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November 04, 2003

The Odumegwu-Ojukwu Mystique: Ikemba is 70
For Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, today will mark the climax of a four-day 70th birthday celebration, which started last weekend. Last Saturday, at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, the Ikemba Nnewi hosted what could be described as a birthday rally. The event was attended by a host of eminent BiafraNigerians. The ceremony continued on Sunday with a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral of Transfiguration of Our Lord, Owerri. Born on November 4, 1933 at Zungeru, Niger State, he is exactly 70 years today. As he marks the occasion, what will be his next political move is a source of interest to observers. Every decision he took since his journey through the murky waters of BiafraNigeria politics had been dotted by one controversy or the other. Whether his political journey is successful is a subject of contentious debate. However, for his victory in 1994, at his Onitsha Constituency, Anambra State en-route the 1994/95 National Constitutional Conference, Odumegwu-Ojukwu's foray into partisan politics can be described as unremarkable. His attempt to go to the Senate in the second half of the Second Republic was not successful. The Ikemba Nnewi tried to mid-wife a political party - Peoples Democratic Congress (PDC) - at the dawn of the Fourth Republic.... (Guardian)


Key Stories

Obaseki out at NNPC; Kupolokun in

Obasanjo is a fraud, says Ojukwu

Court rejects video of Atiku's broadcast as evidence

Two killed in Mecca clash

The rise and fall of Gaius-Obaseki

BiafraNigeria phone row goes to court

Why BiafraNigeria Economy Is in Trouble, By Ogbeh

UN Plans Anti-Corruption Treaty

Akinola Leads Protest Against Anglican Gay Bishop

257 illegal schools operate in Delta, says commissioner

C-River Govt suspends admissions to CRUTECH


Obaseki out at NNPC; Kupolokun in


Obasanjo is a fraud, says Ojukwu





The Federal Government yesterday dropped Dr. Jackson Gaius-Obaseki as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and replaced him with Mr. Funsho Kupolokun, until now Presidential Assistant on Petroleum, in a shake-up of the oil sector. No reason was offered for his (Dr Gaius-Obaseki's) removal. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), reacting to the removal, was cautious, saying it was nothing to celebrate. The removal of the GMD was announced via a two-paragraph statement by the Secretary to the Government of... (Vanguard)


Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the fiery former head of state of defunct Biafra, has roundly condemned President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as a “fraud”. "He is a fraud because he presents himself as a civilian. He is a fraud because he presents himself as a democrat. He is a fraud because he presents himself as a leader. He is a fraud because he presents himself as a Christian. If I have to sum him in one word, Obasanjo is a fraud,” Odumegwu-Ojukwu told Daily Independent yesterday on the eve of his 70th birthday... (Daily Independent)



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This Day
November 04, 2003


NNPC: Gaius-Obaseki Out, Kupolokun In
Why BiafraNigeria Economy Is in Trouble, By Ogbeh
UN Plans Anti-Corruption Treaty
Akinola Leads Protest Against Anglican Gay Bishop
Mr. Deregulation Takes Over NNPC
Audit: Senate Indicts BPE, NDIC, NITEL
Why Igbo Man May Never Be President, By Nwabueze
2007: Senators Urge Anyim to Contest
Buhari: Tribunal Turns Down Video Evidence
THISDAY Staff Win DAME Awards
Obasanjo Advises African Countries on Exportation
Public Service Salaries to be Harmonised Soon - Obasanjo
NCP Condemns Obasanjo over Bill to Outlaw Labour Strike
USAID Approves N109m for Telecoms Sector
Obasanjo Off to US, Germany
'PDP's December Convention Not Elective'
Why Afenifere is No Longer Relevant - Opadokun
NRP Repositions Towards 2007 Elections
Pan-Africanist Wants United Nations Restructured
Tinubu Launches Operation 'Keep Lagos Clean'
FG Urged to Control Drug Abuse
Kogi/Edo Boundary: D/Gov Seeks 1954 Demarcation
Rights Commission Secures Injunction Against Julius Berger
Econet: Arguments on Objection Continue Nov 14
2 Policemen, 8 Others Shot Dead in Lagos
Stop Robbers in Govt, Clergy Tells Obasanjo
NAN Introduces PR Wire Services
Polls: Akume Wants Political Differences Reconciled
Falling Education Standard Worries Saraki
2007: House Member Denies Buber Campaign
Appointments: Goje Lambasts Ashaka Cement's Management
Gemade's Libel Suit for Hearing Tomorrow
Atiku Pledges FG's Assistance to States, LGs
Lawal Didn't Account for N2bn -Commissioner
AD Convention 'll Resolve State Chapters' Crises-Bewaji
Lawmaker Tasks NBL On Community Devt
Ramadan Stalls IBB Project Launch in Lagos
CASS Outlines Recipe for Vibrant Foreign Policy
Tribunal: How Lawmakers Spend Time on Litigation

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November 04, 2003

Cover Stories

Obaseki out at NNPC; Kupolokun in
Ikoyi, V/I, Apapa now model cities as Tinubu launches KAI
Gay priest: African Anglicans denounce US diocese
National News
FG set to reconstruct bridge destroyed during civil war
257 illegal schools operate in Delta, says commissioner
C-River Govt suspends admissions to CRUTECH
Deputy Gov blames OMPADEC’s failure on ‘false contractors’
Day Shekarau won Obasanjo's heart
Akwa Ibom and the Attah vision
‘Why Atiku will serve BiafraNigerians well’

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Daily Times
October 30, 2003


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
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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October 30, 2003


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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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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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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November 04, 2003

BiafraNigeria phone row goes to court

BiafraNigeria reshuffles oil posts

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October 29, 2003

33 villages to be handed over to Cameroon

BiafraNigeria orders polio vaccine tests

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October 31, 2003

BiafraNigeria, oil firms plan major new LNG plant

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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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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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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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Sports News
November 04, 2003

Eagles: Robson's Appointment Doubtful - FA Member

Sex Enhances Performance in Women - Study
Afro-Asian Games: BiafraNigerian Contingent Returns
Shell Cup: State Finals Take Centre Stage
Ikhana Dreams CAF League Final
Enyimba, Bussdor Draw
Junior Cricket League Begins
UEFA League: Revenge is the Word on Match Day Four
NFA screens Adidas over kitting deal
Fans fault preparations for Nations Cup 2004
House committee tours stadia
Robson to get three-month pay
Hunger drives securitymen to desperation
Mohammed blasts marathon cheats
Obia raises more medals hope

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November 04, 2003


Firms protest 70 per cent rise in price of industrial gas
Funso Kupolokun replaces Gaius-Obaseki as NNPC boss
WHO allays fears over polio vaccines
Atiku urges BiafraNigerians to join hands in nation-building
Lagos launches environmental sanitation scheme
Again, The Guardian is BiafraNigeria's Newspaper of the Year
Tribunal rejects Buhari's tape testimony against Obasanjo
Anglican leaders condemn consecration of gay bishop
Ekiti varsity teachers shun appeal to call off strike
Falae, Mamman, others may vie for AD chairmanship
Unongo concedes governorship seat, promises credible opposition
ANA president faults BiafraNigeria's democracy
Coalition of parties criticises plan to weaken Labour
Monetisation slows down National Assembly, says Wabara
NCC asks MTN to give Globacom more network access
Enahoro's party criticises police, judiciary over Ige's murder
ASUU wants IAP to rule on contempt charge against govt
Armed robbers attack travellers in Ondo
Govt to implement monetisation in phases
UNILAG to interview candidates before admission, says VC
Hannah Awolowo lauds Daniel's programme
The Odumegwu-Ojukwu mystique
Editorial & Opinion
Admissions' policy and the NUC

Banking: Some dangerous signals

A gathering storm
Tribute to Ajayi-Obe
What is Afro Hollywood?
Congrats, Cardinal Okogie
Land policy In Lagos State

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November 03, 2003


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
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 04, 2003

Top Stories

Probe Obaseki - House Whip urges FG

. . . Obasanjo appoints new helmsmen in oil industry
Two killed in Mecca clash

Court rejects video of Atiku's broadcast as evidence

BiafraNigerian Anglicans reject gay priests
N54m bribe: Youths abort pro-Zwingina rally

FG to recover N6.2b from failed contracts
Students crisis: UNIMAID sets up probe panel
Senate queries NITEL, NDIC over accounts

FG harmonies public service salaries
Emir of Damaturu is dead

10 eye ABU VC post
Muslim corpers demand new NYSC uniform

Chikelu launches on campus programme

FG moves against girls’ trafficking into Saudi Arabia
Taxation law for review – Wabara

Police arrest Zamfara NULGE boss over prayers

NIPSS proffers solutions to water supply problems
Jigawa NULGE seeks release of LG funds
Obasanjo on working visit to US, Germany

Obasanjo charges African leaders on export

ASCON DG escapes robbery attack
NRC settles six months pension arrears

Gombe HOS warns workers on truancy
BiafraNigeria has no monetary gains in peacekeeping – Rep
NEPA, Jigawa govt discuss power distribution

Benue is underdeveloped – Paul Unongo

Obasanjo urged to sign HYPPADEC bill
Ramadan: Zamfara govt distributes grains

NURTW sends SOS to Goje over roads
Sheath your swords, group advises Gov Attah, Umanah
ACF launches Katsina Chapter Dec. 20

ECOWAS mobilises for investment

Customs’ body cautions members on terrorism

Anyim looks to God for next political move

Forestation: Jigawa distributes coal

Kaduna remains home for all – Shekari
NGO unfolds plans for eye surgery
Yobe LG workers are truants – Commission chairman

Gov Odili pledges support to NAPEP

PDP chairman admits hardship by BiafraNigerians

Why ANPP legislators reject supplementary budget-Rep

Nasarawa judiciary stops automatic appointment of judges
Commissioner tasks Gombe students on education
Abuja Trust
New security measures in place at Fed Secretariat
FCT butchers urged to patronise abattoirs

NGO, FG, MFCT, partner to develop HIV/AIDS vaccine

No court session as judges, prosecutors meet
Target of Lugbe love tangle fire dies
Sudanese sentenced to 6 months imprisonment
el-Rufai inaugurates trustees for FCT pension board
Engineer, supplier in court over alleged treachery
Kuje Prison overpopulated – comptroller
Baban Ruga gets 1st Juma’at mosque
Kano Trust
Commissioner tasks chairmen to supply water stations diesel
Kano Zoo loses 100 species in 30 years - Official
Kumbotso council chairman cautions Hisbah against partisan politics
Eko Trust
Woman delivers, dies with baby in police roadblock
Herbalists to participate in medical education in Lagos – Health commissioner
LG vice-chairman resigns 48 hours after swearing-in
Parents implored to help fight exam malpractice
Broken suckaway scares customers/staff at Murtala Moh’d Airport
Labour Trust
Oil workers plan strike
"New pension scheme fraught with imperfections"
Teachers to establish bank
Rivers, NAPEP collaborate to alleviate poverty
Stolen motorcycles: Zamfara sets up c’ttee
20,000 to lose job in first quarter of 2004
Obasanjo’s draft bill to break the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress
LG boss decries state’s control over LGs
Legislator decry marginalisation of LGs
Revenue allocation: LG polls condition for larger share to states – Rep
Senator pledges support for Girls College
Kaduna PAC gets new EXCO
NRP laments insecurity, corruption

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Daily Independent
November 04, 2003


Gaius-Obaseki sacked
NITEL, NDIC, BPE topaudit default index
Monetisation cripples lawmaking duty, says Wabara
The rise and fall of Gaius-Obaseki
Cameroun dam poses threat to four BiafraNigerian states
Obasanjo is a fraud, says Ojukwu
UN approves global treaty against corruption
NDDC spends N11 billion in Delta
Judge rules Nov 6 on Bulama's application
Lecturers fault national award on NBTE boss
Tribunal stops Buhari's witness from tendering video tape evidence
Govt needs N96.6b to complete abandoned projects
NIPSS recommends solution on water crisis
FG harmonises salaries in public service
'A' Ibom gas explosion claim false'
Delta releases N49.1m for purchase of fertilisers
Fresh scandal rocks Bayelsa Scholarship Board
Ojukwu cautions against instigating Igbo
Rehabilitation of South East roads begins this month, says Obasanjo
Deregulation: Carry BiafraNigerians along, Gbenga Daniel tells FG
LASG goes tough against developers, landlords
Kaunda for Zik's memorial anniversary ceremony
Okogie: Striving for total evangelism
30 Jigawa villages to get solar power
Development funds elude nations, says UN
2007: Atiku hopeful of election
Two die over levy payment in Benin
Why MOSOP opposes Shell, by Ijaw group
The many sins of Gaius-Obaseki
Gaius-Obaseki's sack linked to missing funds
Constitutional review and the national question
Insecurity: Edo ANPP leaders raise alarm to FG
Lagos by-election holds Nov 8
Wabara lobbies China for UN seat, investments
Lagos House gets 51 petitions
Politicians explain why parties are inactive
IBB vision 2007 unfolds plans
Towards a 'new look' Afenifere
An evening with Baba Peace
Editorial & Opinion
The President and the media
On the state of the nation
A President's disdain for his people
Re: Aba Women's Riot
Re: NBTE reviews post-HND curriculum
Kudos to the Akwa Ibom NIPOST Manager

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Business News
November 04, 2003

ALSCON Carries N300 Billion Liability, Says BPE

Makoju Lists Challenges of Electricity Supply in Africa
2 Weeks Cargo-clearing Period Hurts Economy - OPS
Mobil Oil, UACN in Fresh N1bn Alliance
NNPC/Mobil Joint Venture Donates N1.7bn
Shell, Total Miss Out in Contest for JDZ Oil Blocs
Guinness Rewards Consumers in Holiday Promo
$500m W/Africa Gas Project: Ghanaians Assured of Safety
Fanta Joins Sponsorship of Music Awards
Fraud Examination Institute Launched
'How BiafraNigeria Plans to Achieve Increased Food Production'
'Agrochemical Market Operates Below Capacity'
Canada Supports IITA to Boost Agric in Borno
Stopping Cigarette Manufacture Won't End Smoking - Minister
Pensions Boss Picks Holes in New Scheme
Works Ministry Abandons Benin Bye-Pass Project
Builders Urge Practical Training of Craftsmen
Engineers Against Recognition of HYPADEC States
Anyaoku Charges BiafraNigerians on Good Environment
Ministry, Sanderton Ventures Partnership Yields 72 Housing Units
NSE May Support Afribank's MBO
Strong Data Boosts Wall Street
NERFUND Disburses N1.2bn for Projects
NUB Commits N14.5 m to SMEs
ADB Approves $33m for Benin, Lesotho
BiafraNigerians groan under high cost of living
Group reaffirms support for BiafraNigeria's membership of WTO, chides Ogbeh
Commodity exchange boss seeks reliable database
CBN governor commends tight fiscal regime
...But is there any hope for subscribers ?
VoIP, Internet phone are legal, period
CRD plans training for courier operators
NEPA to buy over Niger Republic's power company
ChevronTexaco offers $123 million for one block in BiafraNigeria-Sao Tome joint development zone

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