Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 23rd January

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Punch

Nigeria spends $1bn annually on medical tourism –Minister

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that over $1bn is being spent by Nigerians on medical tourism abroad annually.

Vanguard

Metuh in handcuffs, gets N600m bail for alleged evidence destruction

ABUJA – The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, yesterday, granted bail to the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, to the tune of N300million with two sureties in like sum.

The Sun

We will pass 2016 budget in February – Senate President

Senate president, Bukola Saraki has given the assurance that the Senate Chamber is working hard to ensure the passage of 2016 budget by end of February.

Daily Times

I am still PDP Governor, Ayade replies doubters

Cross River governor, Professor Ben Ayade says he is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who simply has a good working relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari for the good of the people of his state.

Guardian

Wada Promises To Immortalise Audu Before Handover

GOVERNOR Idris Wada of Kogi State has promised to immortalise the first Executive Governor of the state, late Prince Abubakar Audu, for his immense contribution to the foundation and subsequent development of the state ahead of his exit from office next week’s Wednesday.

Daily Trust

CBN to refund N35m cautionary deposit to BDCs

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said yesterday it will refund the N35 million cautionary deposit by Bureaux De Change (BDCs) following its suspension of foreign exchange sales to BDCs. The CBN had imposed N35 million cautionary deposit on all BDCs operating in Nigeria.

Leadership

FG Will Not Regulate Online Publications – Minister

The Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the Federal Government will not regulate Online Publications in the country, saying the publishers are responsible enough to regulate themselves.

The Nation

Tompolo must face the law, Presidency tells Clark, Ijaw youths

The Presidency yesterday assured the Ijaw that it has nothing against them and therefore has no intention whatsoever harass or persecute them.

Tribune

Lagos records 14 cases of Lassa fever, places 438 people under monitoring

The Lagos State government, on Friday, announced that it had recorded 14 suspected cases of Lassa fever as of Thursday, January 21. According to the state Commissioner of Health, Dr Jide Idris, out of these cases, three had been confirmed positive: one of the cases was confirmed on January 15, while two cases were confirmed on January 18, while eight had been confirmed to be negative and results of three cases are being awaited as of Friday afternoon.

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