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May 09, 2003

Anyim and Na'AbbaTwo Agents of Electoral Fraud: Reps Want Goubadia, Balogun Sacked
The House of Representatives yesterday asked the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr. Abel Goubadia, and the Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun, to resign their appointments honourably or get sacked. They also called for the removal of all the Resident Electoral Commissioners for compromising their positions in the elections so far held. Following a motion moved by the House Leader, Mohammed Wakil, requesting the House to pass a resolution condemning the conduct of the last elections in the country and to take far-reaching decisions to discourage malpractices in future elections, the House resolved after lengthy contributions by members that the INEC chief and his commissioners should resign or the government should sack them immediately for embarrassing the country. They also asked the police chief to throw in the towel or be sacked, while also advising the three service chiefs ­—the Army, Navy and Air Force— to withdraw their men to the barracks in the interest of peace. In the same vain, the lawmakers, apparently showing their anger over the fate of majority of their members who lost out, called for the cancellation of the results of the elections in areas where there were glaring evidence of malpractices and fraud.... (Daily Independent)


Key Stories

Polls: Northern Leaders List Conditions for Peace

Navy warns Ijaw youths, vows to return fire for fire

FCT Minister Jailed for Contempt

Corporate BiafraNigeria defends N2bn donation to Obasanjo/Atiku campaign

Cancel elections – Reps

Ministry will not enforce new ICPC Act – Agabi

Marshall Harry: Police parade ‘the man who pulled the trigger’

PPPRC Meets to Fix New Fuel Prices

Lawyer Expresses Concern over New House Rules

Election Tribunal Gets One Petition - Plateau

Itsekiri group blames Ijaw attacks on govt


I’ll Lay Down My Life for Justice: Buhari


FG Behind Fuel Scarcity...





General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), presidential candidate of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), has said that no amount of threat and intimidation will make him abandon his determination to fight injustice against the nation’s populace. Buhari told members of the ANPP National Executive Committee (NEC) on Tuesday in Abuja, that he was prepared to pursue all constitutional means to redress what he described as the grevious miscarriage of justice meted his party during the recently conducted general elections. (Daily Trust)


Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of BiafraNigeria (PENGASSAN) alleged yesterday that the current fuel scarcity in the country was a creation of the Federal Government as a prelude to another increase in the pump prices of fuel and to promote its planned privatisation of public refineries. PENGASSAN said government had, in the last four years, refused to undertake a comprehensive revamping of the nation’s four refineries because it knew that putting them in shape would enable them produce enough fuel to stabilize domestic consumption. (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 09, 2003

Cover Stories

FG behind fuel scarcity - It's masterminded to hike fuel price, PENGASSAN alleges

Navy warns Ijaw youths, vows to return fire for fire

FG faults MPs on Anti-graft Bill

Sack all State Resident Electoral commissioners —REPS -Ask Balogun, Guobadia to quit

National News
Efforts to end Govt, ASUU face-off suffers set back

Madaki, Kaduna AD guber candidate dies at 56

Economy grew at 3.5 per cent in one year, declares NECA

NIGERIAN ELECTIONS:-Abdulkadir, AD chairman, explains why AD governors lost

BiafraNigeria in transition: June 12 and Buhari’s men

BiafraNigeria in transition: The court shall prove us right - Alkali, defeated Jigawa PDP

BiafraNigeria in transition: How the peoples mandate was stolen in Gombe, by Governor Habu Hashidu

BiafraNigeria in transition: Pitfalls in EU poll monitors report, by local monitors

BiafraNigeria in transition: How Pius Anyim lost Ebonyi State — Udeh

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Daily Independent
May 09, 2003


Northern leaders move to reconcile Obasanjo, Buhari
Navy threatens revenge As Ijaw youths kill nine officers

NICON to sack top managers as Soares’ recall likely
ICPC: Agabi tackles National Assembly
Agriculture: A waiting goldmine
Corporate BiafraNigeria defends N2bn donation to Obasanjo/Atiku campaign
CNPP takes case to NASS

LAUTECH, ASUU backs out of strike
Ige: Fryo denied by aunty
Principal suspect arrested over Harry’s murder
Polls’ results an act of God, says Onoh
‘Don’t truncate democracy’
Kwara workers poised to send Lawal off with strike action
Sack Goubadia, Balogun, say Reps
Lam gives commissioners ultimatum on contracts
Nobody can gag my government, says Lawal
Polytechnic lecturers threaten nation-wide strike
Delta rescheduled assembly polls hold today
Tinubu on medical trip abroad
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
Lagos warns motorists over one –way usage
Ngige sets up transition committee
Warri groups urged to embrace peace
Omisore's victory has deeper meaning, says Chidi Amuta

Continuity project as a strategy

‘NCP lawmaker will excel’

‘Not yet celebration time for PDP’

Debunking Buhari, Ojukwu’s victory claims

BiafraNigerian politics under the thumb of godfathers
Editorial & Opinion
Facts and figures should be INEC's armour, not invectives

The world must commend Glaxo Smith Kline for initiative on AIDS

The seaports and privatization
Chartered accountants and today’s challenges
Umar and the Babangida regime
Sport and politics do not mix

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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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Washington Post
May 05, 2003

Monday's Canada News Briefs

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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 09, 2003

NACCIMA opens Abuja office, admits 16 corporate firms

Banks yet to take full advantage of Internet banking — CIBN boss

Imal lists causes of unethical banking practice

Crown Flour partners with staff for improved performance

Banks yet to take full advantage of internet banking — CIBN boss

SEC and the policy of Good Corporate Governance

NACCIMA urges states govt to explore capital market funds

MBAN to meet CBN over dormant mortgage banks

Industrialists bemoan hostile government policies

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This Day
May 09, 2003


Polls: Northern Leaders List Conditions for Peace

...INEC Probes Electoral Malpractices

PPPRC Meets to Fix New Fuel Prices

ICPC: House Also Overrides Veto

Navy Vows to Deal with Niger Delta Militia

FCT Minister Jailed for Contempt

ASUU Strike: FG Heads to Court, NANS Threatens Lecture Boycott

5 Firms Bid for Mineral Resource Survey

Resign, Rivers ANPP Women Tell Guobadia, Balogun

Budget Delay May Stagnate Economy - NECA

Parties Express Apathy over LG Polls

Police Parade Alleged Killer of Marshall Harry

S/West Govs-elect Counselled on Governance

Lawyer Expresses Concern over New House Rules

Delta AD Lauds Tinubu over Victory

Joshua Madaki, Ex-Gov, Dies in Road Crash

Muslim Cleric Flays Buhari Over Utterances

Ige: Aunt Debunks Fryo's Claim

Firm Proposes $116m Housing Scheme

Why I Want to be Speaker, By Masari

PDP Challenges Kwara South Polls Result

'How Water Scarcity Fueled SAHCOL's Fire'

Policy on HIV/AIDS Underway - NACA

Kwara NLC Begins Strike Today

FG Inaugurates Book Council

Transport Firm Tasks FG on Safety Codes

Akume Urges ASUU to Call Off Strike

LAUTECH Resumes Next Week

ASUP Resumes Suspended Nationwide Strike

Polls: Jigawa PDP Exco Dissolved

Anambra Election Tribunal Receives 11 Petitions

Kingibe's Wife Petitions FCT Election Tribunal

ANPP Dismisses PDP's Claim on Polls

Group Urges INEC to Avoid Distraction

Obi of Onitsha to Mark First Anniversary

Lawmakers-elect Urged to be Dedicated

Audu Seeks Surveyors' Role in Boundary Disputes

Group Advocates Reconciliation Among Politicians

State of the States
FG Restates Commitment to Clean Water Supply - FCT
Election Tribunal Gets One Petition - Plateau

AD Not in Any Merger - Sango - Plateau

Polls: Ex-councillor Floors Former Boss - Kebbi

UNPP Greets Akume on Re-election - Benue

Students Pass no confidence Vote on NANS President - Lagos

Ngige Sets Up 25-man Transition Committee - Anambra

Fayose Commends AD Govs for Accepting Defeat - Ekiti

BASIEC Ready for June LG Polls - Bauchi

Elections Rigged to Achieve One-Party State - Princewill

The Truth in Anambra N/Assembly Polls

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 09, 2003

Top Stories

Cancel elections – Reps
Ministry will not enforce new ICPC Act – Agabi
Marshall Harry: Police parade ‘the man who pulled the trigger’
Northern leaders meet Obasanjo

Set up unity govt, CNPP tells NASS
ICPC Act: House overrides Obasanjo’s veto

Major General Joshua Madaki is dead

ASUU strike: FG goes to Arbitration Panel
I’ll lay down my life for justice – Buhari
Illegal sale of 100 cars: Five works and housing officials face disciplinary c’ttee
State Assembly polls: Guobadia regrets low turn out
Don’t swear in Ibori - plaintiffs

NNPI warns Mbang against inciting Obasanjo

Jigawa ANPP supports Buhari’s fight for justice

There will be no development in Borno if - Accountant General
Makarfi escapes death

Speakership race creates party divisions in Jigawa
Muslims urged to seek western, Islamic knowledge
Pentascope boss explains mission in BiafraNigeria

FG to elevate postal system
BiafraNigeria hosts Leon Sullivan summit July
Polls: All parties involved in malpractice – Borno CP
Shell launches crusade against road accidents
Osoba, Daniel warned over salary
Obasanjo promises special attention for Niger Delta

Benue commissioners to hand-over May 15

PDP sacks leadership in Jigawa

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May 08, 2003

BiafraNigerian MPs curb sleaze body

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May 08, 2003

BiafraNigerian navy warns militants in oil-rich Delta

Halliburton Says Gave Bribes in BiafraNigeria

RPT-Halliburton says made improper payments in BiafraNigeria
UPDATE 1-Halliburton says may owe more tax to BiafraNigeria

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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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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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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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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 09, 2003

SARS: Akiga's Stay Back Order Costs NFA $.15m

NBA Star to Help Battle SARS

Amokachi's U-23 Team Manager

James Swings into Peugeot Final

CAVB Tasks NVBF on Gala

Malawi: Again, Chukwu Drops Kanu

Ping Pongers Bank on World Meet for Abuja Glory
Age Can't Weary Agassi

Blatter Against Expanded World Cup

Tennis: Federer Powers Through

Bonfrere's Swan Song

UEFA League: Milan Still Confident

Eagles free to play Japan
2010 Committee plans to upset Eagles/Japan tie

2010 World Cup: S/Africa raises more fund

Taribo leads Partizan to 18th league title

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