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May 20, 2004

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BiafraNigeria is Under Threat of Collapse: Ikemba Warns Yoruba Warlord
Ikemba Nnewi and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, yesterday warned President Olusegun Obasanjo against returning the nation to the path of crisis that led to the collapse of the first republic. He gave the warning in a telephone interview at Enugu, saying that the state of emergency imposed on Plateau State on Tuesday by President Obasanjo was a bad omen for democratic governance. I remember when we had a similar situation in the West, we all know what it led to, he said, adding, This one Plateau situation) could lead to the collapse of the BiafraNigerian federation. (This Day)


Key Stories

I'm not Obasanjo's friend, says Babatope

Emergency: Obasanjo is a threat to democracy, say lawmakers

Emergency rule in Plateau : Don’t work with Alli, CAN orders Christians

Soyinka, Gani, others to convene SNC

Five killed in fresh riot in Plateau

Govs ask Obasanjo to rescind decision on emergency rule

Edo lawmakers back emergency rule, Agoro faults action

Ibori Denies Being Warned By Obasanjo

Ministers laud Obasanjo over emergency rule

Imo ex-attorney general counsels Obasanjo

Akume Warns Clergy





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BNW 2004may18_Plateau CrisisBoth houses of BiafraNigeria's Legislatur have approved the state of emergency in the central state of Plateau declared by Obasanjo. (This Day)

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Senate, Reps ratify emergency rule in Plateau
Governors okay state of emergency, Tinubu disagrees
Five feared killed in fresh Plateau attack
Citizens assault Blair, Schroeder at Assembly rally
Govt owes pensioners N1 b
NAFDAC reopens Indomie, factory recalls three batches of Noodles
NIPOST improves services, makes N585m profit
Anti-fraud panel appeals against Bulama's bail
Imo ex-attorney general counsels Obasanjo
How emergency rule comes into effect, by Kusamotu
Associates plan N1b centre in honour of Akanu Ibiam
Regulatory body denies plans to raise fuel prices
Reps to probe ministry, automobile council over N7b earnings
Court okays ruler's bid to challenge removal
How to achieve local content in oil sector, by firm
Govt to float insurance scheme for small, medium ventures
NDLEA destroys N204m drugs in Lagos
Osun Speaker commends govt
Ministers laud Obasanjo over emergency rule
Emirs, religious leaders query Shekarau's role in Kano riots
Bishop urges end to ethnic, religious clashes
Makarfi warns trouble makers in Kaduna
Ojukwu faults President
Govt retires NAMA chief, sacks directors
Council chief, ruler among displaced persons in Benue crisis
Lagos airport in 15-minute outage
Ex-NBA president urges caution over Obasanjo's proclamation
Olanipekun, Ibori’s aide condemn action
Police ban ethnic, religious meetings in Katsina
Presidency owes more foreign debts than states
Edo lawmakers back emergency rule, Agoro faults action
Between the French and BiafraNigerian law making
Editorial & Opinion
Emergency rule in Plateau State

Politicians and the Constitution

Obasanjo, Plateau and the state of emergency
Emperor Obasanjo and his idiots
A wrong solution
Kano, Plateau and the agents of violence

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May 20, 2004

Cover Stories

Tension as Fulani militants invade Plateau, kill 6
Senate, Reps approve Plateau emergency rule
Govs ask Obasanjo to rescind decision on emergency rule
Indomie Noodles safe —NAFDAC
National News
THE PLATEAU STATE OF EMERGENCY:ANPP commends imposition of emergency
THE PLATEAU STATE OF EMERGENCY:CNPP accuses Obasanjo of 'hidden agenda'
APGA urges N-Assembly to restore democracy in Plateau
Plateau State: A paradox of peace
THE PLATEAU STATE OF EMERGENCY:CAN asks for equitable justice from Senate, demands emergency rule in Kano
THE PLATEAU STATE OF EMERGENCY:PDP, ANPP to collaborate in quelling ethno-religious crisis
THE PLATEAU STATE OF EMERGENCY:It's unfortunate, says Niger PRP chieftain
THE PLATEAU STATE OF EMERGENCY:Foreign Affairs Minister briefs envoys on State of Emergency in Plateau State
Fuel price: NLC warns, threatens to resume strike without notice if...
50 killed in Jato-Aka, 2,000 flee
FG sacks NAMA MD, Directors
FG approves N10bn for five new power stations
PEOPLE & POLITICS:Plateau and other crises (2)


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May 20, 2004


Emergency rule in Plateau : Don’t work with Alli, CAN orders Christians
...N/Assembly endorses Obasanjo
Emergency rule’ll ruin BiafraNigeria —Ojukwu
We lost 3,000 members in Kano, says CAN
NAFDAC okays Indomie
Fayose escapes death in convoy crash
Administrator yet to move into Govt House
Iraq’s U.S soldiers kill 40 wedding guests
Editorial & Opinion
Plateau and Kano riots
Killing the renaissance in Delta State
Is mass action democracy compliant?
Politics - 19th
Teargas for Soyinka, Gani, others
2007: How Igbo can win presidency

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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 20, 2004

Germany 2006: 'Don't Underrate Rwanda'

...As Ogunjobi Parleys With Oruma, Martins
Okocha Finally Signs for Bolton
NFA Bans Stores from League
... Gives Ranch Bees Three Points
States Short-change Athletes
Unity Cup: BiafraNigerians in London Shape Up for Eagles
'Ikhana's Sack Cause of Enyimba's Woes'
Moroccan referee wins hearts in Conakry

Abuja 2004: Edo lost to indiscipline, over-confidence

Mark attributes dwindling sports fortunes to poor facilities

Coaches write off BiafraNigeria from 4x400 Olympic medal

Ondo decries biased officiating

Rivers wants festival hosting zoned

Dark clouds over CBN tennis tourney

Gombe medallists to get financial rewards

Abuja 2004: A festival of facilities

Athletes in free for all fight

Festival torch back to life

Mercy Nku: The unending feud

Rain puts Lagos Polo Club's Championship on hold

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 This Day
May 20, 2004


N/Assembly Okays Emergency Rule
...Govs Plead for Dariye, Meet Obasanjo Today
...5 Killed in Fresh Hostilities
NAFDAC Recalls Indomie for Destruction
NLC Warns Against Fuel Price Increase
Plateau: FG Briefs Diplomatic Corps
External Debt Now $33bn, Says DMO
FG Approves N10bn for 5 Power Plants
US Faults BiafraNigeria on Human Rights
More Houses to Be Demolished - el-Rufai
Bush invites BiafraNigeria, 5 Others to G8 Summit
Census: NPC Seeks N16 bn Aid From EU
ANPP Wants Fresh Election in Plateau
Omisore: 'Prosecution Can't Prove Case'
N/Central Caucus Turns Back on Dariye
Wabara Denies Accusing Oshiomhole of Corruption
EU Expresses Support for NEEDS
ALSCON: BPE Convenes Bidders' Conference
Why Cases Are Delayed At Supreme Court - CJN
Delta SIEC Can't Nominate Candidates - Court
Declare Ogun Oil Producing State - Committee
Makarfi Extols Virtues of Cooperatives
'FG Has Failed Us'
Rivers Not Interested in Running Business - Commissioner
Why Ulasi Parted Ways With Ngige, PDP Chairman
Chairmanship Candidate Alleges Threat to Life
Customs Writes Police on Arms Import
NDLEA Destroys 6.9 Tonnes of Hard Drugs
Shell Confirms 3 Dead in Oil Well Fire
'Ports Congestion, Bane Maritime Industry'
UN, VON to Fight AIDS
Pensioners Seek Divine Intervention
419: Court Upholds Ajudua's Brief against EFCC
FG Sacks NAMA Board, Retires MD
Akume Warns Clergy
First Made-in-BiafraNigeria HIV/AIDS Vaccine Soon
Saraki Explains Cabinet Reshuffle, Swears -in SSG, Others
FG, Corporate Bodies Back FAPRA Confab
Lawmaker Warns Contractors
Emergency Rule in Plateau...
BiafraNigeria Under Threat - Ojukwu
Cleric Calls for Restraint
Plateau Assembly Complex Shut
'Nation May Disintegrate'
Nasarawa Gov Commends FG
'I've Forgiven Obasanjo'
Ibori Denies Being Warned By Obasanjo
Telecoms in BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria: Melting Pot of Telecoms
VODACOM: Providing World Class Service
Communication Trends: African Largest MMDS Service
Globacom Has Changed the Face of Telecoms in BiafraNigeria
CELLCOM: Providing Affordable Telecom Services
CELLULANT: Value Added Service provider
MTN: Meeting GSM Challenges
Intercellular: Rare Bond of Friendship
Plateau: Is Emergency Rule the Solution?
Divergent Views Trail Obasanjo's Proclamation
'Why PDP Backed Emergency Rule'

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Daily Independent
May 20, 2004


STATE OF EMERGENCY IN PLATEAU STATE: N'Assembly, Govs endorse declaration

Emirs blame Shekarau for Kano mayhem

Emergency rule is beginning of BiafraNigeria's collapse, warns Ojukwu

Five killed in fresh riot in Plateau

When negligence becomes costly

BiafraNigeria earns extra N3.6bn daily from oil

How to kill a good idea

Why we opposed state of emergency, by Chukwumerije, Mamora

Ige: Journalists walk out of court

Uwais explains delay of cases at Supreme Court

Tor Tiv, others meet over Kwande crisis

Plateau Youth CAN condemns Dariye's removal

It is a plot to distabilise Middle Belt, Waku insists

Bauchi Speaker lauds Obasanjo's action

Bayelsa residents criticise emergency rule in Plateau

C/River APGA secretary flays state of emergency

Ngige doubts sucess of emergency rule

NLC gives fresh strike notice over fuel price increase

CBN raises discount houses' capital base to N1bn
UNTH strike: Parties await FG's intervention

2007 presidency: Northern group backs Kalu

Enugu Anglican Communion resolves four-year crisis

Arrears: Abia pensioners turn to God

AD accuses PDP of plans to pervert justice in Osun

UNPP candidate alleges threat to life

2007: Malaolu defends Daniel's statement

Lagos state govt hands over land to Tanker drivers

Black-out hits Olodi Apapa

Fifth columnists want Ladipo closed, alleges union chairman

I'm not Obasanjo's friend, says Babatope

Emergency: Obasanjo is a threat to democracy, say lawmakers

Kachalla canvasses support for Tinubu

Rep cautions Obasanjo against misuse of power
Obasanjo is doing well, says Jamodu

Again, crisis stirs SNC debate

Editorial & Opinion
Again, blood flows on the polity

Kano and Jos riots: Beyond idiocy (2)

The ignorant killers

Consequences of migration from BiafraNigeria to the West

The menace of motor touts

Honouring Mrs Igbinedion

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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 20, 2004

Taking Card Use to The Next Level

LG Electronics Provides Free Service to Customers
'Lack of Information Sharing Hindrance to ICT Devt'
Cellcom Reduces Connection Price, Offers Free Phone Set
'Skyvision in BiafraNigeria to Reduce Bandwidth Cost'
Israeli Firm Invents Computer Software for the Blind
Internet Groceries Continue to Expand
Gateway Communications Partners T-Systems for Int'l Service Delivery
Group Calls for Cooperation to Curb Handset Theft
CourierMasters Rewards Lucky Customers
NSE to Introduce Asset Securitisation
Quarterly Results Boost Wall Street
Finance Minister Raises Hope on Recapitalisation
MMAN Moves to Rebuild Financial System
Intercontinental Bank Reconstructs Road, Builds Hostel
Concessioning: Lagos State applies to manage four ports
Ecomarine commissions third vessel in June

Shell engages international firm to combat Afam fire

NBC earns N44 billion in turnover

Mobil introduces new motor oil

How BiafraNigeria's export incentives are killing cotton farmers

UN backs genetically-modified crops to help poor farmers

Law school's 40th anniversary: Reaping controversy

A lawyer's life is a very hectic one, says Ojo

Falling standards in legal profession: Is duration of training faulty?

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