Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 12th March

 

 

Punch

I didn’t call for military coup, says Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has denied calling for military intervention in the affairs of Nigeria.

Vanguard

350 Niger Delta ex-militants to receive salary soon – FG

ABUJA—OVER 350 former Niger Delta militants that embraced the amnesty programme of the Federal Government and employed after their training will start receiving salaries immediately the  2018 appropriation is passed…

The Sun

Wike is Rivers’ God-sent governor –PDP

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers, has said Governor Nyesom Wike is divinely sent for Rivers people, judging by the transformation the state has witnessed since 2015.

Thisday

Senate: N13.5m Running Costs Included in Publicised N’Assembly Budget

Following fresh criticisms which have trailed the revelation that every senator receives about N13.5 million on a monthly basis, as running costs, the Senate has said there is nothing new about the disclosure as the figures have already been made public in the budget of the National Assembly.

Guardian

Kogi rescinds policy to sell off goverment property

Faced with criticism on its decision to out rightly sell off some legacy projects to finance the 2018 budget, the Kogi State Government has proposed back tracked on the controversial policy.

Leadership

End Killings Or Face Court Martial, Army Tells Field Commanders

In a bid to saturate the pressure mounted on it by the commander-in-chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army has given marching orders to its field commanders to immediately bring to an end the wanton killings in Benue, Taraba and Adamawa and other trouble states or face court martial.

Tribune

Herdsmen continue attacks on Plateau, hit Bassa

FOLLOWING persistent attacks on some villages in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State by some gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, the death toll in the attacks, which started on Wednesday, has risen to 20.

The Authority

Death toll in Plateau attacks hit 28, 2, 000 displaced

The death toll from the recent attacks in Josho of Daffo District in Bokkos Local Government Area and Nzharuvo community of Bassa Local Government Area has risen to 28.

The Nation

Senate: N13.5m monthly running cost no big deal

 The Senate yesterday confirmed that each senator collects N13.5m monthly as running cost in addition to N750,000 monthly salary/allowances.

The Herald

Shehu Sani Was Right To Have Revealed Senate’s Secret Salaries- Femi Falana

Citing the adamant secrecy of the federal law makers over their salaries, the senior advocate stated that amounted to a lack of public accountability 

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