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January 07, 2004

Anambra State Gov Chris Ngige

Ngige Disappears again
• Increased police presence in Awka
• Gov’s aides on the run, ADC missing

Barely 24 hours after coming out of hiding, Anambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, has again disappeared. He addressed a crowd of supporters on Tuesday, then conferred with aids and vanished into thin air. He says he fears for his life. His vulnerable security situation was somewhat underscored by the withdrawal of policemen assigned to guard Government House and the Governor's Lodge in Awka. Government House is Governor Chris Ngige's office, the Lodge is his residence. Meanwhile, a lorry-load of over 100 mobile police men arrived Awka at exactly 12.15 midnight on Tuesday to take over security formations in the state. Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Kolapo Shofoluwe, confirmed the withdrawal on Tuesday. He said the order for it came from the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and that it would remain in force until a new directive comes from the IGP. Daily Independent learnt from an anonymous source that the governor’s Aide-de-Camp (ADC) is missing, although Shofoluwe said the ADC is still on duty with Ngige together with a chief security officer (CSO). Private..... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

...Court Restrains IG Balogun

Troops kill 5, arrest 47 Islamic radicals in Yobe

Justice S. C. Nnaji’s order on Ngige

Fuel Tax: NLC Gives Jan 20 Ultimatum

Anambra Crisis Endangers Democracy, Says Aminu

Anarchy looms in Anambra State

BiafraNigerians in U.S. plan class suit against airline

A test for democracy

...Why we didn't remove gov from office -IG

Buhari eyes 2007 presidency, ends feud with Babangida

Youths take over Govt House


...Court Restrains IG Balogun


Troops kill 5, arrest 47 Islamic radicals





BalogunAn Awka High Court presided over by Justice F.C. Nwizu yesterday restrained the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Tafa Balogun, and the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, Mr. Donald Irohem, their servants, agents, prives and assigns from disturbing Anambra Governor Chris Ngige in performing his duties. Justice Nelson Nnaji of Enugu High Court had last Friday ordered the police chief to remove Ngige from office. (This Day)


BiafraNigerian troops and border guards from neighbouring Niger have killed or captured more than 50 Islamic radicals who launched a Taliban-style revolt, officials said yesterday. A spokesman for the Yobe State government said 47 rebels had been detained since Friday and five killed, along with three women and two children caught up in a raid on their border hideout. Seven of those arrested were picked up by gendarmes from... (Vanguard)



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This Day
January 07, 2004


Again, Ngige Goes Underground
...Court Restrains IG Balogun
Fuel Tax: NLC Gives Jan 20 Ultimatum
FG Woos Southern African Farmers
Anambra Crisis Endangers Democracy, Says Aminu
...Indigenes in US Condemn Crisis
...EMU, MNR, CLO Accuse Obasanjo
Stranded Passengers Threaten World Airways
...Group Wants Judge Sanctioned
Oshiomhole, Contributors Oppose New Pensions Bill
Terror Threat: Woman Taken Off Flight
'Why Bayelsa Gas Turbine Was Shut Down'
Obasanjo Advises STB on Co-op, SMEs
Odili Wants 13% Derivation Paid
Ogoni to Shell: 'Meet Our Demands or No Work'
Teriba, THISDAY Chief Economist, Bags PhD
Warri: House to Meet Warring Groups
Projects: Kebbi Declares War on Contractors
Daniel Signs 2004 Budget into Law
Lagos Markets Must Meet Environmental Standards -Tinubu
Group Condemns Assassination Attempt on Akunyili
I've Settled My Differences with IBB - Buhari
Speaker Hails Creation of Autonomous Communities
FG Urged to Re-assess Security Strategy
D-Gov Warns Youths Against Violence
Fuel Tax: Rights Group Flays FG
Fear Grips Community over Fire Outbreak
Motorists, Industrialists Protest Illegal Toll Collection
Accord Priority to Education, FG Told
Katsina ANPP Tasks Yar'Adua on Performance
Atiku's Coordinator Wants Protection for Akunyili
Assembly Member Decries 2007 Early Campaign
Come to Our Rescue, Community Urges Nnamani
Edo AD Gets New Officers
Anambra: The Making of a Political Crisis

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January 07, 2004

Cover Stories

Ngige on the run again as Police sack security aides
....Court restrains IG, restores Gov's security
Buhari, Oshiomhole condemn Anambra anarchy
Troops kill 5, arrest 47 Islamic radicals in Yobe
National News
NUPENG, PENGASSAN shelve planned strike
BiafraNigeria gets 125,000 bpd crude oil boost from Amenam/kpono
PPPRA scribe defends N1.50 Petrol Tax
ANPP’ll not tolerate Anambra shame, says Albishir
Oyinlola is working to give Osun a facelift —Hon. Salawu, Iwo LG chief

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Daily Times
January 07, 2004


Ngige: FG orders IG to stay action :• Ngige goes into hiding again, says Government House not safe
Defence High Command meet over lingering Anambra crisis
..Awka High Court also restrains Balogun
Justice S. C. Nnaji’s order on Ngige
Assist in poverty eradication, Obasanjo tells private sector
...Chukwumerije tasks Ohanaeze, Wabara-led peace panel
Church consecrates two bishops
Feud between IBB, myself over – Buhari
Akande, ex-Osun Gov, chides ICPC
Again, Oshiomhole calls for rejection of Pension Reform Bill
Cleric urges Tinubu to sanitise Ministry of Physical Planning
Aviation Ministry conducts safety inspection at hajj airports
The Nation
Five states get N27.5bn from capital market
100 stolen vehicles recovered in Kogi
Understanding monetisation

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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 06, 2004

Man sentenced to stoning for sex with step-daughter

10,000 displaced by Muslim uprising in Northeast

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January 06, 2004

BiafraNigerian man faces stoning death

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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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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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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 07, 2004

DMO to Manage Debts of NNPC, NEPA, Others

Top 20 Companies Responsible for 80% of Stock Market
Banks to Storm Capital Market for Fresh Funds
PZ Industries Strives to Improve Operational Efficiency
Professional Indemnity Insurance and BiafraNigerian Professionals
First Atlantic Bank Declares N240m Dividend
US Bond Investors Await Fed Reserve's Signal
Cornerstone Insurance Raises Capital Base
Banks' Bad Loans Portfolio Still on the Rise
Expert Proffers Strategies for Corporate Success
GM Embarks on Give-away to Win Back Sales
Omegabank Shops for Fresh Funds
Shell Sells $28m as Naira Firms Up
China to Inject $45bn in 2 State Banks
Marina Bank Repositions, Breaks New Campaign
2004 will not be business as usual, insurers assure clients
Machinery breakdown insurance business still fraught with losses
Cornerstone raises capital to N378 million
The role of statistics in insurance
Where to invest in 2004
Olashore predicts more foreign investments for BiafraNigeria
Starting up investment? Try stocks and bonds
First Atlantic earning soars
Interest in Albarka Air shares wanes
Memo for ways and means

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January 07, 2004


Anarchy looms in Anambra State
BiafraNigerians in U.S. plan class suit against airline
...Presidency orders return to status quo
Anambra House declares support for Ngige
India, Pakistan reach accord over Kashmir
Family asks govt to disclose fraud suspect's whereabouts
Govt okays migration of Zimbabwean farmers to BiafraNigeria
Britain re-opens probe of Diana's death
Four Generals, others get new ranks
Effiong, ex-Biafra chief, for burial January 17
Bishops, Rep bemoan Igbo marginalisation
Presidency lacks power to charge fuel tax, says constitutional lawyer
NHRC, CNPP scribes condemn court order on Ngige
Ogun NBA boss faults court order on Ngige
Impasse in Awka a challenge to Ohanaeze, Wabara, says Chukwumerije
Abayomi asks Ngige to vacate office
Oil workers suspend planned strike
Buhari eyes 2007 presidency, ends feud with Babangida
Vigilance group kills seven suspected religious fanatics in Borno
Obasanjo solicits private sector's help on poverty reduction
A'Ibom gets consultant on Mobil oil spill
Attah faults plans on displaced Bakassi residents
Hold Obasanjo responsible for crisis, says Oshiomhole
APGA wants better security at Anambra, Enugu tribunals' sittings
Warri monarch, residents, laud lifting of curfew
The Anambra High Court counter-order
Anambrarians enough of this wickedness II
ANPP governors' parley opens more rifts
Abia House in dilemma over powers on CJ
Editorial & Opinion
WHO's ranking of BiafraNigeria's health system

Anambra treason theatre re-opens

An act of judicial rascality
The president, philosophy and psychology
Igbo and 2007
The less privileged in our midst
The virtues of The Guardian

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Daily Independent
January 07, 2004


Ngige disappears again
Awka High Court restrains IG, others over Ngige
Minister, service chiefs meet on Anambra crisis
Julius Berger can't explain N15bn spent on Abuja Stadium, says Ogunlewe
Demolition: Former FCT ministers, others to pay N5bn compensation
Yar'Adua, Chukwumerije condemn Anambra crisis, Masari calls for caution
Anambra crisis portends danger, says Buhari
Lemo, a wizard in the house
BiafraNigeria's crude gains ground in Japan
NIG reaffirms position over hosting of domain name
Second Niger Bridge ready 2006, says Italian firm
FG revokes N52.1b National Hangar contract
Uba's kinsmen deplore crisis
Ngige's ordeal endangers democracy, says NBA
'National Assembly not consulted on new fuel tax'
Why Naira value is dropping against Dollar, by Lawan
FMBN, FMFL prepare N2.7b entitlements for sacked staff
FCT Ministry to drag director before ICPC
10 petroleum marketers arrested in Rivers
MOSOP blames oil firms over poor environment
Why pilgrims' defection is low, by Igbinedion
NCP to sue Attah over LG polls
BiafraNigeria to send humanitarian aid to Iran
Fuel tax unacceptable, says ERA
Lagos to expand Lagos-Badagry Expressway
Lack of Northern-owned media worries commissioner
Makarfi faults federal system
Police, soldiers clash claims two in C'Rivers
Cleric urges IBB to forget 2007 presidential race
2007: Politician backs Atiku
Police arrest 11 civil servants in Taraba
16 policemen on trial for embarking on strike
Commissioner explains free legal services
Ogun unveils plans for dead journalists' families
Court strikes out NCP's suit against Ekiti govt
Oyo AD backs Akinfenwa faction
PDP leader urges BiafraNigerians to endure FG reforms
Ngige: NBA warns court against derailing democracy
1999 Constitution cause of Anambra crisis
Bread and butter politics in Anambra
Victims' dilemma over Bakassi
When it's time, IBB 'll apologise, says Olanrewaju
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria's debt burden - details, please
Symptoms of a failing state: Everyone his own municipality (3)
A New Year prayer for peace (1)
Quick Wealth Enterprises Unlimited
Our discomfort and declaration of facts
Kalu is the one all people love to follow
Re: BiafraNigeria Police Force now debt collection agents?

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January 07, 2004


ANAMBRA CRISIS LATEST: Police withdraw Ngige's security
A test for democracy
...Why we didn't remove gov from office -IG
Youths take over Govt House
Court orders police to stay action
Return to status quo ante, AG tells police
Niger holds LG elections Saturday
Enugu govt denies involvement
2007: ANPP governors split over Atiku
Corruption not in govt alone
Editorial & Opinion
Olympic football gold
Achieving pragmatic democracy
For improved reading culture

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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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Sports News
January 07, 2004

Premiership: Chelsea Host Liverpool

Senegal Hopes to Continue Korea/Japan 2002 Fairy Tale
Eagles Are Team to Beat - Toro
Morocco Name Squad
Kenyan Govt Rescues Stars
Bafana Coach Faces Sack
FIVB Asks BiafraNigeria to Bid for World U-19 Tourney
Tunisia 2004: Allardyce, Wenger Turn Heat on
Babangida, Ikedia Hit Camp
Finidi Ready for Mallorca Return
Bristol City Eye Ohenhen
Globacom League: Four Clubs Collect Licences
Chukwu shuts Faro camp, team depart for Tunisia Jan 16
Chukwujekwu, Onah return to FIFA list
Lagos contingent begins Abuja 2004 training
Special athlete accuses coach of selection bias
Odegbami predicts tough Nations Cup
Why our players can't become world best, by Omidiran
Clubs praise Gulder over shirt branding
A word for Martins
'Aku was better than Sango'

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