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July 01, 2004

Saddam Hussein President of Iraq

"George Bush is the Real Criminal:" Says Saddam Hussein
Calling the proceedings a "theatre," Saddam Hussein has made a defiant first appearance before an Iraqi judge, branding President George W Bush as the "real criminal". He defended Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, said he was still president and rejected the court's jurisdiction. He arrived in handcuffs and chains at the court near Baghdad airport to hear charges of war crimes and genocide. TV pictures of the hearing were released to international broadcasters shortly after the hearing .... more>>

Body Snatcher Unraveled?: Gov. Ibori recently Offered Bribe to Judge who convicted him in 1995...(This Day)


Key Stories

Kalu Dares EFCC to Name Corrupt Govs

Polio: Kano writes WHO, now ready for immunisation

BiafraNigeria obtains new N155b loans

Zenith Bank makes history today with N15b IPO

Security breach: 10 Army officers cleared

Senate begins internal reforms

Govt, oil majors seek ways out of $400m joint venture budget shortfall

93 insurers sue NAICOM over new regulations

It’s unfair for power to return to the North – Senator Salawu

Resurgence of cultism on campuses

Saddam, 11 aides arraigned





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BNW KaluAbia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday challenged the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu, to name the governors alleged to be involved in the looting of state funds. He also absolved himself of culpability in the allegation. Also, yesterday, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) called on President Olusegun Obasanjo to direct Ribadu to name governors involved in... (This Day)


BNW  Ekwueme and AbachaSecond Republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has given kudos to the late military leader, Gen. Sani Abacha, for recognising the six geopolitical zones in the country and enshrining them in the constitution. Speaking Monday at the 50th birthday party for Ebonyi State Governor, Dr. Sam Egwu, organised by members of the State Executive Council, friends... (This Day)





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Daily Independent
July 01, 2004


BiafraNigeria obtains new N155b loans
Zenith Bank makes history today with N15b IPO
Senate panel urges reduction of FG workforce
Counsel seeks court records in Ibori's case
10 soldiers quizzed over security breach, released - Agwai
Committee declares Solgas unfit to execute Ajaokuta plant
NIPC shortlists five firms for N4.3 bn World Bank SMEs project
Railways monthly wage bill hits N250 million
Reps condemn FG's approach to reforms
Recurrent expenditure takes 80.3 per cent of 2003 budget
Atiku meets Alli, PDP leaders over Plateau
Army to clear remnant explosives from Ikeja Cantonment
Cargo theft: NAHCO boss, five others arrested
NUBIFIE to confront insurance firms over 'casualisation'
Incessant fire outbreak blamed on disrespect for law
BiafraNigeria signs N63bn grant pact with U.S
Ige murder: IG replies trial judge
Respite for Onilekere residents
Group urges Lagos to help rebuild NURTW secretariat
2007: South East PDP chairmen insist on Igbo presidency
FUTO expels 32 cult members
CLO decries police brutalisation of MASSOB members
Nnamani woos political foes
Police launch public complaints bureau
Abia council chairmen list priorities
No local council secretariat - is sold, says Lagos AD scribe
Momoh backs Sovereign National Conference
Saraki canvasses debt forgiveness for BiafraNigeria
Group drafts new rules for election tribunals
Too many political parties in BiafraNigeria, says Jonathan
The undercurrents at Afolabi's funeral
Editorial & Opinion
Curbing gangsterism in Rivers
The dilapidation of a city
The President's 30-year ambition
Media as agent of paradigm shift
We say "No" to fee hike

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July 01, 2004


I convicted Governor Ibori ·Former Area Court judge
Security breach: 10 Army officers cleared
Senate begins internal reforms
BiafraNigeria may lose N15bn World Bank loan
The Tinubu/Ogunlewe face-off
Labour's deregulation'll lead to dictatorship
Senate can still improve Tafida
NCC moves to extend validity periods offered by telecoms operators
Marketers to import three cargoes of products each in July
Five foreign firms bid for $32m World Bank SMEs

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The Sun
July 01, 2004

I CONVICTED YOU ...Judge tells Ibori - I‘m not bothered, says Delta gov

Resurgence of cultism on campuses
Saddam, 11 aides arraigned
It’s unfair for power to return to the North – Senator Salawu
CORRUPT: 36 policemen face the music for extorting money from motorists

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June 30, 2004


Presidency to settle Tinubu, Ogunlewe rift
Obasanjo, Reps to meet over N20b military pension
Govt halts post JAMB tests in varsities
Customs seizes N20b MTN recharge cards
Alli hinges growth on peace, urges dialogue
Court adjourns suit on constitution, Anambra queries jurisdiction
Obasanjo commends Ibru panel
Anyaoku, others task world leaders on peace
Omisore resumes duty at Senate, speaks tomorrow
Commissioner explains problems in managing Lagos roads
INEC officials deny fraud in 2003 presidential polls
PDP alleges bias in Kwande crisis report
Govt to implement policy on HIV/AIDS at workplaces
Obasanjo asks court to dismiss suit over petroleum post
How military ruined police, by ex-AIG
El-Rufai defends N20m pay for two appointees
Govt spends N102b on power sector
Airlines cut flights to Warri, Yola
Reps plan bill to check fire outbreak in buildings
Ibori shuns controversy on successor
NANS not divided, says official
Nwabueze gives terms for role in trial of Russians
Ekwueme, Nwodo, others extol Egwu's virtue at birthday
Movie industry generates N30b in 10 years, says minister
Enugu workers give marketers ultimatum on fuel prices
New pensions law, a boost to economic reform agenda
Positive moves to resolve Kwande crisis
Editorial & Opinion
The perennial flooding in Lagos

Zamfara as apostle of secession

The NSITF at 10
Your Excellencies, let there be light
The Abuja Stadium velodrome
Of myth, fiction and non-truths
The example of Anambra State

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Daily Times
June 30, 2004


BiafraNigeria loses N300m to pirates monthly –Minister
Abacha was a nationalist – Ekwueme
Anambra Govt raises objection to suit challenging legality of 1999 Constitution
Omisore at Senate, causes mild stir
Four found dead in warehouse
Presidential pardon for Biafran soldiers yet to be gazetted:• Two years after
Lagos govt faults FG’s move to draft FRSC men to highways
Refineries: PENGASSAN, NUPENG mobilise for strike
Adeyinka, outgoing Lagos cj, reshuffles judges
States entitled to share of excess crude fund – RMAFC boss
Saddam Hussein to be handed over to Iraqi court today
Illegal bunkering: You can’t hear this case, Nwabueze tells court
Three states to benefit from N6bn World Bank water supply credit
Union Bank Board chairman, two directors retire
Warri crisis: Ijaw accuse FG, Delta Govt of insincerity
The emergency powers act of 1961 subsists
Nasarawa Govt to dissolve new councils
World oldest person celebrates 114th birthday
N80m realised from sale of forms for Games Village houses
Niger Delta youths storm National Assembly, protest sack of kinsman
Editorial & Opinion
Between FERMA and LASTMA

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June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerian state bans Muslim march

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June 04, 2004

Police ban Muslim procession in volatile Kano

Legislators give Obasanjo sweeping powers in Plateau
Rival delta militia leaders agree peace amid security crackdown

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Washington Post
June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerian Troops, Militants Clash in Delta

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June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed

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June 04, 2004

New clashes in BiafraNigeria's oil delta

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Mail & Guardian
June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerian govt seeks to stop child hawking

BiafraNigeria to launch software to nab 419 scammers

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June 04, 2004

Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive

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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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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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Sports News
July 01, 2004

Germany 2006: Oruma, Martins, Swell Eagles Camp

Only VIP Gate Will Be Open - Edozie
Kwara United Defeat Enyimba
Why Baros Is So Deadly
Germans Still Gloomy About Team
Greece to Take Chance Against Czechs
Chess Invites 132 for Trials
Registration Begins for Premier League Teams
Wimbledon: Williams, Roddick Move into Semis
Team BiafraNigeria Fund Drive Rolls into Lagos
Olofinjana, Ogbeche still expected in Abuja
Team BiafraNigeria opens Athens 2004 funds drive in Lagos
Odegbami's NIS tenure ends
Nkoyo Ibori promises more Championships
Spectators to pay N1000, N500, N300 for BiafraNigeria, Algeria encounter
NFA plans tight security at Abuja Stadium
Enyimba, Nationale crash out of Coca-Cola FA Cup
LG boss lauds Nkoyo Ibori, Theresa Udenwa on sports
Ibori Games: Delta leads in track and field
Ngerem forecloses return to AFN
Kano Polo tourney gallops off Saturday

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 This Day
July 01, 2004


Twist as Judge Says He Convicted Ibori
Kalu Dares EFCC to Name Corrupt Govs
FG Made N2.6 Trillion in 2003, Says CBN
Security Breach: 10 Army Officers Quizzed, Cleared
NNPC Sets New Rules for JV Funding
Restructuring: Leave Alli Alone, Useni Urges PDP
FEC Reviews Submissions on Service Delivery
Fuel Price: NLC Reviews Marketers' Compliance Today
US Grants BiafraNigeria N61.1bn for Devt Programmes
HIV/AIDS: 6,000 Youth Infected Daily - ILO
NIPC Screens Firms for $32m W/ Bank SMEs Facility
APGA Protests Delay in Appeal Against Nnamani
House Summons Economic Adviser
Bayelsa Assembly Demands EIA Report from Shell
Ajaokuta: Monitoring Committee Flays Work Pace
...Controller Blames Congestion on Criminal Justice System
Cultists Kill Gold Medalist, Student
Hoodlums Invade Oba's Palace
'CBI Socially Responsible'
Tinubu Urges New Initiatives on Prison, Immigration
Anosike's Allegation, an After-thought - Emodi
Customs Impounds 305 Containers of Scrap Metals, Wood
KWSG Pays $40,000 for World Bank Health Project
Cultists Surrender More Arms in Rivers
Hammani Tidjani: Police Recover More Vehicles
Ijaw Leaders Denounce Peace Deal
NGC Restores Gas Supply to NEPA
Dangote Distributors Get Car Gifts
Mu'azu Dragged to Court Over Council Funds
Don't Hands Off LG Joint Account, Kure Urged
Ekiti ALGON Denies Illegal Deductions
'Reduce Civil Service Work Force'
Pensions Directorate Owes Plateau N50m
State of States
Assembly Demands EIA Report from Shell
Ajaokuta: Monitoring Committee Flays Work Pace
Tinubu Urges New Initiatives on Prison, Immigration
...Controller Blames Congestion on Criminal Justice System
Cultists Kill Gold Medalist, Student
Anosike's Allegation, an After-thought - Emodi
Hoodlums Invade Oba's Palace
'CBI Socially Responsible'
Lagos AD Leaders Clamour for Early Guber Priamaries
Igbo Group Tasks FG on National Confab
LG Boss Tasked on Devt
Leave Ogunlewe Alone, PDP Tells Tinubu
Kwara South: Ajadi Battles to Retain Seat
New Councils Constitutional -Ebonyi Speaker

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July 01, 2004

Cover Stories

‘Ibori not bothered by retrial’
Polio: Kano writes WHO, now ready for immunisation
Saddam goes to court
Zenith Bank offers 800m shares for sale
National News
Govt, oil majors seek ways out of $400m joint venture budget shortfall
Name stealing govs, Kalu challenges EFCC boss
93 insurers sue NAICOM over new regulations
Five firms jostle for $32m World Bank SMEs projects
A thought for the poor
PEOPLE & POLITICS:Ogunlewe’s laughable strategies
Niger Delta and the funding NDDC deserves


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June 30, 2004


Investment drive’ll fail, unless... – Nnaji
Crisis in PDP USA deepens
FG okays N.5bn for erosion, desertification
I drove kabu-kabu to survive –– Egwu
Oil bunkering: Nwabueze faults trial of 13 Russians
Military denies ex-Biafran soldiers’ pensions
Celebration as Madam Odunukwe turns 70
Angola to adopt tough conditions for BiafraNigerian businessmen – Envoy
PDP’s road show
Corruption, bane of BiafraNigeria’s growth – Obianaso
Editorial & Opinion
Disease at FGGC, Bwari
The fight against corruption, so far, so good
Hawking BiafraNigeria

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Daily/Weekly Trust
June 01, 2004

Top Stories

Northern leaders set up reconciliation panel
...Alli plans peace conference
Court adjourns to July 8
Two killed in Kebbi crisis
NLC writes Obasanjo
FCT judiciary owes contractors N2.5b – CJ
FG to publish allocations to ministries, parastatals
Investors reject NEPAD projects - Official
Bafarawa denies plot against deputy, others
834,000 children die yearly – NGO
Police uncover N2b financial scam in Rivers
FG spends N3.5 billion on UBE books
Six MASSOB members charged to court
FG inaugurates lab technicians council
Obasanjo signs compulsory free education law
NAPEP co-opts LG chairmen in grassroots dev
NASS members berate FG over road projects
FG pledges 9m tones of rice by 2007
Emergency in Plateau, lesson to Kano – Cleric
Abuja Trust
MFCT distributes 2,530 tonnes of fertilizer to six Area councils
NGO to hold national prayers June 12
Actors Guild dissolves exco over corruption
World Court ruling: BiafraNigeria to gain more territories, says Ajibola
FG releases N2.8bn for varsity salaries
NUJ wants compensation for crisis victims
World Court ruling: BiafraNigeria to gain more territories, says Ajibola
NASFAT inaugurates new executives
Tea seller arraigned for impersonation, flogging of police ASP
El-Rufai promises free education for girl-child
MFCT servicom taskforce organises seminar for staff
Prices of goods and services increase in Abuja
APCON accuses government agencies of encroachment
Cleaner docked for stealing spare parts
AMAC takes ten registration defaulters to court
Kano Trust
KNSG introduces new monthly allowance for civil servants
…shuts down 25 illegal hospitals
Shekarau gives wide coverage award to Daily Trust award
Garko LG to construct mosque, Islamiyya schools for convertees
35 students to benefit from 2004 British scholarship
Eko Trust
LG chairman asks traders to relocate from Chinatown
Ita-Oko rehabilitation centre, not concentration camp - Commissioner
LASG introduces e-tax clearance card
Much ado about 57 new LG’s
LG funds bill: Straws in the wind
Masari dissociates self from suspected fraudsters
INEC defies courts on Borno senatorial election
Tinubu, Bode George urged to end face-off
AKHA amends two laws
Forum advocates anti-crisis commission
PAC condemns celebration
NUD condemns fuel price hike
SGF condoles Liman Ciroma’s family
Gov Saraki preaches leadership
Immigration arrests seven women traffickers
Terrorism in BiafraNigeria: matters arising
Once upon a time in BiafraNigeria...
Where is the Oputa Report (II) ?
NBA polls: When three SANs will lock horns
Foreign & Diplomatic
Bush’s political dilemma

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All Africa
May 07, 2004


Catholic Church Denies Existence of 'Christian Militia'
Obasanjo's Bodyguard Shot - Under Watch At Aso Rock Clinic
630 Bodies Reportedly Found in Secret Grave
Famous Poet, Ologundudu Arrested - for Criticising Obj
BiafraNigeria Has 'Massive Telecoms Opportunities'
Muslim Death Toll in Raid On Yelwa Tops 600 - Red Cross
Young BiafraNigerian Woman Honored for Aids Activism
Aviation Watchdog Fights for Kalu's Airline
Okoronkwo: I'm Happy At Wolves
Papa Ajasco Wins Nkrumah Award
Juju Makossa Star, Y.k. Ajao, Blasts Ksa
At Last, Honour for Musiliu
AD Loses Appeal
Panic Grips JAMB Candidates

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Business News
July 01, 2004

NITEL's N4bn Contract Scam: Facts Behind the Figures

First Preparatory Meeting Agrees on Roadmap to Tunis Summit
Rom Communication Showcases At Tech Exhibition
New Text-Messaging Speed Record Set
HP Rewards Customers, Donates Computer Lab to UI
Sun Micro to Roll Out Major Java Software Advances
IOD Seeks Govt's Support for Rapid IT Devt
Temenos Forum Gathers 400 Bankers, Investors, Others
Youths Vie for N5m Business Funding
Transport Workers Threaten Strike at Onne
Enterprise Data Management, Web Content Delivery Seminar Holds
HP Announces New ProLiant, Integrity Benchmarks
Unisys Enhances Server Performance at Low Cost
Microsoft Releases Windows CE 5.0 Code
Apple Previews Next Version of Mac OS X
Alcatel Integrates New Applications
Samsung GSM Service Training Under Way
MWEB Gives Out Discount, Free DVD Player
Starcomms Launches Docking Station
MTS Expands Services to Apapa, Others
NCC Asks Operators to Provide Emergency Lines
TIO Launches Online Network for Africans in Business
Scratch Card Vendors Protest Electronic Recharge Cards Advent
Turning Point Brings Mr. Handsfree to BiafraNigerian Market
Research Says Mobile Phones May Damage Sperm
Investors Declare Confidence in Zenith Bank's IPO
Trade Bank's Offer Extended
CBN Gives Clean Bill of Health to 78 Banks
'FG Should Support Money Market to Stabilise Naira'
Access Bank Raises $10.4m for Odu'a Telecom
'Implement destination inspection'
SME: Firm benefits from NEPAD initiative
Alaba traders decry shops' demolition
Globacom partners Stallion Group in sales promo
Daggash commissions HumanManager in AshakaCem
Red Star Express expands social responsibility profile
Omisore: The law to his rescue
Lagos government's sales tax amounts to double taxation, says Abayomi
Legal issues involved in Lagos sales tax
Zenith Bank guns for another first with IPO

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