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 April 28, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Politics: Shagari Berates Politicians
Former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari has berated politicians in this dispensation for engaging in personal condemnation of one another instead of highlighting on issues confronting the survival of the country’s nascent democracy and the development of the nation. The former president, who made the remark while fielding questions from Daily Independent in Sokoto, said, however, that there was no alternative to democracy. Shagari, who had earlier criticised the Independent National Election Commission’s (INEC)’s arrangement for lacking secrecy, shortly after being watched by voters who wanted to see where his vote will go during the April,12 National Assembly elections, commended the conduct of the April 19 elections, saying: “Under the present circumstances, INEC has tried”. Emphasising that he was speaking on a general basis, Shagari said, “despite the typical Nigerian tendency towards hypocrisy, I believe that the majority of Nigerians cannot be fooled all the time. There will soon come a time when Nigerians can no longer tolerate double standards. The march towards reality has already started. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Obasanjo: New Code for Public Officers Under Way

Our elections fairer than US polls, says BiafraNigeria


Oil reserve hits 32 billion barrels

Conduct bureau drops charges against Tinubu

‘Election tribunals won’t redress injustice’

'Obasanjo Does Not Deserve Our Support'

We stand by our mandate, says PDP

Resolving the Electoral Crisis

PDP rigged without imagination in South West, says Tinubu

'We Cannot Afford a Return to Military Rule'

'Peace and Fraud Are Incompatible'


Yoruba NLC Supports Obasanjo


Omisore, Senator-Elect Files Bail Motion





Following alleged inciting statements by defeated political parties and individuals in the just concluded elections, President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has advised Nigerian workers to brace up to defend the nation and shut up those beating the drum of war. (Vanguard)


Counsel to Otunba Iyiola Omisore, Mr. Kunle Kalejaiye, has filed a motion for bail at the Ibadan High Court, where the former deputy governor is standing trial for complicity and murder of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige. In an eight point application supported by a 26 point affidavit, lead counsel to Omisore,.... (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 28, 2003


Oil reserve hits 32 billion barrels
Conduct bureau drops charges against Tinubu

15 years after, Supreme Court okays Fasade as Owa of Igbajo

IG raises panel on repeal of FRSC Act

Rumsfeld begins 'Thank You' tour of Arab states
NBA disowns comments on elections by branches

Kaduna CAN faults Arewa's rejection of polls results

Railway loses multi-million naira equipment to thieves
Police raise fresh detectives over attack on Obasanjo's daughter

Nwachukwu urges peace despite polls controversy

Adesanya warns AD chieftains over govt appointments

PDP plans ethics code for president, governors, others

Gemade faults expulsion by PDP
Defeated FCT senatorial candidates fault polls results

Youths seek end to crisis over polls results
Lagos AD moves to ensure victory at Assembly polls
Edo NCP to boycott Assembly polls
Police arrest fake auditors in Enugu
Owie, ANPP chiefs, fault Buhari's call for protest, boycott

Adebayo denies looting allegations by governor-elect

Defeated Plateau PDP candidate may head for tribunal

NCP backs fresh polls, INEC's disbandment
Obasanjo's re-election divine design, say clerics

ECOMOG gets N138m Dutch grants over Cote d'Ivoire

34 on trial in Akure over alleged electoral fraud
Why ANPP missed majority votes, by Zwingina

Ibru, Bajomo, at ICAN award, foresee a prosperous Nigeria
PDP plans ethics code for president, governors, others
Senate of senior citizens and the colour of its leadership

List of Senators: North East

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - 2003 Elections: Matters arising
Opinion - Labour unions and the failed economy

Our beloved Sapele port

Obasanjo's dual mandate

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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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Sports News
April 28, 2003

Aiyegbeni's Portsmouth Confirms Promotion

Kalusha Reflects on Tragedy

ICSSPE Approves Pre- Games Scientific Congress

Beckham Can't Resist Real - Zidane

Cup Winners: Berger in Goals Feast

Zonal Meet: AFN, Athletes May Clash In Benin

Mohammed, former Eaglets' captain, rots away in Zaria
Lagos to reward athletes soon

Ahead 2003 All Africa Games: Igali holds talk with wrestlers

Lewis ready for more fights
Mauresmo puts France into Fed Cup quarter finals
Wenger concedes title, Allardyce praises team
Bayern seals title with four games left
U-23 will relive Atlanta '96, says Lawal
We could have gone to the World Cup if our best didn’t die

The title is gone — Wenger

How Okocha’s Bolton denied Arsenal title

Obstacles that may stop Beckham from joining Real Madrid

I’m celebrity get me out of here — Beckham

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This Day
April 28, 2003


Obasanjo: New Code for Public Officers Under Way

Resolving the Electoral Crisis

PDP Wants House Rules Amended

GTB Declares over N4bn Profit

FG Settles $1.1bn JV Partners' Debts

Ike Nwachukwu Accepts Defeat, Urges National Unity

My Expulsion from PDP Unconstitutional - Gemade

Lagos Faces One Week Blackout

Polls: Go to Court, Group Urges Defeated Candidates

Wada Nas Condemns Call for Buhari's Arrest

Osoba Accepts Election Results

Kwankwaso Counsels Politicians on 'National Interest'

Buhari Cautioned Against Inciting Remarks

Ocean Tide Destroys N60m Boats in A/Ibom

Tinubu Tasks AD Leaders on Future Elections

...As Delta Flays AD over Polls Cancellation

'Remarks by Guobadia, Mbang, Unfortunate'

'Ethnic Politics, Gone for Good'

INEC, Politicians Warned over Inciting Statements

Delta People Urged to Support Ibori

Judiciary Tasked on election Disputes

Osoba Inaugurates 52 LG Caretaker Committees

Ogun: 5 Parties Team Up with Daniel

Security Alert in Edo over Owie's Alleged Threats

Polls: Igbo Youth Oppose Violence over Results

Gaius-Obaseki Gets Outstanding NNPC Boss Award

3000 African Children Die Daily from Malaria - WHO

Cleric Tasks Politicians on Peace

'ANPP's Defeat in Kwara, Case of Unpopular Govt'

Plateau ANPP Heads for Tribunal Over Guber Results

Abia PDP Leader Justifies Kalu's Re-election

AD's Not Finished Yet - Solomon

The Day I Wept Openly - Saraki

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April 28, 2003

Cover Stories

Conduct Bureau drops charges against Tinubu

Oshiomhole asks workers to defend democracy

My victory, a challenge, says Obasanjo

April 19 polls: Buhari altered Obasanjo's calculations - Dan Musa

‘Election tribunals won’t redress injustice’

AD worked hard to win Lagos guber election, says Remi Adiukwu Bakare

PDP accused of rigging in Delta North

ANPP and the loser's option

National News
ANPP and the loser's option

PAC advises Obasanjo to dialogue

Oshiomhole asks oil workers to expose saboteurs in NNPC

Police clarify stand on Marshall Harry’s murder

Peaceful revolution swept away S/West govs, by Daramola, returning officer

Pre-election violence keeps heart surgeons away from Nigeria

I do not regret calling for power shift to North- Bafarawa

Election coverage in Sokoto : Caliphate keeps faith with tradition

Anambra poll is robbery operation - Peter Obi

"Operation earthquake": Anenih wins(1)

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All Africa
April 28, 2003

'Leave the Common Man Out of Your Fights'

'Obasanjo Does Not Deserve Our Support'
'The Masses Are Wiser Now'
'Obasanjo Won Because Buhari is Unelectable'
'Nigerians Abroad Are Fed Up'
'Don't Let Bad Losers Derail Our Transition'
'An Achievement Worth Celebrating'
'We Cannot Afford a Return to Military Rule'
'Peace and Fraud Are Incompatible'

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Mail & Guardian
April 28, 2003

Our elections fairer than US polls, says Nigeria

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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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Washington Post
April 27, 2003

Shell: Oil Vessel Off Nigeria Threatened

Shell: Oil Vessel Off Nigeria Threatened

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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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April 24, 2003

Opposition demands fresh elections

BiafraNigeria tense after disputed polls

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April 27, 2003

Shell: Oil Vessel Off Nigeria Threatened

Shell says oil vessel off Nigeria threatened

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April 23, 2003

Obasanjo declared winner in vote marred by fraud

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Daily Independent
April 28, 2003


Shagari berates politicians
We stand by our mandate, says PDP
PDP rigged without imagination in South West, says Tinubu
Govt moves to save Airways’ assets
UNILAG succumbs to pressure, reviews fees
The religious factor in Nigerian politics
Lawal sets up handover committee
Omisore to plead for bail
Disregard reopening directive, student leaders tell colleagues
Obasanjo may give more posts to women
Osoba hinges performance on journalistic experience
NGO challenges farmers, government on food security
South Africa's auto exports double to $5.3b in two years
Kingibe goes to election tribunal
Delta polytechnics gulp N2.7billion
ILO harps on industrial safety
FG lists achievements in health care delivery
Osoba warns against furore over election results
NAPEP beneficiaries laud polls
ANPP, APGA to participate in State Assembly elections
Buhari's call for fresh polls hypocritical, says ARP

Gani faults Mbang’s comments on elections

AD and the challenge of rejuvenation

No regret over PDP/AD pact, says Okunronmu

Koiranga-Jada lauds Adamawa for voting PDP

‘Why PDP won in South South’

Buhari’s supporters may boycott other polls

Buhari’s aide, Bafarawa, Oshiomole differ on court action

Accept defeat in good faith, youths urge defeated candidates

Discordant tunes over National Assembly polls in Bayelsa

Challenges before South West PDP governors

The hurdles before Ngige in Anambra

Our opposition is not formidable, says Turaki

‘Anambra governorship election is a fraud’

Editorial & Opinion
Internet operators need to respect air safety laws over erection of masts
Govt and banks should strive to actualise vision on SMEs
Tracking the cost of living

March of the British far Right

A sick-bed reflection on Nigeria
PDP's victory and Obasanjo’s arrogance

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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 28, 2003

NIA passes resolution to enforce new minimum rates

Dividends of democracy still elude Nigerians, says ICAN boss
Elections: NACCIMA, LCCI, MAN congratulate Obasanjo
Government, Parastatals owe NEPA N3 billion
Contractor abandons N42m Adonte electrification project
Naira depreciates by 15 kobo
CBN mops up N138.6 billion from circulation
GTB becomes fourth most profitable bank earns N4.15billion profit
Recapitalisation: EIB hits N1 billion mark
Nissan powers from near-bankruptcy to zero debt in three years
Nestle focuses on margins as growth slows
Boeing dips, holds to forecasts for rest of year
Puma sees profits up by 50 per cent
Ex-CSFB banker, Frank Quattrone, faces criminal charges
U.K economic growth falls to eurozone level
Multinational affiliations tonic for growth — Martlink boss
Challenges next AAPN president should tackle

Assurance Bank: Another turn-around success story ?

Investors stake N138bn in govt securities as cost of funds shots up

Post-election, post Iraqi war economy

Agric bank to offer micro-credit

Equities turnover improves as confidence returns to stock market

FG considers report on intellectual property commission

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