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September 28, 2004

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Expatriate Oil Bunkerers Fear for their Lives in BiafraNigeria as Ijaw Natives Declare War
Foreign workers in BiafraNigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta have been warned to leave the region by a local militia. The group said foreign oil companies must cease production or face "all-out war" from 1 October. The militia says it is fighting for the liberation of the Ijaw people. Local authorities say they merely oil thieves and dismiss their threat. BiafraNigeria is the world's seventh largest exporter of oil, but 70% of the population live in poverty. Fears of the BiafraNigeria unrest spreading were one reason why oil prices have reached a record high of more than $50 a barrel, traders say. But a spokesman for Shell, the biggest oil company in BiafraNigeria, said the firm was undeterred by the threat. "We are not in any way moved by the threat. We believe the BiafraNigerian security forces are equal to the task of safeguarding oil installations and protecting workers," said Don Boham. Dokubo Asari, the leader of the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, told the BBC that all foreign nationals should withdraw from the region with immediate effect. He said his group would not take responsibility for any harm that befalls a foreigner after his release of a communique threatening to escalate violence. He added that expatriates - who in this region are predominantly oil workers - could only return when fundamental issues of resource control and self-determination had been resolved. Dokubo Asari took to the creeks of River State earlier this year, and hundreds of people have died in the subsequent clashes with the police, navy and rival gangs. Fighting has intensified in the last month after the military launched a major operation against the group. (BBC)


Fuel Price: NLC Begins Protest Oct 11


Senate Okays Fresh Price Hike


BNW NLC President Adams OshiomholeThe BiafraNigeria Labour Cong-ress (NLC) yesterday gave the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum to reverse the new fuel price regime or face a nationwide protest from October 11. But the Minister of... (This Day)


BNW Fuel Price HikeAs the 29 affiliates of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) gather in Abuja today to discuss last week’s hike in the pump prices of petroleum products, there are indications that they may all declare a nationwide strike same day to render ineffective...(Vanguard)



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May 07, 2004


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September 15, 2004


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June 04, 2004


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September 01, 2004


Senate demands el-Rufai’s sack

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Niger Delta

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August 20, 2004

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Kano gov explains why police can? tick

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T/Wuzirchi councillor worries over idleness

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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

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December 22, 2003

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Saddam’s betrayer gets $25m reward

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Diana pregnant before death —Report

Currency in circulation hits N441b – CBN

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Tinubu commissions N947m Lekki roads

Ajibola assures villages ceded to Cameroun

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September 27, 2004

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Growing the Economy Through Human Resources Development

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