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May 12, 2003

Anyim Flexes Muscle: Threatens to Arrest Federal High Court Judge
Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim yesterday threatened that the National Assembly will order the arrest of Justice Egbo Egbo of the Federal High Court, Abuja if the judge carried out his threat to get leadership of the National Assembly arrested on contempt charges, over the passage of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act (ICPC) Act 2003. Anyim told journalists at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos that the legislature also has the powers to order the arrest of a judge if it is convinced the judge was trying to intervene in its lawmaking duty. "I just want you to know that the parliament also has the powers to order the arrest of the judge. So, let him issue his order and we will also issue our own order because he knows that by the principle of Separation of Powers, he has no power to interfere with the internal affairs of the parliament. "Since he .... (This Day)


Key Stories

Obasanjo, oil chiefs to meet over loss of crude

The PDP targeted everything, now it would have to sacrifice something

Senate Presidency: Plot to Re-zone Thickens

'Govt Won't Relent on Oil Exploration' - Bauchi

Oil spillage in Delta

The problem with BiafraNigeria, by Idris Kuta

Foreign observers and BiafraNigeria’s elections

Elections Result: Simple Arithmetic or Quadratic equation? — Nwaka Inem

Nasarawa Crisis: Residents flee trouble areas

Elections not free, fair, says NANS

Kano govt sets up SARS committee


ANPP Govs Pressurise Buhari... – Nas


No Deal w/ Obasanjo on Polls —ANPP





Former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Wada Nas, has alleged that ANPP governors are putting pressure on the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to drop his hard-line stance over the results of the recently concluded elections. Using a recent meeting of some prominent.... (Daily Trust)


The ANPP ruled out yesterday any negotiation with President Olusegun Obasanjo over the controversial April 12 and 19 elections. National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Sani El-Katuzu, in a statement in Abuja dismissed the reported attempt by some leaders to reconcile Obasanjo and Buhari.... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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May 12, 2003


Obasanjo, oil chiefs to meet over loss of crude

Anyim threatens to arrest judge over ICPC Act

Pharmacists ask govt to reject China's anti-malaria drugs gift

Experts give cautious nod to feasibility of adult clones

U.S. offers rewards to Iraqis for clues on banned weapons
Enahoro's party seeks return of Option A4

Minister decries illegal road-blocks at border
Railway to lose 50 per cent of workforce

AD deplores calls for interim govt

Govt insists economy is growing, lists indicators

Labour writes Obasanjo over Airways workers' plight
Suspected militiamen kill one in Plateau
AD governors, PDP governors-elect absent at Elders' parley
Firm denies report on failed bid for BiafraNigeria's survey
Govt fine-tunes anti-AIDS scheme, targets 40,000 people
ECOWAS passport won't nullify BiafraNigerian's says Ogunkelu

Nzeribe lists qualities of Senate President
Delta PDP warns members against incitement

Legislators erred on new ICPC law, says Onagoruwa

Igbo not serious about Presidency, says ex-minister

Enugu raises board on payment of pensioners

PFN chief asks Okotie, others to accept defeat

Yobe plans 17 new general hospitals

Workers fault plan to sell official cars to legislators
The PDP targeted everything, now it would have to sacrifice something

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - After the elections, what next?
Opinion - Soyinka, Christianity and the Pyrates

We are all in politics now
I dare to hope

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May 12, 2003

Cover Stories

We have power to arrest High Court judge —ANYIM

No deal with Obasanjo on April polls —ANPP
Bandits kill 60-yr-old at Police station, loot armoury

Oil spillage in Delta

National News
Cultists kill lecturer, 4 students as bandits murder DPO

AD opposes calls for interim govt

PENGASSAN advises aggrieved parties to seek redress

Balarabe Musa laments woeful performance at polls

The problem with BiafraNigeria, by Idris Kuta
Foreign observers and BiafraNigeria’s elections

Elections Result: Simple Arithmetic or Quadratic equation? — Nwaka Inem


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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 12, 2003


Obasanjo, ANPP leaders in closed-door talks
Gen. Joshua Madaki dies in autocrash
FG stops negotiations with ASUU
Count me out of coup —Murtala Nyako
SARS: Taiwanese use bras to cover noses, mouths
Ige: Aunt denies Fryo’s claims
Obasanjo to host World leaders for Sullivan Summit July
BiafraNigerian woman bags death sentence in Pakistan
Court jails minister for contempt
Tribune hosts US workshop today
NITEL’s restructuring not immediate — Pentascope boss
Araraume reiterates party’s role in legislative-executive harmony
We ’ll work with AD govs — Fayose
Why AD lost in S/West — Member
Obasanjo ’ll fulfil his promises — Minister
7 show interest in Lagos House speakership
BiafraNigeria, 4th most dangerous shipping country — IMB
Agagu to base appointments on merit
Ife North LG boss commends Akande
IG advocates cooperation between India, BiafraNigeria Police
Ladoja backs creation of Ibadan State
Police arrest prime suspect in Marshal Harry’s murder case
Police foil bank robbery, kill 3
Obasanjo’s emerging cabinet
Plot against May 29 thickens
Moroccan monarch gets heir
Aghahowa returns against Malawi
Amokachi named U-23 team co-ordinator

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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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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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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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Business News
May 12, 2003

Fuel crisis resolution: MAN proposes $250m scheme to govt

Insurance chieftains move to resolve rate crisis

Cross River submits draft bill on new revenue
NIMARK plans strategies to meet charter challenges
BiafraNigerian businessmen decry harassment in Cote d'Ivoire
Vitamalt chief laments poor economy, firm intensifies market drive
Unilever explains dividend policy
What should constitute Obasanjo's second term economic priorities, by Ezikpe
Oil prices increase
Technology transfer centre opens at trade fair complex

Agric minister launches SWEP and RESTAT
Economy unhealthy for wage increase - Tukur

MAN supports Duke’s proposal on crude oil processing

NNPC security group arrests vandals in Edo

Privatised BiafraNigeria-Re cannot sustain all its workers - MD

CBN mops N45 billion from system
100.9m shares exchange in 12,924 deals at NSE

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This Day
May 12, 2003


Anyim Threatens to Get Judge Arrested

Senate Presidency: Plot to Re-zone Thickens

Oshiomhole Wants Airports' Privatisation, Airways Liquidation Stopped

Aids on the Increase in BiafraNigeria - Report

Ebonyi: PDP Challenges ANPP at Tribunal

AD Dismisses Call for Interim Govt, Insists on SNC

12 Years After, S'Court Okays Ekiti Monarch

Lagos Obaship: Oyekan's Son Heads for Court

My Greatest Challenges as FCT Minister, by Abba-Gana

ANPP Govs Plot Buhari's Expulsion - Wada Nas

Speakership Race: Why I'm the Most Qualified - Lawan

Shagari, AD Chairman, Others Hail Odili's Re-election

Election Tribunal: Senator-elect Rules out Bias

Poor Ventilation, Major Cause of Asthma In Africa -Expert

Akume Thanks Benue People

17 Oil Bunkerers Nabbed

Lecturer, 4 Students Killed in 3 Days

PDP Victory, Act of God - Minister

Shekarau Woos New Kano Legislators

Agagu Lobbies for Water Supply

Borishade Reiterates FG's Commitment to WAEC

Akinfeleye Delivers Inaugural Lecture

Eket Gets New 15MVA Transformer

NACA Seeks Cooperation with C/Wealth on HIV/AIDS

Tinubu Hails Catholic's Efforts in Education Sector

Second Term: 'Obasanjo'll Consolidate on Gains of Democracy'

N1m Cheque: Trade Bank Asks For Re-assignment of Case

Artists Unite Against HIV/AIDS

Olumegbon Family, Ajah Residents Resolve Dispute

Kwara Poly Resumption Not Certain Today

BiafraNigerians Urged to Embrace Peace

'Journalists Insurance Scheme Kicks Off This Year'

Church Council Hails Peaceful Polls

Clergyman Commends BiafraNigerian Women

State of the States
PDP Assembly Candidates Petition Obasanjo - Lagos

'Govt Won't Relent on Oil Exploration' - Bauchi

Ministry Buys N2m Revolving Drugs - Gombe

Mu'azu Lists Cardinal Schemes - Bauchi

LG Allocations Trapped in Joint Account - Dutse

Niger-Delta Women Hail Obasanjo, Alamieyeseigha's Re-election - Bayelsa

Second Turbine Generating Set Gulps 875,000 Pounds - Bayelsa

'Election Tribunal 'll be Fair to All' - Akwa Ibom

Fresh Alarm over Deji Stool - Ondo

Adefarati Sued over Owena Hotel - Ondo

C&S Ordains 1,600 Prophets - Kaduna

Police Boss Recommends Promotion for Gallant Cop - Ebonyi

Shagari Congratulates Goje - Gombe

I Didn't Forge Certificate, Says Nzeribe

Why April Polls Were Successful, By Bamidele

Imo Speakership: Group Wants Existing Formula Retained

Group Plans Peace Rally Ahead May 29

Now Election Tribunals Begin Work

Why We Refused to Participate in Enugu Elections - Obiechina

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 12, 2003

Top Stories

ANPP govs pressurise Buhari to accept results – Nas

...Stand on election not negotiable – Scribe

Nasarawa Crisis: Residents flee trouble areas
ICPC Act: Anyim threatens judge’s arrest

Elections not free, fair, says NANS
No selfish motives behind changes in House rules — West-Idahosa
Kano govt sets up SARS committee
Election tribunal begins sitting

Falana supports Buhari on call for mass action

Four more students killed in Unilorin
Date not yet fixed for MDJ petition
Gov Lawal, NLC disagree over salaries
Economy unhealthy for wage increase — Tukur
Arrest of Reverend: COCIN condemns security agents

See victory as challenge, Akume tells elected politicians

ASUU strike: LAUTECH staff back out
...strike is no longer effective - NUJ VP

NAPEP boss commends UNDP
Yandaki canvasses better Qur’anic education

Gombe election tribunal advises Hashidu’s counsel

Plateau House of Assembly passes 2003 budget proposal
Bugaje canvasses pluralism for BiafraNigeria

FG releases Col Yakasai
I will not allow past mistakes - Dariye

Tankers drivers call off strike, but scarcity persists
Obasanjo urged to complete ABUTH
Oshiomhole petitions Obasanjo over plight of workers
Jarman Gusau calls for support of Governor Ahmed Sani
Abuja Trust
Kerosene scarcity soars cost of living

Robbers hijack luxury bus at Idu Park

Police arrest suspected criminals at NNPC mega station
FCT residents groan over erratic water supply
Kano Trust
Fuel: Business drops for black marketers as supply improves

Mothers urged to brace up to domestic emergencies
Kano to get another telecommunication service

Disabled to get succour in Kano
Philanthropist honoured for sponsoring kidney transplant
Eko Trust
Bishop berates Lagosians over refuse

Residents cautioned against drainage blockage

Race for state assembly speakership hots up
NIS arrest 150 aliens over electoral offences

Govt seeks police support in SARS detection
Election in Hunkuyi’s constituency put off again

Plateau polls: Jang heads to court

…PDP promises not to disappoint electorate

Speakership race: Masari is not presidency’s candidate - LEAD
Manage victory properly, Kogi PDP charged
ANPP wants FCT area councils dissolved

Gombe tribunal sits over guber poll dispute

…also in Kaduna

Tribunal chairman hinges success on Abia jurists
…Zamfara’s yet to receive petition

...ready to hear petitions in Bauchi

PDP challenges House of Rep election result

Anambra tribunal receives 11 petitions

"BiafraNigeria under police rule"
ICPC Act: Can court stop NASS proceedings?
Obasanjo, 2003 and the struggle for the political soul of BiafraNigeria
A letter to the president

Congratulations to Kano indigenes

Dr. Olusola Saraki: A kingmaker at 70
The people of Ethiopia
Walter Sisulu is dead, long live freedom!
Experts suggest ICT solutions for NEPA
Providing Econet subscriber with social responsibility

Undersea cable system connectivity for BiafraNigeria

Recovery tips and tools for corrupt Microsoft Office files

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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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Sports News
May 12, 2003

Eagles: Ogunjobi, Chukwu Brainstorm Over Fixture Logjam

Bukar Abba Ibrahim Tourney Postponed

Russian Spikers for Nations Cup Gala

Finidi Close to Ipswich Pay-Off

Stunning Okocha Free Kick Keeps Bolton Up

Premiership: The African Influence

U-23 May Host Holland in Abuja

Ekong Counts on God in China

Tennis: Mantilla Master of Rome

Athletes Slam AFN Over Camp Allowance

Golf: Casey Wins at Belfry

Soccer's Season of Stars on DStv

WC 2010: SA Targets$10m for Campaign

'United Would Consider ·5m Becks Offer'

'United Would Consider 35m Pounds Becks Offer'

Gronholm Grinds Out Win

Arsenal may sells Wiltord for Okocha

Jay Jay scores, as Bolton escapes relegation
Indomie FC lift Ogun State Challenge Cup

Babayaro's Chelsea in Champions League
Football: The odd sport in Delta

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