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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Saturday, 12 January, 2019 Edition)

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahood Yakubu

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

1.Report has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may retain names of dead persons on the current voter register as the commission concludes plans for the conduct of the general elections in February and March. Names of former governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, late Senator Isiaka Adeleke and former governor Patrick Yakowa are still on the register. Others include the name of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme and the name of Prof. Dora Akunyili, a former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

2. Fourteen soldiers including a Captain killed by Boko Haram terrorist along Damaturu-Maiduguri road on December 14, 2018 while returning to Kaduna from Maiduguri, were on Friday buried in Kaduna. Maj. Gen. Mohammed Mohammed, the General Officer Commanding One Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, described them as brave soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting their fatherland. “We will remember them forever as the brave soldiers,” he said.

3. Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State in a recent statement noted that he has no regrets relating well with President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor noted that the good relationship between the Federal Government led by the All Progressives Congress and Anambra State Government led by the All Progressives Grand Alliance, had “contributed in no small measure to the unrivalled social harmony in the state which has made Anambra one of the most competitive states in the country.” Obiano had few days ago commended President Buhari over his projects in Anambra State and the entire South-East region.

4. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, in a recent state issued in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, alleged that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, is rattled by the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the forthcoming presidential election. ‘’We understand that the PDP and the Atiku Campaign Organisation have been rattled by the achievements as well as the effectiveness of the campaign to showcase them,” Lai said.

5. Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, was on Friday afternoon whisked away by masked operatives of the Nigeria Police Force. The Senator who was supposed to be moved to Lokoja, Kogi State, for interrogation over his involvement in an alleged attempt to kill a policeman on duty, was however moved to the DSS medical facility in Abuja following complain by him that he was not yet well.

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