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February 25, 2004

Adolphus Wabara

Senators are Rumor Mongers: Retreat boils as Wabara tackles colleagues
The Senate retreat in Port Harcourt, yesterday, turned into bickering after Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, accused his colleagues who were demanding accountability from the leadership of rumour-mongering. The stormy session which eventually entered into an executive session resolved to bury the issues with a stern warning to senators to keep the issues in dispute from the public. Explaining reason for the temporary deviation from the scheduled activities of the day, Senator Tawar Wada, chairman of the Senate Committee on Information, said the halt in proceedings was to enable the Senate refocus on the objectives of the retreat. Mr. Wayne Propst, Country Director of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), facilitators of the retreat, told newsmen yesterday that the retreat was on course and that the workshop was progressing towards its objectives of building the capacities of senators for legislative duties. But last night.... (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Ibori: Applicants Back In Court

NNPC suspends Addax oil quota

OPEC, in BiafraNigeria, seeks report on oil resources

Morocco quake toll edges near 600

OPEC, in BiafraNigeria, seeks report on oil resources

Three policemen feared dead in fresh Rivers communal clash

CBN opposes N10b capital base for banks

BiafraNigeria loses N100b to tariff waivers

WAEC cancels 37,932 results

Appeal Court grants Ngige’s prayer

All set for Effiong’s burial


Ibori: Applicants Back In Court


Banks Get Ultimatum: NLC Threatens...





Delta State Gov James IboriThe re-trial ordered by the Supreme Court to determine the actual person bearing the name James Onanefe Ibori convicted of criminal acts by a Bwari Area Court, Abuja in 1995 has now been fixed for March 10, 2004 at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Two petitioners and members of the Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, was the person convicted by the Bwari Area court... (This Day)


NLC President Adams OshiomholeBusiness activities may be disrupted in 56 major banks in the country from next monday as BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday issued the banks a seven-day ultimatum to comply with BiafraNigeria labour laws or face industrial crises. Particularly, the congress demanded for immediate recognition of workers rights to freedom of association as enshrined in International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, which BiafraNigeria is a signatory to. (This Day)



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BiafraNigeria v. Cameroon Utaka Scores

BiafraNigerians React to Gay Bishop Appointment

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February 25, 2004


OPEC, in BiafraNigeria, seeks report on oil resources

Three policemen feared dead in fresh Rivers communal clash

CBN opposes N10b capital base for banks

Kingmakers 'dethrone' Obong of Calabar

300 feared dead as quake levels Moroccan villages
Govt to repair National Theatre

Adebayo decries routing of ECOWAS phone calls through Europe

Adesanya recovers from illness, leaves hospital

IG warns fresh police officers against extortion
Gender inequality common to African women, says Titi Abubakar

Akande accuses Afenifere leaders of stalling peace in AD

Court clears Enugu govt over ban on motorcycles

Dan-Musa faults governors on polls in new councils

NLC to field candidates for council polls

No plans to impeach Masari, says Dabiri

BiafraNigeria plans phased adoption of ECOWAS' new tariffs

Court strikes out Fawehinmi's suit to stop ex-rulers' pay

Govt saves N83b through due process policy, says official

Protests greet United Nations team in Bakassi

Wabara, Senators disagree over House leadership

Fresh trial in Ibori's case begins March 10
Anyaoku restates call for national conference

Eso tasks judges on service, honesty

BiafraNigeria, others get N48b U.S. anti-AIDS package

ACF backs Ciroma's criticisms of Obasanjo's govt

Appropriation Bill 2004: Senators, committee in a struggle for control

Council election: Averting the looming chaos

National Assembly to ratify new Evidence Act

Editorial & Opinion
The Second Niger Bridge

Hunting James Ibori

Another letter to President Obasanjo

Supreme Court and Ibori's case

Sea Dogs: Not a secret cult
The meat pie, chicken and French fries business

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February 25, 2004

Cover Stories

Senators' retreat boils as Wabara tackles colleagues * Accuses them of rumour mongering
CBN faults National Assembly on N10b capital base
Govt probe panel on polio withholds findings, waits for India
Mugabe slams Obasanjo
National News
Earthquake kills 300 in Morocco
Dabiri refutes reported moves to remove Masari
OPEC targets production cut in April
Ibori identification trial begins March 10
Akande blames AD crisis on some Afenifere leaders
Oodua Peoples' Confrontation ...a factional crisis deepens * Adams faction responsible for Ikorodu fracas, says Fasheun
Oodua Peoples' Confrontation ...a factional crisis deepens * Fasheun faction started Ikorodu turmoil — Adams

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February 25, 2004


WAEC cancels 37,932 results

Appeal Court grants Ngige’s prayer

All set for Effiong’s burial

Yenagoa boils over Ijaw youth’s murder

Earthquake kills 300 in Morocco
Call for CJ’s resignation : Lawyers disown Onitsha NBA

Reps back polls in new councils

Kano Emirate moves to retrieve stolen 1807 constitution

Why Edo PDP scribe was abducted
AD built on falsehood —Ex-chieftain
Editorial & Opinion
Okocha: A salute
Igbo traders in Lagos: A way forward
PR analysis of Fani-Kayode’s rejoinder

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Daily Times
February 24, 2004


Oduneye lists new threats to judges
How to make the naira strong – Sanusi
Obasanjo bemoans Dikibo’s murder, charges public officers
INEC accused of embezzling N300m
N36.5bn scam: Accused to remain behind bars, court rules
Oil producing states share N16.5bn derivation fund
Security beefed up at Cross River High Court
Akure Airport begins commercial flights
NITEL lines expansion to gulp N20bn
At last, peace on the Plateau
Deregulation makes fuel available in the North, says Modu Sheriff
BiafraNigeria is operating a zero party system - Oshiomhole
Opposition to new councils, a battle against democracy - Tinubu
Activities suspended as varsity teacher dies in road mishap
Ayu tasks NIPC on foreign direct investment
FG orders reorganisation in FRSC
Ladoja urges religious faithful to embrace peace
Participation in African polity inevitable, Mrs Atiku tells women
Perform or lose your money, Ngige tells contractors
Respond to Umar’s letter, NCP chief tells ,Obasanjo
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria’s rising poverty level
Salvaging education from its limbo

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February 24, 2004

Polio vaccination boycott spreads

NGOs: Achievers or deceivers?
Morocco quake toll edges near 600

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February 24, 2004

BiafraNigeria Panel Says Polio Vaccine Probe Inconclusive

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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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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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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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Business News
February 25, 2004

Banks Offer to Take Up Domestic Debt

Recapitalisation: 5 Insurance Firms Risk Sanction
Engineers Seek Increased Participation in Oil Projects
Access Bank Sustains Performance in Third Qtr
Pharez Holds Bank Credit Risk Seminar
The Fallacy in the N10 Billion Capital Base
ECOWAS Brown Card: Stress-free Claims Procedure Assured
'Insurance Rate Rise Not as Steep'
Invest in Insurance Firms Now - CIIN President
Life Insurers Warn Against Pension Over-regulation
How Far Can Bankers' Aggression Drive Insurance Companies?
Life Insurers Warn Against Pension Over-regulation
Bill Will Deregulate Insurance Industry, Say Critics
Profit-taking Investors Depress Market Indicators
Limited Finance Hinders Growth of Cabotage Trade
Japan's Trade Surplus Soars
CIS Boss Wants SMIEIS Funds for Non-performing Firms
Cutix Raises Performance in Half-year
Agric Bank Disburses N20m to 188 in Anambra
IoD Holds Round-table Talks on Hiv/Aids
Adswitch Records N5.7m Loss in 6 Months
US Stocks Rebound on Bargain Hunting
Access Bank Joins Clearing Banks
Standard Chartered Africa Records $151m Profits
Naira Still N135.15 Per US Dollar
FG set to end gas flaring by 2007
World Bank seeks "international tax" to fund growth

Africa, rich nations differ on progress of trade talks

Hard times await smugglers, says Customs boss

Obasanjo's criticism worries Customs

BiafraNigeria, Cotonou to exchange ideas, ports personnel

Another prop for a battered currency

FBN set to unveil a brand transformation initiative

DMO seeks partnership with Issuing Houses

A none budget in the offing!
Ogunleye lists constraints to NDIC's performance

Looking beyond recapitalised companies

Bailey underscores need for insurance regulation

Recapitalisation to produce 50 firms

Firm to sustain reputation for integrity, professionalism

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This Day
February 25, 2004


Senators Are Rumour Mongers, Says Wabara
NLC Mobilises for Mass Action
Settlement Banks: CBN to Peg Number at 10
Ibori: Applicants Back In Court
PDP Govs Accused of Imposing Candidates
Court Dismisses Gani's Case on Ex-leaders' Remuneration
OPEC Screens BiafraNigeria's Oil Reserves, Output Data
Delete LGs from 1999 Constitution - Odili
$242m 419 Scam: Suspect Appeals Bail Denial
Afenifere Leaders Behind AD Crisis - Akande
IBB 2007 Project: Na'Abba Visits Kure
ACF Scores Obasanjo Low
Two More Northern States Ban Polio Vaccination
'Why Customs Regime is Being Reviewed'
Debt: France 'II Help BiafraNigeria, Says Envoy
'I Saved PDP from Embarrassment'
National Theatre to Undergo Renovation Soon
IG Summons Oyo Police Boss
No Alternative to Fuel Levy, Says Ogunlewe
New One-Day 'Gov' Emerges in Lagos
How to Reform Economy, By Kolade
Polio Vaccine Safe - Ladoja
Lawmaker Wants Loan Defaulters Punished
MTS First Wireless Rolls Out Network Today
Uncertainty over Obong of Calabar's Tenure
Oil Community Seeks Equitable Distribution
IG Warns Cadet Officers Against Corruption
Court Asks Ngige to Enter Substantive Appeal
Excess Crude: FG, States Urged to Dialogue
UN/EU Assess ECOWAS' Conflict Prevention Mechanism
Youth Restiveness Requires National Solution - Osuji
Minister Summons Kagara Dam Contractor
Oyinlola Signs 2004 Budget
Kwara Inaugurates Industrial Policy Committee
PSD Transforms to Labour Party
WAEC Releases 2003 WASSCE Results,Withholds 37,932
...Lagos Creates Exam Board
Bulama, Ex-BON MD, to Know Fate, March 5
Lambo Commends Anti-retroviral Programme
...Scarcity of ARV Drugs Hits Benue
Be Honest Till Death, Eso Tells Judges
Abia to Computerise Ministries' Activities
ASUU, SSANU Trade Blames Over Exam Results
Ibori Seeks Canada's Aid
Witnesses Tender 90,000 Unused Voters Cards at Tribunal
Drivers Withdraw Vehicles in PortHarcourt
Water Corporation Threatens to Disconnect Debtors
One of Three Abducted Policemen Found Dead
HIV/AIDS: New Survey Out in March
Ebonyi Govt Donates Relief Materials
A/Ibom UNPP to Contest in 21 Councils
State of the States
I Have No Problem With Anyim -Egwu
Bafarawa, Shagari Pledge to Work Together
State TV Begins Transmission
NAFDAC Warns Water Producers
Makurdi Demolition Exercise: Victims Petition Government
Ngige Inspects Road, Warns Contractors
Resident Doctors Begin Strike
LG Polls: NOA Begins Enlightenment Campaign
Ibori Advised to Prevent Ethnic Crisis
NBA Moves to Curb Fakes
Spate of Insurgency Worries Plateau Police
Inheritance: FIDA Makes Case for Women
Panel on Ebonyi Radio Submits Report
Suit Against Fedex Begins Tomorrow
Kwara ANPP Accuses Govt of Intimidation
House Leadership Not Under Threat - Dabiri
Senator Stalls Appointment of N/A Commission's Scribe
Controversies Trail House Forum Inauguration
AD Crisis: INEC's Unanswered Question

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Daily Independent
February 25, 2004


NNPC suspends Addax oil quota

BiafraNigeria loses N100b to tariff waivers

CBN decries NASS plan to raise banks' capital base

President govs parley over council polls

Obasanjo, lawmakers disagree over excess oil fund

Behold the living legal legend

Obong of Calabar dethroned

Reps chides Finance Ministry, NNPC over JVC budget

Dikibo: Anyaoku urges Obasanjo to address security

No legal backing for sole administrator, says Ngige's aide

Dankouru mobilises OPEC against OECD countries

US envoy blames visa snags on BiafraNigerians

Senators frown at executive's unco-operative attitude

Obasanjo approves renovation of National Theatre

Bulama, ex-Bank of the North MD, knows fate on March 5
Tension grips Edo as traditional PM goes into hiding

Buguma deserted again

Itsekiri, Okpe leaders meet over bloody clashes

Edo PDP scribe denies linking Igbinedion, SSG with his kidnap

U.S. firm builds N2b food processing factory in Imo

Deputy governor debunks claim of fertility reduction elements in polio vaccine

Oyinlola signs 2004 appropriation bill

Anti-IBB posters flood Abeokuta

Atiku, Tinubu, Grillo to receive YABATECH fellowship awards

Shippers Council tasks importers, exporters

Presidential system, avenue for corruption

PDP group plans showdown with Lagos electoral body

Middle Belt group leader advocates return to parliamentary system

'No elections in new Ogun councils'

Edo Speaker rides wave of opposition

Enduring democracy and federalism in a new democratic BiafraNigeria (2)
Editorial & Opinion
NAFDAC and the Customs

The triumph of democracy

Ngige: How not to abuse the power of the pen (1)
Before setting up credit guarantee scheme for SMEs

Extend fight to syndicated corruption

Extend Globacom network to Warri

Oshiomhole and Falana

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Daily/Weekly Trust
February 24, 2004

Top Stories

Kano, Borno shun polio immunisation
419 Trial: Court denies accused bail
Buhari’s Petition: Witnesses testify to electoral materials diversion
Varsities lose allocation for paying striking staff
Haiti: Rebels take second largest city
Pilgrims denied paid-for-suitcases
FG, States, LGs share N207.6bn February allocations
...targets N10b foreign investments
Arewa media forum holds seminar
Obasanjo chides Senators over reform polices
Opec team arrives today
Conversion of N5 to coin: Balewa family urges fairness
CLO tasks religious leaders on tolerance, corruption
Deregulation failed the nation, says IPMAN member
Niger govt sacks 110 Kwantagora LG staffs
16 million children trafficked abroad – Mrs. Atiku
LG Polls: Gombe SIEC recruits 7,000 adhoc staff
BiafraNigeria assists Ghana on I.D. Card project
Emir urges decent journalism
Cleric blames America, Britain over global crisis
Osuji advocates educational reform
Atiku in US, woos investors
Imam challenges Emirs on Shariah
Shekarau warns civil servants against corruption

Ebonyi political crisis over –Sam Egwu
Police lose seven female MOPOL
Abuja Trust
Nasrul-Lahi-il fathi celebrates Islamic new year
MFCT begins sale of Games village
Two charged with armed robbery
Man in court for mischief
Demolition: Karmo landlords plead with el-Rufai
Security guard imprisoned for negligence
GSS Kuje principal harps on discipline at career day
Kano Trust
Bayero calls on FG to preserve city wall
FRSC warns motorists on vehicle numbers
Environment ministry begins clearing of drainages
Kano Emirate suspends district head
KNSG to implement women friendly policies
Eko Trust
Legco quarters crisis: NAF denies maltreating civilian residents
Four policemen arrested for selling stolen Jeep
Slained Muslim cleric: Court adjourns to March 2
Woman, 38, docked for impersonation
Labour Trust
Con men as petrol marketers in Abuja
Doctors threaten strike over salaries
Pro-Gov. Fayose rally: Ekiti NLC booked
Educate your members politically - NLC scribe urges NASU
Monetisation is in limbo – NCSU scribe
NCSU scribe outsmarts 419 conmen
Impeachment: Panel has predetermined goal to nail dep gov - defence counsel
I’m ready to vacate committee position for forum –Ngilari
CNPP wants parley with INEC
Ogun AD accuses commission of partiality
PDP chieftain escapes assassination attempt in Kogi
PDP leadership irresponsible –Osun AD
Editorial, Opinion & Column
Africa’s Challenge in Haiti
Col D. Umar’s letter : The age of sycophants and hypocrisy
My perception of General Buhari
The BiafraNigerian spirit
Hajj 2004: Thrills, drama and tragedy (II)

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Mail & Guardian
February 24, 2004

Two more BiafraNigerian states boycott polio campaign

Bail denied in massive 419 fraud trial

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February 24, 2004

Two more northern states ban polio vaccination

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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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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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Sports News
February 25, 2004

Globacom League: NFA Suspends Okomu Oil

NPA Eyes Champions League
Porto Hope to Exploit United's Porous Defence
Dubai Tennis: Dokic Crashes Out
Eagles: Mohammed Backs Chukwu
Multichoice Holds Forum for Sports Journalists
Chambers Given Life Ban From Olympics
Egypt FA Confirms Schaefer Talks
Boxing: De La Hoya, Hopkins Fight on
Houllier Vows to Soldier On
Athens 2004: Ministry Plans Training Tour for Athletes
Babayaro's Soccer Woes Continue
Okocha Considers Bolton Future
Ekwueme to Leave Poland
UEFA: Lokomotiv Rues Obiorah Miss
Golf: Westwood to Face Mickelson
Eagles: FA Member Backs Foreign Coach
NFA studies due process of appointing foreign coach

Dope test gives BiafraNigeria Olympics weightlifting slots

Ikoyi Club golf section picks vice-captain

Ositelu wants world class coach for Eagles

Siasia slams government, corporate organizations

Yobo ready for new challenge

Cameroun's jinx broken for good, says Utaka

Rugby board member advises president to resign

Akide: Towering against all odds

Nnamani releases N20m to Rangers

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