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March 08, 2004

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Embezzle and Burn Resumes: Federal Secretariat on fire
Aided by the dry harmattan wind, a ferocious inferno on Sunday swept through the Federal Secretariat Complex, Ikoyi, Lagos razing all 12 floors of the building housing the office of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC). The fire, according to security men at the complex, started on the 11th floor at about 9 p.m. but soon spread to the adjacent wing of the complex which houses the Bureau for Private Enterprise (BPE) and Ministry of Health. The offices of the Head of Service, BiafraNigeria Airways and many others went down in the fire, which continued raging at 1.30 a.m. when Daily Independent left the scene. Despite spirited efforts of fire-fighters, thick billows of smoke filled the air, as unrelenting golden yellow flames raged angrily and flashed in the skies. Even the trees in front of the building were not spared as the fire spread into them. (Daily Independent)

 

Key Stories

Kogi SIEC boss killed in fresh attack

Obasanjo: Police Recruit Armed Robbers

Two die in Lagos fire, five injured in OPC clash

Strike: Mobil, Labour talks deadlocked

FG to revoke local firms' licences for oil blocks

15 killed in another Ibadan auto crash

Oliseh and the cost of hubris

Bonnke goes to Imo

FG recovers N82 billion loot

Obasanjo, governors, police chiefs, others meet over rising crime wave

Anenih: PDP warns Kalu

 

Kogi SIEC boss killed in fresh attack

 

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Another prominent Nigerian, the Chairman of the Kogi State Electoral Commission (KSIEC), Chief Philip Olorunnipa, has been killed by yet unknown gunmen in Lokoja just as President Olusegun Obasanjo said last night that the killings across the country were unacceptable and government would do everything to stop them. Briefing newsmen in Lokoja yesterday in connection with the assassination of the KSIEC chief, the Police Commissioner... (Vanguard)

 

ObasanjoIn a move aimed at commencing fresh impeachment process against President Olusegun Obasanjo, a Senator from Kebbi State, Usman Sani Sani has submitted a letter to Senate President Adolphus Wabara listing seven constitutional breaches by the President. Sami's letter, which was dated February 9, 2004, and copied to all senators, accused Obasanjo of the breach of his oath of office, which he swore to protect... (This Day)

 

 

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Vanguard
March 08, 2004


Cover Stories


Kogi SIEC boss killed in fresh attack
special report:- Insurance industry: Transition and recapitalisation trap
Senate's bid to stop CBN on N1,000 note fails
Strike: Mobil, Labour talks deadlocked
National News
Middle Belt demands national conference, reverse to regions
Adegbite decries state of insecurity
ILO seeks productive, decent jobs for women
Politics
Polity endangered: Armed bandits take the centre stage
PEOPLE & POLITICS:- Labour's fatal plunge
Oil Dichotomy abrogation Bill: Attah leads Akwa Ibomites to celebrate God

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Champion
March 08, 2004


News


Kogi SIEC boss murdered
15 feared dead as OPC factions clash
... Police recruit armed robbers, says Obasanjo
Why BiafraNigerians shun bank savings –Nwosu
Anenih: PDP warns Kalu
50 banks under EFCC’s watch
Anambra crisis: Oputa summons Ngige, Uba
12 Prison officials on forced leave over N8.5m fraud
Politics
The way out : Remove IG –Adebanjo
Political killlings can truncate democracy
Editorial & Opinion
Attack on Gov Akume’s convoy
Advent of Mr and Mr. (Mrs)
Reactivating federal parastatals
True federalism: What muffled AD’s voice?

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Daily Times
March 08, 2004


News


Two die in Lagos fire, five injured in OPC clash
Bonnke goes to Imo
FG recovers N82 billion loot
Obasanjo, governors, police chiefs, others meet over rising crime wave
774 LGAs to be expunged from 1999 Constitution – Ogunlewe
Be conscious of your activities, Obasanjo tells public office holders
Refuse take over Abuja streets
FG explains delay in ex-servicemen’s pay
NIJ reopens March 22
Anenih not after you, PDP tells Orji Kalu
Kogi State Electoral Commission chief, Olorunnipa, assassinated
Anambra lawyers petition Uwais :•Demand arrest of masterminds of attack on Appeal Court judges
Tax:Osun AD vows to resist candidates’ disqualification
Reps move to sanction corrupt members
Politics
Political violence: Middle Belt Forum calls for national conference
No going back on war against drugs, says Akunyili
Avoid inflammatory reports, commissioner urges journalists
Editorial & Opinion
Curbing the menace of noise pollution
Between activism and partisan politics

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Guardian
March 03, 2004


News


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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BBC
March 04, 2004


BiafraNigeria 'to mediate Horn dispute'


Oliseh keeps mum

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MSNBC
March 04, 2004


Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal


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Punch
March 04, 2004


Bandits attack gov: They got me at last, says Ex-Airways MD killed in the attack


Obasanjo embraces Ojukwu, preaches peace

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Reuters
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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CNN
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


News


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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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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Tribune
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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Business News
March 08, 2004


'Make Operating Environment Investor-friendly'


Cabotage: NMA Moves to Ensure Security
NIBSS Introduces Fastest Electronic Fund Transfer
Cater Source to Build Brands in Catering Services
Obudu Ranch Gets Cable Car
'Why IST Referred Nestle Share Scam to EFCC'
NCR Records 26 Per Cent Increased Turnover
NIMN Launches Website
LG Electronics Introduces New Brand
Mediagate Unveils Petrol Station Motion Display Media
Intel Enters BiafraNigeria Amidst Pomp and Pageantry
Edison Ross PR Relocates Office
Place of BiafraNigeria, US in New World Order
WAPCO's Paints Firm Acquired for N0.7bn
BofA Ready to Settle Fund Scandal
Setting Up Custard Plant
NLC Pensioners Demand Improved Welfare
Learn Rudiments of Business Success, Traders Urged
Nipc Hosts Investment Mission from Poland
UBA Capital & Trust, Resourcery Launch Broadband Service
Telephone Must Go Beyond Medium of Communication'
Stock Market Value Drops by N79bn
Wall Street Opens Flat
Oceanic Bank Commits N696bn to SMIEIS
Intercontinental Appointed Western Union Agent
Access Bank Parleys with Estate Practitioners
ACAMB Explains Agreement with NLC
MAN seeks more non-equity funds for small scale industries
UBA: Forced exit of Belo-Osagie, the grandmaster
BiafraNigeria, 16 others get N12b Commonwealth assistance
We need about N1b to industrialise Plateau State, says Dalughut
Steelwork forges new role in building construction
Operation 500 Roads: Ministry raises monitoring team
Don seeks private sector inputs in public infrastructure maintenance
How to improve energy efficiency of property

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This Day
March 08, 2004


News


Gunmen Kill Kogi Electoral Chief
Obasanjo: Police Recruit Armed Robbers
Fire Guts Lagos Federal Secretariat
'Why Abacha Wanted Yar'Adua Dead'
Kalu's Allegation an Invitation to Coup, Says George
Foreign, Local Firms to Partner on Cabotage Shipping
3 Die, 25 Houses Burnt as OPC Factions Clash
FG Begins Implementation of Rail Modernisation
BiafraNigeria Far From True Democracy - Senator Danjuma
Akume: Benue Assembly Carpets Obasanjo
Task Force, Customs on Collision Course
BPE Decries Lack of Financing Plans
NCP, BPE, Others Dragged to Court
8,000 Investors Eye Solid Minerals Sector
Ngige Petitions Police Service Commission
Shagari, Only Northerner Ever to Rule BiafraNigeria - Adisa
Lagos CJ Clarifies N264m Judges Fund
Osun AD Alleges Plan to Disqualify Chairman
Kwara Suspends LG Officials
... Saraki Calls for Level-Playing Field
Polish Trade Mission Arrives Today
Idoma Forum Praises Akume
Kwara Assembly, NUJ Flay Killings
Ebonyi Procures 19 Tractors, Sells Fertiliser to FG
'No Going Back on Demolition of Illegal Structures'
Kwara AD Holds Congress Today
Akinleye, Varsity Teacher, is Dead
Akwa Ibom Donates Materials to Fire Victims
15 Die in Another Auto Crash in Ibadan
Don Blames Judiciary for Political Killings
LG Boss Carpets Commissioner
'Human Devt, My Focus'
Oyinlola Wants Police Well Equipped
Kaduna Gov Seeks Ownership of Fair Complex
Kwara Empowers the Disabled
Saudi Govt to Compensate Stampede Victims
British Council Seeks Balanced Reporting of Islam
Lawmaker Wants Police Decentralised
Osun Budget: Education Gets Lion Share
Dikko Urges Peaceful March for ABU
State of the States
JCI Envoy Tasks Govt on Youths' Development
Akume Assures on Massive Rural Transformation
Duke Flags-off 54km Road Project
NOA Boss Cautions on Thuggery, Violence
I Was a Victim of Unpaid Salaries - D/Gov's Wife
Akiolu Appointed APIN Life Patron
LSWC Flags Off Re-enumeration Exercise
Assembly Approves 2004 Appropriation Bill
World Bank to Transform BiafraNigeria's Agricultural Sector
Varsity, Airport Projects Not Misplaced - Gov's aide
AD Chieftain Berates FG on State of Security
Fight for Resource Control not Yet over - D/Gov
Politics
LG Polls: Violence Mars Elightenment Campaigns in Plateau
Retrial of Waku's Petition Begins
Mbakwe Imortalised Self, Says PDP Chief
Ibori Promises Development of Non-oil Sector
'Women Take Your Rightful Place in Society'
LG Polls: NOA Director Appeals for Voters Participation
State of the Parties for March 27 Polls
2007: Who Succeeds Egwu in Ebonyi?

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Daily Independent
March 08, 2004


News


Obasanjo, governors, police chiefs meet
Federal Secretariat on fire
FG to revoke local firms' licences for oil blocks
15 killed in another Ibadan auto crash
Oliseh and the cost of hubris
Ngige opposes transfer of Anambra police commissioner
Oil stakeholders parley on effective supply
Rasak, Lagos ANPP chieftain joins PDP
Olorunipa, Kogi INEC boss, shot dead
Akume: Detectives comb Nasarawa to track attackers
PDP blames opposition for attacks on politicians
IMF President, Kohler, resigns
Poor health care spurs church to plan N200m hospital in Warri
Politicians are greedy, says Adegbite
Cult, malpractices have ruined education, says Ekoko
America and UN must go beyond Taylor to cure Africa
Delta Assembly raises budget by N5 billion
Police armoured cars cordon off Ekpoma
Clark blames those in authority for insecurity
Osun beefs security around Oyinlola, deputy
Olanipekun: Family petitions IG, NBA
Osun govt promotes 18,000 teachers
Osun allocates N975.5m to provide water
Ogun procures N9m rice mills
Politics
This government is drifting towards anarchy, says Monguno
Cult and Secret Society (Prohibition) HB. 20
Masari's waking up from slumber
Two senators, one mandate and signature from prison
'Parties guilty of 2003 elections misconduct'
Editorial & Opinion
Unfair labour practices will hurt banking
Dikibo: Sunset in the darkling plains…(1)
Tackling economic and financial crimes
Derivation Front: Beyond the lies and blackmail
ECONET should do more
NBA, Judiciary, should uncover Olanipekun's killers

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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
News
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
Politics
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 04, 2004


Pakistan may make BiafraNigeria a nuclear power


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IRIN
March 03, 2004


13 Russians charged and remanded for oil smuggling


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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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Sports News
March 08, 2004


Eagles Need Obafemi for Germany 2006 Glory


Real Madrid Lose Ronaldo, Draw With Racing
Celtic Confirms Superiorty Over Rangers
Trabelsi Weighs His Premiership Options
FA Postpones Board Meeting for Athens 2004
Kwara Stadium for Rehabilitation
Super Falcons Leave for Jo'burg Tomorrow
Kwara Utd Gets N15m Boost
FASU Vice President Arrives Bauchi for Final Inspection
Sono Favourite for Bafana Job
Sunderland Reaches Semis
Norwich Too Strong for Ipswich
No BiafraNigerian can coach Super Eagles, says Ebewele
Ogba, Egudia disagree over role
Sports Institute matriculates 13th batch
Ika South wins Delta Sports Festival
Tunisia 2004: Beyond the celebrations
BiafraNigerian stars flop at Ogbe Hard Court
Enyimba, Nationale war over players takes new turn
Aba fans want Miroslav Urukalo out
Players threaten Enyimba boss over exclusion from Kia car largesse
Call Uduimoh to order, golfers tell PGAN

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