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June 30, 2004

BNW Ekwueme and Abacha

Abacha was a Hero: Ekwueme Lauds Abacha on Zonal Structure and State Creation
Second Republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has given kudos to the late military leader, Gen. Sani Abacha, for recognising the six geopolitical zones in the country and enshrining them in the constitution. Speaking Monday at the 50th birthday party for Ebonyi State Governor, Dr. Sam Egwu, organised by members of the State Executive Council, friends and associates of the governor, Ekwueme, however, regretted that Abacha did not live to see the implementation of the constitution he nurtured. According to Ekwueme, not only did Abacha believe in the six zonal structure, he also made it possible for the principle to be enshrined in the constitution, based on the recommendations of the then Constituent Assembly. He said that the essence of the six zonal structures was for equitable sharing of positions. Ekwueme said that when the quest for creation of more states became intense, Abacha decided to create six additional states in 1996; one each from the... (This Day)

 

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Omisore storms Senate, keeps mum

Obasanjo under attack over 2007 presidency

Crisis in PDP USA deepens

Plateau: Alli Has Exceeded His Briefs, Says PDP

Taylor: NLC Threatens Mass Rally

Presidency to settle Tinubu, Ogunlewe rift

Obasanjo, Reps to meet over N20b military pension

Leave Dariye alone, PDP tells Chris Alli

Ibori: Court summonses chief judge, four others

Two U.S. agencies join Halliburton probe

Indigene-settler controversy dangerous —ATIKU

 

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BNW OmisoreFormer deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who was recently discharged and acquitted by an Ibadan High Court over alleged complicity in the murder of former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige reappeared in the senate Tuesday after over a year of absence. Omisore, presently vice chairman, senate committee on Industries, arrived the National Assembly complex late Tuesday morning, accompanied by a few aides and a mobile policeman. At the lobby, the lawmaker was seen pumping hands... (The Sun)

 

BNW Chris AlliAdministrator 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... (Champion)

 

 




 

 

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Guardian
June 30, 2004


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Presidency to settle Tinubu, Ogunlewe rift
Obasanjo, Reps to meet over N20b military pension
Govt halts post JAMB tests in varsities
Customs seizes N20b MTN recharge cards
Alli hinges growth on peace, urges dialogue
Court adjourns suit on constitution, Anambra queries jurisdiction
Obasanjo commends Ibru panel
Anyaoku, others task world leaders on peace
Omisore resumes duty at Senate, speaks tomorrow
Commissioner explains problems in managing Lagos roads
INEC officials deny fraud in 2003 presidential polls
PDP alleges bias in Kwande crisis report
Govt to implement policy on HIV/AIDS at workplaces
Obasanjo asks court to dismiss suit over petroleum post
How military ruined police, by ex-AIG
El-Rufai defends N20m pay for two appointees
Govt spends N102b on power sector
Airlines cut flights to Warri, Yola
Reps plan bill to check fire outbreak in buildings
Ibori shuns controversy on successor
NANS not divided, says official
Nwabueze gives terms for role in trial of Russians
Ekwueme, Nwodo, others extol Egwu's virtue at birthday
Movie industry generates N30b in 10 years, says minister
Enugu workers give marketers ultimatum on fuel prices
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New pensions law, a boost to economic reform agenda
Positive moves to resolve Kwande crisis
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Opinion
Zamfara as apostle of secession

The NSITF at 10
Your Excellencies, let there be light
The Abuja Stadium velodrome
Of myth, fiction and non-truths
The example of Anambra State

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Punch
June 30, 2004


News


Leave Dariye alone, PDP tells Chris Alli
Ibori: Court summonses chief judge, four others
Privatisation programme unsatisfactory – World Bank
I’m a victim of cultism – Amanayanabo
Wabara on money politics
Benue: PDP’s looming crisis
Marwa: A commitment to humanity
Why money laundering persists – CBN
Higher oil prices will push OPEC
Warri Refinery operates at 60% capacity

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Daily Independent
June 30, 2004


News


Two U.S. agencies join Halliburton probe
M-Tel signs N5b loan facility with UBA, others
Ibori loses mother
ACF in a fix over 2007 presidency
JDZ: JDA may begin contract negotiations next month
FG renews strategy to fight 419
ALSCON owes N966 million
Omisore at National Assembly, keeps mum on travails
Bunkering: Nwabueze faults Supreme Court, testifies for Russians
CBN lists why money laundering persists
House summons BiafraNigerian Legion over threat to assassinate minister, others
Group blames under-development on states, LG
Anti-drug war tough in Rivers, says NDLEA
Chikelu tasks broadcast industry on new initiatives
Why demolition must go on, says Olaleye
Group urges Lagos to help rebuild NURTW secretariat
Incessant fire blamed on disrespect for law
Enugu workers hail removal of politicians from ministries
Thieves steal NTA Awka equipment
Abia GSM subscribers threaten to dump MTN over poor services
Abia council chiefs live in fear
Politics
I learnt from childhood to live with big pot of problems - Clinton
Our government is on course in delivering democracy divedends - Mimiko
Tinubu, Ogunlewe stick to claims on federal roads
Nasko urges hard work to improve economy
Ige murder trial: Omisore's triumph, Obasanjo's burden
Jigawa police commissioner faces probe over alleged N10 million bribe
Editorial & Opinion
The move to decapitate the NLC
Royal fathers as government auditors
The case of Obasanjo and the 36 thieves
BiafraNigeria: A divided nation
Mr. Attorney-General, where is the law?
What does Dan Ulasi want?

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Daily Times
June 30, 2004


News


BiafraNigeria loses N300m to pirates monthly –Minister
Abacha was a nationalist – Ekwueme
Anambra Govt raises objection to suit challenging legality of 1999 Constitution
Omisore at Senate, causes mild stir
Four found dead in warehouse
Presidential pardon for Biafran soldiers yet to be gazetted:• Two years after
Lagos govt faults FG’s move to draft FRSC men to highways
Refineries: PENGASSAN, NUPENG mobilise for strike
Adeyinka, outgoing Lagos cj, reshuffles judges
States entitled to share of excess crude fund – RMAFC boss
Saddam Hussein to be handed over to Iraqi court today
Illegal bunkering: You can’t hear this case, Nwabueze tells court
Three states to benefit from N6bn World Bank water supply credit
Union Bank Board chairman, two directors retire
Warri crisis: Ijaw accuse FG, Delta Govt of insincerity
Politics
The emergency powers act of 1961 subsists
Nasarawa Govt to dissolve new councils
World oldest person celebrates 114th birthday
N80m realised from sale of forms for Games Village houses
Niger Delta youths storm National Assembly, protest sack of kinsman
Editorial & Opinion
Between FERMA and LASTMA

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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


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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
June 30, 2004


Obasanjo under attack over 2007 presidency


After six months, Dariye, others must return to power– Masari
Omisore storms Senate, keeps mum

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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 30, 2004


Resignation Threat: Galadima is a Joker - Yabilsu


Super Eagles Receive Martins Boost for Algeria
Enyimba, Kwara in Battle Royale
We'll do Better Next Year - Keegan
Dope: Montgomery to Appeal
A/Ibom Signs N1bn Golf Deal
Minister Stops Eagles Training
We Deserve to be in Final Game - Greeks
Pressure on Hosts - Ruud
...As Scolari Warns Portugal
Figo in Scolari's Shadow
...Rejects Beckham Claim
Olofinjana Turns Beautiful Bride
Wimbledon: Williams, Capriati in Q/Final Clash
Ministry demands N5m from NFA for Algeria game
Nku declares readiness for Olympic trials
Martins okay for Algeria
Okala craves fair officiating in Coca-Cola FA Cup
Yabilsu canvasses harsher sanctions for erring clubs
Falcons coach Mabo, Minister's choice
Athletes storm Calabar for Nkoyo Ibori National Games
Concentrate on relay teams in Athens -Igwe tells ministry
Portsmouth plans life without Aiyegbeni
How Iwuanyanwu Nationale climbed Premiership table
Damaturu agog for Abba Ibrahim volleyball
NPA determined to avoid relegation
Super Falcons can lift Africa, declares Omidiran

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 This Day
June 30, 2004


News


Plateau: Alli Has Exceeded His Briefs, Says PDP
Taylor: NLC Threatens Mass Rally
Insider Abuse: CBN Summons Banks' Chairmen
Privatisation: World Bank Scores BPE Low
Ekwueme Hails Abacha on Zonal Structure, State Creation
FG to Wade into Works Ministry, LASTMA Feud, Says Atiku
M-tel Gets N5bn from UBA, GTB, Zenith, 3 Other Banks
Military Gives Reason for Non-Payment of Abacha, Ironsi's Benefits
419/Money Laundering: NSA Heads Harmonisation Panel
How to Attract Foreign Investments - Nnaji
NEEDS: FG Invites IMF to Monitor Implementation
ALSCON: BFIGroup to Pay $41m July 8
Court Rules on Petroleum Minister, Sept 15
Warri Crises: Aero Contractors Reduces Flights
Anambra Challenges Suit to Void 1999 Constitution
Jos North Communities Sign Peace Accord
...'Reforms Backed With Legislations'
Ibori: FCT Chief Judge, SSS DG, Others Testify Today
Operate Within Your Jurisdiction, FRSC Urges VIOs
Benue Crisis: Dabo Faults Senate's Report On Ayu
Britain Pledges Cooperation with Niger-Delta
FG Releases N4b for Unity Schools' Facelift
Gov Ibori Loses Mother
JAMB Won't Be Scrapped - Osuji
NAHCO Denies Cargo Theft at Lagos Airport
AD Goes Tough on IBB, Atiku Campaigners
Ekiti: Bill to Cut Councillors' Pay Underway
Plateau Indigenes Advised on Emergency Rule
Court Asked to Dismiss Bamaiyi's Appeal
'BiafraNigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Try 13 Russians'
Pass New Revenue Allocation Bill -Tinubu
Kogi Spends N350m on Water Projects
Ogbuewu Vows to Fight Piracy
Our Education Investment is Yielding Dividends -Kure
'Introduce Insurance into Schools' Curricula'
13 Prisoners Get Reprieve
'Dispense Justice Without Fear or Favour'
Lawmakers Want State, LG Involved in Erosion Control
FG Pledges Relief Materials to Disaster Victims
Companies Urged to Assist Host Communities
15% Derivation to Oil Communities Lawful - D/Gov
Court Frees Accused Persons, 5 Years After
Child's Rights 'll Be Better Protected - Lawmaker
Plateau: Clerics Demand Apology from Obasanjo
Maroko: Govt Moves to Revoke Certificate of Occupancy
Group Supports PDP's Position on Power Shift
Politics
2007: Zoning PDP to Controversy
Adamawa SSG Rationalises Monarch?s Exit, Rates PDP High
Falana Writes Senate Over Labour Bill
Be Accountable to the People, Kalu Charges LG Chairmen

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Vanguard
June 30, 2004


Cover Stories


Indigene-settler controversy dangerous —ATIKU
Group threatens Ijaw leaders over peace accord
Court summons Gummi, 4 others as Ibori's retrial begins
Iraqi leaders take over custody of Saddam, 11 aides
National News
Obasanjo not obliged to appoint oil minister, FG tells court
A-G pleads to personally prosecute case on constitution
FG turns to movie industry for economic growth
AD crisis: No negotiating away my post, says Akinfenwa
Politics
Anambra North Senatorial seat: More questions, few answers
Sale of Daily Times
Why Yoruba youths insist on Sovereign National Confab, by Rights Group

 

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Champion
June 30, 2004


News


Investment drive’ll fail, unless... – Nnaji
Crisis in PDP USA deepens
FG okays N.5bn for erosion, desertification
I drove kabu-kabu to survive –– Egwu
Oil bunkering: Nwabueze faults trial of 13 Russians
Military denies ex-Biafran soldiers’ pensions
Celebration as Madam Odunukwe turns 70
Angola to adopt tough conditions for BiafraNigerian businessmen – Envoy
Politics
PDP’s road show
Corruption, bane of BiafraNigeria’s growth – Obianaso
Editorial & Opinion
Disease at FGGC, Bwari
The fight against corruption, so far, so good
Hawking BiafraNigeria

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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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Business News
June 30, 2004


Money Laundering: CBN Indicts Banks


British Firm Invests $40m in BiafraNigeria
'Government Debt Hampers Long Term Planning'
Need for NIA Helmsman to Be Press-friendly
NIA Finances Nose-Dive, Record N7m Deficits
Mergers and Acquisitions: A Viable Option
Standard Alliance Posts N106.4m Profit in 2003
Insurance Sector Assets Soar, Problems Loom
Report Sheet of Gatewaybank's Performance
Gulf Bank's N2.5bn Stillwaters Gardens Nears Completion
Youths Plead for Savannah Bank
Reporters' Seminar Focuses on Fire Disaster Prevention
Leventis Reaps Benefits of Strategising
Wall St Loses Gains as Iraq Relief Evaporates
'We'll Restore People's Confidence in Mortgage Banking'
Citigroup BiafraNigeria Supports Habitat for Humanity
Dangote to Dish Out N200m in Promo
Ctl Dedicates Corporate Office
Govt Urged to Sponsor Furniture Expo
Okomu Commended on 300 Per Cent Profit
GTB's Public Offer Opens Today
Shareholders Group Lend Support to SEC
Oil Majors Inject $25.5m as Naira Stabilises
Why Trade Bank is Recapitalising
Diamond Bank Now 8 Branches Bigger
It's difficult doing business in BiafraNigeria, says Startech boss
Sarumi launches ISPS code compliance scheme
Oando invests N1b in Onne Tank Farm
Breach of contract: Midfield Investment files N5b case against Metropolitan Bank
No conflict between NMA, NSC, says Bello
Customs worries over effects of concessioning on revenue drive
Sarumi lists conditions for successful port concessioning
Insurers' premium income still below N100 billion
New NIA helmsman talks tough on ethics
CBN's EFCC option for errant bank chiefs
Banks to render accounts to CBN on-line from September
BiafraNigerian banks are poorly capitalised at N2b - CIBN
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