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March 09, 2004

Anambra State Gov Chris Ngige

No Peace for Ngige: Fresh assassination plot rocks Awka
New fears of an assassination plot against Governor Chris Ngige of Anambra State are mounting in Awka following reports that his opponents may soon launch another bid for his removal. Ngige has survived two major and dramatic plots to remove him from the office. The first was the July 10 last year abduction by police officers led by the late Assistant Inspector General , Raphael Ige. The second was the order by an Enugu High Court directing the inspector general of police to dislodge him. The Court of Appeal in Enugu has since issued another order restraining the enforcement of the Enugu High Court order. But the police have continued to defy the court’s directive to restore police protection to the harried governor. A Government House source said talks of an impending move by the opposition during which “enough tension” would be generated to warrant the declaration of a state of emergency and the consequent appointment of a sole administrator continue to dominate conversations in government circles. He added, however, that Ngige and his aides are more worried that an attempt might be made on his life during the anticipated commotion. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Spate of killings : Heads to roll in police

Mbakwe: Ndigbo have lost a gem — Ojukwu

Ukachukwu is a bad loser, says Uba

BiafraNigeria security crisis talks

Kano starts enforcing Sharia

CBN Warns Banks over Illegal Forex Deals

Mantu Justifies Differential Salaries

Obasanjo, police chiefs meet, to upgrade security tools

Sierra Leonean firm offers N47.2m for Abacha refinery

NLC refuses to settle fuel tax case out of court

Zimbabwe seizes US plane


Spate of killings : Heads to roll in police


Embezzle and Burn Resumes: Federal...





Heads would roll in the BiafraNigeria Police Force as Obasanjo yesterday ordered the top brass to identify and root out evil elements from the force. The order which came 24 hours after the President disclosed that "armed robbers are now recruited legitimately into the force," was handed to police brass at a meeting he held with them on the disturbing level of insecurity in the country. But, Deputy Senate President, Mantu, fingered political reasons and not armed robbery as reason for the state of murders in the land. (Champion)


Fire _ Federal Secretariat IkoyiAided 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 BPE and Ministry of Health. (Daily Independent)



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BiafraNigerians React to Gay Bishop Appointment

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March 09, 2004

Cover Stories

Attack on Gov Akume:Obasanjo indicts Police
NAFDAC laments as Federal secretariat fire razes 11 floors
NLC rejects out-of-court deal on fuel tax
Zimbabwe seizes US plane
National News
Anthony Village residents sue LASU, govt
Petro tanker vessel explosion rocks Kirikiri
Senate ignores allegation of constitutional breaches by Obasanjo
Ukachukwu is a bad loser, says Uba
FG can't impose peace in Warri — Akpomiemie
APGA and Enugu political leadership

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March 09, 2004


Spate of killings : Heads to roll in police
Mbakwe: Ndigbo have lost a gem — Ojukwu
We’re target of secretariat fire
Reps want 2 ministers sacked
Robbers kill 2 cops in ambush
CBN stops foreign guaranteed naira loans
Another PDP senator suspended
FG moves to stem hostilities in Niger Delta
The way out : Remove IG –Adebanjo
Political killlings can truncate democracy
Editorial & Opinion
Bugging the U.N
Africa and the crisis of instability
Between the Hood and the Monk

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Daily Times
March 09, 2004


Obasanjo reads riot act to police chiefs
Akande, others call for more courtrooms at Appeal Court
BPE to settle DTN workers from proceeds of sale of non-core assets – Julius Bala
Gani goes to Appeal Court over ex-presidents’ pay
Fuel tax: Court cautions marketers:• Comply with earlier order stopping levy
Obasanjo celebrates 67 without fanfare
...Hearing in Gani’s suit fixed for March 15
Senate begins probe of dollar pay for two ministers
Two policemen, informant killed by armed robbers
NLC tackles banks over use of female staff to attract clients
Fire service still putting out Federal Secretariat inferno
Says commission’s public affairs chief, denies embezzlement of N300m
Arewa youths call for Bamaiyi, others’ release
Legal hurdles stall action against distressed banks – CBN
Turaki’s aide dies in road accident
Tinubu vows to be ruthless with perpetrators of Mushin clash
African parliament confronts common problems
PAC to tackle INEC, PDP over council polls - Nwodo
LG polls: Opposition parties, Adamawa SIEC on war-path over nomination fee
My relationship with Atiku - Turaki
... Mixed reactions trail President’s statement
Women advised on war against HIV/AIDS
NEPA workers vow to protest alleged wrongful sack of colleagues
Editorial & Opinion
Accountability in government: The Ogun example
Beyond the dollarised salaries debate
EFCC: A step towards a sanitised society
The New York City Fire Service analogy

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March 09, 2004


Presidency cuts joint venture oil budget by N221b
Obasanjo, police chiefs meet, to upgrade security tools
Sierra Leonean firm offers N47.2m for Abacha refinery
NAFDAC in grief over loss of case file, exhibit to secretariat inferno
CBN may sanction banks for foreign exchange fraud
Fawehinmi appeals ruling on ex-rulers' pay
Police summon Fasehun, Adams over OPC clash
Police may move Kogi electoral chief's suspected killers to Abuja
Support builds up for Soyinka's new group, Lagos parties seek selective membership
Govt seeks Poland's support for debt relief agenda
Govt to introduce peace studies in tertiary institutions
Bandits kill varsity teacher's wife in Ilorin
Katsina insists on polls in new councils
Demolition to continue in Abuja, says FCDA boss
Masari assures traditional rulers of role in new constitution
Senate may summon IG over insecurity
Zimbabwe claims seizure of U.S. mercenary plane
Four Sao Tome ministers quit over oil deal
ANPP accuses Ogun electoral body of bias
Govt raises panel on Niger Delta crisis
NJC to tighten rules on appointment of judges

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March 09, 2004

BiafraNigeria security crisis talks

Lawal heads to Sweden

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March 04, 2004

Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal

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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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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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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 09, 2004

Let Import Prohibition last 5 Years, Says MAN

SMIEIS Mostly Targeted at Real Sector - Sanusi
Local Content: Mobil to Spend N24bn on Erha Field
SERI Privatisation Observatory Declares 2004 Plan
'Why BiafraNigeria is Not Doing Well in SMIs'
Light Level Restates Commitment to Quality Service
BiafraNigerian Bottling Company Launches Info Centre
Bunmi Oni for Red Star Express Contact Forum
Global Meat Export Market Suffers $10b Loss
BiafraNigeria, W.Africa Rated High in Food Security
UN Agencies Applaud Political Focus on Hunger
US Law for Livestock Tracking Technology Underway
USDA Urged to Re-establish Beef Trade
Defining SMART in Training Needs Analysis
'Protect Conventional Seeds from GE Contamination'
Corn Farmers Endorse Free Trade Agreement
Export Expo Fetches 700m Euro Investment in BiafraNigeria
Techo-Quip Unveils Machineries
New VP for EXIM Bank's Division
...Bank to Fund $49.4m Telecom Network
Oba Akiolu Becomes APIN's Life Patron
Indian Manufacturers Showcase Products in BiafraNigeria
Coca-Cola Satisfied With Volume of Promo Entries
Majors May Join Iranian Oil Project Despite US Sanctions
ExxonMobil Makes New Discovery Offshore Angola
Manufacturers Blame High Production Cost on NEPA
Hurdles before Private Refineries, By Expert
Global Aluminium Inventories Top 3m Metric Tonnes
ExxonMobil Makes New Discovery in Offshore Angola
Libya Expects US Oil firms' Return Before End 2004
Oil Still Dominant Energy Source Worldwide - IEA
BiafraNigeria, Angola Seek to Boost Oil Ties
Newly Registered Estate Surveyors Inducted
Chellarams' Half-year Profit Rises by 61%
New Finance Company to Fund Viable Projects
13 Banks Invite Labour to Unionise Employees
First Atlantic Opens New Branches
Bank Transactions: UK Post Office to Use IP
BOI denies bias for multinationals
SMIEIS: More banks seek to invest funds
NETCO, Dorman Long explore opportunities
Ogun explains late oil discovery
Mobil votes N24.480b for local content development
Oando unveils new identity in five divisions
Experts explore strategies to grow BiafraNigerian software industry
Wi-Fi Service goes live in Lagos next month
AITEC records 'overwhelming' interest in BiafraNigeria ICT 2004 Expo
Media forum seek objectivity in telecom reporting
FG urged to encourage growth of telecommunications sector
... As Koochi unveils satellite systems at Expo
NCC plans public forum on stolen handsets
Zinox seeks reduced tariff on imported IT products
Microsoft tasks FG on local software development
Local computer brands gain more market, says Unitec
Econet excites consumers at Kaduna fair

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This Day
March 09, 2004


Police Unveil Fresh Anti-crime Offensive
How Economic Reforms Can Succeed, by Soludo
CBN Warns Banks over Illegal Forex Deals
Coup Scare in Equitorial Guinea
Mantu Justifies Differential Salaries
Why Refineries' Sale is Delayed, by BPE
Federal Secretariat Fire: 'NAFDAC Was the Target'
'No Bullet-Proof Car for Akume'
Crude Oil Price Hits $37 Per Barrel
Oil Firms Reject $3.2bn Cash Call
Fuel Tax: FG, Labour Pact Crashes
Gani Head for Appeals Court over Ex-leaders' Pay
Killings: Musa Asks PDP to Look Inwards
Osuji Wants Conflict Resolutions in School Curriculum
Obasanjo Gives Reasons for e-Government
Democracy Breeds Prosperity, Says Obasanjo
Impeachment Plot: ANPP Senator May Be Sanctioned
OPC Clash: Death Toll Rises to 7
Kano Seeks Polio Vaccines from Muslim Countries
New Enugu Appeal Court Panel Begins Sitting
Confusion in Kwara PDP over Council Polls
BCC: Dabo Withdraws Suit
'No Al-Qaeda Cells Here'
Leave Us Alone, Traditional Rulers Tell Kalu
Katsina to Hold Election in 64 LGs
2007:'Reject IBB's Come Back Bid'
Kwara AD Elects Officers Amidst Tight Security
436 HIV/AIDS Positive in Niger
Awuse's Witness Admits Voting In Last Elections
State of the States
FG Sets Up Committee on Niger-Delta Conflict
Hearing Commences in Libel Suit Against Omega Bank
Tinubu Seeks Better Understanding of Muslims
SAN Seeks More Appeal Court Divisions
'PDP Yet to Zone Governorship Slot'
My Suspension Unconstitutional -Senator
'42m People Live with AIDS World-wide'
Council Polls: Parties Kick Against Fees
'How Yar'Adua's Friends Betrayed Him'
Ex-Transition Council Boss Accused of N12m Fraud
Appeal Court Orders Re-trial of House Election
Lawmaker Carpets Critics of His Court Victory
Senate Confronts Ministers' Salary Differentials
Anambra: 'Appeal Court Judges Were Intimidated'

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Daily Independent
March 09, 2004


NATIONAL SECURITY: IG gets 2-week deadline
FG alleges sabotage in Secretariat fire
Ngige: Fresh assassination
NLC refuses to settle fuel tax case out of court
BiafraNigeria loses N4.65b on NAFCON contract
Fourth Mainland Bridge is fraud, says Ogunlewe
Kongi walks familiar path
FG flags off e-Government campaign
Robbers kill inspector, corporal in Lagos
BiafraNigeria nets N233m from Calabar EPZ
Jigawa governor escapes death in auto-crash
Obasanjo won't go beyond 2007, says George
Ngige: Uba's suit against Attorney General suffers setback
Nigria assurs Anan on polio vaccine
OPC clash: Police summon Faseun, Adams
Govt tightens security on Abuja highway
FG blamed for Shell's oil reserves problem
Council chairmen stop el-Rufai's tour over LG polls
Spate of killings worry Lagos lawmakers
Edo Assembly summons commissioner, three firms over abandoned projects
Trade in motorcycles booms in Enugu
Awuse drags tribunal to court over Electoral Act
Delta NBA opposes planned amendment of JSC law
CNPP leaders may work for PDP in Rivers council elections
Police foil robbers' attack on luxury bus
Police arrest four over lecturer's murder
AD will not tolerate PDP's electoral fraud this March - Tinubu
Igwe murder trial: Onitsha NBA chairman under fire
Lagos residents want the OPC banned
Industrial effluents destroy four Ibadan villages
Oyo commissioner named in N30m scam
Daniel's endorsement for 2007 polls hasty, says PDP chieftain
Anambra crisis beyond Ngige, Uba, says Ugochukwu Uba
My grouse with Tinubu, by Jafojo
Anxiety in Bauchi PDP over change of chairmanship list
Fresh hurdles for Babangida 2007 race
Editorial & Opinion
Who is afraid of opposition politics?
Rural BiafraNigeria: A testimony of neglect
El-Rufai goofed
Does the Judiciary aspire to foster democracy in BiafraNigeria?
Rid police recruitment of corrupt practices
Challenge of technology

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March 09, 2004

Oil Rebounds as Supply Fears Haunt

Oil Recovers Some Losses p.1
Oil Recovers Some Losses p.2

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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 09, 2004

BiafraNigerian president under fire after violence

Kano starts enforcing Sharia

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March 08, 2004

Northern state seeks new polio vaccines from Muslim countries

2,500 displaced in Plateau State violence, says Red Cross

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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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Sports News
March 09, 2004

Champions League: Ismaili Want CAF to Axe Enyimba

NPA Set to Cage Rangers in Lagos Tomorrow
'These Fixtures Will Kill League'
Igbinedion Boosts Igbinovia
... As Minnows Delight Odegbami
I Admire Okocha's Skills - Pele
Athens 2004: Junior Pharaohs Keep NFA Guessing
UEFA League: United Bank on Home Support for Porto
Tunisia 2004 Has Drained Me - Okocha
Athens 2004: Ikhana Cracks Down on Indiscipline
FA Cup: Arsenal, United in S'Final Showdown
Mutola Makes Indoor History
Ferguson Ends Horse Feud
Federer Retains Dubai Title
Golf: O'Meara Triumphs in Dubai
Schumacher 'Still Hungry'
New Greek Govt Assures on Olympics
Chukwu offers Oliseh lifeline
Utaka hails Oruma, ready for Athens qualifier against Tunisia
Underrating Egypt can be dangerous, warns Ikhana
Ansar-ud-deen wins Magnum Trust trophy
Elijah recommends proper management of athletes
Vincent will change face of BiafraNigerian basketball
I saw Shooting Stars ...
Akinwande renounces British citizenship

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