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June 01, 2003

Mystery Over Abia North Senate Seat: ANPP Accuses Aso Rock of Bribery

The lingering intrigues and power play shrouding the re-election or non-election of Senator Adolphus Wabara on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Abia North Senatorial district apparently deepened over the weekend. This comes on the heels of the reported declaration by INEC of Elder Imo of the opposition All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) as the real winner of the April 12 polls. THISDAY also gathered that President Olusegun Obasanjo has sent a letter of congratulations to Imo. But Wabara was at the PDP national secretariat yesterday seeking to be adopted as the candidate for the office of the Senate President raising questions about his status. There were speculations in Abuja that INEC might have given him a certificate of victory. (This Day)


Key Stories

How BiafraNigeria's Oil Thieves Operate

Ige's Death: The Drama Continues

‘The president must stay more at home’


Tinubu urges AD to prepare for 2007

petrol: FG opts for price differential regime

36 govs inauguration: The good, the bad, the ugly

Ahead National Assembly Inauguration...The Leadership Problem - Enter The New National Assembly

Pet Projects: Group Sues Stella Obasanjo, Other First Ladies

Crisis Rocks Jigawa ANPP

Less than 7% economic growth is unacceptable—Dr. Fashola, economics teacher


How BiafraNigeria's Oil Thieves...


Ige's Death: The Drama Continues





The equivalent of a full tanker is being illegally siphoned off every week. By Anthony Goldman, Michael Peel and David White. The humid creeks and dense mangrove swamps of the Niger delta have been a source of illicit trade since the days of slavery. Now a new form of smuggling is threatening the stability of Nigeria's vast oil sector as well as putting pressure on President Olusegun Obasanjo, sworn in today for a second four-year term. (This Day)


Despite the attempt at reforms by the Police in recent times, many have lost hope in its ability to effectively police the country. Not only have killings increased, defaulters escape the wrath of the law, therefore emboldening evil doers to continue in their untoward ways. The assassination in Dec. 2001 of the former Atty Gen. and Min. of Justice, Chief Bola Ige and the politics surrounding the case leaves much to be desired. (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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This Day
June 01, 2003


Obasanjo: I'm a Brand New President
Mystery Over Abia North Senate Seat
Council Polls May Be Postponed Again
FG Commends Japan on $3.33m Donation for Polio Eradication
Tinubu Urges AD to Brace Up for 2007
Pet Projects: Group Sues Stella Obasanjo, Other First Ladies
Crisis Rocks Jigawa ANPP
Don't Swear in Enemuo, Clerk of National Assembly Told
Anglican Church Establishes Islamic Centre
Police Refuse PAC Chairman, Others Bail
Katsina D/Speaker Impeached
Obasanjo Approves New Deputy Controller-General
Lagos PDP Defectors Not On Ground, Says Basorun
Varsity Teachers, VC Trade Blames
Pro-Democracy Groups Outline Moves to Mark June 12
Final Commercialisation of NPA Over Soon - Shippers Boss
Group Urges Politicians to Eschew Violence
Atiku Assures Sao Tome and Principe of Investments
Institute Calls for Joint Effort to Tackle Changes
Aviation Professionals Move to Scuttle Demonstration
Election Tribunal Warns Against Misconduct
Agagu Vows to Run Open Administration
Youths Commend NDDC's Management
Pro-Obasanjo Group Wants Igbo in Mainstream Politics
Ahead National Assembly Inauguration...The Leadership Problem - Enter The New National Assembly
Ige's Death: The Drama Continues
Toyota Fights Competition with Avensis
How BiafraNigeria's Oil Thieves Operate
Of Governors and Office Seekers
Prepare For the Worst, Fellow BiafraNigerians
My Re-election is a Challenge, Says Turaki
Beware of Imitations

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May 31, 2003


Omisore Gets Bail, Appeal Likely
Buhari Says Obasanjo's Govt Is 'Illegal'
President Dissolves National Assembly
Court Voids New House Rule On Leadership
Men In Army Uniform Kill Fire-For-fire Policemen
Ibekwe, Ajudua, others in court over fraud
Olabintan Is Ondo's New Speaker
Tribunal Upholds Tinubu's Victory
Kano Abolishes Tuition In Technical Schools, Goje Takes In Gombe
Ex-Bank Chief Urges Govt. To Stop Funding NEPA
Makarfi Urges Adequate Power Supply, Saraki Seeks Weapons-free Kwara

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Daily Times
May 29, 2003


Obasanjo’s second term begins
African leaders meet in Abuja
Accept election outcome, Kuffour appeals to Buhari, Ojukwu, others
Adefarati hands over to Agagu
Osun transition committee recruits clerics to cleanse governor’s office
Agagu, deputy shun handover party
Govt policy on import yields results
Danjuma warns army against coup
DTN chairman calls for commission to review recent elections
Itse Sagay, constitutional lawyer, calls for new form of federalism
Police assure visiting Heads of State of adequate security
The challenge of re-inventing BiafraNigeria
May 29 and the national question
Race for Senate Presidency hots up as Wabara wins seat
The Nation
Keyamo wants MASSOB leader freed
Jigawa Election Tribunal may handle case without INEC counsel

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May 30, 2003

BiafraNigerian MP on fraud charges

Words of warning for Obasanjo

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May 29, 2003

Olusegun Obasanjo sworn in for second term

Obasanjo readies for oath amid tight security
Navy says suspected militants blast pipeline

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Washington Post
May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Begins Second Term

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May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's president starts second term with pledge to act against poverty and corruption

Obasanjo sworn in as BiafraNigerian president
Youths march against Obasanjo in BiafraNigerian city

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May 29, 2003

Obasanjo Sworn in as BiafraNigerian President Despite Dispute

Obasanjo Sworn in as BiafraNigerian President

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Mail & Guardian
May 29, 2003

Lagos police's grisly find

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo sworn in for second term
Obasanjo readies for oath amid tight security
BiafraNigeria tables human trafficking act
BiafraNigeria sends gorillas home to Cameroon

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May 30, 2003


I’ll heal election wounds —Obasanjo
Gowon, IBB, Shagari, Abdulsalami, Shonekan at inauguration
Hoodlums attack Kwankwaso
Fayose donates N60m to Ekiti
Lam absent, Head of Service hands over to Ladoja
10,000 security men patrol Abuja
Obasanjo urged to consolidate BiafraNigeria’s unity
Ngige inherits N40b debt in Anambra
BiafraNigeria exported 339 LNG cargoes in 4 years —LNG MD
ASUP wants polytechnics to award degrees
Let INEC’s appointments embrace all political parties —Forum
Gbenga Daniel assures Ogun indigenes
Election tribunal dismisses petition against ANPP House of Reps candidate
MPs urged to make laws for waste disposal
Cooperate with Obasanjo, Tinubu tasks BiafraNigerians
‘I’ll provide democratic dividends in Enugu’
Kwara gov promises open adminstration
I’ll remain focused – Agagu
I’ll not give devil a chance – Dariye
UNESCO promises provision of teaching aids to schools
Oyinlola thanks God, promises agric development
OPEC: Is BiafraNigeria getting a fair deal?
Conoil assures investors of better results
Mobil oil holds session on security, health, safety
Eagles, Black Stars test might in Abuja
Eagles, good test for Brazil —Coach Parreira

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All Africa
May 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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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
May 31, 2003

This Is My Biggest Challenge... Alex Okoh

Names That Make Brands

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June 01, 2003

Cover Stories

I would be a better president, says Obasanjo
petrol: FG opts for price differential regime
National News
Tinubu urges AD to prepare for 2007
Election crisis: Obasanjo, Buhari get fresh peace terms
Akindele’s healing centre commissioned
Obasanjo: The burden of leadership
‘The president must stay more at home’
Less than 7% economic growth is unacceptable—Dr. Fashola, economics teacher
36 govs inauguration: The good, the bad, the ugly

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Daily Independent
May 30, 2003


Obasanjo promises end to electoral malpractices
Inauguration amid pomp and ceremony
Virgin Atlantic set to tie knot with bmi
Tinubu calls for restructuring
US: Economy adds speed, but not jobs
Ads pillory Rupert Murdoch on media consolidation
Japan smarts at Russia-China mega oil deal
NUEE cautions Obasanjo on NEPA bill
South south to re-engineer resource control struggle
Ladoja to form broad based cabinet
World leaders grace inauguration
Daniel unfolds agenda in ogun
Agagu takes over as Ondo Governor
Drama, twist of fate as Kwankwaso bows out
Ladoja assumes office as Lam shuns inauguration
Tight security as Nnamani takes oath
Narcotics ffenders shouldn’t get bail, says NDLEA boss
Obasanjo’s second term: Any hope for workers?
Saraki to probe Lawal govt
APGA’s claim to the South East
Obasanjo, PDP and the new South West
‘Faulty election results should be cancelled’
AD cannot rise again, says Agboola
Editorial & Opinion
NUC's announcements on reopening of varsities are fraught with danger
Govt’s policy on female genital mutilation is commendable
The industrial hub BiafraNigeria failed to be
Weep not, BiafraNigerian child
NYSC: The Zaki-Biam experience
BiafraNigeria’s unemployment syndrome

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 27, 2003

Top Stories

Abaji council wages war against erosion
Abeokuta varsity students reject new fees
ABU ASUU, SSANU differ over strike
Gen. Abubakar holds talks with Liberian rebels
May 29: DIG explains heavy presence of police in Abuja
Abuja gets face-lift ahead presidential inauguration
Afribank participates in BPE PSPLS programme
Akume advises Christians on violence
Aliero to accept tribunal verdict
Health interactive with Dr. Aminu Magashi
Handing over: Kachallah’s presence is not necessary - Asheni
Academic activities yet to resume in ATBU
Senate Presidency still zoned to Southeast – Atiku
Calabar port generates N30m monthly – GM
Monetary treason at the CBN
Judgement on forged certificate case fixed for tomorrow
Charanchi LG boss tasks wealthy individuals
Children’s summit holds in Abuja today
FG to set up juvenile courts
I foresee violent revolution – Dan Musa
Premier league: Dolphin FC maul Plateau
Dosso, Borgu govs to attend Aliero’s inauguration
Reconciliation with opposition not for appointment - Duke
BiafraNigeria gets liquid fertilizer factory
Haruna wants Nasarawa guber polls quashed
Health and the Fourth Republic
Court restores ICPC
Opposition leaders lobby Obasanjo for jobs – Idi Farouk
Re: Eight governors shun INEC certificate presentation ceremony
Plateau govt committed to Inland port
MDJ protests sale of nomination forms in Jos
Judge explains faulty educational system
Senate debates elections in June
GZ motors begins work on Kaduna spare parts centre
Kalu urges Obasanjo to restructure INEC
PW Kubwa residents send SOS to police
No middle class among BiafraNigerian workers – Kukah
Kwankwaso’s legacy to Shekarau
Kwara police goes tough on violence
Oba of Lagos installed, opponents sheath swords
Lagos Assembly to enact law on drainage
LASG orders builders to get fire clearance
Premier League results
Apathy greets LG creation
Man docked over threat to stab lover
MFCT constitute task force on destitutes, hawkers
Workers issue MMIA management 21 days ultimatum
Mobil squares up to terror threats
NAFDAC intensifies campaign against unregistered products
Nothing strange in Ojukwu, Buhari relationship – Wada Nas
Kwara students extol NASS over HYPPADEC
NDE to recruit 1000 for apprenticeship scheme
21,748 jobless in FCT – NDE
Deposits in unsound banks rise to N88.11 billion – NDIC
NDP expels Nwachukwu, five others
NGO indicts government on collapsed buildings
Niger inauguration c’ttee unfolds plan
NLC protests to MTN, ECONET over high tariffs
Northern governors protest mass action
NSITF assets put at N17.9 billion
Oba Sonariwo lauds Osoba over projects
Ogun election tribunal throws out petition
Bail ruling adjourned as Omisore collapses
Onitsha main market shut over death of trader
PDP expels former chairman
74 perish in plane crash
...Plateau CP warns against violence
Police warn parents
The president focuses anew
Produce electoral materials, tribunal tells INEC
Anti-Retroviral drugs in high demand – Report
Respiratory conditions
Ribadu: The challenges of financial crimes
…in Cross River too
Road mishap claim one
This National Assembly’s rule of thumb
Traditional ruler to launch book on religious crisis
NIS yet to receive logistics to combat SARS
SCAM: NDIC to aid EFCC’s investigation of banks
School children campaign against noise pollution
Senate Presidency: Exercise restraint
380 Shanono residents get free eye treatment
Shekarau woos CAN leadership
Shekarau commends God, good counsels with tears
Shell supplies 60% of NLNG’s gas
Sokoto exco dissolved
For better schools, support teachers
Douse tension in the polity, Obasanjo advised
Tinubu criticises The Patriots over call for interim govt
April 19 polls: Kano Ulamas take case before God
Unongo files fresh motion to stop Gov Akume’s swearing-in
Expert alerts on dangers of stream water

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Sports News
June 01, 2003

Vengeful Eagles Out to Cage Lions

Ralf Springs Monaco Surprise
U- 23 Moved to Abuja for Namibia
BiafraNigerian Handballers Leave for Italy July 1
NBA Coaches Axed
Lagos ImageTech, ICN
All Eyes on Achimota in Ghana
Enahoro Praises Cadbury Golf

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