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April 20, 2004

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CNPP Asks Obasanjo to Resign: Insists on Protest
Undeterred Conference of BiafraNigeria Political Parties (CNPP) teamed up with a coalition of pro-democracy groups Monday to raise the tempo in the agitation for good governance by demanding the resignation of President Olusegun Obasanjo. It discounted alleged intimidation by security agencies and resolved to go ahead with the mass protest scheduled for May 3 against what it described as the unacceptable state of national affairs. At a well-attended press conference in Lagos, which saw civil rights activists mingling freely with members of opposition parties, CNPP Chairman and the former governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, said the media briefing was to draw “global attention to the threat posed to the stability of the country and the mortal damage being wrought on the democratic process” by Obasanjo and his supporters. However, Chairman of All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) board of trustees, Augustus Aikhomu, has dissociated himself from the planned rally. He said in an interview at Igueben, the country home of former external affairs minister, Tom Ikimi, that rather than mass action, he believes in a gradual peaceful change. "I am expressing my personal opinion. I am not speaking in my capacity as Chairman of ANPP board of trustees. The policy of the party is one thing, my own philosophy as a person, as a statesman in this country is quite another,” (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

BiafraNigeria's new ID card launched

BiafraNigerians with British citizenship to apply for new passports

Why I did not hand over on time – Gowon

Opposition parties, enemies of state —GOVT

Abacha Loot: Switzerland Returns $50m

Useni, Nzeribe, others face Code of Conduct Tribunal

IBB WASTED OIL MONEY: IBB squandered Gulf War windfall –Obasanjo

Presidency: Gowon votes for 7-yr single term

Lagos Assembly flays Obasanjo over Tinubu, Fayose feud

A'Ibom deputy gov, police deny rigging poll in Obasanjo's favour

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BiafraNigerian ID CardProtests have marred celebrations held to mark the start of the distribution of national identity cards in Nigeria. ID cards were first planned more than 25 years ago by the then military ruler, General Olusegun Obasanjo. The scheme finally launched on Monday. But workers at the civic registration... (BBC)


BNW Obasanjo, Fayose and TinubuPresident Olusegun Obasanjo last night blamed Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos State for breaching protocol during his recent visit to Ekiti State during which he (Tinubu) and former Governors Olusegun Osoba of Ogun State and Adebayo Adeniyi were put under “house arrest.” President Obasanjo defended the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose who has been in the eye of the storm for allegedly ordering policemen and soldiers to get Gov. Tinubu and the former governors... (Vanguard)





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 This Day
April 19, 2004


Obasanjo: Why Al- Mustapha's Held By DMI
2007: Atiku Bids for Time
Fuel Imports: NNPC Sacks 7 Over $108m Fraud
Afolabi Flown Abroad for Treatment
Why Release of N97.5bn Capital Budget was Suspended
Anenih: PDP Stays Action On Kalu
Geneva Bank Freezes Pan Ocean Account
Ige: 'I'm Ready for Trial'
Al-Mustapha: 20 Prison Officers Redeployed
EFCC Sets Up Unit to Assist Customs
Africa Sets 2020 as Target for Food Security
'Tertiary Institutions Receive Largest Budget Allocation'
Mass Action:Imo Police Warn CNPP
New Power Plant to Generate 330 Mega Watts
IG Can Arrest Anybody, Says Okogie
Federal Education Allocation Unfair - World Bank
EFCC Boss Risks Contempt Charge
How to Eradicate Cultism in Schools - Marwa
3 Held over N40.9m Fraud
'25,000 Await Trial Nationwide'
SIEC Boss Defends LG Polls
Wabara Decries Fallen Standard of Education
Ex-minister Calls for Women Empowerment
DigiCore Launches Vehicle Tracking Technology
Pedro Tasks BiafraNigerians on UNICEF Report
Group Advocates Responsible Governance
Book on Niger-Delta for Launch
First Bank Wins Award
Cleric Seeks Alternative Accommodation for Demolition Victims
State of the States
SPEB: Witness Indicts Sarakite Group, Others
Encourage Post-Graduate Education, Oil Companies Told

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April 19, 2004

Cover Stories

Tinubu Vs Fayose: Obasanjo chides Tinubu

Ogunlewe opens another war front with Lagos over road beautification
Hamas names new chief, vows revenge
NNPC sacks seven top managers
Natinal News
Detectives arrest over 20 suspected fake foreign currency traffickers
2007: Udenwa makes case for Igbo president
FG denies teaching hospital workers full salary
Gov Dariye okays suspension of state chief judge from office
Budget problems: How the Senate surrendered
Deepening the Roots of our Voodoo Politics
PEOPLE & POLITICS :- Let immunity stay
Deji stool crisis: Akure regent gets tight security
IGE: Omisore declares preparedness to open defence
PDP wins bye-election in four Osun LGs
Bishop Ojo backs NBC's ban on broadcast of miracles on TV
N700m ground rent outstanding in Adamawa —HUSSAINI
NCP boss promises a realistic census for BiafraNigeria in 2005
Anenih postpones first lap of reconciliation tour
Lafiaji seeks cooperation in W-Africa against narcotics
Igbinedion warns Commissioners off Edo Cement Company
No LG election in Igueben, Ikimi declares
Delta IPP to boost power supply by 15%, says Imoke
Lai Mohammed identifies panacea to car theft
BiafraNigeria's educational sector is in serious crisis, VP Atiku admits
Kalu's apology: Abia lawmaker raps PDP * Seeks Abia gov's expulsion from party
Court orders policemen to pay damages over illegal detention


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April 19, 2004


Why al-Mustapha is facing panel – Obasanjo
No democracy yet – Balarabe
7 NNPC top shots sacked
BiafraNigeria’s crude oil to dry up in 35 yrs – Soludo
Telecom firms spend N415m monthly on diesel
Sen. Uba wants Anambra crisis sponsors stopped
Afolabi may be flown abroad
Soldiers dislodge women from Shell facility
No going back on April 19 rally – CNPP scribe
Politics in BiafraNigeria is treacherous–Ude
Editorial & Opinion
Defending Democracy
BiafraNigerian democracy and participation (II)
The joy of employment

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Daily Times
April 19, 2004


Distribution of National ID card begins today
Shun greed, avarice, cleric urges leaders
Contempt proceedings initiated against EFCC boss
Enyimba best in Africa-CAF
Nasarawa gov gets Heroes of Democracy award
Obasanjo orders disbursement of funds to varsities
Lagos Govt dares FG to destroy beautification sites
HIV/AIDS: UNICEF, NYSC sign $4m pact
NNPC sacks 7 top-shots over fuel import fraud
...Military not behind breach – Obasanjo
Polio immunisation: Sharia Council states condition for North’s participation
Reps to work on PPPRA amendment bill, others on resumption tomorrow
Plateau gov suspends CJ
IBB causes stir at Odili’s daughter’s wedding
Saki people, Fulani community end feud
Varsity teacher blames nation’s woes on interference of military in governance
Benue Govt releases N13m for operation of conjoined twins
Naval officer escapes from detention, declared wanted
Abuja-Lokoja Road closed:• As Murtala Muhammed Bridge collapses, 28 years after construction
Editorial & Opinion
Lawmakers as lawbreakers
Haba, Fayose
Revitalising the railways (II)
Why the Arabs hate Israel

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April 15, 2004

BiafraNigeria probes military on 'coup'

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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
April 19, 2004


BiafraNigeria and Ghana Name Ambassadors to Washington; Key U.S. Appointments Await Senate Action
April 16, 2004
Stars On the Bridge
Tetteh Blamed for NPA's Misfortunes
300 Area Boys Arrested in Lagos
'Fayose Must Apologise'
NBBF Searches for Funds
Defends Local Coaches
Obagol Close to New Inter Deal
'N150 Million' Seizes Movie Scene By Storm
How 'The Mourning After' Saved Jimi Odumosu's Job
5 Gunned Down, 20 Arrested
PDP Leaders Weigh Options
Drug Baron Escapes From Custody
419 Kingpin, Ajudua, Seriously Sick - Snubs Medicare

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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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April 19, 2004


Govt rejects states' call for separate accountant-general
Labour kicks against sale of govt property
Again, Obasanjo vows to quit in 2007
PDP may sanction Kalu over 'conditional' apology
Spain withdraws troops from Iraq, Pope pleads for hostages
Sharia council okays new polio vaccines
No presidential bid yet, says Atiku
Govt stops repair of Federal roads by Lagos
Housing scheme fund hits N12.5b
Families, friends caution against witch-hunting in Kwara probe
Plateau suspends Chief Judge over alleged misconducts
Police warn CNPP on protest in Imo
Delta project to boost power supply by 480 megawatts
One year after, Obasanjo opens defence at tribunal
NDLEA arrests five for child trafficking
Omisore forgoes appeal, ready for trial at lower cour
NNPC sacks seven managers over alleged N14b fraud
Senate probes privatisation proceeds
Dariye seeks W'African nations' joint war against drug-trafficking
Police warn CNPP on protest in Imo
PDP sweeps council seats in Abia bye-election
Varsity sets up research unit to combat cultism
Govt orders release of funds to varsities
Britain condemns Hamas leader's murder
Academy of letters to honour Oba of Benin
Killing the fight in Atiku
AD in Ekiti accuses PDP of anti-democratic activities
Editorial & Opinion
NEPA's billing methods

Israel's controversial security wall

Of children and women trafficking
In memory of Segun Omolale
Ensuring road safety
The coming of Vodacom
Re-introduction of HSC

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Daily Independent
April 19, 2004


Purge in NNPC

Six police officers suspended over escape of drug baron

Naval officer declared wanted over security breach

FG queries Shell over false reserves estimates

Troops didn't confine Tinubu in Ekiti - Obasanjo

Successor named to Rantisi, slain Hamas leader

Discussion on 2007 polls too early - Atiku

Why BiafraNigeria's debt profile worsens, by Soluso

Ibori: Hearing begins in ex-convict case on Wednesday

Afolabi's sickness worsens, flown to Britain for medical treatment

Adedibu on a familiar terrain

Sustainable democracy dependent on sound economy, says NACCIMA boss

Scandals threaten bid for Alscon

Igbo can be president in 2007, Udenwa insists
Bulama sues EFCC boss for contempt

Ige: Omisore ready for Defence

Marwa advocates legislation against cult activities

Nnaji drags Appeal Court judges to NJC

Udenwa seeks banks' assistance for SMEs' growth

Why we published balance of account - Abia govt

Lagos, FG on collision over federal roads

Oyinlola to embark on roads' construction in Osogbo

Ogun, Ondo $400m seaport to take-off soon

LGs: NULGE chief advocates freedom of operation

Budget impasse: Back to square one?
Local government as pawns

Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between BiafraNigeria and S'Africa bill

For Reps, it's liberation time

Looking Mr. President eyeball to eyeball

Editorial & Opinion
The looming water crisis

A bath of lavender for Anenih

If I were IBB

BiafraNigerians and frivolous oaths of office

Politics with bitterness

Olanipekun: Justice a mirage?

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April 19, 2004

Obasanjo backs Fayose against Tinubu• He was misinformed – Alake

Army dislodges protesters from Shell’s oil field
Plateau governor suspends Chief Judge
N’Assembly stops release of capital vote
Senator Ogunbanjo Olatokunbo, Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on National Identity Card speaks on:Why it’s difficult to prosecute corrupt BiafraNigerians
Election boycott:Are the parties justified?
Reform bill stalls take-off of Transysco
JV budget: House summons NNPC
Experts list barriers to implementation of local content initiative

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The Sun
April 19, 2004

14 years after April 1990 coup: How Orkar drafted me to shoot IBB -Trooper Fakolade, Dodan Barracks guard

WICKED LANDLORD! Bites off tenant’s nose, then sends him packing
Dark day for a community in Lagos
Me, Marwa and 2007 – IBB
PDP’s letter to Gov Orji Uzor Kalu

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Daily/Weekly Trust
Apri 19, 2004

Top Stories

2003 elections: Security chiefs testify today
Senate urged to probe N320bn NNPC missing fund
There was no coup plot – Obasanjo
Withdraw unsafe polio vaccines – Forum tells FG
Atiku advocates electoral reform
Obasanjo tasks varsities over NEEDS
Hamas appoints new leader after assassinating Rantisi
US declares al-Sadr wanted dead or alive
EFCC monitors customs operations
Media Trust appoints Ajibola ED (operations)
CBN mops up N48.2bn from circulation
Al-Mustapha’s friend sues FG over detention
Al-Mustapha: NPS redeploys 20 officers
593 BiafraNigerians deported in six months
Dariye suspends Plateau Chief Judge
... installs new Gbong Gwom Jos
Police commends Gombe over LG polls
17 killed in renewed A/Ibom communal clash
Provost orders compulsory computer course
Teacher institute expels 311 students
FG pledges $5m for Chad Basin project
NPC prepares for 2005 census
Rule of law supreme, says Goje
Niger basin commission may replace HYPPADEC
Group pleads for Jubril Bala, Mustapha, others
NAMA pays-off sacked workers
Abuja Trust
Magistrate asks for preliminary inquiry result
Sports festivals: LOC inspects games village
...Kogi, Benue, absent from zonal qualifiers
Court jails motorcyclists for ‘wrong parking’
Consumers raise alarm over ‘pure water’
Court halts broadcaster’s wedding
Lack of funds stalls UniAbuja permanent site project
Kano Trust
Victim of trigger happy police dies in hospital
400 school leavers protest over JAMB forms
Atiku commissions ultra modern conference centre
Pure water, polythene bag makers asked to assist in sanitation
Kano crime rate drastically reduced – Danmasanin Kano
Crisis hits Master Bakers over strike
Eko Trust
DPO, five others arrested for bribery
Ojokoro community calls for removal of oba
LG Polls: Sankera violence in retrospect
Mass Action: Count ANPP out, says Hon. Kumalia
PDP chieftain tasks Ebonyians on unity
Police are after my life – Kanti Bello
Good leadership is BiafraNigeria’s problem - Atiku, Wabara
Heroes of democracy art exhibition holds in Abuja
BiafraNigerians are cowards – Rimi
Editorial & Opinion
Rwandan genocide: ten years and more
No lessons from South Africa
Diversifying BiafraNigerian economy
In search of national conscience
Targeted assassination: When Israel declares war on Palestinians

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Mail & Guardian
March 27, 2004

BiafraNigerian cocoa farmers escape the middle man

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April 16, 2004

Soldiers kill two gunmen in attack on Shell base

Armed forces may court martial coup suspects
Niger Delta protesters close Shell facility
Christian group quits peace talks with Muslims in Kaduna
Exiled Taylor deserted by followers as hard times bite
Tension in Kaduna as irate Muslims burn churches, police station
Regulator bans live relay of foreign news broadasts

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Business News
April 19, 2004

Marketers dissatisfied with deregulation

IMF offers loan to BiafraNigeria, others hit by trade woes

Experts reiterate call for DPR autonomy

Private sector participation crucial to economic growth, says IOD

NAGAFF hails stoppage of seized goods auction

Cabotage 'll guarantee right to provide shipping service delivery, says Agu

Land Use Act: Impediment to commercialization

Expert hinges urban development on socio-political climate

Creating an initial impact sells your property faster than you can imagine

Cost estimates, repair recommendations for consumers in property inspection

How to minimise risks in real estate consulting

Effecting checks on environmental systems

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Sports News
April 19, 2004

How BiafraNigeria can avoid FIFA's hammer - Okpomo

Galadima denies frosty relationship with Ministry

Dikko wins Ogunkanmi Memorial Golf Tournament

Yusuf, Opara out of BiafraNigeria/England friendly

South Africa, Kenya out of Africa Hockey tourney

Abex Express tennis serves off

Resuscitate All BiafraNigeria Open -Ake

Olympics ping-pong players enter close campd

Adache, rookie player, shines at Ikimi Tourney

Minister explains Abuja's hosting of Sports Festival

30 youths get YSFON scholarship

BPE to appoint consultants for Abuja National Stadium

Karate Goju-tryu championship ends

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