Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 19th December

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Punch

Remove subsidy now, Tinubu urges Buhari

National Leader of the All progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday in Kaduna,   asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately remove the subsidy on fuel, saying that it had overstayed its usefulness.

http://www.punchng.com/remove-subsidy-now-tinubu-urges-buhari/

Vanguard

APC is fostering a one-party state on Nigeria – PDP

The governors’ forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of being “bent on foisting a one-party state in Nigeria”.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/apc-is-fostering-a-one-party-state-on-nigeria-pdp/

The Sun

The S’East protests: Insurrectionists and the nation (1)

It began with the Ralph Uwazurike’s Move­ment for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). It took quite a while for security and strategy purists to come to terms with the notion of the ‘movement’, which was seen as no more in reality then than an Associa­tion…

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/the-seast-protests-insurrectionists-and-the-nation-1/

ThisDay

Nigeria Will Be Better Off with Buhari as EFCC Chairman

There is nothing wrong with fighting corruption. All those indicted must be severely punished according to the laws of our land. This has always been my position. However, running after treasury looters is a different thing from running the economy of a country. These are obviously two different things.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-will-be-better-off-with-buhari-as-efcc-chairman/228401/

Guardian

Appeal Court sacks Akwa Ibom governor, orders rerun

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday nullified the election of Emmanuel Udom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Akwa Ibom State.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/12/breaking-court-sacks-akwa-ibom-governor-orders-rerun/

Daily Trust

Army/Shiite clash: ‘ICC may intervene if…’

The organisation called Access to Justice has blamed the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Y. Buratai, over last Saturday’s crises between the Army and the Shiite Muslim sect, in Zaria, Kaduna State, which claimed scores of lives. Director of the organization Joseph Otteh and the programme Attorney Ifeanyi Odom, told reporters yesterday in Abuja that the International Criminal Court (ICC) of Justice may…

http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/army-shiite-clash-icc-may-intervene-if-/125094.html

Leadership

Rights Group Accuses Soldiers Of Disappearing With 5 Killed Pro- Biafra Agitators, 13 Injured Ones

An Onitsha-based human rights group has raised alarm that soldiers from Onitsha Military Cantonment have disappeared with the corpses of about five members of the pro-Biafra agitators.

http://leadership.ng/news/484602/rights-group-accuses-soldiers-disappearing-5-killed-pro-biafra-agitators-13-injured-ones

National Mirror

Army versus al-Zak-Zaky: Another Boko Haram in the making?

Leaving up to its ‘notoriety’, the Nigerian social media went on overdrive minutes after the first bullet felled the protesting Shiite along Sokoto Road, Zaria, Kaduna.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/army-versus-al-zak-zaky-another-boko-haram-in-the-making/

Tribune

Resign if you can’t pay N18,000 minimum wage NLC tells governors

THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked any of the nation’s 36 state governors who is unable to pay the N18,000 minimum wage to resign immediately.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/resign-if-you-can%E2%80%99t-pay-n18000-minimum-wage-nlc-tells-governors

Tribune

I’m a radical emir, says Sanusi

Former Central Bank Governor and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has said that he graduated from the late Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman’s school of progressive struggle to become a teacher, banker and now a radical emir.

http://thenationonlineng.net/im-a-radical-emir-says-sanusi/

 

 

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