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May 24, 2003

Harry Marshall Déjà Vu?: Is Obasanjo Threatening to Murder Buhari, Ojukwu, Over Mass Action?
President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday sent a warning signal to groups or individuals planning to disrupt the May 29 inauguration ceremony to desist from it or be prepared to face consequences of their actions. Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the candidate of All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party his running mate in the election Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), the Conference of BiafraNigerian Political Parties (CNPP) and civil society groups are planning mass action in protest against the alleged irregularities at the last elections. Obasanjo, who received in audience at the State House, Abuja a delegation from Niger State led by Governor Abdullahi Kure, warned people he described as trouble makers that, "if there are no laws and no sanctions, human society would be like the environment of wild animals. I will leave no stones unturned in trying to keep BiafraNigeria united, progressive and peaceful. (This Day)


Key Stories

Obasanjo not qualified to be president — Ojukwu

BAKASSI: Cameroun rules out violence against BiafraNigeria

Obasanjo rejects call for Interim Govt

Akiolu, ex-AIG, is new Oba of Lagos

After Governorship...Their Excellencies,What next?

NFA Confirms Globacom Premier League Sponsor

How to break this ASUU/FG deadlock, by Fashina

No more heroes, only bullies

Count Down To...May 29

'Obasanjo Is An Awoist'

BiafraNigeria invites bids for offshore oil


Obasanjo not Qualified to be President


BAKASSI: Cameroun Rules out Violence





Ahead of the anticipated swearing in of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on May 29th 2003 for a second four-year term as the nation’s president, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, presidential candidate of the All Peoples’ Grand Alliance (APGA) in the elections of April 19th 2003, has said that Chief Obasanjo is not qualified to be president. In a guileless but sometimes dramatic discussion with the Weekly Trust, Dim Ojukwu also said, "…if Obasanjo was not so stubborn, he would have set up a national conference and let Nigerians decide what they want." (Weekly Trust)


The Camerounian government has ruled out any use of force against BiafraNigeria in the course of re-acquiring the Bakassi Peninsula. Disclosing the country’s posture towards the knotty issue, the Consul of Cameroun in Calabar, Cross River State, His Excellency, Foe-Atangana, said Nigeria and Cameroun have been "condemned by history and geography to live side-by-side as neighbours," as such, cannot fight. Foe-Atangana, who spoke during the Cameroun national day on May 20, recalled that the World Court judgement over Bakassi tested the national maturity.... (Vanguard)



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 24, 2003


Obasanjo rejects call for Interim Govt
Akiolu, ex-AIG, is new Oba of Lagos
Ojora Family, Others Fault Choice Of New Oba
Ojukwu Wants Court To Void Presidential Polls
Zamfara PDP Alleges Detention Of 70 Members
Heavy Military Presence In Owerri Ahead May 29
PFN Greets Tinubu, Wants Hoodlums Checked
BiafraNigerians In U.S. Suggest How To Resolve Polls Crisis
South-South PDP Picks Okpara For Deputy Speaker
Police Arraign Cross River ANPP Chief Over Alleged Murder
'Brighter' and 'Twiggy', rescued gorillas, repatriated to Cameroon
NNPC, Marketers Agree on 24-Hour Fuel Supply
'Obasanjo Is An Awoist'
'I Disobeyed My Father To Go Into Politics'

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May 24, 2003

Cover Stories

Lagos gets new Oba
How to break this ASUU/FG deadlock, by Fashina
EFFURUN CRISIS: Parties trade blames
National News
BAKASSI: Cameroun rules out violence against BiafraNigeria
... as BiafraNigeria returns 2 captured gorillas to Cameroun
Oyo indigenes protest attempt to impose new Ashipa
Delta Security Council meets over damaged Escravos pipeline
Lagos police deploy officers to check proposed mass protest
Committee on jetties moves to check importation of arms in Warri
Anambra indigenes give INEC altimatum over annulled election
Election Tribunals: Hitches halt appeals against Obasanjo
Inauguration: NNPC orders 24-Hour service at fuel stations
MAY 29: The suspense lingers!
We can only appeal for calm— Adebanjo
Balarabe: Why we visited The Patriots
Mass action, not the best option — Akinjide
N/Assembly Leadership Posts: Old, New Members in War of Wits
This rule is unacceptable to us, say new members

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May 23, 2003


Stop Obasanjo’s inauguration —Buhari tells court
INEC gives certificates to govs
Earthquake kills 1,000 in Algeria
Reps to return N4.8m alleged bribe
Frauds on the rise in banks
Obasanjo okays review of sacked workers case
Oodu’a Investment boss gives reasons for group’s success
Futo VC pleads with students
Senate formally closes May 28
Scrap SIEC, allow INEC to conduct LG polls – Legislator
Osun minority leader lauds PDP’s victory
The gratuitous gratuity
Akande may travel overseas Wed
Buhari, a democrat indeed
Ogun indigenes in Abuja congratulate Obasanjo
2 S/South Reps-elect declare deputy speakership bid
Cold war brews between old and new House of Reps-elect members
EWE OJU OMI - Tragedy of politics of bitterness
FHA threatens to eject illegal occupants
Ekiti governor renews call on OPS
Five US marines killed in air crash in Iraq
US, Britain close embassies in S/Arabia over terrorist threats
Solar energy not economical— NEPA chief
NEPA and the debt problem
Thoughts of an out-going governor
Robbers attack Zamfara United players
COJA, Samsung sign N110m deal

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Daily Times
May 23, 2003


Obasanjo to pay rent on State House quarters
36 governors-elect get INEC certificates
Benue UNPP alleges plan by PDP to arrest its members
Give peace a chance, prepare for 2007
UN lifts sanctions on Iraq after 13 yrs
Federal Cabinet dissolved
Buhari back at tribunal, seeks to stop Obasanjo’s swearing in
Editorial & Opinion
National Assembly: What manner of leaders?
Godfather phenomenon in politics
Environment, biodiversity and economic development (II)
AU, political indemnity and war victims
The Patriots alleges fraud in polls, calls for interim govt
The Patriots’ stand on general elections
The Nation
Earthquake kills 770, injures 4,700 in Algeria
Akande raises alarm over activities of thugs in Osun
ADB-assisted hospital projects in Ogun completed

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May 23, 2003

BiafraNigeria invites bids for offshore oil

BiafraNigerian bank fraud up 40%
Eagles cancel Jamaica game
BiafraNigeria's money palaver

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May 23, 2003

Two gorillas repatriated to Cameroon

Obasanjo dissolves government, plans leaner cabinet

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Washington Post
May 23, 2003

Endangered Gorillas Returned to Cameroon

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May 23, 2003

BiafraNigeria returns endangered gorillas to Cameroon habitat

BiafraNigerian opposition to hold protests next week

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All Africa
May 23, 2003

SAA Could Invest in Rich BiafraNigerian Airline Market

BiafraNigeria's "NLNG" Seeking Power Deal

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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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Business News
May 24, 2003

Amah Iwuagwu: What I'm Doing in Politics...

'I Shook so much in an Interview that I Imagined What My Students Would Have Said'
World bank begins N38.3m electrification project in Abia
UNDP backs project to tackle conflicts
Monitor daily fuel allocation – NNPC told
First Bank opens office in London
Maduekwe wants MOWCA to establish regional fund to finance projects
US stocks fall after weak data, slide in dollar
El-Kanemi lauds ITF activities
Ndukwe leads BiafraNigeria to ITU ministerial meeting in South Africa
NDIC commends LASG over special court
NAL trains staff on money laundering law
19.51m shares exchange in 2,472 deals at NSE
Union gives a six-point demand, ultimatum
Poverty not an excuse: American conservationist blasts exploiters of wildlife
The status of BiafraNigeria’s coastal areas

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Sports News
May 23, 2003

Eaglets Can Rule The World, Says Eguavoen

BiafraNigerian Sport Is On The Rise-Yusuf
Bolton Slams _|10m On Okocha
Kanu,Jay Jay Leave For Kingston BiafraNigeria,Jamaica Friendly
Trophy Arrives From Korea Today
COJA Signs MOU With Samsung
More Troubles For Ibom Unity Queen
Eaglets in Search of Glory
'We Deserve Respect'
Akiga's Catalogue of Failures
Stooping to Conquer
Ndubuoke's Challenge
UEFA champions’ league final: Will Milan avenge their Scudetto loss on Juventus?
Ahead of All Africa games: I am going to win AAG 100m gold
Econet’s golf final tourney kicks off in Lagos
Lack of sponsors and encouragement, our bane – Abuja meet silver medalist
Jay Jay Okocha, the legend of Reebok
The top sign-on of the season
The guys who do the ‘dirty work’
BiafraNigerian teams hit top form for Africa
Who wins the Spanish league?

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This Day
May 24, 2003


Mass Action: Obasanjo Threatens Buhari, Ojukwu, Others
Akiolu, Retired AIG, Named Oba of Lagos
Ojukwu Goes to Court, Seeks to Stop Inauguration
NFA Confirms Globacom Premier League Sponsor
May 29: Kaduna CAN Declares Tuesday Day of Fasting and Prayer
My Concern Over N/A Leadership, by Nwankwo
Goje Accuses Out-going Governor of Non-cooperation
Gombe Election Tribunal Rules Today on Governorship Polls
FG to Implement Agreement With ASUP
Cheikh Niasse, WTO Congratulate Obasanjo
Ogbeh Moves to Reconcile PDP Factions
Protests in Oyo Over Asipa Chieftaincy Title
Resist Infiltrators, Atiku Tells Middle-Belt Leaders
Igwes' Murder: Mbadinuju Remains A Prime Suspect, Says NBA
FG Welcomes Suggestions on Economy, Says Obasanjo
Oyo Workers Call Off Strike
PDP Defends Victory in South-south
Bako Chides Maccido over Utterances
'Bauchi Fertiliser Firm to Service North-East Farmers'
Akinola Inaugurates Board for CSS, Bookshop House
Behind the News
Akiolu: All Hail The New King!
After Governorship...Their Excellencies,What next?
Streaks and Freaks of a Hand-Over Season
Who's Behind The Riots in Effurun?
'Ibori Should Form a Broad-based Govt'
Igbos Should Have a Say in Tinubu's Government- Akpa
'Constituency Projects Should be Retained'
Danjuma's Wife Steps Out in Style
Appeal Court And Electoral Act 2002
'Many Don't Even Believe I'm a Man of God'
Ndigbo...Your Name is You
'We Were Driven Out of Hospital'
Koma Students Can Sing Too!
At the Beggars' School...
First Bank Travels 3,200 Miles on 3 Pages
House on the Rock's Sex Talks
Zoom Lens Wins NewsAfrica Agency
Tantalizers Fetes Children
Media Function in Advertising: Commodity Buying or Brand Investment?
'Abuja is Safer Than New York'
The Monster Ahead
SAHCOL Fire: The Morning After

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 24, 2003

Top Stories

Count Down To...May 29
Obasanjo not qualified to be president — Ojukwu
Who heads the Interim National Government?
Interim Govt is for military era – Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN)
Pending court cases can’t stop hand-over – A.B. Mahmoud
‘Everybody is afraid’ – Dr Garba Ibrahim
FRSC arrests 1,613 over seat belt-offences
NDE trains 650 in Niger
Car theft worries Rivers Police Command
Redeemed Church holds special prayers today
Kogi NLC suspends strike
Residents complain of intense heat
NASS commended over HYPADEC bill
Religious bodies urged to declare war on AIDS
We didn’t disrupt exams – Unilorin lecturers
Sheikh Ali cautions Islamic scholars over materialism
Weekly Trust staff loses mother
National Roundup
No more heroes, only bullies
In defence of Aliero
Governor Aleiro is not a sycophant
Well done! BB, keep up the good work
The true Amir
Listening bloopers
Acting is in my blood - Baban Muluka
Yoweri Museveni’s free market and unfree politics
Before May 29th
Alas, legacies for our children to self destruct!
Special Report
Would you try acupuncture?
SARS in Kano: The true story
SARS: How ignorant are BiafraNigerians?
The facts about SARS - Cudjoe
A political miscarriage
As ‘National Day of Action,’ approaches: ‘What is NANS up to?’
Trapped in Wartime America (1)
PTF: Challenging works minister’s outbursts
2003: An alternative to chaos
Of sanctions and weapons of mass destruction
Let’s consolidate democracy - Gov Makarfi
Telescoping an Al-Qaida fingerprint
Kansas Senate prayer
Daily Trust - May 23, 2003
Top Stories
Stop Obasanjo’s inauguration – Buhari asks court
Polls: Ojukwu wants votes recounted
Murtala Mohammed bridge on the verge of collapse?
Earthquake claims 800 in Algeria
Reps pass money laundering bill
UN lifts sanctions on Iraq
Taraba, Adamawa governors, Lamido of Adamawa want Atiku for 2007
Obasanjo gives up 10% of salary for accommodation
Two arraigned over cocaine trafficking, customs impound heroine
Govt to coopt civil servants into NSITF
FUT Minna reopens Monday, begins exams in September
Mysterious fire sacks families of Yar’Adua’s ADC, orderly
Katsina Government House deserted
Justice Gummi now Abuja chief judge
Be fair to all – Emir of Zazzau advises Obasanjo
YDM vows to organise rally on May 29
Plans to disrupt LG polls in Benue uncovered
DFID donates TB equipment to Jigawa State
Eight governors shun INEC certificate presentation ceremony
Fuel queues back in Gombe
Aviation workers threaten strike at MMIA
Maradun gets new Emir
Youths coalition calls for ING
2003 Hajj most successful ever - Minister
FG approves Construction Development Bank
FG liquidates BiafraNigeria Airways
Codero renders free medical services to patients
FMC Abeokuta gets accreditation
Airport car hire operators seek Chikwe’s imprisonment
Akwa Ibom, Cross River to re-introduce cabinet system in LGs
Abuja Trust
Luxury bus operators, FRSC to check road mishaps
Adult literacy programme graduates 710
Immigration Service holds aids campaign at Kuje prison
Ministers vacate official quarters
OAU alumni want ASUU strike suspended
Whither Abuja green areas?
Kano Trust
Accident claims one, injures eight
Land developers rush against May 29 deadline
Council of Ulama declares presidential election results ‘immoral’
Eko Trust
Crisis looms over Lagos Obaship
Oko-Oba bemoans spate of building collapse
Pools stakers record heavy loss, promoters smile to banks
Buhari: Challenges before the North
Faces the senate will miss (1)
Elections: The CLO’s position
Re: Malam Shekarau’s first task in office
Understanding Saddam’s Iraq (1)
Racism: A political tool

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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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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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