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June 29, 2004

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The Dictator of Plateau Sacks 6 Top Shots: Extra-Judicial Killings Continue
Administrator of Plateau State, Maj. Gen. Chris Alli (rtd), relieved six top government officials of their jobs even as Tarok elders of Langtang petitioned Army authorities alleging extra-judicial killings by troops posted to their area. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr John Gobak, which also announced the restructuring of ministries and slash in their number from 20 to 14, said the officers sacked included chairmen of the state’s Board of Internal Revenue, Rev. Steven Marah and his counterpart in the Water Board, Mr Tagni. Others are the Executive Secretaries of both the Muslim and Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards, Rev. Jonah Dakwat and Alhaji Dunlami Muhammed respectively, Secretary of the Relevant Technology Board, Mr Nanle Gujor and his colleague in the Tourism Corporation. No reason was given for their removal. The SSG asked the sacked officials to hand over to the next most senior official in their agencies "with immediate effect." In the restructuring new ministries were created. The new ministries are Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Works, Housing and Transport, Information, Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Women Affairs and... (Champion)


Key Stories

INEC official admits April 19, 2003 poll not in line with election manual

US set to freeze assets of corrupt BiafraNigerian officials

Crimes Commission Blames Judiciary for 419

Govs still loot treasury, says Ribadu, EFCC boss

NLC won’t take orders from Govt, vows Oshiomhole

Anti-graft panel tries 72 suspects, EFCC arrests 500 others

$100m Assistance: World Bank Gives FG, Lagos Deadline

IBB campaign intensifies in Abuja

Kalu, Anenih begin talks to stop suit

Court dismisses Yakubu's bail bid over attack on Ibru

U.S. quits Iraq two days to plan





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BNW BiafraNigeria ElectionsThe Federal Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday heard that the April 19, 2003 presidential election which produced Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as president of the country, was conducted contrary to the provisions of election manual. The revelation came on a day the presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari denied recent media reports to the effect that he was sure he would soon be declared winner of the April 19, 2003 election... (Vanguard)


BNW Ironsi, Danjuma and NwankwoSenator Andrew Nwankwo from the Izzi clan in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, was a captain in the BiafraNigeria Air Force before the January 1966 coup that made way for Major General J. T. U Aguiyi Ironsi to emerge as Head of State. He became Ironsi’s Aide-De-Camp through the recommendation of Brigadier George Krubo who was then... (The Sun)





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June 26, 2004


Court Frees Omisore
Opposition Mounts Against Obasanjo's Move To Weaken Labour
Rwanda, Congo Reach Truce In Abuja
'Oh Yes, Lopez Is Hot...On Set'
How Are The Mighty Falling?
Sweden, Holland: Match Starts
The Dutch Need To Dig Deep To Beat Sweden
Omisore's Tortuous Journey To Freedom
Afenifere Faults Verdict
Movie Producers Plans To Reposition Industry, Holds Seminar
Afolabi's Mourners Jubilate Over Omisore's Release
ASUP Threatens Strike Over Suspension Of Branch's Chief
FRSC Warns Against Use Of Illegal Number Plates
Ibori Orders Task Force To Beef Up Security In Sepele
Lorry Crushes Two Cars In Lagos
Minister Seeks Private Firm's Assistance At Reviving Training Centre
Senate Wants Emergency Action Against Lagos Flood
Ekiti Councils To Get More Funds, Edo Chairmen Complain
School Pupils Abuse Drugs Most, Says NDLEA Chief
Acquittal, A Disaster, Says Keyamo
Ige's Daughter Declines Comments
PDP Asks Abia House To Drop Bid To Sack Deputy Governor
'There Is Hope For The Niger Delta'

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June 26, 2004


Omisore's acquittal: Soyinka, Gani, Afenifere, others react
These girls, arrested with an armed robbery gang...
Kill NLC, Kill BiafraNigeria ·NBA warns Obasanjo, National Assembly
BiafraNigeria targets $250 million from home video industry
Osun: Stepping into Afolabi's shoes
M-Tel targets business centre operators with low-cost analogue phones
BiafraNigerian Shippers·Council wants amendment to Cabotage Law
OPEC to go ahead with output rise on August 1

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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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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 26, 2004

Cover Stories

In Search of the 'Home Boy'
Ilorin: Where Settlers Are Indigenes
Court Frees Omisore, Chides Police
36 Policemen Nabbed for Extortion
...Mourners Celebrate at Afolabi's Funeral
2007: Anenih Asks Interested Civil Servants to Resign
Euro 2004: Greece Stun France to Reach Semi Finals
SMEs, Base For Agricultural Tramsformation - Minister
Scrabble Grand Masters Ends Today
Omisore: Long Walk to Freedom
US Naval Presence: Envoy Allays Fears
Environmental Abuse: Business Districts for Renewal - Tinubu
Obasanjo Signs Pension Bill
...'Why We Raised Contribution' - Mantu
Scandal Rocks Defence Committee over N9m Lobby
Impeachment: PDP Officers Reconcile Abia Factions
Sao Tome President Visits Rivers
New US Ambassador Resumes Duties
Plateau: Groups Raise Alarm on Security
'Democracy Has Improved BiafraNigeria-US Ties'
Lagos to Build Resource Centre for Varsity
Lawyers Boycott Courts in Sokoto
Group Commends Egwu
I'll Not Fail My People - Borno Gov
We Bear No Grudge Against IBB - Vatsa's Family
Anti-Torture Day: FG Urged to Ratify Protocol
Groups Chide Police over Mbachu's Murder
Bauchi NLC Accuses Fuel Marketers of Sabotage
Ibrahim Lauds Student Exchange Programme
FG Spends N6.6bn on Gombe Roads
Obasanjo Mediates in Kabila-Kagame Peace Talks
Ownership of Calabar: Efik Affirm Nativity Rights
Gombe Plans to Fight Drug Abuse
Mu'azu's Aide Tasks Non-Indigenes in Bauchi
Group Wants Kinsman As Dikibo's Replacement
Revenue Formula Obsolete - RMAFC Member
Cleric's Body Arrives from Vatican City for Burial
Fayose Summons Commissioner Over Debt to Parastatal
Is This Generational Shift?
'We've Suspended Human Rights in Plateau State'

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June 26, 2004

Cover Stories

Omisore Freed
... Iges indifferent
National News
Anambra LG chairmanship candidate escapes assassination
Ohaneze chieftain carpets north over 2007 presidency
Balogun bans plain-cloth policemen from use of firearms
Obasanjo apologises to pensioners
Kabila, Kagame in Abuja to discuss peace
Impeachment: S/East PDP wades into Abia crisis
What future for opposition parties?
Hard as they try, PDP can’t stop CNPP — Balarabe
Etiebet:Why ANPP backs govt on some issues
The problem with opposition, by Agoro
We’ll continue to harass ‘em, Okorie vows
Why crises persist in BiafraNigeria’


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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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