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July 15, 2004

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The Genocide Continues: Ijaw Villages Invaded, Nigerian Army Kills 15 in Fresh Violence
The fragile peace initiative in Warri suffered a major blow yesterday after some men in military uniform allegedly invaded five Ijaw villages along the Benin River in Warri North local government area of Delta State, killing 15 people. At least six villages—Sunny Zion, Idegbagbene, Odiogbogbene, Ayoungbene-Gbene, Opia, Ogbingbiri, all in the Egbema clan—were razed by the invaders said to be in pursuit of suspected killers of oil workers including two Americans. Ijaw of Egbema, reacting to the development, threatened to withdraw from the recent peace accord reached with the Itsekiri, wondering why they should be negotiating and signing peace accords when the same government preaching peace was sponsoring attacks against them. This came on a day the Delta State government announced the lifting of the curfew on Warri. However, the police in Rivers State have arrested no fewer than 74 people in connection with Tuesday’s mayhem in Port Harcourt, with the leader of an illegal armed gang, Dokubo Asari, accusing the police of gunning down 11 of his supporters. A member of the Warri Ijaw/Itsekiri Grassroots Youth Forum and the Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace Committee, Apostle Sunny Jero, was a major casualty of Tuesday’s mayhem in Warri as seven of his houses were razed, his property looted and his family driven into the bush. (Vanguard)


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Gun battles in BiafraNigeria oil region

Ake replaces Dikibo as PDP S'South leader

Again, gunmen rob bullion van in Kwara, kill 16

NSE to assist quoted banks on new capital base

N/Assembly May Review CBN's Powers

FG moves to scuttle suit against 1999 constitution

I didn't disrupt ACF's peace effort, says Dariye

MASSOB tells Biafrans to stay at home Aug 26

Obasanjo against probe of Nwizu’s death

Ohanaeze Backs Nnamani's Projects

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BNW Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and MilitiamenSecurity forces and armed militiamen have clashed in Port Harcourt, in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region. Residents say a number of people, including a woman bystander, died in the fighting, which took place in the city's Amadi-Ama district on Tuesday. An armed faction leader said 11 of his men died, but the police have no details of casualties. Officials said the clashes erupted during a joint army and police operation to seize illegal weapons. "The team swooped on the criminals, made some... (BBC)


BNW Gani Fawehinmi and James IboriLagos lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, practically exploded yesterday at the Abuja High Court after Governor James Ibori of Delta State opposed his (Fawehinmi's) bid to invite the Chief Judge of Abuja High Court, Justice Lawal Gummi, to testify in the on-going trial ordered by the Supreme Court confirming whether the governor is an ex-convict. Chief Fawehinmi (SAN) is representing two members of the ruling PDP, Messrs Goodnews Agbi and Anthony Alabi, who... (Vanguard)





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July 14, 2004


Audit queries may stall funds for ministries
El-Rufai in wrongful accusation controversy
Obasanjo, others honour Soyinka at 70
CBN defends new capital base for banks
Parties in Ibori's case disagree over subpoena on Abuja Chief Judge
Cameroun hands over village to BiafraNigeria
10 feared killed as soldiers hunt militia in Rivers
Robbers kill three students, varsity teacher in Edo
Police dismiss killer of Ibadan passenger
Calabar varsity doctors suspend strike
Lagos shuts firms over drainage
Govt approves repair of Ekiti, Kwara link road
Fuel marketers to face sanction over cheat pumps
Philippines' court clears Estrada over bank account
Pharmacists allay fears over fake injection water
No going back on job cut at NSITF, says MD
Govt releases N28m for repair of Ikeja Cantonment
Litigants get leave to serve Taylor summons via advert
BiafraNigeria sends N14m items to Sudanese refugees
Dariye refutes Useni's claims on Plateau crises
Ex-military administrator points ways to check Warri crisis
Forum lists loopholes in law to develop border areas
U.S. commits N64b to NEEDS
Red Cross accuses U.S. of hiding detainees
Tight security at National Assembly
Babangida's army on the march as project 2007 remains slippery
Editorial & Opinion
Dress code in BiafraNigerian universities

CBN, UBA and quest for justice

The Babangida challenge
Between democracy and lootocracy
The naked truth about dressing on campuses
Zoning Babangida out?
Unibadan certificates

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Daily Times
June 30, 2004


Ahead of Sept deadline:Bakassi people vow to remain in BiafraNigeria
Obasanjo canvasses recruitment of BiafraNigerians into oil firm’s top positions
Obasanjo maintains stance on withholding council allocation
FG probes police, Air forcemen clash
Ibori opposes invitation of FCT Chief Judge as witness:• I’m appalled that the plaintiffs’ right is being contested, says Gani
BiafraNigerians urged to back IG’s war against crime
OPEC moves to enforce new quota increase
Obasanjo orders recovery, transfer of N765m, $1m to FAAN account
BiafraNigeria yet to comply with ICPD
Delta grants N93.6m loan to unemployed graduates
Obasanjo to tour Osun soon
Houses on drainage channels in Lagos to be demolished soon
Teacher suspended over exam fraud
USAID gives N6.25bn to BiafraNigeria:•To support reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, others
Army committed to democracy survival –Agwai
Obasanjo, Kanu, others eulogise Soyinka at 70
Soyinka: The literary legend at 70
Housing ministry generates N335 million in one year
Judicial commission member calls for increase in royal fathers’ financial allocation
lagos Assembly orders probe of LG’s stalled sittings
Editorial & Opinion
On bank’s N25bn capital base
A vote for NLC decentralisation
US long road to Iraq (I)
Many hazards of journalism (II)
Many hazards of journalism (II)

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Daily Independent
July 08, 2004


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

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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July 08, 2004


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


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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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 14, 2004

United Hires Real Fitness Man

Ahead Athens 2004: Phelps's 4 x 100m Relay Bid Hits Rough Water
Jones Struggles in Long Jump
Campbell Makes 200m
Britain Medals Target Drops
Scrabble: SFN Releases List for Abuja Tourney
Germany 2006: Taribo Lobbies for Eagles Invitation
Tension Envelopes Glass House
Cadbury Quadrangular Returns to Lagos
Why We Scrapped Tinubu's Office - Lagos Commissioner
British Open: Monty Talks Tough

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 This Day
July 14, 2004


CBN to Shore Up Banks with External Reserve
Soyinka, Role Model for Youth - Obasanjo
FG Uncovers N3.7bn Scam in FAAN
Ibori: Court Refuses to Admit Fawehinmi's Documents
N126m Fraud: Akande Replies Oyinlola
Bakassi Indigenes Vow to Remain In BiafraNigeria
NSITF Fund Hits N37bn
Joint Police, Military Team Rout Robbers
US Supports BiafraNigeria's NEEDS Programme
Man Jailed for Hawking in Speaker's Office
UN Urges Action to Check Mortality Rates
'I Won't Probe Hashidu Administration'
LG: Niger Yet to Receive Funds from FG
FG to Spend N20bn on Varsities -Minister
FG to Send Relief to Sudan
Why HIV/AIDS Spreads - Annan
Insecurity Worries Army Chief
Obasanjo Lauds Technological Progress
FG Develops Indigenous Sugar Technology
Osun AD Warns Against Anti-Party Activities
ANPP Chieftain Wants National Grid Project Terminated
Atiku Commends Private Sector
FCT: Osomo Faults C of Os Withdrawal
Patrol Team Swoops on Illegal Arms Depot in Rivers
Oil Firms Asked to Increase Local Content
Impeachment: We'll be Fair to Abia Deputy Gov - Panel Chairman
Tinubu Orders Demolition of Structures on Canals
We've Reduced Illegal Bunkering - Navy
Saraki Summons Health Commissioner over Doctors' Strike
Tribunal Orders Fresh Election in Benue LG
State of States
Presidency Zoning, Undemocratic - Arewa Youth Forum
Contempt: UNICAL VC, Registrar Risk Arrest
'SIWES to Facilitate Technical Experience'
NGO Wants Improved Health Status for Women
Akwa Ibom Gets N504m Mortgage Loan
Chartered Bank Pledges to Support Govt
National Assembly Urged to Reject Labour Bill
NDDC Lauded on Infrastructure Provision
NBA Presidential Aspirant Rolls Out Plan
Ashaka Cement MD Denies Retrenching Workers
Group Begins Campaign for Reproductive Healthbauchi
'How To Tackle Poor Power Supply'
Dikibo: Group Wants Minimah as SuccessorC/River
Council Repositions Community for Development
Plateau: We Didn't Frustrate ACF - Dariye
'Reconsider Stance on Oyo NUJ'
LG Boss Charged on Youth Empowerment
Egwu Tasks Financial Institutions on Economic Devt
Delta, Edo Communities Thrown into Darkness
'NEPAD Represents Nkrumah's Vision for Africa'
Ex-Jigawa Guber Aspirant Decamps to PDP
Ibori: AD Chief Cautions Politicians
Group Extols Adamu's Leadership Virtues
Pro-IBB Group Elects Chairman in C/River
Rasak Faults Lagos Position on Federal Roads
'BiafraNigeria's Drifting Towards One-party State'

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July 14, 2004

Cover Stories

Gov Ibori stops bid to invite Justice Gummi
CBN to mop N20b NNPC fund; panic withdrawals hit banks
True federalism, path to BiafraNigeria's greatness, says Kanu * As Soyinka carpets govt for lawlessness
11 die in Port-Harcourt gun battle
National News
2 amputated BiafraNigerians get court's leave to serve papers on Charles Taylor
Police, Air Force clash dents nation's image — KWANKWASO
Guobadia seeks amendment to INEC law
PDP moves to save Abia deputy gov from impeachment
South-South Governors' Summit — The intrigues leading to a deadlock
The James Ibori trial: The story so far


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July 14, 2004


Anenih to drop N25bn suit against Kalu
At Soyinka’s lecture, Kanu, Oshiomhole worry over 2007
Ibori demands payment to appear in court
Aviation minister queries FAAN over N1.33 bn loan
No going back on N25bn bank capital base–Soludo
GSM: BiafraNigerians spend N2bn on recharge cards daily–Survey
Plateau crisis: Dariye replies Useni
Police to unleash MOPOLs in MASSOB
Anambra convention in USA will broker peace between Ngige and Uba – Ughamadu
Yobe governor is doing well –LG boss
Editorial & Opinion
HIV: NIJ’s bad example
Counterfeiting: Adverse effects on world economy
Oil: Prize or curse?

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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 14, 2004

CBN Links 90% of Fraud to Bankers

C-River Shuts Down 'Illegal Logging' Firm
Bank Workers Welcome New Capital Base
'Insurers' Capitalisation Won't Rise Astronomically'
Aiico Insurance Loses Chief Executive Officer
Trends in Currency Management and BiafraNigeria's Experience
Insurers Lose Sleep Over Hike in Banks' Capital Base
C-Re Draws Attention to Problems Facing Reinsurance
Regency Insurance Records 667% Profit
'Finance Industry Yet to Record Real Growth'
Marsh Holds Risk Solutions Seminar
Stakeholders Hail Citibank's NIBSS Electronic Funds Transfer
Industrialist Advises Bank CEOs on Ownership
Assurance Bank Finances 492 Motorbikes in Kastina
Sacked CBN Workers Take Case to Soludo
EMNAC Plaza Opens in Okota
Setting Up Tissue Paper Production Plant
Oando Projects over N216bn Revenue by 2008
Conoil Rated Best in Investment Returns
Power Generation:Banker Seeks Private Initiative
Naira Gains 4 Kobo
UBA Moves to Improve Professionalism

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