Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 15th December

Punch

Alleged N5.3bn fraud: Nnamani seeks perpetual injunction against EFCC

A former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to perpetually restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from inviting, arresting or further prosecuting him in connection with a criminal charge involving an alleged fraud of N5.3bn.

Vanguard

Three soldiers roasted in tanker fire explosion in Cross River

CALABAR—It was gathered yesterday that three soldiers were among six people burnt to death in   Iwuru,  Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State  Wednesday night when a tanker laden with petroleum products crashed and exploded along the Calabar – Ikom highway.

The Sun

2019: Buhari/Osinbajo endorsement posters flood Abuja streets

Major streets of Abuja were, on Thursday, adorned with campaign posters endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for reelection in 2019.

Thisday

Ikoyi Cash: Court to Hear Suit on Whistle-Blowing Payment Jan 17

Following the payment of the first tranche of the Ikoyi Osborne Tower cash recovery saga, the Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 17, 2018 for hearing in a court action instituted against Finance Minister, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC)…

Daily Times

N2bn scam: Court grants Oronsaye leave to travel

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted a former Head of Service, HoS of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, who is standing trial for a N2 billion pension fraud, the permission to travel to India for medicals and to return for continuation of his trial in January 2018.

Guardian

Corruption is bane of sports in Africa, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday advised that corruption in sports should not be tolerated if the sector must be developed in Africa.

Daily Trust

Kwara passes Not Too Young to Run Bill, others

The Kwara State House of Assembly has passed 11 constitutional bills, including  the Not Too Young to Run Bill transmitted to it by the National Assembly in the on-going constitutional amendment process.

Tribune

Ajimobi presents 2018 N267.4bn budget proposal

At an estimated sum of N267,436,357,912.19, focus of governance in Oyo state in the 2018 fiscal year will be on Sports, Youth Development, Lands and Housing, Culture and Tourism, Solid Minerals Development, Agriculture, Environment, Education…

Leadership

NEC Approves $1bn Excess Crude Funds To Fight Boko Haram

The National Economic Council, yesterday, gave the federal government the go ahead to spend $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) on the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.

The Nation

Governors approve $1b oil cash to fight Boko Haram

Governors yesterday backed the Federal Government’s plan to spend $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to fight the Boko Haram insurgency.

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