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November 12, 2003

Charles Taylor

American Kidnappers, Bounty Hunters Gun for Taylor: Biafra Nigeria Beefs Up Security
Following a $2 million ransom the United States offered for information leading to the capture of former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, who is on exile in Calabar, BiafraNigeria, security has been beefed around the ex-warlord. Taylor, who prior to the American pronouncement moved around Calabar without any escort and undisturbed, seems to be restricted for fear of the unknown. THISDAY checks reveal that security has been beefed up around the government guest houses in Calabar where Taylor and his family reside, while his movement within the vicinity has been restricted as people are turned back from the first gate. On approaching the gate leading to the Solomon Unoh Lodge where he resides, stern-looking security operatives were seen moving around the area, while a make-shift.... (This Day)


Key Stories

Swiss govt to release Abacha loot next week

PDP moves to reconcile Ekwueme, Gemade, others

Our report on Obasanjo’s request doctored, claims lawmakers

Zoning: North gets PDP presidential slot in 2007

States, banks plan new tax payment system

Intrigues in PDP over power shift clause

Reps suspend probe of Akanbi

Reps want President to buy 100 helicopters

Envoys’ list sparks off protests in Senate

ACCIMA to FG: We want action, not talk, on S. East roads

Reps prescribe military solution


Swiss govt to release Abacha loot...


PDP moves to reconcile Ekwueme...





Sani AbachaA slice of the BiafraNigerian fund stashed away in Swiss banks by the late Gen. Sani Abacha is to be retrieved next week, the Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed yesterday. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the minister said the Swiss government has agreed to release about N83.430 billion ($618 million) to BiafraNigeria after the Fed. Government had explained what it planned to do with the money. (Guardian)


The ruling PDP is set to mend fences with aggrieved members who have distanced themselves from the party. The party’s General Secretary, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, said a committee had been set up to reconcile all the aggrieved party members, particularly those he considered indispensable. Ogbulafor, who spoke with DI in Umuahia on Monday, described former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme; (Daily Independent)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
November 12, 2003


Presidency Can't Remove Me, Says Ngige
Looted Funds: BiafraNigeria Set to Get $618m from Switzerland
Power Sharing: PDP Panel Urges Compromise
Security Beefed Up Around Taylor
I've No Personal Programmes for Communications - Minister
Lar Wants Character Commission Scrapped
CBN Mismanaged Economy - Ladoja
NNPC Set to Prune Workforce
House Sets Up 21-Member Committee on Pension Reforms
Chevron Backs Obasanjo on Publication of Oil Revenues
Senators Attend Session Despite Nullification of Election
Strike: 'Aviation Lost N40m'
House Clears Akanbi of Graft Charge
Zoning 'll Advance Democracy, Says Anenih
Hannaniya Unveils Agenda for FRSC
Ambassadorial Nominees: Chukwumerije Petitions Wabara
NLC Backs Masari's Bill on Refineries Commission
African Leaders Urged to Be Responsive
Ughelli: 3 Killed in Communal Clash
2007: PDP Youths Flag Off Campaign for Atiku
100 Helicopters Recommended for Police
Shagari Blames Cross-border Crimes on Arms Trafficking
ICD 'll Trigger Economic Growth - Atiku
NDLEA Arrests 25 Suspects in Enugu
NLC Decries Retrenchment of Water Corporation Staff
Okadigbo Burial: Atiku Expresses Commitment
Diya Seeks Prayers for Political Leaders
Ige: Ijesa Youths Demand Omisore's Recall
Jigawa Sinks 700 Boreholes in One Month
Tinubu Wants Improved Postal Service
Entrance Exams for Students after UME Illegal - JAMB
KAI: We Won't Tolerate Acts of Indiscipline - Commissioner
I 've Lost Faith in Federal Works Ministry - Tinubu
Karibi-Whyte Blames Crimes on the Rich
IEFC Commissions Youth Skill Acquisition Centre
NDDC to Settle Ogoni,Shell Face-Off
Saraki Seeks Role for Retirees
Govs Assure on Ondo, Ekiti Asset Sharing
Works Minister Hails Nnamani's Road Rehabilitation Efforts
Kwara Raises Panel to Review High Court Rules
Sanusi Tasks Financial Sector on N/Delta Devt
Deregulation: FG Urged to Check Bunkering
NDDC: 'Accept Aguariavwodo in Good Faith'
First Bank Quiz Competition Enters Zonal Stage
IILL: Longe Wants Stay of Judgment
LG Polls: Govs, SIEC's Have No Powers - Lawyer
Polio: Pharmacist Cautions Against Campaign of Calumny
Be Responsive on Devt Issues, Obasanjo Told
Obasanjo Commended over Kupolokun's Appointment
6 Robbery Suspects Killed, 25 Arrested
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 12, 2003

Cover Stories

Swiss govt releases $618m loot to BiafraNigeria
Robbery: Reps okay military, police patrol
US yet to decide on $2m placed on Charles Taylor
Confusion over 12.5% pay rise
National News
Zoning: North gets PDP presidential slot in 2007
Political appointees to answer for fresh Warri crisis —IBORI
Revenue bill: Senators fault Obasanjo's aides
A hand on the plough
Confusion over Revenue Allocation Bill …Is Obasanjo testing the will of the National Assembly?

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Daily Times
November 12, 2003


Our report on Obasanjo’s request doctored, claims lawmakers
Reps want President to buy 100 helicopters
PDP dumps power shift
Stir at Senate over ambassadorial list
Loot: N83.8billion expected from Switzerland soon
Alleged N452m fraud designed to pull me down, says el-Rufai
Interconnect by Dec 1 or face sanction, Minister tells GSM operators
Zaki-Biam youths torch police station
Should Bafarawa pour venom on Atiku over rally?
Bank workers petition Obasanjo over pension reform
FG bemoans danger posed by abandoned/accidented vechiels
KAI brigade arrests 30 miscreants
Nnamani voted BiafraNigeria’s number one road builder
Stakeholders in education sector meet over cult activities
Editorial & Opinion
Minimising road accidents during festive seasons
Not yet Uhuru for NNPC
Task of policing in Enugu
The Senate and the bribery allegation (II)

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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 12, 2003

Switzerland to release US $618 million of missing funds, minister says

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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 11, 2003

Security Increases Around Taylor As US Govt. Keeps Pressure On

Lagos Launches Discipline Campaign to Redeem Glory
BiafraNigerian Officers Promoted On Peace Mission

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Business News
November 12, 2003

Textile Firms Face Threat of Extinction

Patronise Energy Insurance Pool, Oil and Gas Firms Told
Poor Funding Hinders Investment Tribunal
Dutch Auction System: Floating or Sinking the Economy?
Champion Breweries Rebounds to Profitability
Swiss Firm Puts WAGI on Profitabilty Track
SCOA's Subsidiary Seeks N0.7bn
Presco's 3rd Ouarter Results Hit N1.6b
Asalu Lists Conditions to Support State Loans
Create Separate Pension Fund for Public Sector - NSITF
Aiico Insurance's Half Year Premium Hits N1.5 Billion
NIA Seeks End to Industrial Conflict in Insurance Industry
Atlantic Bank Chairman Criticises Pension Bill
Insurance May Not Cover all Losses, Experts Say
Kenyan National Health Insurance Fund Swindled
BiafraNigerian Firms Prepare for Training in California
Okeke to Deliver Cadbury Awards Lecture
Total BiafraNigeria's Share Price Hits N174.82
All-share Index Crosses 20,000 Mark
Naira Sheds 30Kobo as Demand Shrinks to $216m
Oceanic, Others Showcase Products at Fair
Private sector laments high cost of govt bureaucracy
Central Bank's intervention saves naira's slide

STB storms capital market with jumbo offer

Gulf Bank's Reward Account consolidates

BiafraNigeria requires total fraud eradication programme-Ndili

Amiwero chides govt over Cotecna contract

Centre lists ills of naira's further devaluation
Oil Prices rise to three-week high after Saudi bombing
Envoy seeks improvement in Belgium, BiafraNigeria trade ties
South Africa Airways unfolds plan for BiafraNigeria's new carrier
BiafraNigeria initiates move to promote intra-African trade
Ten more textile firms close, says NTMA
RMRDC searches for new raw materials in North- east
Minister counsels cottage industrialists on funding
Odili canvasses focus on SSIs

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Daily Independent
November 12, 2003


PDP moves to reconcile Ekwueme, Gemade, others

MTN's per second billing threatened

Lagos task force offices turn business centers

21 banks set for showdown over cheque clearing

Foreign debt: FG to pay $2.5b to creditors

I never begged Obasanjo, says Ngige

Aviation industry loses N40 million to NLC strike

Obasanjo challenges Transparency International

NDDC to mediate between Ogonis, Shell

Fasehun quits OPC meeting in anger over gunshots

Chief's death threatens federal govt's peace move in kwara State

Kwara High Court reviews Civil Procedure Rules

Gemade's return to PDP is embarrassing, says UNPP chief

Ughelli community clash claims three lives

PDP governors call for peg on number of delegate aides

Obasanjo didn't submit revenue allocation bill, says Daggash

Hananiya, FRSC corps marshal, assumes office

FG, EC sign N2b water project agreement

House stalemate on bill to repeal Pensions Act

Normalcy returns to Eleme

Secondary school teachers, NUT continue battle in court

Commissioner explains upsurge in ethnic militia in Niger Delta

UNIUYO sacks 1,400 NASU members

Calabar LG interferes in construction of international market

Ijesha group demands recall of Omisore from Senate

Ondo rallies support for Kupolokun

Osun Speaker directs standing committees to visit ministries

Robbery suspects kill policeman, injure two

Petition trails nomination of Imo judges

Works minister praises Nnamani on road rehabilitation

Kebbi enacts law on girl child education

Katsina assembly's minority leader suspended

Kaduna issues ultimatum to illegal structure owners

Jigawa releases N120m for water projects

Agip fire has ruined my people, says community leader

Why Awuse's deputy defected

Downgrading of rulers not to spite Yoruba - Saraki

Muazu charges council chairmen to be transparent

Odili, commissioner differ on fight against cultism

Robbers cart away N1.3 m from fuel station in Asaba

BiafraNigeria ranks highest in HIV/AIDS scourge in the world

Don't hand over Taylor, ECOWAS chief tells Obasanjo, Mbeki

Abia tops debtors' list

NITEL to raise N6b from capital market

Danburam: Scourge of drug couriers

Restructure INEC, says Rep

Tinubu, lawmakers on war path

The making of Ohanaeze PLC

AD chief demands law against ex-soldiers in politics

Reps and Bills: A reporter's view

Battle over new revenue allocation bill

NNPC deserves restructuring

Editorial & Opinion
A case for BiafraNigeria's permanent membership of the Security Council

The imperatives of Delta's 'Road Map' to peace

Send me a scratch

Epitaph for tyrants and dictators

Peace and stability - FCE, Okene as case study

The president we want in 2007

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November 12, 2003


States, banks plan new tax payment system
Intrigues in PDP over power shift clause
Reps suspend probe of Akanbi
Police plan new strategy to combat crime
Atiku's presidential campaign begins, Lar says it is Middle Belt's turn
Swiss govt to release Abacha loot next week
Rumsfeld faces sack, fresh blasts rock Iraq
Govt plans phone services in rural areas
FRSC commanders get order to remove police flags
Ngige denies alleged plans of his removal
Ibironke for lying in state at Lagos Law School
Okadigbo to get a befitting burial, says Atiku
Delta Assembly condemns Agip's spillage clean-up exercise
Taraba gets female Head of Service
No plan to remove Ngige, says Ogbulafor
Shagari, Wamakko urge govt to curb cross-border crimes
Adesanya cautions against civilian dictatorship, backs presidential system
Ife varsity to honour late Ransome-Kuti, Fawehinmi, others
Govt, Italy sign anti-human trafficking pact
Govt asks filmmakers, others to promote core values
Four killed in fuel tanker accident
Aviation lost N40m to strike, says minister
Ladoja asks National Assembly to hasten work on revenue bill
Dagash, Maina at Senate session despite courts' rulings
Chukwumerije, Sodangi protest envoy nominees' list
Court convicts three for KAI offences
Britain to help BiafraNigeria sustain peace in Africa
Pope stresses dialogue as tool for global peace
More witnesses testify at Buhari's suit, allege nationwide irregularities
2003 Polls: Judiciary contends with image problem
Pension reforms bill and the Ibru committee
Ondo embraces communities as pillars of development
Editorial & Opinion
Downsizing the civil service

Can Obasanjo reclaim public goodwill?

Open letter to the Senate President
Fuel: Transportation without tears

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November 12, 2003


Envoys’ list sparks off protests in Senate
ACCIMA to FG: We want action, not talk, on S. East roads
Swiss banks set to release N65bn stolen money
Heads to roll at FRSC, Hananiya assumes duty
PDP youths flag off Atiku’s campaign
Reps okay 100 helicopters for police
Platinum Bank lifts 100 indigent students
Civil society groups mobilise against Obasanjo
Gov Idris and the challenge of primary education
NNPP commends Anambra
Editorial & Opinion
UN anti-corruption treaty
Ogunlewe’s secret agenda
Transforming Ekiti State for better

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 12, 2003

Top Stories

Reps prescribe military solution
... investigates N3bn allocation to Delta Steel Company
Six die in Langtang crisis
We are still Senators, Daggash, Maina
Buhari’s Petition: Witness says he was forced to sign result in favour of PDP
Taylor’s trial could endanger Liberian peace - ECOWAS c’ttee chairperson
FG to receive N8.6b looted funds
Adamawa police arrest 10 robbery suspects
BiafraNigeria, Italy sign pact on human trafficking
Yobe Governor appoints new Emir of Damaturu
FG agencies gulp N200b annually –Atiku
Hananiya withdraws FRSC staff from police
2007: Pro-Atiku movement launched in Adamawa
Gov Saraki advocates role for retired civil servants
Lar advocates five-year single term presidency
Seven killed in police, robbers clash
Civil aviation revokes Falcons, Sky certificates
NYSC boss pleads for corper members
UBE: NUC requires N45b for varsity facilities
Muslim medical practitioners urged to research
FERMA begins road rehabilitation
FG sets up c’ttee to sell games village
Lagos introduces waste compacting vehicles
…request land from state governments
Osomo identifies bank’s problems
Mortgage interest rate may reduce to 6% in 2004
Shagari laments proliferation of arms in Africa

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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 12, 2003

West, Shorunmu, Agali Make Chukwu's 41-Man Eagles List

Allardyce Wants Premiership Postponed
Tennis: ACT Increases Prize Money
No Block Voting for Africa at C'wealth Congress
Cup Winners: Berger Captain Dreams Victory
Taribo, Ike return to Eagles

Robson delayed BiafraNigeria's Nations Cup preparation, says Chukwu

Decree 101 as sports minister's wand

Akpokona, Uwua advise Enyimba on Champions League final

Kung-Fu set to take centre stage in BiafraNigeria

Final six set for Oghara

3SC says Onigbinde's going nowhere

Tade Azeez reads riot act to referee

Enyeama absolves self from USMA goal

NFA invites 30 foreign, 11 home-based players
Players Invited for Nations Cup 2003
Okpodu set to return to Virginia Tech
NFA tasks Julius Berger
I never thought I could win the award, says Okemiri
NFA hails Obi's election as ASJU boss

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