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May 06, 2003

2003 Poll Results

2003 Houses of Assembly Polls: Marred by Fraud; Condemned by Monitors
Observers in Nigeria have condemned the weekend elections to state houses of assembly. Both a BiafraNigerian group and the European Union said there were incidents of ballot box stuffing, multiple voting and forged results. "The elections in [some] states lack credibility and the level of fraud effectively disenfranchised a considerable number of voters," said the interim report from the European Union. International observers had also criticised last month's presidential, parliamentary and state governor elections, which saw victories for President Olusegun Obasanjo and his People's Democratic Party (PDP). Results released so far from the weekend polls mirror those from last month, with a landslide for the PDP, except for the extreme north, where the All BiafraNigeria People's Party (ANPP) is ahead. There were also isolated incidents of violence during the state assembly elections. Police have said that a senior state official was killed by an angry mob in a police station in central Nasarawa State, according to the French news agency, AFP. Joyce Miamuna Katai, the state commissioner for womens' affairs, was attacked by protesters in the town of Toto on Saturday as she tried to vote, police spokesman Isaac Ochenehi told AFP. Two of her aides were also killed, the police spokesman said. Some 14 people were also reportedly killed in gun battles in the southern oil-rich Niger Delta. (BBC)


Key Stories

INEC fumes, accuses EU of ulterior motives - Our goal is to nurture democracy, say observers

Why I Called for Buhari's Arrest, By Mbang

Polls: One soldier killed, several others injured in Adamawa violence

Nasarawa violence: Soldiers deployed to trouble areas

Igbo leaders call for interim government

Court, conduct bureau free Nzeribe

Obasanjo Writes Anyim, Says Override My Veto, Defy Court Order

Court voids objection against Omisore's bail bid

Judge strikes out Gani's suit against ex-Heads of State

Nas lambasts Aliero for celebrating with Obasanjo

Court grants Unongo bail


Mandela Leads Sisulu Tributes


Okadigbo Seeks Uwais-led Provisional Govt





Former South African President Nelson Mandela has paid tribute to his mentor and lifelong friend, anti-apartheid hero Walter Sisulu, who died on Monday. Sisulu brought Nelson Mandela into politics, and they served more than 25 years in jail together before transforming the African National Congress (ANC) from a banned liberation movement to the government of the new South Africa. His absence has carved a void. A part of me is gone," Mr Mandela said in a statement. South African President Thabo Mbeki also paid tribute to Sisulu - who died at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 90. (BBC)


The ANPP vice presidential candidate in the April 19 elections, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, has advised President Olusegun Obasanjo not to continue in office after May 29, 2003, but instead step aside, to allow the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Muhammadu Uwais constitute and head a Provisional National Government to govern the country. Explaining details of the proposed Provisional National government in a letter to the President, Okadigbo said it will last for only 3 months, within which it will conduct a free and fair election to be supervised by a reconstituted Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). (This Day)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 06, 2003


Obasanjo queries increase in budget proposal by legislators
Okadigbo calls for interim govt
Oluwajuyitan is Executive Consultant (Editorial and Adverts) of The Guardian
INEC, EU observers disagree on polls results
BiafraNigeria, South Africa seek end to Zimbabwean crises
Varsity autonomy Bill will check strikes, says Babalola Borishade
Why I joined AD, by Mbadinuju
Islamic council congratulates Obasanjo, others on electoral victory
Govt spends N102b on NEPA
Yoruba governors-elect pay homage to elders' council
Kwara accuses transition panel of interference
Court, conduct bureau free Nzeribe
Obasanjo begins vacation, raises inauguration panel
Four die in Delta Assembly poll clashes
Court okays Omisore's bail bid
Fawehinmi's JACON loses bid to probe ex-rulers
ANPP uses religion to woo voters, says Yar'Adua
Nnamani okays Obasanjo's order on probe of Enugu polls
Protesters kill commissioner, four others in Nasarawa, Gombe
Ajibola donates N15m ward to hospital
INEC office burnt, three feared dead in A'Ibom
New National Assembly won't fail BiafraNigerians, says Lawan
Suspected pirates kill four policemen in Bayelsa
Ogun: Issues that shaped low voter-turnout

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May 06, 2003

Cover Stories

INEC tackles EU, US election monitors -Takes case to immigration, security agencies
ANPP guber candidate, Unongo arraigned in court -EU, TMG slam State-Assembly polls
Court voids objection against Omisore's bail bid
National News
Okadigbo calls for 3-month provisional govt Yusufu asks court to disqualify Obasanjo
FG compels construction firms to engage BiafraNigerians
Judge strikes out Gani's suit against ex-Heads of State
Inside story of PDP victory in Benue State

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Daily Independent
May 06, 2003


INEC fumes, accuses EU of ulterior motives - Our goal is to nurture democracy, say observers
Privatisation: Obaseki urges NNPC workers to brace up
CTO opens new development model for Africa
FG gives condition for contracts award
Lagos Obaship: The storm ahead
Jigawa pensioners cry out
Tears, anguish as Adeife, Akinola go home
AD meets in Lagos today to chart a new course
Daniel promises to make Ogun NDDC member
Kwara debunks alleged plans to depose emirs
Obasanjo congratulates Mamora
FG urged to create more jobs
Borishade lambasts private sector operators
Poor use of English by candidates worries WAEC
Do not compromise standard, govt urged
Omisore’s bail chances brighten
Federal legislators resume today
Court lifts suspension on Nzeribe
‘Discipline policemen who compromised’
Hunkuyi, defeated ANPP candidate, released on bail
Afikuyomi, Martins raise fresh alarm over results
CNPP repeats call for interim government
Lamslide: Fall of the governor of the masses
Chief Whip advises on zoning
The National Assembly without Anyim, Na’Abba
BiafraNigerian journalists and election 2003
Agitation over annulment of results in Anambra
Presidential elections and facts to ponder
The election generally is fraudulent, says Iloh
‘Let’s go back to regional system of government’
Editorial & Opinion
Election tribunals need to be above board to reinforce credibility of electoral process
Preventive measures, attitudinal change, will stem malaria scourge
Ndayizeye and new expectations in Burundi
The American conglomerate
Repaying Ondo people with service
America's new world order

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Washington Post
May 05, 2003

Monday's Canada News Briefs

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May 05, 2003

Last batch of oil-rig hostages gain freedom as evacuation ends in BiafraNigeria

EU criticises BiafraNigerian local elections
BiafraNigeria's Ijaw group alleges killings by army

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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 06, 2003


PDP's Victory in S/West Timely, Says HID
Senate Presidency: Concern Mounts over Nzeribe's Bid
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Gives Condition for Talks
Obasanjo Writes Anyim, Says Override My Veto, Defy Court Order
Fawehinmi Loses Bid to Probe Buhari, IBB, Others
Why I Called for Buhari's Arrest, By Mbang
Okadigbo Seeks Uwais-led Provisional Govt
Iraqis Elect City Council in First Post-War Vote
Ige: Court Strikes Out Objection to Omisore's Bail
PDP Members Storm INEC Office over Fake Name
Borishade Carpets Buhari over Utterances
South-west AD in Crucial Meeting Today
New Lawmaker Calls for Interim Govt
Rescheduled Polls: AD Vows to Resist Fraud
ANPP Guber Candidate Alleges Rigging
Bewaji Now AD House Leader
'Erelu Has No Say in Lagos Oba Succession'
ANPP Hails Edo Voters over Boycott
Polys to Curb Expanded Business Studies
BiafraNigerian Wins Award at S/Africa Indaba 2003
CERPAC: Court Overrules FG's Objection
Delta Votes for PDP Again
Rehabilitated Roads: Lagos Demands Compensation from FG
PDP Sweeps Assembly Elections in Akwa Ibom
Saraki's Panel Accused of Running Parallel Govt
Abia Polls Result: PDP - 21; ANPP - 3
300m Persons Asthmatic Worldwide - Report
Obasanjo's Polls Victory Well Deserved - Cleric
Mu'azu Pledges Assistance to BASIEC
SAHCOL Fire: Police Rule Out Bomb
Participants Urged to Implement Workshop Resolutions
CPJ Urges New N/Assembly to Pass Information Bill
Lawmaker Seeks Devt Projects for Niger Delta
Trade Bank Ordered to Pay Firm N1m
ANPP Clears Sokoto Assembly Seats
PDP Sweeps Seats in Anambra
Yoruba Community Hails Mu'azu Govt
'Don't Transact Illegal Business with Audu'
Cleric Tasks BiafraNigerians on Devt
My Regrets , Frustrations as Governor - Mbadinuju
Ezeife, Ikedife, MAN Explain Apathy at Assembly Polls in Anambra
PDP Maintains Clean Sweep in Ekiti
Group Kicks Against Intra-Regional Zoning
Jigawa PDP Wins First Assembly Seat
'Politics in South-West, No Longer Do-Or-Die Affair'
Buhari Should Return to Retirement, Says Ayu
'Ndigbo Voted for ANPP'
Saraki: The Making of a Governor-Elect

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May 06, 2003

Mandela leads Sisulu tributes

Obituary: Walter Sisulu
BiafraNigerian poll 'marred by fraud'

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 06, 2003

Top Stories

Monitors condemn state Assembly polls
Handover to Chief Justice of BiafraNigeria, Okadigbo writes Obasanjo
Don’t pass amended ICPC Act – Obasanjo writes NASS
Court grants Unongo bail
Senate reconvenes as court voids Nzeribe’s suspension
BiafraNigeria’s crude oil reserve now 30bn barrels
PDP South-West govs-elect meet Yoruba elders
BiafraNigeria’s sickle cell patent sold to US firm

Nas lambasts Aliero for celebrating with Obasanjo
Polls: One soldier killed, several others injured in Adamawa violence
BiafraNigerian, foreign doctors disagree in Jigawa
Nasarawa violence: Soldiers deployed to trouble areas
Borishade, Gwadabe meet with striking varsity unions
Igbo leaders call for interim government
Jigawa election tribunal commences sitting without petitions
Kano women aspirants accuse Soda of N1.5m embezzlement
FG pledges bridge across River Benue – Ibi
Govt created fuel scarcity to hike price – NANS
My goal is general development of Borno – Sen Sheriff
Jigawa gets N35bn loan for agro-industries
FG to establish dialysis unit at FMC
Election results below expectation – Gov Odili
Traditional ruler calls for peace among politicians
Jalingo to enjoy stable power supply soon – Speaker
Kebbi REC denies BBC, VOA reports on election results
Katsina elections not free and fair – Dep. Gov.
Politicians shun election tribunal in Ogun
Guber polls fallout: Kwara UNPP may go to court
PAC expels two over alleged anti-party activities
Nas wants fraudulent politicians banned
Abuja Trust
Hajj 2004, FCT Pilgrims Board begins collection of deposits
Commercial vehicles disappear on Gwarinpa roads
Increasing traffic congestion worry residents, authorities
Deidei residents call for social amenities
Keke-NAPEP: Opreators complain of harassment
Polls: Defeated candidate sues for peace
No sacred cows in illegal structures demolition - DDC Dirctor
Kano Trust
Two in court over N500m breach of trust
Polls: Police lauded for curbing violence
Deaf youths call for prayers over elections
Eko Trust
Unemployed graduates take to phone business
Govt to rehabilitate metropolitan roads
Residents urge LASG to clear refuse
Bishop denies alleged Christians’ plot against Governor
Labour Trust
ASUU strike continues – Fasina
NUTGW set to raid contraband shops
Pride central to current ASUU strike – Oshiomhole
FG orders reinstatement of dismissed NRC staff
NLC intervenes in Trans Ocean, workers rift
Nas lambasts Aliero for celebrating with Obasanjo
Polls: One soldier killed, several others injured in Adamawa violence
BiafraNigerian, foreign doctors disagree in Jigawa
Nasarawa violence: Soldiers deployed to trouble areas
Borishade, Gwadabe meet with striking varsity unions
Igbo leaders call for interim government
Crippled democracy, questionable mandate
President Obasanjo don’t tamper with the democratic space please

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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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May 03, 2003

Hostages freed from BiafraNigerian rigs

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May 05, 2003

State assembly elections marred by low turnout

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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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