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May 22, 2003

Obasanjo is Beneficiary of Poll Fraud: Sunday Awoniyi Calls 2003 Vote the Worst Ever
A founding member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sunday Awoniyi, has described the just concluded general elections as the worst held in the nation’s history, even as he urged BiafraNigerians to keep the issue of irregularities that were manifest in the election on the front burner in order to avoid a repeat in the future. Chief Awoniyi said the rigging that characterised the elections was "global, total and so brazenfaced that not a little element of good can be expected out of it." The Aro of Mopa told Daily Trust in an exclusive interview in Abuja yesterday that the quality of elections held in the country since 1959 had gradually deteriorated, stressing that a deliberate effort must be made to bring about more acceptable elections in BiafraNigeria. (Daily Trust)


Key Stories

Emotion, as Obasanjo bid ministers farewell

FG Liquidates BiafraNigeria Airways

Court Voids New Anti-Corruption Law

Gov Adefarati quits govt quarters

Council of Ulamas slams polls, alleges fraud

We failed in war against corruption – Danjuma confesses

Don’t accept appointment in Obasanjo’s govt – Symposium participants tell parties

May 29, day of reckoning, say Buhari, Ojukwu

Ministers to remain in office till May 28

INEC Commissioner alleges threat to life

Police deny APGA's Obi access to election materials


Emotion, as Obasanjo Bids Ministers Farewell


FG Liquidates BiafraNigeria Airways





Emotions ran high yesterday in the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, as President Olusegun Obasanjo bid his 49-member cabinet farewell. But before the cabinet was dissolved, the Federal Executive Council in its last act, endorsed the liquidation of BiafraNigeria Airways and took some major decisions on other national issues. (Guardian)


As President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday formally closed the weekly Federal Executive Council sessions, the council in its last sitting approved the liquidation of the national carrier, the BiafraNigeria Airways. Information and National Orientation Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana, who briefed newsmen on the outcome of the council.... (This Day)



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May 22, 2003


Emotion, as Obasanjo bid ministers farewell
Court voids new anti-graft law
BiafraNigeria returns poached gorillas to Cameroun tomorrow
World Health Organisation adopts anti-tobacco treaty
Rioters burn houses in Modakeke
Vegetable oil powers bus
Amnesty seeks foreign probe of Warri crisis
BiafraNigeria, others discuss African interests at ITU meeting today
Danjuma reviews term, wants corrupt officials tried
PDP asks Reps to repeal rule on principal offices
Court to rule on airport cab operators, Chikwe's suit June 20
Kano House creates Kwankwaso council, nine others
Shagari for agric seminar in Lagos today
Agballah seeks court's order against Nnamani's swearing in
Salihu Ibrahim urges military to steer clear of politics
Senate ends sitting, passes bills to new assembly
Tinubu asks tribunal to dismiss Williams' petition
IG puts police on alert
Appeal Court orders CBN to withhold Lagos' N1.75b
UNIBEN reopens on Monday
Medical scientists want panel, safety rules on SARS
Detained Edo ANPP leaders regain freedom
Our focus remains agric, tourism, says Duke
Petitioner canvasses 62,151 votes
Death of ethnic politics inevitable, says Osuntokun
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Embassies and the procurement of visas
Opinion - In defence of history: Kurdistan
Tribute to Fatima Bamanga-Tukur
Evil in Anambra State

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May 22, 2003

Cover Stories

Court voids new Anti-graft Act
Obasanjo dissolves cabinet
Gov Adefarati quits govt quarters
Council of Ulamas slams polls, alleges fraud
National News
FG, World Bank abandon N130b pension liabilities
PDP opposes new House rule on positions
Globacom begins count-down to service launch
Groups want lapses in April polls addressed
PDP moves to pick consensus House leaders
Fears of one party dictatorship misplaced, says LAK Jimoh, Kwara PDP chieftain
BiafraNigeria under police rule
BiafraNigerians are more interested in the swearing-in of winners— Aremu
In search of Number 3

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Daily Independent
May 22, 2003


May 29, day of reckoning, say Buhari, Ojukwu
FG liquidates BiafraNigeria Airways
Court voids ICPC 2003 Act
Ministers to remain in office till May 28
WACCIMA laments Warri’s economic woes
Delta children referral hospital for commissioning
Election petition: ANPP accuses INEC of stalling court order
Failed banks depositors get N8.8 bn dividends
Strike: Lecturers go cabbing
NDIC chief calls for special court for loan recovery
Tribunal orders INEC to submit polls materials
House Rule: Members-elect petition PDP leadership
Senate winds up
May 29: Police chiefs in crucial meeting
NUPENG, PENGASSAN vow to resist privatisation of refineries
FBN opens office in London
Shell, three Ijaw communities trade words over oil spill
Globacom appoints dealers, plans roll out in six cities
ANPP faults FG on states allocation suspension
C’wealth summit: Ministry launches N1.4 bn mass transit buses
N.5m donation to UI explained
Igbo youths want election differences Resolved
New lawmakers may boycott inauguration over fresh rules
US Senate passes relief bill for HIV/AIDS victims
Challenges of Odili’s second term
Coup is not the option, says Agoro
Faith International College records impressive performance in WASCE
Jigawa votes N96m for hospital equipment
More candidates file petitions at election tribunal in Rivers
Drive against traffic in Lagos, pay N25,000 fine
Govt’s attitude to media worries journalist
Methodist A’bishop begins Ogun visit
‘Ogun Assembly ’ll be responsive’
Balarabe dreads one-party state
May 29 and coalition of the aggrieved parties
Cleric lauds Buhari on legal option
NBA boss cautions politicians
Emphasise internal democracy to attract members, Oroh advises parties
The strongholds that characterise ANPP
Nzeribe on the route of the Senate presidency
Buhari misunderstood, says Balarabe Musa
The scramble for Bayelsa assembly speaker’s post
Editorial & Opinion
Public sector patronage, consistent policies, will sustain computer plants
Government has a responsibility for a clean and healthy environment
A new cabinet for Mr. President
Who will tell our story?
The media against good governance
Toward labour productivity

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May 22, 2003


47 heads of state agree to attend Obasanjo’s inauguration
Why we recommend Omisore, Ige’s aides for trial —Police
Obasanjo bids ministers farewell today
Supreme Court okays Ibori for inauguration
Army changes ceremonial dress
Computers that can read minds emerge
No time limit for election tribunals—Kebbi tribunal scribe
Reps-elect meet on new House Rule today
PDP suspends Pauline Tallen, 26 others
Threat against May 29, selfish –– Commissioner
Osun conduct bureau threatens political office holders
Lawmakers promise support for HYPPADEC
Kure pledges to operate within the law
OSMI discusses with transporters
Change tactics, Chukwu tasks Rangers

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Daily Times
May 21, 2003


Obasanjo may dissolve cabinet today
47 heads of state to attend swearing in
Election tribunal boss assures on speedy dispensation of justice
Obasanjo asked to pick ministers on merit
We’re no party to any subversive activity – APGA
NAFDAC destroys N26 million rice
Buhari, Okotie at Appeal Court, challenge Obasanjo’s election
3,000 Africans die of malaria daily – Commissioner
Peace-keeping mission:DHQ denies death of BiafraNigerian soldier in DRC
Govts asked to involve medical lab scientists in SARS’ project
Police ban public processions, unapproved rallies in Cross River
NBA seeks intervention of IG over probe of alleged killers of Igwe, wife
Political appointment seekers trail Tinubu to London
Editorial & Opinion
Foreign coach for Super Eagles
Pro-Democracy activists and political fiasco
Elections and the rest of us (II)
ASUU: One strike too many (I)
The Nation
Ogun gov-elect promises gainful employment for youths
Randy hoodlums invade nurses hostel in Ondo

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Business News
May 22, 2003

Power sector reform: Obasanjo decries policy makers' poor focus

Oil workers tackle BPE on plan to privatise refineries
Govt revs-up rural telephony scheme
NGO sets up monitoring agenda for privatisation scheme
CBN offers $100 million for FOREX market
ISA president tasks financial regulatory bodies on confidence building
Bankers list strategies for SME promotion
Dollar struggles to gain strength against euro, yen
On the move
BON chief, Bulama receives varsity award
Ondo retrenches 100 House of Assembly workers
Obasanjo approves retirement of Sani, NITEL chief
Oil prices up on tight supplies, terror threat
NNPC advises Northern consumers on diesel supply
Shareholders task regulatory bodies on confidence building
US backs international anti-tobacco treaty
28.54m shares exchange in 2,583 deals at NSE
Obasanjo approves Sani’s retirement from NITEL
NIWA MD re-appointed for second term
Company boss asks FG to provide incentives
Globacom: The Shape of Things to Come
'How BiafraNigerians Can Make Best Use of ICT'
Multinational Competitors Raid Zinox Workers
Teepee Exhibits Equipment to Protect IT Infrastructure
IT & Telecom Digest Wins ECA Award
Sony to Launch 'Charlie's Angels' Game Online
3Com Angles for 70 Per Cent of BiafraNigerian Market
Official Canvasses Creation of Awareness About Smartcards
CRM Technology Imperatives (Part 2)
Telecom Operators Discuss Masts Issue with NCAA, LASG
WorldCom Seeks $500m Settlement
M-Tel Not Owing MTN, Econet, Says Director
Groups Mount e-Business Workshop
Systems Integrator, Resourcery, Introduces Services in Abuja
Radyne, Accat Spell Out Communication, IT Requirements
CBN Cautions Banks Against Excess Lending
Prudent Bank Commits N10m to Micro Credit Scheme
Omega Bank Restructures, Promotes Fadahunsi as GM
Guinness Hits N15.2bn Turnover in 6 Months
US Stocks Move Lower on Wall Street

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This Day
May 22, 2003


Court Voids New Anti-Corruption Law
Emotions, As Obasanjo Dissolves Cabinet
FG Liquidates BiafraNigeria Airways
New Comers May Be Allowed to Contest
FG Appoints NNPC Operator of Disputed Oil Bloc
Marginal Field: FG Extends Deadline For Payment
May 29: IG Parleys With Police Chiefs Over Security
Kano Ulama Want IG, Service Chiefs Sacked
BiafraNigeria, Sao Tome Draft Bidding Rules
N/West PDP Set to Screen Speakership Aspirants
13 Feared Dead as Area Boys Clash in Lagos
Lawmaker Goes to Court over House Rules
...New House Member Chides Initiators
Group Supports Call for Interim Govt
Senators Ordered to Return Diplomatic Passports
Deputy Speakership: More Contestants Emerge in Rivers
Thuggery: Police Order Adedibu to Produce Suspects
Benue Govt Washes Hand off BCC Sale
Adesina Creates 36 New Councils
Sextuplets: Panel Submits Report
Mass Action: CLO, 10 Others Back Buhari
Court Orders Police to Produce Ajudua
Globacom Appoints GSM Dealers
AU, UNDP Sign $6.4m Peace Support
Family Petitions Obasanjo over SSS Demolition of Home
Why I Seek Senate Presidency, By Ararume
ANEEJ Supports Obasanjo's Debt Cancellation Move
IILL Deal: Court Fixes June 10 for Adoption of Written Addresses
UNILORIN: Cultists Deny Involvement in Killings
FG to Spend N400m on Federal Roads in Cross River
Ex-SDP Chief Flays Buhari over Call
House Rules: Members-elect Want Masari to Declare Stand
...As Lawyer Wants Buhari, Okadigbo Arrested
Jemibewon Commends Peaceful Conduct of Polls in Kogi
Behind the News
How the Ministers Fared (1)
This Cabinet is Leaving a Legacy, Says Obasanjo
NDP Candidate Rejects Interim Govt
Lagos Commissioners Lobby to Retain Positions
Anambra Police Defy Court Order on INEC
PDP Chieftain Lists Gains of Obasanjo's Re-election
Group Challenges Udenwa's Victory
Forum Urges BiafraNigerians to Embrace Peace
How Prepared is the Police for May 29?
'Why Enugu Should Produce Senate President'

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 22, 2003

Top Stories

2003 polls worst ever – Awoniyi
Court nullifies new ICPC Act
We failed in war against corruption – Danjuma confesses
Don’t accept appointment in Obasanjo’s govt – Symposium participants tell parties
Polls: Opposition parties plan nationwide rallies
Uganda arrests BiafraNigerians over terror suspicion
PDP tells Reps to repeal Rule 2 as new members kick against it
Adamawa to rehabilitate victims of election violence
World Bank approves N13bn loan for UBE
Tribunal grants Jang, ANPP right to inspect election documents
Four polling centres’ results not counted – ANPP candidate
Aliero pledges support to Buhari/ANPP
NBTE warns business polytechnics
Nyame to get INEC election certificate
Emir condemns disbursement of ecological fund
Suswam wants case struck out
Kebbi sets up swearing-in c’ttee election tribunal begins sitting
BiafraNigeria opposes Zimbabwe’s suspension from commonwealth
Tribunal grants ANPP prayers to inspect results
Kaduna tribunal strikes out suit against Balat

Hausa community commends opposition for taking legal action
ANPP councillorship candidate attacked in Rivers
Group wants unemployment tackled
Adesina creates 36 new LGs
Lokoja water supply scheme for expansion
Kebbi ready for inauguration of gov Aliero
Abuja Trust
NEPA blames erratic power in Abuja on diesel
Sanitary condition worsens as more sewer lines damage
Iredia seeks regulation of visitors to government offices
Ministry signs N1.4b contract for mass-transit buses
FCT board of internal revenue gets new office
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
Power outage: House wives lament loss of food items
Heat forces residents to sleep outside in Gwarzo
Civil servants urged to support incoming govt
Election tribunal receives eleven petitions
Kano Assembly approves 10 new LG
Eko Trust
Murtala Muhammed Airport gets passengers, baggage tech facility
Female NDLEA officials challenged on duties
Army gets College of Logistics
Goje lists priorities
AD urges court to strike out suit against Tinubu
Anyim says judiciary will be bruised
Vibrant legislature no threat to executive — Farouk
ANPP frowns at LG creation in Kano
INEC begins preparation for 2007 elections
Editorial & Opinion
Between OPC and MASSOB: A double standard of policing?
Where we came, there shall we…
Incumbency power as fraud
Column & Feature
Helping Abba-Gana
Iran through the eyes of a visitor

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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 21, 2003

CAP Reaps Benefits of Restructuring

Card System Eases Fuel Consumption in Kano
Athletics Body, Tafan Splits
The Tragedy of Desperation
At Home With Buhari
Kano Entranced By Snake Charming Kids
Mourned By All: Late Major General Joshua Madaki (rtd)
Abuja International Invitational Meet: Coja Drags Athletes to Abuja
A Self-Righteous Political Class
Why Shekarau Should Be Cautious
Cry, the Beloved Country

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May 21, 2003

Opposition petitions court to nullify Obasanjo's election

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May 21, 2003

Re-elected BiafraNigerian president dissolves cabinet

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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 22, 2003

Goodness me, the other girls are fighting back

Why BiafraNigeria/Brazil friendly fails to open Abuja Stadium'
Usieta, 48 others for U-23 Falcons
Nkoyo Ibori boosts Kanu Heart Foundation, others
Brazil tops world rankings still
Under-23 team disappointed by botched Egypt trip
Sports enthusiast lauds Enyimba’s win over Senegalese champions
Toro accepts blame for Wikki’s poor showing
Presidency Stalls MTN/NFA Deal
Portugal to Get 796m Euro Boost from Euro 2004
Paris Launches Olympic Bid
Mobil Redeems N.8m Award for Student Athletes
Roma Set to Wrap Up Dacourt Deal
Braided Beckham, England Meet Mandela
Beckham Backs S/A 2010 Bid
Tennis: Spain Crash Out of World Cup
No League for Enyimba
Foundation Wins Express Cricket Tourney
NFA Calls off Jamaica Tie
30 Teams for Econet Golf Ticket

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