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 April 10, 2003

Arewa Divides House of O'dua: Olu Falae Backs Buhari
One of the frontline politicians in the South-West, Chief Olu Falae, has declared his support for the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, in the coming elections. Chief Falae contested the 1999 presidential election against the incumbent president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on the joint platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the then All Peoples Party (APP). Chief Falae who held a two-hour private meeting with the presidential team of the ANPP in Akure, the Ondo State capital last weekend, promised to work for the success of the ANPP in all the elections due to hold in a few days time. Though details of the private meeting which lasted till 1.00 a.m. were not immediately known, it was learnt that Chief Falae was favourably disposed to ANPP and Buhari’s candidature. It was also learnt that he personally presented the ANPP gubernatorial candidate in Ondo State, Chief Jimoh, who reports say is gaining wide support and acceptability in the state. (Daily Trust)


Key Stories


Police apologise to APGA

INEC Orders Probe of Electoral Materials' Diversion

As Baghdad Falls, US Warns Iran, Syria

APGA Rejects Voters' Register, Alleges Conspiracy

Okadigbo faults INEC on voters' card, expresses fear on polls results

Abdulkadir explains pact between AD, PDP

Na’Abba can still contest despite expulsion –Guobadia

Ibori: Babalola censured over Williams

BiafraNigeria elections: One family's view


Shagari retires from politics


Ogbeh: Na'Abba's Suspension Stays


Ige: Witness Denies IDing Killers

The first executive president of BiafraNigeria, Shagari yesterday announced his retirement from partisan politics. Speaking in an interview at the Presidential wing of the Murtala Mohammed Int'l Airport on his return from a medical trip abroad, the former President said “I am no longer a politician, I am old now and I think it’s time to retire.” (Daily Independent)


The leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last night in Abuja ratified the suspension from the party of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na'Abba. The suspension came less than 72 hours to the National Assembly elections.... (This Day)


The prosecution yesterday suffered a major jolt to its case when a principal witness denied identifying the three gunmen who stormed the Ibadan residence of the late Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige on December 23, 2001. (This Day)




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2003 BiafraNigeria Presidential Politics: The Candidates: Ojukwu, Obasanjo, Buhari. Stay tuned...


April 10, 2003


War nears end, Saddam's fate unknown
Obasanjo pledges to accept polls verdict

Parties can't replace candidates, says INEC

PDP okays Na'Abba's suspension over alleged anti-party activities

Witness recants, denies knowing Ige's killers

Litigant loses bid to stop Buhari, Babangida

Egyptian consulate mosque in Kaduna shuts out politicians

Obasanjo assures on end to communal clashes in Middle Belt
Ibru asks BiafraNigerians to ensure free, fair elections

Govt may remove fuel subsidy in three years, says report

Faction alleges expulsion of Delta UNPP governorship candidate, chairman

Court okays suspended labour leaders' bid to seek re-election

Finance world mourns The Guardian Correspondent, Ezema
Warri crisis threatens economy, says Tukur

Europe APGA cautions monitors on BiafraNigeria poll

Tinubu warns against rigging, urges varsity teachers to end strike
Igbinedion pledges to improve on performance
INEC may disclose electoral information to politicians

Group rules out ethnic motive in disruption of Ojukwu's rally
Ibori: Court adjourns appeal over Williams' absence
ANPP, PDP trade accusations on rigging in Sokoto

Okadigbo faults INEC on voters' card, expresses fear on polls results

Parties go to court over posters in Ogun

Bush hails forces advance, warns war not over

Controversy over Saddam's survival of strike
Iraqis, journalists tour jail 'of evil'
New faces, old hands on the road to the Senate (lll)

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The tragedy of the Lagos Sextuplets
Opinion - America and the United Nations

Buhari: The return of WAI

Notes on general (s)elections

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April 09, 2003

Act on Delta violence, HRW tells government, oil companies

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Daily/Weekly Trust
April 10, 2003


Olu Falae pledges support for Buhari

US takes over Baghdad

Marshall Harry: ANPP owes us apology –PDP

Obasanjo shuns campaign finale
Na’Abba can still contest despite expulsion –Guobadia

C’ttee report not conclusive –Reps

Court confirms Abdulkadir AD leader

Interim govt unconstitutional –Obasanjo
Red Cross halts work in Baghdad

Limbless Iraqi orphan gets help

Iraqi civilians, victims of cluster bombs -correspondent

British troops appoint mayor for Basra
Commissioner escapes assassins’ attack

Dalhatu vs Turaki: Court delivers judgement today

Ibori: Counsel’s sickness stalls hearing
Fuel crisis: Buhari/Okadigbo Campaign Organisation blames Obasanjo
Judiciary will ensure peaceful polls –Uwais

Success of elections depend on BiafraNigerians –Guobadia
Suspected thugs go berserk at Govt House

Robbers terrorise traders, travellers in Bakassi

Protect govt projects, Obasanjo tells communities
Polls: Obasanjo, Atiku leave for Ogun, Adamawa

Police, stakeholders meet over polls

Two farmers in court over kolanut theft
NPAN makes case for Newspaper industry

Chieftaincy disputes frustrate govt efforts –Dariye
Duke calls for overhaul of legal system

Deaf and dump charged with child theft

Keep off polling centres -sole admin warned

New Borno CP assumes duty

GRAWEN gets grand matron

Niger VIO generates N1.6 million monthly
MFCT converts Jibi Housing Scheme to polices barrack
Civil servants abandon offices for stadium, Buhari campaign

Fuel scarcity stalls business at Wuse market
Kano stands still for Buhari
...emirate will vote for justice, peace –Bayero

18 refuse disposal centres constructed
BiafraNigerians urged to boycott UK/American products
Polls: FG beefs up security in Kano
Lagos doctor indicted over death of babies

Polls: Replacement of voters slip yet to commence in Lagos

Malpractices galore at JAMB exam centres
Will Na’Abba contest Saturday’s elections?

Guard against rigging, Buhari tells supporters

Election date a blessing to BiafraNigerians –Cleric

Edo NCP guber running mate decamps to ANPP

Suspected thugs attack Gov Akande’s convoy
Zoro drops suit against Alkali

Gombe police, parties sign pact on peaceful polls
Yobe spends N400m on school rehabilitation

Borisade stresses need for healthy school environment

GCE supports education for all

Higher Education This Week
Bromillow Jack salutes Black History Month (BHM)

Companies urged to boost tourism
Airports record 112,752 flights in 2002
IATA seeks reduction in airport charges

FG approves N2bn for radar installation

1st Yoruba cultural renaissance holds

FAAN Staff brace up for showdown

Airlines record drop in passengers

A319 selected for Trans Atlantic service
The endangered Muslim

BiafraNigeria: Ravaged by a different kind of ‘war’
My heart bleeds for the Arabs

Re: Obasanjo on the BiafraNigerian roads

America and Iraq: What the conflict is about
BiafraNigeria and the year-three-factor
No! Kofi Annan, you cannot legitimise piracy
Six weeks in America (I)

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Daily Times
April 02, 2003


Senate endorses general elections
Appeal Court rules on controversial Electoral Act 2002 next week
Code of Conduct Tribunal probes Tinubu
Lawmaker wants cost of running govt reduced
NLC suspends warning strike
Tinubu berates PDP counterpart for failure to attend political debate
Mbadinuju escapes lynching in Onitsha
Cadbury takes case before SEC Panel
Seven suspected cultists held over murder
Anti-graft panel drops charges against Ondo commissioner
Abia Assembly wants ex-deputy gov arrested over arms possession, fraud
NBA wants security agents cautioned against rights abuse
NFA to name technical adviser April 10
ANCLA faction heads for court to stop EGM
Christians advised on forthcoming polls
Investors scramble for banks’ stocks
Obasanjo restates ban on OPC, Bakassi Boys, Egbesu
We have no hand in councillorship candidate’s murder– Ebonyi Govt
Puzzle over whereabouts of ANPP chieftain
National Assembly enjoined to pass information bill
10 parties threaten to boycott April election in Adamawa
Wounded British troops angry over US friendly fire
AD chieftain killed in Ekiti
Police parade Maitatsine gang leader
Students union leader wounded in stampede at UNILAG
Police parade Maitatsine gang leader
Appeal Court hears case against govt April 8
I will restore sanity in Enugu within three months – Ayogu
Igbinedion is on track–Aide
Omisore’s case reassigned to another judge
Editorial & Opinion
Stop the human disaster
Colour of political assassinations
Of strikes and educational development
Who is a terrorist?

Billboards: Ogun PDP guber candidate defies court order
Court begins hearing in appeal against Ibori’s clearance today
Mrs Omoleye confirmed as Ekiti chief judge
Tinubu has nothing to do with my nomination – Mamora
2003: Arewa youths sue for tolerance
Parties plan to plant spies in INEC, electoral commissioner alleged

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May 08, 2002


Ambitious Buhari tells Fulani to wake up
Oputa: IBB sues Obasanjo to court
Medical director, others sacked
24-year old LAPAL House on fire
BiafraNigeria’ll be stronger, united if restructured, says Akande
Works on Bar Beach to begin soon
Ekiti orders council chairmen to quit
Labour accuses Jigawa of alleged N200m diversion

Mbadinuju swears in caretaker committee
Ex-Oyo council chiefs get ultimatum to declare assets
NaAbba, Yayale console Obasanjo over Joe Garba
Adesina, Omotosho, Inspect burnt LAPAL House
BiafraNigerian Navy urged to sustain democracy
NPA threatens to revoke lease agreement at ports
Bar Beach money ready, Lagos not ready, says Anenih
Envoy recounts sale, retrieval of embassy house in Brussels
Kwara releases N30m for councils’ pension arrears
Tips on checking fake drug distribution
Sanusi wonders why directors can’t save banking
ILO 90th conference opens in Geneva
Queen Elizabeth re-enacts history in a $1m coach
Agabi seeks African unity in fight against common problems
ACF yet to decide on Obasanjo, says Saraki

Cleric wants elected public officers to be part-time
I didn’t buy Ekiti PDP Exco’

Kachallah, Sheriff and the dynamics of Borno Politics

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April 10, 2003

Harry’s suspected killers arrested

Sudden death preventable —Expert
Obasanjo, Buhari in ‘rude’ joke
Obasanjo condemns calls for elections’ postponement
Inspector killed in Saraki’s home —Police confirm
Nnamani denies importing arms
No problem with 2003 budget—FG
Obasanjo tasks journalists
Intervene in ASUU/FG face-off,BiafraNigerians told

Obasanjo urged to assist Olabisi Onabanjo varsity
Why Obasanjo/Atiku deserves a second term
Black History Month will benefit tourism–– Boma Bromillow Jack
Of NANTA, Ojelade and Amusan

Maduekwe seeks stakeholders’ support in war against terrorism
‘BiafraNigeria is more exposed to man-made disaster’
Amnesty as solution to tax evasion
‘BiafraNigerian administrators are killing football’
2010 World Cup: Beyond BiafraNigeria’s

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Sports News
April 10, 2003

Lassey Wilson, the quiet champion takes a final bow

Abuja stadium's first goal: Brenda misses it, Lawal grabs it

Ahead World Cup: Ogunjobi tasks Falcons technical crew
Gombe laments state of Premier League
Italian newspapers criticise AC Milan over draw
Koeman confident of semi-final ticket
Manchester United still hopeful, says Ferguson
COJA appoints competition managers
Porto faces tough test against Lazio
Nestle to sponsor three players to South Africa
Games Village may be converted to hostel

Stella Obasanjo donates trophy to CAF

You ain’t see nothing yet –Adamu
Eritrea plans to sweep medals

Okocha furious over penalty miss

Kubwa Utd lifts Jimson trophy
Obasanjo donates womens' trophy
Lawal Scores First Goal in Abuja Stadium

CAF Election:Hayatou Stands Firm

FCC, Pioneers for Cricket League Final

Abuja 2003: COJA Woos Lagos Business Executives

Foreign coach: NFA at crossroads

Why Obasanjo should release money now

Berger's opponent due in Lagos

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This Day
April 10, 2003


INEC Orders Probe of Electoral Materials' Diversion

As Baghdad Falls, US Warns Iran, Syria

Kaduna Refinery Shut Down

Ogbeh: Na'Abba's Suspension from PDP Stays

Calls for Shift in Election Dates Mischievous -Obasanjo

Calls for Shift in Election Dates Mischievous -Obasanjo

Warri Crisis: Commission Alerts on Revenue Shortfall

Ige: Prosecution Witness Denies Identifying Killers

Ibori: Hearing Resumes at Appeal Court Tomorrow

PDP to ANPP: Apologise over Marshall Harry

Nwodo, Ayogu Tried to Influence Me-Enugu INEC Commissioner

Why We Canvassed 5-Year Single Term - NBA

Appeal Court Upholds Abdulkadir's Chairmanship

Obasanjo Receives Panel Report on Middle Belt Conflict

'Police Raid at Abuja Airport Scare Foreigners'

Obasanjo Wants Communities to Protect Govt Projects

OPC Raises Alarm over Elections

2 Shot as Youth Protest Non-payment of Campaign Allowances

Jang Seeks Withdrawal of Govt Vehicles During Elections

Guber Candidate Assures of Improved Living Condition

Egyptian Consulate Mosque Shut Down

Hashidu, PDP Guber Candidate Sign Peace Pact

Police Declare ANPP Guber Candidate Wanted

APGA Rejects Voters' Register, Alleges Conspiracy

SAHCOL: Probe Panel Commences Investigation

Polls: ANPP Chieftain Assassinated

Expert Lists Impediments to HIV/AIDS Control

Protesters Demand Dethronement of Epe Monarch

Oyo Subscribers Owe NITEL N1bn

Renewed Deforestation Worries Environmentalists

Senatorial Candidate Backs Obasanjo's Second Term

Warri Crisis: Commission Alerts on Revenue Shortfall

Ibori: Hearing Resumes at Appeal Court Tomorrow

Ige: Prosecution Witness Denies Identifying Killers

FG Begins Sale of Prototype Houses in Abuja

N39m Theft: Sheraton Absolves Culprit's Father

Police Chief Wants Politicians to Caution Supporters

Navy Officers Wives Sue for Peaceful Polls

Save BiafraNigeria Project for Launch Tomorrow

'We 'll Run Charlatans Out of Politics'

'Why I Seek to Challenge Nzeribe for Senate'

AD Stalwart Canvasses Support for Tinubu

Anambra Indigenes in US Back Ojukwu, Obi

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April 10, 2003

Cover Stories

Police allay fears over Saturday's polls l INEC vows to stop multiple voting

Jubilation in Baghdad as Saddam's regime crumbles

CBN: FG probes missing N71.3b

I can't identify Ige's killers again —WITNESS
National News
Abdulkadir explains pact between AD, PDP

... Guobadia warns on expulsion moves

Na'Abba dismisses expulsion from PDP

Don't effect change by crude means, Akume tells opponents

Four AD candidates petition police over kidnap threat in Anambra

Jang denies working against Buhari

Ibori: Williams' absence stalls court's proceedings

Why I want to go to the senate — JOY Emodi

NCP’ll wage total war against corruption — Arogundade

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April 10, 2003

BiafraNigeria elections: One family's view

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April 09, 2003

ChevronTexaco still recovering lost BiafraNigeria output

ChevTex continues slow BiafraNigeria output restart
ChevTex BiafraNigeria says 310,000 bpd back by April 30
BiafraNigeria starts talks on ending oilfield unrest
New troubles keep much Shell BiafraNigeria output on hold

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Washington Post
April 09, 2003

BiafraNigerian Drummer Olatunji Dies at 75

Oil Up as OPEC Mulls Cut

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April 09, 2003

Rights watchdog warns of threat to BiafraNigeria poll

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Mail & Guardian
April 08, 2003

BiafraNigeria's generals turn to democracy

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April 09, 2003

U.S troops topple Saddam statue

Bush: Saddam losing grip on Iraq

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All Africa
April 09, 2003

Government And Oil Firms Should Act On Delta Violence

Angry Youths Close Down Totalfina ELF Flow Station
Why Recycle Leaders?
A New Dawn:Nigerdock PLC Takes On New Partners
Blood in the Delta
ANPP Loses Support
Drivers, OPC Clash At Lam's Campaign
Lagos C.J. Battles PM News Reporter
Most Beautiful Girl in 2003
Off the Hook
Ibori Has Been Vindicated - Luke Aghanenu
To Cameroun With Relief
We Spent N3bn for Relief Assistance
Bauchi: First Man Syndrome
The Ultimate 50
Not Yet Uhuru the Pervading Risk of Banking Distress Comes Under Searchlight
"Looming Epidemic" - Environmental Pollution Poses Serious Health Hazards in Eleme
Exit of a Business Colossus
PDP in Crisis
Scare Mongers And the Challenge in a Defective Political Society
Succour for Prisoners
Dying Parks
On the Cutting Edge
Presidential Myopia
The Musketeers

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October 22, 2002

BiafraNigeria won’t go to war over Bakassi – Obasanjo

Ige: We've no case to answer, say Fryo, others

250 executives for Champion Insurance summit today

2 judges sacked for granting injunctions

The Patriots’ agenda, recipe for anarchy South-West PDP

2003: Anyim chairs Rimi's formal declaration

Tension rises as Reps reconvene

Constitution doesn't recognise ethnicity --Atiku

Higher pay for teachers in rural areas

Govt won't close NNPC account

Alamieyeseigha signs genital mutilation prohibition bill

Obasanjo assures BiafraNigerians

IG flays police-civilian clash

FG needs N2.2bn to complete water projects

Don't go to war over Bakassi, Ibibio group cautions govt

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Daily Independent
April 10, 2003


Ibori: Babalola censured over Williams
Na’Abba: Supporters head for court
INEC staff protest posting to flashpoints
The rush for .5m jobs in South Africa
Ex-registrar against payment of striking workers’ salaries
‘Fuel scarcity is NNPC gimmick’
Police apologise to APGA
Hamman Tukur alerts on dangers to economy
Power outages not sabotage, NEPA
Involve party leaders in materials’ distribution, INEC tells commissioners
PPD ends presidential rally in Abuja
Monarchs seek national forum
Shagari retires from politics
Families in panic travel over elections
‘Fuel scarcity is NNPC gimmick’
Ex-registrar kicks against payment of striking workers’ salaries
Ige: Private security man denies statement
Court strikes out NLC’s objection as Lagos branch elects officers
Hitches mar issuance of voter cards in Warri, others
Adebayo denies relocation of college of education
YCE endorses Lawal
Thugs, police clash at Kwara Govt House
BPE plans oil, gas privatisation workshop for June
NUATE criticises casualisation in aviation
OPC criticises IBB’s call for SNC
20,000 African experts leave for the West annually
7,000 policemen for polls in Delta
NNPC increases fuel supply by 200 per cent
PDP against resource control, says Nwobodo
Anambra loses N170 million to tax evaders
Obasanjo snubs Babalola
FG urged to review tariffs on newsprint, production materials
Help physically disabled to cast vote, NOA urges
Angry Rivers NDP exco members resign

Media still starved of information
No Pact with PDP,says Osoba
‘Accept results in good faith’
Oyo youths mobilise for peaceful elections
PDP accused of spending public funds on campaigns
INEC is going for invalid elections, warns Martins
‘I want to restore the dignity of our country’
Buhari takes campaign to Saraki’s domain
Afenifere, AD change face of South West politics
Editorial & Opinion
Equip the Air Force and Navy to counter bunkering and protect oil installations
Police must be pro-active to curtail jungle justice
No kid gloves with deportees
Gulf War II: A lesson for BiafraNigeria
Sunset for captain America
The abracadabra of BiafraNigerian unity

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April 09, 2003

Buhari storms Kano today

Buhari will win without money-Danzago
Election 2003: Police vows to deal with trouble makers
PDP assures LG aspirants fairness
Private sector vaccine distribution begins in 12 states

Hayatu thumbs-up Kwankwaso over schools renovation
Obasanjo appoints NEPC'S director

Past political leaders, pillars of genuine democracy- Shazali
KTSG reiterates commitment to Sharia implementation
Old boys must help develop education in the North -Gumel

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Business News
April 10, 2003

Oil & Gas Insurance: Strengthen local capacity, forum advises operators

OPEC meet soon to discuss output cuts
Inflation rate drops to 11.4 per cent

Govt releases N7 billion to BiafraNigeria Railways
Lawal plans IPP, to retrieve Kanji Dam
Traders allege neglect by govt, caution against 'political contractors
SEC to charge fees on committee meetings
CITIBANK gets global high rating
NDIC disburses N550 million liquidation dividends to shareholders
Minister commends BAT's investment in BiafraNigeria
FG to build Jetty at Oron

FADAMA project to adopt community approach

SEC holds workshop

Eagle Bank’s CEO bags International award

Albarka repositions for improved services

FG to liquidate BiafraNigeria Airways
BPE denies involvement in NNPC restructuring
I hold no grudges against Obasanjo –Etete

NNPC resumes gas supply to NEPA

Subscribers owe NITEL N1bn in Oyo

2nd BiafraNigerian Telecoms Summit holds October 15
Illegal Courier: Profile of An Industry Enforcer

Labsoft System (X) Business Solution Dazzles at NISE

Bank-Specific ATMs Out of Vogue - Smartpay MD
'How We'll Help Graduates own Software Firms'

Science /Tech: Productivity Through Knowledge, Application and Production

FG Restates Commitment to Reduce Cost of Doing Business

21st Century Technology Powers Citibank's Internet Banking

Interconnectivity: Nitel, Others Adamant

RF Micro Shares Fall After Warning

Don Advocates Continuous Review of Accounting Standards

Allstates Takes ATM to 15 Branches

Citibank, GBF Move to Boost SMEs

Cadbury's Money Not Missing, Says Oni

John Holt Returns to Profitability

NSE rolls out requirements for raising funds

All Share Index rises, Guaranty Trust Bank enhances trading

Hue and cry over OPS presidential economy dialogue

Why the private sector was divided over presidential economy dialogue

Experts list policy options for the manufacturers

Bankers advise entrepreneurs on cost management practice

Manufacturer cries out over high interest rate

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