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November 03, 2003

Arewa and Election 2007: IBB, Atiku Campaigners in War of Words
Rival campaign groups canvassing the presidential ambition of Vice president Atiku Abubakar and former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida at the weekend engaged each other in war of words. The Babangida supporters accused the Atiku group of alleged breach of a ban placed on electioneering campaigns. Also, pro-Atiku campaigners, "the Coalition for Democracy Atiku for President 2007" are alleging that "some retired military cabals are afraid of the rising profile of the vice president, Atiku Abubakar." The IBB campaigners fired back by accusing the vice president of subtly flagging off his electioneering campaigns for 2007 presidential polls. The coordinator of Eagle Group/IBB Solidarity Move-ment, Captain Salihu Bala Shafii said the adoption of Atiku for 2007 and 2011 presidential elections in Bauchi recently amounts to "full commencement of campaigns by the Atiku campaigners in defiance of President Obas-anjo and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s.... (This Day)

 

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Ndigbo can’t be ruined in my lifetime – Ojukwu

US Congress okays $2m for Bush to capture Taylor

Umeadi Causes Ripples in Ohanaeze

Obasanjo explains release of BiafraNigerian towns to Cameroun

New threats to Executive/Legislative harmony

FG blames bad state of refineries on sabotage

FUEL PRICES: Oshiomhole rules out strike

Banks move against insurance companies

Enahoro blasts FG

Fear of kerosine explosion grips Abia

Govt revives PH/Jos rail service

 

Ndigbo can’t be ruined in my lifetime

 

US okays $2m to capture Taylor

 

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A galaxy of prominent Nigerians attended the event marking the 70th birthday of the Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu at the weekend. Dim Ojukwu said Igbo haters cannot ruin Ndigbo as far as he is alive. Also speaking on the occasion, President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was represented by his Political Adviser, Prof. Jerry Gana, hailed Ojukwu... (Champion)

 

The United States Congress has authorised President George Bush to spend $2 million (N260 million) public funds to "capture" former Liberian President, Mr. Charles Taylor, currently living in exile in Calabar. The money, according to yesterday’s edition of London Observer, was attached to the bill approving President Bush’s plan to spend $87 billion to rebuild and secure... (Vanguard)

 

 

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This Day
November 03, 2003


News


My Problem with Labour, By Obasanjo
Refineries: BPE Sets Deadline for Investors
FG Takes Minority Stake in Brass LNG
US Helicopter Downed in Iraq, 15 Die
Umeadi Causes Ripples in Ohanaeze
2007: IBB, Atiku Campaigners in War of Words
ALSCON Loses $400m Per Year
Lawmakers Seek Reduction of GSM Tariffs
NDDC to Partner with FG, NGOs
2007: IBB, Atiku Campaigners in War of Words
ALSCON Loses $400m Per Year
Lawmakers Seek Reduction of GSM Tariffs
NDDC to Partner with FG, NGOs
Obasanjo's Tenure, a Wast, Says Enahoro
4 Audit Firms to Probe Kwara LGs
Full Power Supply Returns to Lagos Airport
Hold FG Responsible for NDDC Failure
Gemade, Ogbeh, Akume Reconcile
Government to Upgrade Enugu Airport
Chogm: Group Plans Exhibition for NGOs
Obasanjo Blames BiafraNigeria's Problems on Past Leaders
Lagos Reintroduces Monthly Sanitation Exercise
LG Boss Tasks Idris on Road Rehabilitation
Court Invites FHA Boss, Others over Publication
Bugaje Decries President's Interference in PDP
Leaders Blamed for Niger Delta's Woes
Gombe Moves to Revoke Undeveloped Plots
Youths Restiveness Affects Reproductive Health - Group
Sanusi Tasks UI on Development
States of the States
Govt Takes Delivery of Mobile Internet Van
Monarch Reburied, 34 Years After
Assembly Apologizes to Journalists
Lack of Political Will, Bane of Niger Delta Dev
'ADB Water Project Not Executed with inferior Pipes'
South-east Govs Urged to Float Own Media
Parley on Good Governance Underway
Govt Establishes Waste Recycling Plant
Perm Sec Wants Controversy over Polio Vaccines Resolved
New Head of Service Spells Out Agenda
Union Vows to Deal with Miscreants
Christians Urged to Embrace Holiness
Politics
'Why National Assembly Can't Check Obasanjo's Excesses'
Gombe State Govt Probes Land Deal Under Hashidu
Survey Rates Obasanjo's Government Low

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Vanguard
November 03, 2003


Cover Stories


FG blames bad state of refineries on sabotage
FUEL PRICES: Oshiomhole rules out strike
Banks move against insurance companies
US Congress okays $2m for Bush to capture Taylor
National News
FG terminates Swede Control Intertek's contract
$3.8bn investment makes BiafraNigeria fastest growing telecom market
Politics
SENATE’S PROBE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDS:A move to save democracy or a witch-hunt?
Who casts the first stone?
Reforming the Igbo World Congress
Of "adversary journalism"

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Daily Times
October 30, 2003


News


FEC meeting holds without official statement
Senate declares council caretaker committees illegal
Saraki visits DTN, says Yoruba in Kwara not marginalised
Atiku gives N305,000 to brutalised Daily Independent photo-journalist
Customs seals off China Town
NEPAD: Obasanjo laments slow pace of implementation
Go now, FG warns public servants due for retirement
Obasanjo pledges to preserve nation’s cultural heritage
Politics
Lagos sneezes, for others to catch cold
Deny your wards education and go to jail, parents warned
Deregulation: NLC meets tomorrow
Group enjoins NLC to resume dialogue with oil marketers
Lagos Govt bans MTN from expanding network
Nasarawa governor sacks LG chief
Process unbundling NEPA yields fruits
Rowdy session at House of Reps
Strike out ANPP’s suit, Wabara urges court
Editorial & Opinion
Nairanisation of crude oil sale
How to win the anti-corruption war!
Reflections on a season of reforms
The fuel price hike and CBN’s performance

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Tribune
October 30, 2003


News


Senate probes LG funds
APGA condemns OBJ’s clampdown on press
Confusion in House of Reps
Polio vaccine, US’plot to defertilise North —Wada Nas
Ebonyi unfolds 4-yr action programme
Atiku compensates brutalised photo-journalist
PDP chieftains reconcile in Ekiti
States told to establish emergency management agencies
Police re-arrest 24 OPC members in Kwara
Attah engages Julius Berger for road rehabilitation
Students’ protest in Ibadan forces residents indoors
Obasanjo is anti-masses—Delta NLC boss

US donates $2.5m educational materials to Niger Delta
Oyelade set to clinch Oyo AD chairmanship
Emphasise our achievements
5 fire stations are functional in Lagos — Fire Chief
FG urged to fund agencies in solid and non-solid mineral sectors
Revenue commission bill scales second reading
BiafraNigeria lacks sports development programmes
NSSF suspends Bayelsa school from games

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IRIN
October 29, 2003


CAMEROON-BIAFRANIGERIA: Border Commission discusses handover of 33 villages


Government orders tests to clear suspicions on polio vaccine
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Oil companies bid over $500m for offshore exploration rights

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Washington Post
October 30, 2003


BiafraNigeria to Test Polio Vaccines for HIV


BiafraNigeria to Test Polio Vaccines Over AIDS

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MSNBC
October 29, 2003


BiafraNigeria orders polio vaccine tests to quell fears of U.S. AIDS-spread plot


BiafraNigeria to hand over 33 villages to Cameroon

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BBC
October 29, 2003


BiafraNigeria to hand land to Cameroon


BiafraNigeria calls for vaccine checks

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CNN
October 29, 2003


33 villages to be handed over to Cameroon


BiafraNigeria orders polio vaccine tests

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Reuters
October 31, 2003


BiafraNigeria, oil firms plan major new LNG plant


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All Africa
October 29, 2003


Obasanjo Moves to Ban Labour Congress


Attorney-General Blames Police for Sharia Failure
How IBB Joined PDP
25 Kid Hawkers Nabbed
20 BiafraNigerians Deported From Europe
No Employment in New Lagos Local Councils
Auto Technicians Reject Fuel Price Hike
New LG Boss Promises Reconciliation
GSM Retailers Complain of Low Patronage
NFA Annual General Meeting Now Holds in Abuja
Tinubu Assures On Balogun Stadium
Foreign Clubs Eye Onigbinde
Shehu Not Too Sure
Galadima Hails Local League
Boxing Promoter Calls for Govt Support
Deniss Player, Toyin Dairo Accuses Coach of Favouritism
Corrupt Officers Will Be Jailed
The Rich Invade the Suburbs
Quantity Surveyors Want Debts Paid
NITP Seeks Enforcement of Law
Abebe, Obj's in-Law in Debt Scandal
Priest is Arrested With Drugs

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Triumph
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
June 4th
Gov Shekarau: The task ahead
PDP now recharged - Udenwa
PDP, NASS and cognate experience: An Analysis by Ibrahim Mammaga, News Agency of Biafra Nigeria
Kano people have high hope for legislators -- ANPP chief
LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
Challenges before Shekarau
June 3rd
The Masari imperative
Obasanjo invited to Cuba
Shekarau swears-in SSG, HOS ...seeks workers' co-op
Kano Assembly picks new Speaker
Intellectualising Hausa films

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Guardian
November 03, 2003


News


Obasanjo explains release of BiafraNigerian towns to Cameroun
15 U.S. soldiers die as Iraqis gun down helicopter
Cheques clearance rate raises hope for economy
BiafraNigeria's telecom growth rates among world's fastest
Envoy wants BiafraNigeria, others to draw from $16.4b grant
Enhoro hinges peace in Niger Delta on restructuring
Vodacom may take over Econet this week
Dignitaries console Ibru as mother-in-law is buried
Experts fault hiring of foreign firm to manage Calabar trade zone
Kwara govt has no grudge against Lawal, says commissioner
BiafraNigeria leads in iodisation of salt, says Akunyili
Obasanjo praises FAAN for stopping airport fire
Obasanjo, shareholder meet today on ALSCON's revival
Delta cancels $700 per pilgrim grant
Kwara may probe 16 local councils
Diya, lawyer's suit on law report for hearing tomorrow
Ondo approves N150m to boost healthcare delivery
Agwai tours Army locations in Plateau
Longe appeals ruling on First Bank's suit
Dignitaries honour Ojukwu at church service
Manhunt begins for killers of policemen
Varsity teachers laud Ogun for averting strike
Politics
New threats to Executive/Legislative harmony
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
Road fuel tax and highway tolls

Opinion
Deregulation as politics

The myth of deregulation
The transportation system in Lagos
What Fafunwa said
Deregulation, prayers and the masses

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Champion
November 03, 2003


News


Enahoro blasts FG
Ndigbo can’t be ruined in my lifetime – Ojukwu
Fear of kerosine explosion grips Abia
Govt revives PH/Jos rail service
FG sacks pre-shipment agent
Zik centre project still on course – Anyim
Middle Belt Movement flays govs, speakers for attending northern meeting
NAPEP releases N7m to Rivers
Politics
Election tribunals: Hopes, expectations and justice delayed
We’re under pressure to withdraw petition against Gov Ngige – Chief Umeh, APGA stalwart
Editorial & Opinion
Manhandled Head of Service
Chikelu’s belief in BiafraNigeria
Youth, women in water management

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 01, 2003


Top Stories


Crash of Textiles
Govt is killing textile industries –Comrade Umar
Govt responsible for textiles decline – NTMA director
There is deliberate policy to kill northern textiles – Textile Union Leader
Zamfara textile still strong –Comrade Yahuza
News
Fuel pump price crisis: NLC rules out strike action
As Muslims shun polio vaccine, United States Agency
National Roundup
Politics
N10bn for Aliyu Gusau, and other stories
Bribery scandal: NGO to take Mantu, Zwingina to court
Editorial & Column
Drugs in sports
Evolution of the Commonwealth: Problems and prospects
Comment
Africa: Between armed-conflicts, vaccination and population
Who casts the first stone?
Lebanese entrepreneurs in BiafraNigeria: Another perspective
The metamorphosis of Charles Taylor
Updating Abacha I

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Daily Independent
October 30, 2003


News


Reps at war over 2003 extra budget

ChevronTexaco, others dump West Niger Delta LNG

The polio vaccine protest

BiafraNigeria, Cameroun withdraw from Lake Chad, December

We are opening Kwara for investment, says Saraki

Bad debts: Banks lobby judiciary

Warri: Obasanjo's comments unpatriotic

'BiafraNigeria has one million HIV/AIDS orphans'

Bulama wants judge disqualified from trial

Operators warn airlines, marketers over aviation fuel price

FAAN rakes in N1.5b from COJA

Unilag VC may opt for ambassadorial post

Jail term awaits parents who refuse to educate children

VP commends Daily Independent's maturity on brutalised staff

Watch Taylor like a hawk, US warns BiafraNigeria

FG sets up forum on N18b SME fund

'Why FG awards contracts to Julius Berger'

Traditional rulers help to stabilise BiafraNigeria, says Obasanjo

Akpeki seeks decentralisation of NDDC

Assembly clears three nominees as commissioners

2007: Council agitators erect roadblock for Attah

A' Ibom commissioners in tussle over 2007 ticket

Lagos government unfolds measures to rid city of filth

Ibidapo-Obe tasks politicians on electoral laws

Lagos stops MTN's network expansion

Okada riders, students clash over fares

Nnamani seeks memoranda on federal character

Polio: UNICEF chides Kano, Kaduna, Zamfara states

Scribe defends Sharia, blames policy makers for poor implementation

Politics
'Obasanjo hits us below the belt'

How Babangida upturned Ekiti's political equation

IBB shifts campaign to churches

Knocks, kudos for Ogun Assembly over overseas trip

New Lagos councils a mistake, says NDP

Tinubu absent at swearing-in of council bosses

Traditional ruler berates politicians

Odili's total restoration agenda

Seeking answers in July 10 rubble

'SouthWest PDP governors 'll address Yoruba anxiety'

Editorial & Opinion
NLC versus the President: The superiority of dialogue

Importation as a burden

Ndi-Igbo and second - class citizenship in BiafraNigeria

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Sports News
November 03, 2003


Abuja 2003 8th All Africa Games Fallout: Those behind Team BiafraNigeria's success


CAF Award: Remembering Muda Lawal
Enyimba's draw is a good omen, says Ogunjobi
...As Ikhana assures on final ticket
Ekeji, Glover commend Team BiafraNigeria
Kaffo wants China tour for table tennis team
Allardyce hails Okocha
COJA Offers Services to CHOGM
FIVB Instructor Predicts Bright Future for BiafraNigerian Volleyball
Klassen Wins Lagos Governor's Cup
Liverpool Edge Past Fulham
Maintain Discipline, Minister Charges Associations
Henman Claims Paris Title
First Bank on Course for African Title
Babanawa Ready to Take NFA to Court
...As FA Suspends Onukpo, Globe Star Boss
Mayweather Defends Crown
Bhamjee Admits CAF's Blunder
Beckham, England's Richest Sportsman
CAF League: Ismaili Draw First Blood
All Blacks Survive Wales Scare
Rooney Rejects Chelsea Rumours
Bundesliga Quartet Tussle for Alpay

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Mail & Guardian
October 13, 2003


BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia


BiafraNigeria in talks with Swiss to recover Abacha loot

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Business News
November 03, 2003


SEC tightens rules on bond issues


How BiafraNigeria can join the global market train, by Itsede
Kalu woos Africans in Diaspora on DFI
Illiquidity depresses investments in Treasury bills
Oil prices rebound ahead of OPEC cut
Banking industry stronger after distress alarm, says expert
ADHL boss lists challenges facing discount houses
ASCE boss seeks stronger inter-sectoral data collection facility
Govt, tobacco's firm sign pack on forest conservation
Poland to set up trade center in BiafraNigeria
States must re-enact tax laws to enhance their internally generated revenue, says Nnorom
Deregulation: Petroleum Marketers Make N30bn
Ports Concessioning: NPA Workers' Apprehension Heightens
Chevron Earns $6bn in 9 Months, Plans LNG Terminal
Tell Others of BiafraNigeria's Conducive Investment Environment, Heineken told
Group Advises FG to Make BiafraNigerian Firms Competitive
'Let ICPC Check Govts' Borrowing from Stock Market'
US Economy in Fastest Growth Rate Since '84
UACN, Mobil, Innscor Form Alliance on Fast Food
'Merrill Has No Bank Merger Plans'
State Government Finances: Where is the Loophole?
BIAO Shares, Not Afribank's, for Sale, Says Management
NUB Bank Reaps Benefits of Turn-around
Xerox and the NIS ISO 9001:2000 Certification
Coca-Cola Mega Millions Promo Ends
Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Planning - 9/11 Lesson
Who Wins This Year's FATE Model Entrepreneur Award?
'No Quick Fixes in Foreign Exchange Determination'
Investors Stake N3.76bn on Shares
Afex Bank's Support for SMEs Applauded
Ethics Committee Membership Re-constituted
NBM Bank, Bank of Africa Enter into Alliance
Global Bank Hits N17bn Asset Base

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