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Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Monday, 11th March 2019

1. Air crash in Ethiopia: All 157 people on board killed

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route crashed Sunday morning shortly after take-off and the 157 people aboard were killed in the crash.

The company announced the tragedy in a statement: “We confirm that our flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today,” it said.

2. INEC suspends all elections in Rivers State till further notice

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has suspended all elections in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria, “until further notice”.

Naija News reports that the Commission made this known in a statement issued on Sunday afternoon by Festus Okoye, INEC Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee.

3. INEC declares PDP’s Okezie Ikpeazu winner of 2019 Abia State governorship election

Okezie Ikpeazu, incumbent governor of Abia State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

According to Professor Damian Ozurumba, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Ikpeazu secured 261,127 votes to emerge winner.

4. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq wins Kwara State governorship election

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has been declared the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday.

The APC flag-bearer defeated his emerged winner by polling 331,546 votes to ahead of Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr Abdulrazaq Atunwa, polled 114,754 votes to emerge as the runner-up in the election.

5. Police rescue kidnapped PDP chieftain, Emilia Nte

The Rivers State Police has rescued a popular chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emilia Nte who was kidnapped at gun-point ob Friday, March 8.

Naija News reports that Emilia Nte who is the former Chairperson of Andoni Local Government in Rivers State was kidnapped by the unknown gunmen at her home in Uyeada.

6. APC’s Sanwo-Olu wins Lagos governorship election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been declared the winner of the governorship election in Lagos State.

He defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, by 533,304 votes.

Sanwo-Olu polled a total of 739,445 votes against the PDP’s 206,141.

7. Troops hit Boko Haram, kill 50, capture 1

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) neutralised 50 terrorists between Friday and Saturday and captured one.

A statement by Col. Timothy Antigha, the Chief, Military Public Information Officer of MNJTF in N’Djamena and made available to newsmen in Abuja, confirmed the story.

8. Adekunle Akinlade rejects Ogun state governorship election result

The Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and its governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade has rejected the ongoing election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogun state.

The APM Campaign Director General, Sarafa Ishola spoke alongside Akinlade at the party’s secretariat at Leme, Abeokuta.

9. Nollywood’s Desmond Elliot wins re-election in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Nollywood actor and candidate of the APC, Desmond Elliot, winner of the Surulere1 state Constituency election in Lagos State.

The State Constituency Returning Officer, Dr Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi made the declaration on Sunday, at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos.

10. Arsenal ends Manchester United’s unbeaten run under new manager

Arsenal on Sunday, defeated Manchester United 2-0 to end their high flying domestic unbeaten run under new manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were enough to give Arsenal victory at the Emirates Stadium over their bitter rivals.

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