MALAMI, AMEACHI BARRED FROM PRIMARIES, SENATE REJECTS BUHARI’S REQUEST – PUNCH PG. 2, THE NATION PG. 4, DAILY TRUST PG. 5
The Attorney- General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi; the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; and other political appointees believed to have interest in elective offices will not be able to participate in All Progressive Congress primaries expected to begin in May unless they resign. This is the state of things following the rejection of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by the Senate on Wednesday.
COURT TO HEAR FG’S EXTRADITION SUIT AGAINST ABBA KYARIS MARCH 23 – THIS DAY PG. 48. THE NATIONS PG .3
A Federal High Court in Abuja will on March 23, commence hearing in the extradition request of the federal government against the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari. Kyari, who was arraigned only last Monday, is wanted in the United State of America, over his alleged involvement of fraud running to billions of dollars.
SEVEN NDLEA OFFICERS INJURED DUDING ARREST OF TARABA DRUG KINGPIN – THIS DAY PG .52, PG.20
Seven Officers of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) were injured and one of the agency’s vehicles damaged in a face-off with some thugs during the arrest of a notorious Taraba drug dealer, Micha Godwin
MARWA FUMES AS SEVEN NDLEA OPERATIVES WOUNDED IN TARABA – PUNCH PG. 4
Operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a notorious drug dealer, Micha Godwin, at Nukai Market, along the Jalingo Taraba state. A statement on Wednesday by the spokemanperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said during the incident, the anti-narcotic officers came under attack and at least seven of them were injured and their vechicles damaged. ‘’Despite the attack , the officers managed to arrest their target after recovering some quantities of illicit drugs from the suspect and thereafter retreated to take the wounded to the hospital for treatment, Babafemi said.
EL- ZAKZAKY, WIFE HEALTH DETERIORATING, PROLONGED PROTEST IMMINENT-GROUP –
PUNCH PG. 9
A fresh crisis appears imminent in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja following the continued seizure of the travel passports of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky; and his wife, Zeenat, by security agencies despite a subsisting court order. An advocacy group, concerned Abuja Indigenes, has warned that the prolonged seizure of the passports of the couple by the authorities would lead to sustained street protests.
EX-DIG SAYS COPS’ NEW DRESS CODE ILLEGAL – PUNCH PG. 9
A retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Parry Osayande has faulted the approval of hijab for female police, Usman Baba .the new dress code also allows female police officers by the Inspector General Police, Usman Baba. The new dress code also allows female officers to wear stud earrings under their berets or peak caps while in uniform.