Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 20th December

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Punch

2016: FG cuts INEC, NASS, amnesty budgets by N65bn

The Federal Government is proposing a total reduction of about N65.28bn in the budgetary allocation of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the National Assembly and the Presidential Amnesty Programme, investigations have revealed.

http://www.punchng.com/2016-fg-cuts-inec-nass-amnesty-budgets-by-n65bn/

Vanguard

Appeal Court annuls Amore’s election

ASABA- THE court of Appeal sitting in Benin city, Edo State, yesterday, annulled the election of the Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Ighoyota Amori of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/appeal-court-annuls-amores-election/

The Sun

Buhari’ll destroy our democracy –Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose is at it again. This time, the 55 years old Afao born political dynamite is spit­ting fire again warning that if President Muhammadu Buhari refuses to tread softly and play by the rule of the game, he will soon crash the country’s hard earned democracy.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/buharill-destroy-our-democracy-fayose/

ThisDay

We Need Better Communication, Not Civil War, Obasanjo Tells Pro-Biafra Agitators

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace peace and dialogue instead of beating war drums, saying what the nation needs right now is better communication and not to go on another round of civil war.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/we-need-better-communication-not-civil-war-obasanjo-tells-pro-biafra-agitators/228473/

Guardian

Governorship Poll: Between Bayelsa, And Abia

IN a constitutional democracy like ours, there is no alternative to constitutionalism and rule of law. Whether in election, criminal or civil matter, the first and last resort for all is the court,…

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/12/governorship-poll-between-bayelsa-and-abia/

 

Leadership

Obama Appoints Another Nigerian Adviser

President Barack Obama has appointed Ms. Bukola Oriola, a Nigerian-American journalist as Deputy National Security Adviser for international economics. She will serve as a member of the US advisory council on human trafficking.

http://leadership.ng/news/484853/obama-appoints-another-nigerian-adviser

National Mirror

Mr. Nyesom Wike: Sitting on a shaky mandate

Mr. Nyesom Wike is fighting the battle of his life as he is resting on one leg to maintain his position as the governor of Rivers State. The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja last Wednesday sacked him as governor and ordered a rerun of the April gubernatorial election in Rivers State, which produced him as governor.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/mr-nyesom-wike-sitting-on-a-shaky-mandate/

The Nation

N31b fraud: Anenih, George, Odili, others may refund N630m slush fund

Some former and serving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the House of Representatives may have to refund about N600million allegedly shared to them under the last dispensation for the purpose of seeking re-election.

http://thenationonlineng.net/n31b-fraud-anenih-george-odili-others-may-refund-n630m-slush-fund/

Nigerian Pilot

How DPO assaulted pregnant woman, kicked out 2 months pregnancy

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has continued to read riot act to officers and men of Nigeria Police, especially on handling of civil matters and especially civilians.

http://nigerianpilot.com/how-dpo-assaulted-pregnant-woman-kicked-out-2-months-pregnancy/

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