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May 19, 2004

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The Rubber Stamp!: Senate and House of Rep. Approve Warlord's Emergency Declaration

Both houses of BiafraNigeria's Legislatur have approved the state of emergency in the central state of Plateau declared by President Olusegun Obasanjo. The president ordered the measure to....(This Day)

Cowed by Islamists: Yoruba Warlord "Explains" Emergency Rule in Plateau
Obasanjo Declares State of Emergency in Plateau


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...What the constitution says

Front Page Comment: The omens again

Soyinka Asks Obasanjo to Resign

Govs, N/Assembly meet today

Alli arrives Jos, Govt House sealed off

CAN demands state of emergency in Kano

Obasanjo is killing democracy - Gani

Danger looms, Afenifere warns

2007: 'Igbo Lost Presidency in 2003'

Wabara: NLC Backs Oshiomhole

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ConstitutionThe President under Section 305 of the 1999 Constitution is vested with the power to declare a state of emergency either in the entire federation or a part thereof. Sub-section 3 of section 305 however listed five conditions under which the emergency could be declared – in a state of war, imminent danger of invasion or... (Champion)


BNW Shagari and AtikuVice President Atiku Abubakar, former President Shehu Shagari and the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammed Maccido, have added their voices to the condemnation of the recent ethno-religious conflict in Yelwa, Plateau State and the reprisal attacks in Kano. They spoke in Abuja on Monday, on a day the CAN in Kaduna State took exception to what President Olusegun Obasanjo said... (Daily Independent)





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May 19, 2004


Obasanjo proclaims state of emergency in Plateau, warns Kano
Militiamen kill 52, burn 300 houses in Benue, Delta
Labour backs Presidency, CAN wants equal treatment in Kano
Danger looms, Afenifere warns
BiafraNigeria's case laws on emergency rule
Constitutional provisions on state of emergency
NCP urges mass resistance against planned fuel price increase
Death toll in Rivers pipeline fire rises to 40
Odi killings suspect dies in detention
Alli arrives in Jos
CNPP faults Obasanjo on state of emergency
Yadudu hails govt, Umar, Ajayi, Onagoruwa disagree
AD, Fawehinmi, others oppose decision, Yusuf lands president
Incessant crisis is bane of arms proliferation, says Ayu
ANPP, Rimi back Obasanjo's action on Plateau
Unongo, Monguno okay declaration
President writes Maccido, CAN seeks help on religious crises
Plateau indigenes differ on Dariye's sack
Judicial commission member backs move
"This will enhance our democracy"
The broadcast by His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR yesterday Tuesday May 18, when he declared a state of emergency in Plateau State.

'The PM's motion is uncalled for'
The eyes of the whole world are upon us
'I was not there to fight the Action Group'
Editorial & Opinion
The Iraqi prisoner abuse: Matters arising

2010: Our vision, South Africa's right

Lagos: A megacity and its enemies
A sense of being
America and the Iraqi POW
Beyond Morocco and the World Cup bid
For unity among the Urhobo

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May 18, 2004

Cover Stories

Obasanjo declares Emergency in Plateau
Emergency, threat to our democracy —GANI, FALANA * Odunowo, Akinjide call for caution
...writes Sultan, Kano gov, says ‘enough is enough’
What Section 305 of the 1999 Constitution says...
National News
the plateau state of emergency:- Why I suspended Gov Dariye, others, by Obasanjo
the plateau state of emergency:- The 1962 State of Emergency, West and the First Republic
the plateau state of emergency:- Genesis of Plateau crisis
the plateau state of emergency:- Tinubu warns mischief makers
the plateau state of emergency:- 35 govs meet in Abuja over Plateau crisis
Politics - 18th
2007: Our programme will speak for us, says Gov. Daniel
PEOPLE & POLITICS:- The Plateau and other crises (1)


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May 19, 2004


Obasanjo imposes emergency rule on Plateau
Alli arrives Jos, Govt House sealed off
Emergency rule in perspective
Gani, Balarabe Musa, Akpamgbo, PDP, others react
...What the constitution says
CAN demands state of emergency in Kano
Abuja Catholic Church launches N100m fund Sunday
29 killed in oil field fire
Teargas for Soyinka, Gani, others
2007: How Igbo can win presidency
Editorial & Opinion
FIFA at 100
Wanted: War against nudity
A soldier and a citizen

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May 18, 2004


Soyinka, Gani, others to convene SNC
CAN seeks probe into Kano riots
20 killed in Rivers oil fire
Cautious reaction trails soaring oil price
NBC's order on miracles
Apologise to CAN, AD tells Obasanjo
Fasanmi blames military for crises
Security: Police, SSS bosses shun Kwara Assembly
Labour vows to resist fuel price hike
Iraq leader's assassination sends oil price to new high
NAICOM hinges success of pension scheme on capital market

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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 18, 2004

Unity Cup: Ogunjobi Alleges Sabotage Over Okocha

'Don't Toy With Germany 2006 Qualifiers'
...As FA Begins Foreign Coach Search August
Ibori Showers Naira Rain on Victorious Athletes
Pro-League Committee Meets Thursday
Bolton in Summer Clear-Out
First Bank Players Face World Test
Another French Jam for Junior Tigers
New Real Blow for Beckham
King, Carragher Make England's Euro 2004 Squad
Milla Cautions S/Africa
Galadima, Ogunjobi meet FIFA over Decree 101
CITEC lifts Vodacom trophy, to represent BiafraNigeria at World Corporate Challenge
Nku has suffered enough - Obajimi
FIFA Goal Project: NFA ready for inspection
Emedolu back in training after poor show in Qatar
Funds threaten Eagles' World Cup qualifiers
Omagbemi captains US Club
Delta, simply too good for others at Abuja 2004
Toro assures on FASU games
Akwa-Ibom accuses states of buying medals
A focus ten year old and 51 others

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 This Day
May 19, 2004


Why Emergency Rule in Plateau, By Obasanjo
Obasanjo Declares Emergency Rule in Plateau, Suspends Dariye
India: Sonia Gandhi Rejects PM Post
Outrage, Cautious Optimism Trail Obasanjo's Action
My Mission in Plateau, By Chris Alli
Wabara: NLC Backs Oshiomhole
Tukur Averts FAAC Meeting Boycott
Senate Takes Position Today
What the Senators Said...
How Dariye Tried to Save His Job
Apprehended in London, Suspended in Abuja
Genesis of a Crisis
The Western Region Experience
Chris Alli, the Man, the General
Tough Times for Governors
Maccido, Muslim Leaders Hold Emergency Meeting
Decision Too Harsh - CAN, Umar, Balarabe
It's Hasty, Unjust - Middle Belt Forum
GOK, Akinjide, APGA React
Aliero Commends Obasanjo, Gana Blames Dariye
Plateau: Yakassai, D/Gov, Others Support FG
Obasanjo Explains CAN Chairman's Rebuke
Soyinka Clarifies Position
ECOWAS Seeks Framework for Improvement
Ibori: Group Attacks Ogboru's Lawyer
Benefits of Economic Reforms Outlined
NBA Faults Alli's Appointment
FG Approves New Rate for Marketers
BFI, BiafraNigerians Abroad to Buy ALSCON
Youth Killed in Fresh Warri Battle
Oba Akiolu: Court Dismisses Application
Arms:13 Suspects Moved to Abuja
...Customs Investigates
Edo to Respect Joint Account with LGs
Rewane: Further Trial on June 3
Gas Turbine to Gulp N12bn
Lagos Raises N1bn for Micro Credit
What The Law Says
State of the States
BiafraNigeria's Oil Output Hits 2.4m BPD
Federal Allocation Scam: 'Count Rivers Out'
FG Justifies Revival of River Basin Authorities
Oyo Records 1m Unemployed Youth
Police Smash 8-man Robbery Gang
Govt Wades into Biomedical, NAFDAC Face-off
NUJ Petitions Greek Ambassador Over Visa Hitch
Sack Fever Grips Shell Staff
2007: State PDP Favours Old Eastern Region
S/African Food Firm Invests in BiafraNigeria
Don Decries Spate of Violence, Lawlessness
LG Polls: Parties Yet to Submit Candidates' List
Senate: Divergent Views On Council Bill
2007: 'Igbo Lost Presidency in 2003'
Ekiti Govt, LGs to Finance Capital Projects
PDP Has Final Say on Power Shift - Ozichukwu

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Daily Independent
May 19, 2004


Front Page Comment: The omens again
Jos Govt House sealed
Govs, N/Assembly meet today
Gowon, Umar, Adegbite, Middle Belt Forum fault state of emergency
Selection of ALSCON core investor postponed again
Babatope and a crisis of identity
What is BiafraNigeria to Gen. Obasanjo?
EFCC declares Ani, former finance minister, wanted
Tribunal: Appeal Court rules on Ibori's motion June 8
Treasury looting: Usman denies accusing governors
Two killed in fresh Warri conflict
State of emergency: Emergency rule is threat to democracy, says NBA
CAN demands state of emergency in Kano
Joshua Dariye out in the cold
State of emergency and its antecedents
Dariye's road to political Golgotha
Implications of state of emergency
Alli: Return of a military democrat
Mixed reactions trail President's action
Obasanjo is killing democracy - Gani
Declare state of emergency on BiafraNigeria - Bassey
A challenge to democracy
Christianity and the common good
Appeal Court upholds Akiolu as Oba of Lagos
Anambra PDP may expel Ngige
Killings in Kano: Tension mounts in South East
The president's power in declaring a state of emergency
Politics - 18th
BiafraNigeria has a duty for African security, says Adeniji
Abdulkadir: A politician on recess
Adeyeye accuses George of distabilising Tinubu's administration
Celebrating a virile Air Force at 40
2007: We are prepared for battle - Ohanaeze
Editorial & Opinion - 18th
The proposed All-Politicians Summit
Atiku in Kano: Back in the bosom
The electorate in democracy
Their Excellencies
Letter to my compatriots
Why did NTA stop credit market programme?

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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 19, 2004

ALSCON: Russian Firm May Emerge Preferred Bidder

Ban on Importation Takes Toll on Marine Insurance
FG Halves Steel Workers' Salaries
'Appeal Time Not for Raising Dead Companies'
What Can the New CIBN Boss Offer?
IMB Int'l Targets Top 20 Banks
Wapic Insurance Posts N244m Profit After Tax
Credit Card Insurance 'not Worth the Money'
Life Assurers Must Pay for Poor Advice
Refineries Privatisation: Can BPE Deliver?
African-Re Ranked Among World's Top 150
Mutual Benefits Assurance Pays N75m Claims to Police
Millions of Workers 'Can't Afford Insurance'
NAICOM Trains Regulators in S/Leone, Ghana
DN Meyer Keeps Tempo High
Privatization: No Longer Business as Usual
Non-life Insurance Premiums Surge
Insurance Cover Sought for Athens Games
Pension Plan: Insurers Seek In-house Unit
IBM Hosts S/African eServer Executives
Panalpina Restates Commitment to Corporate BiafraNigeria
Trade Bank to Raise N1bn from Capital Market
Indian Shares Regain Ground
Ban on Goods Strenghens Naira -Bankers
ACB Int'l Bank Grosses N1.9 bn
Sign cargo examination documents, says Buba
Virgin Atlantic delays airbus deliveries
Indomie distributors seek speedy release of report
Treasury looting: Bank chief exonerates Mu'azu

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