Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 14th February


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Punch

I was third on Dimka’s death list – TY Danjuma

Lt. Gen Theophilus Danjuma on Saturday said he was the third person on the list of those marked for assassination during the failed 13 February, 1976 coup d’état that claimed the life of the then Head-of-State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed, and many others

 

Vanguard

$2.1BN ARMS DEAL Ex-Airforce chief returns N66 million

One of the Nigerian  Air Force (NAF) chiefs implicated in the $2.1 billion arms deal and put under house arrest at Niger Barracks, Abuja has returned N66 million of the N90 million, allegedly traced to him, to the Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Sun

Why Lassa fever persists in Nigeria –Prof. Agbonlahor

A Professor of Microbiology and former Vice-Chan­cellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Prof. Den­nis Agbonlahor, has expressed displeasure with the country’s approach to fighting the deadly Lassa fever, describing the method adopted as “annual recurrent budget of death for the poor people in Nigeria.”

Thisday

The Back and Forth on Boko Haram Occupation

It was a week of dangerous vacillation and dithering on the Boko Haram onslaught. The senator for Borno Central, Baba Kaka Garbai, tended to upset the apple cart when, penultimate Saturday at Dalori, he tried to explode the claim by the federal government that it had technically defeated Boko Haram because the insurgents no longer held any territory.

Daily Times

EFCC storms NAMA, questions top management staff

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency Friday played host to operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who stormed the agency’s headquarters a few minutes before noon halting various meetings as they quizzed some the agency’s top management staff.

Daily Trust

U.N says some of its peacekeepers were paying 13 year olds for s*x

The United Nations has been grappling with so many s*xual abuse allegations involving its peacekeepers that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently called them “a cancer in our system.”

Leadership

The All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State has applauded the verdict passed on ex-Governor Murtala Hammanyero Nyako over unconstitutional impeachment, saying the verdict has exonerated him from all allegations levelled against him by the anty-graft agencies.

National Mirror

Budget 2016: Old wine in new bottle

All the fanfare that surrounded the presentation of the 2016 budget appropriation bill by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 22, last year appears to have disappeared the same way they came. First, the lawmakers had to bend backwards to accommodate the President for the Budget presentation.

Tribune

2016 budget: NASS rejects FG’s plan to withdraw document

Senators and members of the House of Representatives have rejected a plan to withdraw the troubled National Budget  from their custody.

The Nation

Nigeria lost momentum with Murtala’s demise, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reflected on the death of former Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed, in a coup attempt 40 years ago, and said his demise in that incident made Nigeria lose momentum in its march to greatness.


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