Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 15th January



Senate summons CBN governor over weak naira

The Senate on Thursday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to appear before it next week Tuesday to explain the alarming weakening of the nation’s currency against the United States dollar.


Medical doctor dies of Lassa Fever in Rivers

PORT HARCOURT—A medical doctor with Rivers State-owned Braithwait Memorial Specialist Hospital, BMH, Dr. Livy Ijamala, has died from Lassa Fever, bringing to three the number of people killed by the disease in the state.

The Sun

Boko Haram Terrorists Now Disguise As Fruit And Vegetable Sellers – Nigerian Military

The Nigerian military has warned the public of a new tactic in use by the extremist Boko Haram sect to move Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) around in order to unleash deadly attacks on the public.


Senate: Presidency Smuggled ‘Fake’ Budget into N’Assembly

After days of confusion over the whereabouts of the 2016 Appropriation Bill, the Senate finally disclosed yesterday that the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari for National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, smuggled “fake” copies of the bill into the National Assembly.

Daily Times

Edo 2016: Grumblings in APC over Oshiomhole’s backing for Obaseki

Less than three months to the March governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, there are loud grumblings within many camps in the party over the seeming support one of the aspirants is receiving from outgoing governor Adams Oshiomhole.


Oshiomhole breaks silence, speaks on successor

EDO State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday broke his silence over his position on the choice of his successor as he told members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state that while he would ensure there are primaries, he, however, would not be indifferent to the choice of his successor from the lot that arejostling for the party’s gubernatorial ticket.

Daily Trust

Tribunal dismisses application to stop Bello’s inauguration

Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal yesterday dismissed a motion exparte seeking for an interlocutory injunction to stop the January 27, 2016 swearing-in of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as Governor of Kogi state. Justice Halima Mohammed, the chairman of the three-member panel, who dismissed the motion exparte filed by the Labour Party (LP) against the Kogi Governor-elect at the tribunal’s sitting in Lokoja, said the application was incompetent.


EFCC Files Corruption Charge Against Metuh

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a seven -count charge of alleged corruption against the detained National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh.

The Nation

Metuh transferred N21m to Anenih, EFCC alleges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that a former Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anthony Anenih, benefited from the N400million allegedly received by the party’s spokesman, Olisa Metuh.



Budget: PDP wants NASS to commence impeachment against Buhari

THE National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, called on  the National Assembly to commence impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari, for the various constitutional breaches he had committed since his assumption of office, especially the submission of two versions of the 2016 appropriation Bill before the National Assembly



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