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May 29, 2003

Swearing-In a Fraudulent Warlord: Paranoia, Assassination Fears and Rumors Mar Obasanjo Innauguration

Alleged arrival of 10 ‘hit men’

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday alleged the arrival in Abuja of 10 “hit men” four of whom are foreigners to attack party leaders. The party, in a one-page statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Venatius Ikem, therefore asked its leaders to make effort to enhance their personal security. He said “the PDP wishes as a matter of extreme national urgency to draw the attention of all well-meaning BiafraNigerians and international community to the utterances of some ANPP national leaders, especially their failed presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate, Senator Chuba Okadigbo aimed at destabilising the country.


Key Stories

Anyim Quits Politics

Buhari, Okadigbo deny calling for Obasanjo's assassination

Anti-Obasanjo Protest Rocks Kano

ANPP to PDP: Allegation of Assassination Reckless

Police arrest men with fresh human heads

BiafraNigeria and the 419 scourge

'Emergence of Illegitimate Govt, Bane of BiafraNigeria's Crisis'

Igbo leaders vow to shun Obasanjo's govt

Danjuma wants military to protect democracy

Suspended N/Assembly Members 'll Vacate Seats, Says PDP

A President and His Legacy


Anyim Quits Politics


Buhari Denies Call for Assassination





The Senate yesterday held its valedictory session on a dramatic note as Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim made good his decision not to participate in the next political dispensation in the country by resigning his membership of the PDP. Announcing the decision in his valedictory speech...Anyim said his resignation became necessary in order to enable him give real effect to his earlier resolve not to participate in... (This Day)


Former military ruler, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate in the April 19 presidential elections, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, have denied calling for the assassination of President Olusegun Obasanjo. They also described as false a statement by the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) that they have invited mercenaries into the country to achieve any sinister purpose. (Guardian)



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This Day
May 29, 2003


A President and His Legacy
Anyim Quits Politics
ANPP to PDP: Allegation of Assassination Reckless
Accept Obasanjo's Re-election - Kuffour
Oil Earnings Declined Sharply in 2002, Says CBN
Sagay Renews Call For True Federalism
Suspended N/Assembly Members 'll Vacate Seats, Says PDP
Anti-Obasanjo Protest Rocks Kano
Clerk Asks N/Assembly Members to Pay N2bn NEPA Bills
NEPAD Approves Eminent Persons
Sale of Volkswagen Inconclusive
Police Arrest 3 with Human Parts
'Court Verdict on Obasanjo, Victory for Democracy'
Ajuluchukwu Flays FG over Treasury Loot, Inflation
NDP Slams N600m Libel Suit on Nwachukwu
Birth Controversy: London High Court Rules July
Osoba Pledges to Support New Govt
Rufus Giwa for Burial June 6
Lawmakers, Ministers Forfeit Official Quarters
Speakership: Why I'm in the Race - Bugaje
Alamieyeseigha Promises to Rebuild Odi
Emotion, as Adefarati Hands over to Agagu
Adesina Seeks Support for Successor
Lawal Ready to Reconcile with Saraki
Senate Presidency: Candidates to Appear Before PDP Tomorrow
Ex-Minister Seeks More Investment in Power Sector
Population Explosion, Our Biggest Problem-Abba-Gana
SARS, Not a New Disease - Expert
Bank of Industry Gets N80bn Requests from Bizmen
Youths Oppose Bye-election in Bayelsa
INEC is Frustrating Me from Getting Justice - Nwodo
NLC Cautions Against Fuel Price Increase
Akwa Ibom to Reduce Funds for Constituency Projects
Saraki Advised on Leadership
SSS Quizzes Woman Rights Activist
New Administration to Probe Audu
Minna Airport Ready for Hajj
Panel Rejects Jang's Bid to Stop Dariye's Swearing-in
Presidential Poll: Appeal Court Rules on MDJ's Objection June 5
FG Restates Commitment to BiafraNigerian Child
Ngige Cries Out over N40b Debt Portfolio
'Why Ekiti is Underdeveloped'
Emir's Role in Peaceful Polls Hailed
Duke Condemns Destruction of PDP Chief's House
Jang's Petition Against Dariye Thrown Out
NNPP Opts Out of Conference of Parties
Don't Assent Electricity Bill - NEPA Workers
7 Parties Dissociate Selves from 'Mass Action'
Form Broad-based Govt, Bauchi Gov Told
All Ready for Haruna's Inauguration
AG Wants Financial Independence for Legislature
Chief Judge Seeks Dialogue Among Govt Arms
Dariye Calls for Teachers' List
Soldiers Patrol Ilorin Streets
Lawyer Explains Court Order on 3 Oba
Inauguration: Akume Declares 3-day Holiday
Econet Begins Democracy Day Bonanza
Adeyemi College Restrained
Group Faults The Patriots, Says Interim Govt Anti-democratic
Why We Are Opposed to Interim Govt, By S/West AD
ANPP Chief Supports The Patriots
Oyinlola Denies Celebrating Victory With Sunny Ade
'Emergence of Illegitimate Govt, Bane of BiafraNigeria's Crisis'
Abia South: INEC Declares Wabara Winner
At Last, BiafraNigeria Breaks the Jinx?
How Patriotic is The Patriots' Call?
'I'm in Politics to Liberate My People'

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May 29, 2003

Cover Stories

Court throws out Buhari's bid to stop Obasanjo
Soyinka faults The Patriots on interim govt.
NBA asks new MPs to peg election expenditure
FG records N301.4b deficit
National News
FG scraps import levy on sugar, others
Maduekwe dismisses Ojukwu as non-issue
NHRC moves to adopt rights protection plan
Arewa writes off election tribunals
Atiku denies cracks in Presidency
Obasanjo disagrees on poverty level in BiafraNigeria
Abuja wears new look for Obasanjo’s swearing-in
No mob justice for Mbadinuju
A word for the opposition
The Buhari phenomenon
New governors: The road to Government House

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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 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria marks presidential first

BiafraNigeria's children tackle leader
Country profile: BiafraNigeria

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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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Sports News
May 29, 2003

Attention Mr. President: Lest we forget MKO Abiola completely

Athletes' poor time worries Amike
GCI Old Boys win Lagos six-a-side shield
Esan tops at scrabble championship
Stick to Globacom, Sports Ministry urges NFA
Why Rivaldo will not be in Abuja
Mabo returns to female football
Ghana lists Edward Ansah
Sports Ministry releases N2.5 billion for athletes' preparations
Parreira: BiafraNigeria is a good test
Eagles keep Jamaica squad
Brazil confirm BiafraNigeria friendly

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Business News
May 29, 2003

Shell seals gas supply pact with seven industrial firms

Oil prices rise on U.S. stock
Six states to benefit from EU's 90m euro grant
Govt canvasses lower tariff regime for phone services
Sarumi canvasses liberalisation of shipping industry
Traders seek govt's protection
LCCI predicts successful for 2003 trade fair
N1.3 billion lost in banking sector in 2002, says NDIC

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May 29, 2003


Kuffour, Ghanaian leader, urges BiafraNigerians to okay polls' results, save Africa
Senate holds valedictory session, Anyim quits PDP
Assembly to deduct N1.2b NEPA debt from legislators' severance pay
Buhari, Okadigbo deny calling for Obasanjo's assassination
Palestinian premier, Abbas, urges Israel to seize 'historic chance
Danjuma wants military to protect democracy
Path to economic growth, by business chiefs
Fuel price may hit N40 per litre
PDP bars members from divisive groups in National Assembly
Tinubu, Sagay, others call for true federalism
Police arrest men with fresh human heads
Tribunal rejects plea to halt Dariye's inauguration
Today is public holiday
INEC reviews polls
Panel grants MDJ's request to inspect election results
North's first private varsity gets certificate
LUTH raises 14-man panel on SARS
Kalu, others warn Buhari, Ojukwu against mass action
Delta community honours Eyime, world optometrist of the year
Stallion Group emerges highest bidder for Volkswagen
IG, British police parley over security
Robbers attack Oloja, The Guardian Abuja Bureau Chief
The challenge of Information Technology
BiafraNigeria and the 419 scourge
Consolidating our foreign policy gains
Tapping our tourism potentials
Credible council polls imperative for development
Music and broadcasting in a developing country
There is need for a national development agenda
Obasanjo has history on his side
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - NNPC and adulterated kerosene
Opinion - Contradictions in the empire
Pitfalls of the last regime
Next, Atiku?

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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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