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January 17, 2004

Obasanjo and Adams Oshiomhole

Fuel Tax: Court Okays NLC Strike
Moves by the Federal Government to abort the proposed strike action by the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) billed for Wednesday, January 21, to protest the N1.50 per litre fuel tax, were frustrated yesterday following a ruling of an Abuja High Court which turned down government request to stop the action. The ruling thus clears the way for labour to go ahead with the action which NLC president Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has described as "the last strike." The judgement was delivered a few hours after eleven political parties filed a suit against the President and the National Assembly over the imposition of fuel tax. Mr. Justice Lawal Gunmi, the presiding judge and the Chief Judge of Abuja High Court, while dismissing Federal Government's motion seeking an order of interlocutory injunction against the strike, said the applicant (Federal Government) did not place any material evidence before him to make him grant the reliefs it sought from the court. Moreover, the trial judge said he was yet to come across any law in the country that prevents workers from protesting against policies that impinge on their interest. (This Day)


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Uba,12 Others Ordered Arrested Over Ngige

Fuel Tax: Yet Another Showdown!

It's An Ill-Thought Out Policy

It's Consumer Price Modulation

My Detractors Have Apologised, Says Fashanu

Anyansi, Esu Laud Chukwu's List

Globacom Enriches NFSC With N10m

Ajuluchuku laid to rest

New envoys get posting

Four days after Appeal Court order:UNEASY CALM IN AWKA

Anambra: Why Ohanaeze has not waded in, by Achuzia


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Chris UbaA Federal High Court in Enugu yesterday ordered the police to immediately arrest interrogate and possibly prosecute 13 persons allegedly linked with last July 10 abduction and aborted forceful removal from office of Dr. Chris Ngige as the governor of Anambra State. The suspects include Chief Chris Uba, Mr. Chima Nzeribe, Senator Godson Abana, Mrs Eucharia Azodo, Mrs Uche Ekwuaife and Mr, Uche Emordi. The list also features... (Guardian)


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... (Guardian)



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This Day
January 17, 2004

Cover Stories

Fuel Tax: Yet Another Showdown!
It's Consumer Price Modulation
It's An Ill-Thought Out Policy
Fuel Tax: Court Okays NLC Strike
Ngige: Enugu Judge Denies Collecting Bribe
Child Abuse: Michael Jackson in Court, Pleads Not Guilty
BiafraNigeria May Reduce Foreign Missions - Obasanjo
...Says FG, NLC Dialogue Will Strengthen Democracy
BiafraNigeria Signs New WHO Polio Pact
Court Orders Interrogation of Late AIG, Uba, Others
Lagos Housing Commissioner Tasks Architects
Anambra: Wabara Summons Fresh Peace Parley
Ibru: Bamaiyi, Mustapha, Others Trial Stalled Again
AIG Ige Duped By Conmen, Says Relation
Bajomo, Ex-AD Senatorial Candidate, Joins PDP
Anambra Loses N20bn to Crisis
ANPP Ready for Edo LG Polls
Gombe Denies Witch-hunting Workers
Bauchi Police Dismiss 16 Over Strike
Goje, Hashidu Battle Over Gombe Council
Odenigbo Backs Atiku For 2007 Polls
Fayose: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
'Every Politician Has a Godfather'
I Will Rebuild the Middle Class
Shekarau: It's Daybreak in Kano
'Let's Not Talk About Vaswani; Let's Talk Honda'
Nucleus: Supervisory Director Comes on Board
MTN's Advert of 'Advice' on Billing System
Thoughts on 2004 Appropriation Bill
Ladipo: Before... And After
Re: What Is Happening in Kebbi State?

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January 17, 2004

Cover Stories

Court okays NLC strike
National News
Ngige: Nnaji, Enugu judge breaks silence
My Russian training prevented me from joining the army - Wabara
Uba denies N3bn demand from Ngige
NDLEA arrests 11 hard drug traffickers
Commuter drivers protest - multiple checkpoints in Ogun
Energy body warns on threats to oil supplies
Customs seize N28.9 million worth of goods in Warri
Ngige: Anambra Professionals blame crisis on FG
STATE OF THE NATION:This govt is insensitive to the plight of our poor masses— Balarabe
Four days after Appeal Court order:UNEASY CALM IN AWKA
Anambra: Why Ohanaeze has not waded in, by Achuzia
God, Anambra people are my pillars - Ngige
We're jinxed, says Awka monarch
Udeh: No plans to instal me as Anambra gov
Ngige's new game plan

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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 16, 2004

At least 10 dead as troops clash with delta militants

Stock of subsidised drugs for AIDS runs out
Emergency agency linked to satellite search and rescue system
WHO calls meeting over fresh polio cases in Benin, Cameroon
18 killed in ethnic clash in Niger delta
Labour unions give Obasanjo ultimatum on fuel tax
Seven armeed Islamic militants killed near Cameroon border

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January 16, 2004

Are fears over polio vaccine valid?

BiafraNigeria's Muslim clerics fear polio vaccine
BiafraNigeria and SAA to set up airline

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All Africa
January 16, 2004


Sudan Settlement Possible in 'Days', Says State Department's Top Africa Diplomat
Reporter Asked to Reveal Source During Interrogation
Zim, BiafraNigeria Must Improve Ties: Msika
Reporter Interrogated
Stock of Subsidised Drugs for Aids Runs Out
Security Officers Quiz Reporter
Commitments to the Special Court Must Remain Firm and NotFalter
40,000 Detainees Await Trial in Prisons
Succour On the Way for the Down Trodden
Chukwu's Blood Pressure Rises Over Okocha, Kanu, Ayegbeni
Court Frees Ribadu
Okocha's N120m Trapped in Saraki's Bank
U-23 Team Put On Hold As NFA Awaits Ikhana
Arebamen And Corruption in Lagos Police
Bayelsa Teachers Embark On Strike
Emir Advises Obasanjo
Illegal Schools Continue Operations
'PDP, a Threat to Democracy'
Nagaff to Sue Customs
ID Card Officials Protest Non-Payment of Allowances
Volleyballers Blame Umpire for Loss of Olympic Ticket
Soccer Prelims in Final Stage
CBN Appoints Banks for Check Clearing
Service Point Holds E-Seminar
AFN Kick-Start Calendar

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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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January 17, 2004


Strike:Labour Sets Terms For Truce
Court Okays Labour's Strike
Ngige: No Regret, says Nnaji
Uba,12 Others Ordered Arrested Over Ngige
My Detractors Have Apologised, Says Fashanu
Anyansi, Esu Laud Chukwu's List
Globacom Enriches NFSC With N10m
Jasper Boss In Dilemma Over Team's Fate
World Bank Seeks Better Services For The Poor
Yobe Proposes N22.223b Budget
Stranded World Airways Passengers For Evacuation Tomorrow
Akunyili Is Protected, Says Archbishop Onaiyekan
Imo Dismisses 696 Teachers Over Fraud, Others
Prosecution Wants Speedy Trial Of Bamaiyi, Others Over Attempts On Ibru's Life
Egwu Faults Ohaneze's Silence Over Anambra Crisis
'No Compromise On NDDC, Onshore/Offshore Oil Bills'

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January 17, 2004


Jan. 21 strike: Not going back
Anambra Crisis: Chris Uba demands N100m, apology
Produce Chris Uba, Udeh, Azodo, others, court tells IG
Ajuluchuku laid to rest
New envoys get posting
Zone II police recover 708 vehicles, kill 91 robbers
Anambra crisis: Wabara urged not to be discouraged
Enugu ready for LG polls
ANAMBRA: No state of emergency

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Daily Independent
January 16, 2004


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
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
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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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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January 16, 2004

BiafraNigerian court rejects govt attempt to stop strike

UN Enlists Broadcasters in Battle Against AIDS
Asia Crude-Trade in Mideast grades set to pick up
U.N. Agency Launches Final Push to Eradicate Polio
Vodacom says BiafraNigeria market big enough for four p.1
Vodacom says BiafraNigeria market big enough for four p.2
Shell,ChevTex forced to study joint BiafraNigeria plan p.1
Shell,ChevTex forced to study joint BiafraNigeria plan p.2
BiafraNigerian villagers argue with Shell over oil spill

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January 16, 2004

Eight dead in BiafraNigeria poll rioting

Judge refuses to stop BiafraNigeria strike
BiafraNigeria labor talks end; strike threat stands

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Washington Post
January 15, 2004

Nations Plan on 250M Polio Immunizations

Liberian Official Rejects War-Crimes Court
World Health Body Confirms New Polio Cases
Names in the Game

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Mail & Guardian
January 12, 2004

Tear gas, horsewhips at Aids awareness gig

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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 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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