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Nigerian Newspapers: Top Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 6th March 2019


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Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Wednesday, 6th March 2019

1. Presidential candidate drags Buhari, Atiku to Court

The presidential candidate of the National Rescue Movement, Usman Ibrahim-Alhaji has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar to court.

Naija News reports that Ibrahim-Alhaji dragged the politicians to court for allegedly spending more than the law requires on their election campaigns.

2. IGP places immediate ban on unauthorized use of unmarked/covered vehicle plate numbers

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has proscribed with immediate effect the covering of Vehicle Number Plates by all unauthorized vehicle users across the Country.

The IGP gave this order on Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, following intelligence report that the unwholesome practice may be deployed by some unscrupulous persons to aid the commission of electoral related offences before, during and after the Saturday, 9th March, 2019 Gubernatorial/House of Assembly elections.

3. EFCC releases Atiku’s campaign deputy DG, Turaki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released the Deputy Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organization, Tanimu Turaki.

The release of Turaki who had been arrested after Atiku’s son-in-law, Abdullahi was released was reported on Tuesday.

4. CUPP speaks on APC’s plan to frustrate Atiku’s case against Buhari

The All Progressives Congress has been accused of planning to frustrate the legal move by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar to contest the result of the February 23 presidential election.

The Coalition of United Political Parties stated this after the Deputy Director General of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

5. Immigration Service announce shift in date for issuance of new e-passports

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that the new 10-year enhanced e-passport will not be available to Nigerians until April 29, 2019.

According to the service, the postponement in date is to finalise the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new passport.

6. Buhari meets security chiefs ahead governorship elections

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, held a crucial meeting with security chiefs in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Naija News reports that the minister of defence, Mansur Dan Ali led the security chiefs to the meeting.

7. Senator Dino Melaye arraigned, granted bail

Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West) was on Tuesday arraigned before an FCT High Court, Apo area of Abuja on a six-count charge, bordering on attempted suicide and attempt to escape from police custody.

The lawmaker who was also charged to have damaged police property, however, denied committing the offenses preferred against him.

8. Tinubu denies banning Governor Ajimobi from APC campaigns in Oyo State

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress has rubbished reports that he has banned Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State from attending party rallies.

In his explanation, Tinubu disclosed that his intervention in Oyo APC issues is to foster genuine reconciliation not to usurp the governor’s position.

9. EFCC releases Atiku’s son-in-law

Babalele Abdullahi, the son-in-law of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has been released by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Abdullahi is also the Finance Director of companies owned by the Wazirin Adamawa.

The release was confirmed on Tuesday morning on Twitter by Atiku Abubakar’s spokesperson, Segun Sowunmi.

10. Kano State: I am still in the race – sacked PDP gubernatorial candidate insists

Governorship candidate in Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir- Yusuf, has insisted that he remains the party’s governorship candidate in Saturday’s election.

This is coming after the court, a Federal High Court in Kano nullified the governorship candidacy of the PDP citing the failure of the party to conduct its primary, Naija News reports.

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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am