Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 24th January

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Punch

NNPC loses N255bn in one year

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation recorded a total loss of N255.3bn at the close of last year, statistics from the January 2016 edition of its Energy in Brief bulletin have shown.

Vanguard

Non-remittance of revenue: Reps threaten to arrest EFCC boss

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee, investigating alleged fraudulent practices in the collection and management of non-oil revenue remittances by MDAs, has threatened to issue a  warrant of arrest on the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, if he fails to appear before the Committee, on Tuesday, to account for the revenue collected and remitted to the Federation  Account.

The Sun

At second town hall meeting, Ambode paints picture of a brighter future

IN furtherance of his vow to frequently engage the people on the state of affairs in the polity, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 rendered the account of his stewardship in the last three month, where he explained how he had turned the State into a construction site with various completed and ongoing project

Daily Times

Gov Bagudu urges court to dismiss suit against him

Kebbi state Governor Abubakar Bagudu on Thursday asked the federal high court in Abuja to dismiss a pre-election suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] governorship candidate Maj. Gen. Bello Yaki for April 11, 2015 election challenging his election.

Leadership

Tambuwal Visits Sokoto Market Fire Victims

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal said yesterday that, victims of the Kasuwar Daji (Perishable Items Market) would soon be compensated by the state government.

The Nation

Woman burnt to death in Lagos

Suspected cultists yesterday burnt 65-year-old Adejoke Adefuye to death after setting her residence on fire.

Daily Independent

Sliding Naira: Elebute Seeks FG, CBN’s Intervention

Former bank executive and cleric, Rev. Dr. Tunde Moses Elebute, has called on the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to intervene to save the country’s currency, the Naira, from sliding further to an unreasonable level.

Nigerian Pilot

Road project: Gov Umahi sad over pace of work

Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, has expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of work on the ongoing construction of 15.5 km Nkalagu/Umuhali/NigerCem Federal road awarded last year to an Expatriate Company, China Zhunghaoi.

New Telegraph

Another traditional ruler goes down

another traditional ruler was last week murdered by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Delta State. Obi Agbogidi Akaeze Ofulue of Ubulu Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area was abducted as his driver tried to avoid a bad patch of the road they were travelling on between Igbodo and Obior.

Tribune

Reps may consider hanging, amputation for treasury looters

The Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Honourable Umar Yakubu Barde, has said some concerned members of the House “have started talking on how to enact laws that will ensure that looters are either hang or their hands amputated.”

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