Thursday, 10 January 2019

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 10th January


INEC can’t be trusted to conduct credible polls — Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, cannot be trusted to conduct credible polls this year because of the inconsistent actions of the commission.


Abe Frustrating Peace Efforts in Rivers APC, Cole Alleges

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Tonye Cole, has said that despite all entreaties, his rival for the party’s ticket, Senator Magnus Abe, has frustrated all efforts to amicably settle the crisis rocking the party.

The Sun

Food Security: Osun farmers, stakeholders hold special confab

Osun State farmers and stakeholders gathered recently to discuss the way forward on agricultural development aimed at efficient food production and security. The move was to boost the state’s economy through agriculture and increase capacity for poverty alleviation.

Daily Times

3 persons move to disqualify Buhari from contesting February poll

A Federal High Court Abuja has fixed Jan. 21, to hear a suit seeking to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2019 general elections. The plaintiffs, Mr Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris, allege that the president lied in his form CF 001 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), regarding his educational qualifications and certificates. When the matter came up for mention on Wednesday, U.C.Ndubisi, counsel to the plaintiffs, who was holding brief for Mr Okpai Ukiro, informed the court that the matter was for mention.


No Government Money For Elections – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja reiterated his commitment to eliminate corruption in campaign financing in the country, pledging that he will not authorise the use of any money from the treasury for his re-election campaign.The Nation

The Nation

One dead, two injured as tricycle rams into truck

A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court yesterday heard that a passenger died, while two others were injured when a tricycle rammed into a stationary truck at Ajah near Lekki, Lagos last December.


Customs Seizes Tramadol, Rice, Worth Over N54m In Kaduna

The Zone ‘B’ of the Nigeria Customs Federal Operation Unit, has seized three cartons of Tramadol 255 mg and 1,100 bags of foreign rice with Duty Paid Value of over N54 million in Kaduna.

The Authority

Why Nigeria’s Medical labs bring out spurious reports: A critical review

A few weeks ago, Dr Kenneth Iroegbu, a medical doctor and a specialist in Pathology took a swipe on Medical Laboratories in Nigeria for furnishing laboratory results which he described as “spurious”.  He chose to launch his tirade on the platform of International Pathology Day in Abuja possibly for maximum effect.



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