Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Wednesday, 13th March 2019
1. INEC fixes March 23 for conduct of supplementary elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday fixed 23rd March 2019 for supplementary elections in states where elections were declared inconclusive.
The electoral commission disclosed the new date in a statement signed by the National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye.
2. President Buhari meets APC governors in Aso Rock Villa
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met some All Progressives Congress (APC) State Governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The closed door meeting was attended by Yahaya Bello (Kogi State); Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna State); Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi State); Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara State); Abubakar Badaru, (Jigawa State); Kassim Shetima (Borno State); and Kayode Fayemi ( Ekiti State).
3. Buhari approves 2019 presidential inauguration committee
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the constitution of the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee.
Naija News understands that the federal government has pegged Thursday, March 14 for the inauguration of the committee at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
4. Senate to begin debate on 2019 budget today
The Senate on Tuesday, suspended plenary in honour of a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Temitope Olatoye, who lost his life during last Saturday’s gubernatorial and House of Assembly polls in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The Senate thereafter adjourned plenary to Wednesday (today) when debate on the 2019 Appropriation Bill will commence.
5. Imo Guber: Uche Nwosu reacts to INEC’s declaration of Ihedioha of PDP as winner
The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has reacted to the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state.
INEC had declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Emeka Ihedioha as the winner of the governorship election in the state, Naija News recalls.
6. Troops kill 55 bandits, arrest 24, recover weapons and rescue 760 people in Zamfara
Not less than 55 bandits have been killed by troops of operation Sharan Daji of Nigerian Army in continuation with operations designed to end banditry activities in Zamfara and other States.
The troops also arrested not less than 24 suspected bandits informants, rustlers, kidnappers, logistics suppliers were also apprehended during the period of the Operations.
7. Kano supplementary election will shock PDP – Ganduje
The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, will receive the “shock of its lives” in the supplementary election.
Naija News reports that INEC returning officer for the election, declared the poll inconclusive, citing the cancellation of over 100,000 votes across 172 polling units.
8. Britain rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal
British lawmakers have rejected the Brexit deal of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Naija News reports that the Britain parliament in the lower chamber House of Commons, voted 391 to 242 against her plan, in less than 24 hours after she claimed to have won important concessions from Brussels.
9. Suspected killer of Olatoye Sugar apprehended by Police
Hon. Temitope Olatoye, also known as Sugar, a member representing Akinyele/Lagelu in the House of Representatives was on Saturday, 9th March killed by suspected gunmen.
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Shina Olukolu and the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr Leye Oyebade, on Monday revealed that one person has been arrested in connection to the killing.
10. Why I left out Mikel Obi, Iheanacho – Gernot Rohr
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has explained he left out Kelechi Iheanacho and Middlesbrough midfielder, John Obi Mikel from his squad to play Seychelles and Egypt, because of their little regular playing time and non-readiness.
Naija News had reported that Rohr released a 23-man list for their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles on March 22 and a friendly tie against Egypt four days later, with both players missing.
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