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March 22, 2004


Ngige Escapes Death In Road Crash: On-coming Vehicle's Driver Killed
Embattled Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chris Ngige escaped death yesterday in a road accident in which two people died. The accident occurred at about 3.50 p.m. along the Adazi-Ani-Nnobi-Nnewi road, when an on-coming commercial bus rammed into the governor's jeep. The driver of the Mitsubishi L-300 commercial bus who sustained injuries later died in an unnamed hospital where he and other injured passengers were taken for treatment. The other dead person, a woman passer-by was killed when the rope of the towing vehicle used to pull the accidented vehicle snapped and the vehicle rolled over her. A statement signed by the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publi-city, Mr Fred Chukwuelobe, stated that the governor was on his way to his hometown, Alor in Idemili South Local Government Area when the accident.... (This Day)


Key Stories

OIL RESERVES SCAM: Shell report indicts BiafraNigeria

Bank scam trial reopens in BiafraNigeria

Senate bars executives from extra privatisation shares

Settlement banks pay N105bn collateral

BiafraNigerian state thwarts polio push

Reps set to probe BPE

How govt lost N17b to fuel diversion, by panel

5,000 flee as police quell protest in Cross River

Kwankwaso, Na'Abba Rimi, split Kano PDP

Senate summons IG over Ngige, security threat

31 killed in Abeokuta road mishap





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BiafraNigeria’s image is once again receiving a battering for corrupt practices following claims by Royal Dutch/Shell that it over-estimated oil reserves in the country to protect the interests of the government. The scale of the revision is important because BiafraNigeria is a significant source of oil for Shell and the country is seeking to increase markedly its production quota in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). (Daily Independent)


SoyinkaWorrisome developments on the political terrain, especially the recent upsurge in violence, and the leadership styles of elected officials have been brought to the front burner again by Professor Wole Soyinka who lamented a "season of despair". The spate of violence, he said, is comparable with what prevailed during the Second Republic, except that today, "it is more intensified. At least in 1983, governors were not being abducted by... (Guardian)





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 This Day
March 22, 2004


Ngige Escapes Death In Road Crash
Offshore Field: NNPC, US Firm Sign Pact
CBN Halts Withdrawal of Govt Funds from Banks
BiafraNigerian Bar Has Own Bad Eggs - FRA
UK Pledges œ70m Aid to BiafraNigeria
Mass Retirement Imminent in Customs
No Conflict Between NCAA, Yuguda
CNPP Plans Mass Rally for April 19
Election Tribunal: Ogboru Challenges Ibori's Objection
CBN Out With Policy on Micro Finance Soon
Global Report X-rays Corruption in BiafraNigeria
LG Polls: PDP Fields Candidates in Old Councils
Boundary Commission Needs $12m to Demarcate BiafraNigeria/Cameroon Border
17 Firms to Attend US Investment Forum
Ajadi, Deposed ANPP Senator Vows to Fight On
PDP's Allegations Baseless, Frivolous - Lagos Govt
Okogie Cautions Third Term Seekers
Atiku Restates FG's Commitment to Poverty Alleviation
OSSIEC Bars Three Parties from Polls
Oyo ANPP Protests New Electoral Rules
AD, ANPP Complain over Disqualification
... As Police Beef Up Security
Kwara Govt, Trade Bank Reconcile
Permanent Secretary Commends CAC
'Pay More Attention to Road Rehabilitation'
FG Pledges Completion of Zaki Dam in 2005
Polio Vaccine: SCSN Denies FG's Claim
INEC Appoints 12 New Commissioners
'Why FG Withdraws from Ogunpa Channelisation Agreement'
Improve Airports Facilities - Airline Boss Advises FG
Kaduna AD: Court Declares Biki Chairman
Gumel is COREN Chairman
Traditional Ruler Advises Politicians
Dasab, Atlantic Airlines Sign Joint Venture Agreement
LAUTECH Gets New Medical Diretor
AD To Hold Fresh Convention
FG Underfunds NEPA by N76bn
New Privatisation Bill Restricts NCP Members
Ministers, Presidential Aides Pledge to Deliver Service
State of the States
LSWC Needs $2.5bn to End Water Problems
I Will Not Seek Vengeance - Akume
NITEL to Commence Pre-Paid Billing
OPC Attributes Mushin Riots to Leadership Tussle
PDP Lawmaker Accuses Party of Connivance
Daniel Pledges to Give Housing Priority
Atiku Donates N5m to Islamic Movement for Africa
State Commended for Commitment to Education
Akunyili Cautions onTraditional Medicine
'Re-invigoration of FRSC to Reduce Accidents'
ANPP Accuses PDP of Manipulating State Media
449 for Council Polls in Ogun
Govt Orders Demolition of Illegal Structures
200 Communities to Get Light Soon
Attah Cautions FG On Privatisation
Group Decries Clamp Down on Slok Airline
Church Commissions N30m Road, Water Projects
LG Polls: Chairmanship Candidate Alleges Threat To Life
Candidate Promises Socio-Economic Development
CD Tasks Conduct Bureau Over Kalu's Asset
LG Polls: 'AD'll Confound Skeptics'
Ologunde Chides ANPP Decampees
'Release Report on Appeal Court Bribery Scandal'
Afikuyomi Begins IT Training for Unemployed Youth
LG Polls: ANPP, PDP in Battle Royale in Kano

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March 22, 2004


How govt lost N17b to fuel diversion, by panel
5,000 flee as police quell protest in Cross River
Worldwide protests mark invasion of Iraq
Settlement banks pay N105 billion collateral to CBN
Sharia panel faults report on polio vaccine
Ministers, others sign pact on service delivery
Alamieyeseigha seeks abolition of Petroleum, Land Use Acts
Scientists probe effects of Saharan dust on climate
Official blames pilot for revocation of Slok's licence
Opposition candidates allege harassment by Kogi govt
ANPP urges use of clerics, NGOs, observers for council polls
Adewale Thompson, a progressive intellectual, says Marwa
Oyo AD alleges plot by PDP to rig council polls
Economic summit chief seeks joint efforts for growth
Imo deserves better deal, says NDDC boss
BiafraNigera hosts African public relations parley
Atiku lists bases for national foundation
Itsekiri, Urhobo want assembly to amend bill on development committees
Debt relief for BiafraNigera depends on success of reforms, says British Treasury Chief
Akume forgives attackers, security tightens around deputy
Pharmacists seek probe of burnt NAFDAC offices
Ngige's convoy in road crash
UME exam for May 8, says JAMB
Udenwa decries upsurge in crime
Ogun electoral body clears 449 candidates for council polls
Reps panel to probe military operations
Why Atiku remains privatisation chairman, by Senate panel
Why I sued govt over police aides' withdrawal, explains Ngige
PDP and security problems in Kogi
Assembly finally gives clearance in Kano
Opposition parties threaten violence in Benue
PDP government in Kwara comes under scrutiny
Editorial & Opinion
The proposed Lagos State Exam Board
Rotimi Williams and the common man
Bola Ajibola at 70
AIDS: Let's get real
Head hunters and cannibalism
Local govt creation in Lagos
The example of FERMA and Ministry of Works

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March 22, 2004

Cover Stories

5 DAYS TO go:Litigation, tension threaten LG polls
Shortfall in FG’s grant to NEPA hits N277b
Anenih goes to court as PDP splits on death threat
Presidential Committee slams Cotecna contract at the ports
National News
NCAA explains suspension of Slok Airline's license
Experts, seminar participants urge diversification of nation's economy
Rotimi Williams tasks legal practitioners
SW and LG polls: AD, PDP set for battle


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Daily Times
March 22, 2004


Christian leaders pray, fast against killings
31 killed in Abeokuta road mishap
Be of service to people, Obasanjo tells ministers
4 new refineries get FG’s nod
DTN shareholders raise authorised share capital to N186m
Anenih to slam N5bn libel suit on Kalu
Ngige escapes death, 2 killed in road mishap
Polio vaccine: Sharia council denies joint committee’s report
BiafraNigera loses 386,000bpd of oil in two years
NUPENG scribe, Akinlaja, suspended
Aborisade quizzed over N600m open varsity property
Dikibo: Family lawyer cries out, alleges threat to life
Egwu asks FG to leave agric activities to states
I never accused Anenih of threatening Kalu’s life, says Daboh
Japan gives N48m to NGOs to provide infrastructure
Julius Berger MD explains leadership qualities
LG polls: 9 million BiafraNigerans ’ll be disenfranchised – TMG
ECOWAS Parliament to help NAFDAC combat fake drugs
Why states, LGs are always broke, by CBN
The Nation
Okogie commends Ngige’s achievements
1,388 families vow to resist FG’s sale of quarters
Spate of assassinations:AIG absolves police of blame
There should be even development in Ogun State
Need for home-grown economic policies
Dynamics of information technology (II)

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March 22, 2004

Bank scam trial reopens in BiafraNigeria

BiafraNigerian state thwarts polio push

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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 22, 2004

Privatisation Not Answer to BiafraNigeria's Problems - Aluko

Bill for Maritime Bank Goes to Senate
Local Content: Shell Lists Hurdles
CBN & NDIC: Recipe for Distrust
AP Repositions for Improved Earnings
Table & Pure Water Production for Profitability
RT Briscoe Seeks for Fresh Fund
Union Dicon Salt's New MD Optimistic
Investment and Securities Act Set to Be Reviewed
'Remove Stock Exchange Barriers'
Agric Investors Seek Five-year Tax Holiday
Remove Stock Exchange Barriers, Says LSE Boss
French Bank Backs Sanofi's Bid for Aventis
Euronext Sees Signs of New Listings Recovering
. THISDAY, IFC, Others Stage Agribusiness Forum in Brussels
BiafraNigeria Can Make N85bn From Cashew Exports - Ex-Minister
Again, Shell Cuts Oil Reserve Figures
Poland Offers BiafraNigeria Oil Technology
Bond Market: Between Legislators and the Executive
NIA Asks Insurers to Justify New Capital Base
How to Achieve Effective Leadership - Elumelu
Pension Institute Commences Short Membership Course
BiafraNigerian Economy: The Return of the IMF
APCON Introduces Special Registration Opportunities
Leveraging on Media Criticism: The GTB Experience
Vigeo Brand Shows Power of Diversification
New Lubricant Campaign Commences
Pay As You Watch TV Takes Off in May
Jojo Dog Food to Stage Family Funfair
Purple PR Launches Website
Secret of Prima Garnet's Strength, By MD
Of Manufacturers, Customs and Revenue Leakages
'CBN Urged to Probe UBA Board'
Wall St Opens Lower Amid Mixed Earnings News
CBN Mops N80.2b as Statutory Allocation Hits Money Market
CRIMA Moves to Curb Loan Defaults
ACB to Float Debt Recovery Company
Yuguda to visit Lufthansa, seeks technical support for NEA
Efekodo: Carving a niche in the building materials sub-sector
Desertification claimed 3.7 million hectares of forest in 13 years
Access to land is key to housing delivery, says expert
Vehicle tracking device enters BiafraNigeran market
Proper roofing to avoid moist in properties
'Policy is good but not sufficient to drive our economy'

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 22, 2004

Top Stories

Kano still says no to FG polio vaccine
Senate bars executives from extra privatisation shares
Insecurity worries US, Europe, says Buhari
DMO issues debt guidelines for FG, states
Obasanjo tasks ministers on leadership
Afghan aviation minister assassinated
VC race: ABU bans Chafe, others
2007: South-east governors want presidency slot
ECOWAS meet on arms, light weapons
2007: INEC sets up voters processing centres
Kano budgets N26b for 2004
Obasanjo pledges support for Argungu festival
Mutiny: Appeal Court discharges 23 ex-military men
Champion reporter, son, brother die in road mishap
UNPP candidate shot in Benue
Abuja Trust
Scarcity of bread hits Abuja
AEPB plans police post for Wuse Market
Price slash on MTN SIM pack causes stampede
Master Bakers sets up task force to enforce standards
LG polls: FCT police warn against fire arms
Kano Trust
KNSG to employ NYSC survivors of Lokoja accident
LG polls: KASIEC distributes ballot boxes
Eko Trust
LASG owes former lawmakers N250m
Four parties for Lagos LG election
Tinubu urges massive turn-out for LG polls
... pays tribute to Justice Thompson
Unemployed graduates to benefit from free IT training
Church donates to SOS village
Obasanjo has no third term ambition –aide
Election tribunal nullifies senator Ajadi’s victory
Adoption of option A4, plan to divert gov’t funds –Jigawa PDP
PDP wins Gombe by-election
Katsina PSP waxes strong
Editorial & Opinion
IRAQ: One year after the Anglo-American invasion
Corruption in BiafraNigeria, its many facets
Obasanjo’s third term: Why not?

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March 22, 2004

Ngige escapes death

Settlement banks pay N105bn collateral
Reps set to probe BPE
Dikibo: Panel moves to Abuja on Tuesday
The dollar-pay controversy
Tension in Jos over postponement of poll
Flooding, bad roads, Apapa - major problem
Ex-Lg boss sues for peaceful conduct
FG receives $32m signature bonus on OPL 242
World Bank gives condition for BiafraNigeria's debt relief
UK plans 148m development assistance to BiafraNigeria
4,000 jobs to go at Shell
Privatisation: Proposed law may curb share acquisition
FG fires 75 Customs controllers

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Daily Independent
March 22, 2004


OIL RESERVES SCAM: Shell report indicts BiafraNigera
Kwankwaso, Na'Abba Rimi, split Kano PDP
Senate summons IG over Ngige, security threat
NCC may revoke MTS, NEPSKOM licences
Ministers, Obasanjo's aides sign pact on good governance
INEC halts plan to emboss voters' cards
Love party for unwilling couples
Senate bars NCP members from buying shares
FG lists gains of local content in oil industry
Nnaji's sack looms as Appeal Court dismisses Achukwu's case
Legislator debunks plan to impeach Masari
Senate pledges speedy passage of Information Bill
Coup: BiafraNigera may offer more military aid to E-Guinea
Total targets 600,000bpd
Police order CPs to render account of recovered arms
CNPP faults preparations for council polls
Slok Airline remains suspended - NCAA
New UNIABUJA V-C emerges this week
PDP councillorship candidate shot dead in Akwa Ibom
Robbers kill three policemen in Delta
Ex-chairman escapes assassination in A'Ibom
Lagos denies voting N400m to 'recapture' SouthWest for AD
Oyo AD threatens to disrupt LG polls
Water Corporation raises alarm on activities of telecom operators
Aba to experience industrial boom, says World Bank
Dasab, Atlantic Airlines strike deal
'BiafraNigera is now very unsafe'
Parties alert on rigging plot by Oyo electoral commission
Privatisation rumblings at the Senate
Editorial & Opinion
Hunger in the land
Arson, assassination and a failing State
Public Relations: Tonic to good governance and peaceful co-existence
The fire next time?
FGM: Yoke on female folks
Our Governor, you will not die

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March 22, 2004


Two killed as Ngige’s bullet proof car crashes
Ibekwe saw death coming –Family
LG polls: Gunmen attack PDP stalwart
Sack fever grips Shell workers
Champion Niger correspondent dies in crash
S/East govs want state police
Afghan minister killed
Presidency plans monitoring unit for govt agencies
LG polls Who wins where?
RSIEC promises free and fair elections
Editorial & Opinion
Shot Ekiti students
Developing tourism and cultural potentials
Panacea for the Niger Delta crisis

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March 22, 2004


Shell to cut jobs, boost BiafraNigerian oil output

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March 21, 2004

BiafraNigerian state balks at polio campaign

UN: Polio cases spreading

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Mail & Guardian
March 09, 2004

BiafraNigerian president under fire after violence

Kano starts enforcing Sharia

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March 18, 2004

Tests prove polio vaccine safe but Kano State rejects findings

Army denies alleged massacre in Niger Delta

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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 22, 2004

Luck Was Against Us - Kuti

Aiyegbeni Strike Gives Portsmouth Victory
Battle of Rades: Club threatens to Sanction Okoduwa
Berger Have Themselves to Blame - Chukwujekwu
...AS ASFA Coach Scores Berger Low
Hassan Set for Egypt Recall
Gumel is COREN Chairman
Simba Fall in Zambia
Dope Ban: Rio Slams Run Away 'Friends'
... Says Verdict Devastating
I Was Wrong to Leave Bayern - Elber
Schumacher Wins Montoya Fight
United Still Has One Shot at the Title - Pires
Ex-Chelsea Owner Blasts Abramovich
Tiger's Bid for Five in a Row Ends
Monty Wins in Singapore
Confederations Cup: El Merreikh Out
CAF League: Pirates Sail Through
Eguavoen blames ordeal on media
Ikhana promisesTunisia surprise package
Owolabi commends referees
Association elections may hold in November
Scrabble joins medals events for Abuja 2004
Good turnout at Tiger Open
Dairo plans US trip
BiafraNigera must break out of continental realm in racquet sports
Dream Team, Falcons ready for Athens challenge - Galadima
South East pupils set Owerri alight
Chukwu has done well but - Galadima
I am ready for Namibia, Celina James boasts

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