NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FOR SEPTEMBER 2002

September 1, 2002

-Impeachment saga: Ministers under probe

*Maccido, Bayero wade in

*Military don’t intervene –Chief of Air staff

-Nwankwo shot dead

-Armed robbery: Lagos goes tough, gives landlords’ 30-day ultimatum

-Airways sold to nominal firm

-OPEC members head for showdown

 

September 2, 2002

-Experts list options for fibroid victims

-Banks record N11bn fraud –NDIC

… CBN works out new presidential guidelines

-Anti-democratic forces still at work –Ex-Minister

*Reps reconvene Tuesday

-Nigeria not ripe for detribalized politics

September 3, 2002

-NBA chairman, wife killed

-Leasing: ‘Termination option confers flexibility, advantage’

-No fair polls, no debt relief –Britain

… Obasanjo says debt burden, threat to development

-NCC prepares SNO licence for Globacom

-NLNG takes delivery of new vessel

-Impeachment: PDP gets list of breaches today

 

September 4, 2002

-Governorship primaries for October

*Nov. date for presidential election

-PDP Reps submit breaches

*Senate’s list also expected

-Privatisation: Govt orders audit of seven firms

-SEC probes CSCS, brokers

-INEC N123m scam: Presidency orders Agabi to inaugurate probe panel

 

September 5, 2002

-FG releases N152bn capital vote

-Igwe’s killing: NBA calls for state of emergency in Anambra

-Marketers get conditions on fuel importation

-NITEL non-core assets valued at N10bn

-Fibre optic:  NEPA joint venture with ESKOM

-FG presents bill to abolish dichotomy

-Impeachment: We acted in faith –Na’Abba

 

September 6, 2002

-Enugu: Abuja legislators move to impeach gov.

-Count down to global task force deadlines

*FG expresses concern over financial crimes

-Privatisation to end in 2012 –El-Rufai

-Onshore/offshore: Senator, Reps promise early passage of bill

-US, Britain bomb Iraq

September 7, 2002

-Oil smuggling: Navy hunts for barons

*Impeachment plot: Enahoro mediates, visits Na’Abba

*To meet Obasanjo, too

-Obasanjo, Biya meet over Bakassi

-Oil price hits $28

-Voters’ registration: INEC, observers disagree; Arewa changes stance

 

September 8, 2002

-How Presidency, N, Assembly face-off hurts us abroad

-Obasanjo goes tough on campaign group

-Impeachment: Emir rallies colleagues against peace moves

*In league with ex-head of state

Why lawmakers are after Obasanjo –Okurounmu

-Ige: Name Afenifere  collaborators, police tell Omisore

-Sleeping police lose rifles to robbers, dismissed

 

September 9, 2002

-FG divests $100bn from public sector

-Customers’ relationship: Committee indicts banks for negligence

-Tension grips NITEL chiefs over FG’s order on white paper

-Banks’ deposit with CBN decline by N4bn

-Onshore/offshore: NBA scribe, others differ on bill

-Anambra to probe killing of Onitsha NBA chairman, wife

-Security agents investigate alleged fake voters’ forms

 

September 10, 2002

-Revenue formula: Obasanjo sends new bill to N’Assembly

-IT propels Nigeria into the future

-Police probe N100m fraud in Lagos health board

-Strange containers seized at Abuja airport

*Customs suspect arms

-ICAN probes audit firms over AP, others’ accounts

September 11, 2002

-Tight security as US marks Sept.11

-NSE floats sectoral equity participation scheme

-Voters’ registration: Court decides today

… Preparations continue, police deploy 100,000 officers

-N’Assembly, Presidency must be audited –Obasanjo

-Obasanjo sends N236bn extra budget to N’Assembly

-Abacha family agrees to refund $2.6bn

 

September 12, 2002

-Port privatisation: Court stops BPE

-NITEL IPO opens in October

-Sept 11: US’ll win war on terrorism –Bush

-Banks must create values to survive

– Voters’registration begins

*Rig and go to jail-Guobadia

*Gani, others lose suit

-Senate dumps Kuta, Oyofo reports

-Robbers infiltrate Police  Force

 

September 13, 2002

-Iraq: Bush asks UN to act

-Land use charge: MAN threatens mass relocation from Lagos

*Berger Paints sealed off

-NEPA seeks $2.74bn to boost power generation

-Fresh controversy over wage increase

*FG offered 12.5% -NLC

*I’m not aware – Labour Minister

-Voters turn out en-masse for registration

-Sale of Airways: Obasanjo orders probe

*Reps to summon Chikwe

September 14, 2002

-Voters’ registration: INEC praises Nigerians, impressed by turn-out

-Impeachment plot:  Why PDP Board of Trustee can’t intervene-Members

-800,000 year-old stoneware unearthed

-ANPP broke, owes contractors, staff

 

September 15, 2002

-We are watching events keenly –Afenifere

-Obasanjo must complete his term-Okurounmu

-Impeachment: Yoruba leaders build coalition

… To save Obasanjo

…..You’re toying with Nigeria’s destiny, Afenifere, YCE, OPC warn lawmakers

 

September 16, 2002

-Obasanjo calls for action against poverty

-The Enugu battle

-NITEL may be awarded licence in Novermber

-Wonder banks resurface in Calabar

-12 banks report N10bn fraud in two months

*Almost equivalent of industry’s record in 2001

-Adesanya warns against impeachment

-Minors register in Kano

 

September 17, 2002

Nigeria is cradle of man –paleontologist

-Banks take competition to IT frontiers

-Kwara’s political quicksand

-S’Court rules on federation account suit in December

-We’re yet to get court’s injunction –BPE

-25 killed in Lagos factory fire

-Democracy,antidote to crises in Africa

-Na’Abba has case to answer –Anti-graft panel

-Jail break: 97 inmates on the run

September 18, 2002

-Study indicts drug manufacturers

-FG may conduct nationwide housing head-count

-Lagos factory fire: More victims still trapped

*We were locked in –Survivors

-Public enterprises owe N1.3 trillion

-Lagos signs N15bn bonds issue

-Alleged breaches: Justice will prevail

-LG chief, 10 others arrested in Enugu

*Women come out of purdah

 

September 19, 2002

-419: CBN to sanction banks

-Voters’ registration: Guobadia raises alarm

*alleges under age, multiple registrations

*ANPP, Ogbeh, APGA call for extension

-Impeachment: S’Eastgovs back Obasanjo

-FG halts new NITEL board

-Factory fire: Staff list missing

*IG takes over probe

 

September 20, 2002

-Wonder banks: Operators to be prosecuted

-FG may lose $52m to planned oil workers strike

-Naira gains 44 kobo, now N126.76 to $1

-Sale of Nigeria Airways: El-Rufai has hidden agenda -Chikwe

*She’s a drowning woman –BPE

-Abacha freed, re-arrested

-Ivorien mutiny: Fears over Nigeria’s U-23 team’s safety

*Sports minister abducted, Guei killed

 

September 21, 2002

-Voters make frantic effort to register as INEC releases more cards

*100 officials face prosecution

-Impeachment plot: Adesanya, Nwabueze, FRA, others meet

-Ivorien mutiny: Guei’s wife killed

*Nigerians safe –FG

-Restriction, not impeachment is solution –Gen. Williams

-3 shot at voters’ registrationc entre in Abuja

September 22, 2002

-Impeachment ill-timed –MD Yusufu

-Intrigues, twists of an impeachment

-Political killings: Top politicians jittery, besiege spiritualists

*Hire bodyguards, wear charms

2003: We’ll guarantee free, fair elections –Obasanjo

-22 injured in Lagos auto crash

-INEC bows to pressure, extends voters’ registration

-Impeachment: House reconvenes

 

September 23, 2002

-German election: Too close to call

-We’ve addressed IMF’s concerns –FG

-No going back on planned strike –Oil workers

-NNPC account with CBN illegal –Revenue Commission

-22 more bodies recovered

-Voters registration: Again, INEC alleges sabotage

*Lagos sets up registration centres

 

September 24, 2002

-C’ wealth split on Zimbabwe

-RMAFC proposes new funding arrangement for N’Assembly

-Oil workers end strike

-Obasanjo, Na’Abba in crucial meeting

*Anyim also in attendance

-Senate not compiling Obasanjo’s offences –AD senators

*PDP panel submits report, wants Reps to drop impeachment plot

-Abacha released, to refund $1.5bn

 

September 25, 2002

– US troops head for Cote d’Ivoire

-LSDPC plans N18bn Lekki-Osborne Bridge

-Air Nigeria contracts leasing of planes to Swiss firm

-FG okays EPZ for Lagos

-Impeachment bid: Mbang, Maccido, others wade in

-Na’Abba shuns anti-graft panel

-Onitsha killings: Police raid Bakassi boys

 

September 26,2002

-Nigeria deploys troops in Cote d’Ivoire

-African economies’ll pick up next year –IMF

-DPR approves 66 local firms for marginal fields

-Alleged breaches: PDP panel absolves Obasanjo

-FG ready to implement Eso panel report

-INEC fixes date for 2003 elections

*Reps override veto on Electoral Bill

September 27, 2002

-Researchers isolate natural immunity to AIDS

-Concluding parts of the PDP panel report

-Eso panel report: Dahiru Saleh, five other judges to go

-200 firms risk sanction over illegal forex deals

-Airwing declines to testify before house panel

-Nigerian troops land in Cote d’Ivoire

*Why we’re there –Onyla

-Electoral bill: Senator too overrides veto

-Presidency may contest Reps’ position

 

September 28, 2002

-Nothing ’ll truncate democracy –Obasanjo

-Impeachment plot: Shagari, Gowon, meet Obasanjo, Na’Abba

*AD reps ready to thwart impeachment move – Leaders

-FG loses $169m monthly to oil smugglers

-Abacha family, Kano govt head for showdown

-PDP trustee faults N/Assembly, defends president on military action

 

September 29, 2002

-Sharia: Row over Mbang’s speech

-Power shift pact with northern caucus: Obasanjo opens up

*I didn’t sign their agreement

-Nigeria at 42: Adesanya, others insist on national conference

 

September 30, 2002

-Abacha’s frozen assets shrink by 128m Euro – Report

-Cleric urges leaders to alleviate poverty

-Fire guts PPMC pipeline, 16 feared dead

-FG monetizes $1.5bn from foreign reserve

-States pay officials jumbo salaries

… exploit constitutional loophole

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