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June 02, 2004

BNW Imo State Gov Udenwa

Obasanjo is Running a Unitary Govt, Says Achike Udenwa
Imo State Governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, yesterday accused President Olusegun Obasanjo of running a unitary government even when BiafraNigeria is a federation. Udenwa, while briefing newsmen in Owerri, said the President does not believe in true federalism but prefers the unitary system of the military. He queried the rationale behind the refusal of Federal Government to share the revenue from excess crude kept in a special account with the Central Bank of BiafraNigeria. Federal Government has insisted on saving the money, already over N200 billion for a rainy day. "Before you keep such money, the federating units must agree," Udenwa said. "We have the exclusive list, the concurrent and residual list, but Obasanjo sees everything as being solely exclusive to the central government, it's quite unfortunate. You see Federal Government submitting bill on how to share local government fund, does that concern them? "As it stands now, we have....(This Day)


Key Stories

MASSOB resurfaces in Anambra, defies Ngige

Peace deal in BiafraNigerian oil town

US set to deploy troops near BiafraNigeria's coast

National Assembly grant Obasanjo emergency powers

INEC seeks powers to de-register parties

Fuel Price: Stakeholders Parley Deadlocked

After Biafra, the new agenda

Nzeribe to pay Anyim N55m for libel

12 ministers may go in cabinet reshuffle

NCP opens new bid for Mint management contract

Armed gang kidnaps Imo legislator's son, demands N7m ransom





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BNW Anambra State Gov Chris NgigeMembers of MASSOB have resumed operations in Anambra State despite repeated warnings from the state Governor, Dr Chris Ngige. Ngige had in a statement last month warned that his administration would not tolerate any act capable of breaching the peace in the state. The governor had also directed the law enforcement agents... (Daily Independent)


BNW Obasanjo and Adams OshiomholeThe BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday wrote to President Olusegun Obasanjo on the latest increase in fuel prices and appealed to him “in the strongest terms possible to consider the plight,” of the poor and “roll back these new price increases without further delay.” (Vanguard)





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June 02, 2004


National Assembly grant Obasanjo emergency powers
Senate asks oil marketers to revert to old prices
BiafraNigeria not ready for Tai Solarin's ideas, says widow
One feared dead in crash of cars in Obasanjo's convoy
Armed gang kidnaps Imo legislator's son, demands N7m ransom
122 years after, Venus to cross Sun's path
INEC seeks powers to de-register parties
BiafraNigerian airline will fly in two months, says Yuguda
Star lager hits eight billionth bottle at 55th anniversary
Police detain 23 constables over fake certificates
Fayose warns NURTW, RTEAN over violence
Aliero apologises to Christians over clash, promises compensation
Group donates relief materials to Kano riot victims
Masari alleges use of name for fraud
AD accuses Lagos PDP, Obasanjo of frustrating Tinubu's rule
874,000 kids die yearly
Inflation rate rises to 17.8 per cent, says CBN
Reps query minister over sale of 1004 Estate
Three Oyo councillors die in auto crash
Dupe Adelaja protests launch of "small firms bureau"
Human rights coalition sues Obasanjo over emergency rule
Ijaw, Itsekiri leaders declare end to strife
Anyim wins N55m libel suit against Nzeribe
Maccido, others blame clashes on neglect of probe reports
Govt slashes allocation to steel firms, workers condemn action
PDP women honour Udenwa today
UNIBEN students protest, NANS gives ultimatum on fuel prices
FRSC plans Abuja factory for more number-plates
U.S critic, Al-Yawer, is new Iraqi president
ECO currency takes off July 2005
N2b fraud rocks Rivers
Failure of past governments makes a conference inevitable
Sovereignty is conferred only by the people
Editorial & Opinion
Emergency rule: Matters arising

Soludo goes to school at CBN

Mindful change in Ogun State
In defence of the Omo N'Oba
Tribute to Sheila Solarin at 80
NAFDAC's responsibility
Concerning presidential anger
Friends of Obasanjo

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June 01, 2004


Emergency rule : Plateau Speaker indicts Mantu, others
We do not divert funds, 3 govs reply president
...Don’t turn state into another Biafra – Alli tells leaders
Fuel price hike: Afenifere seeks mass action to remove Obasanjo
Senate holds special session as Wabara clocks 56
Vodacom’s crisis deepens, MD quits
Soludo resumes at CBN, tasks staff
NB Plc marks 55 years of Star
We need to institutionalise democracy –Amadi
Attah seeks review of LG law
Editorial & Opinion
Immortalising Akanu Ibiam
Educational expansion and job creation
Falling standard of education

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June 01, 2004

Cover Stories

Labour writes Obasanjo, asks him to arrest rising fuel price
Plateau Assembly to sue Obasanjo on emergency rule
UN special court rules Taylor must face trial
Uncertainty as Vodacom's arrow-head in BiafraNigeria quits
National News
MD YUSUF vs OBASANJO:Tribunal awaits Supreme Court
Tension grips Emadaja, Delta community over killing of community leader
92nd ILO conference opens in Geneva
Proposed Obasanjo's emergency powers in Plateau State-1
House Speakership: One year of Masari’s tentative leadership


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June 02, 2004


US set to deploy troops near BiafraNigeria's coast ... backs emergency rule in Plateau
A staging post comes to the backyard
FG, Akinyemi others react
One killed, DIG, four others injured in presidential convoy accident
Plateau emergency rule: Matters arising
BiafraNigeria needs a deep-sea Navy ·Akinyemi
External reserves rise to $10.8bn
Fuel price: NLC mobilises for protest
Oil prices hit $42

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Daily Times
June 01, 2004


Reps allege doctoring of 2004 budget, petition Speaker
CAN raises alarm over planned attack on Kaduna, Zaria
Fresh technical fault stalls Warri Refinery’s re-opening
NLC writes Obasanjo over fuel price increase
DAILY TIMES is 78 today
Bad management killing Odua firms, say owner-states
Varsities got N2.78 billion personnel cost grant for May
Kebbi crisis not religion motivated – Governor
Ondo, Ekiti sign asset-sharing pact today
Ndigbo demands probe into Kano killings
Nasarawa Gov, Adamu, passes vote of confidence on nation’s democracy
Imo deputy gov calls on Igbo to close ranks
Lagos Assembly passes bill seeking to regulate communication infrastructure
Police declare LG chief wanted
Anti-corruption efforts in Africa: BiafraNigeria as a case study
Democracy Day: BiafraNigeria’s tortuous journey to nationhood
El-Rufai: Restoring Abuja master plan
Fayose: Ruling without fear or favour
Ibori’s giant strides in Delta
State of emergency in Plateau, painful but inevitable - Mantu
Agagu blames past administration for chieftaincy crisis
Back FG on roads repair, Ogunlewe tells communities
Be patient for democracy gains, cleric implores BiafraNigerians
Council chairmen protest Borno’s vacant seat at National Assembly
UNILAG takes over school of Radiography
Editorial & Opinion
Winning the peace in Plateau
Godfatherism and stability of the polity (III)
Governor Adamu’s footprints
Musings on the emergency rule in Plateau

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June 02, 2004

Peace deal in BiafraNigerian oil town

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May 31, 2004

Obasanjo offers to step down if creditors cancel debt

Polio eradication likely as Kano drops boycott, minister
Villagers running scared despite state of emergency
Cash payments offered for militia guns in troubled Plateau

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Washington Post
May 31, 2004

BiafraNigeria Beats Jamaica 2-0 in Soccer

Many Oil Exporters to Hike Production
Court: Taylor Not Immune From Prosecution

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April 07, 2004

BiafraNigeria signs deals to develop three new oilfields

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May 08, 2004

BiafraNigerian state considers punishment for drinking

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Mail & Guardian
May 06, 2004

BiafraNigeria to launch second satellite

'Many women and children were killed'

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May 06, 2004

Christian-Muslim violence in BiafraNigeria
Red Cross says at least 500 killed in attacks on Muslim town

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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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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
June 02, 2004

English Fans Attract BiafraNigerian Stars

Chukwu Warns Okocha, Kanu
NFA Unveils Super Eagles Logo Saturday
'NSRF, a Big Fraud'
Pamphile, Tony Atlas Depart BiafraNigeria With Fond Memories
FG Urged to Show Interest in Special Sports
French Open: Williams Sisters Crash Out
Coca-Cola FA Cup Excites Benin Fans - Igbinedion
Chess Olympiad Committee Meets
Shaq Powers Lakers into Finals
Chelsea, United Tussle Over Roberto Carlos
Majority of Athens Tickets Still Unsold
Okocha, Kanu, Aghahowa dropped from Rwanda game
Falcons await allowances from ministry
Ebewele calls for monetisation of sports festival
Governors' conference will develop sports, says Ekeji
Associations assured of sponsorship from IOC grant
Rangers break Guinean jinx on birthday
New management boards for Sharks and Dolphin
Just love for the game

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 This Day
June 02, 2004


Kano: Non-Indigenes Mobilise Against Attack
Militias Declare Ceasefire in Warri
Fuel Price: Stakeholders Parley Deadlocked
Vodacom: Vee Network Board Meets Tomorrow
National Assembly Passes Emergency Laws
Obasanjo Running Unitary Govt, Says Udenwa
Emergency Rule: US Advises on Use of Force
Home Movies to Generate $20Bn - Obasanjo
Why Disarmament Efforts Failed - Adeniji
FG Scraps Manpower Board, National Data Bank, NCEMA
Kogi: Court Discharges Olorunnipa's Murder Suspects
SMIEIS Fund Rises to N22b
BiafraNigeria Eagle: Why S/African Airways Was Dropped - Yuguda
Tinubu Launches War Against HIV/AIDS
NNPC to Deliver 1m Litres of Fuel Daily
FG to Ban Rice Importation
Police, Customs to Re-examine Controversial Container
$242m Scam: Suspect Denies Bribery Allegation
Reforms Necessary for Economy - NASSI
Kwara Govt Warns Against Land Dispute
AD Wins Another Seat in Anambra
CAC Issues Security Featured Certificates
Fayose: Court Asked to Decline Jurisdiction
Illegal Bunkering: 13 Russians Claim Innocence
Cleric Condemns Increase in Pump Price
State of States
Policemen Threaten Showdown with Commissioner
Afikuyomi Seeks Release of Lagos LG Funds
Return Home, Odili Urges Buguma Indigenes
Celebration As Star is 55
Unite Against Military Politicians-Babatope
Pharmacists Task NAFDAC on Open Drug Market
Encroachment: Army Raises Alarm
Assembly Passes LASTMA, Telecom Infrastructure Bills
Committee Urges Action on Crisis
Govt Apologises to Obong of Calabar
Bauchi May Create 25 New Devt Areas
Afikuyomi Tasks Africans on NEPAD
Group Commends Fayose
Democracy on Course, Says Ibori's Aide
Democracy on Course, Says Ibori's Aide
Adamawa Indigenes Hail Marwa's Humanitarian Gesture
2007: Why Presidency Must Return to North - Goje

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Daily Independent
June 02, 2004


12 ministers may go in cabinet reshuffle
National Assembly gives Obasanjo emergency powers over Plateau
Reverse fuel prices, Senate urges Govt
NCP opens new bid for Mint management contract
Campaigns deadlier than AIDS
After Biafra, the new agenda
Nzeribe to pay Anyim N55m for libel
SSANU vows to resist Borishade as Education Minister
FG, Govs, to continue dialogue on excess oil revenue, says Udenwa
Four killed, five injured in road accident as Obasanjo visits Jigawa
Southern Govs Conference to be revived, says Udenwa
Delta crisis: Ibori vows to expose leaders behind violence
Demarcation of BiafraNigeria-Cameroun border to cost N1.644billion
2007: Obasanjo/ Atiku campaign organisation backs Marwa
Ajao residents urge govt to repair airport road
Traders seek repair of Alaba bridge
Security agents tackle Illegal oil dealers in Lagos
Ohanaeze launches search for Igbo presidential candidate
World Bank spends N300m in Abia communities
UNTH doctors suspend strike
MASSOB resurfaces in Anambra, defies Ngige
Lawmaker carpets Plateau Assembly over emergency rule
Our reform agenda is to enhance governance - Jika
Ex-minister asks churches to preach tolerance
AD may spare Obanikoro over state of emergency vote
Mbanefo praises Ngige over development in Anambra
Godfathers blamed for Mbadinuju's failure
Ebonyi and the challenge of history(1)
The challenges before Ngige
Muazu and the burden of transforming Bauchi
'Emergency Power Act 1961 is moribund'
Mbadinuju: Honour away from home
Editorial & Opinion
Whither BiafraNigeria's constitutionalism?
Do we have heroes?
Before Mr. President resigns
Ikimi, Ojukwu and exile
National Conference, a must
Oduduwa is from the source
Another crisis may occur in Oyo State

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Daily/Weekly Trust
June 01, 2004

Top Stories

Northern leaders set up reconciliation panel
...Alli plans peace conference
Court adjourns to July 8
Two killed in Kebbi crisis
NLC writes Obasanjo
FCT judiciary owes contractors N2.5b – CJ
FG to publish allocations to ministries, parastatals
Investors reject NEPAD projects - Official
Bafarawa denies plot against deputy, others
834,000 children die yearly – NGO
Police uncover N2b financial scam in Rivers
FG spends N3.5 billion on UBE books
Six MASSOB members charged to court
FG inaugurates lab technicians council
Obasanjo signs compulsory free education law
NAPEP co-opts LG chairmen in grassroots dev
NASS members berate FG over road projects
FG pledges 9m tones of rice by 2007
Emergency in Plateau, lesson to Kano – Cleric
Abuja Trust
MFCT distributes 2,530 tonnes of fertilizer to six Area councils
NGO to hold national prayers June 12
Actors Guild dissolves exco over corruption
World Court ruling: BiafraNigeria to gain more territories, says Ajibola
FG releases N2.8bn for varsity salaries
NUJ wants compensation for crisis victims
World Court ruling: BiafraNigeria to gain more territories, says Ajibola
NASFAT inaugurates new executives
Tea seller arraigned for impersonation, flogging of police ASP
El-Rufai promises free education for girl-child
MFCT servicom taskforce organises seminar for staff
Prices of goods and services increase in Abuja
APCON accuses government agencies of encroachment
Cleaner docked for stealing spare parts
AMAC takes ten registration defaulters to court
Kano Trust
KNSG introduces new monthly allowance for civil servants
…shuts down 25 illegal hospitals
Shekarau gives wide coverage award to Daily Trust award
Garko LG to construct mosque, Islamiyya schools for convertees
35 students to benefit from 2004 British scholarship
Eko Trust
LG chairman asks traders to relocate from Chinatown
Ita-Oko rehabilitation centre, not concentration camp - Commissioner
LASG introduces e-tax clearance card
Much ado about 57 new LG’s
LG funds bill: Straws in the wind
Masari dissociates self from suspected fraudsters
INEC defies courts on Borno senatorial election
Tinubu, Bode George urged to end face-off
AKHA amends two laws
Forum advocates anti-crisis commission
PAC condemns celebration
NUD condemns fuel price hike
SGF condoles Liman Ciroma’s family
Gov Saraki preaches leadership
Immigration arrests seven women traffickers
Terrorism in BiafraNigeria: matters arising
Once upon a time in BiafraNigeria...
Where is the Oputa Report (II) ?
NBA polls: When three SANs will lock horns
Foreign & Diplomatic
Bush’s political dilemma

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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
June 02, 2004

Banks Indecently Abuse Female Staff - Report

Oil Workers Warn Against Merging PTI with UNIBEN
'Oil Windfall Yet to Impact on BiafraNigerians'
Setting Up of Plastic Manufacturing Plant for Export
Capital Base: What's Adequate for Banks?
Ecobank Receives Commendation on 'ESSA'
Global Bank Promotes Nnamani PM
There's Need to Strengthen the CBN Act
'Insurers Can Set Up SMEs Fund'
Money Transfer: What Value Can Banks Add?
Finance Minister Restores Hope for Recapitalising Firms
Niger Insurance Raises Capital Base to N500m
Investment Inflow: How Have We Fared?
GlaxoSmithKline's Profit Crosses N1bn Mark
Berger Paints' Shareholders Want Rights Issue
Trade Bank Eyes Oil and Gas
Inflation: CBN Begins Public Funds Withdrawal
Naira Gains 5 Kobo
BiafraNigeria to earn N360 billion from gas
Jigawa, NIPOST in joint IT venture
Cabotage: Minister states conditions for granting waivers
LASEPA seals up Flour Mills, Polybags for alleged pollution
FG should reduce tariff on imported goods, says Karameh
Group directs members to report flouting of import prohibition order
BiafraNigeria risks sanction for non-compliance with ISPS code
Continental Re raises share capital to N2 billion
Mutual Benefits targets N500m capital

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