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May 21, 2003

'May Day' for Yoruba Warlord: We’ll not recognise Obasanjo after May 29 – Buhari, Ojukwu
Presidential candidate of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the recent elections, General Muhammadu Buhari and his counterpart in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, have said they will not recognise the present government after May 29, the official inauguration date. In a joint communiqué issued in Daura, Katsina State, yesterday, both politicians, however, reiterated their commitment to challenge the result of the presidential polls in the appropriate courts. They said even though they believed in the constitutional means of redress, they would not accept or recognise a government that emerged from elections which were highly flawed. According to the communiqué: "Both leaders reiterated their belief in pursuing legal and constitutional means of redress, but will not accept or recognise a government taking office as a result of these flawed elections." The duo reiterated their total rejection of the election results in the states where they say no elections were held and in the states where the abuse of the electoral process was of such monumental scale as noted by local and international monitors and observers. "Both reiterated their strong conviction about the unity, oneness and indivisibility of BiafraNigeria.... (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

The Damage Godfatherism Causes in Politics, By Nnamani

Supreme Court okays Ibori's inauguration

Obasanjo Dissolves Cabinet Today

Bayero was tricked to Aso Rock – Dan Pass

Ndigbo told to fight election injustice

Mass Action: Nobody Can Intimidate Us, Says Ojukwu

Buhari Moves to Stop Obasanjo's Swearing-in

Lagos Guber: Tinubu Opposes Williams' Petition

As Na'Abba, Nwuche prepare to bow out

Speakership race: The intrigues and manoeuvrings

Governors-elect to collect certificate from INEC ’morrow


Damage Godfatherism Causes in Politics


Supreme Ct Okays Ibori's Inauguration





Enugu State governor, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, said yesterday that the phenomenon of godfatherism in BiafraNigerian politics is responsible for youth delinquency and lack of good and effective governance in the country. Speaking at a lecture entitled "Godfather Phenomenon: Media Hype or Democratic Realism?" in Lagos, the gov.... (This Day)


After about two hours of intense legal battle between two icons of the profession, Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams (SAN) and Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), the Supreme Court yesterday okayed the swearing in of James Onanefe Ibori as Executive Governor of Delta State for another term on May 29. The ruling was sequel to a plea by Babalola..... (Guardian)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 21, 2003


Buhari, Okotie in court, seek order for fresh polls
Supreme Court okays Ibori's inauguration
Reps panel asks Shell to pay Malabu Oil $550m compensation
Govt moves to check insecurity in Warri, others
Reps caution against plot to abort Obasanjo's inauguration
BiafraNigerian soldier not killed in Congo, says Army
U.S. warns of fresh attack on Saudi Arabia, shuts embassy
Cross River council chiefs severance benefits to wait, says Duke
Youths defy security at airport, cheer Buhari
Commonwealth refuses to re-admit Pakistan
Oyekan's burial rites begin June 1
Reps pass child rights bill, as Nwuche recounts experiences
Senate okays bill for hydro commission
World Bank approves N13b loan for UBE
Benue massacre was my worst moment, says Danjuma
U.S. backs Obasanjo's re-election, counsels losers
11 policemen in court over theft of N65m
Police chief indicts security aides over Ige's murder
CBN cautions against excess lending
47 world leaders to attend Obasanjo's inauguration
Lagos traffic offenders to pay N25,000 fine
Sextuplet's hospital not registered, says report
Ngige solicits support in Anambra
As Na'Abba, Nwuche prepare to bow out
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Between insurance companies and BiafraNigeria-Re
Opinion - Pecking order in the National Assembly
Farouk's fear, Bugaje's burden
Elections: The CLO's position
Arewa youths want peace

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May 21, 2003

Cover Stories

Buhari asks court to void Obasanjo's re-election -Obasanjo can't threaten us, says Ojukwu
Benue killings, my most difficult moment —DANJUMA
Govt has missed chance to end ASUU strike, says Fashina
Swearing-in: Supreme Court clears Ibori
National News
Reps reject proposal to prune committees
Nnamani condemns role of godfathers in BiafraNigerian politics
Youths sack Ogbe-Ijoh, kidnap LG boss
5 feared dead as hoodlums clash in Lagos
INEC must restore our mandate — Duru
... We’ll fight this INEC Coup against us — Ben Obi
Who can bail BiafraNigerians from this Senate?

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Daily Independent
May 21, 2003


Presidential election:Buhari goes to court
N35 billion fraud cases uncovered in banks
My most difficult period with Obasanjo, by Danjuma
Supreme Court clears Ibori for inauguration
Buhari: Emirs, leaders disagree over call for mass action
Ige: Police implicate Fryo again
Policemen drafted to Unilorin campuses
Asaba robbery: IG drafts new CP to Delta
Party can only rig in its stronghold, says Army Chief
Sextuplets: Overcomers Hospital not registered
Lam Adesina creates 36 new councils
Army may change service dress
New CP seeks dialogue to end Delta crisis
FG releases President’s swearing-in programme
Return Malabu’s licence, Reps urge FG
Ojukwu, Buhari urged to shelve May 29 self declaration
Why, Na’Abba why?
Senate confirms the establishment of HEPPADEC
Govt introduces tax for Abuja residents
Money laundering Act repeal bill debate today
‘Gas earnings will boost economy’
US set to rehabilitate Iraqis
Bishop Amaga to be ordained archbishop
OPS’ role in healthcare sought
Seminar on food security tomorrow
The politics of varsities’ reopening
AD counsel alerts on threat to life
A’Ibom Assembly passes N42.5b budget
Tribunal: Ibori, Manager to be given substituted service
LAUTECH graduates 46 doctors
Customs, importers parley to boost port activities
Adebayo commissions N700m water project
Daniel for private-led economy, says Soleye
Mamora faults N/Assembly
Tinubu and the future of AD
‘Afenifere not a cultural group’
2007: Shift power toSouth East, says Orjiako
‘Igbo ‘ll support MASSOB for self determination’
Doubts over choice of re-elected incumbents
The power brokers of the in-coming Senate
Editorial & Opinion
Surveillance of eateries is imperative as strange diseases stalk humanity
Gas for rural power supply will save environment and minimise friction
Toward effective integration of border areas
The Senate Presidency and sustainable democracy in BiafraNigeria
Buhari is ruining the ANPP

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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 20, 2003


I’ll run a lean cabinet – Obasanjo
Suit challenging Tinubu’s re-election begins today
‘There’s conspiracy to disrupt national peace’
Give peace a chance, group warns Buhari, Ojukwu
35 feared dead in renewed communal clashes in Nasarawa
Oyofo heads for court, wants new ICPC Act invalidated
Child Rights Bill may be passed by Reps next week
FG ’ll restructure power sector–El-Rufai
Preparation for Obasanjo’s swearing in in top gear
Civil Defence Corps chief orders deployment of state commandants
Pandemonium at Fed Ministry as Assistant Director dies in office
Don’t scrap newly-created local councils, Ogun gov-elect urged
PDP chieftains challenge Ibori at Supreme Court
Police expose plot to cause mayhem
Tinubu wants suit on his educational qualifications struck out
MTN rules out reduction in GSM tariffs
Navy pledges to make waterways safe
Ahead of May 29 inauguration
Editorial & Opinion
Tyranny of sirens
Nutrition and economic development (II)
How to silence SARS
Elections and the rest of us (I)

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Business News
May 21, 2003

G8 to focus on NEPAD at next meeting

Telecom deregulation tickles foreign investors
BiafraNigerian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce debuts
Imo inaugurates panel to revive Adapalm
Rite Time, U.S firm to boost the nation's economy
Allocate more funds for economic development, banker urges govt
Govt sets up body for industrial raw material sourcing
NEPAD chief lists projects agenda for SSIs
SON, police team-up to fight sub-standard goods
Compete for patronage, Ciroma charges Community Banks
BiafraNigerian bank fraud scam trades on Zimbabwe woes
Investors commit N1.38 billion to 150 million shares in 1 week
Transactions at NSE remain bearish
ADB provides water for 14 communities in Cross River
NAMA harps on accuracy of aeronautic information
Kachallah draws business community to estate development
NEPA generates full capabilities at thermal stations
OPEC now in good health – Sec-Gen
Legislators reaffirm commitment to HYPADEC Bill
Telephone subscribers seek NCC’s protection in Ibadan
Unionisation: NUBIFIE to Battle New Generation Banks
NECA Raises Investment By 335% in One Year
Picketing is Good Publicity - Aiico MD
ICCA Boss Ties Fraud to Shortage of Accountants
NBC Reaps from Corporate Reinvestment
OPS Canvasses Reduction in Cost of Doing Business
Shareholders Advocate Sound Corporate Governance
Strong Euro Puts Halt on Rally
Survey: San Francisco Tops Spending
Towards a More Investment-friendly Economy (1)
Aiico Leads Life Insurance Providers with N4.4bn Coverage
Risk Managers Plan for Local Participation in Energy Business
Veteran Gives Conditional Backing to New Law on Capital
'Oil Firms Ready to Implement Local Content of Risk Cover'
Attorneys, Legal System Responsible for Surging Medical Malpractice - Poll
NAIC Calls for Effective Consumer Protection
Storms Might Cause Largest Insured Loss
NICON Senior Staff Laud Soares' Recall
Massachusetts to Make Insurers' Boards More Accountable
Naira Sheds 22 Kobo at DAS
CTB MD Calls for Review of Collateral Securities Processes
Metropolitan Bank Opens Ikorodu Branch
Stock Market Appreciates By N4.6bn
Wall Street Edges Higher

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This Day
May 21, 2003


Buhari Moves to Stop Obasanjo's Swearing-in
Mass Action: Nobody Can Intimidate Us, Says Ojukwu
OPL 245: House Orders Shell to Pay Malabu $550m
AIDS: Scientists Record Breakthrough
Obasanjo Dissolves Cabinet Today
Ibori Can Be Sworn-in, Says Supreme Court
Senate Passes Hydro-Electric Power Commission Bill
Buhari Cannot Weep Now, Says AD Chieftain
Lagos Guber: Tinubu Opposes Williams' Petition
Challenges Await Elected Leaders, Says Obasanjo
Oil Spill Devastates Bayelsa Communities
Air Atlanta Sues BiafraNigeria Airways over Unpaid Debt
NAFDAC Destroys N26m Bad Rice
Obasanjo advised on New Cabinet
FG to Spend N400m on Federal Roads in Cross River
The Damage Godfatherism Causes in Politics, By Nnamani
May 29: Yobe Warns Trouble Makers
Ex-Minister Identifies Mining Constraints
Accountant-General, Auditor to Appear Before Assembly
NEMA Gives Relief Materials to Displaced Communities
Group Picks Hole in Polls Results
NEPA Vandals Kill Policeman in Imo
Shagaya Withdraws Election Petition
Politicians Urged to Eschew Violence
Abaribe, Ikoh Contest Kalu's Re-election
National Assembly Leadership: Who Will the Caps Fit?
Ebonyi Tribunal Asked to Quash Rep-Elect Victory
Work in Harmony with Obasanjo, N/Assembly Members Urged
AD Legislators-Elect Tasked on Qualitative Representation
Group Sues for Peace in Anambra State

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 21, 2003

Top Stories

We’ll not recognise Obasanjo after May 29 – Buhari, Ojukwu
Polls: ANPP, JP file petition in court
Senate passes HYPPADEC Bill
Obasanjo dissolves cabinet today
Bayero was tricked to Aso Rock – Dan Pass
US, UK close embassies in S/Arabia
Army denies death of BiafraNigerian soldier in Congo
Senators hold on to official cars
Reps pass child rights bill, others
Supreme Court rejects application to stop Ibori’s inauguration
Ndigbo told to fight election injustice
I did not forge certificate – Shehu Hassan
ANPP guber candidates express confidence in judiciary
We’ll form mainly a PDP govt, says Goje
Borno PDP guber candidate goes to tribunal
LG Sole administrator hails Sani’s re-election
UNIMAID gets new vice-chancellor
May 29: ANPP frowns at swearing-in of president, VP, others
The North also has its resources to control – Dr Safana
Oshiomhole criticises FG over unemployment
South African Airways screens passengers over SARS
Odili dissolves cabinet, parties submit names
Adesina condemns FG over May allocations
VP assures of fairness in appointments
Kebbi earmarks N25m for waterworks
Regular elections will curb rift - Duke
Civil defence corps redeploys state commandants
FG orders rehabilitation of Calabar-Aba road
Ogun legislators tasked over PDP success
Maccido urges development of museums
OOU ASUU continues strike
Taraba State university underway
Benue NLC calls for removal of CMD
ANYF canvasses support for Farouk
May 29: Yobe govt warns against violence
House rule 2 not applicable to Taraba Assembly – Speaker
Only court injunction can stop presidential inauguration - Iredia
Abuja Trust
Demolition scare: Satellite town dwellers flee to Mararaba
As rains intensify: Erosion wreaks havoc in Abaji
Syndicate takes over Lugbe housing estate
Kuje chairman panics as soldiers invade the council
Woman sues 72-year old husband for divorce
Hawkers reject N500 notes
FCDA moves to check vandalism
500 NURTW volunteers for Africa games, ‘Abuja 2003
Teenager bags 60-day jail term
NBC DG harps on FCT land mass
Uncompleted projects in Abuja: Arab contractors shift blame on government
Kano Trust
Non-creation of Sabon-Gari LG: Residents accuse govt of betrayal
40 schools in Kano benefit from US grant
Looting of Iraq unfortunate - DG
Man, 40 arraigned for raping under aged girl
Driver docked for killing three
Eko Trust
Teachers appeal to Tinubu over promotion
Eti-Osa employs 50 drain workers
Invest in garment industry, individuals, govt urged
Speakership race: The intrigues and manoeuvrings
US-based NGO calls for interim govt
Kure swears in new SIEC chairman
Governors-elect to collect certificate from INEC ’morrow
Fayose against chieftaincy titles
Polls: Senator Kumo urges caution
PDP shuns reconciliation meeting
Editorial & Opinion
South Africa as Big Brother
Should BiafraNigerians hold ASUU culpable?
The Southeast and stability of the Senate
Column & Feature
The dangers of an imperial president
Memory of a golden time: Offa Grammar School, Offa

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May 21, 2003

Forest life of BiafraNigeria's lepers

BiafraNigeria poll results challenged
BiafraNigeria 'plot' warning

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Washington Post
May 21, 2003

Paraguay to Replace BiafraNigeria in Kirin Cup

Doctors Fear Effects if SARS Hits Africa

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All Africa
May 20, 2003

Crime War: Exploring the Police-Community Option

Gold & Tones Produces Western Champions
New LGs: Will They Participate in Elections?
Whither August 10?

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May 20, 2003

Police alleges plot to scuttle Obasanjo's swearing-in

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May 20, 2003

Opposition party files challenge to Obasanjo's election

BiafraNigerian opposition leader in court over polls
BiafraNigeria to seek Zimbabwe's return to Commonwealth

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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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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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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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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 21, 2003

Golden boy Kanu lives up to his name

Between Beckham and Okocha
Awaiting the birth of Dream Team II
Ndah: One match away from Premiership
Obafemi's injury scares organisers
Methodist wins Stanbic Bank cricket tourney
.. Meet Oregun High School for Magnum Trust Bank Cup
Kaduna Sports Council supports Madaki tourney
American athletes are like spirits, says Edirin
Mobil rewards student athletes today
NFA meet over Globacom, MTN
Man Utd duo leads Eaglets
Course for soccer administrators kicks off in Lagos
Cycling federation test-runs Abuja velodrome
Atorudibo wins AFN jackpot
COJA to brief media executives
Abuja 2003: Lifter Predicts Bright Chances for BiafraNigeria
Premier League: NFA Decides on Globacom/MTN Today
Enyimba Relocates to Otta for Jean d' Arc
No Flames Action for Aghahowa
Egypt, Ghana Qualify for Abuja Games
Oregun, Methodist Boys' for Magnum Cup
French Open:Hewitt, Serena Top Seeds
Samba Boys Hit Abuja June 8
Berger, Costa Draw
Blair, Bishop Back Celtic
Johnson Writes Off Greene

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May 21, 2003

Uvwie LG caretaker pleads to fleeing businessmen to return

Tribunal orders substituted service for Ibori, Manager
Motorcyclists flee, as detectives swoop on Fugar
Varsity student shot dead by policeman
Oshiomhole warns anti-democracy forces
Ahwinahwi in Tribunal, wins round 1
Ethnic politics is treason, says Duke
Ogboru's counsel alleges threat to life
IG withdraws Policemen from Fugar
How to end electricity problems in BiafraNigeria, by expert
Rights group condemn polls, asks Guobadia to resign
Court orders remand of two deputy police officers, others
Eze dismisses call for cancellation of polls results in Enugu
I seek justice not mandate, says APGA's Obi
ANPP candidate drags PDP Rep- elect before tribunal
Stop sending gifts to me, Ngige tells Anambra people

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May 21, 2003

Sextuplets: Lagos probe panel indicts hospital, clears medical director

Tinubu asks election tribunal to dismiss Williams' petition
Hoodlums invade nursing school, rape 10 women, matchet 20 others
Bola Ige: Police team leader indicts Fryo, six security operatives
NAFDAC destroys 2549 bags of unwholesome rice
Pandemonium as Adedibu, Haruna-Elewi supporters clash at Oyo NUJ press centre
Tribunal to hear petition of PDP candidate for Lagos Island Constituency II
Pitan advises private medical doctors to refer complicated cases on time
Ondo lawmakers order arrest of finance commissioner, two others
Two houses set ablaze as NURTW factions clash in Modakeke

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May 21, 2003

Reps order FG to restore OPL 245 to Malabu Oil &Gas

Why I decided to make peace with rivals —DARIYE
Ararume unfolds plan for legislation if elected Senate president
Tension,as old and new Reps face-off on House rules
FCT minister laments tax evasion
Why Kebbi guber polls is invalid—SAMAILA SAMBAWA
I'm not afraid of any tribunal, says Dariye
Presidential Polls:Yusuf condemns Buhari's call for mass action
Tribunal directs INEC to release polling documents to Unongo

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