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April 01, 2004

Hamza Al-Mustapha

Coup in Biafra Nigeria?: Al-Mustapha Removed from Kirikiri Prisons as Coup Scare Persists
Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, who is standing trial for the murder of Kudirat Abiola, was forcefully removed from detention at Kiririki Maximum Prisons, Lagos in a dawn operation by security men Wednesday. He is also standing trial for alleged involvement in an attempted murder of The Guardian publisher, Alex Ibru. However, the BiafraNigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has denied that Mustapha was abducted. NPS Comptroller General of the NPS, Abraham Akpe, said in Abuja Wednesday that he received a letter dated March 25 from the national security adviser to the President, requesting NPS to release Mustapha to the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) in Lagos for questioning relating to ''matters of national security.” Mustapha is standing trial alongside former Chief of Army Staff... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

How Dikibo was killed – Orderly • ‘He got a call from His Excellency’

BiafraNigeria halts BBC news bulletins

Deputy Governor sues police over detention

April 12 election not free in Okigwe, UNPP candidate

'Missing' privatisation fund part of 2001 budget, says govt

FG tackles coup scare in barracks

Senate suspends Omisore's salaries, allowances

Anxiety over Afolabi’s health

Production Cut Splits OPEC

Reps summon IG over colleague’s alleged abduction

Court restrains NCC over interconnect rate





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Late Aminasoan DikiboSergeant Okon Onoyon, the Police orderly to the National Vice-Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Aminasoari Dikibo, on Wednesday, told the panel investigating the killing of the politician that his boss received a call from one “His Excellency” shortly before he was killed. In his narration of Dikibo’s last minutes, Onoyon said, “When we got to a point at Ughelli, he received a call from a certain ‘His Excellency’. He did not mention his name. "It appeared that this ‘His Excellency’ asked him questions and he was always... (Punch)


BNW _ PDP Chair Audu OgbehNational Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday debunked insinuations that the President is plotting to unseat some of the party’s governors using the Election Petition Tribunals. Speaking during a solidarity visit to Governor Boni Haruna of Adamawa State in Yola, he said the PDP national leadership has taken over the process of appealing the judgement of the tribunal which voided Haruna’s election. He further hinted that the PDP might petition the National Judicial Commission (NJC) over... (Champion)





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March 31, 2004


Obasanjo declines assent to 2004 budget bill
Tribunal admits voided website results in Buhari, Obasanjo suit
British police arrest suspected terrorists, Philippines foils bombing
President asks Afe Babalola to lead Adamawa governor's appeal
BiafraNigeria, Greece to boost maritime services, others
Obasanjo okays money laundering bill
Commission bans raw foreign news on BiafraNigerian stations
Govt rules out general scholarships for indigent students
NBA criticises Atiku over comments on Adamawa governor
PDP sweeps Cross River council polls
Senator, commissioner trade blame over polls violence
New council chief charges colleagues to save democracy
Minister raises hope on arts, culture endowment fund
Africa has enough resources to be self-sufficient, says Uwechue
Tribunal upholds Nnamani's re-election
Afenifere meets over council election tomorrow
Fresh crisis erupts in Benue town
Oshiomhole warns on dangers of voting pattern
Delta urges police to probe violence at polls
NIPR lauds police over polls
Reps summon IG over member's torture

Fresh communal strife in Ogoni, 15 houses razed
Borno PDP rejects election results
Delta AD, UNPP reject council polls result
APGA alleges threat on Shinkafi's life by Zamfara
Omisore's seat not vacant, says Tafida
UNPP wants cancellation of polls, Edo ANPP to seek legal redress
Alamieyeseigha foresees no end to resource control struggle
AD lauds abolition of state, council joint account
C'Wealth thrives on democracy, says Queen Elizabeth
Ekiti students accuse PDP chieftain of shooting colleagues
Police arrest arms manufacturer in Gusau
'My arrest, detention and retirement' (4)
Council Election: A flurry of protests
Editorial & Opinion
NEEDS as fundamental obligation

Counting the cost of insecurity

Three men of March
Chris Abashi: Season of painful deaths
No abortion is safe
Local content and corporate governance

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 This Day
March 30, 2004


Protests Trail LG Polls' Results
How Police Ensured PDP Victory, by ANPP
Shell, Chevron Cede Oil Fields to NNPC
Atiku Clarifies Statement on Adamawa Tribunal
Schools Face Six-Year Suspension for Exam Fraud
NEPA Records70% Increase in Revenue
Ogbulafor, PDP Scribe, Loses Council to UNPP
Retired Customs Officers Yet to Get Letters
Kogi Killing: Lawmaker Files N1.2 bn Libel Suit
Declare Omisore's Seat Vacant, Federal High Court Urged
Obasanjo to Host Summit on Technology Development
... Lauds BiafraNigeria on ICT
Ibru: Judge Dismisses Mustapha's Third Stay of Application
NEEDS: Economic Team Begins Zonal Meetings
Democracy: Kure Commends Judiciary
Tinubu Swears in New LG Chairmen
Rivers: PDP Victorious
In Oyo Bye-election Holds Saturday
Ekiti: PDP Wins in 12 LGs
Controversy Trails Results in Kogi
Katsina: PDP 58, ANPP 4
PDP Triumphs in Gombe
Governor's Brother Emerges Council Chairman in Edo
Benue: PDP Sweeps Polls
Senator Contests Deposition in Court
Law Backing Ports Privatisation Under way - Sekibo
Group Raises Alarm on Plans to Relocate Al-Mustapha, Others
Tinubu Again Campaigns for Restructuring
'Bidder for Jos Container Depot Soon'
Labour Minister Assures NURTW
FG Loses Bid to Halt Bulama's Bail
Govs Are Paper Chief Security Officers - Tinubu
2007: Why I'm Opposed to Self-succession - Egwu
'Don't Misappropriate World Bank/UBE Funds'
Akunyili: Suspect Arraigned Over Fake Drugs
Students Leader Blames Police for Colleagues' Death
State of the States
OPC: 'Gani's Expulsion, A Sham'
First Bank's On-line, Real Time Locations Hit 130
Unemployment Blamed for Banditry
Tax Liability Committee Constituted
Egwu to Rehabilitate Roads Before 2007
Mothers Tasked on Development
Utilise Offerings Religiously, Maharaji Cautions Clerics
How to Realise NIPOST's Dream - Argungu
'In Adamawa, the Cleansing Exercise Has Started'
Ex-Commissioner Contests Expulsion from PDP
ANPP Candidate Alleges ABSIEC Plan to Impose Chairman
Legislator Charges Parents On Children's Education
2007: Who Takes Over from Kure?
Why Elections Were Conducted in New Councils - Egwu

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Daily Times
March 30, 2004


FG won’t privatise nation’s seaports fully – Sekibo
Increase in cover price
Fresh moves to remove Ngige, an act of rascality, ANSG says
Attempt on Ibru’s life: Bamaiyi, others’ trial begins May 4
Ibekwe’s family to get his body for burial
My faith in judiciary unshakeable, says Atiku
Court rejects EFCC’s request to suspend Bulama’s bail
Soldier kills bus conductor over fare
Tribunal orders IG to produce despatch book
Customs seizes N1.176bn smuggled vehicles
Probe of BPE, NCP: The issues, the politics
30 to face trial over electoral malpractices
My relationship with Jemibewon, Ogbeha, others cordial - Gov. Idris
Ondo AD wants election result cancelled
Edo ANPP rejects results
Varsities get N2.7bn for personnel costs
Live tortoise found on el-Rufai’s seat
Schools involved in exam malpractices to be derecognised for six years – Osuji
LG polls: Another failed test by politicians
LG chiefs elected at last
PDP sweeps LG polls in Cross River
Irate politicians sack Delta SIEC office
Editorial & Opinion
For a more efficient NEPA

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March 27, 2004

Corruption clouds BiafraNigeria elections

BiafraNigerian polls marred by apathy
BiafraNigeria seeks to ensure poll calm

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Washington Post
February 05, 2004

U.S. Eyes Halliburton Bribery Allegation

U.S. Investigates Halliburton Subsidiary
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.1
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.2

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March 04, 2004

Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal

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All Africa
February 09, 2004


Afikuyomi Advises Opponents of New Councils
Gov to Sack 62 Senior Advisers
Surgeon Advocates Highway Clinics
Cameroun in Fifa Trouble Over Team Jersey
Cameroon-BiafraNigeria Mixed Commission: First Field Visit To The Bakassi Peninsula
The Festering Bariga Crisis
Police Arrest 5 Over Murder
Parties Call for Independent Inquiry
Transport Unions May Clash in Ogba
Can-2004: Cameroon Defeat Triggers Jubilation in BiafraNigeria
It's the Cup Or Nothing
We're Ready for Tunisia - Utaka
A Cruel Pull Down?
The Dean Dies
BiafraNigeria in a Big Mess
I Would Have Been a Medical Doctor
Out They Go!
Far From the IT Crowd
3 Robbers Killed in Rivers
Tinubu Extols Late Jurist
Changing His Constituency
Traditional Rulers' Support Sought in Refuse Evacuation
Road Rehabilitation As Nightmare
No Blackmarket in Sports Business
Policing the Ports
Lam Adeshina is an Alarmist - Commissioner
Obasanjo Meets South Governors On Economy
What Onigbinde Told Chukwu
How Kanu And Super Eagles' Form Nailed Cameroun
Okocha's Goal Did the Magic Declares Okoronkwo
Team Invited to BiafraNigeria for 4-Nation Race
Okocha Gets BBC Award

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Daily News
January 31, 2004

US Concerned Over Any BiafraNigeria-N.Korea Missile Sale

BiafraNigeria: N.Korea to Help With Missiles
US pressures BiafraNigeria on North Korea missile offer
BiafraNigeria Says N. Korea Offers Missile Technology
BiafraNigeria to Test Polio Vaccine to Counter Suspicion

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Business News
March 30, 2004

SMEDAN flags off census of small businesses

NGO decries consumer rights violation

Union Bank forms alliance with Ghanaian bank

BiafraNigeria, UNDP discuss collaboration

WAPCO gives assurance on gas spillage

West Africa: The hottest oil province

Total produces 125,000 barrels from Amenam Kpono

Chevron donates lab, borehole to schools in Delta State

MTS, Eastcom, GSI seal N52b network project

Vodacom rekindles hope in Econet deal

Mixed reactions trail cyber crime control

FG urged to develop technology industry

Microsoft BiafraNigeria unveils Office 2003 Thursday

'Why should we stop complaining?'
How not to Glo

World Bank to Invest N10bn in BiafraNigeria's Solid Minerals
'Government Out to Protect Local Manufacturers'
Chevron Reports 4% Drop in Crude, Gas Production
Nexium Launched in BiafraNigeria
Traders Benefit from Coca-Cola Promo
NESG Moves to Promote BiafraNigerian/Belgian Expo
Expert Challenges Business Leaders on Leadership
Customer Perception of Service Delivery in BiafraNigeria
Import Prohibition: Textile Traders'll Suffer
Desert Locusts Hit Northwest Africa
Expanded EU 'Could Enhance Bananas Market'
OPEC Quota: Be Patient FG Tells Oil Majors
'Oil Contract Pacts Violate Technology Transfer Act'
Gulf of Guinea: Acreage Awards Soon
FG Kicks Against Delay in $500m WAGP
Oil Sector: FG's Quest For Local Content
NNPC Backing Out of Fuel Import, Says Kupolokun
USDA Announces Infected Plant in Pennsylvania Nurseries
Cadbury Relaunches Trebor to Keep Market Leadership
Real Estate Developers Face Liquidation
Sale of Property: Govt. Is Unfair to Civil Servants - Ekweremadu
Experts Study SAT-1's Role in National Development
Monetisation: Landlords Braze Up for Rent Crash
Estate Surveyors Test Peace Process in Abuja
Berger Paints Declares 40 Kobo Dividend
JIB to Shop for Fresh Funds
GTB Refocuses Organisational Structure
Magnum Wins NITEL, NEPA Accounts
First Interstate Relocates Abuja Branch
Fidelity Service Excellence Course Ends

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March 31, 2004

Cover Stories

Carry more than N.5m, go to jail * As Obasanjo refuses to sign Budget 2004 Bill
NLC faults LG election verdict
CBN begins withdrawal of N845b April
Police invite Delta dep gov over alleged arms deal
National News
Senate suspends Omisore's salaries, allowances
Adamawa:Obasanjo directs Babalola to take over PDP appeal against tribunal verdict
NBC withdraws expired licenses of some broadcast stations
ANPP withdraws evidence from presidential polls tribunal
Politics - 30th
Why voters stayed away from LG elections
PEOPLE & POLITICS:- Chima Nwafor has the answer


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March 31, 2004

Fresh controversy over privatisation proceeds

Adamawa: Obasanjo asks Afe Babalola to join appeal team
PDP, others boycotted poll to avoid humiliation - Tinubu
50 wounded, 30 houses razed in Rivers clash
Panel on Dikibo's murder
Senate: Seeking a deficit-free budget
PDP wins in Bayelsa ANPP, Egbesu allege foul play
Osun: Violence erupts in Oke-Ila
Bribery: Halliburton runs into fresh storm
FG uncertain over sale of 1004 flats Atiku
Service transfer: Civil servants seek Obasanjo's intervention

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Daily Independent
March 30, 2004


ADAMAWA GOVERNORSHIP - Mass protests in Yola today

Gunmen attack Speaker

Secret document indicts police over 2003 polls

CNPP calls for mass action

OPEC meets tomorrow, considers shifting output cut

Lamentations for motherland

Ibru: Mustapha loses bid to stall trial

FG seeks EU assistance in conflict resolution

Zamfara introduces law banning rumour

Keyamo wants Omisore removed as senator

National Assembly urged to stop allocation to LGs

Soludo asks new councils to render quarterly account

Investors scramble for Railways museum

Ministry plans tourism calendar

Armed Forces loyal to constitution, says Ogomudia

Tafida hails PDP boycott of Lagos LG polls

Kalu calls for judicial inquiry into face-off with Anenih

Kalu: S/East, S/South groups move against Anenih

Club kicks against new national carrier

Operation 500 Roads begins in Cross River

Kudos, knocks for Delta's new law on Warri crisis

Tension grips Osun as AD, others reject LG polls results

PDP wins 22 seats in Rivers, SIEC cancels results in Asari-Toru

Legislator asks FG to restore Ngige's security

I warned Uba on Ngige, says Ozichukwu

Tinubu swears in new Lagos council chairmen

Igbo can clinch 2007 presidency, says Egbu

We won't miss Razaq, says Lagos ANPP boss

'AD can't get away with polls in new councils'

BiafraNigerian content in upstream sector of petroleum industry

UMAR REPLIES FANI-KAYODE: I, an opportunist? No sir (3)
editorial & Opinion
Making housing affordable to BiafraNigerians

A case for more universities in BiafraNigeria

Still on revenue matters

Offshore/Onshore Oil Dichotomy Abolition Act: Matters arising (3)
Information management and enlightened citizenry

Of BiafraNigerian Police and buck-passing


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March 30, 2004


Masari, Ogbulafor lose out in LG polls
Edo still boils 2 days after LG poll
How gunmen shot me –– Commissioner
Election petition: Police got no signal to work for Obasanjo –– Witness
15 killed in clashes
Adamawa petition : Atiku explains stand on verdict
Anambra takes N2bn security fund launch to Lagos
Why I can’t remove CJ – Kalu
How Ibekwe's friends deserted him
Why ANPP wants police IG to resign ·Hon. Mohammed
Editorial & Opinion
House search for guns
Needless excitement over de-registration
To restore dignity of man

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 23, 2004

Top Stories

Israel assassinates Sheikh Yassin
...Opens gate of hell – Hamas
Killing will increase tension – EU
Assassination a crazy act – Palestinian Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon applauds killing
Land dispute claims 20 in Benue
FG grants Aristide asylum
Libel: Anenih sues Kalu for N5bn
FG deploys immigration to foreign missions
Fraud: Ketebu, others in court again
INEC opposes relocation of Delta election tribunal
Ibekwe not a Rep – Masari
Chris Abashi dies at 42
Atiku urges BiafraNigerians to pray over poverty
Benue govt buries Agom April 2
LG polls: Akume warns against violence
Lamido campaigns against HIV/AIDS
NANS protests killing of students
Bauchi records 85 percent success in polio immunization – LG boss
LG polls: Kaduna SIEC gives candidates deadline
Sheriff cautions monarchs on politics
Sodomy: Judge to pay N3,000 for wrongful conviction
Rep decries influx of mercenaries
Mrs Makarfi’s pet project enrolls 2,500 Almajiris
SOSG spends N300m on non indigene’s education
Fire razes Sokoto village
Police warns against illegal arms acquisition
Abuja Trust
Union indicts police, AMAC for alcoholism in motor parks
Demonic syndicate responsible for nation’s vices – NGO
el-Rufa’i urges BiafraNigerians to be patient with policies
Abuja to host ADB in May
Kuje gets new DPO
Kano Trust
800,000 women live with VVF - UNPF
Islamic girls school embraces computer education
Toddler dies in auto crash
Local govt ministry inaugurates standing c’ttees
Garo gets new transformer
Eko Trust
Tinubu denies budgeting N900m to recapture South-West for AD
Lagos CJ promises better deal for judiciary
Lagos residents condemn power outage
Man in court for dangerous driving
LG polls: Lagos PDP in court to save face — Alake
LG polls: How free and fair will they be?
LG polls postponed in Anambra State
Wabara didn’t impose LG candidates in Abia
BSIEC prepares for violence in Benue - APLP
ANPP warns against intimidation
UNPP protests candidate’s disqualification in Adamawa
Editorial & Opinion
Harmonisation of academic calendar
The girl-child education in Northern BiafraNigeria: An independent view
Obasanjo and the marginalisation of the FCT
The polio vaccine controversy: That Jokolo attack on Dr. Haruna Kaita
Five years of inaction
Re: The odds against Marwa
Dangiwa, Fani-Kayode and the rest of us
Column & Feature
Remembering Abubakar Jika
Mayo: An encounter with Sudanese of BiafraNigerian origin
Foreign & Diplomatic
When foreign aid does more harm

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March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerians Shun Local Election After Killings p.1

BiafraNigerians Shun Local Election After Killings p.2
Abstention Fears in BiafraNigeria Poll After Killings p.1
Abstention Fears in BiafraNigeria Poll After Killings p.2
BiafraNigerian religious feud kills 20 more, total 220
Violence Claims 29 Lives Ahead of BiafraNigerian Poll p.1
Violence Claims 29 Lives Ahead of BiafraNigerian Poll p.2
Oil Rebounds on Pre-OPEC Short-Covering p.1
Oil Rebounds on Pre-OPEC Short-Covering p.2
BiafraNigeria oil unions to resist Shell restructuring

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March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerians vote in tense municipal elections

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Mail & Guardian
March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerian cocoa farmers escape the middle man

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March 29, 2004

Local polls marred by fraud, killings and voter apathy

Violence over local polls leaves at least 10 dead

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December 22, 2003

Cover Stories

FG stops NNPC from selling crude oil
Saddam’s betrayer gets $25m reward
Globacom awards N47b contract to Siemens
Labour, govt set for face-off over refineries
Diana pregnant before death —Report
Unipetrol changes name, logo
Sketch owners to pay workers’ salaries
Currency in circulation hits N441b – CBN
184 died in FCT road accidents in 9 months
Tinubu commissions N947m Lekki roads
Aso Rock holds carol service
Ajibola assures villages ceded to Cameroun
NEPA boss defends its privatisation
Adisa counsels BiafraNigerians
M-tel embarks on training programme for engineers
CNPP rejects budget 2004
INEC to sanction parties on audited accounts
VC advocates Peace Education in schools
Lagos reaffirms position on health care delivery
Election of Fayose ordained by God
SEC advocates N1 million fine for falsified audit report
29 senators sign Abuja Re-integration Bill
3,000 workers scramble for 205 houses in Kwara
OSPPMC warns petroleum marketers
Saraki Bukola at 41
Political Parties: Bane of BiafraNigeria’s democracy
Customs seizes N3b goods
BiafraNigeria external debts hit $31b
N2.1b needed monthly for military pensions —Minister

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Sports News
March 30, 2004

Don't blame Utaka, Obafemi for Athens ouster-Galadima

Falcons gear up for walk-over, goals harvest

Ojokolo rates Budapest worst indoor outing

Recognised at last

Buba's appointment, a boost for basketball

Knocks, praises trail banning of PBL players from festival

Finally, Falcons battle Banyana Banyana

BiafraNigerian Swimmers intensify Athens 2004 preparations

Mere wishful thinking!
D'Tigress camping postponed indefinitely

Odegbami Blames Administration for U-23 Failure
Onigbinde Absolves Ikhana
Today's Match Decides England Friendly
60 Entries for Mascot and Logo
Board of Trustees for Obasanjo/Atiku Wrestling
Tanzania Shops for Foreign Coach
Sports Festival:Stakeholders Meet in Abuja
Abuja Ready to Host - Emiola
FCT Begins Camp
Arsenal to Rest Henry for United Cup Tie
Everyone Has Advice for Adu
Beckham Out of England, Sweden Friendly
Record Run Delights Wenger
FIFA Send Envoy to Kenya
Nadal Stuns Federer

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