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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 News Headlines Today, Wednesday, 27th March 2019



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Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Wednesday, 27th March 2019

1. Ifeanyi Ubah breaks silence on defecting to APC

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra South) has revealed that he attended a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because he wanted to caucus with the ruling party.

There have been reports that Ubah on Monday dumped the Young Progressives Party (YPP) for the APC.

2. Marafa speaks on court sacking Zamfara APC candidates

Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC-Zamfara) has commended the Court of Appeal over its nullification of the participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Zamfara.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto led by Justice Tom Yakubu, had on Monday set aside the judgment of a Zamfara High Court on the APC primaries that produced the party’s candidates for the governorship, National and State Assembly elections.

3. Court grants INEC permission to conduct Adamawa State supplementary election

Justice Abdulaziz Waziri of the high court in Yola, Adamawa state has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with the supplementary election in the state.

The court had previously restrained INEC from conducting the exercise based on a suit filed by Mustafa Shaba, governorship candidate of the Movement For Restoration and Defense for Democracy (MRDD).

4. Wike denies giving AAC deputy governorship candidate N200m to defect to PDP

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has dismissed reports that he allegedly gave Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the deputy governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), N200m in order to defect to the PDP.

Naija News recalls that Akpo Bomba Yeah announced his resignation from the AAC and defection to the Peoples Democratic Party.

5. Zamfara State: Court’s verdict did not affect APC primary polls/elections – Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari, of Zamfara State, has held that the court of appeal did not tamper with primary polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Recall that Naija News yesterday, reported that the court set aside a judgment by a Zamfara high court which allowed Yari’s faction to field candidates in the general election due to the unresolved rivalry in its primaries.

6. INEC reveals when it will issue Adeleke certificate of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will only issue a certificate of return to PDP’s Sen Ademola Adeleke if the embattled governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola fails to appeal the judgment of the tribunal that sacked him within 21 days.

Naija News had reported that recalls the Osun State governorship election petition tribunal had on Friday nullified the election of APC’s Oyetola and declared Adeleke winner of the 2018 gubernatorial election.

7. INEC announces the date for Adamawa rerun election

The Independent National Electoral Commission,(INEC), has announced Thursday, March 28 for the conduct of supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State.

Recall as earlier published by Naija News, the Adamawa State High Court, on Tuesday vacated the order barring INEC from conducting supplementary elections in the state.

8. INEC suspends presentation of certificate of return in Zamfara State

The Independent National Electoral Commission has reacted to ruling of the Appeal Court judgement on Monday which nullified the participation of the All progressives Congress in the Zamfara State election.

Recall that Naija News reported that the Appeal court sitting in Sokoto led by Justice Tom Yakubu on Monday set aside the judgement of the Zamfara High Court on the primaries of APC that produced the party’s candidates for the general elections.

9. CBN reduces MPR to 13.50%

The Central Bank of Nigeria has at the end of its meeting on Tuesday, reduced the monetary policy rate from 14% to 13.50% for the first time in about two years.

The CBN also retained the cash reserve ratio at 22.5%.

10. Leave Saraki out of jostle for Senate leadership – PDP to APC

The Senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked their opponents in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop dragging the name of the Senate President Bukola Saraki into the schemes and plots for his successor.

The PDP Senate caucus said the APC senators should leave Saraki out of the jostle by Senators-elect of the ruling party over who and who gets elected into the leadership of the Ninth Senate.

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Source: Naija News