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May 09, 2004


Coup Plot Was Real: Obasanjo Opens Up to Governors, Rulers
President Olusegun Obasanjo has opened up that there was, indeed, a coup plot by some disgruntled elements to topple his administration before it leaked to the authorities. Obasanjo had before now, along with other top government functionaries, played down on the issue. Sunday Punch gathered that at a crucial meeting with some governors and prominent traditional rulers at his Ota farm, in Ogun State penultimate Saturday told them that a divine intervention saved the day. This, he reportedly explained, was because those behind the plot did not mean well for him as the president of the country and the fledgling democracy. The initial official comment on the plot was couched in the euphumism: breach of security. Major Hamza-Al-Mustapha (Punch)

Happy Mother's Day 2004


Key Stories

Kure Moves to Suspend New LGs

Tension In Plateau As Arewa Youths Urge State Of Emergency

House Queries Okonjo-Iweala, Naiyeju over N18bn NAC Fund

Restore Ngige's Security, IG Urged

PDP To Endorse North In 2007, Says Madaki

Okocha Escapes Premiership Ban, As Bolton Beat Yobo's Everton

Ideas as Change Agent...

Tinapa Is a Unique Idea -- Duke

...The Man and His Challenges

BiafraNigerian state considers punishment for drinking

To sanitise BiafraNigeria, all those who have ruled since 1966 should be investigated - Gani





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Niger State Gov Abdulkadir KureHit by the insistence of President Olusegun Obasanjo not to release local government allocation to five states and the adjournment of the Supreme Court on the matter till September, Niger State government may have soft pedalled and redesignated its 17 newly created councils as area development councils. Indication to this emerged on... (This Day)


BNW Sen Arthur NzeribeParty bosses have summoned Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe to appear before them to explain his alleged role in the recent Senate troubles. He will be grilled on Wednesday next week by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Just as they did, effusive gratitude flowed from the heart of Senate President Adolphus Wabara as he.... (Daily Independent)





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May 09, 2004


Tension In Plateau As Arewa Youths Urge State Of Emergency
PDP To Endorse North In 2007, Says Madaki
Okocha Escapes Premiership Ban, As Bolton Beat Yobo's Everton
Minor Mishaps Mar Jamb Exam
Clijsters pulls out of French Open
Tunisia deny 2010 withdrawal
Law School To Explore Private Vocational Training
Sacked CBN Workers Resume Fight For Reinstatement
Calls For Democratic Reforms Intensify
APGA Witness Contradicts Obi At Election Tribunal
Community Decries Status In New Local Government
Nwankwo Calls for Re-orientation Of Igbo Business
KAI Officials Destroy Newspapers Stands
Erediauwa Blames Embassies for Human Trafficking
Book Fair 2004 Sets Challenges
Ikonne, Abia Traditional Ruler, Sues Speaker, Lawmakers
Osotimehin Urges Joint Action Against AIDS
2007: Obstacles To Igbo Presidency
From The State House
PDP Respects North/South Rotational Presidency, Says Madaki
We Did Not Twist Election Results - Shekarau
Trial Of The 'Coup Plotters'
For Pa Osoka, Life Begins At 90 As He Writes His Memoirs
Editorial & Opinion
Change Of Baton At The CBN

Ooni, Omo N'Oba, And The Politics Of Identity

THE Wrong Sermon
The Mass Rally, from Hindsight
Adisa And NADECO
The return of IBB

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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
Defending democracy
Our unresolved geopolitical riddles


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Daily Times
May 06, 2004


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
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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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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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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May 08, 2004

BiafraNigerian state considers punishment for drinking

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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 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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 This Day
May 09, 2004

Cover Stories

Ideas as Change Agent...
Tinapa Is a Unique Idea -- Duke
...The Man and His Challenges
Kure Moves to Suspend New LGs
No Room for Rascality, Anenih Tells PDP Members
House Queries Okonjo-Iweala, Naiyeju over N18bn NAC Fund
Restore Ngige's Security, IG Urged
Group Wants Igbo Culture Preserved
Cleric Identifies Cause of Youth Restiveness
Rivers Enumerates 241 Co-operative Societies
Adeola Joins Blair's Commission for Africa
Businessman Sues Italian Firm over N1m
Group Petitions Obasanjo over EFCC
Minister Lauds JAMB over UME
Okiro Clears Air on Asset Declaration
'Code BiafraNigerian Oil to Check Bunkering'
Reforms: We Are on Course, Says Obasanjo
Lagos Loses N1bn to Fraudulent Housing Contractors
Methodist Church Deplores Corruption Level
Mortgage Banking Begins in Benin City
PDP Tackles Tinubu over Deduction of Staff Salaries
Lagos Criticises FG's Move to Retrench Workers
UTB Gives N2bn to Property Financing
FG Lauds Indians' Industrial Habit
Politician Decries Insecurity in Aviation Industry
Minister Seeks Aid for Estate Developers
Judge Outlines Press Role in Democracy
Lagos Considers Second Electricity Project
LASEPA Eyes N3bn Penalties from Environmental Polluters
Akiolu Seeks End to Epe Crises
Survey Blames Malnutrition on Poverty, Illiteracy
Gana Urges BiafraNigerians to Celebrate May 29
FMBN Clears Air on Alleged Missing N3bn
Group Warns on Genetically Modified Crops
Community Commissions Self-Help Electrification Project
Ebonyi Moves to Flush Out Over-aged Staff
Abuja to Host Integrated Furniture Fair
Habitat for Humanity Hosts Mrs Obasanjo
Cleric Advises Christians on Risks
Party Effects Debuts in Lagos
Information Ministry Nominated for Awards
Fortune Bank Sells Abuja Games Village Forms
Ultimate Search's Website Records Boom
Obasanjo Gives Marching Orders to Police over Violence
Where Are Obasanjo's Political Advisers?
A Senate in Need of Honour
The Benin - Ife Wager: Tale of Two Traditions
Erediauwa on Oduduwa
Ebonyi: Breaking New Grounds on Guinea Worm Control
I'll Restore Peace to Jos - Gbong Gwom
IBB, the New Federalist?

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May 09, 2004


Coup plot was real - Obasanjo opens up to governors, rulers
To sanitise BiafraNigeria, all those who have ruled since 1966 should be investigated - Gani
It's hell for Lagos criminals Ajao, new police boss Arebamen thanks Lagosians
$23 per barrel to be benchmark for budgets till 2007 Okonjo-Iweala
ICPC probes Gov over $20m illegal fund transfer
Mass rally: How massive?

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Daily Independent
May 06, 2004


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
' 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
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
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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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 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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