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July 05, 2004

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IBB Rejects Zoning: Says Presidency can go to any Zone
A week after President Olusegun Obasanjo declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not zoned its Presidential slot to any region, top contender Ibrahim Babangida at the weekend added his voice with an admission that the race is open to any BiafraNigerian. Yet to formally kick off his campaign, he said zoning is an internal thing within the party but that there are no hard and fast rules. He blamed the media for turning it into a controversy, saying no one should lose sleep over the matter. And contrary to the notion that the PDP has zoned the Presidency to the North, a member of its board of trustees, Iro Abubakar Danmusa, says the party has not zoned the Presidency to any part of the country. Danmusa, former PDP Deputy National Chairman (North) denied the speculation, asserting that the party has not reviewed the zoning formula agreed in 1998... (Daily Independent)

 

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Again, Marketers Hike Petrol Price

We must chase Tinubu out of Lagos, says Ogunlewe

Elders divided over moves to extend Alli's tenure

Bankers blame govt for high inflation rate

1995 C'wealth suspension: Ikimi provoked Mandela, says Malami

I prefer handing over Taylor to Liberia, not U.S., says Obasanjo

Revenue Commission Wants 20-year Ban

Benue crisis: Senate seeks trial of ex-deputy gov, army officers

How Govt Fuel Inflation, By Banks

55% of Imports Smuggled - MAN

Plateau NLC Supports Alli's Restructuring

 

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BNW_LongLinesForFuelMajor oil marketing companies, yesterday hiked the pump price of petrol by 2.3 percent to N43.90 per litre, saying the amount reflected the cost of the cargoes imported into the country last month. Before now, a litre of petrol sold for N42.90. Nut the BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after an initial delay, has now placed orders for the importation of... (This Day)

 

BNW Donald Duke and Charles TaylorCross 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... (Guardian)

 

 




 

 

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July 05, 2004


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2007 CONTROVERSY: Presidency can go to any zone - IBB

Bankers blame govt for high inflation rate

1995 C'wealth suspension: Ikimi provoked Mandela, says Malami

I prefer handing over Taylor to Liberia, not U.S., says Obasanjo

Dariye shouldn't return - Jerry Useni

Akume berates police over attack

Delta leaders want Delta Steel firm bid cancelled

Supreme Court voids conviction of Air Force officer

Dollar pay for ministers: Court rules on govt's objection in Oct

Police arrest suspected cult members in Ilorin

Why states shortchange LGs - Tukur

Row with Bola Tinubu baseless, says Ogunlewe

Hearing in Ibori's case continues today

Border patrol: Nigeria to equip Niger's police

68 Customs officials suspended over release of contraband goods

Denro community begs for government attention

FERMA not for money making, says minister's aide

Ohanaeze youths accuse Ogbeh of plotting against Igbo Presidency

Cleric charges Kanu to seek God's face always

Enugu, Senate differ over Enugu Airport

Last week on the stock market

No going back on 57 councils, Lagos insists

Lagos to shut down dirty firms

Osun NUJ asks IG to halt brutality of journalists

32 jostle to be Fed Poly Ede rector

Politics
Sokoto Caliphate: An anniversary and its political undercurrents

Sokoto Caliphate is the foundation of unity in Nigeria - Dikko

Embrace peace, Uzor pleads with Nigerians

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
Obasanjo's odd prescription for Zambia's anti-corruption drive

Who is afraid of the NLC?
Gbinije and Delta lawmakers: How not to criticize

Ige: No justice for the Justice Minister

Release our people detained over LG election

Clarify me on POETRY.COM, please!

Re: Why our (under-) graduates speak poor English

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Punch
July 05, 2004


News


Elders divided over moves to extend Alli's tenure
Benue crisis: Senate seeks trial of ex-deputy gov, army officers
ICPC may probe two police chiefs over extortion
Bankers blame FG agencies, CBN for high interest rates
Labour reform bill
Ladoja/Adedibu: Man in the storm
Shell pays N241bn taxes in 2003
Ajaokuta: Workers give management ultimatum
Banks clear N895bn financial instruments in two months ·NIBSS

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The Sun
July 05, 2004


News


We must chase Tinubu out of Lagos, says Ogunlewe
WAR Of words: Akume vs Unongo on Benue killings
June 12: Watch out for IBB’s bombshell, says Tanko Ayuba

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Guardian
July 02, 2004


News


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
Politics
South-East repositions for 2007
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
Fighting corruption in the public service

Opinion
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


News


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
Politics
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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BBC
July 02, 2004


Is BiafraNigeria worth dying for?


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IRIN
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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Reuters
June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed


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CNN
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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MSNBC
June 04, 2004


Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive


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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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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 05, 2004


Germany 2006: Algerian Coach Writes off Eagles


We Were Robbed in Aba -NPA
Inter-Continental Bank Teams Up with ALGON Soccer
'You Are Spectators'
Euro 2004: Greece Stun Portugal
Federer Rocks Roddick at Wimbledon
Sharapova Grabs Headlines in Russia
Senegal Coach Under Pressure
Sunderland Eye Kaku
Basketball Fed Hammers Yelwa, Islanders
Schumacher Takes Stunning Win in France
DFB Boss Faces Turbulent Meeting
Spitting: Totti Seeks Divine Forgiveness
'Pires, Henry Fought in Training'
Rooney Magic Brighten England's Fut
Desailly Quits France
... As Italy Turn to Youth
NFA narrows coach's search to France, Holland, Germany

Adamu tackles Obafemi

Okocha admits poor Performance

Galadima threatens sanctions over Imo FA dissolution

Athletes in German camp return for Olympic trials

Algeria writes off Eagles

Jaja scores Chadian referee low

We are not prepared for the Olympics - Tarmena

Government can do more for golfers -Epega

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 This Day
July 05, 2004


News


Again, Marketers Hike Petrol Price
Revenue Commission Wants 20-year Ban
How Govt Fuel Inflation, By Banks
55% of Imports Smuggled - MAN
Plateau NLC Supports Alli's Restructuring
Igbinedion's Convoy in Road Accident, Outrider Killed
Find Ige's Killers, AD Tells Obasanjo
Shell, Partners Pay $1.86bn Tax
2007: IBB Chides Supporters of Zoning
Presidency Zoned to the North - Attah
House Passes 41 Bills in 12 Months
Why G-8 Must Cancel Our Debts, By Saraki
Ohanaeze Mends Fences with Other Groups
Warri: Urhobo's Exclusion Counter-productive, Says Okumagba
Delta Steel: Group Wants Bid Cancelled
I'll Survive Impeachment Threat - Nwafor
Varsity Staff Oppose Bursar's Appointment
Enugu Insists on International Airport
Igbo President: Ogbeh's Denial Face-saving - Ohanaeze
Don't Overstep Your Bounds, Madaki Cautions Alli
Touts Warned to Keep Off Computer Village
Saraki Promises to Revisit Traditional Rulers' Grading
7 Shortlisted for Poly Rectorship
Group Wants Greater Role for Youths
State of States
Cultism: Police Indict Judiciary, Dons
2007: Nigerians Abroad Mobilise for Marwa
Don Okays Psychriatic Drug
'Address Subservience of States to Federal Govt
No Plan to Reshuffle Cabinet - Daniel
Obada Wants Economy Diversified
Deputy Speaker Denies Cult Membership, Arms Sale
Lecturers Threaten Strike over Poly Crisis
500,000 Cocoa Seedlings for Farmers
Monarch Commends Oyinlola
Group Rises in Defence of NDDC
Goje Promises Compensation for Supporters
'Our Investment in Education Paying Off'
Gov Seeks Private Sector Support for Education
Bank Chief Arrested Over N200m Fraud
Politics
Opposition in Ekiti Destructive, Says Adelaja
Democratic Lessons From America
2007: Understanding IBB's Place in History

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Vanguard
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
Politics
A thought for the poor
PEOPLE & POLITICS:Ogunlewe’s laughable strategies
Niger Delta and the funding NDDC deserves

 

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Champion
June 30, 2004


News


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
Politics
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
News
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
Politics
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 D.day celebration
NUD condemns fuel price hike
SGF condoles Liman Ciroma’s family
Gov Saraki preaches leadership
Immigration arrests seven women traffickers
Opinion
Terrorism in BiafraNigeria: matters arising
Once upon a time in BiafraNigeria...
Column
Where is the Oputa Report (II) ?
Feature
NBA polls: When three SANs will lock horns
Foreign & Diplomatic
Bush’s political dilemma

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All Africa
May 07, 2004


News


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 05, 2004


Industrialists Rate Economy Poorly in Ist Qtr


Re-organisation: Shell, Workers Parley
PANOCO: Shareholders Move to Halt Operation of Account
Twin Catalyst of the Financial Industry
Emergence of New Look Gulder
Evans Unveils New Logo at 50, Thanks Akunyili
DP Partnership Gets Union Trustees' Accounts
Moving Media Reclocates for Expansion
NPA Tasked Over ISPS Code Implementation
Unilever Appoints Initiative Lagos as Media Buyer
Accenture Ranked 9th in Top 100 IT Companies
Citn Holds Port Harcourt Mptp on Wednesday
BRIPAN Seeks Banks' Recognition, Support
BMA Explains Conditions for Winning 2004 Awards
Capri-Sonne 'Choose Ur Fun' Promo Gulps N200m
APCON's Concessionary Offer Ends July 31
Marketers Urged to Brace Up for Challenges
We're Still on Gordon's Spark - Kilimanjaro Boss
Direct Marketing Association Inducts Members
20 Emerge at Nestle Maggi Cooking Contest
Socks for Healthy Legs Launched in Nigeria
Communication Outfit Holds W/shop for SMEs
Mediareach Relocates
We'll Be Among Three Biggest Banks - Aderinokun
John Holt Records N22m Loss in 6 Months
First Aluminium's Profit Grows by 252.4% in 3 Months
Banks' Month-End Obligations Cut Securities by 51 %
Equity Bank Floats "Gold Account"
US Economy Generates Fewer Jobs Than Expected
Zenith Bank, at Initial Public Offer, dazzles investors with credentials
SPDC loses 43m barrels of oil

May & Baker records 74% rise in profit

FG approves N.5b for erosion control, desertification

PSP operators' zoning arrangement postponed

NCF launches Buru initiative in Nigeria

Festac Town: FHA continues demolition of illegal structures

Developer seeks N6 billion compensation

No amount of refuse can intimidate us - LAWMA boss

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