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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Saturday, 09 February, 2019 Edition)


Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Saturday morning????. Enjoy!

1.The National Examination Council (NECO) on Friday released the results of the 2018 November/December Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. Out of 59,963 candidates who sat for the exams, 22,894 candidates amounting to 37.5% failed English and Mathematics, while 37,069 candidates amounting to 62.5% passed both Mathematics and English. 12,084 candidates were however caught cheating.

2. Aminu Tukur, a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, has reportedly said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not get upto 50% votes in the state in the forthcoming February 16, 2019 presidential election. Tukur said that for supporting the incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar, Buhari would not receive the kind of votes he enjoyed in 2015. “Buhari cannot decide the fate of the people of Bauchi State, if he had 90 per cent supporters in 2015, this time around, he has less than 50 per cent,” the lawmaker said.

3. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, while speaking to leaders of 1,000 support groups who had visited him at the Presidential Villa, said that God will punish leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who looted the treasury for 16 years. “Large scale abuse of trust, only God can give them punishment but those we can touch, we will get them prosecuted,” he said.

4. Justice Mario Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna State has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB), for refusing to produce Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s asset declaration form before the court. The judge ordered that the CCB boss be apprehended and produced before the court on February 13, 2019.

5. The Supreme Court on Friday in Abuja upheld the order of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt nullifying the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which was conducted in Rivers. A five-man panel of Justices in the Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the High Court. The Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt had in October 2018 upturned the interlocutory order of the High Court. The Apex court invoked section 22 of its Act allowing it to take over the matter and given a final judgment.

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