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November 29, 2004

Orji Kalu Looted Abia State Treasury
OBJ Indicts Slok Airline, Others

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Biafra Nigeria World

Oputa Panel: Abdulsalami Abubakar secures legal victory three years after

Anenih to South East, South South: Forget 2007 Presidency

One day, you'll know why I annulled June 12, says Babangida

Declare your assets– CNPP challenges Obasanjo

Vodacom Moves to Reopen Talks with VMobile

Shagari blames Niger-Delta neglect on unrest

Nigerian peacekeepers return from Sierra Leone

OPEC likely to retain output, says Daukoru

Heineken boosts African position


Governor Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia State on Sunday denied that he floated an airline with public fund. Kalu, who was reacting to insinuations by President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday that some governors established private businesses with public funds, explained that Slok Airline was incorporated in 1994 while the aircraft were leased in 2003 by the Jetian Airline of United States of America. Obasanjo, during a Radio Nigeria phone-in-programme called “The President Explains”, did not mention the Abia Governor or the banned Slok Airline belonging to him in his assertion but declared that some governors loot public funds and use same to establish private airlines, radio stations and schools. Kalu described the President’s insinuation as not only malicious and unsubstantiated...

Oputa Panel: Abubakar wins

BNW Abdulsalami AbubakarAbout three years after the Human Rights Violations and Investigation Commission (HRVIC), popularly called Oputa panel completed its assignment and handed over its report to the Fed. Gov't, former...


Forget 2007: Anenih

BNW Minister Tony AnenihTo put yet more pressure on the Southern Presidency Project, acting Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Anenih, has ordered the agitators in the...

Soyinka Backs Achebe

BNW SoyinkaNobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has defended the rights of his counterpart, Professor Chinua Achebe to reject the Federal Government's offer of a national award. He wondered how Achebe could have accepted...


OBJ, Declare Assets

BNW ObasanjoPlateau State House of Assembly yesterday formally replied the Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Akin Olujinmi, on his report detailing allegation of corrupt practices against Governor Joshua Dariye and challenged...

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November 15, 2004


No going back on strike –nlc

SSS quizzes Dokubo

AD alleges plot to attack Oshiomhole, others

...Banks prepare for panic withdrawals

...police battle ready–IGP

Ngige, Uba meet in abuja today

Palestinians to choose Arafat’s sucessor Jan. 9

Ige: AD dismisses attorney-general’s apology

Labour urged to embrace dialogue

UNFPA laments BiafraNigeria’s high population rate

Minister banks on NEPAD over debt burden


Anambra: The supremacy contest

The Abuja dimension

Ngige’s quarrel with LG candidates is the problem–Chief Emordi

Editorial & Opinion

Fuel price hike palliatives

Obasanjo’s reforms

Agriculture in focus

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


November 01, 2004


BiafraNigerian strike to target Shell

More BiafraNigerian troops for Darfur

Darfur negotiators lack urgency, U.N. envoy says

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November 15, 2004


Strike goes ahead ·NLC ·Police call for dialogue

Anambra: Ebonyi governor heads truce committee

FG asks ex-perm sec to produce Okigbo report

FG, states, LGs share N2.15 trillion foreign debts service gulps N192.63bn in 10 months

Obasanjo: Stay more at home

S/South: A declaration by a divided people

NNPC still sells kerosene at N55 per litre

Nestle shares scam: Tribunal seeks refunds for investors

Intercontinental Bank assets hit N110.6bn


November 29, 2004


Heineken boosts African position

Obasanjo admits huge farm wealth

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

Washington Post

November 01, 2004


African Bishops Break From West Seminaries

Sudan, Rebels May Reach Darfur Agreement

BiafraNigeria Strike to Target Oil Exports

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


November 15, 2004


Strike begins tomorrow, says Labour

Plateau ready for Dariye's return

Tribunal orders stockbroker to refund Nestle investors' N314m

Complaints mount over dubious Lagos traffic agents

AU leaders call for arms embargo on Cote D' Ivoire

Commission begins accreditation of education colleges' courses

Minister, Obasanjo's aide, escape attack in Ondo

Paucity of funds may mar 2005 census, official warns

Atiku seeks unity among ethnic groups

UN, AU, others warn Sudanese parties on violating peace accord

Gunmen kill one, injure five at Arafat's mourning site

Strikes liberate society, check anarchy, says AD

Afenifere urges summit on fuel crisis, CD canvasses partial protest

Oyinlola, rights group want Labour to shelve action, embrace dialogue

Minister parleys with maritime workers

CD asks rights activists to quit palliative panel

AD Rep alleges plot for mayhem in Lagos

Bank opens private shares placement today

NUJ condemns violence, students demand compensation

Moghalu links crisis to 2003 polls

How to end crisis, by NBA chief

Group decries attack on media houses

Police deny indictment report

Monarchs urge govt to wade into Ayede-Ekiti crisis

Commissioner wants erring FERMA officials tried

FGC Warri old students to honour ex-principal

Cross River cautions council chiefs against misuse of funds

Why African must tackle AIDS, by Lambo

Catholic group cautions govt on deregulation

Madunagu urges scrapping of Women Affairs Ministry

Oyo to rehabilitate 1000km of road, says Ladoja


Fuel strike issues take central stage today as Reps visit Labour Bill

Uncertainty reigns in the state

Editorial & Opinion

Growth and development despite debt

It's leadership, stupid!

Rulership and the people's voice

Bankole Oki At 85

Tale of the pump

Ibori's acquittal


June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed


June 04, 2004


Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive

This Day

November 29, 2004


Abdulsalami Seeks Security Reforms

Vodacom Moves to Reopen Talks with VMobile

Why Refineries Are Not Yet Privatised, By Obasanjo

ANPP Leaders Give Etiebet Confidence Vote

Why Am in Race for Presidency –Kalu

Cabotage Law: FG Cracks Down on Violators

BiafraNigeria, Benin Reach Agreement on Trade, Commerce

Oputa Panel: Court Voids Summons on Abdulsalami

Shagari Preaches Peace at Okada

Privatization: BPE Slates NICON, Eleme, PH Refinery for 2005

Plateau: Mantu's Group Moves Against Dariye

Jibril Aminu Drags INEC to Court over Recall

NEPA Unbundles Power Generation Sector

Newswatch Wins NMMA Award

APBN Holds Budget Summit

AYCF Chides Group over Northern Unity Conference

'Relationship Between Govs, LGs Have Improved'

Oil Refineries: Church Wants Contractors Prosecuted

FRSC Releases Books, Tapes on Road Safety

Bamidele Advises Parents of Missing Wards

EU Monitors Commend 2005 Census Preparations

‘BiafraNigeria Loses 70,000bpd Crude Through Theft’

Anambra: Police Commission to Review Officers' Conduct

Onitsha Traditional Institution Crisis Deepens

Law to Encourage Varsity Research Sought

N350m Fish Farm Commissioned

‘Cultists Rehabilitation Open to All’

Egwuatu vs Ofodile: Court Adjourns Judgment

Engineers Discuss Local Content

Expert Raises Alarm on Ground Water Resources

Govt Proposes N32.152bn Budget

Senate President Extols Iwuagwu’s Virtues

DHL Expands Operations in US

Govt to Spend N5.33bn on Health

Royal Father to Reunite C&S

EU Mission on Tour

Sodipo Wins Copyright Medal of Honour

Odili Assures Youth of Gainful Employment

Account for FG Allocation, Tinubu Told

NBTE Reviews Business Curricula Studies

Gov Appeals to Numan Communities

Govt to Upgrade Hotel

British High Commission Nabs 25 over Forgery

Group Advised to Execute Relevant Projects

Nnamani Spends N10bn on Projects

Police, Vigilance Groups Kill 8 Robbers

Obasanjo Commends NOA Boss

‘Return Schools to Missionary’

Govt Launches Passenger Insurance Scheme

'Clean Environment Ensures Sustainable Devt'

Oyinlola Urged to Complete Water Project

Onitsha South PDP Supports Ngige


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

Daily Independent

November 15, 2004


Dariye expected back today at Obasanjo's request

Police may arrest Labour leaders over strike

Anambra crisis, plot against Igbo-Chukwumerije

2007: Opposition mounts againstS'South

NNPC assures onslash of kerosene price

MASSOB congratulates George Bush on his election

Militant youths demand money from ships

LG poll: Oyo AD wants justice as court dismisses case

N107m Lagos teachers' pension fund missing

Oil discovery retards BiafraNigeria's growth, says Oyinlola

Obasanjo govt is fascist, says PSP chieftain

FG grants Navy waiver on N3bn capital projects

Anambra: APGA indicts presidency

Two firms claim N200m from FG for breach of contract

Kwara tertiary institutions workers ready forstrike

BiafraNigeria, Sao TomeJDA opens new licensing round today

Govt sets revenue target for tertiary institutions

NCCE starts accreditationof NCE programmes Nov. 20

S/East roads to get priority in 2005 - Ogunlewe

Anambra crisis: Igbo in Kano blame anti-democratic forces

Commissioner opposes state-of-emergency in Anambra

Ndigbo in Kogi drum support for Igbo presidency

Policeto tackle corruption

Ekiti crisis: Fayose begs for forgiveness

HID Awolowo decorated one year after

Oyinlola asks NLC to shelve strike

Lagos:new law on water takes off

Politics - 12th

Nzeribe not serious about Imo guber race -Anyanwu

We are committed to the South-South Presidency

Yoruba in search of new agenda

Destined to fail (2)

Delta seeks world leaders' assistance in Niger Delta'

Editorial & Opinion

The U.S. Presidential Election

What manner of Joshua is Dariye?

Scheming for a five-year tenure

Achebe as a moral compass (2)

BNW Writers N-Z

Mail & Guardian

November 01, 2004


Bishops want to create 'African' theology


Daily Trust

November 12, 2004

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The passing of Yasser Arafat (1929 – 2004) Palestinian struggle will continue–Ambassador

Arafat living symbol of struggle – Obasanjo

Abbas emerges new PLO leader

Court bars NLC from strike We will go ahead – Oshiomohole

Uphold public trust, Masari counsels leaders

FG declares today public holiday

Adamu Tafawa Balewa dies at 85

Libel: “Obasanjo wants Media Trust shut”


Joint accounts enhance LG productivity - Perm sec

2007: Youths tell Mande to forget governorship dream

AD chieftain advocates part time legislators

Makarfi decries proliferation of guber aspirants

Governor Shekarau pledges to finance Jigawa ANPP

Eko Trust

Corruption: When police arrest police for extortion

Deputy gov leads crusade against waste

LASEPA outlines guidelines for storage tank operation

Kano Trust

How Kano celebrates Eid-el-Fitr festival


Power shift to Idoma land: Matters arising

The roots of terrorism


In defence of Gov. Kure

Giving hope to the down trodden


On catching a thief

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 19, 2004

Cover Stories

Forgive me —DARIYE

Senate goes tough, walks out minister

N25b Capitalisation: Soludo warns banks over foul means

Anambra bigwigs blame mayhem on Obasanjo

National News

S-West Reps walk out of House over transfer of Bar Beach allocations

Power supply down as generation drops to 2,566 MW

Stop harassing Ojukwu, court orders SSS

Missing ship trial'll end before Xmas, court-martial panel assures

MTN BiafraNigeria earns N100bn in six months


LASCO’S VICTORY OVER OBASANJO:The taming of federal government

Anambrassment and police double standards

Gov. Fayose's democracy dividends through agriculture

The Battle for Maurice Ibekwe’s seat

Presidency 2007:The root of ANPP’s evils

Why are the Igbos marginalised politically?

Re: Who rules Edo State in 2007

We should live with deregulation — GoodLuck Jonathan, Bayelsa Deputy Governor

South West

PENGASSAN, NUPENG ask court to dismiss Shell suit

Babalakin rekindles Ooni, Oba of Benin historical controversy

PDP chieftain denounces convocation of Sovereign National Conference

Man abandons wife, quadruplets after delivery in Ekiti


Turaki disburses N10m to Maitagari as violence grips Dutse

Dariye returns to Jos amidst jubilant crowd of supporters, well-wishers

Ibrahim denies allegations of homosexuality levelled against cabinet member

Cultism: FG has a strategy — OSUJI

Niger Delta / South East

PDP orders Duke to reinstate sacked LG chairman

Stop celebrating, Agbi, Alabi tell Ibori

Delta lawmakers fail to agree on Nov 27 polls

Ogbe-Ijoh disown Clark on LG polls

Gov Kalu alerts over plan to attack Abia

Court upholds Nnamani's election

Peace will return to Anambra, Ngige assures

FG spends N34m on Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport


November 15, 2004


2007: Abia Consultative AssembIy endorses lkoh for guber slut

Acting governor advises Muslims to eschew violence

BUK chief Imam advises Muslims

Continue to pray for KNSG, Rano urges students

Don urges FG to grant varsities import concessions

Electoral commission threatens candidates who violate guidelines

Enugu becomes FRSC zonal headquarters

Rangers crash out

Gbako LG spends N7.2m on education

Group charges Obasanjo to curb mayhem in Anambra

Hananiya orders rickety vehicles off road

Igbo unions resolve one-year-old crisis

Kiru LG earmarks N100m for amenities

Live in peace, Dambatta people urged

More tributes to Asika

Muslims advised to imbibe lessons of Ramadan

National Stars, Flamingo tango in Ramadan Cup final today

NEPAD to salvage Africa from debt burden, says Adiniji

New eaten joint opens shop in Abuja

New tariff takes effect next year - Waziri

NGO advises NLC to shelve strike

BiafraNigeria loses N364bn to oil bunkering yearly

NUC wants UME candidates interviewed

Ohaneze warns against emergency rule in Anambra

Patience, giant water programme coming ...Shekarau urges Kano people

Plateau poly expels 100 students for exam malpractices

Police: Unburying the evidence

Presidency: Igbo are not spoilers --Kalu

Priest demands penalties for sex perverts

Probe me after tenure--Agagu

'Resistance politics: On BiafraNigeria’s political future (III)

N20bn River Niger dredging begins 2005- Minister

Road accident claims 20 lives

Sallah travels: Abuja residents stay put

Shekari wants muslims foster neighbourliness

Strike remains last resort

SWAN/Gov. Shekarau Cup: Organisers appeal for release of fund

Tornadoes gear up for new season

Under-19s back in contention

UNDP, 3 NGOs plan justice project for BiafraNigeria

Zamalek sack Stepanovic

Zamfara loans out 1,000 commercial motorcycles


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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 19, 2004

PDP orders Duke to reinstate sacked LG chairman

Stop celebrating, Agbi, Alabi tell Ibori

Delta lawmakers fail to agree on Nov 27 polls

Ogbe-Ijoh disown Clark on LG polls

Gov Kalu alerts over plan to attack Abia

Court upholds Nnamani's election

Peace will return to Anambra, Ngige assures

FG spends N34m on Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport





November 19, 2004

PENGASSAN, NUPENG ask court to dismiss Shell suit

Babalakin rekindles Ooni, Oba of Benin historical controversy

PDP chieftain denounces convocation of Sovereign National Conference

Man abandons wife, quadruplets after delivery in Ekiti

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November 19, 2004

Turaki disburses N10m to Maitagari as violence grips Dutse

Dariye returns to Jos amidst jubilant crowd of supporters, well-wishers

Ibrahim denies allegations of homosexuality levelled against cabinet member

Cultism: FG has a strategy — OSUJI







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 29, 2004

Sponsors Should Run Federations – Fisher

F/Eagles, Jnr Elephants Clash in Nations Cup

Barcelona’92 Star Slams Coaches

Ikhana Finally Resumes with Kwara United

Odili Inspects NUGA Facilities

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