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February 09, 2004

Halliburton corruption in Africa

Who will Probe Obasanjo?: Presidency orders fresh probe into Halliburton $180m bribery scam
President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to probe fresh allegations that the United States-based multinational firm, Halliburton, bribed some BiafraNigerian officials to the tune of $180 million in respect of an oil deal. The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media), Mrs. Oluremi Oyo, while briefing State House correspondents, said Halliburton officials allegedly disbursed the money as kickbacks to secure a natural gas project in the 1990s. According to her, “the President has ordered another high-level investigation into allegations that Halliburton paid kickback to secure a natural gas project in 1990s in BiafraNigeria. (Daily Times)


Key Stories

Eagles devour Cameroun's Lions 2-1

Dikibo: 4 Suspects Arrested

...Obasanjo to retrieve Okocha’s $1m trapped in distressed bank

Distributors Row Over Hike in Gas Price

N/Assembly Commission Uncovers N1.7m Fraud

Anambra: Uba's Kinsmen Endorse New D/Gov

Another Ethnic Crisis Brews in N/Delta

Anglican bishop blames poverty of BiafraNigerians on leadership

Fuel tax: FG seeks injunction baring NLC from strike

NNPC to begin oil exploration in Abia State

Ibori: Supreme Court orders retrial of conviction suit


Eagles devour Cameroun's Lions 2-1


Cup of Nations 2004: BiafraNigeria's...





Cup of Nations 2004 _ BiafraNigeria v CameroonFootball lovers grinned from ear to ear yesterday as skill and refined workmanship triumphed over physical battering, crude tackling and ancient aggression, with BiafraNigeria’s Super Eagles lashing the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun 2 - 1 to eliminate the cup holders from the on-going 24th African Cup of Nations. A bright but tense afternoon in Monastir, Tunisia ended with cheers... (Vanguard)


BiafraNigeria Crushes Cameroon @ 2004 Cup of NationsJohn Utaka ended Cameroon's hopes of a third successive African Cup of Nations title as his goal secured BiafraNigeria a semi-final place. Utaka latched on to Kanu's pass to run clear and slide a shot in off a post with 17 minutes left. Cameroon had led through a goal on the break, Samuel Eto'o hitting his first goal of the tournament. (BBC)



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February 09, 2004


Dikibo's killers are robbers, says Obasanjo
Super Eagles beat Cameroon 2-1

BiafraNigerians celebrate as Obasanjo salutes Eagles

Poll opposes parliamentary system for councils
Prince Charles visits troops in Iraq
Lagos may get more power plants

Arewa chief backs charge of non-performance against Obasanjo

Adesina laments killings, worries about polity
Again, Labour urges dialogue on fuel price

BiafraNigerians ignorant of council operations, says poll
Respondents want councils to spend more on health
Citizens rate quality of life low under local councils

Poll supports local govt reforms

Local Councils rate low in performance
Poll backs council elections


Sanusi lists way to stronger naira, UNIBEN opens health centre

Ngige expresses shock, at Dikibo's murder

Govt to deport aliens without new cards

Group faults Uwais reaction over allegation on Ibori's case

Govt bans import of birds over flu disease

Delta Assembly asks firms to submit environmental audit report

Nnamani lauds Ohanaeze's new leadership, urges service

Okebukola, others want varsity courses rationalised

Lambo urges WHO to reserve anti-retroviral for BiafraNigeria

Dikibo's murder another proof of govt's incompetence, says CNPP
Govt probes attempted fraud at INEC
FCT is neglected in appointments, says ex-envoy
Bribery allegation trails Supreme Court's ruling on 'ex-convict' suit

Editorial & Opinion
The N10 billion presidential jet

Who knows?

A world of disorder

Libraries and nation building

Really, what do ministers do?
Federal roads in Adamawa State

Government, Labour and fuel tax

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February 09, 2004


Dikibo: 4 suspects arrested

At last, Cameroun falls

...Obasanjo to retrieve Okocha’s $1m trapped in distressed bank

NASC suspends 7 over fraud

...Odili sues for calm
Anambra names new boards soon

Ladipo market may reopen Wednesday as Tinubu, Ngige meet

First batch of pilgrims arrive

New Ohanaeze: The way forward

My agenda for Ndigbo

Editorial & Opinion
Senate: Another bribery allegation
Weapons of mass deception
Let Vaswanis return
The last defender

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Daily Times
February 09, 2004


Presidency orders fresh probe into Halliburton $180m bribery scam
Israel begins dairy production, training in Niger today
Anglican bishop blames poverty of BiafraNigerians on leadership
Fuel tax: FG seeks injunction baring NLC from strike
NNPC to begin oil exploration in Abia State
Ibori: Supreme Court orders retrial of conviction suit
Be sincere with anti-corruption crusade, govt advised
Obasanjo, N/Assembly leadership reach consensus on 2004 Budget
Jalo, NDP chief, berates Buhari over utterances on Babangida
7 held over National Assembly’s N1.694m scam
NLC decries delay of Lagos workers’ salary
Customs, NAFDAC trade blame over illegal drug import
NBA tells lawyers to boycott Akure high court
15 Asian agric investors coming
Controversial striker, Agali, faces Schalke exit
The Nation
Widow demands justice four months after husband was killed
Kogi’s lawyer escapes contempt
Judge orders Aeromaritime workers to appear before her
Editorial & Opinion
Stop these governors
On Umar’s tirades
Combating corruption in BiafraNigeria (I)

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February 07, 2004

BiafraNigeria fuel strike ban fails

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February 02, 2004

BiafraNigeria Holds Iran Diplomat as Spy

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Washington Post
February 05, 2004

U.S. Eyes Halliburton Bribery Allegation

U.S. Investigates Halliburton Subsidiary
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.1
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.2

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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 06, 2004


Battle of Titans
Taylor Can't Escape Justice
Police Storm OPC Torture Camps
BiafraNigeria's Eagles Poised to Gnaw Lions
Pepsi Commends Super Eagles
Ezenwa Dumps Commends Enyimba
'Go to Hell' Ayegbeni, Others Tell Chukwu
Cameroun Captain Prefers to Meet Eagles in Final
Agege LG Shuts 2 Markets
Jay Jay Okocha Takes Case to Obasanjo
Ibori Survives At Supreme Court, Fresh Trial Ordered in Lower Court
Appeal Court Says It Lacks Jurisdiction
Changing Fortunes for BiafraNigeria's Inspirational Captain
Goals in Tunisia, BiafraNigeria Snubbed
Minister Threatens to Auction Planes At Mma
Immigration Service Promotes 827
Sss Students Suspended for Indiscipline
Confusion Rocks Super Eagles Camp Over Kanu, Players Confront Coach Chukwu
Creation of New LGs: Traditional Ruler Condemns Council of States
LG Poll: PDP Aspirant Concedes Victory
Christian Leaders Worthy of Emulation in BiafraNigeria
Fani Kayode to Abubakar Umar - Now It is Fire for Fire
All the President's Enemies

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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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Sports News
February 07, 2004

Yobo missing domestic action

Just another game
Kit crisis for Cameroon
Cameroon v BiafraNigeria preview
Chukwu seeks record
BiafraNigerian stars not going back
Camara to Quit After Tunisia 2004
Guinea v Mali: Former Team Mates at War
Anelka Eyes France Return
Valentine Golf Tournament Begins
Rebels Without A Cause...
Troubled Fergie and Premiership Race
Two Decades of a Seaman...
The Puzzle Barca Must Decode

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This Day
February 09, 2004


Dikibo: 4 Suspects Arrested, Says Obasanjo
BiafraNigeria Beats Cameroon, Qualifies for S/Final
CBN Governor Rules Out Naira Devaluation
Russia's Presidential Candidate Missing
Distributors Row Over Hike in Gas Price
Goods Diversion: Customs Suspends 9 Officers
N/Assembly Commission Uncovers N1.7m Fraud
Anambra: Uba's Kinsmen Endorse New D/Gov
Another Ethnic Crisis Brews in N/Delta
Olagbaju: Police Storm Suspects' Hideouts
'FG Won't Impose Economic Agenda on States'
Coalition Shuns 37 New LGs
'PDP Won't Rig LG Polls'
How to Avert Youth Unrest in Niger Delta - Shell Chief
Religious Crisis: Muslim Leaders Visit Bishop
AIG Raphael Ige Buried
'Engineers Lack Regular Training'
'Don't Politicise Census'
Lam Raises Alarm over Plans to Arrest Wife
Frontage Satellite TV Set for Launch
HIV/AIDS Carrier Sues Navy Over Discrimination
Cleric Predicts Doom For Corrupt Politicians
Tension in Cross River as Election Tribunal Resumes
NDDC Challenged to Render Stewardship
5 ANPP Supporters Face Murder Charge
'Criticisms Won't Deter FG'
NUJ Patron Consoles Families of Dead Journalists
BiafraNigeria, Cameroon Inseparable - Envoy
Akume Pledges Equal Treatment for All
...Receives PFN Award
Hearing in Disputed Building Case March 2
North-east is Investor-Friendly - Mu'azu
Tunisia 2004 Update...
Eagles End Lions Heartbreak
Road to the Semi-final
Hadji inspires Morocco to Semi-final
Cameroon Defy FIFA Over One-piece Kit
Deputy Speaker Tasks NDDC on Devt
Council Polls: NCP Vows to Capture South-west
Ebonyi Swears-in New Council Helmsmen
Nnamani Sets Target for Political Appointees
Anambra: Lawmaker Calls for End to Hostilities
Ogun Assembly Reconstitutes Three Councils
2004 is God's Year of Wrath for Bad Leaders - Cleric
Election Petition: 'Why Haruna's Not Rattled'
'PDP'll Sweep Polls in 774 Councils'
Controversy Trails PDP's Preparations for AMAC Elections
Why the Ngige/Uba Truce Failed

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February 09, 2004

Cover Stories

Anger rages as Police raise crack team on Dikibo

$180m scam threatens NLNG trains 4&5
Eagles devour Cameroun's Lions 2-1

National News
TRIBUTE: Remembering minasori Dikibo

Gov Ibori shelves all official engagements

Ibori angry with Delta police

Blame Anambra crisis on Igbo culture — Gov. Kure
The gathering storm

PEOPLE & POLITICS:- The reign of tomfoolery

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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 06, 2004

Major fraud scam trial opens in BiafraNigeria

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February 06, 2004

Five charged with swindling $242m from Brazilian bank

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February 08, 2004

BiafraNigeria end Cameroon title defense

Five BiafraNigerians charged in $242 million '419' fraud trial

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Business News
February 09, 2004

Manufacturers Express Concern Over VAT, Sales Tax

$300m Rail Transport System Planned
Halt that EGM, NSE Orders IMB Shareholders
Neimeth Reaps Benefits of Re-engineering
How Do States' Borrowings from Stock Market Benefit BiafraNigerians?
Industrialist Urges Polish Bizmen to Invest in BiafraNigeria
'Insecurity Bane of Foreign Investment Inflow'
Banks' Recapitalisation: First Bank Boss Predicts Consolidations
Vigeo Introduces New Service Centre
OAAN Solicits Works Minister's Support on Billboard Monitoring
'PR Consultancy Errand Boy Syndrome Must Stop'
Obudu Ranch, Better Experienced Than Imagined - Duke
Fedex Joins ADVAN
PZ Marketing Co-ordinator Bags NIMARK Fellowship
APCON Introduces Authentication Stamp, Seals for Ad Practitioners
NIPR Parleys With Banks' Image Makers
Cinema Tour: Premium Reward for Brand Loyalty
Establishing Powdered Milk, Yoghurt & Cheese Producing Company
Plastic Kegs Manufacturing Factory
Winners Emerge in Fate Foundation Annual Award
School Children Receive Cowbwell Chocolate Milk
Umuahia Consumers Protest Power Outage
The Policy of Cession and the New Insurance Act 2003
NSE Moves Chellarams to Conglomerates Subsector
AP Records N953.7m Profit in 9 Months
Oceanic Bank Asset Hits N83.5bn
Fortune Bank's Account Tops Products Market

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