Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 6th January

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Punch

Dokpesi sends greetings cards to Buhari, Osinbajo

Despite his ongoing trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the founder of DAAR Communication, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, on Tuesday sent seasonal cards to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

http://www.punchng.com/dokpesi-sends-greetings-cards-to-buhari-osinbajo/

Vanguard

$2.1bn arms cash: Olisa Metuh spends first night in EFCC cell over N1.4bn traced to coy

Interestingly, it was the suspect, who first hinted that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, had given him a job to do and that he successfully completed the said job,  but failed to say what it was and how much he was paid for and when.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/2-1bn-arms-cash-olisa-metuh-spends-first-night-in-efcc-cell-over-n1-4bn-traced-to-coy/

The Sun

The absurdity of neo-Biafranism

With the ravages the first attempt by the Igbo and other peoples of Eastern Nigeria to declare their region an independent country of Biafra wrought on Eastern Nigeria, especially, Igbo land, it is perplexing that some Igbo are still agitating for Biafra.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/the-absurdity-of-neo-biafranism/

Thisday

Gowon’s Son Returns to Nigeria After 22 Years in Jail

After spending 22 years in a California prison, Musa Jack Ngonadi, the son of former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, is back in the country.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/gowons-son-returns-to-nigeria-after-22-years-in-jail/229590/

Daily Times

Shari’a court sentences man to death for blasphemy in Kano

A Sharia court in Kano has sentenced one Abdulaziz Dauda popularly known as Abdul Inyass to death after the court found him guilty of uttering blasphemous words against Prophet Muhammad( SAW) and inciting violence.

http://dailytimes.com.ng/sharia-court-sentences-man-death-blasphemy-kano/

Guardian

Why govt may not raise intervention fund over fuel subsidy removal

THERE are indications that the Federal Government may not establish any intervention fund to mitigate the impact of the now-to-be-adopted petrol price modulation mechanism.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/01/why-govt-may-not-raise-intervention-fund-over-fuel-subsidy-removal/

Daily Trust

Lagarde: Nigeria has no reason to seek IMF loan

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, says given the determination and resilience of President Muhammadu  Buhari’s administration, Nigeria has no reason to seek  IMF loan.

National Mirror

Mother, child die of Lassa Fever in Rivers

A nursing mother and her two weeks old baby have been reportedly killed by Lassa fever disease in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/mother-child-die-of-lassa-fever-in-rivers/

Leadership

Dasukigate: SERAP Urges EFCC, ICPC To Prosecute Indicted CBN, Banks’ Officials

Civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate the level of complicity of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and other financial institutions in the stealing of N70 billion security budget.

http://leadership.ng/news/489342/dasukigate-serap-urges-efcc-icpc-prosecute-indicted-cbn-banks-officials

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