NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FOR AUGUST 2002

August 1, 2002

-No going back on Aug 10 -S’East govs

Oseni expresses dismay over media reports on Obasanjo

 

August 2, 2002

-Joint venture: FG pays $600m

…as oil reserves hit 30bn barrels

-Naira fi rms up at DAS, now N126 to $1

-Obasanjo, governors’ meeting deadlocked

-LG: Governors insist on Aug 10, demand voters register

-NITEL rolls out 11,574 GSM lines in 13 cities

-External reserves dropped in May -CBN

-Cut in capital vote: Senate to summon Ciroma, Martins Kuye

-Kano protest: 54 suspects moved to Abuja

-There’ll be more welfare packages for people in remote areas

-Astronomers chase shadows in effort to explore Pluto

        

August 3, 2002

-FG sets up committee on ID card, voters register

-AD governors now to INEC

*Say Aug 10 LG polls unrealistic

– Ikeja cantonment still unsafe –Army

-Kano presidential visit: Police set to arraign suspected rioters

-Why they don’t want ANPP convention to hold –Dansadau

 

August 4, 2002

-Armed robbery: Blame courts, not police –Lagos CP

-2003: Zamfara gov woos Xtians with fertilizer

-54 suspects may be charged with treason

*Top politician linked

-2003 polls: We’ll deal with troublemakers –Obasanjo

-Sharia unconstitutional –FRA Williams

 

August 5, 2002

-Faderera Akintola’s wife dies at 87

-Privatisation coming home to roost

-Rehabilitation of prisoners in the society

-World Bank gives terms for releasing $100m grant

-BPE proposes structure for NITEL

-INEC rejects NCP’s application again

*10 other groups also affected

-Hepatitis rate rises in Nigerian cities

-Huge cost of governance worries Obasanjo

-2003: Adesanya, Ojukwu caution against violence, rigging

 

August 6, 2002

-Federation Account: States may get allocations today

-GSM revolution’; The missing links

-FG to set new crude production targets

-CBN offers $85m at Dutch auction

-Guobadia, Uwais hold talks

*INEC yet to fi le appeal at the S’Court

-Obasanjo, Afenifere condole with Akintola family

-Electoral bill: We won’t consider your proposal, Reps reply Obasanjo

-Auditor-General detects N206m anomaly in parastatals’ loans

August 7, 2002

-ID card project to cost N25.9bn-FG

-FG seeks increase in crude oil production

-Naira depreciates by 166k

*now N127 to $1

-Obasanjo amends executive order

-IFC expresses interest

-Osinbajo, Babalakin, 10 others now SANs

 

August 8, 2002

-Police to freeze ex-INEC chief, others’ accounts

-Aret Adams is dead

-Lower rate: CBN, banks on collision course

-FIRS awards N85m contracts in 28 days

-ACF members are selfi sh –Ayagi

-Obasanjo writes governors, explains new revenue formula

 

August 9, 2002

-We can probe IBB –Akanbi

-Ige: Cleric arrested over N12m demand

-INEC accepts blame, apologizes

*Voters’ registration may hold September

-Protesting women, security agents clash in Delta State

-Obaseki, Etiebet, others mourn Adams

-Mike Adenuga’s Globacom wins licence

August 10, 2002

-Don’t travel to Nigeria

*US warns citizens

*It’s a smear campaign –FG

-Globalcom picks Alcatel, Deutsche telecom as partners

-2002 presidency: Why Ohanaeze won’t screen aspirants –Nwabueze

-Bribery: Court orders release of INEC commissioner

 

August 11, 2002

-Day Abacha’s men shot me –Femi Soyinka

-Ogbeh condemns US over restriction order

-Ige: Another tragedy hits Esa-Oke, Oba dies

* Ige’s death killed him –Regent

…FG shouldn’t have used police to investigate death

-Fresh trouble brews in Kano

…over planned demolition of churches

-Kano attack: 19-year-old declared missing

 

August 12, 2002

-We’ve lost confi dence in INEC –ANPP

-Protesting Delta women claim 15 missing

-Anti-graft panel queries minister over spending

-FG suspends importation of printed fabrics

-Man faults CBN, banks on scheme for small-small fi rms

-RMAFC prepares new revenue formula

*19 Northern govs meet Tuesday

 

August 13, 2002

-SNO: Globacom gets provisional letter

-FG, states, LGs share N3.9 trillion

…in three years

-Oil fi rms may review $7bn investment in offshore wells

-Reps reconvene, to consider budget

-We’ve done our best-INEC

-Senate faults privatization of airways

 

August 14, 2002

-Presidency, N’Assembly, for probe

…Ministries also

-Alleged breaches: Reps ask Obasanjo to resign

-Northern govs back voters’ registration

*Disagree with ACF

-Naira loses 100k

..Sanusi defends Dutch auction

-FWA: Israeli fi rm offers to deploy technology

-Budget: FG seeks more funds for special projects

August 15, 2002

-New Enugu speaker walked out of speakers conference

-Ibrus’ Hans Gremiln buys Abuja Sheraton

-CBN offers $100m at DAS

-PDP caucus summons Na’Abba

-You can’t modify revenue formula, speakers tell Obasanjo

-I won’t resign, president replies Reps

*NLC, NANS criticize motion

-Osoba, three other governors lose suit

 

August 16, 2002

-Ilaje women seize Chevron’s oil fi eld

-Na’Abba dragged before anti-graft panel

*says motion stands

-Enugu’s N200m trapped in Savannah Bank

-Naira gains 100k, now N125 to $1

-I will run for another term –Osoba

-UNDP ranks Nigeria 148 on human development index

 

August 17, 2002

-PDP gets tough with reps

-Kwara PDP chairman shot dead

…Police orderly, too

-New pill against impotence hits market

-Negligence: ANPP sues INEC for N10bn

-Constitution review panel seeks removal of transitional provisions

August 18, 2002

-Ige’s killers and their sponsors may never be found –Olunloyo

-Economy: Exploring Pastor Yongi Cho’s Korean model

-Impeachment bid against Obasanjo

-Yoruba, Igbo leaders spit fi re

“Reps’ action irresponsible’

*Arewa disagrees

*Afenifere, Ohanaeze meet

-Outrage trails murder of Kwara PDP boss

*Party rules out assassination

 

August 19, 2002

-SNO: MTN petitions NCC over $200m licence fee

-Resident permit: MAN opposes payment in dollars

-Poor revenue may affect debt servicing –FG

-Microsoft pledges support for IT education in Nigeria

-Ogbulafor’s day of honour

-SSS, NIA, others probe plot

-NBA, Agbekoya caution Reps

-Obasanjo rallies govs, Reps

 

August 20, 2002

-Sale of Nicon Hilton, Sheraton to wait

*Hilton’s management writes BPE

-New capital pact: Weak banks to merge

-prepaid customers, key to increased revenue

-PDP: A house divided against itself

-You must die by stoning

*Sharia Appeal Court tells nursing mother

-Impeachment: Don’t intervene, Reps warn military

-Babangida visits Aso Rock

*Obasanjo, Anyim meet

 

August 21, 2002

-NITEL public offers opens

-BPE offers Hilton to management for N19bn

-Enugu: Assembly factions hold parallel sittings

-Military authority raises alarm

*Obasanjo may address the nation

…Governors meet Obasanjo, Na’Abba

-FG takes over battle to save Amina

*US, EU react

August 22, 2002

-OPEC raises crude output by 360,000bdp

-FG saves $200m in one month of DAS

-Amina sentence: Pregnant Nigerian seeks asylum in Cyprus

-Reps planned to topple govt –Lam Adesina

*it’s baseless, mischievous –House

…Presidency denies alleged breaches

-M’Belt leaders ask Reps to withdraw motion

 

August 23, 2002

-Nicon Insurance offers N19bn for Abuja Hilton

*BPE rules out buy out

-Foreign reserve drops to $8.2bn

-Indigenous oil fi rms hit 150,000 daily crude productions

-PDP orders Reps to back off

-FG orders probe of foreign airline

-Ige: Police, Oyo agree on trial of suspects

 

August 24, 2002

-ANNP presidential candidate emerges Dec

-I’ll lower tension –Obasanjo

*pledges release of fund to N/Assembly

-Obasanjo reconciles Ogbeh, Anyim

-INEC suspends 2 directors

-Stoning: Australia warns FG

…Norwegian queen may boycott Miss World contest in Abuja

 

August 25, 2002

-Impeachment threat: Security reports indict two ex-heads of state

*Two parties too

-Impeachment threat, an expensive joke

-Why I oppose Electoral Act, Obasanjo writes N’Assembly

-N120m saga: Peace moves fails, Ogbeh slams N0.5bn suit on Anyim

-Impeachment: Senate won’t toe Reps’ line –Chief Whip

-Don’t plunge Nigeria into darkness, ex-gov tells Reps

August 26, 2002

-BPE, ministry agree on new NITEL board

-Foreign airlines may control NAHCO

-Global environment summit opens

-My relationship with IBB, Atiku –Obasanjo

…Leadership not one-man show

-Abacha loot: FG recovers #29.2bn more

-Senate may amend police act

-Ohanaeze sets up crisis resolution panel

 

August 27, 2002

-Onshore/offshore suit: Uwais replies critics

-Environment summit: Mbeki tasks delegates

-NBA renews call to unmask Ige’s killers

-Impeachment motion: Reps decide today

-$50m investment: NITEL, Globacom on collision course

-Bankers’ committee meets over forex sanctions

 

August 28, 2002

-NNPC loses N26bn in six months

-Sanusi warns against sliding forex earnings

-Amina: Judges failed screening test

–Sharia commission

-Impeachment: Reps soft-pedal

*Senate to probe charges

*Anyim dissolves committees

-Banks get ultimatum to clean up

-Earth summit: Negotiations bogged by disagreement

August 29, 2002

-Sharia: Another two to die by stoning

– Voters registration begins by Sept. 12

-Agip appoints new managing director

-Electoral bill: Senate suspends two

-Oil price drops

-FG pays N35bn JVC for July 3, 2013

 

August 30, 2002

-Impeachment: PDP Reps reject appeal

* I’m ready for dialogue –Obasanjo

*Ogbeh, Anyim in crucial meeting

…they collected N500m –Mbang

-OPEC may raise production by .8m barrels

-SNO: Payment deadline expires today

-Mobil awards $400m contracts for oil fi eld

-Sharia: Condemned lovers’ die by stoning – Niger

August 31, 2002

-Obasanjo, Anyim in closed-door meeting

*PDP summons NEC meeting

-Amina falls ill

-Britain warns banks about Nigeria, 13 others.

-BPE, African Properties seal deal on NICON-Hilton.

-US, British planes bomb Iraqi missile site.

-At last, Globacom meets payment

It happened before our eyes.

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