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May 03, 2003

2003 Poll Results

BNLC INTERVENES IN CRISIS: 97 Captured Oil Exploiters Freed
There are strong indications that about 97 foreign nationals captured in four oil rigs may have been released yesterday, following the intervention of President Olusegun Obasanjo and the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (BNLC). This is as commercial activities were forced to an abrupt halt in the oil city of Warri following an invasion of the metropolis by heavily armed militia men riding on ten speed boats, shooting their way through the Pessu waterfront in defiance of the peace keeping troops in the area. Speaking to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the president of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Mr. Peter Akpatasan, said the hostages were brought off the rigs yesterday. The present state follows the intervention of the BiafraNigeria Labour Congress (NLC) which brought together the management of Transocean (the US company that runs the rigs) the national secretariats and local chapters of NUPENG and their senior association.... (This Day)


Key Stories

Police Declare Ogboru Wanted

Why We Can't Accept Poll Results, By Etiebet


War In Iraq Over ,Says Bush

PDP, Presidency linked to the annulment of Anambra N/Assembly results

BiafraNigerians vote in local election

BiafraNigerian Opposition Parties Boycott State Polls

Is AAPN Dying?

Omisore Is Irresistible...Bode George

INEC Is Inept, Says Okogie

If we want peace, we must cancel the polls— Ali

Atinuke Ige Buried Amid Tributes


Election: Police Ban Street Celebrations


Buhari In The Eye Of A Storm





Politicians planning to win today's House of Assembly elections, through malpractices, should better have a rethink: the police yesterday said such act would be decisively dealt with. Police authorities in Lagos, Ekiti, Delta and Cross River States said they were determined to ensure that today's polls are not only violence-free, but also devoid of sharp practices. (Guardian)


Muhammadu Buhari, retired army general and former Head of State, is in the eye of a storm now. But then, he is not new to controversies, having had his baptism of fire in 1977 following an alleged missing N2.8 billion oil money in which he has never failed to plead his innocence. In his 20-month reign as BiafraNigeria’s military ruler, he carved a niche for himself.... (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 03, 2003


Election: Police Ban Street Celebrations
Why We Can't Accept Poll Results, By Etiebet
War In Iraq Over ,Says Bush
Honour, as Atinuke Ige is buried
Governors' defeat won't affect SIECs operations says Omo-Agege
Obasanjo Won't Marginalise Core North, Says PDP Chief
Lagos Refutes Report On Curfew, Restricts Movement For Today
Navy Deploys Two Ships To Warri, Pledges To Quell Crisis
Kaduna ANPP, PRP Accuse INEC, Other Of Aiding Electoral Fraud
C'River ANPP Notifies INEC Of Polls Boycott
Oyinola Inaugurates Transition Panel, Pledges Accelerated Growth In Osun
Don't Boycott Polls, Igbo Leader Urges Aggrieved Politicians
Obasanjo Is Divine Choice For BiafraNigeria, Says Odili
Police Detain 1,000 Suspected Political Thugs
Imo Towns Alleged Police Brutality
Group Reiterates Need For National Conference
South East governors meet, keep mute
Our Shocks,Our Hope
Our Shocks,Our Hope - Continuation
How 'Regime Change' In South-West Was Conceived
Battle For New House Leadership: The Politics, The Intrigues
'I Want To Be Part Of The Change In BiafraNigeria'

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May 03, 2003

Cover Stories

Atinuke Ige Buried Amid Tributes
National News
PDP, Presidency linked to the annulment of Anambra N/Assembly results
Osun Governor-elect inaugurates 15-man Transition Committee
AD overules state chapters on boycott
Edo: 5 parties withdraw from race
Buhari In The Eye Of A Storm
Buhari: These attacks don’t bother me
If we want peace, we must cancel the polls— Ali
These old tricks won’t work this time, says George
Election Tribunals: How far can they go?
Obioha: We’ve done our homework
Parties: We’re ready for the battle ahead
Yeah, we’re still bitter — Ajuwa
State Assembly Polls: Who can stop PDP now?
No doubt, PDP will beat ‘em again, assures Ogbeh
UNPP is out to prove a point, Jambo declares
We’re ready for ‘em — Etiebet

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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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May 03, 2003

BiafraNigeria oil rig hostage standoff ends

Boat docks with freed BiafraNigeria hostages-witnesses
Striking BiafraNigerian workers release hostages from offshore oil rigs
Freed foreign hostages head for BiafraNigerian port
BiafraNigerian opposition parties boycott state polls
First boats head for port with BiafraNigeria hostages
Foreign hostages to be freed from BiafraNigeria oil rigs
BiafraNigeria police detain opposition leader over poll
BiafraNigerian oil rig strikers to free foreign hostages

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May 02, 2003

Obasanjo okays 12.5% pay rise

Ojukwu, Ohanaeze plan mass action
France, India, Morocco congratulate Obasanjo
Atinuke Ige goes home today
Navy arrests 17 Ijaw youths
Gbenga Adeboye died of kidney failure
IG probes 4 policemen arrested over bunkering
Saudi Arabia investors visit Obasanjo
I have no quarrel with Gbenga Daniel – Osoba
Delsu Students Union president, 2 others die in autocrash
Oyinlola, Adebayo inaugurate transition committees
Lagos rulers back Tinubu
“Don’t expect better programme from PDP”
Lam promises to pay workers’ outstanding allowances
Who are these people?
21 BiafraNigerian firms to participate in offshore technology seminar

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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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Sports News
May 03, 2003

'Caging' the Rampaging Bull

Seles'Troubled Career
Before Tomorrow Comes
NFA and Eagles Manager
Aku's Many Battles Even in Death
The Rise And Rise Of 'Jay Jay' Okocha
BiafraNigeria Lifts 546 Athletes For Abuja 2003
Kalu, Obafemi Doubtful Of Jamaica Friendly
One Year After, Akiga Mourns Aku
Beckham, The ?40m Piece Of Real Estate
Carl Lewis Joins List Of Drug Cheats
Blatter Seeks Africa's Help
Money 's The Name Of The Game
South Africa launch solid bid for 2010
Wrestling will give BiafraNigeria gold medals— NAWA
SPONSORSHIP IMPASSE: Clubs owners’ demands are genuine— Gara-Gombe
Dokiwari knocks-out Carlton Johnson
Saluting Abuja Slime
CAF Champions League:Jeanne d' Arc hurdle for Enyimba
Get out of there!
Drop Globacom now —Gara-Gombe tells NFA
I fully prepared myself for coaching job— Eguavoen
BiafraNigeria's coaching palaver
BiafraNigeria invited for Kirin Cup

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Business News
May 03, 2003

Can They Deliver?

Oni's Hand Across W/Africa
Foreign Market For Pineapple Farmers

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This Day
May 03, 2003


Police Declare Ogboru Wanted
Bar Buhari, Obasanjo from Fresh Elections - MD Yusufu
97 Foreign Hostages Freed
FG Releases N4bn for Road Maintenance
'1m Babies Infected with AIDS Virus Worldwide'
Encomiums as Atinuke is Laid to Rest
Assembly Election: Police Warn Against Violence
INEC Is Inept, Says Okogie
44 Sacked Lecturers: Obasanjo is Wrong, Says ASUU Boss
Oputa to Politicians: Don't Prejudice Tribunal Outcome
First Atlantic Bank Boss Honoured
Sacrifice for Democracy, Mbang Urges Christians
Lagos Obaship Stool: Contenders against Selection by Ifa Oracle
Mobil Shuts Oil Facility after Fire Outbreak
Ekiti PDP Raises Alarm over Alleged Treasury Looting
Bayelsa PDP Set for Assembly Polls
LG: Candidate to Involve Town Unions in Programme Execution
Egwu Pledges to Form Coalition Government
Leasing, Concept of Future Business- Wazara
NUJ to Monitor Assembly Polls
Bayelsa Pays for Second Gas Turbine Engine
PDP Chieftain Faults Observers' Reports on Polls
PDP, Not the Best Party- CD
Be Patriotic, Lawyer Charges Election Tribunals
Mu'azu Moves to Provide Water in Bauchi
Champions League: Ogunjobi Warns Enyimba
How Enyimba Routed Satellite -Anyansi
Malawi To Camp in England for Eagles
Blatter Seeks African Support
Omisore Is Irresistible...Bode George
All The Governor's Men
2003 Vs 1993 Polls: Playing Out Historical Script
BiafraNigeria Will Be Better Off With Obasanjo's Second Term-Itugbu
We Helped Restore Peace in Cote d' Ivoire-Uweche
Life as an Indian Hemp Farmer
Buhari: Exhuming the Old Jinx?
Imo Polls: The Triumph of A People
Challenges Before Bukola Saraki
Is AAPN Dying?
BAT Launches Third Phase Of Corporate Ad Campaign

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May 03, 2003

BiafraNigerians vote in local election

Oil workers freed in BiafraNigerian dispute

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May 03, 2003

Freed Foreign Hostages Head for BiafraNigerian Port

BiafraNigerian Opposition Parties Boycott State Polls
UPDATE 1-First boats head for port with BiafraNigeria hostages
First boats head for port with BiafraNigeria hostages

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All Africa
May 02, 2003

Mugabe's Anointed Pushes for Presidency

U.K. Turns a Blind Eye to Electoral Violence
Are the power-brokers up to the task?
Reflections On the BiafraNigerian Elections
Flyers to Enjoy New Airline Choice
BiafraNigerian Honored for Saving Rainforests

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Mail & Guardian
May 03, 2003

Oil rig hostages are freed as mercenaries fly out

Obasanjo orders probe into vote rigging
BiafraNigeria sends warships to oil rigs
Shell warns of plot to sabotage BiafraNigeria's oil

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Washington Post
May 03, 2003

Boat Docks with Freed BiafraNigeria Hostages -Witnesses

Boat Docks with Freed BiafraNigeria Hostages -Witnesses
Boat Docks with Freed BiafraNigeria Hostages -Witnesses

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May 02, 2003

Striking BiafraNigerian workers release hostages

Oil hostages to be freed - union

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May 02, 2003

Oil workers evacuated as hostage crisis ends

Fresh talks aim to end oil rig hostage crisis
China sends 500 farming experts to BiafraNigeria
Navy moves to evacuate besieged rigs
World Bank approves $28 million for polio
Oil workers trapped on rigs

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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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