Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 27th December



Dasuki: Implement Elumelu, Lawan reports, Yakasai tells Buhari

Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Council, Tanko Yakasai, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his anti-corruption campaign to the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.


Bloody Christmas in Borno as Boko Haram kills 14, burns entire village

At least 14 people were killed and several others injured by Boko Haram gunmen in a Christmas Day attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes said Saturday.


Buhari’s Template for Economic Revival

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2016 budget proposal with estimate of N6.08 trillion for what he termed a budget designed to revive the economy. Damilola Oyedele who x-rays the President’s template for the economy, expresses the hope that the document will meet Nigerians’ aspiration

The Sun

Biafra agitators celebrate Xmas on Aba streets

Members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) celebrated this year’s Christmas on the streets of Aba as they protested the continued detention of the director of Radio Biafra and leader of the IPOB by the federal government.


OBASI: To Tackle Biafra, Let Govt Show Fairness To All

THE immediate trigger was the October 19 arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) of Nnamdi Nwannekaenyi Kanu, leader of a separatist organisation, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and director of Radio Biafra, an unlicensed station urging violent struggle to achieve independence for Biafra in Nigeria’s South east.

Daily Trust

10 Biggest Challenges For Buhari in 2016

Having laid the structure for governance, especially with the appointment of key personnel and ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari’s real test in office would probably be in 2016. The president has shown himself ready to ride out the storm into the coming year, with the presentation of his 2016 appropriation bill to the National Assembly last week.


FG Targets 13,000MW Solar Electricity – Amina Mohammed

The Federal Government will develop about 13,000 megawatts (13 gigawatts) of off-grid electricity from solar energy, the Minister of Environment, Hajiya Amina Mohammed has disclosed.

The Nation

$2.1b arms scandal: PDP ex-national chair Bello, son for trial

All is set for the commencement of the trial of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Haliru Bello Mohammed and his son, Abbah for alleged corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.

New Telegraph

Insurgency: Army to deploy soldiers to porous areas

The Nigerian Army is set to deploy troops to all porous zones in Gombe State in an effort to further checkmate the activities of insurgents.

Nigerian Pilot

Lai Mohammed should relocate to Sambisa in Borno State – Gov Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on Nigerians to pray specially for President Mohammadu Buhari; saying; “The President needs God to give him the necessary wisdom to be able to find solution to the country’s economic and security problems.”


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