October 2002


October 1, 2002

-Impeachment plot: Six EU lawmakers arrive

*PDP caucus meets, sends report to Na’Abba

-New industrial policy out in December

-World Bank’s funding for Africa hits $4bn

-Plateau sacks judge

-We won’t change our national agenda –Obasanjo


October 2, 2002

-Our hope lies in democratic governance –Obasanjo

-Impeachment plot: Obasanjo’s lawyer faults Reps

-NNPC yet to determine extent of damage

-USAID to fund Nigeria’s agric. sector with $24m

-Power shift: Why I signed with North –Graham Douglas


October 3, 2002

-CBN cancels forex auction

-FG bans textile importation

– Gowon, Shagari, write N’Assembly

-Abacha loot: Mohammed should tell Nigerians why he didn’t sign

-We have enough evidence to probe Na’Abba –Anti-graft panel

October 4, 2002

-Controversial JV: Chikwe deceived us –NAL MD

-Assembly crisis: Reps to make laws for Enugu

*We’ll ignore them –Speaker

-Impeachment process, a waste of time –FRA Williams

-JAMB cancels 15,854 poly results

-Ige: Oyo, police in crucial meeting

-FG to spend N4.4bn on Sofitel Hotel

-Lagos soft-pedals on land use charge


October 5, 2002

-Impeachment plot: Governors ask southern legislators to back down

*Northern Reps blackmail colleagues

-FG, states on collision over NNPC account

-Senate lobbies speakers on constitutional amendment

-Money laundering: FG to extradite suspects

October 6, 2002

-Alleged corruption: More trouble for Na’Abba

-Why Gowon and I visited Aso Rock –Shagari

-Ex-deputy governor slumps, goes into coma

…..after losing N70m

-N252bn petrochemical plant in Lagos

…….Obasanjo lays foundation

-Impeachment: Adesanya, Williams other patriots meet today

*Enahoro, Obasanjo too


October 7, 2002

-2002 revenue performance was poor –Ciroma

-Bank, IMF study blames rich countries

-African Properties misses payment deadline for Nicon Hilton

-FG proposes N850bn budget for 2003

-Kidney failure rate rises nationwide

*Under 20s also affected

-Enugu: Reps planned intervention illegal –Anyim


October 8, 2002

-I didn’t sign pact with the North –Ekwueme

-FG secures $110m World Bank loan

-Kpakol blames low investment on conflicts

-NCC unveils national numbering plan

*Globacom gets 0805

-US expresses concern about sharia

October 9, 2002

American, Japanese win Nobel Prize for Physics

*Nigerian misses out

Enugu crisis: Senate disagree with Reps

*Sets up peace panel

-Executive, N’Assembly face-off is serious distraction –NESG

-Withdraw from Afribank board, Ministry directs BPE

-PDP trustees meet over fresh charges against Obasanjo

-$82m debt threatens ID card project


October 10, 2002

-Nobel Prize winners for Chemistry, Economics named

– We are awaiting order on Bakassi –Army

*International Court rules today

-NITEL: Ministers, others meet over white paper

-Afribank directors escape removal from board

-ANPP expels Akande, seven others

*Suspends Waziri, Ismail, Obi, Shata

-Seven justices elevated to Court of Appeal

October 11, 2002

-Holocaust survivor wins Nobel Literature prize

-N100m rice cargo seized at Lagos port

-Due diligence on mint begins

-World Court rules against Nigeria

*I cant talk about it now –Gowon

-FG reassures Nigerians

* Says judgment won’t affect oil, gas reserve

*Cameroun, Afe Babalola, others react


October 12, 2002

-Bakassi: UN, AU ask Nigeria, Cameroun to respect ruling

*We find it difficult to accept judgment –FG

-Carter wins Nobel peace prize

-Two airlines grounded over debts


October 13, 2002

-Nigeria, Cameroun parley

*Gov Duke meets Bakassi lawmakers, raises panel

-Lar disowns power shift pact

*‘It’s not binding’

-How I killed 16 policemen, 20 others –Robbery kingpin


October 14, 2002

-Achebe wins German publishing prize

-NITEL, others disagree

-FG unveils homegrown economic policy

-Banks in $350m illegal forex deals –CBN

-Ige: Suspects’ trial begins

-We won’t cede Bakassi –Duke


October 15, 2002

-Crisis may cost PDP 2003 polls

– Interconnectivity: NCC gives operators marching order

-LCCI highlights lows in economy

-Bakassi: Verdict, a tragedy for Nigeria –Ojukwu

-NNPC account: NAICOM gets two weeks to resolve dispute

-Ige: Ex-commissioner, 10 others appear in court

*Trial, beginning of the end -Son

October 16, 2002

-Anyim reconstitutes senate panels

-Bakassi: We won’t negotiate with Nigeria –Cameroun

-NITEL, FG workers broker deal on management contractor

-interconnectivity: GSM operators move to beat deadline

– Northern govs reject voters’ registration

– Drop the impeachment bid, The Patriots urges N’Assembly


 October 17, 2002

-Interconnectivity: NITEL, PTOs sign pact

-ESSO awards $1bn contract for Erha field

-Bakassi was part of Biafra – Ojukwu

-FG halts plans to privatise NNPC

-Bakassi: Obasanjo writes Senate

*Ajibola, Akinjide fault ruling

-Gana, others disagree with The Patriots’

-Oputa panel: Why we haven’t implemented report –Govt

October 18, 2002

-NITEL interconnects MTN, Econet

*Yet to sign agreement

-Reps chairmen move to impeach Na’Abba

*Nzeribe wants Anyim removed

-Special Accounts: NNPC may go to court

-Oil industry records $5bn capital investment

-Uphold the constitution, Uwais tells new judges


October 19, 2002

-Bakassi people threaten secession

*World Court gives condition for review of judgment

– Miracle baby: Court resolves maternity

…..7 years after


October 20, 2002

-How to make 5 years impossible –Ezeife

-Bakassi indigenes invoke deities

*To ward off invasion

….Nigeria risks external aggression –Col Nyiam

-PDP shift primaries till next year


October 21, 2002

-Fall out of S’Court ruling: Commission considers new formula

*meets FG’s team today

-EAS plane crash: Missing voice box delays probe

-Why NITEL’s privatisation failed –NES

-Customs nets N200bn in nine months

-Bakassi: We can prospect for oil now –Minister

October 22, 2002

-Ige, suspects’ supporters clash

*Omisore, 10 others charged

-Automated clearing: Technical hitches delay take-off

-NITEL pays MTN N1bn

-Sack of ministers: House of PDP caucus divided

-FG seeks control of special funds

*Supports NNPC’s CBN account


October 23, 2002

-Impeachment bid: Senator suspends Nzeribe

*Alleges fraud, forgery

*it’s ridiculous –Nzeribe

-New revenue formula ready Thursday

-Minister’s meeting with GSM operators fails

-Ige: Court rules on suspects pleas Nov. 8

-IBB withdraws suit against Obasanjo

*Files fresh one


October 24, 2002

-World Bank okays govt’s new economic blueprint

-CBN account: Agabi backs NNPC

-Bakassi remains our territory –FG


October 25, 2002

-Senate okays resource control bill

-AP shares dip as market reacts to N22bn loss

-20 years embargo on fresh loans likely

-Obasanjo faults Reps over new breaches

*PDP raises another peace committee

-Cameroun: FG woos EU ambassador


October 26, 2002

-Bakassi: Sue Britain, Ajibola urges FG

*ICJ reacts to Nigeria’s position, defends integrity

-Fish can prevent prostate cancer –Study


October 27, 2002

-Nigeria won’t start war on Bakassi –Obasanjo

-impeachment latest: 200 Reps move against Na’Abba

*Form coalition for Obasanjo

-AD convention: Abdulkadir, others may be dropped

-Fresh crisis looms in Lagos PDP


October 28, 2002

-Why Anyim is after me – Nzeribe

*I revealed his secret to Obasanjo

-Obasanjo has changed for the better –Na’Abba


October 29,2002

-Why many died in Russian hostage drama

-Bid to stop AD convention fails

-AD is now united

-Afican Properties loses bid for NICON Hilton Hotel

-Why NITEL can’t bill MTN, Econet

-2003 polls to gulp N19bn –INEC

-Presidency releases N9.2bn to N’Assembly, Ministries


October 30, 2002

-Bakassi: Obasanjo seeks meeting with Biya

-Gowon supports national conference

-BPE seeks approval to invite IBTC

-Passengers stranded as fuel crisis hits airlines

-2003: Any disruption would spell doom –AD

-Nzeribe sues Senate

*Anyim plots his trial


October 31, 2002

-WHO lists top ten health risks

-Chevron, Texaco to invest $14bn in Nigeria

-Airlines may raise fares again

-Eso panel: Indicted judges want report quashed

*Olugbani, Saleh, others go to court

-Anyim sues Nzeribe for N1bn

-Sharia: Man to get 100 strokes of cane in Ibadan.

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