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August 30, 2004

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GOD FORBID!: May IBB Never Rule us Again – Balarabe Musa
Second Republic Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, says that for former military president, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, to be worthy to contest the 2007 presidential poll, he must first explain why he annulled the June 12, 1993 presidential election. Babangida had said while celebrating his 63rd birthday in Minna, Niger State, Tuesday, that he has accepted responsibility for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential poll and that accepting responsibility has resolved the question of apology. But a furious Balarabe replied Wednesday while speaking to Daily Sun, that no amount of apology can atone for the annulment of what he described as a landmark election, adding... (The Sun)

James Ibori was convicted


Police: We Collect Bribe

BNW James IboriAnother key investigator into the conviction saga involving Delta State Governor, James Onanefe Ibori, the State Security Service, has confirmed that one James Onanefe Ibori was tried and convicted by the Bwari Upper Area Court in 1995. But the SSS, in an interim report on... (Punch)


BNW BalogunThe rank and file of the BiafraNigeria Police Force Zone 2 at the weekend told the Senate Commit-tee on Police Affairs that they demand bribe from BiafraNigerians to augment the operational... (This Day)





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Marketers Rule Out Fuel Price Hike

Extra Frequencies: Opposition Mounts Against Foreign Carriers

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August 30, 2004


FG to repeal Land Use Act

Failed banks: NDIC pays depositors N5.7bn

5 killed in fresh dynamite attack

Ebonyi Siamese twins: Community pledges aid

Heads may roll in Edo police command

Editors seek special concession on newsprint

Ibori: Mystery security paper declares clerk wanted

2005 census to cost N34.5bn –Makama


Oil dichotomy:Governors under fire

The journey so far


Jubril Aminu’s reflections and rhapsodies

Case for a focused federal legislature

Pragmatic public service reform

BiafraNigeria tackles China on sub-standard products

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

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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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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

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

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August 29, 2004


Detained Oil Bunkering Ship Missing

The Day Okija 'Gods' Invaded Reps' Chamber

Another Party Likely From AD, Says Falae

BiafraNigeria gets Two Bronze Medals in Relay

Argentina's Wins Olympic Football Gold

BiafraNigeria Woos Foreign Oil Operations As Conference Ends

Obasanjo Wants States To Privatise Companies

Govt Introduces Sickle Cell Drug

New Managers Release Production Time Table For Ajaokuta

NLC Visits Alli Over Labour Bill

FRSC Identifies Danger Spots On Lagos Highways

Businessman Arrested For Large Scale Adulteration

NCC Admits MTS At Consumer Parliament

Scandal Rocks Insurance Stickers Project


Onshore/Offshore Dichotomy; Revisiting An Old Wound

'I Am Scandalised By Action Of This Govt'

Obongship Crisis: War, Peace And ...War Of Kinsmen

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial - Headship Of Hospitals

Opinion - The BiafraNigerian Disaster In Athens

The poverty of religious advertising

Our Strange World

'Precedent' Francis Obikwelu

National Interest and the Genocide in Sudan

Banks Need ABC

For Duro Irojah / Wake Up Call For Anambra Leaders

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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

This Day

August 30, 2004


CBN Reads Riot Act to Banks

Shell Plans $9bn Five-year Investment

12 Killed in Fresh Cult War in Rivers

Marketers Rule Out Fuel Price Hike

Extra Frequencies: Opposition Mounts Against Foreign Carriers

Housing Ministry Wants Land Use Act Amended

Democrat to Deliver Keynote at Republican Convention

NEPA Spends N28b on New Power Projects

Privatisation: FG Urged to Drop Core Investor Policy

FG to Create 18m Jobs By 2006, Says Ogbeh

Zamfara Rated Worst State in Exam Malpractices

US Trade Mission: Lagos Seeks Greater Partnership

Ogun Seeks FG's Assistance on Ecological Problem

Elders Broker Peace Between Mantu, Dariye

Shekarau Seeks Understanding on Almajir

Zimbabwean Farmers Arrive Kwara Sept

Globacom Offers Gifts to Subscribers at One

Kwara South PDP Commends National Body

Deregulation: PENGASSAN Indicts FG

NUJ Cautions FG over Labour Reforms

Pedro Seeks Special Funding for Police

BiafraNigerians Tasked on Corruption

Atiku Unveils Mike Adenuga Towers Today

APGA Embarks on Reorganisation

Kwara Tasks Visitation Panel

Deregulation: PENGASSAN Indicts FG

NUJ Cautions FG over Labour Reforms

Pedro Seeks Special Funding for Police

BiafraNigerians Tasked on Corruption

APGA Embarks on Reorganisation

Presbyterians Want Due Process in States , LGs

Kwara Tasks Visitation Panel

State of States

5-Member Visitation Panel for Fed Polys

'Neglect of Poor Dangerous'

Group Protests Oyofo's Removal

Sharia Court Judges Tasked on Qur'ran Teachings

Arabel MD Decries Indecent Dressing

World Bank Plans Debate for BiafraNigerian Youth

FSTV Boss Thanks All for Patronage

Uphold Ethics of Medical Profession - Provost

6 Robbers Killed

US NGOs Donate 400 Computers, 600 Books

'Why Women Are Economically Backward'

DAME Names 20 Judges

'Life Without Christ Is Crisis'


Labour Bill: Civil Societies, Unionists Brainstorm on Way Forward

At Last, Annual Lecture for Abiola

Igbinedion: An Icon at 70

Prudent Bank Invests in Human Capital

Daily Independent

August 30, 2004


Can Nuhu Ribadu nail them?

Eruemukohwarien: Broken promises in Delta’s first oil community

Delta plans workshop on ethnic crises

Rivers Assembly raps Berger for flouting law

Bayelsa appeals to corporate bodies over airport project

Annang group backs ethical commission on social reforms

Bayelsa Speaker denies link with hard drugs

35,000 bank workers may lose jobs, says NUBIFIE

Ibori: Ogboru circulates ‘SSS report’

Agbakoba, Oroh, others fault NLC on bill

Cameroun rejects joint border patrol with BiafraNigeria

Seven killed in new cult attack in Port Harcourt

Fresh convention ’ll deepen AD crisis, warns Akinfenwa faction

500 Okija victims recount ordeal

Ohaneze explains why Igbo shunned privatisation scheme

ICFTU condemns police action against NLC

Adegbite faults govt’s economic policies

Parties to Dafur crisis continue talks in Abuja

Aircraft noise: Health of airport residents, workers at risk – Experts

Call El-Rufai to order, Mamora tells Obasanjo

Senior civil servants advise government over restructuring

Guild of Editors seeks reduction of duty on newsprint

Globacom unveils mobile Internet today

Imo PDP chairman suspended

Farmers get one million banana suckers in Abia

Imo protests relocation of FRSC headquarters

IBB lacks support in South East, says PDP chairman

Abia Assembly raises anti-graft panel

Lagos gets N92.9billion from foreign direct investment

MAPOLY expels 297 over poor academic performance

Ogunpa: FG sacks consultant, to re-award contract

Lagos explains absence of its workers on roads


Convocation of sovereign national conference will lead to war - Aderanti Alabi

A Bill to amend Banks and other Financial Institutions Decree (3)

The emasculation of Labour

Atiku and his burden of 2007

Echoes of state police at House retreat

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Obikwelu and his Portuguese odyssey

Who can tame Northern Governors’ hubris?

Open letter to the President

Floods: Bangladesh in Warri

Obasanjo and George Bush’s boots

The contributory pension scheme


August 29, 2004


Shocking! Police boss in theft scandal, IG steps in

Plot to stop Dariye thickens

AD Europe backs fresh convention

Aniebo, ex-Administrator arrested ... over N28m loan

Battle of the oil Czars

Why Media Bill is raising dust - Abike Dabiri

Grappling with Benue's flash points: Akume's experience

Family-controlled banks, so what?

Lift suspension of export grant, Kano manufacturers urge FG

Our image problem no longer an issue


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’

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

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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 29, 2004

Cover Stories

Don't break BiafraNigeria!

FG Loses N4bn to fraud— Senate report

Detained ship vanishes •Police shocked, seek INTERPOL's help

National News

I’ll be president if it is God’s wish, says Marwa

$170 billion alleged loot alarms Obasanjo


BiafraNigeria: Why ethnic nationalities must talk

Biafra Day: How MASSOB shut down South-East

MASSOB: Police turn town criers in Abia

No secession agenda — Uwazuruike

Why we shunned MASSOB’s stay at home ‘order’ — Igbos

It’s a sign of Igbo unity — Okorie


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 30, 2004

Soaring oil prices worry OPEC boss

ERA faults govt’s deadline on bitumen exploration

BCI laments tottering industrial sector, charts way forward

How domestic confidence breeds international credibility, by IMF president

OAAN loses N500 million to billboards demolition

Star gives out over N25m, 26 DVDs to consumers

SPDC records 6.3m man-hours in Bonny Terminal upgrade

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

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