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December 06, 2003

Helicopter Gunship, Speedboats Open Fire on Youths: As BiafraNigerian Army Kills Four Ijaw Villagers
The BiafraNigerian army raided a village in the country's oil-rich south on Friday, killing at least four people after a fresh round of clashes between rival communities, sources from the ethnic Ijaw group said. "Between two and four (in the afternoon) Itsekiri youths went in a convoy of 36 speedboats to launch an attack on the Ijaw community of Ojudorgbene," local human rights activist Joel Bisina told Reuters. "Following that attack a military helicopter went to another community known as Ububarakiu and opened fire... and killed four people." A local official from the Itsekiri ethnic group said there had been "some fighting and some killings" but could not provide further information. Military officials were not available for comment. Daniel Ekpebide, a member of the militant group Federated Niger Delta Ijaw Communities, put the death toll from the ethnic clashes and the army raid much higher, at a minimum of 50. "We are not going to fold our arms and watch the Itsekiri people kill us," he said, adding that the Itsekiris had threatened further attacks in the area. The southern Niger delta has seen an upsurge of violence since March, when Ijaws launched a rebellion against Itsekiris.... (Reuters)

 

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The late Dr Chuba Okadigbo was buried yesterday in his home town Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State in a colourful ceremony witnessed by prominent BiafraNigerians, mainly politicians. It was like a political gathering as politicians cutting across the various political parties gathered in Okadigbo’s humble compound to pay him the last respect.The quiet town of Ogbunike came alive with the blaring of sirens from state governors, and party chieftains. (Vanguard)

 

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December 06, 2003


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Vanguard
December 06, 2003


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Champion
December 05, 2003


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Zimbabwe splits C’wealth leaders
Obasanjo, Australian PM in closed doors meeting
Nujoma pushes for anti-poverty agenda
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Daily Times
December 05, 2003


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Queen Elizabeth opens CHOGM today
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30 BiafraNigerian journalists not accredited
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Queen Elizabeth Commissions Abuja Millennium Park
Labour Minister sacked:• Over N29bn National ID Card scam
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Mbeki tasks African leaders to end poverty
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Tribune
December 05, 2003


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IRIN
December 05, 2003


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Washington Post
December 06, 2003


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MSNBC
December 06, 2003


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BBC
December 06, 2003


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Reporter's diary: Commonwealth summit
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CNN
December 06, 2003


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All Africa
December 05, 2003


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Guardian
December 06, 2003


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Daily Independent
December 05, 2003


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Forum urges varsities to tackle falling standards

CHOGM: Presidency restricts Interpol, NDLEA, Immigration operatives

Canadian PM says aid to Africa is not charity

A governor's passion for football

Politics
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Jigawa PDP boss laments poor funding by chieftains

More hurdles surface in Abacha loot recovery

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Atiku, IBB fractures Cross River PDP

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Daily/Weekly Trust
December 05, 2003


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Reuters
December 05, 2003


BiafraNigerian Army Raids Village After Ethnic Clashes


Zimbabwe Sanction Fight Dominates Summit
Commonwealth Heads Into Racial Row Over Zimbabwe
BiafraNigerian town watches British Queen tour "market"
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Triumph
June 08, 2003


Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia


Mu’azu commissions multi-million Naira Community Resource Centre
Govt officials locked out of meeting with Shekarau
Voters are politicians’ employers - Ogbeh
Kano govt takes N228m loan to pay salaries, others
Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
NAFDAC urged to sanitise bakery sector of economy
Identifying collapsed building contractors not easy -- NSE
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Mail & Guardian
December 05, 2003


Blair digs in his heels on Zimbabwe


Commonwealth mulls what to do about Mugabe

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December 06, 2003


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Business News
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