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Cabinet reshuffle imminent NNPC aircraft crash lands in Warri FEC meeting fails to hold ROTIMI FADEYI ABUJA T he weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting failed to hold yesterday at the State House. Jonathan Vol. 3 N0. 552 Although President Goodluck Jonathan, who always preside over the meeting, is out of the country on official trip to London and France, Vice-President Namadi Sambo usually presides over the meeting in his absence. However, the meeting did not take place yesterday and there was no official statement from the Presidency why it failed to hold. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6>> Alison-Madueke NGCs MD, crew members escape death P.52 Thursday, February 7, 2013 Opposition floats mega party, APC ...ACN, ANPP, APGA, CPC conclude merger AS NIGERIAN SOLDIERS KEEP WATCH OVER MALIAN CITIES: SUPER EAGLES TRASH MALI 4-1 Leadership failure, bane of Nigeria’s growth –Sultan, Anyaoku P.52 N150 OBIORA IFOH ABUJA S ome of the leading opposition parties in the country, including Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN; All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP; All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA and Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, have dissolved into a new party called All Progressives ConCONTINUED ON PAGE 5>> Abubakar Yoruba blast Jonathan over marginalisation of South-West P.8 Face Burkina Faso in Sunday’s final L-R: Mikel Obi, Onaze Ogenyi, Brown Ideye and Emmanuel Emenike celebrating Nigeria’s qualification for final, yesterday. More pictures and story on pages 2 and 3. PHOTO: EUROSPORTS Lawan: Politicians throng Kuje Prison ‘Plea bargain, necessary legal tool’ P.4,51

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