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December 29, 2005

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Probe Links $7m Abacha Loot to Albarka
It’s Witch-Hunt, Say Marwa Aides

Mohammed Buba Marwa


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Oyo: Court can't stop impeachment bid - Judge

Third Term: Presidency reports Cohen to Bush; His comment an incitement - Presidency

FG Deploys Troops to Monitor Oil Pipelines

PDP Crisis: IBB Should Tell Us Where He Belongs - Buhari; Kalu unites them in Umuahia

Police uncover illegal armoury

Buhari, IBB disprove doubting Thomases ...Resolve to ensure democracy sustained

CNPP enjoins Obasanjo to leave in 2007

Bayelsa speaker named deputy gov

Nigeria says attack likely caused pipeline fires

NCC bars V-Mobile, MTN from sale of NITEL

Unity Bank gets CBN approval


Amid controversies over the motive behind the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) arrest and detention of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), Daily Trust exclusively gathered that $7million of the Abacha loot for which he is being investigated was allegedly transferred into an account belonging to Albarka Air Plc. Two aides of General Marwa have alleged that the current probe of the former military administrator of Lagos state is “politically motivated”, and an alleged witch-hunt intended to stop the general’s bid to run for the presidency in 2007. Specifically, the Public Relations Manager of Albarka Air Plc, Chief Biodun Odunuga and Secretary General of the Marwa Movement...

Oyo: Court can’t stop...

Oyo State Gov Rasheed LadojaFor the second time in five days, Ibadan elders met with President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday in Ota to stop the bid by 18 members of the Oyo State House of Assembly to remove Governor Rashidi Ladoja.


3rd Term: Cohen Reports

Foreign Affairs Minister, Olu AdenijiPresident Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly directed Foreign Affairs Minister, Olu Adeniji, to send a protest letter to the United States President, George W. Bush, after being upset by the comment by a former official of the U.S. State Department.

3rd Term is Suicide

Gani FawehinmiOutspoken lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), yesterday described the speculated third term bid of President Olusegun Obasanjo as a suicide mission and unattainable in present day Nigeria. He warned the President against such an ambition and urged him to bow out of office honourably at the expiration of...


3rd Term: U.S. Threatens...

Obasanjo and BushWashington proposes to take several punitive measures against Abuja if President Olusegun Obasanjo seeks a third term. Tension is growing between the two countries over Nigeria's future leadership. To cap it, the United States Government is reportedly furious with what State Department officials called "an...

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December 27, 2005


Nigerians rate govt performance low

Public hearing on review of constitution begins Jan 8

Third term moves are wasteful, says Buhari

Lamidi Adedibu asks Yoruba to back third term; Says Ladoja must go

Britain refuses Alamieyeseigha visa

Tearful world marks one year of tsunami deaths

Nigerian, Eze, wins prize in fiction

Navy wants better security for oil facilities

CBN okays Fidelity Bank

Kwara, Kogi to aid Trade Bank, Afribank merger

Doctors pledge to reduce maternal deaths nationwide

Govt lifts ban on Bellview Airlines

Be prepared, Kwankwaso charges Navy

Anti-Mantu posters flood Plateau; Religious leaders wade in

Immigration resumes air border patrol

American institute appoints Nigerian adviser

Enugu to monitor patent medicine dealers

Omegabank, five others form Springbank

Perm sec., stakeholders disagree on air safety

Intense harmattan in Katsina State

Govt may enforce use of ID cards

Customs impounds bags of rice in Air Force vehicle

Kumuyi, at church retreat, raises hope on better Nigeria

Rivers monarch urges end to violence

Poly teachers urge IG to probe colleague's murder

Ademowo okays govt's clampdown on aviation sector

Nigerians okay 2006 budget proposals

Citizens oppose ban on food imports

Poll faults preparation for Nations cup

Alamieyeseigha's impeachment in order, says poll

Nigerians reject bullet-proof car for Senate president


December 27, 2005


Xmas tragedy: Man stabs lover to death

2007: Kalu woos APGA

CBN approves Fidelity, Mannybank merger

FCT invites bid for govt houses

Oyo crisis: Obasanjo, Gani warn combatants; YCE steps in

Sharon for heart surgery

EFCC petitioned over land acquisition

Ajoku seeks support from opponents

Ajose cautions over money politics

We are behind Fayose, says royal father

2007: When North/South crossfire unsettles the polity


August 31, 2005


841 dead in Baghdad stampede; 323 hurt as bridge railing collapses amid panic near mosque

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December 27, 2005


Contempt case for Shell over gas

Nigeria to offer free Aids drugs

Oil thieves sentenced in Nigeria

Women bike ban clash in Nigeria

Nigeria's counting controversy

Big shake-up for Nigeria airlines


December 27, 2005


Ladoja petitions PDP - Sheathe your swords, Obasanjo tells parties to Oyo crisis - Truce panel due in Ibadan •I was not abducted - Chief Judge

FAAN introduces new security measures at airports

NITEL: Orascom, Newtel emerge final bidders

Third term: Presidency tackles bishop

Neglect of sea and rail transportation

Ladoja/Adedibu: The fire this time

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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 11, 2004


DELTA PDP CONGRESSES: Ibori loses out; governor's security aides, police clash

Danjuma, others lose Pan Ocean Oil takeover bid

Ohaneze insists on 2007 presidency; Dismisses census without data on ethnicity, religion

You have case to answer, court tells Wabara, Osuji, 4 others

Arrest of militia leaders won't solve any problem

Editorial: The legacy of Rosa Parks

FIRST LADY'S LYING-IN-STATE: Stella Obasanjo's son moves father, ministers to tears

NEMA helicopters not equipped to find crashed Bellview plane - Senate

BELLVIEW: Security agencies fault terrorism claim; Asari Dokubo has nothing to do with it - NDPVF

Did the First Lady die from negligence?

'Failure to punish corrupt officials may lead to anarchy'

Editorial: A foggy affair

I'll change Eagles' playing formation in Egypt Eguavoen

Martins jogs for 15mins, cycles in gym too

Baggies' fans tip Kanu to score first against Bolton

Idah tips Nigeria, Ghana in Group D

Chukwu was rejected, abandoned, disorganised before NFA rescued him - Amun


November 05, 2005


NIGERIA: Dream of freedom turns to prostitution nightmare

NIGERIA: Oil delta still subject to brutal repression from security forces

NIGERIA: World's broken electronics pile up in Lagos, creating toxic dumps

NIGERIA: Investigators hunt for clues after plane crashes, killing 117

NIGERIA: A lethal dose of shame

NIGERIA: Publisher arrested after newspaper accused governor of corruption

NIGERIA: Schools shut in Lagos following smog scare

BIAFRANIGERIA: Dozens killed in southeast feud over farmland

BIAFRANIGERIA: Cholera outbreak kills up to 100 in Benue State

BIAFRANIGERIA: Polio cases dropping but still highest worldwide, says WHO

BIAFRANIGERIA: Government cracks down on Biafra secessionist movement

CAMEROON-BIAFRANIGERIA: Repatriation of BiafraNigerian refugees to start on Monday

BIAFRANIGERIA: Ex senate leader, minister charged with corruption

BIAFRANIGERIA: More heads roll in crackdown on top-level corruption

BIAFRANIGERIA: Wife's family implicated in Obasanjo's latest corruption crackdown

The Sun

November 11, 2004


Police exhume body of cop killed by OPC

Economy to witness $500m capital inflow

Stell's surgery: Gani tears Akinyele to pieces

Bribery scandal: Wabara, five senators must face trial - Court

Police recover $1bn fake dollars; Parade 32 suspects

Liberia run-off polls: Sirleaf in early lead

FG takes decision on Apo killings

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

Washington Post

November 01, 2004


African Bishops Break From West Seminaries

Sudan, Rebels May Reach Darfur Agreement

BiafraNigeria Strike to Target Oil Exports

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December 27, 2005


Govs Want N/Assembly to Act First; Bafarawa: 'Count me out'

...Presidency 'Earnestly' Searches for Obasanjo's Successor

IFC Launches Nigerian Banking Reform Strategy

CBN Queries 6 Banks on N25bn Claim; Citizens Guardian now Spring Bank

FG Lifts Embargo on Bellview Airlines; Okogie wants FG to revamp aviation industry

OBJ Sues for Peace in Oyo

Stakeholders Save Afribank/Trade Bank Merger

Police Destroy Seized Explosives

'Withdraw Airlines AOC After Audit'

Censors Board Seizes Pornographic Films

Court Orders Journalists' Remand

Imo Speaker Supports 3rd Term

FG Shops for Aircraft for Pilgrims

I am not With MRD - Buhari

Northern Speakers Defy PDP's Directive

Oyo Crisis: Lawmakers Vow to Remove Ladoja

Consumer Agency Campaigns Against Road Accidents

Sino-Nigeria Cooperation Records Great Success in Agriculture

ERA Decries Environmental Impact of Pipeline Explosions

INEC Urges NASS to Pass Electoral Law

Importation of Crude, Bane of Economy

Commission Accuses Govs of Impeding UBE Programmes

Corruption in Aviation Industry Condemned

Corruption in Aviation Industry Condemned

ASUP Chief Wants Post-PCE Tests

Traditional Ruler Supports 3rd Term

PDP Factions Urged to Merge

Akinlabi Prays for Peaceful 2007

Fidelity Bank Receives Final Approval

Cleric Chides OBJ's Detractors

Policemen Arrested for Assaulting ICPC Officials

PDP Suspends Minister in Gombe

IFEX Boss Advises on Security

In Warri, Robbers Turn Xmas to Hell

Boundary Commission Resolves Inter State Disputes

Anambra Budgets N35.87bn for 2006

Enugu Spends N58m on LEEMP

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December 27, 2005


U.S. threatens sanctions; Obasanjo won't go for it, says Mbang

Adedibu, force to reckon with, says Obasanjo

obody can stampede NASS to amend Constitution - Masari; 'Obasanjo never told me he wants third term'

Defend democracy, Ngige urges Nigerians

Weak banks get new CBN conditions

Court jails two men over human trafficking

PDP de-registered me, Haruna insists

EFCC re-arrests, releases Marwa

Prayer can change traumatic times, says Kumuyi

Senate will enact people-friendly laws, says Nnamani

Customs seals Park Shop

Kubwa residents petition Obasanjo over absence of fire service station

Borishade not representing Ekiti well - Fayose

Ondo: AD calls for nullification of bye-election

Niger budgets N42b for 2006

'Moves to impeach Ladoja not fueled by Adedibu'

Clergy cautions against third term agenda

Obasanjo's alleged third term agenda bound to fail - Etubom Bassey

Nnamani urges prayer, moderate lifestyle

nndc moves to expand business scope

Ngo explains annual music festival

'Obasanjo'll quit in 2007'

Influx of aliens worries security agents in Katsina

kadpoly gets student leaders

Tinubu hosts children as Lagosians observe low-key Christmas

Lagos clamps down on illegal drug outlets

Yuletide: Drivers jack up fares

AD chieftain lauds Obasanjo over rapprochement with Lagos

Lagos needs police to enforce environmental laws - Bello

Contractor mobilises to rehabilitate Bar Beach

Tankers take over Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

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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


June 04, 2004


Daily Trust

December 27, 2005


27 perish in Gusau road accident

Funding delays N45bn FCT water project

Zoning: Why we contested in 2003 - Gemade, Rimi

Maintain peace, Obasanjo tells Ladoja, Adedibu

FG urged to repair Mayanchi-Gummi road

Ogun budgets N48bn for 2006

AIDS c'ttee to become agency -Gov Attah

Christmas is time for critical assessment - Senate President

Nigeria's envoy berates Ivorian parties over stalemate

Ladoja on the verge of impeachment?

Customs begins auction

Include education in tertiary curricular - Makarfi

Include education in tertiary curricular- Makarfi

Woman regains hair after acid attack

Hajj: Borno shops for alternative airline

'Is there a credible replacement for Obasanjo?'

Kaduna inaugurates c'ttee over $5m ADF grant

NWC participants observe Nasarawa Assembly

Agidi, Azara areas, get new chairmen

Disagreement among politicians, no signal for coup - Obasanjo

Senate c'ttee insists on restoration of railways

'Vet institute ready to fight bird flu'

Hadejia LG gives free education, health care to rural children

Northern Senators disown zoning controversy by Isa Sanusi / 2005-12-27

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August 20, 2004

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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


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The threat of poverty in BiafraNigeria


The threat of poverty in BiafraNigeria

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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


December 27, 2005


Presidency blows hot on 2007 race

Pro-Adedibu's legislators vow to sack Ladoja

UK turns down FG on visa for Alamieyeseigha

27 perish in Xmas eve auto crash

'Marwa still reports to EFCC'

The dangers ahead in 2007, by Gov. Orji Kalu

Ideology of the Nigerian centrists

No automatic successor to Obasanjo - OYINLOLA

Bank inflates client's debt by N700m

I refuse to be caged - Ojukwu

NorthOmega Bank emerges in last minute move

Face your trial, Presidency tells Alamieyeseigha

Where is Etiebet?

Rasheed Williams and Lagos PDP

British High Commission soft-pedals on visa

MTN looks ahead as Marathon gathers momentum

Enyimba break FA Cup jinx

Build good relationships, Obasanjo tells security agencies

Fresh charge for Dokubo

PDP in panic talks over new party

We didn't release govs' rating - Ojowu

Pan Ocean Oil: Court voids Danjuma's appointment

Ranking of state administrations

Second Nigeria Social Forum: Demanding change

Alamieyeseigha's wife arrested in London

Nigeria's new megabanks emerge

Ogbeh, Nwobodo, others form new political group

How have your governors performed?

Senate resumes, may consider Obasanjos's plea for $6b

FG already created Biafra when it named the Igboland S-East - Ojukwu

Alamieyeseigha: Bayelsa Assembly reconvenes

MASSOB members to be treated as robbers in Delta - Police

Govt College Ughelli old boys celebrate 60

Youths raze traditional rulers' palace

Imo govt approves $260,000 for equipment at IMSUTH

APGA accuses Ngige of evading service of record proceedings

Ex-commissioner, wife die in auto crash

Aerocontractors blames crash on bird strike

Plane crash: Bellview fails to start payment of compensation


December 27, 2005


27 perish in auto crash

Refined politicking in Kano coming ...Says Sani Hashim, extends olive branch to opposition

Hajj: Kabo Air explains delay on airlift

PDP ward suspends minister in Gombe

...Mantu shops for aircraft

BON now joins Unity Bank Group

KNSG moves to reform Tsangaya education

Third batch of pilgrims airlifted

Speaker Gani charges Hisbah Board to be tolerant

Influx of aliens worries Katsina NIS

Jigawa SUBEB promotes 5,000 teachers

Customs impound N2.3bn contraband goods

Bauchi trains 30,000 youth on various skills, says gov

Festivals: NSCDC to intensify security

Anambra budgets N35.87bn for 2006

INEC canvasses KMC's co-operation

'put fear of God in your dealings'

D/Kudu assures clean environment

Bagwai people urged to participate in census

GWALSSA commends Gwarzo Council

ANPP'll resist rigging in 2007 -Buhari

Kano ANPP elections campaign train kicks-off


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December 22, 2003

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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

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

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Minister vows to revoke bitumen exploration contracts

Alleged illegal bunkering: Vessel charterer arrested, docked







August 31, 2005

Igbinedion reinstates suspended Igueben LG chief

Govt vows to probe Warri Corner saga

Clark, Evah disagree on armed struggle in N-Delta

Zaiki Ailoje Ogedengbe II (1906-2005): Ruler over two Kingdoms

Cleric condemns hike in fuel price

Missing man, 67, sets two families at war

ABSU halts search for new VC





August 31, 2005

Community moves to dethrone monarch at Supreme Court

Fuel: Airlines dismisses fares increase

Census 'll use satellite imagery to curb fraud, says Makama

PENGASSAN warns IMF, World Bank reforms 'll lead to crisis

YCE wades into Adedibu, Ladoja feud

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August 31, 2005

FCT doctors, other health workers begin strike

2,000 divorcees, widows plan to re-marry in Bauchi

African shippers' councils hold workshop on Inland Dry Port Concept

55 % of 2006 budget goes to seven sectors, says Ojowu







December 27, 2005

Govt considers fresh conditions for indigenous firms in oil bloc allocation

Pipeline explosions: Minister allays fears over Nigeria's oil export profile

Consolidation: CBN refuses deadline extension demand by bank group

Customs seals up "China Town" for selling prohibited items

Access Bank secures $30m IFC funding

Italy set to name new bank chief

IMF to write-off poor countries' debts

Bane of air cargo development in Nigeria, by experts


Customs launches anti-rice smuggling campaign

Expert lists challenges before registrars post consolidation

Abia to boost cashew production

Industry's flight path to a bumpy cruise

Governor explains Ogun cargo airport project

Chicken republic pursues repositioning agenda

FG requires $36 bn to meet electricity needs by 2015

Energem’s Nigeria storage facility hits 50% completion

NNPC, JV partners plot improved security in Niger Delta

NSE records N21.5b turnover in November






December 27, 2005





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