Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 18th Janaury

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Punch

Jonathan turned CBN into ATM – Soludo

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of turning the CBN into the Presidency’s Automated Teller Machine to produce cash for the government.

Vanguard

Gas Pipeline bombing: We are closing in on perpetrators – JTF Commander

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of turning the CBN into the Presidency’s Automated Teller Machine to produce cash for the government.

The Sun

Pipeline bombings: Soldiers declare war on militants, comb creeks

COMMANDER of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Ma­jor General Okunola, who led his troop to inspect one of the blown up pipelines at Egwa II community in Warri South West, has said the Army will hold commu­nity leaders in whose domain such bombing took place re­sponsible for any act of sabo­tage in their area.

Thisday

Ayade Rejects Proposal to Introduce New Taxes, Says We’ll Rather Task Our Brains

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State yesterday insisted that his administration would not impose further taxes on the people but would rather harness the natural resources that abound to better the lot of the people.

Daily Times

Buhari directs Customs to transfer relief materials to IDPs

President Muhammudu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to transfer relief items in various customs warehouses to designated officials for onward distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Guardian

Presidency confirms writing to NASS over budget crisis

PRESIDENCY disclosed yesterday that it had written to the National Assembly leadership regarding the crisis generated by the 2016 budget proposal.

Daily Trust

APC: We have no hand in Kogi Assembly crisis

The Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday distanced itself from the current leadership crisis rocking the state House of Assembly. APC state chairman Alhaji Haddy Ametuo in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, voiced the party’s readiness to hit the ground running as soon as it took over power from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP on January 27 because the task ahead was ‘very enormous’.

Leadership

‘PDP’s Persecution, Ploy To Cover PMB, APC’s Governance Lapses’

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the ongoing corruption charge against its members is a ploy by President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government to cover up its lack of ideas on governance.

The Nation

N34b: Why I’ve not gone to court, by Tompolo

A Leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Chief Government Ekpemupolo, has explained why he has not appeared in court on the alleged N34 billion fraud, for which an order of arrest was issued on him.

Tribune

NYSC denies sitting on N23.5m for physically challenged ex-corps-members

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied sitting on a sum of N23.5 million donated to about nine disabled ex-corps members under the Hope Alive Scheme.

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