The Early Edition: Glancing The Major Headlines For 13th March, 2015

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VANGUARD:

Mutiny: Appeal Court Stops Execution Of Convicted Soldiers

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has stopped the execution of the death sentence that was passed on two of the twelve Nigerian soldiers who were convicted last year by a Military Court Martial over their alleged complicity in acts of mutiny.

 

 

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Tinubu’s Claims On ING Are Baseless, False – Fani-Kayode

PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO Thursday took a swipe at the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and described as baseless and false his claims that the PDP and the Presidency offered him the position of vice president in an Interim National Government (ING) if he would dump his party’s Presidential candidate, General Muhhamdu Buhari, retd.

 

 

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Awujale To Jonathan: Obas Don’t Tell People Who To Vote For

The Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, yesterday, rejected an overture to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan for second term.

 

 

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Smear Campaign Can’t Deter Me – Buhari

All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, affirmed that he would not allow the smear campaign to dissuade him from his obligation of liberating the country from the bondage of misrule and misery of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

 

 

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Jonathan Spoke With Moroccan King On Phone – FG

Following a diplomatic row between Nigeria and Morocco over whether there was any telephone conversation by the leaders of the two countries, the Federal Government insisted yesterday that President Goodluck Jonathan spoke on the telephone with his Moroccan counterpart, King Mohammed V1.

Nigerian government stated that the discussion however centred on the forthcoming election of the African Development Bank, AfDB, for which the country is lobbying for one of its ministers as president of the bank.

 

 

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Jonathan, Buhari For Abuja Town Hall Meeting

THE presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan and his All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate counterpart, Maj Gen Mohammadu Buhari, retd, would participate in a town hall meeting aimed at addressing some critical electioneering issues.

 

 

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NN, 21 Other Countries, Move To Checkmate Piracy, Crude Oil Theft In Gulf Of Guinea

In a move to checkmate activities of piracy and crude oil theft in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigerian Navy,NN in collaboration with 21 other countries, among them , the United States of America and United kingdom, are to engage in a maritime security exercise tagged ‘Operation Obangame Express’ .The exercise is billed to commence on March 19 to March 27, 2015.

 

 

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Fayose’s Anti-Buhari Antics Not Representative Of Ekiti Ethos – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has said Governor Ayodele Fayose’s anti-social behaviour and belligerent postures against elderly Nigerians do not represent the standard conduct of Ekiti people.

 

 

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Nigerian Troops Clear Adamawa State Of Terrorists Camp

Nigerian troops yesterday finally succeeded in clearing terrorists out of Madagali, the last Local Government area held by Boko Haram terrorists in Adamawa State.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Fashola Makes Case For Continuity In Government

The Lagos state Governor Babatunde Fashola has urged Lagosians to vote for a government of continuity who will move education, forward.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Blessing Okagbare Blasts Jonathan’s Campaign Group Over Image Use

African queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare has berated the use of her image and clips by a group campaigning for the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan who is also the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, without seeking her consent.

 

 

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Police Arrest Bus Load Of Ballot Boxes Boxes In Delta

The police in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, apprehended a bus loaded with ballot boxes.

 

 

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2,054 Out Of 8,826 Arrested For Drug Convicted – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that 2,054 out of 8,332 males and 494 females (total – 8,826) arrested in 2014, were convicted.

 

 

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Boko Haram Dislodges Boko Haram From Lame/ Bura Forest In Bauchi

The Military has said that it has once more achieved some victory by dislodging Boko Haram insurgents from Lame/Bura forest between Ningi and Torro Local Government Areas in Bauchi State.

 

 

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SARS Smashes Kidnapping Gang In Lagos

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos, have smashed a notorious gang of kidnappers that had been terrorising Ojodu, Ojota and Berger areas of the state in recent times.

 

 

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Jega Must Go – MASSOB

THE leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, in Ebonyi State, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, from office, following allegations of sectionalism and incompetence levelled against him.

 

 

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Boko Haram: TBN Canvasses Support For Nigerian Troops

THE Transformation Believers of Nigeria, TBN, yesterday canvassed support for Nigerian troops, who are currently engaged in the ongoing war against terrorism in the North-East saying there is need to crush the activities of Boko Haram.

 

 

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Cote D’Ivoire Seeks Gas Supply From Nigeria

The Republic of Cote D’ Ivoire has signaled its intention to procure Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supplies from Nigeria in support of its growing power needs.

 

 

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Why South-West Muslim Leaders Shunned Meeting With President

Muslim leaders and Imams in the South-west recently, shunned an invitation to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan. The meeting which was scheduled to hold pen-ultimate week at Ansarudeen Central Mosque, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos, South-west Nigeria was at the instance of President Jonathan aimed at seeking the support of Muslims in the region in the forthcoming Presidential election.

 

 

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President’s Invitation Tear Muslim Students Apart

The invitation sent to the Muslim Youth of the South-West of Nigeria to attend a political meeting in Abuja is currently generating ripples among them.

 

 

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JUST IN: ISIS Accepts Boko Haram’s Allegiance

The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) has accepted the allegiance offer of Boko Haram.

 

 

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Fashola Commissions LASU Radio, 2 Other Projects March 19

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State will on Thursday, March 19, be commissioning the Lagos State University, LASU Radio- 95.7fm and two other completed ongoing projects during the institution’s 20th convocation kicking-off on Thursday, March 12.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

DSS Arrests Fake FRSC Staff

A 30-year-old fake staff of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has been arrested by the Department of Security service (DSS) and handed over to the agency in Anambra State. The FRSC said on Thursday, in Awka, that the suspect, Raymond Aghaogwu, had been defrauding people for some time in the state.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters In New York

Two weeks after his lawyers issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter to online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, former Minister of State for Defence and newly-confirmed Ministerial nominee, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has sued the media outfit and its publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, in New York, United States of America for defamation.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Don’t Help Politicians To Rig, Oshiomhole Tells NYSC Members

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has advised Youth Corps members, who would work as ad-hoc staff, in the 2015 general election, to shun politicians’ advances to rig the elections. He gave the advice on Wednesday, at the opening of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Annual Management Conference, in Benin City.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Lagos Police Arrest Five Kidnappers

Policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikejahave arrested a five-man gang of suspected kidnappers in the Berger area of Lagos. The gang, led by 32-year-old Edet Ekuno, also has Chukwudi Dickson, Sunday Shamiga, Hope Edet and Isaiah Unuabon as members. They were arrested while trying to kidnap a yet-to-be-identified victim in a hotel.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Chibok Community Denies Rejecting Rebuilding Of School

The Chibok community has denied rejecting the rebuilding of the Government Girls Secondary School, (GGSS), Chibok, Borno State, razed by Boko Haram insurgents, during the abduction of 219 school girls on April, 14, 2014. This was disclosed by the Director of Publicity, Kibaki Area Development National Association, Dr. Manessah Allen.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Single Mother Hides Heroine In Private Part

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an Aba, Abia State-based 31-year-old single mother for concealing 430 grammes of heroin in her private part. The arrest took place at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Jonathan Woos Awujale, Buhari Pledges To Revamp Education

President Goodluck Jona­than on Thursday took his campaign to the hometown of the vice-presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof Yemi Osinbajo in Ijebuland where he promised to execute programmes that will transform the area.

The same day, the APC presi­dential candidate, General Mu­hammadu Buhari, lamented the decay in the educational sector and promised to reverse the trend.

He also promised to stop lack of accountability in governance which sees the children and cronies of politicians raising vouchers in billions of naira without doing any work while the masses of Nigerians lan­guish in poverty. Jonathan who arrived at the Awujale’s Palace in Ijebu-Ode with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chair­man, Adamu Muazu and other party chieftains, extolled the virtues of the Ijebu and vowed to transform the area.
DAILY TIMES:

Boko Haram Will Be Over In A Couple Of Days – Jonathan

President Jonathan, who made this known during an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), said that the military is doing its best to clear the insurgents from occupied areas by Boko Haram.

Jonathan said that his government is well aware of an arrangement where some Boko Haram fighters are being trained abroad, expressing optimism that the insurgents will soon be destroyed.

He further noted that there is an agreement with foreign technicians to train Nigerian soldiers on the use of the newly acquired military hardware. The French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, had on Wednesday assured that France will increase its West African counter insurgency forces to support the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting Boko Haram in West Africa.

“We will slightly increase the numbers on Barkhane to give us the means to support and accompany the tensions that are taking place around Lake Chad,” he said, without giving details.

Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin have mobilised forces this year to help Nigeria defeat Boko Haram after it seized large amounts of territory and staged cross-border attacks.

France already has about 3,000 troops, excluding Special Forces, spanning from Mauritania in the West to southern Libya in the East tasked with hunting down Al Qaeda-linked groups.
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Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

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