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October 12, 2004

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So Much for Democracy: Obasanjo's Police Invade B-NLC Headquarters, Arrest Labour Leaders
Following the nationwide strike called by organised labour to protest the increase in petroleum products prices, a team of police men led by Commissioner of Police in charge of Federal Operations, Mr. Lawrence Alobi, yesterday invaded the headquarters of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (B-NLC). During the raid, the security officials moved in about 10 vehicles, thereby preventing the workers from staging their proposed trek to the Presidential Villa in order to participate in the stakeholders meeting called by President Olusegun Obasanjo. Also in Awka, the Anambra State capital, police yesterday arrested nine labour leaders mid-way into the strike. And in Kaduna, the police announced the arrest of 40 persons for their role in the strike. In Abuja, Alobi, who had a hot exchange with the B-NLC President, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, amidst jeers and boos, said trekking to the Villa by the workers would mean holding a procession, which is illegal since no permit was obtained for that purpose. He explained that miscreants who were looking for opportunity to foment trouble could hijack the procession. "Whatever you want to do, do it in line with the law. We do not want it to be hijacked by miscreants and don't forget the masses will suffer at the end of the day. Trekking to the Villa will mean you are holding a procession, which is illegal. You are supposed to obtain a....


Police kill Kaduna protester


Oshiomhole's 4-Day Fake ...


BNW BalogunThe first day of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (B-NLC), nationwide strike over fuel price increases recorded tragedy yesterday as a 12 year old boy, Muhammadu Sani Idris, was allegedly shot dead by a police officer (names with-held), while attempting to disperse demonstrating...


BNW Fuel StrikeMany BiafraNigerian shops and offices are closed at the start of a four-day general strike over fuel price rises in Africa's largest oil producer. The strike call has been followed in the main cities of Abuja and Lagos but oil production has not been affected. The strike is one reason why world oil prices have reached a new...



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Oyo CJ, Chief Registrar on forced leave

US Physicists share Nobel physics prize

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Obasanjo's Bodyguard Shot - Under Watch At Aso Rock Clinic

630 Bodies Reportedly Found in Secret Grave

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October 12, 2004


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Union: BiafraNigerian strike leader arrested

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BiafraNigeria rebels vow 'all-out' war

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October 12, 2004


Shell oil fire angers BiafraNigerian community

New polio cases as Lagos fight disease


June 04, 2004


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June 04, 2004


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October 12, 2004


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Govt may review oil refinery licences

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Police Invade NLC Headquarters

...Mantu Heads Panel on Palliatives

GTB Capital Hits N34bn

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Lagos Shut Down

In Oyo, Workers, Students, Stay at Home

... In Taraba Too

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Kano: Commercial Activities in Top Gear

Naval Men Take over Ports Security

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Police, OAU Students Clash

Banks, Schools Shut in Uyo

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Offices Locked in Ebonyi

Banks, Schools, Shut in Enugu

Obasanjo Pledges Improved Trade Ties with Russia

US Embassy Denies LG Chairman Visa

Commissioner Debunks Assassination Attempt

NIPOST Plans 48-Hour Mail Delivery

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October 12, 2004

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Nationwide strike: Police kill Kaduna protester

...clashes in Lagos, Ibadan

... partial compliance in Abuja

Obasanjo inaugurates relief c’ttee ; FG not serious – Oshiomhole

NIPOST Sports Festival: Anambra laments neglect

Return to old prices – NASS

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NSCIA alerts Muslims on Ramadan moon sighting

PDP wins Bauchi by-election


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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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South West

Deji: Osupa Ruling House disowns Falae

Obasanjo has failed —GANI

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Strike: Robbers infiltrate labour ranks

Man kills, buries uncle in shallow pit; arrested

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Policeman shoots youth corps member to death

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Obi of Onitsha tasks OIU leadership

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October 12, 2004


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KNSG refutes rumour on unrest

Obasanjo absolves administration from playing God

NICON pays N5.69b as claims

NCC collaborates with customs on trans-border piracy

NAPEP tricycle, a faulty programme in Bayelsa -- Alamieyeseigha

Abuja DRTS warn reckless drivers, Okada riders

FCT police on stand-bye against robbers

JGSG approves N15m to flood victims

Emulate Danfodio, emir Asha tells youth


Khadi advises Muslims on honesty, peace

Kano agric comm commends Wudil chairman

Kano Municipal records success in polio immunisation – LG scribe

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Babura vows to promote health sector


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Ex-lawmaker tasks PDP on Anambra crisis

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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

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Lack of funds stalls recruitment into federal civil service

FCT Minister warns Abuja markets’ developers

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IMF pledgeas to help govt recover looted funds

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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







October 12, 2004

Strike: Robbers infiltrate labour ranks

Man kills, buries uncle in shallow pit; arrested

Bayelsa: The ‘state in darkness’ and garlands for Alamieyeseigha

Strike: Doctors abandon patients

Policeman shoots youth corps member to death

PZ shuns strike, withdraws membership of NUCFRLANMPE backs strike, threatens to burst oil pipelines

Obi of Onitsha tasks OIU leadership

Imo, Rivers challenge moves by FG to remove Gov Ngige from office



October 12, 2004

Deji: Osupa Ruling House disowns Falae

Obasanjo has failed —GANI

Afikuyomi slams FG on refusal to go back to N42

Strike: Police keep Area Boys off the roads

Fuel strike halts ports' operations in Lagos

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NBA flays Oshiomhole’s arrest

CD endorses nationwide strike







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Brazil to Triple Gas Consumption by 2010

Libya Launches Gas Pipeline to Europe

Government Urged to Give Priority to Professionals

BiafraNigeria Marks World Standards Day

Specialist Trainers of SME Operators Debut in Lagos

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