Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 16th January

 

Tribune

Accommodate your countrymen, Buhari begs Benue elders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday admonished the people of Benue to accommodate their countrymen following incessant deadly clashes between communities and suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Leadership

Benue Killings: You Lied, Osinbajo Tells Ortom

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said he was shocked by a news report ostensibly quoting the Benue State Governor Sam Ortom as saying that the VP was warned of the savage and inhumane killings by alleged herdsmen in Logo and Guma local government areas which took place on the 1st of January 2018.

The Nation

Buhari: Killers of Benue farmers’ll be punished

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to fish out the herdsmen who killed no fewer than 73 farmers in New Year’s Day in Benue State.

Vanguard

Taraba killings: We smell conspiracy among FG, Police, herdsmen — CAN

The leadership of Taraba State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN,  yesterday, disclosed that there was a grand conspiracy among the Federal Government, the police and killer Fulani herdsmen over the recent killings across Nigeria, particularly in the state.

Punch

EFCC moves to seize fresh Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N7.3bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has started a fresh move to seize funds in 15 bank accounts linked with the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

The Sun

Benue killings getting out of hand – Onaiyekan

The metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has expressed deep concern over the recent killing of over 70 persons in Benue State.

Thisday

Ekiti Bars Fayemi, Ex-Commissioner from Public Office over

Alleged Corruption

Indicted by the judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government, a former governor and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and his Finance Commissioner, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, have been barred from holding any public office in the state and Nigeria for 10 years.

Daily Times

Lasa Fever‎: Enugu NMA inaugurates 22-man committee

The Enugu State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Monday inaugurated a 22-member committee on Lasa Fever following reported re-emergence of the disease in the South East.

Guardian

We’ve no land for cattle colony, Benue leaders tell Buhari

Benue leaders led by Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday declared that their state had no empty land to be designated as a cattle colony as being proposed by the Federal Government.

Daily Trust

Buhari will win again — APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Prince Chamberlain Adiaso, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will run and win the 2019 presidential election.


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