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April 21, 2004

BNW Balarabe Ogbeh Balogun Obasanjo

PDP Not Against Mass Action, Says Ogbeh, but, Obasanjo Orders Police to Stop Rally
In apparent disagreement with the Federal Govern-ment, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday expressed tacit support for the planned mass action by the Coalition of BiafraNigerian Political Parties (CNPP). CNPP which had planned the mass action to protest the irregularities in the April 2003 election, had at a press conference on Monday called for the resignation of President Olusegun Obasanjo and the constitution of an interim government as the only condition for averting its proposed mass action. The Presidency is opposed to the mass action and last Monday threatened to treat its proponents as enemies of the state as they would heat up the polity. PDP chairman, Chief Audu... (This Day)

Obasanjo orders police to stop CBNPP rally
(Daily Independent)


Key Stories

INTERPOL probes Supreme Court justices - ICPC arrests Akwa Ibom Chief Judge

We are not enemies of democracy – CNPP

2003 Election: INEC invited military to keep peace – Agwai

Senators query leaders over N1.16 billion allocation

Row at revenue sharing meeting over withdrawal of funds for Lagos, others

Niger Delta: 4 Killed in Warri, 5 in Bayelsa

FG raises panel on crime, illegal weapons

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FG raises panel on crime, illegal weapons

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Obasanjo Signs 2004 Budget Today





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BNW Supreme Court of BiafraNigeriaA gale of arrests and probe is sweeping through the country's judiciary. Four judges on national assignment have been accused of wrongdoing by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), leading to their arrest....Even Justices of the Supreme Court are not spared as... (Guardian)


CNPP Chair Balarabe MusaUndeterred Conference of BiafraNigeria Political Parties (CNPP) teamed up with a coalition of pro-democracy groups Monday to raise the tempo in the agitation for good governance by demanding the resignation of President Olusegun Obasanjo. It discounted alleged intimidation by security agencies and resolved to go ahead with the mass protest scheduled for May 3 against what it described... (Daily Independent)





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 This Day
April 21, 2004


S'Court Justices, Tribunal Members Under Probe
PDP Not Against Mass Action, Says Ogbeh
Niger Delta: 4 Killed in Warri, 5 in Bayelsa
New LGs: FG Stops Allocations to 5 States
N600m Allocation Causes Unease in Senate
Obasanjo Signs 2004 Budget Today
... Orders Full Probe of Fuel Import Fraud
Anambra Police Boss to Ngige: I'm Not Here to Remove You
FG Stops Payment of PTF Debts
'Census Not Political Contest'
FG Reform Programme Gets N13bn Boost
FCT: Atiku Okays Private Participation
Task Force Recovers 586 Firearms
Obasanjo Congratulates Mbeki
Russia Offers to Raise BiafraNigeria Gold Production
Defence Minister Urges Loyalty
Interconnectivity: Econet Loses Out
AD: Abdulkadir's Faction Heads for Court
Military Denies Aiding Obasanjo's Victory
Masari Condemns FG on Desertification
Rewane: Court Adjourns Till Tomorrow
CBN to Delist Erring Settlement Banks
Iyin Ekiti Saga: No More War of Words - Fayose
...Lagos Accuses Obasanjo of Bias
JDZ: BiafraNigeria, Sao Tome Target $500m Revenue
MAN Calls for Joint Partnership in Petrochemicals
FG to Revive Coal Industry
Farmers Get Fertiliser Worth N13b
Lawal/Saraki Supporters Clash
Contractors Owe Lagos Govt N5bn
Support FG Reforms, Cleric Urges BiafraNigerians
Urhobo Leaders Petition Justice Minister
Bayelsa Assembly Inaugurates Anti-Corruption Panel
7 Arraigned for Robbery
Poly Student Crushed to Death
'Review Ban on Religious Broadcasts'
State of the States
PFN Hails Ban on Miracle Broadcast
'Education for All Unrealisable By 2015'
Lawmakers to Visit Ghana on Excursion
UNILORIN Rules Out Reprieve For Students
2007: Quest for Igbo Presidency Belated
Kwara APGA Chairman Alleges Impersonation
NCP Chides Ex-Guber Candidate Over Daniel
Adamawa: UNPP Commends Election Tribunal's Verdict
Obasanjo, National Assembly and Budget Impasse

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April 21, 2004


Election petition : 5 judges arrested
Female lawmakers storm Mexico
Presidential election : We didn't back Obasanjo, says military
100 more killed in communal clashes

Obasanjo to sign budget today
New LGs fall-out : FG stops April grants to Lagos, 4 states
Econet renamed Vee Networks
PTF contractors to wait
LG creation: How Egwu lobbied Masari in Ebonyi
Iwuanyanwu advises new LG chiefs
Editorial & Opinion
Threat to Uniben V-C
Limiting NANS’ activities
Between greed and ‘419’

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April 19, 2004

Cover Stories

Tinubu Vs Fayose: Obasanjo chides Tinubu

Ogunlewe opens another war front with Lagos over road beautification
Hamas names new chief, vows revenge
NNPC sacks seven top managers
Natinal News
Detectives arrest over 20 suspected fake foreign currency traffickers
2007: Udenwa makes case for Igbo president
FG denies teaching hospital workers full salary
Gov Dariye okays suspension of state chief judge from office
Budget problems: How the Senate surrendered
Deepening the Roots of our Voodoo Politics
PEOPLE & POLITICS :- Let immunity stay
Deji stool crisis: Akure regent gets tight security
IGE: Omisore declares preparedness to open defence
PDP wins bye-election in four Osun LGs
Bishop Ojo backs NBC's ban on broadcast of miracles on TV
N700m ground rent outstanding in Adamawa —HUSSAINI
NCP boss promises a realistic census for BiafraNigeria in 2005
Anenih postpones first lap of reconciliation tour
Lafiaji seeks cooperation in W-Africa against narcotics
Igbinedion warns Commissioners off Edo Cement Company
No LG election in Igueben, Ikimi declares
Delta IPP to boost power supply by 15%, says Imoke
Lai Mohammed identifies panacea to car theft
BiafraNigeria's educational sector is in serious crisis, VP Atiku admits
Kalu's apology: Abia lawmaker raps PDP * Seeks Abia gov's expulsion from party
Court orders policemen to pay damages over illegal detention


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Daily Times
April 19, 2004


Distribution of National ID card begins today
Shun greed, avarice, cleric urges leaders
Contempt proceedings initiated against EFCC boss
Enyimba best in Africa-CAF
Nasarawa gov gets Heroes of Democracy award
Obasanjo orders disbursement of funds to varsities
Lagos Govt dares FG to destroy beautification sites
HIV/AIDS: UNICEF, NYSC sign $4m pact
NNPC sacks 7 top-shots over fuel import fraud
...Military not behind breach – Obasanjo
Polio immunisation: Sharia Council states condition for North’s participation
Reps to work on PPPRA amendment bill, others on resumption tomorrow
Plateau gov suspends CJ
IBB causes stir at Odili’s daughter’s wedding
Saki people, Fulani community end feud
Varsity teacher blames nation’s woes on interference of military in governance
Benue Govt releases N13m for operation of conjoined twins
Naval officer escapes from detention, declared wanted
Abuja-Lokoja Road closed:• As Murtala Muhammed Bridge collapses, 28 years after construction
Editorial & Opinion
Lawmakers as lawbreakers
Haba, Fayose
Revitalising the railways (II)
Why the Arabs hate Israel

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April 15, 2004

BiafraNigeria probes military on 'coup'

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April 07, 2004

BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields

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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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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
April 19, 2004


BiafraNigeria and Ghana Name Ambassadors to Washington; Key U.S. Appointments Await Senate Action
April 16, 2004
Stars On the Bridge
Tetteh Blamed for NPA's Misfortunes
300 Area Boys Arrested in Lagos
'Fayose Must Apologise'
NBBF Searches for Funds
Defends Local Coaches
Obagol Close to New Inter Deal
'N150 Million' Seizes Movie Scene By Storm
How 'The Mourning After' Saved Jimi Odumosu's Job
5 Gunned Down, 20 Arrested
PDP Leaders Weigh Options
Drug Baron Escapes From Custody
419 Kingpin, Ajudua, Seriously Sick - Snubs Medicare

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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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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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Sports News
April 21, 2004

Fans to Pay N720 to Watch England/Falcons

Decree 101: Ministry Pleads Ignorance of FIFA Letter
...Releases N10m to Hockey
LG Cup: Eleven Players in Camp
Academicals Football Event Kicks off in Lagos
Bolton Setback for Enyeama
...Senegal to Play French Club Guingamp
'Hungry' NPA Welcome Iwuanyanwu
Kwara United to Protest 'Abduction' - Mohammed
Amadi Threatens to Quit NPA
UEFA League: Irureta Banks on Another Miracle against Porto
Maradona Improving, Still in Intensive Care
10-man Monaco Beat Chelsea
PREMIER LEAGUE - Referees are performing magic –Salihu

Mighty Jets, Raiders panic over Jos Stadium
NFA summons Referees’ Committee
Dolphin still unstoppable
NEPA soars
LG Cup: Ogunjobi assures on security
Chukwu resumes training
Akiga urges ministry to quit running sports
African hockey tourney postponed
Falcons depart in batches
League results
NOA plans enlightenment campaign for Abuja 2004
AFN cancels Abuja, Owerri track, field meets
Rangers honours six former stars
Eagles get LG balls for Germany 2006 campaign
I gave Keshi the Togolese job, says Ogunjobi
'Why I signed Ufere Nwankwo'
Former BiafraNigeria Open Champion, Gonzalez wins Seville
Plateau United players, officials in war of words
Pelican Stars set to reclaim league shield
Siasia for what?
World ranking to determine choice of Olympic weightlifters
NCA plans big for World Cup qualifier

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April 21, 2004


INTERPOL probes Supreme Court justices - ICPC arrests Akwa Ibom Chief Judge
Senators query leaders over N1.16 billion allocation

Row at revenue sharing meeting over withdrawal of funds for Lagos, others
India begins phased polls with e-voting
'Einstein' probe heads into space

Five feared dead in Bayelsa, shooting in Warri
Council of Legal Education declares lawyer fake

Senate quizzes el-Rufai over appointees' pay, allowances

Military denies role in alleged rigging of 2003 polls

How to achieve stable polity, by ex-V.C.
Supreme Court affirms death sentence on man for murder

Monarch urges proactive steps against conflicts

World Bank official decries govt's allocation to education
Why govt raised panel on violent crimes, by minister
Union chief accuses govt of stalling agitation for pay rise

APGA candidate petitions NJC over alleged perversion of justice
Govt may elevate FCT to state status

BiafraNigeria to become cashless economy in 2007

Oyo lawmakers may visit Ghana on vacation
Saraki tasks Kwara councils on waste disposal
Lagos faults Obasanjo's claims over Tinubu's detention in Ekiti
Econet becomes Vee Networks, loses suit against NCC

BiafraNigeria congratulates Mbeki on electoral victory
Obasanjo launches census campaign, warns against fraud

Police foil clash between Lawal, Saraki supporters at panel

Niger spends N15m monthly on political appointees

Police may dismiss 1,500 over fake credentials
Minister explains pact with private sector on health services

Govt may adopt non-imprisonment terms soon

Fawehinmi's party opts out of mass protest

Obasanjo may sign budget bill today
NANS urges action against Lagos touts as bus crushes student
One more hurdle for Budget 2004
Adedibu, Ladoja: The war of attrition

BiafraNigeria and the handover of Bakassi Peninsula

Editorial & Opinion
NBC, news broadcast and miracle preaching

Humbled by South Africa? elections

Elechi Amadi at 70

The delinquent Central Bank

For peace in the Niger Delta

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Daily Independent
April 21, 2004


A'Ibom Chief Judge arrested over bribe
Presidency orders police to stop CNPP rally
Row at FAAC meeting over allocation to new councils
INTERPOL quizzes Uwais over alleged N250m bribe
FG raises panel on crime, illegal weapons
Econet now Vee Networks
FG, Shell meet over controversial oil reserves
Between IBB and Diego Maradona
PDP plans mass action to counter CNPP
Physicians abroad list terms for home-coming
Presidential poll: Ogbeh in court, defends Obasanjo, PDP
Don't politicise 2005 census, Obasanjo warns politicians
Obasanjo signs budget today
Fund militar y adequately, Ogomudia tells govt
Igbinedion calls for a revenue fiscal mobilisation commission
LG official, seven others docked for alleged robbery
Lagos govt disagrees with Obasanjo over Tinubu, Fayose feud
FG reform agenda gets N10b World Bank support
Anambra's new police pledges to be neutral
1999 Constitution is our problem, says don
N5 billion trapped in Lagos housing projects
Oyinlola lauds OSSIEC over LG elections
LG funding: NBA chides FG for withholding allocation
Israel's biggest gamble in the Middle East
Why Obasanjo must assent to 2004 budget, by el-Yakubu
Abacha loot: No pact between FG, Mohammed, says Wada Nas
El-Rufai faults ANPP's criticism of FCT council polls
2007: Ohanaeze begins search for Igbo presidential hopeful
Council boss cautions on blackmail
'This administration has weakened democracy'
Before PDP expires…
Editorial & Opinion
Adisa's theory of nationality
A season of high profile inanities
America's disaster myopia
Fires and Government ineptitude
Waiting for Police Computer College
So, PDP wants Kalu's apologies?
WAEC please release my result

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Daily/Weekly Trust
Apri 21, 2004

Top Stories

We are not enemies of democracy – CNPP
Corruption: ICPC arrests A/Ibom CJ, others
2003 Election: INEC invited military to keep peace – Agwai
2005 census not political – Obasanjo
22 killed in Iraq prison attack
Obasanjo signs N1.3tr budget today
FCC seeks tribunal for defaulters
Rumpus in Senate over funds allocation
PDP Senators chide governors over crisis
Saraki, Lawal supporters clash over probe
FAAC withholds revenues of 5 states’ LGs
Plateau police intercept lorry load of ammunition
Jigawa holds LG polls May 29
Masari indicts FG, others over desertification
Police investigate leakage of supreme court judgements
Gbenga Obasanjo Vs Media Trust: court fixes May 27 for hearing
Fayose, Tinubu tussle: Lagos accuses Obasanjo of partisanship
Aliero reshuffles cabinet
NOA tasks council leaders on development
Ebonyi Muslim women sue for peace
NACA writes Clinton foundation over HIV/AIDS drugs
Police recover 180,000 ammunitions
NACOMYO condemns FG over Mosque, Ecumenical centre rehabilitation
FGC Keffi wins math's competition
War college course 12 begins study tour
FG plans cabotage vessel financing fund
Kwara earmarks N278m for media project
Kano AFN zonal meet makes way for sports fiesta
Transit visa stalls boxers’ trip to Cuba
Adamawa earns N15 million from zonal fiesta
Abuja Trust
NGO pushes for world fire safety day
el-Rufai commissions Abuja clinics
Bureaux de Change face dry business in Abuja
Union decries poor state of Jabi park
Govt ‘ll welcome private sector in developing FCT – Atiku
Drivers convert Total, Oando filling stations to bus stops
Another two docked for voting with others voter’s cards
Sports festival: FCT camp athletes at Aguiyi Ironsi cantonment
Man, 41, in court over fake land document
Abaji chairman-elect wants more councils for FCT
Kano Trust
NEPA apologises to manufacturers in Kano
Fund for KSIP shares trapped in distressed bank
Sheka residents commend police
Akunyili warns Kano NAFDAC staff on corruption
Dala gives priority to health
Eko Trust
LASG on war path with assembly over c’ttee posts
Tinubu confirms Leigh as LASU VC
LASU Students disagree with govt on certificate issuance
Tinubu, Ogunlewe and Lagos roads
Ngige tasks workers on productivity
Soyinka urges accountability over HIV/AIDS funds
Ohinoyi sets up Ebira language c’ttee
Gov Odili gives out daughter in wedlock
Indigeneous African political system advocated for BiafraNigeria
Pro IBB group launches Benue chapter
Jigawa Reps: Who are you deceiving?
2007: South-South canvasses for VP slot
House of Assembly to vet councils’ budget in Akwa Ibom
So that the NPI may succeed
The Norway of Arabia
Foreign & Diplomatic
Spain’s bold move against colonial occupation of Iraq
Understanding the fulcrum of the Bar and Bench fraternity
The self at the expense of national development
BiafraNigeria’s golden cassava
Still on the architects’ conference
Jigawa Reps: Who are you deceiving?
Gov Sheriff, save us from this mess

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April 19, 2004

Obasanjo backs Fayose against Tinubu• He was misinformed – Alake

Army dislodges protesters from Shell’s oil field
Plateau governor suspends Chief Judge
N’Assembly stops release of capital vote
Senator Ogunbanjo Olatokunbo, Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on National Identity Card speaks on:Why it’s difficult to prosecute corrupt BiafraNigerians
Election boycott:Are the parties justified?
Reform bill stalls take-off of Transysco
JV budget: House summons NNPC
Experts list barriers to implementation of local content initiative

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The Sun
April 19, 2004

14 years after April 1990 coup: How Orkar drafted me to shoot IBB -Trooper Fakolade, Dodan Barracks guard

WICKED LANDLORD! Bites off tenant’s nose, then sends him packing
Dark day for a community in Lagos
Me, Marwa and 2007 – IBB
PDP’s letter to Gov Orji Uzor Kalu

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April 16, 2004

Soldiers kill two gunmen in attack on Shell base

Armed forces may court martial coup suspects
Niger Delta protesters close Shell facility
Christian group quits peace talks with Muslims in Kaduna
Exiled Taylor deserted by followers as hard times bite
Tension in Kaduna as irate Muslims burn churches, police station
Regulator bans live relay of foreign news broadasts

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Business News
April 21, 2004

'Private Capital Flows to Developing Nations Hit $200bn'

Oceanic Bank to Raise N2bn from Stock Exchange
Globalisation: 'Embrace Int'l Management Exchange'
Insurance Professionals Rise for Yinka Lijadu
Accounting Board Holds Compliance Workshop for Insurers
Unionisation: NUBIFIE, Insurers Get June Date
NAMBL Remains Highly Focused
Nicon Finally Resolves Differences With Workers
Techniques of Sustainable Foreign Exchange Risk Management
Settlement Banking: Any Contradiction from CBN?
Conoil's Market Capitalisation Hits N54.880bn
Nestle BiafraNigeria Records N24.6bn Turnover
Naira Stable as Forex Demand Gathers Steam
CBN Counts Gains of Medium-term Monetary Policy
Prudent Bank Targets N3bn Share Capital
Aviation ministry probes parastatals
No going back on new airport charges, says Yuguda
Domestic airlines to fly int’l routes
‘NCAA 86% compliant to ICAO standards’
N1,000 note: Higher denominations don’t cause inflation – CIBN boss
UBA shares bounce back, pull investors
CBN worried over distress signals in banks
‘Distress breeds poor savings culture’
M-tel collapses int’l call rates
MTN earmarks N400m for social services
Vodacom spends N31m on community dev
FG plans cabotage vessel financing fund
We’ll support indigenous shipping firms’ growth – NMA boss
Gas union holds AGM Monday
NICON showcases new products at Enugu fair
Shell name dragged through mud after explosive report
Import duty on printing materials stays – Obasanjo
Chamber pursues northern economic revival
Ekiti seeks NIPC’s aid on investments
PAN uses 42% local content materials - Spokesman
'Why NAFDAC must stem drug importation'
Legal expert expresses fears over waiver clause in cabotage law
MTN ends promo, explains drawback
Africa's economy to grow by 3.4% this year, says World Bank
Eight winners emerge at M-Web promo
Cellcom expands service coverage in Lagos, Onitsha
'Cabotage relevance transcends maritime sector'
No postponement of cabotage take-off, says Agu
AIICO targets N3.5 billion premium income
Opportunities for insurance jobs increase
Nation in search of a savings culture
ASSBIFI backs govt over sales of BIAO shares on NSE
'Trading activities on NSE will soon crash'
Why CBN is staying action on new settlement banks
Reps to invest N1.1 billion in stock market
Returning cash to bank vaults
Interest rates defy gravity
Albarka Air posts N204.5m loss
CBN, others stress need for good corporate governance

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