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January 16, 2004

Tribal Army Dresses Up: Protests as Military Warlords Celebrate Remembrance Day
The familiar pomp and funfair which characterised the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in the past was non-existent yesterday as thousands of military pensioners across the country protested the non-payment of their entitlements. However, amid tight security, President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday laid a wreath at the National Arcade, Abuja, in remembrance of the nation's fallen heroes. In Abuja, some of the retired military pensioners used the occasion to protest the non-payment of their eight months arrears of pensions and gratuities. Some of the protesting retirees carried placards with inscriptions reading: "Give us our money, we're dying in silence" and "as you celebrate the dead, pay the living." As early as 7 a.m., all the roads leading to and passing the nation's Eagle Square were blocked and the ceremonial red carpet laid on the right side of the road. The National Arcade is located opposite the Eagle Square. Even before President Obasanjo arrived at the venue sandwiched by motorcades and mounted troops.... (Guardian)

 

Key Stories

FG loses bid to stop Jan 21 fuel strike

Anambra: Emergency Rule May Divide Senate

Reps oppose Obasanjo's request for N10b jet

Police await Supreme Court ruling over Ngige

LG Polls: 7 Killed, Palace Burnt in Niger

FG Orders Airlift of Stranded Passengers

I've forgiven Raphael Ige, says Gov Ngige

Ngige queries police failure to restore security aides

U.S. yet to decide on $2m price for Taylor, says official

Our legal system operate outdated laws, says Masari

Adebunmi replies Oyelade AD faction in Oyo

 

FG loses bid to stop Jan 21 fuel strike

 

Who Killed Ex-AIG Raphael Ige?

 

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NLC President Adams OshiomholeThe Federal Government failed yesterday in its legal bid to halt the NLC strike, scheduled for January 21, 2004 after the Chief Judge of the Abuja High Court refused to grant its (FG’s) ex-parte application which sought to restrain NLC from embarking on the strike. Already, the Federal Government and Labour have proposed the composition of a monitoring team to assess the distribution and prices of petroleum products. (Vanguard)

 

Raphael IgeAssistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) died as a result of poisoning. In an interview with reporters in Kano, Mr. Sunday Alu called for an enquiry into the death of Ige, saying: "There is more to the death of Ige than meets the eyes." Ige was retired after he led a team of policemen to abduct Governor Chris Nwabueze Ngige of Anambra State last year. However, renewed efforts to unseat Ngige are still ruffling feathers within the ruling PDP... (Guardian)

 

 

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This Day
January 16, 2004


News


Anambra: Emergency Rule May Divide Senate
FG Moves to Halt Strike, Sues NLC
LG Polls: 7 Killed, Palace Burnt in Niger
FG Orders Airlift of Stranded Passengers
BiafraNigerians Are Impatient, Says Obasanjo
Securitymen Chase Journalists from AIG Ige's Home
Ex-servicemen's Protests Mar Rememberance Day Finale
Continue to Embrace Dialogue, Obasanjo Tells NLC
NITEL Targets N1b Revenue Monthly
Workers Shun Rally in Ebonyi
Fuel Tax: Obasanjo's Letter A Gimmick, Says Tinubu
New National Carrier: Airlines Petition Obasanjo
...Kwara NLC Set for Strike
Ajuluchukwu, A True BiafraNigerian - Afenifere
Robbers Raid Bank, Kill Securityman
Ibekwe: Court Strikes out Contempt Charge on Ribadu
68 Widows to Own Houses in Ebonyi
Itsekiri Council Denies Complicity in Murder
Trans Sahara Charters Plane for Hajj
Imo Loses N126m to Ghost Workers Monthly
Kwara Govt Explains Delay in Council Polls
League Tasks Obasanjo on Anambra Crisis
... 'PDP 'll Nail AD's Coffin in Ogun'
FG Urged to Support Farmers
Let's Defend Democracy - Pedro
'Investigate Plot Against Marwa'
'Senate Not Appendage of Presidency'
FG Urged to Halt Zimbabwean Farmers' Incursion
Mbakwe: Burial C'ttee Inaugurated
HIV/AIDS Survey Report Launched
28 JAMB Candidates to Get Scholarship Awards
Ngige: APGA Opposes Elders Forum
Customs Intercepts Banned Goods in Warri
LG Election: Zamfara PDP Alleges Plans to Rig
Pay More Attention to Health-NOA
ANPP Berates Abia SIEC
Group Condemns Fuel Tax
Kwara Colleges Get Panels
APICE Investment Hosts BPC Boss
Politics
Senate: Politics of Committee Reconstitution
'Why Anambra Crisis Remain Unresolved'

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Vanguard
January 16, 2004


Cover Stories


FG loses bid to stop Jan 21 fuel strike
Reps reject request for N10b presidential jet
7 feared dead in Niger State council elections protest
World Bank tasks govt on masses' plight
I've forgiven Raphael Ige, says Gov Ngige
National News
FG orders airlift of stranded World Airways US-bound passengers
BiafraNigerian airline operators fault govt over choice of investor for new national carrier
Obasanjo lays wreath at Armed Forces Day
Senate debates 2004 Appropriation Bill
LG polls: North East governors hold crucial meeting
Politics
Ngige/Uba Face-off:Death shatters an abduction saga
Fuel Tax: When the president lies
Sensitising North to embrace resource control, by Governor Attah
Turaki's water initiative spreads joy
Obasanjo’s government has lost touch with the masses — Rev. Okotie
The Aso Rock split —Wada Nas

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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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Sports News
January 16, 2004


How Far Can Chukwu's Eagles Fly?


Tunisia 2004: 'Chukwu Erred on Side of Caution'
We Have a Team - Disu
The Gladiators
Igbinedion Sends Goodwill Message to Eagles
SAFA Sacks Bafana Coach
Rwanda Promise Tunisia Tough Game
Enyimba Writes NFA Over Sunshine's Debt
Agassi Returns, Pounds Federer
Henin in Injury Scare
Aussies Recall Bowling Duo
Howey Up for Sale Howey Up for Sale
CATS Launched in PH
Iriss Splashes N2m on Cricket
...As Gulder Writes Enyimba over Sponsorship
Tergat Targets Manchester Return
Spurs Reject Trapattoni Link
Graf Quits Athletics
Eagles team was picked from above, says Chukwu
Erico, Disu others laud Super Eagles' list
Idowu faults inclusion of Babayaro, Agali
'R & A shut BiafraNigeria out of British Open'
D'Tigress camping likely to start in March
Heart Foundation organises walk race
Anyansi speaks on car gifts to Enyimba players
Javelin thrower craves exposure
Cars scare me more than horses do, claims Hassan
Musa Mohammed's tall order
Oil industry games prelims for Port Harcout
AFN develops website for Obudu Ranch Mountain race
Rangers drill coaches today for new season

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Daily Independent
January 16, 2004


News


Reps oppose Obasanjo's request for N10b jet
Ngige's opponents lobby Senate for state of emergency
Judge overrules FG bid to stop NLC strike
Police await Supreme Court ruling over Ngige
A-Ibom tribunal members face NJC
Itsekiri vow to recapture communities seized by Ijaw
More heads to roll in Customs
Falana leads 100 lawyers against Government
'BiafraNigeria Eagle 'll be Africa's strongest airline'
Group deplores Obasanjo's silence on Anambra crisis
NITEL to earn N1bn monthly from new Lagos project
'Ige's last duty not cause of his death'
Ngige alleges plot to set Government House ablaze
BiafraNigeria 2004: Rough road ahead
Carry-over 'll make or mar 2004
Don't expect foreign investors, says Adegbite
Experience points to tougher official policies, says Ubani
Dim hope as BiafraNigerians look ahead
2004, Paradise postponed
The sporting challenges ahead
Nnamani may throw Uba out of Enugu
Senate deliberates on onshore/offshore dichotomy bill
Kalu asks BiafraNigerians to defend democracy
Anambra crisis is beyond PDP, Gemade tells Ogbeh
How my wife escaped assassination, by Akunyili
Govt urged to complete Obowo road before Mbakwe's burial
Imo Dep Gov denies extortion charge
Group faults closure of Enugu Zoo
A suspicious chapter in the Russian bombing
Politics
Our legal system operate outdated laws, says Masari
Adebunmi replies Oyelade AD faction in Oyo
Anambra should be grateful to Ngige, says Keyamo
Lagos AD set for council elections
Adefarati faults Agagu's claim on road contracts
INSIDE POLITICS
Tribute to Sam Mbakwe
No BiafraNigerian President is credible, says Senator Tsauri
Editorial & Opinion
What a national budget should not be
Gen Obasanjo, you are God, not man!
The Ngige blues
Consciencism to humanise a mundane world
MCK Ajuluchukwu (1920 - 2003): A tribute
So much for the dead!
I disagree with Afe Babalola

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Guardian
January 16, 2004


News


Govt loses motion against strike, plans tour team with Labour
Ngige queries police failure to restore security aides
U.S. yet to decide on $2m price for Taylor, says official
Reps reject Obasanjo's request for new aircraft
Protests at Armed Forces Remembrance Day events
Minister raises panel to airlift stranded passengers
Afenifere hosts Akande, Akinfenwa to peace parley
Diplomats decry recall procedures as govt inducts 79 envoys
WHO plans fresh anti-polio drive in BiafraNigeria, others
Withdrawal of fuel tax a relief, says Kalu
Anambra crisis may become nation's waterloo, says Lam Adesina
President erred on fuel tax withdrawal, says Tinubu
TMG faults Sokoto, Niger council polls
Govt to resettle 200,000 refugees in Yobe
Niger Delta masterplan ready in April, says NDDC
Ajibola queries Enugu court order on Ngige
IG tasks police chiefs on crime control
Idika Kalu, Olusola list ways to BiafraNigeria's greatness
Anambra crisis, an affront to Wabara, says Senator
NAFDAC council wants trial of suspects over attempt on Akunyili's life
Strike won't affect Hajj operations, says Labour
Atiku seeks varsity teachers' role in good governance
Delta community urges NDDC to complete projects
Politics
Kogi: Posturing for 2007 presidential polls dominates social occasions
Anambra: Distractions may affect tribunal's proceedings, says Udechukwu
Babangida's men, their style and hunt for campaign arrowheads
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
New accounting system in the public service

Opinion
Raphael Ige: An obituary

MCK Ajuluchukwu (1920-2003)
The language of war
Ban on imported goods
Anambra crisis: Count Enugu out

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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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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
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Business News
January 16, 2004


NEPA Workers Want EPP, IPP Contracts Revisited


'Why We Introduced the Cargo Defence Fund'
NAGAFF May File N750m Suit Against Customs
Doubt Over BiafraNigeria's Readiness for Cabotage Deepens
World's Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail with 2,600 Passengers
'Government Should Stop Granting Duty Waivers'
Plans to Force British Ships to Fly EU Flag Rejected
Shippers' Council Co-op Elects New Executives
Board Okays NMA DG's Performance
DPRK Ship in Trouble Being Towed to S.Korean Side
Agents Advise Govt on Appointment of Customs Boss
Customs Rewards Officer
New BiafraNigeria Bank Appoints Brand Manager
Kegbe Bags More Awards
Sequential Model of Professional Selling
Making Route Development An Effective Synergy
Airline Traffic to Grow 4 Percent- ICAO
Emirates Appoints Franz Beckenbauer
Fossett, Branson Unveil GlobalFlyer
Hovev Agriculture to Manage Imo Poultry Farm
Co-operative Bank Records 59% Profit Decline
CBN Re-assigns Deputy Governors
Naira Gains 55 Kobo at Dutch Auction
Intercontinental Bank Begins Reconstruction of Danmole Street
Obudu: Mountaineers, Writers Chase Duke's Prize
Tourcomm Set to Becocme Premier Tourism Event
Gaza Palestinians Barred from Pilgrimage to Mecca
Group flays Federal Govt over indifference to contractors' debts
Econet launches service in Owerri
Lagos set to relocate Berger auto dealers
How to formalise the informal sector
Cotonou boys: Daring women in their world
Aviation security is government responsibility, says IATA
BPE rejects Jiya's appointment

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