The Early Edition: Glancing The Major Headlines For 3rd March, 2015

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PUNCH:

FG Deploys More Troops To Stabilize N/ East For Elections

The FG has deployed additional troops in the North-East to intensify the on-going war against members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram. The troops would help to strengthen the military onslaught against the insurgents and help to stabilize the territories recovered by the Multi National Joint Task Force for the coming elections.

 

 

PUNCH:

Bribing Can’t Give Jonathan Victory – Senator

The senator representing Osun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Babajide Omoworare, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan will not win the coming elections= despite allegedly bribing influential Nigerians to support his re-election. Omoworare said this at a press conference organized by the Osun State Council of Nigerian Union of Journalists in Osogbo.

 

 

PUNCH:

N25.7bn Fraud: Court Decides Atuche’s Fate On April 13th

A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has slated April 13, 2015 to rule on an application filed by a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB, Francis Atuche, seeking the dismissal of the N25.7bn theft charges proffered against him. Atuche is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alongside his wife.

 

 

PUNCH:

I’m Not Aware Of N7bn Bribe

Chairman of the Christians Association of Nigeria in Edo State, Bishop Peter Imasuen, has denied involvement in the sharing of the N7bn bribe allegedly paid CAN at the national level by President Goodluck Jonathan. Imasuen, who is the Bishop of Benin Diocese of the Anglican Communion, stated this on Monday in Benin.

 

 

PUNCH:

Seven Years Needed For Stable Electricity – Leynes

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Fortunato Leyes, has stepped down from his position and says it will take at least seven years for nigerans to enjoy stable power supply.

 

 

PUNCH:

Nigeria-Ghana Ferry Service To Commence Soon

Transport of Passengers and goods between Nigeria and Ghana through the Atlantic Ocean is expected to commence soon. The Lagos Office Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority, Mr. Mu’azu Sambo, told our correspondent in an exclusive interview that the ferry service between Lagos and Tema would take off from CMS.

 

 

PUNCH:

Dangote Drops To 67th On Forbes Billionaires List

The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, retained his position as Africa’s richest man on the 2015 Forbes billionaires’ list, despite the loss of $10.3bn of his fortune. The list, which was released on Monday, also include four other Nigerians, Chief Mike Adenuga, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, Mr. Femi Otedola and Mr. Abdulsamad Rabiu.

 

 

PUNCH:

Aggrieved Policemen To Begin Strike On March 28th

Policemen who are being owed promotion arrears have said they would embark on strike on March 28, 2015, the day the Presidential election would hold. According to them, this will help them press home their demand and convince the police authorities that they are serious about their threat to down tool.

 

 

PUNCH:

Why Jonathan, PDP Are Angry With Jega’s Investigation

There were revelations in Abuja on Monday on why President Goodluck Jonathan and the national leadership of the ruling People’s Democratic Party are angry with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega. A week-long investigation by our correspondent in Abuja showed that the President and his party are not happy.

 

 

PUNCH:

Boko Haram Beheads Two Men In New Video

A video purporting to show the executions of two alleged spies was on Monday released by the Boko Haram Islamic sect. one of the men was made to make a full confession, explaining his ‘crimes’ to the camera, before the pair were beheaded and their bodies shown to the camera.

 

 

PUNCH:

Fire Razes Building In Lagos

A three-storey building on Monday was razed by fire at the Idumota area of Lagos Island, destroying property worth millions of naira. It was said the fire, which raged for about 10 hours, started from the third floor of the building and later spread to other floors.

 

 

PUNCH:

Opposition Leaders Behind Fuel Scarcity – Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, on Monday accused some opposition leaders of being behind the current petrol scarcity in the country. Mu’azu, in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page, alleged that the opposition leaders and some vested interests were hoarding petrol.

 

 

PUNCH:

Fuel Scarcity To Last Till Next Week

The current scarcity of petrol in most parts of the country is expected to continue till next week, marketers said to told Punch correspondents on Monday.

 

 

THE SUN:

APGA Chieftain Assures Igbo Youths Of Victory In South-East

A memner of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has assured Igbo youths that the party’s candidates in the South-East region will sweep all positions in the forthcoming elections.

 

 

THE SUN:

Pastor Adeboye, An Exemplary Nation Builder – Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye on his 73rd birthday.

 

 

THE SUN:

2015: We’re Ready For Polls – Police

The Nigerian Police have reiterated its position to ensure free and fair 2015 general elections.

 

 

THE SUN:

Soldiers’ Presence Gives Voters Confidence During Elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) has defended the involvement of Nigerian Army in conduct of elections, saying voters feel secured if Army officers are involved.

 

 

THE SUN:

No Country Abandons Its Leaders – Kalu

Eminent businessman and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has appealed to Nigerians to remain calm in spite of the postponement of the general elections.

 

 

THE SUN:

Ekweremadu Urges Christian Pilgrims To Pray For Peaceful Polls

Senator Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday urged Christians participating in the 2015 Easter Pilgrimage to Jerusalem to pray for the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections.

 

 

THE SUN:

INEC Sued Over Missing PVCs In Lagos

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed March 16, 2015 for hearing in a suit filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the alleged missing Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in parts of Lagos State.

 

 

THE SUN:

Polls: No Shaking – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that in spite of the intimidation by the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will not be defeated at this year’s general elections.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Don’t Allow Opposition Intimidate You, Jonathan Tells PDP Candidates

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, encouraged candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming elections not to be intimidated by opposition candidates and parties who had nothing to show.

 

 

­ VANGUARD:

Troops Liberate 30 Communities In Yobe

Nigerian troops have continued their onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists as they liberated 30 communities in Yobe State while 73 terrorists were also killed in Borno State.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Bini Royal Family Flays Chiefs’ Disagreement On Presidential Candidate

The Bini royal family, yesterday, described as abominable, the seeming cold war among the chiefs of the Royal Court after the comments made by the Esogban of Benin Kingdom and chairman of the Benin Forum, Chief David Edebiri, that the Binis will not vote for President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Fuel Queues: LASTMA Urges Motorists To Exercise Restraint

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has urged motorists in the habit of obstructing free flow of traffic to exercise restraints by avoiding forming long queues on the main carriage road at petrol stations across state while trying to buy fuel due to scarcity of the Premium Motor Spirit.

 

 

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Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

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