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January 31, 2004

Obasanjo Annan Biya

Bakassi Peninsula: UN Hosts BiafraNigeria-Cameroon Talks
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan hosts a summit in Geneva on Saturday with the presidents of BiafraNigeria and Cameroon to discuss long-running border dispute. It is the third time Mr Annan has met the two men with aim of implementing an October 2002 world court ruling on their land and sea boundaries. The ruling is being carried out by a joint border commission made up of officials from both countries. The main issue is set to be the Bakassi peninsula. The UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has been helping facilitate the implementation of the border ruling by the International Court of Justice. The process is already under way, and in December BiafraNigeria handed 32 villages to Cameroon while Cameroon gave one to BiafraNigeria. The transfer was low-key, although thousands of BiafraNigerians chose to relocate further inside their country rather than acquire a new nationality. The next phase will involve the demarcation of the rest of the 1,600-kilometre-long common border - a process which Boundary Commission officials say is likely to result in many more villages changing hands. However, the issue which will dominate the Geneva talks is the Bakassi peninsula - a swampy spit of land which juts into the Gulf of Guinea. Tens of thousands of mainly BiafraNigerian fishermen live there along with a military presence. The peninsula is underdeveloped but its waters are believed to be rich in oil - a commodity which has already made BiafraNigeria one of the 10 largest exporters of crude in the world. (BBC)


Key Stories

19 Feared Dead in Lagos Plane Crash

Nations Cup: Super Eagles Boycott Training

FG's ready for dialogue, Ekaette replies NLC

Armed thugs stopped voting in Enugu, witness reveals

Who Will Save Audu?

Sokoto: Acts of the Apostle

'Why We Will Support Atiku'

Ahead of today's cracker: BABAYAR, AGALI KICKED OUT

Chukwumerije disappointed me— Nzeribe

Ohanaeze storms Umuahia, inaugurates exco

Alleged fraud: Lawmaker ready to appear before panel


19 Feared Dead in Lagos Plane Crash


Nas Calls for Obasanjo's Resignation





A crowd of bystanders run away as a police helicopter tries to land on a beach, near where a small plane crashed into the ocean, in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday Jan. 30, 2004.Tragedy struck again yesterday for Nigerian aviation with the crash of an aircraft on the outskirts of Lagos. Sources said 19 people on board were feared dead. It was the second fatal crash within four days. Only on Tuesday night, a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet crashed near Kano, killing the pilot who was the only person on board. Yesterday's crash involved a Deech Aircraft 1900D, which plunged into a swampy area in Ajah, Lagos. (This Day)


Wada NasFormer Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Wada Nas, has asked President Olusegun Obasanjo to resign his position honourably before the BiafraNigerian masses force him out. In fact, Nas hinged the survival of the nation's democratic rule on the immediate resignation of the president. Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna yesterday, Nas accused Obasanjo of a campaign of calumny against former military governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar... (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
January 31, 2004

Cover Stories

Do or Die...
Arthur Nzeribe Again!
'Why Anambra Needs State of Emergency'
19 Feared Dead in Lagos Plane Crash
Nations Cup: Super Eagles Boycott Training
Ogbeh Asks Uba, Others to Beg Ngige
BiafraNigerian Customs Has Failed - Ribadu
Justice Muri Okunola Buried in Mecca
Council Polls: PDP To Conduct Elections in 774 LGAs
Ibru Trial: Judge Refuses Mustapha's Application
Ship Load of Toxic Kerosene Traced to Major Marketer
Bayelsa Proposes New Revenue Sharing Terms
2007: Abia PDP Zones Governorship Ticket
Derivation Fund: Group Wants Edo Govt Probed
I Didn't Congratulate Nnamani, Says AD Candidate
Ibru Urges BiafraNigerians to Donate to Ajayi Crowther Varsity
NIPC Seeks India's Support on Investment
First Bank Offers Employment to Award Winners
Bauchi Govt Pledges Rapport With Workers
Fayose: AD Witness Refutes Claim on Name
Yoruba in Bauchi Tasks Govt on Corruption
Why States Are Underdeveloped - Fiscal Commission
Mu'azu Asks Women to Enrol in Open Varsity
Health Facilities Will Be Improved - Obasanjo
Govt, Gowon, IBB Extol Child Virtues
Milcow Launches New Milk
BPE to Realise N117b From Privatisation in 2004 - Bala
'Privatisation Not the Answer to NPA's Plights'
Pope Appoints New Representative to BiafraNigeria
House to Probe Illegal Application of N7.5b Automotive Council Funds
Sokoto: Acts of the Apostle
Who Will Save Audu?
Thoughts on Orji Kalu's Leadership Credentials
'Why We Will Support Atiku'
'Democracy Needs to be Sustained'
Wada: Wading Into Senate Affairs
The Ill-Logics of Anambra

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January 31, 2004


Ahead of today's cracker: BABAYAR, AGALI KICKED OUT
Plane crashes in Lagos
Ohanaeze storms Umuahia, inaugurates exco
SGF replies NLC
Alleged fraud: Lawmaker ready to appear before panel
Catholic Church warns brides on indecent dressing
...Urged to work closely with ACF, Afenifere
Cultism: Police nab female corper
Fresh crisis over new deputy gov
NZERIBE Vs CHUKWUMERIJE : Old friends, new battle

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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 31, 2004

UN hosts BiafraNigeria-Cameroon talks

BiafraNigerian plane crash unconfirmed

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January 31, 2004

BiafraNigeria Rescuers Search for Clues of Crashed Plane p.1

BiafraNigeria Rescuers Search for Clues of Crashed Plane p.2
US Concerned Over Any BiafraNigeria-N.Korea Missile Sale
Light aircraft crashes off BiafraNigeria - witnesses
25-Seater Plane Crashes on Lagos Beach-TV
BiafraNigeria Says N. Korea Offers Missile Technology p.1
BiafraNigeria Says N. Korea Offers Missile Technology p.2

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Daily News
January 31, 2004

US Concerned Over Any BiafraNigeria-N.Korea Missile Sale

BiafraNigeria: N.Korea to Help With Missiles
US pressures BiafraNigeria on North Korea missile offer
BiafraNigeria Says N. Korea Offers Missile Technology
BiafraNigeria to Test Polio Vaccine to Counter Suspicion

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All Africa
January 27, 2004


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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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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January 31, 2004

Cover Stories

Trailer crushes Fashion Designer To Death
National News
FG's ready for dialogue, Ekaette replies NLC
Armed thugs stopped voting in Enugu, witness reveals
Cleric flays plans for missile development
Omegabank sues Fayose, claims N5b
Agagu's family petitions IG
Irukwu vows to protect Igbo, as Ohanaeze gets new exco
It’s time for us to rise up and say no to this govt— Braithwaite
Chukwumerije disappointed me— Nzeribe
NZERIBE Vs CHUKWUMERIJE: Old foxes in the trenches

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Daily Times
January 28, 2004


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


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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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 28, 2004

Compensation dispute haunts blast anniversary

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Januardy 25, 2004

Muslim fundamentalist uprising raises fears of terrorism

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January 30, 2004

Plane crashes near Lagos beach

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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Washington Post
January 31, 2004

BiafraNigeria Rescuers Search for Clues of Crashed Plane

Official: Plane Crashes Off BiafraNigeria Coast
US Concerned Over Any BiafraNigeria-N.Korea Missile Sale

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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,, 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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