Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 22nd January

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Punch

FG sells N195bn T-bills at higher rate

The country sold N195.95bn ($975m) in Treasury bills with maturities from three months to one year in its second auction of the year on Wednesday, at higher yields than previously, the Central Bank of Nigeria said on Thursday.

Vanguard

Our father is a billionaire but we hustle everyday — Davido’s brother

It is no longer news that African music star, David Adeleke (Davido) signed a multi-million dollar Record deal with Sony Music at their headquarters in New York. Davido becomes the first African to ink such a deal.

Daily Times

Edo Rep docked over alleged forgery

Activities of government officials were on Thursday temporarily put on hold in Edo State Government House and some ministries, as political office holders stormed Benin High Court over the arraignment of the member of the House of Representatives, representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Hon. Philip Shaibu.

The Sun

Dasuki brought to court on judge’s order

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), was yesterday brought before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] to answer criminal charges brought against him on the order of the court.

Guardian

FG to build 10,000 primary healthcare centres – Minister

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday in Abeokuta that the Federal Government would build 10,000 functional primary healthcare centres across the country.

Daily Trust

Metuh: APC won’t be in power forever-PDP govs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have said that the handcuffing of the National Publicity of their party, Olisa Metuh, is meant to deride not only him but also to cast the party in bad light before Nigerians. The PDP Governors Forum, in a statement yesterday in Abuja by Earl Osaro Onaiwu, its coordinator, said the action was meant to let Nigerians see the PDP as a party of corrupt individuals even when they were yet to be convicted by any competent court.

National Mirror

Buhari’s N795m budget for website update a fraud –Reps

Some members of the House of Representatives yesterday, expressed displeasure over the N795m budgeted for website update in the corrected version of the 2016 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari. They also frowned at the N536m earmarked to link cables from drivers’rest room, guest house to the Aso Villa, describing it as a fraud.

Leadership

Why I Have Good Working Relationship With PMB – Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade yesterday said he was simply a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who had a good working relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari despite party differences.

The Nation

Diezani at London police station

Former Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs Diezeani Alison-Madueke yesterday showed up at the Charing Cross Police Station in London as part of the investigation into the allegation of money laundering against her.

Tribune

I’ll open up on Dasukigate —Falae •Says it is plot to blackmail him, SDP

THE National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and one time Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, on Thursday, raised the alarm that some elements were out to discredit and blackmail him and his party for reasons best known to them which prompted them to accuse him of receiving N100 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd).

Daily Independent

Ibori: Crown Prosecution Drops Bribery Allegation Case Against Met Police

The corruption charges against Mr. Bhadresh Gohil who had stoutly maintained that the Metropolitan Police officers that investigated the money laundering case brought against the Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, were neck deep in bribery and corruption has been dropped by United Kingdom’s Director of Prosecution.

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