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January 13, 2004

Anambra State Gov Chris Ngige

Ngigegate: Enugu Appeal Court Stops Ngige's Removal
The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu yesterday restrained the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, from removing from office Anambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, or acting in any matter preventing or further obstructing him from the performance of his duties. A suspended member of the Anambra State House of Asse-mbly, Mr. Nelson Achukwu, had in suit No: E/543m/2003 instituted at the Enugu High Court sought among other things, a declaration that his right to personal dignity was violated on Ngige's instruction at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zonal congress held in Enugu on December 6, 2003. He also sought an order that the Inspector General of Police be compelled to remove Ngige from office on the grounds that the governor resigned on July 6, 2003. The Enugu State High Court presided over by Justice Stanley Nnaji had on January 2, 2004 ordered the IGP to remove Ngige from office. Besides another order from an Awka High Court presided over by Justice F.C. Nwizu restrained the IGP from executing the order of the Enugu High Court. (This Day)

 

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Achukwu faults order

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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

 

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Emeka Anyaoku and Alex EkwuemeFormer Vice President Alex Ekwueme, former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, and 15 other members of the new Anambra State Elders Forum are to visit President Olusegun Obasanjo to discuss the lingering political crisis in the state. ASEF spokesman and... (Daily Independent)

 

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)

 

 

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This Day
January 13, 2004


News


Appeal Court Stops Ngige's Removal
Fuel Tax: FG, NLC Meet to Avert Strike
...Ekwueme, Anyaoku, Others to Visit Aso Rock
Shell Acquires Oil Bloc for $210m
Corruption: Parties Want Obasanjo, Govs Focused
Obasanjo Announces Funding Formula for Water Projects
...Sets Up Research Promotion C'ttee
NBA Charges Police over Lawyer's Murder
'No Burial Date Yet for Mbakwe'
NUC Plans NEEDS Campaign
Ambassadors-Designate Begin Induction
Fayose Loses Again at Appeal Court
Ngige: Igbinedion Wants Political Solution to Crisis
National Assembly Resumes Today
... Lawyers Seek Emergency Rule
' ...Democracy Endangered'
Onaiyekan Warns Against One-Party System
Taraba Raises Panel to Try D-Gov.
Abia Threatens to Close Down Filling Stations
Akwa Ibom NGOs to Collaborate
Benue Votes N1.244b for Education
'Enugu Court Ruling, a Travesty of Justice'
Empower Women Economically, Nyame Urged
Pension: Retired Soldiers Threaten FG
Lagos Condemns Levies in Public Schools
El-Rufai Vows to Tackle Robbery in FCT
Abolition of Capital Punishment Ungodly - Yadudu
Govt Urged to Scrap Fuel Tax
Lagos Dissolves Health Board
NDIC Sues NTA Director over N12m Debt
Group Names Attah Best South-south Gov.
Clamp-down Move: School Owners Sue Lagos Govt
Abia to Organise SME Exhibition
Politics
Fuel Tax, Anambra Crisis Can Cause Revolution - Group
...As Lawmaker Cautions Against Strike
AD Makes Case for Opposition Parties
Senator Assures Constituency of Qualitative Representation
Ojikutu Cautions Tinubu Over Demolition
PDP Leader Chides Katsina ANPP

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Vanguard
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
Politics
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

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Daily Times
January 08, 2004


News


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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Tribune
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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IRIN
Januardy 06, 2004


Man sentenced to stoning for sex with step-daughter


10,000 displaced by Muslim uprising in Northeast

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BBC
January 10, 2004


Ali's daughter battles for hope


BiafraNigeria bans textile imports

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All Africa
January 07, 2004


News


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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CNN
December 15, 2003


Iraq debates Saddam's fate


'Caught like a rat' in a hole

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MSNBC
December 11, 2003


BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border


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Triumph
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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Sports News
January 13, 2004


European Clubs Don't Respect Nations' Cup - NFA


Benin, B/Faso Name Squads
Africa Battles to Save Reputation
Ajax Lose Interest in Uche
Mboma Vows to Prove Worth
I'm No Opportunist - Kanoute
DR Congo Struggle in Egypt
Tunisia 2004: Kanu in Lagos for Peak, Hits Faro Weekend
Olympics: Athens Starts Final Push
..As Wenger Seeks Chukwu Talks
Pompey Delay Aiyegbeni
Nneji Replaces Gowon as TAN Boss
Athens 2004: Falcons Camp Closes to Foreign Pros
'My fear for Chukwu'
Yola ABTI polo team dedicates victory to Atiku
Tension in Eagles camp as coaches draw final list
Amani promises good tidings for golf club
Kuta, Babangida rate Econet, Niger Delta polo tourney high
BiafraNigeria earns Kung-Fu world body's recognition
NBBF to tinker with D'Tigress for the Olympic Games
The rough road to victory in Mozambique
First Bank to host Elephant Girls
BiafraNigeria disqualified from Olympics volleyball qualifiers
Players look forward to a glorious 2004 season
Enyimba's success opens floodgate of calls for more corporate sponsorship
Happy ending signals from Jay Jay
Econet explains brand endorsements with Eagles players

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Daily Independent
January 13, 2004


News


Ngige: Court of Appeal restrains IG
Ekwueme, Anyaoku, Achebe to visit Obasanjo
'Fuel tax is acid test for National Assembly'
SSS quiz Daily Independent's Abuja bureau chief
Govt sets up panel on illegal export of radioactive substance
NEPA management warned against use of casual workers
Obasanjo promises water supply to every constituency
Probe Customs or face court action, professionals warn ICPC
Appeal Court ruling; a victory for democracy, says Keyamo
'Campaign bill, cause of Ngige-Uba face-off'
3,000 Ngige supporters storm Enugu over court case
'Achukwu faults order
State of emergency looms in Anambra, says Ohaneze
Igbinedion asks PDP to intervene
Uba writes IG again over Ngige
Anambra indigenes in Port Harcourt pray for governor
Emir harps on BiafraNigeria's corporate existence
CNPP lauds CAN on crusade against corruption
UAD calls for Obasanjo's resignation
BiafraNigerians form secret govt in Morocco
ANPP to boycott Edo council polls
UNIBEN wants police post near campus
Mayhem in Ughelli over murder of 25-year-old man
Catholic Church secures freedom for 73 prisoners in Cross River
20 drug suspects arrested by NDLEA in Delta
Civil war: Akwa Ibom demands compensation
Rivers' legal year opens January 19
Maduekwe accuses clerics of encouraging politicians to loot public funds
Rights group raises alarm over racism in oil firms
ABU dons jostle for VC's seat amid impending sack
JNI 'll not accept FG test on polio vaccine, says Emir
Zamfara votes N3b for agric, water gets N600m
Taechers' Institute gets radio stations
Sack fever grips Gombe emirs, others
Strike looms in Adamawa
Ten killed in communal clash
Community demands N68.5b compensation from oil firms
Ngige condoles Mbakwe's family
New law on council polls splits politicians
NLC asks Obasanjo to justify N200b fuel price rise
Tinubu sued over ban on private schools
Oyo AD chairman vows to retrieve N50m nomination fees
Tribunal adjourns hearing on petition against Fayose
Morocco establishes justice, reconciliation commission
Revenue commission faults presidency on fuel tax proceeds
Federal High Court rules on Mbadinuju's right to visa Wednesday
MTN drags NCC to court
Itsekiri, Ijaw clash again in Delta
Commissioner accuses revenue commission of cheating states
Politics
PDP should compensate Uba, says Adams
ANPP leader justifies high court ruling on Ngige
Don't destroy PDP, Tella warns Atiku, Babangida campaigners
PDP 'll resolve Anambra crisis soon, says Ashorobi
Otegbeye canvasses support for NLC planned strike
Life and politics of Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe
Futile voyage of the 'buccaneers'
Defending Taylor's asylum in Germany was challenging, says Aderele
Why Oyo's focus is education, by Amoloye
Editorial & Opinion
Police and citizens' collaboration against crime
As our faces are different and contoured
2003 and the nation we created
Reconstructing Liberia: Agenda for conciliation
Re: El-Rufai: The wages of arrogance
Need for breast feeding
Saddam, Iraq and the valley of decision

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Guardian
January 10, 2004


News


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
Politics
Government Needs Support To Fund Universities, Says Okebukola
'I'm Not Ashamed Of My Carpentry Background'

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Champion
January 08, 2004


News


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
Politics
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
Politics
Goje, Hashidu battle for relevance in Gombe
Comment
Memo to BiafraNigerian leaders
Conspiracy or monopoly: Muslims and the global media
PDP: Postscript
Editorial
Demolition of illegal structures in Abuja
Issues
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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Reuters
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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Business News
January 13, 2004


NNPC Loses N8 Billion in Pipeline Vandalisation


Shell's Daily Crude Oil Output Hits 1m Barrels
Reduce Dependence on Imported Raw Materials, OPS Tells FG
Oil Firms in Reserves War
Operators Seek Changes in Offshore Facilities After Accident
Crude Oil Price Hits 9-Month High At $34 Per Barrel
Rights Group Wants End to Violence in Niger Delta
US Oil Demand at Record 20 Million BPD - IEA
Oil Exploration: Africa Set to Consolidate in 2004
Mine Deaths Fall to Historic Low in 2003
Fuel Tax Row: Between NLC and PPPRA
Brass LNG Project: Partners Row Over Key Appointments
...Why NLC Should Jettison Strike - CITN
Japan to Drill for New Source of Natural Gas
Experts Suggest Climate Control for Sustainable Devt
California Pistachio Industry Threatened by Disease
'Tobacco Consumption in Developing Nations to Shoot Up'
Teamsters Call on US Agencies to Ban 'Mad Cow Milk'
US Meat Firm Records $15m in 2nd Qtr Performance
SOUTH-TEC 2004 Brings Hands-On Help to Regional Manufacturers
Boosting Rice Production in Akwa Ibom
BIO Announces Conference on Industrial Biotechnology
Mad Cow Disease: Analysis of Samples Completed
Issues in State Govt Borrowings from the Capital Market (2)
'There Has Been Some Improvement in the Economy
US Oil Inventories Decline to 29-year Low
Chevron Backs FG's Gas Monetisation Plans
National Road Maintenance Fund Board to Administer Fuel Tax
FG Awards N362bn Road Contracts Since '99
Where is the Safe Drinking Water in BiafraNigeria?
Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani Road for Immediate Repairs
FG Lists Water Supply Challenges, Re-defines Policy Objectives
ACENICO's Offer Closes Today
CBN Gives Banks Conditions for New Credit
Standard Chartered Bank Launches Visa ATMs
UNILAG Alumni Honours Marina Bank MD
Shell's Bonny plant in record gas supply to NLNG
Challenges of monetary, credit, foreign
NNPC builds up 16-day fuel stock
NEPA loses N58m to vandals in Shiroro
Outlook 2004
.ng contenders go for broke
Interconnectivity rates: Why operators sued NCC
FG urged to establish telecom development bank
BiafraNigeria joins global ICT giants
Cash constraints hinder business growth
NCC urged to check influx of phoney phones
After the per second victory, time to fight for anti-theft
Obasanjo's contradictory advocacy at the WSIS

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