August 1, 2001

– Two AD senators differ on Afenifere’s merger with NDP

-Obasanjo, Abubakar to face Senate over Abacha loot

– We won’t let Nigeria break -Northern govs

– Govt releases guidelines for NITEL privatisation

* As Obasanjo, GSM operators meet

– NNPC, foreign partners to review joint operating pact

August 2, 2001

– Super Eagles arrive in style

…But this is Obasanjo’s victory

– Northern governors query Arewa

* For poor showing at Oputa Panel

– Lagos is broke

-FAAN suspends striking workers

-Ex-Deputy Senate President, Abubakar, imported killer-fuel

*Petitioner tells probe panel

– Babangida in Aso Rock

– No going back on GSM roll-out date, says Obasanjo


August 3, 2001

– Nigeria loses N450bn yearly to capital flight

*Says Rilwanu Lukman as he calls for active participation of indigenous firms  in oil sector

– FG signs contract for 118,000 GSM lines

– FAAN workers suspend strike

– Afenifere expels Lam Adesina, SSG

– AD denies the group’s merger with NF

August 4, 2001

– Student escapes from ritual den

*2 days after being detained

– Cop murdered after quarrel with landlord

– Prostitutes introduce ID card for members


August 5, 2001

– Deputy Governor resigns

*The governor rendered me redundant, cut my imprest, he alleged

– Rawling’s party, NDC, to probe Nigeria’s oil aid to Ghana

– Ban on Bakkasi Boys, OPC, APC remains – Presidential adviser

-N1 billion foreign trip splits Kano Assembly


August 6, 2001

– Failure to appear before Oputa Panel: AD wants Babangida, Buhari, Abubakar arrested

*It’s in their interest to go there, says Obasanjo

– Sacked ministers to face anti-graft tribunal

– Importers of killer-fuel won’t be spared, warns Senate panel

-AD governors meet, seek way forward after Falae’s exit

-Atiku returns, resumes today

-Chikwe loses to FAAN workers again

-GSM: NCC asked to clear air on CIL’s payment

-We’re not broke, say Lagos govt


August 7, 2001

-Presidency can’t arrest ex-generals

– Anyim

*Obasanjo denies ordering IBB, Buhari, Abubakar’s arrest

-Armed mobile policemen take over PDP secretariat

– At last, GSM phones ring as Econet rolls out 100,000 lines

– Lagos returns 48 mission schools

– ALGON is illegal, says Ondo House of Assembly

– Rising govt expenditure profile worries IMF


August 8, 2001

– AD governors may back Obasanjo’s second term bid

– Govt spends N10 billion from oil windfall account

* Shares N98.1bn with states, local government councils

– Bankers, lawyers, others to be quizzed over N335bn Abacha loot

– IBB, Aikhomu’s groups, NF merge today

– NITEL shocks Nigerians, fails to unfold GSM phone network

* Lagos Assembly wants CIL’s licence revalidated

– Teachers protest return of mission schools


August 9, 2001

-Let ex-generals appear in camera, APP tells Oputa

Abubakar at Defence Headquarters, shuns press

– National ID card for 2003 polls

– GSM: NITEL services‘ll be affordable-Minister

– New political association born

– Our govs not backing Obasanjo for re-election, claims Afenifere

– Falana declares interest in Ekiti governorship seat

– Ban on tobacco advert from January

– Corps member held over robbery

*Confesses to raiding banks, stealing millions of naira


August 10, 2001

– Only states can determine LG chiefs’ tenure -Attorneys-General

– Arewa wades into ex-generals’ refusal to appear before Oputa

– GSM: NITEL fails to roll out network again

*As govt issues guidelines for subscription by civil servants

– AD governors barred from campaigning for Obasanjo

-FG to take final decision on Nigeria Airways soon


August 11, 2001

– Deputy governor forfeits land

– Customary court judges want own association deproscribed

– Kalu, Mbadinju disagree over Oguta seaport


August 12, 2001

– Rival labour union battles for recognition: TVC takes case to ILO

– Bank, family on war path over exhumed body

– Why we want to join Cameroun -Community


August 13, 2001

– OPC, Bakassi Boys not ideal for crime control

*Says Presidential aide, claims they don’t conform with constitutional provisions

– Obasanjo urges restraint on demands on government

– Osoba, Audu, Nyame unfit to contest 2003 polls -Ogbeha

– Akinloye returns, vows to break AD’s dominance of South-West

– Adefarati sacks commissioner, orders his arrest over N13m fraud.


August 14, 2001

– Presidency wades into Mbadinuju, Offor feud

*Obasanjo implores them to bury the hatchet, washes hands off dispute

– Senate committee chief, Abubakar, escapes death

*Hospitalised over food poisoning

– Robbers kill 4 policemen in Ogun

*As FG approves N4 million benefits for IG, DIG, AIGs who die on duty

– 261 retrenched Lagos workers to be reabsorbed

– Review committee describes their sack as unjustifiable

August 15, 2001

– IBB gives conditions for appearance at Oputa Panel

– Senator Idris Abubakar cautions Presidency against any negotiations

– PDP’s computerised ID card forms for Ebonyi missing

– Dredging of River Niger begins in October

– You can’t upstage us in South West, AD tells PDP

*As Lam Adesina warns Bode George, Olunloyo not to carry their 2003 campaign too far

– New revenue formula out tomorrow

– Sacked commissioner docked over N23m theft


August 16, 2001

Afenifere,  Arewa make history, meet in Kaduna

*Adesanya says parley ends 100 years of political differences, bitter antagonism

– South East govs condemn arbitrary use of police to invade territory

– FG, Ondo on war path

– FG, proposes new name for police, gives Obasanjo wider powers

– I annulled June 12 polls to save MKO’s life-IBB


August 17, 2001

– Alaafin, Soun sue Lam Adesina

– States get more as new revenue formula is out

– FG cedes Dodan Barracks to police

– Airways accuses Britain of sabotage over botched London flight

*Refunds N60 million to restive passengers

– CLO wants criminal charges against IBB, Buhari, Abubakar

– Tinubu sued for failure to hand over to deputy before US trip

*As Bucknor-Akerele alleges threat to her life


August 18, 2001

– Six nabbed raiding Obasanjo’s Ota farm

– Gana, Lamido kick against Rimi’s 2003 presidential ambition

– War with Mr. President over – Uzor Kalu

– Man severs dead brother’s head for rituals


August 19, 2001

– States can’t create LGs: Ogbeha faults Ige on statutory power of states

– Ghanaian cross-border robbery kingpin in police net

– Why Airways/FAAN MD were removed

– Gani vows to take IBB to The Hague


August 20, 2001

– FG, states on war path again over sharing of N101.7bn oil windfall

– I’ve no hand in MKO’S death

*Says Akhigbe as he reacts to evidence against him at Oputa Panel

– Balarabe rules out Sovereign National Conference, chides Obasanjo’s critics

– Ilorin, a Yoruba town -Ige

– ‘Sack of Airways, FAAN’s MDs pre-meditated

– New revenue formula one-sided -Idris Abubakar


August 21, 2001

– Chikwe fires 4 more Airways chiefs

*As workers protest sack of managing director

– 7 Air Force officers retired, 61 others redeployed

– Shut up or face sanctions, Afenifere tells Tinubu, deputy

– Governors kick against new revenue formula

– Shell loses $40m flow station to fire, appeals for govt assistance

– Only death can stop my presidential ambition -Rimi

– Lawmaker assassinated


August 22, 2001

– FG, states now to share N101.7bn oil windfall

– Govt breaks silence on botched Airways flight

– Names of senators with fake papers out soon-Zwingina

– New timetable for NITEL, Nigerdock privatisation

– We don’t have coup videos, says Ogohi


August 23, 2001

– Gani Adams arrested at last

*… The long search for him

– GSM: Obasanjo denies threatening operators over high tariffs

*MTN launches network in Abuja, promises drop in prices

– Why Aikhomu was barred from travelling –FG

– DTN, Tinubu donate to keep broadcaster Steve Kadiri alive

– Nigeria gets N22.8bn loan to boost privatisation

– Nasarawa executive council dissolved


August 24, 2001

– Gani Adams to be charged to court Monday

– Fawehinmi, Yoruba Elders Council, National Conscience Party call for restraint

– Panic in Lagos as OPC men protest leader’s arrest

– FG won’t bail out Airways, Atiku insists

– No evidence to try IBB, says Justice Akanbi

– Obasanjo to Ohanaeze: Nigeria practices true federalism

*Leaves for China tomorrow

– Plans afoot to impeach Tinubu’s deputy

*AD scribe sues them over violation of constitution

– Nigeria, World Bank sign N34bn loan agreement

– Why I withdrew Alaafin, Soun’s powers –Adesina


August 25, 2001

– Gani Adams: End of the road for a dreamer?

– … Akinjide cautions police over utterances

– 20,000 Tokunbo dealers face ejection

– State of emergency likely in Ebonyi


August 26, 2001

– Ministry flouts Obasanjo’s order

*Refuses to release 500 condemned men granted pardon a year after

– Suspend dredging of River Niger

– Aftermath of zero allocation formula: LG to sue FG over death of 17 workers


August 27, 2001

– Nobody can stop me from backing Sharia -Buhari

– Only N32bn of N101.7bn oil windfall will be shared, says Martin

– We’ll ensure well-equipped, trained army, says Obasanjo

– Gani Adams’ trial not in proper court, claims AD

– No information on senators with fake papers -Panel


August 28, 2001

– CBN blames govt for excessive spending

– OPC alleges Arewa’s plot to kill Gani Adams in custody

– FG ready to deploy more policemen to combat crime

– Obasanjo seeks trade balance between Nigeria, China, signs six agreements

– Ex-deputy Senate president, Abubakar, apologises to Nigerians over toxic fuel


August 29, 2001

– FG resolves rift with China over N50 billion rail contracts

… Inaugurates taskforce on ports decongestion

– My life is in danger, claims Anyim

*As crisis between Senate President, Governor Egwu deepens

– Senators in verbal war over probe of 1995 toxic fuel


August 30, 2001

– Anyim-Egwu face-off in Ebonyi: Senate says no as Na’Abba calls for state of emergency

– Nigeria gets N11.5bn World Bank credit for power supply

– FG outlaws satellite campuses

*State education commissioners asked to enforce ban

– Military denies coup scare, renews pledge to defend democracy

– Lam Adesina swears in new Chief Judge amid rancor

– Police vow to nab killers of lawmaker

*Six more suspects identified.


August 31, 2001

– Egwu denies plot to assassinate Anyim

*Senate raises 7-man probe panel into Ebonyi crisis

– Nigeria’s role in comity of nations can’t be ignored –Obasanjo

– Gani Adams begins battle to regain freedom, sues IG

– Senate rejects Obasanjo’s request again

– 2003 polls: Vote only Christians, Mbang tells faithful


September 1, 2001

-30 Nigerian families sue Prizer in US

-Zamfara;  Sharia judges in bribe scandal

-Aman, Mbeki seek world without racism, slavery

-Babangida, others must honour Oputa’s summons, say NBA


September 2, 2001

-Enahoro, MNR in alliance with PDP

-Worries over agro-chemical hazards

-Gloom trails economy

-Govt sets up anti-graft intelligence group


September 3, 2001

-Fresh rules for marginal oil blocks out

-Oputa panel resumes today, to visit Zango Kataf

  • AD lauds ex-rulers’ decision to obey summons

-Other telecoms operators join GSM today

-Gowon absolves self of misrule

Ohanaeze to mediate in Anyim, Egwu feud

-PDP ends anniversary, seeks more members


September 4, 2001

-Oputa panel raises new rules to meet deadline

-Ganiyu Adams challenges police’s legality, court’s competence

-U.S, Israel quit summit on racism

-Govt extends clearance at ports to October 31

-Hercules C-130 victims’ families, army to parley

-Makarfi cautions against using Sharia for politics

-Jigawa flood victims seek govt’s help


September 5, 2001

-No more sharing of excess oil funds, says Obasanjo

  • Makarfi gets Labour’s peace award

-Official faults PPMC’s claim on toxic fuel

-Oputa panel probes Col. Akiyode’s death in prison

-Carter faults U.S pull-out from summit on racism

-Brokers kick against banks in stock market

-French firm, others withdraw from sale of NITEL


September 6, 2001

-Prosecutor admits guilt over 1984 Decree 4 trial

-Anyim lists ways to peace in Ebonyi

-Court grants Adams right to contest detention

  • Lagos DPP awaits case file

-France may quit summit on racism, Africa insists on reparation

-Lekwot, Madaki recount Kataf’s ordeal to Oputa panel

-Stoppage of oil windfall sharing undemocratic, says Tinubu


September 7, 2001

-Akinola Aguda, eminent jurist, is dead

-Abubakar’s lawyers fault claims by Sabo, Al-Mustapha

-US Open: You ain’t seen nothing yet

-Assembly panel urges 50 per cent derivation for oil states

  • Lagos again faults sharing system

-Kebbi sacks Sharia court judge over financial scam

-Government acquires 50,000 rifles for police


September 8, 2001

-Aguda family meets on burial today

Arewa seeks apology from Obasanjo

-Europe admits fault over slave trade

-US Open: Serena, Venus in historic final


September 9, 2001

-Armed soldiers deployed to restore peace in Jos

-Southern Governors meet in Ibadan today

-No apology for pact with PDP, says Enahoro

-The sun shines for Steve Kadiri

  • Gets kidney donor, N5m raised


September 10, 2001

-Ailing insurance firms, mortgage banks face sanctions

-Mugabe accepts Nigeria, brokered land deal

-Poll wants ex-rulers compelled to face Oputa panel

-Fresh killings in Jos, religious leaders sue for peace

-Obasanjo files defence over invasion of Kalakuta Republic

-Abubakar wants Oputa panel to summon Danjuma, Sanusi, Ogoli, others

-Govt defends police name change

-Assembly panel wants five-year tenure for office holders


September 11, 2001

-Southern states want equal revenue with FG

-Glamour as new SANs are honoured

-Plateau takes stock, blames clash on ethnicity

  • Says 51 died, 500 injured

-Monarchs plan mini-national confab for November

-Ex- DMI chief implicates Sabo in phantom coup saga

-IG sends team to probe killings in Ebonyi


September 12, 2001

-Terror in America

  • World Trade Centre, South & North Towers in rubbles
  • Pentagon (Defence Headquarters) on fire

-Car bomb at State Department

  • White House, UN, Federal Buildings evacuated
  • All airports closed, flights cancelled

-Obasanjo at Oputa panel, absolves self of blame over Kalakuta

-Death toll rises as Tiv-Jukun crisis escalates

-Govt, Labour sign pact on fuel prices


September 13, 2001

-Terror in America: It’s an act of war, says Bush

-Jos boils again, residents take refuge in Army barracks

  • FG summons police commissioner
  • Gaddafi, CAN condemn clashes

-Obasanjo, Reps condemn attacks

-US Police arrest five, intercept documents, tapes


September 14, 2001

-Terror in America U.S names Bin Laden prime suspect

  • Puts military on high alert
  • 5000 confirmed dead or missing

-Govt condoles Plateau, police beef up security in Kaduna

-Obasanjo visits Zamfara, cautions on Sharia

  • Court sentences man to death.

-Councillors still earn N120, 000 monthly, says ALCON chief


September 15, 2001

-Terror: Nigerian who escaped

-America prays, Europe stands still

-U.S. names suspected hijackers

-Abubakar for Oputa Panel on Monday,

September 16, 2001

-Aftermath of terrorist attacks: Panic measures worldwide

  • Bush says hijackers are barbarian
  • Putin urges caution

-No room for cow-boy officers, Obasanjo tells military

-Worries grow over African victims

-PDP caucus endorses Gemade for second term

September 17, 2001

-Terror in America: Bin Laden claims innocence as US closes in

-Governor to boycott Council of State meetings over oil windfall

-Unease in Abuja, Obasanjo blames Jos crisis on bad leadership

-Police find suspected hijacker’s passport, track more suspects

-New Yorkers back at work, battle to shake off trauma

-Govt orders sacked UNILORIN teachers reinstated

-Experts predicted Jigawa, Adamawa floods, says report


September 18, 2001

-Abubakar absent at Oputa Panel, Babangida seeks court’s protection

-Bush wants prime suspect dead or alive

-New York Wall Street returns to business

-Maccido backs action against suspected terrorists, seeks peace in Nigeria

-Taliban govt may hand over Bin Laden

-Senate panel alleges fraud in Defence Ministry

-Oputa summons Coomasie, Buhari absent

-Northern states at FAAC meeting, back FG

-Islamic bodies want Jos rioters punished

September 20, 2001

-Britain, US go after Bin Laden’s, others accounts

-Bush rejects Taliban’s call for talks

  • Says it’s time for action, not negotiations
  • Musharaff explains support for U.S

-C130 Hercules crash: Widows, military sign pact

-State electoral bodies contest INEC power over voters’ register

  • May head for court

-Consulate compiled list of missing Nigerians

-CBN to introduce fresh economic policies

-MTN unveils N25 per minute package


September 21, 2001

-Clerics want Bin Laden eased out of Afghanistan

  • U.S. insists on handover

-CBN raised rediscount rate to 20.5 per cent

-Families in New York seek missing Nigerians

-Army quiz ex-officer after testifying at Optua panel

Afenifere raises new panel on AD crisis

-Nigeria wants Britain to assist in election

-Copyrights commission to audit users of pirated software


September 22, 2001

-Bush prepares America for war

-Taliban dubs U.S action insult

-Ige to lead prosecution in cocaine case


September 23, 2001

-Obasanjo, Bush in phone call over war against terrorists

-Middle East divided on planned reprisal

-Mbadinuju, Offor face-off robs Anambra of $40m foreign investment

-GSM: Work on NITEL network stalled


September 24, 2001

-Govt to stop renewal of arms licences

-Economy on the brink, Central Bank warns

-US ends mourning period

-Taliban govt declares Bin Laden missing

  • US rejects claim, warns of dire consequences

-Pope calls for peace, dialogue

-Begging is security threat to North, say Atiku, Maitama Sule

-Obasanjo lists gains of privatisations

-AD factions meet, seek new National Chairman


September 25, 2001

-US freezes accounts, may back Taliban’s overthrow

  • Osama bin Laden says Jihad imminent

-Annan urges long-term struggle against terrorism

-OPEC meets, may postpone review of oil output

-Babangida again absent at Oputa Panel

-Court grants Ganiyu Adams, Faseun bail


September 26, 2001

-Govt probes Jos  killings, Senate to debate National Conference

-How Abiola died, by Abubakar’s security aide

-Two more Nigerians missing in attacks on US

-Saudi Arabia breaks ties with Taliban

-In the face of adversity, old senator pens a hymn


September 27, 2001

-Nigerian survivors fear more casualties in U.S tragedy

-Govt moves to evacuate Nigerians from Afghanistan

-Buhari, Danjuma absent at Oputa panel

-Senate places Speaker above Chief Judge in order of precedence

-Govt bans ‘aged’ tokunbo vehicles, okays new agric policy

-Oputa Panel: Appeal Court to determine Babangida’s case October 4

-Council of States okays identity card project

-Eleven kids die as school building collapses

September 28, 2001

-Bush takes terrorism fight to UN

-Commonwealth summit may be shelved, says Australia

-Vatican gives conditional support to US reprisal attack

-Govt, IMF to stabilise naira, says Carom

-Rilwan Lukman is OPEC’s new president

-Atiku urges prudent use of ecological found by states

-Govt releases N5 billion for varsity workers’ pay arrears

-Obasanjo visits Bauchi


September 29, 2001

-US probes theft of World Trade Centre rubble

Parley with Taliban flops as C’Wealth shifts summit

I’m still undecided on 2003, says Obasanjo


September 30, 2001

-NAFCON to gulp N61b for second phase

-Nigeria’s dashed hopes, by Dappa-Biriye

-Armed men disrupt PDP parley in Owo

-Saudi Arabia denies US use of Air Base strikes against Afghanistan

October 1, 2001

-Nigeria at 41: Things are getting better, says Obasanjo

-Anyim, Andrew Young, others get national honours

-US Attorney General warns against retaliation

-Taliban admits hiding Bin Laden, resumes trial of aid workers

-PDP convention won’t discuss re-election

-Government may soon shut poly satellite campuses


October 2, 2001

-Governors list ways to virile polity

-Why I haven’t appeared before Oputa panel, by Babangida

-Akano, man who lowered colonial flag, passes on

-Ex-aide gives clues to Bin Laden’s operations

-CBN warns against under funding of small scale firms


October 3, 2001

-New power projects in West Africa to gulp $10b

-Ogoli becomes first serving naval admiral

-Malu, Aikhomu, Kanu laud Salaudeen Akano

-NATO admits charges against Bin Laden by US

-Police orders mass relocation of oil officers to Abuja

-Govt review plans to sell National Theatre

-Eight feared dead in Onitsha as transport union clash


October 4, 2001

-Babangida, Abubakar, others risk arrest, says Oputa

-Nigeria calls for summit on terrorism

-Taliban rejects talk by proxy

-Senate okays presidential polls before others

-African legislator meet in Morocco, tackle shelter crisis

-Bamaiyi denies role in Abiola death

-Anti-graft panel arraigns council chief


October 5, 2001

-APP retools, vows to sweep 2003 polls

-Oputa, Al-Mustapha raise questions on Abiola tea

-Bin Laden is guilty, says Pakistan

-Obasanjo urges equity, global justice

-Court rejects Babangida’s request to rule on Oputa panel’s legality

-Soyinka, others pay tributes as Solanke is buried


October 6, 2001

-Terrorism: Annan seeks political solution

-Nigerian Wonder Boy beats UK varsity record

-U.S troops at Afghan border

-Courts rules against independent candidacy


October 7, 2001

-Kaduna boils again; three churches burnt

-Cheapest Tokunbo car to cost N1.3m next year

-Anxiety mounts over Atiku’s health

-Taliban makes offers to U.S

October 8, 2001

-U.S., Britain attack Afghanistan

*Bush says battle will be sustained, total and relentless

*Bin Laden appears, vows no peace for America

*Airport, military locations, training camps hit

*Taliban promises more attacks on America

-Sultan moves for peace in Zamfara


October 9, 2001

-Eight feared dead as attacks on Afghanistan continue

-Nigeria backs war on terrorism, seeks world peace

  • Confirms 11 Nigerians dead or missing in World Trade Centre

-Iraq, Iran warn on global instability

-Court restrains Oputa panel from summoning Buhari

-NITEL confirms Oct 15 for GSM services

-Governors reject Senate’s decision on council polls format

-Gemade, Nwodo seek second term

October 10, 2001

-Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt back U.S. reprisal attacks

-Fear  mounts as four UN officials die in attack on Afghan cities

-Honours, as first made-in-Nigeria computer debuts

-Atiku, Anyim urge restraint over electoral bill

-Reps split over perks for ex-rulers

-CAN protests burning of churches in the North


October 11, 2001

-The patriots draft bill for national conference

-Middle belt group wants polls on own identity

-Taliban gives Bin Laden full rein to attack US.

-UK flays terrorism, cautions against US reprisal

-Govt may shut seven foreign missions

-Senate passes electoral bill, asks governors to sue

-Obasanjo sends NEPA, AIDs bill to National Assembly

-Ten feared dead in Ibadan, Calabar clashes


October 12, 2001

-NITEL hinders GSM efficiency, operators protest to govt

-CBN seeks report on terrorists accounts

-Govt okays nationwide gas pipeline

Afenifere at Oputa panel, insists on national confab

-Death toll in U.S. raids on Afghanistan hits 220

-Ogbeh declares interest in PDP chairmanship, Ogbulafor gets  Reps’ backing

-Govt targets education for all children by 2006

-Tears as jurists bid Aguda farewell


October 13, 2001

-U.N. Annan win Nobel Prize

-Final warning for Taliban as death toll hits 300

-Afghanistan Moslems in Kano protest attacks


October 14, 2001

-Eight die in anti-America riots in Kano *Police get order to shoot on sight

-APP endorses electoral bill

-Fear of anthrax grips America

-Pirates attack ships in Lagos


October 15, 2001

-Workers fault N25b valuation of NITEL by firm

-Death toll in Kano riots rises to 150

-Taliban renews calls for talks, Bush disagrees

-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, others freeze suspected terrorists’ assets

-Poll lists causes of ethic religious violence

-Ige, Agagu, Fawehinmi back Senate on electoral bill


October 16, 2001

-Obasanjo at UNESCO, renews debt pardon plea

-Fresh cases of anthrax in U.S

-Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, others express concern over air strikes

-Rioters torch more houses in Kano

  • Obasanjo to visit scenes of mayhem

-President amends privatisation law

-States plan to go ahead with council polls in 2003

-NITEL rolls out GSM services in Abuja

-Oputa laments ethnic sentiments


October 17, 2001

-Army demands handover of soldiers’ killers

-Obasanjo in Kano expresses disgust at sight

-Reps okay all polls for one day

-Delay in sale dims value of NITEL, Airways, says BPE

-Panic in US as tests prove biological mobile services

-MTN may lose licence on analogue mobile services

-Airports get new security measures

-Privatisation nets in N20b, says NCP chief

October 18, 2001

-Army deploys more troops to Benue, Taraba

-MTN protests revalidation of firm’s licence

-NNPC stops sale of kerosene

-Palestinian gunman kills Israeli minister

-US governor, 31 congress workers test anthrax positive

-Warri refinery shut, Kaduna to follow

-Senate, Reps to harmonise views on electoral bill

-Ige faults Buhari’s suit over Oputa summons

-Labour plans nationwide assault on AIDS


October 19, 2001

-Stop the bombing says US city

-Obasanjo, others give N70m push to Awolowo’s dream hospital

-Oputa panel ends sitting, warns of imminent crisis

-Palestinian gets life sentence over US embassy bombing

-Speakers insist on council poll in 2002

  • Zwingina threatens recalcitrant governors

-British court okays retrieval of Abacha loot


October 20, 2001

-US ground troop enter Afghanistan

-Family’s four children burnt in riot

Federalism top talks as Pan-Niger Delta summit begins

-Mob boos dignitaries as Afenifere marks Golden Jubilee


October 21, 2001

-Intrigues as PDP’s leadership tussle deepens

-Taliban battles opposition for Afghan control

-Sultan to religious leaders: Work to prevent crises

-Protests trail ward congresses


October 22, 2001

-Exchange commission plans fresh code of conduct for firms

-Obasanjo silent on electoral bill as controversy rages

-Taliban executes own commanders for espionage

-CBN refutes report of banks’ distress

-Report traces killer kerosene to outlet, Lagos opens exchange points

-MTS faults MTN’s allegations on licence

-Speakers to go ahead with suit against electoral bill

-Obasanjo leads anti-AIDS rally today


October 23, 2001

-Investors  fault sale of govt stake in NAL Bank

-Taliban alleges genocide, says 100 die in bombed hospital

-Tears, tributes as slain soldiers are interred

– Governor can’t stop congress, says Ogbemudia

-Fear of bio-warfare rises as two die of anthrax

-Federal High Court gets first female Chief Judge

-Obasanjo urges care for AIDS carriers


October 24, 2001

-Energy bursts shatter theory on black hole

-Obasanjo, Mbeki, African leaders meet, design ‘Marshall Plan’

-Israel defies US pressure to pull-out of Palestine

-Army refutes sensitive information from web sites

-Yoruba leaders reminisence as Afenifere marks anniversary

October 25, 2001

-Security Council meets as Benue boils

-NNPC, NUPENG, oil marketers meet to end strike

-US continues raids, Taliban defiant on Bin Laden

-Kerosene explosions claim 11 more lives

-Governors ready to dialogue on electoral bill

-Suspension gale hits PDP, branches mired in crises

-Govt raises panel to boost local oil firms fortune

-Princess Anne due in Nigeria on Monday

-Obasanjo reassures of steady power supply


October 26, 2001

-Bomb scare at Israeli Embassy in Lagos

-Court halts PDP convention, intra-party crisis festers

-Army refutes report of reprisal killings in Benue

-Obasanjo meets Bush next week

-Afghan exiles, leaders want ex-king to head govt

-Military retirees protest unpaid arrears, Danjuma urges patience


October 27, 2001

-Malu, Gemade, others flay Benue massacre

-NNPC orders free supply of kerosene to consumers

-Benue leaders demand Danjuma, Ogomudia’s removal

-Taliban executes opposition leader


October 28, 2001

-Posers on Benue killings as govt probes allegations

-PDP leaders meet over crisis

-Complaints trail GSM voicemail

-Obasanjo pledges end to violent clashes


October 29, 2001

-Govt to punish erring solders over Benue crisis

-Masked man opens fire on congregation, kill 13

-Exchange Commission, NSE to unify registration of stock brokers

-Obasanjo explains army’s role

-Bombers kill whole family as raid on Afghanistan rages

-Supreme Court resumes hearing on resource control today

-PDP weighs options to resolve convention logjam


October 30, 2001

-Supreme Court declines to halt resource control suit

-NCC revisits contentious mobile licences

-Nigeria set to repair fighter jets

-Monarchs meet tomorrow over ethno-religious strife

-Pakistani cleric urges forgiveness over massacare

-INEC may not okay new councils for 2003 polls

-Council workers’ strike stalls immunisation exercise


October 31, 2001

-Police witness names Coomassie in attack on Ibru, others

-Bids for sale of Niger Dock open today

-Motion for Danjuma’s resignation fails at House of Reps

-Support for terrorism fight wanes

-PDP suspends Anenih, dissolves convention panel

-Labour accuses NCP, BPE of breaching privatisation law

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