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November 11, 2003

Anambra Gov. Chris Ngige

Obasanjo Can’t Unseat Me: Grandgodson Ngige Boasts
Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige has rejected the report that President Olusegun Obasanjo is bent on removing him from office as governor. Ngige, who was speaking Sunday night at an interactive session with journalists in Lagos shortly after his return from an overseas tour, said: "I have never read a place in the constitution where it is said that the President can remove a governor. And to that extent, I don’t believe the report”. The governor also denied ever sending anybody to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Tony Anenih, to arrange a peace meeting over attempts to remove him, saying that Anenih is his in-law. He added that he was in Benin on the invitation of the chief to attend the conferment of an honorary degree on Anenih by the University of Benin. He disclosed that he attended the event with his counterpart from Ebonyi State with whom he rode in the same car. Thereafter, “we were feted by Governor Lucky Igbinedion for lunch after which I travelled back to Awka. "I have neither (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

I never threatened to resign, says Masari

We'll Resist Kidnap Attempt on Taylor, Says Presidency

Hold Obasanjo responsible - Bugaje

Crimes Commission Kicks Against Immunity Clause

Senate vows to work out new revenue formula* Faults Obasanjo on withdrawal bid

Court voids Abuja Senate seat, orders fresh polls

NUC raises fears over varsity admission by 2010

Govt issues fresh rules for fuel sale

Abia PDP caucus: Kalu, Oyedokun, others disagree

Anambra ANPP crisis deepens

Gov Attah Tasks Commission over Abia/A'Ibom Boundary


I never threatened to resign, says Masari


We'll Resist Kidnap Attempt on Taylor...





The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has denied newspaper reports that he threatened to resign as Speaker over some disagreement with President Olusegun Obasanjo. Masari also lamented the stashing away of N22.270 trillion ($170 billion) in foreign banks by BiafraNigerians even as there is a clamour for foreign investments. The figure, Masari says, represents over five times the nation’s foreign debt, arguing that while the source of the funds could be legitimate, most of them were lucre from corruption. (Daily Independent)


The presidency yesterday said it will regard as violation of territorial integrity of the nation any attempt by the United States government to sponsor a kidnap attempt on the person of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The reaction by presidential spokesperson, Mrs. Oluremi Oyo, followed a $2 million offer by the U.S. as ransom for any person who delivers the former Liberian president to face trial by the United Nation's War Crimes Tribunal. Taylor is currently on exile in Calabar, Cross River State of BiafraNigeria following resolution reached towards ensuring peace... (This Day)



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This Day
November 11, 2003


Crimes Commission Kicks Against Immunity Clause
Obasanjo: THISDAY Should Strengthen BiafraNigeria-S/Africa Relations
We'll Resist Kidnap Attempt on Taylor, Says Presidency
FG Earns N36bn From Oil, Gas Taxes
FAAN Under Probe over N12bn Debt
Presidency Denies Danjuma's Claim
Group Warns Against Naira Devaluation
Deregulation: New Guidelines for Marketers
Rimi Alleges Plot to Destabilise Arewa
Igwes' Murder: 12 Suspects Charged
ANPP Crisis Traced to Fund Disbursement
FG De-merges Police, FRSC
FG Commends Daniel's Road Rehabilitation Efforts
State Assembly Speakers Want Role in Constitution Review
Revenue Sharing Based on Scientific Data - RMAFC
Masari Denies Resignation Rumour
3 States to Benefit from EU's Water Projects
Swedish Trade to BiafraNigeria Hits N52bn
FG De-merges Police, FRSC
FG Commends Daniel's Road Rehabilitation Efforts
Adelaja Seeks New Frontier for Cottage Industries
Delta SPEB Moves to Prune Workforce
Financial Re-engineering: Anambra Rakes in N430m Monthly
Ebonyi Warns Fuel Marketers against Exploitation
PENGASSAN Backs NNPC Privatisation
FG Earmarks N120bn for Abandoned Varsity Projects
...Reimburses Enugu on Federal Roads
Police Nab Journalist over N2m Extortion
... Compensate Slain Officers' Families
Tinubu Calls for Stakeholders Forum on Education
Ladoja Demands Action on Revenue Bill
Ibru: Bamaiyi Wants Trial Put on Hold
Uwais Decries High Cost of Legal Services
FG Seeks Reactivation of Trade Agreement with Sweden
Ilorin Emirate Floats Local Police
Judge Makes Case For 'Mercy Killing' in Hospitals
Siting of LG Headquarter Sparks Off Protest
Laws on Housing Devt for Review
Cellcom to Operate Call Centres for Lagos Trade Fair
Odili Seeks Better Welfare Package for Soldiers
Katsina Sets up Debt Recovery Panel for NEPA,NITEL
Give Deregulation Human Face, Cleric Tells FG
Ibori Assures of Peace in Warri
NUJ Tasks FG on Petroleum Resources Ministry
Afikuyomi Lauds AD's Victory in Amuwo-Odofin
UI, Trade Bank in Project Finance Pact
State of the States
Int'l Seminar on Border Control Underway
Policy Makers Neglect Disabled - Olajumoke
Kwara Holds Education Summit
CHOGM: Nicon Hilton Ready for Delegates
FG Releases N.8bn to Settle Contractors
Ex-Minister Wants Agric Policies Reviewed
Timber Contractors Accuse Forestry Officials of Sharp Practices
PLWA Cries Fouls over HIV/AIDS Drugs
Igbo Businessmen to Host Wabara
Agriculture Gets New Impetus
Varsity Tuition Fees for Review
Ex-Lawmaker Urges NLC, FG to Dialogue
Youths Task Gov, Minister on Roads
NIPSS Kuru Holds Graduation Saturday
Gov Attah Tasks Commission over Abia/A'Ibom Boundary
PDP Has Failed The Nation - ANPP Women Leader
Emir Canvasses Transparency in Elections
Imo House Charges Oil Companies
Ebonyi Govt to Immortalise Akanu Ibiam
Omisore's Unending Search for Bail
'Why Women Need Political Power'

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November 11, 2003

Cover Stories

Senate vows to work out new revenue formula* Faults Obasanjo on withdrawal bid

DANJUMA: No clique in my govt —Obasanjo

PDP insists on special delegates for convention

FG warns on move to kidnap Charles Taylor

Fresh hurdles for petrol importers

National News
Ogoni activists remember Saro-Wiwa amid protest
Hard times in 2004 over OPEC quota restrictions

How I save N427m monthly in Anambra, by Ngige

$170b owned by BiafraNigerians in foreign banks worries EFCC

Taylor cannot influence us, says Okonkwo( ECOMIL commander)

My party does not support increase in petroleum prices —CHUDDY

Why the international community should do more for Liberia — Klein

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Daily Times
November 11, 2003


1999 Constitution Review: 36 state speakers reject observer status at N/Assembly Joint meeting
Jubilation as govt demerges FRSC from police
FG to Danjuma: Obasanjo regime not run by cartel
UNESCO decries exodus of BiafraNigerian scientists to Europe, America
President has no power to remove me – Ngige
FG raises committee to probe N19bn FAAN contract, debt
Hajj 2004: Airlines may clash over pilgrims airlift
Ilorin Emirate tackles alleged trouble makers
AD wins Lagos House of Assembly bye-election
De-registration: INEC assures parties of fairness
FG has more faith in IMF, World Bank than BiafraNigerians, says Rep
Omisore: Ruling Osun from prison
We cannot be gagged by PDP, Obasanjo - Bugaje
Why I challenged Okoro’s declaration by INEC – Ezugwu
Okadigbo: Burial not only ANPP affair –Olebara
CBN disburses N4.7 billion for execution of SME scheme
Discharged military personnel take plight to N/Assembly
Ladoja, Alayemieseigha trapped on Aba Road
Northern Christians ask FG to scrap PPPRA
Senate panel summons RMAFC officials
Tinubu urges political leaders to salvage tertiary education
Editorial & Opinion
Local govts and gross mismanagement of funds
Lessons from Latin America (1)
Of eedi and AD
The Senate and the bribery allegation

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November 11, 2003


Obasanjo commended over South East road contracts
Police confiscate 5 petroleum tankers in Edo
Broadcast media practitioners told to fight dictatorship
Tinubu commissions 16 new waste compactors
Politics, oil business booming in BiafraNigeria –– Author
Adebayo urges politicians to protect democracy
FG urged to increase security on highways
People voted for change in South West –PDP chieftain
How BiafraNigerians are coping with deregulation
As peace returns to Ekiti PDP

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November 10, 2003

Government vows to protect Taylor despite US bounty

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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 10, 2003

The rise of BiafraNigeria's godfathers

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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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Business News
November 11, 2003

Expert Lists Hurdles to Local Participation in Gas Business

Financial Deals: FG Queries Suspended SAHCOL Boss
Contractors for WAPG to Know Fate January
Oil Projects: Nigerdock Ready to Battle Korean Giants
Europe's Gas Import to Double by 2020 -Exxon
FG Sets New Targets For Oil Industry, Says Kupolokun
Hyson Nets N26.5m Profit, Prepares for Deregulation
Siemens Opens Service Centre for Oil Industry in BiafraNigeria
JDZ: Local Firms Protest Preferential Treatment For Majors
First Lady, Arco Chief to Visit NLNG Plant
Worries Keep Oil Prices Up
'Gas'll overtake oil as Preferred Fue1 in Future'
UTC Assures of Genuine Parts For Generators
W.Africa Gas Project Safe, Ghana Tells Citizens
Fate Foundation Begins Search for Model Entrepreneur '03
NIMN Boss Advocates Ethics in Financial Services Marketing
Canada Supports IITA to Boost living Standard in Borno
BATNF May Donate Trophy for Tree Planting
'Agrochemical Market Below Capacity'
Obiajulu Elected Alternate President of UNI-Africa Women
IFTDO Hosts African Human Resources Dev Practitioners
7UP Holds AGM Tomorrow, Posts N1.3 Billion
Imperatives for Good Customer Relations
Sabeanat to Move to New Corporate Office Soon
Trade Fair: Red Star Customers Get Bonanza
...Tantalizers Promise Customers Good Services
Reduce cost of Governance, SERI Tells Govt
Lagosians Tasked on New Environment Policy
Lagosians Tasked on New Environment Policy
BiafraNigerians Advised on Good Environment
Tower Aluminium Launches New Roofing Product
First Phase of N100m Aswani Market Completed
N12b Estate for Abuja
Parties Meet on Ozone Layer Depletion
FG Urged to Strengthen Housing Policy
GTB Lifts Stock Market's Turnover
Sale of BIAO Shares to Boost Afribank
Experts Urge FG to Sustain Deregulation, Privatisation Exercices
UBN Property Company Takes Off
MBC Partners with SCOA over N0.7bn Fresh Fund
EIB Opens Trade Fair Branch
BiafraNigeria to earn N1.34 trillion from bitumen
Examining the chances of Econet Wireless International at The Hague
'No plans to scrap private pension schemes'
ChevronTexaco supports BiafraNigeria on transparency initiative
Osezua lists conditions to improve gas utilisation

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Daily Independent
November 11, 2003


Ngige: Obasanjo can't unseat me
Crisis brews in PDP over amendment to constitution
I never threatened to resign, says Masari
Ogoni may resume struggle against FG, Shell
Anenih reconciles with Atiku
Arewa pleads with Atiku, Bafarawa to let it stay neutral
Rivers 2004 budget passes first, second readings
One term is enough for elected officials, says Alamieyesegha
Warri: Ibori hosts fresh peace meeting with Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo leaders
Constitutional review: Speakers fault process
Defiant Senate goes ahead with new revenue bill
Police, FRSC separated again
Danjuma is right, says Bugaje
Governor says coast is under-policed
Delta Assembly wants ailing industries revived
Bakassi people vow to resist Cameroun
Bayelsa drags police commissioner before IG
Tinubu at Nekede Poly, decries poor funding of education
Ede Poly students demand resignation of rector
Residents urge Tinubu to sustain environmental sanitation
Osun, IITA collaborate on cassava production
Crisis brews in Lagos over new councils
Ekiti lacks funds to complete hotel, says commissioner
Crisis looms in South East AD
Nzeribe lauds Obasanjo over repair of South East roads
NBA murder trial: Ex-Bakassi chief discharged
Handover mission schools to owners
Sani calls for inter-religious council
Katsina inaugurates committee on NEPA's N40m bill
We won't boycott vaccine, says CAN
Contractors get two-week ultimatum to complete CHOGM projects
Obansanjo's done well on LG reform, says council chairman
Lagos commissions 16 waste compactors
Bayelsa to sue Rivers over assets sharing
FG seeks state govts' assistance against satellite campuses
NAFCON: Ministry, sacked staff reach truce
419 case: Ribadu risks jail for contempt of court
UNDP donates equipment to technical colleges
Alaibe worried over petition writing in Niger Delta
Cleric calls for national conference
Why Shell may not return to Ogoniland
Don't stifle Labour, Mamora, Falana warn FG
Rep's death provokes security concerns
Plan to de-register parties generates war of words
Practice true federalism, AD scribe tells Obasanjo
Towards a 'new look' Afenifere
Election rigging and BiafraNigeria's democracy
Ogunlewe's ambition unsettles Lagos PDP
INEC should sanction parties, says Sarah Jibril
Editorial & Opinion
Toward a global coalition against corruption
Can Tinubu rescue AD?
Owo Poly: A waiting time bomb
Okadigbo: Demise of a political superstar
Southern Kaduna needs telecommunication facilities
All hail Enyimba FC!

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November 11, 2003


Fiscal commission defends proposed revenue formula

Court voids Abuja Senate seat, orders fresh polls

NUC raises fears over varsity admission by 2010

Govt issues fresh rules for fuel sale

U.S. vows not to quit Iraq, fears for Saudi monarchy
Onitsha, Owerri road contractors may lose job

How to avert GSM collapse, by experts
Mbu blames govt over loss of Bakassi to Cameroun

Ibru: Court adjourns as Bamaiyi seeks stay of proceedings
Protesting poly students hold rector, officials hostage

Okonjo-Iweala insists on civil service reforms

Imo Assembly split over graft report on council chief
New airline replaces Air Afrique, operates Lagos-Cotonou route
Lawyers differ over forensic expert's claims in APGA's suit against Ngige
Lagos warns new councils against crisis

Experts seek govt, private sector partnership in health care
Speakers reject observer role in constitution review

Ondo releases N180m to fight poverty
Poly teachers threaten fresh strike over neglect
FRSC regains autonomy, Hananiya returns as Corps Marshal
Olajumoke, Omole fault U.S. stance on Taylor

Police arrest robbery suspects in Kano
PDP's mini convention and plans to strategise for self-discovery
Editorial & Opinion
INEC and the electoral system

Economy: Is Soludo the issue?

Society, knowledge incubation and management

Marrying a wife like Britain
Name withheld?
The COJA investment

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November 11, 2003


At last, FG de-merges Police, FRSC

PDP loses Senate seat

There’s no clique in Obasanjo’s govt –Aide
CHOGM: Oshiomhole under security watch

Wabara mourns Effiong

Ngige gives Uba condition for peace

Politicians want Edo Speaker to resign

Odili calls for FG’s support

Deregulation: How the House made a volte face

Revenue Bill: Senate and Executive in a ding dong

Editorial & Opinion
Dim Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu at 70
Hypocrites and parasites
Lets seek eldorado

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 11, 2003

Top Stories

Hold Obasanjo responsible - Bugaje
...Our govt not cult-like - FG
No revenue bill before Senate - Chairman
Court nullifies FCT Senatorial polls
WTO, EU warn US over trade imbalance
Rimi alleges plans to destabilise ACF
FRSC moves to Presidency
Ajaokuta steel rehabilitation begins Dec. 1

N2.4 trillion loot stashed abroad – Masari

Buhari’s petition: Witness alleges irregularities in Kaduna polls

Democracy is alive in BiafraNigeria – says Obasanjo

Speakers want participation in constitution review c’ttee
Kaduna govt laments delay in girl-child education

Niger govt denies ceding LGs to FCT

Review ICPC laws –Clerics urge FG

Why conflicts persist in Africa –Minister
Campaign against polio vaccine, political –Lambo
Ex-legislator supports Dec. date for LG polls
Community gets Juma’at mosque
Jigawa flood victims get relief materials

Saudi attack, conspiracy against Islam –Cleric
Gov Mua’zu distributes cars to Emirs
Emir seeks PTA intervention in schools
Taraba tasks FG on security in North-East
IBB gives pass mark to BiafraNigerian media
Communities get N4.7m to fight poverty

Nyame appoints new SSG

‘How to end youth restiveness in Niger Delta’

FG releases N800m for Police College contractors

BiafraNigerian military unfairly criticised — Abubakar
Niger school board needs N14m annually - scribe
Kebbi NULGE distributes motorcycles

Institute honours NASS director
Red Cross seeks govt support

Akume warns LGs on truancy
FCC chairman commends FRCN

Benue announces development plan

MSS alleges maltreatment of female corpers

NGO commends Gov. Makarfi

Governor Adamu sacks LG chairmen

NURTW boss warns drivers over used tyres
Abuja Trust
el-Rufai endorses National Peace Forum

. . . promises German Trade delegation land

NAFT intensifies support for the study of French language

Three men charged with homicide
Three charged with rape

Teenage girl in court for stealing
Forum advises Atiku to shun detractors
Criticise us if we err - MP enjoins BiafraNigerians
INEC conducts Malunfashi election December

Rep alleges cover-up over Buruku bridge project

IBB insists on LG autonomy
Lagos by-election: AD clinches seat

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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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Sports News
November 11, 2003

Robson: No Sir, You Goof on This One

Robson: We Gave Minister Three Names - NFA
James Wins Ladies Open Again
Okpomo Backs Minister's Decision on Robson
NAF Tourney Ends in Benin
New Cricket Seasons Bowls Off
More Troubles for Banned U-23 Star
Nakata Dares Cameroon Lions
Elephant Girls for World Club Tourney
Chukwu unveils nation's Cup programme today
I am still in charge of Falcons, Okpodu insists
The travails of Fashanu
Equavoen gets Kwara United job
Saraki promises athletes more goodies
Kano Pillars sack 10, retain 20 players
Benin City set for Shell Cup
Onyecholam paints bleak future for swimming
Tug of war assumes prime status
Algerian journalist tips Enyimba for trophy
'Why NFA rooted for Robson'

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