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 April 25, 2003

2003 Poll Results

MASSOB to FG: 'Prove That Uwazurike is Alive'
The nothern regional headquarters of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has asked the Federal Government to show proof that the group's leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, was still alive. Security agents recently arrested Uwazurike in an encounter during which some members of MASSOB reportedly lost their lives. In a statement in Kaduna yesterday, MASSOB said, "if on the other hand Chief Uwazurike is still alive, Gen. Obasanjo and the BiafraNigeria Police must be compelled to take him to court, in accordance with the rule of law which the President swore to defend." The MASSOB northern representative, Mr. Leonard Ukatu, and executive secretary, Mr. Godwin C.A. Igbokwe, jointly signed the statement in which the group equally demanded that formal charges be brought against Uwazurike. The statement said, "holding Chief Uwazurike beyond 24 hours after a court verdict, is a breach of his fundamental human rights. (This Day)


Key Stories

Buhari heads for court

PDP expels Gemade


Fuel Crisis: Why NNPC Can't Sanction Major Marketers

OPEC Raises Output Quota

ANPP, APGA to seek legal redress

...Awuse Wants Elections Cancelled

Saraki Inaugurates Transition Panel

ANPP Wants Probe, Requests Finger Print Experts

I didn't lose Oyo guber polls, says Lam Adesina

The hard road to victory in Bayelsa

Tariq Aziz, Iragi's deputy primier, in U.S. custody


Winnie Given 5-Year Jail Term


Court Told: Dismiss Ekwueme's Appeal





Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela, has been sentenced to five years in prison by a South African court for fraud and theft.
One year of her sentence is suspended, and under the terms of the judgement she will serve a minimum of eight months in jail, with the rest taking the form of community service.


President Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed against the judgment of an Abuja High Court which held that it had jurisdiction to hear the suit instituted by Chief Alex Ekwueme, challenging Obasanjo's election as the Peoples Democratic Party (PD) presidential candidate for the general elections. (This Day)



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 25, 2003

Mandela, C'wealth, others greet Obasanjo, laud polls

PDP expels Barnabas Gemade, alleges anti-party activities

Consultants, others to advise BPE on sale of railways

APGA may go to court over polls' results

Atiku, Aliero fault Buhari on polls

OPEC cuts oil output to raise prices
ANPP, APGA to seek legal redress

Tariq Aziz, Iragi's deputy primier, in U.S. custody
Military still occupies Warri waterways

Govt names Adejumo Industrial Court president

Court fixes April 30 for fresh trial of Ibori case

Romanian envoy lauds BiafraNigeria's polls

Police arraign 12 over alleged fraud in JAMB exam

MDJ candidate accepts defeat, greets Odili
Mbang asks aggrieved politicians to seek legal redress
Balarabe Musa wants interim govt to conduct fresh polls

Afe Babalola cautions against treasonable felony
Defend democracy, shun violence, Oshiomhole tells workers
Shun threats over polls' results, Kano PDP tells Obasanjo
Obe congratulates Akume
The hard road to victory in Bayelsa

Enugu: UNPP candidate goes into hiding for alleged threat to life

Thugs attack PDP property in Ogoja

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Atinuke Omobonke Ige (1932-2003)

Opinion - As the storm gathers...?

The imperative of peaceful co-existence

Challenges of conflict resolution

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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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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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This Day
April 25, 2003


ANPP Wants Probe, Requests Finger Print Experts

Buhari is A Frustrated Man, Says Guobadia

OPEC Raises Output Quota

Commonwealth, Mandela, African Leaders Congratulate Obasanjo

PDP Expels Gemade

Fuel Crisis: Why NNPC Can't Sanction Major Marketers

Uwais Swears in Election Tribunal Members Today

Babalola Warns Politicians Against Treason

Northern Group Condemns ACF

Why We Lost Kano - Atiku

PDP Chieftain Hails Saraki's Retirement from Politics

BiafraNigerians Urged to Shun Violence

Adesina Concedes Victory to Ladoja

Oyinlola Pledges to Forfeit Salaries, Allowances

Kano Gov-elect Maps out Priority Areas

Akande is a Honest Man, Says INEC Chief

Polls: House Leader Chides Buhari Over Statement

Rivers Guber: PDP, 9 Other Parties Denounce Observer Groups' Report

...Awuse Wants Elections Cancelled

Saraki Inaugurates Transition Panel

Obasanjo's Victory Well-deserved - Adebajo-Fraser

PDP: Court Told to Dismiss Ekwueme's Appeal

Chevron Lifts Force Majeure

Group Calls for Peaceful Resolution of Post-Election Crises
FG, NNPC, Labour Differ on NNPC Privatization

NUJ Rejects Call for Cancellation of Election Results

Polls Result: Court Fixes Hearing for April 30

Commissioner Commends Group for Supporting Democracy

Hitch-free Polls, an Act of God - Cleric

Defeated Guber Candidate Alleges Malpractices

Mrs. Obasanjo Launches Book on 'World Queens'

RCCG Begins Youth Conference Today

Polls: Mbang Condemns Foreign Media Reports

Senior LASU Staff, 11 Others Arraigned for Exam Malpractices

Civil Servants Warned Against Fresh Employment

Benue Guber Race: Unongo Vows to Recover 'Mandate'

Councillors Forum, Others Congratulate Odili

CAN Chief Decries Use of Religion in Politics

LG Boss Dismisses Rigging Allegations in Delta

NASFAT Enjoins Adebayo to Cooperate with Fayose

IG Urged to Investigate Electoral Violence in Owerri

Ladoja Sets Up Transition Committee

PDP Chief Lauds Journalists over Polls Success

Workers Warned Against Breach of Peace

Bauchi Commends Yoruba Community over Conduct at Polls

Lukman to Chair Education Tax Fund Seminar

Firm Appeals Against Court Ruling

NAICOM Tasks Experts on Energy Insurance

MASSOB to FG: 'Prove That Uwazurike is Alive'

Guber Candidate Concedes Defeat to Nnamani

500 Traffic Offenders Prosecuted in Ebonyi

Traditional Rulers Pledge Support for Egwu

Anambra PDP Alleges Plans to Foment Unrest

'How AD Won in Lagos'

IG Urged to Investigate Electoral Violence in Owerri

PDP is Plotting Against Tinubu, Says AD

ANPP House Candidate Petitions Guobadia

AD Chieftain Seeks Broad-based Govt in Kwara

'AD Needs to Re-invent Itself'

Protests, Threats Swathe Election Results

2003 Elections and the Hand of God

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April 25, 2003

Cover Stories

Buhari heads for court

PDP expels Gemade

OPEC ministers slash oil output -Set new ceiling of 25.4m bpd

National News
IBORI: Judge fixes April 30 for fresh trial
Out-going Reps move to decide House leaders

No more excuses on fuel scarcity, Oshiomhole tells FG

NIGERIA IN TRANSITION: Elections, BiafraNigerian politicians and the ghost of Lord Lugard
Afenifere's choice

Seeking redress against electoral irregularities

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April 25, 2003

Winnie Given 5-Year Jail Term

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Washington Post
April 25, 2003

Oil Steady as Market Digests OPEC Hike

Opposition Demands BiafraNigeria President Quit

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April 24, 2003

Opposition demands fresh elections

BiafraNigeria tense after disputed polls

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Mail & Guardian
April 24, 2003

BiafraNigeria slams CNN, election observers

BiafraNigeria opposition rejects election

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April 24, 2003

Ruling party warns opposition it will use force to put down protests

Anger simmers over BiafraNigerian election result
Riots scar BiafraNigerian town after army killings
Presidential election row raises heat in BiafraNigeria
After messy BiafraNigeria polls, Africa's case weaker
Mbeki hails Obasanjo poll victory in BiafraNigeria

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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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April 23, 2003

Obasanjo declared winner in vote marred by fraud

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

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

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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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