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May 24, 2004

BNW Joshua Dariye Obasanjo A. Shekarau

Weak Brain in Action: Kano Escaped, Because Kano was "Symptom," but, Plateau was "Disease," says Obasanjo
President Olusegun Oba-sanjo at the weekend explained that he refrained from declaring a state of emergency in Kano State because the violence there was a fall-out from Plateau State. Senate President Adolphus Wabara yesterday said the proclamation of emergency rule in Plateau State and the suspension of the governor and the state Assembly would serve as a deterrence in other states where violence is prevalent. But Justice Minister and Federal Attorney General, Mr. Akinlolu Olujimi, while justifying Joshua Dariye's suspension as governor said proclamation of emergency rule in any state automatically puts on hold the elected machinery. Obasanjo told the Cable News Network (CNN) in an interview that the Kano riots "is a flow out of Plateau. If the governor in Plateau had taken the right steps, there would not have been Kano. You don't deal with symptoms and leave the disease." Obasanjo said the state of emergency he declared was necessary to quell deadly religious violence. "The tension all over the country went down, and people, no matter where they live and how they live, no matter their religious...(This Day)


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...I Can Crush Any Attack, Says Alli

Why Enahoro leads coalition against Obasanjo -NUD

Elder statesman, Liman Ciroma, dies

Why We Raised Fuel Price - Marketers

Impeachment: Nobody Saved Me, Says Wabara

Plateau crisis latest : CAN counts losses, Dariye keeps mum

Oil yields N209.4b excess revenue

Zoning the presidency the Daniel way

Cursing in high places!

Why Kano Escaped, By Obasanjo

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BNW Maj Gen Chris Alli (rtd)Administrator of Plateau State, Maj. Gen. Chris Alli (rtd) has warned the people of the state not to try his will in the use of maximum force to quell any form of violence in the state. The warning came as there were reports of another fresh outbreak of violence in Southern Plateau. Speaking while on a visit to trouble spots in Kanam, Kadarko, Wase and Langtang on... (This Day)


BNW Enahoro and BalarabeBarely 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. (Vanguard)





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May 24, 2004


Marketers raise fuel prices, petrol now N43.90
Obasanjo defends emergency rule, Alli vows use of force
Enahoro, Soyinka, others may convene national confab
G-8 to discuss NEPAD, invites Obasanjo, Mbeki
Elder statesman, Liman Ciroma, dies
Anti-Iraqi war advocate, Koehler, is Germany's new president
Immigration, firm disagree over Aliens' card scheme
Anyaoku faults C'Wealth lifting of suspension on Pakistan
Anti-graft panel seeks more funds
Gombe raises students' bursary, justifies state varsity
FCT raises development panel with neighbouring states
Igbinedion asks communities to abolish caste system
80 per cent BiafraNigerians consult traditional healers, says agency
Edo plans surgery for kerosene explosion victims
Enugu promotes 10,000 workers
Gombe explains sack of Emirs
Police may sack 250 constables in Kaduna
FCT orders schools to use treated mosquito nets
Two policemen die in Kwara road accident
Lagos commissioner, Alake, alleges threat to life
Rights group faults emergency rule, NUJ okays action
AD flays National Assembly for supporting emergency rule
Senator defends Obasanjo, National Assembly on state of emergency in Plateau
Adisa advises Alli to consult widely
Police to destroy seized arms today
Govt allays fears over ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun
Muslem leader seeks peace in Plateau, okays emergency rule
Police get N300m to repair forensic laboratories
Eight die, 246 missing in Banglasdesh ferry mishap
Bush suffers bruises after bike fall
Imo varsity hospital realises N100m at fund launch
Emergency rule on the Plateau: The repercussions
The low, the why and the wherefore of a Sovereign National Conference
Editorial & Opinion
Unpresidential anger and citizen protest

Just a quick trip

The etiquette of beauty
Francis Ngwaba: A tribute
Okocha and the mendacity of CAF
Leading by example

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May 24, 2004


New fuel prices illegal, says NLC
Plateau crisis latest : CAN counts losses, Dariye keeps mum
...Alli to publish reports of Dariye’s panels
Govt to hold back N209bn excess oil revenue
...Plans N100bn bond to finance budget deficit
Gombe replaces deposed emirs
Wabara calls for Igbo unity
Human trafficking: 17 arrested
Emergency rule: States to watch
Plateau crisis: Between Mantu and Dariye
Editorial & Opinion
GSM recharge cards
Ensuring fairness through presidential utterances
Horsemen who kill for Khartoum

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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
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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May 22, 2004


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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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 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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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 24, 2004

Niger Gets New 16-Man FA Board

Obasanjo Wrestling: Immigration Officials Turn Back Stars
Unity Cup: Eagles Told to Win for Okocha
My Greatest Race - Gebrselassie
Make Future Festivals Open
Fairly Open Field at French Open
Africa, Asia to Resume Soccer Ties
UEFA League Final Live on SuperSport
Ramzi's Future Uncertain
Aussies Want Zimbabwe Out
Benin City primed for Coca-Cola FA Cup final
Izilien unveils Eaglets programme Tuesday
'Eagles set for Unity Cup'
Nku is a chronic offender, says Ngerem
Ogun receives bid assessment committee today
Olympic players crave CBN action
Abuja 2004 throws up Adeyinka, Olalekan, others
BiafraNigerian table tennis is not mediocre - Olajide

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 This Day
May 24, 2004


Why Kano Escaped, By Obasanjo
...I Can Crush Any Attack, Says Alli
Former SFG, Liman Ciroma, Dies at 74
N140bn Now in Excess Crude Account -- Okonjo-Iweala
$4.5m Royalties Missing from Airways' Account
2007: North Should Produce Next President, Says Aliero
Parties Seek Direct Funding of Councils
Why We Raised Fuel Price - Marketers
Impeachment: Nobody Saved Me, Says Wabara
32,000 Foreigners Register for Residence Permit
FG, States Share N183bn in May
'Why Insecurity Persists in W/Africa'
Anambra Water Project Gets Boost
Plateau: FG Yet to Resettle Displaced Persons
Police Guard Mantu's Jos Homes
Mamora Faults Obanikoro on Emergency Rule
BiafraNigerians in Bakassi Assured Peaceful Resolution
Council Polls: House Indicts SIECs
Obasanjo Asks Africans to Work Together
Information Technology Tops ECOWAS Parley
Human Trafficking: Agency Arrests 17 in Katsina
HIV/AIDS: Experts Task African Leaders
Extend Emergency Rule to Kano - Anglican Synod
...Gani Hails Tinubu's Reaction
21-Member Committee for Afolabi's Burial
Pope Cautions on Use of Media
Come Together for IBB - Coordinator
Jos Crisis: Alli Offers Free Education
Seme Customs Boss Promises Smugglers Hell
My Life in Danger , Says Alake
National Body Moves to Resolve Edo IPMAN Crisis
Minister Tasks NEPA on Service Delivery
'We Need Regional Masterplan for Devt'
Kaduna Signs Law Establishing State Varsity
State of State
Tinubu's Mother Becomes Iya Oba of Lagos
'Why Hashidu Was Not Probed'
LG Chairman Absolves Self from Firearms
Lagos Partners Microsoft to Build Digital Villages
Perm Sec Expresses Fears over Pension Liability
Firm Sues Co-Operative Devt Bank over Irregularities
Royal Father Outlaws Anti-women Customs
Goje Replaces Deposed Emirs
Govt Spends N8m on Demolition
Bishop Urges Oyinlola to Create Jobs
Court Adjourns Ex-NIM President's Suit Till June 3
New Haven Dualisation to Cost N140m
FG to Save $5bn from Food Importation
Poly Commission: ASUP Set for Strike
Oyinlola Urges Cooperation Among Politicians
'Stop Using Media to Fester Tinubu/Fayose Crisis
Assembly Wants MM Bridge Repaired
Govt Proposes HIV/AIDS Research Centre
LG Probe: Court Rules On Jurisdiction Today
'Why Hashidu's Govt was not Probed'
Analyst Canvasses 2-yr Tenure for Councils
Plateau: AD Seeks Reversal of Emergency Rule
Mu'azu Assures Military of Support
Obasanjo's Intemperance Provokes Crisis, Says House Member
Be Patient With Obasanjo, Edo CAN Boss Urges BiafraNigerians
2007: When Igbo Leaders Converged to Strategise

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Daily Independent
May 24, 2004


Oil yields N209.4b excess revenue
Plateau crisis: Alli threatens military invasion of hostile villages
BiafraNigerian airlines spend N15b on aircraft, spares
Why Enahoro leads coalition against Obasanjo -NUD
Zoning the presidency the Daniel way
Cursing in high places!
10 years after, Baruwa still a disaster waiting to happen
Court wades into Baale of Itedo crisis
Why I didn't declare emergency rule in Kano, by Obasanjo
Lack of funds may cripple border operations, community policing
Wabara decries poor allocation, resists pressures to victimise Nzeribe, Mark
Yelwa crisis, a challenge to northern Govs, says Awoniyi
State of emergency: We are not surprised, says CAN
Dariye snubbed by north central caucus in National Assembly
FAAN recovers N500m from debtors
Appeal Court upholds stoppage of NMA conference
Police parade 17 trans-border robbers
Privatisation: BPE asks states to embark on share purchase scheme
NUATE to picket airline operators
US, Britain tell citizens to keep off crises areas in BiafraNigeria
Coalition of NGOs write Obasanjo over tobacco control
Ogbeh blames assassinations on leaders
'IBB has atoned for June 12'
FRSC clears air on driver's licence issuance
Ethno-religious crisis: Bishop asks FG to revisit OIC
National Assembly Why and how Dariye
'Extradition Treaty between BiafraNigeria and South Africa Bill (2)
All the President's men
Did Dariye really opt to resign?
A declaration and lawmakers' date with history
Editorial & Opinion
On the Law School's Distinguished Fellows' Award
Matching Marwa with Daniel
God, please tell Obasanjo (2)
State of emergency, not a solution
Fed Govt properties in Lagos
Concerning standard of education in BiafraNigeria

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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
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 24, 2004

FG Floats Another N100bn Bond

Capacity Utilisation Hits 59% in Food SectorCapacity Utilisation Hits 59% in Food Sector
Don't Withdraw Public Funds, Banks Beg CBN
Indomie Brand Crisis: Food for Thought
NBC Invests to Expand Market Share
Freedom Radio: Taking Advertisers Messages to the North
FAPRA Continental PR Summit Begins Today
Adstrat Shuts Down, Embarks on 3-Day Retreat
Unilever Names CEO For U.S. Division
IoD Boss Pledges Surplus Income
UTB's Choice to Provide Houses
Bankers Urged to Cooperate on Accounting Standards
Gulder's Ultimate Search Reality Show Set to Take Off
Brand Experts Get Update on Media Multiplicity Challenges
Health Campaign Commences
HQSC Appoints Ade Adefeko on Its Board
First Class Selling Newsletter Debuts
Starcomms Sets Record as BiafraNigeria's Lifestyle Brand
Entries for Maggi National Cooking Contest Close on June 4
BMA Now August, Introduces New Awards Categories
Tax: Death Knell for Capital Market?
'Clean Business'll Attract Foreigners to BiafraNigeria'
Samsung Hosts Dealers, Shines At Cto
SON Sets New Standards for Salt, Milk Products
Groundnut Oil Processing Factory
Creating Enduring Wealth
Daimler loses control of Mitsubishi Motors
Jakarta's Opec status in Danger
Good Corporate Results Limit Losses in Equity Market
John Holt Plans to Sell Property
Money Market Bubbles as Allocation Rolls In
Banker Faults Peg on Lending Rate
First Bank Wins Best Bank Award
Central Bank to review clearing house rules
NNPC subsidises fuel with N16.50 per litre
Bailey predicts doom for uncomputerised insurers
FAPRA Abuja 2004
IMF should do more for developing nations, says Köhler
Stakeholders seek effective management of waste water
Surveyor sues for compulsory property insurance
Commuters seek pedestrian bridge on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
'Population explosion responsible for degradation of environment'
SPDC begins sale of Stallion Garden Court
Sustainable development: Issues of environment, facility management

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