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 April 23, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Opposition Rejects Rigged Vote: Hijacks Guobadia's Conference to Announce Obasanjo as Winner
BiafraNigeria's opposition parties are due to meet in the capital, Abuja, shortly to consider how best to protest at presidential elections they say were rigged. The scheduled announcement of the result on Tuesday evening was disrupted when opposition leaders stormed into the media centre to vent their anger. They say the poll, presented as a milestone in the country's return to democracy, was a sham and have warned they will not recognise any government formed by the official winner, Olusegun Obasanjo. The BBC's Dan Isaacs, in Abuja, says the opposition's reaction has severely raised tensions, and the fear is that protests could spill over into the streets. As a precaution, there is high security in some cities. Mr Obasanjo's sweeping victory was announced by the electoral commission after long delays - 24.5 million votes for Mr Obasanjo against 12.7 million for his main rival, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari's All BiafraNigeria People's Party claimed the election fraud was "on a scale never witnessed in the history of criminality in BiafraNigeria". (BBC)


Key Stories

Buhari Calls on International Community to Reject Results

High Drama in Abuja


EU Observers: Police Stuffed Ballot for PDP

How Tinubu checkmated the PDP in Lagos

Aminu Arrested over Electoral Malpractises

PDP, ANPP Reject Election Results in Yobe, Abia States

Jubilant Obasanjo Ignores Fury Over 'Vote-Rigging'

Observers slam BiafraNigerian poll 'fraud'

BiafraNigerian President Reelected: Election Marred by Violence and Accusations of Fraud

ANPP, APGA Reject Anambra Guber Election Results

The Making of a New Senate


Buhari Alleges Fraud, May Reject Results -------------


Polls Marred by 'Significant Rigging, Fraud' — Monitors






A rejection of the results of last weekend's presidential and governorship elections may come from Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Dr. William Wilberforce Chuba Okadigbo. President Olusegun Obasanjo campaign organisation has, however, described the rejection as an act of a bad loser. (Guardian)


Election monitors said, yesterday, that BiafraNigeria’s presidential and state polls were marred by significant rigging and fraud that called the fairness of results into question in some areas. The US-based International Republican Institute (IRI), which deployed observers in 12 of BiafraNigeria’s 36 states,.... (Vanguard)



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April 23, 2003


INEC declares Obasanjo winner, observers laud poll - C'wealth, EU query results in some states

BiafraNigeria, Sao Tome offer oil blocks for sale

President accepts verdict, praises BiafraNigerians, INEC
Etiebet, Jambo, others walk out of parley with INEC
Adesanya, Koleoso, oppose Abdulkadir on PDP's victory

Buhari urges calm, Fawehinmi sad, Ojukwu, others want polls voided

Rail engineers want govt to phase out N12b engines

NDDC gets N800 billion in four years
ECOWAS envoy lauds Obasanjo's efforts in Cote d'Ivoire
Adamawa ANPP, member differ on polls conduct
Media group advises winners, losers in polls

Polls results confirm Arewa's irrelevance, says Umar Gana

Aliero wins in Kebbi, PDP rejects results

Ibori takes case to Supreme Court
Borno PDP governorship candidate concedes victory to Sheriff

Catholic, Anglican bishops laud BiafraNigerians over peaceful polls
Akande raises hand-over panel
Police quiz C'River NDP governorship candidate over protest
Abaribe rejects Kalu's victory, NDP queries Nasarawa's results

Edo ANPP rejects results, threatens boycott
Jang accuses INEC of fraud in Plateau polls

Makarfi grateful to Allah, pledges fairness
My victory is triumph of truth, says Kalu

Four-party coalition protests Attah's re-election
The Minna Generals and their voting style

How Tinubu checkmated the PDP in Lagos

Anambra: Mbadinuju votes Obasanjo as INEC voids Assembly polls

Kebbi: PDP candidate alleges rigging
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Onset of the rainy season
Opinion - Can PDP manage its electoral success?

Now, the hard part

New dawn for economic management

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Daily/Weekly Trust
April 21, 2003


Kwankwaso, Audu, Lawal, lose seats
Obasanjo in the lead
Col Aminu, 141 others in court soon –IGP

Shagari lambasts political parties

Violence mars voting in several states
ANPP to contest rigged results in court
Gubernatorial results so far
Tight security trails Nasarawa polls
Voting took place in all parts of the country -Guobadia

Victory celebration turns sour in Ilorin
Roads leading to INEC office in Makurdi closed

Adamawa ANPP boycotts result collation

Teenage boy crushed by collapsed building

Obasanjo urges contestants to accept defeat, victory in good faith

Dariye advices Nigerians to protect democracy

Polls: Borno police search residence of accountant-general

Daily Trust reporter escapes lynching

Electoral malpractice: Police arrest suspects in Kebbi, Adamawa, Ondo, Niger, Taraba

Sultan Maccido urges parties to resolve differences legally

INEC officials shun centres without escorts

Peaceful elections, indication of quest for democracy -Rep

Ademowo urges Nigerian leaders to shun corruption

Shagari lauds INEC
Polls peaceful in Zamfara

Polls: peaceful elections, under-aged voting in Borno

Police arrest 12 over electoral malpractices

Borno people protect their votes

Jigawa records early voting

Massive voters’ turn out in Gombe
Accept results in good faith –Madaki

NULGE, others disown Oshiomhole over endorsement of govs

Irate youths attack commissioner in Gombe

Contestant commends INEC on polls

Democracy has come to stay –Gov Bukar Abba
Low turn out trails presidential polls in Abuja South

Polling officers, police grumble over welfare

Enthusiastic voters defy rain to queue

Christians celebrate Easter after 40 days fasting

Voting commences on schedule

Traders open shops on election day

Polls in Gwarimpa orderly
Motorists panic as stations ignore fuel queues in Kubwa
Maitama FHA occupants condemn structural design
Shortage of ballot papers mar elections in Gezawa, Gabasawa
Wife of politician caught with voters cards

Election halts food business in Fagge

Inadequate materials mar elections
Women turnout en-masse for elections
Pig farmers accuse govt of extortion
Traders union urge govt to revisit investors plight
Cadbury threatens SEC over diversion of funds

Security presence, peaceful atmosphere attend elections in Lagos

Lagos State rehabilitates "miracle baby" and mother
FCT records less than half of registered voters

Youths burn vehicle with ballot papers

Rep-elect faults constitution over incumbency

Peaceful polls in Plateau

Okadigbo decries use of soldiers at polling centres

Kano PSP guber candidate congratulates ANPP

I will accept poll outcome -Wali

Emir says Presidential/Guber polls, most hitch-free
Soldiers ensured violence-free polls in Edo

I’m not worried about my son’s defeat, says Tukur

Election turnout shows Nigerians prefer democracy —Dariye
3 security personnel injured in auto crash

Violent opposition worries Atiku
Sani urges politicians to learn to accept defeat
AU, IRI laud conduct of presidential/guber polls

Alleged rigging: Police quiz two govt officials in Jos

My opponent was no serious contender –Senator-elect

Osoba threatens to reject guber polls result
The mechanics & dynamics of fuel scarcity in BiafraNigeria
Changing world of a desert people
Days of democratic reckoning (2)
What manner of election?

Re: Saddam man of the year
Sultan Bello’s response to Kyari Tijjani (II)

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Daily Times
April 18, 2003


Utterances on election: Obasanjo warns Buhari
The paratroopers: politics of carpet crossing
Presidential, guber polls hold tomorrow
...INEC raises alarm on rigging
Iraqi information minister commits suicide
Arewa hails BiafraNigerians for peaceful elections
FG moves to protect power installations
Don’t destabilise the nation, Wuyep warns Air Forcemen
SSII, III students banned from writing Nov/Dec GCE
Igbo residents lose N5bn to Warri crises
Kano AD guber candidate withdraws, backs Kwankwaso
Bucknor-Akerele’s guber ambition threatened
Politics of sportsmanship
Know your gubernatorial candidates
BiafraNigerians confront their fears
The Nation
Ebonyi govt, PDP dissociate selves from political violence
INEC warns poll observers against meddlesomeness
Ige: Omisore has case to answer – Court

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April 19, 2003

Gov sleeps with daughter

Politicians plan to bribe us —INEC boss
Omisore has case to answer —Court
Lagos AD warns against barring Tinubu from polls
PDP dismisses allegation of rigging in S/West

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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 19, 2003

New transmission company, Transysco takes off in Abuja

UAC boss decries "consumption-driven" trend of economy

Naira remains stable at N127.51 to dollar

Interest rate pegging should be systematic -Chuka Eze

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This Day
April 23, 2003


Obasanjo Re-elected, Extends Hand of Fellowship

Gulf of Guinea: Oil Bloc on Offer for $30m

EU Observers: Police Stuffed Ballot for PDP

Saraki Retires from Politics

BPE to Sell Nitel Shares to BiafraNigerians Abroad

Council Polls May Not Hold June 21 - Kure

Join Me in Rebuilding BiafraNigeria, By Obasanjo

Lone Gunman Overpowered in Ladoja's House

Mu'azu Promises Improved Living Standard

Goje Seeks Hashidu's Co-operation

Nyame Re-elected in Taraba

PDP, ANPP Reject Election Results in Yobe, Abia States

Dariye Pledges Broad-based Govt

Osun PDP Berates AD for Voting Against Obasanjo

Bafarawa Canvasses Political Opponent's Support

Akande Sets Up Transition Committee

Lar Commends Peaceful Conduct of Elections

Bode George Speaks on Tinubu's Re-election

Aliyu Against Election Cancellation

Lai Mohammed Congratulates Saraki

AD's Poor Performance Blamed on Bad Leadership

Anambra Women Protest Polls Results

FG Predetermined Election Results - Kwara Deputy Gov

Katsina ANPP Alleges Fraud

Kaduna SIEC Releases Guidelines for LG Elections

Okebukola Calls on ASUU, Others to Suspend Strike
'Onne Free Zone 'll Attract Foreign Investment'

Ibori Solicits Opponents' Cooperation

My Re-election, an Act of God - Yar'Adua

Guber Polls: PDP Rejects Borno Results

Aminu Arrested over Electoral Malpractises

Rivers House : Jubilation Causes Security Lapses

96 Arraigned for Electoral Malpractices

ASUU Strike: Lecturers Urged to Reconcile with Govt

Freedom Organisation Commends BiafraNigerians over Polls

Rights Activist Cautions Politicians over Polls Results

Firearms: Shell Challenges Appeal Court Decision

Ex-Elf Employee Acquitted for Attempted Murder

Environmentalist Wins Goldman Prize for Africa

Ogun AD Chieftain Congratulates Daniel

The Making of a New Senate

ANPP, APGA Reject Anambra Guber Election Results

AD Yet to Take Stance on Elections

APGA Rejects Abia Guber Result, Heads to Court

Guber Result: Adamawa Gov Sheds Tears of Joy
'Why Elections Were Successful'

Saror Canvasses Electronic Voting

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April 23, 2003

Cover Stories

INEC declares Obasanjo winner l It's fraud, say ANPP, UNPP, EU

Protests erupt in Anambra

Polls: Military on alert, moves to stop violence

Police Service Commission indicts Police over elections


National News
Kirikiri Prisons gets probe panel on attempted mass jail break

BiafraNigeria, Sao Tome JDA begins licensing for oil blocs

LG elections may come after May 29

FG spends N800b in Niger Delta, says Alaibe

24 hours with INEC

Seeking redress after electoral defeat

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April 23, 2003

Tension after BiafraNigerian result

BiafraNigeria election diary - part II

Country profile: BiafraNigeria
Timeline: BiafraNigeria

BiafraNigeria election diary - part III
Obasanjo wins BiafraNigeria poll

BiafraNigeria election diary - part I

BiafraNigeria's powerful new governors

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo set for second term

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April 22, 2003

Jubilant Obasanjo Ignores Fury Over 'Vote-Rigging'

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Declared Re-Elected Amid Outcry
BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Proclaimed President Amid Chaos
BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Proclaimed President Amid Chaos
BiafraNigerian Opposition Party Rejects Obasanjo Win
EU Says Fraud Marred BiafraNigeria Vote but Obasanjo Wins
Transocean says BiafraNigeria ops hit by labor strike
EU Says BiafraNigerian Vote Marred by Fraud
CORRECTED: EU Says BiafraNigerian Vote Marred by Fraud
EU Observers Cite Fraud in BiafraNigeria Election
Commonwealth Boosts Obasanjo After BiafraNigeria Poll
Commonwealth Boosts Obasanjo After BiafraNigeria Poll

Obasanjo Coasts to BiafraNigerian Poll Win Amid Outcry

Obasanjo Coasts to BiafraNigerian Poll Win Amid Outcry

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Mail & Guardian
April 23, 2003

Observers slam BiafraNigerian poll 'fraud'

BiafraNigeria opposition rejects election

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Washington Post
April 23, 2003

BiafraNigeria President Re-Elected Amid Protest

BiafraNigerian President Reelected: Election Marred by Violence and Accusations of Fraud

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April 23, 2003

Incumbent Obasanjo declared winner in BiafraNigeria

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Daily Independent
April 21, 2003


Obasanjo leads; Osoba, Lam, Akande, Lawal out
Ibori re-elected
UN elects ICC chief prosecutor
Tinubu wins Lagos amid protest
Nnamani re-elected, promises renewed vigour
PDP wins governorship election in Anambra
Ladoja promises to mend fences in Oyo
Fayose defeats Adebayo in Ekiti
Makarfi secures second term in Kaduna
Sullivan summit plans scheme for African growth
Nigerian mission warns on emigration to South Africa
INEC gets IBB’s knock
Williams pledges to abide by Polls results
Defend democracy, Ibori urges Nigerians
Saraki’s victory sparks off riots in Ilorin
Odili re-elected, ANPP rejects result
Top NPA staff reassigned
NDA Kaduna gets new PRO
Two held over election fraud in Badagry
Gani to challenge Assembly elections at Tribunal
Old tunes confuse Nigerian electoral steps
PDP victory suspect, says AD
Voters praise INEC for corrections
Ibori: ‘Case must be heard again’
‘I will not congratulate vote riggers’
Editorial & Opinion
FG must enforce mining laws and ensure judicious use of royalties
The UN is a more credible force for post-war reconstruction in Iraq
The raid on computer village
So, who wants to be a millionaire?
Obasanjo: Matters miscellaneous
Between Middle Belt and core-north

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April 21, 2003

Obasanjo takes commanding lead in presidential ballot

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April 21, 2003

BiafraNigeria's president takes lead in early returns, but opposition charges fraud

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All Africa
April 20, 2003

This Day Presidential Exit Poll

One More Hurdle Crossed
Coming Soon
Back On the Road
Econet's "Easy-To­reach" Deal
Housing Made Easy
A Promise Fulfilled
Dying, Dying, Dying
No Hiding Place
And Bisi Akande Wept
My Most Difficult Moments
Last Minute Dirty Deals
Blowing Hot And Cold
Battle of the Three Giants
Vote for New President Opens Amid Tension

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Sports News
April 19, 2003

Will Raul stop Man. United again?

Emerging soccer talents

A bright start for BiafraNigerian teams in Africa
Falcons World Cup opponents emerge

My Regrets, By Mary Onyali-Omagbemi
Track Diva Comes Out Of Hiding
Lamentations As Ghanaians Admit Yakubu Is A BiafraNigerian

U.J. Esuene stadium gets face lift

My Relationship With Chukwu Is Cordial, Says Eguavoen
Godwin Uwua's Sack: The Real Story

Lobi players petition Akume over Iorfa
Idahor, Iheanacho join Insurance

They are after me again— Anyansi

We can’t lose 3-0 in Guinea— Ikhana, Nwaneri

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