Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 26th January



EFCC arraigns ex-NIMASA boss, Akpobolokemi, on fifth charge

The Economic and F i n a n c i a l C r i m e s Commission has again arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, on 13 counts of alleged N754.7m theft.


Kogi: Tribunal declines to stop Bello’s inauguration

Kogi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja yesterday struck out two motions seeking interlocutory injunction to stop the inauguration of the Governor-elect, Yahaya Bello as the governor of the state.

The Sun

FG discovers illegal bunkering sites in Lagos

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said the Federal Government will design fresh measures to tackle pipeline vandalism in the country, following the discovery of an illegal oil bunkering facility in Lagos yesterday.


Ajimobi condoles with family over journalist’s death

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has condoled with the family, friends and associates of the late Group Deputy Editor, Politics, of Thisday Newspapers, Prince Ademola Adeyemo, on his sudden death.

National Mirror

Labour backs conditional cash transfer for the poor

Organised labour movement in Nigeria has thrown its weight behind the proposed conditional cash transfer, a programme modelled after the social security programmes of developed countries by the Federal Government.

The Nation

APC: Fayose’s threat to wreck Buhari’s govt treasonable

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said the allegation of treasonable comments against him by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is ridiculous and from those he called unsound minds.

Daily Independent

Move To Scrap Maritime Varsity Antithetical to Buhari’s Manifesto – Aginighan

FORMER Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Pastor Power Ziakede Aginighan, has described the move by the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi to scrap the Nigeria Maritime University established by the preceding Federal Government as antithetical to President Buhari’s avowed commitment to addressing the challenges of the Niger Delta.

New Telegraph

Okonjo-Iweala to Falana: Don’t link me with arms fraud

Former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied playing any role in the arms procurement deal superintended by the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Nigerian Pilot

Kogi Guber-elect: APC prepared for any scenario – Oyegun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the party is prepared for the Feb. 27 inauguration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi.


NSCDC arrests 2 suspects with decomposing beheaded corpse

Authorities of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Osun State, have arrested two suspected criminals with a decomposing corpse of a beheaded person.





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