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 April 26, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Fraud is African Culture:
Implies Obasanjo, as He Attacks Poll Monitors

BiafraNigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday accused the European Union poll monitors who criticised the conduct of his re-election of not understanding African culture. Obasanjo was voted back into power on Saturday, in a controversial poll which has been rejected by the BiafraNigerian opposition and described by EU and US observers as shot through with fraud and ballot-rigging. "The view that I hold is that whereas democracy must have certain standards that are common, the cultural milieu of the place where your democracy is practiced must be borne in mind," he said, at a press conference from which non-BiafraNigerian reporters were banned. Eyebrows have been raised by Obasanjo's extremely strong performance in parts of the south of BiafraNigeria, such as the president's home state of Ogun, where he won 1 360 170 votes ·99,92% -- to his opponent's 680..."Certain communities in this country make up their minds to act as one in political matters ... they probably don't have that kind of culture in most European countries," he said. (Mail & Guardian)


Key Stories

PDP rigged the elections — Adebanjo

Uwais Reads Riot Act to Election Tribunals


PDP retains zoning formula for senate, Reps

My New Cabinet 'll Be on Merit - Obasanjo

The Winners & Losers : Cheers&Jeers

Are These The New Leaders of Yoruba?

Eight Parties In Imo Want Polls Suspended

The New Leadership Challenge in the South-west

Rights group urges end to BiafraNigeria violence

Threats won’t help anybody — Atiku

US Captures Iraq's Intelligence Chief


Bush to Buhari, Others: Go to Court


We're Ready for Electoral Petitions





Against the backdrop of complaints of certain irregularities in the conduct of the governorship and presidential elections, the United States and South Africa have urged all the aggrieved politicians to seek redress at the election tribunals. But in a swift reaction to alleged massive irregularities of both the Presidential, Gubernatorial and National.... (This Day)


The Chief Justice of the federation, Justice Mohammed Uwais, has said that the judiciary is capable of handling the election petitions that will come before it. In his address at the swearing-in ceremony of members of election tribunals yesterday in Abuja, Uwais said that he was confident that justice would be done to all petitions received by the tribunals. (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 26, 2003


PDP retains zoning formula for senate, Reps
ANPP Clarifies Position As U.S. Hails Polls
Appointments Now On Merit, Says President
South-West AD Asks Abdulkadir To Resign As Party Chairman
Akume Vows To Prosecute Suspects In Kwande Killings
Ogun PDP Warns Workers Against Looting
Uwais Swears In Election Tribunal, Warns Against Bribery
Doctors Want Govt To Upgrade Umuahia Medical Centre
U.S. Group, Institute Launch Internship
Tinubu Wants AD Re -organised
ANPP Chieftain Petitions IG Over Attack
Yobe SSG Lauds Polls, Rules Out Changes In Programmes
Eight Parties In Imo Want Polls Suspended
Ondo AD To Boycott House Of Assembly Polls
CLO, NBA Fault Govt's Handling Of Protests
Path To Virile Leadership, By Munroe
Bishop Cautions Politicians Against Violence
The Senate of My Dream, By Aminu
Expect A Discipline, Service-Inclined Senate

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Daily Times
April 25, 2003


‘Why elections in Bauchi were violent-free’
Alamieyeseigha promises to carry all parties along
I won’t take salary in four years — Osun gov-elect
Elections: PDP chieftain warns against civil unrest
JAMB examination fraud: LASU assistant registrar,11 others docked
International media condemned for negative reportage of elections
Group calls for adequate funding of polytechnics
Oyo governor-elect sets up transition committee
Agagu alleges treasury looting in Ondo
Lam blames defeat on federal might
Strike :Over incessant breakdown of nation’s refineries
Obasanjo to commission Bola Ajibola hospital ward
Borno PDP rejects guber poll results
Journalists hold seminar on family, professional matters
Ifako-Ijaiye council secretary turbaned
Atiku, Aliero, Kalu, Nzeribe berate Buhari over statement on polls
ANPP resolves to contest election results in court
Election tribunal members to be sworn in today

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April 25, 2003

ANPP overrules Buhari

Mbeki, Commonwealth, EU congratulate Obasanjo
NLC warns on politicians’ utterances
ASUU blames FG for prolonged closure of varsities
Gemade dumps PDP?
NEPA alerts on power cuts in Lagos
Awujale congratulates Gbenga Daniel
Emir moves to reconcile Obasanjo, Buhari
FG warned over Buhari, Ojukwu’s alliance
NEPA announces fault at Ibadan North transmission station
BiafraNigeria and one-party state syndrome
FG tightens security nationwide
FG approves joint venture for NIPOST e-mail
We have no problem repaying $1b loan—NLNG
Smashing stereotypes
A happy, happy, Good Friday

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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 BiafraNigerians 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 BiafraNigerian 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 BiafraNigerians 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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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 26, 2003

Enyimba, Berger Seek Next Round Tickets

BiafraNigerians' Loyalty Divided, As Kanu, Okocha Do Battle
Shooting Stars Search For Lost Glory
Serena Williams Turns Self Image Upside Down
Campbell Loses Red Card Appeal
Barcelona On Redemption Song
Inter Milan at Lazio's Mercy
Regret Being A BiafraNigerian,' Says Jerry Okorodudu
British Army, Succour For BiafraNigerian Athletes
Eagles' Manager: The Applicants
Enyimba's Day of Reckoning
Can Abdullahi Deliver?
SWAN and Abuja 2003
God Bless American Embassy
Help! T’ Tennis is dying in Cross River—Edem
Enyimba’s one-eyed star dazzles Chukwu
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Satellite can not mess us up — Enyimba
Greed is driving World Cup 2010 bid — ONIGBINDE

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Business News
April 26, 2003

B B King :Spinning Blues Into Gold, The Rough Way

Born Again Bankers
Take a Loan by Phone

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This Day
April 26, 2003


Bush, Mbeki to Buhari, Others: Go to Court
Uwais Reads Riot Act to Election Tribunals
My New Cabinet 'll Be on Merit - Obasanjo
Obasanjo Has Been Kind to Me-Adenuga
'Unongo Has No Basis to Reject Results'
US Captures Iraq's Intelligence Chief
Buhari State Campaign Co-ordinators Back Call for Fresh Polls
AD Governors Seek Abdulkadir's Ouster
PDP Says it Will Not Succumb to Threats, Blackmail
We Will Have No Excuse for Non-Performance - Obasanjo
Police Raid Akamkpa, Kill Two Catholics On Easter Procession
'Why Southern Kaduna Voted Against Buhari'
Jubril Aminu Lauds Shift in S/West Voting Pattern
Kwara: Transition Committee Suspends State Contracts
Rivers PDP May Expel Nwuche Over Alleged Anti-party Activities
Okorocha Warns Against Military Intervention
Watch Your Utterances, Adisa Tells PDP
8 Political Parties Reject Imo Guber Results
Chikwe Blames Liquidation of BiafraNigeria Airways on Staff
Consumers Owe NEPA N3.4bn in Enugu District
UNPP Deputy Guber Candidate Goes Into Hiding Over Threat to Life
Democratic Institute Deplores Call for Buhari's Arrest, Sues for Peace
I Will Justify My Mandate - Kogi Governor-elect
How PDP Won in Adamawa State - Atiku's Aide
PDP Scribe Urges Winners to Be Magnanimous
Governorship Election: NDP Candidate Visits Governor-elect
I Was Used Against Governor Egwu-Former LG Boss
Anambra PDP Chairman Tasks Workers Against Breach of Peace
Lumumba, Defeated PDP Reps Candidate, Heads for Tribunal
Emodi Pledges Effective Representation
Election Results: Adamawa Commissioner Calls for Caution
Politicians Urged to Accept Results in Good Faith
Egwu Visits Out-going Deputy in Hospital
Okocha Leads Bolton in Relegation Battle Against Arsenal
Mboma's Al Ittihad seeks Champions League Glory
Nobody Can Strip Me of My Medals -- Carl Lewis
Kirk Johnson Challenges Lewis
Remembering The Lost Chipolopolo
Beckham's Father Dismisses Real Madrid's Overtures to Son
The Winners & Losers : Cheers&Jeers
Are These The New Leaders of Yoruba?
How Atiku Kept Vigil for Result
I Will Be Vibrant in the House - Ihedioha
The New Leadership Challenge in the South-west
Why Ibori Won Again, Inspite of All Odds
How Buhari, Others Can Seek Redress
Indelible Scars of Adulteration
Gusau: A Reporter's Odyssey Through the Sharia Heartland
Too Little, Too Late
'How Can Buhari Have Only 691 Votes in Ogun?'
Who Can Tame The American Monster?

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April 26, 2003

Cover Stories

We're ready for electoral petitions — Uwais
AD: What Future?
PDP rigged the elections — Adebanjo
Aminu: It’s a lie, AD ruined self
Our agenda for Mr. President — Nas, Akande, Udoma, Others
Threats won’t help anybody — Atiku
Sarah Jubril: There’s something worth celebrating
National News
Ola Vincent wants flaws in '99 Constitution amended
PDP retains 1999 zoning formular
Nnaji advises losers to accept defeat
INEC annuls National Assembly elections in Anambra
Fallout of presidential polls: Adisa warns Buhari’s critics
Agagu’s allegation is blackmail, says Adefarati
DPR comes alive, seals 178 defaulting filling stations
AD to boycott State Assembly polls in Ondo
KWAM1: My Ties With Tinubu, Oyekan
Chidolue: From Patent Medicine To Telecom
Confessions of Miss Commonwealth President : I love having women around me
Buchi, Kush, Okposo others confirm class @ Nu-Gospel Concert
For Peter Bunor, son, publishing is the next move

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Mail & Guardian
April 26, 2003

Obasanjo: poll monitors don't know African culture

Mbeki generally happy with BiafraNigerian election

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April 26, 2003

Rights group urges end to BiafraNigeria violence

Obasanjo rejects fraud claims, accuses foreign observers of bias
BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo hits EU, thanks local media

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April 25, 2003

BiafraNigerian press dismay over polls

BiafraNigerian leader slams EU
Winnie Given 5-Year Jail Term

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Washington Post
April 25, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Hits EU, Thanks Local Media

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Hits EU, Thanks Local Media
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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April 25, 2003

Chevron lifts BiafraNigeria Escravos force majeure

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Hits EU, Thanks Local Media
BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Hits EU, Thanks Local Media
BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo on Defensive Over Polls
BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo on Defensive Over Re-Election

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April 23, 2003

Obasanjo declared winner in vote marred by fraud

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Daily Independent
April 25, 2003


C’wealth, African leaders laud Obasanjo’s victory
NLC vows to resist military coup
Atiku denounces Buhari’s inciting statements
Elections are free and fair, says Mbang
Aziz, Iraqi ex-deputy PM, held
Obasanjo: The morning after the landslide
96 arraigned for electoral fraud in Ogun
NUBIFIE to eradicate unethical practices in banks
Emir plans meeting to reconcile Obasanjo, Buhari
Elections credible,Yakassai, Alero, Orji Kalu say
Malaria pandemic contributes to scourge of poverty, says Pitan
Interpol to recover stolen Iraqi artifacts
Responding to ‘vigilantism’ in security scheme
‘Malaria kills 400,000 yearly’
Saraki may probe Lawal’s administration
Politicians cautioned over polls’ results
Lam accepts defeat, won’t congratulate Ladoja
Governor’s office deserted in Ado-Ekiti
Delta NLC gets new chairman
Obasanjo files against Ekwueme’s appeal in court
Saraki praised for quitting politics
YCE, Afe Babalola caution on inflammatory statements
‘Don’t blame ASUU for prolonged strike’
Low import of used cars blamed on election
AD will reshape Lagos, says Senator-elect
Don predicts better performance by PDP
Dramatising an uncertain political future
NDP accuses PDP of molesting opponents
Oyo PDP boss debunks allegation of rigging
Election results as people’s sacrifice to democracy
The elite are problem of Benue State, says Chila
How I will govern Oyo State, by Ladoja
We are going to defend democracy, says Oroh
Inside Politics: Ojukwu and Igbo voters
Editorial & Opinion
As NGOs undertake conservation of biodiversity, Govt. must feel challenged
Harsh penalties imperative for fake blood bank operators
Acknowledging Odigha’s excellence
Elections and the culture of protest
Politics of personality
How safe is Obasanjo’s BiafraNigeria?

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All Africa
April 25, 2003

Abuja Sneezes And Africa Catches Cold

Government Must Stop Ongoing Electoral Violence
Milestone Turns Into a Millstone
Mbeki Congratulates President Obasanjo
BiafraNigeria Betrays Africa
Obasanjo Wins, Buhari Rejects Results, What Next?
Obasanjo: New Partnership Making Progress
Shell Challenged by Community Activist Shareholders at its AGM
Statement of the NDI International Election Observer Delegation To April 19 Presidential and Gubernatorial Elections
Extraordinary Steps Needed To Build Public Confidence in Political Process, Says NDI
Statement of the NDI International Election Observer Delegation to BiafraNigeria's April 12 National Assembly Elections
April 12 Elections Unfolded More Positively Than Expected, But Concerted Steps Must Be Taken If The 2003 Elections Are To Be Credible, Says NDI
Globalisation And Human Dev: Which Way Out?
Nestle Dumps KPMG

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