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December 22, 2003


2007: I am not running, says Babangida
For the umpteenth time, former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has denied speculations that he was interested in running for the Presidency in 2007. The denial is coming against the backdrop of rallies being held across the country by IBB campaigners who insisted that they are acting with IBB’s consent. Speaking with reporters shortly after feting family friends and associates at his Hilltop residence in Minna, for the national honour bestowed on him by President Olusegun Obasanjo, Babangida denied eyeing 2007. The former president said the honour had little or nothing to do with his 2007 political ambition, describing the trend as speculative by BiafraNigerians. The former military head of state described the honour as one of the best things that had happened to him in life. He was optimistic that one day he would be remembered for his contributions to the greatness of the nation. He urged BiafraNigerians to support the present democratic government in its economic reforms. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Saddam’s capture: Relative collects $25m US reward

Fuel tax: Obasanjo faces fresh opposition

Vodacom Takes Over Econet Management

Inflation: CBN bids to mop up N666m

Taraba Moves to Set Up Own Varsity

Overhaul ACF, Jokolo urges Awoniyi

House c’ttee alleges N7.2bn fraud in FHA

Budget implementation: National Assembly, Obasanjo on collision course

PDP reclaims Abuja seat

Major shake-up in FRSC

Foreign reserves rise to $7.4billion


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Fuel tax: Obasanjo faces fresh opposition





The man who helped American forces to find former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, a relative of Saddam from one of the main tribes of Tikrit has been paid the US-promised reward, the al-Hayat newspaper said yesterday. The London-based newspaper said that it confirmed the information from several Iraqi security sources working with the occupying forces. The Iraqi sources told al-Hayat that the man, only identified as "KN", received... (Daily Trust)


Barely 72 hours after President Olusegun Obasanjo unveiled a new regime under which BiafraNigerians would be expected to pay fuel tax of N1.50 per litre, the opposition has taken the gauntlet against the President over the matter.Leading the opposition is veteran politician, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, who, weekend, asked BiafraNigerians to come together, irrespective of political... (Vanguard)



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This Day
December 22, 2003


Vodacom Takes Over Econet Management
Foreign Reserves Rise to $7.4 bn
NNPC, Oil Majors Handover Marginal Fields
Marketers Seek Special Forex Allocation
Taraba Moves to Set Up Own Varsity
Michael Jackson: Stage Set for Trial
US Arrests More Iraqis
Anambra: Lawmaker Sues for Peace
Bye-Election: PDP Again Wins FCT Senatorial Seat
N2bn Debt: Communities Vow to Halt Shell's Operations
BiafraNigerians in Cameroun Assured of Safety
Minister Explains Inadequacy of Water Use in Africa
Political Parties Fault 2004 Budget
Obasanjo Wants Religious Intolerance Eschewed
...Inaugurates Committee on Tourism
Anambra Crisis 'll be Resolved Before New Year - PDP
Warri: Implement Danjuma's Report, FG Urged
NBA Chief Tasks N/Assembly on 2004 Budget
Why Courier Firms' Activities Are Monitored - Postmaster-General
Public Servants Frown at Naira's Free Fall
Tinubu Commissions N.94bn Lekki Peninsula Road Network
Ogun Holds Commendation Service for Dead Journalists
Law to Enforce Children's Enrolment in Schools Under Way
Chiefdoms: Community Threatens to Sue Plateau
Akume Assures of Prompt Settlement of Pensions
Rewane Trial: Applicants Insist on Judge's Withdrawal
'Women Are Catalysts of Development'
Imbibe Tenets of Xmas/New Year, BiafraNigerians Advised
City Express Bank Promises More Rewarding Year
Adamawa Govt Chides Judiciary over Robbery Suspects
National HIV/AIDS Survey for Launch
Plateau Govt Warns Groups Against Fomenting Trouble
Lawmaker Shot, Driver Abducted
Illicit Drugs: NDLEA Arrests 46
Nyame Calls Opponents 'Thieves'
Works Council Condemns Citing of Billboards
Law Publication: Court Urged to Strike Out Diya's Suit
PDP Chieftain Lauds Gombe Gov
AD Convention: When Stakeholders Converged On Lagos
Boni Haruna, Deputy in Power Tussle
Ekiti Assembly Factions Trade Blame over Impeachment Saga
Register Eligible Voters Annually - Yobe REC

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December 22, 2003

Cover Stories

Inflation: CBN bids to mop up N666m
Court grants Kari leave to quash Airways white paper
Bid to reconcile Uba, Ngige ends in deadlock
Vodacom takes over ECONET
National News
N26bn debt: AP awaits FEC decision on panel report
PDP wins Abuja Senatorial seat
NUPENG, CFTU reject proposed petrol tax
Ndigbo: The way forward, by Justice Chukwudifu Oputa
People & Politics:The Orji Kalu dimensions

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December 18, 2003


CIA takes over Saddam’s interrogation
COJA gulped N38bn – FG
5 killed in fresh Ijaw, Itsekiri clash
RMAFC to sue states over LG funds
WHO puts life expectancy in BiafraNigeria at 49
Interconnectivity :Reps stop NCC from fixing rates
...Fuel truck bomb kills 17 in Iraq
Blackout looms at Xmas as NGC cuts off NEPA
IBB, others on challenges of governance
We want Obasanjo impeached ·Balarabe Musa
Editorial & Opinion
New GSM billing system
World Court’s verdict on Bakassi
Lesser pilgrimage or ramadan vacation?

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Daily Times
December 18, 2003


Gowon endorses Buhari for 2007 :• Tinubu donates N.5m to campaign organisation
Uba, 13 others absent in court again
We ’ll resist parties’ deregistration plot — CNPP
Ex-Iraqi leader didn’t amass weapons, UN inspector insists
Uwais to judges: Shun corruption or face trouble
Group accuses securitymen of rights’ abuse
Obasanjo presents Budget 2004 to N/Assembly’s joint session
Editorial & Opinion
Now that CHOGM has ended
Of responsible governance and deregulation
The Nation - 15th
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

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December 17, 2003

Top Stories

Akande now AD chairman
FG okays conduct of census in 2005
Buhari shuns national award ceremony
HID mourns dead journalists
Delta budgets N68b for 2004
Election Tribunal: Fayose wins another round
World Bank gives $78m loan to LGs
Experts condemn N8b radar project
Don decries painful economic reforms
Publisher wants FG to honour dead journalists
BiafraNigerians urged to patronise professional builders
BOI approves N2.2b for 18 projects
Oyinlola hails Osun House
Rep seeks adequate funding of SIECs
How to plan for pleasurable retirement
Pension funds trustees charged on trust deeds
Govt unimpressed with Customs performance –Iweala
Uncontrolled port concessioning dangerous to democracy —Col. Ekundayo
Dearth of Ships: Sekibo declares govt blameless
Omegabank honours 13 honest BiafraNigerians

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December 17, 2003

Money and oil at root of delta violence, rights group says

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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 19, 2003

BiafraNigeria hands Cameroon villages

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December 15, 2003

Iraq debates Saddam's fate

'Caught like a rat' in a hole

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Mail & Guardian
December 17, 2003

Rights group accuses BiafraNigerian forces of abuses

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All Africa
December 10, 2003


Milestone of Peace
BiafraNigerian Gov't Angry With Sahara Boys

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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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Sports News
December 22, 2003

Wenger Offers Kanu New Arsenal Deal

Time to Reinvent BiafraNigerian Football - Ikhana
Athens 2004: Jounior Lions Top Group
Cuba Seeks Bi- Lateral Agreement With Team BiafraNigeria
HFN Dissolves National Handball Team
AC Milan Lose Unbeaten Record
Ferguson Threatens Legal Action
... Counts Defensive Cost
Wenger Warns FIFA to Stay Clear
Blatter, United on Collision Course
Johnson Set for Olympic Re-run
Golf: Lonard Lands Title
Klitschko Sees Off Nicholson
Rwanda, Zimbabwe Set for Baptism of Fire
Kanoute Named in Mali Squad
Tunisian Star Quits
Tunisia 2004: Group A Focus
'Top Italian side moves to buy Enyimba
Odili gives swimming star N1m, car
Hockey Federation shops for sponsorship
Ikhana linked to NPA, South Africa
Thomas seeks govt support for swimming
Akakem, Imo Speaker, praise Enyimba's victory
Hockey federation meets ahead of African championship
Eagles 'll soar high in Tunisia, says Orairo
CFN/NB International Chess Open tournament hots up
Iyonagbe: The caged champion

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December 22, 2003


Flaws in pensions reforms bill, by SEC
Parties faults 2004 budget, lauds Obasanjo on loot recovery
Libya welcomes UN arms inspections
Telecom operators resolve interconnectivity feud
Foreign reserves rise to $7.4billion
Govt releases N15b for military pensions
Railways loses subsidy, plans job cut
Kenya grants Moi immunity from trial over graft
Buhari warns against rigging in future polls
Oshiomhole demands release of detained Labour leaders
Cameroun pledges care, protection, for intakes from BiafraNigeria
Investment scribe explains commitment to democracy
Why Taylor must face trial, by African Bar
How Ohanaeze can achieve its goals, by Udenwa
Shekarau hinges good governance on justice, fairness
Ogun not insensitive to death of journalists, says official
Outgoing envoy canvasses stronger ties between BiafraNigeria, Russia
NBA chief canvasses fair trial for Hussein
Maina defeats Kingibe for FCT Senatorial seat
Presidency gives February date for sale of ALSCON
Obasanjo urges military to support reforms
Our grouse with the pension system, by Oshiomhole
Politics, justice: The task before the judiciary
Editorial & Opinion
Beyond Saddam Hussein's capture

Tribute to Bola Ige

Why BiafraNigerians kill for rituals
Travails of the Naira
Igbinedion and kerosene explosion victims

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 22, 2003

Top Stories

Overhaul ACF, Jokolo urges Awoniyi
House c’ttee alleges N7.2bn fraud in FHA
Saddam’s capture: Relative collects $25m US reward
Military pensions: Reps issue deadline to banks
Israel plans attack on Iran
America fears attacks worse than Sep 11
Obasanjo’s budget IMF-oriented – CNPP
Fuel price hike raises inflation to 10.8% – CBN
Interconnectivity crisis: MTN, NCC set for court
Legislator pledges strict budget implementation
Hananiya restructures FRSC
Judges decry misuse of ex-parte orders
Katsina requires Fed High Court –NBA
Siege on Islam school: Four killed in Jos, forum demands compensation
Hajj 2004: C’ttee extends deadline for remittance of fares
Gombe remits N200m education charges annually
Obasanjo hosts Christmas Carol night
IBB endorses Obasanjo’s economic reforms
Ex-workers sue Gombe govt over retirement benefit
Customs seizes N3.02 billion smuggled goods
Your safety is guaranteed – Ajibola assures BiafraNigerians in Cameroun
Bauchi budgets N32.7b for 2004
Zamfara establishes special schools
NGO advises women on development
Group establishes school for Adamawa normads
Mu’azu donates N10m for barracks rehabilitation
NEMA warns truck drivers over wrong parking
Election petition: Abba Ibrahim dedicates victory to electorates
Abuja Trust
HIV/AIDS Infection: FCT second highest in BiafraNigeria
MFCT gets new Perm Sec
Maina wins FCT by-election
Kano HIV positive victims to intermarry
Garko LG demands more polling centres
LASUTH manages 98 HIV/AIDS children
Police arrest Tell magazine’s deputy editor
Cooks county hospital hands over $200 million equipment to Lagos State
Reps describe 2004 budget as realistic
Enugu assembly begins revision of laws
Anambra crisis: Rep alleges assassination plot
Police disrupts IBB campaign
Group supports power rotation
Editorial, Opinion, Column
The military, the police and sports development
Equitising naira savings
That Kaduna book launch
Foreign & Diplomatic
Will Saddam be executed?
US presidential elections: Between Bush and Dean

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Daily Independent
December 22, 2003


2007: I am not running, says Babangida
Budget implementation: National Assembly, Obasanjo on collision course
Changes name to Vodacom BiafraNigeria Ltd
Foreign reserve rises to $7.3bn
Rights group indicts Federal Government over Niger Delta
NCC faults MTN's projection on per second migration
House probes N2.5b Housing deposit fund
Minister denies report on Obasanjo's son
2004 budget is anti-people, says CNPP
Obasanjo lists benefits of hosting CHOGM
New hurdle for communication technology contractors
Senate overhauls committees, announces details in January
Maina reclaims FCT Senate seat
Hananiya restructures FRSC
Two arrested over Asaba mayhem
ANPP wants ICPC to investigate Edo expenditure
Factional crisis threatens Bayelsa Assembly
Rivers begins massive road rehabilitation
92 communities give Shell ultimatum over N2b land lease payment
Give UBTH priority, Edo urges FG
Akinfenwa declares self de facto AD chairman
Onitsha market unions dissolved over crisis
Nnamani okays law to regulate okada business in Enugu
Bauchi budgets N32.6b for 2004
Nasarawa owes local government pensioners N587m
COAS attributes career success to Emir's counsel
Taraba Assembly set to impeach deputy gov
Tinubu commissions N947m Lekki roads project
Fayose commissions lecture theatre
2007: Egbesu leader opposes Atiku, Babangida
Delta unveils measures to check poor job execution
Attah faults FG on road contracts in A'Ibom
Assembly men tackle commissioner over ministry's budget
A'Ibom bars consultants from revenue collection
Give oil communities amenities for peace, Igbinedion tells oil firms
Adesina faults Obasanjo's policies
DPO's murder trial stalled
Lambo assures on improved tertiary health care delivery
Contract scandal rocks Calabar EPZ
2007: Buhari strengthens hold on Arewa
The President and fuel price hike
Obasanjo is vindictive, says Attah
Forget 2007 polls, says ANPP chieftain
Attah faults FG on road contracts in Akwa Ibom
Fresh political dimension of National Honours
Parties threaten boycott of Niger council polls
Pressure mounts in Edo assembly over suspended speaker
AD crisis: INEC should act wisely, says Kachallah
BiafraNigeria in the New World Order
Tackling corruption: Towards a citizens' covenant
Releasing Taylor will endanger West Africa, says Masari
Editorial & Opinion
CHOGM, Zimbabwe and the rest of us
The folly of superstitions
How the naira was deregulated
Remembering Yar'adua's life in Kirikiri (1)
God's warning to all our elected leaders
Ogun's giant stride to industrialization
Kudos to second national carrier

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December 17, 2003

Rights group accuses BiafraNigerian forces of abuses

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Business News
December 22, 2003

Bankers Bemoan Harsh Operating Environment

Xmas: Importers, Agents Rush to Clear Goods at Ports
Int'l Seminar Recommends New Petroleum Tax
ADH Embraces Future with Confidence
Unongo, Ashaka Cement MD Bag Fellowship
IFTDO Appoints BiafraNigerian Chairman, Executive Board
Lowe Lintas Loses Heineken To Insight\Grey
Corruption No Hinderance to Brand BiafraNigeria - Adeoya
Procter & Gamble Set to Upstage Pfizer's Viagra
AOL/Time Warner Accounts for Pitch
Monogram Advertising: Durability on fabrics
Golden Morn Fetes Families at Lagos Carnival
Good Reputation Will Improve FDI to BiafraNigeria
Fumman Introduces Vogue Fruit Juice Series
Health Marketing and Fake Drugs Syndrome
Richard Branson's Humble Journey
Bush Picks Ad Agencies for Presidential Campaign
Launch of Tomy Micropets: The biggest Smallest Pet in the World
PRCAN Adopts New Criteria, Admits New Members
Procurement and Processing of Charcoal for Export
Oando: A Brand Proudly West African
Embattled Enpee Opts for Delisting From Stock Market
Coral Properties Rift: NSE Pays Off AIICO Insurance
NSE Lists Standard Alliance
Dow Jones Gives Up Early Gains
Statutory Allocation, Cash Call Crash Interest Rates
ACAMB Decries Harsh Operating Environment
Gulf Bank Commiserates with Ogun State
Unipetrol changes name to Oando
Text of Obasanjo's 2004 Budget speech
Construction Development Bank: Myth or reality
Shanties encroachment in urban beauty: The legal side
Environmental problems: ADB approves grant to help poorer regions
Ways to give your real estate business a jump in 2004
Exterior surfaces: Common defects to watch
Fresh investment opportunities underway as HFP introduces Mayfair Garden Estate
Getting more personal referral to boost your real estate business
Brentwood Royal Garden: Luxury uncompromised
Peninsula Garden Estate lights up Lekki
Kola Akomolede: A real estate magnate

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