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Jonathan Vows to Recover All LGs Under Boko Haram Before Elections– THISDAY
A more confident President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday assured the international community that the nation’s armed forces would recapture territories seized by Boko Haram in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states before the general elections.

Jonathan who spoke while hosting members of the diplomatic community in Nigeria to a cocktail party at the State House said the activities of the terrorists posed a big threat to the nation’s development.

He stressed that the adjustment of the dates of the conduct of election was necessary to provide some reasonable level of security for the smooth implementation of the exercise.
The President added that the tension that followed the announcement was therefore not necessary

PDP GOVS IN FRESH PLOT TO STOP BUHARI– THE NATION
FOLLOWING likely loss of cases against the eligibility of the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Thursday night on how to push for criminal charges against the former Head of State.

The governors were yesterday in Abuja frantically looking for evidence against Buhari to stop him from contesting the March 28 presidential election.

Some people , it was learnt, might be instigated by the governors to write a petition to the IGP , Suleiman Abba urging him to look into allegations of forgery and perjury against Buhari.

The PDP had said that Buhari claimed to INEC that his West Africa School Certificate was with the military authorities but that with the latter denying that it had the certificate, Buhari has committed perjury. The governors, it was further learnt, may also ask the IGP to revisit the PTF report .

Buhari headed the PTF, an intervention agency set up by the regime of late Head of State General Sani Abacha . Former President Olusegun Obasanjo later investigated the agency, but found nothing against Buhari. Last month, Obasanjo gave the APC candidate a clean bill while running the PTF.

Covenant University may reduce tuition soon –VC PUNCH
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Prof. Charles Ayo, has hinted that the school may likely reduce its tuition fees in a bid to accommodate more students who will want to benefit from the quality education it offers.

Addressing a news conference on Friday over the school’s recent Webometrics ranking as the first in Nigeria and West Africa and the 15th in Africa, he said even though there is no actual date for the likely review yet, the initiative would make admission into the school more affordable and competitive.

He explained that apart from the fact the Chancellor of the school, Dr. David Oyedepo, had already thought about it, the school management also had plans to increase its internally generated revenue so as to augment its income, which would make the review easy.

He said, “Going by the thinking of the proprietor and chancellor, the commission is thinking of reducing the fees with a view to allowing more people to be able to benefit from the quality education that we have here, but it’s going to be highly competitive.

2015 Presidency: No PDP governor is undermining Jonathan-Akpabio THE SUN
Akwa-Ibom State governor and Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Godswill Akapbio, has denied allegations that some PDP governors in the North West and North-East are working behind the scene to ensure victory for the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Akpabio made the declaration yesterday, while speaking with newsmen at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

This was just as the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu doubted media reports that former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has endorsed the APC presidential candidate.

There had been reports that PDP governors from the two zones had shown half-hearted commitment to Jonathan’s presidential campaigns.

But Governor Akpabio told newsmen that media reports alleging that the PDP governors were working for General Buhari, were being orchestrated by the leadership of the APC.

EPL Signs Record TV Deal LEADERSHIP
Clubs and players in the Premier League will be licking their lips after it was announced that TV rights for the league had been sold for more than £5.1 billion.
The bumper deal has come as a result of rival media companies Sky and BT Sport bidding each other up in an attempt to secure their piece of the Premier League pie.
The deal, which runs over three seasons from 2016, will see the two media giants paying, on average, £10.2 million per match they broadcast. It is a 70 percent increase from the current £6.53 million per game.
“I continue to be surprised by every television deal. Last time I was surprised but then you look at who is at play here – two very successful companies,” Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. “What BT have done from a standing start, they have done a fantastic job. We’re part of a bigger play now.”

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