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May 28, 2003

Buhari Fails to Restrain Obasanjo's Swearing-In: Yoruba Court Restrains Ojukwu, Buhari Over Mass Action
The Presidential Election Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, yesterday declined the request of the presidential candidate of the All BiafraNigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) to order the suspension of the planned inauguration of President Olusegun Obasanjo tomorrow for a second term. The tribunal, however, granted Buhari's request to inspect and make certified copies of the result and other relevant documents of the presidential election conducted April 19...Meanwhile, Buhari and presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, were yesterday restrained by an Akure Federal High Court from staging mass action against tomorrow's inauguration ceremonies. (This Day)


Key Stories

APGA’s petition against Nnamani dismissed

Ibori Promises to Resolve Warri Crisis

Obasanjo faults World Bank on poverty level in BiafraNigeria

Atiku denies alleged frosty ties with Obasanjo

We Fought A Good Fight, Says Anyim

Niger Delta Crisis: US Oil Firms Get Terror Alert

Set up ING and quit, ACF tells President

Waiting for a New Senate President

Why Council Elections May Not Hold in Abia - Kalu

PDP leaders for Niger Delta cause

Government, labour and the strike option


APGA’s Petition Against Nnamani...


Ibori Promises to Resolve Warri Crisis





The elections petition tribunal sitting in Enugu has dismissed the application brought by APGA governorship candidate, Mr. Ugo Agballah, seeking to stop the swearing-in of Enugu State Governor, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani. The tribunal headed by Mr. Justice Ejumba Eko said that the grounds on which the petition was brought was not known to law and, therefore, unconstitutional. (Daily Independent)


Governor James Ibori of Delta State has said that his next four years in office would be used to amicably settle the seemingly intractable Warri crisis, just as he identified the causes of the crisis to a major disagreement in the structure and composition of the political environment by the three ethnic groups. He further explained that the crisis dated back to the 50s, saying "the now known Warri crisis which... (This Day)



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This Day
May 28, 2003


PDP Alleges Threat to Assassinate Obasanjo
Court Okays Swearing-in
Niger Delta Crisis: US Oil Firms Get Terror Alert
We Fought A Good Fight, Says Anyim
Igbo Leadership Splits over Polls Outcome
Afenifere Defends The Patriots, Chides George
Don't Employ Israeli Security, NCP Tells Obasanjo
FAAC Meeting Deadlocked over N146bn Sharing
No Rift in Presidency - Atiku
President's Men Vacate
Application to Stop Nnamani's Swearing-in Dismissed
Peacekeeping: G8 to Meet Heads of Govts of BiafraNigeria, Egypt, Others
Tribunal Throws Out Awuse's Petition
Ige: Police Indicted for Shoddy Investigation
Finance Commissioner Sacked
Cost, Tariff Determine Telecom Devt - Ndukwe
Alaafin to Reverse 10 Chieftaincy Appointments
Ikorodu Factory Fire: NSITF Rules Out Compensation for Dead Workers
Osun Employs Spiritualists to 'Cleanse' Govt House
Lawmaker Predicts Legislative Drag
Delta Floats YEP to Empower Youth
Youth Plan to Pressurise Oil Firms for Job
Kwara Assembly Defies Odds, Passes Bills
ASUU Strike: NANS to Mediate Next Week
Malaria: FG Launches Nets, Distributes Drugs
NDP Faction Suspends Chairman, Others
Shonekan Asks Gov-elect to Prioritise Plan
Ibori Promises to Resolve Warri Crisis
Deputy Gov-elect Lists Indices for Nation-building
OAU Suspends 4 Student Leaders over Violent Protest
Bauchi Govt Commended over Rural Devt
BiafraNigerians Urged to Protect Democracy
Kwara Poly's Resumption Depends on Saraki - ASUP
Plateau Police Warn Against Violence
Bafarawa Dissolves Executive Council
African Leaders to Attend Aliero's Swearing-in
Duke Commissions N11.6bn Water Scheme
Form Broad-based Govt, Egwu Told
Emir Harps on Peaceful Co-existence
Neimeth Holds National Sales Conference
Man Arrested over Murder
Waiting for a New Senate President
Why Council Elections May Not Hold in Abia - Kalu
Ogun Legislator-elect Pledges People-Oriented Service
Duke Rolls Out Blueprint for His Second Term
Nobody can stop Obasanjo’s swearing-in – Kema Chikwe

Tribunal refuses to stop Goje’s swearing-in

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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


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Pastor Tunde Bakare quits
Pastor Chris declared wanted
OBJ, Atiku in dilemma
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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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Business News
May 28, 2003

Low awareness may mar share purchase scheme, says OPS

Soares’ recall: Issues involved
Obasanjo clears way for Akwa Ibom’s IPP
Parlez vous anglais?
Better days ahead for the banking industry
Habib Bank set to meet challenges of modern banking
FG plans hub centre for West African region
Role of international maritime organisation
Deposit insurance scheme: The practice worldwide
Economic factors and structure of the industry
Money Transfer : MoneyNett Targets 10 Banks
Experts List Panacea for Industrialisation
ILO Recommends State Run Social Security, Says NSITF Boss
FG. Advised to Resume Negotiation with IMF, Restructure Economy
'EMS/Speedpost, Among Three Best Courier Firms'
Equity Bank: The Repackaging of a Product
Continental Trust Seeks Increase in Market Share
Race For Cbn Governor: The Missing Link
Banking Exhibition, Conference For July 2003
BiafraNigerian Firms Lure Investors with Dividends
Australian Firm Rejects Coca-Cola Offer
NBC Sales Hit N11bn in First Quarter
UACN Restructuring Yields Impressive Results
Fresh Accounting Scandal Reveals in US
CMB's Survival Measures Result in Lower Profit
Can NAL Bank Overcome the 'Growth Fear'?
Beware, Lest You Fall, Omolayole Advises Aiico at 40
Wapic Insurance Posts N60 Million Profit in 2002
Insurance Losses From Tornadoes Could Be Highest Ever, Institute
Workers Trace Sharp Practices by Insurers to Absence of Unions
Government May Double Deposit Insurance Cover
Dearth of Insurance Professionals, Industry's Predicament
Insurance Commission Defers Rate increases, Clears Some
Okereke-Onyiuke Explains Role in Corporate BiafraNigeria
Naira Still N127.82 per Dollar at DAS
ADB Approves $40m for Mozambique
CBN Governor to Open Acamb Retreat
Dangote to expand cement production capacity to 9.2m tonnes
Banking business in BiafraNigeria is profitable, says NDIC
ADB approves $34.577m loan grants to three African countries
Govt pledges completion of Ajaokuta-Warri rail line project
Leasing firm assures shareholders of rise in dividend
Unit holders lament non-payment of dividend by Discovery Fund
Fake drugs importation: India unfolds plan to assist NAFDAC
Odeyemi, Adegbite canvass focus on SMEs
GSK invests N1b on Agbara plant's facelift, says chairman

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May 28, 2003


Court of Appeal okays inauguration
Obasanjo faults World Bank on poverty level in BiafraNigeria
Tribunals strike out suits against inauguration of Odili, Nnamani
BiafraNigerians in U.S. honour Okonjo-Iweala, World Bank chief
Ige: Police yet to send bullets, fingerprints, for forensic check, says expert
Atiku denies alleged frosty ties with Obasanjo
Kachallah gives six limousines to Borno monarchs
MAN president puts police extortion on highways at N25 billion
NBA okays inauguration, calls for five-year term
EU okays observers' report on polls, faults govt spending
PDP alleges presence of mercenaries in Abuja
Labour kicks against planned increase in fuel prices
Senate adopts bills to repeal NCC Act, others
Obasanjo's aides, ministers leave today
States reject May allocation
Govt rebuilds Odi, NDDC commissions projects
Group seeks peace in Anambra, tasks Ngige
Kaita allays fears over Buhari
Court restrains crimes commission on trial of two suspects
The President and a historic moment
We must strengthen our institutions
A time to look inwards
Let's put the economy right
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - ay 29: Matters Arising
Opinion - Combating corruption
Can this democracy really endure?
The ultimate threat to mankind

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Daily Independent
May 28, 2003


Court of Appeal okays Obasanjo’s inauguration
Set up ING and quit, ACF tells President
Mass action is anti-Yoruba, says OPC
Buhari, Ojukwu restrained
FG pledges high priority to children
Ige: ‘No finger print examination made’
FG cancels sugar, NAC, preshipment levies
Obasanjo has lost all credibility, says Akande
Afenifere chides critics of The Patriots
Omisore needs specialist attention, counsel cries out
Abuja hotels bubble for Obasanjo’s inauguration
APGA’s petition against Nnamani dismissed
PDP leaders for Niger Delta cause
Government, labour and the strike option
EEP to renew fight against examination malpractice
FOBTOB goes to court over liquidation of sugar companies
Editorial & Opinion
The judicial system is for a purpose; this is the time to try it
Checking Governors’ spending should not shut down government
JSS, SSS curricula need to be improved
To His Excellency, president Thabo Mbeki
Buhari and family must lead protest
Feed ye the people
Re: Lagos bans tutorial centers
Before we privatise the NNPC refineries
The dangers of imperial journalism
PMAN in crisis of leadership
When doors open up the interior splendor
Making old items look new
An affliction Sans frontiere
A peep into the origin of art
For Akogun, Okediran, honour from art clan
With Aropin N’tenia, Ogunde lives on
‘Much tea boosts immune system’
First Black African reaches Everest summit
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

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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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May 20, 2003

BiafraNigeria wants Zimbabwe Commonwealth ban lifted

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Sports News
May 28, 2003

We're Financially Committed to NFA -Globacom

Brazil Confirms Abuja Friendly
Indomie Honours Ogun F.A Champions
NBBF Opts for Foreign Coach
LG Cup: Champions Iran Arrives Today
Democracy Day Tourney Tees, off
Nike Splashes $1m on Adu
Idowu Eyes Edwards Showdown
Vieira Launches Football Academy
Nkwocha, Ekpo Set to Resume Action in China
Sorenstam: Woman in men’s golfing world
NFA, coaches pass the buck: Ogunjobi says team was robbed
Why Eagles lost in Jamaica
Federation to name swimmers soon
Berger coach appeals over welfare
3SC management outlaws Lekan Salami
COJA to receive N40m tools from Samsung
Oladokun records second straight victory
NFSC invests Daniel patron
Akide tops ranked players
Cameroun Lions to test claws with LG Cup
Juventus or Portmund, what's good for Obodo?
Okoronkwo and Newcastle's big 'gates'
Dosunmu hits 11 mark
We have made financial commitment to NFA, says Globacom
British deputy prime minister tours Abuja stadium
Osajefo shines at kung-fu tourney

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