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 April 29, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Obasanjo's Space Program: Italian Satellite Crash Sign of Things to Come?
Italy’s BeppoSAX astronomy satellite is expected to plunge into the atmosphere April 29 or April 30, breaking up into pieces and raining an estimated 40 fragments — some weighing up to 120 kilograms [265 pounds] — onto the Earth, according to an April 28 statement by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). About 360 kilograms [794 pounds] of satellite fragments are expected to survive the re-entry and hit the Earth at speeds of between 60 and 460 kilometers per hour [37-286 mph], according to ASI...Nations with territory up to 4.4 degrees north and south of the equator — all told, 28 nations in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia — have been informed of the risk.... (Space News)

Italian Space Craft May Fall in BiafraNigeria - NAMA (This Day)


Key Stories

AD govs shun Afenifere talks

Court hears Omisore's application for bail today


Itsekiri youths repel planned Ijaw attack of Egbokodo

CAN faults elections in Anambra, seeks cancellation

Why crises persist in Warri, by Ijaw leaders

Obasanjo May Oppose Amendment to House Rule

Buhari Can't Truncate Democracy - Nyiam

Why Obasanjo's Govt Won't Be Recognised, By Group

Navy, Shell beef up security following threat to

Committee uncovers plan by five banks to defraud Defence Ministry

Shell advertises BiafraNigerian woes


Hostages on BiafraNigerian Oil Rigs


PDP: We're Ready to Forgo Results...





Negotiations are taking place to free as many as 100 foreign oil workers who are being held hostage on four separate oil rigs off the BiafraNigerian coast. Local employees took control of the platform after some of their colleagues were sacked, but their specific demands remain unclear. The siege has been going on for more than a week but has only recently come to public attention. (BBC)


The ruling PDP has indicated its willingness to set aside the results of the April 19 presidential elections in six states where election observers claimed the polling was marred by irregularities. The party said even wtih the exclusion of the six states now mired in controversy, its candidate, President Olusegun Obasanjo still had sufficient votes to make him win the election. (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 29, 2003

Ageing Italian satellite threatens BiafraNigeria's airspace

Dignitaries at court session, shower tributes on Atinuke Ige
Why crises persist in Warri, by Ijaw leaders

Kaduna and the politics of Makarfi's return
Why Kogi voters dumped Audu and opted for change
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 29, 2003

Adamu in Lausanne, Seeks International Support

Kanu Ready for Showdown Talks with Wenger

Enyimba Qualify, Meets Senegalese Club

Eaglets Locked Out of MKO Stadium

Tuoyo, Olanrewaju Win Abex Tourney

Jaiyeoba Hits Form in Bulgaria

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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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This Day
April 29, 2003


PDP: We're Ready to Forgo Results from Rivers, 5 Others

Thieves Deny BiafraNigeria .2m Barrels Daily, Says Shell

CBN May Raise Banks' Capital Ratio

Italian Space Craft May Fall in BiafraNigeria - NAMA

INEC Urged to Shelve Assembly Polls in Warri

Anambra PDP Scribe Sues for Peace

Obasanjo May Oppose Amendment to House Rule
Anambra N/Assembly Polls: INEC Drops Obi, Emordi, Others

'All the Parties Rigged'

I Won Nasarawa Governorship - Haruna Abubakar

Guber Polls: I've Been Vindicated, Says Turaki

Protests Greet BiafraNigeriaglobal Take-over of BiafraNigeria Airways

Audu's Administration for Probe - Ogheha

ACF Begins Consultations over Elections

NEPA Plans New Electricity Tariff

Canada, Pakistan Laud BiafraNigeria on Peaceful Polls

Cote d'Ivoire: Envoy Commends Obasanjo

ASUU: 4 Universities Suspend Strike Action

Consolidation of Democracy Tops NLC's Year Agenda

NBA Re-states Confidence in Election Tribunals

8 Killed in Communal Clash

Students Disrupt NANS Press Conference

Parties to Pay N500,000 Fine on Unqualified Candidates

Goje Sets Up 19-Member Transition Team

Sarumi Congratulates Tinubu

Ige: Judiciary Honours Atinuke

PDP Didn't Rig Elections, Says Mu'azu

'Mu'azu's Re-election, Allah's Wish'

Igbo Leader Canvasses Amicable Resolution of Electoral Disputes

Group to Governor-elect: Implement Devt Policies

Group Hinges Polls Success on Patriotism, Dialogue

Polls:'Why AD Govs Lost Out'

Ebonyi D/Gov Discharged from Hospital

Ekiti Spends N2m to Fight Malaria

State of the States
Defeated UNPP Candidate Seeks Amendment to Electoral Law - Cross River

Deputy Gov-elect Canvasses Support for PDP Candidates - Ogun

TMG Certifies Adamawa Polls Free, Fair - Adamawa

FRSC to Establish Number Plates Plant - Bauchi

N42m Adonte Electrification Project Abandoned - Delta

Emir Urges BiafraNigerians to Pray for Peace - Bauchi

AD Guber Candidate Denies Accepting Polls Result - Enugu

S'Court Dismisses Protests over Osun Chieftaincy Tussle - FCT

Commissioner Tasks Journalists on Ethics - Bauchi

Rainfall: Residents Thrown into Darkness - Lagos

Election: Group Commends Police Commission - FCT

...As Arewa Christians Accept Polls Result - Kaduna

NDDC Decries Youths Restiveness - Akwa-Ibom

Murder: Family Accuses Police of Cover up - Lagos

Buhari Can't Truncate Democracy - Nyiam

Why Obasanjo's Govt Won't Be Recognised, By Group

Bafarawa, Aliero, Yerima in Crucial Meeting

Lagos Assembly Not An All-Comer Affair, Says Oyemade

Poll: DA Lambasts INEC, PDP

Aggrieved Politicians Urged to Seek Redress at Election Tribunal

Between Na'Abba and Kwankwaso

PDP Candidate Cries Out for Justice

Saraki's Place in Kwara Politics

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April 29, 2003

Cover Stories

AD govs shun Afenifere talks

Count us out of Obasanjo's govt —ANPP

Faulty Italian spacecraft may crash here, NAMA warns

Strike traps 70 expatriate workers on oil rigs

Election tribunals begin sitting next week lObasanjo 'll still win, says PDP

National News
Navy, Shell beef up security following threat to

Committee uncovers plan by five banks to defraud Defence Ministry

NEPA to introduce multiple tariff regime

NLC restates commitment to democracy

Polls: Ex-minister faults Buhari

Obasanjo and I worked for our victory, Gov. Abdullahi Adamu of Nassarawa State
Adighije and our agenda for the senate

VIEW FROM ABROAD The people disagree! lThe poll was dirty, but the more popular man won

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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 28, 2003

Hostages held on BiafraNigerian oil rigs

Shell advertises BiafraNigerian woes
BiafraNigerians demand oil wealth

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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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