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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Wednesday, 06 March, 2019 Edition)

Former President Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari

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

1.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that he has nothing personal against President Muhammadu Buhari, but he will continue to criticizing him if he continues doing the wrong things. Obasanjo’s statement came as a response to the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Michael Gbadebo, who advised him to stop attacking Buhari, saying that Buhari is his (The Alake of Egbaland) boss.  “Kabiyesi (Alake), your boss Buhari; there is nothing personal between us. Just as he is your boss, I am also his boss, with all due respect,” OBJ said. “Kabiyesi (Alake), anytime you say, ‘leave my boss alone,’ I say ‘he is your boss. But I am also his (Buhari) boss. So, you might also ask your boss (Buhari) to leave his boss alone or do what is right,” OBJ added.

2. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on Tuesday led hundreds of party supporters to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. The opposition party accused INEC of colluding with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

3. Report has it that the bureau de change operators and other suspects allegedly involved in the alleged laundering of 150million Euros told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) how former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, and Atiku’s son-in-law, Abdullahi Babalele, used an offshore firm, Intels West Africa, and shell companies to launder millions of dollars. The money was reportedly supposed to be used to induce voters to vote Atiku, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that he will complete his second term in office and then retire to his hometown, Daura in Katsina State. Buhari stated this at a meeting with the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II. Buhari welcomed the traditional rulers to his “second and final term, at the end of which I will, God willing, go to Daura and settle down.”

5. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, on Tuesday led the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria to visit President Muhammadu Buhari and congratulate him on his reelection. The Sultan noted that Buhari’s re-election was destined by God and no man could have changed it. “Your election as president for the second tenure should be seen as what God has destined which no man could have changed that destiny. This result is the will of the Almighty God and therefore we call on all to give you maximum support for the achievement of peace, development and progress of our dear nation,” the Sultan said.

6. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday filed an application before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, seeking an order to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release presidential elections materials used for the conduct of the February 23 elections for inspection. Atiku and PDP wants to inspect the Voter Register, the Smart Card Reader Machines, ballot papers and other materials used for the conduct of the polls.

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