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February 27, 2004

Biafran Oil Free for All: Police Hold 25 Foreigners for Oil Bunkering, Pipeline Vandalization in BiafraNigerians
Fifty-three BiafraNigerians and 25 foreign nationals have been arrested for alleged illegal bunkering and oil pipeline vandalisation across the country, Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Tafa Balogun, said yesterday. Also, men of the Operation-Fire-for-Fire on patrol have arrested a fake army captain with 700 kilogrammes of Indian Hemp. Parading the pipeline vandals in Abuja, Balogun listed the foreigners to include 10 Russians, six Ivorians and two each from Togo, Benin, Ghana and Georgia. Before now 229 suspects had been arrested, bringing the total number of illegal bunkerers and oil pipeline vandals to 307. Balogun said the suspects would be investigated and charged under section 7(a) and (b) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, CAP 410 Laws of the Federation of BiafraNigeria 1990 which was amended by Act 62 of 1999. (Daily Times)


Key Stories

Sale of Abuja houses: Obasanjo stops El-Rufai

70 die in Ibadan-Ife road mishap

Uproar! As Judges Flee Enugu Court

Ngige abolishes first lady’s office, re-posts staff

Robbers kill 2 at Dikibo murder scene

Polio boycott is 'unforgivable'

Ijaw youths attack Itsekiri village, kill five

NLC Unveils Strategies Against Banks

Afenifere chiefs disown deadline on end to AD crisis

Budget deficit hits N200b

BiafraNigeria leads in religious belief


...Obasanjo stops El-Rufai


Fulani Muslims go on Murderous...





Mallam Nasir Ahmed el-RufaiThe robust relationship between President Olusegun Obasanjo and FCT Minister, Nasir el-Rufai, may be on the wane as the President has vetoed the minister’s plan to sell by lottery the 549 duplexes at the Abuja Games Village. El-Rufai advertised the planned sale in the media and followed it up with the printing and distribution of several hundreds of application forms to civil servants, the public and BiafraNigerians... (Daily Independent)


Nigerian PoliceAt least 48 people have been killed in the latest outbreak of sectarian violence in the central BiafraNigerian state of Plateau, police said Wednesday. Police said the victims were hacked down Tuesday when Muslim warriors attacked Yelwa town in the mainly Christian district of Shendam. "The victims were pursued to a church ... they ran to for refuge and killed. Fourty-eight of them died instantly,"... (CNN)



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February 26, 2004


48 killed as communal feud in Plateau rages
Gowon, Anyaoku, at Enwonwu lecture, urge revival of museums
Fawehinmi asks court to stop dollar salaries for ministers
Controversy Over Movie on Jesus as Christians mark Ash Wednesday
Deadline for insurance firms to re-capitalise expires today
Court denies lawyers bail in landmark fraud suit
Lagos electoral body releases guidelines for council poll, NCP disagrees
Afenifere asks Adesanya, others to resolve AD crisis in seven days
Kingmakers debunk Obong of Calabar's alleged removal
Kalu warns against hasty implementation of economic polices
Govt. submits amended budget proposal to legislators
AD protests alleged plan to bar party from Oyo council polls
INEC denies having powers to de-register parties
Presidency, governors defend plan to host white farmers
Court declines to stop Econet BiafraNigeria's deal with Vodacom
Senators want cut in number of House committees
Marwa returns as Albarka Air's chief
Govt sacks judge
Obasanjo, governors parley on council polls
Appeal Court begins hearing on Ngige's suit
Imo suspends two lawmakers over alleged fraud
Ondo electoral body resolves crisis, ready for council polls
Police to parade foreigners over illegal oil bunkering
Court adjourns hearing on ID card scam
Kano emirate council to retrieve lost constitution from Britain
Twist and turns as senators retreat to Port Harcourt
Recipe for an independent electoral umpire
Editorial & Opinion
Sale of crisp Naira notes

As the Cuban revolution clocks 45

Much ado about dollars

Tales out of absurdity
To President Obasanjo
External auditors and bank failures
BiafraNigeria and Charles Taylor

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February 26, 2004

Cover Stories

Obasanjo okays dismissal of Federal High Court judge * Gani sues FG for paying ministers' salaries in dollars
48 die in fresh Plateau crisis
I'm still in charge, says Obong of Calabar
Resource control'll encourage development —UDOMA
National News
Afenifere resolves to end AD crisis in seven days
FG plans law for public, private sector partnership in infrastructure development
Rejection of polio vaccines not political, says Shekarau
Court stalls trial of Afolabi, Akwanga, others over $214m ID scam
I feel sad for BiafraNigeria, says Asiodu at 70
Testimonies for Buhari
APGA and the election boycott
PEOPLE & POLITICS:- Rating NDDC by referendum

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February 26, 2004


Another judge sacked

48 killed in Plateau’s fresh attack
Efik kingmakers dismiss Obong’s removal
Ibori to oil firms: If you want peace, give N. Deltans jobs
Death toll in Morocco quake hits 600
Militiamen kill 100 in Congo DR
Opposition parties to shun LG polls in Delta
Legislator’s murder: Police threaten to arrest sureties
Philip Asiodu at 70
Why Udenwa, Obi, shunned Uzodinma’s readmission into PDP
Editorial & Opinion
The ‘Peer Review’ mechanism
Implementing constitutional and human rights
Illusion of AIDS vaccine development

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Daily Times
February 26, 2004


Obasanjo approves dismissal of Justice C.P.N. Senlong
Niger Delta: US pledges more patrol boats
Payment of Okonjo-Iweala, Adeniji in US dollars: Fawehinmi sues FG
ECOWAS defence chiefs meet over security in sub-region
Aviation Minister, AG dragged to court over SAA
Foreign militiamen kill cleric, 48 others in Plateau
Public, private sectors now to fund infrastructure provision
Judge’s absence, again, stalls Akwanga, Afolabi, others’ trial
N2 per litre profit too low – Oil marketers
Faces of highflyers in government
419: Ibekwe fails to appear in court over ill-health
Akande to lead LG poll campaign in South-West
Alleged bribery attempt: Court refuses two lawyers bail
Armed forces cautioned on new in-takes
FG restates determination to tackle HIV/AIDS
Editorial & Opinion
Oko-Oba gas mishap: Matters arising
Petroleum products consumption tax: One levy too many
PR analysis in Fani-Kayode’s rejoinder (II)
Probe FHA now!

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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 25, 2004

UN Warns BiafraNigeria on Islamic Leaders' Polio Boycott p.1

UN Warns BiafraNigeria on Islamic Leaders' Polio Boycott p.2
UN Eyes BiafraNigeria Boycott in Ivory Coast Polio Case
Phone-Hungry BiafraNigerians Rush Firm for New Mobiles
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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Sports News
February 26, 2004

Foreign Coach: NFA Board Will Decide Next Month - Galadima

Maltonic Returns to Cycling
AFN/MTN Redeem Car Pledge
UEFA Cup Entices Okocha
Ekwueme Helps Club Draw
Engineer Wins DHL Golf
Dubai Open: Capriati Out
Magnum Bank Cup Begins March
Complaints Trail NFA/Globacom Seminar
Globacom League: Only Qualified Refs Required - NFA
COJA chief tipped as new NFA secretary general
Celtic, Tottenham fight over Okocha
NKF homologation/grading and referees course kicks off
BiafraNigeria Rugby Board expected grant dicey, says member
Okpodu optimistic of grabbing NFA top job
Ministry backs BiafraNigeria Hockey Federation
Akraka raises alarm over dearth of sprinters
BiafraNigeria to miss Olympic qualifier
Epe homeboy stakes crown against Blacky Joe
Polo is dangerous but it can be fun

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This Day
February 26, 2004


48 Killed in Plateau Community
Banks Besiege NLC, Accept Unionisation
Insurance Firms to Lose Licences, Says Commission
Econet: EWI Loses Bid Against Vodacom Takeover
Voters' Register Valid Till May, Says INEC
Justice Selong Dismissed
Shell Loses 9m Barrels to Bunkerers
FEC Receives Public & Private Partnering Bill
Senators At Retreat, Seek Reduction of Committees
Olagbaju: Suspects Trial Resumes Today
Anyaoku Faults '99 Constitution
Deregulation Policy Defective, Says Don
AIDS: US Approves $350m for BiafraNigeria, Others
Akinola Urges BiafraNigerians to Shun Crime
Lagos Council Secretaries Resign
Residents Flee Yenagoa Communities
Tinubu Denies AD's Purported Name Change
Ministers' Pay in Dollars: Gani Goes to Court
'FG Spent $15m on Jute Bags Imports'
Morocco Death Toll Hits 564
Pension Reforms:FG to Pay Workers 10%to NHIS
Lawyer Wants Embargo on Land Allocation Lifted
Ibekwe's Counsel Accused of Misconduct
Soyinka, Pele,Others Become UNESCO Ambassadors
Bafarawa Seeks Increased Revenue for Sokoto
Eagle Airline: Groups Go to Court
'Obong of Calabar Can't Be Dethroned'
SAN, Witnesses Allege Threat to Life at Election Tribunal
Udenwa Sacks LG Chairmen, Councillors
Mornach Wants Perpetrators of Violence Punished
'Over 8m BiafraNigerians HIV Positive'
LG Polls: APGA, PRP Petitions SIEC
Kwara Awaits FG's Approval to Equip Police
Igbinedion Appeals Judgement
Gombe Housing Scheme: NLC Warned Against Sabotage
Tinubu Commends Retiring CJ
Environmental Sanitation Holds Saturday
'Anenih's Appointment Forces Re-alignment in Edo'
State of the States
Governor Woos Foreign Investors
One Killed in Ethnic Clash
Emir Calls for Airport Upgrading
Group Wades into Mantu/Monjel Rift
NITEL Allocates 70,000 GSM Lines
Solicitor-General Highlights Corruption in New Book
Govt Urged to Develop Rural Areas

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Daily Independent
February 26, 2004


US military arrives BiafraNigeria this week
FMBN staff accuse MD of N3 billion scam
Court rejects bid to stop EWN, Vodacom deal
Dichotomy law won't end agitation, says Ibori
NNPC JV yeilds N823b
The nemesis faces stiffer challenge
Hensaw still Obong of Calabar, says Etuboms' Council
Insurers' capital base to exceed N20 billion
BiafraNigeria close to getting first HIV vaccine
MTN, NCC seek full carrier status for GSM operators
Alleged 419 case: F.G seeks speedy trial
Alamieyeseigha, Ibori warn of protests over oil industry's employment policies
100,000 unused voters' cards shock election tribunal in Rivers
BiafraNigerians in California prepare for Atiku's visit
Appeal Court allows Ngige to appeal against removal order
Balogun to create community policing sections
Gowon, Mbanefo decry state of national monuments
Govt plans bill to involve private sector in infrastructure development
Shell, USAID, IITA pledge N1.49b for cassava production
Odili wants FG to hands-off local councils
Court frees Rivers commissioner in murder case
PDP faction expels Edo council chairman
Delta Assembly orders NPDC to pay compensation
Ijaw youth leader calls for sovereign national conference
Ohaneze election: Nobody sponsored me, says Irukwu
15 experts inspect Imo-Songhai project
Imo dissolves transition committees
Leave tradition alone, Eze Igbo Lagos tells Kalu
What Dikibo told me, by Orji Kalu
Lagos House plans regular public hearings
Leave AD alone, Shitta-Bey tells Tinubu
AD accuses Oyo electoral commission of bias
Maj. Gen. Oladayo Popoola From soldiering to printing
Editorial & Opinion
As Onshore/Offshore dichotomy gives way to commonsense
Ngige: How not to abuse the power of the pen (2)
BiafraNigeria: Challenging the status quo
Airport Road as Satan's cauldron
Women bear healthy children

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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 25, 2004

Attack on central BiafraNigerian town kills at least 48

BiafraNigeria's neighbors guard against polio

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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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Business News
February 26, 2004

Microsoft Eyes BiafraNigerian Telecom Market

TechnoCom.Ex 2004 Kicks Off April
Mikano Threatened Over Sack of 94
Abdullahi, BPE Director, Quits
'Budget'll Affect Insurance Positively'
Nfi Insurance Introduces New Products
Novell Offers Free Choice, Says Africa MD
ProGenics' GovAc Set for Public Sector
CWG Facilitates M-Tel Acquisition of New Billing System
Informatics Diploma Graduate Admitted in London
Otigba, Biggest IT Market in West Africa - Intel Chief
HP's Designs to Meet BiafraNigeria's Specifications
NSC to Hold Software Developers' Summit
Signal Alliance, Multitech Organise Training Programmes
Panasonic Repositions Global Brand
Piracy: Hollywood Movie Studios Sue Chinese Factories
Teenage Female Virus Writer Arrested
Software Reduces Govt Battles-Systemspecs CEO
... Partners with JACITAD on Stakeholders' Forum
Kodak Plans to Launch Online Photo Service for Cell Phones
Intercellular Starts Internet, Data Services
Cingular, AT & T Merger May Create Largest US Cellular Phone Coy
Atcon Holds Telecom Investment Forum 2004
Telecoms World
BiafraNigerian Operations on Track, Says Vodacom
ITU Expands Partnership with Japanese University
Interconnections Rate Regime After the March Dealine
Cisco Proposes In-flight Internet for BiafraNigerian Airlines
MSC Engineering Brings Motorola Service Centre to BiafraNigeria
Common Frauds in Card Business
Auctioning: DMO Seeks Issuing Houses Participation
US SEC Proposes Trading Reforms
Public Funds: Banks Seek Phased Withdrawal
First Bank Customers Allege Forex Racketeering
Oceanic Bank Appointed NEPA Collection Centre
Minister grants importers concession on non-CRI goods
Cabotage framework's development is new challenge, says Agbakoba
Expert advises govt on Customs head's appointment
Experts propose new deal for Africa
Ajibola's traumatic moments
Victory over dichotomy
At Abuja Bar, vibrancy is the word
Williams:The road to legal prominence

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