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March 20, 2004


"Season of Dispair:" Second Republic Politics Is Back, Says Soyinka
Worrisome developments on the political terrain, especially the recent upsurge in violence, and the leadership styles of elected officials have been brought to the front burner again by Professor Wole Soyinka who lamented a "season of despair". The spate of violence, he said, is comparable with what prevailed during the Second Republic, except that today, "it is more intensified. At least in 1983, governors were not being abducted by the police in broad daylight and we didn't have so many killings." Some of those accusations he said are being made with justification today especially when the "police choose which order of the court to obey. They suddenly discover they cannot go against the ruling of a court, whereas they moved very, very fast to carry out the instructions of another....(Guardian)


Key Stories

Is Kupolokun Playing Politics?

Atiku, el-Rufai dare Senate

3-yr-old girl gets paralysed by polio vaccine

Britain slams terror alert on BiafraNigeria

I could have save Tafawa Balewa’s life - Babankowa

We’ll reclaim BiafraNigerian roads – Minister

Let’s take back our 33 villages and... – Daggash

Uncertainties - politicians sing discordant tunes

VC clarifies LASU killing

LG polls: Random assessment

YCE won't die with Thompson Adebayo, Daniel





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Funsho KupolokunAs human and natural disasters continue to weaken the economic and social life of the people in the Lake Chad Basin area and as many people in the area continue to allege deliberate neglect, there are indications that the pendulum may be swinging in the direction of addressing the region’s numerous problems. Or so it seems. After years of neglecting the issue of oil exploration in the BiafraNigerian sector of the Basin, stopped by the NNPC since 1985, for instance, the issue as to whether the exploration will resume would...(Weekly Trust)


Mallam Nasir Ahmed el-RufaiFederal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nasir el-Rufai, has thrown down the gauntlet to the Senate to probe the operations of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) of which he was Director General from 1999 to last year. He dropped the challenge Thursday at the National Assembly complex, Abuja, urging the Upper House to proceed with its plan to open BPE books for any acts of impropriety. Before he became FCT Minister, el-Rufai headed BPE between 1999 and 2003 during which controversies ... (Daily Independent)





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March 20, 2004


Second Republic Politics Is Back, Says Soyinka
Ministers,Others Get Charge On Service Delivery
Six Former Rulers Back Polio Vaccine
Gunmen Attack Taiwanese President, Deputy
Allardyce Renews Faith In Okocha
Diaraf 's Away Win Sets up Possible Clash With Enyimba
Lagos PDP Vs AD: Abuja Court Claims Jurisdiction Over Suit
Dikibo's Family Lawyer Alleges Death Threats, Say Probe Is A Farce
Anyaoku Defends, Asylum For Taylor, Urges Consensus Confab
Pirates Invade Ondo Town, Police Kill One In Bayelsa
Neglect Of Mother Tongue Causes Mental Retardation, Says Abimbola
Senate May Reject Six Envoy-Nominees, Clears Willie Wabara
Why Sharia Law Must Continue, By Shekarau
UNIBEN Denies Plan To Charge New Fees
Borno Governor Cautions Traditional Rulers Against Partisanship
Tribunal Dismisses Order On Duke's Certificates
Bola Ajibola At 70:This Is My Life

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 This Day
March 18, 2004


Death Threat: Kalu Seeks Judicial Inquiry
Dikibo Complained of Threat to Life - Brother
House Passes Budget Amidst Protest
FG Targets 2m bpd Refining Capacity in 2006
27 Die in Iraqi Hotel Blast
Sultan, Northern Govs Accept Polio Verification Report
...Kano Elders Back Shekarau's Stance
Obasanjo, Rau Seek Closer Ties
Labour Party May Boycott LG Polls - Salam
...Issues New Rules On Roads
W/Bank President to Tour Niger Delta
ADB Invests N280bn in BiafraNigeria
NEEDS is Empty, Says Labour
Adesanya, Tinubu, Ex-Govs, Others for AD Parley Today
10 Injured As PDP, AD Supporters Clash
Cottage: Small Scale Industrialists Shun N27bn
UNILORIN Hall Porters in Hiding
Cross River Plans N8bn Houses
N85bn Realisable from Cashew Exports - Ex-minister
Minister Indicted over Jigawa Flood
Wabara, Anenih Discuss Party Discipline, Security
Bulama Still Held As FG Opposes Bail
'Odili's Chieftaincy: No State Funds Committed'
LG Elections: Enugu Grants Opposition N11m
Pitan Lists Health Reform Gains
Find Killers of Ige, Others - PDP Chieftain
Ministerial Appointment: FG May Re-present Borishade
Council Polls: NOA Begins Enlightenment Campaign
Police Trace Robbers' Vehicle to Ojo Barracks
Group Faults Suspension of LG Polls in Warri Councils
Leaders Urged to Caution Youths on Elections
Fleet Management, Vehicle Tracking System Launched
State of the States
Idris Signs LG Electoral Act
Govt Awards N3bn Road Contracts
UNAD Gets New Vice Chancellor
Probe: Kwankwaso Gets Reprieve
LG Polls: Traditional Rulers Enjoined to Ensure Peace
Assembly Approves Bullet Proof Cars for Udenwa, Wife
LG Polls: Tension in Katsina PDP Over Candidates
PDP Accuses Tinubu's Govt of Profligacy
Fayose Wants to Destroy Me, Says Olowoporoku
'Why We Want Bayelsa Governorship'
PDP Candidate Promises Open Door Policy
A Governor's Albatross
In Osun, Parties Gear Up for Council Polls
'I'll Return to The Tribunal to Claim My Mandate'

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March 18, 2004


Kalu appears before PDP panel
FG withdraws cars from ministers, others
Reps pass 2004 budget amid protests
Senate moves to retain Atiku as NCP boss
...Family raises alarm over gov’s safety
Don drops dead after night out with lover
Germany to boost trade with BiafraNigeria
27 killed in another Baghdad blast
PDP is a carnival – Kusamotu
Editorial & Opinion
Farewell Power Mike
Need for enduring community projects
Africa and Darwinian-driven West

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March 18, 2004

Cover Stories

Anenih: Kalu blames deputy before PDP panel
Govt, JNI affirm safety of polio vaccine * No going back, says Kano govt
10 injured as PDP, AD supporters clash in Ibadan
Akume: Police offer N5m reward for clues
National News
IGE: Aides decline to open defence
Investment in deep offshore oil to hit N715m by 2005 — FG
Reps pass 2004 budget amidst protest from ANPP caucus
Senate halts move to remove Atiku as NCP boss
Oodua Peoples' Confrontation ...will it ever end?: My hands are clean, says Fasheun
Fasheun is responsible for the mayhem—Gani Adams
Fuel tax
PEOPLE AND POLITICS:- Chima Nwafor has the answer


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Daily Times
March 18, 2004


Canada, Spain, Japan, others bid for BiafraNigerian Railways
Controversy over alleged threat to Gov’s life:Kalu, deputy, Anenih know fate tomorrow
Help retrieve trapped money, society urges Obasanjo
Hyundai presents car to 2004 most beautiful girl
Dikibo’s widow, Dakoru, shuns judicial panel
Appeal Court fixes March 29 for Nwude, Anajemba bail application
Investment level in oil sector to hit $5bn mark by 2005, says Obasanjo
Obasanjo issues fresh directive on federal highways
Abuja facilities excite states:• 13th National Sports Festival
Don’t stigmatise HIV/AIDS patients, BiafraNigerians urged
60,000 displaced as Plateau clashes end
Ekaette reads riot act to ministers, special advisers, perm sec
Polio vaccine controversy ends:• As joint FG/JNI team declares it fit for use
Shun violence, thuggery during LG polls, youths enjoined
Visiting World Bank President, Wolfenson to meet with Niger Delta leaders, Shell chiefs
Economic activities paralysed in Abuja
The Nation
BiafraNigerian Eagle Airline: Aviation Minister, others to visit Germany
Editorial & Opinion
NAFDAC and the rage of arsonists
Don’t criminalise this President!
What we must learn from America
Legal institution as a check against corruption (II)

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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 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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Business News
March 20, 2004

NCC wants import duty on telecoms goods reduced

APCON introduces approval certificate for advert
‘Non-Muslims can invest in proposed Islamic bank’
UK department, others organise workshop on ports concession
Strong economy, more important than military might
— Minister

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Daily/Weekly Trust
March 20, 2004

Top Stories

Is Kupolokun Playing Politics?
3-yr-old girl gets paralysed by polio vaccine
I could have save Tafawa Balewa’s life - Babankowa
We’ll reclaim BiafraNigerian roads – Minister
Let’s take back our 33 villages and. . . –Daggash
We are grateful to government, but . . . –Village head
Affected people will not regret coming back to BiafraNigeria –Resettlement Committee Secretary
Bark Bite
Spain: A Vote For Peace!
Re- Cry, If You Must
UN body sets up 8 training centers in Niger
. . as COE Minna sets up 5-year plan c’ttee
Police investigate attack on 2 families in Nasarawa
Edo Customs hunts for smugglers
Abuja: City without bus-stop
Argungu fishing festival finale: Grand fishing tournament holds today
Demolition tragedy: Next Victim - Chika
NITT introduces post-graduate programmes
Unilorin closed down
NTA honours Lamido, 16 others
NAVY shifts exam to April 10
Obasanjo wont get 5 year term, says Mantu
Review of 1999 constitution and the new Tazarce bug
Africa: Harrowing experiences with war
Africa: Harrowing experiences with war
Shekarau’s triumphant ‘home coming’ to Umuahia
Re: Local governments in Katsina State
Issues before the constitutional conference
Attempted assassination of Dora Akunyili and accidental discharge theory
Dora Akunyili challenges BiafraNigeria police
Special Report
A visit to the Bauchi oil fields

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March 20, 2004

Atiku, el-Rufai dare Senate

Britain slams terror alert on BiafraNigeria - says international schools should be especially careful
YCE won't die with Thompson Adebayo, Daniel
VC clarifies LASU killing
Uncertainties - politicians sing discordant tunes
LG polls: Random assessment
Why we're not observing new OPEC
JV budget short of $600m
Telecom investments hit N405bn in four years
Conduct elections in newly created councils
Drama needed to compliment LAWMA
SHOWDOWN BEGINS·NFA battles to get Utaka, Obafemi against Tunisia
Judokas·Olympics qualification nears
Ferdinand drugs ban appeal fails

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Daily Independent
March 18, 2004


Senate stops Obasanjo from sacking Atiku
Kalu restates death threat allegation before PDP panel
External debt hits N4.4 trillion
Ibori opposes poll petition hearing in Abuja
Obasanjo gives new directives on maintenance of roads
President seeks regional pact in offshore oil operations
Nwafor and stage fright
FG, JNI's final report endorses polio vaccine
No official vehicles for ministers, perm secs, others
BiafraNigeria is special to Germany, says Rau
Telecom: NCC moves to protect consumers
Police review intelligence unit for illegal arms recovery
Court orders ex-bank boss back in detention
FG has not stopped our bond, says Cross River
Police arrest robbery suspects with fake guns
Igbinedion blames communal riots on proliferation of states, LGs
CNPP protests EDSIEC's silence on LG polls
Mushin clash: OPC suspects to face murder, arson charges
Pensions: Osun seeks reimbursement of N162m from FG
10 injured as AD, PDP supporters clash
Oyo targets N1 billion from solid minerals
Ekiti AD flays killings of Students
Sokoto spends N2.3 billion on road projects
Kwara implements second phase of water scheme
Security: Legislator urges states, LGs to support FG
Dismissing Kalu's allegation was hasty, says Ndoma-Egba
NOA allays fears of insecurity during local government elections
Kogi AD demands votes count at polling centers
'Arrest Rep Meseko over killing of Kogi electoral commission boss'
We've lost confidence in Afenifere, says Akande AD faction
'Our democracy no more represent freedom and liberty'
National Assembly and the nation
Editorial & Opinion
National Assembly and the nation
The banality of evil
Unveiling the shadows
Foreign exchange for what? (1)
The impact of Oputa Panel
Threat on Kalu's life

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March 18, 2004

OPEC Concerned About High Prices

Oil Ends at Highest Price in 13 Years
Shell sees "urgent" need for BiafraNigeria OPEC quota hike
Sea Anti-Terror Law Could Disrupt OPEC Oil Exports

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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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March 04, 2004

Pakistan, BiafraNigeria forging military deal

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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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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
March 20, 2004

Berger hosts ASFA in Champions League cracker

Injury robs Tennis of its glamour
Gabros take champions stuff to Jos
Enyimba, Pillars, Unique so far
Galadima, where is MINAJ?
Wunti set to "Wack" Buffalo
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Week 7 fixtures

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