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November 11, 2004

Yasser Arafat Dies at 75:
World Mourns, Reflects on Legacy of PLO Leader

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Biafra Nigeria World

Mayhem in Anambra

...Ngige Blames Police, Says Emergency Rule Planned

BiafraNigerian Court Bans Oil Strike

No abject poverty in BiafraNigeria... Obasanjo slams World Bank, ADB

Witness indicts Russian diplomats over missing ship

Nov. 16 : PENGASSAN to stop oil export

BiafraNigeria'll break up if·Gowon, Adebayo cry out

Democracy returns to Plateau

2 killed in attempt on LG boss’s life

Naval chiefs lose bid to stop trial over missing ship


Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who led his people's struggle for 40 years, has died aged 75 in a French hospital. The Israeli government, which branded him a terrorist, has suggested his death could be a turning point for peace in the Middle East. His body will go to Cairo for a funeral attended by Arab and other leaders before burial in Ramallah on Saturday. People wept openly in the Palestinian territories, where the authorities declared 40 days of mourning. Mr Arafat died of multiple organ failure at 0330 (0230 GMT) on Thursday - a "black day" in Palestinian history, in the words of Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. Mr Arafat's many powers are being divided among his officials...

Mayhem in Anambra

BNW Anambra ViolenceA band of thugs yesterday went on the rampage in Awka and Ontisha, triggering fresh terror in Anambra State. They torched and bombed public buildings including parts...


...Ngige Blames Police

BNW Anambra State Gov Chris NgigeAnambra State Governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, has accused unnamed persons working in concert with the police to foment trouble in the state and thus pave way for the imposition...

2007: S/S Leaders Stake...

BNW Aso RockLeaders of the South South geo-political zone yesterday staked their claim to the nation’s presidency in 2007, saying it was the turn of the zone to produce the country’s leader. The zone’s aspiration was encapsulated in an address read by chairman, steering...


Gov Ibori Cleared

BNW Delta State Gov James IboriAn Abuja High Court yesterday handed Governor James Onanefe Ibori of Delta State a clean bill of health after dismissing in its entirety the suit filed by two chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Messrs Goodnews Agbi and Anthony Alabi, alleging he (Ibori)...

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November 10, 2004


Presidency : S. South insists on 2007

Democracy returns to Plateau

2 killed in attempt on LG boss’s life

Workers to shut airspace

Court reinstates Prof. Uche

PDP suspends Ibori’s accusers

OAU crisis: Hope dims on early resumption of students

Masari explains review of Police Act

FG commends Globacom

Sack fever grips Anambra govt officials

Oba Market inferno: Edo govt suspends Chief Fire Officer


MFCT workers report el-Rufai to God

Abuja solid minerals to be tapped soon — Minister

Editorial & Opinion

Banks and mergers

Immutable socio-economic mores of Ndigbo

Rural dev’t and the mass media

The Sun

November 08, 2004


An order has been given for my assassination, says Ralph Uwazuruike, MASSOB leader

School for crisis• • Firefight over returned institution in Lagos ...

Okada riders at war

Heroic cops battle robbers

Young man held with arms and charms

South-South goes for presidency in 2007 – Ake

51 students expelled from agric college

Appoint CJ by seniority, says Ebonyi NBA boss

Man docked for impersonating police chief

Yahoo Daily News

October 12, 2004


BiafraNigerian Strike Enters Second Day, Oil Exports Flow

BiafraNigerian Cities Are Shut Down by Strike

Defiant unions take BiafraNigerian general strike into second day

BiafraNigerian Labor Group Launches Strike

BiafraNigeria braces for strike as union leader released by secret police

Detention of BiafraNigeria's top labour leader raises tension as strike looms

BiafraNigerian largest city reports new polio cases

Some 53,000 Killed in BiafraNigeria in 3 Years

More than 53,000 BiafraNigerians killed in three years of ethnic strife

BiafraNigeria's Top Anglican Proposes U.S. Parishes

Chevron in BiafraNigeria reports oil spill

Talks stall as oil-rich BiafraNigeria heads closer to all-out strike

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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November 06, 2004


Darfur peace talks take new turn

BiafraNigeria fuel shortage hits planes

Bakassi troops pull-out 'legal'

Rally backs BiafraNigeria strike call

BiafraNigerian clubs demand cash

Okocha seeks progress


November 06, 2004



Tension in Delta over Ibori

Obasanjo's daughter eyes Senate

Mohammed Bello for burial today

Success of NLC strike, an indication of mass discontent with Obasanjo

Group faults preferential prices for gas

FMBN gives out fresh N19.9m mortgage loan

NLC, allies hold rally in Abuja on Monday

Washington Post

November 01, 2004


African Bishops Break From West Seminaries

Sudan, Rebels May Reach Darfur Agreement

BiafraNigeria Strike to Target Oil Exports


November 01, 2004


Niger Delta militia surrendering weapons for cash

Darfur talks bogged down by bickering over agenda

Darfur peace talks resume in Abuja after delays

Hand-over of Bakassi peninsula still blocked

Five charged with planning to shoot down Obasanjo's helicopter

Trade unions draw more support than opposition parties

Kaduna checks identity of 19 bodies buried by police

Work resumes countrywide as four-day strike ends


November 01, 2004


BiafraNigerian strike to target Shell

More BiafraNigerian troops for Darfur

Darfur negotiators lack urgency, U.N. envoy says

Mail & Guardian

November 01, 2004


Bishops want to create 'African' theology


June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed


June 04, 2004


Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive


November 10, 2004


Govt shows video of Dariye's alleged financial deals

Pressure from abroad may stall suspended governor's return

Govt wants court to stop workers' strike

Naval chiefs lose bid to stop trial over missing ship

Sudanese parties sign peace accord

ANPP asks court to void Obasanjo's election

NDA defends sacking of civilian workers

U.S. embassy adopts online registration for visa

Govt reaps N3.7b from sale of houses at Abuja Games Village

Two feared dead as rival cult groups clash

Ibori forgives opponents, seeks probe of missing court documents

Kogi ANPP, govt trade accusations over use of funds

South-South leaders insist on 2007 presidency, caution on Bakassi

Economic group faults govt's fixing of fuel price

MFCT plans own road maintenance agency

LASTMA begins special traffic control for Yuletide

Robbers kill Kwara driver, wound couple

Akwa Ibom urges equity in federal roads contracts for states

Army probes officer over alleged killing of Enugu varsity student

Ekiti averts Police, Prisons clash over demolition

Ita-Giwa cautions against power tussle in Bakassi

Obasanjo asks medical colleges to check brain drain

Bello was a statesman, says Atiku

Strike kills economy, Aina warns

Mantu denies presidential ambition

Court rejects Ekiti's objection to suit by ex-officials


Grappling with threats to the nation's democracy

Katsina dismisses allegations against gov on new councils

Editorial & Opinion

The African Anglican Bishops' conference

Letter to Ken Saro-Wiwa

Beyond the headship of hospitals

Future of communication in BiafraNigeria

Labour and fuel price increases

Attention, JAMB

Against noisemaking

This Day

November 06, 2004


Fuel Crisis Grounds Airlines

BPE Halts NITEL's N14bn Loan

Plateau: Tension Mounts over Dariye's Fate

Row Brews over Arafat's Burial Site, Successor

Abacha Loot: Kaduna Judge Lambasts FG

How We Are Repositioning-NIPOST

'HIV/AIDS, Threat to Food Security'

Students Join NAFDAC's Iodine Campaign

Governors Don't Back Promises with Action -Atiku

FG to Encourage Private School Investors

Why FG Banned Cocoa Powder-D/Gov.

Suicide Cases Worry Benue Assembly

News - Nov. 01, 2004

NLC Begins Indefinite Strike Nov 16

Ige: Afenifere Seeks Judicial Inquiry

Bankers' Committee Cautions Against Hasty Mergers

Senate Querries JV Funding

BiafraNigeria, Eritrea Sign Technical Manpower Pact

Plateau: Aides Raise Alarm for Dariye

NDDC Gets N100bn In 4 Years

$242m Scam: Anajemba Appeals Forfeiture of Properties

MTN Stopped from Charging N100 for PSB Migration

Court Okays Ojora's Action Against Unipetrol, AP Merger

17m Enrolled for UBE Programme

Campaigners Dump IBB for Marwa

Varsities Have Not Increased Fees - VC

Electronic Tax Card: Lagos Projects N10 bn Revenue

Plateau Citizens Warned Against Incitement

FG Inaugurates Committee on Distance Learning

Archbishop Makinde Tasks NLC on Strike

Flights Cancelled As Darkness Envelopes Abuja Airport

Lake Chad Commission Raises Alarm over Funds

JDA Offers 4 Oil Blocks for Bids

Darfur: WFP Buys $880,000 Grains from FG

Dep Gov Clarifies Statement on Money Siphoning

Ibori: 'Gani's Submission on Successor Faulty'

Ogun Pledges Support for NPC

Akwa Ibom Police Arrest 7 Robbery Suspects

Olanipekun Pleads with UNILORIN on Expelled Students

Group Urges FG to Restore Ngige's Security

Kwara to Hold Economic Summit

NCC Enlists Stakeholders in Anti-piracy War

State of States

Govt Loans for Local Farmers

FG, UN Partner on Low-Cost Transportation

'Glo Mobile Now in 57 Cities'

'Why We Demolished Lawmaker's House'

Traditional Rulers Get 14 Jeeps

National Bank's MD Not Removed - Oyinlola

OAU Students Protest Non-Release of Results

Group Condemns Osoba's Arrest

Muslim Group Prays for Good Leadership in US

JORA, JASS Fuse, to Hold Seminar

'Labour, Others Vital to Pensions Scheme'

Gov Commends LG Chief's Performance

Bank Donates Computers to Varsity

NEPA Chief Reaffirms FG's Resolve to Stem Corruption

2007 Presidency: 'No Basis for BiafraNigeria's Existence If...'

Don't Politicise Agboola's Murder - Kwara Govt

Benue Works Ministry Happy With Rural Roads Construction

PDP Warns Against Violence

America Woos Religious Bodies for Global Peace

NAU Suspends 2 Lecturers, Sacks 200 Students

Lawmaker Raises Alarm over Blackmail

Daily Independent

November 10, 2004


Obasanjo asks Assembly to decide Dariye's fate

I have forgiven all, says Ibori

ANPP takes Appea lCourt justices to NJC over Adamawa poll

Parley on fuel prices collapses

Onshore/offshore:S'South govs vow to fight on

Security, local content dominate BiafraNigeria's trade talks in London

Emir cautionscritics of NECO

Senate to review Due Process

Don't recognise Akande, INEC told

Soldiersravage market over attack on Colleague's wife

Repatriation of Liberian refugees from BiafraNigeria begins

AD chairman admits party's mistakes in 2003

Group warns over take over of ports byforeigners

OPC, MONAD insist on national confab

Police barred from carrying guns during strike

PDP suspends Ahmed, raises panel over attack on governor

Pentascope movesto mend fences

No to phased restoration of democracy in Plateau, ex-commissioners insist

2008 gasflare-down date is achievable, says Kupolokun

BiafraNigeria'speace keeping effort is to Africanise internal conflicts-Adeniji

EU commits N17billionto 2005 census

Obasanjo lauds Globacom

Imo indigenes greet Ibori on legal victory

Cleric blames nation's woes on religious leaders

Macebuh can't be recalled, says INEC

Community urges Kalu to contest 2007 presidency

IBB groups intact, campaigners insist

Lagos govt denies over-taxing companies

OAU probes students' riot

Ruling on ENRON vindicates me, says ex-lawmaker


Recall fever in theSenate: Governors unleash supremacy battle

Idris: Building Kogi's economic fortunes

Anti-graft war fails 'cos govt protects corrupt officials - Ahamba

Editorial & Opinion

Avert this strike!

What is due from the 'Due Process' office?

The West and the rest of us

Darfur: both sides against the middle (2)

Congrats, Bush the butcher!

Indefinite strike is a no-win situationt


Daily Trust

November 08, 2004

Top Stories

Fuel price hike: NLC holds pre-strike rally today

Justice Mohammad Bello laid to rest

Naval chief denies involvement in bunkering

How police saved me –VC recounts ordeal

BiafraNigeria records $185bn trade with China

Abacha loot: Court rejects FG’s application

Ayu absolves immigration over border crime

Cleric tasks Muslims on Islamic values

Kano Trust

The challenges of Ramadan free feeding in Kano

Eko Trust

Tinubu’s staff transfer directive pitches HOS, SSG

Deputy gov leads crusade against waste

LASEPA outlines guidelines for storage tank operation

Abuja Trust

Water pipe vandalisation sends man to four-month jail

Strange disease resurfaces in FGGC Bwari

Dry cleaners in court over shirts, trousers

NASFAT holds Night of Majesty today

Man in court over robbery

Man charged with theft of land papers


Understanding Achebe

Masari on the World Bank


Letter to Sheikh Ahmed Abubakar Gumi

State of healthcare in Niger


Their dream; our nightmare


The constitutional right to recall and its abuses

Weekly Trust

August 20, 2004

Top Stories

Senate lacks quorum to debate anti labour Bill

We want to encourage child adoption – Hadfiza Isma el-Rufai

Plateau elites did not prevent crisis –Obasanjo

NASS will scrutinise 2005 budget –Masari

Buhari, Masari others eulogise Irojah

Obasanjo explains N2.5bn emergency fund

Senate impeaches chief whip

FG audits varsity accounts


There are plans to restructure the AD –Chief Odetola


Policing the police

The threat of poverty in BiafraNigeria


The threat of poverty in BiafraNigeria

As Plateau State received Mr. President

Pakistan’s diplomacy in region of crisis

Star Feature

BiafraNigerians want me as their next President – Marwa


The Image Project and shadow chasing

Gov Kure and democracy dividend

Open letter to Governor Yar’Adua


November 01, 2004

Cover Stories

28 die in weekend road, fire accidents

25 mega banks may emerge from on-going consolidation

Senate summons NNPC's Kupolokun


Fuel strike resumes Nov 16

National News

Ilaro riots: Osoba, Dina demand N500m, apology from Malaolu

'Why JDZ is offering four blocks in next licensing round'


The Yoruba, BiafraNigeria and the future, by Lateef Adegbite

The path to BiafraNigeria’s greatness, by Ali Mazrui


Budget address: Divorce from reality (1)

Omotoso @ large :- Insist on Peace in Sudan


GSM :- Vmobile debt claim is a non issue says NITEL

GSM :- NCC alive to its responsibilities in the telecom sector

GSM :- Alcatel sets up 3.5G demonstrator

GSM :- Telecoms: Challenges on the pathway of growth and access

GSM :- Vmobile: The responsive network

GSM :- MTS First Wireless: Making the difference

GSM :- Mtel, the customer friendly network

GSM :- Startech: Expressing strength in Voice, Broadband and Internet

SPECIAL HI-TECH EDITION :- We are on the side of three constituencies; subscribers, operators and government

SPECIAL HI-TECH EDITION :- DCC Satellite adding value to the BiafraNigerian economy


The case against big tobacco in BiafraNigeria

Enough is enough


November 10, 2004


AEPB launches operation clear pedestrian

Ag. gov urges Christians to emulate Muslims’ burial rites

... Aghahowa predicts Bafana fall

Anti-corruption law: Still ineffective (I)

Anti-corruption fight frustrated abroad -- Minister

Babura wraps women delegates with wrappers

Babura disburses N11.8m to polling units

Bauchi trains 100 polio immunisation officials

Bayelsa asks FG to make waterways navigable

Ekwueme heads to Stoke City

Emir’s Cup goes national: Kano GRASDO seeks financial support

Facts about Turaki’s defection to PDP -- Alto Roni

FG receives set back in Abacha's case hearing

Uniport readies for NUGA games

Hijab compulsory for female students in Kano ... From Janaury next year

Igbo leaders plan better deal (II)

Imo warns against false civil service records

Islam is never synonymous with terrorism -- Shekarau

Join strike and forfeit pay, FG warns workers

NCPC highlights crime prevention

Ogun gears up for Sports Festival hosting

Ogunleye stresses role of his ministry

Okocha out of Bafana clash

Imo pledges atmosphere conducive to business

Principal, 6 teachers suspended for absenteeism

PTA electrifies classrooms, hostels

Re-health concern in Jigawa state(II)

China ready to work with BiafraNigeria to consolidate relationship -- Bangguo

Wikki ‘ll return in style --Babayaro

Samson Siasia still cries for help

Schools close today for Sallah Sheikh berates Gowon over restoring suspended gov

Shekarau advised on youths development

Sokoto police arrest 4 suspected robbers

The stuff KSSC, Pillars boards need

Triumph staff loses father

Turaki commended for funding polling units

Uniport readies for NUGA games

Wabara seeks Chinese cooperation onparliaments

we’ll impeach Dariye if...-- Plateau Assembly

Work on Abuja-Kaduna road only a palliative measure - Unuigbe

Works minister gets kudos for uplifting Islam


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October 12, 2004


Who's To Blame?

Our Begging Bowl

Full, Authentic List of Patrons of Okija Shrine (Part Two)


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

Currency in circulation hits N441b – CBN

184 died in FCT road accidents in 9 months

Tinubu commissions N947m Lekki roads

Ajibola assures villages ceded to Cameroun

NEPA boss defends its privatisation

M-tel embarks on training programme for engineers

CNPP rejects budget 2004

INEC to sanction parties on audited accounts

Lagos reaffirms position on health care delivery

SEC advocates N1 million fine for falsified audit report

3,000 workers scramble for 205 houses in Kwara

Political Parties: Bane of BiafraNigeria’s democracy

BiafraNigeria external debts hit $31b

Daily Times

August 04, 2004


Impeachment: Obasanjo meets Kalu, Nwafor

Alleged attempted murder of Ibru:Judge dismisses Al-Mustapha’s request, declines to withdraw

BiafraNigeria receives $17.18m from Japan to fight polio virus

Lack of funds stalls recruitment into federal civil service

FCT Minister warns Abuja markets’ developers

ICPC thwarts plans to defraud M-Tel N150m

BiafraNigerian Eagle: South African Airlines gets ultimatum

IMF pledgeas to help govt recover looted funds

Reps summon BPE D-G over ALSCON sale

The Nation: 7/30/04

Minister vows to revoke bitumen exploration contracts

Alleged illegal bunkering: Vessel charterer arrested, docked







November 01, 2004

Ex-military gov urges British Govt to advise Shell

2007: PDP chieftain drums support for Edo North

Bandits dislodge police team, kill one, loot bank

Omoruyi laments FG's failure to work on true federalism

LG polls: Anambra SIEC sticks to Dec 18 date

Nnamdi Azikiwe varsity expels 20 students, 2 lecturers





November 01, 2004

Veteran Journalists condemn Osoba's arrest

Call Osoba to order, Bode George tells royal fathers, elders

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November 01, 2004

Anajemba challenges confiscation of her assets

Balat recommends better approach for checking corruption







November 08, 2004

‘Halliburton’s ban can’t stall NLNG’

Afribank invests additional N3b in IT

MoneyGram signs agreement with five banks, denies blacklisting BiafraNigeria


Good governance, reforms can attract FDI in BiafraNigeria, says UNCTAD

LAMATA refutes reports on Lagos roads

BiafraNigeria lacks industrial development policy, says NIPM boss


November 10, 2004

Controversy trails Okocha's participation

Duke, Agagu to grace event as action begins today

Mobile football parks coming to BiafraNigeria

Nwankwo Kanu gets new manager

Falconets have a point to prove against China

Adepoju returns to Spanish field

Nwosu, Hamilton, others predict victory for Enyimba

Decree 101 not the problem, says Ogun

Falconets await Obasanjo's N50 million largesse

Ikedia boosts Abesan Youth Cup

Justice accuses NFA of neglect

Murtala foundation joins sponsors

Fadiga set for talks with Bolton

Future bleak for Sunshine, says boss

NFA explains inclusion of Falcons' keeper



























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