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May 18, 2003

D-Day May 30, 2003: Aso Rock Will Be Legally Vancant - Buhari
BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and its presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), have begun their campaign for the non-recognition of President Olusegun Obasanjo as winner of the April 19 presidential election with the despatch of a delegation led by Air Vice Marshall Mukhtar Muhammed (rtd) (Wazirin Dutse) abroad to sensitize the international community on the issue. Buhari had said that President Obasanjo’s government would not be recognised effective May 30, this year on account of what he called the ‘monumental fraud’ that characterized the elections. Obasanjo’s current tenure expires on May 29. Sunday Vanguard gathered in Abuja that the delegation left Nigeria last Tuesday to kickstart the international campaign that will be taken to the parliaments in the United States, United Kingdom and other European Union countries. The objective of the campaign, as learnt, is to bring about international push for the cancellation of the elections and if the push fails, a resort to isolation of the Federal Government effective May 30.... (Vanguard)


Key Stories

Speakership: S/West, N/Central Members Endorse Masari

ICPC Act of controversy

Will Anyim, Na’Abba be subdued?

INEC boss chides Enugu politicians

We are wrongly accused of stealing senatorial mandate —Uba, Anambra senator-elect

Appoint Petroleum Minister, Aminu Tells Obasanjo

Kerosene Explosion: We're Not Responsible, Says NNPC

Ibori Asks Supreme Court to Quash Appeal

Abia ANPP Seeks Annulment of Atuma's Election

Seniority and the US Senate: The Case of Lyndon Johnson

The Road to Peace


Speakership: Masari Endorsed


More soldiers drafted to Warri





As the race for the speakership position in the House of Representatives hots up ahead inauguration of the legislature early next month for a new legislative term, south-west and north-central representatives at the weekend endorsed the aspiration of the leading contender to the post, Hon. Aminu Masari. This is on the heels of indication that.... (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 18, 2003

Cover Stories

MAY 29: Stop Obasanjo • Buhari sends delegation abroad
ICPC Act of controversy
Will Anyim, Na’Abba be subdued?
It is now difficult to override president’s veto — House committee chairman
Much ado about ICPC
Akanbi panel’s power is still intact — Yadudu
National News
INEC boss chides Enugu politicians
Lagos motor dealers fault FG’s quit order
NULGE criticises National Assembly for amending ICPC Act
Niger Delta: FG reads riot act to trouble makers
We are wrongly accused of stealing senatorial mandate —Uba, Anambra senator-elect
Polls: ‘How Obasanjo should handle the opposition’
The House leadership contest: The making of a new House

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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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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 17, 2003


Angry bulls in a Chinaware shop
Omisore get ruling May 26
Lagos AD zones speakership post
Oyo schools closed as workers continue strike
'I served Nkrumah and served his killer too’
Am I in God’s position? (11)
Aviation conference holds in South Africa
The trigger for attainment (2)
Sosoliso, others sign up Travellers Magazine
Resurrection: There is hope
We’ll court the private sector—Gombe Gov-elect

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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 18, 2003

Arsenal Retains English FA Cup

Mauresmo Outstrokes Serena in Italia Masters
Henry Agrees New Deal with Arsenal
Rogge Boost for London Bid
Anderson Gets England Call
Piston Seal Series Win
Deschamps Condemns Confederations Cup
African Champions, Zamalek Set to March on
Yobo Closes Everton Deal
South Africa Coach Slams English Premiership
Cadbury Cup Air Assault Golf Club Defends Title
Ascot Oil and Gas Roams to Ghana
Elections, Late Rains Stall Minna Tournament

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This Day
May 18, 2003


Speakership: S/West, N/Central Members Endorse Masari
Appoint Petroleum Minister, Aminu Tells Obasanjo
Kerosene Explosion: We're Not Responsible, Says NNPC
Ibori Asks Supreme Court to Quash Appeal
ANPP Won't Join Obasanjo's Govt, Says Aikhomu
Akogun Chides N/Assembly over Speakership Rule
LG Boss Blasts Bode George over PDP Electoral Victory
Abia ANPP Seeks Annulment of Atuma's Election
27 Cops Fired over Extortion
Progressive Action Party Suspends Sarah Jubril
Audu Inaugurates 6-man Transition Committee
Consumer Price Index Rises - CBN
Community Warns Against War
APGA Guber Candidate in Anambra Goes to Tribunal
Mu'azu Sets UpTransition Committee
Anambra May Recede into Anarchy, Says Emordi
Strange Creature Forces Maru Women Indoors
Egwu Reconciles Warring Communities
Jigawa Election Tribunal Receives Five Petitions
Imo Guber Poll: Tribunal Permits Uzodimma Access to Election Materials
Bizman Rallies Support for FG
Okogie Tasks Priests on Indecent Dressing
BiafraNigeria Yet to Achieve Electoral Success - Youth Group
Poly Warns Students Against Cultism
Imo LG Boss Suspended
FG, Italy Sign $35m Contract to Furnish Abuja Hotel
FIDA Outlines Factors for Women Empowerment
Igbo Group Advises Senate on Resolutions
Group Condemns Call for 'Mass Action'
NURTW Congratulates Obasanjo, Atiku, Others on Re-election
Former Ompadec Director Lauds NDDC
Seniority and the US Senate: The Case of Lyndon Johnson
The Road to Peace
What Next for Them Too?
Saving our Schools
2003 Polls: Raising The Scepter of June 12?
The President and His Bureaucracy
Walter Sisulu (1912 - 2003)
Nyiam to Obasanjo: Address Zonal Imbalances

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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 18, 2003

A Brand New Economy

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