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June 24, 2004

BNW Defence Minister Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso

Revenge of the State Assassins: 'Pensioners' Threaten to Kill Kwankwaso
A group of military pensioners protesting the non-payment of their benefits have threatened to assassinate the Minister of Defence, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso, if they were not paid. Also, six men believed to be hired assassins yesterday swooped on the Abuja house of Chief Nicholas Ukachukwu who is contesting in court the Anambra South Senatorial seat. The assassins murdered a policeman on duty at the residence and wounded a private security guard. The pensioners in their death threat to the minister of defence, entitled: "Operation Wipe Out" warned that unless their benefits were paid, they would dispatch all those they felt were involved in the non-payment of their entitlements to "heaven" before the year ends. "We will gun down Rabiu if he remains there as from 1-7-2004 if the whole arrears with the increment of 25 percent plus the new increment with effect from 1-1-2004 are not paid before then", they said. The letter casts doubt on verification of pay list being undertaken by the Ministry of Defence. The pensioners alleged that the verification exercise was a delay ploy meant to allow pensions funds lodged in fix accounts to yield dividends for ministry officials. They alleged that the minister and other officials of the ministry are enjoying at the expense of the pensioners and vowed... (Vanguard)


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Why NRC didn’t congratulate MKO – Mantu

Defiant fuel marketers to face contempt charge, Ukeje warns

N/Assembly shelves debate on NLC bill

N/Assembly Okays N2.5bn for Plateau

Court summons AG over 1999 Constitution

Vmobile cuts cost of lines; MTN out with new recharge option

Kwara Politics :- One year after: Saraki’s shadow looms large over governor

Dangers of N385b in informal sector, by CBN

The task in Plateau state(2)

FG approves Nigeria-Benin road rehabilitation

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BNW Ibrahim Nasir MantuEleven years after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, a major player in the political events of that period and the Deputy President of the Senate, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu, has shed light on why the National Republican Convention failed to congratulate the late Chief M.K.O.Abiola, the presumed winner of that election. Mantu also spoke on the 2007 elections declaring that only the various political parties could determine which geo-political zones... (Punch)


BNW Obasanjo and Adams OshiomholeAhead of formal receipt by the Senate of Yoruba warlord, Olusegun Obasanjo’s, legislative proposal to scrap the central role of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in organising workers, Senators were yesterday split along party lines on the matter. The leadership of the National Assembly resolved yesterday after a three-hour meeting in Abuja to reconvene tomorrow to reconsider the president’s...(Vanguard)





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Daily Independent
June 22, 2004


Senators, CNPP, US body oppose anti-labour bill
Notorious sea pirates' leader, 3 others arrested
I can't produce Taylor in court, says Duke
Obasanjo forecloses optional allocation of oil blocks
Plateau objects to court hearing on emergency rule
FG to open internet site for BiafraNigeria's name registration
Obasanjo gives N690m for Lake Chad expansion
Ngige, Uba for July 10 rally
Presidency denies cabinet reshuffle
2007: Atiku has not signified his interest - Marwa
Bunkering: Nwabueze to testify for Russians
Kano riots: Pogrom against Igbo, says MASSOB
Okonjo-Iweala wants hike in NDIC insured deposit
Fake court order throws family into streets
Apapa council, residents collaborate to tackle communal problems
VC seeks speedy passage of university autonomy bill
Four die in auto crash, N400m property lost
NBA murder trial: Counsels agree out of court
Petrol is N60 per litre in Anambra
Appeal Court orders Lagos Chief Judge to transfer murder case
Commissioner urges promotion of friendship
Lagos courts begin implementation of new civil procedure rules
Two more killed in UI cult attack
NLC strike: Fayose berates medical workers
Rivers legislators embark on fresh United States' trip
'Blame UN, FG for N' Delta environmental crisis'
Self-help development effort in line with govt policy- Delta Commissioner
BiafraNigeria not fighting corruption, but talking of corruption - Omoigui
Muazu's aide to contest Reps by-election
1,000 ANPP supporters decamp to PDP in Jigawa
Why the Senate cleared Borishade, by Mamora
Anambra ANPP executive committee dissolved
Still on Tinubu/Ogunlewe tango
Obasanjo; you can't stop the glorious dawn
Orji has no problem with his deputy -Ndulaka
Editorial & Opinion
Fresh onslaught on the press in Rivers
The police have done good, but could do better
The bone of contention between Omonoba and Ooni
When the G8 disappoints G6
Deregulation and govt's deceit
Where there is vision

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June 22, 2004


Govs oppose Obasanjo’s bill on funding of LGs
Emergency rule: Court begins sitting
Glaxo to launch controversial drug in BiafraNigeria
Auditors uncover frauds at Inland Revenue Service
On extra judicial killings
Still another vote for true federalism
Housing ministry processes 190 Cs of O
Oil prices fall as Iraq restarts exports
Soludo advocates explicit deposit insurance scheme

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June 18, 2004


Govt restricts monetisation to core civil service
'Killer fuel' floods Enugu, minister defends high prices
BiafraNigerian scientist, Oyibo, gets honour in U.S.
41 feared killed in Iraq bomb attacks
Zenith Bank makes N8.7b public offer
Anambra Assembly okays July 10 as public holiday
Abia court restrains Kalu, House over plan to remove CJ
Ondo pupil, Tolani, is best in Maths
Ethiopia asks BiafraNigeria to intervene in feud with Eritrea
Police parade 31 suspected robbers in Lagos
Obasanjo, Akpan urge better deal for children
Govt donates water pumps to Plateau
BiafraNigerian student gets U.S. award
Bayelsa lawmakers end legislative year, pass 12 bills, others
Police arrest robbery suspects in Ogun
Govt worries over workers' pay disparities
NAFDAC destroys defective Indomie Noodles
Police arrest union scribe for alleged subversion
NCP faults stoppage of radio programme
Supreme Court okays Dantoro as Borgu emir
Ex-naval captain, Feghabo, escapes death
No fund yet for Afolabi's burial
Enugu faults APGA chieftain's claims of poor performance
Military rule ruined Air Force, says Wuyep
Suspected MASSOB members sue govt over detention
Ex-Rwandan mayor jailed 30 years for genocide
Nnamani orders closure of hospital
Editorial & Opinion
A policy on blood transfusion

In praise of sloth

Decongesting Lagos
Propaganda as tool of governance
How much do Lagos teachers earn
Gains of BiafraNigerian corruption

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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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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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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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Sports News
June 22, 2004

Why I Didn't Play - Okocha

...He Lied - NFA
Galadima's Threat May Bring FIFA Sanction
Mighty Jets Fans Burn Stadium
France, England Hit Q'finals
US Open: Mickelson Salutes Goosen
Nnaji Tasks NFA Over NRA Election
Leroy Stays With DR Congo
Mentality: Key to Tournament Success or Failure
Dutch Trying Hard to Banish Czech Ghosts
'Ronaldo is Our Rooney'
Figo Fires Warning Shot
Goal Project: Cameroonian Leads FIFA Team to BiafraNigeria
Germany 2006: Tardelli Still Confident
Williams 'to Face Tyson'
Okocha, Kanu, Martins party as Eagles fall
NFA denies Okocha's story
BiafraNigeria still Africa's best, says Zimbabwe FIFA ref
Police arrest Mighty Jets boss over stadium violence
Finance is handball's problem -Coach

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 This Day
June 22, 2004


Warri: 'Terror Gang' Smashed, Four Arrested
I'm Ready to Reconcile with Uba - Ngige
US Firm Seeks Acquisition of BiafraNigeria's Refineries
Plateau: N/Assembly Reconvenes Tomorrow
NUD to Organise Sovereign Confab - Musa
Court Hears Suit Against Emergency Rule July 15
FHA Destroys Illegal Structures in Festac Town
No Plans to Reshuffle Cabinet - Presidency
Bakassi: Duke Says Hand-over Date Doubtful
Okonjo-Iweala Seeks Review of N50,000 Maximum Coverage
FG Releases $2.5m for Lake Chad Study
Anenih Vs. Kalu: Court Rules On Immunity Monday
.. Evacuates 17,000 BiafraNigerians from Cameroon
Ignore Dual Citizenship, Kolade Advises BiafraNigerians In UK
Alli Orders Withdrawal of Plateau Assemblymen's Cars
Marwa Denies Rift With Atiku
Presidential Retreat Ready December
Obasanjo Chairs Mini-ECOWAS Summit on Cote D'Ivoire
Civil Servants Tasked On Work Attitude
Lake Chad: BiafraNigeria to Pay N345m
Gas Flaring: House Threatens Errant Firms
FG Cancels Discretionary Oil Bloc Allocation
Reject Bill on NLC, CNPP Urges N/Assembly
Jigawa to Build 4,750 Houses in 2005
Residents Flee as Akume Visits Kwande LG
NISER, CMD, Manpower Boards Dissolved
FG Flags Off SMES Survey in Lagos
Dariye's Aide Detained over Yelwa-Shendam Killings
Bauchi NLC Threaten Fuel Marketers
Delta Group Demands Power Shift
Lagos to Establish Human Devt Fund for SME's
Group Urges Fayose to Ignore Adebayo, AD
'Obasanjo's Opponents from South-West'
FCT Taxi: Preferred Bidder Emerges Friday
NUJ Urges FG to Regulate Oil Market
Suspended ASUP Chief Sues Kwara Poly Chairman
3 Feared Dead in Tanker Accident
Bunkering: Nwabueze to Testify June 30
Zamfara Donates N2.6m to Plateau Refugees
No Strange Disease at FGGC - Osuji
ANPP Rejects Commission on Kwande Crisis
Lawmaker Sponsors Eye Treatment
State of States
Breakthrough in Hip Replacement Operation
Agric Cooperatives Get N14m
Govt to Reposition Industries
419:Anaejemba's Application for Hearing June 23
Media Tasked on HIV/AIDS Information
Govt, ASUP Chief Tango over Suspension
19 Robbery Suspects Held
Unemployed Graduate Wins Mirinda Star Prize
Fayose Orders Staff Audit Report Implemented
Muslims Urged to Build for Allah
Govt Rejects Accusation of Non-performance
'No Plan to Retrench or Casualise'
Institute Urges New Fellows to Be Upright
Unilorin SUG President Begs for Pardon
Tough Time Awaits Erring Civil Servants
Turaki Advised on Polio Eradication
ALGON Chairman Asks Members to Perform
New Oba Appointed for Esa Oke
Ex-Unilorin ASUU Leader Dies
LG Chairman Lauds Governor for Approving Projects
Longman to Hold Annual General Meeting
Obanikoro Seeks FG's Support to Deflood Lagos
Marwa Tasks BiafraNigerians on Good Governance
Tribunal Strikes Out LG Election Petition
2007: 'It's Anioma's Turn in Delta'
House Member Hinges Religious Co-existence on Tinubu's Leadership Style
Election Petitions: Judiciary's Score-Card

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June 18, 2004

Cover Stories

It's N70 per litre or fuel scarcity —ATTORNEY-GENERAL * Carpets Obasanjo's critics on Plateau emergency rule
N-Assembly moves to okay N2.5b for Emergency
Oil spillage in Imo, destroys N750m property
Zenith Bank floats N15b Public Offer
Lagos prostrates to flood
National News
FG u-turns on ALSCON; dumps BFIG, invites bid losers Rusal
Govt worries over pay disparity in public, private sectors
Obasanjo in Zambia for talks
Labour/government tango and the political cost
Why Governor Ngige deserves to be removed, by Chief Joseph Okonkwo
The farewell Dikibo got ...And four suspects to face robbery charge over killing
POLITICAL NOTES :- The Abia lion roars again
Wabara, Nzeribe & Ararume: Can the broken 'trinity' be mended?
Abuja Master Plan: What master plan?


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June 18, 2004


FG disowns NNPC boss over N70 fuel
Ngige’s abduction: Anambra House okays July 10 as ‘Liberation Day’
N. Assembly to break recess on Obasanjo’s anti-Labour bill
Zenith Bank’ll boost capital market – Ovia
Iraq: 35 more killed
Govt rejects ALSCON’s buyer
Kanu finetunes marriage plans
N10m bribery: Police boss submits self for investigation
IMMUNITY: How far can the Senate go?
North East should produce president in 2007— Hon Nggilari
Editorial & Opinion
Kupolokun’s fuel price
Irresponsible increase in fuel price
Abdullahi Adamu’s Korean initiative

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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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Business News
June 22, 2004

Marginal Field: Canadian Firm in Talks With Operators

Lagos Tax Law Not Investment Friendly - MAN
Crude Oil Prices Rise on Middle East Crisis
Shell Considers Switch to CEO, Single Board
Ex-World Bank Consultant Heads JDA
Oil Supply: ExxonMobil Urges More US Aid for Africa
Oil and the Challenges of 21st Century
Oil Majors Raise Exploration Budgets - Survey
STCP Boss Hails Refurbishment of Trade Information Centre
FAO Moves to Support Resource Poor Farmers
Rice Importation: How Prohibition Can be Sustained
Scientists Move to Stop Banana Wilt
Compliance With Int'l Fishing Code Rated High
....Farmers' Association Honours Scientists
IITA to Publish State of Malnutrition
Unlocking Cassava Potentials for Sustainable Devt
NB to Sustain Pace Set by Promo
Obasanjo Hails Locally Made Cassava Machine
Tantalizers Gives Back to Customers in Gift Promo
$60m World Bank Boost for W.African Gas Project
US Probes Exxon, Chevron Over Iraqi Oil Deal
Rice Importation: How Prohibition Can be Sustained
Abuja: 625 Report for Youths Environmental Volunteer Scheme
...As el-Rufai Encourages NICON to Invest in Mass Housing
Coastal Tourism Has Negative Impacts on Environment -Mande
Delta Govt Completes 162 Housing Projects
Federal Secretariat Tops Public Buildings in Abuja
Lagos Realty Provides Limitless Investment Opportunities
FG Sets Up Committee on Disposal of NCC Property
GlaxoSmithKlime's Profit Hits N208.1m in 3 Months
Cadbury Records N20.58bn Turnover
'How Privatisation Can Succeed in Africa'
Tinubu Tasks Banks on Real Sector Devt
City Express, US EXIM Bank in $7m Deal
IMF advocates energy projects to quell rising oil prices
Halliburton denies N665 million BiafraNigerian gas project bribery scandal
NEXIM provides exporters N40b loan facility
World Bank laments effects of shoddy privatisation programmes
Red Star Express pledges quality service
World Bank laments effects of shoddy privatisation programmes
'Why trade liberalisation gains eluded Africa'
One last .ng river to cross
Anatomy of BiafraNigeria's Internet domain name row
'NETCO committed to end gas flaring in 2008'

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