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Nigeria Breaking News Today Wednesday, March, 20, 2019

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This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today Wednesday, March, 20, 2019

President Buhari Refuses To Assent Three Bills, See Why

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to three out of the bills brought before the presidency today.

The bills are namely; Chartered Institute of Training, Development of Nigeria Bill, and the Nigerian Aeronautic Research Rescue Bill.

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Finally, Obasanjo Breaks Silence On Buhari’s Victory

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo said he refused to speak on the presidential election because the matter was already before court.

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Biafra: Court Gives Final Verdict On Abaribe And Fani-Kayode Over Nnamdi Kanu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has struck out a suit filed against Senator Enyinnaya AbaribeFemi Fani-Kayode and others over the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB).

Naija News reports that case was struck out by Justice John Tsoho for lacking in diligent prosecution.

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Atiku, PDP File 5-ground Petition Against Buhari, See Details

Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday.

The 141-page petition contained five grounds, one of which resuscitates the allegation that Buhari was not qualified to run for the office of the President on the grounds that he did not possess the constitutional minimum qualification of a school certificate.

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What I’ll Do Before Buhari’s Cabinet Reshuffle – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that his ministry would push for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail and also get approval for the Ibadan-Kano Rail.

Naija News understands that President Muhammadu Buhari may reshuffle his cabinet after winning re-election in February.

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President Buhari Meets With Tinubu, Akande

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the National Leader of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu; and the party’s chieftain, Bisi Akande, at the State House, Abuja.

While the details of the meeting were not revealed, the President’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted it via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.

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How Saraki Plans To Keep Leading The Senate By Determining The Next Leaders – Nabena

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena has alleged that Senate President, Bukola Saraki and, Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus were plotting to hijack the constitution of the leadership of the 9th Senate by deciding the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives.

While speaking with newsmen today in Abuja, Nabena alleged that Saraki and PDP have devised plans to ensure that their loyalists take control of the legislative arm of government.

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Peter Obi Speaks On What Would Have Happened If Atiku Didn’t Go To Court

Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, has opined that Atiku Abubakar, the party’s flagbearer, move to challenge the result in court is a civilised manner to seek redress and grow the nation’s democracy.

He said that it would have been suicidal if the PDP and Atiku had failed to approach the court to seek redress on the outcome of the election.

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