Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 8th January

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Vanguard

Release or charge our son to court, Metuh’s family tells FG

FOUR days after the arrest of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, his family has cried out, demanding that he should be released or charged to court.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/release-or-charge-our-son-to-court-metuhs-family-tells-fg/

Punch

We’ll invest in science, tech education–Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said his administration’s goal of ensuring safety of lives and property as well as encouraging economic stability could best be achieved if the country embraced science and technology.

http://www.punchng.com/well-invest-in-science-tech-education-buhari/

The Sun

Bayelsa poll: Armed men bomb speaker’s house

Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson, has claimed that masked men yesterday morning, in Korokorosei bombed his country home, 48 hours to the supplementary election in Southern Ijaw Local Government and 101 polling units in the state.

Thisday

Jonathan, Commonwealth Secretary-General Meet, Discuss Credible Elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, at its headquarters  at Marlborough House.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jonathan-commonwealth-secretary-general-meet-discuss-credible-elections/229776/

Daily Times

Edo commences recruitment of 5,000 teachers

The Edo state government has commenced the process of recruiting 5,000 teachers for its public primary and secondary schools, Mr. Gideon Obakhan, the state’s Commissioner for Education, has said.

http://dailytimes.com.ng/edo-commences-recruitment-5000-teachers/

Daily Trust

Senate’s 3 bills in 7 months

So far, only three bills have been passed by the Senate since the inauguration of the Upper Chamber seven months ago. Our correspondent looks at the task head of the Red Chamber as the lawmakers resume for the second leg of the 2015 /2016 legislative year
http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/senate-s-3-bills-in-7-months/127801.html

National Mirror

EFCC boss visits Aso Rock

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday to seek audience with President Muhammadu Buhari.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/efcc-boss-visits-aso-rock/

The Nation

$2.1b arms cash: Panel invites 241 firms, others

No fewer than 241 companies, individuals and organisations are to appear before the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) over contracts awarded by the office between 2011 and 2015. Those who fail to appear risk being embarrassed, the office warned yesterday.

http://thenationonlineng.net/2-1b-arms-cash-panel-invites-241-firms-others/

New Telegraph

Why we killed 50 victims, by robbery suspects

A 32-year-old robbery suspect, Fashola Adewunmi, has told policemen in Lagos that he and his gang members had killed about 50 victims during various operations.

http://newtelegraphonline.com/killed-50-victims-robbery-suspects/

Daily Independent

Igbo Intimidating Buhari With Biafra To Get Appointments – Sagay

Constitutional lawyer and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) on Thursday came down hard on proponents of the agitation of Biafra Republic, saying they are doing so for selfish reasons

http://dailyindependentnig.com/2016/01/igbo-intimidating-b

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