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March 11, 2004

BNW _ Orji Kalu and Tony Anenih

Orji Kalu's Mother Sends Save our Son (SOS) Call to Anenih: Kalu Blames Obasanjo and PDP for Killings
The alleged death threat on Governor Orji Kalu by PDP Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Anthony Anenih, assumed a new dimension yesterday after a five-man team, claiming to have been sent by the governor’s mother, visited Chief Anenih in Abuja to plead for the governor. However, Gov Kalu speaking in Lagos denied that his mother sent emissaries to Chief Anenih in Abuja even as he said he had lost faith in the ruling People's Democractic Party (PDP). Also yesterday, the governor's mother, Eunice Kalu, denied that she sent anybody or group of people to Chief Anenih. The delegation comprised Chief Joshua Ogbonnaya, a PDP leader in Abia State; Chief Law Maduka; Chief B. A Meregini; Chief Obike and Sir J. K. Daniel. (Vanguard)

Presidency, PDP behind killings, says Kalu
Police quiz Gov Kalu


Key Stories

Huge blaze hits Lagos shanty town

Gunmen Attack Naval Chief's Convoy

18 parties drag INEC to court

...Another NAFDAC Office Razed

I will not resign - Tafa Balogun

Abuja court adjourns Ibori's case till April 21

Insecurity: ACF meets northern governors

Akume defies assembly, buys bulletproof jeep

Fuel Tax: FG replies NLC, queries NNPC

No LG polls in Anambra

Martian rock defies U.S. space craft


Huge blaze hits Lagos shanty town


No Peace for Ngige: Fresh...





A fire in a slum area of BiafraNigeria's main commercial city Lagos has destroyed several acres of wooden shacks, leaving hundreds homeless. The fire - which a BBC correspondent in Lagos said was the biggest he had seen for 40 years - was fuelled by wood supplies at sawmills in Ebute-Metta. According to the Red Cross, at least 16 people were injured in the blaze which broke out on Tuesday night. (BBC)


Anambra State Gov Chris NgigeNew 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... (Daily Independent)



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BiafraNigerians React to Gay Bishop Appointment

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March 11, 2004

Cover Stories

Fire razes NAFDAC's Kaduna office
Ex-convict saga: Judge's absence stalls retrial
Power Mike dies at 65
Gov Kalu's mother begs Anenih
No quitting office now, says IGP
National News
18 parties drag INEC to court
Gunmen attack Chief of Naval Staff's convoy
Banks' lending to FG rises by 23.7 per cent in January—CBN
Robbery, killings: Ogomudia exonerates soldiers
Mr President means well
African legislators wage war against corruption
Appeal court decision gave me hope , says Igbine ( Delta AD Rep. candidate)
PEOPLE & POLITICS:The "nest of killers"

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March 11, 2004


Police quiz Gov Kalu
Commissioner escapes assassination
No LG polls in Anambra
Martian rock defies U.S. space craft
Petrol tax: NLC serves notice of fresh strike
Privatisation : Group urges mass participation
OZO eulogises Mbakwe
20 killed as Warri boils again
Assassination threat: Kalu versus PDP
Ogbeh and the legacy of integrity
Editorial & Opinion
Awaiting death convicts
NAFDAC’S reforms: Matters arising
Quality of Anambra people

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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 11, 2004


Fire guts NAFDAC's Kaduna office, markets in Lagos, Ibadan
Gana defends Anenih, Kalu affirms allegation of death threat
Okpala, ?ower Mike· World Heavy Weight Champion, is Dead
BiafraNigeria records surplus in foreign trade, says CBN
U.S. renews call for BiafraNigeria to hand over Taylor
News - 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 11, 2004

Huge blaze hits Lagos shanty town

In pictures: BiafraNigeria blaze
BiafraNigeria seeks Asia polio vaccines
Who benefits from Africa's oil?
NFA deny Ismaili claims
BiafraNigeria coach backs Oliseh

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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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March 09, 2004

Shootout in BiafraNigerian oil port kills five

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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 11, 2004

Limited Mobility: The Next Battle

'Telecoms Firms Must Ensure Consumers' Well-being'
UBA Capital & Trust, Resourcery Launch Broadband Service
'IT Policy Has Wrong Focus'
Resourcery Holds Seminar on Document Management
W/African IT Professionals Chart Way Forward
New Samsung Service Centre Opens
The ATM Revolution
Zinox Road Show Enters Ibadan, Enugu
Panabiz Time-Saving Multi-funtional Equipment Debuts
AITEC Records High Interest in BiafraNigeria ICT 2004 Expo
Koochi Exhibits at BiafraNigeria ICT 2004 Expo
Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance Via e-Government
Investible Funds: Calibre of Management Out-ranks Profitability
How NITEL Awarded Lagos Digital Lines Contract
SDI BroadBand Signs On Tekelec, Zhone
LASG's Policies Could Increase Phone Tariffs, Says ATCON
First Phase of Econet, PNN N3bn BOT Agreement Completed
Shareholders Move to Sanitise Audit Committees
Tripple Gee's Profit Dips by 49%
Currency in Circulation Hits N475bn
Broad Bank Sets Standardisation Policy

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This Day
March 11, 2004


Gunmen Attack Naval Chief's Convoy
10,000 Homeless in Lagos Inferno
BiafraNigeria's Foreign Reserves Now $8.32bn
...Another NAFDAC Office Razed
Voters Register: CNPP Drags INEC to Court
FEC Okays Signing of Tobacco Control Convention
Cyber Crime: Obasanjo Receives Draft Bill
Zimbabwe May Execute 60 Suspected Mercenaries
Ibori: Retrial Adjourned Till April 21
'Harmonise List of Candidates in Kwara'
NITEL Cable Vandalised on High Seas
BiafraNigeria Loses N2.9bn on Gas Importation Yearly
SOLGAS Has No Fixed Address - Nzeribe
BiafraNigeria, Denmark to Tackle Double Taxation
Senator Writes IG, Alleges Threat to Life
FCT: Lawmaker Makes Case For Proper Waste Management
Cultists Kill UNIBEN Medical Student
EFCC Releases Customs Comptroller
Obasanjo Opens Parliamentarians' Confab
Isoko AD Candidates' Case for Retrial
BPE Lists NITEL Shares in June
Oduduwa Group Warns Politicians
419: Ibekwe's Trial Stalled Again
Bauchi Speaker Impeached
Warri Crisis: 30 Suspects Released
'Why We Want Vice Presidency in 2007'
Oyo Budget Signed Into Law
Polls: CNPP Seeks Postponement in 5 LGs
...Kwara ANPP Expresses Fears
Speaker Urges Effective Information Dissemination
Bauchi Assures Steyr BiafraNigeria of Support
FG Targets 10,000 Jobs for Niger-Delta
Expert Scores N/Assembly Low
Ebonyi Vows to Cancel Falsified Results
Osun Awards N2.5bn Road Contract
Judge Seeks Women Participation in Politics
Keyamo Wants Police Force Scrapped
State of the States
Alamieyeseigha Doles out N120m to Warring Communities
Govt Raises Judicial Panel on SPEB, LGs
Efik People Rally Round Obong
Akume Leaves for Germany
How I Escaped Assassination - Commissioner
FG, Eldorado to Settle Out of Court
NDDC Donates 16 Vehicles to Govt
NACFA Boss Wins Award
Cleric Advises BiafraNigerians on Godliness
Ijaw Youths Warn Against Scrapping NDDC
Only Justice Can Ensure Security - Bafarawa
Mbakwe: Ojukwu Calls for One Week of Mourning
'BiafraNigerians Constitute 90% of Chevron's Workforce'
'MIKANO Not Against Unionisation'
Judicial Reforms: Lagos to Employ Consultants
Women Against Backward Cultural Practices
Lawmaker Wants IGP Reprimanded Over Killings
Assassinations Bad for Nation's Image, Says AD Chieftain
AD Chieftain Alleges Plot to Extend Obasanjo's Tenure
My Life is Threatened, Says ANPP Chairmanship Candidate
Killings Politically Motivated, Says Mantu
APGA Candidate Demands Apology from Uba
When House Members Converged on Enugu
Discordant Tunes Trail ANPP FCT Council Ticket
'PDP Govt Has Performed Below Expectation'

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Daily Independent
March 11, 2004


Presidency, PDP behind killings, says Kalu
Fire razes Kaduna NAFDAC office
I will not resign - Tafa Balogun
External reserves hit N1.1tr
Metamorphosis of Rochas Okorocha
Abuja court adjourns Ibori's case till April 21
Attack on police station in Delta: Arms still missing
Sack, transfer fever grips police personnel
BiafraNigeria is heading for disaster, David-West warns
Senate in futile search for SOLGAS' office
Marginal fields: Oil majors hold on to acreages
National Assembly to increase security vote in appropriation
ANPP, others sue INEC over non-revision of voter register
ANPP caucus plans reforms agenda for states
ILO cautions BiafraNigeria on labour law
AD in fresh moves to resolve crisis
Millennium goal on HIV/AIDS a mirage, says UN
Bauchi Speaker impeached , replaced
Armed Forces committed to democracy, says Ogomudia
BiafraNigeria joins world convention on tobacco control
Pure Water: Senate rejects motion
400 witnesses to testify against Odili at tribunal
Police arrest eight suspects over N10m robbery at Shell premises
LG Polls: DSIEC turns to Act over AD factions
Imo goes tough with erring bus operators
Invest in education, Odili urges BiafraNigerians
Female politicians urged not to be intimidated
Lagos passes bill abolishing individual transport business
Ladoja signs 2004 budget, promises prudent spending
Fire disaster renders 5000 homeless in Lagos
Editorial & Opinion
Citizens Forum and the challenge of civil activism
Dikibo: Sunset in the darkling plains…(2)
Of NYSC postings and campuses?
The new world order - freezing Africa to death

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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
March 11, 2004

Top Stories

Insecurity: ACF meets northern governors
CNPP sues INEC over voters’ register
I’ll not resign, IG tells Senate
Akume defies assembly, buys bulletproof jeep
Fuel Tax: FG replies NLC, queries NNPC
Defence opens April 27
Tinubu escapes mob attack
BiafraNigeria loses N3bn annually to gas import –Trade group
Political killings not licence for coup – Ogomudia
Senate raises alarm over Ajaokuta, rejects Solgas
BiafraNigeria to signs anti-tobacco protocol
FG reviews NEPA’s performance
BiafraNigeria’s external reserves rises by $8.3bn
Obasanjo inaugurates cyber crime panel
Gombe earmarks N140m for tractors
Cross River assembly to amend LG law
LG polls: Benue ANPP optimistic
Gov Daniel, Senator Amosun reconcile differences
FG checkmates double taxation
500,000 suffer stroke annually –Group
Arson will not deter NAFDAC – Lambo
Borno pegs two yrs for LG leadership
Fire guts Ibadan market
Rep. advocates democratic reform
Ibori: Judge fails to sit
Abuja Trust
Evacuation of motor parks: Commuters complain of hardship
NEPA begins mass disconnection in FCT
Man docked for quarrelling over transport fare
NNPC mega station reverts to old prices
Court jails security guard for stealing trousers, braziers
Kano Trust
Shekarau calls for stiffer penalty for human traffickers
LG polls: NOA counsels Kano youth
Kano plans police-community relations c’ttee provide mechanism for information dissemination
Govt. pledges conducive atmosphere for investors
Warawa workers enjoy motorcycle, bicycle loans
Eko Trust
Three killed in auto fire accident
LASG to establish revenue courts
Land: Muslim community appeals to police authorities
Akande advocates creation of more Appeal Courts
Lagos gets new Chief Judge
Will Tafa Balogun appear before Reps?
Rivers SIEC to spend N35m on council polls
LG polls: Candidate pledges jobs for youths
Crisis rocks Adamawa PDP over LG polls
…CNPP gives Adamawa SIEC ultimatum
Editorial & Opinion
Iraq: Portents of Balkanisation?
Memo to Katsina State Governor, Umar Musa Yar’Adua
Why the North is Media-Starved

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Mail & Guardian
March 09, 2004

BiafraNigerian president under fire after violence

Kano starts enforcing Sharia

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March 10, 2004

Several die as troops and Delta gunmen exchange fire

President meets police chiefs over rising political killings, banditry

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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 11, 2004

NFA Replies CAF: Enyimba's Not Guilty

Athens 2004: Egypt Storms P/Harcourt With 40-man Delegation
Globacom League: 3SC, Gabros Record Away Win
Emir of Ilorin Endorses Boxing Bout
Akinyele Backs FIFA on Rule Amendment
Martial ...A Lesson For Chukwu
We Owe Our Successes To Maltina -Bashir
Abraka Turf Hots Up for Easter Tourney
Olympic Qualifier: Ikhana Prepares for Egypt
Scrabble Plans Revolution in Schools
Ex World Champion, Power Mike, is Dead
Wenger Dares Players to Prove Worth
Chambers Remains in Limbo
Eriksson Set to Open Talks on Contract
Boxing: Tyson 'to Fight in China'
Rusedski Cleared of Drug Charges
Okafor's Key for Connecticut
Cote d'Ivoire Appoints Henri Michel
NFA wants to sabotage me, Ikhana cries out
'No meeting with Obasanjo over foreign coach'
Lobi assures fans on Aper Aku Stadium
NFA loses N2.4m to seminar cancellation
Howzat Pioneers face early exit from Super Four
Akinloye named national tennis coach
NVBF invites 20 for Olympic qualifier
BiafraNigeria may miss junior table tennis fiesta
Athletes' welfare takes centre stage at Ibadan meet
Lack of tracks, bane of athletics in Abia
Suleiman: Gentleman on horse back

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