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June 06, 2003

Spectre of Fraud: As INEC, ANPP, Others Challenge Wabara's Authority
The Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara, yesterday broke his silence over the alleged controversy trailing his victory, insisting that he actually won the election and, therefore, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to arrest Elder Dan Imo for fraudulent acts. Wabara, who spoke to the Senate correspondents on the threat by the Conference of BiafraNigeria Political Parties CNPP not to recognise his leadership of the National Assembly because he did not win an election, said his main challenger, Elder Imo, should rather be arrested for using fake returning officer to inflate the results of the election. Wabara said the results being paraded by Elder Imo was not only fake, but fraudulent as the results from Obiagwu Local Government was inflated to deceive the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state to declare him the winner. Wabara said CNPP had no power to reject the decision of INEC in declaring him the winner, adding that when the authentic result eventually came in , the REC announced that form EC[8] was indeed issued to Elder Imo in error. (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Obasanjo to Legislators: I 'll Not Succumb to Blackmail

Mu'azu Restates Commitment to Sharia

SHADY OIL DEALS: Economic Crimes Commission quizzes PPMC boss

Liberia: Taylor Alleges Coup Plot, Arrests Deputy

Drama, as new National Assembly takes off in grand style

Tinubu, party leaders disagree over cabinet list

Court Rejects MDJ's Request for Joinder

Court Admits Keyamo's Videotape on 'Fryo' as Exhibit

Presidency: Oseni out, Remi Oyo in

Lawmakers Ordered to Quit Hotels

Conflict between BiafraNigeria and Bakassi: Political context and contending principles


I'll not Succumb to Blackmail: Obasanjo


Mu'azu Restates Commitment to Sharia





President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday, told the members of the newly inaugurated National Assembly that he would not succumb to any form of blackmail, threats or intimidation from the lawmakers even as he sought their co-operation in the renewed fight against corruption and corrupt practices...He added that the threat of impeachment as a way of arm-twisting the executive could destabilise the nation's fragile democracy. (This Day)


Bauchi State Governor Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu has restated his administration's commitment to strengthening the Sharia legal system in the State, maintaining that the Islamic legal code has come to stay. Mu'azu disclosed this yesterday when he received a delegation of officials from the Izala group (an Islamic sect) led by its national chairman, Shiekh Mohammed Musa Maigandu, at the Government House, Bauchi. (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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This Day
June 06, 2003


Obasanjo to Legislators: I 'll Not Succumb to Blackmail
Liberia: Taylor Alleges Coup Plot, Arrests Deputy
Commission Quizzes PPMC Chief Over Oil Deal
Lawmakers Ordered to Quit Hotels
Wabara: ANPP, CNPP Can't Reject My Election
Chevron Loses 130,000bpd
Court Rejects MDJ's Request for Joinder
Court Admits Keyamo's Videotape on 'Fryo' as Exhibit
Oseni Out, Kpakol for NAPEP
Ngige Condoles Ransome-Kuti Family
Assembly Empowers Oyinlola to Sack SIEC Chairman, Others
Assembly Empowers Governor to Probe Lawal
Vendors Seek Payment for Newspaper Supplies
Ndukwe Blames NITEL for Interconnection Problems
Fayose to Set Up Loot Recovery Panel
Marginal Growth in GDP Decried
Mu'azu Restates Commitment to Sharia
'Obasanjo's Govt 'll Not Last'
N/Delta Youths Cautioned Against Violence
Judge Orders Navy to Release Fuel Barge
Ibori Deserves Backing on Resource Control, Says PDP Chief
3 Feared Dead in Collapsed Building
Lawmaker Hails Akanmode's Re-appointment
Police Arrest 8 Over Murder of 6
Group Sounds Alarm on Toxic Waste Merchants
Democracy is About Dialogue, Compromise, Says Igbinedion
Customers' Satisfaction Our Concern - Unilever
Wabara: As Legislative History Beckons
'NDDC Can't Solve Niger Delta Problems'
I'll Appoint Only Credible People - Igbinedion
Lawmakers Advised to Eschew Confrontation

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Daily Independent
June 06, 2003


No to blackmail
I won my election, says Wabara
Tinubu, party leaders disagree over cabinet list
Presidency: Oseni out, Remi Oyo in
United Nations berates FG over water policy
African govts urged to cooperate over Charles Taylor’s arrest
Cleric okays National Conference
Universal service provision fund for telecoms Coming
BiafraNigeria to host 6th Sullivan Summit
Attah orders closure of illegal boreholes
Effiong is new Akwa Ibom Speaker
ANPP blames media for Buhari’s woes
Navy seeks early approval, installation of wave radars
FG to erect monuments in 51 sites in Abuja
Lawmakers react to Obasanjo’s speech
G8 plans more investment for Africa
Boards, parastatals dissolved in Niger State
Niger Delta: BiafraNigeria’s albatross
Ladoja urges transparency among lawmakers
Enugu assembly move to tackle fuel scarcity
Delta CP takes tough stand against corrupt officials
Pedro tasks lawmakers on new revenue formula
Police subdue Lagos Island armed gang
Council polls: 'June 21 date stands'
Ogun to divest from Gateway Hotels
Fayose promises Transparency
Akwa Ibom State exco dissolved
Ekiti promises to set up abattoir
Gani faults Wabara's selection
The Senate President conundrum
Form unity govt, Obasanjo told
Attah urges PDP members to cooperate
Inside Politics: The Ondo hand-over
Tasks ahead of Alamieyeseigha in Bayelsa
The politics of expulsion in Anambra PDP
Thrills and frills of Ladoja’s inauguration
Editorial & Opinion
Daring acts of pipeline vandals require reappraisal of fundamental structural issues
Extortion on highways is ruinous to economy and populace
DPR, Weights and Measures, must be vigilant
Zaki- Biam: A haven for investors
Blood on their hands
Religious fundamentalism and fallacies
Questions miscellaneous

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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 06, 2003


Obasanjo warns lawmakers against blackmail
How to ensure growth in telecoms, by NCC chief
Our case against sack, by Ilorin varsity teachers

Taylor orders arrest of deputy, 30 others over alleged coup
Police hunt big wigs behind ritual killing
Two die as building Collapses in Lagos
Wabara defends claim to Senate seat
Family rules out foul play in Ransome-Kuti's death, fixes burial for June 20
U.S, Britain vow to uncover Iraq's arsenal
France opens training for ECOWAS soldiers
Governor raises hope on ANPP, PDP dispute resolution
Osun Assembly empowers Oyinlola to disband state electoral body
Labour greets National Assembly leaders, urges service
Yobe, Borno name secretaries, accountants-general
Shelved caucus meetings saved PDP, says Ogbeh
Attah faults govt take-over of schools, dissolves cabinet
After a row, Kogi assembly returns Unusagba, majority leader
Tribunal hears petition against Ngige today
Tribunal strikes out Dariye's objection to Jang's petition
Agagu, Ladoja accuse predecessors of leaving huge debts
Chevron spends N512m on anti-pollution facilities
Reps and politics of oil licence
The Challenge before Obasanjo, by Daniyan
Again, another road map to peace in Middle East
Fast forward into the future
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Eyadema: President for life?
Opinion - A school for virgins
Tasks before Obasanjo
Different governors, different styles

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June 06, 2003

Cover Stories

SHADY OIL DEALS: Economic Crimes Commission quizzes PPMC boss
Ransome-Kuti died from blood clotting — BRITISH POLICE
I won't succumb to blackmail, Obasanjo tells lawmakers
EU Parliament probes electoral fraud in BiafraNigeria
Taylor alleges foiled coup in Liberia
National News
Obasanjo condemns persistent violence in Jos
Senate Presidency: Wabara faults ANPP, CNPP
OPS suggests ways to make destination inspection work
Telecoms investments in BiafraNigeria hit $4b
Drama, as new National Assembly takes off in grand style
Conflict between BiafraNigeria and Bakassi: Political context and contending principles
The Na’Abba House: What legacy?
Politicians should unite to move Edo forward, says AIGBEDION
Right of reply

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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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