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June 15, 2004

BNW Long Lines for Fuel

Obasanjo Fails BiafraNigeria: Fuel Queues Return, Hoarding Return
Major cities across the country came alive again on Monday as traffic jam marked the first working day of the week after a three-day strike called by the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress to protest the 19 per cent increase in the price of petrol. The gridlock, especially on most major roads, was worsened by long vehicular queues at filling-stations. Already, the NLC has warned that it may be compelled to resume the strike if commuters and motorists continue to suffer as a result of the scarcity, which a top official of Total BiafraNigeria insisted was merely a knock-on effect of the protests that ended last Friday. In Lagos, traffic was for hours at a standstill on major roads like Ikorodu Road, Western Avenue, Bank Anthony, Alfred Rewane, Creek Road, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and Wharf Road. While most of the filling stations in the city remained shut, the few that had fuel were dotted with the trademark yellow commercial buses and some private vehicles. Stranded commuters massed at bus stops. Those who could not find transport resorted to trekking. A litre of petrol at most filling-stations sold for N42.90 instead of the N41.50 directed last week by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency and N38.50 by the Federal High Court, Abuja. (Punch)


Key Stories

Kupolokun Forsees More Fuel Crisis Ahead

Abuja court summons Taylor over alleged war crimes

Daily Times goes for N1.25bn

‘Bakassi people still have right to decide their country’

Fresh violence looms in Kano

Death threat : Security beefed up around police minister, IGP, PSC boss

Cripple holds Wabara hostage

Labour may picket filling stations over fuel prices

Imo Govt seeks immediate resolution of boundary disputes

$10bn Needed to Boost Power Supply -- BPE

Bailiffs arrested over alleged Supreme Court judges' bribe





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June 14, 2004


British Telecoms, others eye V-Mobile
Retired U.S. diplomats, military chiefs flay Bush over Iraq
4.5 billion year-old Meteorite crashes into New Zealander home
Fuel sells for N43, N50 per litre
Crimes court may try perpetrators of ethnic, religious violence
Canadian envoy lauds peaceful resolution of Bakassi dispute
ECO-currency's take-off may be shifted again
VC decries exclusion of agric varsities from cassava summit
Ekiti summons contractors over alleged non-performance
Judge alleges plot by lawyers to destabilise judiciary
Govt targets potable water for 96m BiafraNigerians by 2007
Police drop plan to eject slain officers' families
Marketers sell fuel at N52 in Jos
Service is bedrock of responsible leadership, says Marwa
Okogie urges govt to provide water, electricity
BiafraNigeria-Canada Chamber of Commerce honour Tinubu
FRSC raises panel on housing scheme
Govt to introduce electronic passport, says Ayu
FAAN spends N15m monthly on power supply in Abuja airport
Makarfi wants revenue allocation to ministries, NNPC, published
NEPA to begin payment for power from Rivers turbine station
Adamu urges Benue politicians to eschew bitterness
Kano moslem group alleges marginalisation
Tinubu hails court order on fuel prices
Petrol still N49.50k in Abeokuta
Police arrest officer over shooting of driver in Ekiti
Abiola's children lament waning fortunes of BiafraNigerians
Ex-ANPP chief, Bankole, backs emergency rule
12 feared killed in Iraq bomb attack
Adamawa extends curfew to Yola
APGA, PDP score Nnamani, Shekarau, Turaki low
Labour strikes as a positive tool of opposition
Editorial & Opinion
Double talk on national conference

Democracy and decorum

The Benin-Yoruba controversy
A harvest of fire
Odimegwu and the president
That Total petrol station

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Daily Independent
June 14, 2004


Abacha was to hang Obasanjo - Museveni
Death threat on police chiefs baseless, says FHQ
Intrigue, as Daily Times, ALSCON go for sale
Publish Federal Government's allocation, Makarfi challenges Obasanjo
Beware of politicians, CAN cautions Alli
A cynic's view of the IBB and OBJ connection
Bloody nose for a gallant fighter
Democracy has been hijacked, says Kokori
I have not dumped ANPP, Shinkafi insists
Oil sector deregulation is premature, says Deputy Speaker
G-8: Obasanjo lauds African leaders input
BiafraNigeria, Cameroun raise observer group in Lake Chad
SNC will stop ethnic clashes, says Marwa
Landlords tackle govt over Yenagoa Master Plan
N' Delta ecosystem dislocated, says Okoko
Politicians back cult groups, Rivers legislators allege
Ughelli residents protest insecurity
Lagos residents call for regulation of vehicular movements
Enugu lawyers want judge probed
Marwa in Owerri, promises support for rural areas
Fresh plot to destabilise Anambra revealed
Workers celebrate success of strike in Enugu
Only detractors are against Igbo presidency - Ogunewe
Bill to declare a state of emergency in Plateau
All the President's men
Rep challenges Kalu to account for state funds
A death in the Senate
Democracy has a wider meaning than going to the polls - Iroha
Editorial & Opinion
The need to obey court orders
For a genuine dialogue
BiafraNigeria on the road to Yugoslavia (1)
Fayose: Advertorials that assault our sensibilities
Bush, Iraq and an arrogant apology
Open letter to NEPA boss

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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 05, 2004


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


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 04, 2004

BiafraNigerian state bans Muslim march

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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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Sports News
June 14, 2004

Germany 2006: Okocha Arrives, Joins Eagles Camp

Selection Scandal Rocks Eagles
Under-18 Female Basketballers Leave for Niger
Angola Boost Team
Coca-Cola Commended On Olympic Torch Relay
Greek Win Lifts Latvia
Trapattoni Wary of Denmark's Latin Touch
Dope: FBI Interview Jones' Former Coach
Euro 2004 Against Racism
Roddick Wins Second Straight Queen Title
NFA set to name new Falcons coach
Okocha arrives Eagles camp
FA Cup Round One: Iwuanyanwu, Lobi clash
Eight teams, 28 players invited to U- 20 camp
Eagles invitation saved my career - Ogbeche
Shokunbi wins MOS Engineering Golf tourney
Ngerem Laments neglect of Olympic medal hopefuls
Leaving Tunisia was a nightmare
CBN tennis still on hold

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 This Day
June 14, 2004


Makarfi Accuses Obasanjo of Blackmail
Marketers Demand N300m Compensation
Stakeholders Approve GTB Public Offer
Hayatu-Deen Steps Down at FSB
Power Project to Fetch Rivers More Revenue
African Leaders Task NGOs on Debt Cancellation
Fuel Strike: Tinubu Hails Judiciary, Oshiomhole
ALSCON: FG Cautioned on Investors' Integrity
Police Monitoring Unit Set Up
Group Releases Survey Report on Suspended Strike
BiafraNigerians Are Not Investing Here - Dangote
Tinubu Decries FG's Inconsistent Policies
Political Parties Lack Ideologies - INEC
How Lawal, Aides Ran SPEB - Commissioner
Plateau: CAN Chairman Tasks Christians on Peace, Unity
2007: Power Shift to North 'll End Ethnic Conflicts - Makarfi
FAO Advises Africa Countries on Bio-energy
'Why We Didn't Join Strike'
Osun NLC Warns Filling Stations
HIV/AIDS Policies: Female Lawyers Seek Legal Backing
Call Ogunlewe to Order, PFN Urges Obasanjo
Obasanjo to Grace Civil Service Award Night
N4.5m Bore-hole Equipment Stolen at Gateway Hotel
Stop Registering Churches As Enterprises, Okogie Tells FG
Cleric Condemns NBC's Ban on Miracles
Motorists, Commutters May Clash with Police
Wada Nas Alleges Threat to Life
CNPP Berates NLC for Strike Call Off
Alli Pays Tribute to Perm Sec

OOU Suspends Students Union Activities
State of States
Royal Costume Exhibition Ignites Cultural Revival
Cleric Tasks Journalists on Moral Values
NASFAT Commends Saraki, Deputy
Fortune Bank Hails Games Village Winners
Refocus NEEDS, Cleric Advises Obasanjo
'Women Produce Half of Our Food Needs'
Group Flays Child Labour
Industrialist Lauds Makarfi's Peace Efforts
Cleric Condemns Ban on Miracle Broadcast
Ex-NIM President Wants Power of Attorney Revoked
Tinubu Again Calls for National Conference
Alamieyeseigha Advises On Assets Sharing
D/Gov Wants Peaceful Resolution of Boundary Disputes
Bauchi Spends N57m on Agric
Ultimate Search: Three Days to Go
Agric Minister Advocates Mechanised Farming
HIV/AIDS: NGOs Urged to Focus on Youths
Clean and Green Moves to Councils
2007: Only Zoning to North Can Guarantee Peace - Tafida
Emergency Rule: 'Where Obasanjo Erred'

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June 14, 2004


Fuel scarcity looms
Obasanjo, others reaped from Abiola’s death –Ogun gov
IPP: Imoke hails Odili
Agu, NMA D-G, decries state of maritime
Okogie in Benin, laments economic, political crises
BiafraNigeria’s democracy needs reforms – Strauss
How I escaped death in Numan –Legal Aid boss
Emergency in Plateau : Mantu shelters 2,000 displaced residents
The new face of protest
How police handled the strike
Editorial & Opinion
JAMB: Crisis of relevance
OBJ and the crisis of survival
The case of reinstated teachers of Anambra

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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 14, 2004

How to Make Fuel Affordable, By Ex-TUC Boss

Debt: G8 Extends HIPC Initiative
US SEC Probes NLNG $180m Bribes
'Afribank's IPO will Boost Stock Market'
Setting Up Plastic Manufacturing Plant for Export
Leadbank Guarantees Cross River State Bond
'Why We're Setting Up New Skills Centres'
UB 40, Adstrat Join SO&U as GTB Seeks N10bn
Instability As Bane of Investment
Brand MTN's Youthfulness and Y'Hello TV
Glo Premium: Enjoying Contract Rates without Signing One?
Minding the Gap Through Competitive Strategy
Stakeholders Caution on Globalisation of Advertising
Adswitch Records N11.7m Loss in 9 Months
US SEC Probes Halliburton
CBN Withdraws N64.7bn Idle Funds
SMIEIS: Ibori Tasks Banks, OPS
MBC Bank Begins Apapa Operations
Shell may quit BiafraNigeria in 2008 over violence
NAFDAC releases findings on Indomie, decries firm's behaviour
Local planning regulations and plight of fast food centers
Maroko evictees cry for justice
Scrap Ministry of Works, Jibunoh advises govt
LSDPC embarks on cost-saving measures
Understanding business growth in a rough property market

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