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Nigeria news today headlines on Friday, 8th of March 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy

1. Court threatens to jail Saraki, NASS clerk over Kogi Senator

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday threatened to commit the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori to prison if they further fail to obey its order of June 13, 2018.

The court had ordered Saraki and Sani-Omolori to swear-in Air vice Marshal Isaac Mohammed Alfa (rtd) as the Senator representing Kogi east, just as it ordered Senator Attai Aidoko (PDP, Kogi east) to vacate the seat because he was not validly elected.

2. Former INEC chairman, Iwu praises Jonathan

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, has lauded former President Goodluck Jonathan and the former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, for the role they played in funding research into the Ebola scourge in the country.

Iwu stated this while speaking at his investiture as a fellow of the Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine and as a fellow of the West African College of Natural Medicine in Abuja on Thursday.

3. Nigeria elections: EFCC reveals what some judges, lawyers are doing, issues warning

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday said some judges and lawyers were lobbying to be part election petition tribunals and cases because of money.

He, however, warned them not to allow inducements affect or determine the outcome of petitions.

Magu, in a statement, reminded lawyers, judges, elected public officials and members of the wider society not to use the Election Petition Tribunals as conduits for siphoning public funds.

4. APC makes allegations against Dickson, speaks on troops’ deployment for elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has accused Governor Seriake Dickson of using state resources to instigate violence and compromise elections.

APC State Publicity Secretary, Dofie Buokoribo made the allegation at a media briefing on Thursday in Yenagoa.

Buokoribo said Dickson was “in the habit of playing victim and sponsoring fake news as a cover for his nefarious acts”

5. Vacate presidency now – Pastor Giwa warns Buhari, Osinbajo

A senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church, Pastor Adewale Giwa, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbao, to vacate their offices.

Warning of consequences, he said Buhari forced himself on Nigerians during the presidential election like Abimelech, the son of Jerubaal (Gideon) who forced himself on the people of Israel.

In a statement he personally signed and forwarded to DAILY POST on Thursday, Pastor Giwa described February 23 elections as “the worst Nigerians had ever seen.”

6. PDP chairman, Secondus blasts military, tells Nigerians what to do on Saturday

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, on Thursday urged Nigerians to troop out in large numbers on Saturday and cast their votes.

Secondus advised them not to bow to the All Progressives Congress, APC, which has “turned the country’s armed forces against her citizens to scare them away from exercising their civic responsibilities”.

7. March 9 elections: Nsukka Elders urge electorate to come out en masse to vote massively for Gov. Ugwuanyi

Elders of Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State under the auspices of Nsukka Zonal Strategic Group, (NZSG) have called on the people of the state to come out en masse to their respective polling booths to vote massively for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stressing that the governor has performed creditably and deserves a second term in office.

8. PDP vs APC: ‘Go, possess your possession’ – Urhobo monarchs tell Ogboru

Traditional rulers in Urhobo land, under the leadership of the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM Ovie Richard Layaiguen, the Ogoni-Oghoro 1, has offered prayers for the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief Great Ogboru.

The prayer session held on Thursday at the palace of Ohworode, the monarchs said, was necessitated by the fact that Ogboru has suffered for too long while trying to govern the State

9. EFCC gets new head

Muhtar Bello, a Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent, DCDS, has assumed office as the new Zonal Head of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The commission made the announcement in a statement posted on its website on Thursday.

Prior to his appointment by the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, DCDS Bello was the Head of Cyber Crime, Lagos.

10. EPL: Unai Emery vows to defeat Manchester United after Rennes setback

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is confident his team can bounce back from their Europa League setback in Rennes, when they face Manchester United this weekend.

The Gunners played most of Thursday’s game with 10 men after Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off late in the first half, as they threw away an early lead to lose 3-1 in France in their Europa League last 16, first leg.

Alex Iwobi scored for Arsenal, but Rennes fought back with their one-man advantage.


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