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January 06, 2004

Anambra State Gov Chris Ngige

Disgraced Governor Speaks: I Went Into Hiding to Safeguard My Life
Embattled Anambra State governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, whose whereabout was unkown Sunday after it became known that a court had ordered Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, to remove him from office, yesterday resurfaced in public and told his supporters he went into hiding to safeguard his life. Also, the Anambra State Police Command yesterday said the governor was safe, hale and hearty and has not been abducted as being speculated by some people. But the legislator who obtained the order for Ngige's removal from an Enugu High Court, Mr. Nelson Achukwu, has alleged threat to his life. Ngige, who suddenly appeared at the Government House in Awka at about 3.15p.m, told supporters that he chose to go into hiding as a protective measure when his security aides were disarmed and withdrawn by the police. "But in my own case, yesterday (Sunday), all my security operatives everywhere and in my Government Lodge were disarmed. You know discretion is a better part of valour, and sensing the situation, I went into hiding to safeguard my life because the information reaching me was that they would bomb the Government Lodge and kill me. It is not that I am fearing them. I now have experience. "They came to the Owerri accord meeting talking about Anambra people's money, and I said it is a no go area because the money doesn't belong to me as a person," he said. He added that the state's resources would be used in providing such amenities like roads, water and electricity for the people. While appealing for calm, the governor said the state needed.... (This Day)


Key Stories

Onitsha market shut as protests rage in Anambra

APGA is target of crisis, says Okorie

NLC Decides on Strike Today

Police despatch team to Awka

CBN blames govt for 2003 economic woes

PDP leaders meet over Anambra crisis this week

Prosecute those involved in National ID card scam

Niger Arrests Islamic Radicals Over BiafraNigeria Revolt

Six die as troops quell uprising by Muslim extremists

Obasanjo orders marketers to display fuel prices

Nigerdock MD drowns in Lagos beach


Onitsha market shut as protests rage...


APGA is target of crisis, says Okorie





Demonstrations in Awka and Onitsha on Monday heralded anarchy in Anambra State as protesters voiced opposition to the attempt to remove Governor Chris Ngige from office. The famous Onitsha market was closed down as a result and the Onitsha-Enugu express way blocked off with burning tyres at strategic junctions. The protesters chanted anti-Obasanjo slogans and demanded for the head of... (Daily Independent)


Chekwas OkorieAPGA which is contesting Anambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige's victory at the election tribunal has accused the Federal Government of sponsoring the political crisis in the state. APGA claimed that the government is resorting to the measure with the intent of declaring a state of emergency in Anambra and foil the party's bid to recover the mandate freely given to APGA by the people through the judicial process. The Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) and the South-East zone of the Civil Liberties Organisation... (Guardian)



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This Day
January 06, 2004


Why I Went Into Hiding, By Ngige
...Demonstrators Condemn Obasanjo
NLC Decides on Strike Today
Nigerdock MD Drowns at Lagos Beach
Obasanjo Orders Billboard Display of Petroleum Prices
Judges Receive N5.3bn Salary Arrears
Police Still Recovering from Colonial Mentality -Bozimoh
OPC Leader, Adams, Wants Obasanjo, Atiku to Declare Assets
Robbers Kill Nursing Mother
Olagbaju: Osun May Arraign 13 Suspects
Anambra: APGA Chides FG
ANPP Sacks Kano Exco
NUC Blames ASUU Strike on Rivalry
LASG Organises Seminar for Pilgrims
Obasanjo Orders Demolition of Toll Plaza
House Decision on Fuel Tax Stays - Masari
Attah Calls on NDDC to Publish Amount Spent on States
New Labour Perm Sec Preaches Productivity
Destination Inspection Test-run Runs into Hitches
NTI Retrains 15,000 School Teachers
BUK ASUU Decries FG's Directive on Varsities
I Won't Interfere with BESIEC Activities - Akume
Ibori Canvasses Fair Revenue Formula
Muslim Congress Rejects N1.50k Fuel Tax
Ogun Pays N95m for WASSCE Candidates
Okogie Advocates Prisons' Reforms
Group Decries FG's Fuel Tax Imposition
'Overhaul Nation's Admin System'
A/Ibom Assembly Reviews Activities
Tolerate FG's Reforms, BiafraNigerians Urged
'How FG Can Implement Resource Control'
Gombe Govt Sacks LG Boss
Company Decries Spread of Fake Products
Solution in Sight to Kwara AD Crisis
'ICPC Law Is Badly Operated'
2007: Atiku's Supporter's Take Campaign to Ogun State
Obasanjo's Anti-corruption Stance: Some Home Truths
Nnamani's Antidote for Poverty

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January 06, 2004

Cover Stories

Ngige re-appears, slams judge on verdict
Anambra Police boss asked to brief Gov Nigige on court's order
Onus for peace is on Ngige, Uba, says Wabara
National News
Okorie blames FG for Anambra crisis
Police assures on Ngige's health
AD: Convention committee members back Akinfenwa
Do votes count?

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Daily Times
January 06, 2004


Ngige re-appears, appeals against Enugu court order
PDP leaders meet over Anambra crisis this week
Prosecute those involved in National ID card scam
...He’s safe, says police chief
31 toll plazas for demolition before month end
NBA, Tinubu, others warn over Anambra political logjam
NLC meets, takes position on fuel tax today
Deregulation: Oil sector stakeholders move to check unethical practices
Varsities lose three academic years to strikes – Okebukola
Ex-ambassador, others advise Obasanjo on fuel tax
Tanker drivers give Lagos Govt ultimatum
The Nation
Saraki flags off back to farm campaign
Need for viable opposition

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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 05, 2004

Six die as troops quell uprising by Muslim extremists

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January 05, 2004

BiafraNigerian governor reappears

BiafraNigerians 'crush' Islamic uprising

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All Africa
January 05, 2004


Riot in Awka Over Ngige
Union Bank And Olumegbon Chieftaincy Plan Billion Naira Development Scheme At Lekki Peninsula
Obasanjo Means Well
A President And His People
I'm Africa's Best - Okocha
NFA Sack Musa Abdullahi
Supporters Club Must Be United Says Ogunjobi
Kadiri Ikhana -the Pacesetter
Lagos Black Spots Bubble
Arrest IBB, Buhari Now -Lawyer Gives IGP Ultimatum
Cultists Rape Varsity Student
Family Seeks Court Order Against Police Harassment
Lawmaker Kicks Against Fuel Tax
Traders Condemn Removal of Toll Gates
A Baale's Day of Glory
Ipaja: Dawn of a New Era
Mercenary Judges Plight Gambia Judiciary

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December 15, 2003

Iraq debates Saddam's fate

'Caught like a rat' in a hole

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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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Business News
January 06, 2004

OPS Wants Trade Policy to Protect Local Industries

Chevron Reviews Design of $500m Gas Plant
Awards of Oil Licences in JDZ Delayed
Marginal Fields: Operators Face Fund Scarcity
US Set to Open Bidding Soon for Iraq Contracts
Mine Deaths Fall to Historic Low in 2003
Atomic Agency Develops Nuclear Techniques to Solve Crimes
Shell Budgets $750m For Oil Exploration in Asia
Electricity Workers Canvass Increase in Tariffs
'Why Private Firms Were Engaged to Collect NEPA Bills'
US Oil Demand at Record 20 Million BPD -IEA
Seven-Up Honours Long Serving Staff
Cigar Company Acquires Majority Ownership of Axion Power Corporation
Japan's Skincare Company Adds to Range of Body Products
Honda, Nissan Choose Michelin Product
Unilever Gives N6m for Trachoma Eradication in Sokoto
GM Announces Latest Breakthrough Promotion
Delphi Supplies Entertainment Systems
Hunger: FAO Maps Out Most Vulnerable People
Cause of Dwindling Maize Output Identified
Mad Cow Disease: US to KeepTrack of Affected Animals
Possible Economic Gains of Cassava Bio-technical Products
'Hiked Duties, Porous Borders Enhance Smuggling Activities'
Establishment of Construction Bank Overdue - Attah
'FCT Ministry Critical to AMAC-Aco Hiteck Estate Expansion'
Natural Disasters Cost Humanity $60bn
Lagos Govt Sanctions Environment Violators
FG Challenged on Developmental Structures
Task of Reconstructing BiafraNigeria

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January 06, 2004


Ngige returns to Govt House, decries 'kangaroo' order
Sale of refineries on course, says BPE
NBA deplores court's order for Gov's removal
APGA is target of crisis, says Okorie
U.S. fingerprints foreign visitors at border posts
Govt's position on Anambra crisis out tomorrow, says Justice Minister
Govt, ASUU to resume talks next week
Railway wants aid from Lagos, Ogun, others
Sharia: Man to die by stoning for impregnating step-daughter in Bauchi
Govt warns pilgrims over activities in Saudi
Ogun gives scholarships to journalists' children
Adesanya, Fawehinmi, Braithwaite deplore fresh imbroglio
Court order undermines constitution, say Tinubu, Nwafor
Ohanaeze expresses deep concern
FAAN, advert firm may resolve N900m contract dispute soon
Hold govt liable for Ngige's ordeal, say Musa, group
NANS, Reps fault fuel tax
NNPC charges petrol tax, senator, others fault action
Borno, Yobe move to check militant Moslem group
Group to give policemen N20,000 per robber caught
Obasanjo orders demolition of toll plazas
Birom people get three months deadline to name Jos monarch
It is well with Anambra, says Ngige
How Ngige was abducted for a second time
The court order is the political solution, says Achukwu
Editorial & Opinion
Between JAMB and UNILAG


Looking back, looking forward: An addendum
Fiscal system reform and management
What MTN did
NEPA's inconsistencies
Spurious deductions
Not our advert

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Daily Independent
January 06, 2004


I'm still in charge, says Ngige
Onitsha market shut as protests rage in Anambra
Police despatch team to Awka
CBN blames govt for 2003 economic woes
Group urges EFCC to probe $50,000 sale of domain name
PTOs seek to be joined with NCC in suit
Behold Adenuga; the telecom whiz kid
We don’t understand Anambra situation, says PDP
Rep calls it judicial rascality
...Its an abuse of law and constitution, says Tinubu
Ngige files appeal, Federal Government reacts
APGA warns Obasanjo against state of emergency
Civil Defence scam threatens Commandant General’s job
Hajj: Pilgrims to undergo thorough screening
Afolabi: Let the law take its course, OBJ tells Osun Obas
National Assembly to review NTI Act
NDLEA seizes 233.9 kg of drugs in CRS
Akwa Ibom seeks compensation from Mobil
45 benefit from NDDC’s N13m youth scheme
Wabara hails Opobo’s return as Amanyanabo demands reparation from Britain over colonization
Absence of new revenue formula worries Ibori
ANPP chieftains in Sharia court for alleged adultery
Erring pilgrims to be tried by mobile courts in Saudi Arabia
Mass promotions in the armed forces
FAAN boosts revenue, rakes in N7.3b in 2003
TUC faults 2004 budget
We’ve crushed the Talibans, Ibrahim declares Yobe safe
N1 billion in Joint Account, says Bafarawa
Commuters stranded as drivers, touts clash in Lagos
Ekiti can’t account for executed projects
Parents threaten showdown at Queens College
Ogunlewe challenges Tinubu to debate over federal roads
Igbo group demands disclosure of privatisation beneficiaries
Babangida shouldn’t scare you, Makarfi tells aspirants
Saraki ‘people’s budget’ keeps Kwara hope alive
Between Buhari and Tinubu
Fresh moves to unseat Anambra governor
Makarfi spits fire: After doing the ‘dirty job,’ they now want us to hand over Taylor
Editorial & Opinion
Taking Lagos transport to higher gear
How the rich evade tax
Musings on New Year’s day
Commonwealth failed to address freedom, rights & justice in BiafraNigeria
Against higher petrol tax
Films and Hausa culture: Dramatised or traumatised?
What to make of our oil reserves

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January 06, 2004


Ngige returns, says I’m still in charge
Anambra Crisis: APGA warns against state of emergency
Nigerdock MD drowns in Lagos beach
Obasanjo orders marketers to display fuel prices
FG ’ll not repair refineries – Sen. Brigidi
Call judges to order, NBA, Tinubu, others charge chief justice
Man, 45, to die for impregnating step daughter
Displaced BiafraNigerians face hard times
2007: IBB’s fate lies with voters—Hon. MUYIWA OLADIPO (Ex-Ogun Assembly Speaker)
Treat Ndigbo fairly, Igwesi urges leaders
Editorial & Opinion
Crisis in AD
British ‘fair-play’
Political godfatherism, silicon or real?

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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 05, 2004

Niger Arrests Islamic Radicals Over BiafraNigeria Revolt

Moseley Braun Seeks Redemption in Presidential Bid

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January 05, 2004

Niger Arrests Islamic Radicals Over BiafraNigeria Revolt

Vodacom looks to rejig BiafraNigeria phone deal- Telkom p.1
Vodacom looks to rejig BiafraNigeria phone deal- Telkom p.2

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Mail & Guardian
December 24, 2003

Child labour concerns give cocoa a bitter taste

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Sports News
January 06, 2004

Tunisia 2004: Forget Nations Cup If - Chukwu

Obasanjo Hosts D'Tigress Tomorrow
Saraki Moves Kwara Utd
Guyana, Lilia Ali's Opponent Arrives
NFA Gives Out Players' Licences
Athens 2004: NFA Sacked Abdullahi to Pre-empt Minister's Axe
Rivaldo Returns to Brazil
Hope Not Lost for Athens - Galadima
Cricket Season Begins Saturday
We're Ready to Discover Another Olajuwon
Everton Release Yobo
Companies Battle to Sponsor Eagles
Tunisia: Host With a Lot to Prove
Ijeh in Eye of Storm
Galadima Blasts Obafemi Martins
... As FA Considers Sanction
CAF Rejects Cameroon Request
'Kanoute Will Play for Mali'
Plateau Seeks for Support for Other Sports
Athens 2004: AFN Passes Buck to Sports Ministry

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