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May 08, 2003

Anyim and Na'AbbaRevenge of Obasanjo: Anyim, Na’Abba May be Arrested Over Contempt
For abusing the court order directing to stop any further amendment of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act (ICPC), an Abuja Federal High Court has threatened to issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Umar Ghali Na’Abba. Justice Wilson Egbo I. Egbo gave the warning while hearing the suit filed by Mr Bala Kaoja and other members of the House of Representatives challenging the amendment of the ICPC Act by the National Assembly. Said he: “I am not happy with the way the leadership of the National Assembly is treating the court order. I do not want to issue a bench warrant for their arrests. Any counsel that is worth his salt will not encourage his clients to abuse a court’s order. "We can order the president to appear before us and he is bound to obey the order; they (National Assembly) have their duties and the judiciary has its own”, Egbo warned. He spoke as the controversies trailing the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) bill may have been put to rest as the Senate yesterday overrode President Olusegun Obasanjo’s veto on the bill. Thirty four senators voted in favour of the passage of the bill into law while 16 kicked against..... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

ANPP wants Guobadia, security chiefs to resign

Senate sacks ICPC

2003 Polls: We Can't Celebrate Yet, Says Guobadia

I did not rig my re-election — Jolly Nyame

Elections: Hurdles faced by the press

Police ban Buhari from holding rally in Katsina

The routing of socio cultural groups

Cleaning up BiafraNigeria’s image

Walter Sisulu: The passing of a great son of Africa

Who Gets the Senate Presidency?

Saddam speaks from hiding, urges resistance


Anti-Graft Act: Senate Overrides Obasanjo's Veto


Court Has Vindicated Me - Nzeribe





True to its threat, the Senate, yesterday overturned President Olusegun Obasanjo’s veto of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) Act, just as a Federal High Court, Abuja threatened to order the arrest of principal officers of the National Assembly should they override the President’s veto. And as the Senate prepares to wind up, Works and Housing Minister, Chief Garba Ali has ordered a fresh valuation of official cars of lawmakers. (Vanguard)


In his first formal reaction to the verdict of the Federal High Court, which quashed his suspension from the Senate, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, has said that he has been vindicated by the judgment reinstating him back to the Senate. Nzeribe...said his re-instatement to the Senate by the Court was not a victory against his colleagues in the upper chamber but a vindication of his insistence that the suspension order was illegal. (This Day



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 08, 2003


Health officials fault govt action on SARS

Anyim, Na'Abba risk arrest over new anti-graft bill

Govt empowers pharmacists body to licence drug vendors

House of Reps revisit child's rights bill today

Rebuilding NITEL will be a huge task, says Pentascope

Saddam speaks from hiding, urges resistance
South Africa presents continent's first cloned animal
NEPA denies alleged hike in industrial energy tariff
Pakistani court sentences BiafraNigerian woman to death for drug offences
Sullivan summit in BiafraNigeria to begin July 14
Mobil shuts burnt facility in Akwa Ibom
How new PDP govt will manage executive - legislature relations, by Ogbeh
Edo Accountant gets six-year jail term for N16m theft

Militiamen kill ruler in Plateau
Atiku's wife launches stamp on HIV/AIDS today
Commissioner urges Lawal to co-operate with Saraki
I will leave a worthy legacy for Osun, says Akande
Rivers Assembly gets panel's report on communal crisis
Shagari greets Odili, UNPP accepts Akume's victory
Udenwa accuses EU observers of partisanship

Northern group urges political tolerance
Orphanage chief urges better care for street kids, destitutes
Nature and forms of elections rigging

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The fuel subsidy question

Opinion - What voting pattern?

Tribute to a soul-mate

Election Matters

Plight of NAPEP beneficiaries

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May 08, 2003

Cover Stories

Senate overrides Obasanjo's veto on Anti-graft Act

Ige died amid war with Afenifere — OPADOKUN

ANPP asks Service Chiefs, IG to quit

PDP sets rules for Anyim, Na'Abba's successors

National News
FG offers 22 oil blocs for next round
Ijaw youths kill four kids, 90-yr-old woman in Warri North

Pentascope boss promises new NITEL in 3 years

I did not rig my re-election — Jolly Nyame

Elections: Hurdles faced by the press

Ogun Gubernatorial election: Gbenga Daniel’s journey to victory

Option A4 a better

Lessons (3): the only surviving umbrella

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Daily Independent
May 08, 2003


Anyim, Na'Abba may be arrested over contempt

FG approves ECOWAS passport

Security tightens as ministers, aides move personal effects

Govt splits NPA into nine firms

Ex-rail workers raise battle cry

Ministers prepare handover notes
MOSOP berates INEC over elections
PDP still a factor in Kano, says Kachako
Kwara PDP chieftain loses wife, son, two relations in auto accident
NITEL wants Lagos exchanges digitalized
Abdukadir can’t suspend me, says Koleoso
US praises BiafraNigeria’s anti-terrorism efforts
Go to court, ANPP tells Buhari, others
Inadequate water supply, cause of airport fire
Electoral tribunal begins sitting in Abuja
Ige: Opadokun confirms crack in Afenifere
NPA shouldn’t be privatised, union leader advises
World Airways introduces Lagos- New York direct flight
We’ll fight those who stole power, says Gani
Unilag alumni embark on AIDS awareness walk
Delta prone to SARS, says commissioner

HID tasks governors-elect on election promises
Police ban Buhari from holding rally in Katsina

The routing of socio cultural groups

ANPP isolates Buhari over hardstand on polls

Ogun deputy governor-elect canvasses support

‘Buhari’s call borders on treason’

Divested Anambra legislators-elect insist on mandates

Hopes for democracy despite flaws in electoral process


The challenges before Daniel in Ogun

Editorial & Opinion
Refined blood diamond trade pact is commendable

Not all seaside pleasure haunts qualify as beaches for swimming
India, Pakistan: An intriguing seesaw
Streamlining universities’ admissions process
BBC: A stale media philosophy
Bush comes clean: It was about oil

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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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Last Updated October 22, 2002. Click here for more.

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Business News
May 08, 2003

Behold the New Courier Support Services Provider

Itan Elects New Executive

Cybercafe, Source of Illegal e-mail - Hyperia Boss

Hallmark Bank Gets Set for Full Internet Banking

Court Dismisses Libel Claim Against E-Bay

The ISP Industry Has Come of Age - Jim Ovia

Hold-outs Make Case for Stricter Microsoft Remedy

'Smart Card'll Address Verity of Commercial Opportunities'

The Dangers of Having a Good Idea

Apple Music Service Hits Right Note

IT& Telecom Digest Announces NITTA 2003

Lexmark Arrives BiafraNigeria's Market

Motorola Wins National Quality Award

GSM: A 20-month Odyssey

Effective Customer Relationship Management Roadmap

Sims Win Samsung Africa Best Distributor Award

ITU Sets New Standards for Fibre Optics

BiafraNigeria Wants 2,600 Telecom Engineers

Mts Leads As BiafraNigerian Pto's Go Radical

3G Takes to the Skies

Divatel Launches New Smart Video Phones

Interest Rate: Banker Advocates Shift in Economy

Group Calls for Adequate Funding of NEPA

Moneymart Holds Financial Stability Conference

Unilever Targets N60bn Turnover By 2006

Eva Water Market Share Boosts NBC's Profit

BAT pledges assistance to FG’s desertification project

Unemployment has increase the rate of smuggling — Fadahunsi

Chamber canvasses policy consistency to promote growth

FG okays 2.5% duty for industrialists on AGOA

Navimor sues FG over Nigerdock privatisation

Highly capitalised stocks push

FG targets N10bn revenue from Calaber trade zone

Traders task FG on national trade policy

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This Day
May 08, 2003


2003 Polls: We Can't Celebrate Yet, Says Guobadia
ICPC Act: Senate Overrides Obasanjo's Veto
PDP Reads Riot Act to Senators-elect
Ige: There Can't be Justice - Soyinka
FG Woos Foreign Investors, Partners for Marginal Field Winners
FG Approves New BiafraNigerian/ECOWAS Passport
35 World Leaders to Attend Obasanjo's Swearing-in
Don't Expect Miracles - New NITEL Boss
FG Introduces Measures for Increased Agric Production
Court Has Vindicated Me - Nzeribe
Minister Revokes Sale of Cars to Senators
NCP Calls for Cancellation of Elections
Warri Crisis: Itshekiri Leaders Call for UN Intervention
Contractors Threaten Showdown over N15bn Debt
FG, FAO Sign $.28m Food Production Agreement
Bishop Wants Electoral Fraud Tackled
Crisis: Aides Mislead Obasanjo, Says ASUU
Youth Group Hails Police over Polls
Senator-elect Greets Electorate
CIIN Opens Lagos Study Centre Today
DHL Donates N.1m to Sickle Cell Club
NBA, Judge Dispute Worsens
Drug Trafficking: BiafraNigerian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan
Communal Clashes: 8 People Declared Missing
'Oyekan Was Highly Detribalised'
Shell Alleges Plot to Blow Up Oil, Gas Vessel
BiafraNigeria Yet to Learn from History, Says Sango
Africa Gets First Clone
Obasanjo Promises Niger Delta Greater Attention
Plateau: Police Vow to Unravel Ruler's Murder
I'm Prepared to Defend My Mandate - Goje
Obasanjo Commissions Pipe Factory
... Hosts Leon Sullivan Summit
PDP Chieftain Congratulates Udenwa, Iwanyanwu
NEMA Assists Disaster Victims
ALSCON to be Privatised
Police Nab Pipeline Vandals in Edo
Kwara Transition Committee Clarifies Position
Accountant Bags 6-Year Jail
NOA Director Canvasses Broad-based Govt
Who Gets the Senate Presidency?
N/Assembly Positions: Senator-elect Makes Case for New Members
Group Tasks Oyinlola on Good Governance

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 08, 2003

Top Stories

ANPP wants Guobadia, security chiefs to resign
Senate sacks ICPC

...Court threatens arrest of Anyim, Na’Abba

Marshall Harry: I did not lie – IGP

Emir suggests national consensus govt

17 parties storm N/Assembly today

We won’t impose anyone – PDP

FG approves new BiafraNigerian passport
Kachallah commissions Sharia Appeal Court complex
It is difficult to check government excesses - Speaker

TMG advocates fresh voters’ registration

Cultists kill Unilorin lecturer
I’m committed to split of Kaduna - Makarfi
Gov. Lawal told to cooperate with Bukola’s TIC

Tribunal orders inspection of election results
Election in Hunkuyi’s constituency holds Saturday

Village head killed in renewed Plateau violence

BiafraNigeria gets N4.5bn to fight polio

Paul Biya wants normalisation of BiafraNigeria, Cameroon relations
UNPP calls for cancellation of election results in Benue
I will embrace all parties – Makarfi
Goje charges royal fathers in Gombe
Farmer charged with theft
Polls: Police arrest 55 people in Kebbi
Dr Bukola’s transition committee refutes Lawal’s claims
Court jails student for burglary

Niger water board requests N1bn for services

Lam Adesina, deputy now to get pension
Polls: APGA commends local, foreign observers, condemns NLC
…closes ranks with PDP in Cross River

Post-election crisis: NAP suggests way forward
Adebayo gives gov.-elect, deputy 2 cars
Ebonyi election tribunal may not sit — Secretary
…Lagos’ own to sit at high court
Abuja Trust
NAFDAC arrest fake packaged water producers

Criminals exploit at NNPC mega station worries motorists

Abuja indigenes demand ministerial post
Man in court over fake cheque

…Lagos’ own to sit at high court

Confusion as woman dies in mysterious fire outbreak

Couple in police net over child cruelty
FRSC records slight fall in accidents

AMAC moves to decongest Abuja markets
Eko Trust
Health officials intensify SARS surveillance at Seme
Fuel stations illegally adjust metres
Lagos govt sacks Ifako-Ijaiye LG scribe for incompetence
Police sergeant returns lost cash
Man plunges to death from moving bus
How the polls were won, lost in Katsina
Cleaning up BiafraNigeria’s image
A people’s creativity in a water crisis
Walter Sisulu: The passing of a great son of Africa
On Auchi monarch and the ex-minister
Is Mr Tunde Sadare an American agent?

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May 06, 2003

Mandela leads Sisulu tributes

Obituary: Walter Sisulu
BiafraNigerian poll 'marred by fraud'

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May 06, 2003

New drilling site seen insulted from BiafraNigeria woes

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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 06, 2003

Nine killed in elections to state assemblies

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Last Update May 8, 2002. Click here for more.

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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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Sports News
May 08, 2003

Does Africa deserve more places?

SARS: Akiga Stops Eagles Japan Trip
Team Leaves for London May 22
U-23 Returns from Swaziland With Excuses
NFA Decides on Globacom
... To Immortalise Aku
Cornerstone Golf: Ogunkanmi Memorial Tourney Gets Date
Ronaldo Doubtful for Juve Return
US Plans New Dream Team
Bolton Eye Said
Holy, holy, holy! Manchester United, another champion!!
Glover tips Indomie Princess for Terramo trophy
Curiosity is behind my competing in Colonial, says Sorenstam
Govt College Old boys, Foundation 1,11 for semi finals
Pray for Okocha, Ogunjobi urges BiafraNigerians
Obasanjo must stop this fraud now!
US trip: Presidency stops Akiga- May review stand on bid
'2010 Committee is exposing BiafraNigeria to ridicule'
Man Utd offer Ferguson £3m deal
Kostadinova's long high jump fame
Ministry top shots angry with Akiga, Audu

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