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June 12, 2004

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Nero of Africa: Obasanjo Fiddles Abroad while Biafra Nigeria Burns
Former military governor of Old Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, on Thursday condemned President Olusegun Obasanjo's trip for the G-8 summit in Georgia, United States. He described the trip as unnecessary and a demonstration of the president's insensitivity of the people's plight. To him, the president abandoned BiafraNigeria in the hour of need. Obasanjo travelled out of the country on Wednesday morning, the day the labour movement and civil society groups called a nationwide strike in protest against the recent hike in fuel prices. (Punch)

 

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No Plans to Pull Out of BiafraNigeria - Shell

BiafraNigerian union calls off strike

Labour Issues Fresh Ultimatum

IG, minister get death threat

I will return soon – Dariye

Citizens Extol Abiola's Virtues On June 12

Shell admits fuelling corruption

Unused Call Time: PTOs Rip Off Subscribers

PDP Wants Direct Allocation Funding for Councils

INEC chief identifies bane of parties

Fuel still sold N51 per litre in Kogi

 

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Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), said yesterday that it had no plans to dump onshore operations in BiafraNigeria. It also affirmed that it was fully committed to peace in the Niger Delta region, saying this would be of benefit to all stakeholders. (This Day)

 

BNW NLC President Adams OshiomholeBiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) may today end the strike it called in protest against hike in prices of petroleum products since Wednesday. The decision to call off the strike may be taken after a meeting of the ... (This Day)

 

 




 

 

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Guardian
June 11, 2004


News


Police foil protest, deny cyclist's death
U.S. confirms plans for military operations near BiafraNigeria

BPE blames Labour for delay in sale of refineries
Lending rate rises to 4.5 per cent in Britain
Marketers yet to get court order, says Justice Minister
Ajaokuta plant to produce tractor components

Privatisation exercise on course, says BPE
Senate wants more councils to lose funds

37 feared killed in Adamawa clash
Wada Nas backs national confab, decries insecurity
Female lawyers' leader wants more for women
Rivers, NEPA sign power purchase pact
Trading dips at Exchange market, low patronage at airport
Strike continues in Imo, offices remain shut
Sokoto NLC opts out as leather workers, ex-NULGE chief oppose strike
Abandoned Kid at Abuja varsity tests HIV-positive
Catholics, others set to welcome Okogie in Edo today
Govt raises panel to demarcate Abia, Akwa Ibom boundaries
Udenwa names scholarship scheme for indigent students
Ebonyi evolves blueprint on economic growth
El-Rufai okays sack of 600 FCT environment workers
Petrol still N55 per litre in Benin
G8 extends debt relief programme
Borno warns against diversion of fertiliser

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Daily Independent
June 11, 2004


News


AS STRIKE ENTERS DAY THREE: NLC meets today to appraise situation
Clashes: More soldiers drafted to Adamawa
Why we failed, by BPE
Senate takes on govs over council funds
FG releases N6bn to varsities
Obagoal's euphoria and Igbinedion's admonition
Getting another second chance
Reps propose extra budget to subsidise fuel prices
FG raises panel on administration of criminal justice
Obasanjo, five African leaders take case to G8
Fraud uncovered in Kwara SPEB
Deputy Gov denies fresh clash, killings in Benue
Court stops N258m deduction from Anambra allocation
Patients flee hospitals in Asaba, Bauchi
Obey court order, NBA tells FG, NLC
A' Ibom marketers defy court order on fuel pricing
Strike: Commercial activities still low in Lagos
Mobile policemen molest restaurant owner
Lagos council workers intensify revenue drive
Commission proposes electoral reform
Kalu canvasses better training for military
Resign, Abiola's wife tells Obasanjo
Akinyemi faults Ogunlewe over face-off with Tinubu
Ekiti sends senior officials on IT course
Customs destroys N253m contraband at Seme border
Politics
2007: Why the Igbo must not aspire for the presidency - - Macebuh
Another look at June 12
Commemorating the undying spirit of June 12
Between Labour strikes and health of the polity
Editorial & Opinion
Religion and the BiafraNigerian State
Between water and petrol
Am I immune?
Snippets on BiafraNigeria's federalism
Do not use GSM handsets at any hospital or in the rain
Can Soludo rediscover the Naira?

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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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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 11, 2004


News


Labour May Suspend Strike Today
...PPPRA Fixes Price at N41.50 Per Litre
MTN Now Africa No1, Makes N94.6bn Profit
CBN, Banks Defy Strike, Sell $69.3m
Corruption is High Treason, Says Akanbi
FG Releases N6b to Varsities
Senate Opposes Allocation To Non-elected Councils
FG To Create 7m Jobs Before 2007 - Masari
INEC Begins Plan For 2007 Polls
G8 Launches Pact with BiafraNigeria
Ibori: CJ, 3 Justices Urged to Respect Judicial Process
Alli Canvasses Reconciliation Panel
Shell Puts Out Oil Well Fire
2005 Census: Bayelsa to Assist NPC
Shareholders Offer to Buy Up Guaranty Trust's Shares
Landlords, Bayelsa Govt Trade Words Over Illegal Structures
Saraki Seeks Support for White Farmers
Analysts Predict Better Performance for Zenith's Shares
Ebute Metta Fire Victims Seek Help
NCHR Scores FG Low on Human Rights
Ebonyi to Exploit Rice Potentials for EBSEEDS
Goje Urges Cement Firm to Halt Retrenchment
Court Throws Out 14-yr Old Chieftaincy Dispute
Beautification of Lagos: Akinyemi Berates Ogunlewe
Bauchi Health Facilities Get N10m NGO Support
Adamawa Pays N100m for Mortgage Bank
Reinstate Dariye After Six Months - Lawmaker
Fuel Strike...
Stop Overheating Polity, Obasanjo Told
Deregulation of the Downstream Sector Premature - Opara
Govt Business Still Paralysed
Business Activities Pick Up in Osogbo
NLC Officials Take over Errant Filling Station
Police,NLC Monitoring Team Clash
...Threaten Journalists With Guns
NUJ Backs NLC Action
Filling Stations Disobey Court Order
FG, NLC Urged to Resolve Face-off
Socio-Economic Activities Paralysed
Workers Stay Away from Offices
Group Dismisses Call for Kupolokun's Resignation
Politics
Learn From Past Mistakes, Envoy Tells FG
Commission Boss Chides Defence Lawyer
Commissioner Denies Threat to LG Boss Life
LGs Decry Activities of Federal Officials
'Babangida Owes BiafraNigerians Explanation on June 12'
2007: Group Wants Presidency Zoned to N/East

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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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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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