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May 02, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Electoral Fraud: ANPP, 15 Others Against Swearing-in of President, Govs
The Conference of BiafraNigeria Political Parties (CNPP) yesterday said neither President Olusegun Obas-anjo nor all those declared governors-elect in the April 19 elections should be sworn-in on May 29. The group also proposed the setting up of Interim Govern-ment of National Unity to take over the governance of the country from May 29, when the life of the present administration will come to an end. The group in a communique signed by 16 of its members demanded the outright cancellation of the just concluded general elections. The 16 parties at the meeting are All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Justice Party (JP), United BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (UNPP), National Action Council (NAC), Peoples Salva-tion Party (PSP), National Democratic Party (NDP), All Peoples Liberation Party (APLP) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Others are New Democrats (ND), BiafraNigeria Peoples Council (NPC), Community Party of BiafraNigeria (CPN), Mass Movement of BiafraNigeria (MMN), Progressive Action Council (PAC), Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJ), and New BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Rising from an eight-hour meeting in Abuja yesterday, the group said it is opposed to the swearing in of Obasanjo and the newly elected governors of the 36 states. (This Day)


Key Stories

Shinkafi accuses FG of arrogance over April polls

Electoral Malpractices Amount to Treason - ANPP, PRP


NJC okays appointment of Justice Acholonu into Supreme Court


How I Survived Attempt to Rig Me Out - Turaki

BiafraNigeria named in Enron's collapse

Obasanjo dims hopes for Unilorin dons

Obasanjo should thank INEC, not BiafraNigerians — WADA NAS

No Regrets over Buhari's Choice, Says Bafarawa

Boycott is sheer cowardice

Anambra association in US calls for fresh elections


FG Moves to Stop Violence in Delta


100 Hostages Clock 12 Days....





Worried by the political and economic implication of the protracted violence in the oil-rich city of Warri, the Federal Government may have concluded arrangements to crackdown on all forms of violent agitations in Delta State. The move which may involve heavy deployment of troops into the area is also aimed at ensuring that the threat by some groups to.... (This Day)


Up to 100 Eu-ropean and American oil workers spent their 12th day trapped on four hijacked offshore rigs, yesterday, amid signs that a protest by Nigerian strikers could be coming to an end. Strike leaders promised new ideas to unblock negotiations with the platforms’ US owners, and Nigeria’s main labour body asked the workers who have blocked access to.... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2






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May 02, 2003

Cover Stories

FG confirms 12.5% pay rise for workers
Shinkafi accuses FG of arrogance over April polls
100 hostages clock 12 days on hijacked oil rigs
National News
NJC okays appointment of Justice Acholonu into Supreme Court
TUC advises Obasanjo to accommodate politicians from rival parties
How to monitor your votes with Thuraya: The Jigawa Scenario
Coping with the aftermath
Anenih, Atiku and the PDM fad
Nassarawa State governorship: A divided opposition loses bid to Adamu
Buhari did not campaign on a national platform— Labaran Maku Nassarawa Deputy-Governor elect
ANPP was not organised, by Imasuen, ANPP guber aspirant
Obasanjo should thank INEC, not BiafraNigerians — WADA NAS
Alamieyeseigha and the challenges of governance

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Daily Independent
May 02, 2003


BiafraNigeria named in Enron's collapse
Obasanjo dims hopes for Unilorin dons
Gbenga Adeboye dies at 44
No appeal to stop trial, says Ibori
End to Warri ethnic strife not in sight
May Day:Workers hail democracy
Rivers ANPP bent on boycotting assembly polls
Govt rejects Dantata’s bid for Central Hotel
Journalists and 2003 elections
Ministry explains failure to provide potable water
466 killed by flood
Unilag spends N150,000 daily for police on campus
Elections: Balogun commends Police Commission
Investors race to acquire ailing ALSCON
APGA cancels LG candidates’ list, condemns Mbang for stance on Buhari
More parties to boycott assembly polls in Enugu
ANPP, 15 others renew calls for interim govt
Ibori calls for caution on election results
Presidency appoints new SA for BPE
Larger EU team for assembly election
‘NICON management lobbied for privatisation’
Don urges Pfizer to make drugs fake-proof
Police ready to probe Buhari’s alleged unrest plot
Elections: Police allege threat by opposition in Niger
Adisa dissociates self from alleged plot to depose Emir
NLC, TUCN hold parallel rallies in Delta
US expert advises BiafraNigerians on SARS
I won’t sack workers, Ladoja assures
148 candidates jostle for 24 Kwara assembly seats
Osoba threatens court action against PDP
Boycott is sheer cowardice
Anambra association in US calls for fresh elections
Show faith in election tribunals, politicians urged
State Houses of Assembly polls: The farce and the fierce contests
‘PDP’s hardwork responsible for victory in South West’
Agenda for the new state Houses of Assembly
Profiling the new amazons in the Senate
Questions over threat of election boycott
Editorial & Opinion
Check leakages in oil industry to make raise in oil reserves beneficial
Government should rethink ban on importation of essential items
External debts and the economy
Memo to President Obasanjo
The meaning of Ibori’s victory
Money politics

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April 30, 2003


Banks offer N14 billion to small firms
13 die, as U.S. troops open fire on Iraqi students
12 princes in race for Lagos royal seat

Blair, ECOWAS, African presidents congratulate Obasanjo

INEC rejects EU observers' reports on polls

Two feared dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

BiafraNigerian Army produces home-made weapons

Govt to register BiafraNigerians abroad for ID card

Buhari urges large turnout for state Assembly polls
Kano PDP fine-tunes plans to defeat ANPP in Assembly polls

Daniel's order may affect workers' pay, says Osoba
Court rules on Omisore's bail application May 5

Alleged Winners in Anambra accuse INEC of annullingment

Gombe raises transition panel

U.S. pledges to protect BiafraNigeria's environment

Workers group task Obasanjo, others on economy
BiafraNigerian, Chinese firm to takeover NAFCON

Moslem groups fear Christian missionaries' effects
Skin graft on boy amputee Ali, succeeds
WAR crimes charges plan against Franks angers U.S

Versity teachers fault NUC on technical panel

Abubakar Umar advises Buhari to accept defeat

Issues that shaped elections in Gombe

Behind PDP's spectacular showing in Akoko-Edo

Government and religious conflicts

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April 26, 2003

Rights group urges end to BiafraNigeria violence

Obasanjo rejects fraud claims, accuses foreign observers of bias
BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo hits EU, thanks local media

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Daily Times
April 25, 2003


‘Why elections in Bauchi were violent-free’
Alamieyeseigha promises to carry all parties along
I won’t take salary in four years — Osun gov-elect
Elections: PDP chieftain warns against civil unrest
JAMB examination fraud: LASU assistant registrar,11 others docked
International media condemned for negative reportage of elections
Group calls for adequate funding of polytechnics
Oyo governor-elect sets up transition committee
Agagu alleges treasury looting in Ondo
Lam blames defeat on federal might
Strike :Over incessant breakdown of nation’s refineries
Obasanjo to commission Bola Ajibola hospital ward
Borno PDP rejects guber poll results
Journalists hold seminar on family, professional matters
Ifako-Ijaiye council secretary turbaned
Atiku, Aliero, Kalu, Nzeribe berate Buhari over statement on polls
ANPP resolves to contest election results in court
Election tribunal members to be sworn in today

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April 25, 2003

ANPP overrules Buhari

Mbeki, Commonwealth, EU congratulate Obasanjo
NLC warns on politicians’ utterances
ASUU blames FG for prolonged closure of varsities
Gemade dumps PDP?
NEPA alerts on power cuts in Lagos
Awujale congratulates Gbenga Daniel
Emir moves to reconcile Obasanjo, Buhari
FG warned over Buhari, Ojukwu’s alliance
NEPA announces fault at Ibadan North transmission station
BiafraNigeria and one-party state syndrome
FG tightens security nationwide
FG approves joint venture for NIPOST e-mail
We have no problem repaying $1b loan—NLNG
Smashing stereotypes
A happy, happy, Good Friday

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Sports News
April 30, 2003

Why World Cup Bid Has Credibility Problems- Runsewe

Rangers Draw Motema Pembe

Berger Hot Shot Banned

Econet Corporate Challenge Begins in Kaduna

Diack Praises COJA's Lausanne Initiative

W.C:SuperSport Splashes N160m on S/A Bid

BiafraNigerians Clash in Polish Cup

U-23 Off to Lesotho

Abuja 2003: CAF Okays Draws for June

Six Handball Referees Head to Dakar

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Business News
April 28, 2003

NIA passes resolution to enforce new minimum rates

Dividends of democracy still elude Nigerians, says ICAN boss
Elections: NACCIMA, LCCI, MAN congratulate Obasanjo
Government, Parastatals owe NEPA N3 billion
Contractor abandons N42m Adonte electrification project
Naira depreciates by 15 kobo
CBN mops up N138.6 billion from circulation
GTB becomes fourth most profitable bank earns N4.15billion profit
Recapitalisation: EIB hits N1 billion mark
Nissan powers from near-bankruptcy to zero debt in three years
Nestle focuses on margins as growth slows
Boeing dips, holds to forecasts for rest of year
Puma sees profits up by 50 per cent
Ex-CSFB banker, Frank Quattrone, faces criminal charges
U.K economic growth falls to eurozone level
Multinational affiliations tonic for growth — Martlink boss
Challenges next AAPN president should tackle

Assurance Bank: Another turn-around success story ?

Investors stake N138bn in govt securities as cost of funds shots up

Post-election, post Iraqi war economy

Agric bank to offer micro-credit

Equities turnover improves as confidence returns to stock market

FG considers report on intellectual property commission

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This Day
May 02, 2003


Wage Review: Obasanjo Rules Out State, LG Workers
FG Moves to Stop Violence in Delta
Hostage Saga: Peace Talks Deadlocked
ANPP, 15 Others Against Swearing-in of President, Govs
Privatisation: NCP Okays Dangote for BiafraNigeria Hotels, Chyzob for Properties
Electoral Malpractices Amount to Treason - ANPP, PRP
Lagos Obas Pledge Support for Tinubu's Second Term
Election Results Represent People's Wish, Says CD
Assembly Polls: Politicians Cautioned over Violence
No Regrets over Buhari's Choice, Says Bafarawa
17 Parties to Shun May 3 Polls
Nwuche Congratulates Obasanjo, PDP
Rivers ANPP Boycotts Assembly Election
Obasanjo Wants INEC to Probe Polls Fraud
Osoba threatens to Sue PDP
Ibori Denies Identification Trial Report
PDP Advises Defeated parties in A/Ibom
Ibori to Buhari: Accept Presidential Polls Results
Oyinlola Pledges to Enhance Osun's Investment Profile
Unongo, ANPP Guber Candidate, Arrested
Group Urges Politicians to Accept Polls Results
NEPA Probes Outstations' Spending
Mbadinuju Raises 12-man Transition Committee
Shell Unveils Credit Facility to Promote Local Content
W/African Power Interconnectivity Ready
Youths Urge Lawal to Step Aside
Sokoto INEC Receives 2 Election Petitions
PDP Suspends 8 Chieftains
Rotary Hosts Americans in Study Exchange
Ahmadiyya Gets New Supreme Head
Mu'azu Chides Journalists
6 States Get UNESCO Rural Library Projects
Groups Endorse Election Results
8 Groups Fault Gana over Polls
My Administration Remains Unbeatable - Akande
Ogbeh Commended over PDP's Victory at Polls
Gov-elect Moves Against LG Creation in Ekiti
Politicians Cautioned Against Calls for Polls Cancellation
Kingmakers Urged Not to Impose Oba on Lagosians
Why Hashidu Lost in Gombe, by ANPP
W/Bank, 3 Groups to Wipe Out Polio in BiafraNigeria
How I Survived Attempt to Rig Me Out - Turaki
Abdulrazaq Urges Kwarans to Ensure Hitch-Free Polls
Despite Misgivings, No Boycott of State Assembly Polls
Facts to Ponder on the Presidential Election
'Why this Democracy Must Endure'
Election 2003 Tasks Nation's Judiciary

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April 30, 2003

UK families fear for rig workers

UK backs Obasanjo victory
Diary of a BiafraNigerian oil siege

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April 30, 2003

Shell restores another 30,000 bpd BiafraNigerian output

U.S. Enraged as Cuba Returned to U.N. Rights Body
Oil workers trapped in BiafraNigerian oil rig strike
Court orders Nigerian strikers off Transocean rigs
Shell BiafraNigeria says losing 100,000 bpd to thieves

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All Africa
April 28, 2003

'Leave the Common Man Out of Your Fights'

'Obasanjo Does Not Deserve Our Support'
'The Masses Are Wiser Now'
'Obasanjo Won Because Buhari is Unelectable'
'BiafraNigerians Abroad Are Fed Up'
'Don't Let Bad Losers Derail Our Transition'
'An Achievement Worth Celebrating'
'We Cannot Afford a Return to Military Rule'
'Peace and Fraud Are Incompatible'

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Mail & Guardian
April 28, 2003

Our elections fairer than US polls, says Nigeria

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Washington Post
April 27, 2003

Shell: Oil Vessel Off Nigeria Threatened

Shell: Oil Vessel Off Nigeria Threatened

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April 24, 2003

Opposition demands fresh elections

BiafraNigeria tense after disputed polls

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April 23, 2003

Obasanjo declared winner in vote marred by fraud

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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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Daily/Weekly Trust
April 21, 2003


Kwankwaso, Audu, Lawal, lose seats
Obasanjo in the lead
Col Aminu, 141 others in court soon –IGP

Shagari lambasts political parties

Violence mars voting in several states
ANPP to contest rigged results in court
Gubernatorial results so far
Tight security trails Nasarawa polls
Voting took place in all parts of the country -Guobadia

Victory celebration turns sour in Ilorin
Roads leading to INEC office in Makurdi closed

Adamawa ANPP boycotts result collation

Teenage boy crushed by collapsed building

Obasanjo urges contestants to accept defeat, victory in good faith

Dariye advices BiafraNigerians to protect democracy

Polls: Borno police search residence of accountant-general

Daily Trust reporter escapes lynching

Electoral malpractice: Police arrest suspects in Kebbi, Adamawa, Ondo, Niger, Taraba

Sultan Maccido urges parties to resolve differences legally

INEC officials shun centres without escorts

Peaceful elections, indication of quest for democracy -Rep

Ademowo urges BiafraNigerian leaders to shun corruption

Shagari lauds INEC
Polls peaceful in Zamfara

Polls: peaceful elections, under-aged voting in Borno

Police arrest 12 over electoral malpractices

Borno people protect their votes

Jigawa records early voting

Massive voters’ turn out in Gombe
Accept results in good faith –Madaki

NULGE, others disown Oshiomhole over endorsement of govs

Irate youths attack commissioner in Gombe

Contestant commends INEC on polls

Democracy has come to stay –Gov Bukar Abba
Low turn out trails presidential polls in Abuja South

Polling officers, police grumble over welfare

Enthusiastic voters defy rain to queue

Christians celebrate Easter after 40 days fasting

Voting commences on schedule

Traders open shops on election day

Polls in Gwarimpa orderly
Motorists panic as stations ignore fuel queues in Kubwa
Maitama FHA occupants condemn structural design
Shortage of ballot papers mar elections in Gezawa, Gabasawa
Wife of politician caught with voters cards

Election halts food business in Fagge

Inadequate materials mar elections
Women turnout en-masse for elections
Pig farmers accuse govt of extortion
Traders union urge govt to revisit investors plight
Cadbury threatens SEC over diversion of funds

Security presence, peaceful atmosphere attend elections in Lagos

Lagos State rehabilitates "miracle baby" and mother
FCT records less than half of registered voters

Youths burn vehicle with ballot papers

Rep-elect faults constitution over incumbency

Peaceful polls in Plateau

Okadigbo decries use of soldiers at polling centres

Kano PSP guber candidate congratulates ANPP

I will accept poll outcome -Wali

Emir says Presidential/Guber polls, most hitch-free
Soldiers ensured violence-free polls in Edo

I’m not worried about my son’s defeat, says Tukur

Election turnout shows BiafraNigerians prefer democracy —Dariye
3 security personnel injured in auto crash

Violent opposition worries Atiku
Sani urges politicians to learn to accept defeat
AU, IRI laud conduct of presidential/guber polls

Alleged rigging: Police quiz two govt officials in Jos

My opponent was no serious contender –Senator-elect

Osoba threatens to reject guber polls result
The mechanics & dynamics of fuel scarcity in BiafraNigeria
Changing world of a desert people
Days of democratic reckoning (2)
What manner of election?

Re: Saddam man of the year
Sultan Bello’s response to Kyari Tijjani (II)

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