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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Tuesday, 05 February, 2019 Edition)

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

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

1.The All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government alleges that members of the opposition have started lobbying foreign countries to discredit the outcome of the forthcoming February 16 presidential election if President Muhammadu Buhari emerges winner. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this in a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. “Today, still based on credible intelligence, we can reveal that the opposition members are moving a step further. They are working hard to discredit the forthcoming elections before, during and after the polls. Specifically, they are sending a delegation to some Western capitals, including London, Brussels and Washington, DC, to push the concocted line that the Buhari administration has perfected the plan to rig the polls,” Lai said.

2. Report has it that a former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, will visit Nigeria a day before the presidential election. Clinton is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the two main contenders for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

3. Babajide Obanikoro, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Eti Osa Federal Constituency Lagos State, on Monday said that his father, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, is his godfather. Babajide who with his father were members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that he defected to the APC because the ruling party knows how to win elections.

4. International News Agency, Reuters, in a recent report alleges that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), only got a temporary waiver to enter the United States. Reuters alleges that an undisclosed source similar with the issue revealed that Atiku’s visit was facilitated by two firms who Atiku and the PDP had paid to secure a visa. The All Progressives Congress led government had warned the US against granting Atiku visa to enter the country as they used his inability to get a U.S visa against him, saying that he would be arrested if he steps into the U.S. Now that he was able to visit Washington and even met with top US diplomats and lawmakers, their problem is now that his entry was temporal.

5. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo reportedly opted for the charter service because the helicopters in the Presidential Fleet were reportedly occupied with other functions the day he had an accident. The helicopter carrying Osinbajo, the Minister of State for Labour, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, and 10 senior presidential officials had escaped unhurt when the AgustaWestland 139 helicopter marked 5N-CML, owned and operated by Caverton Helicopters, hit the ground awkwardly and fell on its side in Kabba Kogi State on February 2.

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