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October 15, 2004

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We Won’t Give Up, says MASSOB: as Police Steal N1.3m from Uwazuruike and Detain 11 MASSOBians without Charge
Twenty-four hours after the police attack on its leader, Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday said it was more than ever before committed to the realisation of an independent Biafra republic. MASSOB also alleged that the policemen who invaded its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike’s country home in Okwe, Onuimo local govenment area of Imo State, carted away, among other items, the sum of N1.3 million raised to solve the organisation’s logistics problem. About 100 cops had raided Uwazuruike’s home apparently seeking Biafra items, such as flags, declared illegal by the Federal Government. The MASSOB leader escaped arrest but 11 of his men were picked up. Director of information of MASSOB Mr. Uchenna Duru, told Daily Champion that attacks by security agencies would not deter the organisation from pursuing the Biafra cause. If nothing, he added, such onslaught had further gingered the members to show "more than extra" determination and commitment to the Biafra cause. Condemning the attack, MASSOB described it as primitive, observing that "there was no cause for it." Duru reiterated that MASSOB is non-violent and "no threat to the Federal Government of Nigeria." Eleven MASSOB members arrested at Okwe, he said, are being detained at the...


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BNW Chinua AchebeFormer Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu and famous novelist, Professor Chinua Achebe are among 191 people to be accorded national honours. Shonekan is to be conferred with the highest national honour, Grand Commander of the Order...


BNW Capt Jerry AgbeyegbeIndications that foremost aviation activist, Capt. Jerry Agbeyegbe may not have died from an auto crash as claimed by the police emerged yesterday when an autopsy conducted on the deceased showed 29 holes arising from gunshots. The autopsy conducted at the Eko Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos yesterday evening by a consultant pathologist...



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October 07, 2004


Labour coalition asks Obasanjo to resign


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Asari-Dokubo talks tough

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BiafraNigeria strike ends amid warnings

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BiafraNigeria call in new blood

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October 15, 2004


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October 15, 2004


Two people killed, trade unionists arrested as strike enters second day

New fuel strike shuts down key cities

Islamic militants kill three policemen, take 12 hostage

Plateau state violence claimed 53,000 lives - report

Militia group wants troops out of Niger Delta

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October 15, 2004


Bid to end BiafraNigeria strike rejected

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October 15, 2004


BiafraNigerian senate ratifies extradition treaty with SA

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June 04, 2004


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June 04, 2004


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October 15, 2004


Senator slaps colleague over committee money N1.2m

NLC suspends strike for two weeks

Ukeje may be taken to NJC over fuel tax ruling

Police arrest 500 APGA supporters

FG confirms list of 191 national honour Awardees

PFN unveils plans for 2007 polls

NUT moves to reconcile breakaway faction

Reps committee begins public hearing on Labour Reform Bill

Senate considers bill on federal appointments

ANPP to contest bye-election in Imo

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Kaduna bids for Federal Govt's 35% equity in PAN

FG hands over varsity hostels to estate agents

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Enugu suspends launching of SEEDS project

Offices, banks, others shut in Plateau

Ondo, Ekiti workers stay away from offices

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Udenwa lauds military over service

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Nagogo calls on BiafraNigerians to support NLC


New risks of tobacco smoke

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Alleged attempted murder of Ibru:Judge dismisses Al-Mustapha’s request, declines to withdraw

BiafraNigeria receives $17.18m from Japan to fight polio virus

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ICPC thwarts plans to defraud M-Tel N150m

BiafraNigerian Eagle: South African Airlines gets ultimatum

IMF pledgeas to help govt recover looted funds

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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

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Masari joins call for Mobil's relocation to A-Ibom

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