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Oil hostages to be freed - union Obasanjo starts second term  More than a dozen fellow African leaders watched as President took the oath of office 105 killed in oil blast
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Oil workers strike Key opposition leader dead Unions threaten strike Oil crisis worsens 100-plus missing after rally Vote in key test for civilian rule  Threats of violence and tropical rains did not deter from voting in legislative elections Dozens killed in election Landmark poll closes  That was the country's first civilian-run presidential election for 20 years. Turnout was high and voting passed off smoothly Obasanjo leads in vote  Incumbent President was ahead of his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, in anxiously awaited early returns Obasanjo won re-election by landslide
Obasanjo apologizes for massacre Obasanjo wins primary 'Many dead' in Lagos blast


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  A massive explosion levelled an apartment building. Nearby bank had been destroyed and was being looted
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  Obasanjo leading with 60% of the vote. The vote was marred by charges of massive fraud


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  An explosion has killed at least 105 villagers trying to siphon off fuel


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Jul.4     Unions: strike talks fail  Trade unions would meet to decide whether to press on with a general strike Jul.6     Taylor agrees to leave
  Liberian President had accepted an offer of asylum from Nigerian President Obasanjo
Jul.7   Fires, unrest in strike   General strike over petrol prices entered its second week with fires lit on streets in Lagos Jul.9     Nigeria would shield Taylor from trial  President Obasanjo would shield an exiled Taylor of Liberia from war crimes charges in Sierra Leone Jul.12     Bush praises Nigeria's leadership on AIDS  Before ending his African visit, Bush pledged that the United States would work with Nigeria to bring peace to Liberia Jul.27   Peace force in Liberia within days
  Peacekeepers from Nigeria are due to arrive within days to try to stop fighting between forces loyal to Taylor and the rebels

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Aug.16     Nigerians boost Liberia force  More than 100 soldiers have arrived, bringing the West African stabilisation force there to nearly 1,000 troops

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Sep.9   Dozens burned alive in road crash  At least 70 people have been killed in a road crash involving a bus and several other vehicles

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Oct.12   150 feared missing as ferry sinks
  A ferry hit a bridge in eastern Nigeria and capsized

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Nov.3   African Church anger over gay bishop
  Leaders of the Anglican Church in Africa have condemned the appointment of Robinson , the first gay Anglican bishop Nov.7     US 'offers Charles Taylor bounty'
  Security has been tightened around the compound of the exiled former Liberian leader

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Dec.3     Queen visits Nigeria  Elizabeth II has visited Nigeria for the first time in nearly a half-century for a two-day state visit Dec.4     Charles Taylor wanted by Interpol
  International police body has issued a global notice for the arrest of former Liberian President, currently in exile in Nigeria     Commonwealth summit starts
  Arguments over Zimbabwe's suspensions likely to dominate talks
Dec.5   Panel investigates Zimbabwe issue  The Commonwealth summit decided to set up a 6-nation panel to examine Zimbabwe's suspension from the grouping Dec.7   C'wealth 'extends Harare sanction'  A divided Commonwealth was expected to extend sanctions for violating the group's democratic values Dec.12 Enyimba wins African Champions League





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Obasanjo apologizes for massacre   Nigeria would shield Taylor from trial  President Obasanjo would shield an exiled Taylor of Liberia from war crimes charges in Sierra Leone Peace force in Liberia within days  Peacekeepers from Nigeria are due to arrive within days to try to stop fighting between forces loyal to Taylor and the rebels   Nigerians boost Liberia force  More than 100 soldiers have arrived, bringing the West African stabilisation force there to nearly 1,000 troops 'Many dead' in Lagos blast




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Feb.2
  A massive explosion levelled an apartment building. Nearby bank had been destroyed and was being looted
Mar.30 100-plus missing after rally
Jun.21 105 killed in oil blast
  An explosion has killed at least 105 villagers trying to siphon off fuel
Jul.12   Bush praises Nigeria's leadership on AIDS  Before ending his African visit, Bush pledged that the United States would work with Nigeria to bring peace to Liberia Sep.9 Dozens burned alive in road crash  At least 70 people have been killed in a road crash involving a bus and several other vehicles Oct.12 150 feared missing as ferry sinks  A ferry hit a bridge in eastern Nigeria and capsized



Nigeria, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 Dec.12 Enyimba wins African Champions League



Nigeria, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Feb.15 Oil workers strike
Mar.14 Unions threaten strike Mar.23 Oil crisis worsens May.2 Oil hostages to be freed - union Jun.21 105 killed in oil blast
  An explosion has killed at least 105 villagers trying to siphon off fuel
Jul.4   Unions: strike talks fail  Trade unions would meet to decide whether to press on with a general strike Jul.7 Fires, unrest in strike   General strike over petrol prices entered its second week with fires lit on streets in Lagos



Nigeria, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Mar.5 Key opposition leader dead Apr.13 Dozens killed in election May.2 Oil hostages to be freed - union Jul.9   Nigeria would shield Taylor from trial  President Obasanjo would shield an exiled Taylor of Liberia from war crimes charges in Sierra Leone Nov.7   US 'offers Charles Taylor bounty'  Security has been tightened around the compound of the exiled former Liberian leader Dec.4   Charles Taylor wanted by Interpol  International police body has issued a global notice for the arrest of former Liberian President, currently in exile in Nigeria



Nigeria, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.6 Obasanjo wins primary
Mar.30 100-plus missing after rally Apr.12 Vote in key test for civilian rule  Threats of violence and tropical rains did not deter from voting in legislative elections Apr.13 Dozens killed in election Apr.19 Landmark poll closes  That was the country's first civilian-run presidential election for 20 years. Turnout was high and voting passed off smoothly Apr.20 Obasanjo leads in vote  Incumbent President was ahead of his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, in anxiously awaited early returns Apr.22 Obasanjo won re-election by landslide
  Obasanjo leading with 60% of the vote. The vote was marred by charges of massive fraud
May.29 Obasanjo starts second term  More than a dozen fellow African leaders watched as President took the oath of office Jul.4   Unions: strike talks fail  Trade unions would meet to decide whether to press on with a general strike Jul.6   Taylor agrees to leave
  Liberian President had accepted an offer of asylum from Nigerian President Obasanjo
Jul.7 Fires, unrest in strike   General strike over petrol prices entered its second week with fires lit on streets in Lagos Jul.12   Bush praises Nigeria's leadership on AIDS  Before ending his African visit, Bush pledged that the United States would work with Nigeria to bring peace to Liberia Nov.3 African Church anger over gay bishop  Leaders of the Anglican Church in Africa have condemned the appointment of Robinson , the first gay Anglican bishop Dec.3   Queen visits Nigeria  Elizabeth II has visited Nigeria for the first time in nearly a half-century for a two-day state visit Dec.4   Commonwealth summit starts
  Arguments over Zimbabwe's suspensions likely to dominate talks
Dec.5 Panel investigates Zimbabwe issue  The Commonwealth summit decided to set up a 6-nation panel to examine Zimbabwe's suspension from the grouping Dec.7 C'wealth 'extends Harare sanction'  A divided Commonwealth was expected to extend sanctions for violating the group's democratic values