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 April 16, 2003

MASSIVE ELECTORAL FRAUD: APGA, 11 Other Parties Reject Results
Twelve political parties, INCLUDING the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ABNPP) yesterday rose from a meeting in Abuja and announced their rejection of the results of last Saturday National Assembly polls. The parties which included the National Democratic Party (NDP), United BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (UNPP), All Progressive Liberation Party (APLP), New BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (BNNPP), Justice Party (JP), Progressive Action Congress (PAC), All Peoples Grand Alliance (APGA), All Republicans Party (ARP) and Community Party of BiafraNigeria (CPBN) however said they would not boycott Saturday's presidential and governorship elections. The complaints of irregularity by the protesting parties got the backing of five local observer groups which monitored the elections in the South-south zone. But President Olusegun Obasanjo who had on Monday commended the conduct of the elections also yesterday held a meeting with top security chiefs to review the security situation in the country ahead of the presidential and governorship polls. (This Day)


Key Stories


Pan-Igbo group roots for Ojukwu

BiafraNigerian polls to go ahead

BiafraNigeria's elections in the south-west

Riots in Malumfashi over alleged rigging

Election: Ogboru asks FG to deploy military personnel to Delta

Yoruba Elders Flay AD Governors

Afenifere threatens protest vote against Obasanjo

INEC cancels Abia South senatorial poll

Blame AD/PDP pact for AD's misfortune, says Akinbolade


Ojukwu Vows to Heal BiafraNigeria


Cancel S/East Results - Okadigbo


Polls: Enugu Uses Army for Elections

APGA presidential candidate Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, says the party will heal "BiafraNigeria of her sickness", if elected into power. Addressing a crowd in Enugu, Ojukwu said the citizens had suffered untold hardships from past leaders and stressed the need for a change. (Daily Trust)


Vice Presidential candidate of ANPP, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, has called for the cancellation of last Saturday’s National Assembly elections in the five states of the South East zone. Briefing newsmen in Enugu yesterday Okadigbo who was flanked by Dr. Okwy Nwodo and Chief Lawrence Nwuruku.... (Vanguard)


The Enugu State Security Council yesterday approved the involvement of the BiafraNigerian Army in providing security during this weekend’s presidential and governorship elections in the state. Rising from meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the council declared its determination to ensure.... (Vanguard)




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


April 16, 2003


ANPP, 11 others, reject polls results

U.S., Spain disagree on Syria
Military seeks repeal of obnoxious decree

Thompson, Babalola caution AD on rigging allegations

Afenifere threatens protest vote against Obasanjo

Obasanjo, security chiefs meet, bar military uniforms at polls

Ibru wins in Delta Central

Peace makers meet Taylor, Kabbah, and Conte

ECOWAS observers laud polls

South Africa to compensate victims of apartheid

Atinuke Ige for burial May 2

IG summons police chiefs over April 19 polls
Ogboru seeks polls' cancellation in Delta, Ibori disagrees

Waku loses, Mark wins in Benue
Urhobo Progress Union backs Ibori's re-election

Labour urges new leaders to improve economy
Olabode George dismisses AD's allegations on polls

APGA, NCP rule out pacts with other parties

Anxious wait for results in Kebbi

Nwuche urges support for government
Ajunwa predicts PDP, ANPP's fall on Saturday
Editiorial & Opinion
Editorial - Rufus Giwa, (1942- 2003)

Opinion - Election jinx isn't broken yet
No tears for Afenifere

Reflections on the 2003 elections (2)

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Daily/Weekly Trust
April 16, 2003


29 parties reject results

Riots in Malumfashi over alleged rigging

EU, NLC, others fault NASS election
FG beefs up security

INEC in crucial meeting

Vote for us, Atiku tells Northerners
Stay clear of politics –CDS warns military men
Polls: PSC chief requests recruitment of more policemen
Ogboru calls for redeployment of Delta police boss

INEC cancels Abia South senatorial poll

Police arrest Turaki’s aides

Court grants 44 MASSOB members bail

ANPP victory sign of northern unity –Bafarawa

The irregularities, controversies and allegations

Obasanjo’s elections broadcast
ANPP demands fresh elections

Kebbi SIEC ready for LG election

Turaki approves 12.5% salary increment

UNPP guber candidate denies withdrawing from race
Fraud: NOA official bags 5 years imprisonment

Zorro explains PDP failure

Police arrest 6 in Bauchi over election rigging

Forum lauds INEC for smooth election

Yobe records 75,000 invalid votes
Allow students vote -INEC boss urges VCs
Fresh elections hold in Kogi today -REC
Bauchi sets up election tribunal

Ojukwu vows to heal BiafraNigeria of its sickness
Polls: Kingibe’s wife heads for court
Fire outbreaks: VIO spurs fire service
Elections mar wedding ceremonies
Community leader denies involvement in electoral fraud
Politicians hails supporters' role in Saturday's election
Kano govt donates vehicle to NGO
…renovates Sabon Gari market
Umar Farouk extols Hausa films
Galadima petty traders welcome relocation
BUK endowment fund raising: People urged to fulfil promises
Area boys invade filling stations

Mamora, senator-elect, hails INEC, thanks Lagosians

Lagosians condemn death of sextuplets

Ethnic groups agree to embrace peace in Lagos

I will justify trust –Abike Dabiri

Lagos port exports 3,936 of commodity in one month
Four killed, five houses burnt in Pankshin

Police station turns INEC collation centre in Rivers

Election not do-or-die affair –Youth leader

Iya Abubakar predicts boom for Adamawa

Lam alleges rigging in south-west

Fuel scarcity mars elections in Akwa Ibom

ANPP alleges rigging in Enugu
Why Dariye deserves a second term –community leader

General Shagaya loses in Plateau South

Political violence and Dr. Onu’s theory

Yoruba Press and Soyinka’s self-exiled voice of criticism

The worst democracy money can buy?

How long would our buildings last?

Politics and Wasan Kwaikwayo

Kiola the old rogue

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Mail & Guardian
April 15, 2003

BiafraNigerian politician arrested over ballot fraud

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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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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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This Day
April 16, 2003


ANPP, 11 Other Parties Reject Results

NLC Blames Govs, Ministers for Political Violence

Powell: US Has No Plan to Attack Syria, Iran

Marginal Field: Major Oil Firms Place Fresh Conditions

How My Name Was Removed from INEC List - Senator Okon

Nwankwo, Momoh Reject N/Assembly Polls

Yoruba Elders Flay AD Governors

Atinuke, Ige's Widow, for Burial May 2
Ige: Fryo's Confessional Statement Admitted as Exhibit

Presidential/Guber Polls: Atiku Rallies Arewa's Support for PDP

...Enugu to Deploy Soldiers to Volatile Areas

Shagari Berates INEC over Voters' Cards

Over 1000 Members Dump ANPP in Ilorin

Elections: Police Commission, Ministry, Score Officers High

Ogboru Gives Conditions for Future Polls in Delta

FG Bars Students from Nov/Dec SSCE

Minister Explains NEPA's Load Shedding

George to Electorate: Vote According to Your Conscience

INEC Official Absconds with N/Assembly Results

PDP Raises Alarm, Says AD Wants to Rig in Osun

FG'll Improve Miners Condition, Says Adelaja

Couple Loses 3 Children to Flood

PDP Wins 2 Senatorial Seats in Delta

Kwara PDP Rejects Results, Alleges Conspiracy

ANPP Accuses INEC, PDP of Electoral Malpractices

Guber Candidate Decries 'Political Blackmail'

Polls: APGA Denies Pact with ANPP

Two INEC Officials Declared Missing

INEC Urged to Improve on Logistics

Electoral Violence: Alamieyeseigha Visits Shagbama

Lagos PDP Accuses Arebamen of Supporting Rigging

Police Alert on Religion-based Campaigns

More Polls Results Released in Adamawa

Petition Galore in Anambra over Election Results

PDP Leads in C/River

Oshiomhole Flays AD forAdopting Mbadinuju

Lagos CJ Chides Female Magistrates over Dressing

Turaki Thwarts Arrest of Campaign Director, 2 Others

Verify Facts Before Publishing, Journalists Told

Lagos Downpour Records Casualty

All States Joins FOREX Market, Elevates 1074 Staff

Polls: Group Warns Parties to Eschew Violence

Enugu Guber: Mbaka Endorses AD Candidate

Army Directorate to Officers: Abide by Constitution

Behind the News...
They Won, They Lost

'We'll Restore Hope in the People'

'Payment of Salaries 'll Be My Priority'

The Travails of Ibori

NDP Candidate Calls for Review of Elections in Ohimini LG

Attah, Ekaette End Feud

Group Mobilises Support for Obasanjo/Atiku in US

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April 16, 2003

Cover Stories

Saturday polls: ANPP, 11 others gang up against PDP

OPEC moves to slash production

I was at Bar Beach praying when Ige was killed —FRYO

NBL declares N9b profit

US faces opposition on new govt for Iraq

National News
Election: Ogboru asks FG to deploy military personnel to Delta

Polls:I-G meets commissioners, assures on security

CLO condemns electoral violence in Anambra

Okadigbo seeks cancellation of results in South-East

Obasanjo, top security chiefs in crucial meeting

Itsekiri leaders urge kinsmen to shun violence

Why I settled for APGA, by Ibrahim Bayero

If not Obasanjo, who else - Oshuntokun

Jankara approach to the governorship race in Lagos

What politicians said about the elections

Power should go North, says Nnabuchi (ANPP chieftain)

Orlu zone in quandary over Udenwa

Lagos needs an activist — Aturu, Lagos DA Guber candidate

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Daily Independent
April 16, 2003


Police to withdraw orderlies from governors, others
11 parties, Labour call for polls cancellation
Ibori: Afe Babalola not censured
‘AD governors are destroying Awo’s legacy’

UTB challenges AIG application in court
Security expert wants ex-Naval boss, Akinwale Wey, immortalized
FCT Ministry and its attractions
AD leaders are selfish, says Daiyabu
Kwara: ANPP supporters decamp to PDP
Lagos PDP rejects election results
Balat assesses ANPP’s performance at the polls
Sino Africa increases NAFCON bid to N9.525 billion
10 years jail for fake blood bank operators
AIDS victims decry cost of drugs
ANPP rejects FCT National Assembly polls
Violence mars election in Bayelsa
Ekiti AD maps out strategies for Saturday’s election
BiafraNigerians should unite on issues, says Oshiomhole
APGA’s myth broken, says Ngige

Candidates miss JAMB exam in Akwa Ibom
Dockworkers union denies dissolution reports
Blame AD/PDP pact for AD's misfortune, says Akinbolade

No amount is too much for campaigns, says Ransome-Kuti

Obasanjo, Buhari size up after Assembly polls

Ayogu criticises Enugu INEC commissioner

Anambra indigenes abroad okay Obi for governor

Pan-Igbo group roots for Ojukwu

Obanikoro gives reason for victory

‘INEC labouring under constitutional problems’

AD derides PDP, PAC over NASS polls performance

AD followership soars in Imo, says Uzodimma
Poll places Obasanjo ahead opponents
Adesina, opponents in last minute battle for Agodi
Niger Delta’s election as bull fight
National Assembly results expose governors
Obasanjo factor hurts AD, as ANPP reaps from Buhari

Editorial & Opinion
Let constitutional reforms tackle imbalances in the nation
Govt must clip the wings of unscrupulous marketers who hold nation to ransom
The challenge from UNESCO
World peace a mirage
Another perspective of the Ijaw/Warri crisis
War on Iraq and Middle East conflict

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April 16, 2003

BiafraNigerian polls to go ahead

BiafraNigeria's elections in the south-west

BiafraNigeria election diary
BiafraNigeria's elections in the south

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April 15, 2003

Tensions Dim Outlook for BiafraNigeria Presidential Vote

BiafraNigeria Tense as Opposition Rejects Vote Results

BiafraNigeria Tense as Opposition Rejects Vote Result
CORRECTED: BiafraNigeria Tense as Opposition Rejects Vote Result
BiafraNigeria Tense as Opposition Rejects Vote Results
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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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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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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