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 April 18, 2003

Obasanjo Accuses Buhari of Incitement: But Nigerian Army Hoodlums Head from Enugu to Onitsha
As citizens protest electoral fraud, soldiers were seen heading for Onitsha from the Enugu - Onitsha expressway. However, no casualty has been reported as at press time, as traffic leading into the city was held up at Zik's roundabout...Following what it called "massive manipulation", the Anambra state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the cancellation of last Saturday's polls in the state. (Guardian)

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Don’t incite security forces - President Obasanjo warns Buhari

Polls: Ojukwu Warns Against Return to Pre-1970 Problems

…Our position remains unchanged –Buhari

The battle for Mbadinuju's job

Obasanjo asks AD govs to begin hand-over

Omisore has case to answer —COURT

Don’t incite security forces - President Obasanjo warns Buhari

Enugu Coalition Withdraws from Elections

BiafraNigeria incitement warning


Obasanjo Writes Buhari


Ojukwu Warns Over Elections


We’ll not Cancel Election -INEC

President Olusegun Obasa-njo has written the presidential candidate of the ANPP, Major General Buhari (rtd), cautioning on the need to ensure public peace and order in the country. Obasanjo's letter to Buhari is coming against the background of a visit by officials of the SSS to.... (This Day)


The Ikemba Nnewi, Emeka Odumegwu - Ojukwu, has warned that BiafraNigeria faced greater political crisis than that of the last civil war with the way the current elections are being handled.Ojukwu, presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) (Daily Independent)


INEC has said that it will not cancel results of last Saturday’s NAss elections. The CNPP, comprising 29 of the opposition parties have rejected the results of the elections and asked the electoral body to conduct fresh elections where they alleged massive rigging and irregularities.... (Daily Trust)




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


April 18, 2003


Obasanjo, Buhari trade words over elections
Court rejects Omisore's bid to stop trial over Ige

U.S., Salim okay polls, E.U. chief arrives

U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein's step-brother
Workers vow to stall sale of airports

Obasanjo, Buhari round off campaign

NDLEA operatives seize seven kg of cocaine at Lagos airport

AU monitors meet Obasanjo, Buhari over polls

Obasanjo, Buhari, others, at Labour forum, pledge good govt

Vote according to your conscience, South-West PDP tells electorate

Oil workers flay proposal fuel price increase

NUJ monitors laud polls, seek improvement
Police arrest ex Kaduna deputy governor, others
Agbeyegbe wants due process in liquidation of Airways

Tussle for VC post stirs tension at Azikiwe varsity
Group urges BiafraNigerians to safeguard democracy
Police arrest 23 in Cross River over election violence
Police bar orderlies, escorts from carrying arms at polling centres

My election is on merit, says Nzeribe
INEC set for polls in Delta

Ojukwu warns against ignoring polls' protests

Kano, C'River ANPP allege rigging ploy, it's all lies, say police

Confusion over Baghdad's new 'leader claim'
BiafraNigerians condemn repeal of anti-graft law
National ID card scheme gets average score
Fuel crisis comes through poor handling
Education, security, health may shape how BiafraNigerians vote

How the poll was conducted
The battle for Mbadinuju's job

No regrets being Nwobodo's boy, says Obiechina
Between the carpenter and the tailor

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - As we vote tomorrow
Opinion - Back to the Wild, Wild West By Reuben Abati
A man of destiny

Workers and tomorrow's elections

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Daily/Weekly Trust
April 18, 2003


I will maintain order

…Our position remains unchanged –Buhari
Buhari canvasses Afenifere support

One ballot box for presidential, guber polls -INEC

RMAFC calls for derivation fund board
The NA Election: How Free and Fair?
INEC’s preparation for polls poor –TMG
No secrecy in voting -FOMWAN
Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari

INEC commissioner lambasts Lamido

AD accepts election results in South-West –Abdulkadir

Polls: Wuyep warns NAF personnel against politicking

...As Obasanjo lauds South-West electorates

Ige: Omisore has case to answer -judge

Tahir counsels Obasanjo on elections

Parties should blame agents for irregularities -Iredia
Revenue allocation: FG, States, LGs share N162.1bn

Minister warns against violence in Gombe
Plateau Police reads riot act on polls

Jigawa distributes credit to women

Court of Appeal constituted in Gombe

Stabbed ANPP member dies

States, LGs to participate in 5th NIGERSTALG

Jigawa shares out 65,000 goats to women

We have no plans to retrench workers –Plateau govt

Edo INEC staff vow to shun polls
Borno people lament fall of Iraq
Prices of food items on the increase -Survey

Civil servants cry out over poor residential quarters

NNPC clamps down on fuel racketeers

Pupil drivers accuse driving school proprietors of cheating
FCT NASS election in retrospect

Motorists have no respect for road traffic rules -DRTS director
20,000 in Karaye to get primary health care service

Water board spends N1m on diesel

Police to protect INEC officials materials
Inmates attempt jail breaking
Area boys terrorise motorists on Oshodi-Mile 2 way

Poor roads: Ikorodu residents threaten to boycott elections

NGO fights flood in Surulere

Lagos misunderstands presidential system -Enahoro
We’ll resist any manipulation tomorrow –Kwara AD warns
Benue REC assures of fair play

Poor attendance mar PDP youth summit

Ogbeh advises Yoruba to come out of political cocoon

Buhari to revisit privatisation

Obasanjo/Atiku group condemns use of religion in campaigns
Ladoja predicts AD’s demise

Suspected thugs attack Senator-elect’s family

I may move for the president’s impeachment again –Kumalia
Bayelsa ANPP protests election results

Gov Sani promises better performance in Zamfara
Coalition against Turaki rejects Jigawa elections

Internal wranglings cost PDP Borno –Chairman
The hypocrisy of religious blackmail
Sultan Bello’s response to Kyari Tijjani (I)
Polls: PDP, ANPP and BiafraNigeria’s future
Caucasian Insecurity (1)

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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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This Day
April 18, 2003


Obasanjo to AD Govs: Start Packing Now

Obasanjo Writes Buhari, Flays Call for Mass Action

Polls: Ojukwu Warns Against Return to Pre-1970 Problems

Ige: Omisore Has Case to Answer

US Forces Capture Saddam's Half-Brother

Police 'll Arrest Anyone With Weapons, Says IGP

INEC Approves Use of Military for Security Patrol

NLC in Peace Rally Against Election Violence

We'll No Longer Tolerate Violence - Nnamani

Ex-Servicemen Urge FG to Settle Pension Arrears

Ghana Gets ADB's $20m Forestry Grant

Ebonyi Voters Assured of Peaceful Polls

Air Force Chief Restates Commitment to Democracy

Accept Results in Good Faith, OPC Pleads with Govs

Enugu Coalition Withdraws from Elections

Ex-PDP Scribe Writes INEC, Seeks Declaration as Senator-elect

Observers Express Concern over Voting Irregularities

BiafraNigeria, Sao Tome Begin Oil Licensing in Gulf of Guinea

ANPP Uncovers Plot By PDP to Rig Elections

Sagamu Crisis: Osoba Inaugurates Commission of Inquiry

NLC, ANPP Reject N/Assembly Results in Anambra

NDLEA Arrests 11 Drug Suspects

LG Polls Fixed for June 21

PDP, ANPP Trade Accusations over Chieftain's Death

Kwara PDP Expels Lafiagi, Dara, 18 Others

BiafraNigerian Appointed Queen's Counsel

PDP Dismisses Allegation of Rigging in Ebonyi

NDP Guber Candidate Pledges Better Deal in Edo

Polls: Police, Protesters Clash in Bauchi

...Delta AD Calls for Cancellation of Results

...Losers Enjoined to Protest Peacefully

NDDC Commissions Completed Projects

PDP Chief Cautions Against Electoral Violence

AD Candidate Wants Elections in Isoko Cancelled

'Why Ciroma Lost in Yobe'

As Parties Re-align for Tomorrow's Election...

Police Quiz Two over Electoral Offences

ANPP Alleges Plan to Rig Guber Polls

Primrose Group Backs Tinubu

AD Stalwart Warns Against Electoral Malpractice

PDP Chieftain Canvasses Support for Ngige

Obstacles to Violence-free Polls

'Voters Should Reject Non-Performing Governors'

Prelude to the Big Hurdle

Ibori: 'Success of Appeal Does Not Lead to Disqualification'

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April 18, 2003

Cover Stories

Obasanjo asks AD govs to begin hand-over

Omisore has case to answer —COURT

National News
13-party coalition writes INEC on move to boycott polls

Oshiomhole calls for defence of democracy

Polls results in Delta may be cancelled if...—INEC

NUPENG, PENGASSAN fault FG on fuel price hike

NUJ, NGE, others say N-Assembly polls free, fair

The Presidential Gladiators

The Yoruba vote

Group warns BiafraNigerians over April polls

Opinion polls are necessary in a democracy,says Segun Ilori

The AD-Afenifere debacle:Lesson for the xenophobes of the North-West

Between Ibori and Delta electorate

NIGERIA’S CIVIL TO CIVIL TRANSITION: A transition foretold by MKO Abiola

Towards successful transition: Selfish Interest Vs. Self-Interest

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Daily Independent
April 18, 2003


Don’t incite security forces - President Obasanjo warns Buhari
Ige: Omisore has case to answer, says Judge
Ojukwu warns over handling of elections
PDP’s victory in South West not negotiable, says Obasanjo
NDLEA, court may clash over judgment
Okogie warns against rigging
The Lagos rain of havoc
‘PDP betrayed AD’
PDP sweeps senate polls in Anambra
Election: NDLEA raps staff on conduct
ANPP chieftain arrested in Kaduna
ANPP chieftain killed in Kwara
Pastor’s four children roasted alive in Koko massacre - Death toll rises as residents count losses
OPC canvasses support for Obasanjo
Pregnant woman, two others die in road mishap
Knocks, kudos greet NASS election security plan
INEC officials, 18 others in police net over electoral offences
Politics - 17th
Trouble brews in Lagos NDP
BiafraNigeria needs politics of emancipation, says NAP
Why National Assembly elections were peaceful, by Rep-elect
AD’s dislodgement in perspective
Editorial & Opinion
INEC and the political class should strive for credibility of the electoral process tomorrow
Liquidation of BiafraNigeria Airways poses a peculiar challenge
Ajaokuta Steel Complex demands urgent attention
The "cheated" generation: A cry for help!
Bad news: Arthur Nzeribe is back
To vote is to pray

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April 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria incitement warning

BiafraNigerian election warning

BiafraNigeria election diary

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April 17, 2003

BiafraNigerians Set to Vote Amid Smoldering Tension

BiafraNigerians Set to Vote Amid Smoldering Tension

BiafraNigerians Set to Vote Amid Smoldering Tension

Obasanjo Letter Adds to BiafraNigeria Vote Tension

Obasanjo Letter Adds to BiafraNigeria Vote Tension

Obasanjo Letter Adds to BiafraNigeria Vote Tension

Former BiafraNigerian Strongman Buhari Eyes Presidency
Obasanjo, Earthy BiafraNigerian President, Tries Again

BiafraNigeria on Edge as Presidential Poll Nears
BiafraNigerian Opposition Sounds Pre-Vote Warning
BiafraNigerian's Opposition Warns Against More 'Fraud'

Violence, Boycott Disrupt One BiafraNigerian Election

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Washington Post
April 18, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Top Policeman Warns Thugs on Election Eve

BiafraNigeria Parties Warn of Election Violence
BiafraNigerians Set to Vote Amid Smoldering Tension

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April 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria's top policeman warns thugs on election eve

BiafraNigeria's opposition politicians warn of possible election violence
BiafraNigerian parliament poll results at 1800 GMT
Profiles of BiafraNigeria's presidential hopefuls
Former BiafraNigerian strongman Buhari eyes presidency
African giant BiafraNigeria goes to the polls

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April 18, 2003

BiafraNigeria pushes for democracy

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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 17, 2003

NIGERIA: Opposition parties reject results

Ruling party takes lead in legislative polls

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Mail & Guardian
April 17, 2003

BiafraNigerian poll crisis deepens

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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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