Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 7th January

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Punch

I got N150,000 to install Radio Biafra transmitter – Suspect

A telecommunication maintenance engineer, David Nwawuisi, has revealed that he got an initial payment of N150,000 to install a Radio Biafra transmitter on an MTN mast in Ngwo, Enugu State.

http://www.punchng.com/i-got-n150000-to-install-radio-biafra-transmitter-suspect/

Vanguard

Davido vs Babymama: Popstar storms NAPTIP office, says it’s a family affair

There are indications that the Hip-Hop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and his Babymama, Sophia Momodu,  are already working with the National Agency for the Prohibition in Trafficking of Persons, NAPTIP,  in order to resolve the feud over the custody of their baby, Imade.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/davido-vs-babymama-popstar-storms-naptip-office-says-its-a-family-affair/

The Sun

How I shared N63m from Anenih –Yakassai

ELDER statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, Wednesday, explained how the N63 million allegedly handed over to him by the former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Chief Tony An­enih, was spent.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/how-i-shared-n63m-from-anenih-yakassai/

Thisday

Lagarde: Nigeria’s Debt Profile Counter-productive, Advocates Increase in VAT

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde wednesday expressed concern over Nigeria’s debt profile, saying it weighs heavily on the nation’s treasury with 35 kobo of every naira collected used for debt service, and advocated for the broadening of the country’s revenue base by increasing the value added tax (VAT) paid for goods and services.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lagarde-nigeria-s-debt-profile-counter-productive-advocates-increase-in-vat/229715/

Daily Times

Anti-corruption: I see Buhari vetoing 2016 budget – Ajasin

Tokunbo Ajasin, son of former governor of old Ondo State and leader of Afenifere, late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin is founder of Atayese, a Yoruba self determination group. A former member of the National Economic Intelligence Committee (NEIC) and former chairman of WEMA Bank, in this interview with AKINJIDE AKINTOLA defends President Muhammadu Buhari of allegations of being a tyrant, saying the President is only being driven by passion to redeem the country.

Guardian

My story on N1.7 billion allegation, by Fani-Kayode

I read with amusement the allegation that was made in saharareporters, the unofficial media wing of the Buhari administration, the SSS and the EFCC that I was given 1.7 billion naira cash by President Goodluck Jonathan.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/01/my-story-on-n1-7-billion-allegation-by-fani-kayode/

Daily Trust

Metuh’s arrest: Buhari not dictating to EFCC – FG

The federal government has flayed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for describing the arrest of the party’s spokesperson Olisa Metuh by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as a plot to silence the opposition.

National Mirror

Ooni unveils Ife/Modakeke post-war rebuilding plans

Years after the war had ended, Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Maj­esty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, yesterday dis­closed plans toward rebuild­ing the damaged parts of Ile Ife and Modakeke.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/ooni-unveils-ifemodakeke-post-war-rebuilding-plans/

Leadership

MTN Acquires Visafone, NCC Okays Deal

Putting court cases aside, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given the final regulatory approval to the acquisition of Visafone Communications Limited, Nigeria’s surviving Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator by MTN Nigeria.

http://leadership.ng/news/489553/mtn-acquires-visafone-ncc-okays-deal

The Nation

‘We used our five-month-old baby as collateral’

An unremorseful father identified as Okechukwu Ibekwe on Wednesday narrated how he in connivance with his wife, Oluchi used their five- month old son, Chidera as collateral for a N400 thousand loan.

http://thenationonlineng.net/we-used-our-five-month-old-baby-as-collateral/

Tribune

Lagos inherited N432bn debt from ex governor Fashola says Commissioner

Lagos State government, on Wednesday, said it inherited a debt of N430 billion from the administration of former governor Raji Fashola.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/lagos-inherited-n432bn-debt-from-ex-governor-fashola-says-commissioner

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