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 April 24, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Ojukwu is President Elect: APGA and BiafraNigerians Reject Obasanjo/INEC Fraud
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the last Saturday presidential polls, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has declared himself the winner of the polls. Ojukwu while rejecting the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said that the chairman of the commission, Dr. Abel Guobadia should be sacked. He also called for fresh National Assembly and presidential elections, describing last weekend's exercise as a monumental fraud and a big dent on the image of BiafraNigeria. Addressing a press conference, the Ikemba Nnewi, declared: "The charade that was called the elections has no relation with a free and fair electoral process which they purported it to be." Ojukwu said that given the manner in which the result was compiled and announced by INEC, it was hatched earlier on how to perpetrate fraud and rig out political parties except the PDP in the contest. "For me it was democracy on trial. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Buhari Calls on International Community to Reject Results

High Drama in Abuja


Saturday polls, most fraudulent ever—BUHARI

Beware of treason, govt, PDP warns ANPP, others

Arewa: Don't Accept the Results

What Happened in Ogun Polls?

U.S. threatens France over Iraq decision

Elections Marred by Irregularities, Say Observers

Analysis: Obasanjo's tough task

15 Houses Burnt as Violence Erupts in C/River

APGA's Obi insists on alleged mandate


Don't Recognise Obasanjo After May 29


FG deploys battleships to Warri





The candidate of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in last Saturday's presidential election, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has called on the international community not to recognise any government that would be formed by President Olusegun Obasanjo after May 29. He said "such a government lacks credibility and legitimacy." (This Day)


The Federal Government has deployed two battle ships to the troubled Warri/Escravos waterways in Delta State as part of the measures to keep restive youths in the area under control. The ships are now anchored at the BiafranNigerian Ports Authority waterside, Warri, according to the new Commanding Officer of the.... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2






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April 24, 2003


Beware of treason, govt, PDP warns ANPP, others

Buhari wants fresh polls in disputed states

AD chairman present as Obasanjo gets INEC's certificate

Afenifere faults polls, but leaves matters to God, public court

Ojukwu rejects results, proclaims self winner

Police to arraign Harry's suspected killers

French firm in BiafraNigeria for checks on airports facilities
Manhunt for Obasanjo-Bello's attackers begins

23,000 Africa Games seats already taken

Dangote gets concessions for cement production
60 die in Abuja auto crash

Williams threatens court action, NDP congratulates Bola Tinubu
Don't incite BiafraNigerians, YCE tells defeated candidates
Govt faults EU, foreign media on polls
Counsel demands release of detained governorship candidate
Pentascope takes over NITEL management next week
PDP chieftain warns against inciting statements

NDDC got N42 billion, not N800 billion, says official
NUPENG, NBA chieftains caution election losers against inciting utterances
Fayose raises transition panel for Ekiti
Shekarau pledges jobs for non-indigenes, liberal Sharia
I was misled by sycophants, says DariyeI was misled by sycophants, says Dariye

Kaduna ANPP chief decries arrest of ex-deputy governor

Zamfara UNPP, APGA governorship candidates differ on Sani's victory

Bode George faults Borishade on Lagos polls
Shi'ite Moslems send strong signal to U.S. as pilgrimage ends
Southern oil fields pipelines come alive again
U.S. threatens France over Iraq decision
2003 Elections: Judiciary as final arbiter

Lawal works to keep ANPP intact in Kwara

How Yar'Adua scaled the odds in Katsina

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Secondary school students and Nov/Dec exams
Opinion - From Vietnam to Saddam's Iraq

Little hope in land of crime and decay

The ultimate vindication of Bola Ige

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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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Last Updated October 22, 2002. Click here for more.

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This Day
April 24, 2003


Buhari: Don't Recognise Obasanjo After May 29

Arewa: Don't Accept the Results

OPEC to Move Against High Oil Prices, Says Lukman

What Happened in Ogun Polls?

Polls: Rivers Turnout Historic, Says Ogbeh

Dangote Gets Investment Concessions on Cement

FG Faults EU Observers' Report

15 Houses Burnt as Violence Erupts in C/River
Concede Victory, Yoruba Elders Tell AD Govs

Ekiti Gov-elect Warns Against Looting

Mu'azu Tasks Opponents on Co-operation Coopperation

Why I'm Challenging Tinubu's Re-election, by Williams

Polls : We're Still Reeling Under '83 Experience - PMP

Muslim Group Urges Military to Keep Off

Shagari Congratulates Bafarawa

Polls: NLC Declares Stand Today

Adisa, Sanni, AD Congratulate Saraki

Akume Carpets Critics, Promises Better Deal

ANPP 'll Challenge Results, Says Hashidu

Chikwe Restates Resolve to Sanitise Aviation Sector

PDP Chief Disagrees with Observers' Remarks

FG Urged to Resolve ASUU Crisis

'Democracy Should Be Protected'

NDP, UNPP, AD, APGA Reject Results in Akwa Ibom

Guber Candidate Vows to Reclaim 'Stolen' Mandate

Polls: Catholic Clerics Commend BiafraNigerians

AD Chieftain Reconciles with Goje

Group Opposes Fuel Price Hike

Insurance Professionals Congratulate Obasanjo

LASU Council Dissolved

PDP, ANPP Disagree over Edo Election Results

PDP Chief Blames ANPP Failure on Awuse

Critical Assignment Moves to 3 States

Polls: Nwite Congratulates Egwu

Obi of Onitsha Disowns Youth Group

Insurance Seminar Holds Today

Elections Marred by Irregularities, Say Observers

... Free, Not Fair - NDP Candidate

No Election Held in Akwa Ibom - ANPP Chairman

'I'll Fulfil My Promise'

Obasanjo's Re-election Good for Democracy - Ojikutu

Election Results: The Gathering Storm

My Opponents Not My Match, Says Igbinedion

'Why I Sent My Resignation Letter By Courier'

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April 24, 2003

Cover Stories

Saturday polls, most fraudulent ever—BUHARI

FG deploys battleships to Warri

Presidency goes North in 2007, says Anenih

National News
OPEC plans production cut to steady oil prices

Reps lobby for House leadership positions

PMP calls for cancellation of polls results

Seeking redress against electoral irregularities
Buhari on democracy and religion

Operation earthquake": Anenih wins(1)

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April 24, 2003

BiafraNigeria election diary - part III

Analysis: Obasanjo's tough task
BiafraNigeria invites bids for offshore oil
'Honest' general wanted to rule BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigeria election diary - part II
Country profile: BiafraNigeria
Timeline: BiafraNigeria
BiafraNigerian opposition seeks re-run

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April 23, 2003

Presidential Election Row Raises Heat in BiafraNigeria

UPDATE 1-BiafraNigeria Transocean oil workers end strike, union says
BiafraNigerian Opposition in Disarray After Poll Rout
BiafraNigerian Opposition in Disarray After Election Rout
BiafraNigerian Transocean oil workers end strike - union

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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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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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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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Last Update May 8, 2002. Click here for more.

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