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January 09, 2004

Okey Udeh; ChrisUba; Chris Ngige
L-R: Okey Udeh; Chris Uba; Chris Ngige

Ngigegate: Uba Wants My Ex-Deputy to Take-Over, Says the Hiding Governor
Embattled Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chris Ngige, on wednesday re-emerged from his hide-out, alleging that a plot had been hatched by Chief Chris Uba and his group to forcefully remove him from office today and replace him with his impeached deputy, Dr Okey Udeh. Also, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Mike Balonwu, said he would not take over from Ngige because the order of the court to that effect was "unconstitutional." But the police also said they can't restore the governor's withdrawn security aides until its top echelon have fully studied the orders given by an Awka High Court to that effect. However, the applicant in the controversial High Court ruling in which the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun, was ordered to remove Ngige from office had initiated contempt proceedings against the governor, the IGP and Anambra State Attorney-General, Chief Nnoruka Udechukwu. Ngige who spoke in a hurriedly arranged African Independent Television (AIT) live programme at the Government House, Awka alleged that about 500 policemen had been mobilised from Anambra's neighbouring states and massed in a place he did not mention to effect his removal. He, however, emphasised that he had no personal problem with President Olusegun Obasanjo. (This Day)


Key Stories

Why FG Introduced Fuel Tax

Blame Obasanjo for Anarchy

AIG takes over security in Anambra

Anambra AG, Beko accuse Obasanjo of complicity

Mbakwe died of heart disease —WIDOW

Presidency denies involvement in Anambra crisis

Ngige reappears, denies rift with President

Police withdraw Uba, Offor's security aides

Police yet to get court's order against Ngige's removal, says Olakpe

Ngige Affair Signals Doom for PDP - Okogie

ANPP Scribe Offers Recipe for Resolution


Why FG Introduced Fuel Tax, By Kupolokun


Blame Obasanjo for Anarchy...





Group Managing Director of the BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Eng. Funsho Kupolokun, has said that the re-introduction of petroleum tax was intended to serve as mechanism for modulating price fluctuations in the international market such that in times of soaring crude oil prices, fuel prices could be slashed to reduce impact on consumers. The N1.50 per litre fuel tax, contained in the 2004 Budget proposals, is already being... (This Day)


Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly Wednesday reviewed developments in the state since July 10 last year when the governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, was abducted and concluded that President Olusegun Obasanjo should be held responsible for any outbreak of anarchy in the state. Twenty-six legislators of the 30 in the state said at a press conference that the president was violating the spirit of the constitution he swore to uphold... (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 09, 2004


Ngige: Uba Wants My Ex-deputy to Take-over
...IG Withdraws Policemen from Private Persons
Illegal Immigrants May Get Work Permit in US
Why FG Introduced Fuel Tax, By Kupolokun
Wabara, Masari, Tinubu, APGA, Mourn Mbakwe
Revenue Commission to Review Sharing Formula
NCAA Seeks Succour for Stranded Passengers
BiafraNigerian SMEs to Parley with Aid Agencies
'Autonomy May Not End Varsity Crisis'
'Zonal Police'll Check Presidency's Abuse'
Devt Assistance Rests on Reforms - US
Govt Blamed for P/Harcourt Market Fire
Co-operate With Civil Groups, Tinubu Tells Military
Osun Threatens Teachers over Indiscipline
Atiku Makes Case for Guineaworm Eradication
Bakassi: No Plan to Accommodate Displaced Indigenes - Attah
Olagbaju: Fear of Arrest Grips Akande's Loyalists
Fuel Tax: Attah Advocates All-Gov Meet
Channels Bags Satellite TV Licence
FG Proposes Bill to Save Oil Revenue - Minister
Review Members' Suspension, NULGE Appeals to Fayose
Rukpokwu Oil Spillage, SPDC's Negligence - Commissioner
MAN Urges Improved Security for Akunyili
'Traditional Institution Relevant to Democracy'
N1b Ship for Launch Tomorrow
The Anambra Crisis
Ngige Affair Signals Doom for PDP - Okogie
ANPP Scribe Offers Recipe for Resolution
'Substantiate Your Allegation against Obasanjo Now'
Group Rejects Unconstitutional Moves
PDP Chieftain Fingers Nnamani
Chukwumerije: Ndigbo Resist Subversion of People's Will
Resign Honourably, South-East PDP Advises Ozichukwu
2007: CD Vows to Stop Babangida
Why Obasanjo Can't Extend Tenure, By George
Govt Not Behind My Appointment, Says ANPP Chairman
Kwara NDP Commends Saraki on Budget
Group Seeks Support for Ibori
Network for Justice Flays PDP Over Bye-Election
Politicians to Watch in 2004
Why I Fell Out With Obasanjo - Gov Attah

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January 08, 2004

Cover Stories

Police yet to restore Ngige's security aides
Apology to Chief Afe Babalola, OFR, SAN, FNIALS, FCIArb. LL.D on our publication of 27th August 2003
Mbakwe passes on at 74
NLC gives 14-day ultimatum on fuel tax
Uwais warns judges on abuse of oaths
National News
Buhari blames poverty, insecurity in BiafraNigeria on govt
Akande acquires AD national secretariat from Lagos tourism company
Re-appointed Airways boss gets conditions from staff
Ngige urges Anambra people against violence
Fresh ban on 41 more items
MAN wants bulletproof vehicle for Akunyili
Wabara and Anambra crisis
PEOPLES & POLITICS:Anambra’s ironic twists

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Daily Times
January 08, 2004


Sam Mbakwe dies at 74
Aviation Minister orders demolition of illegal structures at Abuja Airport
Fuel tax: Labour mobilises for mass protest
Implementation of fuel tax illegal – Solicitor-General
...Holds solidarity rally for Ngige
IG ignores A-G’s directive on Ngige:I• As gov stays away from office for two days running
29-year-old man gets N100 to pluck out teenager’s eye
Ogbeh, Masari, sad over anambra crisis
Obasanjo swears in new perm secs
FG bans mportation of textiles, 22 other items
NIPOST gears up for FG’s 48-hour mail delivery directive
The Nation
Police sergeant brutalised, two rifles seized in soldiers/policemen clash
No Tinubu faction in AD — Akande:• Takes over party secretariat from estate managers
Airways workers warn new MD
Court orders arrest of female lawyer
FG to establish High Courts in 36 states
Borno: Seven Talibans killed in shoot out
Avoid breaching the peace, Etsu Nupe warns youths
Gloria Abraham, granted bail, rearrested
Editorial & Opinion
Prosecute suspected governors now
Expectation for new year (II)
Provide better security for the NAFDAC boss

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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 07, 2004

New 'Taleban' clashes in BiafraNigeria

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All Africa
January 07, 2004


Gov. Ngige Relocates to Asaba, Still Denied Police Security, Thugs Take Over
We'll Approve 2004 Budget Promptly
Anambra Indigenes Blame Obasanjo
EWI Refutes 'Exit Package' Story
Gov Shuns ANPP Meeting
Afribank Wins Ethics Award
Police Arrest 5 Over Death of Nigerdock's Boss
FRSC Gets First Female Sector Commander
IAP Wants FG to Imbibe Transparency
Biz Woman Threatens Showdown With LSDPC
2004: Year of Great Expectations
Onigbinde Snubs Pirates for 3SC
Rugby Union Laments President's Death
NNPC Moves On
We Must Be At Our Best, Abbey George
D'Tigress Carry Africa's Hope
The Media's Role in a Democracy
TI Strongly Condemns Assassination Attempt on BiafraNigerian Integrity Awards Winner
Cardinal Arinze 'Has No Papal Ambition', New Book Reveals
PDP is in a Mess, Sunday Awoniyi
Governor Berates Obj Over LGs
Ngige Returns to Hiding As IG Orders Security Guards Withdrawn
Anambra Saga: Speaker May Be Sworn-in As Governor
Obafemi is Public Enemy No1 Declares Amanze Uchegbulam
Military Pensioners Back in Abuja
Lagos Lawmakers Lobby for Positions
What a Year for Lagos Police
The Demolition of Ladipo Market

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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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Sports News
January 09, 2004

'Why we sacked Abdulahi'

NFA phases out sign on fees
NFA AGM begins with board meeting
Golf body appoints OSMI as marketer for BiafraNigerian Open
The inside story of Ikoyi Golf Club's Green
Udo-Obong slams Onyali's critics
Martins endorses Econet Buddie
Cricket League bowls off Saturday
Knotty issues before the NFA
Dollar rain for Obudu mountain race winners
Ogunjobi stops Uche, Opabunmi from Faro

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Daily Independent
January 09, 2004


AIG takes over security in Anambra
Ngige alleges plot to replace him with Udeh
Anambra AG, Beko accuse Obasanjo of complicity
Commission to start afresh on revenue formula
The AG's controversial order
Apprehension, confusion in the land
Wabara, Masari, others mourn Mbakwe
Mbakwe had wished to live longer, says wife
China plans 175m barrels target in Niger Delta
C'River targets N50m from Obudu mountain range challenge
My faction of AD is broke, says Akinfenwa
Nnamani knows about Enugu court order - PDP man
Oyo denies alleged President's Ota meeting with Nnaji Adinoyi-Ojo denies jubilation by V-P's aides
Okumagba, Okpoko warn, Anambra crisis can consume BiafraNigeria
Uba writes Wabara
Police launch manhunt for General Shelpidi's assailants
Judge dismisses application to withdraw from Ngige's suit
Minister emphasises BiafraNigeria, Pakistani friendship
Obasanjo promises not to divert fuel tax
Why IGP cannot obey AG's status quo in Awka
Delta is not broke, says commissioner
Edo cautions land dealers
Duke sacks 4,769 local council employees
We are dying, war veterans cry out
Olagbaju's murder suspects go underground
Four months after, commissioners yet to get portfolios in Jigawa
Saraki tasks professionals on patriotism
Deaf people cry of neglect by political leaders
Don't politicise Lagos roads, group tells Ogunlewe
Duke to reshuffle cabinet soon
Editorial & Opinion
The attempt on the life of NAFDAC boss
No, please, not Gen. Babangida again! (2)
A New Year prayer for peace (3)
This open grave!
'Mal-admission' in A.B.U.
Olanrewaju's campaign for IBB
Still on Stella Obasanjo's dress sense

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January 08, 2004


Anambra House blames Obasanjo for crisis
Mbakwe, ex-Imo governor, dies at 73
PDP will tackle Anambra crisis, says Ogbeh
Govt bans importation of footwears, others
Anambra crisis may spread, Olanipekun warns
Adesanya tasks Obasanjo, PDP on ID card scam
Abdulkadir says INEC recognises Akinfenwa's AD faction
Ohanaeze to swear-in new executive January 31
Labour mobilises for fuel tax protest in Lagos
Bauchi UNPP opposes fees on candidates
Makarfi wants govt to focus on security
Plateau council raises task force on cattle theft
Aminu blames nation's woes on 1983 coup, disunity
Ngige not in hiding, says scribe
Manufacturers may provide bullet-proof car for Akunyili
Okebukola, others seek swift passage of varsity autonomy bill
Fuel scarcity persists in Benue
Fire razes market in Port Harcourt
Cross River sacks 2,000 council workers
Falana, others renew bid for trial of Uba, associates
Ex-Bakassi leader cautions on attempt to remove Ngige
We saved Ekiti N980m in contracts, says panel
Dan-Musa, Abba-Gana urge patience, tolerance on Anambra crisis
Ngige accuses Uba of plotting to torch own property
Youth group warns govt on Anambra crisis
The Anambra crisis: An armistice gone awry
Anambra: Condemnation, confusion trail court orders
Editorial & Opinion
The Interpol order on Charles Taylor

No nostalgia for 2003

Conquering 'the axis of evil
My New Year wish list
Ngige and the Anambra crisis
Politic of service
NYSC discharge certificate
The path not taken

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January 08, 2004


Sam Mbakwe dies at 74
The man, Mbakwe
Ngige sues for peace from hideout
Fire razes P/Harcourt market
Fuel tax: Workers may go on strike Jan. 21
FG bans imported shoes, fruits, others
Effiong, ex-Biafran General for burial Jan 17
NLC plans solidarity rally for Ngige
Will Ngige survive this conspiracy?
Okadigbo is outstanding
Editorial & Opinion
Foreign debt and loot recovery
Exhortations on the New Year
Revitalizing BiafraNigerian democracy

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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
January 07, 2004

Never say never again for '007' Babangida

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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 09, 2004

Ghana May Protest to BiafraNigeria Over Air Services Agreement

Travel Agents Get Website to Improve Profitability
Agents Fight Over Ports Anti-Corruption Task Force
Destination Inspection Implementation: Cotecna Faces Fresh Opposition
The Apprehension Over Destination Inspection and Scanners
Stakeholders Identify Economic Imperatives of ICDs
Double-hull Tankers Could Be Unsafe, Experts Maintain
Port for Passenger Liners Under way
World Air Traffic Figures Still Low in 2003 - ICAO
How NLC Settled for Strike Again
Monetisation Policy Palaver
Taijo Wonukabe Appoints New Managers
BA Records Increased Passenger Capacity
Avionics Computer Improves Pilots' Vision
Terror Threats Cloud Air-Travel Recovery
Market Capitalisation Records Marginal Growth
IFC, Standard Chartered Establish $40m Trade Facility
Naira Maintains Rising Streak at DAS
Gulf Bank Rewarded for Excellence
Tourism is Improving But ...
Shell spends N134.3b on oil, gas development in BiafraNigeria
Energy sector reform will reduce rural electrification, says commission
FG responsible for BiafraNigeria Airways woes
FAAN rakes in N7.3 billion
Boeing 737 spreads wings to West Africa
Future of Aviation industry in BiafraNigeria

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