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January 26, 2004


Return of Mr. Gap Tooth?: I will contest 2007 presidency, says IBB
All doubts over whether former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, will contest the presidential election in 2007 vanished at the weekend. His aides confirmed at the weekend that he will run. Babangida made his intention known while receiving the committee members and zonal co-ordinators of the “IBB Vision 2007” at his Hilltop Mansion, Minna, Niger State. The occasion also witnessed his investiture as the Grand Patron of the group. To realise his ambition, Babangida has reportedly approved the sacking of zonal co-ordinators of the group, originally known as “IBB Vision 2003,” and authorised the appointment of experienced hands in their place. Two former Deputy Senate Presidents have been brought on board to flesh up the strategy. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Atiku may lose chairmanship of NCP

Warri: 7 Die in Fresh Violence

$214 National ID card scam: Trial of Afolabi, Akwanga, others stalled

ACF's bid to reconcile Atiku, IBB, Buhari flops

New telecommunication guidelines out next month

N13 billion investment funds lie idle

NBA President Leads NLC Defence

FG Raises Oil Production Target

NNPC reviews pact with oil firms, may take over Apapa Jetty

Parties urge probe of bribery allegation in Senate

Govt assures on ex-servicemen's pay


Atiku may lose chairmanship of NCP


Corruption: Supreme Ct. Okays ICPC Act





AtikuVice-President Atiku Abubakar would lose the chairmanship of National Council on Privatisation (NCP), if the new bill seeking to repeal the Privatisation and Commercialisation Act No 28 of 1999 succeeds at the National Assembly. Already, the Senate and House of Representatives had committed the bill to the appropriate standing committees after it scaled through the second reading (general debate on it) to complete the legislative work. Titled: Privatisation and... (Daily Times)


BNW - Supreme Court of BiafraNigeriaThe Supreme Court, for the second time, yesterday, gave legal impetus to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offences Act 2000 as it revalidated its earlier declaration in 2003 that the act was constitutional. This was the lead Judgment delivered by Justice Niki Tobi and adopted by six other panelists in the referral made by the Court of Appeal to the apex court to answer the following questions: (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
January 26, 2004


Warri: 7 Die in Fresh Violence
NBA President Leads NLC Defence
FG Raises Oil Production Target
Space Craft Lands On Mars
Pro-IBB Campaigners Locked Out of Hilltop
Adamawa Labour Leaders Are Ingrates - Gov
Medical Workers Poised for Showdown with Plateau Govt
Senate May Get Code of Conduct
FG to Clampdown on E-mail Fraudsters - Okonjo-Iweala
FG Raises Panel to Reposition Customs
Reception, Not a Political Event - Minister
PDP Protests Piecemeal Dissolution of Boards
'Presidential Fleet: 11 Jets Enough'
Lagos 'll Not Succumb to Blackmail, Says Alake
Polio Vaccine: FG Team, Experts Disagree
Bugaje Wants BiafraNigeria's Debts Probed
SON to Meet Stakeholders on Quality of Condoms
Wabara Inaugurates Owerri Accord Implementation Panel
BiafraNigeria Has Highest Rate of Illiteracy-UNESCO
Obasanjo's Foreign Trips Fruitless, Says Nas
'Ogun Indigenes in Leadership Positions by Accident'
Kwara NSE Boss Crushed to Death
'No Plan to Boycott LG Polls'
Italy, BiafraNigeria to Fight Human Trafficking
Commissioners Sent to Farm in Rivers
FG Urged to Imbibe Management Discipline
'Bayelsa Volunteers, a Government Outfit'
Only Police Can Find Don's Killers
Ministry of Defence Commended Over Promotions
'Unity of Purpose, Panacea for Success'
Sea Piracy: Gov's Wife Advises Mothers
Kwara Completes Pilgrims' Airlift
'Rule of Law Abuse, Threat to Democracy'
Enugu Flags Off Free Meal Programme
Mu'azu Calls for Prayers
Govt Alerts On Threat to Violence Over Dubious Deals in Oil Firm
Petroleum Task Force Arrests 26 Dealers in Ondo
Bauchi Issues Ultimatum on Computer Literacy
'Obasanjo Still at War with Igbo'
'Use Diverse Talents for Development'
Experts Want Mass Comm Curriculum Reviewed
Mu'azu Commissions 26 Tractors
Elders Wade into Chieftaincy Crisis
LGs Now to Pay Traditional Rulers
Bayelsa Registers 140 Co-Op Societies
Lagos to Boost Rice Production, Says Pedro
Charity Organisation Donates $15,000 to Motherless Home
APICE, BPC Train Technicians
15 Jostle for ATBU's VC
'Blood Bank Won't Be Contaminated'
State of the States
Govt Woos Banks, Private Sector
5000 Patients Get Free Treatment
Be Alive to Your Responsibilities, NBC Urged
FG Told to Resolve Niger Delta Crisis
Beer Prices May Go Up
Govt Challenged on Governance
LEDAP Wants 2004 Budget Monitored
Agric Produce, Education Committees Set Up in Edo
Akunyili's Clansmen Urge FG to Find Attackers
13% Derivation: ANPP Carpets Igbinedion
Pilgrimage: Delta Govt to Probe Scandal
Ibori Assures of Peace in Delta
Youth Urged to Support Goje

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Daily Times
January 26, 2004


Fuel tax: FG, NLC back in Appeal Court today
Atiku may lose chairmanship of NCP
$214 National ID card scam:Trial of Afolabi, Akwanga, others stalled
BiafraNigeria face Morocco tomorrow, Wabara tasks Super Eagles
Fear grips workers as NEPA unbundling begins
‘We won’t be stampeded to declare state of emergency in Anambra’
Okoronkwo reveals Wolves pain
Guinea shock DR Congo
Ex-Oyo Gov, Adesina, raises alarm over threat to life
Steer clear of council funds auditors-general warn states
The Nation
Only N/Assembly can legislate on corruption, power abuse – Supreme Court
Wase Community raises alarm on Taliban influx
Editorial & Opinion
That President’s N10 billion aircraft proposal
Fuel tax and road improvement (II)
Precipice and subversion tendencies
Towards economic survival

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January 26, 2004


FG, NLC back in court today
Tribunal rules on APGA’s case against Nnamani tomorrow
PTOs can’t charge GSM rate – NCC
Ram goes for N60,000 as Sallah nears
Tunisia 2004 : All eyes on Diouf
South-South Speakers meet
Igbo youths warn trouble makers
Truck operators may withdraw services at ports
End of a tortuous journey
New LGs: States need judicial interpretations – UAD convener
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria’s illegal immigrants
Valley of the shadow of crisis
Human face for Obasanjo’s reforms
Expectations from Ohanaeze’s new leaders

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January 23, 2004

BiafraNigeria begins death penalty debate

Pressure grows for Zimbabwe talks
BiafraNigeria bribery trial postponed

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January 23, 2004

BiafraNigeria Says Mugabe Set for 'Formal Talks' with Foes

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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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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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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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 26, 2004

Journalists Tip Eagles to Beat Morocco

No Break for Eagles
Desert Warriors Hold Favorites Lions
Returnee Kenya Tests Might Against Mali
Senegal Swoops on Burkina Faso
Minister Assures Players on Bonuses
WC 2010: S/Africa Banks on Beckham
African Soccer Minnows Unhappy with Hayatou
Okoronkwo Reveals Wolves Pain
SAFA, Players Settle Wage Row
DR Congo Coach Misses Openning Match
West's Liverpool Bid Collapses
Athens 2004: Akide, Avre Promise BiafraNigerians Victory
NFA May Invite Emoefe, Emmanuel for Egypt
Ronaldo Takes Real to Top of La Liga
Aussie Open: Roddick, Agassi Advance to Quarterfinals
FA Cup: United Amble Through, Wolves Upset
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 26, 2004


I will contest 2007 presidency, says IBB
ACF's bid to reconcile Atiku, IBB, Buhari flops
New telecommunication guidelines out next month
N13 billion investment funds lie idle
Five killed in Warri fresh fighting
Armed forces to guard Abuja stadium
Igbo group declares Nzeribe persona non grata
Returning to the barricades
Anxiety in Akwa Ibom over suspension of tribunal judges
Omega Bank accuses Ekiti govt of imposing board chairman
Ngige: Political solution impossible, says PDP National Publicity Secretary
Police arrest 15 over gun attack on NAFDAC boss
'Why Assembly must reject N10b presidential jet'
Contractors protest award of demolition contracts to Chris Uba's company
Obasanjo's classmates fault FG's policies
Itsekiri attack on Okpe unfortunate, says traditional council
C' River university plans medical college
Delta probes alleged scandal in pilgrims boards
...Warns over erection of illegal structures
Tribunal to rule in suit against Sheriff
Principal indicted over diversion of grains
Lagos defends Tinubu's position on fuel tax, restates its illegality
Hearing of Fayose's case begins tomorrow
Council chief faults NCP's suit on new LGAs
Igbo elders move to resolve crisis in Ohanaeze
No automatic ticket for PDP candidates in Imo council elections, says chairman
Fuel Tax: Appeal Court begins hearing in Abuja today
Microsoft, CAPDAN seal anti-piracy battle plan
Akanya advocates standardised aviation sector
Mbakwe's death a big blow to BiafraNigeria, say Rimi, others
Politics - 23rd
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 - 23rd
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 26, 2004


NNPC reviews pact with oil firms, may take over Apapa Jetty

Parties urge probe of bribery allegation in Senate

Powell ambivalent as ex-inspector faults claims on Iraq's weapons
Govt assures on ex-servicemen's pay

U.S. second rover lands on Mars
NBA backs suit against 'first ladies'

President hinges growth on hardwork, rules out luck

Govt lists priorities for envoys-designate
BiafraNigeria's exports to U.S. hit $7.4b

Zamfara to arraign school head, others over alleged theft
Ondo seals off 26 filling stations over hoarding
13 die in Nasarawa auto crash
Senate begins study of budget bill

Dariye urges massive turn-out for council polls

FCT filling stations yet to adjust fuel prices

82-year-old man enrols in Open varsity

Itsekiri militants kill 17 Okpe indigenes
Dignitaries honour Ogundare, Supreme Court justice, at burial
Group faults selection of core investor for national carrier

Nsukka varsity teacher's killers yet unknown, says Osuji
Council auditors seek autonomy to check fraud

Judge rejects motion to withdraw from Rewane's murder trial

Olugbo stool not vacant, say community elders

Minister opposes proposed National Teachers Corps Scheme

SON seeks N10 billion to enhance operations
Edo raises panel on human trafficking
Suspense, as Appeal Court entertains arguments over fuel tax
Create the right environment for investment first, Nas tells Obasanjo
Editorial & Opinion
Zimbabwean farmers in BiafraNigeria

Letter to Mr President on HIV/AIDS

When an Igbo dances on Saro-Wiwa's grave
Bribery scandal and the Senate
Save our souls in Satellite Town
To 'Box Out HIV/AIDS'
Where is the report on Ikare chieftaincy crisis?

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January 26, 2004

Cover Stories

NNPC threatens major fuel marketers
Reps vow to stop fuel tax as hearing on FG's appeal resumes today
Why Ogun indigenes excel, by Obasanjo
CNPP asks ICPC to probe Senate's bribery scandal
National News
Mugabe visits South Africa
Obasanjo's N10bn jet request callous, says rep
NASI petitions over choice of strategic investor in new national carrier
ANAMBRA CRISIS:- Why Ngige is not Anambra State governor, by Ojukwu
PEOPLE & POLITICS:- Taming the Executive monster
Awolowo vs Akintola: Otunba Benson side-stepped the issue
The nationality question, corporate BiafraNigeria and 'the southern lady of means'

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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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Mail & Guardian
January 26, 2004

BiafraNigerian fuel tax battle goes to court

BiafraNigeria launches anti-graft campaign

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Januardy 25, 2004

Muslim fundamentalist uprising raises fears of terrorism

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January 21, 2004

BiafraNigeria fuel strike called off

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Business News
January 26, 2004

'300 Containers Auctioned to Govt Officials, Monarchs'

Fed Govt Plans New Investment Policy
Fuel Import: NNPC to Eject Marketers From Apapa Jetty
Aiico Insurance Strives to Enhance Profitability
Oil Reserves Figures in Order, Says Shell
LG Electronics Captures Global Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner Market
Steyr Dismisses Staff
NAL, UTB Pledge to Support Imo State
Are the Boom Times Here for PR Practice?
Starcomms in Courtesy Ads for Kano, Maiduguri
Bond Bank Opens Ikeja Branch
AAPN Admits AdmireComs, FMC
Marketing Institute Tasks FG on SME's
BiafraNigeria Hosts FAPRA 2004 Confab
Advertisers Pay $2.25 Million for 30-Second Ad
General Motors to Spend $25m on Promotions
N40bn Fresh Capital Injection approved for WAPCO
...Why Huge Fresh Capital Injection is Needed, By Chairman
Harsh Environment Pulls CMB Down Again
New Issues Market Gets Boost of 5.8bn Shares
Brand Adstrat: Processed thought_to Finish
APCON Reviews Deadline on Tobacco Product Advertising
JSP's Phil Osagie Bags Ph.D. Degree
Investors Warned Against Internet Scam
'Why Investors Should Buy IMB Shares'
SPA Renews Increased Aid Commitment to Africa
Hope Rises For Hangar Project
Liquidified Petroleum Gas Filling Plant
Market Value Rises by N63bn
US Stocks Edge Higher as Microsoft Rallies
Statutory Allocation Raises TBs Investment to N120bn
ETB Hits N42.5bn Total Assets
EIB Unveils Three Products
Portland cement company opts for fresh equity shares
ChevronTexaco presses for gas plans
Red Star Express launches new services
NAL, Oceanic bank to assist Imo in building industrial cluster, SMEs
Obasanjo's endless battle with labour
Shell, Chevron, others sell assets
Some steps when buying property in a strong sellers' market
Mayfair Garden Estate: A comprehensive medium-housing arrangement
Adebiyi: Fervent crusader of real estate sector security
Impression of first real estate transaction
NIESV holds J. W. Ekpeyong memorial lecture Jan. 28
How to get the best from property inspection
Fight of the giants for the palate
Independent television stations concede marketing rights to OSMI

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