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May 11, 2003

Obasanjo Imports Fuel: More Fuel-laden Ships arrive Lagos Port
Seven fuel-laden vessels are said to be discharging at the Lagos Port Complex, an apparent measure that will solve the fuel scarcity that re-surfaced in Lagos area at the weekend. According to the port's shipping position made available in Lagos at the weekend, it showed that most of the ships arrived in the port last weekend and during the week. The ships are: MT Seaford: MT Ceilo Di Londra: MT Aries: MT Champion: MT Emre Bener: and MT White Star, all laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol. MT Marilee has 30,871 tonnes of Aviation Fuel on board. The port shipping document showed that 15 other vessels are in the mid-stream waiting to berth for reason that had to do with "Awaiting Agents Documents (AAD)". It was, however, observed that some of the 15 vessels had been in the mid-stream since February and March, especially those carrying rice. The port expects 21 other vessels to sail in this month with consignments like fish, bulk cement, lubricating oil, bulk wheat, bitumen and petrol. (Guardian)


Key Stories

Airlines Begin Screening For SARS

SCANDAL!•US VP's firm, BiafraNigerian official in $2.4m bribery

Who grabs Anyim, Na’Abba’s jobs?* As PDP screens contenders

Assembly Leadership: PDP Shortlists Candidates

ICPC: The Last Power Play?

'Attorney-General's Phraseology Inelegant'

Afenifere: An Uncertain Identity?

The Battle for National Assembly Leadership

April Poll: ANPP Was a Weak Opponent

Saddam Writes Again, Urges Resistance Against US, Others

...Iraqi Cleric Rejects 'Foreign Government'


Nzeribe Forged Certificate...


Swearing-In: We Can't Stop Ibori





As security agencies continue the screening of aspirants to the office of the Senate President, a security report has indicted Senator Arthur Nzeribe. The report declared that Nzeribe was found guilty by the Lagos Zone 2 of the Failed Bank Tribunal and discovered to have used a fake certificate to secure a job at Gulf Oil Company. (This Day)


Governor James Ibori of Delta State yesterday secured another legal victory after an Abuja High Court declared that it could not stop him from being sworn-in as governor on may 29,2003 following his success at the just concluded gubernatorial elections. Ruling on an application for stay of proceedings filed by Ibori.... (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 11, 2003


Airlines Begin Screening For SARS

North-West Will Still Support Obasanjo, Says Yar'Adua

British High Commission StudiesVisa Racket Allegation

Anglican Communion Calls For National Conference

Moslems Urged To Pray For Peace At Eid-el-Maulud

How To Curb HIV, AIDS Spread, By Patients

Erelu Decries Partisanship In Lagos Obaship Race

More Fuel-laden Ships arrive Lagos Port
Ex-Gov Bamigboye's Property Released 26 Years After

Reps Consider 20 Legislative Bills
Crime Diary

150 Million Children Malnourished Worldwide, Says UNICEF

Ohanaeze Urges Government Of National Unity

Iwuanyanwu Asks For Igbos' Share in Obasanjo's Administration
Protest Continue To Trail Visa Processing At British High Commission
How To Prevent SARS
Catastrophe Threatens Congo Town
Career Diplomats Grumble Over Recall
The Tortuous Road To Council Polls

Twists In The Battle For House Leadership

YCE Takes Centre-stage As Afenifere Falters

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Severance package for legislators

Opinion - Buhari and Okadigbo

Memo From Ndi Okereke-Onyuike
The Corruption Of Politics

Anatomy of female power

Beyond The Issue Of Salary

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May 11, 2003

Cover Stories

SCANDAL!•US VP's firm, BiafraNigerian official in $2.4m bribery
Niger-Delta crisis: Why Obasanjo ruled out reprisal attacks

National News
I’ll go to tribunal but won’t get justice — Awuse

Adefarati dares Agagu to probe him

Who grabs Anyim, Na’Abba’s jobs?* As PDP screens contenders

PDP uncovers plot to derail transition

Death toll exceeds 200 in DR Congo air accident

‘Buhari can’t mobilise people that didn’t vote for him’

‘Why Obasanjo won’t marginalise Igbo this time’

INEC: How has the umpire fared?

Don’t blame INEC for rigging during elections — Deputy chairman, Middle Belt Progressive Movement

Candidates for INEC job should be probed— Ciroma

I’ll give them pass mark— Chief Adeyemi Soladoye, NDP Chieftain

It should strive to do better in future — Dr. Omololu Olunloyo, former governor of Oyo State

It organised a political coup with PDP — ANPP chieftain

INEC failed woefully — ANPP chieftain

INEC must be commended—Fred Agbaje

INEC is the architect of its failure — Okocha

As an institution, INEC is a monumental failure —ANPP scribe

The commission has done its best— Chief Tom Ikimi

Amended ICPC Act: Anti-graft law or legalizing of corruption?

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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 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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Business News
May 11, 2003

Wanted: A New Economic Order...

'Now, You Can Get Your Mails In 48 Hours'

Market forces should determine the cost of petrol —Apostle Alile

BiafraNigeria, Kenya partner for enhanced economic development
Customs to reduce licence fee — ANLCA

Govt extends chairman’s tenure

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This Day
May 11, 2003


Assembly Leadership: PDP Shortlists Candidates

S/South to Obasanjo: On Resource Control We Stand
92 Communities Tackle Shell over N2bn Compensation

Saddam Writes Again, Urges Resistance Against US, Others

...Iraqi Cleric Rejects 'Foreign Government'

Kerosene Explosion Victims Accuse NNPC, Igbinedion of Neglect

'INEC Can't Annul Declared Election Results'

UNICEF Decries Neglect of Children Issues

N/Assembly Poll Tasked My Ingenuity - Senator-elect

How Abia National Assembly Election Was Rigged - ANPP

Police to Arraign Three over Electoral Offences

Be Dedicated, Council Boss Charges Civil Servants

Daniel Refutes Osoba's Claims

Leadership N/Assembly Needs, by PDP Chieftain

Govt Reconciles Warring Communities in Ebonyi

'Buhari, No Match for Obasanjo'

AIDS Kills 200 Daily in Zambia - Expert

Cleric Advises Mbang over Polls Result

12 Die in Indian Factory Fire

African Experts Brainstorm on Information, Governance

April Poll: ANPP Was a Weak Opponent

Omoworare Jostles for Lagos Assembly Speakership

INEC Advises Politicians on Election Results

Group Congratulates Obasanjo, INEC, Sues for Peace

Col Trimnell Dies at 74

Lawyer Blasts Odili over Car Donation to Judiciary

Group Donates Books to Church

LG Chairmanship Candidate Pledges Broad-based Govt

ICPC: The Last Power Play?
'Attorney-General's Phraseology Inelegant'

Afenifere: An Uncertain Identity?
The Battle for National Assembly Leadership

Some Earthquake and a Hurricane

PDP'S New Majority

If I Were Ubani Chima (2)

Why Obasanjo, Buhari Should Dialogue, By Adisa

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 10, 2003

Top Stories

Who Lead the National Assembly?
Agitations for re-zoning of Speakership misguided – Hon Masari
House Rule 2 not undemocratic – Matazu
I can offer a lot as Speaker - Lawan
I am an independent-minded candidate – Sodangi
The candidates at a glance
Collapse of industries worries Kano governor-elect
Police give petrol hawkers ultimatum
National Roundup
The rigged Presidency
Al Bint
The wrong centre
Forget Mr. Perfect!
Jigawa: Accident claims 30 civil servants
Did district head lead attack on polling agent?
Should A woman approach A man for marriage?
It's happening even now
There is nothing wrong in it
Life as a journey
Another way to serve BiafraNigeria
Winnie Mandela: Between gender and politics
In the beginning
A different kind of battlefield
Special Report
Is ASUU losing grip?
How will Obasanjo’s government stand?
How I was beaten and arrested – Suleiman Hunkuyi
Why Suleiman Hunkuyi was arrested – Police PPRO
A nation in bondage
Journalism and social responsibility
Disarmament saga
Beyond the plot for second term
How interim government may come about
‘Judiciary has nothing to offer’- Dr Junaidu Mohd

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Washington Post
May 10, 2003

BiafraNigeria Investigates Alleged Ballot Fraud

Halliburton SEC Filing Discloses Bribery
Halliburton Discloses Bribery Payment

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May 08, 2003

BiafraNigerian MPs curb sleaze body

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May 09, 2003

Oil spill in BiafraNigerian delta cuts Shell production

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All Africa
May 09, 2003

U.S. Firm Halliburton Acknowledges Bribe To BiafraNigerian Official

Democratic Reform Process Set In Motion
Storm Gathers Over Mugabe G8 Visit
Mbeki On Way Forward
Mbeki Moves to Break Political Deadlock
Body Language Tells You Everything

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May 10, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo says no plans for third term

BiafraNigeria's election commission probes officials over ballot fraud
BiafraNigerian MPs water down anti-corruption law

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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 11, 2003

PDP Won Freely and Fairly in Anambra State - Akah

Juve Clinches 27th Title

NFA Invites 9 Falconets to Beef Up Falcons

BiafraNigeria's Marathon Team Departs on Wednesday

Spurs Fight Newcastle for Okoronkwo

Rome Open: Federer Cruises into Final

Troussier Considers Moroccan Challenge

Anabui Recounts Experience in Montego Bay

Ejoor: An Honour Well Deserved

Magnum Trust Bank Amateur Tourney Ends with Fanfare

Kaduna Tinkers High Low-goal Tournaments

Decision Day For Okocha, Bolton

NBBF Needs Assistance In The Developemnt Of Basketball
Middlesbrough Match Is Biggest Of My Career, Says Allardyce
How Africans Fared In The Premiership
COJA To Engage Artistes For Awareness
Why I dumped ULO Consultants — Anabui
Okoye quits Nationale, as Oguaju, Ledor abandon Rangers

Fredericks, Johnson, Nku, 39 others storm Abuja for permit meet

Okocha will quit if Bolton go down

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