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May 14, 2003

Igbo Council of Saboteurs ("ICE"): Obasanjo Sets Up Igbo Traitors to Subvert APGA/Ojukwu
To maintain his fraudulent election victory, the Yoruba warlord, Olusegun Obasanjo, has set up a group of Igbo traitors called the "The Igbo Council of Elders (ICE)" to subvert the will of Igbo people and confront APGA/Ojukwu within Igboland. ICE, better known to Igbos as the Council of Igbo Saboteurs (CIS) declared yesterday that the people of the South-East had decided not to be part of any mass protest by any group of politicians against the result of the recently concluded general elections in the country in the interest of the country’s democracy. Chairman of the council, Eze Sampson Atuloma said in Umuahia that should any section of the country decide to embark on any demonstration on the issue, the Igbo should be counted out of it. He said that instead of inciting Nigerians against the result of the election, politicians who were not favoured in the election should form a virile opposition to make the elected government to sit up. (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Amina Lawal Campaign 'Unhelpful'

Supreme Ct Hears Ibori Appeal May 20

25 Killed, 20 Houses Torched in Delta

20 die from terrorist bombings in Saudi Arabia

Govt faults call for rejection of China's drugs gift

Assembly officials query out-of-pocket expenses by Senators, Reps

Obasanjo May Represent Budget 2003 to New N/Assembly

National Assembly leadership: Days of long knives

Is this a return to June 12 annulment saga, asks Nwankwo

Our legislators have been slowing us down —SALAU, REP-ELECT

Threats of Arrest: Anyim, Na'Abba, Judge Open a Pandora


Amina Lawal Campaign 'Unhelpful'


Supreme Ct Hears Ibori Appeal May 20





A group acting on behalf of Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman sentenced to be stoned to death after committing adultery, has expressed dismay at a recent campaign to quash her conviction. The campaign was triggered by reports that Ms Lawal had lost her appeal in the Nigerian supreme court and had been sentenced to die on 3 June. (BBC)


The Supreme Court has fixed May 20, 2003 for the hearing of Governor James Onanefe Ibori of Delta State’s appeal, challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal wherein it held that a certain James Onanefe Ibori from Delta was convicted by a Bwari Upper Area Court in 1995 for negligent conduct and criminal breach of trust. The appellate court had, in its.... (Vanguard)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 14, 2003


20 die from terrorist bombings in Saudi Arabia
Govt faults call for rejection of China's drugs gift

Assembly officials query out-of-pocket expenses by Senators, Reps

Researchers close in on SARS virus
UN okays peace keepers for Cote d'Ivoire
Obasanjo returns from Germany, Pedro seeks review of revenue formula

Supreme Court hears Ibori's case May 20
NEPAD to spend $54b yearly
Govt asks agencies to buy home made computers

NASFAT chief wants Buhari to accept polls' results
Odili seeks end to crisis over polls
Resist use of religion for violence, Okogie urges Moslems

Render selfless service, clerics tell politicians

Female House member-elect eyes Lagos Speaker's seat

Kwara Moslems renew call for Sharia legal system
Imo, Rivers deplore child abuse

Oyo youths protest Elewi's role in cancelled Assembly polls
NULGE faults hasty creation of councils by outgoing governors

Igbo group urges careful choice of National Assembly officers

Health chiefs seek better deal for psychiatric hospitals

Odili unfolds vision for second tenure

Senator-elect urges govt to assist Bakassi
PDP, four others challenge Turaki's victory in Jigawa
Saraki's panel faults release of seized property in Kwara

Chikwe seeks special police for airports
Immigration may tie issuance of passports to ID cards

Varsity commission petitions industrial court over ASUU, NASU, SSANU strike
Reps-elect may go to court over House rules on leadership

Edo CAN faults polls, urges non-violence
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Walter Sisulu (1912 - 2003)
Opinion - Okadigbo and the failed aspirant syndrome

Senate Presidency: The S'East must get it right

Misreading the news from Africa

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May 14, 2003

Cover Stories

25 die as AD, PDP supporters clash in Delta

Count us out of mass protest against polls—IGBO

UK firm, BiafraNigeria in 20-yr gas deal for US market

National News
90 feared dead in Riyadh suicide bombings

Labour Minister set to declare trade dispute between FG, ASUU

Supreme Court hears Ibori's appeal May 20

Obaseki blames fuel crisis on N-Delta youths

PDP South-East caucus seeks consensus candidate for Senate President

National Assembly leadership: Days of long knives

Is this a return to June 12 annulment saga, asks Nwankwo

Our legislators have been slowing us down —SALAU, REP-ELECT

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Daily Independent
May 13, 2003


SARS: FG asks BiafraNigerians to shelve overseas trips

Tension in Delta, Rivers over Shell’s expired land leases
Kano lawmakers insist on Speakership of the House
FG deports 4 Koreans
Return of Obasanjo and Arewa’s agenda
Politicians cautioned over threat to security
Delta PDP reads riot act to members on council election list
Rampaging robbers sack police station, kill PDP chieftain
Labour flays government over severance package
Ige: Absence of witnesses stalls hearing
Oyo workers threaten to down tools
Secret ploy to impeach Obasanjo flops
Appeal Court voids NASS motion on Electoral Act 2002
NUBIFIE president tasks unionists on self-dependence
HIV/AIDS in BiafraNigeria transcends all ethnicity
Lagos elections tribunal to sit for 14 days
Northern youths renew call for Sovereign National Conference
Muslims pledge support for Fayose
Crisis rocks NANS’ leadership
Gains of Teachers Registration Council, by Ciwar
School principal arrested over fraud
Teachers reject NBTE boss as head of polytechnic commission
Afenifere not guilty, says Shonibare

National Assembly will be friendly, says Nnamani

The face-off over transition committees

North Central AD backs Koleosho

Buhari not a saint in the far North

Euphoria of change in Ogun with Daniels

Why AD fell in the South West by Ayoola

‘Buhari should provide needed opposition’

The neglect that ensured AD governors’ fall

Pressure mounts on Shekarau to probe Kwankwaso

Editorial & Opinion
Success of food security depends on adequate funding, policy continuity

US nuclear agenda poses a threat to world peace
Brazil: Racial harmony has a distinct savour
Elections over, lessons remain
Tramps as undergraduates
Companies and campaign funding

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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 12, 2003

Obasanjo's official landslide has hollow ring

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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 13, 2003

BPE takes NICON Insurance, BiafraNigeria Re, Nicon Hiton, 3 others to capital market ••• N10bn share purchase kicks off

NSE records N1.3bn shares, debenture stocks exchange hands

Rehabilitated Ajah NEPA transmission-station opens tomorrow

APCON proposes autonomy for its vettings panel

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This Day
May 14, 2003


25 Killed, 20 Houses Torched in Delta

Obasanjo May Represent Budget 2003 to New N/Assembly

Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Saudi Bombings

Rivers Hostages: Britons May Take Legal Action

S/East PDP Condemns Plot to Rezone Senate Presidency

FRSC Returns N1.5m from Accident Scene

Chikwe Calls for Special Police in Airports

Pedro Calls for Review of Revenue Allocation

3 Die in Collapsed Building

Kwara Appoints New Perm Secs

Accept Defeat, Gov-elect Tells Buhari

Lagos Obaship: Opposition Mounts over Ojora's Candidacy

ECOWAS Passport Ready Soon, Says FG

Osoba Chides Contractors over Projects

UN Security Council Visits BiafraNigeria, Ghana, Others

FG Renames Abacha, Gowon, IBB Barracks

Lagos Plans Cheaper Houses for Civil Servants

Odili Urges BiafraNigerians to Embrace Peace

Okogie Greets Muslims at Eid-el-Maulud

Four Polls Constestants Go to Tribunal

U.S Agency Donates to Displaced Warri People

Poly Lecturer Shot by Suspected Cultists

10 Policemen Dismissed over Extortion

Lai Mohammed Thanks AD Supporters in Kwara

Beware of Praise Singers, Odili Told

4 Parties Ally Against Turaki

WHO Intensifies Fight Against Polio in BiafraNigeria

Onshore/Offshore: Group Urges FG to Pass Bill

NASFAT to Buhari: Accept Polls Results

Ex-Senator Berates Anyim over Threat Against Judge

Group Seeks Supervision of NDDC

Threats of Arrest: Anyim, Na'Abba, Judge Open a Pandora

Female Lawmakers Warm Up for Legislative Leadership

Summit to Prepare Economic Agenda for Kogi Gov-elect

Gender Question and the Electoral Process

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May 13, 2003

Amina Lawal campaign 'unhelpful'

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 13, 2003

Top Stories

Buhari takes case to Europe, others
BiafraNigeria reports suspected SARS related death to WHO
Electoral Act 2002: Court of Appeal faults enactment procedure

N1bn needed to compensate Miss World riot victims in Kaduna

British minister quits over Iraq
PDP, AD supporters clash in Effurun
Senate denies fresh impeachment plot
Four South Koreans ordered home

Vandalisation of NEPA transmitter throws Kogi State into darkness

Nine politicians face trial in Jigawa
I owe no one any Kobo - Kwankwaso

NIS may destroy N5b passports for new ECOWAS document

Sokoto Election Tribunal commences sitting

FG establishes 27 plant nurseries for Green Belt Project

Nurses want health ministry restructured

I will be a loyal deputy governor - Adamu Dibah

Commissioner denies media reports over Gov Akume’s illness
Benue Assembly deputy speaker blames PDP for his defeat

Akande, three others expelled from PDP

Shagari congratulates Goje

ANPP accuses Kachallah of reckless spending
FG urged to gazette five new psychiatric hospitals

More than 1bn do not have access to drinking water

Yobe spends N400m on rural electrification
Workers threaten closure of factory over casualisation

300m live below poverty line in Africa - Report

Elders tell new South-West govs to focus on rural areas
Enugu police investigate CLO’s petition

French, German doctors treat eye patients
Madaki for burial on Saturday
Youth corps organise investment workshop

CHOGM: ‘FG will not frustrate media efforts’
Abuja Trust
Pupils still roam Abuja streets
Yam sellers clamour for shops at proposed markets

Measles kill 18 children in Idu motherless babies home

Poor infrastructure retards living conditions in Gwagwalada villages
Okada riders’ strike brings Gwagwalada to standstill

Burglars invade church in Gwarimpa
Sprouting business of horticulture
Area 1 park relocation and commuters’ experience
Kano Trust
Pests threaten roofs in schools

Controversial presidential polls: Reps-elect hail peace moves

Rule 2 is abomination – PDP scribe

Kano philanthropist builds 100,000 capacity mosque
Eko Trust
Maulud: Dep Gov calls for prayers

Monitoring team arrests 17 oil bunkerers

April 19 flooding: Search for missing landlord intensifies
Retired, elderly get drug aid from Rotary
FRSC officials tried over corrupt practices
Labor Trust
Ogun NLC dares Obasanjo

Call for LG scrapping is a smokescreen-study
Touts, not students were arrested – NANS President
Is Labour House in disarray?
Polls: Tinubu urges Obasanjo, Buhari to reach compromise

Rep Enang joins deputy speakership race
Guobadia replies Obasanjo’s letter
NDP suspends Sokoto governorship candidate
NNPP pledges support for CNPP

LG chairmanship candidates to pay N.2m
PDP petitions tribunals in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

Kure appoints his campaign director SIEC chairman

Saraki’s daughter joins Senate leadership race

ANPP won’t lose lone Ebonyi Rep seat – Stalwart

Gamji gives recipe for BiafraNigeria’s political stability

LEAD endorses Masari for Speakership
Intellectuals and society

Beware of free market, subsidies and privatisation
The farce called western democracy
A lion once roared: Abdulaziz Attah Memorial College, Okene
The president should respect that agreement
AD should pack up now!

NSCIA should be responsible

General Gusau is indeed loyal and honest

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Washington Post
May 13, 2003

Key Developments Concerning SARS Virus

Beijing Drops Some SARS Quarantines

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May 13, 2003

UN Set to Approve Peacekeepers for Ivory Coast

Unilever BiafraNigeria sees strong Africa growth

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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 14, 2003

Brazil turns BiafraNigeria down

Sars stops Eagles' trip
Brazil Rejects Eagles
Stockholm: MTN Boosts Athletes
Chukwu Stays Till Tunisia 2004
Air Assault Wins Cadbury Cup For Keeps
I'm Staying -Okocha
UEFA League: 'Old Lady' Out to End Real's Cup Dreams

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