Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 8th February

 

 

Punch

IBB: Afegbua visits police, released after two-hour interaction

Kassim Afegbua, the media aide to former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, on Wednesday visited the Force Headquarters, Abuja, in connection with the order to his arrest by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Vanguard

Inability to move motion for bail exposes fake lawyer who has

15 years ‘experience’ 

LAGOS—A middle-aged man, who has been ‘working’ as a lawyer for 15 years, was exposed, Tuesday, at a magistrate court in Ojo area of Lagos by his inability to move a motion for bail.

The Sun

JUST IN: Plateau gov. sacks all 17 commissioners

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has relieved all his 17 commissioners of their duties and directed them to hand over to Permanent Secretaries in their respective ministries with immediate effect.

Thisday

Obasanjo: I Have No Candidate For 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo wednesday declared that he had no candidate for any political office in the 2019 general elections, saying he would remain an elder statesman with a passion for a greater Nigeria.

Daily Trust

2019: CAN wants support for credible candidates

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised Nigerians not to vote criminals into power, but credible candidates with integrity.

Guardian

‘Babangida fully behind me,’ says Afegbua

The spokesman for former military President Ibrahim Babangida, Kassim Afegbua, yesterday reported at the Police Headquarters 48 hours after being declared wanted over the controversial press statement he issued on behalf of his principal.

Leadership

Army Launches Operation ‘Cat Race’ In Benue Valley

The Nigerian Army announced yesterday that it has concluded plans to deploy its troops to conduct operation Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) from next week Thursday in a bid to tackle armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in some volatile states in the country.

Tribune

BREAKING: Fulani herdsmen kill SARS boss in Oyo

 

The officer in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Saki unit, in Oyo State Police Command, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, was, on Tuesday night, macheted to death by Fulani herdsmen during an operation in a forest on Saki-Ogbooro road, in Oke-Ogun area of the state.

The Nation

DSS invites IBB’s spokesman, Afegbua

Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, has been invited the Department of State Services (DSS).

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