Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning


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Good morning! Welcome to Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers.

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1. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has suspended its two presidential candidates, Jerry Gana and Donald Duke, over alleged anti-party activities.

Yemi Akinbode, SDP’s Director of Media and Publicity, announced this during a press briefing at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, on Tuesday.

2. A mystery fire broke out inside the Anambra State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday

It was gathered that the fire, which started at about 2:10pm, was discovered in a container bearing election materials.

3. Suspected herdsmen have killed at least two persons, injured several others and razed many houses in a fresh attack on Tse-Kyoon, Nyiev Clan, Guma LGA, Benue State.

The attackers, armed with dangerous weapons, stormed the village, Monday evening and started shooting sporadically into the air.

4. The General Overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries Int’l (EBOMI), Prophet Isa El-Buba, on Tuesday predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the election to his Peoples Democratic Party’s counterpart, Atiku Abubakar.

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The cleric said the Nigerian people will surely protect their votes and if the President loses the election, he will have no option than to go to his country home in Daura, Katsina State.

5. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has again called on the Executive arm of the Federal Government to discontinue the charge against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen.

The NBA in a statement said that, as widely reported, one of the two petitions against the CJN that is currently before the National Judicial Council (NJC) was an exact replica of the petition that motivated the CCT Charge.

6. Five suspected fake soldiers were on Tuesday arrested by the Imo State Police Command headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

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The Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze Owerri, Brigade General H. I. Bature, while parading them before newsmen on Tuesday, said that two out of the five suspects were caught escorting a politician.

7. A former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has blasted the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Dokubo, a frontline agitator for the actualization of Biafra, slammed Kanu for allegedly betraying the cause of the struggle by calling for election boycott, which he (Asari) sees as a support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.

8. Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation was on Tuesday arraigned in an FCT High Court Maitama on allegation of N544 million grass cutting fraud.

He was arraigned alongside Hamidu Lawal, a director of Rholaviosion Engineering Ltd., Babachir’s company, Sulaiman Abubakar, a staff of the same company and Apeh Monday, a staff in Josmon Technologies Ltd and consequently remanded in EFCC custody pending the outcome of the ruling on their bail applications on Feb. 13.

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9. Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has alleged of plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to jam all telecommunications networks from 5am on Saturday till 5pm on Sunday to make it impossible for use of internet and phone calls during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Fayose, who is also the Southwest Coordinator of the Atiku/Obi PDP Presidential Campaign Council said the equipment for the sinister plot.

10. The Kaduna State Command of the Department of State Services ( DSS ) has explained why it arrested the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign, Ben Bako.

The security outfit said it picked up Bako because of a recent inciting statement credited to him.

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