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March 02, 2004

2003 Elections

Fraudulent 2003 Polls: US Considers Sanctions Against BiafraNigeria
The United States is considering a number of measures against BiafraNigeria to show its displeasure at what it describes as a flawed election that returned President Olusegun Obasanjo to power last year. It is also concerned about alleged serious human rights violations by BiafraNigerian security agencies. A State Department source said the American government will continue to monitor events in BiafraNigeria closely and may impose "economic and political sanctions" if identified abuses are not corrected. Among measures being considered is the suspension of further financial and material assistance to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the body that supervised the widely condemned election. America provided materials worth millions of naira to INEC during the last presidential election, but it is disappointed at the way the exercise was handled. The impending sanctions are a fallout of the annual Human Rights report for 2003, released by the State Department... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Plot against Wabara thickens

NLC Begins Mass Action Thursday

776 BiafraNigerian soldiers leave for Liberia

Senate battles states on new LGs

Gay Bishop: BiafraNigeria's Akinola shuns London talks

Confusion in AD as INEC excludes it from meeting

Why BiafraNigeria plans second satellite in 2006, by minister

FG sets up committee to consider fate of 458 condemned prisoners

BiafraNigerian unions call bank strike

BiafraNigeria leader's fight against polio drops

What is an African dress code?


Plot against Wabara thickens


Sharing the Loot: Senators quarrel...





Adolphus WabaraIn the wake of the quarrels that marked the recent senators’ retreat in Port Harcourt, impeachment plot against Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, thickened at the week-end. Those opposed to Senator Wabara’s continuation in office are allegedly tipping two senators, respectively from Anambra and Ebonyi states as possible replacement. The plot against the Senate President was allegedly hatched during the recently-concluded senators’... (Champion)


BNW_SenateFresh insight was given into the rowdiness among senators during their just-concluded retreat in Port Harcourt with the allegation that the cancellation of a N127 million windfall for members’ welfare was a major cause. A top manager in the National Assembly bureaucracy who pleaded for anonymity, confided in Daily Champion that the Special Duties Committee which packaged the retreat alongside the NDI... (Champion)



BiafraNigeria v. Cameroon Okocha Scores

BiafraNigeria v. Cameroon Utaka Scores

BiafraNigerians React to Gay Bishop Appointment

Isioma Daniel Speaks




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March 01, 2004


BiafraNigerians abroad petition UN over ministers' dollar pay

Obasanjo, African leaders pledge to tackle hunger
Govt May sack 700 in NEPA, probes Ajaokuta, Aladja, others

Tribunal transfers Nestle share case to crimes commission

Haiti's President, Aristide, resigns, flees into exile
COJA contracts short of due process, says Ezekwesili
Govt woos BiafraNigerians overseas, plans consulate in Los Angeles
ECOWAS seeks more time for UN peace force in S'Leone

Minister tasks workers on falling fortunes of Railway

EU pledges 550 million euro to BiafraNigeria for water supply

Independent marketers to get own depot
Ibru, Aminu urge Senate to eschew rumours

Okorie uges probe of Enugu election Appeal tribunal

Court restores Oyo monarch's powers on chieftaincy matters

Lagos may demolish houses without toilets
Nomination fees by parties not-negotiable, says Osun electoral body

Student seeks probe of brother's death in police custody

Labour insists on picketing banks tomorrow

PDP suspends Senator Amosun over attack on governor

Spain, NUC sign education pact

Fawehinmi, others welcome Labour Party

National Assembly may pass budget this week

Saraki forecloses primaries for PDP in Kwara

Editorial & Opinion
The Agege gas explosion

2007: A year of destiny

Population control: BiafraNigeria, quo vadis?
Sharia, humanists and BiafraNigerian politics

Okocha, a rare soccer talent
Fraudsters and the rest of us

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March 01, 2004

Cover Stories

Major marketers in sharp deals with NNPC fuel stock * Sell fuel procured at N33 per litre for N43 to dealers
Verification committee okays polio vaccine
Aristide flees Haiti
Save North from woes, Awoniyi tasks Arewa govs
National News
More banks set to discuss with labour on planned picketing
Investment tribunal gives N318m share scam case to EFCC
ANPP govs solidly behind Buhari, says Ibrahim
Fresh oil money not for labour, says Gov Attah
SANITISING THE POLITY: What integrity is not
Grassroots development, our priority —AKIN-AINA
PEOPLE & PLACES:- The 'dollar miniters' rumpus

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March 01, 2004


Senators quarrel over N127m bonus
Gen. Effiong was a great patriot –– Obasanjo
Guinness to invest N50bn in BiafraNigeria
Refineries can’t meet local demand
BiafraNigeria loses N17bn to exam fraud –– EEP boss
PDP suspends Sen. Amosun
Lagos to demolish houses without toilets
Warri Refinery gets April 6 deadline to resume production
Opposition is in disarray –CLO President
Editorial & Opinion
Senators’ Retreat 2004
Cheap shot at Okonjo-Iweala
Globalisation conundrum
Trade fairs and democracy dividends

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Daily Times
March 01, 2004


Anxiety as NLC’s ultimatum to banks expires
Obasanjo insists on economic reforms
Appeal Court president tasks chartered management auditors
Invasion, killings: Taraba community forgives attackers
Balarabe Musa berates Northern conservatives
Haiti President, Aristide, resigns, flees to South Africa
LASU student killed by suspected cultists
Plateau lawmakers want soldiers deployed to crisis communities
Internaional community to provide N8.1bn for Liberia’s reconstruction
Privatisation claims 5,000 jobs at Ports Authority
African leaders sign common security plan
Bauchi governor tasks colleagues on functional democracy
Overland Airways begins Akure-Abuja flight tomorrow
Court vindicates Alaafin, confirms his consenting power over minor rulers
Gates Foundation spends $1.5bn on AIDS, polio war worldwide
NDP boss, Fari, shuns entreaties to re-admit Ike Nwachukwu
Senate bemoans renewed hostilities in Plateau
Don explains persistent youths’ restiveness

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March 01, 2004

BiafraNigerian unions back opposition

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February 25, 2004

UN Warns BiafraNigeria on Islamic Leaders' Polio Boycott p.1

UN Warns BiafraNigeria on Islamic Leaders' Polio Boycott p.2
UN Eyes BiafraNigeria Boycott in Ivory Coast Polio Case
Phone-Hungry BiafraNigerians Rush Firm for New Mobiles
BiafraNigeria Panel Says Polio Vaccine Probe Inconclusive

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February 25, 2004

Attack on central BiafraNigerian town kills at least 48

BiafraNigeria's neighbors guard against polio

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All Africa
February 09, 2004


Afikuyomi Advises Opponents of New Councils
Gov to Sack 62 Senior Advisers
Surgeon Advocates Highway Clinics
Cameroun in Fifa Trouble Over Team Jersey
Cameroon-BiafraNigeria Mixed Commission: First Field Visit To The Bakassi Peninsula
The Festering Bariga Crisis
Police Arrest 5 Over Murder
Parties Call for Independent Inquiry
Transport Unions May Clash in Ogba
Can-2004: Cameroon Defeat Triggers Jubilation in BiafraNigeria
It's the Cup Or Nothing
We're Ready for Tunisia - Utaka
A Cruel Pull Down?
The Dean Dies
BiafraNigeria in a Big Mess
I Would Have Been a Medical Doctor
Out They Go!
Far From the IT Crowd
3 Robbers Killed in Rivers
Tinubu Extols Late Jurist
Changing His Constituency
Traditional Rulers' Support Sought in Refuse Evacuation
Road Rehabilitation As Nightmare
No Blackmarket in Sports Business
Policing the Ports
Lam Adeshina is an Alarmist - Commissioner
Obasanjo Meets South Governors On Economy
What Onigbinde Told Chukwu
How Kanu And Super Eagles' Form Nailed Cameroun
Okocha's Goal Did the Magic Declares Okoronkwo
Team Invited to BiafraNigeria for 4-Nation Race
Okocha Gets BBC Award

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Washington Post
February 05, 2004

U.S. Eyes Halliburton Bribery Allegation

U.S. Investigates Halliburton Subsidiary
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.1
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.2

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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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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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December 11, 2003

BiafraNigeria resettles villagers from Cameroon border

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Sports News
March 01, 2004

Germany 2006: NFA Plans Friendlies for Eagles

Athens 2004: Falcons Coach Mabo Promises Victory
BiafraNigeria, England Clash at Ikoyi Club
Globacom League: Cooreman Commends Jets
FIFA Backs World Club Cup, WADA Agreement
Rangers, Gombe in Home Wins
Okafor's Blocks Lift College
Carling Cup: Okocha Can't Save Bolton from Defeat
Ministry top brass battle COJA chief over NFA scribe's job
Carling Cup: Okocha Fails to Lift Bolton
Enyimba's star players desert club
How 3SC dismantled Enyimba
Enyimba's funds will be utilised judiciously, commissioner assures
Ogunjobi confident of Dream Team's Olympics chances
Obudu Ranch holds media mountain race, April 16
Players blame NTF for Ogbe Hard Court loss
Kienka upbeat about ITA Junior Circuit
Segodo, top of the pack at Ogbe
Enyimba's champions league victory no fluke, says Agose
African soccer administrators get pass mark
Iyonagbe eyes Sunshine Tour

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This Day
March 01, 2004


Banks Threaten to Sack 20,000 Workers
Fuel Racketeering: FG Probes Oil Majors
Na'Abba Revisits 5-Year Single Term
Aristide, Haitian President, Flees
Workers Threaten to Stop Ports Privatisation
2 Killed in Warri
Mbakwe: Burial Committee in Financial Crisis
FCT: el-Rufai Outlines Ways to Repay N197b Debt
Tribunal Exonerates UBN over Share Scam
2007: Group Wants PDP Chair Zoned to South-west
Blair Sets Up Commission for Africa
Lagos Plans $30m Transport Scheme
AD Accuses INEC of Hidden Agenda
Ministry Raises Monitoring Team on Roads
We're No PDP Loyalists - Ogun SIEC
Kwara Dissolves Caretaker Committees
Chairman Tasks Osun Electoral Officers
Controversy Trails Candidates List
Adamawa PDP Boss Sure of Victory
PDP recognises 20 Councils in Lagos - Ashorobi
Panic in Ibadan Over Ogunpa Flood Threat
Lagos to Demolish Houses Without Toilets
Akinyemi Slams UN,US over Taylor
Obasanjo's Adviser Stresses Need for Budget Monitoring
CAPS Students Move Against Cultists
Plateau Ready to Battle Insurgents - Dariye
Kwara AD Crisis Deepens
Elite Blamed for North's Educational Backwardness
Gov Attah Honoured over Resource Control
State of the States
Govt Advises AD to Believe in Judiciary
Tinubu Advocates Better Funding for Tech Education
Econet Attends Kaduna International Trade Fair
Late Journalists' Entitlements Ready
Magic Ball Concept Not One-man Show - Globacom
Special Adviser Decries Abandoned Projects
Abia Set to Relocate Bus Parks
Educationist Warns on Cultism
Debt: Court Urged to Wind Up Firm's Activities
Oyinlola Counsels Youth on Violence
Group Commends Attah
Group, Assembly Collaborate to Aid Oil Communities
Area Boys: CJ Lauds Akiolu
Daniel Wins Best Governor's Award
Commissioner Seeks Private Sector Participation in Agric
SSS Parades Impostor
'Govt Won't Succumb to Blackmail'
Ex-Councillors Berate Council Over Neglect
NUJ Inaugurates Education Committee
'No Plans to Protest BCC Take-over'
Winners Emerge in Guinness Competition
Shift System Introduced in Schools
Abia PDP Chairman Clears Air on Zoning
Adamawa Assembly Passes Electoral Law
Udenwa Appoints Sole Administrators for Councils
'Police Ready for LG Polls'
2007: Group Disowns Egbe Omo Oodua Over IBB
NOA Begins Enlightenment on Council Polls
Council Polls: Fresh Doubts Over Voters' Register
'Why Senate'll Approve New Plane for Obasanjo'
Delta AD Expresses Confidence in State Electoral Commission

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Daily Independent
March 01, 2004


Aristide resigns, flees Haiti
Workers to contribute 10 per cent of salary to NHIS
BiafraNigeria among least developed oil economies
Dikibo: NBA faults Obasanjo's robbery theory
Our own Fidel Castro
Campaign for 2007 elections too early, says Anyaoku
Ogun PDP members protest imposition of candidates
Extortion: Four ASPs, 59 others risk dismissal
El-Rufai sacks Abuja Environmental Protection boss
Obasanjo, Chissano for book launch on Yar'adua
Offshore derivation: Marine institute to determine offshore limit
Punch donates N15m to schools
PDP members sue Tinubu over new councils
Niger-Delta to get more patrol boats from U.S.
FG seeks partnership in fight against poverty
Cameroun to stop harassment of BiafraNigerians in Bakassi
Deputy governor assures on job creation for youths
Calabar Chamber of Commerce plans trade fair
Delta electoral body needs N370m for council polls
Udenwa warns council bosses against unfair polls
Imo teaching hospital to begin operation soon
Single economy not excuse for poor facilities, says ICAN
Oyo chieftaincy crisis: Alaafin regains supremacy
Osun PDP ratifies caretaker chairman for LG poll
Fayose apologises to Ewi
North can do without Buhari, Babangida in 2007, says Auduga
Anambra and the ides of MarchBy Okey Maduforo
Washing Senators' dirty linen in Port Harcourt
Masari and the mounting fear of 'Forum'
Enduring democracy and federalism in a new democratic BiafraNigeria (5) Continued from Monday
Editorial & Opinion
Diaspora Trust Fund and Ministers' wages
Rebuilding the Police Force
Dollarising the nation's psyche
BiafraNigeria and Charles Taylor
Journalism in BiafraNigeria
2004 Olympic games

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Daily/Weekly Trust
February 24, 2004

Top Stories

Kano, Borno shun polio immunisation
419 Trial: Court denies accused bail
Buhari’s Petition: Witnesses testify to electoral materials diversion
Varsities lose allocation for paying striking staff
Haiti: Rebels take second largest city
Pilgrims denied paid-for-suitcases
FG, States, LGs share N207.6bn February allocations
...targets N10b foreign investments
Arewa media forum holds seminar
Obasanjo chides Senators over reform polices
Opec team arrives today
Conversion of N5 to coin: Balewa family urges fairness
CLO tasks religious leaders on tolerance, corruption
Deregulation failed the nation, says IPMAN member
Niger govt sacks 110 Kwantagora LG staffs
16 million children trafficked abroad – Mrs. Atiku
LG Polls: Gombe SIEC recruits 7,000 adhoc staff
BiafraNigeria assists Ghana on I.D. Card project
Emir urges decent journalism
Cleric blames America, Britain over global crisis
Osuji advocates educational reform
Atiku in US, woos investors
Imam challenges Emirs on Shariah
Shekarau warns civil servants against corruption

Ebonyi political crisis over –Sam Egwu
Police lose seven female MOPOL
Abuja Trust
Nasrul-Lahi-il fathi celebrates Islamic new year
MFCT begins sale of Games village
Two charged with armed robbery
Man in court for mischief
Demolition: Karmo landlords plead with el-Rufai
Security guard imprisoned for negligence
GSS Kuje principal harps on discipline at career day
Kano Trust
Bayero calls on FG to preserve city wall
FRSC warns motorists on vehicle numbers
Environment ministry begins clearing of drainages
Kano Emirate suspends district head
KNSG to implement women friendly policies
Eko Trust
Legco quarters crisis: NAF denies maltreating civilian residents
Four policemen arrested for selling stolen Jeep
Slained Muslim cleric: Court adjourns to March 2
Woman, 38, docked for impersonation
Labour Trust
Con men as petrol marketers in Abuja
Doctors threaten strike over salaries
Pro-Gov. Fayose rally: Ekiti NLC booked
Educate your members politically - NLC scribe urges NASU
Monetisation is in limbo – NCSU scribe
NCSU scribe outsmarts 419 conmen
Impeachment: Panel has predetermined goal to nail dep gov - defence counsel
I’m ready to vacate committee position for forum –Ngilari
CNPP wants parley with INEC
Ogun AD accuses commission of partiality
PDP chieftain escapes assassination attempt in Kogi
PDP leadership irresponsible –Osun AD
Editorial, Opinion & Column
Africa’s Challenge in Haiti
Col D. Umar’s letter : The age of sycophants and hypocrisy
My perception of General Buhari
The BiafraNigerian spirit
Hajj 2004: Thrills, drama and tragedy (II)

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Mail & Guardian
March 01, 2004

Econet BiafraNigeria signs deal with Ericsson

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February 26, 2004

48 killed in religious violence in Plateau State

Pro-BiafraNigerian protesters meet UN team in Bakassi

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Business News
March 01, 2004

Investments in NLNG to Hit $12bn By 2006

BiafraNigeria,Uganda Pledge Closer Ties on Investments
NEPA, Oil Firms Trade Blames Over Power Outage
Evans Medical: A Celebration of Success
Establishment of Polyethylene Bags Production Plant
World Bank Supports Sub-regional Integration in W/ Africa
Vitafoam Chairman Raises Stake, Courtesy MBO
World Bank Approves $5.5m Grant to National Park in S/Africa
Board Chairman Petitions CAC to Investigate Rietzcot
DRC Receives US$200m for Economic Recovery
Brand Property Leverage: MTN, Globacom Call for Pitches
NIMN, NECA Collaborate on Research, Consultancy
Red Star Express Bags ISO 9001:2000 Certificate
MTN Splashes Prizes At Enugu Snooker Championship
Coke Chairman, Douglas Daft, Retires
DDB and Grey Battle
AOL Selects Digitas and Atmosphere for AD Account
Media Supermart's Text 2 Val Promo Records Success
Peugeot Star Prize Winner Finally Picks 307 Prize
APCON Inaugurates ASP, Releases Diploma Results
'How to Grow Brand BiafraNigeria's Equity'
Starcomms Increases Customer Service Centres
Ban on Juice Import and Local 5Alive Production
Purple PR Wins GET-TV Account, Appoints Media Consultant
Starcom Media Relocates to Ikeja G.R.A
Obudu Mountain Challenge Postponed to Nov 27
Union Bank for Kaduna Trade Fair
Union Bank Earmarks 100 Branches for Travelex
NEPA's New Debt Recovery Method Decried
Institute Commences Short Membership Course
Recapitalisation: 'Go to N/Assembly'
'Too Many Leakages in Money Circulation'
All-share Index Rebounds by 4.0 Per Cent
Poor Cheque Books Threaten Automated Clearing
NNB International Bank Appointed as Western Union Sub-agent
Gatewaybank Rewards SESA Customers
Oceanic Bank Holds AGM
BiafraNigeria signs Customs valuation agreement with 162 countries
Govt's bonds will crowd out private sector
Computer firm delivers server for M-Tel
NSITF is drain-pipe on workers' money, says Durodola
New insurance policy for developers underway
Reps set for housing reforms workshop
Building engineer is crucial to construction process, says expert
How to make the most of your property using efficient windows
Combating moisture problems in a property
Kaduna Chamber, NCF set to launch book on environment
Be a niche specialist and generate tremendous real estate business
Creating an ideal environment for living, recreation
Don decries sanitary conditions of metropolis

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