Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 22nd December



FG dismisses ISIS claim on killings in Nigeria

The Federal Government has denied the figures being bandied by Islamic State Iraq and Syria concerning the number of attacks carried out by Boko Haram and the number of people killed by the terrorists in Nigeria in the last two months.


BIAFRA: Stop using MASSOB to dupe politicians, Uwazuruike tells expelled members

ABAFounder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has warned expelled members of the organization to stop using MASSOB to collect money from politicians.

The Sun

Nigeria cannot be one-party state –Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, declared yesterday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot turn Nigeria to a one-party state.
Fayose said this in Ado Ekiti yesterday at the inauguration of 16 newly-elected council chairmen in the state.


Boko Haram keeps a million children out of school: UNICEF

The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than one million children out of school, the UN children’s agency reported on Tuesday, highlighting fears that a lack of education will fuel further radicalism in and around Nigeria.

Daily Times

ourt registrar jailed 10-yrs for defrauding Gen. Bamaiyi

A Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja, on Monday, convicted a court registrar, Mrs Oluronke Idowu Rosulu, for aiding Fred Ajudua to defraud former Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi of $330,000.

Daily Trust

Kogi governorship: Faleke files suit at Tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate in the November 21 gubernatorial election in Kogi State, Mr James Abiodun Faleke, yesterday filed a suit at the Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja to challenge his non declaration as the Kogi governor-elect.

National Mirror

Dickson, Sylva trade words over rerun poll

As the candidates of the People Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressive Congress, APC, set for another run of election to determine who wins the Bayelsa gubernatorial poll, both campaign teams are presently in a war of words with the Seriake Dickson’s team, boasting that former Governor Timipre Sylva will be humiliated during the January 9, 2016 rescheduled poll.


Falana Asks EFCC To Probe Okonjo-Iweala, Dasuki Over Diversion Of $4bn Abacha Loot

A legal luminary and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate how $4 billion recovered from former military Head of State, the late GenSani Abacha was spend by the federal government.

The Nation

Buhari: we’ll stop military weapons purchase fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday spoke of his administration’s plan to sanitise defence purchase procedure, which went crazy in the Goodluck Jonathan administration.


Ajaokuta steel company will commence full operation soon – Fayemi

Minister for Solid Mineral Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, said that plans are on ground to fix Ajaokuta Steel company for it to commence full operation in no distant time.


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