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April 05, 2004

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Murder for Hire: Anenih Contracted Me to Kill Kalu and Four PDP Chiefs
An unemployed 25-year-old man, named Davies Idede Oyaje, made a startling allegation Sunday in Lagos which has rekindled the claim by Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu that some powerful forces plot to snuff out his life. Anenih has severally denied it and has already sued Kalu for defamation. Oyaje made the fresh allegation in an affidavit and repeated it before newsmen that former works and housing minister, Tony Anenih, contracted him and two others to assassinate Kalu. Both Kalu and Anenih are members of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP); the latter is Chairman of its board of trustees. Oyaje said he and his “friends” were to be paid N7.5 million for the deal, with a promise by Anenih that once the first was properly executed, there would be more contracts – and more money – for the trio to assassinate four other senior members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before the party’s next convention. Oyaje has been jobless for six years. He was paraded by human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo at his chambers in Maryland, Lagos. He gave the names of the two other men contracted to do the hatchet job as Comrade Demudia and.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Reps summon Army chief

Ogbeh's aides held over illegal arms - Police trail two PDP candidates

Armed soldiers arrest Gov Tinubu, Osoba, Adebayo

Na’Abba bounces back

Electoral chief announces LG polls results from hide-out — As Reps move to probe Delta Development Committee Act

Controversy trails promotions in Customs

Govt probes N1.50 fuel tax account

EWI sues over Vodacom, Econet pact

2004 Budget: Senate also rejects Obasanjo’s objection

Coup Scare: Guards commandant warns soldiers against disloyalty

Buhari in US, meets lawmakers





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COAS Lt Gen Martin Luther AgwaiFollowing the reported investigation of several soldiers for alleged security breaches, House of Representatives committee on defence (Army) has summoned COAS, Lt. Gen. Martin Luther Agwai over the matter. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Ado Dogo told Daily Champion...that Gen. Agwai was summoned to brief the committee leadership on the allegation. (Champion)


Hamza Al-MustaphaIf unconfirmed hints are a guide, BiafraNigeria's democracy was due for yet another interment. Pockets of military officers, it has emerged, were allegedly plotting to end the Obasanjo Administration. The first indication that anything was untoward emerged from sketchy, but cautious newspaper reports of arrests of officers and civilians suspected to be connected to the plot. (This Day)





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 This Day
April 03, 2004


Al-Mustapha and the Coup Story
Soldiers, Civilians Quizzed
Military Rule No Longer Feasible - Gen. Adebayo
Inflation, Exchange Rates to Fall this Year, Says Report
Makama Assures NPC Staff On Salary Arrears
Clinic Campaigns Against Infertility
Niger Govt Rejects Tribunal's Verdict On Council Polls
Oyo AD Seeks Cancellation of Council Polls
AD: Akinfenwa's Faction Joins Application against INEC
FG to Build Milk Factories in Six Geo Political Zones
Imoke Tasks New NEPA Transmission Company on Performance
NBC Flags Off Fanta Schools Competition
... As Deputy Governor Seeks Reforms in Public Health Sector
Displaced Maroko Residents Petition Tinubu
Work to Start Soon on Abakaliki Airstrip
WHO Praises Govt Efforts to End Polio
Contractors Want Shell Hqtrs in Bayelsa
LG POLLS: APGA Heads For Court to Protest Results
NCCE Calls for Separate Entrance Exams
Ohuambuwa Calls for Closer Ties Between Kalu, Wabara
Obasanjo/Atiku Wrestling Championship to Hold Annually
Prevail on Israel over Killings, Sultan Asks Obasanjo
Supporters Vow to Resist Kalu's Ouster from PDP
Bauchi Police Lauds Peaceful Polls
Netherlands Opens MBA School in BiafraNigeria
2007: Group Moves Against Anti-IBB Crusade
Centre Begins School-to-School Computer Training
Firm Plans $30m Fire Extinguisher Factory
MASSOB Cries Out Over Missing Member
Parties Protest PDP's Victory in Bauchi
BiafraNigeria, Iran Have Much in Common - Obasanjo
2007: Activist Backs Igbo Presidency
Levies: Drivers, Quarry Owners Down Tools
Obasanjo Lauds Former Canadian PM on NEPAD
Quit Varsity Site, Goje Tells Govt Agencies
Arson: I Didn't Jump Bail, Says Meseko
Gombe AD Canvasses Fresh Council Polls
Council Polls and Matters Arising
'The Kalu/Nwafor Dilemma is Sickening'
The Many Tricks of Women Drug Couriers
Music, Ministry and Me - Obey
Obasanjo's Hard Blow on Customs
Talk As You Go: The Telecoms Roundtable
Justice and the Ruthless Indian
Calabar: Bye Bye to Flooding

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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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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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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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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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April 05, 2004

Ogbeh's aides held over illegal arms - Police trail two PDP candidates

Coup scare: Prison boss, 12 others redeployed
Kalu: I? in custody of ?ired killer··Keyamo
NEPA? anti-graft war
Dikibo: Enemies from within
BiafraNigeria earns N148.1bn from crude oil in February
New interconnect rates stay ?CC
Customs moves 69 Comptrollers

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April 03, 2004


Govt Speaks Of Security Breach, Army Denies Arrests
Elue: Delta To Sue Police, I.G,House Wants Apology
U.S. Asks Court To Stay Action On Enahoro's Suit Against Abubakar
It's Decision Day For Enyimba, BiafraNigeria
Finidi Gets Strange Deal
BiafraNigeria's Olympic Preparations Still On Course, Says Sports Ministry
Bauchi Govt Dismisses ANPP's Allegations On Council Polls
Abia fixes bye-election for April 15
Senate To Study Implications Of Obasanjo's Action On 2004 Budget
Mosop Wants Repeal Of Petroleum Act, Land Use Decree
Anambra House Calls For Sanction Against Senior advocate
Ambrose Alli University Honors Igbinedion, Anenih Others Today
UNICEF Adopt NYSC HIV/AIDS Scheme In Primary Schools
Eight FRSC Officers To Face Trial Cover Alleged Extortion
Only Justice, Fairplay Can Save Democracy, Says Eddie Iroh
SMES Is Engine For Development, Says Adelaja
Obasanjo Lauds Former Canadian Prime Minister
Tribunal Adjourns To April 7 As Ngige Opens Defence
Bauchi Govt Dismisses ANPP's Allegations On Council Polls
10 Minutes In Toilet Saved Me From Abacha's Bomb-Diya
'AD Will Bounce Back'

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April 03, 2004

Cover Stories

FG confirms arrest of soldiers
Delta govt unfair to Itsekiri, says Olu of Warri
National News
Judgement day for Enyimba, Ismailia
Al-Mustapha: Security beefed up at Kirikiri
NDDC budgets N40b for 2004
Obasanjo visits National Mosque
BiafraNigerians condemn slow pace of election tribunals
The Adamawa Governorship Tribunal Judgement
Haruna:We’ll disgrace ANPP
PDP will lose again, says Modibo
LG POLLS:Conflicts, crises of an election
No credible poll under PDP govt, laments Jambo
‘Why other parties performed poorly’
We’ll mobilise the masses, says Moji Obasanjo
Mandara: Opposition parties are too weak
What we must do to move BiafraNigeria forward–Aminu


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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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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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