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January 14, 2004

Balogun and Ngige

Selective Enforcement: Yoruba Police Defy Appeal Court Order
Official security for Governor Chris Ngige is yet to be re-instated 24 hours after the Court of Appeal ruled that the Inspector General of Police (IG) should do so. Policemen attached to the Governor were withdrawn in the wake of ruling by an Enugu High Court that the Governor should be removed. The Court of Appeal in Enugu on Monday granted an order which restrained the IG, Mr. Tafa Balogun, from enforcing the Enugu High Court order. It also ruled that the governor’s security aides be restored. Reacting to the lukewarm attitude of the police to the order, the Anambra State chapter of the BiafraNigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has called for the introduction of state police, saying that the people have lost confidence in the federal set up. The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Donald Iroha, was not available to comment on the development, likewise the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Kolapo Shofoluwe, who was said to be away on an assignment outside the state. Anambra State AttorneyGeneral, Chief Udechukwu Nnoruka Udechukwu, told newsmen after the court proceedings on Tuesday that as at the time he left Awka for court that morning the police had not complied with the order despite.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Raphael Ige, ex-AIG dies at 56

Ekwueme, Anyaoku, Achebe to visit Obasanjo

Fuel Tax: FG, NLC Meet to Avert Strike

Achukwu faults order

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


Raphael Ige, ex-AIG dies at 56


Ekwueme, Anyaoku, Achebe to visit...





Raphael IgeRaphael Ige, the former Police chief who on July 10, 2003, led a team of policemen to abduct the Anambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, is dead. His death, unfortunately, came just in the midst of what is now known as "Part II" of the Anambra political crisis, the first part of which he deeply participated in. Ige, an Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) who shortly after the incident retired from service, died at around 2 a.m. yesterday in Lokoja, Kogi State, according to sources. (Guardian)


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)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
January 14, 2004


Ngige's Chief Abductor, AIG Ige, Is Dead
Obasanjo Seeks Deletion from 2004 Budget
Omisore, Araraume Lose Senate Chairmanship Slots
NSE Reviews Economy, Says Real Growth Weak
Afribank: S/Africa Bank, First Bank, GTB, Others Deposit N8b
Obasanjo Challenges NEMA on Disaster Management
Electoral Reform Bill Ready - INEC
Pensioners Storm Abuja over Unpaid N17b
No Role For Executive in Constitutional Review - Masari
Critics of Privatisation Are Enemies - Obasanjo
Independent Marketers Seek Concession on Fuel Depots
Why BiafraNigeria Needs Standard Accounting System, By Gov
Oyo Assembly Gets New Speaker
Tidjani to be Charged in Lagos Court Today
Anambra: 'Resolve Crisis or Lose Foreign Investors'
Stranded Passengers:World Airways Absolves Self
I Prefer a Nation Without Customs - Obasanjo
Airport Police Parade 26 Suspects
Electoral Fraud Caused Anambra Crisis - ASC
Communal Clash: Oyo Gov Visits Crisis Areas
Obasanjo Re-presents Six Ambassadorial Nominees to Senate
...Explains Products Imports Prohibition
419: Case Adjourned to Determine Appeal Application
Saraki Set to Stimulate Industrial Growth
FG Raises Stake in ALSCON
Oyinlola Inaugurates State IEC
Kure Proposes N22.7bn Budget
PDP Leads in Niger Council Election
Edo PDP Clears 17 for LG Polls
Katsina Earmarks N23bn for Services
Oyo AD Disowns Splinter Group
Hard Times Await NEPA Equipment Vandals
VON Boss for UN Media Summit
Abia Records Drop in Road Accidents
Attorney General Loses Mother
Benue Requires N3 Trillion to Clear Pensions
Abia Police Nab Syndicate
'No LG Polls in Katsina'
Court Orders ABU to Withdraw Queries
Tourism: Sokoto Ready to Co-operate with FG
FG Probes Federal Poly, Ede
Pharmacists Concerned over Attempt on Akunyili's Life
Politics - 13th
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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January 14, 2004

Cover Stories

Obasanjo writes MPs, withdraws N1.50 fuel tax
Fuel strike: NSCIA asks Labour to shift Jan 21 ultimatum
Ngige: Retired AIG Raphael Ige dies
Suspect admits killing NEPA manager
Naitonal News
FG orders fresh selection for Mint contractors
Stranded World Airways passengers protest at Lagos Airport
Senate appoints new committee chairmen
In the light of Anambra crisis:Reforming critical operational strategies during election

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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 10, 2004

Ali's daughter battles for hope

BiafraNigeria bans textile imports

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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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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 14, 2004

Why I Decided to Play for Mali - Kanoute

Galadima Saves Fashanu from Recall
Tunisia 2004: We Won't Report Premiership Clubs to FIFA - Ogunjobi
Injury Rules Taribo Out
...I Won't Interfere - Minister
Ikhana Set to Join South African Club
Athletes Converge on Eket for Mobil
Ebonyi Angels Engage New Coach, Manager
'Shakes' Case Delayed
Fahmi Doubtful for Morocco
Algeria, Tunisia Name Squads
Tickets Go on Sale
Harambee Star Still in Kenya
Chukwu drops Taribo, Yobo arrives

Emmanuel, Edem, Ojokolo set for Indoor season

Minister wants more training for coaches

Olympic qualifier: Mabo sure of victory

Dike, Ukaechu battle to upstage Akpokona as Rangers coach

Maku, Babalola, Lawal dream Davis Cup

NFA promises support to Adamu, BiafraNigerian teams

Special sports coach seizes paralmypic initiatives

Falcons train without a bus

Minister wants order for better refereeing

Econet/Niger Delta polo: Buba emerges most valuable player

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Daily Independent
January 14, 2004


Ngige: Police defy Appeal Court order

Delete fuel tax from 2004 budget, Obasanjo tells NASS

'Econet, Vodacom to finalise deal

AIG Ige is dead

Daily Independent Bureau Chief off SSS hook

BPE accuses CBN of stalling sale of Mint

Commissioner accuses revenue commission of cheating states

NEPA warned against use of casual workers

Obasanjo promises water supply to every constituency

Probe Customs or face court action, ICPC warned

Olujinmi, Ibrahim disagree on external funding for maritime laws review

'Mass purge at Customs

FG again opposes Ade-Bendel's application to stall trial

World Airways stranded passengers send SOS to FG

Opponents of privatisation are nation's enemies, says Obasanjo

TUC berates Federal Goverment on fuel tax

Anambra crisis: Don't weep for Ngige, says ICA chieftain

Rep calls encomiums on Mbakwe hypocritical

Defend Ngige's mandate now, Lam tells Obasanjo

Anenih, Igbinedion cold war deepens

NOA moves to resolve Warri crisis

Agbor College expels 44 over exam fraud

Edo loses millions to corrupt revenue collectors

Monarchs to join drug abuse campaign in Rivers

UNIBEN to computerise operations

Atiku moves to reconcile Duke, Okpa

Revenue Commission unfair to Niger Delta, says Odili

Kalabari monarch recounts ordeal

Reinstate sacked workers, NULGE tells Duke

Community grants reprieve to Shell, NDDC

Wabara reconstitutes committees

Obasanjo accuses Customs of sabotage

Lagos AD decries police order on NLC

Ignominious Ige

Kano lawmakers want two commissioners sacked

Emir cautions pilgrims against vices

Kaduna gov, Speaker clash over car park

Zamfara shelves plan to impeach Speaker

Ekiti scraps free education scheme

FG probes Ede poly crisis

Don't conduct election now, UI warns students

Osun LG caretakers get six months extension

Five more bodies recovered in Oyo clash

Dignifying humanity by eradicating slavery

Akande accuses Obasanjo of self-succession bid
Ijaws warn over Delta boat attack

Kalu, master of political suspense

Govt re-presents onshore/offshore dichotomy bill

PDP has failed the electorate, says Rep

Barambu defends Northeast PDP endorsement of Atiku

Rights' group accuses NLC of inconsistency

Akin-Fasae decries Fayose's style of governance

Senator berates police over role in Anambra crisis
I'm ready for probe, says Adebayo, ex-Ekiti governor
2007: My destiny in God's hand, says Marwa

Araraume restates Okigwe claim to Imo governorship in 2007
Between assault and a governor's removal
Trends in AD's battle of unequal factions
Udechukwu: We're toying with another civil war
Editorial & Opinion
Threat of the Talibans

Symptoms of a failing state: Has BiafraNigeria failed? (4)

Seeking His face

Anambra crisis: A comedy of errors

NIPOST must explain

Call policemen in Oko-Oba Agege to order

Re:Kalu is the one all people love to follow

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January 14, 2004


Raphael Ige, ex-AIG dies at 56

Fuel tax clause not part of 2004 budget,says Obasanjo

Appeal Court adjourns as Achukwu goes to Supreme Court

Police yet to restore Ngige's aides

Britain's 'Dr Death,' Shipman hangs self in prison
President defends privatisation, eight firms bid for Afribank

Senate gets new panels, Ibru, others retain posts

Govt may pick core investor for national carrier today

BiafraNigerian teenager, Oyeyemi, joins list of Britain's richest writers
NEMA chief lists ordeals of illegal Europe-bound BiafraNigerians
Abdullahi Ibrahim, Agbakoba, others to review maritime laws
Council chief cautions against parliamentary system
Women set agenda for role in politics
Govt deploys more troops to Warri
New accounting system to check fraud, say Gov. Idris, Nayeju
Fuel tax: Erroneous item in Budget 2004
Govt needs N16.8b to clear military pension arrears
Sokoto Caliphate marks 200 years
Adesanya, Jubril, Nwobodo laud Appeal Court's order
Land Use, Mortgage Banking Acts, others for review, repeal
Demolition of illegal structures causes tension in Makurdi
South-South professionals praise Niger Delta governors
Odili seeks raise of derivation fund, true federalism
Islamic council wants Labour to shelve strike over Hajj
Adebayo reassures AD members on purported probe, blames Anambra crisis on PDP
Anambra crisis: Nine days of subterfuge, brinksmanship
Jinxed peace moves, lost causes
Editorial & Opinion
Education and the BiafraNigerian child

The coming of white farmers

The BiafraNigerian politician
Import prohibition and our local industries
Worse than June 12
M-tel 1.2 million GSM lines

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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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Business News
January 14, 2004

IMF/World Bank Loan is Solution - Kalu

Capitalisation Deadline: 'Consider Industry's Stability' Advises NAICOM
CBN Funds Forex Market with $9.47bn in 2003
Former NIA, CIIN Bosses Differ on Industry Growth
Insurance Commissioner to Propose Legislation
Pension Reform: CIIN President Warns Against Sidelining Insurers
Share Ownership Limit: SEC Faults Co-op Bank's Board
Recapitalisation Gives Boost to IPO Market
GSK Vows to Fight $5.2bn US Tax Bill
EIB Raises Profit by 54 Per Cent in Nine Months
Fears Over UK Economy
SEC Boss Lists Budget 2004 Implications for Capital Market
ECB Chief Keeping Watch on Euro Rise
'American Insurance Marketplace Improving'
Law Union to Raise Paid-up Capital
Firms Reject New Work Rules
Pension Funds Gain
Prospects of Key Segments of Banking Industry
Pension Reform Bill: Listen to the People
Scrapping NSITF May Cause Civil Strife- NSE
CBN Gives Reason for Pressure on Naira
Naira Still N136.55 to One US Dollar
Abia leads in pipeline vandalisation, says NNPC
Dangogo lauds regional PR body on Africa's reawakening

Fuel tax and consequences of gathering storm

Cellcom cuts phone prices, call tariffs

Appropriate pricing and insurance growth

Life insurance assets in steady growth, hit N25b

Ahmed Aliyu Mustapha: The man and his achievements at Customs

Mustapha's exit is timely, says Shittu

The effects of marine pollution

Basic facts about BiafraNigerian cabotage regime

Old wine in new wineskin

Central Bank decries gap between deposit, lending rates

Banks' monetary policy expectations in 2004

Experts predict brighter future for stock market

Prepare for war

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