Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 14th January




Naira drops to 302/dollar, stocks near 3½-year low

The naira extended its decline against the United States dollar on Wednesday, falling to 302 at the parallel market, down from 300 on Tuesday.


Lassa fever claims first death in Abuja

One person has died from Lassa Fever in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, taking deaths from the virus countrywide to 43, the health minister said on Wednesday.

The Sun

Why I’m backing Buhari’s anti-corruption fight –Ayade

GOVERNOR of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has given reasons why he is in total support of President Muhammadu Bu­hari’s administration anti-corruption war.


Which Banana Peel Must PMB Avoid in 2016?

Since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power on a wave of popularity in May, 2015, he has been extremely careful not to make avoidable mistakes which may cost his administration dear. However, many disgruntled citizens have started asking him to change his style of governance, with some actually calling for his head in a new online petition. As the president moves to bring the promised change to Nigerians in this 2016, what potential banana peel/s must he avoid to meet the development aspirations of the populace?


UN to assess rehabilitation of women and children freed from Boko Haram

Three United Nations human rights experts will visit Nigeria from 18 to 22 January 2016 to examine the measures to assist in the rehabilitation and reintegration of the women and children who escaped or were liberated from Boko Haram captivity.

Daily Trust

Panel on ‘missing’ budget to submit report today – Saraki

The Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday said the panel constituted on missing budget will submit its report today. Our correspondent reports that the news of the missing 2016 budget emanated after a 90-minute closed door session of the Senate on Tuesday.


Policemen On Domestic Errands To Be Arrested

The chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr Mike Okiro, has directed that any policeman found on domestic errand or escorting unauthorised persons will be arrested.

The Nation

$2.1b cash: Metuh under fire for tearing statement

Lawyers said yesterday that the fact that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh tore his statement at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commisssion (EFCC) does not in any way stop him from prosecution.


Dasukigate: Alaafin disowns TCN cautions authority on corruption fight

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on Wednesday, disowned Traditional Council of Nigeria (TCN), which was believed to have collected a certain amount from the $2.1 billion arms deal  spearheaded by a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd), currently standing trial.

Daily Independent

Ogun At 40: PMB To Inaugurate 40 Developmental Projects

Ogun State government, on Wednesday insisted that it will commemorate 40 years of the creation of the state by inaugurating 40 developmental projects.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here