NEWS: Major Headlines on Nigerian Dailies Today, 27th January 2019

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Newspapers with various front page headlines on the Chibok girls and their possible release are displayed at a news stand in Abuja October 18, 2014. Nigeria said on Friday it had agreed a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group six months ago. There was no immediate confirmation from the rebels, who have wreaked five years of havoc in Africa's top oil producer and triggered an international outcry by seizing the girls from the northeast town of Chibok in April. REUTERS/Stringer (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION SOCIETY CRIME LAW) - GM1EAAI1F1D01

SAHARANEWS – Three weeks to the 2019 general elections, the gloves are off for the two leading presidential candidates. To President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, his main rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,



THISDAY NEWS PAPERS
It’s Unfair to Tag TraderMoni a Vote-buying Strategy:-
His passion could be mistaken for an unusual aggression whenever he wanted to respond to a question or an assertion that he felt was not accurate.

THE SUN NEWS PAPER
Onnoghen suspension: President will not allow meddling, Presidency replies UK, US:-
The Presidency has said that the Buhari administration will not bend the rules in regard to its fight against corruption, adding that it will not tolerate interference from international community in Nigeria’s internal affairs.

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GUARDIAN
Only one justice present, as acting CJN swears in 250-member election Panel :-
Of the 15 justices in the Supreme Court, only one, Sidi Bage and the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad were present, yesterday, when Muhammad performed his first official assignment, when he swore in the 250-member 2019 Election Petition Tribunals. No reason was given for the absence of other justices.

DAILY TIMES
Onnoghen: Ijaw youths disown embattled CJN, say south-south people are not thieves:-
Youths from Ijaw speaking part of the country have described the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, by President Muhammadu Buhari, as apt, timely and a welcome development. The youth group, while declaring a persona non grata on the embattled CJN, said people from south south region were not thieves.

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DAILY TRUST
CJN’s Suspension is a TRAGEDY :-
President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision on Friday evening to suspend Chief Justice of Nigeria [CJN] Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen based on the “order” of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, with three weeks to go before presidential and general elections, is a tragedy.

TRIBUNE
Mass Revolt Against Tanko In Supreme COURT :-
As the controversy over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari festers, the jurist appointed in acting capacity to replace him, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, is facing a serious backlash among his colleagues at the Supreme Court, Sunday Tribune has learnt.

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THE NATION
BUHARI VS ATIKU: 13 HOT STATES TO WATCH :-
As the nation inches closer to February 16 general election, the shape of the two-horse race between the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Atiku Abubakar, is becoming clearer. The two parties look set to do well in their traditional strongholds.

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