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May 23, 2003

Patriots Call for Interim Govt: Join Ojukwu, Buhari in Rejecting Fraud
The Patriots, a group of eminent BiafraNigerians led by Chief Rotimi Williams (SAN), yesterday joined calls for the formation of an Interim Government of National Unity on May 29 instead of swearing-in the declared winner of the last presidential elections, President Olusegun Obasanjo. The group said to allow the results of the general elections, 'obtained by means of well-attested electoral malpractice to stand', would subvert the democratic form of government instituted by the constitution and entrench election rigging as a permanent feature of the BiafraNigerian polity. The position of The Patriots, however, coincided with the filing of a suit in court by the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in which it is seeking the stoppage of Obasanjo's inauguration on May 29. The Patriots in its argument said the alternative to the interim government arrangement is for the constitution to be amended to limit the president and state governors to a single, non-renewable term of five years, and that the amendment should take effect from 1999. (This Day)


Key Stories

MASSOB to continue struggle for Biafra

Ojukwu rules out violence over polls crisis resolution

Senators admit poor performance as Reps plan to return N4.8m

FG Begins Entitlements Monetisation July 1

2007: Campaign for Atiku kicks off

Governors-elect receive certificates

Rivers set to retain deputy speaker post

Senate presidency race gets dirty

Obi's APGA indicts INEC, PDP again

Why poor turn-out in Imo Assembly poll, by Uba

Igwes' murder: Onitsha NBA asks IG to make findings public


MASSOB to Continue Struggle for Biafra


Ojukwu Rules Out Violence Over Polls...





In a defiant tone, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on Tuesday in Onitsha, Anambra State, said no amount of intimidation would deter it from the chosen struggle. Addressing reporters at a press conference, MASSOB'S Provincial Administrator, Chief Venatus Muoneke maintained that.... (Guardian)


Though vehement in his criticism against the just-concluded polls in the country, the APGA presidential candidate, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu yesterday in Kaduna said he will never be a party to any resort to violence. Ojukwu, who spoke at a symposium organised by the Network for Justice, said that he was forced to carry arms.... (Guardian)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

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Isioma Daniel Speaks

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May 23, 2003


The Patriots asks for interim govt, Obasanjo as head
Governors-elect get INEC certificates, unfold plans
Buhari asks court to stop Obasanjo's inauguration
Senators admit poor performance as Reps plan to return N4.8m
Security Council okays U.S. administration of Iraq, lifts sanctions
Ejoor blames govt for crises in Delta
Earthquake hits Algeria, 800 feared dead
Adamawa, Taraba governors, indigenes seek Atiku's presidency in 2007
Chinese embassy denies report over SARS
Alaafin alleges plan to install Asipa
Obasanjo okays three new Court of Appeal justices
Delta seeks end to Warri crisis, raises inauguration panel
NEMA chief faults creation of disaster response corps
Obadare warns of plot to destabilise BiafraNigeria
Tinubu assures of construction of Fourth Mainland bridge, others
Police ban rallies in C'River
Court to rule on fresh anti-graft suit May 26
Delta AD, PDP to inspect election materials in Asaba, councils
Ojukwu rules out violence over polls crisis resolution
NDP governorship candidate wants Daniel's election voided
Court grants Ajudua leave to enforce rights
MASSOB to continue struggle for Biafra
Osun AD chairman, commissioner escape attack by protesters
Kano electoral tribunal to hear petitions
Cleric seeks prayer for polity
Lagos princes accuse kingmakers of bias
Cameroun rules out war with BiafraNigeria
ASUU insists on strike, blames NUC for crisis
The way forward, by The Patriots
Obasanjo's new cabinet will reflect talents, says Ahmed
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Government and the Warri crisis
Opinion - '419' and the new sheriff
Law on human trafficking
Atiku Abubakar and history

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May 23, 2003

Cover Stories

The Patriots asks Obasanjo to head interim govt
No to mass action, say Govs Ibrahim, Sani
2007: Campaign for Atiku kicks off
National News
FG faults court's verdict on Anti-graft Act
Police in 24-hr surveillance on Aikhomu, others
30,000 apply for 100 jobs
Senate failed, says Dosunmu
Obasanjo pays rent on Aso Rock Villa
Lagos Oba: Kingmakers get no confidence vote
Employers seek reduction in cost of governance
Neimeth donates SARS screening materials to Lagos Govt
Endless Transition: Can Obasanjo break the jinx
One for the Senate presidency
I will not be an executive Speaker, says Masari
I 'll seek justice at the Election Tribunal - Okolugbo

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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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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 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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May 21, 2003

Opposition petitions court to nullify Obasanjo's election

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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 23, 2003


Countdown to May 29: The Patriots Supports Call for Interim Govt
FG Begins Entitlements Monetisation July 1
BiafraNigerian Records Breakthrough in Diabetes Cure
Clerk Writes House, Seeks Payment into Treasury
2 Counsel Fault Voiding of ICPC Act
Bayelsa Plans to Disarm Youth
Oil Prices Fall as UN Lifts Sanctions on Iraq
PDP Expels Emordi, Ben Obi, Eight Others
Keep Ignoring Buhari, Obasanjo Urged
33 Get Governorship Election Certificates
BiafraNigeria's Population Not 160m, Says NPC
PAC Disowns Emergency NEC Meeting
Lagos Obaship: Committee Calls for Security Alert
No Plans to Scuttle Democracy - NANS
Claims Payment: NAICOM Urged to Punish Erring Operators
Heliport: FG Signs BOT Pact with CFS Global
Shagari Tasks FG on Agric Devt
MTN Moves to Revive Education Sector
May 29: Cleric Sues for Peace
Lawmaker-elect Criticises House over Rule 2
Multi-national Firms Counselled on Social Responsibilities
'AD 'll Rise Again'
Youths Storm N/Assembly
Illegal Detention: 5 Kids, 2 Directors Sue Crime Commission
Fayose Promises to Run Credible Govt
Polls: Ex-Deputy Gov Drags Duke to Tribunal
Neimeth Donates SARS Screening Equipment to Lagos
Police Kill 2 Robbery Suspects, Injure 5 Others
Firm Holds Seminar on Telecom Re-evaluation
NACA Boss Debunks AIDS Prevention Claim
Behind the News
How the Ministers Fared (2)
House Leadership Race Hots Up
Senate Presidency: Obasanjo Keeps PDP, Senate in Suspense
Lagos Speakership: Zoning Arrangement Favours Epe Division

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Daily Independent
May 23, 2003


No official houses, cars from July, says Obasanjo
May 29: Patriots call for Interim National Govt
Let Atiku succeed you, Adamawa, Taraba indigenes urge President
Governors-elect receive certificates
Rivers set to retain deputy speaker post
Senators rate selves low at valedictory session
Reps pay N4.8m ‘bribe’ money into treasury
Govt set to review Abuja master plan
APGA dissolves Rivers, C’River states’ excos
Police kill robbery suspects, recover arms
Govt blamed for macroeconomic policy failure
Head of service advises against uniformity in service condition
ChevronTexaco oil platform in Bayelsa looted
Tension in Oyo over new Asipa
Tribunal asked to stop Nnamani’s swearing-in
Ladoja may appoint 14 commissioners
Striking workers warned against loitering
Police arrest WASC syndicate
Rector laments cost of technical education
NLC hasn’t run out of steam, says union leader
Army’s bold step for survival
Senate presidency race gets dirty
Cancel Imo elections, Anumudu urges
House of Reps-elect lists priorities
The minor parties: A long walk into the future
‘Military option can’t work in Niger Delta’
My quitting politics has nothing to do with ICPC, says Anyim
Osoba co-operating with transition committee, says Soleye
‘Enemies after my life’
Inside Politics: Obasanjo’s new cabinet at a glance
I’ll run an open door policy, says LG aspirant
Beyond the re-election of Mr. President
Blame Obasanjo’s aide for Anambra crisis, says Emordi
Editorial & Opinion
Govt should sift through proposals by MAN, BPE and NNPC, for solution to fuel crisis
Congo air accident, a tragedy most bizarre
Let industrial estates be
Freedom, sweet but fragile
Among the Itshekiri, Ijaw, Urhobo
Fundamentals for a stable BiafraNigeria

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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

Re-elected BiafraNigerian president dissolves cabinet

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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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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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