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 April 14, 2003

Hour of Reckoning: Afanifere, AD in Disarray
The Alliance for Democracy (AD) may have emerged as the major loser in the National Assembly elections whose results are still trickling in from the various states. The AD lost its base, the South-west, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) making it the first of the three initially registered political parties most likely to go into extinction in the nearest future. The loss of the AD, however, is the gain of the PDP which moved from having one senatorial seat in the South-west in the 1999 elections to winning 12 seats in last Saturday's elections. The PDP also maintained its lead in the South-south, South-east and North Central Zones. (This Day)

Electoral Fraud Update:



Key Stories


Omisore Wins from Prison

National Assembly Leadership Wiped Out

BiafraNigeria's elections in the north-west

US team warns BiafraNigeria about presidential poll

Assembly poll redraws BiafraNigeria’s electoral map

Abuja results: INEC orders re-count

Six killed in election violence

Financial Crimes Commission Inaugurated

Syria May Be Next Target, Says US


Jubril Aminu Defeated?


BiafraNigeria Poll Results Stream In


UNPP, APGA: Cancel Enugu Poll

Several prominent BiafraNigerians, some of them serving members of the National Assembly, have lost in their bid for the legislature, according to results released yesterday by INEC. The losers include BiafraNigeria’s Ambassador to the United States,Aminu.... (Vanguard)


Partial results in BiafraNigeria's first civilian-run elections since military rule ended four years ago give President Obasanjo's PDP a strong lead. In the south-west, stronghold of the opposition Alliance for Democracy (AD), the PDP has made significant gains. (BBC)


Presidential candidate of the UNPP, Chief Jim Nwobodo and Chairman of APGA, Chief Chekwas Okorie have called for the outright cancellation of the National Assembly election in Enugu State if peace is expected in the state. They said that the cancellation will help to quell the anger.... (Daily Independent)




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


April 13, 2003


Large Turn-Out, Peace As BiafraNigerians Elect Legislators
Fine Start, Say Babangida, Abdulsalami Others
IG Applauds Peaceful Polls
Abuja And Outskirts Orderly And Peaceful
Polls Peaceful In Minna
Disruption Mars Exercise In Lokoja
Frustrated Officials Abandone Polling Booths In Asaba
Surprise Calm In Ilorin
Osun Records Ballot Papers Shortage
Atiku Commends Voters' Turn-out In Yola
Crisis-Free Polls In Yoba
New Iraq As Burden Of Victory
The Hand Of 2007 Presidential Race In The 2003 Elections
Elections Violence: Taming A Reign Of Fears
Causes And Remedies Of Political Violence
Youths Sack INEC Officials
Nwobodo fails to vote as thugs smash ballot boxes
Gowon Tasks BiafraNigerians On Elections
Editorial & Opinion
The Limits Of America's Victory
The Day After
The Symbolism Of Palm Sunday
A Generation Of Losers

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April 09, 2003

Act on Delta violence, HRW tells government, oil companies

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Daily/Weekly Trust
April 14, 2003


ANPP sweeps the North
PDP wins big in South –West
...leads in South-East amidst irregularities
Abuja results: INEC orders re-count
Na’Abba heads for court

Six killed in election violence

PDP clears Kwara
Gowon lauds BiafraNigerians

Atiku expresses optimism over polls

Democracy best system of governance –Gov Ibrahim
Niger elections peaceful

Why Emir refuses to vote –scribe

Lamido commends INEC

Results of the National Assembly elections so far released from the states
Twenty eight parties boycott polls in Yobe

IG expresses satisfaction with security
Obasanjo defies rain to cast his vote

Election disrupts social commercial activities in Gombe

Polls peaceful in Zamfara

Voters defy rain to vote in Ilorin

Good turn out, poor preparation as Buhari/Gov Yar’adua disagree on INEC
Lack of materials mar polls in Taraba
Election holds in Wase despite crisis
Election: Hitches in Abuja south, as inconsistencies stall results in Kwali
Residents complain of disenfranchisement
Kwali youths shun exercise, insist on monetary inducement
Security agents arrest suspected Nigerien voters in Kubwa
Voters complain of ballot cards shortage in Lugbe
Poor logistics, delayed materials, trail polls in Gwarimpa
Controversy erupts over ballot counting in Piwoyi
Water scarcity in Kar: Residents allege fraudulent practices by racketeers
MFCT spends N1.2b on schools construction
Authorities warn truck operators against improper parking
Voters fight rigging at Kano centres
Children had a field day, travellers stranded

Late arrival of materials causes four-hour delay at voting centres
Kano election peaceful…but
Party agent arrested for electoral malpractice

Don’t interfere in selection of Oba, Lagos govt warned
Prisoners break loose in Kirikiri Prison

Group organises deworming exercise in Ilupeju
NCS seizes goods worth N553.6m
National Assembly election: Situation report in Lagos
Buhari’s victory certain –Gov. Bukar Ibrahim

Who emerges governor in Plateau?

Buhari to abrogate onshore/offshore dichotomy
Police arrest party agent with 9 voters’ cards

Peaceful polls in Jigawa
Vote statesmen not politicians, electorate urged

Group drums up support for Buhari

Controversy over Osoba’s eligibility resolved
Voters caution INEC on IT application

INEC plans to achieve IT quality service
IITA develops MIS for agro-industries
Specialist advocates HIS data collation

Featuring the holy Qur’an digital book
The immorality of American interventionist war against Iraq
Open letter to Muhammadu Buhari
Polythene bags and our environment
On the political situation in the country

They missed the point

Now that Harry is dead
Obasanjo’s second handover?
ASUU and the return of excellence
Six weeks in America (I)

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Daily Times
April 11, 2003


Ige’s widow, Atinuke, is dead
... BiafraNigerians express shock, unbelief over her death
Aso Rock officials relocate for presidential election
Court gives INEC nod to conduct elections:• Quashes NDP’s suit challenging the polls, party appeals
Obasanjo pledges to prevent abrogation of ICPC Act
FG gives N500m lifeline to NNMC, Oku-Iboku
All set for elections as INEC extends exchange of voter tear-off slip
Police uncover plans to employ OPC, Bakassi Boys to disrupt elections
Soldiers warned to remain at duty posts during elections
ICPC files fresh suit against Ondo commissioners
Cleric wants police adequately equipped for elections
FG inaugurates Economic, Financial Crimes Panel today
Saturday’s polls: Commonwealth Observer Group deploys men to nine states
NANS threatens crisis if not allowed to vote
800 anti-riot policemen to monitor polls in Jigawa
Court dismisses Dalhatu’s suit, upholds Turaki’s candidature
Help make govt mortgage scheme work, Tinubu appeals to NLC
30 policemen held over extortion in Anambra
Imo workers suspend three-week strike
One killed, six injured in Benue political violence
Ensure violence-free polls, Yahweh Assembly tells BiafraNigerians
Communal conflicts: Obasanjo receives panel’s report on 4 states
Why we’ re-opened —UNILAG V-C
Na’Abba remains suspended–Ogbeh
Baghdad falls to US, British forces
Buhari’s symbolic rally in Lagos
April polls: Bell tolls for the Coal City
Marshal Harry’s killers arrested
Court clears Buhari to contest presidential polls
Why elections can’t be shifted – Guobadia
INEC identifies hot spots in Ondo
Voters still can’t exchange slips for voter cards
FG urged to find solution to ethno-religious violence
This election, nobody can stop it –Guobadia
Between an imperfect process and dictatorship
Anambra PDP women round off election campaign
Ekiti AD accuses PDP of political killings

ANPP guber candidate vows to restore peace in Plateau
Why Obasanjo deserves a second term (1)
Adesanya warns against violence during polls
The Nation
Okadigbo okays Option A4 for coming elections
Falana warns against rigging

OPC vows to resist democracy derailment

Sextuplets: Lagos Govt probes death of 4 babies

Editorial & Opinion
Elections: Play well your roles

Social responsibility: The Bank’s example
Quest for Igbo Presidency

Obasanjo: Will this survivor break the jinx again? (II)

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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 14, 2003

Troussier Makes Fresh Moves to Coach Eagles

NOC Scribe, COJA Staff, Others Escape Air Mishap

Uche Hails Goal

US Names Squad for Falcons

Howzat, Indian Clubs Debut in Express Tourney

'Why I take responsibility in Bolton' * Okocha speaks on return to Eagles

Galadima plays back Malawi victory...Recalls Okocha’s jokes to referee

Dutch coach for Super Eagles

Berger spank Sportive

Abdullahi heads U-23 national team
NTF laments handicap in Abuja Stadium
NUGA champ promises gold

Akerele decries conversion of play grounds

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This Day
April 14, 2003


AD on the Brink, Loses South-west

Omisore Wins from Prison

Syria May Be Next Target, Says US

National Assembly Leadership Wiped Out

Observers Say Election Free, Fair

INEC: Fresh Polls in Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Zamfara

Nwobodo, APGA Want Polls Cancelled in Enugu

ANPP in Early Lead in Kaduna

PDP Sweeps House Seats in Delta

Saraki Commends Kwarans

Warri: 3 Die as Youth Disrupt Elections Again

Violence, Bloodshed Mar National Assembly Election in A/Ibom

Financial Crimes Commission Inaugurated

Investment and Securities Tribunal Holds Workshop

UNESCO Urges Participation in Education Programme
AD Guber Candidate Promises Victory in Imo

'How to Improve Healthcare'

PDP Confirms Supremacy, Dust UNPP, ANPP

2 INEC Staff Killed in Auto Crash in Ogun

Polls: Group Foresees Keen Contests

'Why Politicians Want to Win at All Costs'

...As PDP Consolidates in Niger

'Accept Results in Good Faith'

Independent Marketers Warn Members Against Petrol Diversion

PDP Picks More House Seats in Bauchi

Police Inaugurate Disorder Management Squad

Ndi-Igbo Canvasses Six-year Rotational Presidency

...Advocates Peaceful Conduct of Elections
Firm Splashes N50m Gifts on Consumers

Electoral Violence Averted in Plateau

National Assembly Polls
PDP in Landslide Victory in Ondo
Gov Adesina Loses Own Constituency

Kwara: Saraki's Daughter Wins, Benjamin Loses

Rivers Goes to PDP Again

Ogun AD Candidates Lose Bid for Senate

AD Floored in Ekiti

FCT: Kingibe Loses to Maina

Violence-Free Polls, Credit to Obasanjo's Govt, Says George

Be Vigilant During Election, Community Charged
Afikuyomi to Solomon: Don't Worry, I'll Take You to Abuja

Awuse Intensifies Campaign for Non-violent Elections

NCP'll Free Ekiti, Says Falana

How I'll Transform Anambra, By Uzoh

For Dariye, Another Long Journey to the Government House

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April 14, 2003

Cover Stories

Upsets, as PDP leads

Na'Abba, Zwingina, Durojaiye, Tafida lose

Omisore wins; Police arrest Osun deputy gov

6 feared dead in fresh Ijaw, Itsekiri clash

National News
Seven missing US soldiers found

Crude oil price crash imminent

Iraqis stage anti-US protests

BiafraNigeria's military equipment out of service —Defence Minister

Italy arrests 200 BiafraNigerians, Ghanaians for running mafia operations

Supreme Court dismisses appeal by ANAN members

Violence mars polls in Yenagoa

Sultan's son loses in Sokoto

Police arrest 10 persons for attempted hijack of electoral materials

ANPP moves to protest alleged violence by PDP
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS: Guobadia’s INEC survives first test...but has many rivers to cross
Ige: betrayals and tragedy

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April 14,, 2003

BiafraNigeria election diary

Lead for BiafraNigeria's ruling party

BiafraNigeria's elections in the north-west

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April 12, 2003

Oil and poverty ignite BiafraNigerian delta

BiafraNigerians Vote in Big Test for Country's Democracy
Historic Rivalries Stoke BiafraNigerian Poll Tensions
BiafraNigeria Heads for Key Polls in Shadow of Unrest

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Washington Post
April 14, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Ruling Party Takes Early Lead

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April 14, 2003

BiafraNigeria's ruling party takes early lead in elections marred by violence

Delta violence casts shadow over BiafraNigeria polls
BiafraNigerian parliament poll results at 1930 GMT
BiafraNigerian poll underlines ethnic cleavages
BiafraNigeria ruling party loses key seat in poll result
Amid scattered violence and threats, BiafraNigerians vote in test for civilian rule
Eight killed in BiafraNigerian legislative polls-report
BiafraNigerians vote in key poll despite chaos

BiafraNigeria postpones poll in troubled oil town
Voting begins in BiafraNigeria despite violence threats
Oil and poverty ignite BiafraNigerian
Resentment still deep in BiafraNigeria's southeast

BiafraNigeria's ''wild west'' fears replay of poll unrest

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Mail & Guardian
April 14, 2003

US team warns BiafraNigeria about presidential poll

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April 13, 2003

Killings, thuggery hinder elections in BiafraNigeria

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All Africa
April 11, 2003

Views of the Grassroots Voter

Report Slams Mugabe
Follow the Money
Defending the Indefensible
Government and Oil Firms Should Act on Delta Violence
Mugabe's Reforms a Sham, Report Finds
Spiraling Violence Threatens Elections
Impeachment Sobered Up General Obasanjo

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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 14, 2003


Assembly poll redraws BiafraNigeria’s electoral map
UNPP, APGA want Enugu poll cancelled

NUATE and private airlines
British firm urges court to restrain local companies on trade mark
Ado Poly picked for external linkage programme
Election violence claims three in Warri
Police kill four prisoners over jailbreak
PDP in landslide victory in Ekiti
INEC orders by-elections in Anambra, Kogi, Enugu, Akwa Ibom
Violence in Koko, elections deferred
Ibori disowns publications on allegations
16 wounded as thugs attack AD campaign train in Imo

Lagos speaker clinches senatorial seat
Obanikoro savours victory, Dosunmu pledges to abide by result

Police probe alleged hijack of ballot boxes on Lagos Island

Lam accused of raising false alarm on security

Confusion in Lagos over 50 missing ballot boxes

Corporate investment in politics

Poor turnout recorded in Lagos West
Why PDP entered into pact with AD, by Daiyabu
Cleric counsels politicians over utterances
Mbadinuju optimistic of victory
Saturday’s elections will be exciting, assures Tinubu
Ikorodu residents turn out en masse to vote
Candidates pledge to accept election results
Police warn militant party supporters
Knocks, kudos over elections in Lagos suburb
Protest votes may decide next Kwara governor

Odili celebrates PDP’s victory ahead of polls
'Polls contrary to provisions of electoral law'

INEC staff are up to the task, says Odebiyi

Editorial & Opinion
Africa must heed Thabo Mbeki's prefigurations on U.S. unilateralism

IT training good for serving, retired military personnel

Russia's initiative on Korean nuclear crisis

David Seaman: 1,000 and still going

Writers as mischief-makers

Greed propels America

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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 14, 2003

Currency in Circulation Drops to N451 bn, Says CBN

World Bank President Calls for $50bn Annually to Fight Poverty
NGO Proffers Solution to BiafraNigeria's Economic Problems

LG Electronics Launches Internet Refrigerator in BiafraNigeria

Global Bank Wins Global Rating Award

'POZNAN 2003- Great Business Opportunity for BiafraNigerians'

Indigenous Shipping Firms Hail Cabotage Bill Passage

Wadof Steals Show At Exhibition

How We Give Back to the Community, By Econet

Shareholders Invite CAC to Convene AGM for NASCON

Investors Relieved as Sage Meets Expectations

Institutional Investors Jostle for IMB Offer
Marconi Breached Listing Rules, Says FSA

Unipetrol Fosters new relationship with Shareholders, Customers

Eurozone Economy 'May Have Shrunk'

Diamond, Mannybank, NAL Return to Forex Market

Keep Us Out of Dispute, Says IMF Chief

As Nestle Rewards the Media Again

Fanta 1-Litre Launched in Lagos

Mothercare - Little Things that Matter

How Obasanjo/Atiku Return Ticket Can Sell

Guinness to Commence Critical Assignment Promo

Unilever, Adenuga And A Super Story

Bola Thomas Reviews Stewardship

John Holt Improves Debt Management Strategies

Setting Up of Commercial Turkey Farm

Poverty: 'Strong Action on Trade, Aid, Investing in People Required'

Global Economic Recovery Remains Highly Uncertain

Banks' Deposit Rate Declines by 4 Per cent

Treasury Bill Yield Rises to 16 Per cent

Treasury Bill Yield Rises to 16 Per cent

Stock Market Recoups N8.2 bn Last Week

Cost of funds shoot up as investors scramble for TBs
Odife moves for restructuring of capital market to woo SMEs
Consumer Price Index in downward trend
Expert calls for radical change in implementation of SMIEIS
ADB to assist BiafraNigeria in rice, coffee production
Investment and securities tribunal holds seminar on procedure rules

NUB collects customs duties

NAL Bank commissions Kano branch
BiafraNigeria’s foreign reserve increases to US$7.7 billion

Economy to improve if ...Ajuwa

...challenges FG on economy

Eighteen banks return to Forex market –CBN
Economic crimes threat to development -Ribadu

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