NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FOR NOVEMBER 2002

NOVEMBER 2002

 

November 1, 2002.

-Hans Gremlin pays for Abuja Sheraton Hotel.

-40 PDP presidential aspirants pick forms.

*primaries begin in December.

-Airways debts: US firm threatens to seize FG’s property.

-US, UK offers to work with Nigeria.

… Nothern aspirants are jokers-Kuta.

-Fresh leadership crisis brews in AD.

 

November 2, 2002

-Pain killers increase high blood pressure risk in women.

-National Conference: Gowon’s stance divides Arewa.

-Single term for president, governors: Speakers oppose National Assembly.

*If you want to make an amendment, let’s look at all that and not the single-term.

-Impeachment: Shagari, Gowon finally break truce.

… Betweeen Obasanjo, National Assembly.

 

November 3, 2002.

-Bakassi: Options left for Nigeria –Afe Babalola

-How Senators, Reps rip off aides

-No North, no Nigeria –Atiku

-Four die, as car plunges into Majidun, Lagos river.

-impeachment: Obas go tough with S’West lawmakers.

November 4, 2002

-CBN moves to check distress in banks

-NICON Hilton: NCP, IBTC consortium open talks.

-N22bn loss: Slump by 18%

-Biya absent as Obasanjo hosts NEPAD meeting

 

November 5, 2002

-ACF, Ohanaeze ask Obasanjo to seek re-election

-26 banks report N4bn fraud in two months

-NNPC cuts expenses to settle cash call arrears

-Voters registration: Fraudsters used palm kernels to thumbprint -INEC

*Register ready in December, presidential holds in April

-Nwankwo Kanu, 213 others for national honours.

-Bakassi: FG summons British envoy.

 

November 6, 2002

-Fire guts Kaduna refinery

-FG makes N130bn

-Five-year tenure: Senate seeks govs, state legislators, parties’input.

-Let’s forget the past

*Obasanjo tells N’Assembly, reaches out to Na’Abba

-Obasanjo, Biya meet on Nov.15

*South Africa likely venue.

 

November 7, 2002

-Obasanjo confirms meeting with Biya.

-Breast cancer rises among Nigerian women

*34,800 cases expected in 2003, up 25% from 1999.

-Why we suspended $120m grant to Nigerian varsities

-Report blames Ikeja blast on neglect of military, armoury.

 

November 8, 2002

-Cote d’Ivoire: Nigeria declines part in peacekeeping

-Revenue formula: S’Court rules on 36 states’ suit on Jan.31

-NICON: Hilton: IBTC offers below reserve price

-Anyim took N60m bribe –Nzeribe

*it’ untrue –Zwingina

*Nzeribe offered me N5m bribe –Mantu

-Onshore/offshore bill: National Assembly adopts harmonised report

 

November 9, 2002

-2003: Buhari, IBB must be stopped –Balarabe

-Party registration: Supreme Court backs Gani, others

-INEC: NCP, others must meet our conditions for registration

-Gani: INEC must obey the highest court in the land.

-Implication of the court judgement on the policy.

-Bucknor-Akerele declares for NDP

 

November 10, 2002

-Na’Abba, others face fresh corruption allegations

-2003: Resign Dec 5, PDP tells Rimi, Okadigbo, others

-Afenifere hits Ohanaeze, Arewa

*its gang-up against S’West

 

November 11, 2002

-Appeal Court judges may rise to 70

-FG probe contractors

*Nigeria loses E500m to bad roads –British agency

-Reps ask Na’Abba to account for N2.5bn

– Infant, maternal mortality high in Nigeria

-FG may re-advertise NICON Hilton Hotel

 

November 12, 2002

-NAFDAC plans fresh test on safety of MSG

-CBN  to conduct random checks on banks.

-2003 budget: Senate queries Ciroma.

-Senate bribe scandal: Anyim, Mantu were involved, Nzeribe insists.

*Transcript of audio recording released.

-2003: I foresee danger – Adesanya.

-Party registration: INEC seeks interpretation of S’Court ruling.

 

November 13, 2002

-75 NBC Plc staff test positive for HIV/AIDS.

-Party registration Agabi backs INEC.

*Gani set for fresh offensive .

-PDP calls for registration of NCP, others.

-Oputa, Olikoye, Ogunshola, others bag national honours.

-17 Osun lawmakers initiate move to impeach Omisore.

     

November 14, 2002

-Ige suspects’ trial shifted to Nov.27.

-17 Omisore legislators got N85m bribe –Colleagues.

-INEC to import 60m ballot papers.

-Release new voters register –NDP

-Interest rate: FG limits ministries, parastatals to 22.5%.

-investors shun AP shares as capitalisation drops by N1.5bn.

-PDP guber aspirants reject party guidelines

 

November 15, 2002

-PDP Govs may get automatic tickets.

-Party registration: S’Court detects errors in ruling.

…Invites INEC, Gani, others for meeting.

-FEC okays 2003 budget.

-FG threatens oil firms over radioactive materials.

-N500m scam: Anti-graft panel seeks arrest of commissioner

-AD wants Kofo, Omisore impeached.

 

November 16, 2002

-INEC registers new parties December 5

*Demands fresh application from associations

-N2.28bn sugar impounded in Lagos ports.

-Obasanjo, Biya reach accord on Bakassi.

-Single term: Governors lobby N’Assembly.

 

November 17, 2002

-Anti-graft panel probe Anyim

*There’s merit in Nzeribe’s petitions’

-Five feared killed in Lagos PDP primaries

 

November 18, 2002

-Pregnancy rates from IVF still low.

-Domestic debt: DMO faults CBN.

-Banks now to register with NAICOM.

-NITEL management contract: BPE picks five groups.

*Evaluation of proposals opens

-No more photos on voters’ cards

-Fresh guidelines: Gani indicts Agabi, INEC.

 

November 19, 2002

-Miss World: 3,000 security men to guard beauty queens

-Airlines raise fares.

-FG targets $4bn revenue from gas sales.

-Senators bribery scandal: Anyim risks suspension.

*Senators move to recall Nzeribe

-Nzeribe bribed anti-graft panel –Anyim

-Automatic ticket: Obasanjo queries Anenih.

 

November 20, 2002

-2003 elections: 10 Obasanjo aides to resign

-Naira value worries CBN

-NITEL gets licence on Wednesday

-Bribery scandal: Senate moves to scrap anti-graft commission.

*Anyim cant stop probe –Akanbi

-Reps to probe Works Ministry over N320bn road contracts.

-S’Court ruling: INEC to alter ballot papers

 

November 21, 2002

-Obasanjo presents N765bn budget

*Reps pass N89bn extra budget.

-Adesanya alleges plot to destablise South-West

-AP probe: Tribunal summons el-Rufai, Okereke-Onyiuke, Okocha.

-Electricity: FG awards N141bn contracts

-2003: Agagu, two other ministers  resign.

 

November 22, 2002

-Party registration: Gani, Uwais in war of words.

-Five feared killed in Kaduna protest

*Curfew imposed, FG appeals for calm

*Kano deploys 10,000 policemen

-Fire razes airways subsidiary

-Reps shun 2003 budget debate

-Obasanjo promises Lagos more funds

 

November 23, 2002

-Kaduna protest: Death toll now 100 as riot spreads to Abuja

*Thisday editor, writer arrested

*We wont cancel the beauty contest –Organisers

*Contestants insured for N2b

*Obasanjo sues for peace, orders investigation

November 24, 2002

-Kaduna protest latest: Fighting rages, death toll hits 200.

*4,500 displaced

*Rioters use AK 47 rifles

*It’s tragic –Miss world organizers

*Riot sponsored –Makarfi

-I have fear for this democracy –Gov Adebayo

 

November 25, 2002

Igwe’s killing: NBA report to Obasanjo

Miss World crisis: Police quiz 1,000

*Violence in Aba

*Contestants arrive London

…..67 pupils, four teachers escape death

-Sheraton: Hans Gremlin awaits NCP’s confirmation

-BPE fixe October 2003 for NEPA’s sale

-BPE targets N20bn from NITEL’S IPO

 

November 26, 2002

-Anyim: Court stops anti-graft panel’s probe

-AP: Ex-management destroyed vital documents, MD tells probe panel

-CBN seeks review of BOFID, other laws

-Miss World pageant: Organisers face fresh crisis in London

-Kaduna riots: 30,000 people displaced

*Victims get mass burial

*100 arraigned in Abuja.

-Party registration:INEC gets 25 fresh application

 

November 27, 2002

-Italian city offers to host Miss World pageant

-Obasanjo drops Anenih, Afolabi

-Bank of Industry recovers N500m debt

-FG moves to redeem $2bn debts

-Senate passes N89bn extra budget

-CBN indicts 26 banks over N14bn loan to AP

November 28, 2002

-I’m worth N55bn Nzeribe tells Conduct Bureau

-MOFI queries NICON’s debt, expenses.

-AP:Auditors deny knowledge of debt

-Kaduna, Abuja riot: We wont tolerate more killings –CAN

-Ige: Court rules on accused request Dec. 19.

-Obasanjo reshuffles cabinet

*Picks form for 2003 polls

 

November 29, 2002

-MTN to cut tariff in 2003.

-Concealed debt: Ex-AP auditor indicts Abba Gana.

-Senate, speakers disagree on constitution review.

-Fatwa: US, Rushdie, JNI oppose Zamfara

-Court stops PDP guber primaries.

-Kaduna riots: Fish out culprits, Obasanjo tells Makarfi

*Afenifere, CAN flay perpetrators

November 30, 2002

-N’Assembly can’t fix election date for INEC –Court

-Moslem group in UK threatens Miss World

*Our police are up to the task –UK Spokesman

-4 die as trailer crushes bus in Lagos.

-Customs seize arms consignment in Lagos.

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