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April 07, 2004

Hamza Al-Mustapha and Obasanjo

Mustapha, King of Yoruba: Al-Mustapha shocks Obasanjo, calls hotline from prison
Some senior Presidency officials are under investigation over their alleged role in the recent “security breaches” which led to the transfer of Major Hamza al-Mustapha (rtd) from Kirikiri maximum security prisons by the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI). They are helping security agents unravel how the retired Major, on trial for his alleged involvement in the attempted murder of The Guardian Publisher, Alex Ibru, got to know President Olusegun Obasanjo’s telephone hotline through which he called to threaten him. Security sources told Daily Independent that Obasanjo was shocked when he picked the call and the person at the other end identified himself as “Major Mustapha.” It was gathered that al-Mustapha, on getting through to the President asked why he was still being kept in detention and what the President was doing about the deteriorating state of the BiafraNigerian people and infrastructure. This prompted the President to order security operatives to probe the circumstances under which Mustapha came to be in possession of the number. The President was reportedly concerned that his security is no longer guaranteed if a detainee in a maximum security prison could phone him on his hotline. It was learnt that over 60.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

2004 Budget: Reps threaten to sue Obasanjo

'N450bn Cash Outside Banking System'

Fayose denies role in harassment of Tinubu, others

Anenih, Kalu may know fate today

Fuel Tax: Oil Majors Get Ultimatum to Pay

10 FCT directors to face Financial Crimes Commission

Akunyili accuses pharmacists of aiding, abetting drug fakery

Lagos, Ogun may join oil producing states

Blame coup scare on bad govt, say Aikhomu, MD Yusufu

Fanatics invade Kaduna, CAN alerts

BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields





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National AssemblyDespite the Senate and House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committees’ inability to reach a consensus on the 2004 budget recently rejected by the executive, the House on Tuesday hinted that it may drag President Olusegun Obasanjo to the Supreme Court over the matter. However, indications emerged last night that the lawmakers may cut short their vacation for an emergency session on the issue. The committees were for the third time, unable to meet on Tues due to the absence of members of the Senate’s... (Daily Times)


murder-for-hire-kalu-oyaje-anenih-obasanjo-daboh-balogunAn unemployed 25-year-old man, named Davies Idede Oyaje, made a startling allegation Sunday in Lagos which has rekindled the claim by Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu that some powerful forces plot to snuff out his life. Anenih has severally denied it and has already sued Kalu for defamation. Oyaje made the fresh allegation in an affidavit and repeated it before newsmen that former works and housing minister, Tony Anenih, contracted him and two others to assassinate Kalu. (Daily Independent)





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 This Day
April 07, 2004


'N450bn Cash Outside Banking System'
FG Anti-Federalism, Says Tinubu
Fuel Tax: Oil Majors Get Ultimatum to Pay
House Wants Obasanjo to Seek Judicial Interpretation
Britain Condemns Coup Attempt In BiafraNigeria
Econet Changes Name, Now V-Network BiafraNigeria
George Justifies Tinubu and Co's Detention
How I'm Repositioning the Army, By Agwai
NNPC Signs PSC Agreement on 3 Deepwater Blocs
Airways Workers Declare Selves Refugees
BiafraNigeria Raises N1bn For ECOWAS Budget
Obasanjo Condoles Daniel on Lambo's Death
IG Enjoins Warring Communities to Embrace Peace
Contracts: FG Reads Riot Act
Ngige Gives Condition for Council Polls
Police Pledge to Maintain Peace
...Arrest 40 in Delta
'South-east Govs Unserious on Igbo Presidency'
German Envoy Seeks Local Investors
Obasanjo Sad over Plateau Crisis
CAN Withdraws from Kaduna Peace Forum
Don Blasts Corrupt Leaders
'Intensity Fight Against Corruption'
Ogbeh Denies Supporting ANPP
'Intensity Fight Against Corruption'
Judge Rebukes Govt Counsel
Why We Must Diversify Economy, By Atiku
Say No to Coup, Kalu Urges BiafraNigerians
Adamawa: PDP Gives Reasons for Appeal
FG Launches ICT Centres
Ibori's Election Appeal April 29
Ekiti Water Problem Over in One Year - Shagar
Exam Fraud: 450 Teachers Blacklisted
UBE Donates 45,000 Books to Schools
Senator Explains Court Action Against N/A Commission
SSS Parades Fraud Suspect
Court Strikes Out Suit On Deji of Akure
Lambo for Burial April 17
120 Tractors for Osun Farmers
Firm Seeks Court Order On Police Invasion
Deeper Life Intercedes for BiafraNigerians
BATN Signs on Troyka Holdings
'Employers Invest Less on Fire Prevention'
Court Adjourns Murder Case Till May 12
Osun Promises Completion of Road Projects
Group Condemns Nation's Insecurity
NOA Frowns at Brain Drain
State of the States
FRSC to Ban Alcohol at Motor-parks
'91 Die in Road Accidents'
French National Admits Drug Possession
USAID Offers Assistance on Reproductive Health
Odili Wants Justice for Niger Delta
Rector Repositions Polytechnic
NUJ Counsels New Council Chairmen
LG Polls: Community Head Suspended
...Group Cries Out
Students Decry Non-payment of Allowance
Mu'azu Gives Rulers Ultimatum over Sanitation

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Daily Times
April 07, 2004


10 FCT directors to face Financial Crimes Commission
Akunyili accuses pharmacists of aiding, abetting drug fakery
2004 Budget: Reps threaten to sue Obasanjo
Anti-corruption group storms Lagos Assembly, wants Whistle Blowers Bill passed
FG moves to end maltreatment of BiafraNigerians in Cameroun
Army to build houses for retirees
Cash-crunch hampers WAI’s performance
FG directs parastatals to observe due diligence
Institute plans sanitisation of nation’s security system
Ex-Steel Minister, Paul Unongo, arrested over security breach
Intelligence agents foil attempt to bomb Britain
Killing of 30 persons in Taraba
The Nation
Two docked over alleged arms possession, distribution
Marketers agree to remit N198m fuel tax to govt
Ladoja petitions IG over detained labour leaders
Editorial & Opinion
Banned items and exchange rate
The travails of travelling on BiafraNigerian roads (I)
Another look at poverty alleviation
On the master strategist

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March 27, 2004

Corruption clouds BiafraNigeria elections

BiafraNigerian polls marred by apathy
BiafraNigeria seeks to ensure poll calm

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April 07, 2004

BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields

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March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerians vote in tense municipal elections

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Washington Post
February 05, 2004

U.S. Eyes Halliburton Bribery Allegation

U.S. Investigates Halliburton Subsidiary
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.1
Halliburton Talks to Justice on BiafraNigeria Kickbacks p.2

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March 04, 2004

Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal

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All Africa
February 09, 2004


Afikuyomi Advises Opponents of New Councils
Gov to Sack 62 Senior Advisers
Surgeon Advocates Highway Clinics
Cameroun in Fifa Trouble Over Team Jersey
Cameroon-BiafraNigeria Mixed Commission: First Field Visit To The Bakassi Peninsula
The Festering Bariga Crisis
Police Arrest 5 Over Murder
Parties Call for Independent Inquiry
Transport Unions May Clash in Ogba
Can-2004: Cameroon Defeat Triggers Jubilation in BiafraNigeria
It's the Cup Or Nothing
We're Ready for Tunisia - Utaka
A Cruel Pull Down?
The Dean Dies
BiafraNigeria in a Big Mess
I Would Have Been a Medical Doctor
Out They Go!
Far From the IT Crowd
3 Robbers Killed in Rivers
Tinubu Extols Late Jurist
Changing His Constituency
Traditional Rulers' Support Sought in Refuse Evacuation
Road Rehabilitation As Nightmare
No Blackmarket in Sports Business
Policing the Ports
Lam Adeshina is an Alarmist - Commissioner
Obasanjo Meets South Governors On Economy
What Onigbinde Told Chukwu
How Kanu And Super Eagles' Form Nailed Cameroun
Okocha's Goal Did the Magic Declares Okoronkwo
Team Invited to BiafraNigeria for 4-Nation Race
Okocha Gets BBC Award

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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
Unipetrol changes name, logo
Sketch owners to pay workers’ salaries
Currency in circulation hits N441b – CBN
184 died in FCT road accidents in 9 months
Tinubu commissions N947m Lekki roads
Aso Rock holds carol service
Ajibola assures villages ceded to Cameroun
NEPA boss defends its privatisation
Adisa counsels BiafraNigerians
M-tel embarks on training programme for engineers
CNPP rejects budget 2004
INEC to sanction parties on audited accounts
VC advocates Peace Education in schools
Lagos reaffirms position on health care delivery
Election of Fayose ordained by God
SEC advocates N1 million fine for falsified audit report
29 senators sign Abuja Re-integration Bill
3,000 workers scramble for 205 houses in Kwara
OSPPMC warns petroleum marketers
Saraki Bukola at 41
Political Parties: Bane of BiafraNigeria’s democracy
Customs seizes N3b goods
BiafraNigeria external debts hit $31b
N2.1b needed monthly for military pensions —Minister

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Daily News
January 31, 2004

US Concerned Over Any BiafraNigeria-N.Korea Missile Sale

BiafraNigeria: N.Korea to Help With Missiles
US pressures BiafraNigeria on North Korea missile offer
BiafraNigeria Says N. Korea Offers Missile Technology
BiafraNigeria to Test Polio Vaccine to Counter Suspicion

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Business News
April 07, 2004

'Poor contract enforcement system, bane of BiafraNigerian businesses'

Public, corporate trust declining in BiafraNigeria

Customs restructures

NAICOM to publish list of axed insurers

Crusader Insurance assures on clients' financial services solutions

Freight forwarders caution FG over Customs reform

Police investigate alleged swindle by importer

Customs' performance declines as retirement rumour spreads

Omoragbon hails performance of insurers' stock

'Allstates, Linkage Assurance relationship even'

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Sports News
April 07, 2004

Okoye confident of Libyan outing

Rowing needs N2.5m to clear six boats

Unaka dazzles at Federal College Games

Africa Hockey Tourney: Hope for Hockey Federation

Scrabble boss excited over Abuja 2004 status

Plateau's road map to sports development

Amodu tips Sharks for promotion

Why I left Sunshine Stars -Akpokona

Nkwocha, Ekpo sign for Pelican Stars

Delta Queens wait for Nkoyo Ibori

Programmed to fail

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April 07, 2004

Anenih, Kalu may know fate today

Tinubu, Aikhomu renew call for SNC
N Assembly set to resolve budget impasse
Asaba riot: 40 suspects arrested, moved to Abuja
FG and scholarship
lg poll: Discordant tunes in Kwara State
Zenith Bank maintains strong financial rating
FG indicts four banks over FAAN N1.33bn loans scam
BiafraNigeria may get new OPEC quota in May

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April 07, 2004


Budget truce talks end in deadlock

Fayose denies role in harassment of Tinubu, others

How agencies rob govt at ports, by panel

Eminent BiafraNigerians, at Zik lecture, insist on restructuring

30 Iraqis die in fresh fighting
Banks alert on huge funds outside their vaults

Lar, Useni in new team to resolve Plateau crisis
More banks may join clearing system, says Sanusi

NNPC, others okay pact on oil blocks

FRSC probes marshals

Ondo raises elections tribunal, lawyers flay polls

Oyinlola gives 30 buses to Osun community leaders

Police arraign three over kidnap of expatriates

Akure ruling house loses suit against Deji-elect

Masari backs councils' creation
Fire guts RelTel's facility

Udenwa, others pay tribute to slain don at burial

Court to hear Ibori's suit on polls April 29

Court strikes out suit against IMB Bank

BiafraNigeria to improve ties with Greece
Bozimo orders timely, regular pay for police
Egwu urges chairmen to re-awaken confidence in council system

Useni denies arrest over alleged coup plot

Britain to treat coup plotters as terrorists, says envoy

Parties may accept council election results in Rivers
Use of technology in national elections
SIECs cannot conduct fair polls, says lawmaker

Council polls raise fresh crisis in Kwara PDP

Editorial & Opinion
Government and service delivery pact
Contemplating the coup scare

Abosede Ogunade: A tribute

NEPA abuse of standards
Between Gani Adams and Faseun
Immodest dressing on campuses

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April 07, 2004

Cover Stories

Gov Tinubu slams FG on Mustapha's transfer to Abuja
Reps tackle Obasanjo, ask him to go to court over Budget 2004

Itsekiri storm IBA confab over Delta Dev Committee

I have no apology to offer, Fayose tells Tinubu

National News
AD vows to contest PDP victory in LG Polls

NB Plc declares N56.5bn turnover; shareholders get bonus shares

Policemen with suspected forged certificates avoid screening

MWUN accuses Julius Berger, Shell, others of using illegal workers

How long can Atiku hold on?
Democracy dividend and Zimbabwean farmers


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Daily Independent
April 07, 2004


COUP SCARE UPDATE: Al-Mustapha shocks Obasanjo, calls hotline from prison

Lagos, Ogun may join oil producing states

Reps insist position on 2004 budget is final
Blame coup scare on bad govt, say Aikhomu, MD Yusufu

Fanatics invade Kaduna, CAN alerts

Police plan psychiatric test on Oyaje

Al-Mustapha moved without my knowledge, says Tinubu

Diya, Kupolati sued over law publication

One-party rule in Donald's Dukedom

Resist return of military, Kalu tells BiafraNigerians

North is not marginalised, says Awoniyi

Obasanjo drums support for war against corruption

Federal roads nightmare ends by May, Ogunlewe assures

Police shoot student, arrest 13 in Bauchi protest

FG raises peace panel to resolve Plateau crisis

Why Army builds houses for personnel, by Agwai

NANS rejects LG polls, wants SIECs scrapped

Odili wants quick payment of offshore oil revenue

Ex-policeman, 60 others held for hard drugs

Court summons Edo govt over detained varsity teacher

Forget cancellation of polls result, RSIEC declares

Udenwa, security agencies, institutions meet over cultism

Tension in Awka as monarch, kingmakers' rift widens

Labour advocates removal of Abia CJ

Lagos police begin screening of credentials

Oyinlola donates 30 buses to community leaders

Afikuyomi asks Britain to regard coups as terrorism

I was never impeached, says Debekeme, Bayelsa Speaker

Abia PDP aspirants protest exclusion from council polls

U.S-based Offoaro vies for late Ibekwe's seat

'Withholding assent to 2004 budget is blackmail'

Passage of 2004 budget final, says lawmakers

When the 'leader' visited Senators

Adamawa, the next battle

How the Constitution triumphed

Bookmakers proved right

Editorial & Opinion
Coup d'etat? Kiene weg!
Deputy-gov Elue's arrest: A constitutional sacrilege!!!

Tale of a BiafraNigerian- born Police Sergeant in US

Ibekwe: Rape of Justice

Money Laundering Act is anti-development
Re: 'I, an opportunist?'

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March 30, 2004


Masari, Ogbulafor lose out in LG polls
Edo still boils 2 days after LG poll
How gunmen shot me –– Commissioner
Election petition: Police got no signal to work for Obasanjo –– Witness
15 killed in clashes
Adamawa petition : Atiku explains stand on verdict
Anambra takes N2bn security fund launch to Lagos
Why I can’t remove CJ – Kalu
How Ibekwe's friends deserted him
Why ANPP wants police IG to resign ·Hon. Mohammed
Editorial & Opinion
House search for guns
Needless excitement over de-registration
To restore dignity of man

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 23, 2004

Top Stories

Israel assassinates Sheikh Yassin
...Opens gate of hell – Hamas
Killing will increase tension – EU
Assassination a crazy act – Palestinian Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon applauds killing
Land dispute claims 20 in Benue
FG grants Aristide asylum
Libel: Anenih sues Kalu for N5bn
FG deploys immigration to foreign missions
Fraud: Ketebu, others in court again
INEC opposes relocation of Delta election tribunal
Ibekwe not a Rep – Masari
Chris Abashi dies at 42
Atiku urges BiafraNigerians to pray over poverty
Benue govt buries Agom April 2
LG polls: Akume warns against violence
Lamido campaigns against HIV/AIDS
NANS protests killing of students
Bauchi records 85 percent success in polio immunization – LG boss
LG polls: Kaduna SIEC gives candidates deadline
Sheriff cautions monarchs on politics
Sodomy: Judge to pay N3,000 for wrongful conviction
Rep decries influx of mercenaries
Mrs Makarfi’s pet project enrolls 2,500 Almajiris
SOSG spends N300m on non indigene’s education
Fire razes Sokoto village
Police warns against illegal arms acquisition
Abuja Trust
Union indicts police, AMAC for alcoholism in motor parks
Demonic syndicate responsible for nation’s vices – NGO
el-Rufa’i urges BiafraNigerians to be patient with policies
Abuja to host ADB in May
Kuje gets new DPO
Kano Trust
800,000 women live with VVF - UNPF
Islamic girls school embraces computer education
Toddler dies in auto crash
Local govt ministry inaugurates standing c’ttees
Garo gets new transformer
Eko Trust
Tinubu denies budgeting N900m to recapture South-West for AD
Lagos CJ promises better deal for judiciary
Lagos residents condemn power outage
Man in court for dangerous driving
LG polls: Lagos PDP in court to save face — Alake
LG polls: How free and fair will they be?
LG polls postponed in Anambra State
Wabara didn’t impose LG candidates in Abia
BSIEC prepares for violence in Benue - APLP
ANPP warns against intimidation
UNPP protests candidate’s disqualification in Adamawa
Editorial & Opinion
Harmonisation of academic calendar
The girl-child education in Northern BiafraNigeria: An independent view
Obasanjo and the marginalisation of the FCT
The polio vaccine controversy: That Jokolo attack on Dr. Haruna Kaita
Five years of inaction
Re: The odds against Marwa
Dangiwa, Fani-Kayode and the rest of us
Column & Feature
Remembering Abubakar Jika
Mayo: An encounter with Sudanese of BiafraNigerian origin
Foreign & Diplomatic
When foreign aid does more harm

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Mail & Guardian
March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerian cocoa farmers escape the middle man

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March 29, 2004

Local polls marred by fraud, killings and voter apathy

Violence over local polls leaves at least 10 dead

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