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February 04, 2004

BNW - Buhari and Babangida

Buhari Lambastes Babangida: IBB Set BiafraNigeria to Economic Ruin
Former Head of State and presidential candidate of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the last election, Major Gen. Muham-madu Buhari (rtd) yesterday in Kano said his successor, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida set the economy on the path of ruination. Buhari also disclosed that he would not be frustrated out of politics and would contest the next election if the court rules against him in his petition against the outcome of the last election won by President Olusegun Obasanjo. Speaking on a special phone-in programme of a Kano based radio station, Freedom FM, Buhari condemned the economic policies of the Babangida administration which, he said, brought BiafraNigerians a lot of hardship. He specifically singled out the devaluation policy of the Babangida administration as a major factor that ruined the nation's economy. He added that the nation has not recovered from the damage it suffered between 1985 and 1993. "When we took over in 1983, nobody knew exactly how much BiafraNigeria owed. But we refused to take loans again and decided to service the debt we collected. However, the government that succeeded us ruined the economy by devaluating currency and implementing other IMF condition on loans. "We are now slaves as we cannot pay the debt we owe. We are to continue to service the debt until when God's knows time," he lamented. Giving a recipe on how the economy should be revamped, Buhari pointed out that.... (This Day)


Key Stories

BiafraNigeria rejects N. Korea missile offer

BiafraNigeria quashes rumours of crash

FG, Labour face-off: Appeal Court rules on Friday

NNPC to Cut Fuel Imports by 75%

Fresh twist in Anambra crisis

Fly, Eagles, fly!

Akunyili: Why SSS took over probe

2 more BiafraNigerian pilgrims die in Mecca

MAN appeals court ruling on Lagos sales tax

NUC probes part-time courses in university

40 drown as boat capsizes


BiafraNigeria rejects N. Korea missile...


The "Conspirator" Fights Back: Nzeribe...





BiafraNigeria has rejected a North Korean offer to buy missiles after Washington raised concerns over the possible purchase from a nation it has labeled part of an "axis of evil," United States (U.S) officials said yesterday. "They were pretty explicit in saying they would not go ahead with this, so I think we are satisfied," a senior state Department official said, describing U.S - BiafraNigerian... (Champion)


BNW Sen Arthur NzeribeThe last may not have been heard of the bribery allegation levelled against Senator Arthur Nzeribe by Senator Uche Chukwumerije as the former is set to defend himself on the floor of the Senate. Speaking with Daily Champion on telephone yesterday from his Oguta residence, Imo State, Senator Nzeribe said he was set to reopen the matter on the floor of the Senate for "Chukwumerije to prove his claim." (Champion)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2




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This Day
February 04, 2004


NNPC to Cut Fuel Imports by 75%
IBB Set BiafraNigeria on Econ Ruination, Says Buhari
Reported Air Crash: FG Suspends Search Operations
Soludo: Social Welfare Tops Reform Agenda
Econet Disowns EWI, Masiyiwa
2004 Budget May Be Ready Next Week - Lawmaker
NLC Writes Mugabe, Wants Labour Leader Reinstated
PDP to Sponsor LG Reform Bill in N/Assembly
Part-time Programmes Threat to Varsity System - NUC
IBB Group Intensifies Campaigns in Ondo
LG Polls: ANPP Petitions Edo SIEC
Attah Calls for Prosecution of Fake Drugs' Owners
AD Legislators Move to Reconcile Leaders
MAN Appeals Judgement on Lagos Sales Tax
Court Stops Chevron-Texaco, Others from Paying Royalties
Agagu Orders Recovery of N4m
Osun Plans Houses for Workers
NDIC to Insure Community Banks' Deposits
Three Arraigned Over Illegal Firearms
'Maintain Cordial Relationship with Police'
Rivers Outlaws Militia Groups
Fire Guts Warri NITEL Office
VAT: Lagos Carpets Federal Inland Revenue
Imo Needs 13,000 Staff for Polls
Robbers Kill Corporal on Sallah Day
Anambra Decries Frivolous Spendings, Warns Chairmen
AD Closes Case Against Fayose
Group Tells Obasanjo to Resign
Egwu's Wife Promises Scholarship
Youths Threaten Oil Pipelines
Kwara to Constitute Boards This Week
Oyo Sets Up Committee on Return of Public Schools
NDE to Train 50 Women on Fish Preservation
ASUU Opposes FG's Directive on Academic Calendar
'Why I Changed Fayose to Oluwayose'
Anambra Indigenes Commend Ngige
Bayelsa Government to Resettle Displaced Communities
Benue Postpones Council Polls
Discipline: Lagos Govt Urged to Employ More Inspectors
Obasanjo's Policies Phantom, Says Balarabe Musa
FRSC to Impound 'IBB 2007' Vehicles
Appeal Court Dismisses Abana's Application for Fresh Evidence
'Redeem Your Pledges to EducationTrust Fund'
Oyo Declares Free AIDS Test
N110m Equipment for Plateau Road Agencies
N100m Motorcycles for Niger Health Workers
Group Declares Support For Fayose's New Education Policy
Tunisia 2004 Update...
Sex Scandal: Agali Clears Self, Chides Chukwu
Cameroon Edge Out Egypt
South Africa in Crisis Talks
Eagles Target Squirrels for Quarter Final Ticket
Babayaro Difficult to Manage -Keshi
We Must Win Today's Match-Okocha
'I Want Highest Goal Scorer Award'
Keshi, Bonfrere Write off Cameroon
How Eagles Will Play Today
Politics - 3rd
Anambra: Whose Interest 'll Emergency Rule Serve?
'We'll Not Give Up on Warri'
Reclaiming My Mandate Was Tortuous - Emordi

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February 04, 2004


Fly, Eagles, fly!
40 drown as boat capsizes
2 more BiafraNigerian pilgrims die in Mecca
Afribank is CBN’s 7th settlement bank
Akunyili: Why SSS took over probe
Fresh twist in Anambra crisis
Encomiums roll in for Mbakwe
BiafraNigeria rejects N. Korea missile offer
Obasanjo’s new aircraft: Will Reps play ball?
Editorial & Opinion
Cleansing the Judiciary
Boosting public transportation
Integrated logistics support for MOWCA

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February 04, 2004


Buhari vows to contest 2007 polls, relishes Babangida's opposition
MAN appeals court ruling on Lagos sales tax
Govt stops search efforts on alleged crashed plane
NUC probes part-time courses in university
Balarabe Musa, Mantu differ on Obasanjo's performance
SSS takes over probe of Akunyili murder suspects
CBN okays Afribank as settlement bank
AIDS group allege use of expired drugs
Yobe governor decries govt's neglect of police
Cleric seeks attention for pensioners
AD closes evidence against Fayose, gov's father defends son
Varsity teachers fault govt's bid to harmonise calendars
Econet restates severance of links with South African partner
Immigration, FRSC sack 74 officers over corruption
AD factions continue peace parley tomorrow
Shagari decries unfulfilled pledges to education fund
ECOWAS court re-elects BiafraNigerian judge, Donli, as president
Senate panel to visit site of alleged Lagos plane crash
Ondo to recover N4m from indicted officials
Ngige lauds Ohanaeze's new leadership, seeks better deal for
Reps may okay request for new presidential jet
Osun to build 1000 housing units for workers
Arewa, others move to review support for Obasanjo
Anti-graft war: The challenge before National Assembly
Editorial & Opinion
The NBA's demands

The President's hour-glass

The error of NLC's endless strikes
Saddam, dictators and their fate
Aiyegbeni, Babayaro and Agali
NEPA and foreign investment
To Oshiomhole

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February 04, 2004

BiafraNigeria quashes rumours of crash

SA angry over officials swap

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February 02, 2004

BiafraNigeria Holds Iran Diplomat as Spy

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Washington Post
February 04, 2004

BiafraNigeria Festival Honors Warrior History p.1

BiafraNigeria Festival Honors Warrior History p.2
BiafraNigeria's AIDS Program Runs Out of Drugs

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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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All Africa
February 03, 2004


Tripartite Talks: Leaders Agree to Reinforce ICJ Verdict

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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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February 04, 2004

Cover Stories

Senate probes Lagos plane crash
NNPC to slash petroleum products imports by 60%
CBN okays Afribank to clear cheques
Eagles set to muzzle Benin in Nations Cup cracker today
National News
NLNG: Reps to probe bribery allegation
Fayose's father explains change of name
2004 budget report ready next Friday—Suswam
Reps committee wants NECA DG summoned
School meals plus: Enugu blazes the trail again
LG Poll: AD 'll bounce back in South West — Alli

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Daily Times
February 04, 2004


FG, Labour face-off: Appeal Court rules on Friday
Christians enjoined to see 2004 as year of fulfilment
14,370 HIV/AIDS patients in danger over expired drugs
Lagos plane crash a hoax – Aviation Minister
Beware of 419 employers, NUJ advises journalists
FRSC fires 13, prosecutes 8 marshals:• Over alleged extortion, certificate forgery
Govt moves to scrap Education Tax Fund
NITEL blames poor service in Anambra on N996.5m debt
15 oil pipeline vandals burnt to death
Contract review: PDP faults committee report against chieftains
Cameroun, Algeria through to last eight:• Egypt, Zimbabwe out
PDP confirms readiness for march 27 LG polls
Pilgrims return home as hajj winds up
Presidency sacks AIDS Action committees in 36 states, Abuja
Editorial & Opinion
Autonomy for AG, IGP, INEC
Salvaging the naira (I)
Jesuit futurism or protestant historicism (II)
Combative journalism and nation building

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Daily Independent
January 26, 2004


I will contest 2007 presidency, says IBB
ACF's bid to reconcile Atiku, IBB, Buhari flops
New telecommunication guidelines out next month
N13 billion investment funds lie idle
Five killed in Warri fresh fighting
Armed forces to guard Abuja stadium
Igbo group declares Nzeribe persona non grata
Returning to the barricades
Anxiety in Akwa Ibom over suspension of tribunal judges
Omega Bank accuses Ekiti govt of imposing board chairman
Ngige: Political solution impossible, says PDP National Publicity Secretary
Police arrest 15 over gun attack on NAFDAC boss
'Why Assembly must reject N10b presidential jet'
Contractors protest award of demolition contracts to Chris Uba's company
Obasanjo's classmates fault FG's policies
Itsekiri attack on Okpe unfortunate, says traditional council
C' River university plans medical college
Delta probes alleged scandal in pilgrims boards
...Warns over erection of illegal structures
Tribunal to rule in suit against Sheriff
Principal indicted over diversion of grains
Lagos defends Tinubu's position on fuel tax, restates its illegality
Hearing of Fayose's case begins tomorrow
Council chief faults NCP's suit on new LGAs
Igbo elders move to resolve crisis in Ohanaeze
No automatic ticket for PDP candidates in Imo council elections, says chairman
Fuel Tax: Appeal Court begins hearing in Abuja today
Microsoft, CAPDAN seal anti-piracy battle plan
Akanya advocates standardised aviation sector
Mbakwe's death a big blow to BiafraNigeria, say Rimi, others

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Daily/Weekly Trust
January 03, 2004

Top Stories

‘Taliban’ of BiafraNigeria: Who Are They?
Yobe is not under siege – AIG Fagbemi
We need to find out what actually happened – ‘Taliban’ parent
The gunfire was deafening – Eyewitness
The issues are complex – Professor Sa’ad
Open letter to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
AD crisis deepens, as Ogun chapter supports Akinfenwa
Bizman donates N2.8m hospital equipment to KTSG
Communities task Jigawa government
KWSG moves to boost agriculture
… solicits opposition’s support
Christian body applauds Goje’s concern for pilgrims
Our stand on MLSN bill – Pathologists
Cotecna test-runs destination inspection scanners
FG closes private jetties
…Charged on new clearance policy
Cargo fund seeks foreign nation’s cooperation
NAGAFF wants input in choice of new customs boss
National Roundup
Goje, Hashidu battle for relevance in Gombe
Memo to BiafraNigerian leaders
Conspiracy or monopoly: Muslims and the global media
PDP: Postscript
Demolition of illegal structures in Abuja
Fond memories at Christmas
Ibrahim Dasuki: Tribute to an Icon in history

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Mail & Guardian
February 04, 2004

Driving them insane

Many feared dead in BiafraNigerian violence

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February 03, 2004

Over 14,000 on subsidised AIDS drugs run out of medication

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January 30, 2004

Plane crashes near Lagos beach

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Business News
February 03, 2004

ChevronTexaco to Re-open Shut BiafraNigerian Oil Fields Soon

'Financial Responsibility Act Must Bind FG'
Agip's $400m Power Plant Nears Completion
Agbami Field: Chevron Issues Tenders for $800m FPSO
Brazil's Petrobras to Invest $2bn in Gas
DPR Earns N159m From Oil Data Gathering
ABB Sells Oil, Gas Holdings For $925m
Statoil Offers Help to Iraq
Producers Lament Poor Utilisation of BiafraNigeria's Gas
Qatar Aims to Top LNG Producers' Chart in 2 Years
OPEC Oil Exports to Fetch $231b in 2004
...To Maintain Output at 27m bpd
Higher Oil Prices Lift ExxonMobil's Profit
Globalisation: Need for Caution by Developing Economies
Coca-Cola Canvasses Business Support to Combat Aids
Venture Capital: BiafraNigeria's Tonic for Growth of Business Ideas
IITA's Insect Collection Initiative Improves Crop Protection
Tend That Garden Yourself
SPDC Starts Development of Stallion Terraces Abuja
Getting a Home Loan Shouldn't Be a Nightmare
Popular Online Mortgage Originators and Why?
Time for Global Coalition Against Abortion

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Sports News
February 04, 2004

Sex Scandal: Agali Clears Self, Chides Chukwu

Cameroon Edge Out Egypt
South Africa in Crisis Talks
Eagles Target Squirrels for Quarter Final Ticket
Babayaro Difficult to Manage -Keshi
We Must Win Today's Match-Okocha
'I Want Highest Goal Scorer Award'
Keshi, Bonfrere Write off Cameroon
How Eagles Will Play Today
Transfer Scandal: Agent to Sue Orjinta
FIFA Tasks Abidoye Over Violence
Zwane Receives Two-year Ban
UEFA Rejects Wales Appeal
There's More to Mali Than Me - Kanoute
We're Not Afraid of Cameroon - Ogunjobi
Mali's Traore Sets Sight on Europe
Zimbabwe Bow Out With Victory
Wadsworth Sacked by Congo
Hantuchova Battles Past Molik
So Long, Good Old Pharaohs
Pepsi Commends Super Eagles
Ljungberg Rib Injury Blow for Arsenal
Hadji Heads for Espanyol
Ochei for Hertha Berlin
...Sibaya Retires Ahead Nations Cup
MTN's Corporate Responsibility Commended
Egypt ian Coach Quits After Cup Exit
Falcons Promise Victory
Khoza Quits as SAFA Vice-President

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