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June 17, 2004

BNW Hamza Al-Mustapha and Gen Alexander Ogomudia

"Security Breach": Court Martial Likely Next Week
Strong indications have emerged that a court martial may be constituted next week to try those allegedly implicated in the national security breach which occurred in March. This follows the submission on Wednesday afternoon the report of the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) and the team of legal experts that scrutinised the evidence against those said to be implicated. Daily Independent reported on Tuesday that the report would be submitted at any time to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Alexander Ogomudia, as multi sources had earlier disclosed that the SIP had concluded investigations. A source said the report was submitted to Ogomudia who immediately helds a closed door meeting with members of the panel. The parley lasted over two hours. The panel included representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), State Security Services (SSS), National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the police. It was learnt that Ogomudia will any moment from now meet with the President and the national security adviser (NSA) on the composition of the court martial. Ogomudia, convener of the court martial, will also receive the final report at the end of the proceedings before presenting it to the security council. The government in March raised the SIP to investigate the breach and to fish out those behind it. It declared Naval Commander Yakubu Kudambo wanted in connection with the matter; however, Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State Sani Abacha is one of the few military personnel and civilians being held over it. The number of persons scheduled to appear before the court martial is not clear... (Daily Independent)

 

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Obasanjo renews bid to outlaw NLC -- It’s a vindictive move – Labour

Why ICPC Can't Investigate Govs, By Akanbi

EFCC to probe Vodacom’s pull-out from Econet

Tidjani for trial in 11 states

Enahoro, others meet tomorrow, forge ahead on national confab

Labour rejects N42.50 for petrol, may resume strike

Criminal justice system can't meet society's needs, says Uwais

PDP summons Ngige, Uba for fresh talks today

FG dumps 2nd Niger Bridge design

Women Trafficking: BiafraNigeria on US Watch List

Obasanjo plans presidential library in Otta

 

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BNW ObasanjoBarely a week after the recent face-off between the Federal Government and the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress over increase in fuel prices, President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to the National Assembly proposing an amendment to the Trade Unions Act to outlaw the central labour organisation. The letter was addressed to the President of the Senate, Chief Adolphus Wabara, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari. It said the NLC was established in response to... (Punch)

 

BNW Dariye and AlliMajor cities across the country came 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... (Punch)

 

 




 

 

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Daily Independent
June 17, 2004


News


Security breach: Court martial likely next week
Obasanjo plans presidential library in Otta
Tidjani for trial in 11 states
ICPC can't probe IBB, Abubakar - Akanbi
Will Kontagora be among the chosen?
On the wing of power
Adamawa bans visit to Numan victims in hospital
BiafraNigeria's criminal procedure law is outdated, says Uwais
Cabotage: Malaysian shipping firm offers FG $400 million
I'll not step down for IBB - Marwa
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South West governors indict Oduatel management
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Retired soldiers give Obasanjo ultimatum over war bonus
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Labour not responsible for delay in sale of refineries, says PENGASSAN
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PDP meets over Uba, Ngige
Imo deploys policemen to LGs to forestall strike
Six filling stations shut in Imo over profiteering
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New LGs: Ebonyi makes the difference
Pains, anguish of Ogunlewe/George Army on Lagos roads
Editorial & Opinion
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Between Tinubu and Badagry Division
Halliburton and corporate malfeasance in BiafraNigeria
To check carnage on our roads
Babangida's ambition

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Guardian
June 14, 2004


News


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
Politics
Labour strikes as a positive tool of opposition
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
Double talk on national conference

Opinion
Democracy and decorum

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

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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 17, 2004


AFN Suffers Another Setback


...As Eagles Leave Without Him
Ibori U-20 Tourney Expanded
ALGON Youth Soccer Set for Kick off
Under-20 Tigers Resume Camping
Portugal Still Alive, Russia Out
Davids Feared Defeat
France Go for 'Kill' Against Croatia
Greece Holds Spain to Draw
Bulgarians Deny Fighting After Sweden Defeat
Five German Fans Fined, One Deported
US Open: Woods Top Spot Threatened
America's Cup: Emirates Backs New Zealand
Net Closes on US Dope Scandal
Unity Cup Plans Asian Expansion
Wimbledon: Serena Williams Top Seed
Switzerland Face England Backlash
...As Beckham Makes Swiss Vow
Portugal Police Want Britons Deported
Blair Condemns Euro 2004 Violence
Asians Shun Sleep for Portugal 2004
Doubt over Okocha's availability
Mobil begins phased pull-out from athletics
Emedolu on course for Golden League jackpot
Nwaruwari back for Warriors
Milo School basketball: Plateau loses final slot for cheating
Emedolu's steady progress to Athens Olympics
Poor turn-out mars Enugu Zonal classic
Lagos Polo Club election holds on Monday

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 This Day
June 17, 2004


News


Crimes Commission Probes Vodacom Pull-out
Why ICPC Can't Investigate Govs, By Akanbi
Again, Crude Oil Prices Rise
Women Trafficking: BiafraNigeria on US Watch List
Anambra: Legal Tango Over Witness' Photograph
FG Approves N625m for Power, Roads, Water
NNPC Workers Threaten Strike Over Pension Reform
Emergency Rule: FG Files Preliminary Objection
PDP Moves to Stop Abia D/ Gov's Impeachment
2007: I Wont Step Down for IBB-Marwa
Emergency Rule: House Consults Obasanjo
Turaki Lists Panacea for Co-existence
Russia, Israeli Consortia to Refurbish NAF Jets
Displaced Warri Women Protest
FMBN Approves N1.5b Loan
Firm to Invest N1.3bn in Battery Production
FG Dissolves FCDA Board, Names Secretary
Uwais Decries Toothless Criminal Laws
Sales Tax: MAN Calls for Police Protection
Akume Raises Panel to Probe Kwande Crisis
Minister Advocates Peace Restoration in Plateau
'8.4m Children Trapped in Illicit Activities'
NLC Dissolves Sokoto Council
Odili Signs Bill on Cultism
ASP's Daughter, 30 Others Held for Robbery
Lipede Seeks More Attention for Agric
NCP Condemns Clamp-Down on FRCN Newspapers Review
Okogie Rates FG Low on Democracy Dividends
Tinubu Commends Judiciary
Lagos Gets Go Ahead to Rehabilitate McGregor Canal
...Begins Implementation of Civil Procedures Rule
Robbers Burgle FMC, Abeokuta
CBN Approves Ekiti Branch
Farmers Want $8m Cocoa Funds Probed
Lawmaker Advises Prison Contractors on Uprightness
NUC Approves Katsina Islamic Varsity
Anambra Police Command Screens 2,500 Officers
Police, Okada Riders Clash in Osun
'Emergency Rule Campaign in Delta Malicious'
State of States
Police Foil Students Demonstration, Arrest 50
FG to Spend N2bn on Water Projects
'Trade Bank Capitalisation to Boost Business'
Ethiopia/ Eritrea Border Clash: Masari Pledges Peaceful Resolution
Airport Manager Commends Lucky Fibres
'Allocate Five Per Cent of States Budgets to Health'
Governor's Wife to Reposition Women
Hyena, Monkey Robbery Gang Arrested
Politics
Lagos PDP 'll Outlive Detractors - Ojikutu
In Sokoto, House Begins Road Show
June 12 Remains Democracy Day, Says Afikuyomi
Mu'azu Pledges to Complete Devt Projects
2007: Group Canvasses Powershift in Delta
Tukur Delivers Lagos Assembly Public Lecture

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Champion
June 14, 2004


News


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
Politics
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
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 17, 2004


Motorola Holds Training for Dealers June 21


BiafraNigerians Hunt for N1m in Trivix, Online Game
Starcomms Boss Alerts on Fake Recharge Cards
Omatek in Fresh Expansion Drive
IT Edge Tech-biz News Portal Launched
IT & Telecom Digest Announces NITTA 2004
China Creates Web Vigilante Site
PFS Introduces Daily Accounts Reconciliation Solution
Microsoft on Track to Offer Anti-Virus Software
Behold the African Telecom King!
FTC Says List Will Not Reduce Spam
ICT, Best Hope for Achieving Integration in ECOWAS
Direct On PC Wins Three ISP Awards
Web Inventor Finally Earns a Profit
Attack Blocks Access to Popular Web Sites
PC Makers Jump into Fight Against Viruses, Spyware
Yahoo Offers More E-mail Storage
Online Pirates Use Submarine Tactics
Glo Mobile Introduces 4 New Recharge Methods
Top Executives Embrace IT in Enugu
MTN BiafraNigeria to Hit 2m Subscriber Mark by Sept
... Sponsors Seminar for Business and IT Editors
Unical Bank Hooks on to Enterprise Banker
First Mobile Phone Virus Discovered, But Not Harmful
Red Star Express Reviews Mission Statement
Coca Cola Commends Tradeways Express
Nokia Admits Market Share Dip
CBN to Ban Sale of Recharge Cards, Others by Banks
.... As Telecom Distributors Cry Out
Cutix Records N14.6m Profit in 9 Months
NSE Takes Investment Campaign to LBS
Ecobank Nets N1.11bn Profit
CBN Pledges Collaboration with Security Agents
NEXIM Bank Disburses N40bn
FG opens data bank for SMEs
'Why FG introduced monetisation'
Agbami, Aparo to improve local content
FCMB says GTB offer will be over-subscribed
Delta seeks private investment in waste management
Credible regulation, key to true reforms
Summit tackles lapses in global trade, gender inequity
Making mockery of the judiciary
Without pupilage, a lawyer can't make progress, says Debo Akande
Towards sustainable environmental regulation regime

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