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May 11, 2004

Sunday Afolabi

Warlord Aide Dies in London Hospital: Yoruba Mourn Sunday Afolabi
An eerie silence enveloped on Monday the new Bodija, Ibadan residence of former Internal Affairs Minister, Sunday Afolabi, as news of his death filtered in. His widow, Beatrice, fought back tears as she sat in the midst of sympathisers. Both Governors Rashidi Ladoja (Oyo State) and Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun State) described his death as a rude shock, coming at a time of encouraging reports about his recovery from his sick bed in London. "SM’s death came to us as a rude shock giving that he was already recovering from his illness. This is a confirmation that God is the ultimate decider. He lived for our nation, he died for our nation,” said Ladoja in his condolence message at Afolabi’s residence. Oyinlola was more philosophical in his approach to the death of the former Deputy Governor to late Bola Ige in the old Oyo State. Said he : “To God be the glory, for the great thing he has done. May your kind and gentle soul rest in eternal peace.” Others who paid tribute included President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President Adolphus Wabara, Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel, former...(Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Policemen held in Owerri over student's death

BiafraNigerians have N13.7 trillion stashed abroad, says Stiglitz

Ogbeh backs Northern governors over power shift

Senate to amend Central Bank Act

Crisis deepens as Bauchi ANPP secretary is suspended

CNPP demands openness in probe of alleged security breach

Mandela, in farewell speech, berates U.S., Britain over Iraq

Unending feud between AD and PDP in Lagos

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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BalogunThe Imo State Police Command says it has apprehended the trigger-happy policemen who shot, killed and buried a final year biochemistry student of the Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU). Just as protesting students of the university on Friday demanded the release of the corpse of their slain colleague to the parents for a decent burial or there would be no truce. A statement signed by the... (Daily Independent)


BNW Mohammed Buba MarwaSome 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, ACF, for the 2007 Presidential race. The people of Gumel emirate in Jigawa State have also pledged their loyalty to his “future political ambition.” (Daily Independent)





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May 11, 2004


Afolabi, ex-minister, dies at 70
BiafraNigerians have N13.7 trillion stashed abroad, says Stiglitz
CNPP demands openness in probe of alleged security breach
Mandela, in farewell speech, berates U.S., Britain over Iraq
Obasanjo restates stance against national confab
Code of Conduct bureau arraigns four ex-governors, others
Tinubu calls Bode George's warning death threat
BiafraNigeria Eagle can't take off in June, says technical partner
Four feared killed in Ogoni communal clash
UNICEF to spend N4.5b on emergencies, disasters in BiafraNigeria
Vice-chancellors urge adequate funding of varsities
Katsina farmers to get fertiliser at cheap rate
Confab on judiciary training begins in U.S.
Senate president, deputy may get two-year term
Niger denies plan to scrap new councils
Delta decries poor relationship among boards, managers of parastatals
Umar faults Galadima's detention over alleged security breach
How to ensure peace in BiafraNigeria, by moslem group
Group may protest outage in Borno
NUC okays Gombe varsity
Family awards for Igbinedions, Tinubu's wife, others
Igbo group faults frequent power tussle in Senate
STB gets $30m facility from U.S. bank
Financial Crimes panel defends detention of Bulama
Agagu warns govt officials against sabotage
Unending feud between AD and PDP in Lagos
Afolabi, the fallen sacred cow
Editorial & Opinion
Tackling traffic-related problems in Lagos

Budget 2004: Charting a new course

AIDS: Let's face facts
University education and executive double-talk
The death of S.M. Afolabi
The BiafraNigeria Airways probe
Where is the hope they saw

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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
Why I want Orji Kalu out—Onwuka Kalu
Awujale Adetona - a monarch of all seasons


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May 10, 2004


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
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


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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May 09, 2004

BiafraNigerians woo Zimbabwean farmers

Timeline: BiafraNigeria

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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
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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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


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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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 11, 2004

FIFA makes Shorunmu N25.2 million richer

Okocha, Kanu for NFA sponsors night
World Cup host fever grips S/Africa
Delta closes gap with Edo
Lagos plans to shock Edo, Delta
World Cup Bid: Intense lobbying, politics ultimate decider - Okpomo
Galadima declines comment on Amun
Government exempts sports from tax
Media Centre to be ready three days to festival closure
Hakeem, no match for today's stars, says Ahmedu
2010: And the winner is … South Africa

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Daily Independent
May 11, 2004


Afolabi dies at 70

Ogbeh backs Northern governors over power shift
Senate to amend Central Bank Act
Obasanjo explains delay in River Niger dredging
Mass Rally still on my mind
Yet another convention for Nzeribe
Akwa Ibom CJ takes ICPC to court over 'arrest'
I have the powers of a governor, says El-Rufai
Ex-World Bank chief indicts BiafraNigeria over budget deficit
Bode George is after my life, Tinubu alleges
EFCC will rid the country of fraudsters, says Ribadu
Police avert riot at Ikeja
Pay us our compensation, Oshodi traders demand
Corpse paralyses trading activities in Ojuelegba
Try security breach suspects in civil court, CNPP tells govt
Economic society lauds Soludo's appointment
Kwara appeals ruling over dissolution of electoral body
Educationist seeks agency to salvage education
Afolabi : Political hero or villain?
The politics of SouthWest after Afolabi
Rift between Ngige, Ulasi over council polls deepens
Imo has no plan to sack workers - Udenwa
Udenwa charges councillors on good governance
Policemen held in Owerri over student's death
Lagos raises N2.7b transport fund
Ekiti to host Odu'a trade fair
NULGE berates Obasanjo over council funds
BiafraNigerians must take their destiny into their own hands -Ben Obi
Will the Ngwa produce governor in Abia in 2007?
Service delivery as mother of reforms
Lagos lawmakers disagree on stoppage of LG funds
Crisis deepens as Bauchi ANPP secretary is suspended
' We are commtted to provision of sound social services' (4)
Editorial & Opinion
Capitalisation of Bank of Industry
Parable of the imperial judge
President Obasanjo
Immunity and sundry issues
Ejinkeonye on Wabara's Senate
NBC's bans and reactions

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 This Day
May 10, 2004


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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May 10, 2004


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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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
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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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 11, 2004

'BiafraNigeria's harsh business climate scares off investors'

Italian shoe factory comes to BiafraNigeria
World Bank, IMF plan debt sustainability framework
Firm holds seminar on financial freedom
Prime Networks seeks dominance in IT market
Russel Suites repositions for quality service
ChevronTexaco set to begin evaluation of Agbami FPSO bids
Issues in NEPA power plan
OTC spotlights new drilling, production technology
Mobile miracle
Mixed reactions trail ban on imported recharge cards
Freedomcall cuts long distance call rate to N15
Mr. Don school management software debuts

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