Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 15th December

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Punch

Fayose asks govs to conduct LG polls

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has urged his colleagues to conduct elections in the local governments, saying caretaker committee was an aberration.

http://www.punchng.com/fayose-asks-govs-to-conduct-lg-polls/

Vanguard

Fuel subsidy to go next year, FG to sell petrol at N97 per litre

LAGOS — Following increased pressure on revenue and the expenditure profile, the Federal Government has finally yielded to domestic and international pressures to remove fuel subsidy

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/fuel-subsidy-to-go-next-year/

The Sun

Yuguda, Bafarawa, Dasuki, others face N13.6bn trial today

FORMER National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa and ex-minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda will, today, be ar- raigned before Justice Peter Affen of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on money laundering allegations and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N13.6 billion.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/yuguda-bafarawa-dasuki-others-face-n13-6bn-trial-today/

ThisDay

Dokpesi Gets Bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja granted bail to the founder of Daar Communication Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, in a money laundering suit brought against him by the Federal Government, according to an online news report by Premium Times.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/dokpesi-gets-bail/227964/

Daily Trust

PDP not comfortable with anti-corruption war – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not comfortable with the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Leadership

FG Spent Over N1trn Subsidy In 2015 – Kachikwu

The minister of state for petroleum and group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday disclosed that the total subsidy figure in 2015, when taken along with the expenses of the NNPC, was in excess of N1 trillion.

http://leadership.ng/news/483359/fg-spent-n1trn-subsidy-2015-kachikwu

National Mirror

Anti-graft war: Dogara warns c’ttee heads against bribery

House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday warned lawmakers, especially chairmen and their deputies to shun acts of corruption in order not to compromise the image and mission of the 8th National Assembly.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/anti-graft-war-dogara-warns-cttee-heads-against-bribery/

Tribune

PDP tackles Information Minister over state of economy

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to the claim by Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, blaming the past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration for the current poor state of the nation’s economy.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/pdp-tackles-information-minister-over-state-of-economy

The Nation

DPO gets 10 years for killing subsidy protester

Justice Olabisi Akinlade of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere yesterday sentenced a former Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr. Segun Fabunmi, to 10 years in prison for manslaughter.

http://thenationonlineng.net/dpo-gets-10-years-for-killing-subsidy-protester/

Premium Times

At least 60 killed, 28 injured in Shi’ites, Army clash in Zaria – Hospital

Authorities at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, have said 60 bodies were brought to the facility after members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and troops of the Nigerian Army clashed on Saturday.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/195211-at-least-60-killed-28-injured-in-shiites-army-clash-in-zaria-hospital.html

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