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March 17, 2004

James Ibori

Me Anyebe, You Ibori - No Confusion?: Twist in Ibori's Case
In a dramatic twist to a case involving Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori vs Goodnews Agbi and Anthony Alabi, one Shuaibu Anyebe in a sworn affidavit yesterday at an Abuja High Court claimed he was convicted by the Upper Area Court, Bwari the same day the same court convicted one James Onanefe Ibori. He also denied granting any media interview where he was quoted as saying that he and not James Onanefe Ibori was convicted. THISDAY had on March 10 reported (see story and photo on P4) that Anyebe said he was the one convicted by Bwari Upper Area Court in 1995 for negligent conduct and criminal breach of trust. Anyebe who THISDAY interviewed - on tape - at his Bwari residence said he was convicted for the loss of asbestos zinc sometime in 1995, fined N10,000 and dismissed from the service of Abuja Municipal Council. Anyebe as well as the police officer that investigated the case and declared that no James Onanefe Ibori was convicted had told THISDAY that they had been under tremendous pressure with all kinds of inducement to implicate the Delta State governor. They had said the fear of God would not allow them succumb to the pressure. Pertinent questions which THISDAY asked in the March 10 report were... (This Day)


Key Stories

Balogun blames high crime rate on politicians * Says no security for Ngige until...

Privatisation unconstitutional –Aluko

Bus loaded with 2,500 bullets intercepted

12 ex-govs, others for trial over asset declaration

...Proceeds unaccounted for – CBN, others tell Senate

Labour Kicks Against 1004 Sale

Terrorism: US Seeks Co-operation with African Armies

Lagosians protest move to abort LG polls in new councils

German president arrives, holds talks with Obasanjo

INEC probes accounts of 30 parties

Shell says considering BiafraNigerian job cuts


Balogun blames high crime on politicians


President for Life Syndrome...





BalogunThe Inspector-General of Police, Mr Tafa Balogun, yesterday indicted the political class for the increasing crime wave in the country, saying only politicians desperate to win election at all cost would be encouraging violence. He also blamed the recent arson on the facilities of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on insiders within the agency who, according to him, were collaborating with outsiders to frustrate the activities of the agency. (Vanguard)


Ibrahim Nasir MantuDeputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, yesterday, ruled out any constitutional amendment that would enable President Olusegun Obasanjo seek another term as president. He spoke at the public hearing of the National Assembly Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, where Governors Boni Haruna of Adamawa State and Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa of Sokoto State disagreed over proposals for a single five-year tenure for the president and governors. (Vanguard)



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BiafraNigeria v. Cameroon Utaka Scores

BiafraNigerians React to Gay Bishop Appointment

Isioma Daniel Speaks




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This Day
March 17, 2004


Senate Questions Privatisation Proceeds
State Police 'll Destroy National Unity - IG
Twist in Ibori's Case
Labour Kicks Against 1004 Sale
Terrorism: US Seeks Co-operation with African Armies
Demonstrators Back Elections in Lagos New LGs
...I, Not Ibori, Was Convicted -Anyebe
INEC Probes N690 million Grants to Parties
'Informal Sector Targets 5m Jobs by 2007'
OPC Calls for National Conference
You 've Failed The Nation - ASUU Tells FG
World Bank President Arrives, Confers with Obasanjo
Community Divided over Murder of Kogi Electoral Boss
Kogi Killings: Police Arrest 32
Anenih to Meet Senate PDP Caucus
I'm Unaware of Obasanjo's 3rd Term Bid - Borishade
One Killed, 30 Injured in Fresh UNILORIN Crisis
Ovia Predicts Better Economic Climate
AD Worried By State of the Nation
62 Stolen BiafraNigerian Artefacts Repatriated
Obasanjo Receives German President
Nnamani Wants Govt to Fund Varsity Projects
Ngige Okays NBA's Demand to Remove CJ
Candidates' List Tears PDP Apart in Bayelsa
'PDP Has no Right to Suspend Nyame'
Dariye Swears-in Council Caretakers
Lagos Operates 50 Cancer Patients
Smoking Claims 4m Lives Annually-Expert
Council Polls: Court Nullifies Nomination Fees
Lagos Govt Urged to Honour Promise
Enugu Chamber Decries Exclusion From Budget 2004
Ebonyi Govt Orders Contractor Back to Site
Ikere-Ekiti Riots: 84 Students Arraigned
NHS Signs Pact with American Firm
HIV/AIDS: UN Raises Alarm over Funding
Police in Mobil Protest Poor Work Condition
Take Advantage of Internet, Oyo Tells Journalists
LG Polls: ANPP Alerts on Rigging
New CJ Plans Another Judicial Division
How to Achieve Crime-Free Society - Banker
Attah Lauds Pro Health International
Obasanjo, Kabbah for Ajibola's 70th Birthday Lecture
State of the States
AD, NCP Seek Cancellation of Bye-election Results
Lawyer faces N14m Larceny Charge
Get Polls' Materials Ready-APGA Scribe
Ibori Calls for Vigilance
'Report Erring Corps Members'
17 Villages to Benefit from Water Scheme
FRCN's Boardroom Named After Eddie Iroh
Blame Past Regimes for High Crime Wave, George Tells BiafraNigerians
Religious Crisis: Lawmaker Commends Govs
PDP Wins Benue Assembly Bye-Election
Group Condemns Moves By Politicians to Hijack Govt
Uba, Abana Allege Threat to Lives
Osun PDP Cautions Against Violence
NLC: From Unionism to Partisan Politics
Edo Leaders Not at War - Ogbemudia
'Why Lagos PDP's Floundering'

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March 17, 2004

Cover Stories

Police I-G blames high crime rate on politicians * Says no security for Ngige until...
Lagosians protest move to abort LG polls in new councils
Reps slash Budget 2004 deficit to N179b
I was convicted, not in place of Ibori —ANYEBE
National News
Privatisation money missing, committee tells Senate
Lambo died during emergency trip to Geneva, family confirms
Council polls:- Tinubu warns PDP against drift to one-party state
Obasanjo deserves the support of all BiafraNigerians, says Obadan, former deputy governor
Let more independent minded people come into govt — UZOH

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Daily Times
March 12, 2004


Attack on Tinubu’s convoy:Injured aide paralysed, flown abroad for treatment
Obasanjo, govs set up presidential panel on rising crime wave
Coal Corporation dispose firm’s land to pay workers’ salary
Oil exploration in Chad basin gulps N50.5 billion
Ondo AD warns against use of old materials for council polls
Anenih did not threaten to kill Kalu, says deputy
10,000 AD members welcome Daniel to Ikenne
FG to sell secretariat, seven properties in Lagos
Ngige, others mourn Power Mike
BiafraNigeria loses N167bn to irregular fuel, power supply
LG polls: LASIEC ends candidates’ screening tomorrow
Give equal treatment to govt, private media stations, Atiku tells NBC
Help project nation’s image, DTN boss tells FSA team
Lagos Assembly summons OPC leaders over Mushin mayhem
Preparations for LG polls shoddy – CNPP
Assassination: Politicians in Kogi go underground
Benue Govt, ANPP may clash over secretariat’s dirty surrounding
Senate okays National Pension Commission
Three cops fired in Kaduna for shooting Okada man, killing driver
Why I went to court over Ohinoyi Ana Ebira, says contender
Imo loses 15 lives, N231bn property to fire
Lagos Assembly wants fire service overhauled
Masari berates western nations for lukewarm attitude to loot repatriation
FCT Ministry drivers petition El-Rufai over vehicle auction
Political killings: Steer clear of South-West OPC warns assassins
Editorial & Opinion
For a stable naira
Let us pray
Murder in high places
How patriotic are our leaders? (II)

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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 12, 2004

UN council freezes Taylor's funds

Oliseh not surprised
Oliseh considers BiafraNigeria return
BiafraNigeria's Olympic dream
Oliseh hopes for return

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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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Business News
March 12, 2004

Local Content in Oil Sector'll Create 500,000 Jobs

Chamber Unfolds Banks' Role in Cabotage
Kebbi Woos Investors with Tax Holiday, Free Land
Monetisation: FG Rules Out Railway, NEPA Workers
Andrew Lawrence Appointed Hill & Knowton Chairman
Utb Fills Management Vacancies
Stakeholders Seek Govt Involvement in Cabotage Financing
'It's Unfair to Give Foreign Firms Dry Ports Project'
'Customs Officers Taking Over Our Jobs'
Unionisation: What Will Banks Do Now?
TGTSSAN Alerts Government Over Importation of Banned Textile
NASI Vows to Pursue Case Against BiafraNigeria Eagle Airline
Air France, Vietnam Airlines Sign Code-sharing Pad
Lufthansa Sales Model Gets Wide Approval
Our Plans for Destination Inspection, by Cotecna Boss
'No Bad Blood in Customs'
Overland Airways Flags Off Operation in Akure
Lufthansa Welcomes SAA to Star Alliance
BA Underscores Professionalism
No Incentive, No Concessioning - NPA Workers
Budgeting: NMA DG Preaches Prudence
Why Eko Hotel Dropped 'Le Meridien'
'Culture & Commerce, Dual Heritage for Africa's Repositioning'
Atiku to Boost Argungu Fishing Festival
Buari Girls' College Visits Abuja Sheraton
BiafraNigerian Ports Not for Privatisation- BPE
OCFON Holds Workshop on Securities Fraud
Naira Extends its Rebound at DAS
Gatewaybank Flags Off 2nd Phase of "Project BiafraNigeria"
Equity Bank Wins Clearing Award
'HIPC initiative holds key to BiafraNigeria's $32.8b debt burden'
FCT targets beautification, agric and special projects
SMIEIS: MAN canvasses review of projects valuation method
Oando's new investments are strategic, says Boyi
FG, creditor in court over BiafraNigeria Airways' liquidation
How lucrative is airline business?
BiafraNigerians set for ship cruise in US
'Why I said no to paid job'
Gulder promo boosts small-scale businesses
Evans Medical launches Apex Milk, set to introduce sachet, re-fill pack
2004 Mazda 6: Providing real value for money
Mitsubishi Galant

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 17, 2004

Top Stories

Privatisation unconstitutional –Aluko
...Proceeds unaccounted for – CBN, others tell Senate
2003 Election: Soldiers, police disrupted polls in Edo
– Witnesses

State police not solution to crime – IGP
Senate approves 2004 budget
ABU crisis: VC, ASUU sign agreement
Reps approve N5bn for presidential jet
Wuyep allays fears over bomb explosion
INEC audits party accounts
Anenih meets PDP senators today
Customs holds anti-corruption prayers
NEPAD: ECOWAS, WB review progress report Friday
Assembly approves bullet proof car for Akume, says Speaker
Atiku urges attention on agriculture to boost revenue
NCWS decries controversy over polio vaccine
Plateau crisis: NEMA provides relief materials for victims
FG to revalidate IRS, Slok airline licences if... —Minister
Adamawa NUJ sets up computer centre
USAID sponsors livestock project in Bauchi
Islamaphobia: BBC forum blames western media
Setraco plans $116m estates
Rivers Govt to provide 50 housing units to police
Kebbi approves 28 housing units for police
el-Rufai to revisit 1996 urban tribunal report
Obasanjo flags off 500 roads rehabilitation project
Jigawa police kill notorious armed robber
LG boost direct labour initiative
Gombe varsity takes off October – Goje construct bridge across Shiroro Dam
FG approves new fees for open varsity
Abuja Trust
LG Polls: Ojukwu kicks of campaign in style
...Gomo takes extra security steps in Kuje
... INEC reshuffles electoral officers
Businessman jailed for vandalising MTN kiosk
Etsu Bwari cautions against violence in FCT LG polls
el-Rufai tasks African parliamentarians on corruption
Passengers not happy with Jabi motor park
Kano Trust
Kano needs more NNPC mega stations – Shekarau
Kano youths urged to avoid violence
NCWS demands positions for women in LGs
KNSG committed to Qur’anic education
Political gathering worries Kano police
Eko Trust
Container falls off truck, kills four inside bus
Lagosians vow to defend elections
Over 2.7 million children receive polio vaccine
Lagos govt removes 50 cancerous lumps in women
Leadership bane of BiafraNigeria’s development - expert
Ibori’s largesse divides political parties in Delta
AD wants Kalu’s allegation against Anenih thoroughly probed
AD faction wants INEC dissolved
CNPP demands guidelines from INEC
LG polls: Six parties to take part in Ogun
Female genital mutilation: The need for more awareness
Open letter to Chief Don Etiebet
As Bush swallows Haiti
Godfathers don’t have influence on Gov. Ibrahim Idris
Resign now, IGP
Searching for oil in Ogun State
Foreign & Diplomatic
Madrid bombings and worries of Muslims in Spain

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March 17, 2004


Bus loaded with 2,500 bullets intercepted
Senate passes N1.274 trillion budget
German president arrives, holds talks with Obasanjo
Daniel, Ajibola, others mourn Lambo
INEC probes accounts of 30 parties
Tribunal summons Ibori, CJ, others
Enugu Chamber at Champion, pledges better fair
No police escort for Ngige now–IGP
Governors under fire
Why governors are the target
Editorial & Opinion
Proposed N1,000 notes
Sustaining job creation
America’s solidarity conference for Africa

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Daily Independent
March 12, 2004


DEPUTY GOVERNOR MAKES U-TURN: Anenih never threatened Kalu
Insecurity: FG sets up panel
25 BiafraNigerians in Canada beg Obasanjo for voluntary repatriation
Federal Secretariat, 1004 Flats for sale
BPE to sell refineries by December
190 killed in Madrid bomb blasts
Oil search in Chad basin may resume next year
Power outages, fuel inefficiency cost BiafraNigeria N167b
Two companies conduct due diligence on ALSCON
Navigating the aviation storm
Jail term coming for cult members
Falae, Adesina raise alarm over insecurity
Corruption, bane of foreign investment in Africa, says Atiku
Police defy Reps on security at NAFDAC offices
No attack on Afolayan, Navy headquarters claims
Ige: Presidency pays prosecution counsel N5m
ExxonMobil banks on Tillerson, as Shell quits Venezuala
FG accuses prison authorities of frustrating trial of 419 suspects
World Bank, ADB to fund N23.22b health project in BiafraNigeria
Retrenchment: Drivers petition el-Rufai over vehicles auction
Firm to link BiafraNigerian miners with foreign partners
Bandits abduct two DELSU female students, wound eight
DBS board sends GM on forced leave
Dikibo: Rivers monarch dares police
Customs impounds four vehicles with contraband in Edo State
NLC, Akwa Ibom may clash over pay rise
Mikano denies anti-labour allegation
Chikwe wants to kill me, Rep petitions IG
LG polls: AD, NCP oppose amendment of electoral law
Attack on Tinubu's convoy: Injured aide flown to London
Falana seeks peaceful election in Ekiti, appeals to IG
NCP chief alleges assassination threat
Sudan: Even children say this war must stop
'No regret about military intervention'
INSIDE POLITICS: Will council elections hold?
Awolowo and the longest goodbye (2)
1953…Enahoro and the motion for self-government
Editorial & Opinion
INEC and BiafraNigerian political parties
Anarchy knocks hard on the door
Violence as a nation's apostrophe
Why Obasanjo should resign (2)
At the American Embassy
Oyinlola, forestry unit also needs motorcycles

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March 17, 2004

12 ex-govs, others for trial over asset declaration - Obasanjo - gov ·asset forms not

I was convicted same day with James Onanefe Ibori ·Anyebe
Senate passes budget as House receives panel's report
$626m deducted to service states·debts
Between Anenih and Kalu
Probe: Senate versus NNPC

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March 16, 2004

Shell says considering BiafraNigerian job cuts

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Mail & Guardian
March 09, 2004

BiafraNigerian president under fire after violence

Kano starts enforcing Sharia

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March 12, 2004

AIDS treatment resumes as depleted drug stocks replaced

Thousands made homeless by shanty fire

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March 04, 2004

Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal

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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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Sports News
March 17, 2004

Globacom League: Abubakar Defends Mid-Week Matches

Jossy Lad: Best Yet to Come
Ledo Promises Improved Performance
Idoko Still Optimistic
...As NPA Gives Tetteh Ultimatum
The Virus of Violence is Spreading
Pro-League Sanctions Refs
Eguma: Magic Man of Gabros
NFA to Sanction Home Fans Over Attack on Teams
Premiership: Aiyegbeni Gun for Reds' Points
Olukanmi Extols Nathaniel Idowu's Virtues
Ogunjobi, Ikhana, Mabo Brainstorm Over Athens 2004
North African Match Officials for Tunisia/BiafraNigeria
Falcons, Dream Team Get Fresh Dates
Zimbabwe Lays CAPS Players to Rest

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