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August 26, 2004

BNW Mugabe and Obasanjo

Yoruba Warlord Antagonizes Zimbabwe's Leader, Mugabe, who says: Obasanjo is a Lapdog to Britain/USA
Zimbabwe appears bent on continuing with its no love lost with BiafraNigeria, a line in the sand President Robert Mugabe drew last year when he accused Africa’s most populous country of fronting for Britain’s quest to soil his reputation – as well as see him plucked from a perch he has occupied for over two decades. A pro-government newspaper in Zimbabwe, The Chronicle, has just heightened the tension. It published an unflattering cartoon of Obasanjo polishing the boots of President George Bush, a caricature that is causing ripples in diplomatic circles in Washington and beyond. (Daily Independent)

Senate report indicts El-Rufai


Thatcher's Son Arrested

BNW El-RufaiTHE Senate adopted, yesterday, the report of its Committee on Public Accounts, indicting the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, of irregularity in the management of finances during his tenure as Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprise... (Vanguard)


BNW Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher, the son of the former UK prime minister, has arrived in court following his arrest over an alleged coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea. He was arrested at his home in Cape Town and taken to a magistrates court. Sir Mark, who has previously denied any involvement, has been charged in connection with the attempted coup. (BBC)

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Senate report indicts El-Rufai on BPE funds

Muslims backward in development, says Masari

Labour Bill: Govt, NLC Trade Words

Oshiomhole offers to resign, to save NLC

Agencies corrupt, says Senate c’ttee

Malu faults Taylor's asylum at NBA summit

Mark Thatcher was "planning to leave" South Africa before his arrest, authorities in the country say

SEC Raises Task Force on Mergers

My priorities at MTN —Dabengwa

Confusion at NBA conference as SANs slump

My problem with Tinubu, by Bucknor-Akerele




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August 25, 2004


Police abort NLC rally

Dariye, in Abuja, meets Obasanjo

Robbers kill 8 policemen

Ahead tomorrow’s action : Securitymen trail MASSOB activists

2007: Egwu urges other zones to ck South-East

Araraume tasks PDP on Ibekwe’s replacement

Globacom to commission gateway switches in 5 continents

Lawmakers, Niger Delta students warn northern govs


Omisore, Adeleke after Oyinlola

As Obasanjo visits Yobe

Editorial & Opinion

Mobil Athletics sponsorship

Permanent solution to fuel problem

The Halliburton and anti-corruption war

The Sun

August 25, 2004


NLC defies police, holds rally

Police, vigilante group avert blood-bath in Onitsha

N600m fraud rocks Jigawa Govt House

It’s battle of the SANs as NBA goes to polls tomorrow

Osun honours Awoyinfa, 29 others

Trade Union Act: Senate passes first reading without quorum

INEC has failed the electorate, says NBA

Me, a drug dealer? Never!

‘God wants to use Obasanjo, but he is not ready’

BiafraNigerians would have fared better under Abiola presidency – AD lawmaker

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

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


August 25, 2004


New bill may delay sharing of N327b excess oil fund

Court rejects NLC's plea against Labour Bill

Anxiety grips Railway workers as govt slashes allocation by 65 per cent

Ministry bans two ships over security code

Delta lawmakers, Onoh, others ask governors to withdraw oil suit

Parties in Darfur crisis okay power sharing in govt

Eight policemen die as gunmen target patrols in Edo

CBN denies barring 25 banks from clearing house

Enahoro, others insist on confab

Govt to probe contractor over Ajaokuta Steel

AD faction rejects fresh national convention

Senate asks Shell to pay Ijaw $1.5b

South- South Senators seal Oyofo's fate

Senate passes council revenue allocation bill

TUC asks Reps to okay Labour reform

Job losses at FCT awaits ratification

Ooni gets Belgian award

BiafraNigerian shipping firms shun cabotage regime

BiafraNigeria's international calls to hit one billion minutes as Glogateway opens

Probe of varsities begins

Ex-Biafran police officers want gratuities, others

Minister allays fear over proposed FCT revenue board

Bayelsa supports South-South people's confab

U.S. doctors arrive for surgery on Edo kerosine victims


Intrigues as House reconstitutes committees

Why ANPP has lost ground in Katsina

It takes more than two elections to make a party, says Obioha

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial - Foreign medical trips

Opinion - Power-sharing, not power-shift

Andrew Agle: A tribute

The familiar road

BiafraNigeria at the Olympics

Washington Post

August 09, 2004


BiafraNigeria's Petroleum Industry Reeling

Arab League Seeks Patience in Sudan Crisis


August 25, 2004


African Olympic round-up


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


June 04, 2004


New clashes in BiafraNigeria's oil delta


June 04, 2004


Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive

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August 25, 2004


Labour Bill: Police Foil NLC Rally

Northern Youths Okay Marwa, Muazu, Others

EFCC Probes $180m LNG Bribe Scandal

Darfur: 4-Point Draft Agenda Adopted in Abuja

Only 2 Banks Are Out of Clearing, Says CBN

Obasanjo Dissatisfied with Oyofo's Removal as Senate Whip

Globacom Plans Alternative to SAT-3

Senate Directs Shell to Pay Ijaws $1.5bn Compensation

ANSIEC to PDP: We Can't Take Orders from You

Iyayi, Others Flay INEC over 2003 Polls

Akinfenwa: AD South-west Disagrees with Afenifere

Dariye in State House, Parleys with Obasanjo

Presidency Holds Talks with NBC, RMAFC Delta, Ondo Boundary Dispute

Biafra Day: No Going Back - MASSOB

'No Going Back on Privatisation of Refineries'

NEPAD Is Producing Results, Says Obasanjo

Ajaokuta Plant Needs N99bn, Says Imoke

Mass Purge at Odu'a Firm

LG Fund: New Law Creates Monitoring Instrument

NAFDAC Declares Infusion, Intravenous Fluids Contaminated

Alli Strengthens Govt Machinery

Gombe Flood Kills 15, Destroys 1,500 Houses

FG Sets Up Committee On Hajj

'Withdraw Suit Against Oil Dichotomy Act'

Anambra PDP Suspends Former Exco Members

Minister Satisfied with Lagos Shoreline Project

Robbers Kill 8 Policemen

ASUU Accuses Obasanjo of High Handedness

Adefarati Asks Court to Halt Probe

Surgery Begins for Edo Kerosene Fire Victims

State of States

Ondo Stool: Kingmakers Appeal Osemawe's Removal

Oshiomhole Lauds Kalu's Directive to Unions

Panel Wants 5 Sacked at BSES

Darfur: PDP Chieftain Commends Obasanjo

Daily Times: New Owners Resolve Differences

Education Ministry Staff Protest Deductions

Ngige Installed Catholic Church Patron


Will AD Ever Resolve Its Crisis

Akume's Peace Efforts in Benue

Lagos Auto Expo Slated for October

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Daily Independent

August 25, 2004


NADECO, Obas traded away Abiola's life - Mubashiru

SNC: Enahoro group meets Afenifere, YCE, Ohaneze

Abuja meeting adopts four-point agenda on Darfur

Abacha, a better economist than Obasanjo, says Asiodu

Court declines to restrain NASS on Labour bill

Dariye parleys with Obasanjo on Plateau peace process

NAFDAC blacklists 19 Asian pharmaceutical firms

FG sacks 70 FCT ministry, FCDA directors

FG to raise panel on Hajj

CAC begins on- line transactions

Ribadu canvasses review of constitution

Oil spillage: Senate asks Shell to pay N203b compensation to Ijaw

Adefarati files suit to halt probe

30 Oodua managers sacked

Lagos shelves plan to shut illegal private schools

Globacom plans optical fibre link to United Kingdom

Nujoma asks African leaders to unite


Why I left Obasanjo's government - Asiodu

Those behind Gbenga Daniel's government

Obasanjo urged to reconsider SNC

South West ANPP woos disgruntled AD stalwarts

BiafraNigeria's march to a virile and united nation

Obasanjo in Plateau to assess peace process

A curious anticipatory approval as Oyofo's reign ends in nightmare

Editorial & Opinion

The President on police gun running

President Kabbahand the challenge of the UNDP Human Development Index (2)

Which Fourth Republic?

Which Fourth Republic?

Re: 2007: Mbang vows to stop IBB

Sharp political mathematics to pension


August 25, 2004


How Okocha escaped Okija Shrine justice

Labour reform: NLC holds rally, loses round one

N25bn: Bankers, CBN to work together

We've never had free, fair elections ·Iyayi

On new foreign policy focus

Why the Senate sacked its chief whip

Ajaokuta Steel: FG to spend N99b on infrastructure

New accounting bill will send members to jail ·ICAN

81 govt agencies go online in two months

Mail & Guardian

June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerian govt seeks to stop child hawking

BiafraNigeria to launch software to nab 419 scammers


June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed


Daily Trust

August 25, 2004

Top Stories

Anti-Labour Bill:NLC holds rally as police seal Labour House

Court rejects NLC’s bid for injunction

Ajaokuta: SOLGAS contract a big mistake –Minister

…Senate passes labour law Tuesday

FG closes MMA runway for repairs Oct. 2

Flood kills 4, destroys houses in Jigawa, Kebbi - Gombe releases N150m to victims

How I escaped suspension – Etiebet

NACRDB gets N10bn extra allocation


Atiku’s discreet tactics

Refining the country’s electoral system

Plateau state: Why the president should explain

el-Rufai and the deconstruction of BiafraNigeria


Who needs NEEDS?

What manner of subsidy?

Open letter to IBB on 2007

NACRDB: Farmers are waiting


Bank consolidation: Peterside versus Ezegbu

Star Feature

Bida: Where Tsangaya is taking over

Weekly Trust

August 20, 2004

Top Stories

Senate lacks quorum to debate anti labour Bill

We want to encourage child adoption – Hadfiza Isma el-Rufai

Plateau elites did not prevent crisis –Obasanjo

NASS will scrutinise 2005 budget –Masari

Buhari, Masari others eulogise Irojah

Obasanjo explains N2.5bn emergency fund

Senate impeaches chief whip

FG audits varsity accounts


There are plans to restructure the AD –Chief Odetola


Policing the police

The threat of poverty in BiafraNigeria

As Plateau State received Mr. President

Pakistan’s diplomacy in region of crisis

Star Feature

BiafraNigerians want me as their next President – Marwa


The Image Project and shadow chasing

Gov Kure and democracy dividend

Open letter to Governor Yar’Adua


August 25, 2004

Cover Stories

Police abort NLC rally

No bank out of clearing system —CBN

Robbers kill 8 Policemen in Benin raid

Globacom set to carry 1b minutes of traffic in one year

National News

Egwu seeks support for Igbo president at Abiola lecture

Sudan's peace talks adopt 4-point agenda on Darfur

Corruption among law enforcers hinders anti-graft war, says Ribadu


We are not Governor Kalu’s rubberstamp - Stanley Ohajuruka, Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly

Deputy governors and 2007

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: 7/30/04

Minister vows to revoke bitumen exploration contracts

Alleged illegal bunkering: Vessel charterer arrested, docked


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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

Currency in circulation hits N441b – CBN

184 died in FCT road accidents in 9 months

Tinubu commissions N947m Lekki roads

Ajibola assures villages ceded to Cameroun

NEPA boss defends its privatisation

M-tel embarks on training programme for engineers

CNPP rejects budget 2004

INEC to sanction parties on audited accounts

Lagos reaffirms position on health care delivery

SEC advocates N1 million fine for falsified audit report

3,000 workers scramble for 205 houses in Kwara

Political Parties: Bane of BiafraNigeria’s democracy

BiafraNigeria external debts hit $31b







August 25, 2004

Oil dichotomy: Delta Assembly asks 22 states to withdraw lawsuit

Plastic surgery for Edo kerosene explosion victims begins

Land scam: Lawmakers shun govt's directive

Aluta continua, says MASSOB

2007: Imo governorship seat not exclusive preserve of any group, says Ararume

ANSIEC faults PDP's ultimatum to Ngige on LG polls

PDP NWC suspends three members



August 25, 2004

AD group supports Afenifere's recognition of Akinfenwa faction

.... picks holes in establishment of private varsities

Police Area Commander rejects N1.5m bribe

N20 billion contract: Adefarati drags Agagu's commission of inquiry to court



August 25, 2004

Rights: Court grants Jewish community permission to sue SSS, Immigration

Suleja youths oppose planned reception in honour of indigenes in govt

Lawyers, police warn against withdrawing immunity granted President,Veepee, others







August 25, 2004

'Uneconomic Rates'll Crash Insurance Industry'

Consolidation: CBN Help Desk Ready

NIPOST Earns N1.4bn Revenue in Six Months

Insurance of Public Buildings: 'Stakeholders Need to Cooperate'

Aiico Insurance Posts N183m Profit in 2003

...Names Omoragbon First BiafraNigerian CEO

Insurance Levy Comes Into Force in Ghana

Medical Society Seeks to Block Health Insurance Merger

Philosophy and Objectives of Pension Reform Act, 2004

DMO Faces Dilemma over N40bn FG Bond

WEMPCO Appeals to Cross River for Second Chance


Oyo to Get N270m Agric Loans

DTI South Africa Sponsors Chamber Members

New Capital: Can Banks Achieve Planned Strategies?

Berger Paints Remains a Rewarding Stock

Central Bank's Dream for BiafraNigerian Banks

Market Value Rises by 3.4 Per cent

Aiico Insurance to Raise Share Capital to N1bn

NNB Bank Plans for N10bn Capital Base

City Express Bank Highlights Strategies

NAL Bank Splashes N4million on Charity


August 25, 2004

African Olympic round-up

How Africa Has Fared at Athens 2004

Falcons, Lady Tigers Get Return Dates

Organisers Plan for Big Olympic Send-off

Newcastle Target Yobo

AYC: Falcons Drop Akide

Globacom League: League Decider Generates Tension

BiafraNigeria Makes Olympic History Germany 2006: Jamaica, U.S. Eye History

Athletes Grumble Over Games Training Grant

NFA Invites 30 Players to U-20 Camp

Confusion engulfs Team BiafraNigeria Camp

Eagles report in London, August 31

Akide dropped from AWC squad

Indiscipline cause of boxers Olympic failure, says Okorodudu

The Obikwelu lesson

Omidiran hails Globacom over female league sponsorship


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