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July 28, 2004

BNW Soyinka and Babangida

Apologise for June 12: Soyinka Gives Babangida Condition for Contesting Presidency in 2007
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has asked former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, before contesting for the presidency in 2007, to tender an unreserved public apology to BiafraNigerians, for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election results. The Babangida administration's annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, believed to have been worn by the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola, threw the nation into a major crisis. Several groups have been projecting Babangida's candidacy for the 2007 presidency. Soyinka who spoke in Kadu-na yesterday explained that an apology was a pre-requisite for Babangida's participation in the 2007 presidential race. The Nobel Laureate spoke at the Kaduna Metropolitan Club as part of his 70th birthday anniversary visit to Kaduna. According to Soyinka, Babangida has no...


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Twist in Ibori ex-convict saga: Case file missing

I see blood in 2007 – Keyamo

Uba’s men lose seats in Anambra Assembly

Panel Submits Report on Police, Air Force Clash

Forty-Four Years After Independence:- How professionals failed the BiafraNigerian nation

150 FERMA men attack chairman

YCE, Afenifere meet, reconcile

Obasanjo backs CBN on N25b capital base

Folio buys Daily Times, pays N1.25bn

BiafraNigeria to make cheap Aids drugs

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Twist in Ibori saga: Case file missing


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BNW James IboriThe controversy surrounding the ongoing trial to identify the James Onanefe Ibori that was convicted in 1995 by the Bwari Upper Area court appears nowhere close to being resolved as the case file upon which the defence hoped to anchor its arguments could not be produced by the police at the resumed hearing of the case on Tuesday. The police were subpoenaed by the Abuja High Court to produce the case file marked CR81/95. The file contains the details of the criminal charges leveled against James Onanefe Ibori. (Punch)


BNW Charles TaylorFormer Liberian leader, Mr Charles Taylor was yesterday absent at the Federal high Court, Abuja where legal moves are on-going to overturn a political asylum granted him last August by the Federal Government. He was also not represented by a lawyer. But Justice Stephen Adah presiding over the case yesterday took judicial notice of a report by two BiafraNigerians challenging the asylum granted him by the Federal Government to the effect that the former Liberian warlord had been properly served... (Vanguard)





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July 28, 2004


Obasanjo backs CBN on N25b capital base
Soyinka asks Babangida to apologise over June 12
Govt may stop council funds deductions by states
Osofisan, other urge BiafraNigerians to emulate Tai Solari
YCE, Afenifere meet, reconcile
Search team finds one body from crashed helicopter
Court rejects IG's report on Ibori's convict case
Clinton, Carter at Democrats' convention, fault Bush's style
Ban on cement imports underway, cassava to replace wheat
Minister decries slow ICT growth in West Africa
Obasanjo okays restructuring of finance ministry
Anambra House expels Chris Uba's aides
House of Representatives panel indicts committee chairmen
Folio Communications pays N1.25b for Daily Times
Kwara, Zimbabwean farmers sign pact
APGA wants date for suit against Obasanjo
NANS faults Obasanjo's plan to set up private varsity
U.S. agency may invest in Ogun airport, rail project
Babatope proposes agenda for national conference
Uwais hinges democracy survival on fearless judiciary
Customs detains pilot, plane over contraband
AD accuses govt of hindering Akande in Ige trial
Benue varsity disowns witness in Anambra governorship suit
BiafraNigeria and the challenges of 2007
Editorial & Opinion
Ministries and audit queries

The BiafraNigeria Image Project

Much ado about image project
The BiafraNigerian child: An endangered species? (2)
Towards an Indo-Pakistan super state
The Opus Dei and virginity
Still on Area boys
Obikwelu and wrong identity

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Daily Times
July 28, 2004


Obasanjo writes Reps, demands amendment of Trade Union Act
Folio buys Daily Times, pays N1.25bn
Be more dedicated, Wabara, Masari tell lawmakers
Traders lose N1bn goods to demolition at FCT
Uba’s men lose seats in Anambra Assembly
June 12: IBB must apologise to BiafraNigerians, says Soyinka
MTN has never paid tax to FG – Omoigui
Fraud: FG suspends Export Expansion Grant scheme
17 persons, N25m fishing tools lost to pirates in Ondo
Police, Airforce men’s clash:Committee submits report, calls for end to accidental discharge
The Nation
Umuahia North legislators fight over imposition of leader
On the BiafraNigeria Image Project

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Daily Independent
July 26, 2004


N400 BILLION OIL WINDFALL: Presidency negotiates with governors, others
Don't convoke SNC, Omoruyi warns Obasanjo
Banks record N9 billion fraud
Waive Taylor's prosecution for now, says Abubakar
FG NITEL for sale without SAT-3 cable
Oil industry stakeholders to stabilise sector
Let Afenifere accommodate all Yoruba, George tells Adesanya
Declare emergency rule in Benue, Waku urges Obasanjo
Court admits error, orders release of Bulama
Pickpockets desecrate late AIICO MD's memorial Service
Lagosians call for reintroduction of odd-even numbers
Group proffers solution to alleged killer GSM numbers
Youth activity in drugs worries NDLEA
FG threatens to revoke Imo Road contract
CLO director alleges threat to life
Why BiafraNigeria remains backward, by Obi of Onitsha
N.6m scam rocks Tinubu's office
Lagos, FG at loggerheads over illegal structures' demolition
Lagos Ruling House backs suit against Oba Akiolu
Lagos warns corrupt officials
Osun ordered to return Jeep to ex-LG boss
Ogun to rate board members on performance
Macebuh criticises NDDC
Royal fathers laud Nnamani
NUBIFIE to picket nine banks
BiafraNigeria's disintegration will be good omen if...- Wada Nas
Bill on revenue allocation to LGs and area councils (Federation Account, Etc.)
Banks capital base: Conflicting signals from the Senate
House of Reps panel defends NDDC
Sharia, BiafraNigeria and the West
Editorial & Opinion
Reconstitution of the National Council on Privatisation
Any hope for BiafraNigeria's senior citizens?
Robbers, politicians and the girls
War against sin
On Chikelu and information management
Women Police: Facts the IG must note

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July 25, 2004


2007 presidency: PDP zoned it to North since 2002 Party top shot
... you're a joker, Ohanaeze replies Rimi
Anambra crisis: Commissioners panic, as Ngige moves to reshuffle cabinet
Stay away from Bakassi, indigenes warn minister
Anchor for Masari's drifting House
Alhough I'm PDP, I can't pretend that the non-release of LG funds is not affecting my people·
House of Representatives commitee chairman on Local Governments, Hon. Tengu Isergba, on LG problems says: States stifle development of local governments
CBN's marching order on N25billion banks·capitalisation: Ethnicity has no place in banks·merger CMB DMD
cbn should come out with more guidelines prudent Bank ED
South African trade delegation visits BiafraNigeria

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The Sun
July 25, 2004


Anglican Church: kaduna pastor thrown out of home •Parishioners declare ‘secession’
From Sydney Olympics to Athens 2004
‘Kalu knows about impeachment plot against deputy’
How Ladoja, Adedibu tear Oyo drivers apart
Workers & the Pension question
Evil Student…Stabs lecturer five times over expulsion
419 suspect Amaka Anajemba is ashamed of her handcuff

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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 26, 2004

Adidas to Dress Team BiafraNigeria to Athens

Amiesimaka Declines NFA Job
Babayo C'ttee May Ask for FA's Autonomy
Coca-Cola to Honour Ikhana, Others
Vieira Quiet Over Future
Falcons Fall to Germany
Enyimba, Rangers, Esperance Maul Opponents
Ikazoboh's Family to Launch Foundation in His Honour
Aghahowa, Oliseh on Target in Intertoto Cup
PLSG Abadoned Us - JC Raiders
Armstrong Makes History
Plateau's Issah Wins MTN's Enugu Marathon
Tennis: Aging Agassi is Still Driven
Odds on Arsenal, Utd Again
Yak, Afinfenwa Shine
Chukwu stays on
Eagles coach to be named next month
NITEL FC supporters go on rampage
'Super Eagles need psychologist not coach'
Commissioner warns NFA against using and dumping coaches
The future of tennis is with blacks -Takpa
'BiafraNigeria's players youngest at ITF\CAT tourney'
BiafraNigeria's top female golfer cries for support

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 This Day
July 28, 2004


Ibori: Police Fail to Produce IG's Report
2007: Soyinka Gives IBB Condition
'70% of Finance Ministry Staff Unqualified'
Afenifere, YCE Resolve Differences
W/Bank Scores BiafraNigeria High on Economic Growth
Senate Wants MTN Tax Concession Reversed
Obasanjo Warns LG Chairmen on Council Funds
Ibru: Lagos AG Wants Defence Counsel Held for Contempt
Kwara Govt, Zimbabwean Farmers Sign Pact
Panel Submits Report on Police, Air Force Clash
We'll Do Away with Mercantilism in Banking, Says Obasanjo
Shell Appoints New Deputy MD in Major Shake-up
Anambra Assembly Sacks Azodo, Achukwu
House Reconvenes, Gets New Labour Bill
FG Executes 161 Ecological Projects
...Blames Works Ministry for Nation's Bad Roads
Culture, Tourism Unifying Factors - Olusola
Wabara: Senate Committees Performed Poorly
Folio Communications Pays N1.25b for Daily Times
Atiku Blames NNPC's Inefficiency on Corruption
Ige: My Arrest Illegal, Says Omisore
N126 Scam: Osun Rules Out Political Solution
Northern Govs Sabotaged Peace Parley - Turaki
Sacked NNPC Workers Protest, Demand Compensation
PTF Contracts: Panel Told to Investigate All Petitions
W/Bank Tasks FG on Transparency
18 Finacorp Customers Get Housing Loan
First HIV/AIDS Drug Plant Takes Off
Masari Reassures on Niger Delta Crisis
Thugs Attack Council, Manhandle Chairman
'Information, Key to BiafraNigeria's Survival'
Ekiti Assembly Passes Bill on LGs
Court Adjourns EWI's Appeal Till Sept 29
DG Laments Dearth of Law Teachers
'No Going Back On Igbo Presidency'
State of States
BiafraNigeria at Risk of Aggression - Oritsejafor
Ibori, Ngige Saga Threaten Democracy - NANS
Economic Woes Blamed on Poor Planning
ETF Commissions Studies on Almajirai, Others
JAMB Writes NANS on Admission Verification
Impeachment: Again, Kalu Pleads for Embattled Deputy
Edo SSG Cautions Politicians Over Zoning
Group Makes Case for IBB's Return
Rule With Fear of God, Clergy Urges Politicians
Amended Electoral Law Pitches Kwara PDP Against Assembly

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July 28, 2004

Cover Stories

Ibori's counsel, Police differ on documents
Soyinka asks IBB to apologise on June 12
Crude oil price hits $42 per barrel
National News
Anambra assembly declares seats of absent members vacant
N25b capital base: House plans public forum * Akintola Williams & Co backs CBN
Senate probes tax exemptions enjoyed by MTN, NLNG, others
Autonomy coming for Finance Ministry under planned restructuring
Forty-Four Years After Independence:- How professionals failed the BiafraNigerian nation
Why power shift should be embraced, by Hon. Olisa Imegwu
Why AD fell apart, by Akin Osuntokun


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July 28, 2004


Apologise over June 12 or forget 2007, Soyinka tells IBB
N/Assembly splits over N25bn base
Anambra in fresh move against ex-Speaker
Work towards greater acceptance, envoy tells insurers
Obasanjo backs CBN
Ibori’s trial stalled
150 FERMA men attack chairman
Senate queries tax waivers granted to MTN, LNG
Adedibu vs Ladoja: The intrigues, power play
Editorial & Opinion
Governors vs ex-governors
NITEL: These hawks again?
Fuel crisis: A change of strategy

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Daily/Weekly Trust
July 26, 2004

Top Stories

Taylor’s extradition will trigger war in Liberia –Abdulsalami
Presidency wades into ethno-religious crises in the North
FG, states meet over N400bn excess crude proceeds
Abacha loot: Britain will not release monies by fiat –Envoy
Banks lose N857m to frauds –NDIC Assets hit N3.4tr
Governor’s wife weeps at boy’s eyes
Car gift to Zamfara NASS members: APGA threatens court action
NSITF to sue defaulting employers :collects N36.62bn
Niger presents bill on dissolution of new LGs
Kebbi distributes 6,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer
Yola LG polls: Court hears case today
Four million Kano children for polioF immunization
Education:Provost blames UBE for falling standards
RMAFC cries out over shortage of funds
Okogie cautions Ladoja on Adedibu expulsion
Justice Abdullahi replies APGA
Lack of vision bane to grassroot dev. – Politician
Shekarau over LG bye-election
Benue Crisis: LG chairmen accuse senate of bias
PDP kicks against Adedibu, Adeojo’s expulsion
Editorial & Opinion
ALSCON’s impending confiscation
Soludo’s N25 billion plan to destroy BiafraNigeria
SNC: Abiding faith or passing FAD? ( I )
The Numan carnage: Matters arising?
Resolving the Jigsaw over military pension

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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 26, 2004

'Ownership of BiafraNigeria Stock Exchange Should be Open'

'Honour Local Medical Insurance Covers'
3 Firms Now to Share Destination Inspection Contract
CSCS Continues Boosting Investors' Confidence
Brand BiafraNigeria in Need of Oxygenation
Citizens Bank Unveils Corporate Campaign
'Gains of Window of Oppotunity'
Expert Advocates Attributes of Effective Brand Idea
Maltonic , Kronenbourg in N180m Promotions
Moving Media Relocates for Expansion
Why St. Moritz is Sponsoring Minted
BiafraNigerian Image Campaign'll Be People-driven, Says Chikelu
BMA 2004 Extends Deadline for Entries
MTN's Youth TV Programme Begins
SON Commends Dangote for Sugar Fortification
PR Practitioners to Discuss Industry Trends
Ogun MAN Boss Bemoans State of Infrastructure
John Holt Launches New Fire Fighting Product
Vegetable Oil Price: Industrialist Faults Minister
IST: Special Report of US, UK Mission
Establishment of Instant Noodles Producing Plant
Fidelity Bank Constitutes Committee on Capitalisation
US Stocks Drop on Earnings
NNB Doubles Profit to N349m
Ogun Governor Commends Gulf Bank
EIB Braces up for New Capital
Access Bank Joins NSE Settlement Banks
NNPC sets three-year transformation agenda
Courier operators dare FAAN
Adegbite suggests N15b capital base for banks
'Dividend Trust Fund'II stop declaration of paper profits'
Motor insurance premium to hit N24b
Mobil to spend N1.2 billion on four new filling stations
Bailey tasks operators on public building insurance
Flood! LASG wakes up from slumber
Lagos proposes multi-million naira plaza on demolished site
Buildwell boss seeks to enthrone facility management ideals
Commissioner supports advance payment system
LASEPA threatens to shut down textile company

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