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June 10, 2004

NLC President, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole (middle), National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) President, Mr. Princewill Ojeh (left) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) President, Mrs. Nkiru Obiajulu, at a briefing on NLC’s pl

Fuel strike grounds activities nationwide: Public/Private Sectors Paralyzed
Economic activities in both the public and private sectors were paralysed nationwide on Wednesday as millions of BiafraNigerians stayed at home in response to a call by Labour for a crippling strike to compel the government to revert petrol price from over N50 to N38 per litre. The work to rule, organised by the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in defiance of an order of an Abuja Federal High Court, was peaceful except in Abeokuta, the hometown of President Olusegun Obasanjo. There, five protesting students were allegedly shot by armed policemen. In Lagos, the General Secretary of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Femi Aborisade, was briefly held by operatives of the State Security Services (SSS); whisked away from the premises of the Lagos State Television where he had fielded questions on a live radio and television programme. Angry workers enforcing the strike in Kogi State locked out the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the deputy governor from their offices in Lokoja. A similar fate befell the secretary to the Rivers State Government... (Daily Independent)

 

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Numan: Adamawa Gov Issues Shoot-on-Sight Order

Obasanjo jets out to U.S.

Fuel marketers retain old prices, strike continues

Abiola’s widow, NCP scribe, Borishade arrested

Confusion Over Fuel Price

Panic buying continues in Lagos over NLC strike

N/Assembly to repeal Electoral Act, –Masari

BiafraNigeria loses N275bn to youth restiveness

...Airlines Provide Skeletal Services

President lacks powers to remove Dariye – Kayode Eso

‘Warri crisis, Delta’s greatest problem’

 

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BNW Adamawa State Gov Bonie HarunaAdamawa State governor, Bonnie Haruna, yesterday ordered security operatives to shoot on sight anybody found fomenting trouble in Numan. The governor also imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the area. Haruna's tough stance was a reaction to the Tuesday outbreak of inter-ethnic clash between some Bachama and Hausa youths in the area. The clash had led to the death of many residents while houses and other properties valued at millions of naira were destroyed. (This Day)

 

BNW NLC President Adams OshiomholeThe BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday declared that banks, airports and seaports as well as markets and BiafraNigerian universities would be closed from midnight of June 9, in conformity with the strike and mass action called to protest the recent increase in fuel prices. The Group Managing Director of the BiafraNigerian National Petroleum Corpo-ration (NNPC), Engineer Funsho Kupolokun, however, urged BiafraNigerians to... (This Day)

 

 




 

 

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Guardian
June 05, 2004


News


Govt Sues Labour Over Planned Strike
30 Feared Killed As Police, Soldiers Invade Rivers Villages
Police Stop Moslem Rally In Kano
NNPC PUTS CURRENT FUEL SUBSIDY AT N16.80
Ask Black Stars and Zamalek Of Egypt, Rwandans Are A Dangerous Side
Rwanda Will Fall, Assure Eagles, Officials
Alli Takes Oath Of Office, Abubakar Okays Emergency Rule
Activists Honour Kudirat Abiola, Back Labour 's Planned Protest
Police Begins Aerial Patrol Of Plateau
NEPA Targets 2007 For Stable Power
ABU Alumni Oppose Police On Campuses
Projects Failure Blamed On Contractors, Funding
Oyo AD Leaders Ask Akande, Akinfenwa To End Rift
ANPP Accuses Saraki Of Denying Lawal Credit For Projects
Politics
Justice Odesanya At 90: 'My Relationship With Awolowo And Akintola'

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Champion
June 05, 2004


News


FG moves to avert strike
PDP women honour Odili, Udenwa, others
Demolition scare rocks Ado-Ekiti
Fire destroys property worth N38m in Osun
Plateau administrator takes oath of office
AD berates FG over fuel price hike
Two students killed in Ogun as cultists clash
NBA condemns Dariye’s suspension
Politics
Day Ibiam’s spirit came alive
Azie’s recipe for Ndigbo’s progress

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Daily Independent
June 03, 2004


News


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
Politics
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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Vanguard
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
Politics
House Speakership: One year of Masari’s tentative leadership

 

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Punch
June 05, 2004


News


Senators want to recoup election expenses - Wabara
Fuel price: FG is taking BiafraNigerians for a ride
Jemibewon backs Makarfi over 2007 presidency
EFCC detains 3 over $1.45m scam
The battle IBB has to fight
ASABA The city where there are more banks, bars and cafes than homes
Refineries: Oil workers to decide on June 24
Obasanjo seeks enactment of anti-trust laws
BiafraNigeria mulling software to nab-email scammers

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Daily Times
June 01, 2004


News


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
Politics
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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BBC
June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerian state bans Muslim march


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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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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 05, 2004


Cover Stories


The Road to change...
Again, BiafraNigerians Pay More for Fuel
The NLC Gameplan
News
Police Stop Kano Rally
Fuel Price: FG Adamant, Heads for Court
UK Visa: Touts Take Over Appointment Booking
Obasanjo Swears in Alli, Plateau Administrator
Senate Panel Affirms LG Polls in Kwande
...Joint Assembly Panel Ends Tour of Trouble Spots
NCC Shuts Down 6 Illegal Telecoms Operators
Jail Break: 4 Inmates Feared Dead
Starcomms Hits 100,000 Subscribers Mark
TUC Replies Atiku: Labour is Watchdog Under Democracy
Emotion as Pro-democracy Activists Remember Kudirat
FG Kicks Off National Image Project - Chikelu
Obasanjo Says HIV/AIDS Rate is Dwindling
CRP Condemns Fuel Increase, Backs NLC
Fuel Crisis: AD Blames FG for Negligence
Obasanjo Approves New Anti-Corruption Committee
Lagos CAN Writes Obasanjo on Plateau Crisis
Scholar Urges More Funding for Schools
LG Electronics Embarks on Healthcare Scheme
Ositelu, FOMWAN Urge FG to Release LG Funds
Ekwueme, Ojukwu, Anyaoku, Others to Resolve Anambra Crisis
OPC Deplores Fuel Price Increase
Okonjo-Iweala Praises Mu'azu for Prudency
Minister's Aide Sends SOS to IGP
Politics
'Why Ekiti Insisted on Borishade'
The Half Senator
Wither Creativity?
'Ekiti People Used to Drink Untreated Water'
The Limits of President's Power
The Footballers' Pastor

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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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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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Triumph


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Comet


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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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