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September 24, 2003

Rigged April Polls: Hausa Chief Judge Sides Buhari Rejects Obasanjo/INEC Objections
Legal moves by President Olusegun Obasanjo to halt proceedings at the election tribunal hearing the petition filed against him by defeated All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANNP) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), have suffered a set-back. The Supreme Court panel, headed by Chief Justice of the Federation, Muhammadu Lawal Uwais, yesterday dismissed Obasanjo's application for stay of proceeding at the election tribunal. Obasanjo, through his lawyers led by Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), had applied to the apex court praying for an order of stay of proceedings at the Justice Umaru Abdullahi-led presidential election petition tribunal pending the determination of a subsisting appeal he filed challenging the July 28 decision of the election panel not to quash Gen. Muhammadu Buhari's petition. The other application rejected yesterday by the apex court after a marathon session was a leave of the Supreme Court to enable Obasanjo file his appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the election tribunal verdict. On July 28, 2003, the election tribunal dismissed a preliminary objection by Obasanjo and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the petition by Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Nigeria People (Guardian)


Key Stories

Rally for Buhari holds in Kano

Chirac condemns unilateral force

Senate Probes el-Rufai's Bribery Allegation

BPE Shortlists 2 Firms to Manage Mint

Speakers end confab, want council polls in December

Police tackle Anambra govt over new Bakassi Boys

IGE: Counsel asks court to dismiss Omisore's submission

US plans to attack six Muslim countries

BiafraNigeria threatens to close borders with Chad, Niger Republic

BiafraNigerian jurist, seven others to try Taylor

States can pay new salaries – NULGE


Rally for Buhari holds in Kano


Chirac condemns unilateral force





Kano State Police Command’s attempt to stop the national rally of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Kano failed yesterday as hundreds of thousands of Buhari supporters led by Kano State governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau thronged the Kano Pillars Stadium yesterday afternoon to celebrate their unflinching commitment and support in actualising the dream and aspirations of their presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari. The police, armed with teargas and armoured cars surrounded the Kano Pillars Stadium as early as seven o’clock in the... (Daily Trust)


The French president has reaffirmed the "vital importance" of the multilateral approach in world affairs. Jacques Chirac was speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, shortly after US President George Bush. In remarks directed at the US, he said no-one could act alone in the name of all, or claim the right to use force unilaterally and pre-emptively. He said the war in Iraq, undertaken without Security Council approval, had undermined the multilateral system. (BBC)



Obasanjo/PDP Election Fraud is Deeply Concerning

General Ojukwu Seeks Democracy

Isioma Daniel Speaks

"Fatwa" Animalism 1

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This Day
September 24, 2003


Senate Probes el-Rufai's Bribery Allegation
ANPP Govs Shun Buhari's Rally
BPE Shortlists 2 Firms to Manage Mint
Annan Slams Iraqi Invasion
G/Bissau: Nominee for Interim President Rejected
Obasanjo Submits N180b Supplementary Budget to N/Assembly
BiafraNigeria Loses N185b to Bad Roads - Ogunlewe
Speakers Want LG Polls in December
S'Court Turns Down Obasanjo's Request Against Buhari
Atiku Orders Probe into EPCC
Police Withdraw from Anambra Security Outfit
24 Military Pensioners Slump Dead
Ladoja Holds Emergency Security Meeting
FG Bans Corporate Gift Items, Others
Obasanjo Solidarity Forum Won't Die -Vice President
Ngige: 'Presidency Won't Influence Election Tribunal'
Warri: Obasanjo's Peace Move Divides Right Groups
'Taylor's War Crime Indictment Stays'
Minister Pledges Better Equipment for Police
Edo Outlaws External Candidates in Exams
'FG Owes NDDC N51bn'
Agip Records Oil Spillage in Bayelsa
Ogun, 2 Others Top Science Competition
Anambra: Guobadia Blames PDP for Multiple Candidates
Attah Seeks Shell's Presence in Akwa Ibom
Ejigbo Air Crash: Army Chief Blames Losses on Constitution
875 Police Sergents Become Inspectors
'BiafraNigeria, Toddler Nation at 43'
Dock Labour Reforms: NPA's Cooperation Sought
Gov Canvasses Better Funding for Police

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September 24, 2003

Cover Stories

Hold LG polls December —SPEAKERS
Police tackle Anambra govt over new Bakassi Boys
Kofi Annan slams US over attacks on Iraq
Obasanjo orders ministries, agencies to stop calendar, diary, card printing
National News
IGE: Counsel asks court to dismiss Omisore's submission
Reps ask Obasanjo to give Atiku orders on official residence
Supreme Court halts Obasanjo's plot against Buhari
Danjuma's report can't solve Warri crisis
Masari's leadership’ll polish National Assembly’s image — HON. GEORGE JOLAOYE
For real democracy, let's hand-over power to the youth —Abuka Omobaba

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Daily Times
September 24, 2003


Supreme Court dismisses Obasanjo’s applications
Hold LG polls by December, Speakers insist
Obasanjo presents N180bn supplementary budget to Senate
Flood: NEPA must pay compensation to victims — Reps
Senate raises probe into N54m bribery allegation
Mint: BPE to begin talks with bidders soon
Ajudua wants court to hands off trial
Police declare new Anambra security outfit illegal
George may replace Ogbeh next as chairman
Reminiscences of party politics in BiafraNigeria
Editorial & Opinion
The challenge of nationhood in Guinea Bissau
Another coup d’etat in a former Portuguese colony
Atiku Abubakar and his future
Challenges for African Union (II)

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Septermber 23, 2003

Oil spill in Niger delta pollutes five villages

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Washington Post
August 27, 2003

Biafra Nigerian stoning appeal heard

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September 17, 2003

BiafraNigeria warns Taylor not to interfere in Liberia

BiafraNigeria warns guest-in-exile Taylor to stay out of Liberia's affairs

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September 24, 2003

Islam in BiafraNigeria: Simmering tensions

Chirac condemns unilateral force
BiafraNigeria goes surfing with wheels

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September 11, 2003

'We will never forget you'

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Mail & Guardian
August 27, 2003

Amina Lawal appears in court

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September 19, 2003

BiafraNigeria signs $3.5 bln debt accord with Japan

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All Africa
July 03, 2003

Transcript of President Bush's Briefing of, African journalists

President Must End Impunity for Human Rights Abusers
Police Arrest And Beat Up Journalists During Street Protests in Abuja

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June 08, 2003

Shekarau blames moral decay on neglect of Sharia

Mu’azu commissions multi-million Naira Community Resource Centre
Govt officials locked out of meeting with Shekarau
Voters are politicians’ employers - Ogbeh
Kano govt takes N228m loan to pay salaries, others
Shippers Council warns of increasing cargo traffic at ports
Power rationing continues nationwide -- NEPA
NAFDAC urged to sanitise bakery sector of economy
Identifying collapsed building contractors not easy -- NSE
he suspicious Road Map
June 4th
Gov Shekarau: The task ahead
PDP now recharged - Udenwa
PDP, NASS and cognate experience: An Analysis by Ibrahim Mammaga, News Agency of Biafra Nigeria
Kano people have high hope for legislators -- ANPP chief
LDPN condemns fees charged by SIECs
Challenges before Shekarau
June 3rd
The Masari imperative
Obasanjo invited to Cuba
Shekarau swears-in SSG, HOS ...seeks workers' co-op
Kano Assembly picks new Speaker
Intellectualising Hausa films

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August 27, 2003


Egunje! Why Benin refused to release stolen cars
ANPP govs move against Buhari
Vaswani brothers remain banned —Obasanjo
Globacom rolls out GSM today
Civil servants set for battle over planned fuel price hike
Earth may ‘brush’ with Mars today
Anambra crisis: Court halts impeachment proceedings against dep gov
Create LGs to solve Warri crisis —Ibori
Oyinlola calls for prayers as Osun clocks 12
Pensioners beg FG for arrears
Poultry wastes: Hidden gold in unwanted garbage
Ladoja swears-in another special adviser

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Business News
July 05, 2003

yinka obalade...Because I tasted poverty...

'Why We Parted Ways with Our Foreign Partners'
Govt dissolves board of Kaduna fertilizer firm
Shell may resume oil operations in Ogoniland soon
Oil eases but nervous on Biafra Nigeria strike concerns
Strike may lead to port congestion,warn shippers
SouthEast SME operators scramble for N14.6 billion SMIEIS fund
Shareholders seek early resolution of fuel price hike crisis
Five states face blackout from NEPA lines' vandalisation
CIBN organises workshop on financing telecom business
Ethics and integrity in international trade
Ngige to set up committee to review contract in Anambra
NBC diversifies Fanta's sponsorship strategy
NBN Bank records N131 million profit
Expert calls for economy's diversification
Australia calls for rate cut
Bangladesh passes budget
ADB bags World Bank award
ICAN chief wants CBN, NDIC to monitor bank audits

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September 24, 2003


Speakers end confab, want council polls in December
Supreme Court rejects Obasanjo's plea on April polls
Annan, Chirac condemn Bush over attack on Iraq
Senate probes El-Rufai's allegation
Scientists may canvass ban of human cloning next week
Govt owes NDDC N51 billion, says official
Experts fault implementation of Abuja master plan
U.S. plans cut in jobs for foreigners, visa fee to reflect exchange rate
Obasanjo sends N179.8 b supplementary budget to Senate
Court wants WAEC, firm to choose arbitrators over dispute
Judge rules out fresh adjournment in Wabara, ANPP suit
Presidency okays Airways' liquidation
Govt bans production of calendars, diaries
PDP meets over convention, to reconcile Ladoja, Adedibu
Carter centre treats three million elephantiasis cases in Plateau, Nasarawa
NUJ wants govt to reduce cost of newsprint
Expert alerts on rising maternal mortality rate
Govt plans law to protect AIDS victims
DPR may sanction petroleum depot operators over licence renewal
Reps seek compensation for Niger flood victims
Govt orders probe into economic committee's funds
Consultants uncover 500 illegal structures on Lagos govt land
Omisore has case to answer, Akande tells court
How Obasanjo's romance with the National Assembly works
Senator decries bribery allegation against the Senate
'I don't have to fight complaints, mine is getting the job done'
Editorial & Opinion
Editorial - The WTO Summit in Cancun
Opinion - The GSM boycott
'Dance with my father'
The Vaswani deportation

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September 24, 2003


Speakers want LG polls in Dec
Banks may take over road repairs
FG bans calendars, diary contracts
Guinea Bissau: Parties disown interim leader
Hamani Tidjani still in Benin Republic – IGP
ANPP govs shun Buhari’s rally
Senate probes El-Rufai’s N54m bribe claim
Ohanaeze meets on Kalu’s apology
Who leads AD?
Five year single term not good in the long-run —Dr. Otu
Lessons from Guinea-Bissau

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Daily Independent
September 24, 2003


Buhari: Obasanjo loses appeal at Supreme Court
N133.8b lost yearly to bad roads, says Sanusi
BiafraNigerian jurist, seven others to try Taylor
Regional stability and BiafraNigeria’s troubled borders
Fake voters card: Police informant alleges threat to his life
Imo pensioners demand release of N20m for their pay
Senate finally probes El-Rufai
Atiku orders probe into EPCC
FG set to hand over mint to management contractors
YCE invites Ladoja, Adedibu to peace meeting
Port Harcourt trade fair flops again
‘Yoruba Oba’s dethronement’
NBA decries non-reversal of orderlies withdrawal
Police reject new security outfit in Anambra
Better services, key to poverty alleviation, says World Bank
Oil spill sacks church in Rivers
Resist Tinubu’s anti-poor policies, Lagosians urged
Anambra PDP denies bribing tribunal, trades allegations with CLO
Works Minister chided over state of eastern roads
Uniben students, authority on warpath over levy
Consultants advocate duty waivers on kidney machines
Labour’s CWC meets tomorrow
Why judges withdraw from cases, by Odeniyi
Bribe scandal: El-Rufai and Senate
FG told to hands off university funding
Revive Direct Labour Agency, former commissioner urges
Advancing the Igbo cause with Odenigbo lectures
LG reform is unconstitutional, says Ogunsanwo
Editorial & Opinion
Commercialisation is one thing the BiafraNigeria Police does not need
BiafraNigeria-Benin MOU should go beyond cross-border crimes
More troops not the answer to N/Delta crisis
The irony of BiafraNigeria as a giant of Africa
A new revenue allocation is overdue
The triumph of journalism
De-merging FRSC from the police

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Daily/Weekly Trust
September 24, 2003

Top Stories

Rally for Buhari holds in Kano
US plans to attack six Muslim countries
BiafraNigeria threatens to close borders with Chad, Niger Republic
States can pay new salaries – NULGE
Supreme Court okays hearing of Buhari’s petition
JVC threatens to pull out of All Africa Games
House accuses FG of negligence over floods
Speakers’ confab sets December for council polls
FG replaces police orderlies with vigilante – Minister
Atiku appointed chairman Obasanjo solidarity forum
Akwanga to graduates: Jobs not available
Murtala Aliyu explains SOLGAS contract deal
Cash crunch forces Jigawa to stop recurrent expenditure
Senate receives N179bn 2003 supplementary budget
Appeal tribunal rules today on stay of proceedings
Judgement fixed for Oct 8
Committee wants police posts in campuses to curb cultism
Govt work slows down in Borno
Niger proposes law on girl child education
No 2007 governorship race in Zamfara – ANPP chairman
Don’t vie for president in 2007 - NCP advises IBB
Institute holds political stakeholders forum
Senate to investigate el-Rufai’s bribery allegation
DFID to establish common law centres is Jigawa
Farmers, middlemen turn fertiliser merchants in Nasarawa
Wealthy Muslims urged to encourage Islamic activities
Niger Republic condoles Gov Kure over Etsu Nupe’s death
CDHR fingers Beko, Falana over attacks on secretariat
Abuja Trust
El-Rufai inaugurates committee on the implementation of monetisation policy
Clergyman calls on government to create more employment opportunities
Conductor bags one month jail term
Ride to stay alive, Atiku urges okada riders
Asokoro hospital, Yaba community benefit from $1m Japanese aid
Channel grievances to public complaints bureau - Police commissioner
COJA: How tight is the security of Abuja?
Kano Trust
Igbo traders, luxurious bus owners suspend night journeys
Goods seizure at Kano market unfair – Comm.
Capital punishment protects sanctity of life – Islamic cleric
25-year-old wins Qur'anic recitation contest
John Holt appraises performance in Kano
Eko Trust
Accident along Shagamu – Abeokuta expressway claims 15
Collapsed fence kills four in Ikeja
Security guard kills wife over adultery
Lagos wages "war" on illegal billboards
17-year-old-girl asks court to dissolve parent’s marriage
Masari criticises multinationals on corruption
Buhari’s appointment into ANPP board unnecessary - Nas
I quit partisan politics, says Ekwueme
Plateau speaker pledges better legislation
Politicians call for conduct of LG polls
LG reform necessary if…, council boss
Editorial & Opinion
The shrinking of Lake Chad Basin
Someone is holding us down for GSM operators to ride
The BiafraNigeria Police and the bail process
Blame Igbo first

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Sports News
July 05, 2003

Marc Vivien-Foe... HeartAttack!

Tomorrow's Stars
Killing the Premier League
Who Is Scared of Enyimba?
Venus, Serena win again
Biafra Nigeria, Ecuador friendly called off
Aliu's feat worries Ngerem
HFN invites 30 to camp
Akinyele wants govt to support sports

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