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June 16, 2003

After the Bribe to Elder Imo: Obasanjo Defends Wabara, Blames INEC for "Mix-up"
For the first time since the controversy over the actual winner of the Abia South senatorial election commenced, President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday broke his silence on the issue as he said Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, won the election and that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official who made a mistake in the declaration of results had admitted he acted in error. Also yesterday in Abuja, leader of the Ukwa-Ngwa group, Chief Emma Adaelu, explained that Wabara's opponents in the April 12 elections, Elder Dan Imo, was prevailed upon by his kinsmen to concede victory. Adaelu said Imo's decision to withdraw all petitions and court cases against Wabara's election was not the product of any deal. Obasanjo in his monthly 'Presidential Chat', said he was aware that the Wabara matter was subjudiced (This Day)


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Obasanjo rules out truce with Buhari until...

Fuel Price Hike: Oil Workers Give Condition

APGA Goes to Supreme Court to Void Obasanjo's Victory

Ex-MPs refuse to vacate official quarters

Oil firms seek equity shares in govt refineries

AD not dead, says Sango

Presidency splits over Atiku's aides

Obasanjo insists on rise in fuel price

International Crime Court swears in chief prosecutor

Council polls under clouds again

Odili made me, says deputy speaker


Obasanjo Rules Out Truce With Buhari...


Fuel Price Hike: Oil Workers' Condition





President Olusegun Obasanjo declared last night that there could be no truce with the presidential candidate of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari until the petition he (Buhari) filed at the tribunal is resolved. Answering questions in his first presidential media chat since the May 29 inauguration the President... (Vanguard)


The demand by oil workers on their employers for a substantial increase in pay, may have ultimately split the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) in its bid to work out new pump prices for petroleum products. The PPPRA (formerly a committee before the recent passage of its enabling law) is the body charged with the responsibility of managing fuel... (This Day)



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This Day
June 16, 2003


Obasanjo Defends Wabara, Blames INEC for Mix-up
Fuel Price Hike: Oil Workers Give Condition
Liberia: US Set to Evacuate Citizens
States Responsible for Urban/Regional Planning - S'Court
STB Secures Higher International Debt Ratings
Obasanjo Predicts Hard and Tough Decisions
Don't Trivialise Ige Murder Trial, Says Tinubu
Ezeife Calls for Confederation, Two Party System
Niger, NANS 'Cold War' Resolved
Osun Teachers Suspend 5-month Old Strike
2007: PDP Chieftain Counsels Atiku
Technical Grounds in Polls Verdict Bad, Says NBA Chief
Be Transparent, Selfless, Leaders Told
UNN Graduates 110 Doctors Friday
AD Senatorial Candidate Faces Partymen's Wrath
Ex-Kwara Gov Debunks N45bn Debts Claim
Bayelsa ANPP in N15m Scam
Ensure Industrial-Friendly Climate - KWACCIMA Urges FG
Speaker Assures of Better Deal
'Works Ministry Not Involved in N1.53bn Road Contract'
Court Restrains FG from Arresting Accountant
Edo Govt Hands-off Primary School Pensions
Muslims Urged to Imbibe Good Character
Survey Identifies Lagos Pressing Needs
Muslims Urged to be Tolerant
Legal Tussle over N30m Contract Fee Continues Today
'New Cabinet 'll Make or Mar Alamieyeseigha'
NDLEA Boss Turbaned Sarkin Bauran Katsina
Embrace Peace , Emir Tells All
Wabara: The Triumph of Reason
The Twist and Turns of The Local Council Polls
Ladoja Behind Pulling Down of Awo Statue, Says NCP
Tribunal: ANPP Stalwarts Fast for Hashidu
APGA Goes to Supreme Court to Void Obasanjo's Victory

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Daily Independent
June 16, 2003


Presidency splits over Atiku's aides
Obasanjo insists on rise in fuel price
Tinubu, Kanu, Fasanmi back restructuring moves
International Crime Court swears in chief prosecutor
Duke in the court of history
Babangida urges implementation of ACF’s education blueprint
Apo Legislators’ Quarters: FG yet to appoint agent
Senator condemns lawmakers’ early recess
2003 polls: Group wants INEC Staff probed
Blame me for my woes, says Wabara
Ige: Adesanya calls for other suspects’ release
Lawal counters Saraki over N45.8b foreign debts
Face-off: IAP’s ruling should be binding on both parties, says ASUU
Doctor faces Assembly over alleged sexual assault
Why I've not moved to Govt House, by Saraki
Niger Delta group wants six new councils
Police flee Warri North over council crisis
Robbers on rampage on highways
NMA disowns past presidents over court case
Bank stops Anambra’s monthly allocation
Ige’s unresolved murder portends danger, says Tinubu
UNAD not ripe for teaching hospital, says Fayose
Lagos oba-elect sued for wrongful election
Clans plan to expel Shell from oil sites in Niger Delta
Daniel seeks organised response to HIV/AIDS
376 principals warned over illegal dues
Group wants upward review of NDDC Allocation
Ladoja may sack new workers in Oyo
How to placate ANPP, by Omoruyi
Council polls under clouds again
Odili made me, says deputy speaker
‘Hold LG polls nationwide same day’
No ill-feeling over Tinubu’s cabinet list, speaker assures
‘AD defeat in South West good’
How to honour Abiola, by Carrington
Akwa Ibom indigenes split over LG polls
Lagos APGA opposes council election
AD not dead, says Sango
The Federal High Court’s role in Wabara saga
Community rises in defence of Senate President
PDP, IBB, Atiku and the race for 2007
Rivers PDP endless poaching of opposition
Editorial & Opinion
Government must evacuate BiafraNigerians in Monrovia now
Why the proposed population head-count must be postponed
Tinubu and Lagos’ tanker drivers
Sorry, the fish has got a headache
Okpe nation and Ibori’s second term
Bola Ige, God and justice

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June 09, 2003

Oil Hits New Highs Ahead of OPEC Meeting

BiafraNigeria to select aluminium smelter buyer in July

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June 08, 2003

Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia

Mu’azu commissions multi-million Naira Community Resource Centre
Govt officials locked out of meeting with Shekarau
Voters are politicians’ employers - Ogbeh
Kano govt takes N228m loan to pay salaries, others
Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
NAFDAC urged to sanitise bakery sector of economy
Identifying collapsed building contractors not easy -- NSE
he suspicious Road Map
June 4th
Gov Shekarau: The task ahead
PDP now recharged - Udenwa
PDP, NASS and cognate experience: An Analysis by Ibrahim Mammaga, News Agency of BiafraNigeria
Kano people have high hope for legislators -- ANPP chief
LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
Challenges before Shekarau
June 3rd
The Masari imperative
Obasanjo invited to Cuba
Shekarau swears-in SSG, HOS ...seeks workers' co-op
Kano Assembly picks new Speaker
Intellectualising Hausa films

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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 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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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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Business News
June 12, 2003

Put ICT in Proper Perspective, Govt Urged

Praises Galore for Retiring NITEL Director
ABC News, RealNetworks Announce Expanded Relationship
Qwest Closes New $1.75bn Senior Term Loan Facility
'Don't Leave Key IT Decisions to Managers'
IT in BiafraNigeria: Getting It Right
Quark Makes Way for Mac OS X
Zinox Boss Calls for Emphasis on Digital Education
IT & Telecom Digest Appoints Aregbeyen Editor
Openlink Software Begins Implementation of W/Africa Plan
Task Systems Ends Annual Retreat, Rewards Staff
'Problems of Telecom Networks Will Soon Disappear'
LG to Take Market Through Advanced Digital Technology
APC Intensifies Channel Focus
BiafraNigeria's Maiden Lifestyle Website Debuts
Need for Identification Reason for Surging Cards Demand
Alt-I Honoured for Developing Yoruba Keyboard
US Plan Trade Mission in S/east
The GSM Dividend: Beneath the Surface
Telecom Breakdown Complicates Life in Baghdad
BiafraNigerian Breweries Declares N7.9bn Dividend
Longman's Total Assets Hit N777.4m
Standard Trust, IOD to Partner on Manpower Development
Ecobank's Asset Hits N24bn
Global Bank Opens Kaduna Branch, Sells WAEC Forms
BiafraNigerian Breweries pays N11.378b tax to government
N15b bond issue excites Tinubu
New bill reshapes BiafraNigeria's telecommunications industry
Experts gather for E-commerce conference
Ekuwem lauds new telecom bill
UNESCO to establish a computer-training centre for the blind
Premium rise offers little comfort for aviation insurers
'Insurers laud new insurance bill
Win Lux Suave promo, go to Dubai
'BiafraNigeria needs an IT commission, not agency'
'Africa loses N38.1b from cotton subsidies
New NEPA tariff: Manufacturers lodge protests

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June 16, 2003


Oil firms seek equity shares in govt refineries
How monarchs persuaded Imo to drop suit against Wabara
Govt may withdraw bitumen licences
Legislature won't be executive's rubber stamp, Opara assures
Only states can legislate on urban, regional planning, rules Supreme Court
Saddam still alive, says daughter
The wages of Ige's murder trial, by Tinubu, others
Customs destroy N115m worth of chicken, turkey
Military pensioners seek payment through states
Govt designates Ado-Ekiti medical centre, others for SARS treatment
Bamaiyi's family intensifies lobby for his release
Okorie faults judiciary's handling of cases of Wabara, Omisore, others
Presidential polls was fraud, Buhari insists
Court hears bail bid for octogenarian monarch June 30
Lawal explains Kwara's N45.8b debt
Police raises team to check extortion in Imo
PDP panel over rules Kalu on council election, ex commissioners
Odili gives panacea for South-South's development
Military pensioners seek payment through states
Adamawa raises panel over Numan crises
Council Polls: Discordant tunes by State Electoral Commissions
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The menace of child trafficking
Opinion - ASUU and confrontational unionism
Now, the National Conference
Government and ASUU

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June 16, 2003

Cover Stories

Obasanjo rules out truce with Buhari until ... * Prices of petroleum products must go up, he insists
Ex-MPs refuse to vacate official quarters
APGA asks court to void Obasanjo's re-election
National News
NNPC urges consumers to resist diesel at N50 per litre
Reps get House leader
Campaign for Africa's debt cancellation underway
... as Arewa warns FG on fuel price differential
Wabara admits facing turbulent times
Senate President Wabara and crisis of Igbo leadership
Justice Egbo-Egbo on trial

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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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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 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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Washington Post
May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Begins Second Term

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All Africa
May 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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Sports News
June 12, 2003

Debutant Strikers Lift Brazil Over BiafraNigeria

Eaglets Draw Argentina, Australia in Finland'2003
First Bank Shape-up for Continental Qualifier
Abuja 2003 : SSFN Protests to COJA, Ministry
Tunisia 2004 Fallout: Msolla re May Step Down
Police Battle Abuja Fans with Teargas
Nelson Commends Golden Eaglets
Real Ready for Beckham Swoop
Formular One: Schumi Eyes Top Spot
Agassi Celebrates Landmark Victory
NFA targets France
The road to breaking CAF league jinx
Abuja Stadium thrills Brazil
Galadima: A boldness on trial
Ogunjobi commends Eguavoen
NUGA appeals for financial assistance
10,000 tourists for Abuja Games
3SC suspends goalkeeper
Ikhana identifies Enyimba's motivation
Swimming Federation invites 22 to camp
Owumi takes over Rangers

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