The Newspaper Headlines for Thursday, March 2, focused on reactions to the ongoing Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, as Niger Delta militants threatens to attack South African owned companies like Multichoice and MTN.
According to a report on The Punch, a coalition of Niger Delta militants, on Wednesday, while reacting to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, threatened to blow up Multichoice ( DSTV), Shoprite and 16 other major South African investments in Nigeria if the federal government failed to shut them down within one month.
It is a day of celebration for pro-Biafra protesters on Wednesday, February 5, when the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, struck-out six of the 11-count criminal charge the federal government preferred against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu and three other Biafra agitators.
The Court, in a ruling delivered Justice Binta Nyako, also said the fact that IPOB was not an organisation registered in Nigeria did not make it an illegal society, Vanguard reports.
The Guardian reports that the newly confirmed Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, who became the 15th person to occupy the seat, said after his confirmation hearing that the independence of the judiciary would record a boost during his reign.
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This Day reports that the minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said that the federal government has acquired modern equipment to enhance the combat effectiveness of the armed forces in the fight against Boko Haram.
Former Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue state is being probed by the Department of State Services (DSS) for his alleged link with a militia leader, Terwaze Akwazza (a.k.a Gana), The Nation reports.
The secret service is also investigating the ex-governor for allegedly building an armoury in his mansion, which is under construction in Markudi.
Meanwhile, in the world of sports, the Premier League leaders have confirmed that Victor Moses has signed a 75,000 pound per week deal for a 2 year contract extension to keep him at Stanford Bridge until 2021, Complete Sports reports.