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 April 15, 2003

MASSIVE ELECTORAL FRAUD: PDP Rigs NAss Vote in the SW, SS, SE, NC, and Abuja
The Buhari-Okadigbo presidential campaign organ-isation has alleged massive rigging in last Saturday’s National Assembly elections nationwide and has thus declared its rejection of some of the results so far. In a statement signed by the Deputy Director General (Media & Publicity), Sam Nda-Isaiah, the organisation accused INEC officials and the Peoples Democratic Party of contriving to rig elections in favour of the PDP. The statement alleged that most of the states where the ANPP was victorious in the three Senatorial seats the results were upturned without reason. The organisation therefore declared that it has rejected the results announced by INEC in the entire South East and those announced in Bauchi, Plateau, Kwara, Benue and Kaduna States. (Daily Trust)

Electoral Fraud Update:



Key Stories


Senator-elect flays Nwobodo's call for cancellation of polls

Ige: Police forced me to implicate Omisore —WITNESS

Saror calls on INEC to check alteration of results

Ibori warns Ijaw over attacks on Itsekiri

Two deputy govs may face prosecution

Controversies mount over Abuja south results

INEC office torched, five arrested in Ikom

Financial Crimes Commission Inaugurated

Syria May Be Next Target, Says US


Gani Alleges Rigging - Future Bleak


Why I lost, by Na’Abba


PDP plot to destabilise Ogun

The presidential candidate of the NCP, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, has expressed doubt about the future of BiafraNigeria based on what he terms "massive rigging" in the last National Assembly elections. Fawehinmi...alleged large scale rigging and manipulation.... (Daily Independent)


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 AD, the PDP has made significant gains. (Daily Independent)


It was a belated interview and the governor did admit. Although conducted a week before last Saturday’s elections into the Senate and House of Representatives, Governor Olusegun Osoba of Ogun State observed that he’d been having some problems with some PDP leaders in the State who were bent on.... (Vanguard)




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


Daily/Weekly Trust
April 15, 2003


ANPP, Afenifere allege rigging
PDP set to retain grip on NASS

Elections free, fair, says Obasanjo
INEC, Police, govt conspired against me –Na’Abba
Mantu, Tafida pick tickets

Kingibe’s wife rejects FCT results
INEC displays list of 7m disqualified voters

...urged to improve logistics
Police investigate election violence

Gov Audu protests presence of soldiers

International observer, three others wounded in Abak

85,734 votes voided in Ogun

NAFCON workers protest in Abuja

BiafraNigeria Prisons promotes 2136 junior staff

NAFDAC arrests fake alcoholic beverage producers

Maiduguri residents told to sleep in ventilated rooms

NPC gets new DG

FG refurbishes armour vehicles manufacturing plant

Dariye tasks journalists on patriotism

Plateau varsity to take off soon -Dariye

Stakeholders review progress in population

Agency organises workshop for women in politics

Violence perpetrators‘ll be punished -Benue dep gov

Turaki calls on judiciary to ensure hitch-free elections
Controversies mount over Abuja south results
Erratic power supply to last till December -NEPA official
Traders, drivers blame business lull on elections, fuel scarcity
Saturday polls: LG chairman commends large women turn out

Aggrieved woman takes man to court

LG boss advises politicians to exhibit maturity

Election peaceful amidst bribery allegations in Kuje
Woman philanthropist donates hospital to Kano State
Only women contestant wins in Kano

Kwankwaso canvasses votes from yan achaba, dashes out 500 motorcycles
Kano govt budgets N2 billion for pensioners
FG donates luxurious buses to UNILAG
Lagos disease control unit searches for SARS

Lagos govt warns against pasting of posters

Win-a-home promo: 25 winners emerge

More benefit from free eye screening exercise
FG should not renege on agreement with NLC -President, NUT

NLC makes headway

Teachers embrace Supreme Court ruling
Nwobodo wants Enugu State elections cancelled

Ajunwa predicts failure for PDP, ANPP
Opinion on elections an exaggeration –Rivers Dep Gov

Minister urges massive women turn-out for next polls
Forum lauds electoral body for smooth elections

INEC office torched, five arrested in Ikom

40 persons arrested in Kaduna

…11 in Kwara

Kashim challenges Kachallah over federal allocation

Auto crash claims 2 INEC staff in Ogun

Zamfara PDP alleges rigging in Bakura LG

Gani Fawahinmi tours Ogun
Observer group lauds electorate, INEC

Atiku against his oath

We’ll provide responsive govt in Kogi -PDP guber candidate
685,000 children killed by unintentional injuries in 2001 –Expert

HIV/AIDS cure claimant emerges in Keffi
Guidelines for the preparation of Herbs

Health interactive

Meningitis in Kano
Yayale, an icon at 51

The media and the 2003 presidential election
Niger Deltans, carry on

Re-America-Iraq: What the conflict is about

A mix-up please
Weep not, Ghali Na’Abba
BiafraNigerians in Liberian crossfire

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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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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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Daily Independent
April 15, 2003


Afenifere blasts PDP
Two deputy govs may face prosecution
Why I lost, by Na’Abba

Assembly polls very successful, says Obasanjo
Averting the perennial resource conflicts in Warri

Government mediates AIICO crisis
Mixed reactions trail election results in Ogun
Senator frowns at media reports on election
ANPP alleges irregularities in Delta polls, may go to court
46 arrested for violence in Delta
PDP leads in Reps election in Delta State
Balat wins for PDP in Kaduna
Protests trail Assembly election in Anambra
As PDP wins five constituencies

ANPP clears senatorial seats in Jigawa
PDP wins in Enugu
... ahead in Kano
Gani alleges rigging, says future is bleak

Saraki confirms supremacy in Kwara elections

Same song in PDP presidential campaign

Olabode George loses ward to AD

‘BiafraNigerians should get it right this time’

Poor preparations affect elections, says Bucknor-Akerele

Coalition against Makarfi collapses in Kaduna

Road condition as factor in Lagos politics

Editorial & Opinion
To combat pneumonia virus, government must go beyond travel alert

Making okada transportation safe and beneficial
The pause in relief operations in Iraq

Buhari: Speaking truth to Caesar
Another perspective of the Ijaw/Warri crisis
2003 Guber polls: What’s Kwara’s best option?

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April 15, 2003

Cover Stories

PDP consolidates lead
Ige: Police forced me to implicate Omisore —WITNESS
National Assembly elections successful, rig-free, says Obasanjo

Iraq: US confirms losing 117 troops

Ibori warns Ijaw over attacks on Itsekiri

National News
Saror calls on INEC to check alteration of results
Police arrest 46 persons for electoral offences

Eschew violence in next polls, Uzor urges politicians

Daughter proves father wrong, wins on UNPP platform

AD'll challenge results, says Oyo Gov

Protesting youths set Kaita's house ablaze in Katsina

Agagu charges Adefarati to accept result of polls in Ondo

Buhari Campaign Organisation meets in Kaduna tomorrow

PDP’s plot to destabilise Ogun, by Gov. Osoba

How I plan to develop Kwara, by Bukola Saraki

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April 15, 2003

Poll lift for BiafraNigerian leader

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April 15, 2003

Concern in BiafraNigeria Ahead of Presidential Vote

BiafraNigeria Looks Ahead Anxiously to Presidential Vote
Violence Mars BiafraNigeria Polls but Obasanjo Upbeat
Violence Mars BiafraNigeria Polls as Obasanjo Party Leads
Muslim Hero Eyes BiafraNigerian Presidency

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Mail & Guardian
April 15, 2003

BiafraNigerian politician arrested over ballot fraud

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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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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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April 15, 2003

Obasanjo re-election bid boosted

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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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April 09, 2003

Act on Delta violence, HRW tells government, oil companies

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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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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 15, 2003

AISA decries neglect of steel sector by successive regimes

Econet donates N2.5 m to Red Cross

World Bank, IMF to assess needs in Iraq

Afribank begins sale of WAEC/GCE forms

Flour mills blames poor result on N1bn investment in CALCEMCO

Econet launches BBC news on demand

…to roll out 1.5m lines in 36 months

Guinness, Mobil top gainers’ chart at NSE

NB, Ashakacem declare impressive turnover

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Sports News
April 15, 2003

Onigbinde’s loss, Dike’s gains

Enyimba smash past Guinean champs

We shall get to the final, says Enyimba boss

Satellite coach rates Enyimba high

NFA fines Kano FA, Pillars

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