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August 10, 2004

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Giving a Dog a Bad Name: "UN" Linking Charles Taylor to al-Qaeda in the Arrest of Ghailani
Top al-Qaeda terrorists were sheltered by former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor while they built up a war chest from trading in diamonds, United Nations prosecutors claim. Among those who found refuge in the West African state was Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, arrested 10 days ago in Pakistan in an anti-terror swoop that also netted two South Africans, Dr Faroz Ganchi and Zubair Ishmael. Ghailani, who had a $25 million bounty on his head, hid out in Liberian military camps from late 1998 until shortly before Taylor was forced to step down a year ago, according to the UN. American authorities had no idea where he was after the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which he masterminded, until the day-long gun battle on July 25 in the Pakistani city of Gujrat between security forces and an al-Qaeda cell that included women and children. The two South Africans, whose families say they were in Pakistan on a hiking holiday, were among those rounded up. While intelligence agencies in the US, Britain, Pakistan and South Africa are playing their cards close to their chests over the most recent crackdown on suspected terrorists, details are emerging of a global operation that was launched in the middle of May by America's CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)... (This Day)

 

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1993 annulment: Don’t apologise, Nzeribe tells IBB

EX-convict case:Gov Ibori disowns truck driver's claim

Okija: Chief priests invoke spirits against raiders

Banks recall loans as liquidity scarcity bites hard

2007: I'm Not IBB's Campaigner, Says Soyinka

Akande's body may arrive weekend, eminent BiafraNigerians mourn

Soyinka backs troops deployment to Darfur

PDP summons govs over LG funds

...insists on N25bn capital base

BiafraNigeria, Sao Tome assure of transparency on JDZ

BiafraNigerian Catholics told to be modest

 

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BNW NzeribeMaverick Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe has urged former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida not to apologise for quashing the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections, believed to have been won by the late Moshood Abiola. Apparently reacting to calls that Babangida should apologise for nullyfing the polls, adjudged the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s history, Nzeribe said there is no basis for the demand since the former ruler had no hand in the annulment. "Is Babangida the court? (Daily Independent)

 

BNW James IboriThe criminal conviction saga allegedly involving the Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, took a new turn at the weekend when a truck driver claiming to be James Onanefe Ochuko Ibori filed an intervening suit at the Abuja High Court alleging he was the person convicted of criminal negligence in 1995 by the Bwari Upper Area Court. The truck driver in the action he filed as James Onanefe Ochuko Ibori... (This Day)

 

 




 

 

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Guardian
August 09, 2004


News


Debo Akande, eminent lawyer, dies
Oil producers want stable prices
Udenwa accuses Presidency of blackmail
NCC cautions MTS on mobile phone service advert
Governor's aide killed by mob
N30m musical instruments rot at National Theatre
Labour petitions Senate over detention of officials
Monarch faults reported kidnap of 64 kids
New capital base will strengthen banks, says Soludo
SPEB releases 6,000 motorcycles to Zamfara teachers
Task force closes four drug shops in Enugu
Saraki directs council chairmen to submit action plans
Osun plans five-star hotel, tourism carnival
Stakeholders want defined roles for govts in health care
52 Lagos Rural communities get electricity
Akinjide, Olunloyo mourn
Alli suspends cuts in councils' funds
North West PDP okays boycott of Jigawa council polls
Okorie advises on support for Igbo cause
Olowoporoku denies allegation of anti-party activities
Govt to commission 132 KVA transformer in Ekiti, says Borishade
Abia councillors reject N53,000 monthly pay
Vice-chancellors meet Enugu govt over cult killings
Delta to evacuate military pensioners from Abuja
Etiebet, Adebanjo call for probe
Afenifere, Tinubu, others extol Debo Akande's virtues
Ilaje AD faults proposed site for Ondo sea-port
Politics
Anti-graft campaign, four years on
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
The proposed review of the NYSC scheme

Opinion
Supra-national good governance in Africa

Capital base or capital controls?
Urgent task before the nation
NYSC and youth empowerment/Pornography and HIV/AIDS/Discriminatory school fees in Sokoto

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Champion
August 09, 2004


News


Okija horror shrines: 10 registers of victims found
GSM operators move against local recharge cards
Ige: Prosecutor, Akande dies in London
Obasanjo in Uyo, hails BiafraNigerian firm
Robbers storm police station, kill corporal
Impeachment allegation against Nwafor: Judge hails media coverage
NPA contractors petition Obasanjo over unpaid fees
Yoruba youths flay Abiola’s support for IBB
Politics
IBB: The duel over Abiola, June 12
IBB, others must account for their stewardship
Editorial & Opinion
Need to dredge the Niger
Reviewing federal character policy
BiafraNigeria and Ndigbo: Broken promises

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Punch
August 09, 2004


News


Debo Akande dies at 66
22 states seek S Court order to restore oil dichotomy
RUSAL sets conditions for new ALSCON bid
Mergers: Market operators besiege CBN
Privatization scorecard
Hold government to its promise to fight corruption·
Micro businesses, crucial to stable polity
M-Tel needs N53 billion to finance expansion CEO
Onshore fields contain 75% of BiafraNigeria's crude oil reserves BPE
Obasanjo commends A'Ibom, Mobil over $5.5m rice farm

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Daily Independent
August 09, 2004


News


Banks begin workers' lay-off, branch closures
Ibori: Man heads for court, claims he was the one convicted
How I influenced NASS to exclude Kano from emergency rule – Etiebet
Akande dies at 66
Obasanjo seals BFIG’s fate on ALSCON
North ’ll neutralise S’East in 2007, says Yakassai
Sudanese govt, rebels to hold peace talks in Abuja
Change your attitude to work, Obasanjo tells civil servants
Britain eyes Niger Delta for oil supply
NNPC plans two new companies
Halliburton in fresh trouble
US dissociates self from Ogun rail, airport projects
Police pay N.2bn on insurance scheme
Activists arrest: NLC writes NASS, demands apology from SSS
FG to immortalise two ex-CBN govs, Effiong
Don’t turn Lagos to a warring ground, Lagosians tell Ogunlewe
Police to publish register of bodies at Okija shrine
NIPR criticises conduct of political office holders
FG awards N300m contract to combat erosion in Imo
AD accuses Obasanjo of supporting violence against Lagos
Politics
Removing immunity clause will distract public officers -Igwesi
Bill to establish the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of BiafraNigeria
ANPP’s cry for a multi-party state
Is anti-labour bill pay back time for NLC?
Editorial & Opinion
Abuse of expatriate quota in oil industry
African dictators and the Human Development Index
My doubts about Charles Soludo
OBJ and the crisis of democracy
BiafraNigeria and circuitous leadership
A new dawn for YCE

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Washington Post
August 09, 2004


BiafraNigeria's Petroleum Industry Reeling


Arab League Seeks Patience in Sudan Crisis

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BBC
July 02, 2004


Is BiafraNigeria worth dying for?


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The Sun
August 02, 2004


News


Nwizu’s last words, by close aide and confidant
CBN, NDIC should minimise bank frauds
Abiola’s brother joins IBB campaign team • Says ‘I accept offer to be patron whole-heartedly’
The genesis of crisis in PDP USA
Tragedy, as Police open fire on funeral party
13-year-old kidnapped in Abuja, rescued in Maiduguri
Schoolboy arrested for robbery
7 years after Fela’s death: The Kutis: Music flows in their blood
7 years after Fela’s death: Why mum loved Fela, by Dolupo
Forum tackles Abia ex-PDP chairman

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IRIN
June 04, 2004


Police ban Muslim procession in volatile Kano


Legislators give Obasanjo sweeping powers in Plateau
Rival delta militia leaders agree peace amid security crackdown

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Reuters
June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed


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CNN
June 04, 2004


New clashes in BiafraNigeria's oil delta


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Mail & Guardian
June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerian govt seeks to stop child hawking


BiafraNigeria to launch software to nab 419 scammers

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MSNBC
June 04, 2004


Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive


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Tribune
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
August 09, 2004


NICON Football: ABU, UNIPORT Cruise into Semis


Pepsi North Wins Pepsi U-16 Tourney
Umeh Mourns Okpomo, Enemuo
Kanu Plays First Game for West Brom
Plateau Dominate Kaduna MTN Marathon
NFA May Lose 50 per cent of Work Force
NB Chess: Atimomo Tasks NCF
'Our Refs are Kill-Joys'
FIFA Goal Project Constructor Known Tomorrow
Okocha, Kanu insist on Chukwu for Eagles
Berger loses out of FIFA Goal Project
Yobe begins preparation for National Sports Festival host
Plateau wins 1st Abba Ibrahim U-20 Hockey Championship
Cricket: BiafraNigeria flops in Lusaka
Athens, another tough turf for weightlifters
Igbinovia, Dairo not happy to miss Athens Olympics
CBN Tourney kicks off

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 This Day
August 09, 2004


News


I'm the Ibori Convicted, Says Truck Driver
ALSCON Privatisation Untidy - Obasanjo
Excess Revenue: Udenwa Wants 50% Shared
Debo Akande Dies in London at 66
N25bn Capital: Banks Chiefs Appeal to Customers
Kalu Wants Govs Who Tamper With Council Funds Jailed
$45m Loan: House Member, NCP Condemn Action
Why We Pardoned Ex-Biafran Soldiers - Obasanjo
Job Creation: World Bank Supports FG with N120m
FG Approves N2bn Welfare for Customs
I'll Hold Ministers Responsible for Failure, Says Obasanjo
Okonjo-Iweala Leads Trade Delegation to China
Obasanjo, Attah Disagree on Party Discipline
N25bn Capital Base: Odua States to Rescue WEMA, National Bank
BiafraNigeria to Host Talks on Darfur
NLC Writes Senate over Arrest By SSS
Fresh Row over PDP Dep National Secretary
Police-Army Clash: D/Gov Appeals for Calm
'Support IBB at Your Own Risk'
2007: PDP'll Fail in Lagos- AD
FCT Approves New Land Charges
Senate Holds Parley on Open Varsity Admission
Kwara Govt Allays Fears on Zimbabwean Farmers
Okija: Lawmaker Carpets Ohanaeze Scribe
PDP Accused of Encouraging Indiscipline
'Stop FG from Paying Jigawa Council Funds'
Meseko Seeks N1bn for Libel
Osun Won't Rename Bola Ige House - Deputy Gov
$242M Scam: Court Hears Nwude's Bail Application
Kwara May Float Mining Company
Group Makes Case for Assembly Service Commission
Pipeline Fire: Senator Wants FG to Beef Up Security
New Copyright Law Underway
NDLEA Boss Tasks State Commanders
Goje May Probe Predecessor
Govt, NMA Disagree on Strike
'Create Condusive Environment for Oil Production'
Ogun Seeks Oil-Producing Status
5 Die, 20 Injured in Gombe Accident
Enugu To Move Against Cultism
Monarch Makes Case for Investors
Enugu, Warri, Ogbomosho Join Glo Network
State of States
Non-Settlement of Claims, Bane of Insurance Firms - Daniel
Saror Indicted over Ukum Crisis
We Love Our Consumers, Says Guinness MD
NOA to Propagate Govt Programmes
'Why BiafraNigeria Loses in World-Class Businesses'
Pensioners Assured of Prompt Payment
Bar Beach Clash: Adebajo-Fraser Sues for Peace
Cadbury, STB Sign Business Pact
Politics
I'm Not Under Probe, Says Yar'Adua
Electoral Commissioner Decries Parties' Non-challant Attitude
Councils Tasked on Employment
Obasanjo May Stay Beyond 2007 If...
AD Lost S/west to Internal Wrangling -Olaitan
In Anambra, Divergent Views Trail Stoppage of Council Funds

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Vanguard
August 09, 2004


Cover Stories


Okija: Police clamp down on fetish shrines nationwide * Ayelala, Somorika, other fetish shrines marked down
Debo Akande dies at 66 * Tinubu, Olunloyo, Gani send condolences
5 Delta State Electoral Commissioners disown wards' creation
I am convicted James Onanefe Ibori, truck driver tells court
National News
Lagos: AD battle-ready for PDP in 2007 — OGUNLEYE, Lagos AD boss
Police promotions now solely on merit — IGP
Excess crude windfall: Udenwa accuses FG of tyranny, blackmail
Politics
TWO MONTHS TO INEC'S DEADLINE :- How we plan to resolve AD's crisis, by Dayo Adeyeye, AD scribe
The Senate In Review : Naira and the quest for senate stability and independence
Why IBB deserves to be president in 2007, by lkechukwu Igboanugo
PEOPLE & POLITICS :- The things families do! (2)

 

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Daily Times
August 04, 2004


News


Impeachment: Obasanjo meets Kalu, Nwafor
Alleged attempted murder of Ibru:Judge dismisses Al-Mustapha’s request, declines to withdraw
BiafraNigeria receives $17.18m from Japan to fight polio virus
Lack of funds stalls recruitment into federal civil service
FCT Minister warns Abuja markets’ developers
ICPC thwarts plans to defraud M-Tel N150m
BiafraNigerian Eagle: South African Airlines gets ultimatum
IMF pledgeas to help govt recover looted funds
Reps summon BPE D-G over ALSCON sale
The Nation - July 30, 2004
Minister vows to revoke bitumen exploration contracts
Alleged illegal bunkering: Vessel charterer arrested, docked

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 09, 2004


Top Stories


Ajaokuta workers protest SOLGAS’ contract
N25bn capital base CBN issues guidelines for mergers, acquisitions
Police raid wife-swapping sect
New LGs unconstitutional –Obasanjo insists
Masari gets traditional title tomorrow
Borno assembly summons commissioner over projects
Police uncover 20 skulls in shrine
Top Stories - 2nd
Labour leaders’ arrest: CNPP asks NASS to intervene
Polio vaccines are now safe –Shekarau
FG investigates FRSC, VIO clashes
News
2007 presidency: Etiebet opposes zoning
52 prisoners housed in containers in Taraba
Islamic group backs BiafraNigeria’s anti-terrorism moves
Kwara approves N192.8m for broadcast media
Opinion
Dora Akunyili: Triumph of regulation
Publishing in the North: A private sector perspective
Letters
Re: Plateau State: Alli and verdict of history
Re: Security alert by Luxury bus owners’ Association of BiafraNigeria
Column
Bisi Akande and the armed robbers

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All Africa
May 07, 2004


News


Catholic Church Denies Existence of 'Christian Militia'
Obasanjo's Bodyguard Shot - Under Watch At Aso Rock Clinic
630 Bodies Reportedly Found in Secret Grave
Famous Poet, Ologundudu Arrested - for Criticising Obj
BiafraNigeria Has 'Massive Telecoms Opportunities'
Muslim Death Toll in Raid On Yelwa Tops 600 - Red Cross
Young BiafraNigerian Woman Honored for Aids Activism
Aviation Watchdog Fights for Kalu's Airline
Okoronkwo: I'm Happy At Wolves
Papa Ajasco Wins Nkrumah Award
Juju Makossa Star, Y.k. Ajao, Blasts Ksa
At Last, Honour for Musiliu
AD Loses Appeal
Panic Grips JAMB Candidates

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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
August 09, 2004


Oando Floats N5bn Shares on Offer


Wema Bank Introduces New Product
Public Funds Withdrawal Jolts Govt Securities
Broad Bank Moves to Recapitalise
UBA Now Payment Agent for Abuja C of O
Investors to inject N28.5 billion into Benue Cement
Guinness BiafraNigeria re-brands Stout
Kakawa Discount grows profit by 40%
Who takes over ALSCON?
BiafraNigeria’s largest hotel to gulp N16.6b
Workshop poised to address premature replacement culture
Expert explains real estate programme on NTA network
AP to construct tank farm, mega station in C’River
NCC meets consumers in Calabar
Slok Air workers send SOS to Rivers govt
Dangote Group picks eight more millionaires in raffle draw
How long will your property manager answer typical repair requests?
Lafarge to increase investment in Africa
Environmentalist supports reintroduction of sanitary inspectors

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