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October 04, 2004

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Violence Pays in BiafraNigeria: Yoruba Warlord Gives Direct Access to Ijaw Warlord
President Olusegun Obasanjo is keeping open, for as long as necessary, channels of communication he opened last week with the Ijaw warlord, Mujahid Dokubo Asari, according to indications weekend. The president and Asari met for three days last week which led to a cease-fire in the Niger Delta. This came just as the Presidency expressed disappointment at the statement credited to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) National Chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie, accusing the government of double standard in its dealing with Ijaw warlord, Dokubo Asari. Chief Chekwas Okorie had criticised the manner in which the Federal Government is dealing with agitations emanating from different ethnic nationalities in the country, saying that double standard is the name of the game. Chief Okorie said, weekend, that the peace parley in Abuja had lent credence to the lopsided manner the government had been tackling the issue of National Question coming from different zones in the country. The presidency has also shed light on the agreement between the militant groups led by Dokubo Asari and his rival, Tom Atake. A source at the president’s meeting with Dokubo Asari last week said the president was determined to keep peace in the Niger Delta. As a matter of fact, he gave Asari his telephone hot numbers for Asari to reach him anytime to discuss any form of problem in the area, the source said. However, the Presidency, weekend , claimed that President Olusegun Obasanjo had never ignored the MASSOB challenge but had always sought to dialogue with the leaders of Ndigbo on ways to integrate everyone into the BiafraNigerian family. It denied the allegation of bias and double standard levelled at the president by the Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie...


Labour petitions NASS...


War in Niger Delta...


BNW Adams OshiomholeLabour has taken its latest campaign to the leaders of the two chambers of the National Assembly, urging them to treat their intervention in the pending strike as a matter of urgent national importance. A letter signed by the acting General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Salihu Lukman, addressed to Senate President Adolphus Wabara and House Speaker Aminu...


BNW Ijaw RebelsRebel leaders in BiafraNigeria's Delta region have tentatively agreed to disarm, raising hopes of an end to fighting and attacks on oil installations. One leader, Moujahid Dokubo Asari, said the government had recognised that different groups had a right to partly control their natural resources. But Mr Asari said he still opposed the presence of foreign firms in the area.



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Powerline Ministries rededicate reconstructed building

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October 04, 2004

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