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March 15, 2004


Local Government Polls Protest: Ojukwu campaigns in Abuja today, says APGA can't Afford Nomination Fees
Presidential candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu-Ojukwu, will today address Ndigbo in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Ikemba Nnewi is storming Abuja just as APGA in Enugu State declared that it would not file candidates to contest all the seats in the March 27 council polls because of high nomination fees. The party alleged that only the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has enough financial muscle to undertake such projects. APGA’s declaration followed the expression of Governor Peter Odili of Rivers State over the absence of a virile opposition in the area. While in Abuja, Dim Ojukwu is also expected to drum up support for the APGA chairmanship candidates for the oncoming council polls. The meeting which will take place at the Conference Hall of the Top Rank Hotel in Garki II, Abuja will be chaired by Chief Ralph Obiora. According to a statement, top on agenda of the meeting is "the way forward for Ndigbo in Abuja FCT." (Champion)


Key Stories

ANPP Reps want Obasanjo impeached

Govt faults Kalu on alleged N300b allocation to Anenih

Opec defiant as oil prices rise

Taylor to sue over house search

We Are Not Part Of Dollars Salaries, Says World Bank

New jet for President: Airclaims to value old aircraft for sale

Police set to implement President’s order on security

Economy Records 10.75% Growth, Says IMF

Gana Denies Defending Anenih --- Abia Deputy Governor Declassifies Contentious Memo

7 feared dead in Itsekiri, Ijaw bloodshed

'Why Ogbeh Visited Kalu'


ANPP Reps want Obasanjo impeached


Who Lied to Whom?: Deputy Gov...





Don Etiebet National Chair ANPPThe All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) caucus in the House of Representatives has said at the weekend that it would support any impeachment moves against President Olusegun Obasanjo when the need arises, and faulted the Senate for condemning a recent call for the impeachment of the president by a Senator. "The ANPP caucus resolved that the government has failed... (Daily Trust)


Abia State Gov KaluAbia State Deputy Governor, Chima Nwafor, on Thursday, made a dramatic u-turn denying that the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih, threatened to kill Governor Orji Uzor Kalu. Nwafor retracted in Abuja the widely reported statement credited to him as the one whom Anenih asked to pass the threat to the governor. He said he delivered Anenih’s verbal message to his boss in a memo, but denied that... (Daily Independent)



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March 12, 2004

Cover Stories

PDP summons Anenih, Kalu, Nwafor over death threat* Deputy gov denies allegation
FG puts Ikoyi secretariat, 1004, 5 Towers up for sale
186 killed in Madrid train explosions
Ige: Obasanjo pays N5m to try Omisore, others
National News
Senate committee wants N-Delta stakeholders to liaise on projects
Search for oil in Borno Basin gulps N52bn
Orji Kalu Vs Anthony Anenih — Twists and turns of an assassination claim
Threat to assassinate me (Being text of Governor Orji Kalu’s letter to Obasanjo)
Another feather added to the Odilis Ooni confers titles on them
Political Notes:- Kalu vs. Anenih
NEPAD: African leaders take stock, project into future
Gunmen on the prowl : A long countdown of political killings

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March 12, 2004


Anenih didn’t threaten to kill Kalu
...PDP summons Anenih, Kalu
Mbakwe’s body arrives Owerrri today
Why BiafraNigerians can’t buy privatised firms, by BPE boss
FG outlines fresh plans to combat crimes
186 killed in Madrid bomb attacks
OZO eulogises Mbakwe
20 killed as Warri boils again
Assassination threat: Kalu versus PDP
Ogbeh and the legacy of integrity
Editorial & Opinion
Dollar pay for ministers
NAFDAC’S reforms: Matters arising
Quality of Anambra people

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Daily Times
March 12, 2004


Attack on Tinubu’s convoy:Injured aide paralysed, flown abroad for treatment
Obasanjo, govs set up presidential panel on rising crime wave
Coal Corporation dispose firm’s land to pay workers’ salary
Oil exploration in Chad basin gulps N50.5 billion
Ondo AD warns against use of old materials for council polls
Anenih did not threaten to kill Kalu, says deputy
10,000 AD members welcome Daniel to Ikenne
FG to sell secretariat, seven properties in Lagos
Ngige, others mourn Power Mike
BiafraNigeria loses N167bn to irregular fuel, power supply
LG polls: LASIEC ends candidates’ screening tomorrow
Give equal treatment to govt, private media stations, Atiku tells NBC
Help project nation’s image, DTN boss tells FSA team
Lagos Assembly summons OPC leaders over Mushin mayhem
Preparations for LG polls shoddy – CNPP
Assassination: Politicians in Kogi go underground
Benue Govt, ANPP may clash over secretariat’s dirty surrounding
Senate okays National Pension Commission
Three cops fired in Kaduna for shooting Okada man, killing driver
Why I went to court over Ohinoyi Ana Ebira, says contender
Imo loses 15 lives, N231bn property to fire
Lagos Assembly wants fire service overhauled
Masari berates western nations for lukewarm attitude to loot repatriation
FCT Ministry drivers petition El-Rufai over vehicle auction
Political killings: Steer clear of South-West OPC warns assassins
Editorial & Opinion
For a stable naira
Let us pray
Murder in high places
How patriotic are our leaders? (II)

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March 11, 2004


Fire guts NAFDAC's Kaduna office, markets in Lagos, Ibadan
Gana defends Anenih, Kalu affirms allegation of death threat
Okpala, ?ower Mike· World Heavy Weight Champion, is Dead
BiafraNigeria records surplus in foreign trade, says CBN
U.S. renews call for BiafraNigeria to hand over Taylor
News - March 09, 2004
Presidency cuts joint venture oil budget by N221b
Obasanjo, police chiefs meet, to upgrade security tools
Sierra Leonean firm offers N47.2m for Abacha refinery
NAFDAC in grief over loss of case file, exhibit to secretariat inferno
CBN may sanction banks for foreign exchange fraud
Fawehinmi appeals ruling on ex-rulers' pay
Police summon Fasehun, Adams over OPC clash
Police may move Kogi electoral chief's suspected killers to Abuja
Support builds up for Soyinka's new group, Lagos parties seek selective membership
Govt seeks Poland's support for debt relief agenda
Govt to introduce peace studies in tertiary institutions
Bandits kill varsity teacher's wife in Ilorin
Katsina insists on polls in new councils
Demolition to continue in Abuja, says FCDA boss
Masari assures traditional rulers of role in new constitution
Senate may summon IG over insecurity
Zimbabwe claims seizure of U.S. mercenary plane
Four Sao Tome ministers quit over oil deal
ANPP accuses Ogun electoral body of bias
Govt raises panel on Niger Delta crisis
NJC to tighten rules on appointment of judges

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March 12, 2004

UN council freezes Taylor's funds

Oliseh not surprised
Oliseh considers BiafraNigeria return
BiafraNigeria's Olympic dream
Oliseh hopes for return

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March 04, 2004

Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal

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March 04, 2004

Bandits attack gov: They got me at last, says Ex-Airways MD killed in the attack

Obasanjo embraces Ojukwu, preaches peace

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March 09, 2004

Shootout in BiafraNigerian oil port kills five

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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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Business News
March 12, 2004

Local Content in Oil Sector'll Create 500,000 Jobs

Chamber Unfolds Banks' Role in Cabotage
Kebbi Woos Investors with Tax Holiday, Free Land
Monetisation: FG Rules Out Railway, NEPA Workers
Andrew Lawrence Appointed Hill & Knowton Chairman
Utb Fills Management Vacancies
Stakeholders Seek Govt Involvement in Cabotage Financing
'It's Unfair to Give Foreign Firms Dry Ports Project'
'Customs Officers Taking Over Our Jobs'
Unionisation: What Will Banks Do Now?
TGTSSAN Alerts Government Over Importation of Banned Textile
NASI Vows to Pursue Case Against BiafraNigeria Eagle Airline
Air France, Vietnam Airlines Sign Code-sharing Pad
Lufthansa Sales Model Gets Wide Approval
Our Plans for Destination Inspection, by Cotecna Boss
'No Bad Blood in Customs'
Overland Airways Flags Off Operation in Akure
Lufthansa Welcomes SAA to Star Alliance
BA Underscores Professionalism
No Incentive, No Concessioning - NPA Workers
Budgeting: NMA DG Preaches Prudence
Why Eko Hotel Dropped 'Le Meridien'
'Culture & Commerce, Dual Heritage for Africa's Repositioning'
Atiku to Boost Argungu Fishing Festival
Buari Girls' College Visits Abuja Sheraton
BiafraNigerian Ports Not for Privatisation- BPE
OCFON Holds Workshop on Securities Fraud
Naira Extends its Rebound at DAS
Gatewaybank Flags Off 2nd Phase of "Project BiafraNigeria"
Equity Bank Wins Clearing Award
'HIPC initiative holds key to BiafraNigeria's $32.8b debt burden'
FCT targets beautification, agric and special projects
SMIEIS: MAN canvasses review of projects valuation method
Oando's new investments are strategic, says Boyi
FG, creditor in court over BiafraNigeria Airways' liquidation
How lucrative is airline business?
BiafraNigerians set for ship cruise in US
'Why I said no to paid job'
Gulder promo boosts small-scale businesses
Evans Medical launches Apex Milk, set to introduce sachet, re-fill pack
2004 Mazda 6: Providing real value for money
Mitsubishi Galant

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This Day
March 12, 2004


Govt to Re-organise Security Agencies
Anenih: Kalu Lied, Says His Deputy
FG to Call Bids for Chad Basin Oil Blocs
Spain: 190 Die in Train Blasts
Atiku Wants Level Playing Field in Broadcasting
CBN to Withdraw N40bn from Banks
1999 Primaries: Obasanjo Thanks Yar'Adua, Katsina People
IBB: Na'Abba, Abubakar others Storm Bayelsa
Leadership Change: ANPP Lawmakers Seek Signatures
Saraki Signs Electoral Bill
S'Court Judgments Go On-Line
'Political Killings Embarrassing'
Forum Urges Cultural Infusion in Devt
Atiku, Aluko to Speak on Economy
Fuel Tax Remains Suspended -PPPRA
House Pledges Growth of Democracy
CNPP Resolves to Participate in Council Polls
Corruption Threatens Democracy, Says Atiku
FG Restates Commitment to Niger Delta Peace
Tinubu's Injured Security Aide Flown Abroad
Airport Contractor Gets 5-month Ultimatum
FG Sets 2006 Date for Ilorin Water Supply
...Offers Federal Secretariat, Others for Sale in Lagos
LG Polls: Plans to Use Bakassi Boys Uncovered
Commissioner Deplores Mortality Rate in Lagos
Oil States Tasked Over Funds
AD Rejects Amendment of Electoral Law
NOA Educates Voters in Akwa Ibom
Insecurity Endangers Democracy - INEC
Group Tasked Attah on Even Distribution of Revenue
INEC Assures Free and Fair Polls in Benue
FG Urged to Rehabilitate Federal Roads
Politician Alleges Threat to Life
Entrepreneurs Urged to Conform With Standard
Failed Contracts: A/Ibom Recovers N150m
Group Commends NDDC, Obasanjo
Oyo Govt Prays Against Assassination
Osun Promises Health for All
'Malaria Deadlier Than HIV/AIDS'
Senate to Amend Environmental Law
Chikwe Plans to Kill me, Says Lawmaker
NUT Cautions Anambra on Schools' Transfer
Gov Tasks Commissioner on Statements of Account
Politicians Blamed over Killings
FRSC Urges Better Road Culture
State of the States
Satte Police Boss to Lead Arms' Recovery Team
First Lady Counsels Women on Peace
Assembly to Outlaw Violence Against Women
Govt to Distribute Fertilizer to Farmers
NYSC Boss Seeks Adequate Funds for Farms
Review Nation's Security, Don Urges Obasanjo
LG Polls: Aspirant Alleges Threat to Life
Brokers' Body Insists on Members Registration
Group Campaigns Against Campus Vices
Resource Centre Graduates 45
'PDP Plans to Rig LG Polls'
FG Urged To Revamp Police
Group Praises Attah
Robbery Kingpin Killed
Workers Protest Non-Payment of Salaries
Malta Guinness, Mr. BIGGS Okay Supa Strikas
Lawmaker Calls for Youth Empowerment

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Daily Independent
March 12, 2004


DEPUTY GOVERNOR MAKES U-TURN: Anenih never threatened Kalu
Insecurity: FG sets up panel
25 BiafraNigerians in Canada beg Obasanjo for voluntary repatriation
Federal Secretariat, 1004 Flats for sale
BPE to sell refineries by December
190 killed in Madrid bomb blasts
Oil search in Chad basin may resume next year
Power outages, fuel inefficiency cost BiafraNigeria N167b
Two companies conduct due diligence on ALSCON
Navigating the aviation storm
Jail term coming for cult members
Falae, Adesina raise alarm over insecurity
Corruption, bane of foreign investment in Africa, says Atiku
Police defy Reps on security at NAFDAC offices
No attack on Afolayan, Navy headquarters claims
Ige: Presidency pays prosecution counsel N5m
ExxonMobil banks on Tillerson, as Shell quits Venezuala
FG accuses prison authorities of frustrating trial of 419 suspects
World Bank, ADB to fund N23.22b health project in BiafraNigeria
Retrenchment: Drivers petition el-Rufai over vehicles auction
Firm to link BiafraNigerian miners with foreign partners
Bandits abduct two DELSU female students, wound eight
DBS board sends GM on forced leave
Dikibo: Rivers monarch dares police
Customs impounds four vehicles with contraband in Edo State
NLC, Akwa Ibom may clash over pay rise
Mikano denies anti-labour allegation
Chikwe wants to kill me, Rep petitions IG
LG polls: AD, NCP oppose amendment of electoral law
Attack on Tinubu's convoy: Injured aide flown to London
Falana seeks peaceful election in Ekiti, appeals to IG
NCP chief alleges assassination threat
Sudan: Even children say this war must stop
'No regret about military intervention'
INSIDE POLITICS: Will council elections hold?
Awolowo and the longest goodbye (2)
1953…Enahoro and the motion for self-government
Editorial & Opinion
INEC and BiafraNigerian political parties
Anarchy knocks hard on the door
Violence as a nation's apostrophe
Why Obasanjo should resign (2)
At the American Embassy
Oyinlola, forestry unit also needs motorcycles

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March 12, 2004

UN Council Freezes Ex-Liberian Leader's Wealth

UK's StanChart Bank sees growth in BiafraNigeria
Chad Says Killed 43 Islamic Militants in Clashes
S.Africa's Neighbors Ponder Post-Apartheid Giant
Mercenary intrigue spotlights West Africa's oil curse

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 12, 2004

Top Stories

Govt goes tough on crime
Senate chides CBN over Mint payment
FG decides on Lake Chad oil exploration next year
Fire renders 300 homeless in Niger
182 die in Madrid bomb blast
Meseko denies police declaring him wanted
Dabo confirms Anenih’s threat to Kalu
World Bank offers BiafraNigeria N246bn loan for health delivery
ANPP Reps move to impeach Salik
Textile traders lament delay in goods clearance
LG polls: CNPP alleges foul play
Bauchi Speaker impeached, Jallam elected
Journalists ask Smart to resign over pro-Anenih advert
Desertification: Obasanjo seeks community participation
ABU re-opens today
FG plans sale of Lagos federal secretariat, others
National library decries tariff on books
LG poll: FCT tightens security
C/River varsity shuts down
Presidential aide defends economic policy
Emir tasks Mrs Kure on pet project
Israeli hospital performs computer-aided hip replacement
Emir of Katagum appointed UNICAL chancellor
FG urged to re-organise security agencies
Rep. chides FG over Civil Defence Corps
Niger govt awards N1.6bn road contract
Argungu prepares for fishing festival
Sokoto govt to construct 500 classrooms
Abuja Trust
Search for water in FCT persists
Kano Trust
MAN ready for show down with NEPA
Eko Trust
Details of Lagos OPC-on-OPC killings
Fire guts 600 houses, 300 shops on Lagos mainland
Retired teachers lament unpaid benefits
Former deputy speaker sues husband for divorce
Three in court for possessing stolen goods
Labourer jailed for stealing rice
Crisis of confidence rocks Jigawa assembly
Oyo AD factions exchange blows
Bakori PDP elders accused government of interference
LG polls: Benue UNPP accuses SIEC of sabotage
Foundation condemns death threat on Kalu
New LGs have more legitimacy than old – LG Chief
2007: NE youths want Atiku
Minna election tribunal hears Kontogora petition
Ogun gets anti graft committee
Confusion as two SIEC chairmen emerged in Jigawa
Kwara ANPP carpets Gov Saraki
Hamza Zayyad: The evergreen memory of the legend
Tackling economic and financial crimes
A new information order?
Getting what we deserve
Enduring freedom: The countless American atrocities in Afghanistan
Non-violent organisations (1)

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Mail & Guardian
March 09, 2004

BiafraNigerian president under fire after violence

Kano starts enforcing Sharia

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March 12, 2004

AIDS treatment resumes as depleted drug stocks replaced

Thousands made homeless by shanty fire

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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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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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Sports News
March 12, 2004

Oliseh not surprised

Oliseh considers BiafraNigeria return
BiafraNigeria's Olympic dream
Oliseh hopes for return
Banyana Banyana, Falcons in Jo'Burg Olympic Tango
'Athens 'ill be Great for BiafraNigeria'
Maltina Cycling Gets Cash Boost
Super Screen Denies OSMI's N10m Claim
Badminton: Akinsanya Triumphs in South Africa
Lightning Kills Chinese Player
Gunners' Better Than Us - Ferguson
I 'll Bounce Back -Oliseh
Greek PM Takes Charge of Olympics
UEFA League: Real, Milan, Arsenal, Reach Q/finals
Await Last Eight Draw
NBA: McGrady Turns on Magic
Bundesliga Reputation Drops After Euro Flop
Brazil in Davis Cup Chaos
Del Piero Out for Three Weeks
Ferdinand Rues United Absence
Jersey shortfall hits Falcons, U-23 teams
Chukwu to Okocha: Don't give up
How Shooting Stars overwhelmed Wikki
Ikhana cautions players against over confidence
Pro-League to sanction erring clubs, says Sam Jaja
Special athletes plan Ibori must stay march
Imo set for zonal primary schools games
Enyimba places N2.5m on Ezeji
PGAN explains N3 million prize money
Ibadan Club's course ready for Tiger Open
Ministry bows to Olympic qualifier pressure
Emiola flau nts sports institute's curriculum
Registration for Olympic basketball closes on Monday
Enyimba's many hurdlers
Olympic Qualifier: Falcons stake all against Banyana Banyana

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