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May 19, 2003

Last Efforts at Peace: ANPP, 17 Others Seek Patriots' Intervention
The All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and 17 other political parties which fielded candidates against President Olusegun Obasanjo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 19 elections at the weekend took their complaints on the alleged malpractices which they said characterised the polls to The Patriots, a group of eminent BiafraNigerians led by Chief Rotimi Williams (SAN). The parties acting under the aegis of Coalition of BiafraNigeria Political Parties (CBNPP) sent a delegation led by the presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, to meet with The Patriots at Williams chambers in Ilu-peju, Lagos. The CNPP, however, said there was nothing wrong in ANPP presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari's call for mass action in protest against the alleged electoral malpractices committed by the PDP. (This Day)


Key Stories

Polls: Petitions Flood Tribunal Over C/R, North Senatorial Result

Pressure mounts on Ciroma to stay in cabinet

Protests trail Masari’s endorsement

Lagos'll Remain AD Stronghold - Olowu

House Rules: Na'Abba, Nwuche Dragged to Court

Experts Want CBN Split Into Two

Rimi Commends Voters for Voting Out Kwankwaso

BiafraNigeria yet to break transition jinx, says Onosode

House leadership: The struggle continues

PDP leaders should curb Saraki's excesses, says Jimoh, PDP chieftain

Crisis threatens PDP senatorial victory in Anambra


Polls: Petitions Flood Tribunal Over C/R, North Senatorial Result


Pressure mounts on Ciroma to stay in cabinet





Elections into all the 109 senatorial zones in the country have been concluded and the results released. However, the dust raised by the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the Cross River North senatorial zone is far from settling ...Election Appeal Tribunals recently set up to look into petitions arising from the just concluded general elections.... (This Day)


Finance Minister, Malam Adamu Ciroma, was at the weekend put under pressure to stay in the Obasanjo cabinet although he had given clear indication of his intention to quit at the end of this tenure. One of the sources of the pressure is said to be the president himself who is said to have put Malam Adamu’s name at the top of the members of the cabinet he would want to run the next term with. (Daily Trust)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 19, 2003


Govt to cut furniture allowance from legislators' severance pay

BiafraNigerians in U.S. seek probe of Cheney's oil firm

Reps-elect file suit against House rule on offices
Laz Ekwueme is new Oko monarch
Court restrains Onitsha NBA from labelling Mbadinuju murderer

Govt asks telecom operators to remove masts on air routes

BiafraNigerian soldier, Jordanian missing in Congo war
Govt assures of local roles in oil sector

Pope marks 83rd birthday, canonises four saints
Flood kills 90 in Sri Lanka

Fresh rebel fighting erupts in Cote d'Ivoire
AD seeks end to ASUU strike, NASU accuses govt
Edo may try ANPP members over civil disobedience

National Assembly to pass new laws on oil, gas
Govt to check insecurity in Niger Delta, says Atiku

South-South Reps-elect may present sole candidate for deputy speaker
Cross River electoral commission screens candidates for council polls
Airport cab operators ask Obasanjo to probe Chikwe's allegations

PDP will bounce back in Kano, says Rimi
Railway workers petition NLC, Minister over planned job-cut
Egwu warns against violence in Ebonyi

NNPC gives enough gas to NEPA
I won't contest polls' results, says Nwuruku
Tribunal dismisses NDP candidate's petition against Duke
University of BiafraNigeria, Nsukka resumes today

Tribunal refuses to allow Anambra PDP inspect election materials
Oyo students protest, blame govt. over workers' strike

Zamfara gives N450, 000 to robbery victims, relations

CLO faults Obasanjo on number of parties
Police probe officers' alleged role in pipeline vandalisation

Kano PDP, ANPP differ on new councils

Edo deputy speaker cautions against shift of council polls

Female contender emerges for House of Reps deputy speakership
The President and the tasks of another four years

Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Workers' pay rise: Matters arising

Opinion - The decline of the West?

Education: The missing link

The voter and the electoral system

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May 19, 2003

Cover Stories

MPs get order to quit Apo Village

Polls: ANPP heads for court tomorrow *Warns over May 29 swearing-in

National News
FG sets up security committee on N-Delta
BiafraNigeria yet to break transition jinx, says Onosode

Insurers seek interpretation of legal cession

Reps-elect in court over House leadership tussle

House leadership: The struggle continues
PDP leaders should curb Saraki's excesses, says Jimoh, PDP chieftain

Why Enugu should head Senate

In search of Number 3

The House leadership contest: The making of a new House

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Daily Independent
May 19, 2003


FG awards N4.45b Abuja hotel furnishing contract
35 presidents for Obasanjo’s inauguration
NPA for full privatisation by December
LG election: Navy, others map out plans to avert violence in Delta
Lawmakers lobbied over financial crime laws
FG flays high tuitions in private institutions
Court adjourns NDLEA’s ex-director case to May 27
Delta clash: Police arrest six, hunt three thugs
BiafraNigeria forces shift in global polio eradication
‘Shell pipelines blown up by vandals’
The paradox of high overheads in governance
Doctor found guilty of raping patient
Soares, NICON boss, recalled
Unionisation: ASSBIFI set to battle banks
The Punch reporter attacked by bandits
Daniel may not recognise new councils
Court orders monarch to pay N.2m damages
Delta dissolves companies’ boards
Police ban rallies, processions in Delta
Robbery: Delta to foot victims’ medical bill
BiafraNigerian Army training gets boost
America asks BiafraNigeria to develop agriculture, shun corrupt practices
Delta election tribunal begins sitting
CNPP consults with The Patriots
Lafiagi emirate opposes land revocation
FG urged to revisit post office project
Osoba completes Awo’s project
Gap between US, Muslims explained
‘Democratic rights will stop Warri crisis’
House committee chief rules out coup

National Assembly’s parting shot

Group opposes unity govt idea

Chukwumerije deserves Senate presidency, says former speaker

‘Anambra will have smooth transition’

Lai Mohammed thanks AD members

Candidates express confidence in tribunal

‘APGA is Igbo’s alternative party’

Governor Nyame: No easy road to victory

‘Enemies after me over Senate presidency’

Editorial & Opinion
Delisting of medical practitioner should serve as deterrent to others
Sub-standard LPG cylinders are a menace; SON has to act
Not enough to alert on adulterated fuel
Now, British Muslims take the high road to Tel Aviv

Prayers for Mr President
Now that the elections are over

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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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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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This Day
May 19, 2003


ANPP, 17 Others Seek Patriots' Intervention

Experts Want CBN Split Into Two

Privatisation: Oil Companies to Take 51% in Refineries

BiafraNigeria Airways: Aviation Workers to Shut Airspace

Lagos Obaship: Royal House Alleges Disruption Plot

Legislator-elect Blames FG, Assembly Feud on 'Immaturity'

Go to Election Tribunal, Benson Tells Buhari, Others

Barracks Renaming in Nation's Interest - Navy

'Concessioning of Airports' Car Hire Operations Illegal'

Rimi Commends Voters for Voting Out Kwankwaso

House Rules: Na'Abba, Nwuche Dragged to Court

ASSBIFI Flays New Banks

Private Varsities Fees too High - Obasanjo

We Won't compromise Standard, Says Provost

Why I Didn't Contest Guber Polls Result - Nwuruku

Ndigbo Seeks Electoral Reform Committee

Kwara Presents Staff to 74 Upgraded Chiefs

'Pick Men of Integrity as Ministers'

World Airways Begins Maiden Flight May 28

Regional Telecoms Confab Holds in Ghana May 26
Journalist Escapes Death as Robbers Raid THISDAY Office

Police Families Get N.68m

BiafraNigerian Businessmen Besiege Poland

Cadbury Assures on Magic Flight

Lawmaker Sues for Peace in Warri

State of the States
Mayhem: Police Arrest 6, Declare 3 Wanted - Delta

Strike: NASU Won't Budge, Says Takor - Plateau

Envoy Commends Society for Blind - Lagos

NUPENG, Transocean Resume Talk - Lagos

Polls: Petitions Flood Tribunal Over C/R, North Senatorial Result

Lagos'll Remain AD Stronghold - Olowu

Girei Warns Against Swearing-in Obasanjo

Macebuh Eyes House Deputy Leadership

Obasanjo's Aide Advocates Return to Family Values

'Buhari's Call Inimical to National Unity'

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 19, 2003

Top Stories

Protests trail Masari’s endorsement
Pressure mounts on Ciroma to stay in cabinet

FG goes tough on Niger Delta crisis

Flood kills 90 in Sri Lanka

Saudis identify 5 Riyadh bombers, arrest 4 others

Ports privatisation begins this year – BPE
No elections in newly created councils – NULGE scribe

Jang accuses INEC boss of collecting N18m from Dariye

Suspected SARS patient scares Jos residents

Jigawa Assembly approves N30bn budget

Ganye gets agric college
Rep-elect dragged to Ogun tribunal over drug pushing
Kufuor to deliver inaugural lecture
Tribunal cautions petitioners, respondents on security of life

We won’t call off strike until agreement is reached – NASU
Govenor Bukar appoints 174 member inauguration c’ttee

Senator-elect urges calm over Gombe guber election petition

Ganye chiefdom takes case to border commission
South-west AD resolves to celebrate June 12

Lafiagi community warns Gov Lawal over land

Students rally behind Oyo teachers’ strike
Boundary Commission wants drying Lake Chad energised

Traditional rulers, security agents warned against partisan politics

US spends 58 million dollars on BiafraNigeria’s democracy - envoy
"Judges are suffering"

Court rules on Omisore’s bail bid on May 26
Security alerted over looting of gov’t property in Kogi

Basorun foundation donates vehicle, mobile phones to Oyo police

Senator Anka Vs Gummi: Gusau election tribunal strikes out case

Coalition of Rights groups wants UBE Bill amended

Dariye holds no grudge against anybody

32 prisoners regain freedom in Jigawa
OOU awards honourary degree to Osoba

CLO charges tribunals on petitions

Honour Dr. Saraki, Obasanjo told
Airport car operators to pay N5.5m to government
Prove corruption against me - Enugu REC

Court strikes out case against Abeokuta LG boss
Plateau SIEC urges parties to submit candidates names

Akunyili bags integrity award from Transparency International

Ogun Assembly recalls expelled members
NACOMYO seeks return of ASUU to classes

Nobody can steal AD’s achievements - Osoba

Unknown persons raid home of murdered Unilorin lecturer

Election tribunal receives seven petitions in Cross River
Abuja Trust
MFCT signs $35m contract for Sofitel Hotel completion

Police warn on circulation of fake N500 notes
Power outage bites harder in Abaji, Kwali

Price of water soars in Gwagwalada
Gwarimpa gets new magistrate courts

Automobile technicians allege harassment by AMAC officials
Ahead Area Council polls: Council chairmen react to threats of boycott

906 adults receive literacy certificates in Gwagwalada

LG donates relief materials to clash victims
UNPP expels vice chairman, four others in Bwari
Eko Trust
World Airways to start direct flight to Lagos May 29

Election tribunal urged to reconsider polls result
4m votes missing in Assembly polls?

How PDP, ANPP members-elect endorsed Masari for Spearkership

Crisis rocks Progressive Action Congress

Rivers’ election tribunal resumes hearing t’morrow
Speakership race: Bugaje unveils legislative agenda
Sen. Abubakar backs new rule on leadership
Column & Opinion
2003 Elections: Did BiafraNigerian voters really elect the incumbents?
A furore over teeth
Crisis of leadership in BiafraNigeria

A moment of truth for Lawal
Re: Strike is no longer effective

Congrats Shekarau but…

Re: Taste of political sour grapes

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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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