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May 03, 2004

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Ojukwu, Others Lead Mass Action Today: US pledges observer role - Another rally in New York
BiafraNigerians home and abroad may march out today in what would be the largest and unprecedented concentration of minds on what the rally organisers describe as “bad governance and stolen elections.” On the local front, former military head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, and one time leader of defunct Republic of Biafra, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, are among other prominent people expected to lead the protest, organised by BiafraNigerians United for Democracy (NUD) – ceded to it by the Conference of BiafraNigerian Political Parties (CNPP). Brethren in far away New York, the United States have also concluded arrangement to hold a similar one in Brooklyn. Co-ordinator of BiafraNigeria Liberty Forum (NLF), New York, Omoyele Sowore, said in a telephone interview that it is in solidarity with the one planned by NUD. Besides stomping against the critics’ regular fare, both Buhari and Ojukwu have their own rather poignant grouses against Aso Rock, the seat of power. They contested the Presidency in the general elections last year; Buhari on the platform of the All BiafraNigeria People’s Party (ANPP) and Ojukwu under the flat of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA); which they insist President Olusegun Obasanjo won by crook. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

2007: Forget Presidency, Makarfi Tells Igbo

Police out to stop rally

Wabara begs senators; probe, impeachment droppedcome!

CNPP leaders go into hiding to avoid arrest

Warri: US Wants Justice over Slain Citizens

Counsel Requests Access to Al-Mustapha

Funds Delay NNPC Take Over of Oil Fields

2007: Group Wants Gana to Run for Presidency

For CBN, a New Beginning

Wabara: Why Obasanjo Backs Senators over Probe

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Kaduna State Gov Alhaji Ahmed MakarfiKaduna State Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Moham-med Makarfi, has asked members of the PDP from the South-east zone aspiring to the presidency in 2007, to shelve their ambition. Makarfi said the PDP will not accept nominations from any zone in the South in 2007. He explained that, with President Olusegun Obasanjo spending two terms in office, the South has already taken its turn at the presidency. (This Day)


BNW Adams Oshiomhole and WabaraBiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday demanded for immediate suspension of the embattled Senate President, Adolphus Wabara to enable proper investigation into allegations of corruption levelled against him by majority of the senators. It also advised the PDP to resist the temptation of treating the issue as a party affair. (This Day)





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 This Day
May 03, 2004


2007: Forget Presidency, Makarfi Tells Igbo
IG, CNPP Parley Deadlocked
Warri: US Wants Justice over Slain Citizens
Funds Delay NNPC Take Over of Oil Fields
Counsel Requests Access to Al-Mustapha
Mass Action: Buhari, Ojukwu, Falae to Address Rally
'Rally Not Threat to Democracy'
...Forum Condemns Mass Rally
Stakeholders Call for Emergency in Maritime Sector
LG: Oyinlola Wants Constitution Reviewed
Manu, FIRS Chairman, Resigns
Summit Advocates Institute for Crime Control
Saraki Denies Involvement in Security Breach
Again, Senators Meet to Decide Wabara's Fate
Stop Humiliating Us, Ohanaeze Tells Senators
Conference Seeks Harmonisation of African Laws
Labour Condemns Regional Groupings
Enugu Workers Plead for Regular Salaries
New Orangun of Ila Gets Staff of Office
World Press Day: Govt Urged to Provide Enabling Environment
Land Owners Issue Shell 10-day Ultimatum
N2.8bn Mining Investment for FCT
FSTV to Launch Direct-to-home TV Service
Teachers Protest Directive on LG's Statutory Funds
Stay Out of Senate Crisis, Oshiomhole Warned
Govt Advises Doctors on Professionalism
Indscipline, Cause of Social Ills - Saraki
Obasanjo Urged to Reconsider Stand on Allocation
Guinness Opens N500m Aba Brewery Wednesday
House of Reps for Retreat May 10
Atiku Condoles Emir of Katsina
Ecomarine Begins Operation at Calabar Free Port
Poverty Blamed on Policy Failure
LG Boss, Oil Companies to Cooperate
'My Loyalty to Ibori, Total'
Fake Revenue Collector Nabbed in Rivers
Murder: Appeal Court Judgement for June 9
Cleric Decries Political Assassinations
Dredge Calabar Port, Obong Urges FG
Rivers to Spend N4bn on Airport Road
NAFDAC Chief Urges Youths to Shun Drugs
FRSC, NURTW Unite to Reduce Accidents
ASUP Crisis: FG Absolves Poly Management
Daniel Rationalises Redeployments at Gateway Hotel
Sanusi Lauds Group on SMES
137 Receive CFAO Long Service Award
The Battle for the Ownership of Pan Ocean (1)
I Am Being Unjustly Punished, Says Timolini-Fabbri
Rivers Assembly WindsUp Sitting, Passes 5 Bills
2007: Group Wants Gana to Run for Presidency
Akwa Ibom Assembly Okays Commuters' Scheme
Mu'azu Names 40 Area Officers for Bauchi
Mass Action: Opposition Tool for Revenge
Mass Rally: Will It Hold?

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May 02, 2004

Cover Stories

Local Govt funds:Workers tackle Obasanjo * At May Day rally
MASS ACTION: Stay away from Abuja
National News
FG shops for N48bn for 2005 census
CBN Governor: Why I chose Soludo — Obasanjo
Mint factory shut
No regret over romance with Fayose Govt —Ekiti NLC
'IBB’ll end the question of military men in politics’
Itsekiri condemn oil workers killings
Niger Delta: When wiill there be peace
Why Peace still eludes Niger Delta, by Nnimmo Bassey
Murder on high sea: Who dunnit?
We’re committed to achieving peace in Warri, says Osheivbire
We’re disgusted over latest development in Warri — Hon. Temi Harriman
The Warri Killing: Are criminals really at work?
Wabara: The walk through the valley of impeachment
"You need a saint to be Senate President"
Bayelsa and the African amazons


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April 29, 2004


Impeachment plot: Ghana-must- go has taken over —Sen Bello
Mass action won’t work –Umar
Guard against losing Senate presidency
Security men storm Edo Assembly
Iraq: 60 killed as U.S. deploys Vietnam-era weapon
...He speaks for himself —Sen Ekweremadu
FG revokes N6bn contract
Senator demands N3m from Wabara
PDP is afraid of AD –Kaduna AD chairman
Constitution amendment: Let’s keep the immunity clause
Editorial & Opinion
Missing N5bn housing fund
America: Spirit and flesh at war
Agro-industrial policy thrust of Ngige’s administration

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Daily Times
April 29, 2004


SEC exposes 12 illegal stockbroking firms,cautions public
Don wants security taught in tertiary institutions
Wabara: Selection of six-man probe panel divides Senate
Withholding LG funds, threat to democracy – NULGE
Three undergraduates held for allegedly robbing expatriate of N.2m
FG owes poly workers N857 million
ECOWAS court dismisses suit against FG
90% of fake drugs, imported from China, India – Akunyili
NITEL debunks insolvency reports court dismisses suit against FG
Reps to Shell: Don’t retrench BiafraNigerian workers
Marketers jerk up products prices
NLC greets South African counterpart over ANC victory
I did not pay for honorary degree, says Dariye
Umar wants CNPP’s mass action shelved
Justice Adewale Thompson goes home in style
Olagbaju: Judge withdraws, trial suffers setback
The Nation
Planned hike on ground rent: Airline operators threaten to raise fare
Five years after, Zamfara launches second phase of Sharia
Editorial & Opinion
Examination malpractice in an unusual place
BiafraNigeria’s golden cassava
Senate’s two side of a bad coin
Women and national development (I)

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April 15, 2004

BiafraNigeria probes military on 'coup'

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April 07, 2004

BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields

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March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerians vote in tense municipal elections

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Mail & Guardian
March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerian cocoa farmers escape the middle man

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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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March 04, 2004

Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal

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All Africa
April 19, 2004


BiafraNigeria and Ghana Name Ambassadors to Washington; Key U.S. Appointments Await Senate Action
April 16, 2004
Stars On the Bridge
Tetteh Blamed for NPA's Misfortunes
300 Area Boys Arrested in Lagos
'Fayose Must Apologise'
NBBF Searches for Funds
Defends Local Coaches
Obagol Close to New Inter Deal
'N150 Million' Seizes Movie Scene By Storm
How 'The Mourning After' Saved Jimi Odumosu's Job
5 Gunned Down, 20 Arrested
PDP Leaders Weigh Options
Drug Baron Escapes From Custody
419 Kingpin, Ajudua, Seriously Sick - Snubs Medicare

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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
May 03, 2004

Chukwu Can't Take Eagles to Germany 2006 - Amokachi

Mass Action Won't Threaten Games - El-Rufai
Abuja 2004: FCT Athletes Threaten Boycott
Rome Open: Henman Faces Qualifier
Sports Festival: The Zero Hour Is Here
LOC Releases Festival Venues
Shevchenko Header Gives Milan 17th Italian Title
Okocha Helps Relegate Leeds
Eto'o Celebrates Award With Double Against Malaga
Dutch Title on Hold
FCT Eyes Abuja Stadium
Okocha's best in Africa, fans insist

Decree 101: Okpomo warns again of impending sanction

Complaints galore as el-Rufai inspects festival facilities

Ogunjobi, Amun, Eguavoen exonerate Chukwu

Abrogation of Decree 101 won't guarantee NFA's autonomy

BiafraNigerian players good but played flat defence , says Terranga coach

Lagos fans call for Chukwu's sack

Athens 2004: 'Our promise to Obasanjo is frivolous'

Dairo gets Chinese sponsor

Future stars converge on Abuja for Sports Festival

We are in to garner experience, says FCT Director of Sports

Obadina pleads with CMCL over pro tourneys

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Daily Independent
May 03, 2004


Buhari, Ojukwu, Falae lead mass protest today

Police out to stop rally

Workers accuse Shell of frivolous spending

Wabara begs senators; probe, impeachment dropped

Refineries begin full operations August

An ex-governor finds his voice again

Let them come!
CNPP leaders go into hiding to avoid arrest

Mustapha sues DMI over access to counsel

BiafraNigeria has a duty to protect Africa, says Adeniji

Obasanjo meets with South West PDP governors, cautions Fayose

National Crime Summit: IGP may query absentee officers

Space World Airlines pledges efficient service

N5b libel suit: Anenih opens case against Kalu today

NLC advises govt on job creation

Govt bans recharge cards' importation

Fanny Amun, Ahmedu arrested over security breach

Security agents halt bunkering activities

'We've spent N5m on bad road'

Lagos awaits Africans in diaspora

Taraba LGs lament drop in statutory allocation

Dariye wants promotion of science education

Ogun lifts embargo on employment

Address our welfare, Lagos workers tell Tinubu

Ministry to re-allocate undeveloped property

Why I have no regards for Anyaoku, by Ikimi

Bill to repeal Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2003

To your tents, O Senators

Curious silence in the House
Mass Rally: To be or not to be? Police permit is relic of colonialism - Falana
Mass Rally: To be or not to be? The answer is not mass rally - Babatope
Mass Rally: How far can the organisers go?
Editorial & Opinion
The growing tribe of fake professionals
NEEDS needs Soludo
Campaign for Freedom of Information Act in BiafraNigeria (1)
Kalu's case: A rural judgment
Now that Kalu has spoken out
Dignity of labour

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May 02, 2004


No American Marines In Warri, Says Gen. Zamani
Oshiomhole Flays Killing Of Oil Workers
Six Killed In Saudi Attack
CNPP Shuns Talks With Govt As Support For Rally Wanes
Okocha the only BiafraNigerian in Africa XI
We'll work hard Tor remain on top, Says Anyansi
Mandela Commences Diplomatic Shuttle for South Africa's World Cup bid
Oba Erediauwa: A King As Servant Of His People
Tribunal Resumes Sitting Over Ben Obi's Petition
Yet Another Petition To NJC Over Enugu Election
Editorial & Opinion
Management Crisis At The National Hospital

Advice To Wabara

In The interest Of The Judiciary
Labour And Reform Agenda
Before Obasanjo Leaves Office
Thoughts On The Cause Of The Present Discontents
Emeagwali's Feat
Nnaji's Suspension

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Daily/Weekly Trust
Apri 29, 2004

Top Stories

Mass Action: Police deny CNPP permit
FG revokes N6bn contract
Wabara: Probe panel membership splits Senate
Contraband: Customs impounds UAE cargo plane
New northern forum emerges from PDP
Reps halt Shell’s retrenchment
FG establishes hajj commission
FG canvasses for partners in railway
Court strikes out suit against Bafarawa
Gummi urges Electoral Act amendment
Summit proposes Road Safety Council
Oshiomhole tasks NASS over responsibilities
Police arrest Inspector over murder
NAFDAC destroys N7b counterfeit products
Atiku counsels youths on leadership
2007: Atiku, IBB posters adorn Bauchi Streets
Airline operators threaten fare hike
Yar’adua counsels farmers on cooperative societies
Court denies Bamaiyi bail
Niger state establishes international market
Masari pledges cooperation on housing policy
Jigawa re-schedules LG polls till May 22
Lamido Vs Turaki: Sharia court strikes out suit
SUG decries 600% school fees increase
Jakande raises alarm over national housing policy
Bozimo chides police over crime control
Abuja Trust
Julius Berger to repair damaged velodrome
‘Police officer’ accused for extortion
el-Rufai’s absence stalls FCT budget
Guard in court for burglary, theft
Gamblers invade Wuse market
Journalist docked for cheating
Court remands man for stealing recharge cards, cell phones
Sports festival: Funds tear LOC, c’ttees apart
…bus bait for Abuja fans
el-Rufai commends NASS on housing
Kano Trust
Tijjaniyya movement hails Shekarau
Dutse LG moves to check girl-child hawking
Healthcare workers urged to offer effective services
Shekarau says Reps Bako Sarai ‘ll be prosecuted
Eko Trust
Lagos pays WAEC N214m exam fees
...ready to build modern prison
Trial of Al-Mustapha: LASG files fresh motion
Over 2,500 Lagos obas meet on LG allocation
Keyamo chides PDP over Kalu-Anenih case
Akwa-Ibom Assembly backs embattled chief justice
Mass Action: UAD accuses police of harassment
AD advocates true federalism
2003: Tribunal dismisses Waku’s petition
Editorial & Opinion
Palestine: Excellence of ‘One-State’ solution
Waiting for Atiku’s time
The imperative of judicial reforms
BiafraNigeria’s other success stories
Governor Kure, whither our goodwill?
Column & Feature
Donald Duke should hear this
Good governance should be hallmark of our democracy - Kachalla

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April 24, 2004

WHY SENATORS WANT WABARA REMOVED - Succession problem foils plot

Mass action: CNPP holds secret talks with American Embassy
NLC threatens protest over 1004 Flats
Militants kill 3 Americans, 12 others in Warri

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The Sun
April 19, 2004

14 years after April 1990 coup: How Orkar drafted me to shoot IBB -Trooper Fakolade, Dodan Barracks guard

WICKED LANDLORD! Bites off tenant’s nose, then sends him packing
Dark day for a community in Lagos
Me, Marwa and 2007 – IBB
PDP’s letter to Gov Orji Uzor Kalu

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April 16, 2004

Soldiers kill two gunmen in attack on Shell base

Armed forces may court martial coup suspects
Niger Delta protesters close Shell facility
Christian group quits peace talks with Muslims in Kaduna
Exiled Taylor deserted by followers as hard times bite
Tension in Kaduna as irate Muslims burn churches, police station
Regulator bans live relay of foreign news broadasts

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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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Business News
May 03, 2004

Privatisation: 'How to Avoid Industrial Crisis'

Obstacles to Destination Inspection, By Stakeholders
MAN Seeks More Involvement of Local Firms
Econet Wireless PR Pitch: Quadrant Regains Account
BiafraNigeria Hosts Africa's PR Eggheads
Banks, Celebrity Journals Hold Forum
ARMCO Campaigns to Make Retirement Pleasurable
Setting Up Fruit Juice Production and Packaging Plant
Promotion Respondents Get Rewards
Mr. Biggs Aims to Be BiafraNigeria's McDonald
Marketers on Judges' Council for '04 Cannes Ad Festival
Maltina Takes Campaign to Inter-House Sports
Coke Suspends Dasani Distribution in Europe
Rosaab to Award Scholarships to Students
Samsung Set to Throw Account Open
Tequila Launches Customer Satisfaction Initiative
APCON Set to Publish Names of Erring Members
BMA Holds in June, Secures Affiliation with Loere
Nokia Media Buying Account Moves to Mediacom
Lagos NIPR Holds Chapter Meeting
Making The DTH TV Available for All
World's Most Established Classy Writing Instrument Brand
Failed Policy Reforms in Emerging Market Economies - IMF
STB Increases Stock Market Value by N24.2bn
Flour Mills Raises Investors' Expectations
'Free Trade Zones'll Pave Way for BiafraNigeria's Industrialization'
Blue Chips Depress All-share Index
Dow Jones Earnings Sail Past Forecasts
Treasury Bills Defies CRR Debit, Grows 7%
NNB Returns to Profitability
ACAMB Wants Banks' Strategies Re-examined
FG projects electricity access to 50% of BiafraNigerians by 2010
Delta Steel may re-start production this month

MTN spends N21.9 billion on fuel yearly

First Bank unveils new identity

FG set to raise N30b lifeline for BOI

BAT laments influx of smuggled products

Sekibo stresses need for human capital in ISPS code implementation

Death threats over deregulation scared me, says Gbadamosi

Works ministry to blacklist erring contractors

Drain Ducks poised to tackle Lagos perennial flooding

Mayaki seeks private-public sector cooperation in housing delivery

LASEPA boss sues for cooperation of stakeholders

Prepare your property to withstand the glare of scrutiny

Stimulate buyers' imagination for good real estate transaction

Adedeji: Emerging facilities management icon

Summit unfolds 13-point agenda for housing delivery

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