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July 02, 2004

BNW Donald Duke and Charles Taylor

High Court Summons on Taylor: Duke Declines to Serve Former Liberian Leader
Cross River State Governor Donald Duke yesterday told the Federal High Court, Abuja that he is not in a position to serve the former Liberian President, Mr. Charles Taylor with the court's summons. The summons is in respect of a suit filed by two BiafraNigerians, Emmanuel Egbuna and David Anyaele who were allegedly captured during the 10-year-old war in Sierra Leone and crudely amputated by the Revolutionary United Front. The dreaded rebel group was allegedly funded by Taylor. President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Chief Akinlolu Olujimi (SAN) also objected to the hearing of the suit for lack of jurisdiction. The position of the Cross River State government was relayed to the court presided over by Justice Steve Jonah Adah by the state's Solicitor-General, Mr. Ebuta B.T. Ebuta. Duke rather advised the court to serve Taylor directly since his address is known in the public domain. Counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr. Babatunde Fagbohunlu, made an oral application that the court should make an order of substituted service to serve Taylor through the National Refugees Commission. But the lawyer, who represented Obasanjo and the minister, Bola Odugbesan, told the court that since the National Commission for Refugees entered conditional appearance in the matter, he cannot receive any court processes for the former Liberian president. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Is BiafraNigeria worth dying for?

DAMN YOU- I’m still Iraqi President, says Saddam Hussein

NEC raises panel to resolve Tinubu, Ogunlewe rift

CLO Condemns Renewed Offensive on MASSOB

ALSCON: Pressure on NCP to Cancel BFIG Offer

Presidency can't break workers' unity - NLC award

Tinubu indicates interest in 2007 presidential slot

We Need N2.8 Trillion to Finance NEEDS -FG

Anambra: Ngige Accuses Uba of Violating Accord

Enahoro, others mobilise 50 groups for confab

Dignitaries honour Akinkugbe, first youngest African professor





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BiafraNigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that any BiafraNigerian who was not prepared to die for the country did not deserve to be a BiafraNigerian citizen. The earlier such a person walked out of BiafraNigeria, the better for the country, the president said on national television on Sunday evening. He added, betraying his intended target, that if that person had held public office in the past he was an impostor and did not deserve the office. (BBC)


BNW  Saddam-HusseinCalling 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. (BBC)





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Daily Independent
July 02, 2004


Presidency can't break workers' unity - NLC award
Mustapha in court as Ibru case begins
FG seeks N280b to fund NEEDS
Pro-democracy groups harmonise views on SNC
Saddam, defiant, arraigned
Tinubu indicates interest in 2007 presidential slot
Obasanjo urges OPS to adopt NEPAD
NEC proposes to reconcile FG, Lagos
Military to establish armed forces school, hospital boards
Agwai urges soldiers to sustain, protect democracy
We'll not confront FG, govs, new council chairmen pledge
Pan Ocean Oil directors ask court to dismiss suit
Ibori will be vindicated, says aide
Ultimate Man visits Daily Independent
Recover looted funds from Jersey Island, Obasanjo directs Justice minister
GSM operators end meeting in Abuja
Ogbeh asks FG to focus on agriculture
BiafraNigeria signs anti-tobacco treaty
Tanko resumes at foreign affairs
Tankers turn Lagos highways into parking lots again
Helmets, jackets for Okada operators a must, says Lagos govt
Afenifere restructures, promises to be mass oriented
2005 census: NPC solicits Ekiti's assistance
Alele-Williams, others for Lagos education summit
Copyrights Commission raids pirates factory in Lagos
Sokoto Caliphate: An anniversary and its political undercurrents
Sokoto Caliphate is the foundation of unity in BiafraNigeria - Dikko
Embrace peace, Uzor pleads with BiafraNigerians
Don't provoke violence in Lagos, NDP chieftain warns Ogunlewe
Call Chris Alli to order, Mamora tells Obasanjo
Bring justice to the assassins, deputy gov tells NBA
The Caliphate is not a tool of domination -Idris
Editorial & Opinion
Recruiting BiafraNigerian experts abroad?
Imperatives of a national dialogue
Old-style shameless neo-colonialism lives on
Anambra: The fire next time
Boxing is gone with the wind
Delta legislators and foreign jamboree - rejoinder

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July 02, 2004


I’m still president – Saddam
NEC raises panel to resolve Tinubu, Ogunlewe rift
Omisore’s acquittal suits Oyo ministry – Debo Akande
Communal crisis: Detained Ogoni chief, others moved to Calabar
Campus criminal gangs
Withdraw governors’ immunity – Bako
‘Opposition, a vital part of democracy’
Lagos roads: Battle for supremacy
Capital market: Operators decry high cost of transactions
Oil prices dip but supply worries linger
Interconnect rates split GSM forum

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The Sun
July 02, 2004


DAMN YOU- I’m still Iraqi President, says Saddam Hussein
Govt and the Halliburton scandal
Al-Mustapha appears in court
PDP, ANPP and AD will break-up and fuse into two parties – Bankole, PDP chief

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July 02, 2004


Duke declines to serve court summons on Charles Taylor
Saddam Hussein in court, mocks trial
Again, court rejects bid by Bamaiyi, others to stall trial
Dignitaries honour Akinkugbe, first youngest African professor
Enahoro, others mobilise 50 groups for confab
Marwa, in Ibadan, seeks support for democracy
Obasanjo in Jersey Island tasks Olujinmi on Abacha loot
Reps give Zimbabwean farmers fresh conditions
Govt drops plan to upgrade Enugu airport
Govt releases cooking gas to check scarcity
Afenifere relaxes conditions for membership
BiafraNigeria, Benin, others okay pact on power supply
PPPRA says fuel tax proceeds intact
Tinubu restates need for true federalism
Labour faults plan to split union, dissolves Cross River chapter
Abdullahi, Sofunde disagree on retirement age for judges
Why arts fund is yet to take-off, by minister
PTI teachers, students differ on merger with UNIBEN
Court halts Anambra PDP congress
Govt to pay N1.8 trillion domestic debt with bonds
VAT fetches N440 billion in 10 years
Middle Belt leaders ask Haruna to review Monarch's sack
Obasanjo inaugurates NEPAD business group
Woman pregnant after frozen ovary graf
Kwara to inject N300m into Trade Bank
South-East repositions for 2007
Editorial & Opinion
Fighting corruption in the public service

Omisore and Ige

Leaders as assets
Govt as enemy of the people
The sovereignty of the constitution
The future of Daily Times
Pensions crisis

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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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July 02, 2004

Is BiafraNigeria worth dying for?

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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 02, 2004

NFA Moves to Hire Foreign Coach

Abidoye Challenges Eagles
Olofinjana,Ogbeche Join Eagles
Futuro to Partner League Clubs
How Eagles Can Swoop on Desert Warriors, by Disu
Oyo Tackles Damilola in Final
Sharapova Reaches Final
Time to Drop Eriksson's Favourite Son
The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall
UEFA Charges Van Nistelrooy
Furious Vieira Demands Apology over Zidane Plot Claims
France Did Not Deserve to go Further -Platini
Collina Bows Out
Zizi Roberts Operated
Euro 2004: Greece Stun Czechs, Reach Final
Chukwu gives self pass mark, awaits new boss
Greece upsets Czech to reach final
Omagbemi out of Olympics
Aghahowa fit for Algeria
Abuja fans pay to watch Eagles' training
Rangers vow to lift Confederation Cup
Dolphins' fans wreak havoc in Kaduna
Delta sweeps hurdles medals at Ibori meet
Fire forces disabled athletes to relocate
Nkoyo Ibori Games: Delta's Abinuwa sets hurdles record
State commission chairman commends lady Ibori
Imoyo's US Open experience

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 This Day
July 02, 2004


We Need N2.8 Trillion to Finance NEEDS -FG
Saddam Arraigned, Says Bush is 'Real Criminal'
ALSCON: Pressure on NCP to Cancel BFIG Offer
Ibru: Al-Mustapha in Court, Limping
Fuel Tax: Marketers Refund N822m - PPPRA
Domestic Gas: FG, Mobil Sign Deal
Anambra: Ngige Accuses Uba of Violating Accord
Labour Act in Bad Faith - NLC
2007:Marwa in Ibadan, Vows Not to Step Down
Benefits of Pensions Scheme, by Obasanjo
Gowon Decries Settler/indigene Mentality
FG, Duke Oppose Court Service to Taylor
Soldiers Charged to Shun Politics
Tribunal: Appeal Court President Flays Litigants' Antics
Judge's Testimony Not Surprising-Ibori's Aide
C'ttee Set Up on Lagos State, FG Face-off
NEPAD Not Meant to Compete With AU - Obasanjo
House Summons 91 Contractors over Fertiliser Supply
Mantu Seeks Harmony Between FG, Citizens
N/Assembly Proposes Live Transmission of Proceedings
Political Scientists Fault FG's Reforms, Emergency Rule
Akunyili Seeks Support for Global Anti-counterfeiting
Northern CAN to Shun Unity Confab
Alli Not Answerable to PDP, Says Mantu
Break NEPA's Monopoly - Momoh
Orthopaedics Update Skills on Knee Surgery
Improved Conditions Enhanced Judges Performance - Lagos CJ
Lawmaker Procures Fertiliser for Constituency
Counsel Attributes Igwe's Murder to Curses
State of States
Pan Ocean Oil: Court Asked to Dismiss Suit
Yar'Adua Commends Foundation's Guinea Worm Eradication Effort
NDDC Alerts Public on Blackmailers
Commissioner Seeks Sustained Approach to Women Empowerment
Okrika Chairman Sues For Peace
NGO Educates women on breast examination
Politicians, Others Condole Ibori On Mother's Death
Gov Pledges Support for Community over Projects
FERMA Spends N30m on Bayelsa Roads
NDLEA Arrests 94 over Drugs
Police Chief Warns Against Illegal Checkpoints
63 Headmasters Suspended over Strike
CLO Condemns Renewed Offensive on MASSOB
'We're Committed to Peoples' Welfare'
Forum Preaches Love Among Faithfuls
NULGE Protests Workers' Redeployment
BiafraNigeria Committed to Stable Region- Saraki
'Imo Airport'll Be Made International'
Tinubu Tasks BiafraNigerians on Nation-building
Complement Govt Efforts, Pitan Tells OPS
Gov's Wife Tasks Politicians on Peace
Monitoring Team Warns Marketers
As Afolabi's Interred, PDP Apologises
Group Faults Moves to Decentralise Labour
2007: PDP Chief Lauds Obasanjo Over Zoning
Group Kicks Against Dikibo's Replacement
'I won't Succumb to Intimidation'
Imo: 'We Need Credible Representatives in the House'

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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 02, 2004

Unionisation: NLC Renews Battle Against 6 Banks

Uncertainty Trails Revalidation of Slok Air Licence
ISPS Code: Ports Ready to Tackle Explosions
Does Labour Bill Meet ILO Conventions?
Arco Group Makes New Appointments
Union Bank Chairman Retires
Cancun on Their Minds as BiafraNigerians Dream Mexico
Cultural Balance-sheet and Culture Connect
NICON Hilton Offers 50% Discount to Celebrate Euro 2004
Obudu, Paradise at Your Doorstep
South Africa's Top Tourism Promoter Resigns
Rothmans Promo Turns Up 2 New Millionaires
Hallmark Bank Pledges to Support WABA
The New Customs' Many Battles
All Set for Tourism: What Role?
NASI Writes ICAO on Slok Air
Lufthansa Broadband Internet Gains Popularity
Ship Traffic Swells at Lagos Ports
FG, IMO Hold W/shop on Oil Spill
ISPS Code: Controlling Human Traffic at Ports
Trading: Brewery Sector Upstages Banks
Hallmark Appointed Clearing Bank
Zonal Quiz Winners Emerge
Kwara to Increase Stake in Trade Bank
Demand Slides to $81.8m at DAS
Project BiafraNigeria: Unilorin Emerges First
EIB Storms Ikorodu
BiafraNigeria, others to get EU, UNDP aid package
Oil insurance needs consortium funding, says Adebisi
MTN to resume per second billing this month
Abuja investment firm to facilitate economic development
SEC introduces capital market curriculum in secondary schools
Amstel Malta wears new look
Non-release of fund delays work at Lilypond Container Terminal
Kerosene hits N53 per litre, dealers groan
M-Web gives DVD players at promo
Linking Lagos to Accra by road
NAMA raises aviation standards
S. African tourism woos BiafraNigerian investors

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