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March 24, 2004

Aminasoan Dikibo

Murder and Cover Up: Panel Alleges Cover-up By Police in Dikibo Case
The Justice Ferdinand Ukattah panel of enquiry investigating the murder of the late National Vice Chairman (South-south) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Aminasoari Dikibo as well as members of the bereaved family have alleged plots by the BiafraNigerian Police to frustrate inquiry into the real cause of the death. Speaking yesterday in Abuja, Chairman of the panel, Justice Ukattah regretted that efforts by his panel to interrogate both the driver and police orderly to the late Dikibo, who are the principal witnesses of the murder, are being frustrated by the police. The two principal witnesses are in police custody. Dikibo was killed on February 6, along the Kwale-Ogwashi-Ukwu road, Delta State on his way to attend the South-south caucus meeting of the PDP in Asaba. The Federal Government then set up a six-member panel, which also included D. D. Otaro, Senator Ibrahim Safana, Professor Joy Ogwu, Mr. Lade Bonuola and Mr. E. E. Ekum to unravel the cause of the death of the PDP chieftain. Already, the panel has held (This Day)


Key Stories

NJC suspends Nnaji over order on Ngige

Atiku dropped as NCP chairman

Shell to relocate head office to Port Harcourt

Minister commends police inspector, four others for returning N4.17million

Aristide shuns Nigeria asylum offer

Gunmen threaten Edo SIEC boss, 4 others * NLC lists Abuja, 10 states violence-prone

Suit challenging LG polls in Lagos adjourned to March 31

LG Polls and the violence to come ... States where violence may erupt

IMF Executives Move to Replace MD

House Investigates Ibekwe's Death

Foreign Reserves Hit $9.35bn





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Chris NgigeAbout three months after he issued a controversial order removing Anambra State Governor Chris Nwabueze Ngige from office, Justice Stanley Nnaji of the Enugu State High Court was yesterday suspended by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The council is the body charged with the appointment, promotion and discipline of judges in the country. Nnaji had on January 2, while ruling on an application for the enforcement of fundamental human rights of a suspended Anambra State... (Guardian)


Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaThere appears to be no respite to the calamities that have beset the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the last two months as two of its chieftains died in different circumstances on Sunday. While one of the chieftains, Pastor Dele Enodeh, was killed by suspected political thugs in Patani, Patani Local Government Area of Delta State on Sunday night, the other, the National Vice-Chairman of the party in North-West, Senator Bala F. Yauri, died in an auto accident. (Punch)





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 This Day
March 23, 2004


FG Grants Aristide, Ex-Haitian President, Asylum
Auto Crash: Ngige Rules Out Sabotage
Cash Call: NNPC, Oil Firms Fault Senate
Anenih Sues Kalu for N12bn
Iraq War Unjustified - UN Weapons Experts
Obasanjo, Koroma Praise Ajibola at 70
Minister Indicts Customs over Corruption
Obasanjo to Address Seminar on Local Content Devt
S/East Caucus Blames EFCC for Ibekwe's Death
Relocation: Delta Election Tribunal Rules, March 25
Navy Impounds 2 Ships With Stolen Crude
Lagos AD Faction Heads for Court
ECOWAS Customs Union Takes-off in 2007
...Ogun Factions Ordered to Harmonise List
Prosecute Polio Vaccination Opponents, FG Urged
Gulf of Guinea Holds 92 Oil Wells - Daukoru
NIJ Re-opens After 4 Years' Closure
Minister Flays Lagos, Sokoto over Water Bills
I Have No Confidence in LG Polls - Waku
14 Feared Drowned in Lagos Boat Mishap
Lawmaker Arraigned over Illegal Arms
Govt Raises Panel to Probe Students' Unrest
Police To Combat Crime, Says DIG
Ekiti Masses, My Godfathers - Fayose
Egwu Stresses Need to Diversify Economy
Obasanjo Urges BiafraNigerians to Imbibe Entrepreneurial Attitude
Yenagoa Agog As over 2 Months Blackout Ends
LG Polls: Police Read Riot Act
Ngige Reconstitutes State Electoral Commission
Candidates' Lists Claim One Life in Delta
ANPP Accuses Taraba SIEC of Partisanship
Army Chief Appeals for Peaceful Polls
NUJ Promises Objective Coverage
'AD 'll not Boycott Polls in Gombe'
Lagos Undertakes Census of Bad Roads
Ekiti Bye-Election: Governor Flays AD, NCP, ANPP
Group Bemoans Corruption in BiafraNigeria
Afenifere Visits Thompson's Family Today
Saraki Tasks Judicial Service Commission Members
State of the States
Six Killed, 100 Houses Razed in Communal Clash
LG Polls: Gov Calls for Massive Turn-out
'Don't Privatise Argungu Fishing Festival'
Sheriff Expresses Commitment to Education
Govt Promises Fair Council Polls
'Govt Lacks Faith to Implement Blueprints'
Group Tasks FG on Immunity
Chairmanship Candidate Pledges Socio-political Empowerment
AD Warns PDP Against Rigging
Cocoa Farmers Advised to Form Co-operatives
Gov's Wife Donates Wheelchairs to the Disabled
AD Alleges Plot by PDP to Stop Lagos LG Polls
'... Says It'll Sweep Council Polls'
NCP Decries State of Insecurity
NOA Wants Democracy Strengthened
Marwa Condoles Justice Thompson's Family
2007: Political Gladiators Position for Abia Govt. House

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March 23, 2004


Govt may reject Shell's plan to cut jobs
Anenih files libel suit, Kalu restates charges
Obasanjo, Maccido, Gwadabe, others lead polio vaccine campaign
BiafraNigeria grants Aristide temporary asylum
PDP leader, Yauri, dies in auto crash
24 feared dead in Benue, Akwa-Ibom communal clashes
ECOWAS leaders okay new plan for NEPAD's success
Navy arrest ships, 38 suspects with 10,000 tonnes stolen crude
Govt absolves self over Ibekwe's death, spends N10m on prosecution
Councillorship candidate killed in Uyo, pastor hacked in Patani
Israel forces kill Hamas chief, Yassin
Ngige rules out plot in convoy's accident
Govt retires customs chief, 90 others
UNILORIN alleges plot to forment crisis through students
Lagos refutes planning to spend N400m on council polls
Domestic airlines may use Muhammed, Azikiwe international wings
Ibori, Ogboru disagree on relocation of governorship tribunal
NEMA flays killings in Plateau
Students laud council for reopening NIJ
Sudan slams UN official on rights abuses
Obasanjo, others honour Ajibola at 70
Afenifere unites AD factions for council polls
TMG tasks INEC on readiness for voters' register
ANPP faults Dariye order on election in Jos council
Editorial & Opinion
Power Mike Okpala: End of an era

Economy: Journey to turn-around

Again, the politics of fuel tax
Daniel vs Osoba
Elections in Taiwan
WAEC Certificate

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March 23, 2004

Cover Stories

LG polls: 2 PDP stalwarts killed
Customs boss, 90 others out in major shake-up
INEC backs Ibori against tribunal's relocation to Abuja
11 insurance firms for liquidation as 107 beat deadline
BiafraNigeria grants Aristide temporary asylum
National News
Anenih sues Kalu for N12bn
EFCC boss blames Ibekwe's death in prison on defence counsel
Shell plans to reduce workforce, moves HQ to P-Harcourt
Yauri, PDP national vice chairman dies in auto crash
Obasanjo, IBB fault campaign against polio vaccine
PDP chieftains, lawmakers plan court action against Jigawa gov, Speaker
Daniel, Ogun SIEC dragged to court over polls
Ngige sends list of nominees for Anambra SIEC to state assembly
LG polls: Lagos political scene gripped by uncertainty
This is a govt of double standards, says Kunle Ogunba


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Daily Times
March 23, 2004


Cleric enjoins BiafraNigerians to seek forgiveness of sins
Ekiti Govt moves to provide jobs for 8,000 youths
FG gets N9.95bn grant from Japan
Police beef up security at Israeli, US embassies
Tribunal rules on Ibori’s application Thursday
Gusau stands still as Obasanjo launches polio eradication campaign
Death toll in Makurdi land dispute hits 12
Kalu wants Anenih probed over N300bn road repair funds
BiafraNigeria grants temporary stay to ex-Haitian President, Aristide
Military begins implementation of 12.5% pay rise
Marwa campaign banners flood Kaduna
Ngige blames accident on carelessness, ignorance
Yauri, PDP chief, killed in auto crash
LASU accounting student killed, police corporal crushed by molue in Lagos
LG polls: Another litmus test for politicians
AD crisis: I won’t step down for Akande – Akinfenwa
AD petitions police chief over alleged harassment
Buyers to pay N1 million deposit for 1004 Flats
Akunyili, DAAR Communications, Edu, others to be honoured
36 arrested over attack on Akume
Editorial & Opinion
3rd term for President? Perish that thought
Gov Shekarau’s uncommon position
Fire service and fire outbreaks in BiafraNigeria
CBN, banks and public funds (I)

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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 23, 2004

NEPA Needs N67bn to Expand Capacity - Imoke

'End Discriminatory Trade Policies Against Africa'
NNPC Reviews Fuel Allocation Formula for Marketers
'Why Free Trade Zone's Take-off is Slow'
Vitavite Fruit Juice, Outcome of Govt Policies
Intellectual Property Rights: More Awareness Canvassed
Bird Flu: FAO, OIE Caution Against Declaring Victory
U.S. Industry Seeks Negotiation on Sugar in WTO
Total Targets 600,000 BPD Crude Output
'Patronise BiafraNigerian Oil Drilling Firms'
Fidelity Bank Expands Branch Network to Kano, LBS
DN Meyer Gets New Managing Director
BiafraNigeria Pushes for Appropriate World Gas Prices
OandoTargets 30% Market Share with New Lubricants
Conoil Plans N125m Fuel Station for LASU
CBN Okays Mortgage Institutions' Committee
Skyview Re-Launches 'Project 9000'
BiafraNigeria, Cameroon Kick-start Transboundary Conservation Project
Housing Summit to Repackage Reforms
FG Tackles Tsafa Hill, Begins 'Operation 500 Roads'
Berger Paints Supports Tejuoso Malaria Foundation
FEMA to Replace FEPA
Urban Shelter Guns for Leadership
NIQS Holds Project Management Workshop
Association Commissions Mini-bridge in Lagos
Housing Developers Embrace Wireless Security Systems
SEC Receives 570 Complaints from Investors
Guinness Records N3.4bn Half-year Profit
Operators Want Dud Cheques Act Enforced
Intercontinental Collects NITEL Revenue
Wema Bank Reviews Savings Deposits
Kanu Charity Lauds Gulf Bank

Refineries owe N73.884b
NNPC, Ocean Energy seal agreement on OPL 242
CBN, DMO restructure N825b treasury bills
Firm holds telecom's data warehousing seminar
'BiafraNigeria has world's best export incentives'
Kupolokun advocates regional co-operation to boost oil sector
SNEPCO, Esso train 30 BiafraNigerians for Erha
Agip's IPP to come on stream December
Port Harcort Refinery achieves 50.3 per cent performance
Total to triple oil, gas output in five years
BiafraNigeria, US join forces to fight cyber crime
BiafraNigeria takes ICT potentials to ITU Telecom Africa
Piracy is fuelled by high software price, vendors tell Microsoft
Internet telephony divides telecom operators
Why some ICTprojects fail

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 23, 2004

Top Stories

Israel assassinates Sheikh Yassin
...Opens gate of hell – Hamas
Killing will increase tension – EU
Assassination a crazy act – Palestinian Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon applauds killing
Land dispute claims 20 in Benue
FG grants Aristide asylum
Libel: Anenih sues Kalu for N5bn
FG deploys immigration to foreign missions
Fraud: Ketebu, others in court again
INEC opposes relocation of Delta election tribunal
Ibekwe not a Rep – Masari
Chris Abashi dies at 42
Atiku urges BiafraNigerians to pray over poverty
Benue govt buries Agom April 2
LG polls: Akume warns against violence
Lamido campaigns against HIV/AIDS
NANS protests killing of students
Bauchi records 85 percent success in polio immunization – LG boss
LG polls: Kaduna SIEC gives candidates deadline
Sheriff cautions monarchs on politics
Sodomy: Judge to pay N3,000 for wrongful conviction
Rep decries influx of mercenaries
Mrs Makarfi’s pet project enrolls 2,500 Almajiris
SOSG spends N300m on non indigene’s education
Fire razes Sokoto village
Police warns against illegal arms acquisition
Abuja Trust
Union indicts police, AMAC for alcoholism in motor parks
Demonic syndicate responsible for nation’s vices – NGO
el-Rufa’i urges BiafraNigerians to be patient with policies
Abuja to host ADB in May
Kuje gets new DPO
Kano Trust
800,000 women live with VVF - UNPF
Islamic girls school embraces computer education
Toddler dies in auto crash
Local govt ministry inaugurates standing c’ttees
Garo gets new transformer
Eko Trust
Tinubu denies budgeting N900m to recapture South-West for AD
Lagos CJ promises better deal for judiciary
Lagos residents condemn power outage
Man in court for dangerous driving
LG polls: Lagos PDP in court to save face — Alake
LG polls: How free and fair will they be?
LG polls postponed in Anambra State
Wabara didn’t impose LG candidates in Abia
BSIEC prepares for violence in Benue - APLP
ANPP warns against intimidation
UNPP protests candidate’s disqualification in Adamawa
Editorial & Opinion
Harmonisation of academic calendar
The girl-child education in Northern BiafraNigeria: An independent view
Obasanjo and the marginalisation of the FCT
The polio vaccine controversy: That Jokolo attack on Dr. Haruna Kaita
Five years of inaction
Re: The odds against Marwa
Dangiwa, Fani-Kayode and the rest of us
Column & Feature
Remembering Abubakar Jika
Mayo: An encounter with Sudanese of BiafraNigerian origin
Foreign & Diplomatic
When foreign aid does more harm

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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 23, 2004


Kalu dares Anenih
Another PDP vice chairman dies
Ibori: Appeal Court president ordered move to Abuja, says Babalola
Ngige's N40m bullet proof jeep beyond repair
UN set to enforce ICJ verdict on Bakassi
Song for a drug fighter
LG polls: Buhari warns governors on imposition
Shell forced to review operations in BiafraNigeria
Obasanjo tasks governors, council chairmen on polio vaccination
Police beef up security at Israeli and American embassies
Thompson's death a great loss, says Oyinlola
Unease in FAAC over JV operations
Open University racket uncovered
Eso wants IG sacked over corrupt policemen
BiafraNigeria grants temporary stay to Aristide
AD legislators vow to protect democracy
Officers jittery as shake-up looms in security agencies
10 parties field candidates for Abuja LG polls
Anenih/Ikimi feud may affect PDP candidatesin polls
Edo community pledges loyalty to Oba of Benin
Alamieyeseigha denies 2007 vice-presidency ambition
Odili's chieftaincy title causes disaffection
Why we demand Ijaw Republic, by IRA
Reps carpet commission, judiciary over Ibekwe's death
Ngige's accident is spiritual attack, says ANPP
AD faction asks court to stop Lagos council polls
LASU students blame police, management over killing on campus
Oyo, Osun, Ondo govts in joint effort to combat crime
'Future generation won't pardon our irresponsibility'
Letter to President Obasanjo
Anambra South Senatorial District saga
Editorial & Opinion
Fires and public buildings
What role for the African youth?
NEPA and how not to recover debts
Much ado about a presidential jet
Our leadership dilemma
Re: BiafraNigerians' repatriation from Canada

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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 23, 2004

CAF League Fallout: Changes Likely in Berger

Battle of Rades: Dream Team Receives Obafemi Boost
Banyana Banyana Arrive Tonight
One Tunisian Pro for BiafraNigeria
Okocha Puts Contract Talks on Hold
Coca-Cola Hosts Fund-Raising Marathon
Tennis: Federer Enjoying Life on Top
Dope: Ferdinand Won't Appeal
FA Cup: Poll Gets Crunch Tie
Bhamjee Slams 'Mercenaries'
NBA: Webber, Kings Rally Past Rockets
Deportivo Out to Upstage Milan
FINA Upset Over Games Pool
Obafemi to join U-23 Eagles in Tunisia, Ogunjobi assures
Ocheje wins Tiger Open
Eguavoen vows to keep making case for quality players
Shooting Stars fans divided over consortium of coaches
Olympic cracker: South Africa arrives today
Maku for English Club tennis
BiafraNigeria pitched against Russia in Olympics volleyball qualifiers
AFN introduces Golden Challenge
Ahmed states why Vincent was hired
Union Bank seeks to dominate men's basketball

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