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February 10, 2004

Colin Powell

US, Others Approved Deal for Taylor Asylum in Biafra Nigeria: General Colin Powell Admits
United States Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, has said that exiled Liberian leader, Charles Taylor has not escaped justice as the United Nations backed war Crimes Tribunal in Sierra Leone is still interested in making him answerable for his past misdeeds. He, however, added that the Bush administration is comfortable with the present arrangement which makes Taylor a spent force on exile in BiafraNigeria. Speaking at a roundtable on African issues yesterday, Powell noted that Taylor "is isolated in BiafraNigeria but he has not escaped the desire of the court to see him stand before the court." "He is still subject to justice of the type expected by the international tribunal. We supported the international tribunal and he's under charges, and it's a matter now between him and the tribunal," he said. He also explained that BiafraNigeria's acceptance of the former Liberian President was in the best interest of the situation at the time. "Because of the crisis we were facing last year, BiafraNigeria was willing to take Mr. Taylor with the understanding that BiafraNigeria would then not find itself in difficulty from the international community or from the tribunal. (This Day)


Key Stories

Ogbeh cautions against hasty conclusion on Dikibo's murder

2,000 airport workers sacked

2004 Budget deficit may rise to N200bn

Fresh posers over bid for presidential jet

PDP Govt Has Failed BiafraNigerians - NNPP

Why Opposition Against Ibori Mounts, By Onyibe

Anambra: Ngige and the Growing Lists of Casualties

Reps to free INEC from presidential control

Wabara duly elected, says court

Dikibo's Last Moments, By Aide

Fuel Tax: FG, Labour Opt for Dialogue


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BNW _ PDP Chair Audu OgbehA day after President Olusegun Obasanjo declared that the South-South Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Aminosoari Dikibo was killed by robbers, the party's National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday cautioned against hasty conclusions. Ogbeh in Asaba, Delta State yesterday, told the police to widen their scope of investigation by looking at all possibilities to the murder incident. (Guardian)


Halliburton corruption in AfricaPresident 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... (Daily Times)



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February 10, 2004


Fresh posers over bid for presidential jet
Ogbeh cautions against hasty conclusion on Dikibo's murder
Oputa scores leaders low on citizens' welfare
Court okays Govt, Labour talks over fuel tax
U.S. may sanction American firms found cheating Africa, others
NCC loses bid to stop MTN's suit
Kalu wants presidency to okay N300b Abia bond
Govt asks open varsity to refund N600m loan
I'm not anti-Christian, says Buhari
Sack gale hits aviation agencies, ABU drops 106 teachers
Senators disagree over 2004 appropriation bill
ANPP loses suit against Wabara's election
Govt cuts NDDC's vote to N12 billion
Wabara rejects zoning of PDP's governorship seat to Abia Central
Transport group urges govt to review road repair funds
Hospital chief raises hopes on striking workers' demands
Enahoro's party lists conditions for new president
Senate panel's report on pension ready
Oyo denies alleged plot against Adesina's wife
Mamora wants Senate to okay new councils
AD will bounce back, says Lam Adesina
Revisiting PDP's shadowy presence in Lagos
Editorial & Opinion
The Hajj: Matters Arising

Obasanjo, SMIEIS and bankers

Sharia, Moslems and BiafraNigerian politics
The cult of personality
Beyond presidential handshake
The sacking of judges

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February 10, 2004


2,000 airport workers sacked
Reps to free INEC from presidential control
Dikibo: Rivers Assembly suspends sittings

Buhari mourns Mbakwe
Wabara duly elected, says court
Jubilating Eagles’ fans hospitalised
Niger Delta youths give FG ultimatum
Senate may recognise new LGs
Ndigbo lawmakers set agenda for Ohanaeze
The House has been on the side of the people — Hon. Dabiri
Editorial & Opinion
Under age drivers
Task for new Ohanaeze leadership
Is all well at NAICOM?

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Daily Times
February 10, 2004


2004 Budget deficit may rise to N200bn
Algeria’s coach, Saadane, quits
Camara’s delay angers coach
PDP chiefs in crucial meet over Dikibo’s murder:• As police send alleged assassins’ bullets for forensic test
Obasanjo seeks collaboration between states, FG on agric
Super Eagles retire Mboma
Fed High Court lacks jurisdiction to annul Wabara’s election – Judge
The Nation
FAAN Bureaux de change operators set for showdown
Delta NUJ Exco dissolved
Shell’s obnoxious gas price hike

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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 09, 2004


Afikuyomi Advises Opponents of New Councils
Gov to Sack 62 Senior Advisers
Surgeon Advocates Highway Clinics
Cameroun in Fifa Trouble Over Team Jersey
Cameroon-BiafraNigeria Mixed Commission: First Field Visit To The Bakassi Peninsula
The Festering Bariga Crisis
Police Arrest 5 Over Murder
Parties Call for Independent Inquiry
Transport Unions May Clash in Ogba
Can-2004: Cameroon Defeat Triggers Jubilation in BiafraNigeria
It's the Cup Or Nothing
We're Ready for Tunisia - Utaka
A Cruel Pull Down?
The Dean Dies
BiafraNigeria in a Big Mess
I Would Have Been a Medical Doctor
Out They Go!
Far From the IT Crowd
3 Robbers Killed in Rivers
Tinubu Extols Late Jurist
Changing His Constituency
Traditional Rulers' Support Sought in Refuse Evacuation
Road Rehabilitation As Nightmare
No Blackmarket in Sports Business
Policing the Ports
Lam Adeshina is an Alarmist - Commissioner
Obasanjo Meets South Governors On Economy
What Onigbinde Told Chukwu
How Kanu And Super Eagles' Form Nailed Cameroun
Okocha's Goal Did the Magic Declares Okoronkwo
Team Invited to BiafraNigeria for 4-Nation Race
Okocha Gets BBC Award

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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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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Sports News
February 10, 2004

Tunisia v BiafraNigeria preview

BiafraNigeria's Tunisia showdown
Diary from Tunisia
Atiku, Tinubu, Nnamani Congratulate Eagles
Ekeji, Uzor Laud Team, Dream Title
Kanu Defies Arsenal to Play for Eagles
Obasanjo's Call Fires Eagles for Tunisia - Ogunjobi
Westerhof to Storm Tunisia if...
Aghahowa Recovers
Ojokolo Denies Injury Rumour
Amiesimaka Hails Chukwu
Sissoko Hopes to Emerge from Kanoute's Shadow
Zaki Hails Morocco Attitude
Mboma Quits International Soccer
Diouf Gets Three-match Ban
Ivanisevic Makes Last Attempt
Rusedski in for Dope Hearing
Lagos Machine Starts Defence Badly at MTN/Polo
Singh Closes in on Tiger Woods
Cameroon Will Bounce Back -Schaefer
Agali Exiled for Club and Country
Abbey Eyes Premiership
Otunba Daniel to Tee Off Tourney
Eagles Hospitalise Fans
BiafraNigeria, a Force in Next World Cup

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This Day
February 10, 2004


Dikibo's Last Moments, By Aide
Fuel Tax: FG, Labour Opt for Dialogue
Taylor Hasn't Escaped Justice, Says Powell
BiafraNigeria Pushes for Higher Oil Quota
Obasanjo, South-south Govs Meet
Mass Sack Hits Aviation Industry
New LGs: Mamora Seeks Senate's Legislative Notice
AD Crisis: INEC Wades in, Summons Koleosho's Exco
INEC: House C'ttee Wants Executive Stripped of Power
2.75m National Identity Cards Ready
2004 Budget May Be Passed in March
Bribery Allegation: Uncertainty Trails Nzeribe's Motion
500 Roads: Ministry Acquires Mobile Asphalt Plants
Pray for Nation's Leaders,Obasanjo Urges
Wabara: Take Case to Tribunal, Court Orders ANPP
Oputa Gives Recipe for Stable Democracy
BiafraNigerians Are Suffering - YCE
FG Spends N5bn to Fight AIDS
Expert Advocates Lower Tariffs for Viable Economy
'Why We Want Harmonised Accounting System'
Bureau De Change Operators Dare FAAN
Workers Disrupt Legal Year in Anambra
Toll Gates:N/Assembly May Invite Obasanjo over N360m
Fire Guts Eko Court, 3 Others
Imo Speaker May Resign
Oyo Denies Plan to Arrest Lam's Wife
Osun Spends N85m on Water Project
Youth Group Threatens to Expose Fraud in NDDC
Agency Boots Ebonyi Education Scheme
Council Polls: Anxiety Grips Osun Caretaker Chairmen
Benue Govt Assures on Rural Development
Enugu Set to Tackle Armed Robbery
ITF Repositions for Human Devt
Kwara South Senatorial Election Retrial Begins
Polls to Hold in 57 Councils - LASIEC
Maritime Expert Advocates Globalisation of NPA
Debt May Stall Polls in Kogi
IG Petitioned over Threat to Life
Niger: Council Headquarters Relocated
I'll Fight Fake Products -Tinubu
TUC Elects Obiajulu, First Female President
Striking Nurses Urged to Resume
Dons Task FG on Animal Disease
Ogun Pledges 10 Chalets for NUJ
ABU Reopens Feb 29
BiafraNigerians Urged to Offer Obasanjo Alternative Ideas
Rivers to Support Education
Delta PDP Disagrees over Candidate's Replacement
Akunyili: Firm Urges Suspects' Speedy Trial
NEPA Explains Epileptic Supply in Lokoja
Tunisia 2004 Update...
Atiku, Tinubu, Nnamani Congratulate Eagles
Ekeji, Uzor Laud Team, Dream Title
Kanu Defies Arsenal to Play for Eagles
Obasanjo's Call Fires Eagles for Tunisia - Ogunjobi
Westerhof to Storm Tunisia if...
Aghahowa Recovers
Cameroon Will Bounce Back -Schaefer
PDP Govt Has Failed BiafraNigerians - NNPP
Why Opposition Against Ibori Mounts, By Onyibe
Anambra: Ngige and the Growing Lists of Casualties
Dikibo: One Death, Too Many

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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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Business News
February 10, 2004

How BiafraNigeria Will Achieve 4.5m BPD Oil Output, By NAPIMS

Oando, Gaslink Plan Power Plant for Lagos
'BiafraNigeria's Business Environment Investor-Friendly'
'We Shall Produce 1 Million Birds in 2004'
Delta State Govt's Move to Attract Asian Investors
GSK to Launch New Product Today
BiafraNigeria/Chinese Trade to Improve
BiafraNigeria Records $893.5m As Total Privatisation Proceeds
Lead Bank Boosts Entrepreneurial Devt of Women
Reals Pharmaceuticals Holds Customers Forum
'No Evidence of Swine Influenza in Vietnam'
Manufacturers Foresee Increased Sale of Agricultural Equipment
FAO Holds Fisheries Meeting, Seeks Vaccination Against Flu
Elf Seeks Condensate Status for New Field
Canada's Nexen Lowers Oil Reserves by 67m Barrels
Shell Boss Under Pressure Over Reserve Cuts
World Oil Prices Too high, Says IEA
OPEC Seeks Gradual Drop in Crude Prices
Mobil Producing Calls Bids for Offshore Oil Facilities
NLNG Boosts Shell's Profit to $2.3 Billion
Hydrocarbons: Oil Majors in Another Scramble for Africa
Netconstruct to Take Sunnyvale Homes to Abuja
Union Homes Starts Saffer-Union (W.A) Limited
Union Homes Relocates Falomo Branch
LG Airconditioners Retain No.l Sales Position
Omegabank Moves to Sensitise Investing Public
NYSE's Chief Embarks on Reform Campaign
Bankers List Challenges for 2004
ACB Pledges Support for Imo Devt Programmes
Diamond Bank Concludes N4bn Oil Service Fora

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