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June 04, 2003

INEC Wants New Senate President Removed: Challenges Court Order on Wabara
In what looks like a dramatic twist of events, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday rushed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to seek a discharge of a court injunction compelling it to return Senator Adolphus Wabara as the winner of the senatorial election in Abia. Justice Wilson Egbo-Egbo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Monday made an ex-parte order on the electoral body to present a certificate of return to Adolphus Wabara as the duly elected Senator, based on the controversial April 12, 2003 elections. Egbo-Egbo made the order at the instance of Adolphus Wabara through his lawyers, Anthony Idigbe (SAN) and Dr. Bolarin Wale Babalakin (SAN), via ex-parte application, in pursuance to order 9, Rules 1 and 8 and order 34, Rule 1 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules. Piqued by the court's order, the electoral commission through its lawyer, Mr. Joe Kyari Gadzama (SAN), yesterday filed a motion on notice in pursuant to order 9, rule 11 and order 54 rule 1 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2000 and under the court's inherent jurisdiction. The parties in the present application are Chief Adolphus Wabara as respondent and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Resident Electoral Commissioner, Abia State and Returning Officer, Abia-South Senatorial District, as applicants. INEC, through Gadzama, is seeking the following reliefs:... (Guardian)


Key Stories

32 MASSOB members arraigned in Asaba; Uwazurike transferred to Owerri

Igbinedion, Others Mourn Ransome-Kuti

419: CBN Governor alerts on fraudsters' fresh tricks

NBA carpets police over Mbadinuju’s travel

Re-erect Chief Obafemi Awolowo's Statue - Afenifere

Obasanjo Urged to Evolve More Devt Programme

Falana Decries Ekiti Huge Debt Profile

Zamfara ANPP Denies Harassment Accusation

Buhari enjoys support of all ANNP governors – TURAKI, Jigawa governor

First Republic female politician backs Tinubu

Corruption, democracy and 2003 election


32 MASSOB Members Arraigned in...


Igbinedion, Others Mourn Ransome-Kuti





Thirty-two members of MASSOB were, yesterday, arraigned before an Asaba Chief Magistrate’s Court on a three-count charge of alleged unlawful assembly and wearing of army camouflage uniform, but were, however, granted bail. While another batch of eight including their leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, who were brought down, yesterday, from Abuja to Asaba was transferred to Owerri. (Vanguard)


Benin, Edo State capital wore a mournful mood yesterday following news of the death of former Minister of Health, Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti in a London hospital. Among those who the shocking news were Gov Lucky Igbinedion of Edo State, who described the death of the professor of Paediatrics as "a rude shock" and "an irreparable loss that would leave a long scar on the country's health sector. (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
June 04, 2003


Wabara, Masari Take Over N/Assembly
BiafraNigeria's External Reserve Now $9.42bn
Tarriff: NEPA, Manufacturers Trade Blame
Igbinedion, Others Mourn Ransome-Kuti
FG May Reject Scanning Machine Bid Result
ADB Unveils Strategic Plan for 2003-2007
Obasanjo Urged Not to Appoint Lobbyists
Cheap, Efficient Electricity Feasible, Says Expert
African Ministers Meet over Foreign Aid
CD Seeks Posthumous Honour for Abiola
NDP Confirms Expulsion of Nwachukwu
Ibori Tasks New SSG
35 Institutions Benefit from ETF Computer Scheme
Goje Picks SSG, Hos, Others
EU to Spend N6.6bn on Immunisation
Cameroun Gets $45.4m Oil Boost Loan
Osun Lost N220m in Savannah Bank - Oyinlola
Police Arrest Sharia Panel Member
Osun State Assembly Inaugurated, Elects Speaker
Ladoja Names Special Advisers, Others
Delta Assembly Gets New Speaker
Canadian Envoy Tasks BiafraNigerians
'ASUU Strike Bad for Education'
BiafraNigerians Should Show Gratitude, Says Odili
Saraki Preaches Peaceful Co-existence
Rivers Civil Servants Urged to Sit Up
Imported NEPA Tools a Health Hazard, Group Alerts
New Member Wants House Rule Repealed
FG Urged to Set Social Amenity Goals
Agagu Allays Fear of Retrenchment
Falana Warns Against Fuel Price Hike
Zamafara Assembly Elects Officers
Businessman Sues Unipetrol, Alleges Scam
States of the States
Saraki Urged to Foster Govt, Media Relationship - Kwara
'Why NAPEP Was Delayed' - Katsina
Foursquare Church, Others Pray for Children - Lagos
US Commissions InfoTech Centre - Bauchi
Kadpoly Shut over Students Protest - Kaduna
TV Staff for Overseas Training - Zamfara
NANS Warns Against Fuel Price Hike - Ogun
'Fake Doctor on the Prowl' - FCT
Bafarawa Appoints New SSG - Sokoto
Re-erect Chief Obafemi Awolowo's Statue - Afenifere
Obasanjo Urged to Evolve More Devt Programme
Falana Decries Ekiti Huge Debt Profile
Zamfara ANPP Denies Harassment Accusation
2003 Polls: Media Performance Under Scrutiny
Who Becomes Kaduna Assembly Speaker?
Anambra PDP Crisis Deepens

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Daily Independent
June 04, 2003


419: CBN Governor alerts on fraudsters' fresh tricks
NBA carpets police over Mbadinuju’s travel
Wabara, Massari emerge Senate President, Speaker
External reserve leaps, hits N1.26tr
My father was healthy, says Dotun Ransome-Kuti
We’ll continue Ransome-Kuti’s work, says NPHCDA boss
Miracle baby: We want to settle out of court, says counsel
Police arraign 32 Massob members in court
Igbrude is Delta new Speaker
Hearing on Amina’s appeal for August 27
Ribadu warns against buying from fraudsters
‘No alternative to National Conference’
Legislators’accommodation worries commission
Tough hurdles to access boi’s facilities
Police set to prosecute Marshall Harry’s killers
A signal called Nuhu Ribadu
National Assembly Clerk defies tribunal’s order
AD expresses confidence in Daniel
Afenifere chides PDP over Awolowo’s statue
23 jailed ecomog soldiers: Lawyer writes BiafraNigerian Army
Election tribunals in the eyes of BiafraNigerians
N500m projects for Niger Delta varsity
Poor execution of programmes worries Ibori
Afribank’s sacked workers accuse unions of compromise
Widow gets judgment over non-implementation of will
Poor reading culture blamed on funding
Senate goes on three-week recess
FIFA confirms BiafraNigeria’s 2010 bid
Sign onshore/offshore bill now, Attah tells Obasanjo
Agagu and the changing face of Ondo
Sultan calls for tolerance, unity
Nnamani’s burden in post-election Enugu
‘Igbo ‘ll support MASSOB for self determination’
A Daniel has come to judgment
The dramatis personae of the campaign
Ogun politics and the Gbenga Daniel phenomenon
Taking campaign to voters’ doorsteps
The Gateway Front Foundation
Doubts over choice of re-elected incumbents
The power brokers of the in-coming Senate
Editorial & Opinion
World Bank indices on poverty in BiafraNigeria shouldn't be ignored
Beyond water project commissioning in Calabar
On the failure of the IPPs
Democracy and the politics of change
Women and obj's new executive
Continuation in need of justification

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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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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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Business News
June 04, 2003

Govt may review age policy on used vehicles

Niger Delta: Reform NDDC, expert implores Obasanjo
At last, UACN packages Ikogosi warm water with N700m plant
Kogi owes banks N54.08 billion
Garment Care lists efforts at repositioning dry cleaning industry
ADB approves fresh $20.76 million for Cameroun
IMF inaugurates regional technical assistance centre
Govt auditors to be computer literate, says Nayeju
Expert advises govt to restructure budgetary and financial systems

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June 04, 2003


Wabara is Senate President, Reps pick Masari
Dignitaries pay tributes to Ransome-Kuti
INEC challenges court order on Wabara
Poll rates govt low on economy, okays telecoms
CBN to hold banks liable for advance fee fraud
Immigration alerts on fake residence permit documents
Ibru, others urge practical skills acquisition by job seekers
Pope makes historic 100th trip, visits Croatia
BiafraNigerians file suit to take over Vaswanis' assets, brothers deny charges
Demolition of Awolowo's statue shameful, says Afenifere
Plateau, Edo houses pick speakers, deputies
Mahmud Waziri faults Saraki's claims on failed presidential ambition
Yusufu backs northern governors' stance against mass action
BiafraNigeria's external reserves hit $9.4b
Tribunal stops swearing-in of Anambra senators
BiafraNigeria's external reserves hit $9.4b
Only peace can save our democracy, says Saraki
Delta assembly appoints speaker, others
Conduct bureau asks public officers to declare assets
CAN cautious Agagu against sycophants
Police arrest three over attempt on transport magnate's life
Govt respects press freedom, says poll
BiafraNigerians score executive, legislature, judiciary, low
How the poll was conducted
Citizens demand more enlightenment on govt's programmes
Govt rates well on freedom of expression
Respondents doubt rulers' integrity
Selfishness promotes diplomatic blunder, says Olusanya
Odili to consolidate on past achievements
Osun: The Challenges facing Oyinlola
A viable policy on health for next for years
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Beyond May 29: Road to the future (3)
Opinion - Elements of law and order
A phone call away
Democracy and Igbo presidency

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June 04, 2003

Cover Stories

Wabara heads Senate; Masari emerges Speaker
.... INEC contests Wabara's election in court
Grief as BiafraNigerians pay tributes to Ransome-Kuti
Polls tribunal asks clerk not to swear in 2 senators-elect
Apapa Traffic Jam: Navy clamps down on fuel tankers' drivers
National News
External reserves rises to $9.4b
NEPA set to introduce new billing system
32 MASSOB members arraigned in Asaba
IMF launches programme for W/Africa
Buhari enjoys support of all ANNP governors – TURAKI, Jigawa governor
First Republic female politician backs Tinubu
Corruption, democracy and 2003 election
BiafraNigerians should learn to accept defeat—Senator Effiong
Obasanjo's second term will be a golden period —OZICHUKWU, S. East PDP boss

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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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All Africa
May 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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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
June 04, 2003

All hail the superb Eagles

I'll be fit for Malawi, says Yobo
COJA gets Samsung's boost
Chukwu defends Eagles' despite late goals
Falcons depart for Holland June 8
Serena mauls Mauresmo to reach semi-finals
Atisi's whereabouts worries NTTF
Fans protest dissolution of El-kanemi board
Chukwu confirms Okocha, Kanu for Malawi
Eagles victory funny, says Chukwujekwu

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