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May 27, 2003

Igbo Leaders Support Ojukwu: "Ohanaeze Cabal" Supports Obasanjo
Igbo leaders yesterday said they are opposed to the inauguration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, which is holding on Thursday. The Igbo Leaders of Thought, at the end of its meeting yesterday, said it has transformed into Igbo National Assembly and would henceforth be the voice the Igbo Nation. The discredited Igbo cabal, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had at the weekend dissociated itself from actions and utterances of the Igbo leaders of thought, in a statement by its Secretary-General, Prof. Ben Nwabueze. But rising from its 3rd meeting yesterday, the Ojukwu-led Igbo Leaders of Thought said it is now the authentic voice of the South-East. It further stated that "Eze Igbo Gburugburu, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, is the only true and recognised leader of Ndi Igbo and that Ndi Igbo has agreed not to recognise the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo if sworn in on May 29, 2003 because the April 12 and 19, 2003 general elections lacked credibility and legitimacy." (Guardian)


Key Stories

Senate Presidency: Intrigues, as Nzeribe Withdraws

Police Deny Permit for Anti-Obasanjo Rallies, Abort Kano Protest

Return stolen mandate, Ojukwu tells Obasanjo

NDP expels Nwachukwu, five others

Govt stops mining licences for gold, others

N-Assembly loses again on Anti-graft Act

Ige: Omisore Slumps in Agodi Prison

Blackout Imminent, as Major Gas Pipeline is Blown Up

ECOWAS marks 28th anniversary tomorrow

PDP can't sustain success in South-West, says Keyamo

Douse tension in the polity, Obasanjo advised


Senate Presidency: Intrigues, as Nzeribe Withdraws


Police Deny Permit for Anti-Obasanjo Rallies, Abort Kano Protest





A plot by a powerful caucus in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is working together with the Presidency to support the candidacy of Senator Adolph Waba-ra, for the Senate Presidency yesterday scuttled attempts by leaders of the party from the South-east zone to select a consensus candidate for the position in Umuahia, Abia State capital. Also, the fresh intrigues manifesting in the search for a candidate for the topmost legislative position amongst senators from the South-east zone may have compelled one of the top contestants, Senator Arthur Nzeribe to withdraw from the race. (This Day)


Barely 48 hours after the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun, indicated that no rallies would be permitted on May 29, a coalition of political parties, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), has written the police boss for permission to hold rallies tomorrow, May 28...Meanwhile, a planned rally in Kano to protest the declaration of President Olusegun Obasanjo's re-election was aborted yesterday by policemen positioned at strategic points in the city. And in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, all forms of rallies and assemblies have been banned by the territory's Police Command. (Guardian)



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May 27, 2003


Northern governors vow to resist 'mass action'
Why we okayed BiafraNigeria's polls, by EU
Govt stops mining licences for gold, others
ABTI varsity gets licence tomorrow, NUC to okay 10 more
Railway still offers services, says Abubakar
High Court, again, voids new anti-graft law
Israeli, Palestinian premiers plan historic peace meeting
Coalition of parties seeks permit for rallies, police abort Kano protest
ECOWAS marks 28th anniversary tomorrow
Minister, UNICEF laud passage of Child's Rights Bill
Bayero explains comment on polls' results
Labour tackles MTN, Econet over tariffs
Omisore collapsed in Agodi prison, says counsel
Adebayo urges caution on election protests, canvasses national confab
Tinubu opposes call for interim govt
Labour rejects interim govt, mass action
Arebamen alleges plot to cause mayhem in Lagos
Obasanjo, Mbeki, others meet on NEPAD's agenda for G8 summit
NDP expels Nwachukwu, five others
Ojukwu's group claims authentic leadership of Igbo
Govt may deploy more troops to Warri
NCP asks court to bar media chiefs from inauguration panel
Kwara Assembly okays gratuities, pensions for civilian governors, deputies
Rush To Abuja And The Party Last Time
Survival of Party System Over Ethnic Politics
I Am In Senate With Vision For Progress, Says Aminu
May 29: Melancholy, Anxiety Rule The House
The Politics of Severance Benefits
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - Strengthening The Central Bank
Opinion - A U-Turn For ASUU
These Men Are Wanted

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May 27, 2003

Cover Strories

Northern govs damn Buhari on mass action
N-Assembly loses again on Anti-graft Act
Police abort anti-Obasanjo rally in Kano, beef up security
External forces have hijacked The Patriots, says Akinjide
National News
Okotie differs with The Patriots
Oshiomhole allays fears over May 29
FG bans gold mining, others
NCF gives eight-point demand for peace
NDP expels Nwachukwu
Election rancour and bitterness
Letter to Ogun State Governor-elect
Events that shaped Bayelsa guber elections

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May 25, 2003


Obasanjo threatens state of emergency if ...
Pastor Tunde Bakare quits
Pastor Chris declared wanted
OBJ, Atiku in dilemma
Your advice, before things go wrong with me
May 29: Buhari, Ojukwu risk house arrest if ...
Practical Psychology
2007: North East wants Atikuas the president
Globacom signs Kanu, Yobo
Eagles ’re rugged

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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 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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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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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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Business News
May 27, 2003

Sharp practices at the nation’s ports

BiafraNigeria, Ghana, others sign pact on gas scheme
Asalu blames brokers for unpaid premiums
WAPIC Insurance to expand branch operations
LASU lecturers want substantive VC appointed
Controversy over energy tariff is over, says MAN
Industrialists state demands for next govt
LCCI advocates creation of construction bank
$2.4m Tax Scandal: Halliburton Fires Employees
Shell Now Supplies 60% of NLNG's Gas Feedstock
GSK to Invest N1bn for Capacity Enhancement
Crude Oil Theft: Bunkerers Get More Daring
Oil Pollution Compensation Fund Raised to $1.5 billion
Mobil Oil Holds Safety Drill
AP Rewards Staff
Garment Care: Dry Cleaning With a Clear Difference
Osunkeye Calls Economic Growth Democracy Dividend
Local Content: FG Targets Oil And Gas Free Zone
Landmark Earmarks $10,000 for Education in Niger Delta
IOD Attributes Success to Institute's Committees
UAC Commissions Water Bottling Plant
'Importance of Industrial Sector to Rotary's Objectives'
Bournvita 'Children's Magic Flight' Due in Kenya
Solution to Industries Gas Piping Problems Proffered
Place of Agriculture in PDP Govt
BiafraNigeria Repatriates Two Lowland Gorillas to Cameroon
Crittall-Hope Names Kola Abiola Board Chairman
Drain Docks Poised to Tackle Lagos Parennial Flood
Lagos Govt. Plans Friendly Environment
Ogunleye Emerges ERCAAN President
Stock Market Defies Early Morning Rains
US Stocks Edge Up in Thin Trading
Unsound Banks' Total Assets Hit N170bn -NDIC
Anti-Money Laundering Conference Holds in BiafraNigeria
More Patronage for Fountain Trust Young Savings Account

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This Day
May 27, 2003


Mass Action: 19 Northern Govs Disown Buhari
Senate Presidency: Intrigues, as Nzeribe Withdraws
Ige: Omisore Slumps in Agodi Prison
Blackout Imminent, as Major Gas Pipeline is Blown Up
May 29: How to Avert Chaos, By NCF
Ike Nwachukwu, NDP Presidential Candidate, 5 Others Expelled
Hearing Begins Today in Presidential Election Petitions
'Igbo Won't Recognise Obasanjo After Inauguration'
2007: Forum Unfolds Rescue Plan for AD
Group Condemns Call for Interim Govt
Why I was in Aso Rock, by Emir
Lai Mohammed Slams The Patriots
EU Plans N6.2 bn Projects for Niger Delta
FG Prohibits Exclusive Licence for Gold, Others
UNICEF, Japan Sign N444m Grant for Child Health
Adebajo-Fraiser Likens Call for Interim Govt to Coup
Corps Members Lauded on Community Devt
River Basin Authority Boss Commended
Detention: Kids Get Leave to Enforce Right
Political Office Seekers Besiege Duke
Gumi Takes Oath as FCT Chief Judge
AREF, Stakeholders Parley on Peace Education
NAPTAN Decries Post-election Threat
Tinubu, Adebayo Kick Against Interim Govt
Mass Action: PDP Chieftain Sues for Peace
Group Canvasses Support for Ngige
UNPP States Position on Oshimili Chairmanship Slot
Ebonyi Assures of Hitch-free Inauguration
Igbo-Eze North PDP Leaders Allege Threat to Life

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Daily/Weekly Trust
May 27, 2003

Top Stories

Abaji council wages war against erosion
Abeokuta varsity students reject new fees
ABU ASUU, SSANU differ over strike
Gen. Abubakar holds talks with Liberian rebels
May 29: DIG explains heavy presence of police in Abuja
Abuja gets face-lift ahead presidential inauguration
Afribank participates in BPE PSPLS programme
Akume advises Christians on violence
Aliero to accept tribunal verdict
Health interactive with Dr. Aminu Magashi
Handing over: Kachallah’s presence is not necessary - Asheni
Academic activities yet to resume in ATBU
Senate Presidency still zoned to Southeast – Atiku
Calabar port generates N30m monthly – GM
Monetary treason at the CBN
Judgement on forged certificate case fixed for tomorrow
Charanchi LG boss tasks wealthy individuals
Children’s summit holds in Abuja today
FG to set up juvenile courts
I foresee violent revolution – Dan Musa
Premier league: Dolphin FC maul Plateau
Dosso, Borgu govs to attend Aliero’s inauguration
Reconciliation with opposition not for appointment - Duke
BiafraNigeria gets liquid fertilizer factory
Haruna wants Nasarawa guber polls quashed
Health and the Fourth Republic
Court restores ICPC
Opposition leaders lobby Obasanjo for jobs – Idi Farouk
Re: Eight governors shun INEC certificate presentation ceremony
Plateau govt committed to Inland port
MDJ protests sale of nomination forms in Jos
Judge explains faulty educational system
Senate debates elections in June
GZ motors begins work on Kaduna spare parts centre
Kalu urges Obasanjo to restructure INEC
PW Kubwa residents send SOS to police
No middle class among BiafraNigerian workers – Kukah
Kwankwaso’s legacy to Shekarau
Kwara police goes tough on violence
Oba of Lagos installed, opponents sheath swords
Lagos Assembly to enact law on drainage
LASG orders builders to get fire clearance
Premier League results
Apathy greets LG creation
Man docked over threat to stab lover
MFCT constitute task force on destitutes, hawkers
Workers issue MMIA management 21 days ultimatum
Mobil squares up to terror threats
NAFDAC intensifies campaign against unregistered products
Nothing strange in Ojukwu, Buhari relationship – Wada Nas
Kwara students extol NASS over HYPPADEC
NDE to recruit 1000 for apprenticeship scheme
21,748 jobless in FCT – NDE
Deposits in unsound banks rise to N88.11 billion – NDIC
NDP expels Nwachukwu, five others
NGO indicts government on collapsed buildings
Niger inauguration c’ttee unfolds plan
NLC protests to MTN, ECONET over high tariffs
Northern governors protest mass action
NSITF assets put at N17.9 billion
Oba Sonariwo lauds Osoba over projects
Ogun election tribunal throws out petition
Bail ruling adjourned as Omisore collapses
Onitsha main market shut over death of trader
PDP expels former chairman
74 perish in plane crash
...Plateau CP warns against violence
Police warn parents
The president focuses anew
Produce electoral materials, tribunal tells INEC
Anti-Retroviral drugs in high demand – Report
Respiratory conditions
Ribadu: The challenges of financial crimes
…in Cross River too
Road mishap claim one
This National Assembly’s rule of thumb
Traditional ruler to launch book on religious crisis
NIS yet to receive logistics to combat SARS
SCAM: NDIC to aid EFCC’s investigation of banks
School children campaign against noise pollution
Senate Presidency: Exercise restraint
380 Shanono residents get free eye treatment
Shekarau woos CAN leadership
Shekarau commends God, good counsels with tears
Shell supplies 60% of NLNG’s gas
Sokoto exco dissolved
For better schools, support teachers
Douse tension in the polity, Obasanjo advised
Tinubu criticises The Patriots over call for interim govt
April 19 polls: Kano Ulamas take case before God
Unongo files fresh motion to stop Gov Akume’s swearing-in
Expert alerts on dangers of stream water

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Daily Independent
May 27, 2003


Northern governors denounce mass action
Erelu not No. 2 chief, says Lagos Oba
Security tightened for inauguration
Tinubu berates The Patriots over call for ING
Ibori to resolve ethnic crisis in second term
Omisore collapses in prison
NDP expels Nwachukwu, five others
ASUU insists on strike, shuns panel
North gets first private varsity
Canadian consultant identifies NEPA’s problems
AD stakeholders vow to resist attempt to scuttle reform
‘All the political parties rigged elections’
Police warn against threat to public peace in Kwara, Lagos
New House members reject decision on offices
Equip farmers with skills, tools, Shagari tells govt
Activities paralysed in Ekiti civil service
Lanlehin criticises The Patriots’ call for Interim Government
Obasanjo urged to reach out to opponents
PDP can’t sustain success in South-West, says Keyamo
Return stolen mandate, Ojukwu tells Obasanjo
Journey to the abyss for Lagos NDP
South-East youths warn Ojukwu on self declaration
Group calls for restraint on senate presidency
‘Support elected officers for progress’
‘Obasanjo should form all-inclusive government’
Why I want to be speaker, by Aminu Safana
‘Despotic rulers to blame for South East violence’
Factors that brought Orji Kalu back
The emerging shape of Governor Tinubu cabinet
Editorial & Opinion
Techno-economic survey, Industrial Policy must align for effect
The banning of tutorial centres in Lagos is retrogressive
Varsity crisis: the slide into unintelligibility
Rev Chris Okotie and the Presidential polls
A season for peace and reconciliation
Food, hunger and politics
Severance benefits for legislators
SOS to Defence Minister
Who are these people?
Economic planning
Treading the path of honour
Power supply in Anthony Village
Human obstacle in combating HIV/AIDS
Protecting the rights of the BiafraNigerian child
Treating obesity with water
In the land of money, women and dope
Tips for an accident-free office
How libraries aid social development, by Malomo
World class hospitality at Ada golf course

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Sports News
May 27, 2003

Kanu Can't Save Eagles

Swaziland 2003: Eaglets Fly Over Cameroon
Ministry Tasks Federations over International Competitions
Prescott to Visit Abuja Stadium
Angola, Tunisia, Pick Handball Tickets
FA Threatens Legal Action
Oruma for UEFA Cup
French Open: Serena Advances, Federer Ousted
Vieira Wants Arsenal Deal
US to Host Women's World Cup
Ghanaian officials for Eagles-Brazil duel
Eaglets and the challenges of Swaziland
Mana leads LG Cup referees
MTN marathoners back, allege short-payment
CATS coach angry in spite of team’s victory
‘My performance in Abuja no fluke’
Coach seeks encouragement for athletes
Mandela: A nationalist’s love for sports

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