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December 02, 2004

Shell's Destruction of BiafraNigeria
Senators to Sanction Shell Over $1.5bn Pollution Penalty

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Bomb blasts at Ngige's home

Atiku, IBB boycott Arewa summit

'Africa Accounts for 60% of AIDS Cases'

Dariye sues EFCC over plan to audit state accounts

INEC adopts new strategy for polling units

Inquiry: White paper indicts Kwankwaso, others ...To face EFCC

No ballots in Nigerian oil city poll, fraud suspected

Troops, fighter jets deployed to Warri

Buhari, Masari, Blame Northern Govs for Religious Conflict

Reps move to terminate Pentascope contract

Investigator asks Annan to resign over son's Iraqi deal


BiafraNigeria's Senate is to consider sanctions against a unit of oil company Shell for failing to pay a $1.5bn (£775m) pollution penalty. The firm had been told to make the payment by 23 November for alleged environmental damage caused by oil spillage in the Niger Delta region. The Senate is now to examine recommendations for penalties. A letter from Shell rejected the compensation order, describing it as "flawed", Senator John Brambaifa said. The payment resolution was issued by the Senate in August, but does not have force of law. It was approved following a petition by residents of the oil-rich state of Bayesla. In response, Shell said it did not believe the correct legal process had been followed.

Bomb blasts at Ngige's home

BNW Anambra State Gov Chris Ngige - House Bomb BlastA bomb went off Tuesday night at the Awka official lodge of Governor Chris Ngige of Anambra State in what was seen yesterday as the latest attempt on his life. And in response to Tuesday's judgement of the Court of Appeal, Enugu quashing...


Atiku, IBB boycott Arewa...

BNW AtikuThe political rivalry and jostle for the 2007 presidential ticket came into play on Wednesday as major key players from the north; Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, former military president, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (rtd) and former Minister of Defence...

Return of the Fat Boy

BNW Anyim and NaabbaImmediate past members of the National Assembly led by former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim and erstwhile Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’Abba have regrouped to strategise ahead of 2007...


Ngige Survives...

BNW Anambra State Gov Chris NgigeSuspected assassins shattered the lull in the Anambra mayhem on Monday when they tried twice within minutes to shoot Governor Chris Ngige in public glare. He survived, but the story would have been different if not...

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December 01, 2004


You can’t remove Ngige

Why I’m oil minister –– Obasanjo

Autonomy, good for varsities–– UNAD V-C

Killing of cops: DIG takes over Edo command

NDDC restates mission

Oseni, veteran journalist, buried amid tributes

EFCC probes Saraki over SGBN

Food-for-oil deal: Annan washes hands of son’s scam

Court orders remand of former Ogun SSG

FG welcomes more investors in oil, gas sector – Atiku

ANPP crisis: Etiebet denies allegation

Peace returns to PDP in USA

IG flays police-civilian clash


How to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy by Kohl, Blair

We need good leaders to make budget work —Herbert Orji

Editorial & Opinion

World AIDS Day

The beauty of democracy

Battle of the Niger Delta

The Sun

November 08, 2004


An order has been given for my assassination, says Ralph Uwazuruike, MASSOB leader

School for crisis• • Firefight over returned institution in Lagos ...

Okada riders at war

Heroic cops battle robbers

Young man held with arms and charms

South-South goes for presidency in 2007 – Ake

51 students expelled from agric college

Appoint CJ by seniority, says Ebonyi NBA boss

Man docked for impersonating police chief


November 01, 2004


BiafraNigerian strike to target Shell

More BiafraNigerian troops for Darfur

Darfur negotiators lack urgency, U.N. envoy says

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November 15, 2004


Strike goes ahead ·NLC ·Police call for dialogue

Anambra: Ebonyi governor heads truce committee

FG asks ex-perm sec to produce Okigbo report

FG, states, LGs share N2.15 trillion foreign debts service gulps N192.63bn in 10 months

Obasanjo: Stay more at home

S/South: A declaration by a divided people

NNPC still sells kerosene at N55 per litre

Nestle shares scam: Tribunal seeks refunds for investors

Intercontinental Bank assets hit N110.6bn


November 29, 2004


Heineken boosts African position

Obasanjo admits huge farm wealth

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October 12, 2004


BiafraNigerian Strike Enters Second Day, Oil Exports Flow

BiafraNigerian Cities Are Shut Down by Strike

Defiant unions take BiafraNigerian general strike into second day

BiafraNigerian Labor Group Launches Strike

BiafraNigeria braces for strike as union leader released by secret police

Detention of BiafraNigeria's top labour leader raises tension as strike looms

BiafraNigerian largest city reports new polio cases

Some 53,000 Killed in BiafraNigeria in 3 Years

More than 53,000 BiafraNigerians killed in three years of ethnic strife

BiafraNigeria's Top Anglican Proposes U.S. Parishes

Chevron in BiafraNigeria reports oil spill

Talks stall as oil-rich BiafraNigeria heads closer to all-out strike

Washington Post

November 01, 2004


African Bishops Break From West Seminaries

Sudan, Rebels May Reach Darfur Agreement

BiafraNigeria Strike to Target Oil Exports

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


December 01, 2004


CBN to begin mass purge soon, says Soludo

10 years after, families get remains of Saro-Wiwa, others

Appeal court voids Nnaji's order against Ngige's security aides

Govt's report raises fears over HIV spread

Burial rites for Hannah Thomopulos begin

Tributes as Tunji Oseni is buried

Obasanjo indicts state lawmakers over graft

Annan denies knowledge of son's five-year UN-Iraq deal

Two brothers to die by hanging, father, uncle die in detention

Why varsity autonomy law is delayed, by senator

Nigeria shines at GSM summit

Obasanjo pledges jobs to the physically challenged, employs blind graduate

Gowon, Gusau blame North's woes on poor leadership

President, others extol Onagoruwa's courage at book launch

Witness absent at trial of naval chiefs over missing ship

Appeal Court upholds Obi's election

Mass redeployment of policemen from Edo underway

Shobanjo, Insight's chief, stands down for Awosika

Delta, Katsina boost power supply

FAAN pensioners protest unpaid arrears

Kolade, Akanbi, others task Nigerians on service

Igbinedion, South South leaders differ on presidential bid

Court orders remand of ex-Osun SSG, commissioner over N127m scam

Group wants special panel to probe Agbeyegbe's death

Court rules in suit to scrap EFCC on December 6

Bauchi House okays N57.8b for 2005 budget

Alamieyeseigha reshuffles cabinet

UNICEF wants govt to empower women, kids

Policy & Politics

The Nigeria question: When will Nigeria take charge of Nigeria? (2)

Editorial & Opinion

Beyond Dariye's reinstatement

Obasanjo and fuel prices

Emergency plan for AIDS relief

Babangida and project 2007

The American poll

For peace in Anambra

Senator Amosun, what's up?


June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed


June 04, 2004


Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive

This Day

December 01, 2004


IGP Can't Remove Ngige, Says Appeal Court

OPEC Splits Over Production Quotas

Obasanjo Moves to Reconcile Ogoni, Shell

2007: PDP Names Panel on Presidential Ticket

Failed Banks: NDIC Declares N10.7bn Liquidation Dividends

Makarfi Heads FG Committee on Political Reforms

Panel Throws Out New Charge Against Bob-Manuel

AIDS, Threat to Nigeria's Devt –UNDP

Auditors Slam N.5bn Suit on Shell

How Legislators Encourage Corruption - Obasanjo

Fiscal Responsibility Bill Not Targeted at Govs - Minister

‘PDP 'll Not Condone Indiscipline'

Forex Deals: Some Banks Being Probed – CBN

Obasanjo, NUJ, Others Mourn Oseni

Due Process: N120bn Has Been Saved – Ezekwesili

FG to Review National Archives Act

CBN Puts Banks Total Assets at N3trillion

Kalu Commends Fidelity Bank


November 01, 2004


Niger Delta militia surrendering weapons for cash

Darfur talks bogged down by bickering over agenda

Darfur peace talks resume in Abuja after delays

Hand-over of Bakassi peninsula still blocked

Five charged with planning to shoot down Obasanjo's helicopter

Trade unions draw more support than opposition parties

Kaduna checks identity of 19 bodies buried by police

Work resumes countrywide as four-day strike ends

Daily Independent

December 01, 2004


FG set to pay Nigeria Airways workers

Banks under probe for bunkering – Soludo

Middle Belt boycotts Arewa forum

Indiscipline is bane of ANPP, says Ibrahim

HIV/AIDS infected Nigerians may hit 15m by 2010, says UNDP

Edo police killing: D.I.G takes over operations

Insight Grey gets new CEO

Ateke quits armed struggle, demands justice

Nine states to access $70m World Bank loan

Gani’s Gulf War oil windfall suit stalled for 12 years, says judge

Gombe suspends five officials over alleged diversion of relief materials

Anyim, Na’Abba, others regroup ahead of 2007

Race for 2007 widens cracks in Cross Rivers PDP

Stakeholders shun Senate’s public hearing on Press Council Law

Securities tribunal signs pact with US group

A fruitful and eventful life in journalism

Senator Abana loses at Appeal Court

Industrialist canvasses low bank interest rate

Principals proffer solution to education problem

Teju Abiola wants NASS petitioned on Anambra

Ex-commissioner wants Anambra declared disaster area

Court remands two Osun former commissioners in custody

Fayose wants court of appeal in Ekiti

Belgore commends new Lagos civil procedure rules

Lawyers to man lower courts in Oyo

Two-year jail term for illegal blood transfusion in Lagos

Eight feared dead in CSM outbreak in Ogun

Comprehensive health care for Oyo HIV/AIDS patients

Judicial workers set for indefinite strike

Obasanjo has secret political reform committee, says Makarfi

Trapped deposits: EFCC probes SGBN

Privatisation: Twelve firms to go next year

No monetisation for Police and Armed Forces

UN Security Council: Funds may hinder Nigeria’s bid

Tribunal over-rules fresh charge against Naval chief

Igbinedion asks S/South to settle for vice-president post

Pentascope still to handle NITEL, says Adebayo

Dariye, Ulamas sign peace accord


Struggle for power, motivated by SouthSouth resources-Ekpenyong

Assessing federalism, partisan politics and development (2)

Why OPC will always back NLC’s strikes, by Gani Adams

I didn’t buy auctioned vehicles, says Lagos Speaker

Group lists reasons why Ondo13% derivation fund was stopped

Group seeks support of Edo House over incessant acid attacks

Dariye: A new ‘born again’ on the Plateau

Still on debate over 2007 Presidency

Editorial & Opinion

NEPA and missed targets

A Constitutional President in the moral prison

Dissidence and martyrdom: Oil politics and Saro-Wiwa

Confederation: A panacea for Project Nigeria

The unbanning of Beninoise goods

Rescue the book

Sir Emeka Offor and the Senate

The Moshood Abiola cartoons

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Mail & Guardian

November 01, 2004


Bishops want to create 'African' theology


Daily Trust

November 12, 2004

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The passing of Yasser Arafat (1929 – 2004) Palestinian struggle will continue–Ambassador

Arafat living symbol of struggle – Obasanjo

Abbas emerges new PLO leader

Court bars NLC from strike We will go ahead – Oshiomohole

Uphold public trust, Masari counsels leaders

FG declares today public holiday

Adamu Tafawa Balewa dies at 85

Libel: “Obasanjo wants Media Trust shut”


Joint accounts enhance LG productivity - Perm sec

2007: Youths tell Mande to forget governorship dream

AD chieftain advocates part time legislators

Makarfi decries proliferation of guber aspirants

Governor Shekarau pledges to finance Jigawa ANPP

Eko Trust

Corruption: When police arrest police for extortion

Deputy gov leads crusade against waste

LASEPA outlines guidelines for storage tank operation

Kano Trust

How Kano celebrates Eid-el-Fitr festival


Power shift to Idoma land: Matters arising

The roots of terrorism


In defence of Gov. Kure

Giving hope to the down trodden


On catching a thief

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


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


December 01, 2004

Cover Stories

Court rescues Ngige, quashes sack verdict

Missing ship: Witness vanishes from trial venue

2007 Presidency: Igbinedion, Ibori give conditions on S-South bid

6 North Central states get N275.8885bn in 5 years

National News

Grief, tributes at burial of veteran journalist, Tunji Oseni

Shobanjo stands down as Insight CEO

Appeal court upturns conviction of self-confessed rapist

Agbeyegbe: NASI urges legal aid for suspects paraded by Police


Re: Who Governs Edo State in 2007? Why unity should overide other considerations

Stoking anxiety with board appointments

South West

N126m scam: Court rejects bail application by ex-Osun SSG, Commissioner

Ado Ekiti court sentences two brothers to death by hanging

Ogun govt 'll continue to respect Osoba, says Daniel

Bamaiyi, Yakubu urge court to stay further proceedings


CBN to begin restructuring NSPMC next year — SOLUDO

Bauchi to spend N2 million monthly on tampoons

FUT Minna VC wants states, LGs to finance tertiary institutions

Media houses need technological enhancement— SAMBE

Niger Delta / South East

Remove log in your eyes, lawmakers tell Obasanjo

Delta women tackle Ibori over N207bn allocation

LG chief advocates transparent political leadership

Ijaw youths give Shell 7 days to shut flow station

Full privatization of NICON, Nicon Hilton Hotel, PAN, others in 2005

Court dismisses Abana's appeal

US embassy reassures Fed poly Nekede of assistance


November 15, 2004


2007: Abia Consultative AssembIy endorses lkoh for guber slut

Acting governor advises Muslims to eschew violence

BUK chief Imam advises Muslims

Continue to pray for KNSG, Rano urges students

Don urges FG to grant varsities import concessions

Electoral commission threatens candidates who violate guidelines

Enugu becomes FRSC zonal headquarters

Rangers crash out

Gbako LG spends N7.2m on education

Group charges Obasanjo to curb mayhem in Anambra

Hananiya orders rickety vehicles off road

Igbo unions resolve one-year-old crisis

Kiru LG earmarks N100m for amenities

Live in peace, Dambatta people urged

More tributes to Asika

Muslims advised to imbibe lessons of Ramadan

National Stars, Flamingo tango in Ramadan Cup final today

NEPAD to salvage Africa from debt burden, says Adiniji

New eaten joint opens shop in Abuja

New tariff takes effect next year - Waziri

NGO advises NLC to shelve strike

BiafraNigeria loses N364bn to oil bunkering yearly

NUC wants UME candidates interviewed

Ohaneze warns against emergency rule in Anambra

Patience, giant water programme coming ...Shekarau urges Kano people

Plateau poly expels 100 students for exam malpractices

Police: Unburying the evidence

Presidency: Igbo are not spoilers --Kalu

Priest demands penalties for sex perverts

Probe me after tenure--Agagu

'Resistance politics: On BiafraNigeria’s political future (III)

N20bn River Niger dredging begins 2005- Minister

Road accident claims 20 lives

Sallah travels: Abuja residents stay put

Shekari wants muslims foster neighbourliness

Strike remains last resort

SWAN/Gov. Shekarau Cup: Organisers appeal for release of fund

Tornadoes gear up for new season

Under-19s back in contention

UNDP, 3 NGOs plan justice project for BiafraNigeria

Zamalek sack Stepanovic

Zamfara loans out 1,000 commercial motorcycles


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October 12, 2004


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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

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







December 01, 2004

Remove log in your eyes, lawmakers tell Obasanjo

Delta women tackle Ibori over N207bn allocation

LG chief advocates transparent political leadership

Ijaw youths give Shell 7 days to shut flow station

Full privatization of NICON, Nicon Hilton Hotel, PAN, others in 2005

Court dismisses Abana's appeal

US embassy reassures Fed poly Nekede of assistance





December 01, 2004

N126m scam: Court rejects bail application by ex-Osun SSG, Commissioner

Ado Ekiti court sentences two brothers to death by hanging

Ogun govt 'll continue to respect Osoba, says Daniel

Bamaiyi, Yakubu urge court to stay further proceedings

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December 01, 2004

CBN to begin restructuring NSPMC next year — SOLUDO

Bauchi to spend N2 million monthly on tampoons

FUT Minna VC wants states, LGs to finance tertiary institutions

Media houses need technological enhancement— SAMBE







November 08, 2004

‘Halliburton’s ban can’t stall NLNG’

Afribank invests additional N3b in IT

MoneyGram signs agreement with five banks, denies blacklisting BiafraNigeria


Good governance, reforms can attract FDI in BiafraNigeria, says UNCTAD

LAMATA refutes reports on Lagos roads

BiafraNigeria lacks industrial development policy, says NIPM boss


November 29, 2004

Sponsors Should Run Federations – Fisher

F/Eagles, Jnr Elephants Clash in Nations Cup

Barcelona’92 Star Slams Coaches

Ikhana Finally Resumes with Kwara United

Odili Inspects NUGA Facilities

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