Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines Friday 1st March 2019

Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines

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NEC Meets, Promises Improved Governorship Poll
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has promised that the preparations and conduct of the March 9 governorship elections will be a tremendous improvement on the presidential and National Assembly elections. Speaking yesterday at the headquarters of the electoral body during a preparatory summit of the []The post NEC Meets, Promises Improved Governorship Poll appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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NEITI: Niger, Plateau Top Nigeria’s Illegal Mining List
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Chineme Okafor in Abuja A report by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has disclosed that six states in Nigeria were the leading destinations for illegal mining of solid minerals in the country. The report: ‘Improving Transparency and Governance for Value Optimisation in Nigeria’s Mining Sector,’ was presented to the public yesterday in Abuja []The post NEITI: Niger, Plateau Top Nigeria’s Illegal Mining List appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Abdulsalami Committee Meets Osinbajo, Atiku, Obi
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The National Peace Committee, led by a former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; his running mate, Peter Obi; and the leadership of the main opposition party as the committee commenced moves []The post Abdulsalami Committee Meets Osinbajo, Atiku, Obi appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Supreme Court Decides Onnoghen’s Fate May 17
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Alex Enumah in Abuja The Supreme Court will on May 17 decide on the legality or otherwise of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. The apex court fixed the date for Judgment in Abuja yesterday, after listening to the submissions of counsel in the suit filed by the Cross []The post Supreme Court Decides Onnoghen’s Fate May 17 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Lassa Fever Claims 15 Lives in Ondo
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
James Sowole in Akure No fewer than 15 persons have died of Lassa Fever in Ondo State between January and February 2019 while no fewer than 102 others had been confirmed to be positive of the disease within the same period. The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Wale Oke disclosed the figure []The post Lassa Fever Claims 15 Lives in Ondo appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Court Sacks Lulu-Briggs as Rivers Accord Party Guber Candidate
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the removal of Dumo Lulu-Briggs as the governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Rivers State for the 2019 governorship election. In a three-hour judgment delivered yesterday, the Presiding Judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile, the court declared that Precious Baridoo, who []The post Court Sacks Lulu-Briggs as Rivers Accord Party Guber Candidate appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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ASUU, NUJ, Others Set Agenda for Buhari
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Shola Oyeyipo, Chineme Okafor, Kuni Tyessi and Alex Enumah in Abuja Few days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari, as winner of the last Saturday’s presidential election, professional groups, senior lawyers, labour unions and human rights activists have called on the president to justify the new mandate given to him []The post ASUU, NUJ, Others Set Agenda for Buhari appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Court Sentences NAF Chief, Omenyi to Seven Years in Prison over N136m Bribe
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
The Federal High Court in Abuja Thursday sentenced Air Vice Marshall Tony Omenyi to seven years in prison for receiving N136 million bribe from Nigerian Air force, (NAF) contractors. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said that he was satisfied that the prosecution had proved its case and testimonies of its witnesses were not controverted. The Economic and []The post Court Sentences NAF Chief, Omenyi to Seven Years in Prison over N136m Bribe appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Finally, INEC Declares PDP Winner of Plateau North Senatorial Election
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Seriki Adinoyi in Jos Following serious pressure from various quarters in Plateau State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally declared Istifanus Dung Gyang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the last Saturday’s election in Plateau North senatorial zone in Plateau State. Declaring the result, Collation and Returning Officer for the []The post Finally, INEC Declares PDP Winner of Plateau North Senatorial Election appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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ECOWAS Court Orders FG to Investigate 2016 Agatu Killings
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Alex Enumah in Abuja The ECOWAS Court of Justice sitting in Abuja has ordered the federal government to investigate the 2016 mass killings and destruction of properties in the Agatu community of Benue State, and also identify and prosecute the perpetrators and redress the victims. Delivering judgment in a suit brought by a Catholic priest, []The post ECOWAS Court Orders FG to Investigate 2016 Agatu Killings appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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