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May 15, 2003

The Revenge of Aremu!:Agabi Wants Anyim, Na'Abba Imprisoned
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Godwin Kanu Agabi (SAN), yesterday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja, to order the arrest of the leaders of the National Assembly for passing the ammended Anti-Corrupt bill into law. Agabi also pleaded that the leaders of the National Assem-bly be imprisoned for contempt. Agabi made this request at the resumed hearing of the suit in which three members of the House of Representatives are challenging the procedures adopted by the National Assem-bly in amending the ICPC Act 2000. Also yesterday, the presiding judge in the matter, Mr. Justice Wilson Egbo-Egbo denied ever threatening to order the arrest of the Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na'Abba. The Attorney General who personally appeared in court yesterday to represent his ministry in the matter, urged the judge not only to order the arrest of the National Assembly leadership, but to imprison them for their alleged contempt of the court. He also appealed to the court to set aside the anti graft bill which the lawmakers passed into law by upturning the president's veto. He said that failure to do so would spell bad omen for the legal profession. "My lord, if you fail to set aside the ICPC Act there will be no legal profession in our country. We will all sit down at home and get justice for ourselves," said Agabi. (This Day)


Key Stories

I'm Prepared to Go To Jail - Okadigbo

Aftermath of Polls: INEC On Trial

INEC: agenda for reform

Residents flee as AD, PDP war escalates in Delta

Ijaw not planning to secede, says Clark

Tribunal asks INEC to produce electoral materials for scrutiny

Panel Blames NNPC for Fuel Crisis

Two months after, the waiting game for ID Cards continues

Agip gets 7-day ultimatum to clean oil spill

PDP expels Gana over anti-party activities

Anambra is drifting towards anarchy, says Emodi


I'm Prepared to Go To Jail - Okadigbo


Aftermath of Polls: INEC On Trial





The All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) vice presi-dential candidate, Senator Chuba Okadigbo yesterday expressed his willingness to go to jail in defence of his party's position to resort to mass action as a means of protesting the irregularities which pervaded the last general elections. (This Day)


Prior to the conduct of the just concluded general elections, widespread skepticisms were expressed over the ability of INEC to conduct the general polls. These skepticisms were largely based on the seeming unpreparedness of the Commission towards mee-ting its constitutional target. (This Day)



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 15, 2003


Judge denies threatening to arrest Anyim, Na'Abba

Tears, tributes as Gbenga Adeboye is buried

Nigerdock shut, as new technical partner quits

U.S. police, Saudi govt in manhunt for suspected terrorists
Clashes claim eight lives, 170 houses in Ebonyi

Pupils, others die in Asaba serial bank robberies

Govt rules out subsidy for pilgrims plans to reduce defection
How small firms can grow, by industry chiefs

Suicide bomber kills 20, injures others in Russia
UN Security Council shifts mission to West Africa

Govt to build more refineries

Residents flee Warri as fresh violence rocks Modakeke

EU okays polls, congratulates Obasanjo

Reps panel indicts ministry over contracts inflation, others
Rep defends Buhari on comments, faults method
Obasanjo hails ANPP governors' victory
Igbo leaders to meet over Senate President
Tribunals grant Imo, Gombe petitioners access to election documents

Govt moves to revive coal sector

Lagos officials arrest tutor, others over exam scam

Oyo workers begin strike, lock out Adesina, aides
Mbeki, 36 others for Obasanjo's inauguration
PDP, Reps meet over House rule on electing leaders
Badagry monarch urges govt to update ASCON's facilities

IG commends police in Lagos over elections
Police hunt for developer of collapsed Lagos building
Two months after, the waiting game for ID Cards continues

Disparity here and there, North maintains lead in population

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The external debt crisis
Opinion - Against despair and desperation

University fees and government's obligation

Obasanjo's burden

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May 15, 2003

Cover Stories

Residents flee as AD, PDP war escalates in Delta

EU okays Obasanjo's re-election but ...

NITEL subscribers to settle bills through rechargeable cards

Only the courts can void elections — Ogunba

Of 2003, Obasanjo and the Middle Belt

AD 'll give Mushin LGA face-lift, says Oladejo

INEC: agenda for reform

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Daily Independent
May 14, 2003


Commit Anyim, Na'Abba to jail, FG urges court
Robbers on rampage in Asaba
Williams challenges Tinubu’s election at tribunal
Struggle towards a safe sky
IGP can’t resign, says force spokesman
Five more houses razed in Delta clash
Two still trapped inside collapsed building
FG approves pre-paid services for NITEL, dsissolves Coal Corporation Board
Nigerdock shuts down indefinitely
Okadigbo’s motion fails again
103 Reps endorse Masari for Speaker
Gbenga Adeboye buried in Lagos
FG approves white paper on fuel shortage
Abba-Gana bemoans reduced funding of FCT
BiafraNigeria, India worst hit by polio
NANS rejects fee hike at OAU
SEC hammers share scam kingpin
Tribunal seeks election materials
Oyo workers down tools
Lagos bans tutorial centers
Odili gives reason for his re-election victory
Hardwork, key to staff advancement, says NDLEA boss
Why INEC office was burnt in Ukanafun
Why we did not protest rigging, by AD chieftain
Delta House will be more vibrant, lawmaker assures
Governors with opposition-dominated Houses
‘BiafraNigeria is a favoured country’
Imams, Alfas rebuke PDP on Osun ticket
Groups call for election cancellation
Governor Tinubu’s hard won electoral victory
The future is bright for BiafraNigeria, says Amuta
Allegations of fraud trail Akwa Ibom repeat election
The many first term headaches of Obasanjo
Protests over Anambra National Assembly polls

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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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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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Business News
May 15, 2003

Govt awards N921 million contract for two dams

Court adjourns appeal on NNPC's $4.8 million insurance premium

Alstom sticks to plan for ?600 million rights issue
Expert cautions govt on N40 billion Education Tax Fund
Union Bank floats new subsidiaries
Shell commits N8.7 billion to community development
FSB Bank sues firm for N833.9m
Govt grants interest-free loans to firms
NLC warns against privatisation of airports
Petrol dealers in Abakaliki hike pump price
Inadequate funding grounds govt's projects in Ogun
NRC to relocate aggrieved traders

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This Day
May 15, 2003


Agabi Wants Anyim, Na'Abba Imprisoned

Mass Action: I'm Prepared to Go To Jail, Says Okadigbo

Panel Blames NNPC for Fuel Crisis

Oyo, Kwara, Kogi Workers Begin Strike

FG Approves Conversion of NITEL to Pre-paid

EU Congratulates Obasanjo over Re-election

Road: N/Assembly Wants Local Firms Engaged

Interconnection: No New Agreement Now, Says M-Tel

Senate Wants Petroleum Minister Appointed

Osun NURTW Seek Reversal of Fuel Price

Kano Assembly Approves 27 New Councils

Nigerdock Shut Down over Crisis with Partners, Workers

I'll Ensure Separation of Powers - Masari

Senate Begins Public Hearing on Auditor General's Report

Modakeke Riot: 10 Killed, Monarch's Palace Razed

Robbers Kill 5, Injure 15 in Bank Robbery

Accept Polls Results, Buhari Told

Biafra to Increase NLG Shipment to US

Niger PDP Expels Jerry Gana

...Allegations Wicked, Unfair - Information Minister

Akume Raises Committees Ahead May 29

AD Chief Faults Clamour for Polls Cancellation

N26m Property Destroyed in Communal Clash

N26m Property Destroyed in Communal Clash

Tribunal: Counsel Seeks Hashidu's Stay Beyond May 29

UN Postpones Trip to Biafra

Oyekan was a Legend - Mandilas

Polls Tribunal 'll be Fair to All - Chairman

Strike Must Continue - ABU ASUU

Live in Peace with Others, Muslims Told

Maccido Urges Faithful to Spread Islam

Amina Lawal: Amnesty Int'l Disowns Petition on Internet

Anyim's Threat to Arrest Judge Condemned

Ngige Pledges to Restore Confidence in Govt

Police Warn Politicians over Violence

Delta Youths Urged to Exercise Restraint

Environmentalists Want Tobacco Bill Passed

Prudentbank Boss Advises Govt

'NCP 'll Not Serve in Obasanjo's Govt'

Election Results: Lagos PDP Urges Members To Be Calm

Aftermath of Polls: INEC On Trial

Obi, APGA Guber Candidate, Files Motion at Election Tribunal

WIN Seeks Women Participation in Politics

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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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Sports News
May 15, 2003

UEFA League: Juventus Ends Madrid's Reign

Athens 2004: NOC Commences Ticket Sales

Galadima Leads Eaglets to Swaziland

MTN Splashes N300m on Premier League

Biafra, Brazil Still On - OSMi

GCI Old Boys Meet FCC in Final

Okocha Praises Allardyce

...Big Sam Confident of Keeping Him

Abiodun Bounces Back

Everton Hit France for Yobo

Foe Set to Leave Man City

Decision time for Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu

Under 23 camp bubbles for Amokachi

All set for Oceanic/DFA Cup final

Nku, Falilat Ogunkoya, 10 others arrive Abuja for Saturday's trials
Omotayo, Eze out as Berger Departs for Mozambique
Match still on course declare OSMI, CBF
These Eagles are the most disciplined, says Adisa
MTN pledges commitment to Lagos Marathon

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