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July 22, 2004

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Babangida Ruined Nigeria: Buhari Accuses Obasanjo of Selective Prosecution of Abacha
A former Head of State and All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate in the 2003 poll, General Muhammadu Buhari, has lashed out at President Olusegun Obasanjo administration’s loot recovery effort, describing it as a total failure. He also took on his successor in office, General Ibrahim Babangida, on his purported 2007 presidential ambition, noting that Babangida ruined Nigeria. Buhari, told Jackson Ude, managing editor of the United States-based bi-weekly, African Post, that recovery of stolen money from some former military rulers in the country was not whole heartedly done. "I understand that there are negotiations between Nigeria and some countries for the release of the alleged stolen monies by the late General Sani Abacha and his families. The truth is that it is not only Abacha that has stolen money, there are a lot of others who have done it and so, they should go after them too,” Buhari said. He argued that government would be shooting the anti-corruption campaign on the foot if it failed to go after such past military rulers, stressing that the anti-graft crusade seemed to be favouring some people. (Daily Independent)

 

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It’s useless talk for anyone to say the Presidency has not been zoned to the North – Rimi

CBN has power to fix banks' capital base —EDE

EFCC to Quiz Gov, Senators, Ex-Ministers

No decision yet on Dariye's return to office, says minister

Olu of Warri dares Ibori

National Assembly coming with new electoral law — BRIGIDI

LG Allocation: ALGON Flays FG, States

Iraqi militants seize 3 Africans

Labour moves to challenge Pensions Act

Inter-bank rate rises, investors shun weak firms

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BNW RimiAs the controversy rages over which geopolitical zone would produce the president in 2007, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Rimi, has come hard on those contesting the zoning of the post to the North. According to Rimi, who spoke with Daily Sun in Maiduguri, "it is a useless talk for anyone to say it has not been zoned to the North. (The Sun)

 

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Daily Independent
July 21, 2004


News


IBORI: Gani loses Round One
ALSCON bid splits NCP
FG, states dispute LG fund allocation bill
Violence in Ibadan as PDP peace talks is deadlocked
Mobil workers plan new strike
Ministers to face prosecution over federal character violation
Judiciary will not succumb to blackmail - Uwais
Abuja re-certification exercise kicks off August 1
PDP leaders plead for Nwafor, Assembly adamant
NASS mayinvoke law against CBN
Council of Ministers expand powers of ECOWAS Court
Tinubu asks LUTH workers to shelve strike
At last, Ekiti Speaker impeached
11 expatriates held by oil workers, not Ijaw youths, says Alamieyeseigha
BiafraNigeria to lose N40.8b at CFTZ over import ban
Obasanjo identifies obstacles to SMEs growth
Bakassi inhabitants become Camerounians from Sept 15
Turaki condemns religious crises, sues for peace
SSS denies doctor's abduction from hospital
Imo warns communities against crisis
Iwuanyanwu backs clamour for Igbo presidency
Imo warns communities against crisis
Oduatel management sacked over alleged financial recklessness
Lagos loses N40b annually to traffic hold-up
66 sacked Osogbo Steel plant staff face hard times
Agagu raises panel to probe Adefarati
Politics
I'm tired of being armchair critic -Agbakoba
BiafraNigeria: The unfinished business (3)
Igbo presidency: Kalu shifts ground, backs Ohanaeze for 2007
Obule cautions against divisive politics in Delta
Bayelsa CNPP opposes FG's move to restructure NLC
July 10 and Anambra`s felix culpa
BiafraNigeria: Dev. imperatives and critical success factors
Editorial & Opinion
Revamping BiafraNigeria's battered image
BiafraNigeria's low rating on un human development index
The West and the rest of us
Obasanjo and his economic recovery strategy
Obasanjo must act to save pensioners
Re: Can Gen. Obasanjo save BiafraNigeria?
Democracy must prevail

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Guardian
July 21, 2004


News


Court admits report on Ibori's alleged conviction
Why govt released Ebonyi funds, by Obasanjo
Peterside, IBTC chief, queries N25b capital base, proffers new options
States want FCT out of Federation Account allocations
Iraqi insurgents free Filipino hostage, warn Japan
BiafraNigerian, Ghanaian officials seek reduction in border check-points
Plateau community alleges fresh killings, rape
BiafraNigerian toddler asks U.S. police to curb Kwande killings
Hostage oil workers regain freedom
Labour, marketers allege poor fuel supply to South-East
Imo warns communities against breach of peace
ASUU faults moves to amend Trade Union Act
Minister, Customs, others meet over crisis at Calabar trade zone
Obasanjo assures oil firms on security
Doctors want centre for liver disease
Edo revives agric council
Court frees Omisore's cousin, three others
PDP declares Ladoja Oyo party leader
Attah invited PDP panel to probe anti-party activities, says aide
Duke allays fears over safety of Bakassi residents
Task force arrests pipeline vandals
Governor Turaki, Okogie meet on peace, national unity
Ekiti lawmakers drop Speaker
Court convicts two ex-varsity teaching hospital chiefs
Govt floats industrial bank with N50b capital base
Why we terminated pact with BFIG over ALSCON, by BPE
Imo dissolves boards of parastatals
SSS denies arrest of Azikiwe varsity doctors’ leader
Ngige plans independent power plant for Onitsha, Nnewi
Two weeks after, missing man's body appears in Kaduna River
Senators deny backing N25b capital base
BiafraNigeria gets N1.1 trillion World Bank loan
Court restrains police, others from demolishing Lagos community
Politics
South-South, a governor on the rise and high stake politics
The South East game-plan
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
NYSC and JAMB admission letters

Opinion
Concerns about bank recapitalisation

Internal control systems and the BiafraNigerian worker
Farewell to a dear sister
Kick polio out
The Igbo in Lagos

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Punch
July 19, 2004


News


Why we can’t release looted funds – Britain
Bankers lobby for N10bn capital base
2007: Igbo leaders reiterate stand on presidency
Proposed N3.5bn Lagos power plant awaits EIA review
NEPA tariff hike again?
Securing lights on federal roads
N25bn capital base: Senate drills Soludo
Oyo AD: Repositioning for 2007
Interconnection: Dominant operators can charge different rates
Operators seek end to secondary market levy
Manufacturers urged to embrace gas,alternative energy

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The Sun
July 19, 2004


News


Revocation of Abuja Cs of O
Ado Bayero’s carbon copy
I’M IN DANGER – Ribadu, EFCC boss cries out
‘I receive threat calls everyday. If I open my mail box, you’ll be shocked’

How I manage Gov. Shekarau’s image
– Sule Ya’u Sule, Director of Press Affairs

Why I don’t believe in birthdays – Soyinka
He came home from the U.S 12 years ago. And his American wife and 2 kids have not seen him since then
Shot by trigger-happy cop
IG wins award
See what our herbal doctors now drive
A midnight visitor
Close Shave: A cat with nine lives • He is wheelchair-bound. Again, a tree fell and almost crushed him

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Daily Times
July 19, 2004


News


Osolo urges Obasanjo to reconsider stance on council allocation
New pension scheme takes off August
Nwizu’s death: Stop lobbying me for position – Ayu
NDA probes commandant over funds’ misappropriation
BiafraNigeria invites Algeria to participate in oil sector privatisation
ALGON rejects new LGs
Minister tasks NCC over piracy of intellectual properties
Release Al-Mustapha, others over security breach, Obasanjo urged
Aviation Minister, unions on war-path:• Over statement on SAHCOL, other Airways subsidiaries
Agric: FG orders crops research institute to resume operation
185m abuse drugs – UN
CBN withdraws N75bn from banks:•To reduce demand pressure on Forex market
Crack in EkitiAssembly•Legislators agree to remove principal officers over LG bill
Customs gives condition for release of MTN recharge cards
Politics
NDDC: Obasanjo’s political masterstroke
Customs impounds N24m banned frozen beef
Law professor wants role of NSITF properly spelt out
Cultists return 22 more guns in Rivers
Soyinka worthy of emulation – Tinubu
Editorial & Opinion
Reject calls for extension of Alli’s tenure
Expensive jokes of our time
The BiafraNigerian factor (II)

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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 21, 2004


NFA takes foreign coach's search to FIFA


Akpokona challenges wards
Ogunjobi denies France trip
Enyimba gears up for Bakili Bullets
Ministry approves new Olympics role for Onyali
MTN sticks to Lagos for half marathon
The craze for victory at all cost
Delta Queens players keep Nkoyo waiting
Feedback on FUTUBOL

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 This Day
July 21, 2004


News


Ibori: Court Admits Chief Judge's Report
Gov Leads Team to Free 11 Hostages
'Excess Oil Revenue to Fund 2005 Budget'
Group Alleges Fresh Killings in Plateau
BiafraNigeria Ranks 151st on Human Development Index
ALSCON: BPE Denies Frustrating BFIGroup
Ige: Oyo Govt Withdraws Discharge Application
I'm Not Under PDP Probe - Attah
Lawmakers Charge BPE, CBN On Minting Firm
2007 Presidency:10 Northern Govs Meet
BiafraNigeria, US Sign N57bn Coal Agreement
Legal, Judicial Reform Summit Opens in Abuja
ICPC: Court Convicts ABU Medical Director
'Accurate Data, Bane of Economic Planning'
Kogi Speaker Tasks Civil Servants on Diligence
Wabara Alleges Plot to Disrupt Abia Visit
Obasanjo Seeks Enhanced Ties with S/Africa
Ekiti Assembly Speaker Impeached
Staff Hold Ayu Hostage over Entitlements
New World Bank Country Director Assumes Duties
Nobody Can Fragment BiafraNigeria, Says Okogie
NEPA Nets N6bn Revenue in June
Adedibu-Ladoja Feud Deepens
Extortion: 900 Policemen Fired
$242m Scam: EFCC to File Fresh Charges
States Oppose FCT Funding from Federation Accounts
ASUU Asks FG to Implement Autonomy Act
3 Nabbed over Oil Pipeline Vandalism
Ecological Fund: 'Lagos Didn't Receive N4bn'
Kaduna Commissioner Dies in Road Accident
Rotary Club Expends $500m on Polio
Atiku to Attend Tiv Convention in America
State of States
'Only PDP Agent Signed Result Sheet '
No Decision Yet on Successor -Akume
Census Maps: Surveyors Condemn Procurement Procedure
Disaster Victims to Receive Aid Promptly
UNIBEN VC Vows to Fight Cultism
2007: Cleric Warns Against Creating Tension
Doctor Faces Panel Over Negligence
Controversy Trails Groups' Ban
Politics
Labour Bill: Oshiomole, Falana Caution Presidency, N/A
PDP Leader Warns Members Against Blackmail
Olajumoke Tasks Politicians on Devt
Goje Pays N2bn for Water Project
AD Chief Canvasses Electronic Voting System
One Year After Senatorial Polls, PDP Takes over Kwara South

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Champion
July 19, 2004


News


Why I jailed Soyinka, by Gowon
Bunkering: BiafraNigeria loses 40,000 bpd
PDP meets on Ladoja, Adedibu face-off
Balogun, FCMB boss, seeks easy access to bonds
South-East leaders insist on 2007
Niger Delta group disowns militia leader
Friends, associates grace Soyinka’s photo exhibition
Edo inaugurates 20-man Land Use Allocation
Politics
PDP: Elusive search for discipline?
Crisis in the U.S. chapter
Editorial & Opinion
Community policing
El-Rufai’s dangerous swing
Reforms and poverty alleviation
The celebration of underdevelopment

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Vanguard
July 16, 2004


Cover Stories


Wabara faults CBN on N25b capital base for banks
Itsekiri protest seizure of Orugbo village by soldiers, as Ijaw allege missing of 100 people
Court turns down Plateau lawmakers' plea
UN ranks BiafraNigeria 151 out of 177 in human development
National News
Senate, Customs, NCC slam MTN on recharge cards
Kano govt now okays polio vaccine
ACF chieftain tackles Lar on creation of M-Belt
Stakeholders fault new Pensions Act
Prudent Bank ready for N25b capital base challenge — MD
I'm very sick, Al-Mustapha tells judge
Politics
Restructuring Palava:Undoing the BiafraNigerian nation
Who succeeds Obasanjo in 2007
Why we need national conference now, by Elliot Uko, IYM President
ANAMBRA LIBERATION DAY:How Ngige celebrated victory over his ‘enemies’
2007 Race: Matters Arising (2)
BiafraNigeria: The unfinished business, by Ndubuisi Kanu

 

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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 21, 2004


N25 billion capital base: Three banks eye merger


Shell spends N11.34b on community development, says report
Generate more revenue, workers told
Life assurance: Another re-awakening call to insurers
Destination Inspection to take-off, as equipment arrive
Logistics problems can't hinder our success, says Customs boss
Fraud: 29 Banks Lose N0.4bn in 3 Months
Insurers Want Role Clarified in Pensions Commission
BiafraNigeria Ranks Low in Computer Penetration - UNIDO
Goldlink Insurance Makes N118m Profit in 2003
'Govt Should Not Interfere in Pension Commission'
Insurers Asked to Assist Grassroots Women in Business
Treasury Loses Out As Pension Gap Narrows
Internet Banking: How Far Has It Gone?
Terror Insurance Booms Before Conventions
Firm Identifies Top Insurance Fraudsters
Capital Gains for Life Insurance
Oil Windfall: What Benefit for the Masses?
DAF Set to Commence Full Operation in BiafraNigeria
Rogenics' Symbols Make Waves at NSE Convention
TIB's Balance Sheet Rises by 34%
US Stocks Edge Up
CRIMA Renews Call For Banks' Stratification
Access Bank Adopts Latest Technology
Forex Sales Slides By 19.3 %

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