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August 27, 2004

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MASSOB Strike Cripples BiafraNigeria: Businesses Obey Stay at Home Order, Close Shops Nationwide
Igbo traders across the country yesterday closed shops in obedience to the directive of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) that the day be observed as work-free to draw attention to alleged marginalisation of the Igbo. The sit-at-home, as MASSOB called it, was particularly effective in the South-East states, parts of Lagos and markets in other parts of the country where the Igbo are dominant. In Enugu, all the markets including the... (Vanguard)

House in rowdy session


Obasanjo is a Lapdog

BNW HouseHe wished he had let it well alone. But it was too late. Sparks flew everywhere as impassioned honourables traded fire and brimstone over a motion he claimed to have moved in good faith. (Guardian)


BNW Mugabe and ObasanjoZimbabwe 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... (Daily Independent)

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August 27, 2004


MASSOB shuts down S.East

Restructure BiafraNigeria now — Bode George

Privatisation: Obasanjo decries waning interest of Ndigbo

Labour protests in Delta

Bayo Ojo is new NBA president

3 ex-AD govs back fresh convention

Iraq: 74 killed in mortar attack

CBN chief tackles bank directors over fraud


How Senate chief whip, Oyofo, was removed

Peace is fast returning to Delta State— Onyibe

Editorial & Opinion

Fresh polio alarm

Lost between two worlds

Uplifting the handicapped

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 27, 2004


House in rowdy session over Okija shrines

Obasanjo in Yobe, hinges peace on equity

Hundreds feared dead as mortar hits Iraqi mosque

New oil bill still cosmetic, says Ejoor

Zamfara bans non-indigenes from public schools

Bode George calls for national confab, YCE opposes zoning

Three foreign firms eye BiafraNigerian Railways

President decries Igbo's apathy to privatisation

No plans to de-list AD, says INEC

UN may sanction BiafraNigeria over labour bill

Senate insists on banks' grouping, NDIC warns on reforms

Minister defends harsh anti-graft laws

Oyinlola charges editors on professionalism

Labour chides Delta lawmakers over alleged lockout

CNPP plans coalition against PDP in 2007

Court rejects Adefarati's motion to stop probe

Law to ban substances damaging Ozone layer underway

Govt may review land use law, others

Lagos to resettle Okobaba residents at Epe Council

Igbo traders observe MASSOB's stay at home order

Bandits kill policeman in Minna bank raid


Olujinmi: Critics of emergency rule are uninformed

Nwabueze: You cannot justify the declaration

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Government policies and ports congestion

Reflection on 2004 Human Development Report

Towards peaceful coexistence

BiafraNigerian athletes: Rescue us, rescue me

Police killings: Matters arising

Okorocha and presidential jet


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


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August 27, 2004


How We Saved 50 Banks, By Soludo

INEC Canvasses Independent Candidates

International Pressure Mounts on FG

Customs Redeploys 23 Controllers

Customs Redeploys 23 Controllers

FCT Retires 165 Directors, 93 Others Sacked

2,174 Pipeline Vandals in Police Net - IG

Rule of Law, Recipe for Democracy, Says AG

Ojo Elected New NBA President

Biafra Day: Massob Agitations Cripple Economic Activities

Dangote, MTN, Zenon Lead Foreign Exchange Users

Budget: 3-Year Expenditure Framework Unconstitutional-Group

Ripples As Motion On Okija Shrine Debuts

Ex-AD Govs Decry Afenifere's Recognition of Akinfenwa's Faction

FG Assures On Expatriate Permit

Darfur: Confab Raises Panel to Harmonise Govt, Rebels' Position

Labour Reform Bill Passage May Ground Economy - Oshiomhole

AD: Akinfenwa Faction Waves Olive Branch

Privatization: Obasanjo, Ohanaeze Lament Igbo Attitude

Senators to Tackle Police Trust Bill

Lagos Restates Commitment to Telecom Law

Fuel Theft: Police Impound 25 Tankers

NUJ Plans to Pull Out of NLC

Group Warns Youth Against Terrorising Oil Companies

' Delta: Anniversary is Worth Celebrating'

Lagos to Relocate Oko-Baba Sawmillers

Police Seal Off Kwara NLC Secretariat

Envoy Seeks Better BiafraNigeria -Benin Ties

Idris Debunks Rumour of Arrest

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State of States

FG Urged to Establish Emergency Fund

'Conclude Enquiry on $180m LNG Scandal'

'My Appointment'll Pave Way for BiafraNigerians'

Slok Air: NANS Seeks Obasanjo's Intervention

Oyinlola Advises Journalists on Professionalism

Urhobo Youths Flay Splinter Groups

D/Gov to Encourage Foreign Investors

Community Lauds Egwu on Reconciliation

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Govt Buys 5 Motorised Water Rigs

'Ban Use of Inflammable Construction Materials'


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2007: 'Presidential Debate Commission Underway'

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August 27, 2004


Mohammed’s Athens folly

4 years after, Diebiri-Batan still lament oil spill

Delta plans workshop on ethnic crises

Rivers Assembly raps Berger for flouting law

Cross River inaugurates census committee

Edo warns trespassers on NTA Benin

Edo test-run fruit juice factory

Bush meat disease scare in Niger Delta

Agenda for action against cult activities

Protests in Asaba, Ilorin, Maiduguri over Labour bill

FG to ban rice import from 2006, says Ogbeh

Capital base: Senate okays banks’ ranking

You can’t intimidate me, El-Rufai tells Senate

Shell plans fresh N1.22trillion investment in BiafraNigeria

Police delist Tinubu, Enahoro other from record

Sudan can’t agree on peace, risks UN sanction

Customs redeploys 23 comptrollers

BiafraNigeria, Benin to sign anti-child trafficking treaty

BiafraNigeria’s image project will fail, says SO&U chief

Eric Moore Towers’ residents petition police

Railway rehabilitates 84 freight wagons for dry port operations

Obasanjo deplores Igbo attitude to privatization

Council chief seeks review of constitution

Egwu blames disasters on carelessness

NEPA explains power outage in Umuahia

Apampa replaces Bajomo as chairman of Odua group

Governor tasks editors on journalism ethics


I know those who annulled June 12 and killed Abiola – Mubashiru

Abacha was a better economist than Obasanjo – Asiodu

Babangida was good to Niger Delta region, group observes

Ex-lawmaker petitions Lagos Speaker

Keyamo says INEC cannot proscribe party, faults FG on loans

Before Ladoja went on leave

Stop fuelling ASUU/FG conflict, minister told

Lagos commissioner declares bid for Tinubu’s seat

Obasanjo promises to intergrate, reward ISO Execut1ves

Editorial & Opinion

Security agents as security risk

Obasanjo the great and other epithets

Our Olympic dream

Hasty decision on Oyofo

They write about image project

MTN’s philanthropy


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 27, 2004

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I’m accountable to Obasanjo not Senate–el-Rufai

ILO opposes anti-labour Bill –Oshiomhole

Ojo emerges NBA president

Darfur: Power failure disrupts talks

DPR directs marketers to renew licences

Customs redeploys 23 comptrollers

Muslims backward in development, says Masari


Okija and beyond: How did it come to this?

Diversifying BiafraNigeria’s economy

Their little excellencies

Obasanjo in the press


Re: War on terror: Common cause with America?

Time-out for power-shift in Kogi State


Civil servants, politics and corruption


Late Gov Audu Bako family cry out over seized property


Plateau half term report


Encomiums for ‘daring Duro’

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August 20, 2004

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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

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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 27, 2004

Cover Stories

Uproar in House of Reps over Okija shrine

Igbo traders close shops for MASSOB nationwide

El-Rufai dismisses Senate report

ILO cautions MPs on Labour Bill

National News

N25bn banks capitalisation: Amendments to CBN act, BOFIA through in Senate

Re-examine your functions, Oyinlola urges as editors' summit opens


How high international oil price triggered onshore/offshore suit:As lack of will threatens political solution

The political recommended by Chief Tony Anenih’s Committee

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Ohanaeze’ll recreate Igbo state union, says Chris Okoye

On Ooni And Nwokedi:Newswatch is unfair to the Ooni of Ife and Igwe of Achalla

The Njemanze Catastrophe –– a day after

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 27, 2004

Oil dichotomy lawsuit: S-South youths threaten to disrupt court's proceedings

Okumagba blames Delta under-development on youths negative activities

Police abort NLC rally in Yenagoa

Delta's LG Auditor-General, four others die in auto crash

Rights Group wants FG to curb Rivers' crisis

Obasanjo decries Igbo's attitude to privatization

Presbyterian church raps FG on freedom of religious worship

PDP okays Ekwueme, Ngige others members of state exco

MASSOB stay at home order successful in Anambra

Ngige speaks on Okija, warns troublemakers



August 27, 2004

Tinubu, ex-AD govs condemn Afenifere's endorsement of Akinfenwa faction

N20b contract: Court strikes out Adefarati's suit against Ondo probe panel

Bode George canvasses reformation of BiafraNigerian federation

Ahmadiyya publishes Braille Quran



August 27, 2004

Olujimi appeals for foreign investment

Town planners laud El-Rufai’s demolition initiative

First generation politicians started godfatherism —UJO

Senate unanimously passes Oil & Gas Industry Bill







August 27, 2004

Irregularities: Immigration Quizzes Iberia Airline Officials

NEPA Workers Kick Against ESCOM

'How We're Combating Economic Crimes in Customs'

NMA Tackles Shipping Firms on Safety Rules

Essentials of Port Reforms for Launch

Indigenous Firms and Age Limit on Cabotage Vessels

UN Ratifies Tech to Fight High Seas Terrorism

BPE Ready for Next Phase of Privatisation

36 US Ships to be Scrapped in UK

Freight Forwarders Move to Salvage ANLCA

Dockyards Earnings Drop

Gateway Bank Promotes 48


Diamond Bank Records 266% Growth in Profit

Ogun, S/African Firm in Agric Project Pact


Promasidor Gives out Cars in Cowbell Promo

Eko Hotel, Others Win Travellers Award for Innovation

New NTDC Boss Parleys with Private Sector

Rockview Repositions to Increase Market Share

Slok Wins Travellers Award Amid Ban

Community Wants Proposed Uyo Airport Site Relocated

Boeing Beats Airbus in $7.35bn Singapore Airlines Deal

BA Staff Shortages Impede Services

Lufthansa Introduces Temporary Fuel Surcharge

Slumping Ship Prices

Stakeholders Endorse Oando's Offer

Market Value Declines by 1.5 Per cent

False Returns: CBN Moves Against Banks

Intercontinental Bank Expands e-Banking

Magnum Trust Bank Connects Western Union


August 27, 2004

Big Names Bow Out at Athens

Ejiofor Blames Administrators for BiafraNigeria's Woes

Dropped Para-Olympics Athletes Seek Justice

Globacom League: Enyimba Stop Nationale

Coca-Cola FA Cup Hits Q'Finals

... As Rangers Lament Adamawa's Absence

10 Gold Miss: 'There's Need for National Stakeholders Meeting'

Fake NFA Official Dangles $20m Bait to S/African

NFA to Name Coach Next Week

Kogi Tennis Gets Date

BiafraNigerian Girls Make Relay Final

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


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