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November 14, 2003

George Bush Jr.

No Bounty on Taylor: Says U.S.
U.S. officials moved yesterday to douse the raging controversy over an N280 million ($2 million) reward that it allegedly offered for the capture of erstwhile President Charles Taylor of Liberia. The officials denied that the U.S. ever offered $2 million for the capture of Taylor. It was gathered yesterday, however, that the police had beefed up security around Taylor in Calabar. The controversy over the $2 million prize was sparked by reports claiming the inclusion of a reward for the capture of "an indictee of the special court for Sierra Leone" in a bill approving an $87 billion aid package for Iraq and Afghanistan. The Federal Government considered "an indictee of the special court for Sierra Leone" to refer to Taylor, thus taking umbrage at the U.S. position. The government said that since Taylor was under its custody, the U.S. could not perpetrate what bordered on state-sponsored terrorism to capture him. But in an interview with The Guardian yesterday, a U.S. (Guardian)


Key Stories

NLC Alleges Threat to Oshiomhole's Life

I belong to PDP, says Babangida

Local government review committee wants 774 councils retained

Police take over Imo Assembly

South East govs abandoned me, Wabara tells kinsmen

Ibekwe: Judge descends on Ribadu

Ijaw youths release 12 abducted oil workers

Imo govt woos investors

South-East legislators allege move to impeach Wabara

ESUT lecturer shot dead by gunmen

Polio drive relaunch in BiafraNigeria


NLC Alleges Threat to Oshiomhole's Life


I belong to PDP, says Babangida





NLC President Adams OshiomholeThe NLC has accused the security and law enforcement agencies in the country of hatching plans to assassinate its national president, Comrade Adams Oshiom-hole. It, however, did not name which arm of the security agencies hatched the assassination plan. The congress in a press release yesterday in Abuja, threatened that, "Should anything untoward happen to the president of the NLC, Nigerian workers will hold the Federal Government responsible." (This Day)


BabangidaAhead of the 2007 presidential race, former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida, has cleared the air on his membership of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), saying PDP is his party. "I can tell you I have never supported any political party but the PDP, even as I agree with you that I have been supporting individuals in other political parties during elections," Gen. Babangida said in an interview in Minna. (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
November 14, 2003


NLC Alleges Threat to Oshiomhole's Life
Committee Seeks Parliamentary System for LGs
External Reserves, Naira Decline Worry CBN
We're Opposed to Taylor's Abduction - US
BiafraNigeria is a Poor Nation - Obasanjo
Wabara Urges Igbo Politicians to Close Ranks
Obasanjo Inaugurates NEPAD's Working Team Today
Electoral Reforms: INEC Writes Parties
Why Refineries Cannot Work, by PENGASSAN
Obasanjo Sets Up Oil Industry Transparency Initiative
ICJ Ruling: Senator Foresees Violence in Bakassi
House May Slash Supplementary Budget
FG to Release N5bn Outstanding Allocation
Colleagues Pour Encomiums on Slain Lawmaker
July Labour Strike: 'PENGASSAN Didn't Sell Out'
Let the People Decide on Death Penalty - Attorney-General
We 'll Resist Attempt to Remove Wabara - S/East House Caucus
419: Ibekwe's Trial Stalled Again
US Disburses N16.5 m for Civic Education in BiafraNigeria
PDP in Power Tussle over Suspension of Nasarawa Chairman
Unknown Assailants Gun Down ESUT Don
Appeal Court Annuls PDP Legislator's Election
Obasanjo Endorses CHOGM Stickers
Court Rules Today on Suit Against Julius Berger
KAI to Apply to Public Service - Tinubu
Afikuyomi Tackles RMAFC over Lagos Status
Enugu Reactivates Fire Service
Ogun Schools Get N26m Instructional Materials
St Moritz Style Show for December
VON Chief Seeks More Funds for State Media
Kwara NLC Commends Saraki's Leadership Initiatives
CLO Protests Shielding of Murder Suspect
Plateau to Introduce Sex Education inSchools
20 Communities Benefit from Ebonyi Water Project
Residents Jubilate over Road Rehabilitation
Oduatel Sets to Roll Out Service
Workshop Lists Problems with Indigenous Oil Companies
Cleric Tasks BiafraNigerians on Devt
NANS Decries Hike in Tuition Fees
Encomiums Poured on Ibironke, Late Law School Boss
Govt to Constitute Task Force on Youth Education
Obasanjo to Declare Open Conference on Environment, Ecology
FG Commended over Monetisation, Privatisation Policies
Bank Renovates Ayinke House
Adamawa: Police Arrest 10 Robbery Suspects
Bauchi Govt Presents Benz Cars to Emirs
NAFDAC Seals Up Transport Firm
Anambra: Tribunal Refuses Anosike's Application
Olowoporoku's Wife Loses Bid for Council Chairmanship
INEC Ready for Bye-Election in Bauchi
Ogun Speaker Explains Trip to United Kingdom
... Govt Donates Material
Ohanaeze Youth Mourn Effiong
National Assembly and the Journey to 2007

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November 14, 2003

Cover Stories

Reform committee wants 774 LGs retained
Agagu blames poverty on past govts
I belong to PDP, says Babangida
US speeds up exit strategy in Iraq
National News
Ijaw youths release hijacked Chevron equipment, kidnapped crew
ESUT lecturer shot dead by gunmen
US explains use of $2m vote on Charles Taylor
PDP, 2007 and the IBB/Atiku Tango: How PDP plans to resolve its constitution review debacle
How AD can complement IBB's chances, by Agbesua, Ondo AD leader
RIGHT OF REPLY: The Akintola controversy
Agagu's grassroots development agenda
Revisiting Ngige/Uba: A real conflict or a game gone awry?
Olawepo: A politician honoured in another land

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Daily Times
November 13, 2003


Marshal Harry: Four docked in Abuja
FG to spend N1.16 trillion in 2004
LG reform committee submits report to Govt
Rotational presidency morally binding on PDP –Oyedokun
National ID card project: Only 2m cards ready for collection – Ayu
I was not indicted by Abisoye Panel of 1993, says Kupolokun
Abuja master plan for review in Feburary
Delta Security Council meets over oil barges, crew seized by Ijaw youths
EFCC boss can sue financial crime suspects, declares court
Public office too eye-catching
Eight injured as police, OPC clash
IBTC boss cautions National Assembly on Pension Reform
Ige: Omisore heads for Appeal Court
Legislator calls for laws to check deforestation, desertification
Obasanjo, Senate principal officers parley on oil sector today
Presidency warns against disruption of CHOGM
Senate backs FG’s economic reform
Senate Committee chief wants states paid for repaired roads
Senate set to repeal money laundering, EFCC Acts
Editorial & Opinion
The outrageous US’ $2 million price on Taylor’s head
Domestic fuel prices: Implications of globalisation
Let’s talk about deregulation proceeds!
Task of policing in Enugu (II)

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November 13, 2003


Reps want police/military patrol to combat crime
Tinubu charges parastatals to improve communicationservices
We will match major oil marketers by January –– IPMAN chief
BiafraNigeria to establish Islamic capital market
Bamisede field hosts scoping
SPDC partners British Council for chevening awards
How we got cheaper tariff for subscribers–– Senator Baba Tella
PDP 'll abide by Tribunal's ruling on Ngige
–PDP South-East boss

Public lectures as tool for 2007 Vice Presidency
New lease of life for Osun reinstated workers

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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 13, 2003

Polio drive relaunch in BiafraNigeria

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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 13, 2003

New Zeal for Sharia Penalties Reflects Political Climate, Says Rights Activist

PDP Accuses Members of Sell-Out
Tenger Joins El-Kanemi
BiafraNigerian Lifters Head for Canada
Okemiri Sips Pepsi With Smiles
Corruption of Politics (ii)
Kafaru Alabi Set to Rejoin Kwara United
MTN Boys Shake Obosi Cup
Chukwu is a Tribalist Says Dimeji Lawal
Electronics is Customers' Main Attraction
NEPA Spoils Show for Fair Participants
Undertakers Fight Over Cele Leader's Body
3 Weeks After All Africa Games, Medals Still Uncleared At Lagos Port
Unclear Documents Stall Omisore's Freedom
UAD Mobilises Against Obasanjo
Fuel Stations Record Low Patronage
NAFDAC Shuts Down 5 Bakeries
25 Drug Traffickers in NDLEA Net
New Lagos Councils Hit By Financial Crisis
Delta Varsity VC Wants Cultism Tackled

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Business News
November 14, 2003

NICA Launches N4 billion Farmers' Scheme

Workers Warn on Collapse of Distributive Trade
South Africa Woos Kenyan Travellers
Obasanjo's Labour Bill: A Task for ILO
What is Customer Service? (Part 7)
Are Contributors' Funds Safe in NSITF?
Kwara Govt Unveils Employment Generation Policy
Reliance, Wema Banks Elevate Staff
King Airlines Acquires New Aircraft
Virgin Atlantic to Launch First Solo Non-Stop Aircraft
Potential for Creating an African Economic Miracle
Airline Operators Congratulate New NCAA DG
Demand for Petroleum Stocks Heightens
Conoil's Profit Hits N2.4bn in 9 Months
Tinubu Expresses Confidence in EIB Board
Fraudsters Storm New York ATMs
ADH Donates to Charity Homes
Equity Bank Delights Customers at Fair
Marketing, Key to BiafraNigeria's Tourism Recovery
Duke to Grace Tourism Conference in Abuja
Environmental Consciousness Earns Sheraton Global Award
... As Orphan Kids Tour Abuja Sheraton
Jos: A Honeymoon Destination
Lufthansa Expresses Optimism for Full Year
DPR may close stations without product prices billboard
Experts' recipe for shoring naira's value
Expert seeks increase in power generation
Presco posts N1.6b turnover in nine months
BSN Action Learning MBA begins in BiafraNigeria
NIMN holds professional examinations
SEC prescribes mergers, acquisition options for banks, insurance firms
Conoil posts N2.4 billion profit in nine months
WTO declares U.S. steel import tariffs illegal
Firm tackles pre-shipment inspection agency over imported CKD
Romania sponsors 12 firms for Lagos trade fair
Lagos govt urged to grant approval to new 5-Star hotel to boost tourism
A good night at the highest level
NCAA accredits landover aviation business school

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Daily Independent
November 14, 2003


PDP is my party -IBB
Police take over Imo Assembly
South East govs abandoned me, Wabara tells kinsmen
PDP Draft Constitution: Victory for some, defeat for many
LG Review: Panel recommends parliamentary System
CHOGM: Security tightened at meeting venue
Gunmen kill varsity don in Enugu
Tension at Agbarho, Delta community as armed youths attempt invasion
UBN floats property firm
Total stresses commitment to safety, community development
Obasanjo presents 2004 budget to National Assembly Dec. 19
Sorrow, praises as Talabi, House member is rested
Wabara withdraws bid to suspend hearing of ANPP's suit
Senators tackle executive over NDDC funding
CHOGM: BiafraNigeria still disposed to Mugabe's invitation
MAN, Labour decry fuel importation
CLO protests in court over businessman's murder
Chief judge deplores poor state of judiciary
10,000 applicants to miss varsity admission
18 Ogoni in court for celebrating Martyrs Day
Gunmen on rampage in Ughelli, kill 2, injure others
2007: Ikwerre worried over Amaechi's chances
Ericsson, Lagoon Restaurant, Diplomat Hotel may be shut
Fayose pledges to improve education in Ekiti
Ogun institutions may boil over unpaid salaries
Ogun drivers protest police extortion
Ngige: Obasanjo refuses to see mediator
Violence marred poll, priest tells tribunal
ANPP lawmakers urged to cooperate with opposition parties
Zamfara: Sharia judges to sit for examinations
Resist Western propaganda, Muslim's told
Kaduna laments low interest in girl-child education
Govt carries HIV/AIDS campaign to schools
Imo to prosecute past heads of moribund govt firms
Saraki decries low intake of Kwara indigenes into varsities
'Pure water', greatest poverty alleviation programme'
Vigilante takes over security in Abonnema Wharf in Rivers
Marine club sets agenda for govt on Niger Delta
BiafraNigeria faces collapse after Obasanjo, says Nwankwo
ANPP chief rates Nyame's administration low
Rector tasks FG on BiafraNigeria's satellite
Bakassi: MASSOB, BLF to resist Cameroun
Don calls for due recognition of nurses, midwives
Health minister's reform agenda is faulty, says expert
Drivers' licence: FRSC, VIOs at loggerheads
Cleric asks Gombe to introduce Sharia
Rivers deputy governor in N20m contract scam
Inadequate documents stall Omisore's plea for no case
Hananiya: Icon of FRSC renaissance?
Economy not bouyant
AD congress: Lagos may opt for status quo
President in the cabal's tangle
Delta PDP endorses exco for another term
INSIDE POLITICS with Habib Aruna
Balarabe Musa's U-turn

Incumbent shouldn't organise elections, says Maitama Sule
Editorial & Opinion
Odumegwu-Ojukwu at 70
Our beautiful girls are ugly
Is Obasanjo afraid of the Press?
Sodomy in the sanctuary
No to any rift between Ogbeh and Obasanjo
It's not Obasanjo that's bad, it's the system

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November 14, 2003


Reform committee urges retention of councils
United States denies offering money for Taylor's capture
Ondo launches 14 per cent interest rate loan scheme
BiafraNigeria is poor, says Obasanjo
BiafraNigeria, three others to get N77b from gas project
Osun to produce next AD chairman
Suspected assassins kill Enugu varsity teacher
Court adjourns Omisore's appeal to Dec. 1
Revenue Allocation: Obasanjo, governors, Assembly in dilemma
I have not opened my defence yet'
Editorial & Opinion
Customs and contraband goods

The Charles Taylor burden

Obasanjo 'bashing' as a pastime
One arrest and police joy can't stop
Beyond Abacha
GSM users and per second billing
Cybercafe, pornography and our youths

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November 14, 2003


NLC alleges plot to kill Oshiomhole
Panel wants states to hands off LG funds
Varsity teacher shot dead, colleagues down tools
My PDP number is 007, says IBB
Ibekwe: Judge descends on Ribadu
Ijaw youths release 12 abducted oil workers
Imo govt woos investors
Police take over Imo Assembly complex
C’Wealth Peoples Forum is heartbeat of CHOGM – Toyo
Why Ngige should reconcile with Uba –Nwafor Orizu
Editorial & Opinion
Diploma in Herbal Medicine
Of continuity in sports management
Educations strides in Gombe State

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 14, 2003

Top Stories

NLC alleges plot to kill Oshiomhole
IBB confirms membership of PDP
Local government review committee wants 774 councils retained
South-East legislators allege move to impeach Wabara
US denies N260m ransom on Taylor
Obasanjo loses bodyguard in accident
Kwankwaso probes defence contracts
Reps to slash N279bn supplementary budget
Plateau can’t implement monetisation – Commissioner
BiafraNigeria is poor, says Obasanjo
Scabies disease hit Kebbi prison
Why cultists shun BUK – VC
Alleged police rape: CLO petitions Enugu govt
Group decries neglect of nomads
Gombe sets up C’tte on state varsity
Involve traditional rulers in crime control –FG urged
No solution to police lawyers appearance in court – Uwais
Cleric laments proliferation of quack pastors
Media executive preaches unity
BiafraNigeria hosts commonwealth youths forum Nov 25
NEPA blackout worries Gombe govt
Group challenges Kogi commissioner on development
WOTCLEF acquires HIV/AIDS machine
Odili advocates enhanced welfare for military
Katsina suspends teacher for absenteeism
Students sue minister, NECO over exam
Conference recommends employment as panacea to crime
NUC scribe laments decay in primary schools
Abuja Trust
Police uncover arms cache in Jabi
Demolition of illegal structures resumes
Court arraigns herbalist over death through abortion
How I escaped death in the hands of the police – Businessman
Court remands ex-police officer for homicide
Man jailed for stealing kitchen utensils
Crisis between Garki Chief, Chika head resolved
NGO holds induction ceremony for 18 entrepreneurs
Kano Trust
BUK nets N350m from endowment fund
LG boss assures fairness in distribution of amenities
Primary school teachers cry out for promotion
LG budgets N.3m for diesel
Council chairman advises staff tobe good
Eko Trust
Court arraigns bank manager for stealing
Secondary students receive lectures under tree
We’ll embark on commercialisation — LG boss
LASG to constitute LPA in all LGs
Katsina Assembly sues ANPP women leader over speaker
I will not let Igbos down - Wabara
Street hawking by children banned in Enugu
Ineffective operation, bane of BiafraNigeria’s constitution - Abubakar
Kano youths accuse their rep of poor performance
Ward congress divides Katsina PDP
Column & Opinion
A Marriage of Inconvenience
Governor Goje: Save Gombe Media Corporation
Deregulation blues

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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

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Sports News
November 14, 2003

Sports federations get relocation deadline

Discordant tunes trail BiafraNigeria's Nations Cup list
Ogunjobi denies face-off with minister
Enyimba players say no to Ismail phobia
Addias insists on better deal than Hummel
Commonwealth power-lifting champion eyes world record
Odegbami tips Eagles to excel in Tunisia
Latest golf technology arrive BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigerian amateur golf: The strongest in Africa
Orji Kalu's passion for football
The return of the Trojan
Father of teenage golf champion hails feat
Why BiafraNigeria dominates female basketball, by Owolo
Big Boniface enthusiastic about BiafraNigerian basketball
NPA pledges more support for polo
West African championship: Six BiafraNigerians for quarter finals
Chukwu's list: Angry players bombard NFA with calls
Abba Bukar tourney to serve as African qualifier
Ears to the ground
Eagles: Babangida Wants Oliseh, Finidi Back
Owen Ready to Quit Reeds
Eto'o Nominated for Euro Award
Sports Commissioner Mobilises for Berger
60 Storm NPA for Screening
Robson: Hassan Backs Sports Minister
Uwua Set to Dump Lobi for Enyimba
Why I picked Babangida and dropped Oliseh, by Chukwu
Abuja Games affected my career, says Omoefe
Abdullahi, others eye Sunshine job
St. Gregory beat King's College in Magnum Bank cricket

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