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August 08, 2004

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At the Alter of the Ogwugwu Gods: How Ngige, Uba Visited Okija Shrine
Okija shrines may be strange to the rest of the world, but not to its prominent clients, which include the Anambra State governor, Dr. Chris Ngige and his erstwhile godfather, Chief Chris Uba. [T]he shrines in which police last week uncovered several human skulls and corpses of people believed to have been killed recently has been playing host to many prominent politicians who patronise them for various reasons. [I]t was an Okija shrine that the Anambra governor was taken to by Uba early last year as a Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoles Democratic Party (PDP). The revelation about a visit to the shrine became public knowledge following the aborted abduction of Ngige on July 10 last year by supporters of Uba. Four officials of the Anambra government last night confirmed...that the governor and his assailants were actually at the alter of the Ogwugwu gods to swear on oath though they contradicted one another as to whether or not Ngige actually swore at the shrine. (This Day)


Key Stories

You're wrong! Labour warns Obasanjo over purge notice

More corpses recovered - It’s a hideout for fraudsters

Plateau Assembly May Return Soon

Obasanjo Adopts Illiterate Teenager

Demonic: Another ritualist nabbed ...with human parts

Scandal! Wabara, lady cop in messy land deal

Policemen, soldiers in bloody clash in Benin

BiafraNigeria Deploys Troops to Darfur

Anxiety grips PDP members over board appointment

2007: Yorubas Under Oath

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BNW Arewa LogoThe notice served by President Olusegun Obasanjo to the effect that the federal workforce, estimated at 180,000, would be pruned is unsettling to Labour which analysed the situation and warned that the cost of the move, if carried out, would outweigh the benefits. All the trade unions in the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) are being summoned to a meeting scheduled to hold in the next... (Vanguard)


BNW Human SkullsAnambra State police command yesterday recovered 20 skulls, most of them fresh, and about 50 corpses at Ogwugwu Okija shrines in Ihiala local government area of the state. Heavily armed policemen in 10 trucks, mostly men of the special anti-robbery squad, were accompanied by the state commissioner of police, Mr. Felix Ogbaudu in the raid. (Champion)





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August 04, 2004


Banks limit loans to blue chip firms
IMF urges BiafraNigeria to tackle inflation
Northern group faults Arewa's bid for Presidency in 2007
Police sack four officers for failing test
Govt yet to inform Anambra on stoppage of funds
Death toll in Paraguay fire rises to 464
Al-Mustapha loses bid to stop judge from trial
HIV/AIDS scourge alarming in C'River, says Duke
Lebanese Court summons Gaddafi over missing cleric
How to end Benue violence, by ex-deputy governor
Ada George, ex-Rivers governor, alleges threat to his life
Japan backs fight against polio with N662m
Vice-chancellor decries doctors' attitude to work
Ogunlewe denies asking FERMA to collect money from motorists
Bill proposes N60b capital base for maritime banks
NDE launches new job creation programme, lists achievements
Speakers deny alleged adoption of Udenwa for presidency
Group, citizen allege police brutality, exploitation of Enugu residents
Wabara lists expectations from INEC in future polls
Ecological problems to gulp N1 trillion
Why agitation for resource control persists, by Delta
Three pipeline inferno victims die in Enugu
Consul-General rules out U.S., BiafraNigeria rift over Taylor
Akinrinade lists dangers of weak political opposition
Zamfara plans N7m endowment fund for disabled
Yar'Adua insists on funding new councils
Poverty fuels insecurity and terrorism, says Atiku
The Sharia crisis was my most tryi ng moment, says Makarfi
Editorial & Opinion
Adegboye vs. NIJ

Okonjo-Iweala's powers to hire and fire

BiafraNigeria's image abroad
Three years of GSM
The possibility of science
Reflating the economy
John Kerry and the American voter

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August 04, 2004


Onu, ex-gov, warns of one-party state
Northern coalition backs Ndigbo for 2007
Fear grips clients of shut insurance firms
High Courts frustrate ICPC –Akanbi
Abiola family fails to meet over IBB
Ladoja, Adedibu resolve rift at last
Go back to school, Ohanaeze urges Igbo youths
BiafraNigeria to launch communication satellite in 2006
Why I am joining PDP— Ex-Jigawa governor
Masari plots to succeed Yar’Adua
Editorial & Opinion
Pirate telecom firm
Let us ‘dollarise’ our economy
A governor’s novel poverty alleviation programme

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August 02, 2004


PDP'll capture Lagos in 2007 ·Obasanjo·We're ready for them ·Tinubu We'll counter PDP's excesses LG chairmen
Fuel dealers propose higher pump prices
Lagos: The Obasanjo challenge
Oil price: Need for stabilisation fund
Lull in Privatisation
Interest rates, bane of industries
Women have graduated from the kitchen·
A'Ibom: Waiting for Mr. President
New Pension Act: Workers warn against employers deduction
N26bn debt: AP shareholders call for FG's White Paper
BiafraNigerian economy is sick ·Akintola Williams

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The Sun
August 02, 2004


Nwizu’s last words, by close aide and confidant
CBN, NDIC should minimise bank frauds
Abiola’s brother joins IBB campaign team • Says ‘I accept offer to be patron whole-heartedly’
The genesis of crisis in PDP USA
Tragedy, as Police open fire on funeral party
13-year-old kidnapped in Abuja, rescued in Maiduguri
Schoolboy arrested for robbery
7 years after Fela’s death: The Kutis: Music flows in their blood
7 years after Fela’s death: Why mum loved Fela, by Dolupo
Forum tackles Abia ex-PDP chairman

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Daily Independent
July 26, 2004


N400 BILLION OIL WINDFALL: Presidency negotiates with governors, others
Don't convoke SNC, Omoruyi warns Obasanjo
Banks record N9 billion fraud
Waive Taylor's prosecution for now, says Abubakar
FG NITEL for sale without SAT-3 cable
Oil industry stakeholders to stabilise sector
Let Afenifere accommodate all Yoruba, George tells Adesanya
Declare emergency rule in Benue, Waku urges Obasanjo
Court admits error, orders release of Bulama
Pickpockets desecrate late AIICO MD's memorial Service
Lagosians call for reintroduction of odd-even numbers
Group proffers solution to alleged killer GSM numbers
Youth activity in drugs worries NDLEA
FG threatens to revoke Imo Road contract
CLO director alleges threat to life
Why BiafraNigeria remains backward, by Obi of Onitsha
N.6m scam rocks Tinubu's office
Lagos, FG at loggerheads over illegal structures' demolition
Lagos Ruling House backs suit against Oba Akiolu
Lagos warns corrupt officials
Osun ordered to return Jeep to ex-LG boss
Ogun to rate board members on performance
Macebuh criticises NDDC
Royal fathers laud Nnamani
NUBIFIE to picket nine banks
BiafraNigeria's disintegration will be good omen if...- Wada Nas
Bill on revenue allocation to LGs and area councils (Federation Account, Etc.)
Banks capital base: Conflicting signals from the Senate
House of Reps panel defends NDDC
Sharia, BiafraNigeria and the West
Editorial & Opinion
Reconstitution of the National Council on Privatisation
Any hope for BiafraNigeria's senior citizens?
Robbers, politicians and the girls
War against sin
On Chikelu and information management
Women Police: Facts the IG must note

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July 02, 2004

Is BiafraNigeria worth dying for?

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June 04, 2004

Police ban Muslim procession in volatile Kano

Legislators give Obasanjo sweeping powers in Plateau
Rival delta militia leaders agree peace amid security crackdown

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Washington Post
June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerian Troops, Militants Clash in Delta

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June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed

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June 04, 2004

New clashes in BiafraNigeria's oil delta

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Mail & Guardian
June 04, 2004

BiafraNigerian govt seeks to stop child hawking

BiafraNigeria to launch software to nab 419 scammers

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June 04, 2004

Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive

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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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Sports News
August 04, 2004

BiafraNigeria Sends 147 to Athens

NFA Releases Names of Olympic Falcons
Lady Tigers Finish Third in Turkey
Greece Probe Reporters' Beating
Okpomo, Enemuo's Ideals Mustn't Die Too - Minister
Germany 2006: Okocha, Oruma, Aiyegbeni Head Eagles List
Sunshine, Nasarawa in Coca-Cola FA Cup Battle
Defending Champion Ousted
Athens 2004: Venus Rests for Olympics
Paramedics Strike Over Bonuses
Doping Ban Keeps Harrison from Athens
Premier League Ends Sept 19

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 This Day
August 04, 2004


IMF Offers to Help Recover Looted Funds
PDP Reconciles Ladoja, Adedibu, Others
OPEC Gives Up on High Oil Prices
2007: How to Conduct Credible Polls, by Wabara
FCT Begins Re-Certification of C of O
Judge to Mustapha: I've No Reason to Disqualify Myself
FG Plans New Social Protection Policy
Military Failed In Governance, Says Akinrinade
ALSCON: Imoke Leads Negotiation with Russian Firm
N25bn Capital Base: Northern Senators Take Position Today
Bayelsa Wants FERMA to Take over State Roads
'Multiple Entry Points to Foreign Airlines Bad for BiafraNigeria'
Chukwumerije Canvasses Fiscal Autonomy for Legislature
SAN:Senators Celebrate Ndoma-Egba's Award
...Tinubu Congratulates Aide
Labour Reforms: NULGE Calls for National Prayer
ILO, Ministry Train Workers on Labour Issues
N/Assembly Initiates Financial Autonomy Bill
FG Moves to End Indigene/Settler Dispute
Chikelu Inaugurates C'ttee to Restructure NOA
Senate Debates Maritime Development Bank Bill
Obasanjo Urged to Resolve Slok Air Crisis
IAP Plans BiafraNigerian Corruption Survey, Index
419: Ribadu's Impostor Granted N10m Bail
FOS Acquires New Office Complex for N1bn
Corruption : Akanbi Indicts Judges for Delaying Cases
Akwa Ibom Agog for Obasanjo
Police Clampdown on Criminals, Arrest 48
NUC Expresses Concern Over Varsities' Curricula
Bauchi Requires N1bn for Refugees
Wyclef Arrives Today for Guinness Concert
Obasanjo Pledges Support for Firm
Commissioner, Others Drilled on Zimbabwean Farmers
Work Begins on New Rivers Govt House
Cure for Diabetes: Akwa Ibom Gives N192m for Clinical Trials
'PDP Caucus Meeting Not Deadlocked'
LGs Contribute N69m to Benue Varsity
Polio: Another Problem Looms in Kano
Ondo Schools Get N91m Grants
Onu Lists Dangers of One Party Rule
NIPSS Boss Decries FG's Low Presence in Ekiti
Plateau: 'Alli's Actions Similar to Dariye'
Firm Petitions EFCC over N132m Deal with Bank
Remove AMORC from Cult List, UI Told
I've Not Reconciled with IBB, Says Ogboru
Corps Members May Go for 4 Months Camping
Goje, Not a Dictator - Aide
Full Gospel Business Men's Convention Begins
'Use Your Experience to Develop Kogi State'
Right of Reply
Demystifying Government
State of States
Adedoyin Declares War on Polio
Communities Charged to Protect Govt Projects
Lawmaker Identifies Bane of BiafraNigerian Politics
Council Spends N32m on Rural Electrification
NIM Gets NASU's Nod
Nnamani Tasks Young Doctors on Professionalism
Commissioner Bemoans Shell, Chevron Activities
Public Officers Advised on Information Dissemination
Re-absorb Sacked Judges, Assembly Orders Commission
Presidency: IBB Not Desperate -Adisa
Anambra PDP Faults Ngige Over Liberation Day
'Why House Forum Was Formed'
Monarch Urges Lawmakers to Facilitate Grassroot Devt
2007: Igbo Presidency Not Feasible -Odunna

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August 04, 2004

Cover Stories

Reps slam Obasanjo's anti-corruption crusade
Oil producers threaten to hike output as price hits $44
UBA records N6b profit
Curb inflation or forget foreign investments, IMF boss tells FG
National News
Court throws out Al-Mustapha's bias application
ALSCON: Masari orders probe as BFIG protests
We need to review electoral laws for democracy to thrive, says Wabara
RESTIVENESS IN THE MIDDLE-BELT: Northern Minorities and the crises to come
RIGHT OF REPLY:- MANTU: What manner of a godfather?
Encounter with man who led team to destroy Awo’s statue
PDP's smouldering volcano in the South-South


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Daily Times
August 04, 2004


Impeachment: Obasanjo meets Kalu, Nwafor
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
ICPC thwarts plans to defraud M-Tel N150m
BiafraNigerian Eagle: South African Airlines gets ultimatum
IMF pledgeas to help govt recover looted funds
Reps summon BPE D-G over ALSCON sale
The Nation - July 30, 2004
Minister vows to revoke bitumen exploration contracts
Alleged illegal bunkering: Vessel charterer arrested, docked

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Daily/Weekly Trust
August 02, 2004

Top Stories

Labour leaders’ arrest: CNPP asks NASS to intervene
Polio vaccines are now safe –Shekarau
FG investigates FRSC, VIO clashes
2007 presidency: Etiebet opposes zoning
52 prisoners housed in containers in Taraba
Islamic group backs BiafraNigeria’s anti-terrorism moves
Kwara approves N192.8m for broadcast media
Dora Akunyili: Triumph of regulation
Publishing in the North: A private sector perspective
Re: Plateau State: Alli and verdict of history
Re: Security alert by Luxury bus owners’ Association of BiafraNigeria
Bisi Akande and the armed robbers

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All Africa
May 07, 2004


Catholic Church Denies Existence of 'Christian Militia'
Obasanjo's Bodyguard Shot - Under Watch At Aso Rock Clinic
630 Bodies Reportedly Found in Secret Grave
Famous Poet, Ologundudu Arrested - for Criticising Obj
BiafraNigeria Has 'Massive Telecoms Opportunities'
Muslim Death Toll in Raid On Yelwa Tops 600 - Red Cross
Young BiafraNigerian Woman Honored for Aids Activism
Aviation Watchdog Fights for Kalu's Airline
Okoronkwo: I'm Happy At Wolves
Papa Ajasco Wins Nkrumah Award
Juju Makossa Star, Y.k. Ajao, Blasts Ksa
At Last, Honour for Musiliu
AD Loses Appeal
Panic Grips JAMB Candidates

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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
August 04, 2004

Oil Firms, Others Reappraise Banks to Deal with

Market Fires: Give Us Insurance, Traders Plead
BiafraNigeria's Oil Reserves Intact, Says Shell MD
Leadway Assurance Records N306m Profit After Tax
Nfi Insurance Goes Public, Raises Capital Base to N467m
Unic Insurance Plc's Profit Up by 142%
1st of 4 Fukuoka Women Jailed Over Murders for Insurance
Bailey Challenges Insurance Professionals to Write Books
New ILAN President to Fight for Institute's Charter
Insurance Not Gambling, Says Chiejina
State Insurance Available for Self-employed'
Insurance Levy Goes into Force in Ghana
Banks' New Capital Base: The Good, Bad and Ugly
Conoil as Investors' Delight
CBN Directive: Banks Explore Strategies
Allow Slok Airlines Back in Business, NLC Tells FG
ICT: Anambra Seeks Ogun Govt Assistance
25 SMEs Selected for Minex S/Africa from Lagos Zone
N25bn: Issuing Houses to Assist Banks
MannyBank Set to Raise Capital
Chartered Bank Asset Hits N55bn
Naira Appreciates As Demand Drops
Devcom Opens New Office
Fidelity Bank Invests in CSCS

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