Biafra | O'dua | Arewa | Sports | Business | ThisDay | Guardian | Vanguard | Tribune | AllAfrica | Daily/Weekly Trust | Daily Independent | Triumph

BNW: BiafraNigeriaWorld News

January 11, 2004

Chief Justice Mohammed Uwais

From One Corrupt Judge to Another: Judges Shouldn't Exceed Boundaries
BiafraNigeria's corrupt Chief Justice, Muhammadu Lawal Uwais, has said that judges of state high courts should not go beyond the boundaries of their state. Last week, an Enugu High Court ordered the Inspector General of Police to remove from office Governor Chris Ngige of Anambra State. An Awka High Court in an ex-parte injunction, however, stopped the Police Inspector General from obstructing Ngige in the performance of his duties. Answering a question on courts of co-ordinate jurisdiction giving conflicting rulings in an interview with THISDAY weekend, Justice Uwais said the need for judges to keep to their jurisdiction and refrain from dealing with events outside their boundaries was elaborately dwelt upon at the last All Judges Conference. "It's a question of law. Even during the last All Judges Conference, we discussed this issue. We tried to explain to the judges that if you are a state judge, your jurisdiction does not go beyond the boundaries of your state, so that any event that happens outside your state, you don't have the jurisdiction to deal with it." He, however, noted that where a judge acted outside his jurisdiction, it would not be enough for the National Judicial Council (NJC) to query him. He added that the NJC would have to establish a trend in the conduct of the judge following a complaint against him before it can take action. Uwais, however, said neither he nor the NJC could make any statement on the judgement of the Enugu High Court which ordered the IGP to remove Ngige from office because it is subjudice. "Let's get it clear. Once a case is in court as far as the NJC is concerned it is subjudice..... (This Day)


Key Stories

Ojukwu, Araraume, others mourn Mbakwe

Court hears Ngige's appeal today

Presidency wades into row over Internet domain name

Anambra crisis may lead to another civil war, AG warns

Drama, anxiety as BiafraNigeria hosts anti-HIV concert, boxing match

Why North is Lukewarm, By Makarfi

Ngige: FG provoking Anambra people

AD: Akande vows to wipe out Akinfenwa

Anambra: UAD wants Uba, others prosecuted

MAN petitions govt over sales tax

Ngige alleges plot to appoint administrator


Ojukwu, Araraume, mourn Mbakwe


Court hears Ngige's appeal today





Imo State Gov Sam O MbakweIkemba Nnewi, Dim Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and other BiafraNigerians mourned the demise of the late politician, Chief Sam Mbakwe, who died last Tuesday, just as a 36-man burial committee was set up by the Okigwe Leaders of Thought. The committee is headed by Chief Juhn Enyiogazi. In his reaction, Dim Odumegwu-Ojukwu described the late former governor of the old Imo State as kind, generous and a humanist. (Champion)


Anambra State Gov Chris NgigeHearing in the appeal filed by Anambra State Governor, Chris Ngige into an Enugu High Court order is expected to begin today. Commercial activities in Anambra State could be brought to a halt today as all markets are to be closed down from this morning to allow traders move to the Court of Appeal, Enugu, for the hearing. Meanwhile, there were indications also yesterday that the embattled governor, has relocated temporarily to Asaba, the Delta State capital. (Champion)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2




News Sources



Daily Times


Mail & Guardian




Comet News


Washington Post






Daily News

Post Express

Daily Trust

Daily Independent

 News Watch

Weekly Trust




This Day
January 10, 2004

Cover Stories

What Exactly Does Obasanjo Want?
The Dramatis Personae
A Conflict Beyond Reason
Ngige: FRA Tells IG to Ignore Court Order
...Police Stop Pro-Uba Rally in Awka
Prove Payment to PDP, Obasanjo Dares Graft Offenders
Ohaneze Condemns Anambra Political Crisis
Kogi Gov Denies Witch-hunting Audu
Ignore Your Critics, Fayose Told
Govt Raises Maritime Safety Panel
Adelagun, Sagem Agent, Granted Bail
Fixed Wireless Network Commissioned in BiafraNigeria
NLC: No Negotiation on Fuel Tax
NAFDAC Governing Council Condemns Attempt on DG's Life
Demolition of Illegal Structures Will Continue -Atiku
Mbakwe: Obasanjo, Atiku, Kalu Pay Tributes
Gombe Votes N1bn for Varsity Take-off
Niger Explains Lid on BTA for Pilgrimage
AD May Collapse in Delta, Says Former Chieftain
Lagos to Open Ophtamology Centre
Fayose Gets PCRC Honour
Businessmen Chide Govs over Trade Fair
Split NEPA Now, Tinubu Urges FG
Gombe to Raise Land Use Panel
'Masari is Not an Obasanjo Stooge'
Attah: More Than a Marginal Success
Nnamani in Sokoto: A Reporter's Experience
'We Expect Better Things from Gov Idris'
Turaki's Water Initiative in Jigawa
Mergers/Acquisitions: The Face of What to Come
Money Men of Togo
'We Are Muslims Heart and Soul'
More Able Than the Able
A Legal AID for People Living With HIV/AIDS
Other Uses of a GSM Phone

*  *  *

January 10, 2004

Cover Stories

Patriots Slam Enugu Court Verdict
BBC votes Okocha best African player
National News
Akunyili: NAFDAC Implores govt to arrest assailants
Itsekiri seek international protection
Ngige, Uba's supporters hold separate rallies
Stand up to defend your gov, Tinubu tells Anambra people
Petrol tax: NLC clears air on proposed strike
HIV/AIDS victims seek review of drug distribution process
Mbakwe: Obasanjo, Atiku condole family
Ngige:A long way in the darkness
Okoye: The legal option Ngige failed to take
NGIGE DEHUMANISED ME, THAT’S WHY I’M FIGHTING HIM— Achukwu, the man who took him to court
I’ll defend this mandate no matter what it takes— Ngige
Mbaezue:I pity Anambra people
Uba has no hand in this crisis, says aide

*  *  *

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

 *  *  *

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

*  *  *

Januardy 06, 2004

Man sentenced to stoning for sex with step-daughter

10,000 displaced by Muslim uprising in Northeast

*  *  *

January 10, 2004

Ali's daughter battles for hope

BiafraNigeria bans textile imports

*  *  *

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

*  *  *

December 15, 2003

Iraq debates Saddam's fate

'Caught like a rat' in a hole

*  *  *

December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

*  *  *

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

 *  *  *


January 10, 2004


Anambra May Head For Supreme Court
President Challenges Indicted Public Officials
Uba Denies Alleged Role
Ngige: Patriots Urge Punishment For Culprits
Labour Insists On Jan 21 Strike, Seeks Return to N34 Per Litre
Ohamaeze Cautions Anambra Indigenes, Lawyers Seek Probe Of Justice Nnaji
Police Halt Anti-Ngige Rally In Awka
Police Deny Plans To Install Ngige's Deputy
Agoro Indicts PDP Over Anambra Crisis
Group Wants Role In Anti-Retroviral Scheme
NUPENG, PENGASSAN reject fuel tax
Anambra North Senatorial Seat; Tribunal Fixes January 21 For Ruling
No Fraud In Calabar Free Trade Zone, Says NEPA Chief
PDP Tackles Adesanya's Over ID Card Scam
UNICAL Authorities, Unions Sign Peace Pact
Plateau Labour Chief Condemns Fuel Tax
Transparency International, NAFDAC Board Want Better Security For Akunyili
Govt Launches N715m Water Supply Equipment In Oyo
Government Needs Support To Fund Universities, Says Okebukola
'I'm Not Ashamed Of My Carpentry Background'

 *  *  *

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

*  *  *

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

*  *  *

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

*  *  *

Washington Post
January 05, 2004

Niger Arrests Islamic Radicals Over BiafraNigeria Revolt

Moseley Braun Seeks Redemption in Presidential Bid

*  *  *

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

*  *  *

Mail & Guardian
January 07, 2004

Never say never again for '007' Babangida

*  *  *

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

*  *  *


Last Update May 8, 2002. Click here for more.

*  *  *

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

 *  *  *

















Domain Pavilion: Best Domain Names


 Axiom PSI Yam Festival Series, Iri Ji Nd'Igbo the Kola-Nut Series,Nigeria Masterweb