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June 03, 2004

Of Obasanjo, Gas Prices, and Oil Syndicates: NLC Declares Strike
Another national strike – with its inevitable disruption to lives – has been declared to begin next Wednesday by the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the protracted dispute on frequent fuel price rises, the latest of which was effected last week by marketers. Against the background of tension, the government has sacked three senior officials of the BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over petroleum products import deals which resulted in the loss of N29 billion in the last three years. Until their sack, the three – Edna Ankwuem, H. B. Abua and A. Balogun – worked as officials in the importation department of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), an NNPC subsidiary in charge of marketing and distributing petroleum products. A committee set up by the government last year to investigate allegations of high level dealings perpetrated by marketers in fuel importation indicted the dismissed officials for non-billing of some marketers in the consignment of products imported. It was learnt in Abuja that the sack received the blessing of President Olusegun Obasanjo who is said to have ordered further investigation... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Police Crack Down on MASSOB, Arrest 38

Peace deal in BiafraNigerian oil town

US set to deploy troops near BiafraNigeria's coast

National Assembly grant Obasanjo emergency powers

INEC seeks powers to de-register parties

Fuel Price: Stakeholders Parley Deadlocked

After Biafra, the new agenda

Nzeribe to pay Anyim N55m for libel

12 ministers may go in cabinet reshuffle

NCP opens new bid for Mint management contract

Armed gang kidnaps Imo legislator's son, demands N7m ransom





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BNW BalogunNo fewer than 38 suspected members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were yesterday arrested by the police for constituting security threat to the peace of the nation. Arms and ammunition, military and other security agencies equipment were also recovered from the suspects. (This Day)


BNW Imo State Gov UdenwaImo State Governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, yesterday accused President Olusegun Obasanjo of running a unitary government even when BiafraNigeria is a federation. Udenwa, while briefing newsmen in Owerri, said the President does not believe in true federalism but prefers the unitary system of the military. He queried the rationale behind the refusal of Federal Government to share the... (This Day)





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Daily Independent
June 03, 2004


NLC declares nationwide strike for Wednesday
Seven killed, 15 injured as petrol explodes in Lagos
Akwanga, Nwodo, others face fresh charges today
Vodacom stocks slide over failed Econet deal
NASS can't convoke national conference -Enahoro
Spanner in the works
Emergency rule: Line of least resistance (2)
We receive N10 as hazard allowance, say firemen
Commisioner advises drivers to update their vehicle particulars
Fuel hike: Motorists increase transport fares in Lagos
Peace returns to Ladipo, as factions plan merger
World Bank shifts grounds on privatisation, subsidy
NDDC spends N80b on projects, govt endorses master plan
FG to shut down factories lacking health facilities
Masari lists achievements, scores Representatives high
Environmentalist raises fresh alarm over Lagos Bar Beach
Obasanjo summons minister over illegal launch of bureau
Borishade sworn in, rejects junior minister slot
Plateau women group condemn emergency rule
World Bank, ADB to finance projects in BiafraNigeria-Cameroon border
PH refinery resumes production in Nov
FG slashes salary of steel workers
Agency promises prompt roads rehabilitation
NSE seeks adequate funding of NASEI
2007: ACF's agitation for presidency is immoral (1) -Achuzia
Ebonyi and the challenge of history(2)
Obasanjo is doing well, says Jamodu
SNC and the din of national question

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June 02, 2004


National Assembly grant Obasanjo emergency powers
Senate asks oil marketers to revert to old prices
BiafraNigeria not ready for Tai Solarin's ideas, says widow
One feared dead in crash of cars in Obasanjo's convoy
Armed gang kidnaps Imo legislator's son, demands N7m ransom
122 years after, Venus to cross Sun's path
INEC seeks powers to de-register parties
BiafraNigerian airline will fly in two months, says Yuguda
Star lager hits eight billionth bottle at 55th anniversary
Police detain 23 constables over fake certificates
Fayose warns NURTW, RTEAN over violence
Aliero apologises to Christians over clash, promises compensation
Group donates relief materials to Kano riot victims
Masari alleges use of name for fraud
AD accuses Lagos PDP, Obasanjo of frustrating Tinubu's rule
874,000 kids die yearly
Inflation rate rises to 17.8 per cent, says CBN
Reps query minister over sale of 1004 Estate
Three Oyo councillors die in auto crash
Dupe Adelaja protests launch of "small firms bureau"
Human rights coalition sues Obasanjo over emergency rule
Ijaw, Itsekiri leaders declare end to strife
Anyim wins N55m libel suit against Nzeribe
Maccido, others blame clashes on neglect of probe reports
Govt slashes allocation to steel firms, workers condemn action
PDP women honour Udenwa today
UNIBEN students protest, NANS gives ultimatum on fuel prices
FRSC plans Abuja factory for more number-plates
U.S critic, Al-Yawer, is new Iraqi president
ECO currency takes off July 2005
N2b fraud rocks Rivers
Failure of past governments makes a conference inevitable
Sovereignty is conferred only by the people
Editorial & Opinion
Emergency rule: Matters arising

Soludo goes to school at CBN

Mindful change in Ogun State
In defence of the Omo N'Oba
Tribute to Sheila Solarin at 80
NAFDAC's responsibility
Concerning presidential anger
Friends of Obasanjo

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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 02, 2004


US set to deploy troops near BiafraNigeria's coast ... backs emergency rule in Plateau
A staging post comes to the backyard
FG, Akinyemi others react
One killed, DIG, four others injured in presidential convoy accident
Plateau emergency rule: Matters arising
BiafraNigeria needs a deep-sea Navy ·Akinyemi
External reserves rise to $10.8bn
Fuel price: NLC mobilises for protest
Oil prices hit $42

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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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June 02, 2004

Peace deal in BiafraNigerian oil town

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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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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 03, 2004

Obafemi arrives for Rwanda

Igbinedion warns against quota system in football
Coca-Cola FA Cup begins June 9
Airline boss foresees better outing for BiafraNigeria at Athens
NFA honours ETB, others for supporting football
Why athletes resort to dope -Amu
Udomsinachi misses training tour

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 This Day
June 03, 2004


NLC Orders Strike, Mass Action June 9
Kano: Muslim Group Assures CAN, Non-Indigenes
Why We Pulled Out of BiafraNigeria, By Vodacom
2007: No Space for PDP in Lagos, Says Afikuyomi
ID Card Scam: FG Withdraws Suit
Anambra: US Forensic Expert Testifies for Ngige
BiafraNigeria to Raise Oil Output by .3m BPD
Mixed Reactions Over Warri Ceasefire
Plateau: Emergency Rule May Not Last 6 Months, Says Ogbeh
Police Crack Down on MASSOB, Arrest 38
SNC, No Task for N/Assembly - Enahoro
Obasanjo Swears in Borisade, Ojowu
NDDC Spends N80bn on Projects
Illegal Masts: NCAA Issues Ultimatum
Road Transportation C'ttee Submits Report
Emergency Rule: Akande, NBA Chairman Disagree
Senate to Re-visit New LGs
House to Computerise Operations
SAGEM Resumes ID Cards Production
Igwe's Murder Suspects Plead Not Guilty
Rice Importation Ban: FG Releases N1.5b for Production
New Economic Adviser Confident in Economy
NEPA Acquires Equipment to Curb Power Failure
Wabara Re-lives One Year of Senate
Benue: National Assembly to Invite Military
Plateau Leaders Decry Attacks on Refugees
... Women March for Peace
GO to Court, ASUU Tells FG
Custom Seeks Investigation of Alleged Arms Seizure
AD Alleges Plot Against Tinubu
'NEEDS to Remove Devt Impediments'
Obasanjo Wades Into SMEDAN/Colechurch Feud
Kwara for Due Process - Saraki
Tinubu Commissions 20 Ambulances, HIV Help Centres
Illegal Bunkering: Trial Continues June 8
Anambra: Election Tribunal Returns Nwankwo
LG Boss Decries Debt Burden
Forum Calls for Unity Among South East Governors
Efiks Caution Obong of Calabar's Detractors
Ebonyi SSS Chief Flays MASSOB
Minister Laments State of Marine Environment
Impeachment Scare Grips Delta Assembly
Fayose Appoints Provost for College of Education
Senate Wants Typhoid Immunisation Compulsory
Cross River Tops HIV/AIDS Chart - Survey
NLC Intervention Stalls Workers Strike
Kwara Speaker Stresses Need for Harmony
Saraki Vows to Tackle Corruption
State of States
Navy Committed to Maritime Defence
Saraki Mediates in Poly Management-ASUP Rift
Elders Laud FG on Road Rehabilitation
Govt Procures 12,200 Tonnes of Fertiliser
Cleric Tasks Leaders on Exemplary Life
NAFCON Owes Creditors N15bn
USAID, Banks Partner to Develop Housing Sector
Oyinlola Reshuffles Cabinet
5 Robbery Suspects Killed, 6 Others Arrested
NOA Director Bemoans Child-Thuggery
Needy Children Get N1m Facilities
Govt, Banks Sign N1bn Loan for Farmers
LG Boss Seeks Aid for Erosion Control
EFCC to Arraign 7 Over $.5m Fraud
IYC Congress Holds July 10
Obasanjo-Bello Decries Rift in Trado - Medical House
Don Advocates Spiritual Revolution
Mental Illness Increases - WHO Report
Fayose Bans Kerosine Sale in Markets
Govt Recruits 60 Doctors for Rural Health Care
Anglican Communion Advises FG
NGO Pushes Indigent Kids' Case
Bauchi May Create 25 New Devt Areas
Afikuyomi Tasks Africans on NEPAD
Group Commends Fayose
Democracy on Course, Says Ibori's Aide
Democracy on Course, Says Ibori's Aide
Adamawa Indigenes Hail Marwa's Humanitarian Gesture
2007: Why Presidency Must Return to North - Goje

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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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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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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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Business News
June 03, 2004

The Way the Cookie Crumbled

NIIT Launches New Curriculum
Panasonic Commemorates Name Change in BiafraNigeria
'We Have Laid a Solid Foundation for NITEL'
HP/Oracle Provides IT Solution Against Corruption
...Unveils Smallest All-in-One Fax Machine
Intel Chief Commends Govt's Seriousness on IT
10 Awards for Grabs at NISPA 2004 Tomorrow
Hope You Won't Pay DBI Staff in Dollars?
First of Rothmans' 36 Millionaires Emerges
Guinness Bags ISO Award
LG: Making Life Even Richer for BiafraNigerians
Many Wireless Networks Lack Security
MTN, Ericsson Sign $1.5bn Agreements
BiafraNigeria Can Produce Recharge Cards, Local Firm Assures
NCC Goes Tough on Operators
Multi-Links Refutes Billing Allegations
'Why Service Delivery is our Watchword'
Longman Records N44.8m Loss in 3 Months
Cross River State Floats N4bn Tourism Bond
At Last, Valucard Gets New Boss
ICAN Pledges Continuous Support to Government
How Africa can reduce poverty, by UNCTAD
Co-op Development Bank raises share capital, changes name
'Flour Mills pollution at berths to end in September'
Ocean and Oil partners Halliburton, targets N33b
NAICOM to generate N250 million from vehicle stickers
Senate maritime committee tasks Tinubu on facilities
Traktag, Oando collaborate for products safety
Why Mobil 1 was reformulated, by director
Poverty reduction: Not trade but development
Trade imbalance: African finance ministers seek regional integration
'BiafraNigerian economy will not be the same again'
'Illegality synonymous with Obasanjo's government'
Smart lawyers exploit loopholes in the law, says Ogunde
One year after: Is Ribadu winning the war against 419?

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