Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 26th December

Punch

My ordeal in the hands of kidnappers –Prince Eke

Earlier this week, celebrity couple, Prince Eke and his wife, Muma G celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary and Prince Eke is exceptionally happy not only because of the anniversary but because he was released by his abductors who kidnapped him some days ago.

http://www.punchng.com/my-ordeal-in-the-hands-of-kidnappers-prince-eke/

Vanguard

FG will continue to provide logistics to end insurgency, Defence Minister reassures troops

The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Dan-Ali (rtd), has assured soldiers fighting insurgency in the North East of government’s commitment to provide the needed logistics to expeditiously end insurgency in the country.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/defence-minister-reiterates-fg-support-for-troops-fighting-insurgency-2/

The Sun

Buhari mourns Nnewi gas victims, condoles Lamido, CBN gov.

President Muham­madu Buhari has expressed deep regret over the loss of lives following Thursday’s gas explosion at an industrial complex in Nnewi, Anambra.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/buhari-mourns-nnewi-gas-victims-condoles-lamido-cbn-gov/

ThisDay

Former PDP Spokesman, Ikem, Jedy-Agba Defect to APC

The ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State has continued to deplete  as a former National Publicity Secretary of the party , Mr. Venatius Ikem, and a former governorship aspirant, Godwin  Jedy-Agba, have decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/former-pdp-spokesman-ikem-jedy-agba-defect-to-apc/228824/

Daily Times

Sea pirates kill one, injure six in Bayelsa

Armed men suspected to be sea-pirates, on Thursday, attacked a boat killing a 25-year-old man, identified as ThankGod, leaving six crew members severely injured in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

http://dailytimes.com.ng/sea-pirates-kill-one-injure-six-bayelsa/

Guardian

‘We Will Ensure Speedy Passage Of 2016 Budget’

SENATE President Bukola Saraki yesterday reassured that next year’s Budget proposal before the two chambers of the National Assembly would be accorded speedy passage to ensure its smooth implementation.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/12/we-will-ensure-speedy-passage-of-2016-budget/

Daily Trust

Shiites returning home, 3 rescued after 72 hours under rubble

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shiites, resident at the Gyellesu area of Zaria have started returning to their homes, the Kaduna State government said yesterday.

Leadership

Petrol To Sell Below N87 From January – Kachikwu

The federal government has disclosed that a new pump price of fuel would become effective on 1, January, 2016.

http://leadership.ng/news/486593/petrol-sell-n87-january-kachikwu

The Nation

Buhari: no group’ll hold Nigeria to ransom again

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday warned that any threat to Nigeria’s peace woud not be tolerated.

http://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-no-groupll-hold-nigeria-to-ransom-again/

 

Tribune

Army boss spends Christmas with troops says Boko Haram can’t operate in 2016

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has assured residents of the North East of a more peaceful region in 2016.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/army-boss-spends-christmas-with-troops-says-boko-haram-cant-operate-in-2016

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