Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 18th February

Punch

Presidency seeks govs, N’Assembly’s support on state police

The Presidency on Saturday hinted that necessary constitutional amendments would be done on the issue of state police as soon as it got more support from state governors and the National Assembly.

Vanguard

MYSTERY SERPENT: Suspect was diligent until story about snake swallowing N36m JAMB money broke – Co-workers 

Last weekend, a story broke that a mysterious snake had swallowed over N36million belonging to the Benue State office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Makurdi.

The Sun

TINUBU’S ASSIGNMENT TO RECONCILE APC, A SMART MOVE – AJOMALE

The assignment given to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is seen by some cynics as a risky political venture. However, in this interview, Chairman, Lagos State chapter of the party, Henry Ajomale, commends the President for the initiative, insisting that Tinubu has all it takes to resolve all the lingering crises.

Thisday

IBIKUNLE AMOSUN: It is Whoever We Present that Will Win Ogun Governorship Election

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in this interview with ARISE NEWS CHANNEL Anchor, Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, speaks on Ogun gubernatorial race, the call on President Buhari not to seek re-election, efforts by the state to get Lagos State to refund income tax collected from residents of Ogun working in Lagos, his vision and how he wants to be remembered after leaving office. Excerpts:

Daily Times

Buhari’s re-election bid: Obasanjo, Babangida cannot play God- Idahosa‎

Hon. Charles Idahosa, a prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State is the former Special Adviser on Political Matters to former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Guardian

Cleric berates politicians for politicising national issues

Nigerians have been advised to stop politicising serious national issues that divide the country along religious line.

Daily Trust

Man docked for allegedly setting girlfriend’s house ablaze

A 27-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ede, has been arraigned in a Kubwa Grade I Area Court for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s house on fire.

Tribune

18 killed, 22 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno fish market ―Police

THREE suicide bombers simultaneously detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on their bodies at a crowded fish market in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

The Nation

2019: PDP rejects automatic tickets for Atiku, other defectors

There will be no automatic ticket in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for defectors from other parties when the PDP meets  to pick its candidates later this year for the 2019 elections, The Nation can now reveal.

 

 


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