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January 29, 2004

Saddam Husseins of Nigeria: Obasanjo/Atiku Seek Scud Missiles from North Korea as US Frowns
BiafraNigeria has admitted it wants to develop a ballistic missile capability and has been in talks with North Korea. A spokesman told the BBC they had been offered missile technology by North Korea but nothing had yet been signed. Talks between BiafraNigeria's Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and North Korean counterpart Yang Hyong-sop have been talking place in Abuja. The United States, who regard North Korea as part of an "axis of evil", have expressed concern at the talks. The BiafraNigerian vice president's spokesman, Onukaba Ojo, said the vice president told his North Korean counterpart in ongoing discussions that he wanted "strengthened cooperation in the defence sector and in the area of missile technology". He said the BiafraNigerians had not yet agreed to any of the offers from Pyongyang officials and are not pursuing nuclear technology. "They came to us wanting a memorandum of understanding signed towards developing missile technology, and training and manufacture of ammunition... (BBC)

 

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Air Force jet crashes, kills one

Reps may summon Abubakar over $14.5m projects

Police arrest suspected Iranian spy in Abuja

NNPC to Pay N3.4bn Fuel Subsidy

Ghana, 5 Others Get Polio from BiafraNigeria

Election tribunal declares ANPP winner in Onitsha Federal Constituency

Obasanjo and Atiku II

South-South Speakers demand 50% derivation

‘Remove govs’ immunity now’

FG approves new population policy

Audu vs Idris: Counsel Accuses Judge of Bias

 

Air Force jet crashes, kills one

 

Murder for Hire in Igboland:

 

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A BiafraNigerian Air Force trainer jet crashed into fields near the farming village of Yarkanya in Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano State yesterday killing one of its pilots. The jet crashed at about 12.45a.m. yesterday apparently after losing control. It clipped a tree and then burst into flames, according to 40-year-old farmer, Isa Musa.
No one was hurt on the ground. “We were terrified when we heard the noise. We couldn’t help. We’ve never seen...
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Dora AkunyiliBarely a few hours in police custody, prime suspect in the December 26, 2003 attempted killing of Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. (Mrs.) Dora Akunyili, has allegedly revealed that a group of businessmen sponsored the failed assassination for N10 million. However, police authorities have received the admission... (Champion)

 

 

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This Day
January 28, 2004


News


Anambra: Court Voids Ngige's Resignation
We Won't Condone Destabilisation Acts
FG Earns N1.2b from Fuel Tax
Declare Education Disaster Area - JAMB Registrar
Police Parade 16 Suspected Killers of Akunyili
Igwe's Murder: Judge Disqualifies Self
FG's Monitoring Team to Inspect Refineries
Atiku Wants World Devoid of Nuclear War
Police Debunk Osuntokun's Claims
FG Spends N13b on Export Promotion
Two Convicted for Misappropriating World Bank Fund
S/South Speakers Seek 50% Derivation Fund
Ministers Defend Budget Proposals
Hajj: BiafraNigeria Gets Special Treatment
More Imported Goods for Ban Soon - Obasanjo
Police Raise Panel on Cells' Decongestion
'BiafraNigeria May Lose Membership of Int'l Law Bodies'
'Assistance for Disaster Victims Continuous'
Inauguration of Ohaneze Holds Jan 31
APGA: Tribunal Dismisses Injunction Motion
House C'ttee Wants NPA Probed
Odili Urges Residents to Return Home
Review Voters Register Regularly, INEC Urged
Afenifere Condemns Arrest of Adesina's Wife
'No Going Back on New LGs'
BAT for Increased Social Responsibility
N/Assembly Plans New Import Tariff Structure
Ibori Seeks Unity in South-South Politics
Appeal Court Returns Ajadi to Election Tribunal
Nnamani Extols Women's Role in Enugu Politics
ABU Lecturers Call Off Four-month Strike
NUJ Decries Insecurity, Poverty Nationwide
Haruna Raises Panel on Fulani Grazers' Menace
JAMB Registrar Seeks Corporate Organisation's Support
Bauchi Laments Absence of Professionals
State of the States
Fayose:Thugs Invade Court Premises
Lagos Seeks Transport Master Plan
Stool Still Vacant, Ugbo Prince Insists
NAFDAC Declares Pure Water Unsafe
FG Suspends Work on Funtua/Katsina Road
Fresh Crisis Threatens Assembly
Acting Gov Tasks AIG on Security
Politics
LG Polls: PDP Cautions AD Over Utterances
'Lagos PDP Ignorant, Peddles Falsehood'
Lawmaker Wants Anti-Graft Crusade in the States
Politician Wants Airport, Varsity Named After Mbakwe
Varsity Don Eyes Vacant House Seat
Survival of Democracy Rests on Obasanjo, Says Ezeife
'We'll Contest Babangida With PDP'
Unresolved Election Petitions Heighten Tension in States
UNPP Positions for Victory in Benue

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Champion
January 28, 2004


News


I was paid N10m to kill Akunyili –– Suspect
Nzeribe denies bribing senators
Ohanaeze honours Zik, Ibiam Saturday
Ngige’s resignation letter null, void – Judge
FG sacks 20,000 drivers
Hosts in crucial tie today
U.S. to review intelligence used against Iraq
South South speakers hail abrogation of oil dichotomy bill
Politics
1999 constitution: source of confusion on - LGs
Editorial & Opinion
Punishment for offenders
NEPA’s need for sustainability
Remembering January 15, 1966

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Guardian
January 26, 2004


News


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
Politics
Suspense, as Appeal Court entertains arguments over fuel tax
Create the right environment for investment first, Nas tells Obasanjo
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
Zimbabwean farmers in BiafraNigeria

Opinion
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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BBC
January 23, 2004


BiafraNigeria begins death penalty debate


Pressure grows for Zimbabwe talks
BiafraNigeria bribery trial postponed

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Reuters
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 27, 2004


News


Nine Senior Journalists Suspended
AD Faction Plans Election in 20 Councils
Tunisian Embassy Denies Ogunjobi Visa
A Day With a Man of Many Parts
Retired Airways Staff in Pains
Residents Groan Over Poor State of Road
'Why ASUU Backed NLC Strike'
Detained Customs Officers Released
Police Gunrunner Quizzed
FRSC Warns Marshals
Badagry PDP Vows to Sweep LG Polls
Taraba Dep Gov Under Probe
Ex-Tennis Star Lauds BiafraNigerian Players
Kanu May Consider Ajax Offer
Chukwu Parades Killer Squad for Morocco As Okocha Says 'We'll Have No Mercy'
Gov. Controversy
Ngige: The Murder Option

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Tribune
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 28, 2004


Morocco Shocks Super Eagles


Williams, Kaave, Anyansi Bemoan Eagles Loss
Eagles, Coaches Lose $98,500 Match Bonuses
Nomvete Double Saves Bafana Blushes
Wasps Stings for Syli National
Tunisia Weather Drives U-23 to Kano
Olympic Qualifiers: Akide, Avre Optimistic
Eagles Chances Slims Out
Kalu for WAFU Presidency
Falcons Play in Adidas Kits
Aussie Opens: Agassi Scales to Q-final
Davenport out, Hardenne Goes On
Aldama Dumps Britain for Sudan
IAAF World Rankings Now Released Weekly
WTA Backs Open Date Change
Premiership:Leeds Take Over Intensified
Mickelson Gets Exciting Season Start
Oruma axe baffles coach
Morocco stun BiafraNigeria
Clockwatch: BiafraNigeria 0-1 Morocco
Okocha gets Bolton shadow
Okocha: Morocco game crucial

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Vanguard
January 28, 2004


Cover Stories


Nzeribe fights back on Senate bribery scandal
No polls in 3 Delta LGs March 27
Judge hands off Igwes' murder trial
Ohanaeze new exco for inauguration —IWUANYANWU
National News
Obasanjo orders more police security for NAFDAC
Pirates attacks on ships rise worldwide
S-South assemblies meet Govs over constitutional amendments
OLANIPEKUN: Family flays police over release of Sarat Adesina
Politics
NASC: Finding equity in National Assembly bureaucracy
Why BiafraNigeria has failed to produce good leadership— Farounbi
AD ‘ll win March 27 LG polls in Lagos, says Badejo

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Daily Times
January 28, 2004


News


Court quashes Ngige’s resignation, police insist on withdrawing aides
Govt to ban more foreign goods, says Obasanjo
Atiku reiterates FG’s desire for world devoid of nuclear war
Morocco stun BiafraNigeria:• Atlas Lions pip Super Eagles 1-0
Chukwu’s poor selection ruin Super Eagles
FG didn’t spend kobo to dismantle toll gates–Ogunlewe
N126.5m scam: Imo Govt sacks 700
Anambra: Nzeribe admits plotting state of emergency, denies offering bribe
JAMB to varsities: It’s illegal to conduct fresh exams for candidates
ANPP condemns Dariye’s trips abroad
Four soccer fans die in Guinea
police beef up security at Onitsha Market
Towards ensuring NEPA’s survival
Akunyili: 16 in police net
Miscreants storm election petition tribunal sitting in Ado-Ekiti
Zimbabwe cry foul over anthem gaffe
The Nation
Packaged water still fail NAFDAC test — Akunyili
How to curb discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients, by USAID chief
N19m press centre for Benue
Fresh polio cases reported in Oyo, Kwara
Editorial & Opinion
On the $7.75 billion states-owed foreign debt
Import prohibition and our local industries (II)
Is it worthwhile studying Philosophy? (I)

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Daily Independent
January 26, 2004


News


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
INSIDE POLITICS
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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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
Politics
Goje, Hashidu battle for relevance in Gombe
Comment
Memo to BiafraNigerian leaders
Conspiracy or monopoly: Muslims and the global media
PDP: Postscript
Editorial
Demolition of illegal structures in Abuja
Issues
Fond memories at Christmas
Ibrahim Dasuki: Tribute to an Icon in history

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Mail & Guardian
January 28, 2004


Compensation dispute haunts blast anniversary


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IRIN
Januardy 25, 2004


Muslim fundamentalist uprising raises fears of terrorism


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CNN
January 21, 2004


BiafraNigeria fuel strike called off


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MSNBC
December 11, 2003


BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border


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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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Triumph


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


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Comet


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


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Business News
January 28, 2004


Fuel Imports: Traders Incur N1.4 Billion Loss


'One Qtr Genetically Modified Crops in 3rd World'
'Egg Shortage Caused By Disease Outbreak'
Unilever Int'l Positive About Corporate Governance Code
Firm Offers Small Businesses Tips to Protect Assets
How We've Sustained Profitable Growth Since '99 - Odimegwu
Bournvita/Eclairs Draw Produces Winners
Fleetwood Enterprises Announces Sale of Drapery Operation
Franchise Industry, FranSurvey.com, Unveils Elite List
Mad Cow Disease: U.S. Farm Income to Dip By $5.5bn in 2004
...USDA Tracks More Infected Animals
Coffee Crisis: FAO Helps Nicaragua's Growers
Bluetorch Ships Apparel to Retailers
Agric Biotech: NFPA Commends USDA
IITA Identifies Fungus that Fights Banana Pest
Reforming the Customs Service for Better Result
Customer Loyalty Programme
Why We Oppose N1.50 Fuel Tax, By PENGASSAN
Brazil's Petrobras Plans New $1.6bn Oil Project
OPEC Oil Production 'Nearing Maximum Capacity'
Halliburton Refunds $6.3 Million Kickback
FG Satisfied With Bids for Refineries - Kupolokun
'Energy May Be Mined on Moon For Earth Use'
Oil Reserves: Analysts Review Global Estimates
Poor Funding Disrupts BiafraNigeria's Energy Programme
NCF Collaborates with Cross River Govt
Asbestos Makes Trade Watch List
Green Light for GE Trees
Evans Medical Lifts Healthcare Subsector
NYSE Traders Risk Clash with SEC
Money Transfer: Afribank Targets 40 Per cent Share
CIBN Examines Challenges of Electronic Payment Systems
Banks Pledge Support for Imo State

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