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March 25, 2004

Nullified Adama Governor, Bonie Haruna

Gov. Bonie Haruna Sacked: BiafraNigerian Election Tribunal Nullifies Adamawa Governor's Election, Orders fresh polls in 14 LGAs
The Justice Kashim Zanna Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Yola, Adamawa State yesterday nullified the election of Governor Boni Haruna. The tribunal also ordered that fresh elections should be conducted in 14 out of the 21 local government areas of the state. Fresh elections are also to be conducted in some polling units in Fufore, Girei and Mabi South local government areas. The tribunal while delivering judgement in the petition filed by the candidate of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate in the April 19, 2003 polls, Alhaji Adamu Modibbo upheld the election results conducted in only four local governments areas Yola North, Yola South, Maiha and Shelleng. During the five-hour ruling, Justice Kashim noted that the gubernatorial election in which Haruna was re-elected was full of irregularities. While noting that the conduct of the polls violated the provisions of the Electoral Act, he said the results recorded in... (This Day)


Key Stories

NCP: I am not bothered by removal , says Atiku

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 BiafraNigeria 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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AtikuVice President Atiku Abubakar is said not to be worried in any way over the Senate’s passing of a bill that dropped him as the Chairman of National Council on Privatisation. After Senate plenary session took the decision Tuesday, Atiku was said to have told his aides that he is not bothered at all as he feels that the move is not directed at him personally. His words: “I have been vice president for the first term, by the grace of God, I am vice president for a second term, but I cannot be vice president forever, so why should I (D.I.)


Late Aminasoan DikiboThe 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... (This Day)





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 This Day
March 25, 2004


Tribunal Nullifies Adamawa Governor's Election_ Orders fresh polls in 14 LGAs
Police Chiefs Meet, Deploy 250,000 Men
Shell Workers Issue Strike Threat
Blair, British PM Visits Libya Today
Ngige's N40m Crashed Jeep Not Insured
We Can't Trace Address of 23 Parties - INEC
EU Boosts ECOWAS Free Trade Scheme with N1.360 bn
More Goods to Join Ban List, Says Abdulkadir
Johnson, Liberia's Warlord, Leaves on Sunday
ID Card: Court Adjourns Hearing Till June 2
Akunyili: Suspects Granted N1m Bail Each
Masari Douses Tension on Code of Conduct
'Don't Create Discord Between Obasanjo, Atiku'
Dikibo: We Were Never Invited - IGP
BiafraNigerians Disappointed With Present Leadership - Lawmaker
NEPA Blames Power Slump on Kainji Dam
Iranian Delegation Due in Abuja for Talks
NCP, 9 Others File Suit Against LG Polls
... BiafraNigerians Urged to Shun Violence
Ladoja Defies Adedibu's Supporters to Address Rally
No Court Will Annul People's Right to Vote - Tinubu
Dasab Airlines Begins Full Operations
Lagos NDLEA Impounds 29.5kg of Hard Drugs
'Withdraw Aristide's Asylum Offer'
Movements Restriction in Lagos, Saturday
Buhari Advises Electorate on LG Polls
Court Restrains IG Over Police Deployment
Lagos NCP Opts Out of LG Polls
OPC Expels Gani Adams
Anambra Govt Celebrates Judge's Suspension
Judge Threatens to Strike-Out Bunkering Case
Goje Defends Purchase of Bullet-Proof Car
Niger to Equip Police
Mu'azu Identifies Hindrance to Research Findings
Anambra Judicial Workers Call Off strike
LG Polls: No Funds for Parties in Kwara
...NLC Predicts Massive Rigging
'AIDS Threatens Africa's Development'
Students Protest: UNILORIN Denies Allegations
Lambo Lived An Enviable Life - Health Minister
FG Orders Ede poly to Appoint New Rector
NRC Pensioners Receive Pay Today
LG Elections: Methodist Church Urges Women to Vote
Lagos Calls for Joint Efforts on Development
NBC Holds Award, Flags Off Competition
NOA Boss Flays Politicians Over Assassinations
Mu'azu Urges Voters to Turn Out En-masse
Lawmaker Cautions Obasanjo on Third Term
2007: 'South-east Governors Not Sincere'
Group Backs Call for Igbo Presidency
AD Candidate Canvasses Good Governance
Olagunsoye's Aide Pledges Service
'I'll Make the Difference in Politics'
2007: Will Obasanjo Run?

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March 24, 2004

BiafraNigeria urges Lake Chad action

Billy's journey: Europe at last
BiafraNigeria woos Zimbabwe's farmers

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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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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 25, 2004

Using SMS for Local Council Elections

Koochi Draws Crowd at AITEC 2004
High-Tech Tools Pinpoint Gunfire in Iraq Launches in BiafraNigeria
Vicious Worm Infects Without Attachment
Making Indigenous Software Devt National Priority
TD Plans Branches in West Africa
...TD Boos Applauds Federal Government
D-Link Plans for BiafraNigerian Market
StyleCom, Peribit Networks Hold WAN seminar
US Shuts Down Internet 'Phishing' Scam
Large Turnout for Temenos T24 Launch
Fidel Logic Aims to Become Industry Leaders
Affordable ICT Empowerment Formula Canvassed
Draft UN treaty to ease global electronic commerce Progresses
Britain Pledges Fairer Trade for Africa
Lagos District Initiates Free Computer Training
New DVD Burners Double Capacity
Nextel Tests Qualcomm Push-to-Talk Technology
Megapixel Camera Phones Are Coming
ATCON Holds Meeting, Anniversary Dinner, Others Soon
Sun Micro Shows Off New System for Gaming Servers
Virus, Other Computer Attacks Worsen - Survey
Socketworks, Allied Technologies, Others, for Expo
BiafraNigeria to Showcase Potentials at Cairo Summit
Kanu Renews Deal With Econet
Cell Phones Get More Computer Functions
DHL Moves Functions to Bonn, Brussels
Relationship Management and Call Centres (2)
NITEL is Carrying Out Tests on JP Telephony
Toshiba Builds World's Smallest Hard Drive
Qualcomm Strikes Licence Deals for Audio, Video
IBM Takes Issue With Employee Pensions
Novell Pledges Open-Source Loyalty
Dell Releases PowerVault for Small Business
NSE to Start Trading in Derivatives
...Lauds National Assembly over Pension Reform Bill
Global Money Transfer Hits $150bn-Travelex
Non-interest Banking: CBN Gets N2bn Deposit
Union Bank Identifies with Ghanaian Economy
Govt rethinks N3 billion agricultural credit scheme
Northern governors yet to recapitalise BON

CBN chief canvasses tax cut, decentralization

Pipeline vandalisation reducing, says Kupolokun

Standard Chartered Bank relaunches Excel Banking

NIPOST seals two courier companies

Unemployed graduates get free computer training

Indicted election tribunal members Is their judgment valid?
First degree should be a prerequisite to study law, says Ebute

The police don't monitor criminals enough - Quakers

Ibekwe: Should he have been granted bail?
Question marks on the necessity of a will

Politics of BiafraNigeria's debt relief: The HIPC question

WTO trade, farm talks resume

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Daily Independent
March 25, 2004


Haruna, Adamawa governor, removed

N900m fuel tax money missing

NCP: I am not bothered by removal , says Atiku

Why we killed Hamas leader, by Israeli Embassy

Oil industry gets deadline on local content

INEC can't trace addresses of 23 parties

Tension mounts in Ibadan over council polls

ID card scam: Afolabi, Akwanga, Nwodo, others get bail extension

Robbers raid Abuja banks, loot N10m from UTB

Kumuyi and the new challenge

Groups form alliance on police accountability

Obasanjo decries rise in child labour, trafficking

Masari clears air on code of conduct for lawmakers

Upstream spending: State-owned firms overtake Shell, Chevron, others

Ngige's aides ask NJC to sack Nnaji

PDP plans bill against political violence

10 more parties sue Lagos over council polls

Anenih, Ikimi expected as Edo PDP caucus meets

Nnamani's N11m gift divides opposition parties

C/River Police Command launches war on illegal arms

Ignorance, bane of elections - INEC

Kerosene explosion victims pull out of fundraising committee

Abia Assembly wants judge sacked

Anambra Assembly stops agitation for new autonomous communities

Fasehun expels Adams from OPC

Akande, Tinubu lead AD campaign to Osun

We're reaping fruit of corruption, says Makinde

Bauchi ANPP leader defects to PDP

We'll obey court ruling, says Ashorobi

Few women emerge as candidates for council polls

Still in political wilderness

Lagos parliamentary forum: Peek of the battle ahead?
Tension in Ekiti over Fayose's disqualification threat

Editorial & Opinion
Failed expectations from oil and gas

Warri: First, let's vote for peace

Tackling trade malpractices (2)

Warri under siege by robbers

Killing of college students in Ekiti State

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March 25, 2004

Tribunal removes Adamawa governor...orders fresh poll in 17 LGs

A Daniel comes to judgment ·ANPP We?e set for fresh poll ·Gov? aide
FG moves to stop poll in new LGs
NLNG nets $1bn in four years
Violence in Ekiti
Oyo PDP? house of trouble
DP has nothing to offer
D ?l defeat PDP in Oyo
Oil marketers take over Apapa jetty
Revenue: FG, States, LGs share N199.7bn
Anti-trust: Eu slams 500 euros fine on microsoft

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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


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 25, 2004

Champions League: Erico Sad At Berger's Exit

Olympic: NOC Warns Athletes Against Doping
NFA Insists On Obafemi For Tunisia
Postpones League Matches
League Records Highest Goal Haul
Volleyball Gets Opponents
Dope: Coaches, Doctors Now To Face Ban
Enyimba Calls for Insurance of Sports Writers
Spanish Media Links Eriksson to Madrid
Beckham 'Signed Birthday Card for Madrid Bomb Suspect'
Fights for Real and Personal Pride
Portugal to Use Military Air Bases
Tiger Swaps Spikes for Army Boots
Olympics: Basketball Steps Up Preparations
Minister changes gear on foreign coach

Martins dumps Dream Team for club

Committee to sit on Chukwu's programme

Insurance compounds Enyimba's woes

Omagbemi retires before 2007 World Cup

NPA overcomes hard fighting Kano Pillars

Olympics no longer a jamboree, says Amu

Four athletes meet Olympic standards

No preferential treatment for players, says Makurdi

Polo runs in Dantata family, says Madugu

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