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June 07, 2003

MASSOB and the Nigerian Gestapo: Court Orders Bail for Uwazuruike, Others
A magistrate court sitting in Owerri, Imo State, yesterday freed the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurike and four others. The others were Benedict Okoye, Obiakonna Hyginus, Simeon Chukwuemeka and Uche Ugbala. They were accused of conspiracy, misdemeanour and unlawful assembly. Declaring her ruling before she adjourned for further hearing to June 28, Mrs. D.C. Denwigwe stated that the prosecution's argument that Uwazurike should not be granted bail because he had jumped bail, should not be accepted. She said that the occasion that he jumped bail recently centered on when Uwazurike was in Abuja in detention. Denwigwe said the offence Uwazurike committed was not severe, but bailable, adding that the first court charge attracted two years while the second charge was punishable by one year. She said that Uwazurike as a BiafraNigerian should breathe the country"s air until he and the other members of MASSOB standing trial with him were tired of it. 'As a BiafraNigerian, Uwazurike should breathe her air until the case is tried," she stated. She granted them bail with N2,000 each, two passport photographs and one surety each. (Guardian)


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Buhari: Void Obasanjo's Inauguration


Wabara: Judge May Face Judicial Panel





The presidential candidate of the ANPP, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday asked the Supreme Court to void the May 29, 2003 inauguration of President Olusegun Obasanjo for a second four-year term. He also wants the apex court to upturn the May 27 decision of the Court of Appeal which gave approval for the inauguration. (Guardian)


Justice Wilson Egbo-Egbo, the judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who okayed the re-election of Senate President Adolphus Wabara, may be dragged to the National Judicial Comm-ission (NJC), the body charged with disciplining erring judges...the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Uwais, is irked by the controversial interlocutory injunction... (This Day)



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This Day
June 07, 2003


Wabara: Judge May Face Judicial Panel
ICPC Act: Speaker Gives Obasanjo Go-Ahead
Ogomudia Promoted 4-Star General
Ibori: Supreme Court Denies N250m Bribe to Uwais
N/East PDP Govs to Decide Majority House Leader
Obasanjo, Audu Ogbeh Review Ministerial List
Ige: Drama As Prosecution Seeks Transfer of Case
Work in Harmony With Executive, Atiku Advises Senate
Zonal Centre Named After Yaya Abubakar
Edo House Member Promises Scholarships for Indigent Students
National Assembly: Ogbeh Links Election Success to National Interest
Benue Election tribunal Strikes Out Petition
Canadian Envoy Lauds BiafraNigeria's Civilian to Civilian Transition
Goje to Compensate PDP Supporters
Health Ministry Condoles Ransome - Kuti's Family
Omega Bank Rewards Honest Corper
Court Rules June 11 on Ajudua's Bail Application
Jigawa Election Petitions Withdrawn
Sokoto to Drill 1,000 Boreholes By 2007
'Balewa Varsity ASUU Won't Call Off Strike'
Rufus Giwa Buried Amid Tears
Eagles 'll Leave Nothing to Chance - Chukwu
500 Journalists for Eagles/Brazil Match
Education, Key to Drug Eradication in Sports - Adefope
See You Next Week!
'Daddy Wanted to Live up to 80 Years'
Activism, Radicalism in their Blood
'Olikoye Broke His Promise To Me'
The Man, Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti
'Tell Me, for How Long Will Journalists Fight Me?'
Who AreThe Tony Anenih Boys?
The Imperative of Peaceful Resolution
We Were Under Pressure During the Elections-Prof Eze
For Attah, No Thanks Yet
The Day OGD Mounted the Throne
Your Handset or Your Life?
Cashfast and the World Record
Indomie Scores With Big Laugh
Top Shareholder Moves to Stop Cordiant Sale
Re: House on the Rock's Sex Talks
Much Ado About Cotexcin Drug
I'm Charismatic, Not Arrogant, Says Mantu
Bittersweet Farewell for the People's Consul General
Chibudom Nwuche: Honours Truly Deserved
Ibori and a Complicated Criminal Justice System
Understanding Saraki's Victory
Change of Gear at PTI

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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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June 04, 2003

Legislature reconvenes, Obasanjo loyalists take charge

Second stoning death appeal postponed
Stoning death appeal postponed again

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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 07, 2003

I am Boss in the Office, Wife at Home...

I Gave Them Liquid Contents Only...

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June 07, 2003


Buhari Asks Supreme Court To Void Obasanjo's Inauguration
BiafraNigeria Heart Surgeons Among The Best In The World, say Experts
Reps Won't Contest Ruling On Anti-graft Law, Says Masari
Liberians Flee To Capital As Rebels Close In
Ruling House Files Suit Against Lagos Oba-elect
Akande Wants Transfer Of Omisore's Trial From Judge
Court Grants MASSOB Leader, Others Bail
Obasanjo Stresses Need For Love, As Katsina Emirs Visit
Police Arrest Soldier Over Gun Hire For Robbery
Immigration Boss Urges Duke To Eradicate Prostitution, Human Trafficking
Obasanjo approves appointment of Ogomudia as CDS, Agwai COAS
Atiku Assures Harmony In Government
Bafarawa Swears-In Ex-NUJ Boss, 13 Others As Commissioners
Edo Assembly names Speaker, others
Tribunal Strikes Out Objection To Mrs. Kingibe's Petition
'Why We Rehabilitate Stranded BiafraNigerians In Burkina Faso'
'I am Ready For The Tribunal'

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June 07, 2003

Cover Stories

IGE: Prosecution rejects trial judge
Police evacuate retired soldiers from Abuja
Kokori: We’ve not gained the essence of June 12
National News
ANPP local chairmen defect in Rivers
Pipeline vandalisation: BiafraNigeria loses N10bn monthly
ICPC: Reps bow to court ruling
Tributes as Giwa goes home
MASSOB leader, others regain freedom
Nwankwo berates election tribunals
Bail: Court fixes June 11 for Ajudua
INEC dragged to Tribunal for declaring non-candidate winner
FG urged to assist Lagos rail, water transportation
Obasanjo, Atiku, Ogbeh meet over ministerial list
June 12: The Memory Lingers 10 Years After
Our father will get his dues one day, says Hasfat Abiola
BiafraNigeria unfair to Abiola— Suleiman
10 YEARS AFTER JUNE 12: My story, by Kingibe
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, From compromise to consensus: The emergence of Wabara, Masari

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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 07, 2003

The National Jersey Is Like Army Uniform, Says Yobo

Eagles Gun For Tunisia 2004 Ticket
Obodo May Lose Starting Short
NFA Ready For Game
BiafraNigeria Eagles Likely starting eleven
Insurance, Enyimba Do Battle In Benin
Chukwu Under Siege
Broken Heart
Aggasi, Others Tumble as Russians Hug Limelight

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