JULY 2002


July 1, 2002

-Na’abba, stooge of the military – Obasanjo’s aide

-Chief magistrate’s killing: Police find blood-stained knife

-LG polls: PDP holds primaries

-Again Brazil lift World Cup

-Party registration: The mo(u)rning after

-NEPAD is a good economic concept

-Naira’s devaluation – banker

*Sub-committee blames CBN, oil firms

-Revealed: Firms whose fixed wireless licenses were cancelled

*NCC invites fresh bids this week


July 2, 2002

-PDP secretary disowns Ogbeh

*It wasn’t discussed at any of our meetings

-13 arraigned for N272m shares scam

-Interest rate: Bankers differ on policy option

-A nation’s target at N477bn IT market

-Blood pressure drugs find array of uses

-Government revenue down by 48%

*Foreign reserve may drop again

-Violence mars PDP primaries

-Obasanjo is the military stooge – Na abba’s aide

-Police quiz three over N28m fraud at the FIRS


July 3, 2002

-Police trail Oshiomhole, others

…As FG, labour talks flop

-52 children, 19 others die in mid air collision

-World Bank chief cautions against big expenditure

-FG to release interim plans for poverty reduction

-PDP raises petition panels

-It takes less than a second to ruin your computer – report

-Obasanjo summons Ogbeh, Ogbulafor

-Duties overlap, bickering rock building sector

-A way out of urinary incontinence


July 4, 2002

-PDP summons Anyim

*Orders Ogbulafor to apologise to Ogbeh

-Why Nigeria can’t get a debt relief- World Bank

-INEC faults Supreme Court

-Mid-air collision: Investigation begins

-OAUTH performs first kidney transplant

-Voters’ registration: No plan to scheme out North- INEC

-2003: Obasanjo recalls envoy to strengthen campaign team

*Meets four North-West governors

-Liberalisation delays energy policy

-Scientists give a clue about origin of solar system

-Bamaiyi: Principal witness dies


July 5, 2002

-Obasanjo, Atiku disagree

-22 die in plane crash

-The pains of getting SSCE forms

– Dealers criticize removal of tax on imported fuel

-IMF chief seeks single forex market

-NDDC’s traverse in the swamp

-Students burn four suspected cult members

-Lagos sets up 8465 centers

-Senate to meet over N120m request saga


July 6, 2002

-No polls in new councils- INEC

-IG auto crash: We are being harassed- victim’s father

-Robbers kill police inspector, 20 in luxury bus

-2003: Nigerians buy bullet-proof doors

-Resource control: FG restores derivation funds to states


July 7, 2002

-One dies, N600m perish

… fire razes Balogun, Lagos market

*16 traders in coma

-Ige: Akande raises alarm

*FG, police are covering up

-2003: Security beefed up at borders

-Lagos explosion: Probe panel rules out sabotage

-Behold, wedding of the decade

-Four years after: Activists confront FG with fresh demands on Abiola

-Steer clear of politics, Obasanjo warns military


July 8, 2002

-Motions to immortalize Abiola under way

-CBN can’t tame free funds market

-Their excellencies new song

– Prosecute Ogbeh, Anyim writes I-G

*I’ve committed no offence- Ogbeh

-S’Court  judgment tops southern governors’ meeting

-Industrial action looms in the oil industry

-Strike: NLC decides today

*ASUU backs actions

-FG pays $6bn external debt

-BPE unfolds power sector reforms package

July 9, 2002

-Finance ministry, stakeholders parley over tokunboh vehicles

-Reps, Presidency may clash over budget

-African leaders launch AU

-Yearning for collaboration on smart cards

-New advances in human learning, memory

– Ige: We’ve done our best – Police

-FG guilty of contempt of court- southern governors

-IBB’s suit: Afe Babalola replaces Gani

-N120m: Senate backs Anyim

*We’ll probe Anyim’s allegation-I-G


July 10, 2002

-African Union takes off

-Ogun ‘Red Copy’ surveys lost in inferno, land transactions stalled

-Experts strive to put diseases in proper perspective

-14 firms bid to manage NITEL

-Budget: Na’abba writes Obasanjo

-Ige: Police probe still shoddy-A-G

*Oyo returns case files again

-Women protesters sack Chevron’s export terminal

-Anti-graft panel probes Bayelsa governor

-Anyim moves to compel police investigation


July 11,2002

-Security tightened at Chevron’s export terminal

-Escrow account splits mobilization commission

-ESKOM, South African firm, bids for Oji river power plant

-Food sufficiency possible through local production

-Archaeologist uncovers ancient port

-Exam malpractices: JAMB cancels 46,448 UME results

-FUMTA: FG orders recovery of N3.4bn

-Anyim, Ogbeh reconcile

-Ige: What we expect from police-Oyo

July 12, 2002

-Scientist links stunted growth to fungus in corn, groundnut

-Government should sponsor more people to study French

-A summit’s search for fiscal federalism

-Government revenue drops by N52bn

*Capacity utilization rises to 43%

-Pay rise: Employers ask FG to halt talks with NLC

-Abacha has no case to answer- Supreme Court

*Security beefed up at Kuje prisons

-JAMB to raise cut-off marks

-Senate probes non-implementation of budget

-Bank chiefs promise lower interest rate

-ANPP, AD, three others seek postponement


July 13, 2002

– Implement budget or face sanction

*Reps tell Obasanjo

-National Assembly delays privatization- Atiku

-As Mohammed Abacha’s family awaits his release……

*Supreme Court judgment political- Abiola’s doctor

-First cloned human to be born December

-Deputy Governor abducted

*They threatened to kill me

-Chief of Staff to appear before commission


July 14, 2002

-Tragedy: Couple loses everything 24hrs after wedding

-Dele Giwa: Oputa replies IBB

-Hurdles before Saraki

-‘FG’s recognition of local PC firms encouraging

-LG polls: Govenor bows to pressure on Aug 10

-Police boss escapes death at checkpoint

-I saw hell, abducted governor recounts ordeal

-Ige: Police chide Oyo A-G

-AIG loses GSM handset to thieves


July 15, 2002

-Chirac escapes assassination

-2003: Obasanjo meets with S’East Governors

-NESG draws up economic recovery plan

– First Bank hires Akinjide, Kusamotu

-Give us Fryo’s tape- police write Keyamo

*Eight suspects released

-Mohammed Abacha regains freedom this week

-External reserve drops again

July 16, 2002

-35 firms bid for 15 bitumen blocks

-Protesting women free 300 Chevron workers

-Abacha’s trial resumes

*Family denies agreement with FG

*Swiss bank reprimanded over another $60m loot

-N120m: Why Anyim can’t withdraw suit

*Anyim protests in Abuja

-Prisons service refuses to honour release warrant

-FG cautioned over appointment of new Auditor-General

-2003: S’East govs give Obasanjo conditions

-GSM: Appealing options for lower tariffs

-Afenifere: The stir within


July 17, 2002

Lending rate fixed below 25%

EU blacklists Nigerian bank over $20m polio fund

-Police probe cooperative firm’s N1bn fund

-Shareholders halt sale of WAPCO’s Alausa ‘Elephant Cement House’

-How to resist the ravage of time

-Ijaw women seize four oil flow stations

*We’re close to a deal-Chevron

-Obasanjo rejects oil dealer’s request for credit

-INEC to meet ACF, Ohaneze, Afenifere

-Electoral bill: Proposed review splits Senate, Reps


July 18, 2002

-Keyamo submits Fryo’s tape to DPP

*We didn’t ask him for it

-FAAC reconvenes next week over special funds

-Chevron, Delta signs agreement

-OPEC increases Nigeria’s crude production quota

-Astronauts explain why Indianapolis sank

-FG signs pact with foreign firms

-Onitsha-Owerri road to cost N30bn

-Why Obasanjo rejected electoral bill

-FIRS fraud: FG steps in, heads may roll

-Abacha: Bail put on hold


July 19, 2002

-Seized flow station: Soldiers mount surveillance

*Chevron assures on production

-Court halts removal of EIB chairman, MD

-CBN moves to stimulate economy

*Reduces MRR to 18.5%, CRR to 9.5%

-Ogbeh insists on Calabar retreat

-Atiku faults telecom sector’s reform

-Federation Account: Reps may oppose Obasanjo’s order, RMAFC favours dialogue


July 20, 2002

-Ige: Keyamo to testify against Fryo

-Fire razes Gbagi market

-Arrest Obasanjo Foundation members

*I-G orders police

*15 vehicles seized

-CBN scraps IFEM

-Budget: Reps fault the Patriots, blame Presidency

-Military uncovers 23,000 ghost pensioners


July 21, 2002

-Three students die after garri meal

-Police go tough on road blocks

-Why politicians don’t learn from history

-Anyim, Ogbeh renew face-off

*We’ll expose him-PDP

*Go ahead-Anyim

-You can’t capture Lagos, Tinubu tells PDP

-2003: Obasanjo in new deal with governors

-Attempt on CP’s life: Three more policemen arrested


July 22,2002

-Ige: Suspects’ trial to wait

*Oyo lists demands

*Delay will jeopardize justice – Police

-Why we adopted new auction system-CBN

-Banks hail CBN’s action on MRR

-NCC pre-qualifies four firms for SNO license

-INEC gets N2.5bn for adhoc staff

-RMAFC to review report on oil industry

-Chevron halts production

*Fire guts export terminal


July 23, 2002

-CBN kicks off Dutch auction system with $40m

-Obasanjo gives go ahead for new NITEL board

-My plans for Lagos-Acting Governor

-Chevron suspends crude export

*Suspension of operations won’t affect refineries-NNPC

-Oncologists record first breast cancer in teenager

-Court okays acquisition of Agip Nigeria of Unipetrol

-Four N’ Assembly staff live with HIV

-PC certification: Between Zinox and others

-FG should not manipulate INEC


July 24, 2002

-Escravos Day 7: Chevron, NNPC may lose $26m

-NLC, NUBIFIE picket Africbank

-Israeli Army kill 20 Palestinians, injure 150 others

-Saro- Wiwa’s body exhumed

*Bodies of seven other Ogoni leaders too

*DNA test to be done in Canada

-Bid for mint opens in September

-Forex demand outstrips supply by $22.6m

-We won’t select new Olowo- Kingmakers

-FMWH targets N160m Abuja property

-Senator Abraham Adesanya at 80


July 25, 2002

-Forex demands rise to $70m

-FIRS Fraud: How the deed was done

-Hamas orders attack against Israel

-Adesanya made me to hand over in 1999- Abdulsalami

-Governors, RMAFC meet Friday

-Makanjuola: Obasanjo queries Agabi

-Manager reviews bank operations

-New data gives cosmologist grand theory of the universe

-Court lists terms for Abacha’s bail

*Puts him under SSS surveillance

*Required to sign N10m bond

July 26, 2002

-Ige:Omisore’s nephew arrested

-A convention to reshape ANPP

-Wrong people are being trained for wrong jobs

-Naira depreciates further

*Loses 255k

-Eight bodies to be taken for DNA test

-Again, FAAC meeting ends in deadlock

-LG polls: Senate rules out August 10

-Chevron resumes production at seized oil field

-TIV/Junkun crisis: Malu stockpiled arms in his house-Army


July 27, 2002

-Court nullifies new parties’ registration

*We’ll go to Supreme Court-INEC

*I am vindicated –Gani

-I can’t be associated with Supreme Court on Abacha

-Dansadau may replace Ali as ANPP convention holds today

-Na’abba pursues self agenda- AD leader

-Obasanjo Foundation had FG’s backing- Ezeife

-Northern speakers fault voters’ registration


July 28, 2002

Journalist loses fingers at ANPP convention

My advice to Christians on miracles- Pastor Adeboye

President, Yoruba leaders honour Adesanya

-Governors, Aikhomu stalled ANPP convention

*Sabotage alleged

*Ali, Dansadau in war of words

-How Onyearugbulem died

-2003: AD meets soon over Obasanjo

-I didn’t curse Tunde Bakare –Pastor Adeboye

-S/Arabia snubs FG over detained lawmaker


July 29, 2002

-Our hands are tied- INEC

-US probes Lagos Enron Power project

-BPE to offer N24bn NITEL shares through IPO

-Poverty is embarrassing for an OPEC member

-Igbo president a must – Ohanaeze

-Back to the drawing board

-Federation Account committee meets again on Tuesday

-Why Obasanjo, govs postponed parley

-Training: PDP levies board chairmen, members


July 30, 2002

-Senate may back staggered election

-Software piracy: Poverty or sheer avarice

-The battleground called the Presidency

-CBN offers $75m at Dutch auction

-NITEL: Management, contractors emerge October

-Security agents, youths clash in Kano

… Seven feared killed

-Uwais requests N998m for election tribunals

-Justice, vital to national security –South-South govs

– Caveat on mint: Reps are joking-BPE

July 31, 2002

-Special fund: Uncertainty beclouds Obasanjo, govs’ meeting

-Naira continues downward slide

*Loses N2.51

-ANPP convention: One postponement too many

-Much ado about responses to emergency

-LG polls must hold Aug 10 – SIECs

*It’s impossible, says INEC

-FG reassures foreign investors

-Ige: Oyo takes fresh look at police file.

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