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May 04, 2003

2003 Poll Results

Payback for Fraud: Voter Apathy Mars House of Assembly Votes
Low turnout of voters characterised the House of Assembly polls in Imo State yesterday. Most polling centres visited showed that electoral materials were supplied on time except in few areas where voting commenced between 10 and 11 am. Majority of the booths opened between 8 and 8.30 a.m. in the three Senatorial Zones of Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe. It was gathered that the low turnout of electorate was largely due to apathy resulting in alleged brutality and reported cases of malpractices that were witnessed in the National Assembly and Governorship/Presidential polls held earlier. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Complaints Trail State Assembly Polls

Cross River Records Low Turn-out in Assembly Polls


Low Voter Turn-out in Rivers

Poor Voter Turn-out Mars Election in Benue

As apathy mars States' Assembly poll••AD keeps Lagos

Poor Turnout In Kano Blamed On ANPP Defeat

Poor Outing In Kaduna

Boycott Mars Election In Enugu

Voter Apathy In Katsina

Peaceful, But Low Response In Calabar

Thugs Hijack Ballot Boxes in Imo


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 04, 2003


Low Turn-out As BiafraNigerians Elect State Legislators
Medical Experts Advise Govt On Control Measures For SARS
Buhari Insists On Fresh Polls, Ogbeh Votes For Tribunals
President Bush Congratulates Obasanjo
Presidency Orders Probe Of NEPA Finances
Church Issues New Rules Against Corruption
Rep-elect To Pursue Mayoralty For Abuja
Shape Of Obasanjo's New Cabinet, By PDP Leader
Crime Diary
Govt Blames On High Rate Of Blindness
Police Deny Order On Ogboru
NASI Insists On Sanctions Against EAS
Poor Turnout In Kano Blamed On ANPP Defeat
Voter Apathy In Katsina
Peaceful, But Low Response In Calabar
Low Voting In Owerri
Boycott Mars Election In Enugu
Poor Outing In Kaduna
Okotie And The Limits Of Prophesy
The Rich And How They Got That Way
Okotie Eboh Family Demands More Recognition
BiafraNigerians Defy no Movement Order
ANPP Meets Tuesday Over Election Result
Ladoja Reacts On Low Voters turn-out
'No Ethnic Boundaries in our time'
Lessons From The South
The BiafraNigerian Brothers Fighting In Iraq
For The Sake Of Democracy
INEC Unaware Of Any Wnner List In Anambra, Says Commissioner
How An Underdog Overwhelms The Incubent In Kano
State Assemblies And The intrigues Of Four Years
From Polling Booth To Court Room
Jostling For The Speaker's Seat
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - An End To The ASUU Strike
Opinion - The Great Rush For Positions
A Philosopher As President

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May 04, 2003

Cover Stories

As apathy mars States' Assembly poll••AD keeps Lagos
IG reads riot act over Assembly poll results
National News
Police manhunt for Ogboru causes ripples
Battle for Senate presidency splits S-East govs
‘We’ll reclaim our stolen mandate’
Jostle for House leadership heightens intrigues and subterfuge
Subtle scrambling for Senate Presidency in the Upper Chamber
Hon Ewherido: Back in the saddle

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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 04, 2003

Babayaro's SARS Fears

A Year After, Aku Lives on
Premiership: Leeds out to Test Arsenal's Mettle
BiafraNigeria Targets Unemployed Boscamp as Eagles Coach
Low-key Start for Zimbabwe
Sluggish Venus Into Final
De la Hoya Eyes Quick Win
...Harrison Rings the Changes
Serena Destroys Venus
Obafemi On Target For Inter Milan
Kwara United Boss Eye Premier League Title
FIFA Calls Off Women World Cup
Relegation Battle Hots Up
Federation Inaugurates MOC For Nations Cup
Morotohun Decries BiafraNigeria's Preparation For All Africa Games
Rangers Worry Over Papic's Absence At CAF Cup Preparations
One Year After Aku, Father Of The New Eagles
Everyone wants a piece of Abuja Stadium action!
Hand of the devil leads to the sack
Econet corporate golf tees off in Kaduna

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Business News
May 04, 2003

Economic Partnership Agreements: Is BiafraNigeria Ready?

More Politics, Less Economics....
The Calabar Paradise That Came By Chance
SMIEI project: A wait for Godot?
Big and small enterpreneurs form networks

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This Day
May 04, 2003


Assembly Polls: PDP Confirms S/West Supremacy
We've Broken Election Jinx -IBB, Abdulsalami
Adesanya Disowns Wife's Visit to Gbenga Daniel
New Parties Confused Voters, Says Obasanjo
Obasanjo Congratulates Tinubu
2nd Term: Obasanjo Raises Think-tank on Blueprint
BiafraNigeria Attends Indaba 2003 in S/Africa
Buhari Faults Mbang, Thanks Catholics
Cross River Records Low Turn-out in Assembly Polls
Thugs Kill Four Cops as INEC Postpones Polls in Yenagoa
FG to Establish Kidney Dialysis Centre
Complaints Trail State Assembly Polls
Thugs Hijack Ballot Boxes in Imo
Politician Congratulates Ibori over Re-election
Low Voter Turn-out in Rivers
Poor Voter Turn-out Mars Election in Benue
Initiate Reconciliation with Opposition - Group Tells Obasanjo
Atiku Votes in Yola, Commends INEC
Ebonyi Wants Senate President Seat - Egwu
Ibori Explains Low Turn-out in Assembly Polls
Adamawa Police Arrest Five over Electoral Offences
Enugu Holds Peaceful State Assembly Election
Abana, Anosike, Others Assure Voters of Quality Representation
Politician Advises ANPP over Polls Results
274 Journalsits Killed in 12 Years - UNESCO
Progressive Action Congress Expels Members
Re-inventing BiafraNigeria
Where is our Democracy Headed?
The Big Pay Off
Egwu's Re-election and Future of Ebonyi
Some Earthquake and a Hurricane
Governors-elect: Wait for Your Time
Should We Jettison The Votes?
If I Were Ubani Chima (1)
Fuel Price Hike is Inevitable -- Daggash

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May 03, 2003

BiafraNigerian oil workers taste freedom

BiafraNigerians vote in local election
Oil workers freed in BiafraNigerian dispute

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May 03, 2003

Foreign Hostages Freed from BiafraNigerian Oil Rigs

UPDATE 1-Foreign hostages freed from BiafraNigerian oil rigs
Boat Docks with Freed BiafraNigeria Hostages -Witnesses
Boat docks with freed BiafraNigeria hostages-witnesses
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 04, 2003

US congratulates BiafraNigeria on 'largely peaceful' elections

Oil rig hostages are freed as mercenaries fly out
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 04, 2003

BiafraNigerian Hostage Evacuation May Take Days

BiafraNigerian Hostage Evacuation May Take Days

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May 03, 2003

Hostages freed from BiafraNigerian rigs

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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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