The Early Edition: Glancing The Major Headlines For 25th March, 2015

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GUARDIAN:

APC, PDP Disagree Over Alleged Plot To Disqualify Buhari

Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ruling People’s Democratic Party yesterday disagreed over an alleged plot to disqualify APC’s presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari to pave the way for an easy victory for President Goodluck Jonathan or even another postponement of the elections.

 

 

GUARDIAN:

150 Die In Lufthansa’s Germanwings Airbus Crash

French President Francois Hollande said he believed none of those on board the A320 had survived, while the head of Lufthansa spoke of a dark day for the German airline. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed in the French Alps with 144 passengers and six crew members on board.

 

 

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GUARDIAN:

Pakistan Commends Nigeria Military Over Success Against Boko Haram

The Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lt.-Gen. Ashraf Saleem (rtd), on Monday night commended the Nigerian Armed Forces over the recent achievements recorded against Boko Haram.

 

 

GUARDIAN:

Group Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plans To Assasinate Mbaka

MEMBERS of the Catholic Adoration Ministry, Enugu, founded by fiery Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka on Thursday raised fresh alarm over alleged plans to assassinate him before the March 28 general elections.

 

 

GUARDIAN:

Corruption: IMF Approves $18m To Malawi

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will provide $18.1 million to Malawi after its government promised to tackle corruption.

 

 

PUNCH:

Afghan Woman Lynched Over Koran-Burning Innocent

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran was innocent, the interior minister said Monday. The woman named Farkhunda was lynched on Thursday by an angry crowd in central Kabul for allegedly burning a copy of the Islamic holy book.

 

 

PUNCH:

First Clues Emerge In Germanwings Plane Crash

All 150 passengers and crew on board an Airbus plane operated by Germanwings are presumed dead after the aircraft crashed in the French Alps region. There is no hope of finding any survivors, French police said on Tuesday. There is no need for any rescue operations, everyone is dead, said a police officer.

 

 

PUNCH:

FG Defends Electricity Tariff Cut

Despite the criticisms that have greeted the recent slash of electricity tariffs, the Federal Government says the cut is aimed at improving the welfare of Nigerians. According to the government, the reduction in tariffs will not lead to poor electricity supply, but will rather reduce the cost burden on the consumers.

 

 

PUNCH:

Dana Air Commences Daily Flights To Owerri

Dana Air on Tuesday commenced daily flight activities to Owerri the Imo State capital, from the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The airline said that its decision to commence flight operation to the state followed its commitment to connecting as many states in Nigeria as possible.

 

 

PUNCH:

PPPRA Cuts Petrol Imports By 50%, Scarcity Worsens

Four days to the presidential election, long queues of motorists resurfaced in the few filling stations that had petrol to sell in Lagos and Abuja on Tuesday as importers of the product were said to be handicapped by the delay in the payment of their subsidy arrears.

 

 

PUNCH:

ICAO To Audit Nigerian Aviation Sector In June

The International Civil Aviation Organisation will carry out a security audit on the Nigerian aviation sector in June 2015. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said the audit would be carried out to examine the safety procedures of a country’s aviation system and assist to correct any deficiency in the system.

 

 

PUNCH:

Kia Plans New Optima

Kia Motor Corporation has announced that it is set for the unveiling of a new version Kia Optima next month. A statement by the company on Tuesday said the unveiling in New York would see a passionately designed and well-crafted version of the company’s popular midsize sedan.

 

 

PUNCH:

Youths Must Be Taken Off The Streets – Ambode

The All Progresives Congress governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, says unemployed youths must be taken off the streets and given the chance to grow. Ambode said such policy would not only ensure the economic growth of Lagos, but would also reduce violence and crime to the barest minimum.

 

 

PUNCH:

Expect 260 Days Of Rainfall, Lagos Tells Residents

Lagos State Government says the state will experience 260 days of rainfall in 2015, with the maximum annual rainfall predicted to be 1,824mm. The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, said this on Tuesday during a news conference on the 2015 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction in Alausa, Ikeja.

 

 

PUNCH:

APC, Others Ask Court To Order Fayose’s Impeachment

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council and 53 others, including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof. Akinseye George, have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Ekiti State House of Assembly to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

 

 

PUNCH:

Nigeria Misses, As Ghana Leads In 2014 WASSCE

The West African Examinations Council on Tuesday announced its International Excellence Award winners with three Ghanaians receiving the highly honoured academic prizes. The trio emerged best scholars in the 2014 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination. They scored A1 in all their subjects.

 

 

PUNCH:

Police Announce Movement Rerstriction During Election

As part of measures to ensure adequate security during the presidential election on Saturday, the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered a restriction on vehicular movements between 8am and 5pm across the country.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Promoters Flay Fashola Over FG’s Contribution To Lekki Port

Allegations levelled against the Federal Government by Lagos State Governor, Raji Fashola over the fate of the Lekki Deep Seaport project has been described as false.

 

 

VANGUARD:

FUEL: FG Accuses Oil Marketers Of Sabotage

The Federal Government has accused oil marketers of undermining efforts to make petroleum products available to Nigerians, especially in this critical period close to the Presidential polls.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Buhari Tells Nigerians: Don’t Be Intimidated

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar yesterday frontally dismissed insinuations of his possible endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term as he affirmed that only General Muhammadu Buhari could tackle the critical problems facing the country.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Sack Jega Now, Ohaneze Youths Tell Jonathan

Ohanaeze Youth Council, the apex socio-political and cultural umbrella body of the youths of the Igbo nation at home and Diaspora, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Ataharu Jega, saying that it has no confidence on Jega to conduct free and fair elections on March 28 and April 11.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Court Hears 10 Suits Seeking Buhari’s Disqualification Today

Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, adjourned 10 separate suits that are seeking to disqualify the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Mohammadu Buhari, rtd, from participating in the March 28 presidential election, for hearing today.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Presidential Election: Survey Gives Jonathan 17% Edge Over Buhari

A survey conducted by two independent research firms has projected that President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would defeat All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, in next Saturday’s presidential elections with at least a margin of 17%.

 

 

Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

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