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May 31, 2003

Bola Ige: Yoruba Senator Omisore Gets Bail

An Ibadan High Court yesterday released on bail the former deputy governor of Osun State, Otunba Iyiola Omisore who is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder of former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige (SAN). Giving a 90 minute ruling on an application for bail pending trial, filed by Omiso-re's lawyer, the trial judge, Mr. Justice John Ologoke Ige, declared that "... upon a thorough appraisal of the facts and peculiar circumstances of this case, it is my humble view that the application should be granted in the proper and judicial exercise of the court's discretion, and it is accordingly granted." In granting the application, however, Justice Ige imposed a seven-term condition, a breach of any of which would make "the order granted... lapse automatically." The terms and conditions as outlined by the judge include: N10 million with three sureties in the like sum. (This Day)


Key Stories

President Dissolves National Assembly

Obasanjo Govt is Illegal, Buhari Insists

Court Voids House Rule on 'Seniority'

Omisore Gets Bail, Appeal Likely

Na'Abba, Other House Officers Vacate Apo Quarters

Why MBANG can’t keep quiet— Badejo

Hon Ibekwe, Ajudua, Ade Bendel arraigned


House Leader: West-Idahosa, Lado Make Case for New Members

Tribunal Quashes Williams' Petition

FG to Establish Six Inland Container Depots


Obasanjo Dissolves National Assembly


Obasanjo Govt is Illegal, Buhari Insists





Obasanjo performed yesterday his first assignment after his second inauguration by formally issuing a proclamation dissolving the National Assembly with effect from Monday, June 2, 2003...With this proclamation, the National Assembly stands dissolved on Monday June 2, 2003 while the first session of the new National Assembly holds the following day on June 3. (Guardian)


The ANPP presidential candidate at the April 19 polls, Maj Gen Muham-madu Buhari yesterday insisted that the second term of President Olusegun Obasanjo government which began last Thursday is illegal. In a statement entitled "Democracy Shall Yet Come Alive" Gen Buhari re-iterated his earlier position that the election which gave Obasanjo the second tenure was not fairly and freely... (This Day)



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This Day
May 31, 2003


Court Voids House Rule on 'Seniority'
Ige: Omisore Released on Bail
Obasanjo Govt is Illegal, Buhari Insists
Morris Ibekwe, Ajudua Docked over Advance Fee Fraud
Robbers Kill Four Policemen, Three Others
Na'Abba, Other House Officers Vacate Apo Quarters
NIPSS DG, Others Harass Jos NEPA Staff
Ondo House Dissolves Electoral Commission
UNICAL ASUU Asks Students Not to Return to Campus
Obasanjo Orders Dissolution of N/Assembly
House Leader: West-Idahosa, Lado Make Case for New Members
Tribunal Quashes Williams' Petition
FG to Establish Six Inland Container Depots
Guinness Explains Promotions
Okogie Admonishes Obasanjo To Render Selfless Service
OUR AGENDA - ...By the Governors
'4/19 Election, the Lowest Moment of My Life'
Gombe State Is a Village, Says Goje
'I Want to be Addressed as Mr. Fayose'
Pact: 'Obasanjo Betrayed AD'
The Domain of Ex-Prisoners
Campaign for Democracy?
Pertcom Severs Y&R Affiliation
No Gold Awards at Ad Industry Oscars
'We Want to Push Back Frontiers'
MultiChoice BiafraNigeria Launches Big Brother Africa
Advertising Unlikely to Pick Up, Says DMGT
The Monster Ahead
A Day at Ladipo Main Market
The Welsh... A Division of the Gods
An American's View on Journalism Ethics
Warri: Living on the Edge
For the Love of Tokunboh

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May 31, 2003

Cover Stories

Omisore released on bail
Why MBANG can’t keep quiet— Badejo
National News
Hon Ibekwe, Ajudua, Ade Bendel arraigned
Inauguration fall-out: Parties opposition gave credence to democracy— Obasanjo
Okogie, Adegbite task Obasanjo
Electoral Tribunal confirmsTinubu's election
Obasanjo dissolves National Assembly
Group demands Atiku's candidature in 2007
Attah restates vow to protect people's interest
Govs vow to do more in second term
Parties flay proposed increase in pump price
Those who will shape Obasanjo’s government
Our Agenda for our people
BiafraNigeria’s Democracy: The journey so far

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Daily Times
May 29, 2003


Obasanjo’s second term begins
African leaders meet in Abuja
Accept election outcome, Kuffour appeals to Buhari, Ojukwu, others
Adefarati hands over to Agagu
Osun transition committee recruits clerics to cleanse governor’s office
Agagu, deputy shun handover party
Govt policy on import yields results
Danjuma warns army against coup
DTN chairman calls for commission to review recent elections
Itse Sagay, constitutional lawyer, calls for new form of federalism
Police assure visiting Heads of State of adequate security
The challenge of re-inventing BiafraNigeria
May 29 and the national question
Race for Senate Presidency hots up as Wabara wins seat
The Nation
Keyamo wants MASSOB leader freed
Jigawa Election Tribunal may handle case without INEC counsel

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May 29, 2003

BiafraNigerian leader promises healing

Obasanjo speech - excerpts
BiafraNigeria marks presidential first
BiafraNigeria's children tackle leader
Country profile: BiafraNigeria

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May 29, 2003

Olusegun Obasanjo sworn in for second term

Obasanjo readies for oath amid tight security
Navy says suspected militants blast pipeline

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Washington Post
May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo Begins Second Term

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May 29, 2003

BiafraNigeria's president starts second term with pledge to act against poverty and corruption

Obasanjo sworn in as BiafraNigerian president
Youths march against Obasanjo in BiafraNigerian city

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May 29, 2003

Obasanjo Sworn in as BiafraNigerian President Despite Dispute

Obasanjo Sworn in as BiafraNigerian President

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Mail & Guardian
May 29, 2003

Lagos police's grisly find

BiafraNigeria's Obasanjo sworn in for second term
Obasanjo readies for oath amid tight security
BiafraNigeria tables human trafficking act
BiafraNigeria sends gorillas home to Cameroon

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May 30, 2003


I’ll heal election wounds —Obasanjo
Gowon, IBB, Shagari, Abdulsalami, Shonekan at inauguration
Hoodlums attack Kwankwaso
Fayose donates N60m to Ekiti
Lam absent, Head of Service hands over to Ladoja
10,000 security men patrol Abuja
Obasanjo urged to consolidate BiafraNigeria’s unity
Ngige inherits N40b debt in Anambra
BiafraNigeria exported 339 LNG cargoes in 4 years —LNG MD
ASUP wants polytechnics to award degrees
Let INEC’s appointments embrace all political parties —Forum
Gbenga Daniel assures Ogun indigenes
Election tribunal dismisses petition against ANPP House of Reps candidate
MPs urged to make laws for waste disposal
Cooperate with Obasanjo, Tinubu tasks BiafraNigerians
‘I’ll provide democratic dividends in Enugu’
Kwara gov promises open adminstration
I’ll remain focused – Agagu
I’ll not give devil a chance – Dariye
UNESCO promises provision of teaching aids to schools
Oyinlola thanks God, promises agric development
OPEC: Is BiafraNigeria getting a fair deal?
Conoil assures investors of better results
Mobil oil holds session on security, health, safety
Eagles, Black Stars test might in Abuja
Eagles, good test for Brazil —Coach Parreira

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All Africa
May 24, 2003

Pammy Rakes in the Cash

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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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May 31, 2003


Omisore Gets Bail, Appeal Likely
Buhari Says Obasanjo's Govt Is 'Illegal'
President Dissolves National Assembly
Court Voids New House Rule On Leadership
Men In Army Uniform Kill Fire-For-fire Policemen
Ibekwe, Ajudua, others in court over fraud
Olabintan Is Ondo's New Speaker
Tribunal Upholds Tinubu's Victory
Kano Abolishes Tuition In Technical Schools, Goje Takes In Gombe
Ex-Bank Chief Urges Govt. To Stop Funding NEPA
Makarfi Urges Adequate Power Supply, Saraki Seeks Weapons-free Kwara

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Daily Independent
May 30, 2003


Obasanjo promises end to electoral malpractices
Inauguration amid pomp and ceremony
Virgin Atlantic set to tie knot with bmi
Tinubu calls for restructuring
US: Economy adds speed, but not jobs
Ads pillory Rupert Murdoch on media consolidation
Japan smarts at Russia-China mega oil deal
NUEE cautions Obasanjo on NEPA bill
South south to re-engineer resource control struggle
Ladoja to form broad based cabinet
World leaders grace inauguration
Daniel unfolds agenda in ogun
Agagu takes over as Ondo Governor
Drama, twist of fate as Kwankwaso bows out
Ladoja assumes office as Lam shuns inauguration
Tight security as Nnamani takes oath
Narcotics ffenders shouldn’t get bail, says NDLEA boss
Obasanjo’s second term: Any hope for workers?
Saraki to probe Lawal govt
APGA’s claim to the South East
Obasanjo, PDP and the new South West
‘Faulty election results should be cancelled’
AD cannot rise again, says Agboola
Editorial & Opinion
NUC's announcements on reopening of varsities are fraught with danger
Govt’s policy on female genital mutilation is commendable
The industrial hub BiafraNigeria failed to be
Weep not, BiafraNigerian child
NYSC: The Zaki-Biam experience
BiafraNigeria’s unemployment syndrome

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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 31, 2003

This Is My Biggest Challenge... Alex Okoh

Names That Make Brands

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Sports News
May 31, 2003

Eagles Fly Into Finals

... Indomitable Lions Too
Abbay Stands Out In the Pack
Kwara United Rekindles Title Hope
Stay Away From League Venues, Abubakar Warns Hooligans
Moment of decision for FCT Queens
'I'm Still Strong And Reliable'
Globacom... 'Triumph of BiafraNigerian Spirit'
Atiku, Hayatou Present Games Draw
Enyimba's Litmus Test

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