Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 11th January




TSA: Minister, Senate may clash over NCC budget

The decision by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, to include the Nigerian Communications Commission among the Federal Government agencies that must submit their annual budgets to the ministry for approval has pitted her against the National Assembly.


I didn’t share Jonathan’s rice as Xmas gift —Edo PDP gov aspirant

BENIN—A governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in this year’s  election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie  Ize-Iyamu, has denied allegations that he shared rice meant for the presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the state as his Christmas gift to Edo people.

The Sun

Nigeria may increase N1.84trn borrowings as oil slides below $33

NIGERIA may be on the verge of increasing its N1.84 trillion domestic and foreign borrowing as oil price fell to 11 year-lows hitting $32.64 last week.


Buratai: Army Vigilant for Defeated Boko Haram’s Change of Strategy

Chief of Army Staff, Leutenant General Tukur Buratai, has restated that Boko Haram has been defeated and assured that the army would remain vigilant for any change of strategy by the terrorists.


Police arrest two for impersonating Buhari security aides

TWO fake security men, who claimed to be President Mohammadu Buhari’s private security aides, were on Saturday arrested at the Afao-Ekiti country home of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose

Daily Trust

Election monitors express anger over Bayelsa polls

Civil Society groups that monitored the Bayelsa governorship supplementary elections under the umbrella of ‘Situation Room’ have expressed their disappointment over what transpired yesterday.


Bayelsa Rerun: Our Victory Was Painful — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the people of Bayelsa State for their support for its candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, which led to his victory at the just-concluded governorship election in the state.

National Mirror

Jafaru Isa’s release vindicates us on witch-hunt allegation –PDP

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said the release of an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, Brig. Gen. Jafaru Isa (rtd), by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, barely eight hours after his arrest has vindicated its position that the current corruption fight was a clamp-down mission on its leaders.

The Nation

EFCC to Falae, Odili, Ladoja: refund cash or face trial

All politicians who shared in the allegedly diverted $2.1billion arms cash must return what they got or face trial, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said.

Daily Independent

Dasukigate: SDP Backs Falae

Osun State Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Ademola Ishola, has described as rubbish the insinuation that the party’s National Chairman, Chief Olu Falae received N100 million from Dasuki as rubbish.

New Telegraph

Ahamba: Buhari is fighting selective graft war

Nigerian Pilot

Six feared killed as Dickson’s victory party turns bloody

The victory celebration by supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, has turned bloody with six persons feared killed.


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