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5 Days After ‘Letter Bomb’, Buhari, Obasanjo Meet In Ethiopia And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

According to the Vanguard, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the sidelines of the ongoing African Union Summit in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, with the controversy generated by last Tuesday’s statement by the former president on the incumbent not to seek re-election still gripping the polity at home. Still on the encounter of…”
Moroti Olatujoye
January 30, 2018 9:59 am

According to the Vanguard, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the sidelines of the ongoing African Union Summit in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, with the controversy generated by last Tuesday’s statement by the former president on the incumbent not to seek re-election still gripping the polity at home.

Still on the encounter of Buhari and Obasanjo at the AU Summit, Nigerian Tribune’s headline reveals; Buhari, OBJ Exchange Banters At AU Summit. For the first time since he wrote a statement urging President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election over the perceived failure of the present administration, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, came face to face with President Muhammadu Buhari.  Obasanjo came into the hall and immediately exchanged pleasantries with some African leaders already seated before seeking out President Buhari for a handshake and a brief chat.

The Guardian disclosed in its headlines that Maritime Workers Threaten Shutdown At Nation’s Seaports. The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has vowed to shut down the nation’s seaports over Federal Government’s failure to fix dilapidated access. The Union issued a seven day ultimatum for the removal of abandoned trucks on the Oshodi-Apapa Road, which leads to the Tin-Can Ports.

Federal Government Damns Opposition, Insists On Cattle Colonies heads INDEPENDENT this morning. The Federal Government on Sunday insisted that its plan to establish cattle colonies across the country was the best solution to herdsmen and farmers’ clashes. The government was maintaining its position despite its widespread rejection.

On the NATION today, 2019; Senate To Confront Buhari On Order Of Polls. Lawmakers are set to dare the Executive on the amendment to the Electoral Act, a senator said yesterday. The problem is likely to be the plan to reorder the schedule of elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has placed the presidential election before the Assembly elections, but Senate and House of Representatives are planning to change that.

According to the Punch, Killings By Herdsmen: Osinbajo Panel Wants Increased Military Presence In Trouble Spots. The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo led committee set by the National Economic Council to find lasting solutions to killings by herdsmen across the country has recommended increased military presence in Benue and other states affected by the attacks. The committee, which has nine state governors as members, was formed at the council’s meeting of January 18, 2018.

Finally on news headines today, Govs, Senators Plot APC’S Split comes up on the Daily Sun. Ahead of the next year’s general elections, a political group being coordinated largely by members of the National Assembly (NASS) and former governors, have concluded plans to build a new platform that would be deployed to ease the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) out of power in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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