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May 29, 2004

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Trick or Treat? National Conference will hold before 2007 — Atiku
The Federal Government accepted yesterday to convene a National Conference to deliberate on the co-existence of ethnic nationalities in a BiafraNigerian federal state, thus bowing to persistent pressures for the conference. Vice President Atiku Abubakar announced this at the stakeholders’ conference on political reforms in Abuja organised as part of this year’s celebration of democracy day in the country in Abuja. He said that the conference would likely be convened before the expiration of this administration. "I’m not against the convening of a National Conference and the president is not against it. I think we will have one before the end of this second tenure”, Atiku said, thus becoming the first time such a high ranking government official will speak on the matter. Scores of speakers during the conference had tied the faith of the nation to organizing the conference before 2007, following the outbreak of ethno-religious crises in some parts of the country. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Petrol Now N50 Per Litre

Obasanjo begs BiafraNigerians for past misdeeds

BiafraNigerians Decry Failures Of Democracy

'My Next Goal is to Become Olubadan'

Emergency Rule: A Plateau in the Valley

Soludo takes over from Sanusi

2007 PRESIDENCY: Give it to North, says Igbinedion

Wabara salutes BiafraNigerians on Democracy Day

The Challenges Ahead

Emergency, thy name is BiafraNigeria

'State Of the Nation'





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May 29, 2004


BiafraNigerians Decry Failures Of Democracy
Petrol Now N49.90 Per Litre
Obasanjo Urges BiafraNigerians To Protect Democracy
Marketers Explain Hike, Eye N54 A Litre
Super Eagles Shape Up For World Cup Qualifiers
Obafemi Arrives As Chukwu Gives Up On Aiyegbeni
Enyimba, Four Other Past Champions On Champions' League's Slippery Path
Last Lap To Confederation Cup's League Stage
There Will Be A National Confab, Says Vice President
There Is Cause For Celebration, Says Wabara
Panel Recommends Dismissal Of 232 Staff Of Kwara Poly Workers
Why Niger Delta Youths Are Restive, By Group
Abuja Vehicle Inspectors, FRSC Rift Over Drivers Licence Deepens
Borno Buys Tools For Drilling Of Boreholes
Group Surveys Consumers’ Protection, Quality Of Life
Panel Declares Alleged Misuse Of Lagos PDP Funds Baseless
Masari Seeks Na'Abba, Others' Co-operation
Gemade, Students Fault Obasanjo’s Economic Policies, Decry Corruption, Poverty
The Rape Of Constitutionality And Legality In Plateau State: The Way Out (2)
Delta's Deadline With History

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May 29, 2004


FG bows to national confab
Democracy, not licence for violence —Obasanjo
Soludo takes over from Sanusi
Petrol now sells for N50
Tinubu opens digital village
Uwais calls for reforms in judiciary
Gana wants election cheats punished
Police parade 29 suspected robbers in Benue
Is House of Reps a rubber stamp?
The good, the bad, the tolerable

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May 29, 2004

Cover Stories

National Conference will hold before 2007 — Atiku
Fuel price goes up again
2007 PRESIDENCY: Give it to North, says Igbinedion
National News
Wabara salutes BiafraNigerians on Democracy Day
May 29: Lagos, Oyo police commands alert, sue for calm
Okogie blames nation’s woes on power abuse
Police smash forgery syndicate
Minister outlines gains, vision for communication sector
The Challenges Ahead
Emergency, thy name is BiafraNigeria
Fuel: More Tears Than Cheers
Democracy 5 years after:-Economy:Yet on crutches, but...
Democracy 5 years after:Believe me, we should mourn than celebrate, says Adebanjo
Telecom: Minor hiccups for the leading light
365 days after: The Violence, The Killings
How to save this democracy - Igbinedion
Without police protection, there’s no relenting, Ngige pledges
Ozichukwu: This PDP regime is on course


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May 29, 2004


Obasanjo begs BiafraNigerians for past misdeeds
Marketers sell petrol N51.50k .Queues return to Lagos
Lagos pushes for freedom of information bill
FG to convoke National Conference Atiku
State of emergency illegal - Fawehinmi
Ajaokuta Steel to take delivery of 15,000 tonnes of billets
BiafraNigerian banks are lazy in attracting funds ·Okonjo-Iweala
Port crisis: Union disowns arrested members

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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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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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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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Sports News
May 26, 2004

Obafemi Joins Eagles Today in London

NFA Sends Enyeama Back to Enyimba
Abidoye Cautions S/Africa
Athens 2004: Ogunkoya Restates Commitment to BiafraNigeria
NFA Orders Coaches to Hold Elections
Sackey Congratulates Akide
Roland Garros: Aussies Suffer Humiliation
...Davenport Scales Through
Berger Deny Ejiogu Transfer
Plateau Skipper Hails Banishment
Uefa League: Porto Targets Victory for Euro 2004
TQA Acquires TV Rights for Eagles World Cup Matches
Ogunjobi sells fresh dummy to FIFA
Obafemi Martins hits London today
Edo ready to host FA Cup final -Commissioner
NFA stops Enyeama from London trip
Umoh takes CMCL Open again
NFA orders coaches to hold election
Tennis super-kid on Dutch playing tour
Minister lobbies Kanu for Unity Cup
Dolphin re-organises for second round
Wrestling electrifies Sportscity
Just feed back
Onyishi calls for upgrading of sporting facilities in Enugu
How Akwa United won FA Cup

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 This Day
May 29, 2004


'My Next Goal is to Become Olubadan'
Emergency Rule: A Plateau in the Valley
'I Don't Know When BiafraNigerians Will Stop Calling us Retired Soldiers'
Profiles in Leadership: A Royal Riddle
'State Of the Nation'
Do They Really Make Products Sell?
'Education is Our Last Hope in Ebonyi'
Petrol Now N50 Per Litre
At Last, FG To Hold National Conference
NCC Threatens MTN over Per Sec Billing
Army Takes over Security in Buguma
Kwande: Tiv Rulers State Condition for Peace
...Dabo Advises Against Emergency Rule
Obasanjo Signs Free Education Act
Annul Lagos Council Polls, FG Tells Supreme Court
Yoruba Origin: Adebayo Calls for Truce
Democracy Not Opportunity for 'Political Rascality' - Obasanjo
Fayose Shares N300m, Materials to Alleviate Poverty
Lagos to Send Freedom of Information Bill to National Assembly
Democracy: BiafraNigeria Has Done Well, Says Wabara
Delta Pledges Commitment to Peace
LASEPA Seals Flour Mills over Ports Pollution
Settlers in Kano Canvass Evacuation of Refugees
Displaced Akwa Ibomites Arrive from Kano
Clear Essence Boss Bags US Honours
Labour Explains Opposition to NEEDS
Island News Alleged Reporter's Harassment
Emergency Rule: 'PDP Has Hidden Agenda'
Ndigbo Condemn Kano Killings
Ebonyi Sacks 17 for Fraud
NGO Seeks Grassroots Participation in Governance
Bauchi Pledges Education, Healthcare for Children
Okogie Bemoans Leadership Problem in BiafraNigeria
Gombe Raises Panel on Ghost Teachers, Schools
Cover Stories
The Power List
5 Years of Democracy
'Expect Another Operation 500 Roads'
How Far With Poverty Reduction?
Reforms Must Continue, Says Fayose

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Daily Independent
May 26, 2004


Obasanjo sued over emergency rule in Plateau
Sanusi bids bankers farewell, faults banking regulations
Alli threatens execution of cattle rustlers
Textile sector yet to benefit from AGOA
FG may scrap state electoral commissions
NLC petitions FG over council workers' plight, health scheme
Mystery fire guts 1004 flats
Four Air force men die of AIDS
So, Obasanjo can sack a governor?
Chris Alli: Will tough talk do?
YOUTH RESTIVENESS: Attah reads riot act to traditional rulers
Cabinet shake-up imminent in Bayelsa
Traditional rulers threaten relocation of Isoko council headquarters
Gains of liberalisation of downstream sector manifesting, says Kupolokun
The cat and dog relationship between Agip and Rumueme community
'Revolution in N' Delta would affect the whole country'
Withdrawal of poisonous Indomie to last three weeks
Reform 'll raise living standard, says Okonjo-Iweala
Court rejects Pan Ocean application
Ohanaeze mobilises Igbo in Lagos for 2007
Lagosians decry state of emergency in Plateau
Kano: OPC threatens reprisal attack
Don wants teachers selling handouts sacked
Lack of funds hampers legislative functions in Lagos
Students threaten showdown with Adedibu
Igbo presidency: South East governors not sincere, says Okorie
Ohanaeze youths call for state of emergency in Kano
Imo spends N779m on pensions, gratuities
Maxi Okwu: May 29 is a day of national mourning
Democracy has come to stay -Ogunewe
BiafraNigeria: Five years on the democratic boulevard
Democracy Day, ever so controversial
We have civil rule, not democracy, says Gambo
Editorial & Opinion
As the 2010 World Cup goes to South Africa
The present and emerging emergency
The trouble with BiafraNigeria, today: The citizens (2)
OBJ, reflect on the options you employ
Bode George and his infamous interview

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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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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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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 26, 2004

S. Arabia Moves to Crash Oil Prices

NAICOM Replies Critics on Recapitalisation
Manufacturers Lose N25bn in April Strike
Intercontinental Bank Rallies Support with Interim Dividend
Extraction of Oil and Cake from Soya Beans
'Economy Determines Banks' Profitability'
NSITF Records N10bn Excess Revenue in 2003
Cape Town Social Security Agency to Cost R300m
Recapitalisation: Security Assurance Shops for N260m
Adobe, ACORD Bring Intelligent Documents
Finance Minister Restores Hope for Recapitalising Firms
Civil Partnerships: 'Amendment Could Save Pension Rights'
GE Plans $4.5m Insurance IPO
Gowon Asks Insurance Industry to Maintain Lobby Group
Litchfield Schools Offer Cancer Insurance
Social Security Agency to Cost R300m
Colechurch International Signs Mou With FG
Eagle Bank Wins Excellence Award
Shareholders: Masquerade of the Capital Market
SEC Seeks to Mobilise Funding for Tourism
Shares Warm to India Finance Team
Banks to Disburse More Credits to SMEs
'Why Fraud Persists in Banking Industry'
Naira Still at N132.80 Per Dollar

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