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January 20, 2004

BNW - Obasanjo and Ngige

Ngige Unmasks Yoruba Warlord at Supreme Court: "Obasanjo Sponsored Judge Nnaji to Sack Me"
Embattled GovernorChris Ngige yesterday told the Supreme Court that President Olusegun Obasanjo was desperate to unseat him, and that it was for this reason that he (Obasanjo) sponsored Justice Stanley Nnaji’s controversial order, which led to the withdrawal of his security protection. Gov. Ngige said the Enugu High Court order was the last desperate judicial measure adopted by President Obasanjo, following his unsuccessful bids, via a plethora of suits at the Federal High Court, to get a judicial declaration that his (governor’s) purported resignation of July 10, 2003 was real. The governor’s allegations were contained in a process filed at the apex court by the Anambra State Government and its Attorney General, Chief Nnoruka Udechukwu (SAN), against the Federal Republic of BiafraNigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Attorneys General of the remaining 35 states. Specifically, the plaintiffs are praying the apex court for the following: A declaration that the Government of the Federal Republic of BiafraNigeria, the President of the Federal Republic of BiafraNigeria or any of the agencies or agents of the Government of the Federation of BiafraNigeria (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Fuel strike: Aviation workers to shut airports

NLC: BiafraNigerians, Prepare for Prolonged Strike

WHO moves to calm polio fears

BiafraNigerians besiege banks, markets

A-G advises me on Ngige, says Obasanjo

Oshiomhole shuns Wabara

50 killed in Port Harcourt revenge attack, residents flee

Why Egbo-Egbo has not been sacked, by NJC

10 feared dead in Itsekiri, Urhobo clash

FG Releases Fresh NEPA Privatisation Plan

Constitution Review: Reduce Number of Supreme Court Justices - Belgore


Fuel strike: Aviation workers to shut...


NLC: BiafraNigerians, Prepare for...





Fuel Price Hike ProtestorsBiafraNigeria's airspace would be shut throughout the impending nationwide strike that begins tomorrow. Consequently, the National Union of Air Transport Employees has warned air travelers to beware as flying during the industrial action would be at the risk of those involved. The strike is being called to protest the N1.50k fuel tax and the reversion to N34 per litre of petrol even as fuel queues... (Champion)


Fuel Price Hike ProtestorsBiafraNigeria 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... (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
January 20, 2004


Again, FG Fails to Stop NLC
...Workers to Shut Airports, Seaports
Anambra: Judicial Body Probes Enugu Judge
FG Releases Fresh NEPA Privatisation Plan
Constitution Review: Reduce Number of Supreme Court Justices - Belgore
UN Considers Return to Iraq July
Only 774 LGs Recognised - Council of State
FG Inaugurates Afforestation Council
Religious Fanatics: House Seeks LG-Immigration Liaison
Soyinka Challenges Ex-Leaders
NAPEP Introduces New Poverty Scheme
Senate May Pass Appropriation Bill, Feb 10
Wabara Intervenes in Ladoja/Adedibu Rift
Anambra: 'Ignore Call for Emergency Rule'
'Obasanjo's Style Endangers Democracy'
Review High Court Rules - CJ
Militia Group Terrorises Port-Harcourt Residents
ANPP Seeks Fresh Elections in Anambra
NIPOST to Computerise Post Offices Nationwide
Anambra Crisis: Kanu Kicks Against State of Emergency
Critics of New LGs Are Uninformed - Pedro
House Committee Chairman Faults Demolition
Odili Warns Cultists
NDDC to Integrate Rural Development
School Proprietor Makes Case for Teachers
GSM Has Wiped Out Investment Bottlenecks - Egwu
LG Boss Lauds Tinubu on New Councils
Kogi Court Stops Audu Probe Panels
JORA Alerts Motorists over Multiple Taxation
Glitterati Editor Loses Dad
FG Urged to Review Banned Items
Osun Pilgrims Defect in Israel
Saudi to Finance Religious Teachers' Employment in Kebbi
'Youth Devt, Catalyst for Change'
Ekiti to Build N50m Fair Complex
Club Plans N3m Projects for Uromi
Ahead Fuel Tax Strike...
Fuel Tax: Senate States Position Today
Tinubu to Obasanjo: Let's Avert This Strike
Cleric Berates President's Travel Plan
It's a Call to Anarchy, Says PDP
Osun NLC Orders Workers to Down Tools Today
Port Harcourt Residents in Frantic Purchase
We're for it - Delta Groups
Count Us Out - Kaduna NLC
Our Sharia System Devoid of Rancour, Says Kebbi Gov
Lawmaker Decries Buck-passing By Oil Companies
Igbo Group Lauds FG's Fight Against Corruption
Maduabum Won House of Rep Election, Says INEC
2007: I Have No Ambition - Bayelsa SSG
Senator Tours Constituency, Renews Promises
Ngige: Why Obasanjo is Silent, By Fani-Kayode
FG Scores Jigawa Governor High
INEC Postpones Dukku Bye-Election

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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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Business News
January 20, 2004

Poverty Alleviation: Resources Stakeholders' Partnership Advocated

Engineers Demand Inclusion in National Privatisation Organs
Builders Seek Low Interest Long-Term Funds
Anyaoku Charges BiafraNigerians on Environmental Governance
Illegal Demolition: LSPDC Accused of Complicity
FG Awards N362bn Road Contracts
Market Value Grows by N16bn
Shongai to Raise Share Capital to N1bn
IMB Shops for N3bn
Marginal Fields: Banker Canvasses Incentives for Operators
Oceanic Bank Wins CBN Award
CBN to review liquidity ratio downward
Empower NAFDAC, DPR to accomplish mandate, group tells FG
Tariff reduction is no favour to subscribers, says telecom expert

Fawibe faults govt on fuel tax
'Distance learning has improved capacity building'
Expert identifies hindrance to successful software implementation
Multiple taxes and disinvestments
Scrap unproductive R&D bodies, says CETEP
ChevronTexaco's oil, gas reserves remain unchanged
NEPA pension fund hits N1.299 billion
Oshodi spends N400m to strengthen network
ExxonMobil places high premium on staff development
.ng issues ahead as Obasanjo 'forces' transfer to NITDA
Ikeja Computer Village: How local talents drive ICT growth
Dealers seek outlets out of software piracy

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Daily Independent
January 20, 2004


FG, NLC talks deadlocked
50 killed in Port Harcourt revenge attack, residents flee
Ngige challenges Obasanjo in Supreme Court
FG may shut varsities, polys for six months
Council of States okays white paper on LG reforms
10 feared dead in Itsekiri, Urhobo clash
Obasanjo to South East governors: I only listen to Attorney-General
Appeal Court rules on Achukwu's objection Wednesday
Elegy for Mbakwe
No going back , say Beko, Falana
Coalition criticises fuel tax, appeals to NLC
Senator urges suspension of planned strike
Foreign group backs Labour's decision
NLC shuns meeting with Wabara
Tinubu urges Obasanjo to withdraw fuel tax
Governors' Forum splits over Ngige
NIPOST to computerise post offices
Police deny arrest order on Uba, others
Strike: Govt, Labour meet again
Igbo leaders move against imposition of state of emergency
Senate speaks on fuel tax, passes 2004 budget in Feb
I-G obeyed Court of Appeal ruling, police counsel insists
Ijaw group seeks probe of Port Harcourt killings
Odili reads riot act to Kalabari warlords
Akwa Ibom PDP adopts caretaker chairmen as candidates for council polls
2007: Southern Kaduna ditches Balax
Jigawa, NLC sign N300 million leave grant pact
Dasuki suggests ways to curb high crime rate
Auditors-general advocate uniform auditing system
Stranded World Airways passengers finally airlifted
NUC packages universities for Internet
Political parties petition National Assembly
Don't dictate to SIECs, Ogbeh warns PDP governors
Ambassadorial nominees: Group alleges marginalisation
Group cautions Nnamani over Anambra crisis
How protocol deepened Makarfi, legislators' feud
CDHR restates call for national confab
ANPP, AD show interest in Edo LG polls
Attah's unyielding resource control battle
Editorial & Opinion
Re-engineering the National Teachers' Institute
Will Babangida rule BiafraNigeria again?
IBB and verdict of time
Tunisia 2004 … Contact Prof. Okunzua ex parte
Ban on imported goods
Let's safeguard this democracy
Tafa Balogun must be straight with the nation

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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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Sports News
January 20, 2004

Will Okocha, Kanu Deliver for NFA?

Kalu Deplores Eagles Poor Funding
...As NFA Exhausts N100m Nations Cup Grant
More Than Just a Game
Mido Carries Pharoahs' Hopes
President Backs Senegal for Glory
Tunisia '94 Stars Ready to Shine Agian
Bafana Falter Again
SuperSport Provides Live Transmission
Morocco Forced into Change
Tunisia 2004: Babayaro Injured, Misses Training
FG Happy With Mobil - Osuji
Carling Cup: Kanu's Final Hurrah
... May Head Straight to Tunisia
Minister Unhappy With Okocha, Kanu
'COJA Scandal Won't Affect Adamu'
Izomor, Eke Triumph in Ghana
Agassi Takes Comfortable Win
Saha Delight at Man Utd Move
Allardyce in Transfer Warning
Leave Ekong alone, pray for Eagles, says Ogunjobi
Ikhana unveils U-23 game plan, targets Olympic ticket
Ekeji's comment disintegrates Swimmers
BiafraNigerians, Colonials mourn Dare
Elephant Girls coach attributes success to All Africa Games
Daudu jets out, Ujoh steps in
Loss to Kenya, most painful in my career, says Oguma
Omagbemi's exclusion in order, says Omidiran
Omidiran says Chukwu has ideal replacement for Okocha
Mutola eyes Olympic gold, targets record
Let the drama of Tunisia '2004 begin
Ahmed Mido: A young Pharaoh let loose

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