Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 13th March

Punch

We’re negotiating Dapchi, Chibok girls’ rescue, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the desire of the Federal Government was to have the schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect from Chibok and Dapchi back alive.

Vanguard

Okorocha has destroyed Imo economy, medical practioners cry out

OWERRI—THE Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, ACMPN, has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of “mindlessly destroying Imo economy” with  over N3.5 trillion allegedly lost to the state’s urban renewal programme.

The Sun

Edo: Market women laud Benin monarch’s curse on human traffickers

Edo State market women have hailed the courage of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, for placing a curse on human traffickers, pledging to abide by the monarch’s orders.

Thisday

Buhari in Benue, Asks Nigerians to Stop Escalating Herdsmen-Farmers’ Clashes

In his first visit to Benue State since he assumed office almost three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday called on Nigerians to refrain from escalating the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen in Benue and other states in the country, even as he appealed to Nigerians to continue to be accommodative and live together in peace.

Guardian

In Benue, Buhari finds IGP Idris defied relocation order

Two months after he directed Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris (IGP) to relocate to Benue State and stop killings by herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari discovered only yesterday that his order was not carried out.

Daily Times

Shehu Sani urges President Buhari to name those who lobbied Osinbajo to Make them VP during death rumour

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani,has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to name those who lobbied the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), to make them Vice President when the it was rumoured that he was dead.

Tribune

Buhari meets US Secretary of State, Tillerson, in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Leadership

FG Committed To Increasing Power Supply – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday reassured Nigerians of the federal government’s commitment to ensuring that the country makes steady growth in power supply.

The Nation

‘N62.3b fraud: EFCC freezes 30 accounts of ex-NSITF boss, seizes 37 assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen 30 accounts and seized 37 assets  allegedly belonging to the former Chairman of the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olojeme.

The Herald

“I’m Surprised IG of Police Snubbed My Orders”- Buhari

President Buhari during his visit to Benue state said that the actions of the Inspector General of Police as regards the orders given to him to stay in Benue were surprising.


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