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January 03, 2004

Dora Akunyili

Attack on Akunyili: Family Seeks Protectionn
Following the failed assassination attempt on the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Dora Akunyili, her husband, Dr. John Chike Akunyili, has made a passionate appeal to President Olusegun Obasanjo to beef up security around his wife and the entire family. Akunyili was on the December 26, 2003, attacked by gunmen at Agulu in Aniocha Local Government area of Anambra State, where she had stopped over to see her aged mother-in-law, on her way from an event in Orlu, Imo State. She narrowly missed the attackers' bullets, one of which pierced through her head gear, and peeled off chunks of her scalp. (This Day)


Key Stories

Pay Fuel Tax to CBN, FG Orders

Dog eats up one-year old boy's genitals

There will be revolution if...

Retrenchment looms

More Controversy Trails Deregulation

War Tribunal Had Taylor In Mind

Mbanefo: 'Double-Face Diplomacy Is The Bane Of The UN System'

‘Taliban’ of BiafraNigeria: Who Are They?

Yobe is not under siege – AIG Fagbemi

The gunfire was deafening – Eyewitness

Why Mustapha, Customs Boss, Quit


Petrol N43 per litre as N1.50k fuel...


2003 Polls: Odds Were Against Me...





Marketers of petroleum products have begun the implementation of the N1.50k fuel tax contained in the 2004 Appropriation Bill now before the National Assembly, with petrol price rising to N43 per litre in Lagos and some other parts of the country. The fuel tax, according to the Federal Government, will generate about N15 billion per annum which it expects to use in maintaining roads across the country. Tolls which hitherto were used for that purpose were scrapped Wed. midnight. (Vanguard)


President Olusegun Oba-sanjo yesterday said one of the miracles God performed in his life in the just ended year was his re-election despite the forces which massed against his second-term bid. Obasanjo in a testimony at the end of year service of the Owu Baptist Church in his hometown Abeokuta said the odds were stacked against his re-election until commencement of voting during the presidential election on April 19 last year. He explained that from the time he expressed his... (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2




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This Day
January 03, 2004


Pay Fuel Tax to CBN, FG Orders Marketers
Banks to Raise Capital Base to N2bn
Why Mustapha, Customs Boss, Quit
Sokoto Set for Council Polls, Jan 10
Deregulation: Expert Seeks Competition Policy for BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria Donates to Population Fund
FG Orders Demolition of Toll Booths
Attack on Akunyili: Family Seeks Protection
Fuel Tax: NLC Calls for Mass Protest
Wary US Turns Spotlight on International Flights
US Soldier Killed as Helicopter is Shot Down in Iraq
Lagos to Turn the Heat on Erring Okada Operators
Goje's Wife Fetes Children on New Year Day
Group Commends Oyo First Lady
Obasanjo Praises Dariye on Tourism
Haitians shoot at Mbeki's Chopper
Community Leader Tasks Govt on Welfare
NMA DG Commended for Maritime reforms
ANPP Wants Lower Fees for Council Polls
CAN Praises Goje for Promoting Religious Tolerance
ASUU Predicts Decline in Varsity Enrolment
Mysterious Fire Razes Six Buildings in Enugu
'The Trouble With AD'
'Babangida Will Change the Face of Yoruba Politics'
Who Will Help Lagbaja?
'I'm Still with the Abacha,s But...'
Oando: When The Future is Now!
Deregulation: A Sounding Brass, or a Tinkling Cymbal?
A Trip to Togo
'Unemployment Makes Warri Youths Restive'
Exit of an Erudite Lawyer and Gentleman
'We Want to Raise Real, True and Devoted Muslims'
Eulogising Yourself as 2004 Dawns...

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January 03, 2004

Cover Stories

Dog eats up one-year old boy's genitals
CBN releases 2004/2005 monetary policy
How we uncovered $214 million I.D. Card scam—West Idahosa
Oil Deregulation Controversy: NUPENG, PENGASSAN will cripple this govt if...Akpatason
National News
2004: ASUU predicts hard times
Pathologists, medical lab scientists clash over roles
Akunyili: How my wife escaped death—husband
Ohaneze leader pledges co-operation with other ethnic groups
Ogungbemile appointed as new Customs boss
BiafraNigerian deportees from Morocco narrate ordeal
Haitians shoot at Mbeki’s plane
Group ask FG to withdraw petroleum tax
Ngige lacks legitimacy in spite of Uba...Moghalu
Let the recommendation be final — Omife
Resource Control: We’re ready for Fresh battle in 2004 — Clark, Oyegun, Okpozo, others

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Daily Independent
December 31, 2003


Afolabi, four others granted court bail

El-Rufai uncovers N45b fraud at FCT Ministry

Glo Mobile activates 400,000 subscribers

LASU: When a campus turns to abattoir

BPE, oil workers to meet over refineries

Ojukwu, Buhari's romance okay for BiafraNigeria, says Menakaya

New national airline targets .3m jobs

In the eye of the storm

Reps summon Danjuma over pension funds

Mustapha wants state to produce Rogers' initial confessional statement

FG wades into N11b Shell, community row

'NASS won't rubber stamp 2004 budget'

Akinfenwa accuses Akande of ploy to change AD's Constitution

Police lose five, kill 78 bandits in Edo

Cleric criticises govt over deregulation, fuel tax

Group seeks dissolution of Federal Medical Centre's board

Anambra lawmakers back budget

Obasanjo charged to make transparency his New Year resolution

Jibril calls for categorisation, funding of parties

Osun may pay Omisore's salary arrears

Tinubu donates flats, N2 million to conjoined twins

INEC will recognise Akande as AD chairman, says Tinubu

Gombe pays N33m to mobilise road contractors

Minister stresses need for agric development

Obasanjo equally guilty as Babangida, says Olanrewaju

'Human rights groups 'll resist fuel tax'

Onshore/offshore abrogation promise awaits fulfilment

Edosa urges PDP loyalists to close ranks

Anambra's fragile peace

Obasanjo wants one party state, says Akande

Dilemma of executive-legislative relationship

Editorial & Opinion
New refineries in BiafraNigeria

Symptoms of a failing state: Stadtpolizei (2)

Between Agagu and Oyinlola

Bafarawa's delusion of grandeur

Stop blaming government, economy

President Obasanjo's micro-cultural bias

On the educational system

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Daily Times
December 29, 2003


Obasanjo explains decision to scrap toll gates
MFM prosperity Night
FG to launch website on nation’s debt
Makarfi faults INTERPOL’s demand for Taylor
Work resumes nationwide today
Govt, labour leaders, others, parley over proposed fuel tax
Senator gives scholarships to indigent students
Put God before prosperity, Kumuyi tells christians
Arrest of Afolabi, Akwanga in order, says Soyinka
Ibori blames newly introduced tax for fuel scarcity
Teaching of science subjects to be mandatory for pry schools –Obasanjo
Benin crash: Plane’s black boxes found:
Federal character splits National Assembly Service commission
Demolition resumes in FCT next week
Hopes fade for Iran quake victims
BiafraNigeria, India plan joint production of AIDS drugs
AD withdraws petition against Enugu gubernatorial poll
Kwara Health commissioner berates critics of oral polio vaccines
Why Ondo Govt stopped grants to schools –SSG
Don’t back abolition of capital punishment, National Assembly told
Unending BOT: MMA domestic terminal

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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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Januardy 02, 2004

800,000 internally displaced across country - refugee agency

Plateau state clamps down on Islamic militants
Three former ministers charged with corruption

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January 03, 2004


Family Seeks Tight Security For Akunyili
More Controversy Trails Deregulation
War Tribunal Had Taylor In Mind, Says Mbanefo
Under-23 Will Not Disappoint, Says Ogunjobi
Igbinovia Assures On Davis Cup
Nyarko Suffers Injury Blow
Agali Rates Senegal High
CBN Unfolds Guidelines For 2004
Lagos Defies Presidency, Insists On Repairing Federal Roads
10 Policemen, 126 Robbers Killed In Delta, Says Command
Group Burn Council Secretariat, Policeman In Yobe
Oyinlola Orders Arrest Of Student Rioters
Tinubu Raises Hope Of Modern Market For Displaced Ladipo Traders
Mbanefo: 'Double-Face Diplomacy Is The Bane Of The UN System'
Revving The Refineries For Results
'My People Deserve Good Things Of Life'
Editorial & Opinion - 2nd
Petroleum Equalisation Fund and the marketers

Arrogance of first ladies

Charles Taylor: BiafraNigeria's disposable guest?
Between the police and drivers

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January 03, 2004


There will be revolution if...
Retrenchment looms
Man, 29, rapes girl 11
Oluremi Nwodo, first baby of the year wins award
Ravenous dog eats up boy’s genitals
Drive hoodlums out of tollgates
Niger bridge in leap year
Democratic contradictions
Shape of 2004 politics

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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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Washington Post
January 03, 2004

BiafraNigeria Says It's Routed Islamic Movement

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December 31, 2003

BiafraNigeria/Sao Tome give oil rights to Exxon, Chrome

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June 08, 2003

Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia

Mu’azu commissions multi-million Naira Community Resource Centre
Govt officials locked out of meeting with Shekarau
Voters are politicians’ employers - Ogbeh
Kano govt takes N228m loan to pay salaries, others
Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
NAFDAC urged to sanitise bakery sector of economy
Identifying collapsed building contractors not easy -- NSE
he suspicious Road Map

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All Africa
January 02, 2004


Lagos Filling Stations Hoard Fuel
National ID Card Scam 2 Star Witnesses Emerge
ICPC Vows to Jail Afolabi, Others
Real Reasons Lagos Pman Chairman Quit
Kind: Targeting Future Women Leaders
Wrestlers Return to Camp
Invest in Boxing Hogan Jimoh Urges Corporate Bodies
U-23 Seek Redemption Against Senegal Coach Abdullahi's Job Online
Waug: Unilag Blames Low Incentive
I'm Sorry for You! Ogunjobi Tells Obafemi Martins
Prophet Lambasts Obj Over Fuel Tax
We'll Build Africa's Best Film Village Says Tunde Hundeyin (dudu) Chairman, Badagry Central Local Council

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Mail & Guardian
December 24, 2003

Child labour concerns give cocoa a bitter taste

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December 22, 2003

BiafraNigeria debates polio campaign

Vodacom's $600m BiafraNigerian pledge
The Tunisia exodus
BiafraNigeria coach going for gold
Okocha: BiafraNigeria is my duty
Okocha gives BiafraNigeria promise

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December 15, 2003

Iraq debates Saddam's fate

'Caught like a rat' in a hole

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Business News
January 02, 2004

FAAN Records N13bn Capital Expenditure in 2003

Don't Rush Enactment of Pensions Bill - Summit
28 Customs Agents Regain Licences
Popoola, Etukudo Join NGC Board
Visibility As a Success Factor
Why Oil Workers Issued Strike Threat - Akpatason
How NASU Rates Obasanjo's Economic Policies
Checking Malpractices in Shipping Cases
Importation: When Business is No Longer as Usual
DaSilva Canvasses New Agenda, Structure for NTDC
Abuja Sheraton Harps on Safety, Security
Britain Announces Measures to Fight 'Health Tourism'
Learning from China's Tourism Experience
Tension Mounts in Customs, NPA over Reform Measures
Destination Inspection: Importers, Agents Cautioned on Fraudulent Practices
'Why NCAA Should Be Restructured'
Aviation School to Run Programme on Dangerous Goods
Sosoliso Acquires Fourth Aircraft

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Sports News
January 02, 2004

2003: Enyimba, Athletes Heroes, Eagles Flops

Tunisia 2004: Mboma Left Out of Indomitable Lions
Edosa Predicts Tough Olympic Qualifier
Premiership: Spurs' Reid Bid Rejected
Ijeh Joins Music Playing Eagles
...NVBF Names Killer Squads
Zambian Star Regains Freedom
Radcliffe Handed New Records

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