May 16, 2003
-Poll: Go to tribunals, Jeter tells aggrieved politicians.
-Foreign reserve rises by 7.1%
-FG suspends May revenue allocation.
-Electoral Act: Senate heads for S/ Court. Valedictory ceremonies begin Thursday.
-Identification trial: Ibori loses at Appeal Court.
-FG renames IBB, Abacha, Gowon barracks
May 17, 2003
-Lobbyists force Tinubu to alter itinerary.
-Anyim, others’ gratuity will worsen economy.
-Ajudua, Ade Bendel to be arrainged over 419.
-SARS: Four Nigerian deportees tested in Lagos.
-To do part-time job and then collect that amount is obscene-Osunkeye
Prof Babasola Okuwobi with the Chairman Yoruba Tennis Club Dr Oluyemisi Kuforiji during the 2003 Health Day in Lagos
May 18, 2003
-We’ll cleanup N’Ass after Anyim, Na’Abba-Jibril Aminu.
-Threat to May 29, you risk treasonable felony
FG warns Buhari, Okadigbo, others.
-Police high command meets.
-Man placed on red alert.
May 19, 2003
-CBN continues currency reform, plans, N1,000 note
-N’Ass posts: Security reports on aspirants ready.
- Oputa Panel: Why we can’t implement report -Minister
-Lagosians face cancer threat from NEPA lines
-Police alert on fake N500 notes
-New cabinet: Obasanjo should pick only best- Agbakoba
-FG loses 15m barrels of crude oil to Niger-Delta crisis.
May 20, 2003
-Unethical practices: CBN takes over banks’ probe.
-NNPC signs $500m gas pact with investor.
-Buhari to contest results in 21 states.
-IG accuses opposition of plot to destabilize the country
-INEC gives govs-elect certificates on Thursday
- Adesina moves personal belongings out of govt house.
-Obasanjo may prune cabinet to 36.
- Meets S’East govs on security ahead of May 29.
-Government to set up electricity regulation commission.
May 21, 2003
-Reps order shell to pay Malabu, others $600m.
-Manufacturers fault new industrial policy.
-Obasanjo dissolves cabinet
-Special advisers, others go on Thursday.
-President meets senators.
-Buhari asks court to nullify April 19 election
-Police meet over threat to May 29
-Changes coming at INEC… as 10 commissioners may be replaced.
-ASUU calls for summit on education.
-Obasanjo writes Reps on Money laundering bill
-S’Court Okays Ibori for swearing in
-Cabinet: AD chiefs lobly Obasanjo
May 22, 2003
-NEPA spends 200bn in 4 years
-ANPP, CNPP insist on protests, apply to IG for permit.
-Court voids ICPC Act.
-Poll: 14 govs raise N12.3bn from public
-Fresh bomb blast kills 3 in Lagos
- Army beefs up security.
-Anyim, others to return official cars
Comrade Oluremi Falola-Fapohunda lead local government workers during a march past to mark 2003 may Day at Onikan Stadium Lagos
May 23, 2003
-Customs seizes 3,2kg of heroin
-BPE takes over Airway’s liquidation,
-ANPP, CNPP take case to embassies. No application yet for mass action-Police
-Appeal Court begins hearing of petitions. Buhari wants inauguration stopped.
-The Patriots call for interim government. TMG disagrees.
-Atiku’s office, 16 ministries yet to reply audit queries.
-Obasanjo offers 10% of pay for Aso Rock.
-Population: NPC faults projected 160m
May 24, 2003
-EX-AIG becomes Oba of Lagos. Government tightens security at Iduganran Palace.
-Sextuplet’s tragedy! Remaining 2 babies die.
May 25, 2003
-The Patriots are self-seeking old men-S’West PDP.
-Security tightened around Obasanjo, Atiku…as tension heightens over May 29.
- No going back-Buhari.
- No cause for alarm-I.G.
-Rites for new Oba of Lagos begin.
Head of White Cap Chiefs Chief Teslim Jinadu-EKo paying obeisance to the Oba-elect of Lagos Prince Rilwan Akiolu during a visit of chiefs to the Oba-elect at his residence
May 26, 2003
-New pass ready in September- Ex-minister
-NEPA backpedals on new tariff
-Soldiers patrol Abuja
-ANPP, others set for protest rallies
-Inauguration will be peaceful-Obasanjo.
-FG leases sugar firm to Benin Republic
-Senate Presidency: PDP leaders, others meet in Abia
-MMIA strategic for drug barons.
May 27, 2003
-Omisore collapses in prison.
-Revenue allocation panel meeting ends in deadlock.
-Northern governors, NLC opposes mass action.
-Police foil protest in Kano.
-Governments, ex-ministers, others return diplomatic passports.
-FG orders fresh troops deployment in Wassi
-North gets first private varsity.
May 28, 2003
-Igwes Murder: Mbadinuju goes to court to stall case
-FG scraps pre-shipment, sugar levies.
-PDP alleges importation of troublemakers.
-49 ministers, 60 presidential aides vacate office today.
-70% Nigerians not living below poverty level-President.
-States turn down May revenue allocations.
-Court rejects Buhari’s bid to stop inauguration.
-Atiku denies rift with Obasanjo.
-I will sign Child Rights Bill-Obasanjo
May 29, 2003
-413 firms apply for N79bn loan.
-Suspects caught with 7 human Skulls.
-Obasanjo gets last chance…36 governors for inauguration
-20,000 policemen to provide security cover.
-Wabara succeed Anyim.
-Five more private varsities for the North.
-N’Assembly: PDP bans sub-groups.
Suspect of human ritualists found with six human skull
May 30, 2003
-Economy, corruption top Obasanjo’s agenda.
- Healing, quality, leadership also on the list….
- President, Tinubu, Daniel, others take 7th.
-LDO Licence: NEPA, ESKOM yet to agree on equity holdings.
-Why N’Assembly suspended action on budget, oil dichotomy bills.
-Malaria, malnutrition are top killers in prisons.194 inmates die in one year.
-Police surveillance won’t stop now
-Anenih bows out of public office.
-N’Assembly offices: PDP summons aspirants for screening.
May 31, 2003
-Tinubu: Tribunal strikes out William’s petition.
-Obasanjo dissolves N’Assembly ahead of Na’Abba’s valedictory session.
-I prayed for 30 years to get to the throne-New Oba of Lagos.
-Afenifere turns down Obasanjo’s overtures.