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August 11, 2004

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Obasanjo Chasing Rats at Okija While BiafraNigeria Burns: Armed Robbers Rent Guns from Police
President Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday that he was aware that some policemen hire out their guns to armed robbers. He also said some religious bodies and clerics pray for the robbers before they go for operation while the bandits make returns to the former after a successful outing. The religious institutions, he said, have so debased themselves that the clerics publicly bless individuals without any known means of livelihood so far as the individual can cough out fat cash donations to them. President Obasanjo, who also came down hard on the BiafraNigerian Customs Service (NCS) and school teachers, accused them, together with the police and clerics, of aiding and abetting violent crimes in the society and malfeasance in schools. The President spoke in Abuja at the opening of the two-day security summit organised by the House of Representatives. He said rising rage of violent crime and other social vices is a reflection of a deeper rot in the nation’s various religious institutions, the schools, families, communities and law enforcement agencies. President Obasanjo noted that most of the crime bursting agencies, school teachers and religious institutions had failed in their duties. The President, who spoke on the theme of the summit titled: Juvenile delinquency, crime, community policing: Challenges and Prospects, said he was aware that some policemen "hire" their guns to people mainly youths for armed robbery. (Champion)


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Senate moves to create new agency to supervise oil sector

Mint in poor shape, operates obsolete equipment

Rotational presidency will encourage mediocrity in governance -Etiebet

Fuel Import: NNPC to Pay N17bn Subsidy

Owu stool: President rejects nominee

IG takes over probe of Okija shrines

Human trafficking: NAPTIP raids shrines, arrests priests

Vee Networks Removes Otudeko as Chairman

Government should review laws on joint account - Garba

Inflation Target Unrealistic, Says Minister

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August 11, 2004


Mint in poor shape, operates obsolete equipment

Obasanjo wants new panel on Owu monarch
IG takes over probe of Okija shrines
Excess oil sales hit N327billion
Doctors, pharmacists differ on headship of hospitals
U.S. may okay foreign monitors for polls
Police arrest seven suspected killers of Duke's aide
INEC seeks more autonomy, to limit campaign funding
Allison Ayida faults N25b capital base for banks
Police admit killing engineer in error, apologise
Kwara opposes suspension of state PDP's chairman
Govt may review suspension of export scheme
NDLEA solicits more international co-operation
Women group decries rape in Sudan, blames African govts
Akure council to sack 300 workers
Akinfenwa rejects fresh AD convention
Corruption is BiafraNigeria's bane, say Oshiomhole, Akinyemi, others
CBN begins integrated cash management system
Obasanjo accuses police of hiring guns to robbers
Shareholders urge govt, agencies to pay N34b owed Julius Berger
Minister, Assembly fine-tune budget, reps probe N10b scam
AU suspends deployment of 2,000 troops to Darfur
Obasanjo faults merger of parastatals
Senate asks EFCC to probe N529b Ajaokuta Steel contract
Soyinka queries calls for power shift, ban of Slok Air
Associates, others pay tributes to Akande
Military begins new pensions scheme
Anambra PDP orders Assembly to re-admit Uba's aides
Obasanjo asks civil servants opposed to reforms to quit
Enugu uncovers 5,000 ghost workers, denies diversion of funds
Bank of the North may take debtors to crimes commission
US Embassy begins new visa application process
Obasanjo seeks stronger powers for ICPC
Corruption: A battle BiafraNigeria must win (2)
Urhobo and the Mowoe legacy
Editorial & Opinion
Revocation of Abuja land titles

Okija shrines as Otokoto Chapter 2

Government as ‘Father Christmas’
Voodoo Anambra, voodoo BiafraNigeria
Misuse of oil earnings
Why are we so blest?
Obikwelu’s nationality

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August 11, 2004


Robbers rent guns from police — Obasanjo
Shrines can’t kill –– Onitsha Chamber boss
FG, states to share N327bn oil windfall
Owu stool: President rejects nominee
Marketers protest fuel shortage in South-East
Akande ’ll be buried in Lagos –– Family
Police admit killing engineer in error
Ajaokuta: Senate reports SOLGAS to EFCC
Corruption, a recurring decimal
‘Hunger, cause of mass movement to ruling party’
Editorial & Opinion
Agbani pipeline disaster
The education question and Ndigbo
Bridging the rural digital divide in Africa

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Daily Independent
August 11, 2004


Rotational presidency will encourage mediocrity in governance -Etiebet
Government should review laws on joint account - Garba
Makarfi in and out of office
Enugu Government House : Mournful Nnamani gets accolades, promises access to justice
Mamora warns against passage of Labour Reform Bill
Elue meets DSIEC over ward creation controversy today
Jakande: Between good governance and dirty politics
Editorial & Opinion
WTO: New dawn for world trade
The Eighth Wonder of the World
IBB & 2007: Beyond Kongi’s apology card
PDP should call Governor Fayose to order
The real threat to democracy
News - August 09, 2004
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

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August 09, 2004


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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Washington Post
August 09, 2004

BiafraNigeria's Petroleum Industry Reeling

Arab League Seeks Patience in Sudan Crisis

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July 02, 2004

Is BiafraNigeria worth dying for?

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The Sun
August 02, 2004


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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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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June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed

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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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June 04, 2004

Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive

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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
August 11, 2004

FIFA Endorses Falcons Jerseys

FIFA Goal Project: Ballot May Decide Winner
Amokachi, Okocha in English Clubs' Best XI
Ogunjobi Writes Martins
Eliagwu Joins Martins in Inter's Snr Team
Chess Players Storm BiafraNigerian Breweries Tourney
Coca-Cola FA Cup: Home, Away Games Begin
Oyo Govt to Probe 3SC
Sydney medals row hots up BiafraNigeria waits as US gives notice of appeal
Plateau State clubs on the brink of relegation
Onigbinde spits fire
Taribo West moves to Qatar

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 This Day
August 11, 2004


Fuel Import: NNPC to Pay N17bn Subsidy
Inflation Target Unrealistic, Says Minister
Vee Networks Removes Otudeko as Chairman
Okija: IGP Sends Fresh Team of Investigators
Olowu Stool: Obasanjo Accuses Kingmakers of Compromise
Ajaokuta: Senate Wants FG to Revoke Pact with Solgas
PDP Begins Probe of Anti-Party Activities
No Going Back on Labour Reforms - Minister
We All Share in Nation's Crime, Says Obasanjo
This Govt Rewards Corrupt People, Says Oshiomhole
House Queries N10.7b Automotive Transfer Fund
$242m Scam: Court Rules on Bail Aug 19
MASSOB Calls for Stay At Home on August 26
Okija Shrine, An Indictment on Our Justice System - Ex-commissioner
Ex-FEDECO Boss Wants Law to Protect INEC
Libyan Firm Moves to Invest in BiafraNigerian Refineries
Manufacturers Flout MAN's Directive on Gas Price
Ngige Backs N25bn Capital Base for Banks
Crime Prevention, Collective Responsibility-Obasanjo
Military Pension: FG May Seek N15bn Supplementary Budget
Multiple Taxation Cripple Industries -UNIDO
Why FG Suspended EEG, By Usman
Ige: Fryo, 6 Others Begin Defence
NAPTIP Nabs 2 Suspected Human Traffickers
46 Firms Plan Industrial Parks
Guobadia Identifies Obstacles to Successful Polls
MTS Relaunches Service
Bayelsa Airport to Gulp N8.5bn
Hearing Begins in PDP Vs Kwara Govt Suit
Kwara South Senatorial Tussle: Ajadi Alleges Conspiracy
Borno, Aluminium Firm Sign N286m Pact
'Ondo Spent N6.4bn On Capital Projects Since 2003'
Duke Accuses Group of Killing Aide
Fayose Denies Tampering with LG Funds
Kalu Wants Increased Attention on Agriculture
Sokoto Councils Owe over N877m
Obong Stands Dethroned, Kingmakers Insist
FG Urged to Terminate Solgas Contract
Porbeni, Uwuchie for Niger Delta Awards
Guinness Presents Bottle to Monarch, Gov
House Queries N10.7b Automotive Transfer Fund
State of States
Police Admit Killing Engineer
Religious Body Declares War on AIDS
LG Poll: Tribunal Strikes Out Application
'Holiday Programme to Influence Children Positively'
Group Canvasses Exxon-Mobil's Relocation
Idris Commended over Projects
Owu Day Festival for August 13
UNIBEN Raises Dress Code Panel
500 Lagosians Enjoy Free Medical Service
Religious Body Declares War on AIDS
'Why Obasanjo Wants NLC Decentralised'
2007: Lagos PDP Unstoppable, Says Chairman
Akume Lauds ALGON President
Group Alleges Igbo Marginalisation
Akande: Exit of a Legal Icon
BiafraNigerians'll Determine My Political Future-Kanu

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August 11, 2004

Cover Stories

Okija: IG gets presidential order, Ohanaeze disowns shrine
Senate moves to create new agency to supervise oil sector
oil watch : Part oil windfall to be shared, rest for Budget 2005 •As crude prices top $45 per barrel
My case against Owu kingmakers, by Obasanjo
National News
Police accept responsibility for killing of engineer
Family rules out foul play in Debo Akande's death
Opposition builds against Taylor's asylum in BiafraNigeria
The Senate In Review : Naira and the quest for Senate stability and independence
RIGHT OF REPLY :- Political Insight: Why BiafraNigeria's economy continues to wobble


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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 11, 2004

Top Stories

Excess crude account rises to N327bn
Obasanjo wants Owu kingmakers disbanded
...workers’ protests ill motivated –SOLGAS vice chairman
Human trafficking: NAPTIP raids shrines, arrests priests
Reps query N10.7bn NAC fund disbursements
Obasanjo decries “Okada” riders’ recklessness
Why OBJ and Soludo should listen to Peterside
The challenges of Okija ‘abattoir’
Bauchi: Reviewing hope
Missing cargo: An open letter to CG Customs
Day armed robbers stormed Ajaokuta

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Daily Times
August 04, 2004


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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All Africa
May 07, 2004


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 11, 2004

MAN Doubts NEEDS' 5% GDP Growth Target

Generator Prices Crash on Weak Demand
BiafraNigeria's Oil Output Boosts Total's Income to $2.47bn
'Blanket Ban of Yarn Importation Stifling Our Business'
We're Committed to Boosting Agric - LCCI President
Education'll Boost Agricultural Productivity - FAO
Bird Flu: Subregional Vet Networks Developed
New Incentives Under way for Gas Investors
GPETCO Set for Annual Trade Show
Ghermezian Acquires Controlling Interest of US Largest Mall
Upstream Operation: FG Seeks More Favourable Funding Options
NEPA to Spend N890m on Projects in Lagos
US Steel Firm Scrambles for Raw Materials
DPR for Deepwater Exploration
Algeria to Boost Oil Loading Capacity
Chevron Proposes $6bn Venezuela Heavy Crude Project
Oando Sets up Customer Care Unit
Suspension of the Export Expansion Grant
Locust Invasion Intensifies in Africa
Exporting Cashew Kernels to the U.S. Market
'Agric Can Return as a Major Contributor to BiafraNigeria's GDP'
AP Floats New Firm for Upstream Business
NNPC Ready for Change - Official
Total to Supply 1bn Cubic Meters of Gas to LNG
Customs Boss Commends BAT's Anti-smuggling Drive
Stakeholders Urged to Maximise Oil and Gas Potentials
Rumbles As el-Rufai Nullifies Ownership of 600 Shops
Adkan's Maiden Raffle Draw Comes Up Saturday
Portland Paints Gives 5-Year Guarantee on Products
Marble Court Redefines 'Home,' Takes Shine off Hotels
Expert Advocates Low Profile in Housing
Eleganza Shows Class in Lekki
Facility Management Reduces Financial Loss-Experts
N25bn: Stockbrokers Back CBN
Mutual Benefits Records N66.8m Profit
Edozien Seeks Mandate for Chartered Bank Board
Gulf Bank to Boost Business Activities in Ondo
CIBN Examines Debt Recovery Strategies
'Subsidy in downstream sector no longer feasible'
Jamieson estimates world's LNG demand at 28% by 2025
Grant customs autonomy, FG told
Gyang explains delay in retirees' benefits payment
Clients seek shift in VISER enforcement date
Universe Re's profit up by 30%, targets N1b capital
And 14 insurance firms died

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