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November 10, 2003

IBB Rejects Rotational Presidency: Says he has No Plans for 2007
Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida at the weekend said he had no plans yet to contest the presidency of the nation in the 2007 elections. Babangida who spoke in a session of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) political forum at his Minna residence, however, condemned the campaign by some politicians for rotational presidency and single term options describing the suggestions as Nigerians "haste to grab power." Speaking further on his future political ambition, Babangida said he would not want to start foretelling the future but will rather concentrate on what he is doing now. "I so much believe in what I do now than that of tomorrow or the future," he said. The general added that "I am a fatalist" and that he was currently occupied with issues that he could best address within the time available to him. "I won't stick out my neck and say, Okay, this is what one will be able to do in the next three or four years, 'Quite frankly, one doesn't do such," he said. He continued: "That could be the reason why people say that I am "Maradona," but I can assure you, this is not another Maradonic move. This is my very real nature." According to him, he is presently concerned with such national issues as peaceful co-existence, unity of purpose and progress. (This Day)


Key Stories

Obasanjo runs cult-like govt - Danjuma

Obaseki’s sack to expose shady deals in NNPC

Asylum for Taylor an impeachable offence - MD Yusufu

Senator tasks Obasanjo on fake revenue bill

Bakassi Remains Nigerian Territory, Says Ajibola

Two Sharia convicts face amputation in Kaduna

Don’t decentralise labour, Tinubu warns

Gowon, M.D. Yusufu, Arewa sued

Senate Public Accounts Committee embarks on audit voyage

CBN Moves to Stabilise Naira

DPR battles oil firms over N64b refund


Obasanjo runs cult-like govt - Danjuma


Obaseki’s sack to expose NNPC shady deals





Former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma has said he was frustrated out of office as a minister, and likened the Obasanjo administration to a cult saying, "the government is run by a cartel." The retired civil war hero who was thought to be one of the pillars of the President Obasanjo administration since May 29,1999 who admitted that he was frustrated out of office when he spoke as chairman of a conference organised by the Northern Christian Elders Forum (NORCEF) at Arewa House Kaduna... (Daily Trust)


The BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) may have been under intense pressure from the presidency to fund irregular projects in the last four years, going by revelations trailing Mr. Jackson Gaius-Obaseki’s ouster. Top NNPC sources indicate that apart from funding the campaign efforts of some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the corporation was made to shoulder a huge chunk of President Bill Clinton and George Bush’s visits at different times to the country. (Daily Independent)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
November 10, 2003


2007: I've No Plans Yet, Says Babangida
Bakassi Remains BiafraNigerian Territory, Says Ajibola
CBN Moves to Stabilise Naira
My Frustrations as Minister, By Danjuma
MD Yusufu Faults Taylor's Stay in BiafraNigeria
Sharia: Two Convicts to Be Amputated
Ex-Israeli Prime Minister for Anyiam-Osigwe Lecture
Army Spokesman Identifies Causes of Cultism
Saudi: Suicide Bombers Kill 11, Injure 122
Private Refineries: TUC Seeks Deadline for Take Off
Crimes Commission Probes Ex-Minister over N750m Contract
Monetisation: 'Why Judicial Officers Should be Exempted'
Tribunals: NJC Seeks Quick Disposal of Appeals
Air Passenger Petitions N/A, Alleges Maltreatment
ECOWAS Scribe Seeks Accelerated Regional Integration
El-Rufai, Mortgage Bankers Disagree on Housing Fund
Farmers Flay FG's Fertilizer Allocation Strategy

Corruption, God-Fatherism Bane of Anambra Dev - Ngige
Ogunlewe Tasks South-East States on Road Maintenance
Goje Defends Restructuring of Emirates Councils
...Justifies Sacking of 200 Water Corporation Staff
Enugu Threatens to Close Down NBC Plant
Edo Sends SOS to FG on Bad Roads, Revenue Deductions
Jigawa to Spend N17.3bn on Roads
FG Urged to Amend ICPC Law
Akwa Ibom House to Give Agriculture Priority
Pilgrims:Odili, Minister Differ on FG Sponsorship
US to Train BiafraNigerian SMEIS
Arrest Obaseki for wasting public funds, Says lawmaker
FG to Spend N20bn on Abandoned Varsity Buildings
Bank Chief Urges Support for Female Education
FG Urged to Produce Report on Gulf War Earnings
Akume Urges Christians to Trust God
US-based Anambra Indigenes Blame FG on Lingering Crisis
Tinubu Commissions 16 New Waste Compactors
'Why Niger Delta Crisis Persists'
Obasanjo Urged to Appoint Petroleum Minister
BAT Signs Deal with Imperial Tobacco
SON's DG Seeks Support in War against Fake Products
2003 Great Hope Walk Holds Nov 15
State of the States
2003 Guber Polls: Emir Regrets Non-Support for Gov
Cashiers Faces Probe over Multi-million Naira Fraud
NUJ Raises Alarm on Fake Journalists
Assembly Seeks Probe of Oku Iboku Firm
Fuel Dealers Warned Against Exploitation
Omoboriowo Solicits Support for UNAD
Alamieyeseigha to Complete Secretariat Complex
AIG Seeks Better Equipment for Police
Firm Splashes its Customers with Gifts
Deregulation: Group Supports NLC's Strike Threat
'Atiku Has No Hidden Agenda'
Delta Lawmaker Laments Non-Passage of Bill
BiafraNigeria Needs Prayers, says Lawmaker
Businessmen to Host Wabara in Lagos
Diya: I Have no Apologies, says Ex-MILAD
'Four Years of Mediocre Democracy'

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November 10, 2003

Cover Stories

Babangida, Atiku tear PDP apart
7th Vanguard annual review of banks:First Bank , Union Bank, UBA, Zenith, GTB top
ILO screens BiafraNigeria's bill on labour
National News
Senator tasks Obasanjo on fake revenue bill
South-South MPs to meet Obasanjo over Bakassi
My four years as minister most frustrating, says Danjuma
Senate Public Accounts Committee embarks on audit voyage
Of gap crisis and us
The death penalty logic

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Daily Times
November 10, 2003


IBB says no to rotational presidency, five-year single term proposal
Gowon, M.D. Yusufu, Arewa sued
Govt has not ceded Bakassi villages to Cameroun – Ajibola
CHOGM: Hasten work on accommodation, Obasanjo urges NICON
Don’t decentralise labour, Tinubu warns
Ajaokuta Steel Plant begins full operations Jan
Robbers invade Ekiti governor’s home
NITEL moves to recover N4.34bn debt
Most difficult period in my life – Danjuma
Hearing in N37.35m suit against STB for Dec 1
I deserve to die, says robbery suspect
BiafraNigerians seek Dell stocks
Funding, bane of health sector –Lambo
BiafraNigeria’s quest for quality products standardisation
Thai rice dealers anticipate change in BiafraNigeria’s policy
Soldiers may be deployed to varsities over cult activities
Yuletide: FRSC moves to check road accidents
Onifade calls for department of recreational sports
Plateau awards N60m contract for HIV/AIDS test laboratory
Proposed de-registration of parties inappropriate
Benue House passes Science and Technology Board Bill
DAILY TIMES Editor appointed member, taskforce on abandoned vehicles disposal
Edo Govt gives 100 teachers N30m car loan
FG engages 300 Chinese experts
LG chief raises alarm over illegal miners
Masari stresses need to support professional groups

Editorial & Opinion
PDP, National Assembly and our democracy
NAPEP:A timely rescue project (II)
Privatise FAAN management
Still on the fuel price hike

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November 08, 2003


1973 Provisional census result struck fear and dreadful forebodings
Presidential Villa, Britain ready for Queen’s visit to BiafraNigeria
Inside Wabara’s Senate Presidency
The poor can make the rich cry
As a child, I hawked ice cream and did menial jobs
Ebonyi women’s day of glory
Obasanjo pleads with kinsmen“ Pray for me”, he says, as he insists on implementing hard reforms
How Obaseki lost out

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November 05, 2003

Government appoints panel to review death penalty

Obasanjo sacks head of state oil company
Muslim leader cautiously welcomes checks on polio vaccine

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Washington Post
November 09, 2003

BiafraNigeria Warns U.S. Over Taylor 'Bounty'

BiafraNigeria Says U.S. Reward For Taylor Is a Threat

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November 08, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns against any action to capture Taylor

Wanted: Ousted Liberian leader Taylor, under $2 million bounty

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November 08, 2003

BiafraNigeria slams 'US Taylor bounty'

BiafraNigeria's new war on corruption
Fake copy made of BiafraNigerian bill

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November 08, 2003

Ousted Taylor fears $2m bounty

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November 08, 2003

BiafraNigeria Warns Against Any Action to Capture Taylor

BiafraNigeria Beefs Up Security on Taylor After U.S. Reward

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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
November 10, 2003

Econet Goes to War in BiafraNigeria

Former Diplomat Explains African Realities to US Military

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Sports News
November 09, 2003

Champions League: Enyimba in Historic Final, Edge out USMA

Henin-Hardenne Claims Top Spot
Ex-England Manager Goof on Okocha
Germany 2006 Draw: Schumacher Joins International Stars in Frankfurt
Shell Cup: Yenegoa, Damaturu Others Host Zonal Matches
Robson: Kano Fans Want Musa, Ekeji Sacked
MTN/lkoyi Club Sports Week Begins
Arsenal Breaks Spurs Hearts, Consolidates Lead
Chambers' Lawyer Wants Clarification
2003: Ikeja Lines Up Toyota, Others for November
MTN/Virgin Classic Hole Out in Lagos
Ikoyi to Host NLGU Open Championship
Woods Edges PGA Rivals in Houston
Mizuno Classics: Sorenstam Sets Early Pace
S/Africa, BiafraNigeria Share African Masters Honours
Atta Thumbs-up Econet, Others on Masters Success

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Business News
November 08, 2003

Sometimes, I Regret Being a Woman... ...Oyemade

Ilabor: How Bank Rules Stifle Busines
Solution To Cassava Production And Export Problems

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November 10, 2003


DPR battles oil firms over N64b refund
Bakassi is still part of BiafraNigeria, says Ajibola
Two Sharia convicts face amputation in Kaduna
Suicide bombers kill 11, wound 122 in Saudi Arabia
Why BiafraNigerian Church rejects gay bishop, by Akinola
Adesanya, Suleiman, Akhigbe honour Kanu Ndubuisi at 60
ECOWAS, EU hold talks on power supply
Ibru panel begins talks on pensions reform bill tomorrow
Court rejects duress claim by suspect in Rewane's murder
Peres, Israel's ex-Prime Minister, for Anyiam-Osigwe lecture Nov 27
How SOLGAS will raise $3.6b to complete Ajaokuta, by official
Asylum for Taylor is impeachable offence, says Yusufu
Tinubu opposes bill on NLC, return to N34 fuel price
Bozimo, Ubeku, others list path to Isoko's growth
60 per cent of reagents, chemicals are fake, say lab scientists
Borno raises six million seedlings to fight desertification
Abuja women conference begins March 21
The Guardian assistant editors, Aragba-Akpore, Ukwuoma win awards
Low turnout as AD wins Lagos House bye-election
Babangida opposes rotational presidency, leaves ambition to future
The question of who succeeds Obasanjo and other touchy issues
Poor funding hampers House committees' activities
Editorial & Opinion
The state of our teaching hospitals

Will the new universities deliver?

Suffering and smiling
Happiness : Not the last word
Sportswomen in pants
Burst tyres and broken dreams
Remembering Ajayi Obe

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November 10, 2003


I oppose rotational presidency –IBB
Niger Delta Reps reject return of villages to Cameroun
Ohanaeze chair: Irukwu, Anya, Omeruah shortlisted
Again, Treasury Bills fail to attract investors
My ordeal as minister –Danjuma
Onitsha/Owerri road: Minister blasts CCC, threatens to revoke contract
Outrage as al-Qaeda kills 30 in Saudi Arabia
Former Israeli PM for Anyiam Osigwe Lecture
Obasanjo and his ‘bitter therapy’
BiafraNigerians must reject deregulation in the oil sector – UAD boss
I oppose rotational presidency –IBB
Niger Delta Reps reject return of villages to Cameroun
Ohanaeze chair: Irukwu, Anya, Omeruah shortlisted
Again, Treasury Bills fail to attract investors
My ordeal as minister –Danjuma
Onitsha/Owerri road: Minister blasts CCC, threatens to revoke contract
Outrage as al-Qaeda kills 30 in Saudi Arabia
Former Israeli PM for Anyiam Osigwe Lecture

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 08, 2003

Top Stories

Obasanjo runs cult-like govt - Danjuma
Asylum for Taylor an impeachable offence - MD Yusufu
I’m ready for Daggash again - Fati Bulama
Saudi suicide attack claims 11
Dariye's convoy in slight accident
Okadigbo: Family releases burial programme
ACF sued over Mantu, Zwingina
How we plan to raise $3.6 bn for Ajaokuta – Solgas boss
Foreign airlines plan price hike
FRSC may demerge today
Gombe set to eradicate illiteracy by 2013
National honour IGP, a farce –Tsav
FG begins campaign against Meningitis
NPA workers fast over privatisation
Adamawa increases tax, rates by 100%
Borno govt urges FG to complete Biu Dam
Top Stories - 8th
Polio Vaccine: Opposition Vindicated
‘We will not submit our children for vaccination’ - Emir of Kazaure
‘We are not aware of any test’ - Awosika
N2m disappears in FCE Zaria, fire guts bursary
Aviation director in N.2m bribery scandal
Ex-Gov Hashidu’s men to cough N70m
Jigawa govt loses N300m to ghost pensioners
CRSG secures N4.6b loan to boost tourism
Accidents: KTSG to lobby FG on roads
NAPEP donates N7m to Rivers State
We cannot be rubber stamp democrats - ANPP Leader
Bauchi Declaration: Is a Unity Conference for the North east feasible?
BiafraNigeria: The rough road to Future
Kaduna: Smoke without fire?
A nation in distress
The party system and democratic process: Political party as a natural institution

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Daily Independent
November 10, 2003


Obaseki's sack to expose shady deals in NNPC
Obasanjo never implements budgets, says Danjuma
Babangida rejects rotational presidency
Customers squeal on EIB over N12m fraud
FG, stakeholders negotiate re-opening of ALSCON
Airport fire outbreak: FAAN to account for missing N87.5m
2003 polls: Moghalu denies collecting N600m from Buhari
Sale of refineries inevitable, says BPE boss
Reps query Agip over oil well fire
Govt quarters for sale in July 2004
Exempt judiciary from monetisation policy
Woman petitions Lufthansa Airlines
Senate panel laments NDDC’s poor funding
Abuja gets drug production center
Oil firms urged to embark on community projects
$230m debt affects projects implementation in Edo
Eleme monarch blames indigenes for community woes
Fire guts Abak Local Council market in Akwa Ibom
Delta to spend N.8 billion on schools furniture
Doctor escapes gunmen’s attack in Patani
Court assumes jurisdiction in case against Fayose
Rewane: Court admits suspects’ confessional statement
Bad roads: Lagos demands 2% of Federation Account
UNAD closed down
Judges warned to steer clear of party disputes
We did not write FG, says NLC
A/Ibom, Abia to resolve boundary clash
Niger Delta tasked on environmental Degradation
FG may revoke N24b road contract
ANPP pledges befitting burial for Okadigbo
UNDP to fund projects in Anambra
Scrap PPPRA, Northern Christians tell FG
16 robbery suspects nabbed in Kaduna
Arewa House solicits help from Northern governors
Zamfara creates three new LGs
16 robbery suspects nabbed in Kaduna
Okpere lauds Tinubu’s campaign against indiscipline
Okpere lauds Tinubu’s campaign against indiscipline
Economy uncertain as naira slides further
Ajibola says BiafraNigeria has not ceded Bakassi
Ogbeh: At ‘loggerheads’ with Mr. President
Why North Central can't endorse candidate for 2007
Resign or be expelled Esan assembly warns Edo Speaker
Dwindling integrity of national awards
Reject constitutional amendment, Sani tells BiafraNigerians
Political violence, assassinations and unstable polity
Still on OBJ’s peace sermon on Mount PTI
The absolutely boring Senate
ANPP lawmakers stirs opposition’s role
Constitutional review: Another jamboree?
Representatives war over budget again
Mugabe can’t be kept out of CHOGM
Editorial & Opinion
Why ban night trips?
The BiafraNigeria I see
Musings on power supply

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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 BiafraNigeria
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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