Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 16th January

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Punch News

Poor teacher quality killing Nigerian public schools –Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has identified poor quality of teachers as one of the factors contributing to the continued decadence and loss of confidence in the Nigerian public schools.

Vanguard

From bats to rats as Lassa takes off where Ebola stopped

In an ironical twist of fate, West Africa has been declared free of the two-year Ebola epidemic just as the sub-region is facing a renewed disease epidemic threat in the guise of Lassa fever. For most West Africans, particularly Nigerians that had an unpalatable taste of the devastating Ebola outbreak, it isn’t yet time to heave a sigh of relief.

The Sun

2016 budget controversy: PDP asks NASS to impeach Buhari

National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the National Assembly to commence  impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for what it called  “various constitutional  breaches especially the submission of two versions of the 2006 budget.”

Thisday

Police Nab Suspected Scammer for Demanding $5,000

The Police have arrested a suspected cyber scammer, Elom Nzube for allegedly impersonating a Tanzanian, Dr. Reginald Remengi and blackmailing Mrs. Tinu Abiola, the Managing Director, HTM International Nigeria Ltd.

Daily Times

BREAKING: First case of Lassa Fever confirmed in Lagos

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos has confirmed the first case of Lassa fever in Lagos State.

Guardian

Budget Switch: Group Calls On Buhari To Sack Enang, Sumaila


AGAINST the backdrop of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s disclosure that the original budget was ‘switched’ by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, a group, Proper Legislative Initiative has called for the immediate sack of Senior Special Assistants to the President on National Assembly Matters, Enang and Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila (Senate and House of Representatives respectively).

Daily Trust

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, who visited Nigeria recently, said the visit was not to negotiate loans. Lagarde’s clarification came amid public cynicism and apprehension over the real purpose of her visit.
Read more at http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/business/assessing-the-gains-of-lagarde-s-visit-to-nigeria/129192.html#bXSQml0oEkEZ3v9c.99

National Mirror

N5,000 stipend not for all unemployed — FG

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said no country in the world can afford to pay stipend to her citizens to be indolent, saying Nigeria will not be different while giving the N5,000 stipend for unemployed people by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

The Nation

Oshiomhole: How Jonathan threatened to cage me

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has disclosed how former President Goodluck Jonathan threatened to contain him after May 29 for throwing his weight behind the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 general elections.

Daily Independent

Gov Bello Sues For Peace As Niger Elects Chairmen, Councilors In 25 LGCsnewspapers-300x209

Citizens of Niger state will in less than 24 hours commence election of candidates of their choice as chairmen and councilors for the 25 local government councils and 274 Wards that made up the state.

 

 

 

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