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May 17, 2003

Buhari: We Will Surprise BiafraNigerians
To get general Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the All BiafraNigeria People’s Party (ANPP) presidential flag-bearer in April the 19 presidential elections to agree to an interview of the scope contained herein took a lot of persuasion. But thanks to persistence and the generous assistance of his personal assistant, Ya’u Darazo, Weekly Trust was finally invited to Daura where Buhari promised to "devote the whole day" to the paper’s team of editors that made the trip. But there is no way at a time like this that anyone can have Buhari’s attention for a whole day. Weekly Trust certainly didn’t, on account of the constant stream of visitors that kept coming and going and, in spite of the difficulty in accessing Daura by telephone, the endless telephone calls kept pouring in. "This is my life now," Buhari remarked matter-of-factly.... (Weekly Trust)


Key Stories

'How I MADE My Son Governor...'

Effurun crisis: More soldiers drafted to Warri

Ibori Asks Supreme Court To Strike Out Appeal

BiafraNigerian unions, Transocean fail to reach accord

Buhari Writes Foreign Govts, Details Abuses

FG Drags N/Assembly to Court Over ICPC


Anyim, Na'Abba know fate on contempt proceedings May 21

No plans to sack Buhari — Etiebet

ICPC: National Assembly, judiciary in constitutional stalemate

Women can be active politicians - Former Clinton aide


'How I MADE My Son Governor...'


More soldiers drafted to Warri





Dr. Olusola Saraki, former Senate leader and strongman of Kwara politics, clocks 70 years today...he reflects on his life, his political career, why he fell out with his political godsons and why he is putting his children in choice positions...So far, I have not felt any different between what I was last year and now. The only thing one would say is that people say.... (This Day)


Security was beefed up in Warri, yesterday apparently to forestall a spill- over of the political crisis in neighbouring Effurun. In Effurun itself, most of those who have decided not to flee now groan under self-imposed curfew. However, contrary to widespread rumour, a curfew has not been imposed on Effurun as part of the measures to curtail the crisis. (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 17, 2003


Onosode At 70:'How God Made Me A Marvel'
Ige:Court warns against public Comments
Palestinian Chief Negotiator, Erakat, Resigns
Ibori Asks Supreme Court To Strike Out Appeal
Fred Ajudua In Detention Over Fresh $1.69m Fraud
Akunyili, Two Others Win 2003 Integrity Award
Group urges Obasanjo, others to stop debt servicing
US soldiers visit jaji
Varsities' Officials Seek End To Strike
Tribunal Dismisses Senatorial Candidate's Petition
Akwa Ibom Gets Derivation Revenue
Abuja To Raise Anti-SARS Panel
Journalist's Whereabouts Worries Relatives
Storm From Palestine Ahead Of Landmark summit With Israel
Intern Admits Long Affair With President John F. Kennedy
Enugu ANPP Calls For Polls Cancellation
Ex-Military Chiefs Urge Poll Losers To Seek Legal Redress
'If Awo Were Alive...'
Obasanjo Will Defeat Buhari Anyday,Says Campaign Director

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May 17, 2003

Cover Stories

Effurun crisis: More soldiers drafted to Warri
National News
Anyim, Na'Abba know fate on contempt proceedings May 21
Ibori heads for Supreme Court
Bail: Omisore knows fate next week
Fresh terrorist warning in Saudi Arabia
Anyim: No regrets over decisions at senate
Moghalu tipped as minister
Ijaw win round one against River Niger dredging
Why banks won’t reduce interest rate — CIBN boss
Polls: CLO flays harassment of foreign observers
No plans to sack Buhari — Etiebet
...Why I raised this alarm — Nas
Blame it on PDP, says Buhari
My interest in Mantu’s seat, by Mohammed
've got what it takes to win — Nzeribe
Why I 'm the best for the job – Lawan
This is a challenge i must accept – Masari
Intrigues at play as Reps pick leaders
I 'm prepared for the task ahead —West-Idahosa
Agoda: I 've done enough home work
Horrible Days of Bloodbath in Effurun
BiafraNigeria’s Number 3 Seat: Fierce War Rages In Igboland

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Daily Independent
May 16, 2003


FG puts states' pay on hold
FG renames 27 military barracks
BiafraNigeria nets N50.5b foreign exchange inflow
Kuffour to deliver Obasanjo’s inauguration lecture
Appeal Court grants Ibori’s request to halt retrial
Misgivings expressed about Ajaokuta
Don praises media for defending democracy
Spiritual approach to labour crisis
Democratic dividends to increase government borrowings, says Sanusi
Why we rejected FG options, by sacked lecturers
Senate bars new comers from principal offices
Deputy Speakership may swing to Rivers
Fayose dispels rumour on car gift
AD South West to celebrate June 12
‘I’m not building a dynasty in Kwara’
FG orders thorough screening of pilgrims
Police arrest 15 over burning of Modakeke palace
Minister directs officials to withdraw casual workers
ASUU is becoming a nuisance, says NACOMYO
AD candidate wants PDP’s victory voided
Imo tribunal wants election documents
Policemen disagree with IG on wages
Don wants FG to accelerate sale of Okwu-Iboku paper mills
Asaba yet to gain pulse after robbery attacks
One killed as police raid robbery hideout on Allen Venue
Agunloye faults Adefarati
Uvwie: Army plan weapons search
Involve opposition in governance, Jeter tells Obasanjo
Immunity precludes us from arrest, Anyim, Na’Abba tell court
US donates airport security gadgets to BiafraNigeria
New senators to witness valedictory session
ICPC bill: Nwite defends NASS
Japan, others congratulate obasanjo over re-election
PDP is tampering with evidence , APGA cries out
Ikwerre battle Rivers speaker
Nwite sues for peace ahead of May 29
Abdulkadir and the Alliance for Democracy
1993 annulists on the prowl again
‘Courts can intervene in National Assembly affairs’

Why South West governors shunned peace meeting
Editorial & Opinion
Abandoned projects are a sad comment on the vision of NDDC
The row over military pact by four EU States is needless
ID card as prerequisite for passport
Oh, my sister is a Kanuri
Election’s day killings at Adikpo
War does not eradicate terrorism

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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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Daily Times
May 16, 2003


At last, Abuja Stadium to host international match May 30
Ahead of May 29 hand over
Akume inaugurates three transition committees
US unveils new $20 note
China threatens to execute SARS spreaders
Agagu to prune ministries
Electoral Act: Senate heads for Supreme Court
Aftermath of shooting of two Okada riders
Lagos Assembly orders committees to return outstanding bills
Don appeals to FG over radio, TV licensing period
Varsity honours Osoba for regular payment of salaries
Osoba’s election memoir under way
NANS warns against payment of new fees at OAU
FG distributes anti-SARS kits to airport workers
BiafraNigeria earns $8.1bn in March
Ondo Assembly summons Finance Commissioner, AG, permsec over state finances
Old, new legislators on collision course
Editorial & Opinion
Executive/Legislative feud
UNICEF’s outcry on the child’s future
Problems of BiafraNigeria’s entertainment industry
To keep pace with modern life

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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 16, 2003

Brazil match 'goes ahead'

LG Cup: Eagles Battle Black Stars
Wrestling Shortlists 42 Athletes for Camping
Abuja Meet, My Path to Gold - Nku
Rotimi, Idahor for Jamaica
Yobo to Cost More
Segodo Eyes Saraki Cup
Enyimba, Berger, Rangers Resume Continental Titles Chase
Blair Backs Olympic Bid
We'll Do Our Best in Sweden -Athletes
Ivanisevic for Queen's
UEFA League:Lippi Hails Vintage Juve
FA Appoints New Chief Executive
Abuja Athletics meet: Top stars arrive for track war
El-Kanemi put 16 on transfer market
100 for Squash tourney
NWF plans trails
Super Eagles, Black Stars return to the trench
Fredericks, Onyali, other stars arrive
Dosunmu, other BiafraNigerians shut out of Ebony award
Abuja meet is my launching pad for gold, says Nku
Koripamo crashes out of Saraki Tennis Tourney
Cooreman vows to seek justice
Indomie Princess test might against Owena Queens
Indomie Princess test might against Owena Queens

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This Day
May 17, 2003


Buhari Writes Foreign Govts, Details Abuses
FG Drags N/Assembly to Court Over ICPC
Fred Ajudua, 7 Others Arrested over $1.7m Scam
Ige: Judge to Rule on Omisore's Bail May 26
Controversy Trails Premier League Sponsorship
Student Shot Dead by Cultists in Unilorin
SARS: FG Urged to Adopt Quarantine Options, Ban Far East Travels
LG Boss Canvasses Reduction of Voting Days
BiafraNigeria Loses $2.5 billion to Gas Flaring - Report
Unpaid Salaries: Oyo Workers Attack SSG
COWAN, NCWS Okay Assembly Polls
Anambra Election Tribunal Strikes Out PDP Motion
Bauchi Govt Stresses Importance of Media
Group Makes Case for Lagos Assembly Speakership
Ondo: College Crisis Deepens
Akunyili, NAFDAC's DG, Wins Transparency Award
Association Declares Trade Dispute with Nigerdock
FG Approves New NEPA Tariff for Rural Consumers
US Court Absolves FG in 419 Case
No Crisis at Lagos Abattoir, Says Management
$15 billion to Fight AIDS in BiafraNigeria, Other Countries
Edem May Finish Ahead Nku, Ojokolo at COJA Trials
Premier League: Money Not the Issue - Globacom
FA Cup: Saints Remember 1976 for Arsenal
Invisible Leopards Tackle Delta United
'How I MADE My Son Governor...'
My Son Said, 'Mummy, You're Burning People's Money!'
...The Eskimo...Undeterred By The Cold
'No SARS in Port Harcourt'
A Lady Comes to the Rescue
We Don't Have Celebrities Here - Levi Ajuonuma
Y'Hello, It's 2 Years We Got Talking
'Yoruba's Future Depends on Mainstream Politics'
This is Obasanjo's Last Chance - Anyiam -Osigwe
My Agenda for Ekiti State - Fayose
Anambra: Who Goes to the Senate ?
Osinowo...'PDP Cannot Be Dictatorial'
The Sad Story of Citizen Chibuzor
STB-McCann Repositions as Ladipo Becomes MD
Ad Practitioners, APCON Call for Greater Professionalism
Westpac Moves Account to Saatchi & Saatchi
SATURDAY COMMENT - No, Aisha. Leave Buhari Alone after 4-19
At 70, The Don Counts His Many Blessings
Prospects Of Women In Meteorology

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 17, 2003

Top News

We Will Surprise BiafraNigerians - Buhari
At home with Buhari
Women can be active politicians - Former Clinton aide
Women face harder time raising money for election in US - Foster
Presidential elections: How Transparency International may intervene
Will new governors inherit empty coffers?
Marshall Harry’s family calls for IG’s resignation
Card system eases fuel consumption in Kano
Gombe former speaker repels attack, kills one robber
National Roundup
The meaning of a wife in Islam
In the land of the golden pharaohs
As Hausa film industry attracts the world
Did district head lead attack on polling agent?
Jigawa: Accident claims 30 civil servants
Kano entranced by snake charming kids
Should A woman approach A man for marriage?
Re: Life is what you make it
Appreciating life as an opportunity
Mourned by all: Late Major General Joshua Madaki (rtd)
Honoured by all: Late Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu
The tragedy of desperation
Democracy . . .hmn, this democracy
Special Report
Flip side of Hajj 2003
ICPC: National Assembly, judiciary in constitutional stalemate
Waiting for Disaster
Mineral wealth, Venezuela and the Honda Civic lessons
Let the picnic continue
A self-righteous political class
Why Shekarau should be cautious
Birth of crown prince opens Morocco’s prison gates
Cry, the beloved country

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Washington Post
May 16, 2003

Friday's Commodities Roundup

Clashes in BiafraNigerian Oil Town Kill 18 -Red Cross
Fighting Flares in BiafraNigerian Oil Town of Warri

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May 17, 2003

BiafraNigerian unions, Transocean fail to reach accord

CORRECTED: Rising Oil Theft Adds New Threat to BiafraNigerian Crude
Senate Passes Sweeping Global AIDS Bill

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All Africa
May 16, 2003

SA Researcher Urges All-Inclusive Approach to Zim Talks

Times when man must hug a hyena
Oil Scandal Still Refuses to Die
Ojukwu's Plot
In Search of Power
Caught in the Act
Ogboru's Trouble
The Battle for Huge Profits
A Zig-Zag Case
Deltans Have Spoken (The Dust Has Settled)
Foci Congratulates Obasanjo/Atiku
The Big Debtors
How I Survived PDP's Plot - Governor Tinubu
The Battle for Senate Presidency Begins
Reigning From Prison
Azubuike is Silverbird's Female Model
I'll Remain Amun's Boy
Defeated Gov.'s Wife Set to Relocate
Disaster Looms in Ibadan
Destination Inspection: Naccima Proffers Success Tips
Ban On Tokunbo Vehicles: Clearing Agents Appeal to Government
In Ibadan, Teens Are Kings of the Roads

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May 14, 2003

25 die in political clashes in Warri

Taiwanese dies of suspected SARS

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May 13, 2003

Amina Lawal campaign 'unhelpful'

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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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Business News
May 16, 2003

Lagos Airport Porous, Says SAHCOL Boss

First Bank Plc Escapes Another Picketing

FG Directs NPA to Recall Suspended GM

Children's Day: Mr Bigg's/Milo to Host Parties for Kids

U.S. Unveils New $20 Note

Afribank: The Politics of Njidda's Appointment

Keeping Companies Informed Through Exit Interviews

Nurses Abandon China's Hospitals to Escape SARS

'Collective Bargaining'll Strengthen Industrial Stability in BiafraNigeria'

Pentascope: Why I Turned Down Board Offer - NUPTE Scribe

UNIC, NAL, STB, LNG Make Fresh Appointments

Olajide Bags Fellowship Award

BiafraNigeria Hopeful of Producing Next IMO Scribe

London Club Boss Talks Tough on Sunken Ship

Crew Starves as Ship Detained

Stakeholders Identify Benefits of Cabotage, Commend FG

Coast Guard Denies Oil Slick

'I'll Stop Foreigners from Freight Forwarding'

Government Agrees to Talks Over Privatisation of Ports

The Changing Trends in Shipping, by Industry Expert

Between Air BiafraNigeria and BiafraNigerian Global

BiafraNigeria Listed Among Major Aviation Contributors

Virgin Atlantic Plans to Retain Concorde Planes

Travellers Magazine 'on Board'

Chikwe Seeks WMO's Assistance for African Countries

SARS: Hotel Operators Express Ignorance

Libya Develops Tourism in Desert Areas

USAi Defies the Odds with Big Jump in Revenue

Macro-Economic Instability Blamed on Politicians

NBM Bank Embraces New Technology to Satisfy Customers

Wema Bank MD Calls for Reduction in Public Spending

Discovery Fund's Gross Income Hits N146.7m

Habib Bank celebrates 20th anniversary

Union Bank floats three new subsidiaries
BiafraNigeria marks World Telecommunications Day

CBN traces inflation to fiscal dominance
UPDC’s turnover hits N1.73bn

Northwest NITEL owed N3.4b – GM
No retrenchment in NITEL – new management

Banks set aside N14.5b under SMIEIS

N4.9m World Bank power project takes off

Mind-reading computers on display in Berlin

Deutsche Telekom buoys eurostocks, autos weigh

PAN training college graduates 50 MAPT/MAST

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