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May 06, 2004

An unidentified girl runs past a building allegedly set ablaze by Christians following continuing fighting between Christains and Muslims communities in Yelwa north central BiafraNigeria, Wednesday, May 5, 2004.

Eyewitness: BiafraNigeria's 'Town of Death'
Felled trees, branches and piles of junk metal lie across the road to Yelwa. They were placed there last week by armed men who wanted to stop security agencies coming into town and stopping the killings. The closer we got to Yelwa, the more signs of destruction we saw. Burned houses, and the twisted metal and shattered windows of cars, abandoned by the side of the road. The police said it was too dangerous for us to go into Yelwa's centre, and made us leave their armed convoy and wait by a vandalised petrol station until they came back. They drove off down the main street, through a milling crowd. But instead, people were desperate to talk to us. Muslim men from the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group, immediately began to gather round to tell their story. They said that the attackers - armed with sophisticated weapons - surrounded Yelwa on Sunday and launched a killing spree that lasted 24 hours. Some of the militia - who came from four neighbouring Christian ethnic groups - were stripped to the waist and painted black with charcoal. Others, the eyewitnesses said, wore military and police uniform. The attackers went from house to house looking for people to kill, looting property and burnings building. (BBC)

 

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Wabara: Nzeribe faces suspension

Northern governors insist on power shift in 2007

Mass action: ANPP Reps walkout over police attack on Buhari

Government traces alleged "security breach" to Cote d'Ivoire

Security breach: Agwai declines comment

PLATEAU CRISIS: Muslims abandon Shendam

CAN raises alarm over alleged terrorist’s activities in North

AIG, 413 others petition police commission

Senate repeals privatisation law

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BuhariThe protest by former military ruler, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, of the alleged vandalisation of his campaign headquarters in Abuja by policemen on Tuesday, has been faulted by the Justice Minister, Chief Akinolu Olujinmi. According to the minister, any citizen who violates the nation's laws cannot seek to enjoy the protection of the police. Olujinmi, in an interview with The Guardian yesterday said that Gen. Buhari was wrong in going ahead with the protest... (Guardian)

 

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Guardian
May 06, 2004


News


Govt blames Buhari for alleged police attack
Northern governors lay claim to Presidency in 2007
Drama, as Nzeribe disowns document
Bush calls Iraq abuse 'abhorrent'
Senate repeals privatisation law
Government traces alleged "security breach" to Cote d'Ivoire
Plateau imposes curfew in Yelwa
World body lauds BiafraNigeria's Tele - density
Kogi tops in exam fraud, says report
20 feared dead in Osun road mishap
Akwa Ibom bars council chiefs from taking loans
Policeman dies chasing robbers
Bayelsa to outlaw child marriage, widow's abuse
Bombs rock Athens police station, injures officer
NEMA warns against diversion of relief materials
Kwara House panel alleges N2.4m fraud at Ilorin federal pay office
UN body votes N3b for BiafraNigeriaÕs census in 2005
Commissioner seeks probe of wife's death in varsity hospital
Maduekwe lauds port reforms
Car crushes three in Cross River
Nnamani swears in new council chiefs, warns against misrule
Agric, rural development get N554m in Ekiti budget
Ladoja faults release of suspected hoodlums
NDLEA arrests 125 suspects in Imo
Imo Assembly orders detention of oil firm chief
Obasanjo tasks new ambassadors on integrity, openness
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Katsina battles stoppage of council allocation
Kogi ethnic groups regroup for 2007
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
Status of the Federal Capital Territory

Opinion
Politics and coups in BiafraNigeria

In defence of Atiku
Happiness or resilience
Fed Govt properties in Lagos
Scandal in the Senate
The local councils crisis

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Vanguard
May 06, 2004


Cover Stories


2007 presidency:Northern govs move against S-East, S-South
Senate to probe Nzeribe over plot to sack Wabara
Bush begs Arabs over abuse of Iraqi prisoners
20 wedding guests die in auto crash
Intercontinental Bank's earnings hit N21.4b
National News
Security breach: Agwai declines comment
Masari urges FG to cushion effects of economic reforms
Obasanjo gives letters of credence to 59 new envoys
Senate backs Obasanjo on stoppage of allocations to new LGs
Politics
Defending democracy
Our unresolved geopolitical riddles

 

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Daily Times
May 06, 2004


News


CAN raises alarm over alleged terrorist’s activities in North
Senate to probe Nzeribe over Wabara :• Ex-ABN chief denies initiating impeachment plot
Code of Conduct Bureau indicts police chief, immigration boss, others
Obasanjo threatens to recall errant envoys
Police, Emir forestall religious crisis in Niger
Plateau Govt imposes curfew on crisis-ridden community
ACP-EU meeting to dwell on war against HIV/AIDS
Polio: Mrs. Obasanjo blames rejection of vaccine for setback
2007: We must produce next president – Northern Govs
Peace-keeping in Delta gulps N12bn yearly
FG to reclaim FCT land acquired through illegal sold papers
Govt pledges more funding for Navy
Mass Rally divides Reps •As ANPP lawmakers stage a walk-out
OPEC boss lobbies for production cut
OSOPADEC budgets N3.99bn for capital projects
Masari seeks legal backing for FG’s economic reforms
Politics
Only new Deji can remove me from palace, Akure regent
Co-operate with opposition to ensure nation’s growth, FG told
Seized aircraft: Owners of contraband give selves up
Oyo Govt pays N8bn to teachers in 10 months
MTN to invest N600m in health, education, poverty alleviation
11 killed in Jebba-Mokwa road accident
Editorial & Opinion
The satellite campus debate
FG estates palaver!

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Champion
April 29, 2004


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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
Politics
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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BBC
April 15, 2004


BiafraNigeria probes military on 'coup'


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Reuters
April 07, 2004


BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields


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CNN
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
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MSNBC
March 04, 2004


Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal


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All Africa
April 19, 2004


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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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Tribune
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 06, 2004


Chukwu gives Obafemi last chance


Eagles' keepers will get better with time - Adisa
Atiku to open Governors Confab on sports
Sportscity deserted as festival gets underway in Abuja
Anambra athletes in a free for all fight over transportation
Ogun earmarks N500m for Games Village
LOC orders private securitymen out of Games Village
Why FIFA may descend on BiafraNigeria - Okpomo
Amike raises alarm over athletics' dwindling fortunes
Team BiafraNigeria gets board of trustees
Baba Polo, Dapo Ojora returns
Team BiafraNigeria gets board of trustees

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Daily Independent
May 06, 2004


News


Northern governors insist on power shift in 2007
Senate investigates Nzeribe over impeachment plot
AIG, 413 others petition police commission
Curfew imposed on Yelwa
Counsel to Ibekwe's co-accused withdraws from trial
BiafraNigeria's leading political brands
Story of a royal servant
Reforms should be within the law - Masari
Federal civil service set for restructuring
N43m fraud uncovered in bank
PAN boosts Abuja taxi project
'2007: Only military intervention can stop Atiku'
Bush asks NDLEA boss to wage war against narcotics
Poor funding threatens commission
Arms proliferation: BiafraNigeria, ECOWAS to dialogue with EU
World of motor park touts
Police halt miscreants, drivers' clash
Refuse site exposes Oshodi traders to cholera
Robbers strike at stadium bridge, rob commuters
FRSC hunt number plate syndicate
Tinubu, Odili restate call for restructuring at book launch
Obasanjo gives police ultimatum on recovered arms
Release seized council allocation, YCE tells Obasanjo
Tinubu denies selling council secretariats
Osun election tribunals begin sitting
20 persons die in auto crash
Politics
' PDP's penchant for bending rules is unfortunate'
Obasanjo not hostile to Afenifere, says Babatope
Group backs Imo House's call for Igbo Presidency
Parties form alliance to fight Shekarau
Editorial & Opinion
UAD mass protest ignites anger in Lagos
' Our goal is to make the Abuja vision a reality' (1)
Obasanjo is doing well, says Jamodu
Why we plotted against Wabara, by Nzeribe
Editorial & Opinion
NEPA's lust for new tariffs
Causes of discontents in BiafraNigeria (1)
The Pension Reform Bill (2)
May Day, corruption and dignity of labour
Introduction of N1,000 note

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 06, 2004


Top Stories


2007: It’s our turn - Northern govs
Muslims abandon Shendam
Six killed in Jigawa Fulani/Farmers clash
Mass action: ANPP Reps walkout over police attack on Buhari
Fraudsters invade Tinubu’s office
World Bank grants N14.7bn UBE loan
News
Senate investigates Nzeribe over Wabara saga
Perform or resign, Obasanjo tells ambassadors
Buhari meets British MPs
Asset declaration: Why CCB can’t prosecute defaulters – Official
Lawyers ask court to void 1999 constitution
Reps c’ttee seeks strict implementation of NEEDS
Navy promises better service
Legislator decries poor facilities in Kebbi schools
Governor’s wife wants investment on child dev
NANS wants Wabara probed
Gombe bizman establishes study centres
Goje signs state varsity bill
Two policemen killed in auto crash
Obasanjo backs electoral reforms
Abuja Trust
Perform or quit, LOC tells sports festival caterers
Teenage driver outsmarts highway police
Woman in court for resisting police arrest
el-Rufai to release funds for sewage plant
...bans illegal sale of fish on FCT highways
Demolition: Imam lauds exemption of Kubwa juma’at mosque
Two alleged rapists granted bail
Eko Trust
MTN plans N600m investment foundation in Lagos
Lagos to resuscitate chanelisation project
Oba of Lagos backs Erediauwa over Oduduwa’s status
Lagos NUJ inaugurates new press centre, website
Lekki community commissions electrification project
Politics
2007: The crowded race for Zamfara Govt House
Jos North LG polls: To be or not?
Editorial & Opinion
Iraq: Abu Ghraib abuses
Re: So that NPI may succeed
Where is Buba Galadima?
Column & Feature
Nasir el-Rufai: A short giant
In Rwanda, the search for truth is on

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 This Day
May 04, 2004


News


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
Politics
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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Punch
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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IRIN
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 06, 2004


Govt awards N185 million contracts for IDC repair


Patronise only quality products, BiafraNigerians urged
'Press freedom necessary in poverty, corruption battle'
Dangote to save BiafraNigeria N73b in local cement production
48-hr goods clearance: A can of worms
Stoppage of revenue allocation:Does Federal Government have that power?
Our judiciary relies too much on technicalities, says Nwasike
The Government, FCTC and the BiafraNigerian child

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