Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 21st January

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Punch

Debate: Senators split over implementation of 2016 budget

Some members of the Senate who contributed to the debate on the 2016 budget in the red chamber on Wednesday expressed doubt over the ability of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to implement the fiscal document based on the current economic realities.

Vanguard

Name the 55 that stole N1.34trn, Fayose tells Lai Mohammed

GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to make public names of the 15 former governors and 55 Nigerians that he claimed stole N1.34 trillion between 2006 and 2013.

The Sun

Why we can’t fight Lassa fever like Ebola –Minister

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has given reasons the Federal Government cannot deploy same method it used to fight and won the battle against Ebola virus in the battle against Lassa fever. The minister said while Ebola was imported into the country through only one person, Lassa fever is endemic in the country; hence the approach to the two diseases cannot be the same.

Guardian

How Nigeria can defeat Lassa fever, by NMA

Doctors under the umbrella of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have made recommendations to the Federal Government on how to stop the Lassa fever epidemic spreading across the country.

Daily Trust

Kanu dead or alive not my business – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has denied a social media report that he called for the hanging of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Okorocha, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwemeodo, denied knowing Nnamdi Kanu.

Leadership

No Reliable Data Yet On Unemployed Youths – Minister

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. James Ocholi, SAN yesterday said that there is no reliable statistics on unemployed youths in the country.

Tribune

Edo 2016- We have no anointed candidate -Odigie-oyegun

Oyegun, on Wednesday, disclosed that the party does not have an anointed candidate for the 2016 Edo governorship election.
The APC national chairman dropped the hint during a meeting with APC governoship aspirants for the Edo State governoship seat at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

The Nation

$2.1b arms deals: Mu’azu, Dikko, Jonathan’s ex-aide may be declared wanted

Security agencies may declare former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chair Adamu Muazu, former Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller-General Abdullahi Dikko Inde  and four others wanted.

National Mirror

Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote In Kaduna State To Sign MoU With Northern Governors

Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote are in Kaduna to sign the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU on routine immunization with the governors of six states. The governors of Borno, Bauchi, Yobe, Sokoto and Kano are also in Kaduna, along with the Sultan of Sokoto and the Emir of Kano

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