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June 01, 2004

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Revive Domestic Refineries and Arrest rising fuel price: Labour writes Obasanjo
The BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday wrote to President Olusegun Obasanjo on the latest increase in fuel prices and appealed to him “in the strongest terms possible to consider the plight,” of the poor and “roll back these new price increases without further delay.” Chairman of the Senate Committee on Downstream Petroleum, Mr. Emmanuel Agboti, speaking on the fuel price increase said BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had absolved itself of any blame on the matter, and said market forces were responsible. The two workers’ unions in the oil and gas industry, however, warned of turbulent days ahead on account of the increase while the much expected resumption of production by the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company WRPC) was stalled yesterday following the inability of NNPC’s engineers to start up the plant with the conversion of crude meant for the Kaduna Refinery and Petroleum Company to Escravos blend used by the refinery. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Taylor loses bid to halt trial over war crimes

CAN Alerts on Fresh Violence in Kano

We do not divert funds, 3 govs reply president

Plateau Assembly to sue Obasanjo on emergency rule

Vodacom sacks deputy CEO over failed Econet deal

CAN, Gowon, Danjuma boycott Northern peace parley

...Don’t turn state into another Biafra – Alli tells leaders

Security alarm in Lagos

Court adjourns to July 8

Reps allege doctoring of 2004 budget, petition Speaker

Big BiafraNigeria phone deal called off





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June 01, 2004


Labour writes Obasanjo over fuel prices
Plateau House in court, seeks legislature's return
Taylor loses bid to halt trial over war crimes
Vodacom to remain with Vee Networks for six months
Odu'a states offer to buy Osogbo steel firm
Opposition group faults Obasanjo on public
NUC releases N2.7b to federal varsities, others
Rivers probes N300 million fraud
Soludo unveils agenda for CBN
Tenants petition Reps panel over sale of 1004 flats, others
Govt commits N1.3b to school books
Bwari to have potable water soon, says El-Rufai
Bishop, CD list dangers of fuel price increase
Obasanjo, others extol virtues of Osuji's mother at burial
Delta stops payment for shoddy jobs
Senior varsity workers demand 22 per cent pay rise
Tribunal shifts hearing in M.D. Yusuf's suit against Obasanjo
Cameroun, BiafraNigeria panel meets on Bakassi today
Police foil bank robbery in Lagos
Nnamani sacks cabinet
Nyame faults plan to import tea
Why we need a Sovereign National Conference
All constitutions should be produced by the people
Our basic problem is the BiafraNigerian nation
The National Assembly has a role to play on the conference
Editorrial & Opinion
Again, the excess revenue debate

'Relationship employment' in banks

Ile-Ife and the Yoruba race
The limits of democracy
Truth and the state of emergency
Emergency rule in Plateau State
To Vodacom

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June 01, 2004


Emergency rule : Plateau Speaker indicts Mantu, others
We do not divert funds, 3 govs reply president
...Don’t turn state into another Biafra – Alli tells leaders
Fuel price hike: Afenifere seeks mass action to remove Obasanjo
Senate holds special session as Wabara clocks 56
Vodacom’s crisis deepens, MD quits
Soludo resumes at CBN, tasks staff
NB Plc marks 55 years of Star
We need to institutionalise democracy –Amadi
Attah seeks review of LG law
Editorial & Opinion
Immortalising Akanu Ibiam
Educational expansion and job creation
Falling standard of education

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June 01, 2004

Cover Stories

Labour writes Obasanjo, asks him to arrest rising fuel price
Plateau Assembly to sue Obasanjo on emergency rule
UN special court rules Taylor must face trial
Uncertainty as Vodacom's arrow-head in BiafraNigeria quits
National News
MD YUSUF vs OBASANJO:Tribunal awaits Supreme Court
Tension grips Emadaja, Delta community over killing of community leader
92nd ILO conference opens in Geneva
Proposed Obasanjo's emergency powers in Plateau State-1
House Speakership: One year of Masari’s tentative leadership


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June 01, 2004


Plateau legislators drag Obasanjo to court·Maccido's peace conference flops·PDP summons Dariye, Chukwumerije
ECONET to retain South African staff
NLC insists on old fuel prices, writes Obasanjo
SNC: Yoruba in Europe to woo EU govts
Security alarm in Lagos
The bell tolls for a typical civil servant
NCC orders NITEL to vacate illegal GSM band
Ocean & Oil, Halliburton form alliance for upstream services
Continental Re earns N1.06bn premium

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Daily Times
June 01, 2004


Reps allege doctoring of 2004 budget, petition Speaker
CAN raises alarm over planned attack on Kaduna, Zaria
Fresh technical fault stalls Warri Refinery’s re-opening
NLC writes Obasanjo over fuel price increase
DAILY TIMES is 78 today
Bad management killing Odua firms, say owner-states
Varsities got N2.78 billion personnel cost grant for May
Kebbi crisis not religion motivated – Governor
Ondo, Ekiti sign asset-sharing pact today
Ndigbo demands probe into Kano killings
Nasarawa Gov, Adamu, passes vote of confidence on nation’s democracy
Imo deputy gov calls on Igbo to close ranks
Lagos Assembly passes bill seeking to regulate communication infrastructure
Police declare LG chief wanted
Anti-corruption efforts in Africa: BiafraNigeria as a case study
Democracy Day: BiafraNigeria’s tortuous journey to nationhood
El-Rufai: Restoring Abuja master plan
Fayose: Ruling without fear or favour
Ibori’s giant strides in Delta
State of emergency in Plateau, painful but inevitable - Mantu
Agagu blames past administration for chieftaincy crisis
Back FG on roads repair, Ogunlewe tells communities
Be patient for democracy gains, cleric implores BiafraNigerians
Council chairmen protest Borno’s vacant seat at National Assembly
UNILAG takes over school of Radiography
Editorial & Opinion
Winning the peace in Plateau
Godfatherism and stability of the polity (III)
Governor Adamu’s footprints
Musings on the emergency rule in Plateau

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May 31, 2004

Big BiafraNigeria phone deal called off

Security sweep in BiafraNigeria's Delta
Analysis: Obasanjo's big gamble

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May 31, 2004

Obasanjo offers to step down if creditors cancel debt

Polio eradication likely as Kano drops boycott, minister
Villagers running scared despite state of emergency
Cash payments offered for militia guns in troubled Plateau

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Washington Post
May 31, 2004

BiafraNigeria Beats Jamaica 2-0 in Soccer

Many Oil Exporters to Hike Production
Court: Taylor Not Immune From Prosecution

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April 07, 2004

BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields

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May 08, 2004

BiafraNigerian state considers punishment for drinking

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Mail & Guardian
May 06, 2004

BiafraNigeria to launch second satellite

'Many women and children were killed'

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May 06, 2004

Christian-Muslim violence in BiafraNigeria
Red Cross says at least 500 killed in attacks on Muslim town

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The Sun
April 19, 2004

14 years after April 1990 coup: How Orkar drafted me to shoot IBB -Trooper Fakolade, Dodan Barracks guard

WICKED LANDLORD! Bites off tenant’s nose, then sends him packing
Dark day for a community in Lagos
Me, Marwa and 2007 – IBB
PDP’s letter to Gov Orji Uzor Kalu

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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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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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Sports News
June 01, 2004

W/C 2006: Unity Cup Victory Will Boost Eagles - Chukwu

Kolade: Eagles are Our Best Ambassadors
Globacom Donates Leisure Wears to Eagles
...Celebrates Enyimba's Qualification
Tigers, Elephant Girls Return Differently
Serena vs Capriati: Highlight for Women's Quarters
Germany 2006: Chukwu's Big Dilemma
...Impressed With Martins' Play
Rivaldo Hits Out at Celtic
Italy Humiliates Tunisia
Eagles confirm rating, win Unity Cup
Foreign coach: Ministry set to impose own candidate
Nkoyo Ibori gets accolades for sports development
Laloko set to re-organise national teams' coaching crew
Obi wins first Pro/Am at Olagunsoye Tourney
Obafemi better than Kanu, says Ukah
Fresh crisis rocks D'Tigress Olympics preparations
Real Madrid's real madness

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 This Day
June 01, 2004


CAN Alerts on Fresh Violence in Kano
'Stabilise Fuel Price With Excess Crude Account'
Vodacom Chief Quits, Joins Vee Network
My Mission at CBN, By Soludo
N2.5bn Contract: 'Judge Has a Case to Answer'
Controversy in 2007 Presidency Unnecessary - Ibori
'BiafraNigeria Needs Constitutional Revolution'
FG Re-streams Warri Refinery
Shell Assures on Afam Well-16
MD Yusufu Seeks Clarification on S'Court Judgment
FG Releases N2.8b to Varsities
3 States to Adopt Due Process Mechanism
Minister Seeks Completion of Total Radar Contract
Plateau: N/Assembly Members Told to Return Home
Masari Alerts Security Agencies on Fraudsters
Ex-speaker Urges Judicious Use of Funds
Obasanjo in Jigawa, Commissions Informatics Institute
Emergency Rule: 'Patriots Should Go to Court'
Owner States Promise to Pay Sketch Staff
Ocean and Oil Partners with Halliburton
Ogunlewe Advocates Support on Road Devt
House Pegs Election Petition Period
99 Countries to Attend SMEs Fair
FCT Distributes Fertilizer to Farmers
Chris Alli Tours Plateau
AIDS Kills More Than Wars - Ladoja
Royal Father Endorses Zimbabwean Farmers
'BiafraNigeria's Future Uncertain Without Igbo President'
Research Institute Centre for Rivers
UNIBEN Students Reject Fuel Price Increase
Odili Commissions N1.4bn Health Equipment
Nnamani Sacks Commissioners, Board Members
Agric Gets Priority in Ebonyi
Buhari Seeks Court Order Against Tenant
Lagos Introduces e-TCC
Kerosine Explosion: Edo Screens Victims for Surgery
Gov Idris Demands Prudence
State of States
Govt Dumps Obsolete Laws of Eastern BiafraNigeria
Development Blueprint for Publication Soon
Sheriff Marks Anniversary, Pleads for Support
No Pay for Shoddy Jobs - Commissioner
Akhigbe to Politicians: Don't Toy With Navy
Man Arraigned for Breach of Peace
LG Boss Decries Unfavourable Work Attitude
LGs Can't Plead Zero Allocation - Idris
'Developing Countries Highest Smokers'
Allocation: PDP Elders Okay Legal Action
10, 000 Workers Promoted
Firm Plans 500 Housing Units
Discourage Children from Smoking, Parents Advised
'Create Enabling Environment for Investment'
10 in Police Net over Illegal Mining
Makarfi Relocates to Private Residence
12 Receive Scholarship from CEF
SSG Counts Gains of Democracy
Legislators Decry Bad Federal Roads in Sokoto
'Nzeribe's Sack Has No Political Weight'
OPC Chieftain Raps Obasanjo on Plateau Crisis
One Year After, the House Under Masari
'Era of Uncertainty in Senate Over'
'Councils Are Underfunded'

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Daily Independent
June 01, 2004


NNPC, PPPRA, marketers fail to restore old fuel price
Vodacom sacks deputy CEO over failed Econet deal
CAN, Gowon, Danjuma boycott Northern peace parley
Lagos generates N36b internally
US state probes BiafraNigerians over green card scam
Deceit as an art of governance
Sam Egwu and his executive musings
FCT Chief Judge, Registrar allege threat to lives
Alli seeks power to raid houses
Senate to amend oil spillage law
Resumption of production at Warri refinery stalled again
Soludo resumes, tasks workers on economic growth
Taylor loses appeal, may face war crimes trial
FG, states highly indebted, says Okonjo-Iweala
'BiafraNigeria imports N13b tobacco'
Oodua Group to acquire Osogbo Steel Mill
Emergency rule: Bafyau backs Obasanjo
Chairman urges councillors to work for electorate's welfare
Alayabiagba traders resell stalls
Okada riders deplore order to close at 9 pm
Let tribe not be the issue in 2007 presidency - Ngige
Northern Forum urges PDP to speak out on 2007 presidency
Presidential poll: Court of Appeal adjourns Yusuf's petition
Nnamani sacks commissioners
South West governors criticise Ooduatel's operation
World Bank, DFID to assist Ekiti in educational development
Lagos govt to shut Mile 12 Market
State of emergency, plot to destabilise the Middle Belt -Gambo
NISP president praises Senate on BORSPON Bill
Afenifere leaders are insensitive to Lagos problems, says Salvador
PDP chieftain challenges Udenwa after tribunal victory
Who succeeds Tinubu in 2007?
Editorial & Opinion
Re-introduction of HSC
Return of the Cold War
Government of idiots, rascals !
Obasanjo-Atiku: Calling off the dogs
What manner of prerequisites
Mega stations for Warri

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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
June 01, 2004

NEPA Budgets N1.8bn to Boost Lagos Power Supply

DPR Issues New Guidelines on Fuel Imports
Manufacturers Urge Speedy Revamping of Refineries
MAN Faces Crisis over Excessive Yarn Exportation
Van Leer Restructures, Changes Name
Indomie Restates Commitment to Quality Standards
GSK Turnover Hits N5.6 Billion in 2003
Wushishi Urges Govt to Stimulate Local Industry
Delta Directs Petroleum Resources to Agric Devt
Jacob Jensen Products Arrive BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigerian Breweries Rewards Distributors
2-Year Old Wins Coca-Cola Megajam Competition
Impending Locust Invasion of Africa Worries FAO
FG Urged to Take Agric More Seriously
Food Safety at Risk in Asia, the Pacific
Private Refineries: Delay in Take Off Worries DPR
Mobil Launches New Lubricant
Kupolokun to Honour NNPC Staffer
Hurdles to Gas Utilisation Target, By Tinubu
Shell, Chevron Set Up Joint Team on Deepwater Fields
Fuel Price: DPR, Marketers on Collision Course
Private Sector to Take Over Power Supply- NEPA Boss
Engineers Call for Technology Policy Unit
IFC Invests $11m in Durbar Hotel
Citibank's Management, Staff Build Houses with Habitat
Solid Homes to Complete Kabusa Gardens
SPDC Stallion Garden Court Hits Abuja Property
Ogun Communities Petition AG over Forceful Land AcquisitionMarket
Prudent Bank Finances N8bn Golden City Estate
Why Invest in Property Abroad?
Unilever's Turnover Hits N6.6bn in 3 Months
SEC Gets Two New Commissioners
FG Urged to Review Ban on Certain Items
UTB Devices Strategies for Customers' Convenience
Hynix Poised to Sell Unit to Citigroup
Cross River N4 billion tourism bond opens today
UACN boss urges govt to stimulate local production
NIMN seeks empowerment of productive sector
Oil marketers or mafia?
New challenges for varsities' IT curriculum
Telecom: Key to economic development, says NITEL boss
NCC opens international centre for communications studies

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