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October 01, 2004

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Biafra Nigeria House of Cards: A Fool at 44 Celebrates Fraud, Wars, and Incompetence
Forty-four years ago today, the state of BiafraNigeria was born into the comity of nations as an independent sovereign entity and was bounteously vested with all the rights and duties of a modern state. There were justifiable hopes and unparalled expectations by citizens and non-citizens alike on this richly endowed nation for a life more abundant in the succeeding years. Unfortunately, that was not to be. Today, rather than serve as the beacon of hope and redemption for BiafraNigerians and, indeed, the Black race worldwide, BiafraNigeria has become a colossal disappointment, so bad that the real concern of every discerning person in the affairs of the country is how to save the 44-year old entity from total extinction because it is precariously trudging on as one of the potential failed states of the world. If the Founding Fathers had the faintest inkling that this was going to be the outcome of the entity called BiafraNigeria, chances are that they would have thought twice before asking for political independence when they did, much less celebrate its inauguration with the pomp and pageantry that followed it in the morning of October 1, 1960. With all the enormous endowment that was at the disposal of the new nation at independence, no one in their right senses would have blamed those who invested so much hope in the capacity of BiafraNigeria to live up the heights of their dreams. If BiafraNigeria were a human child, it would now have been obvious to all and sundry that what we have in our hands has since turned into an ogbanje, a child whose destiny has been drastically limited - all by her choice.

 

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BNW Anthony EnahoroLike a triumphant host, they felt they were leaving Egypt, the land of bondage and servitude, for Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, that day 44 years ago when the Union Jack was lowered for the last time, and the Nigerian flag hoisted, fluttering proudly in the morning breeze. But sadly, and to their chagrin, they are still marooned in Egypt four...

 

BNW Dokubo-Asari and ObasanjoA militia leader from BiafraNigeria's main oil region says he has agreed a truce with the country's president, although officials did not confirm the report. Mujahid Dokubo Asari had threatened foreign workers and the threat was seen as one reason why world oil prices hit record highs of $50 a barrel this week. He says he is fighting for Ijaw people's rights in the Niger Delta but officials...

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September 29, 2004

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September 13, 2004

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All Africa

May 07, 2004

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Catholic Church Denies Existence of 'Christian Militia'

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September 29, 2004

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September 15, 2004

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Washington Post

August 09, 2004

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June 04, 2004

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Police ban Muslim procession in volatile Kano

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CNN

June 04, 2004

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MSNBC

June 04, 2004

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Mail & Guardian

June 04, 2004

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Reuters

June 04, 2004

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Daily Independent

October 01, 2004

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CPs to rely on intelligence network

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FG awards contract for design of Third Benue Bridge

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October 01, 2004

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September 15, 2004

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August 20, 2004

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NASS will scrutinise 2005 budget –Masari

Buhari, Masari others eulogise Irojah

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Senate impeaches chief whip

FG audits varsity accounts

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Star Feature

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Letters

The Image Project and shadow chasing

Gov Kure and democracy dividend

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Vanguard

September 29, 2004

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National News

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NECO boss blames private school proprietors for high rate of exam fraud

Fuel price hike: UNAAB closed as students, police engage in violent clash

NBC seals off alleged illegal TV station in Ibadan

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FG awards contract for River Benue-Loko town in Nasarawa

Nwuche advises BiafraNigerians to persevere

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Bayelsa opposes amendment to NDDC Act

Security beef-up in Benin, Ekpoma over students' threat

Police bans New Yam festival in Issele Mkpetime

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I was offered N30,000 to give false evidence, witness admits

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Triumph

September 15, 2004

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Onitsha-Owerri highway ready in 12 months ·Minister

Robbers strip policemen of uniforms, injure 2

Police free 3 suspected human part dealers

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Stocking Facility (SF)

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KNSG vows to promote communal projects

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Fire incidents: Jigawa youth leader sympathizes with victims

Don urges FG to include LGs in FAAC


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August 04, 2004

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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

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Alleged illegal bunkering: Vessel charterer arrested, docked


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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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Biafra

Vanguard
October 01, 2004

Bayelsa opposes amendment to NDDC Act

Security beef-up in Benin, Ekpoma over students' threat

Police bans New Yam festival in Issele Mkpetime

Inclusion of lawmakers in pension Bill illegal — Oyegun

Igbo leaders lament marginalisation of Ndigbo

I was offered N30,000 to give false evidence, witness admits

Anambra to construct community health centres in 21 LGs

2007: Why Igbo clamour for presidency, by Gov Udenwa

 

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Vanguard
October 01, 2004

NECO boss blames private school proprietors for high rate of exam fraud

Fuel price hike: UNAAB closed as students, police engage in violent clash

NBC seals off alleged illegal TV station in Ibadan

Youths ask Ondo Govt to appoint warrant chiefs in Akure

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Arewa

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October 01, 2004

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October 1: IG gives directives to state commissioners

 

 

 

 

 

Business

September 27, 2004

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Investors Shun Low-yield Treasury Bonds

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Growing the Economy Through Human Resources Development

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Bonuses Replace Pay rises in big Coys

Reforms fail to slow executive pay rises

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Market Turnover Declines by N88m

Odua to Dilute Equity in Subsidiaries

EIB Unveils Consolidation Strategy

Fortune Bank Directors Approve Merger

Bond Bank To Raise N25bn

UBA Expands Branch Network

Sports

September 27, 2004

Dolphin Dream Coca-Cola FA Cup Glory

Association Boards to Go Next Month

African Scrabble Tourney Begins

MTN CAF League: Africa Sports Trample Over 'People's Elephants'

ChevronTexaco Plans Independence Match

Maltina Cycling: Adamu Consolidates

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Leventis Group Honours Olympic Heroes

Ekeji Commends BiafraNigerian Breweries

FIFA Project: Delay May Stall Further Projects - Manga

Court Never Stopped NRA Elections - Galadima

DHL Africa Sports Hour on SuperSport

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