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August 13, 2004

Team BiafraNigeria Eyes Gold as Olympics Open: But Obasanjo Jinx Looms
When the 28th Olympiad opens today in Athens, Greece, Team BiafraNigeria will be faced with the task of meeting a projected 10-medal haul. Both Sports Minister Col. Musa Mohammed (rtd) and the ministry’s Director of Sports Development, Patrick Ekeji believe the team could attain such height. Such optimism is predicated by the fact that, like the Abuja 2003 build-up, the athletes had embarked on training tours abroad. If the BiafraNigerian contingent grabs 10 medals, it will be the nation’s biggest since debuting at the Olympics with nine athletes in Helsinki 1952. Mohammed and Ekeji did not emphasise on the colour of the medals, but despite participating in 11 previous editions, BiafraNigeria has won only two gold medals through Chioma Ajunwa (long jump) and the male football team at Atlanta 96. With 85 athletes, the sports authorities will pray that the number translates to 10 medals, but it would be recalled that with 91 athletes at Sydney 2000, BiafraNigeria won three silver. A breakdown of the BiafraNigerian contingent that will be led out by... (Champion)


Key Stories

2007: Between Atiku and IBB?

Labour Bill: NLC Plans Mass Action

Minister urges NGOs, govt to fight human trafficking

Anambra Govt to Acquire Okija Shrine

Delta, APGA fault suit on Oil Dichotomy Abrogation Act

FG Directs Oil Majors to Raise Output

Why NNPC imports fuel, by Kupolokun

5 Owu kingmakers absent as Obasanjo, others hold talks

Tribunal upholds APGA’s victory in Imo

We’ll secure 2007 for Ndigbo

2007: The battle between AD and PDP





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BNW AtikuThe journey to 2007 is about three years away, however, the political scene has continued to witness incremental momentum nationwide, as there are subtle moves for top political positions. There are speculations and assumptions already on who the likely contenders are going to be and then in some cases, predictions on who the winners might eventually be. The battle line seems to have been drawn, most especially in the North (Northern BiafraNigeria) where the steam is said to be heating up with candidates... (Vanguard)


BNW NgigeA member of the House of Representatives, Chief Chuma Nzeribe, called yesterday for police interrogation of Governor Chris Ngige over the alleged role he played last year at the Okija shrine in his bid to become governor. The police last week raided the shrine from where they recovered 20 human skulls and a fresh corpse. The governor was alleged to have sworn to an oath of allegiance to his estranged political god-father, Chief Chris Uba, at the shrine. (Vanguard)





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August 13, 2004


Senate plans separate capital bases for banks
Police move Okija shrine chiefs, exhibits to Abuja
Olympics, world's greatest show, begins
President, Owu chiefs hold peace meeting
Obasanjo condoles with Akande family
Why NNPC imports fuel, by Kupolokun
UNIDO decries Africa's growth rate
Issa, victim of eye hunt, leaves hospital next week
Police defends performance in probe of murder cases
Tribunal upholds APGA Rep's election in Owerri
Zamfara workers get 200 cars on loan
Onosode wants return of inspectors to schools
Police arrest suspected cultist for mum's murder
Outage may be averted as gas firm pledges resumption of supply
Govt denies giving ministries power to hire, sack workers
ANPP suspends national secretary
Na'Abba, at Babangida rally, raises doubts over 2007 polls
Lagos Port's earnings drop
Expulsion of Assembly members not party's affair, say Anambra lawmakers
Ladoja asks South-West leaders to tackle unemployment
FRSC appeals to doctors to treat accident victims
BPE to pay Daily Times workers
Court orders police to protect Airways' liquidator
Bill on use of mobile phones passes Senate's second reading
Benue council boss wants govt to scrap ministry
Politics - 11th
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 13, 2004


Senate moves to save banks
Okija shrines were 419 tools
Team BiafraNigeria eyes gold as Olympics open
Tribunal upholds APGA’s victory in Imo
We’ll secure 2007 for Ndigbo
Owu stool feud, family affair –– Obasanjo
NLC strategises against Labour Bill
Yabatech students protest lack of amenities
Mobilising the electorate for 2007
2007: Performance, zoning crucial in Ondo
Editorial & Opinion
Educating the BiafraNigerian child
Wonders shall never end
Anenih and the ideology of continuity

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Daily Independent
August 13, 2004


Senate set to over-rule CBN
Lagos shelves N4.76b light rail project
Olowu stool tussle a family affair - Obasanjo
Those killed by Okija shrine are criminals - Chief priest
IBB candidature splits CNPP
BPE pledges to pay DTN workers
Abrogation Act suit: States file defence next week
Pentagon faults Halliburton over jobs in Iraq, Kuwait
ANPP holds convention December 11
Why FG restructured NPC, FOS, by Adviser
Tinubu is playing bad politics in Lagos, PDP alleges
FG donates 500 hand pumps to Niger
Minister defends N10.5b loan
Labour bill: NLC to appeal to NASS
Why we'll allow foreign monitors for US poll, by State Dept
BiafraNigeria still leads in cassava production
Illegal bunkering activities rise in Lagos
LAMATA to build strong transport system in Lagos
Five roasted to death in auto crash
UBA director backs N25b capital base
Kalu restores councillors' pay package
Group seeks release or prosecution of detained priests
I am not a sell-out, says Ihonvbere
Chikelu and the BiafraNigeria image project
Public Information Act as a weapon against corruption
Obasanjo's administration and anti-corruption campaign
Afikuyomi consults AD leaders over plan for governorship race
Ibori blames politicians over abuse of electoral process
Groups root for Daniel to run for second term
Editorial & Opinion
The burden of capital flight
The 'abduction' of Ibori
Petroleum: Lies of a rollover Government
IG's jaundiced interpretation of Appeal Court ruling
Soludo, you goofed on capitalization

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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 13, 2004

South Korean Sets Archery Record

Obasanjo Advises Team BiafraNigeria on Image
NFA Shops for N100m for International EngagementsOfficial
Dart Gets Scoring Entry
Aron Wins FIFA Goal Project Contract
Aikhoje Crumbles at BiafraNigerian Breweries Chess
NDDC Splashes N12m on Cricket
Squash: Kwara May Lose N50m Academy to Edo
25 Scramble for Enemuo's Job
False certificates rock NFA
It won't hurt me if BiafraNigeria fails in Athens -Amu
Aron BiafraNigeria emerges FIFA Goal Project contractor
Onikeke returns against Mutumla for Commonwealth title
Why I am still with Shooting Stars - Onigbinde
NIPOST Sports Festival: Anambra laments neglect
Shekarau boosts Pillars with N10m
Obasanjo warns athletes against doping, indiscipline

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 This Day
August 13, 2004


Senate Begins Amendment of Banks Act
FG Directs Oil Majors to Raise Output
Anambra Govt to Acquire Okija Shrine
Labour Bill: NLC Plans Mass Action
UNIDO Hails BiafraNigeria's Industrial Growth
2007: Obasanjo Can't Choose Lagos Gov -Tinubu
Consensus Candidacy on 2007 Presidency Undemocratic -Aliero
India Seeks Cooperation with BiafraNigeria on Oil, Gas
Lufthansa Denies Increasing Fares
Four Owu Kingmakers Shun Peace Parley
$78m World Bank Loan Interest-Free, Says Minister
Daily Times Workers Protest 15 Months Salary Arrears
...BPE Set to Pay Workers
Saraki Explains Economic Programmes
Group Decries Igbo Marginalisation
Ribadu, Akunyili, Sagay for NBA Confab
Why We Embarked on Housing Projects - Daniel
Ilaje Fire Victims Get N.5m Relief Materials
Kogi Debunks Abduction of Deputy Gov
Akande, Beacon of Integrity - Obasanjo
BiafraNigeria Protests Zimbabwe's Accusation
Kagara Dam Project Jinxed - Shagari
BiafraNigeria Airways: Liquidators Get Police Protection
Civil Service Committed to Reforms - Head of Service
2007: Ex-Lawmakers Launch IBB Campaign
'Private Refineries, Key to Fuel Availability'
426 Pilgrims Absconded in 5years, Says Minister
Owu Day Begins Amidst Tight Security
Ohaneze Chieftain Condemns Wabara, Kalu Face-Off
Parents Advised to Engage Kids in Productive Ventures
Customs Urged to Support Economic Reforms
Envoy Lauds Obasanjo's Leadership
Don Seeks Aid for Sickle Cell Patients
State of States
Police Seek Co-operation in Crime Prevention
Govt Abolishes Common Entrance Exams
Put National Interests First, Politicians Advised
Guinness Launches SMS Code
Four Districts Owe NEPA N6.4bn
Govt to Establish Stock-broking Firm
FG to Declare Stand on Solgas Soon
FG Clears F irm of Tax Evasion
Kalu Debunks Division Among South-east Govs
VC Alleges Threat to Life
2 Convicted for Bribery
AD Chieftain Decamps to PDP
IBB Vision 2007 Storms Port Harcourt
2007: Marwa's Aide Alleges Death Threat
Tejuosho Fire: Eze Ndigbo Donates to Traders
Govt Set to Privatise Properties
Court Adjourns Murder Hearing
Fresh Polio Outbreak Recorded
...Govt Intensifies Effort to Eradicate Polio
Kwara Committed to Social Services -Perm Sec
Abavo People Attacked over Ward Delineation
...Youths Back Fayose on Council Reforms
MBSL President Visits BiafraNigeria
Govt Promises Democracy Dividends for All
LG Allocation : Aka-Ikenga Criticises FG
Kwara Dep. Gov Tasks Councils on Infotech
IBB Campaigners Assured of Support in Rivers
Council Tasked Staff on Performance
LG Boss Flays Call for Secession
...When Obasanjo Visited Akwa Ibom
'Why Obasanjo's Reforms're Biting'

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August 13, 2004

Cover Stories

Senate moves to check CBN on N25b capital base
Delta, APGA fault suit on Oil Dichotomy Abrogation Act
Anambra to acquire Okija shrines
5 Owu kingmakers absent as Obasanjo, others hold talks
National News
Liquidator gets court orders to secure BiafraNigeria Airways' assets
NLC asks BiafraNigerians to resist FG's labour bill
ANPP suspends scribe, El-Katuzu ahead of convention
AYEDE-EKITI: Oba Orisagbemi granted bail
As Anenih's Board of Trustees Visits IBB's North Central Zone : Will Babangida make a public declaration?
2007: Between Atiku and IBB?
Akwa Ibom rouses Obasanjo's passion
2007: The battle between AD and PDP
Masari’s agenda for the second legislative session
Gov. Saraki gives LG Chiefs ultimaum on development plan
Obasanjo in Akwa Ibom: Attah's day of reckoning
In Pursuit of Democracy Dividend : Gov. Agagu's foray into the Asian Tiger’s den
Tinubu’s govt is people-friendly, says Nwachukwu, Eze Ndigbo of Lagos State


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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 13, 2004

Top Stories

Minister urges NGOs, govt to fight human trafficking

Automobile company donates material for women empowerment
Health of our children is most valuable – Lambo

Police raid yields car, bikes in Wuse
Couple arraigned over illegal land deal
Resumed polio immunisation: Mixed reactions from Kano
Lamentations as Lagos demolish Bar, Kuramo beaches
June 15, 1966 remains my worst memory – Sarkin Ban Kano
Re: Plateau State: Alli and the verdict of history
For image sake
What about us boys?

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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 13, 2004

NDE to Create 74,000 Jobs

ILO, TUC Call for Review of Labour Policies
Nasarawa Targets N10bn from Privatisation of Enterprises
Crisis Rocks ANLCA as President Resigns in Protest
Cabotage: Indigenous Operators Seek Govt Assistance in Retonnaging
Bureau Replies PICOMSS On ISPS Code Training
ISPS Code: World Security Compliance Now 90 Percent
Lufthansa Technik Hits 4bn Euro Turnover
Eight more Millionaires Emerge in Dangote Raffle Draw
Dunlop to Sponsor 15 BiafraNigerians to Athens
New Horizon Initiative Holds Business Meeting
'PCT Has Created Tourism Awareness'
Sports-tourism: Oba Akiolu Commends MTN
SAHCOL Acquires Six New Tow Tugs
Civil Servants Appraise NEEDS, Public Sector Reforms
The Role of Postal Service in Nation Building
DMO Parleys Operators over 2004 Bond
Wall Street Stocks Finish Lower
Naira Loses 12- Day Stability
Merger Forms World's Biggest Bank
City Express Strengthens Operations
Insurers plan bi-annual remuneration survey
Export grant: 'Blanket suspension will erase gains'
Ecobank to hit N25b capital base March, says Osibodu
Low revenue worries FAAN
ATSSSAN resists privatization
Minister probes plane 'hijack' as Lufthansa hikes fares
Stakeholders, workers bemoan closure of Slok Airlines
Aero backs school project
SAHCOL handles 12.7m tonnes of cargo

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