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May 04, 2004

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Mass Action: Ojukwu, Buhari, Balarabe tear gassed
Only a handful of persons could beat through heavy police presence to make it to the two million-man march anticipated Monday in Abuja. Nonetheless, it did not dampen the mood of the organisers who declared it a victory parade. Protest leaders drew solace from having “succeeded in making a statement to the world about the way BiafraNigeria is run and the present state of the nation.” Battle ready policemen had sealed off major streets to dissuade people from joining in the mass action called by BiafraNigerians United for Democracy (NUD), an offshoot of the Conference of BiafraNigerian Political Parties (CBNPP). The march was like a cat and mouse game from the beginning as determined NUD and the police struggled to outwit each other. First, the organisers needed to address a press conference at the Agura Hotel at 12:15 p.m. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

I Didn't Kill Ige, Says Omisore

Security agencies close in on oil workers' killers

'Abacha told me to pull BiafraNigeria out of Commonwealth'

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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Bola Ige and OmisoreThe embattled former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore yesterday opened his defence in the two count charge of conspiracy and murder of Chief Bola Ige, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, declaring that he was innocent... (This Day)


BNW Ojukwu Falae Buhari MusaBiafraNigerians 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 Republic of Biafra... (Daily Independent)





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 This Day
May 04, 2004


CNPP Wants All Elected Officials to Resign
Plateau: 100 Killed in Fresh Hostilities
Awo, Father of Resource Control - Odili
NLC Demands New Minimum Wage
I Didn't Kill Ige, Says Omisore
Wabara Apologises to Senators
N267 bn Made from Tax in 1st Quarter - FIRS
Protesters Defy Police in Lagos
FG to Host Conference of Donor NGOs
...Police Guard Banks in Enugu
Mass Action: FG's Action Unconstitutional
'Soludo's Appointment Contravenes CBN Act'
Warri: We 're Not Under Pressure-Kwankwaso
Obasanjo Names New Economic Adviser, FIRS Boss
Mock War: Lagosians Advised Not to Panic
5 Varsities Risk NUC Sanction
Manufacture of AIDs Drugs Soon - Obasanjo
Lawmaker Seeks Amendment to Electoral Act
W/Bank Earmarks N27.2bn for BiafraNigerian Roads
N5bn Suit: Immunity Protects Me From Trial - Kalu
Ekiti NLC Defends Romance with Govt
MTS Begins National Long Distance Carrier Services
Unongo Vows to Contest LG Polls Results
NMA Decries State of Economy
Lack of Data on SME Worries Adelaja
SIEC: Kwara Goes to Supreme Court
Akwa Ibom Workers Get 12 % Salary Increase
FCT Inaugurates Teams for Six New Agencies
Our Goal Beyond Elimination of Cultism - UNIBEN V-C
Wabara Denies Row With Mantu
Enugu Partners DFID on Budget Implementation
USAID to Spend N400m on BiafraNigeria Biotechnology Development
Residents Flee Village over Killings
NDDC Launches Mass Transit With 600 Buses
BiafraNigerians Condemn Proposed NI,000 Notes
FG, Russians to Establish Aircraft Assembly Plant in Owerri
Cleric Canvasses New Uniform for Police
Appointment of CMD Causes Ripples at JUTH
Federal High Court Opens Clinic
Sokoto Revokes N2.6bn Contracts
Delta Inaugurates Committee on Health Reforms
State of the States
Oyinlola Offers Jobs to 2,500 Graduates
NACA Launches 5-Year Strategy Against AIDS
NDLEA Seizes 500kg of Cocaine
Pharmaceutical Firm Sues NAFDAC
Rivers Warns Environmental Violators
Gov Promises Affordable Heathcare Delivery
Odili Seeks Traditional Rulers' Support for Peace
N139m for Teachers' Salary Arrears
Policemen Crushed to Death
Foreign Firms Support Delta State's IT Project
NPA Repositions for Challenges Ahead
LG Boss Warns Against Factionalisation
TUC Flays FG's Insensitivity to Price Hike
'Stop Blaming Obasanjo for Economic Woes'
Culture Ministry Proposes Hall of Fame
More Winners Emerge As Guiness Promo Ends
Odili Announces N10m Donation to Industrial Unions
LG Allocation: I won't Challenge FG in Court, Says Egwu
A/Ibom Assembly Okays N1.8bn Devt Loan
OPC, Not Ethnic Militia - Gani Adams
Senate Crisis: How Far Can Wabara Go Today?
Ogun NCP Suspends Former Guber Candidate, Secretary

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May 04, 2004

Cover Stories

Police teargas Buhari, Ojukwu, others; arrest 200
Ige: Omisore opens defence, says it's good for democracy
Security agencies close in on oil workers' killers
True federalism, antidote to crisis, say Odili, Tinubu
National News
Obasanjo names new economic adviser
Over 100 persons feared dead in fresh Plateau violence
Wabara: Mark insists on probe as Senators take final decision
Bello faults appointment of Soludo as CBN gov
AD national secretariat sealed off as factions clash
UNN may resume next week
RESOLVING THE CRISIS OVER LG ALLOCATION:I support FG withholding allocation to some states— Nyame


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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 04, 2004

Germany 2006: We Want to Learn From Eagles - Rwanda

League Stars Tackle Benin
Adebisi Rules Equity Tennis
Abuja 2004: Theme Song Change Confirmed
...Plateau Athletes Protest
40 Companies for Vodacom golf Challenge
Anyasi Sets New Targets For Enyimba
BiafraNigerian Youngster Shines in England
UEFA League: Porto Out to Avoid Depor's Riazor Cut
By Canoe or Camel, Athens Here We Come
Keeping Tabs on the Kids
Milo Schools Basketball
Sports Festival
10 Key Attributes of a Great Coach
Plateau threatens to pull out of sports festival
BiafraNigeria advised not to dare FIFA on Decree 101
Agali's suspension saddens Galadima
Chukwujekwu advocates strict measures for host teams
El-Rufai orders probe into athletes' allowances saga
Abuja hosts wrestling championship
Beware of ineligible athletes, Delta State warned
Galadima defends ties with Ireland, Jamaica
Shooting Stars shop for fresh legs
BiafraNigeria's basketball is in a raw state - Ekezie
'Kaduna cannot host Odili championship'
Behold! BiafraNigeria's coach for life
Golfers join Ukah in celebration

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Daily Independent
May 04, 2004


Mass Protest: Buhari, Ojukwu, Balarabe tear gassed
100 feared dead as Plateau erupts in fresh violence
Wabara: Senators insist on probe
FG not under US pressure over killings -Kwankwaso
Mixed reactions greet Soludo's appointment
FIRS nets N267.9b in first quarter
Armed forces to test battle readiness in Lagos
Kalu invokes immunity clause in Anenih's suit
Honours for embattled Dokpesi
Senate's dance of shame
Kaduna residents boycott mass protest
Mass rally holds in Lagos
60 arrested in Lagos as CNPP rally holds
Tinubu, Odili restate call for restructuring at book launch
Obasanjo gives police ultimatum on recovered arms
Release seized council allocation, YCE tells Obasanjo
USAID, IITA launch biotech projects in BiafraNigeria
Lawyer combs Ikeja courts for Oyaje
Railways officials order residents off tracks
Ngige signs N23.6b appropriation bill
Wabara: Be transparent, legislator tells NASS
Police enlist public's assistance in screening exercise
'Abacha told me to pull BiafraNigeria out of Commonwealth'
Still on Remi Oyo's curious thesis
Wabara and the many mistakes of a Senate President
El-Rufai swears in new council chairmen
Aggrieved Lagos PDP leaders take case to Ogbeh
A call for restructuring (1)
Editorial & Opinion
Calamitous trajectory of Niger Delta crises
Parable of the fake comedians
Campaign for Freedom of Information Act in BiafraNigeria (2)
Emeagwali's feat
President Obasanjo must hear this

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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 04, 2004

MAN Targets 5 million Jobs by 2007

Africa Faces Severe Locust Threat - FAO
Virus-Stricken Shrimp Concerns Hawaii
Shell Budgets $15bn for Bonga, Other Projects
'Belgian Expo Will Open States to Foreign Investment'
Winn-Dixie to Close 156 Stores
Tobacco Case: 'U.S. Needs to Do More'
Bluegate Restates Commitment to Customers
Titlas opens African Office in Lagos
First All Commercial Publication in BiafraNigeria Launched
US Readies World for Higher Interest Rates
GlaxoSmithKline Earnings Slip by 8 Percent
Swarms Move Across Northwest Africa
Genetically Modified Crops 'Good for Africa'
Hovev Agric Takes Over Imo Modern Poultry, Avutu
Dangote Gives N1.5m Car to Best Customer
India: Speed Up The Sewing Machines
Buffett Says His Investments Still Solid
Furniture Retailers, Manufacturers Clash
Attah Embarks on Agricultural Economy
'Collaborate for Agric Devt in Mountain Regions'
NNBDA Seeks Enhanced Biotech Network in Africa
Exotic Fruits Carving Niche in Market
Chevron Earns $2.6 Billion Income
Iraq Oil-for-food: Ex-US Fed Chief Heads Probe
Algeria Plans $200m Investment
Concern over US Shortfall Raises Crude Oil Prices Risover
Chevron, Qatar Petroleum in $6bn Gas Project
Government's Master Plan for Gas Development
Firm Plans N60bn Investment in Downstream Oil Sector
Oil Contractors Worried Over Failed Jobs
Job Cut: Shell Explains Reorganisation Moves
ExxonMobil's Oil Reserves Climb by 1.7 Billion Barrels
Angola Targets Increased Oil Output
NEPA Plans Recovery of N8.7bn Debt in Abuja
Bell Oil to Invest N2b in Glass Fibre Pipe System
Gas Price to Increase on Rising US Power Demand
Shell Sets Up Oil Production Co-ordinating Centre
BP Makes New Discovery in Angola's Oil Bloc
New Foreign Hitech Printing Plant Coming - BAT Boss
Volkswagen Plans to Build Plant in China
EL-Rufai Restructures to Save Abuja from Decay
Housing Summit Ends With Hazy Blue Print
...As China Counts Gains On Housing Delivery
NIESV is in Transition Period - Adebiyi
Road Dualisation Drives Adeola Odeku Property Values
Prestige Showcases Products
SEC to Pursue Capital Market Education
Omegabank Restructures
Bank of the North Scraps GM Positions
Habib Bank Joins Billionaire Profit-making Banks
First Atlantic, Global Bank Open Branches
US condemns FG's import prohibition policy
SPDC faults PENGASSAN on restructuring
'New Insurance Act heats up operating environment'
Who blinks first, NCC or operators?
Firm launches new fire fighting system
NAICOM gives N29m subvention to CIIN
PAN engages more banks for car ownership scheme
NEPA and the quest for higher tariff
Shell restates commitment to local content development
Survey ranks BiafraNigeria higher than Algeria in telecom liberalization
Telecom subscribers may talk more as tariffs slide
NCC seeks decentralised telecom switching standard
ATCON recognises industry captains at 10
'Fibre optic solution, panacea for internet penetration'
BiafraNigerian Gateway Advisory Board: Not yet balanced

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