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 April 30, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Electoral Fraud Will not Stand: ANPP Governors Back Buhari
Sokoto State Govenor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has dismissed claims that the nine governors elected on the platform of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), have abandoned the party's presidential candidate in the April 19 election, Major-General Muha-mmadu Buhari (rtd) in his protest against the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). But in Katsina State, the police have stopped a 'thank you tour' of the 34 local government areas of the state planned by Buhari. The order that the presidential candidate should not embark on the tour came after the state police command had earlier given him approval to go ahead. However, as Buhari's protest against the election results continue to generate controversies, more world leaders have congratulated the winner, President Olusegun Obasanjo. (This Day)


Key Stories

Two feared dead as Police, MASSOB clash in Lagos

BiafraNigerian Army produces home-made weapons


Issues that shaped elections in Gombe

Govt to register BiafraNigerians abroad for ID card

68 Expatriate Workers Held Hostage in Rivers

PDP: Our Stand On Presidential Polls 'Hypothetical'

Ige: Court to Rule on Omisore's Bail Monday

UK families fear for rig workers

CAN Alleges Fraud, Wants Anambra Result Voided

Kalu lists post 2007 political plans

I won't contest Nnamani's re-election —AYOGU


INEC Rejects EU Verdict on Elections


MASSOB Members Held





INEC yesterday rejected the report of the European Union observers which alleged mass irregularities, particularly in the gubernatorial and presidential elections, saying it lacked evidence and factual support. And as part of the efforts for the cancellation of the just concluded presidential election, the presidential candidate of ANPP, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and the party's.... (Vanguard)


Thirteen members of the Movement for the Actualistion of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), who demonstrated yesterday in parts of Lagos to protest the arrest of their leader in Okigwe, Chief Raph Uwazurike, have been detained by the police. But the authorities at Abuja have directed that the suspects be brought to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) today. (Daily Independent)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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April 30, 2003


Banks offer N14 billion to small firms
13 die, as U.S. troops open fire on Iraqi students
12 princes in race for Lagos royal seat

Blair, ECOWAS, African presidents congratulate Obasanjo

INEC rejects EU observers' reports on polls

Two feared dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

BiafraNigerian Army produces home-made weapons

Govt to register BiafraNigerians abroad for ID card

Buhari urges large turnout for state Assembly polls
Kano PDP fine-tunes plans to defeat ANPP in Assembly polls

Daniel's order may affect workers' pay, says Osoba
Court rules on Omisore's bail application May 5

Alleged Winners in Anambra accuse INEC of annullingment

Gombe raises transition panel

U.S. pledges to protect BiafraNigeria's environment

Workers group task Obasanjo, others on economy
BiafraNigerian, Chinese firm to takeover NAFCON

Moslem groups fear Christian missionaries' effects
Skin graft on boy amputee Ali, succeeds
WAR crimes charges plan against Franks angers U.S

Versity teachers fault NUC on technical panel

Abubakar Umar advises Buhari to accept defeat

Issues that shaped elections in Gombe

Behind PDP's spectacular showing in Akoko-Edo

Government and religious conflicts

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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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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 30, 2003


ANPP Governors Back Buhari, Says Bafarawa

NITEL: N10bn Share Purchase Fund Ready

68 Expatriate Workers Held Hostage in Rivers

Obasanjo, Ibori in One-Hour Consultation

DPR Issues Danger Alert on Atlas Cove Jetty

Polls: Umar Calls for Restraints

PDP: Our Stand On Presidential Polls 'Hypothetical'

FG Committed to Safety - Maduekwe

Enugu ANPP Boycotts State Assembly Polls

INEC Website: Tinubu Demands Police Investigation

Buhari Urges Supporters to Vote ANPP

PDP's Loss in North West, Act of God - Atiku

Rivers PDP Suspends Douglas, Nwuche

Kwara: Transition Panel's Powers Cause Row

No Fresh Election in Abia South - INEC

Osoba Condemns Daniel's Directive to Banks

Obasanjo's Re-election Portends 'Golden Change' - Maharaji

Democracy Succeeds on Strong, Constructive Opposition, Says Obasanjo

Two Feared Dead as Nigerdock Workers Begin Strike

SAHCOL Fire Could 've Been Averted - CSO

NEPA Promises Better Power Supply in Lagos

Police Arrest 13 MASSOB Members in Lagos

Ige: Court to Rule on Omisore's Bail Monday

NBA Boss Tasks FG on Killers
'Corporate Bodies Should Assist in Educational Devt'

How to Prevent SARS in BiafraNigeria - US Doctor

Freedom Organisation Faults Elections Observers' Report

Ibori Promises Development of Rural Areas, Agriculture

Ngige Vows to Revoke Shady Land Deals

Agagu Inaugurates 12-man Transition Committee

Appointments: Lobbyists Mount Pressure on Governor-elect

WAEC Records Poor Performance in Nov/Dec 2002 Examination

Senator-elect to Politicians: Accept Polls Results in Good Faith

Sack Anambra Electoral Commissioner, Obasanjo Told

NNPP Congratulates PDP, Others, Lauds Electoral Process

Akanmode Explains PDP's Success in Kogi

Boni Haruna Urged to Implement Devt Projects

Sudan National Radio Management Visits BiafraNigeria

Group Counsels Politicians on Democratic Ideals

Benin NBA Boycotts Court

Ex-Minister Urges Presidency to Probe Party Agent's Murder

FRSC to Introduce Vehicle Identification Tag

Workers Protest Unpaid Salaries

CLO Decries NDP Guber Candidate's Detention

Borishade Advises Workshop on Eradication of Illiteracy

PDP Mobilises supporters for State Assembly Polls

AD rejoices with Ibori

Group Congratulates Ngige on Victory

Obasanjo's Victory in Bayelsa Deserved, Says Alamieyeseigha

PDP Chieftain Commends Adamawa Voters

I'll Overhaul Revenue Machinery, Says Ngige

Oyinlola'll Disappoint Critics, Says Senator-elect

Group Lauds Obasanjo's Victory

CAN Alleges Fraud, Wants Anambra Result Voided

NCP Guber Candidate Congratulates Duke

INEC And 2003 Elections: Matters Arising

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April 30, 2003

Cover Stories

INEC rejects EU verdict on elections

Victim tells horrible tale of 9-day strike on oil rig -4 feared dead in fresh attack on Itsekiri

NUBIFIE, ASSBIFI threaten strike, give ultimatum

SIECs okay LG polls for June 21

National News
Defeated AD govs were failures, says Abdulkadir
Police yet to get Ige's

Osoba alleges move by PDP to frustrate Ogun govt

Politics - Apr. 29th
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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April 30, 2003

UK families fear for rig workers

UK backs Obasanjo victory
Diary of a BiafraNigerian oil siege

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April 30, 2003

Shell restores another 30,000 bpd BiafraNigerian output

U.S. Enraged as Cuba Returned to U.N. Rights Body
Oil workers trapped in BiafraNigerian oil rig strike
Court orders Nigerian strikers off Transocean rigs
Shell BiafraNigeria says losing 100,000 bpd to thieves

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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'
'BiafraNigerians 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 24, 2003

Opposition demands fresh elections

BiafraNigeria tense after disputed polls

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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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Sports News
April 30, 2003

Why World Cup Bid Has Credibility Problems- Runsewe

Rangers Draw Motema Pembe

Berger Hot Shot Banned

Econet Corporate Challenge Begins in Kaduna

Diack Praises COJA's Lausanne Initiative

W.C:SuperSport Splashes N160m on S/A Bid

BiafraNigerians Clash in Polish Cup

U-23 Off to Lesotho

Abuja 2003: CAF Okays Draws for June

Six Handball Referees Head to Dakar

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