Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 25th January

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Punch

$2.1bn arms deal: Falana drags Dasuki, others before ICC

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the allegation of diversion of the $2.1bn arms funds by a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and some military and public officials.

Vanguard

Anti corruption war remains our priority —FG

LAGOS — The war against corruption will remain a priority of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration irrespective of mutterings from home, the Federal Government said yesterday.

The Sun

2016 Budget defence: NASS to summon NSC, NFF

IN line with parliamen­tary tradition, members of both chambers of the National Assembly would soon forward an official letter, inviting the Ministry of Sports, National Sports Commission (NSC), the Nigeria Football Federa­tion (NFF) and other agen­cies and parastatals under the ministry to appear be­fore it to defend the 2016 annual budget estimate.

Daily Times

Democracy cannot survive without rule of law – Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that no democracy in the world could survive without strict adherence to the rule of law.

Guardian

Lagos confirms three Lassa fever cases, one death

LAGOS State government has confirmed three of the 14 suspected cases of Lassa fever and one death even as it is currently monitoring 438 people that had contacts with the confirmed cases.

Leadership

Yerima Faults ICPC Over N1bn Corruption Allegation

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima has faulted the allegation of corruption brought against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

National Mirror

Modern day slavery: NUT urges Reps to probe private schools

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has called on the House of Representatives to beam its searchlight on private schools indulging in “modern day slavery” under the guise of employment.

Tribune

Why militants bombed oil facilities —Ikimi

WARRI-based human rights activist and lawyer, Oghenejabor Ikimi, has fingered the revocation of juicy oil pipelines surveillance contracts from some former militants as probable reason miscreants recently blew up oil and gas pipelines in creeks of Delta State.

The Nation

Alleged N22b fraud: EFCC charges Tompolo in Lagos

The Federal Government has filed fresh criminal charges against a former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Oweize Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), involving about N22,765,900,000.

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