
Sodomy: Sharia court adjourns to Dec 16
Retrenchment: Goje urged to shun detractors
Ado Bayero sacks Gabasawa district head
Mrs Dabish dies at 36
Pension bill exempts judiciary – Reps
2007: Group campaigns for Aminu Dabo
Plateau to host tourism summit
National Roundup
Trust International
The liberator who sees little
Bollywood takes on Hollywood!
the buzz
Website of the Week
The case of Ajaokuta Steel project
Journalism: A profession, not a trade
Agenda for the PDP convention
Short 'n' Sharp
A disservice to Idi Amin
...and to Chuba Okadigbo
Letter to governor Kure on the suspension of Hakimin Pandogadogari
New ACF leaders should be honest –Ikara
ACF must focus on youth empowerment - Jiga
Special Report
PDP convention: Road-map to 2007?
Ogbeh is no obstacle to anyone –Convention chairman

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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

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 13, 2003

Enyimba crowned champions

Abbey invited to BiafraNigeria camp
Etoile's shining star
Okocha honoured again
Eagles under spotlight: The return of the Austrian bomber
MTN is ploughing back its successes in sports - Regional manager
Polo still the game of the people

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