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Good Day! Below are Summary of News Stories Across Nigeria and Abroad:

1. President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the occasion of his 66th birthday, March 8, 2023. The President, in a statement issued Wednesday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, rejoiced with the entire Osinbajo family and wished them many happy returns, as their son, husband and father turned another year, in good health and sound mind. President Buhari hailed the sterling service the celebrant had provided to the country, as an academic, Attorney-General of Lagos State (1997-2007), and Vice President (2015 till date). DAILY TRUST

2. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fix all bugs or glitches in the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines before the March 11 governorship and state assemblies’ elections. The Bar also asked INEC to exclude its collation and returning officers with proven cases of misconduct in the February 25 elections from the forthcoming polls. NBA National Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal, stated this in an interim report released on Tuesday. CHannels

3. A global report released by United Nations Children’s Fund on Tuesday has ranked Nigeria among the 12 countries hardest hit by food and nutrition crises.
The other countries that represent the epicentre of a global nutrition crisis are Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen. PUNCH

4. A lawmaker in Ondo State, Mr Sunday Olajide, has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and his Labour Party counterpart, Mr Peter Obi, to accept their defeat in the Feb. 25 Presidential election. Olajide, representing Akure South Constituency 2 in the Ondo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday in Akure, said that though every Nigerian had the constitutional right to seek redress of an injury in court, it would be statesmanship if the duo could let go. DAILY POST

5. Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, inaugurated the legal team to challenge the controversial presidential election of February 25. The team include 17 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN. Atiku had, while inaugurating the legal team at his campaign headquarters in Abuja, charged members to establish the claim of illegality in the February 25 presidential election and reclaim the mandate of the Nigerian people. VANGUARD

6. Veteran Fuji artist Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as KWAM 1 De Ultimate, has revealed why he refused to kiss his wife at his 66th birthday party. A video in which the singer refused to publicly kiss his wife sparked speculation on social media that the couple’s marriage might be in trouble. However, in a fresh statement released and signed on behalf of the Fuji singer by Kunle Rasheed, one of his band members, he debunked the news that the marriage of the two is facing a difficult time and also addressed why K1 didn’t kiss his wife. PULSE

7. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has distanced itself from the track and field competition purportedly scheduled to hold between March 17 and 18 at the Ahmadu Bello University’s Sports Ground in Zaria, Kaduna State, says it is not aware of the event.  The federation, in a statement signed by its secretary general, Rita Mosindi, frowned at the use of its logo and that of its parent body, World Athletics in advertising the said athletics competition. LEADERSHIP

8. A high court in Zimbabwe has blocked the release of electronic voters’ roll to the public citing national security concerns that would expose the document to manipulation. This follows a court case filed by opposition MP Allan Makharm after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) refused to give him a copy that he requested in October last year. The MP said the electronic copy was ideal for scrutiny as the printed version would be inconvenient and too expensive for him. BBC

9. World’s richest man and Twitter boss, Elon Musk, has apologised to one of his employees who was unceremoniously fired from the company. The tech mogul engaged in a war of words with the physically challenged designer, Haraldur Thorleifsson, who claimed he was laid off without being informed. After a series of back and forth with the CEO, Haraldur confirmed to his followers that his employment had been terminated. Musk doubled down on his attacks and  accused the “independently wealthy” employee, of doing “no actual work”. PUNCH

10. Uche, one of the sons of legendary Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie, while celebrating his father who turns a year older today has revealed why children of the 70s and 80s loathed their fathers. As the famous thespian turns 76 Uche noted that the generation of no-nonsense men are a dying breed because society won’t let them be. While congratulating his father, he added Thanks for kicking me dad when you had to. DAILY POST

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