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December 15, 2003

Saddam Hussein Capturd

Sadam is a Coward: Surrender Angers Arabs
He swore he would go down in a blaze of glory but experts said Monday Saddam Hussein's humiliating capture by U.S. forces befitted the cowardly nature of a man who ruled by death yet loved life above all else. The U.S. administration in Iraq announced Sunday it had arrested Saddam and showed footage of the country's dreaded former leader undergoing medical tests without a fuss. His bushy beard and quiet demeanor belied the image of strength Saddam projected throughout his 35-year iron rule and the promises he made after his ouster in April that he would rather be a "martyr for Iraq" than fall into U.S. hands. "The main commodity of his rule was death, but it was a weapon that he was not willing to use upon himself," Jawad al-Anani, a former Jordanian foreign minister and Dubai-based political analyst, told Reuters Monday. "The fact that he chose to stay in that hole with the mice shows that he was clinging onto life, no matter how bad it was. Eventually, he was a coward." For many in the Middle East, Saddam's arrest was a shock as he was the ultimate champion of causes dear to Arab hearts such as the recapture of east Jerusalem from Israeli rule. Although he was reviled for his barbaric human rights violations, many Arabs saw him as a man of principle who dared stand up to the region's hated superpower, the United States. But Baghdad's fall to the U.S. army without resistance and Saddam's subsequent escape tarnished his image. Experts said his arrest Saturday in Tikrit was the final blow. "His image has been totally undermined," said Iraq expert Mustafa Alani from London's Royal United Services Institute. "Everyone expected him to fight to the death or commit suicide... (Reuters)

Arab Experts: Saddam Surrender a Sign of Cowardice p.2


Key Stories

Tidjani: Police trail 79 others

Why I left APGA, by Okoye

Tip-off by family nets Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody

AD factions battle over party licence, hold separate coventions

Strike Threat: FG Summons PENGASSAN, NUPENG

I can’t release Bamaiyi, Al-Mustapha – Obasanjo

US interrogators grill Saddam

How Saddam was captured

Saddam Tried to Negotiate with U.S. Captors p.1

Saddam Tried to Negotiate with U.S. Captors p.2

Saddam Tried to Negotiate with U.S. Captors p.3


Tidjani: Police trail 79 others


Why I left APGA, by Okoye





Alhaji Hamani TidjaniTHE police are on the trail of 79 people believed to be accomplices of the suspected cross border robbery kingpin, Hammani Tidjani, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, said weekend in Lagos. The suspected accomplices were allegedly named by Tidjani during interrogation as either receivers of stolen goods or robbers. Tidjani himself last Friday appeared before an Abeokuta Chief Magistrate Court on a 30-count charge of robbery, stealing... (Vanguard)


The former presidential aspirant under the flag of APGA in the last general election, Chief George Ike Okoye has pin-pointed injustices existing in APGA as the reason behind his defection to the Justice Party. Okoye who spoke to journalists after his declaration for Justice Party at last weekend’s third National convention of the party, said APGA was greatly prejudiced against certain members , noting also that the process with which the party’s... (Daily Independent)



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December 15, 2003

Cover Stories

Saddam captured
Tidjani: Police trail 79 others
National News
Tough times ahead —OBASANJO
AD factions battle over party licence, hold separate coventions
World leaders welcome Saddam's capture
We got him —BREMER
Car bomb hits Iraq police, kills 17
Wabara, Ekwueme in new team to reconcile Ngige, Uba
New members, House leadership on war path
NPA: My hands are clean, says Bode George
I 'm not involved in N20 million scam, says Gogo-Jaja
Why Ijaws dissociate themselves from CHOGM - Evah
People &Politics:Obasanjo and Anambra State

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December 15, 2003


Saddam captured
How he was arrested
World leaders hail arrest
News analysis: Saddam a coward
Wabara not under threat- Nzeribe
FG advised not to abolish new LGs
Panel gets 1 month to resolve Anambra crisis
APGA governorship candidate in Imo escapes death
China to invest $1bn in BiafraNigeria
How we midwived PDP ·Babangida
Why I'm at peace with Gov Nnamani - deputy
Editorial & Opinion
Budget Implementation
A nation's talent for bungling
Commonwealth: No clear focus yet
Power without persuasion

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This Day
December 15, 2003


How Saddam was Captured in a Hole
...Family Members Tipped-off U.S Forces
AD: Mamman Faction Dumps Abdulkadir
Saddam 'll Face Justice, Says Bush
...Turning Point for Iraq
Strike Threat: FG Summons PENGASSAN, NUPENG
Revenue Comission Wants Looted Funds in Federation Account
NIPC Scribe Assures on Foreign Investment
My Meeting with Mugabe after CHOGM, by Obasanjo
Okonjo-Iweala Lists Bane to Economic Devt
Contractor Alters Lagos Airport Terminal Design
Ports Concession: Minister Allays Workers' Fears
Dialogue, Panacea to Crisis-Obasanjo
Experts Seek Law on Fiscal Responsibiliy
Aso Savings' Deposits Hit N2bn
Anambra Crisis: Wabara, Ekwueme, Others Lead Reconciliatory Team
Obasanjo Expresses Concern About Polio Vaccine
Privatization: 'BPE to Confront Challenges'
Oil Spill: Mobil Lauds Supreme Court Decision
6 Ogun Govt House Reporters Die in Autocrash
Tribunal Asked to Set Aside Nnamani's Re-election
BiafraNigeria Airways: Olafisoye's Counsel Says Commission Illegally Constituted
Niger LG Polls Still Jan 10
JP Chairman Faults Plan to Deregister Parties
Olawepo, Original Member of PDP - Mrs. Anenih
Mothers Urged to Respect Tradition
Police Nab 2 Human Parts Dealers
Two Journalists Faint at Tribunal Sitting
Yobe Govt to Build $30m Dam
Gombe Gov Woos Investors
Court Registrars Told to Shun Indiscipline
State of the States
Let LGs Handle Primary Education, FG Urged
FG Urged to Evolve Genuine Democratic Culture
Pirates Device New Strategies
Govt Signs N900m Contract for Bridges Construction
'Women, Children Target of Rights Violation'
LG Chairman Decries Pipeline Vandalisation
FG's Anti-corruption Crusade Commended
No Going Back on New LG's -Commissioner
Varsity Probes Students' Unrest
LASTMA GM on Forced Leave
Group Moves to Drag INEC to Court over Parties' Accounts
I'm Still in Charge, Says Speaker
Clergy Passes Vote of No Confidence on Political Leaders
Alamieyeseigha, Igbinedion, Others Honoured
New Deal For Daniel Kanu
NOA Boss Predicts Better Days Ahead
Commissioner Seeks More Budgetary Allocation for Youth
Minna East Council to Set Up Vigilante Group
Retrenchment: Goje's Action in Order, Says PDP Chief
Battle For the Soul of AD Kick-starts 2007 Race

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Daily Times
December 15, 2003


Obasanjo takes stock of CHOGM, hails Enyimba FC
Saddam Hussein captured
BiafraNigerians advised to disregard World Bank report
FG approves private sector-driven housing policy
Pipeline vandals disrupt fuel supply from P/Harcourt Refinery
...Co-operates with interrogators, may face special tribunal
Long hunt ends without bloodbath
Supreme Court overrules N4.9bn damages award against Mobil:• Orders retrial of case
Traders make brisk business selling new naira notes
Wabara heads peace panel on Anambra crisis
World leaders hail, Iraqis jubilate over capture
The Nation
NIRADO chief calls for joint effort on war against AIDS
Deregulation: Tinubu hosts NLC, civil society groups today
Benue University VC lists conditions for resumption
Drivers enjoined to be cautious during Yuletide
Alamieyeseigha calls for masterplan for Niger Delta regions
Fire razes N15m property in Lafia
Editorial & Opinion
Strenghtening the Code of Conduct law
What manner of reforms?
One man’s meat, another’s poison (II)
Denial of pension to retired school teachers (II)

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December 15, 2003

Cover Stories

Groom Heads for Lagoon On Wedding Day
IBB Strikes Deal With Diya, Others
Night Guard Kills Mate In Error
Four Docked For Money Laundering
Ekiti PDP Suspends Six MPs
TUC Renews Ultimatum
Plateau Sends Pension Boards Staff On Compulsory Leave over fraud
2007: State Govs Will Play A Role — Dariye
Man Kills Daughter
Shadow-Boxing In Oyo State
11 Ex-Ministers Face Arrest
Digital Senators Hijack Senate
Gains And Losses Of CHOGM
Northern AD Stalwart Condemns Abdulkadir
Police Raid With Commercial Buses

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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 15, 2003

West Africa's ivory trade thrives

US interrogators grill Saddam
How Saddam was captured

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December 15, 2003

Iraq debates Saddam's fate

'Caught like a rat' in a hole

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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 15, 2003

Abia bemoans statutory deductions from allocations

IMB Morgan to be listed on Exchange
Banks turn their back on AIB staff
Identify and protect yourself from high-risk clients
Buying a home with resale value
Princess Terrace lights up FCT's real estate terrain in style
Olawore: Real estate adventurer turned star
NIESV restates commitment to mass housing delivery
The evasive land space in Lagos
Real estate investors expect 2004 to be a transition period
Motivating your agent to find the property of your dreams
DKA Realty offers Fara Park to prospective property owners
PRCAN sets new criteria, inducts two firms

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December 15, 2003


Tip-off by family nets Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody
Maccido, emirs meet Obasanjo over poor economy
European leaders, Japan rejoice
Govt demands agric reforms as WTO talks resume
Foreign reserve may drop to $5b, says World Bank chief
Fidelity Bond faults white paper on BiafraNigeria Airways
BiafraNigeria to launch space satellite, says Isoun
Minister denies plan to sack ports workers
Life of a dictator
Train crushes five to death in Lagos
Copyright panel arrests cleric, 11 others over alleged piracy
Obasanjo praises BiafraNigerians over CHOGM
Obasanjo declares polio vaccine safe
Senators in troubled times over assets declaration
Editorial & Opinion
The 'missing' Okigbo panel report

The protest in Georgia

National Assembly and stability
Ending conflicts in Africa
Looking too far...
What Danjuma said

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 15, 2003

Top Stories

US troops capture Saddam Hussein he was captured
Car bomb hits Iraqi police station
... Iraqis celebrate Saddam’s capture
Bremer’s statement
I can’t release Bamaiyi, Al-Mustapha – Obasanjo
Revenue allocation formula: Obasanjo meets RMAFC, NASS leadership
Governor Sheriff leads delegation to Obasanjo over Lake Chad villagers
AD crisis deepens over convention
FG sacks 6,000 railway workers
Yagba community pleads for assistance
Wife raises alarm on Akwanga’s health
Yobe Muslims host national Qur’an competition
Solgas contract: Senate C’ttee alleges irregularities
FG warns ASUU over strike again
Obasanjo, Ulama meeting blackmail –Nas
No retrenchment in NPA – Minister
Sokoto budgets N22 billion for 2004
Abuja Trust
MFCT discovers 247 staff with forged appointments
Husband, wife remanded in Prison for theft
Boy, 11, abducted in Lagos, dumped in Abuja
Kwankwaso, Turaki, Danjuma, others lose FCT plots
Sanitation partially halts business in FCT
el-Rufai, MFCT/FCDA directors interact with economic team
GSS Kuje PTA elects officers
Three face forgery charges
Kano Trust
Rumfa college students demonstrate against principal, poor results
Kabo assures pilgrims of successful hajj
NEPA reduces power supply to Kano
420 thousand night blindness patients enjoy free operation
Bayero calls for modern facilities in hospitals
Eko Trust
LASG pegs speed limit at 60kmph
Six bank workers arraigned for N20.2m fraud
10,000 women to benefit from poverty alleviation programme – Mrs Joke Adefulire
Police recover two stolen vehicles
2007: AD stalwart cautions IBB campaigners
Buhari’s aide carpets Rep. Bugaje
Senator warns INEC on political parties
Implementation of 2004 budget top priority -Bwari
Editorial, Opinion, Column
Failed contracts and recipient communities
Internationalizing the naira
Mr. President, where is Makanjuola?

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Daily Independent
December 15, 2003


Govt approves take off of four refineries
Tidjani: Beginning of a long trial
Vodafone approves Vodacom investment in Econet BiafraNigeria
ID card scam: N40m NOA fund missing
Pensioners accuse Mbadinuju of misappropriating N36m
Marwa points the way to BiafraNigeria's greatness
Commission berated over corrupt police officers
Senator wants BiafraNigeria to fund Lake Chad Basin study
Obioha blames BiafraNigeria's woes on Obasanjo, governors
King, even in the cage
Ekwueme, Irukwu, S/East governors to resolve Anambra crisis
PDP convention: Six newsmen die in auto crash
Gombe AD suspends Abdulkadir
Why I left APGA, by Okoye
N50b service drugs not registered yet in BiafraNigeria
Computerisation of Abuja plots begins
Commissioner, two others absent at trial
Law School boss rates UNIBEN high
Soldier jailed three years for drug peddling
Research student blames nation's woes on hypocrites
CHOGM: Report indicts FG on Niger Delta
Lawmaker wants NDDC scrapped
Fresh approach to judicial welfare in Akwa Ibom
Why ANPP reps staged walk-outs
Experts ask FG to introduce credible IT policy
Bayero sacks Gabasawa district head
Muazu seeks labour's understanding, promises better life for residents
Legislators express doubts over reform before council polls
New Ohanaeze, ACF leadership raise fresh hope
Crisis brews in Osun AD over zoning formula
New Lagos councils face hard times
Dilemma over ex-soldiers' pension
AD miscalculated in backing Obasanjo, says Kaka
Atiku for 2007 posters flood Abuja
Crisis imminent in Jigawa assembly over committees
Editorial & Opinion
The rot in the national identity card project
The might of the pen
Niger Delta: Awaiting the Marines
Barbarians at the barricade
A wonder child is born
Who is a policeman?

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December 15, 2003

Arab Experts: Saddam Surrender a Sign of Cowardice p.1

Arab Experts: Saddam Surrender a Sign of Cowardice p.2
Saddam Tried to Negotiate with U.S. Captors p.1
Saddam Tried to Negotiate with U.S. Captors p.2
Saddam Tried to Negotiate with U.S. Captors p.3
Saddam Arrest Cheer Fades Into Iraqi Ire at U.S.
Saddam Whereabouts Still a Mystery

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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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Last Update May 8, 2002. Click here for more.

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Sports News
December 15, 2003

Ismaili Coach Slams Enyimba, Ref

Obasanjo sends Congratulations
...Econet also
...How team Fooled Ismaili Officials, Fans
Journalists Saved By BiafraNigerian CAF Official
BiafraNigerian Students in Egypt Shun Classes
Violence Torpedoes Egypt's 2010 Bid
Tunisia 2004: Ogunjobi in Italy for Martins
BiafraNigerians Battle Hostile Fans, Cold
Kudos to Egyptian police
Enyimba Set to Appoint Aussie as New Coach
Obasanjo receives CAF champs, Enyimba, tomorrow
Okpomo salutes Ikhana
Enyimba: Fortune favours the brave
Igbinedion honours boxing team
Ogunjobi off to Europe
Dairo urges Babalola to accept defeat in good faith
BiafraNigerians celebrate Enyimba's victory
Berger return with tales
Black Queens prepare for BiafraNigeria
Bolton receive Okocha boost
Bolton receive Okocha boost
Bolton upset with BiafraNigeria

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