The Early Edition: Glancing The Major Headlines For 24th February, 2015

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VANGUARD:

I Met Buhari, Seeing Jonathan Soon – Blair

Former British PM, Tony Blair, yesterday confirmed to Vanguard that he met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret.) following which he resolved to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

VANGUARD:

Calls For Interim Government Treasonable – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed the idea of an Interim Government being insinuated by some people saying that such utterances amount to treason

 

VANGUARD:

Troops Recapture B-Haram Training Base As Jonathan Commissions Warships

In furtherance of the ongoing military onslaught to rout Boko Haram terrorists from the North-East, Special Forces of the Nigerian Military, aided by the Air Force and Chadian troops, yesterday, pounded the Sambisa forest headquarters of the sect, killing 117 terrorists and arresting the Amir (Commander) of the sect. This came as Gwoza, which had become their new training base, was not spared

 

PUNCH:

I’m Not A Tax Defaulter – Jimi Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje, has asked the Lagos State governor to desist from spreading false rumours that he owes the state four years of unpaid taxes. Fashola had during the 8th Annual Lagos State Taxation Stakeholders Conference in Lagos said that Agbaje was a serial tax evader.

 

PUNCH:

Okadas Can Ply Over 9,000 Lagos Roads – Ambode

The Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, says commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada riders have the right to ply at least 9,000 roads in the state. Ambode said Okada riders should not be swayed by the antics of the PDP who were deliberately misinterpreting the state.

 

BUSINESSDAY:

No Bird Flu On Obasanjo Farms – FG

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has refuted the allegation that bird flu has attacked Obasanjo’s farm. It said the allegation by a national newspaper has since been found to be a false alarm, a misleading assertion to exaggerate the bird flu outbreaks within the nation beyond proportion.

 

VANGUARD:

Nigeria Will Regret If Buhari Wins – Fasehun.

Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress has said the OPC will mobilize house-to-house for Jonathan. Dr. Frederick Fasehun went on to say Nigerians will be in for nightmares if they fail to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 polls. Fasehun maintains that Jonathan deserves re-election on account of his achievements since coming to power.

 

VANGUARD:

Army Must Remain Loyal To Nation Rather Than Individual’s Tenure – Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole has said that the Nigerian Army must remain loyal to the nation than be reduced to defending the tenure of an individual, adding that presidents and governors will come and go but the Nigerian nation will remain.

 

VANGUARD:

PDP Members Protest Imposition Of Unfit Candidate In Onitsha

Aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, in Onitsha North and South federal constituency yesterday protested against what they described as imposition of incapacitated and medically unfit candidate on them.

 

VANGUARD:

APC Alleges Plot By FG To Create Fake Shekau

The APC Presidential Campaign Organization (APCPCO) has alleged that the Presidency is planning to present before Nigerians a fake Boko Haram leader in its attempt to show Nigerians they are winning the war against terrorism.

 

THE NATION:

Shekau Order: APC Alleges Plot To Blackmail Buhari

The APC Presidential Campaign Organization (APCPCO) has stated that there is a plot to frame up Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as a Boko Haram sponsor. The proof lies in the Federal Governments order to troops to capture alive and Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. A fake Shekau will be made to state that he is working for Buhari, the APCs presidential candidate, but it is all blackmail.

 

THE NATION:

Battle To Save The Naira May Be Long, Complex

Last week’s decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to scrap the Retail Dutch Auction System (RDAS) and focus on the Interbank Foreign Exchange (IFEX) market has generated reactions from stakeholders, many people doubt that this measure will do the magic in an import-dependent economy like Nigeria’s.

 

PUNCH:

APC Is Purpose-driven To Rescue Nigeria – Ashafa

The Senator representing the Lagos East senatorial District in the National Assembly, Gbenga Ashafa, has said the country needs a purpose-driven party to pull Nigeria out of its challenges. The senator added that his party, the APC, had all it took to rebrand the country and make it work again.

 

PUNCH:

APC, Lawyers Attack Jonathan Over 90-Hectare Farmland

The All Progressive Congress and some lawyers have faulted President Goodluck Jonathan’s acquisition of 90.04 hectares of farmland at the Aviation Village in Abuja barely seven months after he was sworn into office. They said his action was a clear breach of the provisions of section 138 and 5th Schedule of the 1999 Constitution.

 

GUARDIAN:

Concerns Over Flood In Lagos As Rainy Season Begins

Concerns over flooding in the Lagos Metropolis has heightened amongst residents of the state.

 

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Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

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