Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 17th December

Punch

Dokpesi leaves jail after three days in Kuje prison

A businessman and founder of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, finally left detention on Wednesday after spending three days in Kuje prison in Abuja, where a Federal High Court in Abuja remanded him pending when he would meet the N400m bail conditions granted him with respect to N2.1bn fraud charges preferred against him

http://www.punchng.com/dokpesi-leaves-jail-after-three-days-in-kuje-prison/

Vanguard

There’s nothing indivisible about Nigeria – Agbakoba

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.  Agbakoba co-founded the Civil Liberty Organisation, CLO, in Nigeria and founded Human Rights Law Services.  In this interview, he spoke on the state of the nation, communication importance in government, President Muhammadu Buhari’s economy policies and others.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/theres-nothing-indivisible-about-nigeria-agbakoba/

The Sun

I robbed my madam to raise money for my mum’s surgery –Housemaid

THE Lagos State Police Command has arrested a housemaid who robbed her madam of cash and valu­ables worth several mil­lions of Naira.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/i-robbed-my-madam-to-raise-money-for-my-mums-surgery-housemaid/

ThisDay

Finance, Health Ministries, Others Fail Fiscal Responsibility Assessment

fiscal responsibility index initiated to assess the level of compliance of federal government ministries  with the fiscal responsibility act has identified the Ministries of Finance, Women Affairs and Health as some of the institutions lagging behind.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/finance-health-ministries-others-fail-fiscal-responsibility-assessment/228206/

Guardian

PDP wants Truth Commission to probe Buhari’s alleged receipt of gift from NSA

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that the denial by President Muhammadu Buhari on his alleged benefiting from funds relating to the arms deal scandal, underscores the need for a neutral and transparent body like an independent National Truth Commission to examine all issues relating to the handling of security votes and campaign funding.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/12/pdp-wants-truth-commission-to-probe-buharis-alleged-receipt-of-gift-from-nsa/

Daily Trust

We’ll address issues of inconclusive polls – INEC

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has assured Nigerians of the commission’s readiness to work towards ensuring that future elections were concluded in the first ballot.

National Mirror

$2.1bn arms deal: Allegation against Buhari, decoy to taint anti-graft war –Bamidele

Former member of the House of Rep­resentatives, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele has said that the allegation that President Muham­madu Buhari benefited from the $2 billion arms deal fraud allegedly per­petrated by the former Na­tional Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, was part of the design of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to stall the trial of those fingered in the scan­dal.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/2-1bn-arms-deal-allegation-against-buhari-decoy-to-taint-anti-graft-war-bamidele/

Leadership

Aregbesola Compensates Victims Of Road Construction With N1.3bn In Osun

The governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola yesterday disclosed that he had spent over #1.3billion on compensation to victims of structures separated to pave way for the dualization and expansion of roads in Osogbo, the state capital.

http://leadership.ng/news/483928/aregbesola-compensates-victims-road-construction-n1-3bn-osun

The Nation

N31b loot: EFCC goes after Dasuki’s, Yuguda’s assets

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives yesterday began a massive search for more assets of suspects in the N31 billion arms funds probe.

http://thenationonlineng.net/n31b-loot-efcc-goes-after-dasukis-yugudas-assets/

Tribune

Oyo not in debt- Ajimobi

OYO State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Wednesday, said the current financial crisis in the nation tested the managerial ability of its leaders, pointing out that the state government, in the last four years, embarked on several projects without being in debt.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/oyo-not-in-debt-%E2%80%94ajimobi

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