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Nigerian Newspapers: Top Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 12th March 2019



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Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Tuesday, 12th March 2019

1. INEC declares Kano governorship polls inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has declared Kano state governorship election held on Saturday, March 9, as inconclusive.

Naija News reports that the announcement was made Monday evening, March 11 by the state’s Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, a professor.

2. Gunmen kill 16 people in Kaduna a day after election

The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday confirmed that 16 persons were killed by gunmen at Barde Village under Maro in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed that about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, some unknown armed men entered Barde Village under Maro in Kajuru Local Government Area and started shooting continuously, which resulted to the death of 16 persons.

3. Okorocha’s name not on INEC’s list of Senators-elect

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State name is not on the list of newly elected senators that was published on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC published the list of elected federal lawmakers ahead of the presentation of the Certificates of Return on Thursday.

4. INEC to give Senators-elect, Rep Members-elect certificates of return on Thursday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that Senators-elect and Members-elect of the House of Representatives will receive their Certificates of Return on Thursday.

The electoral commission made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Monday, adding that the event will hold at the international conference center in Abuja.

5. Inconclusive polls: PDP accuses INEC chairman of acting APC’s script

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission under the leadership of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu of acting the script by the All Progressives Congress.

The party said this in reaction to results been declared inconclusive in certain states.

PDP accused INEC of declaring polls inconclusive in states where the party is in clear lead.

6. CCT reserves judgment on Onnoghen’s applications

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has reserved ruling on two applications by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen to the day of its final judgment on his case.

In the first application, Justice Onnoghen asked the CCT to quash the six-count charge against him and allow the National Judicial Council (NJC) to deal with the issue.

7. FG re-arraigns Melaye over alleged resist of arrest

The Senator representing Kogi West and Senator-elect, Dino Melaye, has been arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama for allegedly resisting police arrest.

It will be recalled that operatives of the Nigeria Police had in December 2018 stormed Melaye’s private residence in Maitama, Abuja and laid a siege to the property for a week, a development the lawmaker described as illegal and a violation of his rights.

8. INEC declares APC winner of Borno governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum as winner of the governorship election in Borno State.

He swept aside 31 other contestants, polling 1,175,440 votes to beat his closest opponent, PDP’s Alhaji Mohammed Imam who garnered 66,115 votes.

9. Revealed! senior lawyers to defend Buhari against Atiku

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Wole Olanipekun (SAN), will lead lawyers to defend President Muhammadu Buhari.

This is following the declaration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to contest the result of the February 23 president elections.

10. Zidane rejoins Real Madrid as coach

Real Madrid has announced the reappointment of Zinedine Zidane as the club’s manager until 30 June 2022.

Real Madrid board of directors, met today, Monday 11 March 2019 and terminated Santiago Solari’s contract as the first-team coach, whilst Real Madrid has offered him the opportunity to remain at the club.

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