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May 20, 2003

The Daura Summit: ANPP, Buhari, Okadigbo Meet Ikemba and APGA
Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, yesterday visited the presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), General Muhammadu Buhari, in Daura, with a pledge to forge a common front with him to fight for justice and a better Nigeria. Ojukwu, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the just concluded presidential election, told hundreds of well wishers who welcomed him to Buhari’s Daura home that the visit was aimed at ensuring a more united and greater nation. Urging Nigerians to be resolute in the defence of democracy and the enthronement of justice, Ojukwu said his alliance with the ANPP presidential candidate would ensure a spirit of cooperation between the people of the South-East and the North. Also speaking at the occasion, Buhari’s running mate in the election, Senator Chuba Okadigbo, urged Nigerians to be firm and committed to the enthronement of democracy. He explained that the delegation which comprised political leaders from the South-East was in Daura to consult with General Buhari on the way forward and to ensure that justice prevails. According to him, the ANPP presidential team will soon take over Aso Rock. The delegation had a private lunch and held discussion with Buhari. Those in the team include: ANPP gubernatorial candi-date in Kaduna State, Suleiman Hunkuyi, Senator-elect, Kanti Bello and a former Health Minister, Dr. Tim Menakaya. (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

Police allege plot to disrupt May 29 inauguration

ICPC Law: Court rejects Obasanjo’s request

Soldiers man Kwara House of Assembly over strike

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

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

"Fatwa" Animalism 2






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May 20, 2003


Police allege plot to disrupt May 29 inauguration
Govt monetises legislators' benefits
Majiyagbe, Nigerian lawyer, is world Rotary's new president
Buhari, Ojukwu, Okadigbo meet in Daura
Nigerian soldier, Jordanian found dead in Congo
ECOWAS, IMF score Nigeria, others low on ECO currency
MTN, Globacom sign interconnectivity pact
Soldiers man Kwara House of Assembly over strike
Saddam Hussein in Iraq, plans comeback, say ex-generals
German pupils break world reading record
Rivers' lawmakers seek end to police check points
Tribunal asks INEC to produce Delta's electoral materials
Suspected thugs attack citizens at Oyo press centre, NUJ to black out PDP
Adekunle Ojora, not Ladega Adele is our nominee, says Lagos ruling house
Supreme Court hears Ibori's case today
Protest trails planned creation of more councils in Osun
Police recover arms, drivers deny role in Modakeke crisis
Senator wants overhaul of National Assembly
Court rejects plea to suspend new anti-graft Act
Lagos sets up medicare centres for pregnant women, kids
Shagaya withdraws petition against PDP senator-elect
Ohanaeze dissociates self from planned meeting over Senate presidency
Group cautions Buhari, Ojukwu against mass action
It's one ministerial slot per state, says Obasanjo
Hearing begins today in N20m suit by detained Edo ANPP members
British Deputy Prime Minister for Obasanjo's inauguration
Oyo governor faults non-release of May allocation
Ondo Assembly issues arrest warrant for commissioner, others
Cleric, Labour urge politicians to accept defeat
Election tribunal begins sitting in Ogun
Between treason and the election tribunals
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Tackling SARS
Opinion - Election-rancour and bitterness
Faulty economics, poor dividend
ASUU, SSANU: We beg you!

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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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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 20, 2003

Top Stories

Ojukwu visits Buhari in Daura
Obasanjo rejects interim government
ICPC Law: Court rejects Obasanjo’s request
Bayero, Kwankwaso meet Obasanjo
White supremacists face treason charges in South Africa
May 29: IGP warns against violence
Obasanjo meets security chiefs, governors
Court grants MASSOB detainees bail
Evil spirits torment Bauchi couples
Borno gov-elect directs banks not to provide overdraft
Hearing on forged certificate case continues today in Jos
LG boss sacked over violence
ANPP guber candidate drags Yar’Adua to tribunal
12 varsities reopen
Tribunal grants Unongo right to inspect election materials
Petition: Justice Isamiya warns aggrieved politicians
Polls: NANS threaten court action against FG
Benue SPEB boss identifies problems of education
Kano tribunal receives five petitions
South-South govs, MPs to meet in P/H
Nekede Polytechnic matriculates 9,721 students
Sokoto awards N16m TV station rehabilitation contract
Tribunal suspends hearing indefinitely
Rule 2: Members-elect meet tomorrow
Borno SIEC promises free, fair LG polls
Mu’azu promises to empower underprivileged
NAFDAC solicits clerics support against fake drugs
Rig elections, face peoples’ wrath – Jigawa ANNP Chairman
Osoba appeals to govt. contractors
Andrew Young, Sheriff Franklin others to witness Obasanjo’s swearing-in ceremony
Sen. Mohammed has no requisite qualification, Sani tells tribunal
ICPC - court is right — Akerele
Borno election petition tribunal holds inaugural sitting
Abuja Trust
Two robbery suspects feared dead, two unconsciouses in Karmo
Workers in suburbs attribute lateness to traffic hold-ups
Bwari council chairman blames declining facilities on population
Abuja to host 6th Sullivan summit July 14-18

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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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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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