Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 21st December

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Punch

Arms scandal: EFCC plans to write ex-President Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may write former President Goodluck Jonathan in connection with its ongoing investigation into arms procurement scam, The PUNCH has learnt.

http://www.punchng.com/arms-scandal-efcc-plans-to-write-ex-president-jonathan/

Vanguard

Why Buhari is trusted in Yorubaland — Gen Diya

Lieutenant General Donaldson Oladipo Diya (Retd) was Chief of General Staff, CGS, during the military regime of late General Sani Abacha (1993 – 1997)

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/why-buhari-is-trusted-in-yorubaland-gen-diya/

The Sun

Reps may invite Okonjo-Iweala over withdrawal of N1.17bn Sokoto River Basin fund

HOUSE of Representa­tives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the with­drawal of N1.17 billion meant for the Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority (SRRBA) may invite former Finance min­ister, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala to shed light on the matter.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/reps-may-invite-okonjo-iweala-over-withdrawal-of-n1-17bn-sokoto-river-basin-fund/

ThisDay

Faleke Storms Kogi Tribunal Monday

Running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Kogi State gubernatorial election, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, is set to file his petition before the governorship election petition tribunal  monday.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/faleke-storms-kogi-tribunal-monday/228544/

Daily Times

Political associates, friends shun Dokpesi’s son’s wedding

As son of Dr Raymond Dokpesi got married in Abuja on Saturday, political allies of the embattled Chairman of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) were found wanting in attendance. The wedding of Williams Dokpesi to his heartthrob, Diane at Emerald Park and Recreation, Area 3, Abuja…

http://dailytimes.com.ng/political-associates-friends-shun-dokpesis-sons-wedding/

 

Guardian

Nigerian troops kill 12 Boko Haram fighters: military

Nigerian troops have killed 12 Boko Haram fighters and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from the hardline Islamist group whose six-year insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, a military spokesman said.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/12/nigerian-troops-kill-12-boko-haram-fighters-military/

National Mirror

Buhari’ll fulfill pre-election, health promises –Adewole

Amidst fears of how to raise funds for 2016 budget, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, yesterday in Osogbo restated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government to fulfill all pre-election promises.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/buharill-fulfill-pre-election-health-promises-adewole/

Leadership

Falana Wants Buratai To Release All 70 Convicted Soldiers

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai must release all 66 soldiers, whose death sentence was commuted to 10 years imprisonment, including the four others who were left out of the exercise.

http://leadership.ng/news/485193/falana-wants-buratai-release-70-convicted-soldiers

The Nation

Okonjo-Iweala named in N1.17b ‘suspicious’ transfer

A House of Representatives ad hoc committee is probing the “suspicious” transfer to another account of N1.17bilion approved for a Federal Government agency.

http://thenationonlineng.net/okonjo-iweala-named-in-n1-17b-suspicious-transfer/

Tribune

I’ll emerge victorious at supreme court – Wike

RIVERS State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has declared that he will emerge victorious in the disputed April 11 governorship election in the state, calling on the people not to fear.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/i%E2%80%99ll-emerge-victorious-at-supreme-court-%E2%80%94wike

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