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March 03, 2004

Benue State Gov George Akwue

Assassination Attempt in Benue: Governor Akume Narrowly Escapes Death
A BiafraNigerian governor has survived an apparent attempt to assassinate him but a close friend was shot dead. George Akume, governor of Benue state in central BiafraNigeria, was in a convoy of cars when gunmen burst out of the hills and opened fire, targeting his car. He was unhurt but shaken after his friend died next to him. Last month, another prominent BiafraNigerian politician was shot dead, raising fears of a return to the days when political assassinations were relatively common. There was apparently no attempt to steal anything from the convoy, which was travelling with its sirens blaring, so armed robbery does not appear to be a motive for the shooting. The ambush occurred near the village of Nassarawan Eggon, 150km south-east of the capital Abuja at 0700 local time (0600GMT) on Wednesday morning. The BBC's Mannir Dan Ali says that Mr Akume, from the ruling People's Democratic Party, is not a particularly controversial politician. However, he did criticise the government over its handling of the army's shooting of some 200 civilians in Benue state in 2001. Benue is one BiafraNigeria's most ethnically diverse states and the army was accused of taking sides in clashes between the rival Jukun and Tiv groups. (BBC)


Key Stories

NLC, Banks Reach Truce

AD, PAC Exclusion: 22 parties storm out of INEC meeting

7,563 to lose jobs in Railway

U.K. issues damning report on corruption in BiafraNigeria

Tribunals Uphold Ekiti, Borno Govs' Election

CBN Directs UBA Chairman, Belo-Osagie, to Resign

Tribunals uphold Fayose, Sheriff as govs

Reps give Obasanjo ultimatum for changes in budget

Quit now, Efik council warns Obong

Fayose, Sheriff win at election tribunal

Seven parties sue Osun SIEC over council poll guidelines


NLC, Banks Reach Truce


Fraudulent 2003 Polls: US Considers...





NLC President Adams OshiomholeThe showdown between the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and 53 banks over non-unionisation of their employees was averted yesterday as the NLC suspended its planned picketing of the banks. Labour, however, warned that it will not hastitate to resume action against any bank that failed to honour the agreement reached. The Labour's new stance followed the resolution by the affected banks that they would recognize the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) and the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) "as the appropriate unions to organise employees in the banking industry." (This Day)


2003 ElectionsThe 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. (Daily Independent)



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BiafraNigerians React to Gay Bishop Appointment

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March 03, 2004


Tribunals uphold Fayose, Sheriff as govs
Reps give Obasanjo ultimatum for changes in budget
189 die in Iraq, Pakistan attacks
Bamaiyi, others decline response to fresh charges
22 parties walk out on INEC, fault AD, PAC's exclusion
Obasanjo asks auditors to ensure transparency in govt.
Kingmakers give Henshaw 14 days to abdicate throne
South-South leaders urge govt. to demilitarise Niger Delta
NITEL accuses private phone firms of vandalization
Parties sue Osun electoral body over guidelines for council polls
Senate shift debate on budget 2004
AD faction warns against despotism, PRP may shun LG election over fees
Anambra senatorial aspirant urges probe of electoral tribunal's judges
PDP suspends seven over attack on Daniel
Islamic sect protests against Shekarau

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March 03, 2004

Cover Stories

AD, PAC Exclusion: 22 parties storm out of INEC meeting

125 killed in Iraqi blasts
NLC halts bid to picket 56 banks

Election tribunals confirm Govs Fayose, Sheriff
Orodje of Okpe passes on, Ibori mourns
National News
Ukachukwu faults court ruling on election
Masari gives Obasanjo ultimatum on 2004 budget
Obasanjo forwards four nominees for RMAFC, Supreme Court justice to Senate
Royal fathers demand befitting allocation for N-Delta
Impeachment scare: The true position— Abike Dabiri
Women needs support to succeed in politics, says Idowu Thomas (PDP woman leader)
Ogun at 28: a Developmental Perspective

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March 03, 2004


Parties walk out on INEC
Budget 2004: Reps give Presidency 7-day deadline
Quit now, Efik council warns Obong
Fayose, Sheriff win at election tribunal
We’ve made success of e-banking –Nwosu
140 killed in Iraq’s worst attacks
Drama as trial of Bamaiyi, al-Mustapha, others continues
Onitsha NBA insists on resignation of CJ, others
How Uba reclaimed his mandate
We’ve lost confidence in the judiciary –APGA chairman
Editorial & Opinion
Lagos Examinations Board
Reviving a heritage
Against exam malpractice in Anambra

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Daily Times
March 03, 2004


NLC suspends picketing of banks
23 parties walk out on INEC :• LG election threatened as Balarabe Musa-led CNPP criticises exclusion of AD, PAC
Seven parties sue Osun SIEC over council poll guidelines
Obasanjo sends list of two nominees to Senate as Supreme Court justices
25 foreigners, others docked, remanded over illegal oil bunkering
FG hails peaceful resolution of India/Pakistan crisis
Makarfi urges Northern businessmen to set up media outfits
17 PDP chiefs suspended in Ogun State over anti-party activities
Don’t falsify election results, Anambra politicians warned
Embattled Obong of Calabar gets 14-day ultimatum to vacate palace
Dariye blames cattle theft, wanton killing for crisis in southern Plateau
LG polls: 41 women contest in Kaduna
AD crisis, PDP’s design to erase Awo’s legacies – Party chieftain
Tribunals uphold Fayose, Sheriff’s election
Editorial & Opinion
Still on the suspended N10,000 bed space fee
NLC strikes and self-employed workers
BiafraNigerians, shun the modern pharisee!
Providing more houses for the masses

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March 03, 2004

BiafraNigeria governor survives ambush

BiafraNigerian unions stop bank strike
BiafraNigerian scammers in line of fire
BiafraNigeria leader's fight against polio drops
Fifa considers BiafraNigeria review

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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 03, 2004

Athens 2004: BiafraNigeria Begins Preparations Next Week

FIFA May Force Govt to Axe Decree 101
NPA, Berger Match Off
Premiership: Okocha Pleads with Bolton
Ikekeregor Wins Yola Scrabble
Boro, Espanyol Chase Oruma
Globacom League: Ilorin Bubbles for Kwara, 3SC Rumble
Security, Pitches Threaten League Fortunes
Pro-League Department: Where Are the Fixtures?
Ikhana dumps Opabunmi, picks Daniel for Junior Pharaohs clash
Onigbinde gives conditions for return to NFA job
Onikeke, Clay battle for ABU title
Nationale's performance raises questions
NPA coach warns against poor officiating
Why Igbinovia, Maku, Babalola were denied wild cards
3SC goes to Stock Exchange
Rivers Angels will win the league, declares Eze

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This Day
March 03, 2004


NLC, Banks Reach Truce
Tribunals Uphold Ekiti, Borno Govs' Election
CBN Directs UBA Chairman, Belo-Osagie, to Resign
143 Iraqis Massacred on Holy Day
Ibru: Court Throws Out Mustapha's Application
Guobadia, Party Chairmen Trade Words
25 Expatriates, 5 Others Arraigned for Illegal Bunkering
'Omisore Participates in Senate Session from Prison'
2004 Budget: House Gives Obasanjo Ultimatum
'Don't Play Politics with People's Health'
NDDC: Monarchs Demand N111bn
Why Enugu Appeal Court Must Conclude Judgment - Ukachukwu
Bishop Faults FG's Economic Reforms
Obasanjo Heads National Reforms Council
...Commends Assembly, FCT C'ttees
'Why Yar'Adua Supported Shonekan's ING'
Aristide's Kidnap Claim Against US Angers CAR
CNPP Sues Osun SIEC over Guidelines
Dariye Vows to Deal with Trouble Makers
Atiku Tasks Banks on Mathematical Centre
Court Grants 258 Inmates Leave to Enforce Rights
Oyinlola Counsels Parties on LG Polls
Contractors Abandon N15b Ecology Projects
Ex-Kwara Speaker Faults Lawmakers on Electoral Law
...Govt Challenged on Council Polls
AD No Threat in Osun - PDP
Obasanjo Chides Auditors
'BiafraNigeria Still Major Drug Transit Country'
State of the States
'Private Varsities, Panacea to Unending Strikes'
Police Warn Trouble Makers
HIV/AIDS Centre Sought for States
Governor Upgrades Information Unit
Gana Denies Plans to Extend Obasanjo's Tenure
Court Restores Alaafin's Power
S'Court: Obasanjo Presents Oguntade, Akinto to Senate
Stop PDP, Tinubu Charges BiafraNigerians
Okada Riders Storm Trade Fair
When House Differed With Obasanjo
Why 2004 Budget'll Not Be Delayed, By Lawan
Lagos AD Set for Council Polls
...As William Predicts Victory for PDP
Legal Tussle Over Rivers Governorship: The Race So Far?

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Daily Independent
March 03, 2004


7,563 to lose jobs in Railway
NLC suspends plan to picket banks
U.K. issues damning report on corruption in BiafraNigeria
13 Russians, 17 others charged with illegal oil bunkering
Daring moves of a gadfly
Fresh crisis may erupt in Niger Delta, royal fathers warn NASS
Omoruyi set to work with IBB again
Reps give Obasanjo one week to submit revised 2004 budget
Calabar monarch gets 14-day ultimatum to vacate palace
Police College dismisses 11 recruits at graduation ceremony
US earmarks N2trillion to fight HIV/AIDS
Auditors are accomplices of corruption - Obasanjo
Bamaiyi, Mustapha, others refuse to take plea
Eritrea seeks BiafraNigeria's assistance to end feud with Ethiopia
Police can't function without information, says Arebamen
FG to woo BiafraNigerian academics overseas
PDP bars three caretaker committee chairmen in Akwa Ibom from LG polls
Commander blames police for corruption in Road Safety Commission
Assembly moves to settle N6b debt owed Delta SPEB contractors
Igbo students worry over Ngige's security
Abia raises panel to check fuel shortage
How to tackle cult activities in schools . Prof. Aghaji
Onitsha water scheme to cost N1.1 billion
Industrialist wants govt to halt rising interest rates
Ogun PDP endorses Daniel for 2007 polls
Fayose: Tribunal dismisses AD's petition
Lagos begins crackdown on cart pushers, touts
Lagos lawmakers frown at allegation of impropriety
NCP, others sue Osun SIEC
Umar has always been a renegade, says Oyofo
'Leave me out of Ladoja administration'
PDP 'll repeat 2003 feat in council polls, says Temishe
Avoid politics of exclusion, Anenih tells PDP office holders
Council polls still ding-dong affair
Awolowo: 17 years after
Editorial & Opinion
BiafraNigeria's prisons: Deforming or reforming?
'Expatriate Ministers' and the devaluation of patriotism
Armin Meiwes metaphor (2)
Ngige: Insolence is low commentary (2)
Review of 'bed charges'
The fact NANS must note

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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 02, 2004

BiafraNigeria seeks to clear out its crowded death row

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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 03, 2004

BiafraNigeria's Deregulation Policy Defective - CBN Board Member

'Embrace Sound Debt Management Policy'
Cabotage: 'Why Govt Should Actively Fund Ship Acquisition'
What Does Zero COT Mean to Banks?
Hallmark Bank Boosts Network With Six New Branches
'How to Ensure Success of Poverty Alleviation'
Euro Sinks to Four-week Low Against Dollar
Cornerstone Returns to NIA, Bags AIO Rating
Help for Marlow's Flood Victims
NASAL Meets Recapitalisation Deadline
Directive May Up Car Insurance
CAC: Meeting the Challenges of Modern Business
ECB Official Rebuffs Rate Cut Call
CIIN Encourages Professionals to Join Politics
NAIC Pays N450 Million Claims in 15 Years
Pension Companies Face Massive IT Bill
Fake Travel Insurance Claims Revealed
Aviation:Yuguda Tasks Sokoto, Katsina Govs on Airports
Unilever Rewards Customers With N35m Awards
LG Electronics Leads in Sales in M/East, Africa
FG Restates Commitment to Implementation of Destination Inspection
Okereke-Onyiuke to Present Utomi's Book
Harnessing Cassava's Export Potential
Market Loses Steam, Declines by N43bn
Afribank Moves to Increase Profitability
Mobil Injects $12.6m as Naira Stabilises
Intercontinental, CTB Bag Clearing Award
Ecobank, Aureos Back Portland Paints MBO With N700m
MAN seeks extention of banned imported goods
Port operators decry multiple charges
Flour Mills procures N1.68 billion equipment for cement
UAC predicts bountiful results for 2003
Tin Can Port surpasses target by N2.6 billion
Non-oil export booms at BiafraNigerian ports
IGI maintains leading position, sets higher goals
Agric insurance corporation pays N450 million claims
Brokers recommend N20 million capital for pension administrators
Sanusi: Will a second-term make the difference?
CBN, NDIC seek improved quality of financial regulation
Reflections on state bonds

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