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May 22, 2004

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No Peace for Obasanjo: Enahoro, Balarabe, Others Plan Mass Rally
Barely three weeks after the mass action called to protest electoral fraud and bad governance in the country, a group of eminent politicians led by elder statesman Chief Anthony Enahoro have resolved to hold mass rallies in Lagos and other state capitals on May 29 to mark this year’s Democracy Day. In a communique issued after its meeting under the auspices of BiafraNigerians United for Democracy (NUD), leading politicians comprising leaders of the Conference of BiafraNigerian Political Parties (CNPP), civil society groups and political activists said radical action must be taken to save democracy in the country. They advised BiafraNigerians to stay off the roads that day to give effect to the resolve to demonstrate opposition to growing dictatorship in the land. The NUD condemned the declaration of state of emergency in Plateau State, decrying “the near total destruction of our democratic... (Vanguard)

 

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Plateau youths vow not to cooperate with Alli

Plateau: CAN Blasts Obasanjo

How I Will Run Plateau, By Alli

Between the Hammer and the Anvil...

Jos: The Night After Dariye's Fall

'Where Is Justice?'

The Man Joshua Chibi Dariye

'Emergency Rule In the Interest of All'

Emergency Rule Was The Best Option for Plateau - Uchendu

'Why Dariye Dallied on Crisis'

There're forces against peace restoration in Plateau —Gana

 

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BNW Plateau FightersDeclaring their opposition to emergency rule, youths of Plateau State have vowed not to cooperate with the sole administrator, Maj-Gen. Mohammed Chris Alli. They made the declaration as the administrator ordered a mop-up of arms from the troubled areas, promising cash rewards for militants who surrender their weapons. In separate statements by the youth... (Punch)

 

BNW Maj Gen Chris Alli (rtd)Sole Administrator of Plateau State, Maj-Gen Chris Alli (rtd) has affirmed that the situation in the state was sensitive and would not warrant excessive use of force. He also confirmed that Tuesday's violence which led to the death of five people was masterminded by rampaging militants from Nasarawa State. Also, casualty figures from the Tuesday fresh... (This Day)

 

 




 

 

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Guardian
May 22, 2004


News


How I Will Run Plateau, By Alli
'Plateau Elders Demanded Emergency Rules'
CAN Asks Obasanjo To Rescind Emergency Rule Order
FIFA Lifts Sanctions Against Cameroon
CAF Reopens Enyimba Casefile
FIFA Centennial : France And Brazil Play In Old-Fashioned Kits
Police Parade 16 Trans-Border Robbery Suspects
Benue Faults Calls For Emergency Rule, Nasarawa Warns Clerics
Obasanjo's Aide Foresees End To Killings
Govt To Destroy 350 Houses In Abuja
Benue Sacks 17 School Heads Over Exam Fraud
Ebonyi Varsity Hospital Keeps Mum On Alleged Use of Fake Anti-HIV Drugs
NNPC To Tackle Marketers On Arbitrary prices
Govt Gives Agencies N90 Billion For Second Quarter
Group Wants Ngige To Conduct Council Polls
Sole Administrator's Office Likely In Amended Constitution
Ban On Protest In Plateau Stays, Say Police
Editorial & Opinion
'Why Govt. Imposed State Of Emergency In Plateau State'
Human Rights, Shari'a, BiafraNigeria and the West

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Vanguard
May 22, 2004


Cover Stories


May 29: Enahoro, Balarabe, others plan mass rally
Fuel price hike coming, says Petroleum adviser
National News
There're forces against peace restoration in Plateau —Gana
40 doctors pull out of NAUTH strike
...Gamai people raise alarm
Plateau crisis: Alli moves to recover illegal firearms
Daniel alleges plans to destabilise Ogun
Police parade 16 trans-border robbers in Lagos
My boyfriend planted cocaine in my bag —Drug convict
One roasted to death as illegal bunkerers set Shell Oil Well ablaze
Politics
STATE OF EMERGENCY IN PLATEAU:-DARIYE:Tough Battle for His Future
STATE OF EMERGENCY IN PLATEAU:-Day after: Calm in Jos, anger in Dariye’s home
STATE OF EMERGENCY IN PLATEAU:-What we want to see now, by Plateau indigenes

 

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Punch
May 22, 2004


News


Plateau youths vow not to cooperate with Alli
How Dariye failed to sway Senators
The soldier in Obasanjo
Why NDLEA can't nab drug barons
What happened in the West in 1962 and now in Plateau are not similar ?ichard Akinjide
Return of the dark days
Dariye may not find it easy to come back Hameed Kusamotu
Why BiafraNigeria's external debt rose by $4bn - DMO
Private investments in telecoms hits N532b in three years
FG incurred $1.3 bn deficit in 2003-CBN

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Champion
May 20, 2004


News


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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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 21, 2004


Soyinka slams BiafraNigeria 'inaction'


BiafraNigerian state split on emergency
Bulletins and chicken
Kano: BiafraNigeria's ancient city-state
BiafraNigerian papers round on president
Poverty behind BiafraNigeria's violence

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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 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 22, 2004


Cover Stories


Between the Hammer and the Anvil...
Jos: The Night After Dariye's Fall
'Where Is Justice?'
The Man Joshua Chibi Dariye
'Emergency Rule In the Interest of All'
Emergency Rule Was The Best Option for Plateau - Uchendu
'Why Dariye Dallied on Crisis'
News
Plateau: CAN Blasts Obasanjo
Alli: Return Firearms, Get N.2m
Enahoro, Falae, Others Condemn Emergency Rule
State of Emergency: Wada Nas Commends Obasanjo
Hamani Tijjani: Police Hand Over Vehicles to Owner Tuesday
Task Before Gen. Alli Herculean-Oyo
Defamation: Gbenga Adewusi Asks Court to Stop MITV Presenter
PDP Chieftain Commends Iweala, Usman
HIV/AIDS: 'Women Most Vulnerable'
Kwara Outlines Plan for Democracy Day
Okocha Looks to the Future
NACCIMA Organises Workshop
Ozolua, Edo Partner on N106m Surgical Deal
'Limit Council Chairmen's Tenure to Two Years'
45 UNIJOS Students Expelled over Exam Malpractices
Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc in Gombe
TITV Participates in Computer Exhibition
Police Get Award for Human Rights Protection
Oil Theft: Bunkerers Get More Daring
Politics
The Akande-Oyinlola Model
'Era of Uncertainty in Senate Over'
Indomie Is Safe for Consumption - NAFDAC
Gulder: Is it Really for the Rugged?
Now, Who Really is Pitching for Globacom?
Yet Another Vote for Consumers
Rosabel Wins UACN's Award
Edo's Loss at Unity Games: I was the Target
Inside the World of Windscreen Cleaners...
Emergency Rule in Plateau...
Emergency Rule: FG Lauds Governors, Legislators'
Ethnic Crisis: Benue Urged to Take Decisive Action
NOA Chief Wants Justice for Culprits
Cleric Deplores President's Utterances
Group Supports Obasanjo's Decision
FG Action Will Worsen Crisis - NGO

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Daily Independent
May 20, 2004


News


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

Politics
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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IRIN
May 20, 2004


20 dead in fresh Plateau violence despite state of emergency


Ethnic, sectarian upheavals push troubled BiafraNigeria to the edge
Obasanjo declares state of emergency in Plateau State
Police tear-gas demonstrators, arrest Wole Soyinka
57,000 people displaced by sectarian violence in two states
Riot-torn Kano tense but calm, displaced scared to go home
30 dead following religious riots in Kano
Angry Muslims in Kano protest Christian militia attack
Red Cross cares for 7,500 displaced by latest Plateau violence

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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 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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