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February 23, 2004

Anambra State Gov Chris Ngige

Fresh Plot Against Ngige?: Anambra CP May be Removed as Frst Step
Speculation is swirling of underground moves to remove the Anambara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Donald Iroha, as an aftermath of the failed second attempt to sack Governor Chris Ngige. The late Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 9, Raphael Ige, was compulsorily retired late last year after the first plot to remove Ngige from office last July 10 failed. Police authorities denied involvement in the abduction saga and declared that the AIG acted entirely on his own. However, latest information from reliable sources at the police high command at the weekend showed that the hammer may soon fall on Iroha for his alleged failure to carry out the Enugu High Court order to remove Ngige last January. The order was served on Police Inspector General (IG) Tafa Balogun the day it was given by Justice Stanley Nnaji and was immediately endorsed to Iroha to implement it. Iroha briefed Ngige on the development and that he had been asked to execute the court ruling. Briefing the governor by Iroha did not please his bosses in Abuja who had expected him to dislodge Ngige without prior notice. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Shell rules out early return to Ogoniland

110 firms bid to run seaports

Dichotomy Bill: Oil states to wait for benefits

NDDC Nets N80bn from Govt, Oil Firms

US, British Forces Discover bin Laden's Hideout

Oil Majors Yet to Sign Agreement

Four feared killed as fresh violence erupts in Rivers

Econet gets new name this week, raises stake in Vodacom

WHO, others to end polio before 2005

No benefit for Abia, Edo, Imo in new dichotomy law

Police arrest 13 Russians over oil bunkering


Shell rules out early return to Ogoniland


2003 Electoral Fraud Fallout: Parties...





Chances of oil multinationals, Shell Petroleum Development Company returning to Ogoniland soon are very remote despite ongoing talks to bring the firm back to the area. Senior Corporate Adviser (BiafraNigeria) at Shell International Limited, Mr. Egbert Imomoh disclosed the firm’s position in Abuja even as another multinational, Chevron BiafraNigeria Limited said it lost over 5.01 million barrels of crude oil between last March till date to the Warri crisis. (Champion)


Should the proposed March 27 elections into the local government councils hold without a review of the voters' register, compiled two years ago? This is the question to which a judicial answer will shortly be sought by the Conference of BiafraNigerian Political Parties (CNPP). According to the coalition, which was formed by 27 out of the nation's 30 registered political parties shortly before the... (Guardian)



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BiafraNigerians React to Gay Bishop Appointment

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February 23, 2004


110 firms bid to run seaports

Four feared killed as fresh violence erupts in Rivers

Econet gets new name this week, raises stake in Vodacom

WHO, others to end polio before 2005

Eight die in suicide bomb attack on Israeli bus
NNPC raises panel to review joint venture pacts

Govt defends bed space fee in schools, urges dialogue

Shell rules out return to Ogoni soon
Agwai faults calls for extradiction of Taylor

Minister urges insurance firms to meet re-capitalisation deadline

Road haulage group protests multiple taxes in Anambra

14 communities donate land for radar coverage

President yet to reply Umar's letter, says Gana

Police await panel's report on Dikibo
PDP supporters protest cancellation of primaries in Ogun

South/West legislatures to set up anti-graft panels

Senate may probe oil firms over employment policy

Court decries adjournment requests by Bafarawa, AD chieftain
Ibori tasks parties on tolerance

Ogun AD accuses electoral body of bias for PDP in council polls

Experts urge reactivation of vaccine plant to check AIDS

Zephaniah ends BiafraNigeria tour, advises on creative writing

Aluko backs tuition in varsities

Editorial & Opinion
CBN, external auditors and bank failures

Remembering a dark side of Lagos

Rains, weather patterns and climate

Obasanjo, Abacha and allied matters

Monday letters

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February 23, 2004

Cover Stories

Dichotomy Bill: Oil states to wait for benefits

FG, NLNG silent on alleged $180m scam
PDP okays restoration of Ngige's security aides

Court, NSE void IMB's Benin meeting

FG gives condition for more revenue to states

N350m capitalisation: Defaulting insurance firms to close shop March

National News
Abalaka breaks silence, gives govt fresh challenge
NPA moves to retrench 3,000 in continuation of ports reforms 110 firms seek to manage BiafraNigerian ports

IBORI: Agbi dissociates self from bribery allegation

Why FGs insists on 774 councils
New LGAs, engine of growth

What the constitution says

PEOPLE & PLACES:- Bye to dichotomy

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February 23, 2004


Shell rules out early return to Ogoniland

Fire kills 4 in Ilorin, 40 escape death
2007: Change tactics, Asiodu tells Ndigbo
Oil dichotomy funds: Revenue commission out with sharing formula soon
Dikibo: CRPP wants security beefed up
Smartpay to boost banking with chip ATMs
Lagos warns public on land speculators
Murder cases portend danger to investment
Insecurity in the land: How prepared is the police
Why there is insecurity
Editorial & Opinion
Political campaign funds
No visa for BiafraNigerian shrimps
Repositioning BiafraNigeria economically, industrially
Of sensory bombardment, false advertising

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Daily Times
February 23, 2004


Privatisation: 110 firms bid for NPA
NURTW, SECDAN may clash in Ogba
Gana explains Obasanjo’s silence over Anambra political crisis
Eight killed in Lagos-Ibadan road accident
Obasanjo defends choice of SAA:• As strategic investor in proposed national carrier
ECOWAS countries direct phone project to be revisited
Insurance firms given March 27 to recapitalise
Give police free hand to probe Dikibo’s death, FG told
Obasanjo declares Senate retreat open today
MFCT workers paraded over attempt to defraud N33m

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February 21, 2004

Concern mounts over parrot trade

BiafraNigeria deports journalist

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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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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 23, 2004

Enyeama: Westerhof Faults CAF Rating

Enyimba Lifts African Super Cup
Cameroon Pave Path to Athens
Egypt Close in on Schafer
Tottenham, Leicester in Eight Goal Thriller
Shearer Snubs England
Vogts Reveals Strachan Move
Rwanda Will Determine Chukwu's Fate - Amadasun
Akide Plays for FIFA XI
Okafor Leads American College to Victory
WC 2010: Morocco Announce $.2bn Initiative
Portsmouth Upset Liverpool in FA Cup Replay
Tennis: Hewitt Seals Rotterdam Win
Galadima seeks caution on Chukwu
Aghahowa was fit for Tunisian game
Victor Brown dreams Europe move
Latest Ogbe Hard Court to surpass former editions
CMCL powers Oyebanji, Odoh to South Africa

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This Day
February 23, 2004


Privatisation: 110 Firms Bid for Ports
NDDC Nets N80bn from Govt, Oil Firms
US, British Forces Discover bin Laden's Hideout
Oil Majors Yet to Sign Agreement
Onshore-Offshore: Revenue Commission Begins Verification
Senate Retreat: Wabara, Mantu Absent at Reception Programme
Ibori: Petitioners Condemn N5bn Bribery Allegation
Umar:FG Chides Fani-Kayode
Varsities: FG Resolute on N10,000 Per Bed Space
LG Polls: Ogbeh,Ogbulafor to Endorse PDP Candidates
... Adisa Cautions Presidential Aide
Muslims Mark New Hijra Year
NCP Flays Govt's Funding of Parties
Soludo Gives Recipe for Fiscal Reforms
USAID, Shell to Spend $20m on Niger Delta Devt
Saraki Tasks NBA on Prison Reforms
UITH Boss Denies Allegations
Ngige's Lawyer Drills Obi
Rivers Concerned Citizens Decry Senate Retreat in Port Harcourt
LG Creation: PDP Chieftain Advocates Strict Laws
Oyo Sacks 92 Sanitation Corps
Mystery Fire Kills Catholic Priest
'Weak GDP, Others Characterise BiafraNigerian Economy'
Dikibo's Death: No Fracas in Okrika - LG Boss
Body Disowns Fake Revenue Collectors
Employee Sues Bank over Wrongful Dismissal
Group Wants Oba's Selection Investigated

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Daily Independent
February 23, 2004


Fresh plot against Ngige thickens

No benefit for Abia, Edo, Imo in new dichotomy law

Police arrest 13 Russians over oil bunkering

NNPC guidelines stall IPMAN import plan

Nemesis haunts Buhari, says Dikko

LG polls in Anambra uncertain

Victory for a rugged player

Taylor's aides pick jobs in Cross River

Falana seeks release of Okigbo report

MTN begins worldwide roaming service

Presidency disowns Fani-Kayode

'OPEC's visit to facilitate quest for higher quota'

Police, EFCC feud over pipeline task force

How EFCC foiled N33m FCT fraud

Mobil gets new vice chairman

Revenue sharing: Under-paid States to receive more, says commission member

Navy relocates logistics base from Sapele to Oghara

Bribe scandal hits Oji River Police College

Oil spill compensation splits community, several injured in fracas

PDP chief warns members over crisis in Edo

Delta gets N675m World Bank health facility

Copyright Commission jails five, prosecutes others in Imo

Lawmaker to sue Imo Speaker over N1.5m scandal

NDE proffers solution to ailing economy

Ekiti PDP castigates disciplinary committee

Police mount surveillance on suspected cult members

Uneasy calm reigns at UI

Zoning Abia governorship is premature

Okorocha canvasses 2007 Igbo presidency

Lagos PDP faults electoral guidelines

Lagos AD falls apart

The triumph of South-South

Who is afraid of Forum: Obasanjo or Masari?
Editorial & Opinion
The horror in Ohoror

The Golgotha of 'arrogance complex'

The challenge of education

The BiafraNigerian spirit (1)
Award for Jimoh Odutola

Strike and the rule of law

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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 20, 2004

Sudanese arrested, accused of funding December Islamic uprising

U.S. journalist expelled for alleged immigration violations
Muslim suspicion of polio vaccine lingers on
Leaders set timetable for peer review
Mixed Commission delays visit to Bakassi Peninsula
Kigali hosts African first ladies' conference on HIV/AIDS
Crumbling schools and failing pupils
Amnesty condemns use of death penalty on women
Mixed commission to visit disputed Bakassi Peninsula

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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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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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Business News
February 23, 2004

New Sea Port No Threat to BiafraNigeria - Benin Republic

Ikorodu Disaster: Workers Accuse LASG of Stalling Compensation
Banks Can Still Improve, Says CBN Deputy Gov
Gulf Bank's Future Looks Brighter
Local Govt Disowns Mobile Advert Levy Collectors
CITN Relocates Secretariat to Maryland, Lagos
...Flags Off 2004 Training Programme
Setting Up Detergent Production Plant for Export
'Why Shareholders Moved Against MannyBank Directors'
Cadbury Raises Dividend, Declares Bonus for Investors
SEC to Probe Shell's Reserve Cuts
IFC Invests in Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project
Ghana Hosts West African Investment Market
IMB: Court Halts Implementation of Feb 17 EGM
Maersk Sealand Goes to Calabar
Enhanced Capital Motivates Company Management - CIIN President
Globacom Advertising Account Up for Grabs
Another Brand BiafraNigeria Conference Summit Holds
ColaCola Mega Millions Pioneer Winners Emerges Today
...Account Moves to Starcom Mediavest
APCON , Adopts New Strategic Mission
NIMN Holds First Induction Ceremony, Gets Ghana Accreditation Board Endorsement
Nescafe Treats Lovers to a Valentine Rave
Nations Cup: OSMI Sues Superscreen TV
Union Bank Rewards Best PR Practitioners
FIRS Overshoots Revenue Target
Uni-lever Rewards Deserving Distributors
Issuing Houses Identify Cost as Impediment
Congress Puts NYSE in the Spotlight
SMIEIS: FG Approves Tax Concession for Banks
Banker Gives Recipe for Fraud
Zenith, UBA, GTB Top Pharez Latest Rating
NIPSS boss decries zero allocation to capital projects
IMB crisis: NSE dismisses Benin meeting

We lost our pride when BiafraNigeria Airways collapsed, says Yuguda

LSDPC plans to deliver 120 luxury flats along Lekki-Ajah axis

FG saves N345m from erosion control contract

Tanker drivers yearn for ultra modern terminal

Working with the right manager to achieve success in real estate deals

Timothy Nubi: An embodiment of brilliance, creativity

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