Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 24th December

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Punch

Allocation: APC misinforming the public, says Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has refuted allegations by the All Progressives Congress that the state got N1.9bn and not N1.3bn as federal allocation in December.

http://www.punchng.com/allocation-apc-misinforming-the-public-says-fayose/

Vanguard

Biafra: Judge hands-off Kanu, others’ trial

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, withdrew from the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/biafra-judge-hands-off-kanu-others-trial/

The Sun

Onitsha killings: IPOB drags FG to court, demands N8.5bn compensation

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed an N8.9 billion suit against the Federal Government for alleged killing of their members at separate incidences in Onit­sha, Anambra State.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/onitsha-killings-ipob-drags-fg-to-court-demands-n8-5bn-compensation/

ThisDay

Naira Appreciates on Parallel Market after CBN Dollar Sales

The naira firmed to N266 to the dollar on the unofficial market on Wednesday, gaining 1.5 per cent after the Central Bank of Nigeria sold dollars to exchange houses and as demand for the US currency slowed, traders said.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/naira-appreciates-on-parallel-market-after-cbn-dollar-sales/228758/

Daily Times

Kanu causes stir in court, stalls fresh trial

Attempt by the Federal Government to arraign the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi on six-count charge of treasonable felony before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday was stalled amidst a mild drama as Kanu told the judge he has no confidence in his court.

http://dailytimes.com.ng/kanu-causes-stir-court-stalls-fresh-trial/

Guardian

Controversy trails Buhari’s policy announcement abroad

THE use of foreign platforms to make policy statements by President Muhammadu Buhari has triggered a controversy as many critics of his administration are questioning the motives behind the announcements when Nigeria has a press that is reputed to be the most vibrant in Africa.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/12/controversy-trails-buharis-policy-announcement-abroad/

 

Daily Trust

Bailout: APC wants Taraba govt probed

The Taraba state chairman of the All progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Hassan Jika Ardo, has called on the federal government to probe how the state government spent the 9.4 billion Naira bailout funds.

Leadership

Rivers: Sacked Perm Secs Drag Wike To Court

Eight out of the 17 permanent secretaries, who were recently retired from the Rivers State Civil Service, have dragged Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike to the National Industrial Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

http://leadership.ng/news/486188/rivers-sacked-perm-secs-drag-wike-court

The Nation

280 Nigerians died, 43 missing in 2015 Hajj

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria’s (NHCN) Chairman Abdullahi Mohammed said yesterday that 280 Nigerians died from the crane incident at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on September 11 and the stampede in Mina on September 24

http://thenationonlineng.net/280-nigerians-died-43-missing-in-2015-hajj-2/

Tribune

Boko Haram largely defeated, December deadline met – FG

MINISTER of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos, on Wednesday, declared that the war against Boko Haram has been largely successful.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/boko-haram-largely-defeated-december-deadline-met-%E2%80%94fg

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