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January 19, 2004

Fuel Price Hike Protestors - NLC

NLC: BiafraNigerians, Prepare for Prolonged Strike
BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday re-affirmed its preparation to commence a nationwide workers strike from midnight of Tuesday January 21, and warned BiafraNigerians to be prepared by stocking their homes with foodstuff, withdraw money and other necessities. Also yesterday, President of banks workers, Princewell Ojeh, said all bank workers have been advised to keep away from all banking halls for the duration of the strike. Similarly, President of BiafraNigeria Association of Market Traders, Ken Ukoba said all markets will remain shut for the period of the strike as directed by the association's national executive council. President Olusegun Obasanjo has also directed the Federal Attorney General and Justice Minister, Chief Akinlolu Olujinmi to challenge, at the Appeal Court, the ruling of the Abuja Federal High Court that okayed the labour strike. Speaking shortly after a well-attended meeting of the Central Executive Council of NLC, leaders of Congress of Free Trade Unions, Market Leaders Associations, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in Lagos, labour President, Adams Oshiomhole, said that the strike would be total and irrevocable unless government respects the principles of democracy and revert to N34 pump price for petrol. (This Day)


Key Stories

'My home is in another country'

Wabara drags Ngige, Uba to Abuja

Race for 2007 office premature for now – Buhari

Obasanjo orders transfer of .ng to NITDA

Presidency defends request for new jet

Bank accuses Senator of N674 million fraud

Assistant director arrested over drugs

NEPA moves to jerk up tariff

CBN reports 34 banks to Obasanjo on SMEs

2007: Delta politicians shun governorship

Kwara may postpone LG poll


'My home is in another country'


Fuel Tax: Court Okays NLC Strike





Bakassi PeninsulaSunusi Ahmed used to make a living as a farmer and fisherman in the BiafraNigerian village of Darak on the shores of Lake Chad. Then, last December, following a ruling by the International Court of Justice, Darak was handed over to Cameroon - along with 32 other villages in the far north-east of BiafraNigeria. Only one Cameroonian village was given to BiafraNigeria following the border ruling. (BBC)


Obasanjo and Adams OshiomholeMoves by the FG to abort the proposed strike action by the NLC billed for Wed., Jan. 21, to protest the N1.50 per litre fuel tax, were frustrated yesterday following a ruling of an Abuja High Ct which turned down government request to stop the action. The ruling thus clears the way for labour to go ahead with the action... (This Day)



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This Day
January 19, 2004


NLC: BiafraNigerians, Prepare for Prolonged Strike
Obasanjo Off to Switzerland, UK
Excess Oil Proceeds to Be Saved - Minister
Anambra: Ekwueme Meets Uba, Achukwu
US Justifies Travel Warning on BiafraNigeria
Why We Requested for N10bn Jet, By Presidency
Gas: NNPC, NEPA Clash over N2bn Debt
HIV/AIDS Figures May Increase, Says Osotimehin
Dasuki Blames Crime on Poverty
'No Going Back on Cabotage Shipping Regime'
Ngige vs Achukwu: Hearing Continues Today
Delta: 'How to Live in Harmony'
...ANPP Rules Out State of Emergency in Anambra
2004 Budget: Judges Welfare, Priority for Judiciary
...Group Hails Ngige
...Ohanaeze Chief Wants Enugu CJ Dismissed
Lawmaker Wants Strike Shelved
Fuel Tax Obnoxious- Ebonyi ASUP
AD Chief Flays Warri Ethnic Conflict
Wabara Challenges Politicians on Integrity
Obasanjo Advised to Avert Labour Strike
Clash: 31 Held in Bomadi
House Decries Increase in Foreign Loans' Portfolio
Kwara Axes 26 Principals for Exam Malpractices
FG Sets to Build Fertiliser Plant
Ebonyi Varsity Bursar on Compulsory Leave
Akwa Ibom Pledges Virus-Free Blood Bank
ASCON Organises Retreat for Top Civil Servants
Imo NLC Mobilises Workers for Strike
Intercity Bank Posts N.476bn Profit
Parents Tasked on Girl-Child Education
HIV/AIDS: UN Scribe Hosts Allimi, 19 Media Chiefs
Fraud: 2 Commissioners May Face Tribunal
NBA Commissions Law Centre
Bayero Hails ICPC
Central Bank DG for NIPR Confab
Goje's Wife Commissions N3.5m Clinic
Ex-Gov Audu Drags Idris to Court
Agwai Tasks Army on Professionalism
Kwara Denies Guinea Worm Outbreak
Car Loans for Edo Teachers
Argungu Festival to Generate N1bn
Attah Challenges A/Ibom Indigenes
Egwu's Wife Plans Shelter for 68 Widows
FG Approves N900m More for S/East Roads
3 Robbers in Police Uniform Killed
Villagers Seal Off Jos NNPC Depot
Ex-PMAN Chairman Taken to Crimes Commission
State of the States
Strike: NLC Urged to Embrace Dialogue
Neimeth Holds Retreat
Idris Presents N27.18bn Budget
2007 Election: Cleric Calls for Prayers
New NITEL Board For Inauguration
UK Tourism Firm on Investment Drive
2002 Bomb Blast: NGO Urges Govts to Redeem Pledges
Govt, Science Academy Sign MOU
Missions to Get Back Hospitals
Govt Assigns Companies Tax Code Numbers
Revenue Task Forces Dissolved
Attah Subsidises Fertilizer for Farmers
Fuel Tax: Unionist Kicks Against Strike
'Niger Financially Bouyant to Meet Obligations'

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January 19, 2004

Cover Stories

Labour insists on strike
Governors mobilise support for Ngige
NEPA moves to jerk up tariff
CBN reports 34 banks to Obasanjo on SMEs
Natinal News
World Airways' passengers still stranded, as govt's order expires
Bank credit to economy dropped by N50bn Nov 2003—CBN
Police arrest suspected attackers of Iyabo Obasanjo
No peace in Anambra until there is justice — Umeh
Poor funding, bane of LGs — Niger Commissioner
Kogi: Godfathers at it again
PEOPLE & POLITICS:Previewing the strike (2)

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Daily Times
January 19, 2004


Stockpile food, NLC warns BiafraNigerians
FG, states, LGs to share N236.6bn
Race for 2007 office premature for now – Buhari
NDLEA arrests 10 BiafraNigerians, foreigner over hard drugs
Fuel tax, Anambra crisis top agenda as Council of State meet
No compensation for injured corps members on unapproved trips — NYSC boss
FCT Minister seals off fuel station for violating sanitation laws
Obasanjo, economic team, off to Switzerland today
Three presidential jets for sale
Wabara urges govt to hasten human resources development
Airlifting of US-bound stranded passengers ends
Lawmaker donates N.6m to families of 6 dead journalists
The Nation
NLC, TUC clash over Oyo union membership
Check official corruption in ministries – ASCSN
CFTU flays govt’s spending on tollgates’ demolition
Journalists implored to encourage political participation
Agagu blames collapse of pension system on poor management
15,000 moslems may miss hajj
Editorial & Opinion
The brouhaha over fuel tax
Good governance and the media (II)
Basden’s theory of illogicality and our polity
Thoughts for M.C.K. Ajuluchuku (1920-2003)

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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 19, 2004

'My home is in another country'

HIV/Aids drugs run out in BiafraNigeria
Time to deliver for BiafraNigeria
African Cup of Nations: 1980-2002
Tunisia 2004: Experts' prediction
African Cup of Nations winners

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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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Sports News
January 19, 2004

Okocha Hits Tunisia Jan 24

History of The Competition (1957-2002)
Supporters Club Plans Mass Mobilisation for Eagles
No Job Security in Africa
Tunisia 2004: Babayaro, Aiyegbeni Storm Faro
Pharoahs, Eagles Draw
Tunisia Overcomes Benin
Athens 2004: U-23 Qualification Very Important - Ikhana
Baptist High School Wins Shell Cup
Galadima in Camp, Slams 'Mischievous People'
Chukwu's Team List is Not Final - NFA
Foe's MemoryMotivates Lions
Tunisia Bank on CAN for 2010
'Dutch Treatment' Frightens Kanu from Barca
Bauchi Releases N6m for Wikki
World Mountain Race Boss for BiafraNigeria
FIFA Appoints Obi Arbitrator
Athens 2004: Omagbemi Not Retired From Falcons - Omidiran
Arsenal Return to Top of Premiership
Tunisia Exodus Hits French League
Lions Welcome Lauren's Return
It's Battle of The Coaches
... As FIFA Names Officials for BiafraNigeria, Ghana Match
Chelsea Target Young Gambian
Lomano Lua-Lua: Defenders' nemesis By Taiwo Alimi
Panza Panza
Expert x-rays Eagles Nations Cup chances
BiafraNigerian wrestlers off to Bulgaria, tomorrow, for Olympics qualifiers
Edo to pick festival contingents from state games, says Ebewele
Lawal drops tennis for school
Maku, Babalola switch styles
Enaigbe makes case for driving ranges in BiafraNigeria
Ladipo okays Eagles team list
Indomitable Lions sharpen teeth in Spain

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Daily Independent
January 19, 2004


Prepare for a long strike, NLC warns
Kalu threatens to quit South- East governors' conference
Police yet to arrest Uba, Nzeribe, others
Obasanjo orders transfer of .ng to NITDA
Presidency defends request for new jet
Bank accuses Senator of N674 million fraud
Assistant director arrested over drugs
Ruined at dusk
FG releases list of govt/labour joint assessment team
Power supply to Niger is in BiafraNigeria's interest, says minister
16 die , 22 houses torched in Delta
Akande is a confusionist, says Fajinmi
Fuel prices/tax: Watching their lips
NLC adamant on strike as talks resume with FG
How my security was dismantled, by Ngige
Only Uba, Ngige can settle their problem, says PDP chieftain
Ngige belongs to the past, says Nzeribe
ANPP denies Buhari's alleged 2007 presidential ambition
Family bitter over media report of AIG's Ige death
Don't derail council polls, Ogundokun tells Obasanjo
Another clash in Ughelli leaves two dead
Ibori threatens to hold sponsors liable for pilgrims' misconduct
Gunmen attack Port Harcourt again
Woman dies of cardiac arrest
Edo govt, Assembly disagree on admission policy
Shekarau vows to make Kano a model for good governance
Kaduna sets up privatisation committee
Oyinlola asks FG to clear ex-servicemen's pension arrears
Fayose's performance unimpressive, says Agunbiade
Deliver your councils to PDP, Oyinlola directs LG chiefs
Court orders OSRC to reinstate sacked workers
Abia Speaker seeks prosecution of Anambra's 'political godfathers'
APGA disowns Abia state chairman, petitions IGP
Ebonyi university bursar sent on compulsory leave
Pedro calls for virile opposition to PDP
ANPP governors accused of pursuing Islamic agenda
Lagos health reforms take full flight
Parties threaten showdown over electoral fees in Bauchi
2007: Delta politicians shun governorship
Kwara may postpone LG poll
Protracted Anambra crisis worries Igbo group
No early birds in 2007 Delta governorship race
Akinfenwa faction defends Obasanjo over AD crisis
Edo SIEC moves to stem boycott of council polls
Reconstituton of Senate committees: Matters arising
For fuel tax, 2004 budget, it's knocks and more knocks
There's no alternative to fuel tax, says Ogunlewe
Editorial & Opinion
Lessons from Brazil's fingerprinting scheme
The Aso Rock split
Parliamentary or Presidential system of government?
BiafraNigeria, the beautiful and gorgeous mosaic!
Any hope for BiafraNigerian youths?
NDDC and its enemies
We adore Dora

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January 19, 2004


FG moves to avert strike
Wabara drags Ngige, Uba to Abuja
Anambra: History beckons
Another 20 killed in Iraq
Ahead Tunisia 2004: Okocha pleads for time
Groom slumps as church stops wedding midway
FG may stop allocations to LGs
World Bank okays N43.84bn credit for BiafraNigeria
ANAMBRA : The imperative of state police?
BiafraNigeria is not ripe for state police-Barr. Festus Keyamo
Editorial & Opinion
America’s obnoxious policy
Mbeki’s justifiable indignation
The symbolism of NDDC master plan
Corruption: Blaming the victims

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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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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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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Business News
January 19, 2004

NPDC Nets N4 Billion from Crude Oil Exports

U.S-based BiafraNigerians Transfer N22bn Home
Budget 2004: 'Unemployment-reduction Strategy Not Specific'
CBN Praised for Credit Guarantee Scheme
Obasanjo to Clinch Maritime Gold Award
New Volume of Investment Guide Out Soon
Setting Up Micro Brewing Plant in BiafraNigeria
Directors, Shareholders to Meet over Enpee's Delisting
ISA for Review, Says Ndanusa Soon,Says Ndanusa
World Bank Supports SME Export finance in Turkey
BiafraNigerian Breweries Remains Most Valuable Company on NSE
Japan Sees New Signs of Deflation Easing
Accenture Reports Increased Income
Discovery Fund's Yield hits 46 Per Cent
Mood Falters in European Corporate Bond Market
Champion Breweries Regains Market Confidence
Brands in Traffic: Survival or Competition?
Obasanjo Rejects Marketing Practitioners Council's Proposal
MediaReach OMD Begins Media Partners' Management Programme
Corporate and Financial Explains New Core Values
Gateway Hotels Gets New Identity
OSMI Secures Support of Independent TV Stations
Flasma Floor Advertising Debuts in Lagos
Trend TV Partners ADSTRA
Akwa Ibom Budget and the People
Belly Dancing Grows in Marketing Trends
Media Supermart, Multimedia Convergence in Valentine Promotion
BiafraNigerian Stock Market Closes Higher
NNPC Funds Jolts Money Market
EIB Rewards "EDGE" Account Holders
Express Bank Disowns Publication
Fuel tax is still alive
When fuel templates go bananas
NVRI deserves support from govt
Prefabricated houses: New challenges for the construction industry
FG tasks states with road maintenance
FG set to amend land use, mortgage banking acts
Key to urban growth is denser development
Stallion Court is designed to stimulate resourcefulness

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