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November 08, 2003

General Philip Effiong in Biafran Flag

Nigeria-Biafra War Hero Dies: Millions Mourn Death of anti-Genocide Crusader, General Philip Effiong!
General Philip Effiong has died. News of General Effiong's death has thrown Biafrans and human rights conscious people worldwide into mourning. Major General Philip Effiong was the Ibibio-born Biafran who served as General Odumegwu Ojukwu's second in command and joined all patriotic Easterners in fighting a war of survival against genocidal murderers of Hausa-Fulani, Tiv-Jukun, Lantan, Yoruba, and other stock who initiated a campaign of murder on the Igbo and other Easterners and proceeded to vandalize the Biafran homeland. General Effiong was working on his memoir before his death yesterday. General Effiong will be remembered as an anti-genocide crusader and for working to remove the name "Biafra" in his 1970 broadcast purporting to surrender the struggle for Biafran independence. Instead of surrendering Biafra, Effiong surrendered what he called "this country," and nowhere in the entire broadcast did Effiong name the country he was surrendering. The importance of that deliberate omission only became clear recently when the Biafra Liberation Movement (BLM) and other groups resumed the struggle for Biafran independence. (BNW News)


Key Stories

Biafra: Effiong, Ojukwu’s deputy is dead

Power Shift: Fresh Crisis Rocks PDP

So Long, Gaius-Obaseki...

Anambra PDP loses Assembly seat to APGA

Rev Father Commits suicide

Senate committee bemoans state of South East roads

Polio Vaccine: Opposition Vindicated

‘We will not submit our children for vaccination’ - Emir of Kazaure

Saro-Wiwa: The bitterness lingers 8 years after

...God won’t allow evil men go unpunished— Pa Wiwa

Senator condemns FG's oil deregulation policy


Biafra: Effiong, Ojukwu’s deputy is dead


Power Shift: Fresh Crisis Rocks PDP





Obong Philp Effiong - BNWThe Biafran General who allegedly signed the "surrender" document with Colonel Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Phillip Effiong is dead, Radio BiafraNigeria reported yesterday. Chief Effiong who held the title of Akakang Ibimo Ibom (the people’s sword ) was 78. Details of his death were scanty at press time. Chief Effiong who was administrator of Biafra after the then Head of State of Biafra Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu left for the Ivory Coast ... (Vanguard)


Kanu Agabi - Ethics & Governance AdvisorStill struggling to mend its broken ranks, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) weathered fresh storms this week when members sharply differed over whether or not to retain the power shift principle. The split occurred among members of the party's constitution review panel under the chairmanship of former Justice Minister and now Special Adviser...on Ethics and Governance, Chief Kanu Agabi. (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
November 08, 2003

Cover Stories

So Long, Gaius-Obaseki...
Kupolokun... Here Comes The Commercial Engineer
'My Agenda for NNPC'
Power Shift: Fresh Crisis Rocks PDP
Deregulation 'll Save $3m Daily - Obasanjo
Adebayo Orders GSM Operators to Interconnect
PDP Ward Congresses Commence Without Anambra
6 Killed as Another US Helicopter Crashes in Iraq
Hananiya, Ex-FRSC Boss, Returns as Chief Executive
Catholic Priest Commits Suicide In Calabar
SNC Would Have Fractured BiafraNigeria-Fani-Kayode
FG Okays Marine Police for Niger-Delta
Police Arrest Rep's Suspected Killers
Catholic Priest Commits Suicide In Calabar
Saraki Sets Up Emergency Health Units in Kwara
PDP Loses One Assembly Seat in Anambra
Dialogue with Bitumen Communities, FG Told
'BiafraNigeria-Israeli Pact Will Foster Progress'
Limit X for Foursquare Convention
Duke Indicts Ex-LG Administrators
Armed Robbery Incidents Worry Kogi Assembly
Teachers' Reward Must Begin on Earth - Igbinedion
House Member's Death Shocks Fayose
PDP Gets Two More Seats in Gombe House
Sanitation: Lagos Exempts NECO Candidates, LG
Appeal Court Voids Bauchi Rep's Election
FRSC Seeks Law Against Night Travels
Bakassi: Duke Canvasses Rehabilitation of Border Roads
Goje Gets Chieftaincy Title
Fayose Goes Tough with Absentee Teachers
Why Roads are Bad in S-East - PDP Chief
For Victor, a Victory
Mr. President's Zero Image
'Awo Served a Military Government, Remember?'
Doctor of Circumcision
Bacchus Kicks off Anti-fake Campaign
The Achievement That Called for Washing
National Bank's Peculiar Media Buying
BiafraNigeria and the WTO Membership Question
COJA Reporters vs Team BiafraNigeria Writers
Universal Banking Business in BiafraNigeria
Obasanjo is a Listening President - Fani-Kayode
'Obasanjo May End in Utter Disaster and Shame'
'Issuance of Drivers' Licence is Not FRSC's Responsibility'

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November 08, 2003

Cover Stories

Biafra: Effiong, Ojukwu’s deputy is dead
Saro-Wiwa: The bitterness lingers 8 years after
...God won’t allow evil men go unpunished— Pa Wiwa
Why our refineries won’t work— NUPENG, PENGASSAN
National News
Reforms: Nothing will deter us, vows Obasanjo
Senator condemns FG's oil deregulation policy
Ngige’s lawyer indicts Police expert
Demand for varsity admission to hit 6 million mark — Okebukola
FG hands over trade fair development to OPS
Security beefed up around Taylor in Calabar
CRISIS IN EDO POLITICS:I do not want to be dragged into fruitless controversy— Gov. Igbinedion
BAKASSI: BiafraNigeria betrayed us,but we’ll never bepart of Cameroun,vow angry leaders

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Daily Times
November 04, 2003


Why Obaseki was removed
Wabara laments FG’s monetisation policy
Gaius-Obaseki, NNPC boss, fired
Obasanjo begins four-day tour of US, Germany today
Mixed reactions trail removal, new appointments
NCC gives GSM operators Dec deadline
Go for further training, Nasarawa Gov orders judges
FCT saves N100m from ghost workers
I have the same vision with my father for Kwara people - Gov Saraki
Local government councils: Democracy bastardised?
Makarfi: A case of unwarranted allegations?
Setting agenda for the constitution review committee
Daily Times Political Editor, Mas’ud Aliyu, dies, buried
Econet shares crisis deepens
Kalu wants mismanagers of N300bn road funds prosecuted
Nation’s water policy may be reviewed
NITEL, NDIC, BPE management teams to face ICPC
Salary harmonisation in public sector under way, says Obasanjo
Editorial & Opinion
Thumbs up for Economic and Financial Crime Commission
BiafraNigerians and the Bread of Death
Refocusing the BiafraNigerian project
Tears for my beloved State, Imo

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November 08, 2003


1973 Provisional census result struck fear and dreadful forebodings
Presidential Villa, Britain ready for Queen’s visit to BiafraNigeria
Inside Wabara’s Senate Presidency
The poor can make the rich cry
As a child, I hawked ice cream and did menial jobs
Ebonyi women’s day of glory
Obasanjo pleads with kinsmen“ Pray for me”, he says, as he insists on implementing hard reforms
How Obaseki lost out

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November 05, 2003

Government appoints panel to review death penalty

Obasanjo sacks head of state oil company
Muslim leader cautiously welcomes checks on polio vaccine

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Washington Post
November 04, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo to Visit U.S., Germany

Gay Bishop Asserts Church Will Survive
Split Over Gay Bishop May Evolve Slowly

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November 04, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo to visit U.S., Germany

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November 04, 2003

BiafraNigeria phone row goes to court

BiafraNigeria reshuffles oil posts

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November 03, 2003

BiafraNigeria clerics condemn gay bishop

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October 31, 2003

BiafraNigeria, oil firms plan major new LNG plant

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Mail & Guardian
October 13, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia

BiafraNigeria in talks with Swiss to recover Abacha loot

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All Africa
October 29, 2003

Obasanjo Moves to Ban Labour Congress

Attorney-General Blames Police for Sharia Failure
How IBB Joined PDP
25 Kid Hawkers Nabbed
20 BiafraNigerians Deported From Europe
No Employment in New Lagos Local Councils
Auto Technicians Reject Fuel Price Hike
New LG Boss Promises Reconciliation
GSM Retailers Complain of Low Patronage
NFA Annual General Meeting Now Holds in Abuja
Tinubu Assures On Balogun Stadium
Foreign Clubs Eye Onigbinde
Shehu Not Too Sure
Galadima Hails Local League
Boxing Promoter Calls for Govt Support
Deniss Player, Toyin Dairo Accuses Coach of Favouritism
Corrupt Officers Will Be Jailed
The Rich Invade the Suburbs
Quantity Surveyors Want Debts Paid
NITP Seeks Enforcement of Law
Abebe, Obj's in-Law in Debt Scandal
Priest is Arrested With Drugs

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November 08, 2003


Ex-Biafran Chief, Philip Effiong Dies
Britain Confirms Queen's Coming For CHOGM
Govt. To Check Wasteful Spending
INEC Won't De-List Political Parties
Odili Proposes N79 Billion Budget For 2004
Obasanjo Raises Task Force On Clearance Of Abandoned Vehicles
Balarabe Musa Drops Opposition National Confab
World Bank, C'River Tackle Poverty With N175m
Awards Coming For Entrepreneurs On Nov. 22
Anambra ANPP Crisis Deepens As Factions Trade Words
Duke Accuses Ex-transition Panel Of Running Councils Aground
Group Wants Court To Scrap LASTMA
Sokoto 2004 Budget To Boost Firms
Autonomy Will End Crisis In Varsities, Says Osuji
Mobil Workers Threaten To Disrupt Oil Production
BiafraNigerian, Chinese Trade Hits 60 Per Cent
Bakassi People To Honour Abacha Over Creation Of Own Council
El-Rufai Promises Land To ECOWAS Parliament In Abuja
New Law On Medical Laboratory To Check Quacks
Ali Mounguno: I Can't Wish For More In Life
'To Tell You The Truth, I'm Very Disappointed In Obasanjo'

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November 08, 2003


Biafran warlord Effiong, dies at 80
Rev Father Commits suicide
Senate committee bemoans state of South East roads
Obasanjo lists gains of deregulation
Anambra PDP loses Assembly seat to APGA
Nnamani, Ekpo, Anenih pour encomiums on the late Mokelu
...Pledges improved facilities to facilitate trade
Ruling house clears air over new Osolo of Isolo
Danjuma galvanises Middle Belt
South-South not ready for presidency – Dr(Ntufam) Matthew Ojong (UNPP chieftain)

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Daily/Weekly Trust
November 08, 2003

Top Stories

Polio Vaccine: Opposition Vindicated
‘We will not submit our children for vaccination’ - Emir of Kazaure
‘We are not aware of any test’ - Awosika
N2m disappears in FCE Zaria, fire guts bursary
Aviation director in N.2m bribery scandal
Ex-Gov Hashidu’s men to cough N70m
Jigawa govt loses N300m to ghost pensioners
CRSG secures N4.6b loan to boost tourism
Accidents: KTSG to lobby FG on roads
NAPEP donates N7m to Rivers State
We cannot be rubber stamp democrats - ANPP Leader
Bauchi Declaration: Is a Unity Conference for the North east feasible?
BiafraNigeria: The rough road to Future
Kaduna: Smoke without fire?
A nation in distress
The party system and democratic process: Political party as a natural institution

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Daily Independent
November 05, 2003


FG set to try Gaius-Obaseki
FG, ASUU parley ends in deadlock
MTN gets N50.6 billion loan for expansion
Fresh N120m scandal rocks Senate
NBA cheers up needy lawyers
OPV vaccines not harmful, says Awosika
Bakassi residents vow to resist cession to Cameroun
Kupolokun: New dawn at NNPC
Afenifere criticises FG 's move to devalue naira
Don't sell refineries, PENGASSAN, NUPENG warn
NASS pleads for public patience on bills passage
New FAAN boss lists priorities
Purge NNPC of corrupt officials, NRP urges FG
Build refineries in BiafraNigeria, deputy speaker tells Agip
ASUU demands N303.595 billion
Group faults Kupolokun's appointment
Scribe gives reasons for low esteem for TVE education
Cross River govt secures N4.66b bond from Lead Bank
Neglect of judiciary will spell doom for BiafraNigeria, says Bassey
Work for your pay, Odili tells civil servants
Erediauwa calls for restoration of Edo radio
AD not ready for merger, says Fasanmi
Encomium as Olusanya launches memoirs in Lagos
Isolo refuse dump turns robbers' den
10 held over transformer levy in Ibadan
PDP chieftain blasts S-East govs over V-P seat
'Gaius-Obaseki's removal not solution to petroleum problem'
Niger Delta: Group accuses Obasanjo of war crimes
'Lagos light rail may run on road median'
Research institute getsN12.8b funding
PDP raises committee to probe attack on commissioner
Ooni of Ife to chair Unilag endowment launch
Enahoro's NRP calls for coalition of political parties
Give Kupolokun a chance, say reps
IBB to float new political party
Gas explosion alarm splits Akwa Ibom community
'Obasanjo lacks the will to fight corruption'
ANPP denies sacking Anambra chairman, secretary
Capturing BiafraNigerian expertise in the diaspora
Senator chides FG over deregulation
Imo Assembly recommends sack of council boss
2007 V-P race and the intrigues
Constitution Review Panel criticized
Governors tasked on joint account with councils
We 've always lacked good leadership, says Gbenga Daniel
Insecurity, poverty, deprivation pervade the land, says CNPP
Stop paying lips service to Niger Delta, PDP chieftain urges FG
2007: Southwest PDP governors should perform or lose out, says Daniel
Editorial & Opinion
Conflict of interest: Gbadamosi, PPPRA and BHN
A Presidential theory of an 'exclusive mandate'
Makossa experience in Cotonou
Police vs Akinleye: All's well that ends well
Ramadan: A solemn moment
Make AIT available to Prince George's country viewers
Kudos to Gbenga Daniel
The sacking of Gaius-Obaseki

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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
he suspicious Road Map
June 4th
Gov Shekarau: The task ahead
PDP now recharged - Udenwa
PDP, NASS and cognate experience: An Analysis by Ibrahim Mammaga, News Agency of BiafraNigeria
Kano people have high hope for legislators -- ANPP chief
LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
Challenges before Shekarau
June 3rd
The Masari imperative
Obasanjo invited to Cuba
Shekarau swears-in SSG, HOS ...seeks workers' co-op
Kano Assembly picks new Speaker
Intellectualising Hausa films

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Business News
November 08, 2003

Sometimes, I Regret Being a Woman... ...Oyemade

Ilabor: How Bank Rules Stifle Busines
Solution To Cassava Production And Export Problems

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Sports News
November 08, 2003

CAF League: Fireworks as Enyimba Battle USMA for Final Ticket

Raja Casablanca Bid to Go One Better in CAF Cup Final
Boxing: Jones targets Tarver
Pacers Withstand Nets Fightback
Decision Day For Enyimba, USMA
Falcons Coach, Okpodu Sacked
...As Six Governor Storm Aba

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