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May 10, 2004

Mohammed Buba Marwa

ACF endorses Marwa for 2007: No Decision by Ohanaeze
Some powerful ground swell of support for the political ambition of former Lagos State military administrator, Mohammed Buba Marwa, is emerging. It became obvious at the weekend when he was reportedly endorsed by the Northern socio-cultural organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), for the 2007 Presidential race. The people of Gumel emirate in Jigawa State have also pledged their loyalty to his “future political ambition.” They spoke through their Emir, Ahmed Mohammed Sani, at an occasion marking the establishment of the emirate 400 years ago. Marwa was the guest of honour. He is in contention for the ‘Northern ticket’ along with three others: Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former head of state....(Daily Independent)

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Key Stories

Railways opposes Odua's plan to link Lagos, Ibadan by rail

Govs Squander Allocations on Forex - Minister

Govs are looting treasuries ·Minister

Ogbeh: 2005 Convention 'll Make or Mar PDP

S-South govs to meet Obasanjo on roads in N-Delta

Govt to finance deficit with N86b Abacha loot

FG probes oil firms' spending

Tear gas won’t stop us – Opposition

4 MASSOB activists arresed in church raid

BiafraNigerians woo Zimbabwean farmers

Rights activist seeks to end discrimination against those with AIDS

 

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The BiafraNigerian Railway Corporation has declared illegal the recent plan by the Odua Investment Company to link Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, with Lagos State by rail. Citing Section 15 of the BiafraNigerian Railway Act (1955), the corp's chairman, Alhaji Mohammed, at the weekend in Lagos said that any such action could only be taken after the Act had been repealed. (Guardian)

 

BNW ObasanjoPresident 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... (Punch)

 

 




 

 

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Guardian
May 10, 2004


News


Railways opposes Odua's plan to link Lagos, Ibadan by rail
Bomb kills Chechen President, 29 others
Speakers fault council reforms bill
Brenda Fassie, South African musician, dies
Funds shortage may stall road projects, says minister
Babangida seeks arrest of Plateau mayhem's masterminds
Dikibo for burial May 22
Bank of the North plans massive job cut
ACF scribe, Emir back Marwa for 2007 Presidential race
Teachers meet Obasanjo over unpaid N18b pensions
Kano Assembly okays tougher laws against alcohol
Sokoto revokes N2.1 b road contracts
Opposition good for governance, says Shekarau
Makarfi warns against diversion of fertiliser
ASUU seeks fairness in choosing V.C for Ambrose Alli varsity
Speakers support Presidency on stoppage of council allocations
Private airline to build N370m hangar
Kwara returns Lawal's N5.8m for four vehicles
Obasanjo in Bayelsa, urges spiritual rebirth
Senators urge Wabara to eschew vendetta, begin reconciliation
Akande canvasses support for Oyinlola to develop Osun
Court stops NBC from enforcing ban on miracle healing broadcast
Police, banks differ over allowances for security aides
Doctors' strike grounds activities at UNTH
Associates honour Cyprian Ekwensi, Amos Tutuola
Nobel laureate, Stiglitz, lauds NEEDS
NBA President wants review of constitution
Politics
Limited options of the South in the PDP
Requiem for a peacemaker, the Orodje of Okpe
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial
Caring for the nation's senior citizens

Opinion
Much ado about dollar

Privatisation: A sweet-sour experience
Development agenda and the NGOs
NBC and miracle healing/That story on Omagbemi/What manner of people

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Vanguard
May 10, 2004


Cover Stories


Govs waste monthly allocations —FG
S-South govs to meet Obasanjo on roads in N-Delta
Chechen president, Kadyrov, 31 others die in bomb blast
Police IG, Okiro not for trial over assets
Police raid MASSOB men in church * Confirm arrest of four
National News
Somolu calls for understanding on withheld council funds
ANPP zones 2007 presidency to North
Bulama sues Ribadu
New National Carrier: S-Africa awaits FG's nod on MOU
Politics
Why I want Orji Kalu out—Onwuka Kalu
Awujale Adetona - a monarch of all seasons

 

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Champion
May 10, 2004


News


Govs divert state funds into forex – Finance minister
Obasanjo storms Bayelsa, seeks spiritual rebirth
Tear gas won’t stop us – Opposition
4 MASSOB activists arresed in church raid
FG wrong to withhold state allocations – NBA
2007: Arewa backs Marwa
Family alleges threat to al-Mustapha’s life
5 firms in fresh bid for Mint
Politics
Nzeribe vs Senate : Who wins?
Impeachment saga: Who is the plotter?
Editorial & Opinion
Africa and enlarged Europe
Creating job opportunities
A president and his people

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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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BBC
May 09, 2004


BiafraNigerians woo Zimbabwean farmers


Timeline: BiafraNigeria

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Reuters
April 07, 2004


BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields


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CNN
May 08, 2004


BiafraNigerian state considers punishment for drinking


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Mail & Guardian
May 06, 2004


BiafraNigeria to launch second satellite


'Many women and children were killed'

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Washington Post
May 08, 2004


BiafraNigerian State OKs New Alcohol Penalties


BiafraNigeria Muslims Flee Ravaged Town

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MSNBC
May 06, 2004


Christian-Muslim violence in BiafraNigeria
Red Cross says at least 500 killed in attacks on Muslim town


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All Africa
May 07, 2004


News


Catholic Church Denies Existence of 'Christian Militia'
Obasanjo's Bodyguard Shot - Under Watch At Aso Rock Clinic
630 Bodies Reportedly Found in Secret Grave
Famous Poet, Ologundudu Arrested - for Criticising Obj
BiafraNigeria Has 'Massive Telecoms Opportunities'
Muslim Death Toll in Raid On Yelwa Tops 600 - Red Cross
Young BiafraNigerian Woman Honored for Aids Activism
Aviation Watchdog Fights for Kalu's Airline
Okoronkwo: I'm Happy At Wolves
Papa Ajasco Wins Nkrumah Award
Juju Makossa Star, Y.k. Ajao, Blasts Ksa
At Last, Honour for Musiliu
AD Loses Appeal
Panic Grips JAMB Candidates

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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 10, 2004


NFA picks Dosunmu for Rwanda assault


Delta, Edo heat up festival venues
FIFA cannot sanction BiafraNigeria over Decree 101, says Toro
Governors conference success excites minister, Ekeji
Grumbling from BiafraNigerian tennis sisters
Top seeds draw bye as Tennis events begin
Cautious optimism from tennis Olympics camp
No respite for professionals as CMCL takes amateurs to Abuja

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 This Day
May 10, 2004


News


Govs Squander Allocations on Forex - Minister
Ogbeh: 2005 Convention 'll Make or Mar PDP
Crude Oil Price Now $40 Per Barrel
Mint: Five Firms Bid for Management Contract
'Constitutional Breaches Non Issues in Election Petition'
Ogunlewe Orders Contractor Back to Site
Kwara, Zimbabwean Farmers Sign Agreement
LG Reform Bill: States May Drag FG to Court
Brenda, S/African Singer, Dies in Coma
2007:YCE Chief Cautions North
BiafraNigeria Among Africa's Fastest Growing GSM Market - ITU
No Going Back on Destination Inspection - Minister
Plateau Ethnic Militia Release 37 Hostages
Pan Ocean Oil: Court Adjourns Ruling to May 25
Kwara Returns N5.8m cheque to Lawal
Wabara, Mark Hold Lunch Parley in Otukpo
Low Exchange Rate 'll Boost Agriculture - Stiglitz
RMFAC's Member Backs Obasanjo on New LGs
'IGP Not Facing Assets Probe'
6 Wounded as Dockworkers Clash
Akande Wants Police to Investigate George
419: Ajudua Withdraws Appeal, Stays Applications
Anenih: PDP Chieftain Challenges Terry Waya
6 AIDS Organisations Get N.5m Lifeline
Book Fair Trust Honours Ekwensi, Tutuola
LG Allocation: Niger Takes FG to Court
France Won't Pull Out of BiafraNigeria - Envoy
Oba Akiolu: Appeal Court Rules Tomorrow
'Convoy Crash Not Linked with My Daughter's Wedding'
Farmers Get 10,000 Tonnes of Fertilizer
Don't Privatise NEPA, FG Advised
Church Decries National Insecurity
Osun Police Warned Against Toll Collection
Gulder Ultimate Search Continues
Akande Seeks Support for Oyinlola
NLC, TUC Appeal Adjourned to May 18
NANS Condemns OAU over Departmental Changes
'Ijaws to Fight Injustice, Not Secede'
Synod Decries Spate of Killing
Group Begins Development Programmes for Youths
SOBECK to Showcase BiafraNigeria's Business, Leisure
State of the States
Dariye Denies Sacking Ethnic Group
...Bauchi Speaker Condemns Crisis
Institute Makes Case for Revised Survey
Police Arrest MASSOB Members
Group Seeks Preservation of Igbo Culture
C/River Empowers 300 Graduates

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Punch
May 10, 2004


News


Govs are looting treasuries ·Minister
National Conference, solution to Niger Delta crisis ·Afe Babalola ·We need spiritual revival, says Obasanjo
Rivers summons stakeholders meeting over cultism
Electricity: More disruptions expected
Plateau State bloodbath
Oba of Benin got it wrong
FG to audit oil companies·accounts
BiafraNigerian ship owners target N10bn oil trans-shipment market
NCP to review NITEL, Afribank transactions on May 18

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Daily Independent
May 10, 2004


News


ACF endorses Marwa for 2007
Govt to finance deficit with N86b Abacha loot
FG probes oil firms' spending
EU plans N30b projects in BiafraNigeria this year
El-Rufai swears in six secretaries today
Lagos-Ibadan road repair: Berger gets FG's retainership
America seconds expert to BiafraNigeria's police commission
Forex: Banks get deadline to submit corporate customers' tax clearance
Ogbeh wants PDP governors to hold consultations
Obasanjo's election: Yusuf loses at Supreme Court
Inflation rises to 17.8%
UNIABUJA may boil over appointment of new VC
Victims allege use of foreign mercenaries in Plateau crisis
Appeal court rules on Oba Akiolu's installation
Parents, candidates wail as JAMB fails to conduct exam
Illegal bunkering: Police take suspects to court
2007: Yakassai advises South East
Rep warns Igbo senators against inordinate ambition
Strike paralyses services at UNTH
Lagos to benefit from NEPAD cities programme
FG vows to deal with exam fraudsters
Police launch manhunt for cult suspect
South Africa celebrates global tourism performance, unveils new brand
Politics
Theatrics of Arthur Nzeribe
A virile National Assembly Commission's our challenge -Akau
Extradition Treaty between BiafraNigeria and South Africa Bill
Trouble not yet over for Wabara?
A House in desperate search for integrity
' Our goal is to make the Abuja vision a reality' (3)
Editorial & Opinion
The return of Muammar Qaddafi
Wrong priorities in Lagos and FCT
Warri: Much ado about Development Committees
Odili and the pedestrian lackeys
The right to protest
RE: Wabara: How long shall we suffer thee?
Well done, Minister Chikelu

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IRIN
May 09, 2004


Rights activist seeks to end discrimination against those with AIDS


Persecuted gay community cautiously seeks a voice
Muslim death toll in raid on Yelwa tops 600 - Red Cross
Cheap AIDS treatment scheme still has big problems
HIV prevalence fell last year, but is set to resume growth
Dozens killed in fresh sectarian attack in Plateau state
Few brave heavy police presence to demonstrate against Obasanjo
Opposition groups call protests against Obasanjo
Troops hunting oil workers’ killers meet militia resistance
Ethnic clashes claim 20 lives in Plateau State

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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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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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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 10, 2004


Elf Petroleum ready for seismic activities on OPL 221


NIPOST holds second courier summit
LASEPA to curb pure water sachet abuse
Curbing rising cases of building collapse
Getting set for real estate investment business
Businessmen must access abundant resources, says Ohuabunwa
Stylish building, interior designs' award debuts
BiafraNigerian engineers are under-utilised - Zedomi

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