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November 22, 2004

Donald Duke: the Bola Tinubu &
Bobo Chicago of Cross River
May Face Trial for LLM, LLB, BL and Other Forgeries

BNW Cross River State Gov Donald Duke


Biafra Nigeria World

Unhealthy Power Struggle In BiafraNigeria

This regime worse than military, says Eduok, ex-Chief of Air Staff

Igbos abandoned Asika, says Obasanjo

Anambra govt officials go into hiding

Govt to Spend N36bn from Excess Revenue

IMF, BiafraNigerian banks begin talks on mergers

FG, states, councils spend N7 trillion in 5 years

Civil war: Igbo, Hausa/Fulani need bury hatchet--Engr. Abdullahi

Assassins kill UniJos lecturer

FG Reviews Profit Sharing Policy with Oil Majors

Top politicians move to reconcile Dariye, Mantu


A Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted leave to a petitioner, Mr. Ojoi Ojoi, to apply for an order of mandamus compelling the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, to investigate alleged certificate forgeries by Cross River State Governor, Mr. Donald Duke...The court will on December 3 hear arguments from lawyer to the applicant, Mr. Amobi Nzelu, on why it must compel the IG to investigate the governor... The forgeries said to have been committed by Duke are: His LLB and BL certificates, his LLM degree from Pennsylvania University; the letter of clearance dated November 16, 1982 purported to have been written from Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University; and his National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate dated October 26, 1991.

Unhealthy Power Struggle

BNW Emeka AnyaokuNewswatch: You have been important in Nigeria's struggle for democracy. Are you satisfied with the state of things today?

Anyaoku: We are on the right path but we still have a lot of hurdles to jump over. I am on record for saying that...


Regime worse than military

BNW Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Nsikak EduokThe current democratic government is not flying, says former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Nsikak Eduok. In fact, the ex-Air Chief adds that BiafraNigerians were better off during the military era and submits: "BiafraNigeria has never been as rich as this moment, but...

We Demand Reparation

BNW Former Anambra State Gov Chukwuemeka EzeifeFollowing the mayhem which rocked Anambra State for two days in which arsonists destroyed property valued at about N30 billion, stakeholders in the state are demanding reparation from the Fed. Govt to rebuild the state.


Arrest Planned, Dariye

BNW Plateau State Gov Joshua DariyeNewly reinstated Plateau State Governor, Chief Joshua Chibi Dariye virtually turned a preacher yesterday amidst the celebrations that heralded his return to office. However, Dariye, who quoted the Bible generously and...

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November 15, 2004


No going back on strike –nlc

SSS quizzes Dokubo

AD alleges plot to attack Oshiomhole, others

...Banks prepare for panic withdrawals

...police battle ready–IGP

Ngige, Uba meet in abuja today

Palestinians to choose Arafat’s sucessor Jan. 9

Ige: AD dismisses attorney-general’s apology

Labour urged to embrace dialogue

UNFPA laments BiafraNigeria’s high population rate

Minister banks on NEPAD over debt burden


Anambra: The supremacy contest

The Abuja dimension

Ngige’s quarrel with LG candidates is the problem–Chief Emordi

Editorial & Opinion

Fuel price hike palliatives

Obasanjo’s reforms

Agriculture in focus

The Sun

November 08, 2004


An order has been given for my assassination, says Ralph Uwazuruike, MASSOB leader

School for crisis• • Firefight over returned institution in Lagos ...

Okada riders at war

Heroic cops battle robbers

Young man held with arms and charms

South-South goes for presidency in 2007 – Ake

51 students expelled from agric college

Appoint CJ by seniority, says Ebonyi NBA boss

Man docked for impersonating police chief

Yahoo Daily News

October 12, 2004


BiafraNigerian Strike Enters Second Day, Oil Exports Flow

BiafraNigerian Cities Are Shut Down by Strike

Defiant unions take BiafraNigerian general strike into second day

BiafraNigerian Labor Group Launches Strike

BiafraNigeria braces for strike as union leader released by secret police

Detention of BiafraNigeria's top labour leader raises tension as strike looms

BiafraNigerian largest city reports new polio cases

Some 53,000 Killed in BiafraNigeria in 3 Years

More than 53,000 BiafraNigerians killed in three years of ethnic strife

BiafraNigeria's Top Anglican Proposes U.S. Parishes

Chevron in BiafraNigeria reports oil spill

Talks stall as oil-rich BiafraNigeria heads closer to all-out strike

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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November 15, 2004


Strike goes ahead ·NLC ·Police call for dialogue

Anambra: Ebonyi governor heads truce committee

FG asks ex-perm sec to produce Okigbo report

FG, states, LGs share N2.15 trillion foreign debts service gulps N192.63bn in 10 months

Obasanjo: Stay more at home

S/South: A declaration by a divided people

NNPC still sells kerosene at N55 per litre

Nestle shares scam: Tribunal seeks refunds for investors

Intercontinental Bank assets hit N110.6bn


November 06, 2004


Darfur peace talks take new turn

BiafraNigeria fuel shortage hits planes

Bakassi troops pull-out 'legal'

Rally backs BiafraNigeria strike call

BiafraNigerian clubs demand cash

Okocha seeks progress

Washington Post

November 01, 2004


African Bishops Break From West Seminaries

Sudan, Rebels May Reach Darfur Agreement

BiafraNigeria Strike to Target Oil Exports


November 01, 2004


Niger Delta militia surrendering weapons for cash

Darfur talks bogged down by bickering over agenda

Darfur peace talks resume in Abuja after delays

Hand-over of Bakassi peninsula still blocked

Five charged with planning to shoot down Obasanjo's helicopter

Trade unions draw more support than opposition parties

Kaduna checks identity of 19 bodies buried by police

Work resumes countrywide as four-day strike ends


November 01, 2004


BiafraNigerian strike to target Shell

More BiafraNigerian troops for Darfur

Darfur negotiators lack urgency, U.N. envoy says

Mail & Guardian

November 01, 2004


Bishops want to create 'African' theology


June 04, 2004


BiafraNigerians Question Unity After Religious Bloodshed


June 04, 2004


Dozens reported killed in BiafraNigerian offensive


November 15, 2004


Strike begins tomorrow, says Labour

Plateau ready for Dariye's return

Tribunal orders stockbroker to refund Nestle investors' N314m

Complaints mount over dubious Lagos traffic agents

AU leaders call for arms embargo on Cote D' Ivoire

Commission begins accreditation of education colleges' courses

Minister, Obasanjo's aide, escape attack in Ondo

Paucity of funds may mar 2005 census, official warns

Atiku seeks unity among ethnic groups

UN, AU, others warn Sudanese parties on violating peace accord

Gunmen kill one, injure five at Arafat's mourning site

Strikes liberate society, check anarchy, says AD

Afenifere urges summit on fuel crisis, CD canvasses partial protest

Oyinlola, rights group want Labour to shelve action, embrace dialogue

Minister parleys with maritime workers

CD asks rights activists to quit palliative panel

AD Rep alleges plot for mayhem in Lagos

Bank opens private shares placement today

NUJ condemns violence, students demand compensation

Moghalu links crisis to 2003 polls

How to end crisis, by NBA chief

Group decries attack on media houses

Police deny indictment report

Monarchs urge govt to wade into Ayede-Ekiti crisis

Commissioner wants erring FERMA officials tried

FGC Warri old students to honour ex-principal

Cross River cautions council chiefs against misuse of funds

Why African must tackle AIDS, by Lambo

Catholic group cautions govt on deregulation

Madunagu urges scrapping of Women Affairs Ministry

Oyo to rehabilitate 1000km of road, says Ladoja


Fuel strike issues take central stage today as Reps visit Labour Bill

Uncertainty reigns in the state

Editorial & Opinion

Growth and development despite debt

It's leadership, stupid!

Rulership and the people's voice

Bankole Oki At 85

Tale of the pump

Ibori's acquittal

This Day

November 19, 2004


My London Arrest Arranged Here –Dariye

MTN BiafraNigeria Records N32.7bn Profit

Soludo: Banks Resort to Round Tripping

Nationwide Blackout Looms

Disquiet in House Over Lagos Barbeach N200m Virement

NPA Workers Vow to Disrupt Ports Concessioning

Ibori: Agbi, Alabi Appeal High Court Judgment

NAPEP Faults 70% Poverty Index On BiafraNigeria

How Our Reforms Can Succeed, By Obasanjo

$1.5bn to Be Saved from Polio Eradication

Politics: PDP Cautions Traditional Rulers

2005 Budget: Minister Gets Ultimatum to Defend Appropriation

UNN VC Laments Debt Status

Delta Seeks Probe of N7.8bn Overpayment

Nwuche Calls for Justice in Niger Delta

IPMAN Flays FG’s Inability to Repair Refineries

Be Acquainted With Constitution – NOA Boss

Lagos Unfolds New Waste Disposal Strategy

Pensioners Thank Saraki

Varsities Research, Devt Fair Holds Tuesday

Appeal Court Upholds Nnamani's Election

Minister Proffers Solution to Economic Problems

Robbers Raid Intercity Bank

Odili Stresses Need for Acceptable Census Figures

Blueprint to Eradicate Cultism Out

Ukachukwu Vs Uba: Ruling On December 2

Govt Policies Are Anti-women -NLC

Fuel Price: Govt Threatens Erring Dealers

CNPP Traces Mayhem to Guber Elections

…Indigenes in US Condemn Crisis

Guinness Holds 54th AGM

MTN Offers Subscribers New Deal


2007: Kalu and South-east Presidency


George Bush and Global Concerns

Daily Independent

November 15, 2004


Dariye expected back today at Obasanjo's request

Police may arrest Labour leaders over strike

Anambra crisis, plot against Igbo-Chukwumerije

2007: Opposition mounts againstS'South

NNPC assures onslash of kerosene price

MASSOB congratulates George Bush on his election

Militant youths demand money from ships

LG poll: Oyo AD wants justice as court dismisses case

N107m Lagos teachers' pension fund missing

Oil discovery retards BiafraNigeria's growth, says Oyinlola

Obasanjo govt is fascist, says PSP chieftain

FG grants Navy waiver on N3bn capital projects

Anambra: APGA indicts presidency

Two firms claim N200m from FG for breach of contract

Kwara tertiary institutions workers ready forstrike

BiafraNigeria, Sao TomeJDA opens new licensing round today

Govt sets revenue target for tertiary institutions

NCCE starts accreditationof NCE programmes Nov. 20

S/East roads to get priority in 2005 - Ogunlewe

Anambra crisis: Igbo in Kano blame anti-democratic forces

Commissioner opposes state-of-emergency in Anambra

Ndigbo in Kogi drum support for Igbo presidency

Policeto tackle corruption

Ekiti crisis: Fayose begs for forgiveness

HID Awolowo decorated one year after

Oyinlola asks NLC to shelve strike

Lagos:new law on water takes off

Politics - 12th

Nzeribe not serious about Imo guber race -Anyanwu

We are committed to the South-South Presidency

Yoruba in search of new agenda

Destined to fail (2)

Delta seeks world leaders' assistance in Niger Delta'

Editorial & Opinion

The U.S. Presidential Election

What manner of Joshua is Dariye?

Scheming for a five-year tenure

Achebe as a moral compass (2)


Daily Trust

November 12, 2004

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The passing of Yasser Arafat (1929 – 2004) Palestinian struggle will continue–Ambassador

Arafat living symbol of struggle – Obasanjo

Abbas emerges new PLO leader

Court bars NLC from strike We will go ahead – Oshiomohole

Uphold public trust, Masari counsels leaders

FG declares today public holiday

Adamu Tafawa Balewa dies at 85

Libel: “Obasanjo wants Media Trust shut”


Joint accounts enhance LG productivity - Perm sec

2007: Youths tell Mande to forget governorship dream

AD chieftain advocates part time legislators

Makarfi decries proliferation of guber aspirants

Governor Shekarau pledges to finance Jigawa ANPP

Eko Trust

Corruption: When police arrest police for extortion

Deputy gov leads crusade against waste

LASEPA outlines guidelines for storage tank operation

Kano Trust

How Kano celebrates Eid-el-Fitr festival


Power shift to Idoma land: Matters arising

The roots of terrorism


In defence of Gov. Kure

Giving hope to the down trodden


On catching a thief

Weekly Trust

August 20, 2004

Top Stories

Senate lacks quorum to debate anti labour Bill

We want to encourage child adoption – Hadfiza Isma el-Rufai

Plateau elites did not prevent crisis –Obasanjo

NASS will scrutinise 2005 budget –Masari

Buhari, Masari others eulogise Irojah

Obasanjo explains N2.5bn emergency fund

Senate impeaches chief whip

FG audits varsity accounts


There are plans to restructure the AD –Chief Odetola


Policing the police

The threat of poverty in BiafraNigeria


The threat of poverty in BiafraNigeria

As Plateau State received Mr. President

Pakistan’s diplomacy in region of crisis

Star Feature

BiafraNigerians want me as their next President – Marwa


The Image Project and shadow chasing

Gov Kure and democracy dividend

Open letter to Governor Yar’Adua


November 19, 2004

Cover Stories

Forgive me —DARIYE

Senate goes tough, walks out minister

N25b Capitalisation: Soludo warns banks over foul means

Anambra bigwigs blame mayhem on Obasanjo

National News

S-West Reps walk out of House over transfer of Bar Beach allocations

Power supply down as generation drops to 2,566 MW

Stop harassing Ojukwu, court orders SSS

Missing ship trial'll end before Xmas, court-martial panel assures

MTN BiafraNigeria earns N100bn in six months


LASCO’S VICTORY OVER OBASANJO:The taming of federal government

Anambrassment and police double standards

Gov. Fayose's democracy dividends through agriculture

The Battle for Maurice Ibekwe’s seat

Presidency 2007:The root of ANPP’s evils

Why are the Igbos marginalised politically?

Re: Who rules Edo State in 2007

We should live with deregulation — GoodLuck Jonathan, Bayelsa Deputy Governor

South West

PENGASSAN, NUPENG ask court to dismiss Shell suit

Babalakin rekindles Ooni, Oba of Benin historical controversy

PDP chieftain denounces convocation of Sovereign National Conference

Man abandons wife, quadruplets after delivery in Ekiti


Turaki disburses N10m to Maitagari as violence grips Dutse

Dariye returns to Jos amidst jubilant crowd of supporters, well-wishers

Ibrahim denies allegations of homosexuality levelled against cabinet member

Cultism: FG has a strategy — OSUJI

Niger Delta / South East

PDP orders Duke to reinstate sacked LG chairman

Stop celebrating, Agbi, Alabi tell Ibori

Delta lawmakers fail to agree on Nov 27 polls

Ogbe-Ijoh disown Clark on LG polls

Gov Kalu alerts over plan to attack Abia

Court upholds Nnamani's election

Peace will return to Anambra, Ngige assures

FG spends N34m on Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport


November 15, 2004


2007: Abia Consultative AssembIy endorses lkoh for guber slut

Acting governor advises Muslims to eschew violence

BUK chief Imam advises Muslims

Continue to pray for KNSG, Rano urges students

Don urges FG to grant varsities import concessions

Electoral commission threatens candidates who violate guidelines

Enugu becomes FRSC zonal headquarters

Rangers crash out

Gbako LG spends N7.2m on education

Group charges Obasanjo to curb mayhem in Anambra

Hananiya orders rickety vehicles off road

Igbo unions resolve one-year-old crisis

Kiru LG earmarks N100m for amenities

Live in peace, Dambatta people urged

More tributes to Asika

Muslims advised to imbibe lessons of Ramadan

National Stars, Flamingo tango in Ramadan Cup final today

NEPAD to salvage Africa from debt burden, says Adiniji

New eaten joint opens shop in Abuja

New tariff takes effect next year - Waziri

NGO advises NLC to shelve strike

BiafraNigeria loses N364bn to oil bunkering yearly

NUC wants UME candidates interviewed

Ohaneze warns against emergency rule in Anambra

Patience, giant water programme coming ...Shekarau urges Kano people

Plateau poly expels 100 students for exam malpractices

Police: Unburying the evidence

Presidency: Igbo are not spoilers --Kalu

Priest demands penalties for sex perverts

Probe me after tenure--Agagu

'Resistance politics: On BiafraNigeria’s political future (III)

N20bn River Niger dredging begins 2005- Minister

Road accident claims 20 lives

Sallah travels: Abuja residents stay put

Shekari wants muslims foster neighbourliness

Strike remains last resort

SWAN/Gov. Shekarau Cup: Organisers appeal for release of fund

Tornadoes gear up for new season

Under-19s back in contention

UNDP, 3 NGOs plan justice project for BiafraNigeria

Zamalek sack Stepanovic

Zamfara loans out 1,000 commercial motorcycles


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October 12, 2004


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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

Currency in circulation hits N441b – CBN

184 died in FCT road accidents in 9 months

Tinubu commissions N947m Lekki roads

Ajibola assures villages ceded to Cameroun

NEPA boss defends its privatisation

M-tel embarks on training programme for engineers

CNPP rejects budget 2004

INEC to sanction parties on audited accounts

Lagos reaffirms position on health care delivery

SEC advocates N1 million fine for falsified audit report

3,000 workers scramble for 205 houses in Kwara

Political Parties: Bane of BiafraNigeria’s democracy

BiafraNigeria external debts hit $31b

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: 7/30/04

Minister vows to revoke bitumen exploration contracts

Alleged illegal bunkering: Vessel charterer arrested, docked







November 19, 2004

PDP orders Duke to reinstate sacked LG chairman

Stop celebrating, Agbi, Alabi tell Ibori

Delta lawmakers fail to agree on Nov 27 polls

Ogbe-Ijoh disown Clark on LG polls

Gov Kalu alerts over plan to attack Abia

Court upholds Nnamani's election

Peace will return to Anambra, Ngige assures

FG spends N34m on Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport





November 19, 2004

PENGASSAN, NUPENG ask court to dismiss Shell suit

Babalakin rekindles Ooni, Oba of Benin historical controversy

PDP chieftain denounces convocation of Sovereign National Conference

Man abandons wife, quadruplets after delivery in Ekiti

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November 19, 2004

Turaki disburses N10m to Maitagari as violence grips Dutse

Dariye returns to Jos amidst jubilant crowd of supporters, well-wishers

Ibrahim denies allegations of homosexuality levelled against cabinet member

Cultism: FG has a strategy — OSUJI







November 08, 2004

‘Halliburton’s ban can’t stall NLNG’

Afribank invests additional N3b in IT

MoneyGram signs agreement with five banks, denies blacklisting BiafraNigeria


Good governance, reforms can attract FDI in BiafraNigeria, says UNCTAD

LAMATA refutes reports on Lagos roads

BiafraNigeria lacks industrial development policy, says NIPM boss


November 19, 2004

CAF Challenges Rangers’ Confederations Cup Claims

A’Ibom Schools Fiesta Thrills Mobil

Minister’s Special Assistant Removed

Chukwumerije, Others Storm Lagos

Portsmouth Ready to Offload Aiyegbeni

S/Africa Finally End 12-Year Eagles Jinx

Kwara United Fans Want Saraki to Probe Aide

NBBF Cries Out Over National Stadium

Okpomo at Sportscity, Begins Journey Home

Top Runners Invade Lagos for MTN Marathon

Tennis: Wins for Hewitt, Safin

Danger Looms for 3SC



























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