May 1- 15, 2003 historic headlines

May 1, 2003.

-Nigeria to import electricity from Congo.

-FG loses N4bn yearly to shift in destination inspection.

-Probe alleged fraud, Obasanjo writes INEC.

-Buhari insists on poll cancellation

-IGE: Keyamo asked me to implicate Omisore/Fryo.

-N’Assembly: PDP retains zoning formula

-Navy moves to end oil rig seizure.

MINISTER OF AVIATION Dr KEMA CHIKWE & CULTURE AND TOURISM  COUNTERPART Ms BROMILLO BOMA JACK DURING THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING, ABUJA.

 

May 2 2003:

Abacha loot: Govt gains access details.

-FG Okays pay rise for Federal workers

  • Something will have to give way – Obasanjo.

-Don’t assume office CNPP, ANPP tell members-elect

-FG, UNESCO move to promote women education

-Oil prices rise

-SARS death rate doubles

-Gbenga Adeboye ace comedian, dies

 

May 3 2003:

– Low turnout likely as Nigerians elect 990 lawmakers

  • Electoral officers shot dead

– Bureau probes Anyim, 11 govs

 

May 4, 2003:

– State Assembly Poll: PDP maintains West sweep

  • AD clears Lagos again

– Voters aparthy mars poll

– Party supporter’s ear chopped off in pockets of violence

  • Deceased candidate “resurrects”

DAUGHTER OF LATE CHIEF BOLA IGE, Mrs FUNSHO ADEGBOLA WITH PROFESSOR EMERITUS JACOB ADE- AJAYI, DURING THE PRESENTATION OF A BOOK BY BOLA IGE THE POTRAIT OF A GIANT IN IBADAN

 

May 5, 2003

– NITEL: Pentascope may discontinue contact

– FEC may approve indigenous carriers for crude lifting

– PDP wins 21 states, ANPP 4

– PDP, NCP, Justice party one seat each

-Adesanya opposes call for Interim Govt.

-SARS scare in Port Harcourt

  • No cause for alarm-Govt

-The race for N’Abba’s job begin.

-School to complete project of slain kid.

  • Mbeki, Obasanjo, Muluzi mediate.

-Policeman falls from moving bus, dies

APGA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CHUKWU EMEKA OJUKWU HIS ANPP COUNTERPART Gen. MUHAMADU BUHARI & AANPP’S VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Sen CHUBA OKADIGBO AT THE COURT OF APPEAL ABUJA.

 

May 6, 2003:

-Financial Crime: Obasanjo sends new bill to N’Assembly.

-FG Okays 10% pay rise for NITEL workers

-EU observers under security watch

  • They violated their mandate-INEC

-M.D Yusufu takes Obasanjo, Buhari to tribunal.

 

May 7, 2003:

-Ex-NITEL MD sues FG over probe report

-No job Out in NITEL-PENTASCOPE

-EU chief observer leaves Nigeria

-AD to review ties with Afenifere

-ANPP, 15, others meet again

-Privatization: Only way out of economic problem.

-Reps reconvene; N864m pay-off tops discussion.

-Security beefed up in Warri

-Why Falcons visa requests failed -U.S. embassy.

-One dies, 10 sustain injuries as bus catches fire

GBENGA ADEBOYE

 

May 8, 2003

-FG approves new passports for Nigerians

-ICPC Act: Judge threatens to arrest Anyim, Na’ Abba

-Senate overrides Obasanjo’s veto.

-State funeral for Sisulu as tributes flow.

-ANPP, CNPP begin mass protest

  • It will be illegal, say police

-Ige: Police invited FBI-Witness

 

May 9, 2003

-SARS: Port health agency alerts immigration.

– Oil prices stable at $26

– Obasanjo, Shinkafi, Useni, others in crucial talks

– Be calm, Shagari tells US President

– Tinubu urges compromise

– We won’t enforce new ICPC Act-Agabi.

– Reps override president’s veto

– Poll: INEC begins probe of irregularities, employs 29 lawyers for legal battles

– Swearing in: PDP chiefs ask court to stop Ibori.

– Senate debates election petitions

– Ige: Aunt questions Fryo’s alibi

MEMBERS OF THE EU DELEGATION WITH THE INEC SECRETAY Dr HAKEEM BABA AHMED

 

May 10, 2003

– Lobbyists chase Tinubu to London.

– Aso Rock usher who became minister says: I still have not adjusted to ministerial job.

– Anenih, Afolabi may return to cabinet.

– SARS: Manhunt for 2 Nigerians

  • Touching a door is enough to catch the virus

 

May 11, 2003

– N’Assembly top posts: PDP caucuses shop for candidates.

– Bola Ajibola to Buhari, others; Nigerians will resist you

– Obasanjo sets ‘exam’ for ministers.

– …. As lobbying for new cabinet positions heightens.

 

May 12, 2003

-FG awards N35bn road contracts in 4 years.

-NITEL, Globacom to co-fund SAT-3 project.

-Petitions’: Babalola may defend Obasanjo as PDP sends lawyers to tribunal.

-Oshiomhole petitions Obasanjo over Airways, FAAN.

 

May 13, 2003

-Lobbyists scramble for M-Tel board membership

-Mint to print new passports

-Electoral Act wrongly passed-Appeal Court

-ID card: Lagosians top list of 52m registrants.

-FG orders deportation of six Koreans.

-Experts list reasons for death of pilots, others

-Presidential Poll: Buhari’s camp claims IBB support

 

May 14, 2003:

-Senate battles president over-Auditor-General’s appointment

-Visa, Vigil, extortion worsens Nigerians’ woe British High Commission.

-Senate may override Obasanjo’s veto on budget.

-Three die as buildings collapse in Lagos.

-Abandoned projects dot federal varsities.

-Attempt to breakout strike will fail-ASUU

 

May 15, 2003

-FG approves pre-paid cards for NITEL land line

-37 ministries, agencies defy Presidency on adult queues.

-No SARS in Kano-Hospital boss.

-10 killed, palace burnt in Modakeke…. as transporters clash

-ICPC Act: Agabi wants Anyim, Na’Abba charged for contempt

-Change of old passports not automatic-immigration.

 

 

 

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