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January 23, 2004

Anambra State Deputy Gov Ugochukwu Nwankwo and Justice CJ Okoli

Ngigegate: New Anambra Dep Gov Sworn-in
Governor Chris Ngige of Anambra State yesterday got a new deputy governor as his nominee, Chief Ugochukwu Nwankwo, was sworn-in by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice C.J. Okoli at exactly 12.15pm. Nwankwo who was Commis-sioner for Finance until his appointment replaced Dr. Okey Udeh who was impeached on September 12 last year following his involvement in the July 10 abduction of Ngige. Also yesterday, Lagos based lawyer Festus Keyamo, alleged that there is an on-going plot by security agents to assassinate Ngige next Monday. Also sworn-in yesterday was Chief Chris Atuegwu, a 55 year old Pharmacist who is to serve as Commissioner for Special Duties in the Ngige administration. Although no formal citation of the new deputy governor was read before the state's Chief Judge administered the oath of allegiance and office on him, Nwankwo is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accoun-tants of BiafraNigeria (ICAN), of which he was its immediate past president. However, Ngige in his brief remarks after his deputy was sworn-in reviewed his travails in the last three weeks and said that the worst actually was over. He said the state had crossed the rubicon, and that the occasion of the swearing-in of his deputy was a landmark. "Today is a landmark day in Anambra State. The people and the government of this state have crossed the.... (This Day)


Key Stories

Chukwumerije accuses Nzeribe of bribery

Justice Egbo-Egbo Retired

29 perish in auto crash

Chukwumerije's letter to Senate

Court to decide on fuel tax—OBASANJO

Keyamo alerts on alleged plot to assassinate Ngige

Court to rule on NCC preliminary objections February 9

BiafraNigeria bribery trial postponed

Corruption Continues Spreading in BiafraNigeria p.1

3 Ex-BiafraNigeria Officials Face Bribe Charges p.1

3 Ex-BiafraNigeria Officials Face Bribe Charges p.2


Chukwumerije accuses Nzeribe...


Justice Egbo-Egbo Retired





BNW - Sen Arthur NzeribeSenator Uche Chukwumerije has accused Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe of offering N500,000 bribe each to senators to support the declaration of a state of emergency in Anambra State. He said during the Senate plenary session on Thursday that the inducement was offered at Nzeribe’s home on Wednesday, with intent that senators support a motion to declare a state of emergency in Anambra when it is introduced. (Daily Independent)


Justice Wilson Egbo-EgboThree months after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended the retirement of Justice Sam-uel Wilson Egbo-Egbo from the bench, the Federal Government has finally approved the recommendation. Sources close to the NJC told THISDAY yesterday that the presidency has through a letter to the council approved the retirement of the judge at the Federal High Court, Abuja. On Wednesday, October 7, Justice Egbo-Egbo was sent on indefinite... (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
January 23, 2004


Again, Nzeribe Named in Bribery Scandal
Justice Egbo-Egbo Retired
Oil Price Now $36 Per Barrel
Anambra's New Dep Gov Sworn-in
Partnership, Key to Prosperity, Says Obasanjo
Fuel Tax: PPPRA Satisfied with Marketers' Compliance
Crimes Commission Investigates N675m Diverted Debt
Police Insist 'Ige's Killer' Was Insane
Group Sues Obasanjo over Petroleum Minister
PDP Stops Polls in New LGs
Agric Bank Disburses N4.3b to Micro Firms
'Imposition of Taxes Inevitable'
2004 Hajj Preparation, Best Ever-Atiku
Retired Teachers Protest Non-payment of Gratuities
... Pilgrims Airlift Ends Sunday
Minister Restates FG's Commitment to Road Devt
2007: Pro-IBB Groups Storm Minna Today
How to Curb Road Accidents - Expert
FG Urged to Ratify AU Convention
Anglican Communion Set to Float Own Varsity
Kwara Vows to Punish Exam Cheats
AD Rejects Composition of Osun SIEC
'How to Reduce Youth Restiveness'
Nnamani Wants Civil Servants' Promotions Released
Chairman Urges Supporters to Embrace Peace
Osun Govt Clears Akande Over N1.2bn Scam
65 Policemen Arrested at Checkpoints
'Hold FG, Police Responsible for Rivers Crisis'
Duke Calls for Dualisation of Federal Roads
US Govs, Senators for Argungu Festival
Akume Laments Non-Federal Presence
Niger Gets 15-man Election Petition Panel
UNILORIN Explains Fees Hike
Masari Tours Hajj Transit Camps
LASU Requires N100m to Fence Encroached Property
C/River Govt Refutes Financial Scandal
A/Ibom Assures of Free, Fair LG Polls
Kaduna to Spend N38b in 2004
PRP Detainees: Emir Wades in
The Devil Is it Mr. President
Group Positions Atiku for Presidency
'The Future is Bleak Under Obasanjo'
Beware of Bad Politicians, Group Warns
National Assembly to Assist States Check Banditry

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January 23, 2004

Cover Stories

State of emergency in Anambra:Nzeribe fingered in alleged bribe sharing
Ngige swears in new deputy
29 perish in auto crash
Court to decide on fuel tax—OBASANJO
National News
EFCC steps into Adighije's alleged indebtedness to bank
Govt appears before ECOWAS court over border closure
Political associates mourn Mbakwe
FG incurs N96b debt from Airways liquidation
How President Obasanjo runs BiafraNigeria a wife
VIEWS FROM ABROAD: How to make Africa smile
Political Notes
Awolowo vs Akintola: Otunba Benson side-stepped the issue
FG’s reforms necessary for development
Obasanjo, Daniels and Kupolokun: Meeting of the old boys

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Daily Times
January 23, 2004


Keyamo alerts on alleged plot to assassinate Ngige
27 burnt to death as two commercial buses collide
Obasanjo approves Egbo Egbo’s retirement
Court to rule on NCC preliminary objections February 9
OSRC suspends nine journalists:•Over alleged poor handling of NLC strike
Govt alone can’t bear cost of road construction, repairs – Atiku
Govt to construct 36,000 housing units nationwide
Fresh N706m fraud charges against Bulama, ex-Bank of the North MD
Masterminds of attempt on Akunyili’s life identified
Cross River SSG, retired perm sec, don in land tussle
Kalu calls for new revenue sharing formula
...Seeks righteous living
PDP states ordered to shelve March 28 council elections
Ondo Govt reinstates status of demoted Perm Secs
Japan Foundation to donate N.4m books to NIIA
Akande, others not in ICPC, says Osun Govt
Two-headed girl goes into surgery
Masari, Amirul Hajj, tasks panel members, endorses govt’s preparation
Airways: At last, Okunnuga hands over to Jiya
FRSC threatens to prosecute owners of broken down vehicles
Editorial & Opinion
Judiciary’s timely rescue
Garlands for Tunji Braithwaite at 70
Fuel tax and road improvement (I)

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Januardy 21, 2004

Labour unions suspend general strike

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January 23, 2004

BiafraNigeria bribery trial postponed

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January 23, 2004

BiafraNigerian Bribery Trial Adjourned Amid Skepticism

At least 25 dead in southwest BiafraNigeria road crashes
BiafraNigerian Afribank signs deal as agent of Travelex

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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All Africa
January 20, 2004


Bring Back Nations Cup Obasanjo Orders Eagles, Approves N187m for Nations Cup
Militant Youths Threaten Warri Port
Panic Fuel Buying in Abuja, Lagos
Gov. Controversy
The Murder Option
Anambra: a Vote Forthe Owerri Accord
The Man Sonny Kuku
Untangling BiafraNigeria's IT Registration Palaver
Falcons in Killer Mood
Oladipo Backs Adamu for CAF Seat
KAI Scares Yaba Traders
Police Descend On Okada Operators
Works Ministry to Issue C of O to House Owners
Expert Rates GSM Operators Low
Policemen Warned Against Corruption
Oshodi LG Revokes Contractors Permits
Police Arrest Youth Corper Over N7m Fraud
Police Warn Demonstrators
FG Moves to Stop Strike
Obasanjo Set to Travel Out 'Don't Try It', Aides Beg
Transport Owners Reject Fuel Tax Strike
Police Flout Court Order
We're Ready for Ghana - Akide
Okocha Delays Eagles
The Ban of Leather Imports And Others

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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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Sports News
January 23, 2004

CAF Elections: Hayatou, Adamu Retain CAF Seats

Mohammed, Galadima Celebrates Adamu's Victory
Abidoye Predicts Tough Outing for Eagles in Tunis
Ladipo Leads 300 Supporters to Tunisia on Sunday
'Chukwu May Adopt Westerhof's Style'
Pepsi Boost Eagles with N1.2 Million
Djemba Djemba Using United Power in Tunisia
Atlas Lions Eager to Impress
Super Eagles Hit Tunisia with 20 Players
NOC Demands Standards from Federations
Obudu Challenge: Hughes Arrives Jan. 29
Okocha, Kanoute Controversies Overshadow CAN 2004
Lua Lua Reveals Simba Belief
Marseille Want Ogbeche
Marseille Want Ogbeche
Aussie Open: Clijsters, Venus Roll into Third Round
Edo Sports Council Sacks 300 Athletes
Carling Cup: Allardyce Praises Okocha
Blatter Against African Co-hosting World Cup
Kanu finally arrives Faro, Babayaro okay
Erico to Eagles: Play aggressive football
What has Obodo done to NFA? fans ask
Celina leads BiafraNigerian ladies to All Africa Challenge Trophy in Namibia
Players threaten to boycott Lagos tourney
Okocha, D-day for African Crown dream
Mboma: Defenders' nightmare

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Daily Independent
January 23, 2004


STATE OF EMERGENCY PLOT IN ANAMBRA : Chukwumerije accuses Nzeribe
Chukwumerije's letter to Senate
New revenue formula may wait beyond 2007
Govt loses N6.5b to tollgate operators
Why Oshiomhole won't have breakfast with Obasanjo
Rewane: Court dismisses application for judge's withdrawal from case
Chukwu: The burden of expectation
2007 to top agenda as South-South Speakers meet in Asaba next week
Ijaw, Itsekiri reach accord, set up think tank
When next you meet a farmer...
Unseen hand behind a crisis
A rape of democracy
The story of a rugged farmer
Obasanjo is unfit to rule in democratic setting
Obasanjo flogged people and burnt down houses -Beko
Rabid dislike for newsmen
FCT board suspends dead director
NCP, Socialist Democrats call for regime change
Senate needs public support to check Obasanjo, says Ajadi
Demolition: FG inaugurates complaints committee
FG to enumerate houses, cities nationwide
Oil minister: Court hears suit against Obasanjo
Delta to boost commercial farming
ANPP faults Igbinedion's claims on derivation fund
Lagos retired teachers protest non-payment of gratuities
Ekiti scraps free health scheme
Daniel bars commisioners, HOS, others from press comments
Nnamani lauds NLC, FG action over fuel tax
Ijaw tackle Obasanjo, NASS over sovereignty
Marketers defy governor's directive on fuel price
Keyamo carpets Obasanjo's reform programme
EDSIEC raises incentive for participation in council polls
Towards crisis-free local government polls
AD peace moves may suffer setback
Absence of receipt stalls bail for Niger PRP stalwarts
Emergence of a revolutionary patriot
Civilians can't produce President in 2007, says Kuta
Editorial & Opinion
Fuel tax and Obasanjo's peculiar leadership style
Please, Lord, take away oil from BiafraNigeria!
Delta North in oblivion
Freeing our democracy from culpable tyrants
The plight of BiafraNigeria Airways staff
Carnage on our roads
Presidential jet

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January 21, 2004


Appeal Court halts fuel tax, Labour strike
Lagos judges reject judicial council's assessment
Senate, Reps approve govt's review of oil bill
Police caution against breach of peace
Obasanjo cancels trip, honours Anyaoku at book launch
Labour faults Senate's romance with executive
Ojukwu warns against emergency rule in Anambra
23 die in Algeria refinery blast, search for survivors begins
Edo decries under-payment in derivation fund
U.S. donates N8m anti-AIDS materials to Army
Why early January rains in Lagos, by agency
NUC updates information system for varsities
Minister faults UNESCO's budget allocation for education
Ladoja confirms March 27 election date, Gombe dissolves new councils
Appeal Court adjourns as Obi contests Abana's pleas
Ijaw, Itsekiri raise joint panel for peace
Four feared killed as robbers attack bank in Sapele
Legal body urges dialogue on fuel tax
Jerusalem pilgrims call for dialogue, AD insists on strike
Anambra House passes motion against emergency rule
Akande denies probe by anti-graft panel
Again, Ngige, Uba end feud, okay Owerri accord
Police beef up security in Onitsha over threats to burn market
Commissioner's absence stalls suit against Ekiti electoral body's chief
Finally, Ngige arrives Supreme Court with lorry load of prayers
The police are selectively effecting court orders says Anosike
Editorial & Opinion
African Cup of Nations 2004

Obasanjo and disillusioned BiafraNigerians

Overpopulation is not the problem
Of hope and happiness
A total strike
The drift towards anarchy
Corruption at the restaurant

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January 21, 2004


Strike’ll go on despite court order
Robbers storm bank in 3 bullion vans, kill 8
Police not corrupt, says IG
Wabara raises panel to enforce Owerri accord
Security alert in Onitsha market
Orjinta, best option –– Ugbade
N7bn SMIEIS fund disbursed
Deputy speaker overrules Reps’ rejection of budget
Anambra crisis: Why we are against Elders’ Forum – APGA chieftain
Order to remove Ngige, a declaration of war on Anambra State
Editorial & Opinion
Still on the Shobowale twins
Predictions for 2004
Ngige, 2; Allied forces, O.

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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 23, 2004

3 Ex-BiafraNigeria Officials Face Bribe Charges p.1

3 Ex-BiafraNigeria Officials Face Bribe Charges p.2
BiafraNigerian Bribery Trial Adjourned Amid Skepticism
Corruption Continues Spreading in BiafraNigeria p.1
Corruption Continues Spreading in BiafraNigeria p.2

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Mail & Guardian
January 23, 2004

BiafraNigerian corruption trail leads to US, Paris

Nationwide BiafraNigerian fuel strike suspended

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January 21, 2004

BiafraNigeria fuel strike called off

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Last Update June 8, 2003. Click here for more.

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Last Update May 8, 2002. Click here for more.

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Business News
January 23, 2004

Freight Forwarders Move to Fight Fraudulent Practices

Ritetime/World Airways: 'NANTA Members Not Involved'
Retrenchment Fever Grips Aviation Workers
'We're Committed to Success of ISPS Implementation'
Shippers Threaten Surcharges for Delays
New Twist in Race for Customs' Top Job
Cruise Company Abandons Ship
Cabotage: Govt Seeks Assistance from int'l financiers, shipyards
JOMALIC to Issue Seafarers' Certificates
British Airways Loses Bid for Heathrow Slots
The Challenges Before FAAN
Issues Arising from the Suspended Strike
Edo NUJ Crisis: Caretaker Committee Adamant
LASG Hosts Black Heritage Festival on Val Day
Amadeus Maintains Leading Edge
FG Urged to Restrict Foreign Airlines' Movement
Royal Gardens Estate Launches Website
CMB Records Decline in Sales
Wall Street Higher as Kodak Restructures
Naira Chalks Up 50 Kobo at DAS
CIBN Examines Monetary/Financial Policy Management
Oceanic Bank, Imo State to Partner on SMEs
Shell adds 136,000 barrels to BiafraNigeria's daily oil production
Growth innon-member output worries OPEC
The need for a national carrier
BiafraNigeria Airways explains $10m debt
BiafraNigerians bought more brand new cars in 2003
Ifesinachi repositions for efficient service
STEP takes entrepreneurship to Ekiti
Onawoba: Legal practitioner to yam flour seller
How to manufacture tooth-paste
Success as journey and not destination

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