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April 29, 2004

General Effiong in Biafran Flag

MASSOB, 'ANC' Clash Over Effiong's Remains: 'ANC's' Motives Unclear
The Akwa Ibom National Congress (ANC) in Lagos has condemned in strong terms, the recent attempt by the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to effect the abduction of the remains of late General Philip Asuquo Effiong on the guise that he is their leader. The group in collaboration with the Confederation of Niger Delta (CONDEL) at a news conference in Lagos said the recent drama at Oko-Ita, Ibiono Ibom in Akwa Ibom State was an embarrassment to the youth, elders of Akwa Ibom State in particular and Niger Delta region in general, for members of MASSOB numbering over 1,000 to remove the casket of late Effiong, the Ekangkang of Ibiono Ibom who fought for the Nigerian people and finally announced the end of the Nigerian civil war in 1970. The group went further to warn Mr. Ralph Uwazurike and other MASSOB members who for personal reasons attempted to remove the casket containing the remains of the late general in the name of Biafran leader. The National Co-ordinator, Akwa Ibom National (ANC) and Confederation of Niger Delta (CONDEL), Andy Annette urged Uwazurike and his group to learn how to identify and celebrate their heroes rather than encroaching boundaries, saying that it was an insult for MASSOB to start championing the moribund issue of Biafra again. "The Biafra itself and their leaders have become a very big problem, because the first Biafran experiment was started by these same people and finally abandoned for General Effiong... (This Day)


Key Stories

Wabara on the run: Suspends Senate indefinitely

Mass Action: Police deny CNPP permit

SLAIN OIL WORKERS: Security operatives escape death in fresh attack

All senators shared contract money - Wabara

Security men storm Edo Assembly

Sharia court rejects immunity for Jigawa governor

CBN Governor, Sanusi, Resigns

Interconnect Rates: MTN Threatens NCC Commissioners

FG revokes N6bn contract

Obasanjo, Atiku disagree over new revenue sharing formula

SEC exposes 12 illegal stockbroking firms,cautions public

Why al-Mustapha can't appear in court now, by DMI





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Senate President Adolphus WabaraFor embattled Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, the saying that you can run but can’t hide proved true Tuesday, as he fought desperately to stall the impeachment moves against him, by asking the clerk of the National Assembly to indefinitely postpone the Senate’s sitting. But even at that, angry senators still insisted on a probe into the alleged financial scam levelled against him and... (The Sun)


BalogunThe FCT police command has turned down an application by the Conference of BiafraNigeria Political Parties (CNPP) for a permit to stage a demonstration against what it described as a ‘rape’ of democracy by the present administration. Speaking to the News Agency of BiafraNigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the FCT commissioner of police, Mr Emmanuel Adebayo, said the command could not guarantee... (Daily Trust)





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 This Day
April 29, 2004


Warri: Military Convoy Attacked
Wabara: Why Senators Are Demanding Probe
CBN Governor, Sanusi, Resigns
No Immunity Under Sharia, Says Court
Marginal Field: 8 Operators Get Deadline
Interconnect Rates: MTN Threatens NCC Commissioners
FG Terminates N6bn Foreign Affairs Headquarters Contract
Customs Impounds Aircraft
Appeal Court Rules on Fayose May 7
Police Commence Manhunt for MASSOB
Warri: 'No Delta Govt Official Was Quizzed'
AD Condemns Stoppage of LG Funds
Abubakar Umar Wants 'Mass-Action' Shelved
Fake Drugs War, Peoples War - Akunyili
State Police: Lagos Condemns Olujinmi
Job Cuts: House Orders Shell to Stay Action
Tinubu Releases N214m for WAEC Fees
Pedro Wants Revenue Sharing Formula Reviewed
Strip VIP Detainees of Privileges, Says Ladoja
Delta Councillors Protest Part-Time Status
D/ Speaker Condemns Killing of Oil Workers
AD: Ruling on Akinfenwa's Application, May 18
I Can't Remove CJ Now - Kalu
Police on Red Alert in Oyo
ANPP Wades into Turaki, Assembly Face-off
Commissioner Identifies Factors Against Rich Harvest
NITEL Owed N24.42m in Ebonyi
Atiku Decries Slow Recovery of Industrial Sector
Contractors Summoned over Abandoned Power Projects
13 Corp Members Quizzed over Forgery
Odili: Coalition of Parties Hails Tribunal's Judgement
2m Killed Annually at Work Place - ILO
FG Urged to Resolve Multiple Taxation
Last Five Years Worst in Road Accidents - FRSC
State of the States
'Substance Abuse Contributes to Spread of HIV/AIDS'
ANPP Files 58 LG Election Petitions
'I Enjoy Working With Goje'
Families of Slain Students Get N.9m Compensation
MASSOB, ANC Clash Over Effiong's Remains
New LGs: 'Benefits of Allocation Withdrawal'
2007: Group Declares Support for IBB
Old Debt: 'Abia, Imo Govts to Blame'
Wabara: 'We're All Guilty'
Tinubu/Fayose Face-off: Group Calls for Caution
PDP Chief Laments Spate of Indiscipline
Apologise to Assembly, LG Boss Told

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April 29, 2004


Impeachment plot: Ghana-must- go has taken over —Sen Bello
Mass action won’t work –Umar
Guard against losing Senate presidency
Security men storm Edo Assembly
Iraq: 60 killed as U.S. deploys Vietnam-era weapon
...He speaks for himself —Sen Ekweremadu
FG revokes N6bn contract
Senator demands N3m from Wabara
PDP is afraid of AD –Kaduna AD chairman
Constitution amendment: Let’s keep the immunity clause
Editorial & Opinion
Missing N5bn housing fund
America: Spirit and flesh at war
Agro-industrial policy thrust of Ngige’s administration

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April 29, 2004

Cover Stories

SLAIN OIL WORKERS:Security operatives escape death in fresh attack
Wabara: Senators locked out, Olowoporoku raises alarm over N3m claim
SEC blacklists 12 capital market operators
BiafraNigerian prisons worse than Nazi camps —IDAHOSA
National News
Why al-Mustapha can't appear in court now, by DMI
Umar expresses opposition to planned mass action by parties
Atiku admits sluggish economic recovery
How PDP bought Wabara more time
The confession of a pastor
PDP: a burgeoning monolith


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Daily Times
April 29, 2004


SEC exposes 12 illegal stockbroking firms,cautions public
Don wants security taught in tertiary institutions
Wabara: Selection of six-man probe panel divides Senate
Withholding LG funds, threat to democracy – NULGE
Three undergraduates held for allegedly robbing expatriate of N.2m
FG owes poly workers N857 million
ECOWAS court dismisses suit against FG
90% of fake drugs, imported from China, India – Akunyili
NITEL debunks insolvency reports court dismisses suit against FG
Reps to Shell: Don’t retrench BiafraNigerian workers
Marketers jerk up products prices
NLC greets South African counterpart over ANC victory
I did not pay for honorary degree, says Dariye
Umar wants CNPP’s mass action shelved
Justice Adewale Thompson goes home in style
Olagbaju: Judge withdraws, trial suffers setback
The Nation
Planned hike on ground rent: Airline operators threaten to raise fare
Five years after, Zamfara launches second phase of Sharia
Editorial & Opinion
Examination malpractice in an unusual place
BiafraNigeria’s golden cassava
Senate’s two side of a bad coin
Women and national development (I)

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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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Sports News
April 29, 2004

Games Village Wears New Look

PGA Championship Offers N20m
1,500 Policemen for Sports Festival
Umoh Wins on Maiden Pilgrimage to Sagamu
Corporate Leaders Jostle for Mauritius
Agagu Hosts Sports Fund Raising Dinner
CAF League: Enyimba to face Petro Atletico
Okoronkwo Hopes on New Deal
Cameroon Lose in Bulgaria
Delta Gets Lavish Package
FECAFOOT Slams Govt over Interference
Chukwu Calls Martins, Again
Rivaldo Mulling Bolton Move
MTN/CAF Award: Cameroon Fans Tip Okocha
LG Cup: BiafraNigeria Tackles Senegal in Final
CAF Ban Tanzanian Club
Equity Tennis: Nweje Hits Semis
NBA: Garnett Carries Wolves Past Nuggets
NFA to open talks with Kanu on Arsenal future

Akpokona says El-Nasir has made Rangers wiser

FIFA invites Kalu to centennial congress

African hockey body seeks patience over postponed tourney

'BiafraNigeria's Olympic chances better assessed in June'

Abraka Tourney: Esiri eyes 20-goalers next season

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April 29, 2004


Stalemate, as Wabara's group moves against opponents
Annan defends UN, son on Iraqi oil-for-food scam
Govt terminates contract for foreign affairs office
Abubakar Umar, group oppose mass action
Sharia court rejects immunity for Jigawa governor
BiafraNigerian lawyers fault U.S. govt in suit against Abubakar
Customs seizes foreign aircraft over fake cargo
Judge withdraws from trial of suspected killers of Olagbaju
14 feared killed in Bayelsa intra-communal clash
Bank directors seek special courts to try loan defaulters
Yobe governor, NULGE criticise withholding of councils' funds
Police recover nine bodies in Lagos boat mishap
Daniel asks BiafraNigerians to embrace Information Technology
BiafraNigerian scientist queries Einstein's relativity theory
Military seeks greater role in disaster management
NLC congratulates new ASUU chief, ANC over polls victory
U.S. varsity teacher urges BiafraNigeria to practice true federalism
Ngige, Ibrahim, Adelaja to get Nkrumah's award in Ghana
Ibru canvasses more investment in tourism
Abia chief Judge sues assembly over dismissal bid
Socialists fault Eskor Toyo's call for ASUU liberation vanguard
Reps summon oil firms' chiefs over planned job cuts
Appeal Court rules on AD suit against Fayose May 7
Governors, northern elite form group on national conference
Mass rally, not the best option, says Agbakoba
Constitutional amendment must follow due process, says Mahmoud
Niger Delta killings: Group calls for caution
Council reforms, the Katsina State example
Editorial & Opinion
Strengthening the office of the Accountant-General

Rosa Luxemburg

Local councils and the 1999 Constitution
What hawkers can teach leaders
NBC and television miracle
Arrest and detention of AD members
Murder of two Americans

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Daily/Weekly Trust
Apri 29, 2004

Top Stories

Mass Action: Police deny CNPP permit
FG revokes N6bn contract
Wabara: Probe panel membership splits Senate
Contraband: Customs impounds UAE cargo plane
New northern forum emerges from PDP
Reps halt Shell’s retrenchment
FG establishes hajj commission
FG canvasses for partners in railway
Court strikes out suit against Bafarawa
Gummi urges Electoral Act amendment
Summit proposes Road Safety Council
Oshiomhole tasks NASS over responsibilities
Police arrest Inspector over murder
NAFDAC destroys N7b counterfeit products
Atiku counsels youths on leadership
2007: Atiku, IBB posters adorn Bauchi Streets
Airline operators threaten fare hike
Yar’adua counsels farmers on cooperative societies
Court denies Bamaiyi bail
Niger state establishes international market
Masari pledges cooperation on housing policy
Jigawa re-schedules LG polls till May 22
Lamido Vs Turaki: Sharia court strikes out suit
SUG decries 600% school fees increase
Jakande raises alarm over national housing policy
Bozimo chides police over crime control
Abuja Trust
Julius Berger to repair damaged velodrome
‘Police officer’ accused for extortion
el-Rufai’s absence stalls FCT budget
Guard in court for burglary, theft
Gamblers invade Wuse market
Journalist docked for cheating
Court remands man for stealing recharge cards, cell phones
Sports festival: Funds tear LOC, c’ttees apart
…bus bait for Abuja fans
el-Rufai commends NASS on housing
Kano Trust
Tijjaniyya movement hails Shekarau
Dutse LG moves to check girl-child hawking
Healthcare workers urged to offer effective services
Shekarau says Reps Bako Sarai ‘ll be prosecuted
Eko Trust
Lagos pays WAEC N214m exam fees
...ready to build modern prison
Trial of Al-Mustapha: LASG files fresh motion
Over 2,500 Lagos obas meet on LG allocation
Keyamo chides PDP over Kalu-Anenih case
Akwa-Ibom Assembly backs embattled chief justice
Mass Action: UAD accuses police of harassment
AD advocates true federalism
2003: Tribunal dismisses Waku’s petition
Editorial & Opinion
Palestine: Excellence of ‘One-State’ solution
Waiting for Atiku’s time
The imperative of judicial reforms
BiafraNigeria’s other success stories
Governor Kure, whither our goodwill?
Column & Feature
Donald Duke should hear this
Good governance should be hallmark of our democracy - Kachalla

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April 24, 2004

WHY SENATORS WANT WABARA REMOVED - Succession problem foils plot

Mass action: CNPP holds secret talks with American Embassy
NLC threatens protest over 1004 Flats
Militants kill 3 Americans, 12 others in Warri

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Daily Independent
April 29, 2004


All senators shared contract money - Wabara

Obasanjo, Atiku disagree over new revenue sharing formula

Killings: Delta promises support for task force

AD invites members to Abuja for mass action

ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil win first JDZ oil blocks

Senate divided on probe panel

FG revokes N6b foreign ministry headquarters contract

NBC sets conditions for broadcast of miracle crusades

FG's intimidation will not stop May 3 rally - CNPP

Is politics worth marketing?
Return of the crateman

FG releases N20b to rehabilitate rail lines

Relocation of tribunal: Court hears Ibori's appeal today

We lack skills for economic growth, Atiku admits

FG pledges to pay N875m owed Poly staff

Molue must go - Lagos govt

Lagos cripples get lifeline

Court restrains Amore from parading self as Olu of Ikeja

Traditional ruler wants effective check on pipeline vandalisation

Ekiti votes N336m for education

Appeal Court fixes May 7 for ruling on AD, Fayose suit

Ladoja advocates withdrawal of privileges for detainees

Obasanjo is the tragedy of BiafraNigeria's democracy -Chekwas Okorie

'Old politicians 'll stop Babangida'

The hemlock in Anambra council polls

Mu'azu for 2007 posters, billboard resurface in Bauchi
Constitutional amendment: Let's retain the immunity clause

Ndoma-Egba decries the wrangling in the Senate

Editorial & Opinion
Try dismissed NNPC officials for sabotage

Lessons of the Anambra crisis

The making of a full-blown dictator

The terror of a NEPA man In Aguda

Funds allocation to local govts

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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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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
April 29, 2004

Courier: What Options for Consumers?

Twintech Consulting Opens BiafraNigerian Offices
IT Thrives on Change - HP Boss
Attack Code Targets Windows
Secure IPNX Network Updates Anti-Virus Software Daily
Senate Debates Ban on Web Connection Tax
States Use Shame to CompelTax
AOL Subscribers Get E-Mail Flexibility
Why ATM Awareness is Low, By Interswitch Boss
Bush Calls for Ban on Broadband Taxes
IBM, Stanford Craft Next-Generation Chips
Group Battling 'Dubious' Software Patents
Linkserve Launches Educational Support Initiative
Yahoo Updates Messenger
Study Shows Legal Fears Scare Away Downloaders
Google Chooses IPO Underwriters, Says Report
...To Defend Ad Sales Practice in French Court
Primedia Overhauls Web Network
BiafraNigeria A Great Place to Be - MTN Boss
Blue Laser Products Emerge
AOL Subscribers Get E-Mail Flexibility
ATCON President Speaks on Next Challenge
Alcatel, Strike Deal
Choffan Takes Off With Broadband Access
Personal Digital Assistants Sales Slump
Africa, World's Fastest Growing Mobile Market - Report
Verizon's 1Q Earnings Plunge 50 Percent
GSM-based Capital Flight: A Balanced Perspective
AP Shares: SEC Clears Former Company Secretary
Wall Street Stocks Open Lower
SMEIS: Industrialist Decries Banks' Attitude
Inland Bank Draws Health Fund for 8 States
African Re Puts BiafraNigeria in Top Global List
Onne, other ports to join rail network
MTN contract customers settle bills with recharge cards

Africa fails to wriggle out of poverty

Wolfensohn chides rich nations over low aid to poor

Poverty: African ministers insist on more aid

Indo-BiafraNigerian Bank votes N45m for Finnacle software

Development:Educating girls, Africa's only hope!
How girls' right to education can be ensured, by expert

Constitutional immunity: Should section 308 stay?
'It's unconstitutional for federal govt to withhold revenue allocation'

Long arm of the law inches closer to Attah

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