Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 12th January

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Punch

APC’ll not apologise to anyone over anti-corruption war – Odigie-Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said despite the criticism of partisanship trailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war, the party owes no one any apology.

http://www.punchng.com/apcll-not-apologise/

Vanguard

We won’t release Metuh, until he returns N400m — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that the continued detention of the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is due to his unwillingness to admit and return the ‘over N400 million’ he allegedly received from embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/we-wont-release-metuh-until-he-returns-n400m-efcc/

The Sun

Nwobodo was smuggled into APC – Party spokeman

Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) South-East Leadership Caucus, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, alleged yesterday that former old Anambra State governor, Chief Jim Nwobodo, was smuggled into APC through the window.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/nwobodo-was-smuggled-into-apc-party-spokeman/

Thisday

Diya, Others Task Nigerians to Support Buhari

Former Chief of General Staff,  General Oladipo Diya (rtd), former Deputy Governor of Lagos State,  Kofoworola  Akerele and  Anthony Adefuye have called on Nigerians to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buahri  in its fight against corruption.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/diya-others-task-nigerians-to-support-buhari/230104/

Guardian

EFCC detains NBC boss, Mba, over alleged fraud

THE Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mba, was yesterday detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after honouring the commission’s invitation.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/01/efcc-detains-nbc-boss-mba-over-alleged-fraud/

Daily Trust

Sylva to challenge Bayelsa gov election results

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Bayelsa State governorship election, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday vowed to challenge the results of the election at the tribunal.

National Mirror

CBN now conduit pipe for politicians –Bakare

Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly and former Vice Presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Pastor Tunde Bakare, yesterday raised the alarm that Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has become a conduit pipe for politicians to drain the nation.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/cbn-now-conduit-pipe-for-politicians-bakare/

Leadership

Dasukigate: Implicated PDP Members Acted On Their Own – PDP Deputy Spokesman

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abdullahi Jalo, has exonerated the party from the arms gate scandal, challenging party chieftains implicated in the scandal to declare whether or not they collected those monies for the party.

http://leadership.ng/news/490895/dasukigate-implicated-pdp-members-acted-pdp-deputy-spokesman

The Nation

Metuh to EFCC: I’d rather starve than refund N400m

Detectives have hit a stalemate in their bid to recover the N400 million traced to a company in which Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh has a stake.

http://thenationonlineng.net/metuh-to-efcc-id-rather-starve-than-refund-n400m/

Tribune

We collected money but we didn’t know it was money for arms says SDP

Social Democratic Party (SDP) has nothing to do with the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

http://tribuneonlineng.com/we-collected-n100m-but-we-didnt-know-it-was-money-for-arms-purchase-says-sdp

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