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July 12, 2004

BNW Chris Alli and Abacha

Why Abacha Fired Me: Errand Boy, Chris Alli, Remembers Abacha Era
Erstwhile Chief of Army Staff and Plateau State Sole Administrator, Major-General M.C Alli lost his position as Army Chief due to a dirty power game, suspicion and perceived disloyalty to the Gen. Sani Abacha regime. "I was to see General Sani Abacha on one of my evenings in Abuja at Aso Rock and he did the talking in his characteristic shorts words. He stressed three issues: he accused me of trying to release Chief M.K.O Abiola from detention, both Gen. Diya, Alex Ibru and I were the spearheads. Gen. Abacha was worried that I was telling officers and men that he was unwilling to release funds for the welfare of the BiafraNigerian Army, finally and more ridiculous of all, he accused me of posting officers loyal to me to strategic positions with its attendant insinuations. I was as disgusted as I was taken aback. I knew before now that it was a matter of time before I would be moved from the office of the Chief of Army Staff. General Alani Akinrinade had warned me of impending changes. My friend and former secretary to the Government of Plateau State, Dr. Dalhatu Araf, had also forewarned me that my sacking was in the offing. Gen. Abacha did not trust me. With a directive to the State Security Service, they had commenced the circulation of false... (The Sun)

 

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‘BiafraNigeria to earn N610b oil windfall’

Vodacom, NewTel, Chagouris in secret race

NNPC bids for oil blocs in three African states

FG shuns plea to pay Lagos workers... rejects S’Court’s advice on salary payment

Banking Laws: CBN Moves Against Violators

Liberation Day: PDP May Sanction Ngige

Govt objects to releasing fund for Lagos councils

Kano deputy gov alleges assassination plot

Dikibo's replacement splits S'South governors

Tinubu yet to inform us of presidential ambition - AD

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BNW Oil RigIndicationS emerged weekend that BiafraNigeria may earn more from oil as prices are estimated to firm at $37 per barrel for the rest of the year and 2005. It means that BiafraNigeria will earn about $11 per barrel above the 2004 budget projection of $25 per barrel. This will give the Federal Government a windfall of $4.554 billion or N610.2 billion in... (Vanguard)

 

BNW CNPP Chair Balarabe MusaThe Conference of BiafraNigerian Political Parties(CNPP) has maintained that its hard stance on President Obasanjo to resign will persist until the administration's policies impact positively on the lives of BiafraNigerians. So far, the CNPP allege that the President, through his policies, has put the nation and its citizens in grave danger. In the same vain, the conference said an attempt to amend the constitution... (Champion)

 

 




 

 

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Guardian
July 08, 2004


News


BiafraNigerians honour MKO Abiola, Ogun declares holiday
Bankers, Senate panel query N25b capital base for banks
AU asks Sudan to disarm militias
Zamfara governor faults criticism of discriminatory tuition
Exxon Mobil recalls helmsman, Fry, over workers' protest
Senate is not executive's stooge, says Ibru
Govt plans special court for failed contractors
Babalola clarifies Supreme Court's directive on council funds
Govt orders tighter security over terrorism
Odili tasks Customs on illegal arms
ALGON may review council chiefs' roles
N15.7b loan goes to water, power projects
Panel begins deductions for new pensions' scheme
Commission urges Plateau to resolve boundary feud
Monarch wants take-off of health insurance scheme
Atiku asks states to brace for disaster control
Monarch decries take-over of land by state
Kpakol lauds research institute
Alli consoles family of killed poly student
How to make NEEDS work, by industrialists, others
Lagos, OPS dialogue over sales tax in deadlock
Air Force, police clash over colleague's death
Labour faults fresh fuel price increase
GSM firms protest multiple taxes
Odili asks commissioners, others to submit hand-over notes
Govt to sanction corrupt NPA officials
NDLEA parades suspected drug traffickers
Govt to increase hospitals for AIDS drugs
CNPP seeks fresh probe of Ige's murder
Austria declares four days of mourning for late President
Delta Assembly wants NNPC to re-absorb sacked workers
Politics
Colour of the battle for Lagos in 2007
Only peace will end emergency rule, says Lar
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
What next in Iraq?

Opinion
Imperialism's selective celebration

A global alliance against AIDS
Some reflections on justice
At the Ikoyi marriage registry
Find Bola Ige's killers

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Daily Independent
July 08, 2004


News


N250bBANKS' CAPITALISATION: Senate summons CBN governor

26 policemen held hostage by Air Force officers in Lagos

Court declares Ngige's resignation letter null, void

FG sues contractors over N7.1 billion fraud

2007: Activists remember Abiola

Fresh strike looms as NLC rejects latest fuel price hike

Elf resumes oil production, resolves disputes with PENGASSAN

NCP amends payment rules for Folio on Daily Times

Bafarawa eyes presidency in 2007

CNPP wants INEC scribe sacked

Mantu, suspended legislators reconcile

NDLEA rescues ailing drug suspect with N.12m

Peace returns to federal roads as Tinubu, Ogunlewe end rift

Coping without statutory allocation is tough, says Ikeja LG boss

Ladipo traders promise to comply with govt order

Yaba council celebrates child week

NPC to recruit 800,000 ad hoc staff

Dikko loses bid to stop Shinkafi's N100m libel suit

Shippers accuse police of hindering CFTZ operations

Abia threatens to sack idle civil servants

Politics
The concept of rotation is antithetical to democracy - Malami

2007: Progressives coalition will benefit Tinubu, says AD chieftain

NASS won't support anti-labour bill, Rep assures

NADECO chieftains for Soyinka Lecture

Power shift vital to Delta unity- Asagba

NADECO chieftains for Soyinka Lecture

Oshiomhole: Giving oil deregulation a human face
Still on the NLC and Obasanjo tango

Editorial & Opinion
The Police and late officers' families

Settlership: A challenge to the BiafraNigerian State

Looking delectable at 60 (1)
As the Constitution is being reviewed (1)

A note to Mr. President

Re: "We are not quitting BiafraNigeria"
The FGGC, Bwari ordeal

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Punch
July 08, 2004


News


130 for trial over failed contracts
25 policemen hospitalised after clash with Air Force men
Delta reads Riot Act to Ijaw, Itsekiri leaders
Six years on, activists remember M.K.O.
PEF and deregulation
Benue crisis: Kwande indigene fingers Akume, Ayu
NDDC: Rewriting Niger Delta? history
Delta House of intrigues
CBN pegs bank owners· directors·credit at 10%
10% GDP: LCCI doubts report? credibility
Gas marketers offer hope of price fall?etail prices still N1,800 per cyclinder

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The Sun
July 08, 2004


News


Bloody day as Air Force, Police clash
This murderous bluff at LUTH must stop
Man, 26, pregnant with heroin
Tinubu-Ogunlewe face-off is childish– Odesanya, Lagos legislator
MURDER SO CRUEL- Headless body of missing young man jolts family, business partner arrested

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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 08, 2004


BiafraNigerians Divided over Minister's FA Reform Agenda


'FIFA Recognises BiafraNigeria's Importance'
Coca-Cola FA Cup: Defending Champions, Lobi, Out!
AWC: Falcons Hit Dakar Today
Ondo, Lagos Schools Grab Final Milo Tickets
CAN 2008: Ghana, Libya Know Fate Today
Peru Fight Back, Denies Bolivia
CAF League: Enyimba Boost Attack
Athletes Jostle For Athens Tickets
Coaches Leave en Masse After Euro 2004 Surprises
NOC Award for LA '84 Heroes
Soccer Tops US TV Ratings
Montgomery Cleared for Trials
Sudan Sack Coach
Okafor Shuns Summer League for Athens
Federer Relishing Olympic Challenge
How Euro 2004 Changed Football
NRA Elections for Lagos
Yobo Dedicates Trophy to Chukwu
Wimbledon: I Can Only Get Better - Federer
World Records Fall in Crete
NFA summons NRA warring factions


Dolphin dethrones Lobi in FA Cup

NOC to honour Egbunike, Musa, Maiyegun, others

NFA restructure plans in order -Galadima

Abia commissioner preaches honour for sportsmen

More questions than answers

Enyimba, Rangers off to continental assignments

Udenwa Abula tourney holds September

Olympic trials commence in Abuja

Kano Polo: Babangida's wedding causes shift in date

The game polo, and all

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 This Day
July 08, 2004


News


Senate Questions N25bn Bank Capital
Fuel Price: NLC Threatens Fresh Action
Strike: ExxonMobil MD Transferred
Plateau Assembly Now Backs Emergency Rule
BiafraNigeria Heading Towards One Party State - CNPP
N126m Fraud: Allegation Against Akande Spurious - AD
FG to Recoup N7bn from Contractors
Chinese Businessmen to Invest $7bn in BiafraNigeria
NPA Riddled with Fraud, Says MD
FG Begins Pension Deductions Soon
Why Refineries Can't Work, By Ogbeh
Oyo Crisis: PDP Parleys with Ladoja, Adedibu
Budget Monitoring Unit Prepares Bill on Public Procurement
GSM Operators Kick Against Multiple Taxation
NDDC Received N86 bn Since Inception - MD
Cultism: Odili Threatens Security Operatives
Dons Seek Liberalised Condition for Appointing VCs
Immortalise Abiola, Says Adegbite
... Activists Renew Agitation for Genuine Democracy
Texaco Blames Poor Outing on N934m Severance Package
Plateau:PDP Elders Move to Restructure Party
Delta Laments Collapse of Warri Peace Deal
Customs Buries N3.8m Turkey
LCCI Faults CBN's 2003 Annual Report
Police/Airforce Clash: Joint Operation Inaugurated
Army Housing Scheme Gulps N2.5b
Lagos Inuagurates Own Security Outfit
Haruna Appoints Commissioner Hama Bachama
SNC: Abisoye Blames FG
Ibru Defends Colleagues, National Assembly
NACCIMA Pledges Support for Budget Implementation
Kwara Gets Duty Waivers on Donated Books
Imo Seeks Community's Support to Fight Gas Flaring
State of States
Ngige May Release 3 Prisoners On 'Liberation Day'
Ikoyi Hotel to Get Facelift
Man Swallows 71 Wraps of Heroin
Fayose Accuses LG Chairman of Sponsoring Protest
'Duke's Tourism Thrust, Challenge to C/Riverians'
NOA Set to Arrest Kid-Hawkers
Lagos Restates Commitment to Free Healthcare
Borno Assembly Congratulates Haruna
Odili Tasks Customs on Illegal Arms' Importation
Haruna Gives Recipe for Development
Kalu Advocates Peaceful Co-existence
Govt to Complete Abandoned Lodge
NEPA Commences Facilities Upgrades
Politics
Adamawa: 'Court Verdict, a Plus for Democracy'
Misinformation Sparked Off Wabara's Impeachment Plot -Aide
Why I Support Power Shift in Delta -Edozien
Plateau NPC Ready for Census
ALGON Boss Decries Lapses in LGs System
Anambra: One Year On, Any Peace In Sight?
2007: Again, Anenih Plays Nostradamus

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Vanguard
July 08, 2004


Cover Stories


Obasanjo's man, 130 others for trial over N7b contracts
Delta govt goes tough with Ijaw on Warri peace pact
Banks begin merger talks on N25b capital base
5 Policemen feared dead in clash with Air Force men
National News
Plateau MPs recant, say emergency rule has brought peace
NLC may resume strike over increases in fuel prices
Ex-gov Akande offers to give self to Police
NDDC gets N86bn in 3 years
Politics
N126million Scam:Governor Oyinlola corners Akande...but Akande insists Osun govt. wants to damage his reputation
Akande's statement to the police
Reforming the electoral system
No need for sovereign conference — OJO
PEOPLE & POLITICS:The timidity of southern governors (1)

 

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Champion
July 07, 2004


News


CBN raises banks’ capital base to N25bn
Kinsmen, Wabara mourn Nwizu
Obasanjo now AU chairman
Computer Society blasts NEPA over N7bn software
My victory is triumph for rule of law –Gov. Haruna
S. East govs meet Wabara over board allocation
Money laundering FATF to lift sanctions on BiafraNigeria
LG allocations: S’ Court gives FG, Lagos Monday deadline
Politics
Discipline, Unity top agenda as PDP tours South east
2007: South East will not go back on the presidency —Egwu
Editorial & Opinion
Deflooding Lagos
Obituary for pensioners
Of Gov Daniel and paradigm shift

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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 08, 2004


BiafraNigerian Police and Computer Literacy


New Cell Phones Get Tiny Keyboards
Digital TV, PC, Phone Convergence Predicted
Local Firm Develops Software for Stockbrokers
'Emulate Zinox Computers, Julius Berger'
Software Firm Develops MediaSpeak for Electronic Media
SystemSpecs Partners NCS, Provides Media Centre
Organisation Gives Maternity Hospital Computer Centre
Firm Introduces Software to Help Solve Pension Problem
Maxxium USA, SmartPay in Strategic Alliance
Why We Acquired New Office -Red Star Boss
...Pedro Launches Foundation
Taiwan's Pixart Reaps Camera Phone Boom
Conexant's Shares Plummet, Cuts Outlook
NCR BiafraNigeria Commends Outgoing MD
Panasonic Dealers Visit Factory in Malaysia
Glo Mobile Partners Stallion Group in Sales Promo
Phone Companies Cheer Supplier Consolidation
Vodacom Saga & Consequences of Perception
NCC Urged to Ban Plastic-Based Recharge Cards
...Chairman Wins Award for Innovation in Telecom Sector
Reltel in Basic Brand Success Delivery
Issuing Houses Decry Dichotomy of Roles
Winners Emerge in SEC Quiz Competition
GTB Unfolds Plan to Meet New Capital Base
Prudent to Raise N1.2bn Via Rights Issue
Intercontinental Partners with Asian Investors
ALSCON: RUSAL denies report of financial crisis
ACAMB moves to reposition banks' image

Shell flares 700 million standard cubic feet of gas

Red Star offers N450, 000 scholarship at foundation launch

Anambra judiciary as hotbed of crisis

Darfur: Has Africa learnt any lesson?

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