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May 12, 2004

Kaduna Riot Suspects

Hausa-Fulani Hoodlums Act Up, Again: 70 feared killed in Kano mayhem
Representatives of various Muslim organisations ended a one-day emergency meeting in Kaduna on Tuesday with a pledge that Northern Muslims will take up arms against Christians in a fight to finish. As if on cue, Muslim youths protesting last week’s killing in Yelwa, a mainly Muslim town in Plateau State, descended on non Muslims in Kano and unconfirmed reports indicate that about 70 persons may have been killed in the mayhem. Armed soldiers were subsequently deployed to the streets of the metropolis late Tuesday on the orders of the Federal Government to contain the riot. The rioters, numbering several hundreds, also set on fire several properties, including four churches on Zoo road where muslim faithful had their prayers early in the day. Several vehicles, including police patrol vans, were burnt. The Muslim organisations had met under the auspices of the Concerned Muslim Organisation BiafraNigeria (CMON), chaired by the National President of the Supreme Council for Sharia in BiafraNigeria (SCSN), Ibrahim Datti Ahmed. They vowed that the only thing that will avert the anarchy is for the Federal Government to convene a Sovereign National Conference immediately to enable the various nationalities decide on the fate of the nation. Ahmed told newsmen: “Call a sovereign national conference if you want to.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Lagos NBA opposes School's awards for Shagari, Ekwueme, others

BiafraNigerians have N13.7 trillion stashed abroad, says Stiglitz

Ogbeh backs Northern governors over power shift

Senate to amend Central Bank Act

Crisis deepens as Bauchi ANPP secretary is suspended

CNPP demands openness in probe of alleged security breach

Mandela, in farewell speech, berates U.S., Britain over Iraq

Unending feud between AD and PDP in Lagos

4 MASSOB activists arresed in church raid

BiafraNigerians woo Zimbabwean farmers

Rights activist seeks to end discrimination against those with AIDS





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May 12, 2004


Mayhem in Kano over Plateau killings
Afolabi's family thanks Obasanjo, body arrives Friday
BiafraNigerians reject proposed N1,000 note
Iraqi fighters behead American hostage
Lagos NBA opposes School's awards for Shagari, Ekwueme, others
Politicians' summit may hold in Lagos next month
Accused wants biggest fraud suit dismissed on technical grounds
Saraki asks minister to name looter governors
Mother, four kids die in fire
NLC vows to resist job cut in Borno
Police arrest suspected robbers in Ogun
External reserves exceed N1 trillion
Railways to pay firm for recovery of N500m equipment
AD scribe canvasses loyalty, unity
Bafarawa wants govt to check power failure
Court orders Sergeant Awuse to appear before it or be arrested
Anenih's absence stalls hearing on suit over roads' fund
A'Ibom alleges federal neglect in road projects
National Association of Seadogs get U.S. congress recognition
Enugu communities protest alleged plans to impose rulers
Industrialists yet to utilise N22.2b SMEs fund, says CBN official
Alamieyeseigha calls for new revenue formula
Imo House frees Ku, detained oil chief
Hard times await perpetrators of violence in Rivers, says Odili
How BiafraNigeria can be saved
Strangers have hijacked the PDP, says Tukur
Editorial & Opinion
Expanding the political space for women

Governors squandering allocations

In defence of the NBC
The message from Iwoye Ward
Francis Halim (1924 -2004)
Ifueko Omoigui as new FIRS boss
What Globacom did

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May 10, 2004

Cover Stories

Govs waste monthly allocations —FG
S-South govs to meet Obasanjo on roads in N-Delta
Chechen president, Kadyrov, 31 others die in bomb blast
Police IG, Okiro not for trial over assets
Police raid MASSOB men in church * Confirm arrest of four
National News
Somolu calls for understanding on withheld council funds
ANPP zones 2007 presidency to North
Bulama sues Ribadu
New National Carrier: S-Africa awaits FG's nod on MOU
Why I want Orji Kalu out—Onwuka Kalu
Awujale Adetona - a monarch of all seasons


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May 10, 2004


Govs divert state funds into forex – Finance minister
Obasanjo storms Bayelsa, seeks spiritual rebirth
Tear gas won’t stop us – Opposition
4 MASSOB activists arresed in church raid
FG wrong to withhold state allocations – NBA
2007: Arewa backs Marwa
Family alleges threat to al-Mustapha’s life
5 firms in fresh bid for Mint
Nzeribe vs Senate : Who wins?
Impeachment saga: Who is the plotter?
Editorial & Opinion
Africa and enlarged Europe
Creating job opportunities
A president and his people

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Daily Times
May 06, 2004


CAN raises alarm over alleged terrorist’s activities in North
Senate to probe Nzeribe over Wabara :• Ex-ABN chief denies initiating impeachment plot
Code of Conduct Bureau indicts police chief, immigration boss, others
Obasanjo threatens to recall errant envoys
Police, Emir forestall religious crisis in Niger
Plateau Govt imposes curfew on crisis-ridden community
ACP-EU meeting to dwell on war against HIV/AIDS
Polio: Mrs. Obasanjo blames rejection of vaccine for setback
2007: We must produce next president – Northern Govs
Peace-keeping in Delta gulps N12bn yearly
FG to reclaim FCT land acquired through illegal sold papers
Govt pledges more funding for Navy
Mass Rally divides Reps •As ANPP lawmakers stage a walk-out
OPEC boss lobbies for production cut
OSOPADEC budgets N3.99bn for capital projects
Masari seeks legal backing for FG’s economic reforms
Only new Deji can remove me from palace, Akure regent
Co-operate with opposition to ensure nation’s growth, FG told
Seized aircraft: Owners of contraband give selves up
Oyo Govt pays N8bn to teachers in 10 months
MTN to invest N600m in health, education, poverty alleviation
11 killed in Jebba-Mokwa road accident
Editorial & Opinion
The satellite campus debate
FG estates palaver!

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May 09, 2004

BiafraNigerians woo Zimbabwean farmers

Timeline: BiafraNigeria

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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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Washington Post
May 08, 2004

BiafraNigerian State OKs New Alcohol Penalties

BiafraNigeria Muslims Flee Ravaged Town

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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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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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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
May 12, 2004

NFA lobbies Rivers, Enugu states for Eagles-Rwanda tie

Ibori orders Ogba to fire undisciplined, lazy athletes, officials
National Sports Policy out today
Toro not happy with officiating
Festival tennis enters round two
Delta eyes volleyball gold
Plateau sure of final berth in handball
Abia vows to win 2006 National Sports Festival
FCT swimming boss rates competition standard high
NPA's late take-off blamed on funds
Ekpo opens up on her return to Pelican Stars
Germany 2006 Beckons
NHF sources for N36m to host Africa

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Daily Independent
May 12, 2004


70 feared killed in Kano mayhem
FG loses N1.19 billion daily to oil pipeline vandals
Five arrested over murder of oil workers
BiafraNigeria to withdraw 1,500 troops from S/Leone
Lawyers oppose awards for Shagari, Ekwueme, Anyaoku
A costly friendship
Tokunbo ministers and their dollarized sacrifice
Senate rejects motion to halt NAFCON's privatization
Alleged N300b allocation: Anenih fails to appear in court
BiafraNigeria oil revenue fell to N170.783b in March
Save Muslims from total annihilation -Ullama tells Obasanjo
Minister urges Senators to query govs on allocations
Saraki raps minister over alleged loot ing of treasury
Govt's team condoles Afolabi's family
Court strikes out Akwa Ibom Chief Judge's case against ICPC
Tension rises in Bayelsa, Delta communities over Shell's land leases
Paucity of funds stalls repair of South East roads
Mandara urges governors to release LG allocations from joint account
FG to revive groundnut, cotton pyramids
N32.7 billion fraud: Suspect challenges court jurisdiction
Ajao, new Lagos police boss, assumes duty
Don't panic government tells Epe residents
Save us from Coca Cola trucks -Commuters
Dockworkers settle rift with union executives
Presidency 2007: Whose turn this time?
Overview of agitations for rotational presidency
Zoning is strictly between North and South - Makarfi
Arewa's offensive on rotational presidency
' We are commtted to provision of sound social services' (5)
Editorial & Opinion
Proposed retreat by House of Reps
Democracy and Nation-building
My generous friends
Fruitless prayers (1)

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 This Day
May 10, 2004


Govs Squander Allocations on Forex - Minister
Ogbeh: 2005 Convention 'll Make or Mar PDP
Crude Oil Price Now $40 Per Barrel
Mint: Five Firms Bid for Management Contract
'Constitutional Breaches Non Issues in Election Petition'
Ogunlewe Orders Contractor Back to Site
Kwara, Zimbabwean Farmers Sign Agreement
LG Reform Bill: States May Drag FG to Court
Brenda, S/African Singer, Dies in Coma
2007:YCE Chief Cautions North
BiafraNigeria Among Africa's Fastest Growing GSM Market - ITU
No Going Back on Destination Inspection - Minister
Plateau Ethnic Militia Release 37 Hostages
Pan Ocean Oil: Court Adjourns Ruling to May 25
Kwara Returns N5.8m cheque to Lawal
Wabara, Mark Hold Lunch Parley in Otukpo
Low Exchange Rate 'll Boost Agriculture - Stiglitz
RMFAC's Member Backs Obasanjo on New LGs
'IGP Not Facing Assets Probe'
6 Wounded as Dockworkers Clash
Akande Wants Police to Investigate George
419: Ajudua Withdraws Appeal, Stays Applications
Anenih: PDP Chieftain Challenges Terry Waya
6 AIDS Organisations Get N.5m Lifeline
Book Fair Trust Honours Ekwensi, Tutuola
LG Allocation: Niger Takes FG to Court
France Won't Pull Out of BiafraNigeria - Envoy
Oba Akiolu: Appeal Court Rules Tomorrow
'Convoy Crash Not Linked with My Daughter's Wedding'
Farmers Get 10,000 Tonnes of Fertilizer
Don't Privatise NEPA, FG Advised
Church Decries National Insecurity
Osun Police Warned Against Toll Collection
Gulder Ultimate Search Continues
Akande Seeks Support for Oyinlola
NLC, TUC Appeal Adjourned to May 18
NANS Condemns OAU over Departmental Changes
'Ijaws to Fight Injustice, Not Secede'
Synod Decries Spate of Killing
Group Begins Development Programmes for Youths
SOBECK to Showcase BiafraNigeria's Business, Leisure
State of the States
Dariye Denies Sacking Ethnic Group
...Bauchi Speaker Condemns Crisis
Institute Makes Case for Revised Survey
Police Arrest MASSOB Members
Group Seeks Preservation of Igbo Culture
C/River Empowers 300 Graduates

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May 10, 2004


Govs are looting treasuries ·Minister
National Conference, solution to Niger Delta crisis ·Afe Babalola ·We need spiritual revival, says Obasanjo
Rivers summons stakeholders meeting over cultism
Electricity: More disruptions expected
Plateau State bloodbath
Oba of Benin got it wrong
FG to audit oil companies·accounts
BiafraNigerian ship owners target N10bn oil trans-shipment market
NCP to review NITEL, Afribank transactions on May 18

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May 09, 2004

Rights activist seeks to end discrimination against those with AIDS

Persecuted gay community cautiously seeks a voice
Muslim death toll in raid on Yelwa tops 600 - Red Cross
Cheap AIDS treatment scheme still has big problems
HIV prevalence fell last year, but is set to resume growth
Dozens killed in fresh sectarian attack in Plateau state
Few brave heavy police presence to demonstrate against Obasanjo
Opposition groups call protests against Obasanjo
Troops hunting oil workers’ killers meet militia resistance
Ethnic clashes claim 20 lives in Plateau State

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 06, 2004

Top Stories

2007: It’s our turn - Northern govs
Muslims abandon Shendam
Six killed in Jigawa Fulani/Farmers clash
Mass action: ANPP Reps walkout over police attack on Buhari
Fraudsters invade Tinubu’s office
World Bank grants N14.7bn UBE loan
Senate investigates Nzeribe over Wabara saga
Perform or resign, Obasanjo tells ambassadors
Buhari meets British MPs
Asset declaration: Why CCB can’t prosecute defaulters – Official
Lawyers ask court to void 1999 constitution
Reps c’ttee seeks strict implementation of NEEDS
Navy promises better service
Legislator decries poor facilities in Kebbi schools
Governor’s wife wants investment on child dev
NANS wants Wabara probed
Gombe bizman establishes study centres
Goje signs state varsity bill
Two policemen killed in auto crash
Obasanjo backs electoral reforms
Abuja Trust
Perform or quit, LOC tells sports festival caterers
Teenage driver outsmarts highway police
Woman in court for resisting police arrest
el-Rufai to release funds for sewage plant
...bans illegal sale of fish on FCT highways
Demolition: Imam lauds exemption of Kubwa juma’at mosque
Two alleged rapists granted bail
Eko Trust
MTN plans N600m investment foundation in Lagos
Lagos to resuscitate chanelisation project
Oba of Lagos backs Erediauwa over Oduduwa’s status
Lagos NUJ inaugurates new press centre, website
Lekki community commissions electrification project
2007: The crowded race for Zamfara Govt House
Jos North LG polls: To be or not?
Editorial & Opinion
Iraq: Abu Ghraib abuses
Re: So that NPI may succeed
Where is Buba Galadima?
Column & Feature
Nasir el-Rufai: A short giant
In Rwanda, the search for truth is on

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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 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
May 12, 2004

Okonjo-Iweala rules out single digit inflation this year

Foreign vessels risk sanctions over IMO code, says NMA
High oil price could stifle growth, says IMF
USAID splashes N1.72b on agriculture in BiafraNigeria
Port manager laments activities of security agents
Benefits of SME, by financial experts
70 per cent of concession bidders are non-professionals, says expert
Buba seeks unrestricted access for Customs officers
Obong lists benefits of Calabar Port dredging
Bankers set agenda for new CBN chief
Conflicting signals on inflation, interest rates
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