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June 16, 2004

BNW Dariye and Alli

Now, the Witch-Hunt: Dariye Faces Probe, as Hearing on Emergency Rule Begins
Plateau State Administrator, Maj. Gen. Chris Alli, has initiated a probe into the financial dealings of the state under the suspended Governor, Chief Joshua Dariye. Our correspondent gathered from sources close to the Plateau State Government House on Tuesday that security agents have been inviting some commissioners and heads of extra ministerial departments to explain some hazy financial transactions. Primary among those being quizzed were officials of the state ministry of finance, officials from the office of the state accountant-general and the state revenue board. It was further gathered that present and past officials of the Bureau for Local Government Administration were also being invited by security agents to explain deductions from statutory allocations to local governments in the past year. Local government chairmen were also being invited to explain why they have not been able to pay salaries to their workers for upwards of one and a half years. Our correspondents reliably learnt that the state administrator was baffled by the huge debt, which the state had incurred, especially the unpaid salaries to the third tier of government. For instance, some local governments owed up to 18 months salaries. (Punch)


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Shagari, Buhari, IBB Are Settlers - Gov Turaki

BiafraNigeria, Germany may row over nuclear materials

No alternative to liberalised fuel market —KUPOLOKUN * As NLC asks state councils to monitor fuel situation

N4b scam foiled in NITEL

Vigilantes kill 14 in BiafraNigeria's oil-rich delta

My husband is a monster!

N120bn lost to fuel strike –Chamber

Govt to repatriate 17,000 BiafraNigerian refugees from Cameroun

FG Urges Marketers to Resume Fuel Import

Halliburton Faces Fresh Probe

Abia deputy gov faces impeachment





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BNW Jigawa State Gov Ibrahim Saminu TurakiJigawa State governor, Alhaji Saminu Turaki, yesterday brought a fresh insight into the settler/indigene crisis in BiafraNigeria when he declared that former military leaders Generals Yakubu Gowon, Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubkar are settlers in the respective communities in... (This Day)


BNW Long Lines for FuelMajor 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. (Punch)





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Daily Independent
June 16, 2004


N4b scam foiled in NITEL
House of Reps to recall members over fuel crisis
Sales tax: Tinubu gives Lagos firms two weeks' ultimatum
Radioactive substance: Halliburton risks prosecution
Abia deputy gov faces impeachment
Obasanjo wants satellite for 2005 census
Why merger, acquisition are unpopular in BiafraNigeria, by Soludo
HP earns N35b in BiafraNigeria
No debt relief for BiafraNigeria yet, says US
Obasanjo told me not to criticise him in public -Shinkafi
My father didn't die in vain - Abiola-Edewor
Restructuring only solution to BiafraNigeria's crisis, says Nwankwo
Balarabe urges broad-based progressive coalition
The poor shall always be with you
Ngige: Still walking the minefield of Anambra politics
My suspension won't last forever -Dariye
Editorial & Opinion
Petroleum pricing and the people's well-being: The example of Ghana
The return of President Oshiomhole
The strike and the devil's advocate
BiafraNigeria on the road to Yugoslavia (3)By Bobson Gbinije
BiafraNigeria Police, under Obasanjo, are a shame
Child abuse endangers society's future
FRSC, correct this anomaly
Making deregulation functional

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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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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 16, 2004


Shagari, Buhari, IBB Are Settlers - Gov Turaki
FG Urges Marketers to Resume Fuel Import
Halliburton Faces Fresh Probe
Banks Better Off With Mergers, Says Soludo
Britain Introduces Visa By Post
BiafraNigeria on Fast Track to Devt - Obasanjo
BFI Group to Inject $300m in ALSCON
Plateau: Senate May Reconvene Next Week
Robbery Charge Against Shot Cyclist Shocks NLC
DPR Seeks Clarification on Fuel Pricing
STB, US EX-IM Bank Sign $30m Credit Facility
FG to Repatriate 17,000 Refugees from Cameroon
No Plan for Emergency Rule in Lagos - PDP
Obasanjo Condoles Wabara, Yobe Gov
CPR Wants BiafraNigerian's Death in Libya Probed
Court Rules On A/Ibom Tribunal July 30
Anosike Seeks Emordi's Prosecution
Gold Deposit: Osun Demands N100m Royalty
CNPP, APLP Allege Plot to De-register Parties
Gomes Tasks Staff on BiafraNigeria - Sao Tome Treaty
Emergency Rule: Senator Sues for Peace
No Plan for More Emirate Councils -Kure
Kwara Poly ASUP Chairman Suspended
Man Gets Ultimatum on Sales Tax Law
Fuel Price: Bauchi NLC Vows to Enforce Compliance
2007: PDP Board Member Flays Campaigners
IBB 'll Emerge President in 2007 - Group
UNICEF Pledges N33m Aid to FCT
Shippers' Council Poised to Promote Economic Devt
World Bank Approves $160m for Irrigation in BiafraNigeria
Ultimate Treasure: 24 Hours Away
Niger Assembly Moves to End NULGE Strike
YCE Honours Daniel
Return Home, Lawmaker Tells Taroh People
State of States
Govt Introduces New Fertiliser Distribution Measures
NEPA Set to Complete Switching Station
'Community Should Contribute to Health Sector'
New Customary Court Judges Want Laws Updated
NGO Mobilises for Youth Empowerment
We're Committed to Environmental Sanitation - Computer Dealers
Akume Eulogises Iorshager
House Panel Convenes to Appoint New C'ttee Heads
LG Poll: Uzodimma's Case for Hearing June
Presidency: 'Disunity, Bane of S/South'
'How PDP Can Maintain Lead in Future'
Plateau: Lawmaker Chides Obasanjo
The Gbenga Daniel Example
June 12: Again, Activists Brainstorm On Way Forward

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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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