The Early Edition: Glancing The Major Headlines For 6th March, 2015

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VANGUARD:

Card Reader: PDP Set To Rig Elections, Says APC

The All Progressive Congress, APC, has described the public avowal of PDP to oppose the use of Card Reader in this month’s rescheduled elections as a vindication of its claim that the ruling party was desperate to rig the election or prevent it from holding.

 

 

VANGUARD:

S-West Youths Endorse Jonathan

Over 5000 youths from the South West, yesterday, converged on Akure, the Ondo State capital to endorse the re-election of President Goodluck Jionathan.

 

 

VANGUARD:

21-Year-Old Student In EFCC Custody Over N20m Internet Love Scam

A 21-year-old student, Obiechina Chikeluba, has been arrested b y operatives of the EFCC for allegedly defrauding a Briton of N20m in an internet romance scam.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Chibok Girls Still Alive – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured parents of the abducted Chibok girls and all Nigerians that the girls were still alive and his government was doing everything possible to rescue them.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Fuel Scarcity: Marketers Receice 58 Million Litres

The lingering fuel scarcity which hit hard on the entire country in the last four days may ease up this week.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Violence: APC, PDP, SDP Sign Peace Accord In Ogun

To avoid violent clashes and peaceful elections, political parties in Ogun State yesterday signed a peace accord.

 

 

VANGUARD:

Mismanagement, Nigeria’s Main Problem – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, lamented yesterday that mismanagement of resources has been the main problem confronting Nigeria.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Reps To Probe Oil Block Sale By Shell

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate plans by Anglo-Dutch Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to relinquish its interests in oil block OML 11. This follows the unanimous adoption of the motion sponsored by Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

INEC Set To Test Run Card Readers

The Independent National Electoral Commission has selected two states in each of the six geo-political zones across the country to test run its card readers. The exercise will start on Saturday March 7, 2015.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Court Grants Falana’s Application In Suit Against Mbu

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the service of court papers on the Police Service Commission in Abuja in a suit seeking declaration that an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, is unfit to remain a police officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Jega Must Go – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), have declared that it would resist any elections conducted in the south, if the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, refuses to go. MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, disclosed this on Wednesday.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

FG Meets With Chibok Girls’ Parents

The Federal Government has concluded a closed door meeting with parents and relatives of abducted Chibok schoolgirls, where it presented plans by the government to ensure the safe release of the abducted girls from Boko Haram captivity.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Boko Haram Kill Scores In Gwoza

Suspected Boko Haram militants are currently killing scores of people in Gwoza, a community in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, eyewitnesses have said.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Emir Of Gusau Dies At 91 In Abuja

Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Kabir Danbaba, has died at the age of 91 in Abuja, Zamfara Commissioner for Information Ibrahim Magaji confirms.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

APC Has Sinister Agenda With Card Reader – Fayose

The energy being dissipated by the All Progressive Congress in advocating for the use of card reader in the coming elections has been described as another sinister motive of the party to cause confusion during and after the election.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Patience Jonathan Right On Buhari – Fani Kayode

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has risen in strong defense of the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, saying she was spot on in her assessment of the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), as being brain dead.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Jega Sack: Fayose Did Not Speak For Us – PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State did not speak for the party on the call for the sack of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

I’ve Not Being Served With Impeachment Notice – Gov. Elechi

The embattled governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi has dismissed the impeachment threat by the State House of Assembly saying that he had not being served or received any impeachment notice by the state legislators.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Elections: Tinubu, Fashola To Lead One Million Man March In Lagos

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu and Governor Babatunde Fashola, will on Saturday hold a one-million-man march across the state in a bid to neutralize the recent visit of President Jonathan to the state and prepare the minds of voters on who to cast their votes for during the forthcoming general elections billed to commence later in the month.

 

 

DAILY TIMES:

Nigerian Censor’s Board Bans 50 Shades Of Grey

Whether or not to ban a particular movie or song, has been a hot topic of debate in the Nigerian entertainment scene and it doesn’t look like banning certain movies and music will end anytime soon what with the recent ban of Italian but American produced movie, 50 Shades of Grey.

 

 

THE NATION:

Boko Haram Using Chibok Girls As Shekau Shield

Troops have not carried out aerial bombardment of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekaus hideout because the sect is using the Chibok girls as shield, it was learnt yesterday. Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, on Wednesday visited Chad to seek clarifications on some issues and map out plans with multi-national force on what a source described as the final onslaught against Boko Haram.

 

 

THE NATION:

2015 Budget: Reps Adopt $54 Benchmark

The House of Representatives adopted $54 oil benchmark against $65 proposed by the Executive in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF and Fiscal Strategy Paper for 2015. The House also adopted N198 to a dollar as official exchange rate, 2.278, 2mbpd oil production estimate for the 2015 fiscal year. Some of the wide ranging changes made by the House to the executives proposal include scraping the N360.94bn Service Wide Votes.

 

 

THE NATION:

Boko Haram Kills 68 In Borno Village

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead and slit the throats of 68 people including children in an attack on a village in Borno state, according to survivors and vigilante sources, the CNN reported yesterday. The attackers then burnt down the entire village of Njaba, the sources said. Dozens of gunmen invaded the remote northeastern village before dawn on Tuesday, singling out boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 19 and killing them alongside their parents, witnesses said.

 

 

THE NATION:

Buhari, My Jailer, Now Our Hope

A Lagos lawyer, Adeyemi Adefulu, who was jailed by Gen. Muhammadu Buhari 30 years ago, says the former Head of State remains the countrys hope for change. Adefulu, a Member of the Federal Republic (MFR), believes Gen. Buhari is on a rescue mission.

 

 

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Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

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