Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 13th January

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Punch

Jonathan gave me N400m, Metuh opens up

Detained National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has said he is cooperating with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

http://www.punchng.com/jonathan-gave-n400m-metuh-opens/

Vanguard

Ojukwu’s niece, others arrested in 2.24kg drug bust

Lagos—Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested Ijeoma Ojukwu, a niece to late politician, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu and three others just as the anti-graft agency quizzed one of its staff over the importation of 2.24 kilogrammes of cocaine from Brazil.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/ojukwus-niece-others-arrested-in-2-24kg-drug-bust/

The Sun

2016 national budget missing

There are strong indications yesterday that this year’s national budget submitted to the  joint session of the National Assembly on December 22, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari, may be missing. This is even as Senate President Bukola Saraki visited Buhari at the Presidential Villa, yesterday.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/2016-national-budget-missing/

Thisday

FG Earmarks N140m to Fight Lassa Fever, Death Toll Now 41

In an effort to step up the fight against Lassa fever, the federal government on Tuesday earmarked the sum of N140 million as funds to tackle the disease.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-earmarks-n140m-to-fight-lassa-fever-death-toll-now-41/230135/

Daily Times

Metuh: PDP Reps issue 48-hour ultimatum to EFCC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives on Tuesday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release the detained National Public-ity Secretary of the party, Olisah Metuh, accused of money laundering. Also, the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, on Tuesday, said there was never a time that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party advised former President Goodluck Jonathan to speak on the ongoing investigation on the $2.1 billion arms’ deal scandal.

http://dailytimes.com.ng/metuh-pdp-reps-issue-48-hour-ultimatum-efcc/

Guardian

Emerhor, APC move to appeal guber ruling at apex court

DISSATISFIED by the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal, Benin City, Edo State which upheld the election of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer in the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial polls, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and his party are to contest the judgment at the Supreme Court.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/01/emerhor-apc-move-to-appeal-guber-ruling-at-apex-court/

 

National Mirror

Human trafficking: Immigration arrests two suspects, rescues 29 victims

Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has arrested two suspected human traffickers alongside with 29 victims found with them.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/human-trafficking-immigration-arrests-two-suspects-rescues-29-victims/

Nigerian Pilot

DasukiGate: UPN didn’t authorise members to collect money

Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, has said it did not authorise any member of the party to collect any money on its behalf to support any presidential candidate during the election.

http://nigerianpilot.com/dasukigate-upn-didnt-authorise-members-to-collect-money/

New Telegraph

Reps pass bill to restructure EFCC, 12 others

The House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading a bill seeking to restructure the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), by amending section 2 (1) (a) (ii) of the principal act to ensure that the Chairman of the agency is not a serving officer but a retired official of the security or law enforcement agencies of the country.

http://newtelegraphonline.com/reps-pass-bill-restructure-efcc-12-others/

Premium Times

PDP denies asking Jonathan to speak up on Dasuki scandal

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has denied asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to speak up on the $2.1 billion arms scandal allegedly involving former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and some top politicians.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/196682-pdp-denies-asking-jonathan-to-speak-up-on-dasuki-scandal.html

 

 

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