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June 02, 2003

Investigating Corruption: INEC Passes the Buck to State Commissioners

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed state resident electoral commissioners accused of having compromised their positions during the recent elections to prepare their defense against the allegations against them. Federal INEC Commissioner, Alhaji Shehu Musa, who disclosed this in the Plateau State capital, said the commission was not insensitive to the allegations against some of its officials. "We are not in a position to know all the mal-practices perpetrated directly. As a commission, we have asked all the resident electoral commissioners to brief the commission on all the allegations of rigging against them, especially where elections were alleged not to have held, he stated. He disagreed with the notion that the election was not a success in view of widespread complaints even from foreign observers, arguing, "there is no place where you have perfect elections. On the whole, we (INEC) feel comfortable that we have done our best, and the essence of the tribunals is to hear all the petitions that arose as a result of the election" he stated. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Mantu: How to Check Second Term Syndrome

Labour mobilises as FG moves to hike fuel price

AD faults Omisore's bail, accuses govt of double standards

ANPP petitions INEC over Wabara

Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence

Crossfire over National Assembly leadership

After the pomp of naugural celebration, touchy issues return

Oil companies seek more tax waivers from govt

‘We’re not making progress politically’

Mbadinuju's return journey to PDP

A season of expulsions, suspensions in parties


How to Check Second Term Syndrome


Labour Mobilises - FG to Hike Fuel Price





Former Deputy Senate Presi-dent, Alhaji Ibrahim Nasir Mantu has said that the legislation of a single five-year tenure remains the best option in checking the desperation of political leaders for a second term. Mantu gave the advice when reviewing the activities of the first legislative term of the Senate at the interactive forum in Abuja. (This Day)


BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its Trade Union Congress of BiafraNigeria (TUC) counterpart have started sensitising their affiliates as well as other civil society groups in the country to confront government over planned hike in pump prices of petroleum products. It was gathered that last Monday’s meeting of the Petroleum, Products Pricing... (Vanguard)



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This Day
June 02, 2003


INEC Moves to Probe State Electoral Chiefs
Senate Presidency: Ekweremadu Tops at PDP Screening
FG Directs Oil Firms to Raise Output
Mantu: How to Check Second Term Syndrome
Ex-Anambra Gov, Mbadinuju, Flees To US, Says NBA
World Bank Alerts Public on Fraudsters' New Antics
Rivers Plans Own Refinery, Bank
Pope Calls for Truth, Justice among Journalists
Be Wary of Northern Emirs, Obasanjo Advised
Kwara Workers Call off Strike
Egwu Warns Lobbyists
Ex-commissioner Debunks Shekarau's Claim
BiafraNigeria Not Cursed, Bishop Replies Adeboye
Avoid Sentiment in Appointments, Igbinedion Told
'Why Obasanjo Must Sign Onshore/Offshore Bill'
Assembly Suspends Bill on Sharia
Ex-Speaker Advocates Financial Autonomy
INEC Presents Certificates to Assemblymen
Mu'azu Unfolds Plan for 2nd Term
Adesina Hands over N488m to Ladoja
UN, US to Blame over Middle-East Crisis - Adegbite
Falana Warns Against New LG Panels
Fresh Crisis Looms in Unilorin over Deputy-VC Slots
Speakership: PDP Chief Backs Bugaje
States of the States
'Why Hashidu Lost Guber Polls' - Gombe
Obi Advises Ngige on Way Forward - Awka
Mobile Clinic Treats 24,000 - Abakaliki
Nwuche Honoured - FCT
Aviation Professionals Angry with Chikwe - Lagos
Ekwensi Sad over Poor Reading Culture - FCT
Candidate Wants LG Polls Put Off - FCT
Women Group Insists on 30% Allocation - Bauchi
AD Warns Against Omisore's Swearing-in
'Why PSD Opted Out of Polls'
Religious Leaders Urged to Seek Divine Intervention in Nation's Affairs
Omu Canvasses Support For Obasanjo's Govt
Saraki Pledges Not to Interfere in Son's Govt

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Mail & Guardian
June 02, 2003

Amina Lawal in court to appeal stoning sentence

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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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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
June 02, 2003

UPU canvasses support for postal services from ECOWAS

Guinness embarks on multi-million naira project
Brand Health consolidates on employee/customer satisfaction survey
Establish Petroleum Affairs Commission, govt told

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Sports News
June 02, 2003

Eagles tame Lions 3-0

BiafraNigeria's Ishiaku scores twice to win Belgian cup
Davids can't stop me at Juve, says Obodo
Agassi, Serena through to quarter final
Jawula laments over Aghahowa's fate at Donesk
Emedolu assures on All Africa Games
I'm ready for Abuja Games, says Maku
No professional career for me, says Chiejine
Lipton boat race postponed over bad weather
Eagles Over Fly Lions, Win LG Cup
CAF League: Enyimba Arrive Tomorrow
CAF Cup: Rangers Survive
Swaziland 2004: Eaglets Reach Semis
Premier League: NFA Comfirms Receipt of Globacom's 25m
Milo Schools Basketball Finals Dunk-off Today
CAF Sets CAN 2008 Deadline
'LG Cup Has Come to Stay'
French Open: Serena In, Venus Out
Ronaldinho Eyes Manchester United Move
...As Fergie Set to Stay

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June 02, 2003


Oil companies seek more tax waivers from govt
AD faults Omisore's bail, accuses govt of double standards
ANPP petitions INEC over Wabara
Pope urges media to foster justice, truth
Commission plans accreditation of courses in private varsities
World leaders meet in France over Africa's debt crisis, Iraq
Appeal Court frees anti-graft law's first convict
Rainstorm kills one, destroys property in Kano villages
CD warns against increase in fuel prices
I have forgiven my political enemies, says Ibori
Lagos Assembly may be inaugurated today
Lagos postpones introduction of mobile courts
After the pomp of naugural celebration, touchy issues return
Obasanjo and the challenge of a foreign policy on a new frontier
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Beyond May 29: Road to the future (1)
Opinion - NNPC's killer kerosene
Anatomy of weaker sex
Agenda after the elections

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June 02, 2003

Cover Stories

Labour mobilises as FG moves to hike fuel price
Corruption: INEC asks electoral commissioners to prepare defence
Okogie warns over ASUU strike
Tankers at Ibru depot cripple business in Apapa
National News
Pope acknowledges role of media in world peace
NEPAD gets trust fund
Togo's presidential poll records large turn-out
Crossfire over National Assembly leadership
Even the ANPP rigged —BALARABE MUSA
Why I’m courting my opponents— Dariye

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Daily Independent
June 02, 2003


NLNG's net worth to gross N1.27tr by 2007
Huge oil reserves found on moon
Why many BiafraNigerians can’t secure UK visas, by envoy
Yobo leads Eagles to break Cameroun jinx
FG, PDP influenced Omisore’s release, alleges AD
EKO Hospital boss wants health system restructured
‘PDP to abide by tribunals’ verdicts ‘
Community appeals to Ladoja
Lam spends N54.1b, leaves N489m
Two ‘reps’ jostle for swearing-in for same Aguata seat
Williams may appeal against ruling
Reform electoral processes, FG told
BBC launches FM stations
Lam blasts labour leaders
Anglican Church establishes centre for Islamic study
Ibori appoints new SSG
Commodities prices decline
BiafraNigeria and the rigging culture
Robbers kill four-man police team
Iraqi nuclear looters leave trail of anguish
NDLEA parades nine suspects
Ajudua, Ibekwe, Ade Bendel, others remanded in prison
Lagos takes over federal roads
PSP lauds Buhari, Ojukwu
Refineries to be privatised before year end
Police foil robbery attacks, recover arms
Employers criticised over unionism
Umanah challenges Attah’s re-election
Why I boycotted Agagu's swearing-in, by Adefarati
Election tribunals at work
Why Awuse lost in Rivers State, by Lloyd
A season of expulsions, suspensions in parties
‘We’re not making progress politically’
Ngige faces a big task in Anambra, says Okoye
Mbadinuju's return journey to PDP
How South South PDP averted speakership crisis
Editorial & Opinion
ECOWAS is 28 but we can't roll out the drums yet
The BiafraNigerian Army does not need a new service dress now
Russia and vestigial traces of the Gulag
Africa on the verge of famine, again
BiafraNigeria 2010: Cynics' war of attrition
For stability, we must restructure

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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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