JANUARY 16 – JANUARY 31, 2003

January 16, 2003.

-Outrage tops manufacturers’ worry in Nigeria –W’Bank

-White paper: Shake up imminent in NITEL

-S’Court backs AOL, Disney

-April polls: Police redeploy 15 commissioners

…….Plan to import four helicopters

  • Immigration beefs up security

-Obasanjo, Buhari trade banter at Armed Forces Remembrance Day

-Airways passengers paralyses Lagos airport

-Senate considers naming Abuja stadium after MKO

-Dutch firm hires three partners to turn around NITEL


January 17, 2003.

-Crude oil prices hit $34 per barrel

  • FWA: Odua, Harris sign $17m deal

-INEC, 30 parties meet over funding

-Police halt printing of 5m fake voters’ cards

  • Three suspects arrested, retired colonel on the run

-Forget the past –PDP govs tell Ekwueme, others

  • Plead for Mbadinuju

-Why I did not protest before convention –Ekwueme

-Osun replaces Omisore with Adewoyin


January 18, 2003.

-Elections: Rtd generals should apologise to Nigerians

-Buhari under fire

  • His emergence may spark off religious war –Nwabueze
  • He’s a fascist….Northerners not interested in him –Balarabe

-I’d wanted to withdraw but God told me to go ahead –Okotie

  • I warned Okotie

…..The God we serve is not a liar

Owner of Otokoto Hotel, Chief Vincent Duru(right ) with another convict at the Owerri high court owerri


January 19, 2003.

-Miss World: Ex-ThisDay reporter breaks silence

-FG to deport 400,000 illegal aliens

-How we became armed robbers –Undergraduates

-Guber aspirant on the run over N14m bribe scandal

Uncertainty over ballot boxes


January 20, 2003.

-Derivation: States, LGs, communities set sharing formula

-NNPC holds $400m in controversial CBN account

-Irrational drug prescription: Study indicts doctors at Ikeja General Hospital

-CBN expresses concern over national system security

-Fake voter’s card looks like original

  • ANPP, AD react
  • Be vigilant –INEC

-Schools trade with WASSCE, SSCE registration, results

  • Investigations in 18 states show large-scale fraud


January 21, 2003.

-Iraq: Dollar gains against Euro

-Fake voter’s cards: How printing was aborted –Informant

-NITEL: Dutch firm, BPE sign pact

Alamieyeseigha sues Uwais, ICPC, others

-Lagos AD: Primaries of controversy

-PDP convention: Ekwueme urges court declare him winner

-Oputa panel: FG asks court to dismiss IBB’s suit



January 22, 2003.

-Ige: Proper hearing stalled again

– NITEL to migrate subscribers to new billing system

-NLNG, six Nigerian banks sign $160bn loan pact

-Citigroup’s earnings drop by 37%

-Victory at primaries not final –PDP

  • Bayelsa women protest, demand gov’s trial
  • Alamieyeseigha dares anti-graft panel

-Voter’s card: Police close in on prime suspect

  • Two suspects freed

…..Guobadia, IG meet on fake registered voters


January 23, 2003.

-68 banks clear N1.14 trillion cheques in 2002

-Enron: JP Morgan loses $387m

-FG releases $100m to cash-strapped missions

-PDP to review primaries in Anambra, Kwara, five others

-Court rules on Obasanjo’s candidacy

*Rimi calls for fresh primary

-ANPP convention: High court judge retired

PDP members in Kwara protesting the result of the governoeship primary in the state


January 24, 2003.

-Iraq: Dollar crashes further

-FG budgets N150bn for domestic debt servicing

-PDP convention: Ekwueme loses first round

-Guber polls: Court restrains AD from presenting Adefarati

-Seven to die for Otokoto

  • Court okays hanging of ex-minister’s brother, 6 others


January 25, 2003.

-The greatest lesson from my ordeal –Diya

-Incredible lifestyle of Mr. President

-Ojukwu slumps at rally

-PDP orders fresh primary in Anambra, clears Alamieyeseigha

-Ekwueme’s greatest undoing –Kokori


January 26, 2003.

-Ooni, Alaafin reconcile

-Omisore alleges betrayal by kinsmen

-Auditors’report: Heads may roll at N’ Assembly

-Nzeribe to Obasanjo: Ignore Buhari

  • He is unfit to rule –Nwobodo, Mantu


January 27, 2003.

-Local plant holds potential for infertility treatment

-CEOs list strategies for business survival in 2003

-Dutch firm takes over NITEL on Feb. 7

-NNPC to spend $1.4bn on priority projects

-Lagos judiciary yet to assign victims’ suits

  • Federal Government sued for N50m

-Mega churches expand real estate frontiers

  • Bhojsons loses bid for N250m UAC property to church

-Virus attack: Internet users recover

-Oyo workers groan under tax regime


January 28, 2003.

-World’s first cloned cow emerges

-Operators decry poor navigational aids at airports

-NITEL nets N48bn in one year

-Obasanjo, Mbadinuju hold secret talks

  • Govenors lobby presidency for guber ticket
  • PDP govs meet over Ogbeh’s letter to ICPC

-Lagos bomb blast losses put at N15bn

  • Tinubu, Adebiyi on safety of military equipment

-UN inspectors indict Iraq

  • War concern top World Economic Forum



January   29, 2003.

– Fear rise over N500m seized frozen chicken

  • 59 Customs chiefs moved

-NNPC records N464.7bn revenue

  • Nigeria loses N300bn annually –Na’Abba

-BA invest E600m in aircraft

-Audu, Osoba, others can recontest

……as court quashes suit against Kogi governor

  • PDP orders fresh primaries in Kwara, Borno

-Obasanjo injured, cancels appointments

  • MbadInuju visits Aso Rock again


January 30, 2003.

-Buhari should apologies to Christians –CAN

-New revenue formula: Obasanjo writes Senate

-Iraq: Dollar weakens against Euro, Yen

-FG dismisses audit report

  • Report procured with N56m

-Judges can make laws -Uwais


January 31, 2003

-Cloned baby, parents in Israel -Group

-We won’t amend election timetable –INEC

  • Gani accuses commission of short-changing parties

-Why we dropped 5-year single term zoning –Senate

-Supreme Court rules on special funds today

……also on legitimacy of Gowon’s alleged son.

Ogbeh                                                              Oni of ife and Alaafin of Oyo

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