Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 9th January

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Punch

$2.1bn arms deal: Ladoja received N100m from Anenih –Accord Party

The Accord Party has confirmed that its leader, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, received N100m from the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih, ahead of the last general elections.

http://www.punchng.com/2-1bn-arms-deal-ladoja-received-n100m-from-anenih-accord-party/

Vanguard

How selfish leaders hinder Nigeria’s growth – Obasanjo

FORMER  President,Olusegun Obasanjo, yestetrday, said selfish  leaders  have hindered  the growth and progress of the country. Obasanjo, who advised that every leader to make the interest of the governed paramount in his policies, spoke  when the leadership and members of the Scout Association of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit and decorated him as Messenger of Peace Ambassador  for Africa at his Presidential Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta.

Today In History: A plane crashed in Kano killing 176 people

The Sun

Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective – Ajomale

Nigerians have been enjoined to support the ongoing war against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/buharis-anti-graft-war-not-selective-ajomale/

Thisday

Lawmakers: Ambode’s Demolition of Oshodi Market Necessary, Timely

Some lawmakers, yesterday, defended the demolition of Owonifari Market within the notorious loop of Oshodi by the State Government, describing the development as necessary step towards the actualization of Oshodi transformation plan

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lawmakers-ambode-s-demolition-of-oshodi-market-necessary-timely/229841/

Guardian

PDP demands immediate release of Metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately release its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/01/pdp-demands-immediate-release-of-metuh/

Daily Times

Arms deal: Ladoja collected N100m from Anenih, Accord Party confirms

Accord Party, one of the political parties which did not sponsor a presidential candidate for the 2015 elections, has confirmed receiving N100 million from a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Tony Anenih, ahead of the polls.

http://dailytimes.com.ng/continued-detention-metuh-unhealthy-democracy-ekweremadu/

Daily Trust

Arms deal: Metuh didn’t receive N1.4bn or N4m monthly – PDP

The National Publicity unit of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh never received the sum of N1.4 billion from the Office of former National Security Adviser (ONSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

National Mirror

Police in manhunt for mother who sold four-month-old baby

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command are on the trail of a house wife who allegedly sold her four months old baby.

http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/police-in-manhunt-for-mother-who-sold-four-month-old-baby/

Leadership

 

Lassa Fever Kills 40, Spreads To Gombe, Plateau, Other States

The Lassa Fever re-emergence mortality rate has increased to 43.2% and has claimed the lives of five more people between Thursday and Friday, pegging the death toll to 40 as against 35 that was recorded on Thursday, thereby bringing the total number of reported cases to 86.

http://leadership.ng/news/490069/lassa-fever-kills-40-spreads-gombe-plateau-states

The Nation

The best of Buhari

By the time his tenure is over, will President Muhammadu Buhari be called great? Or will he be dismissed as just another has-been, or, worse, a mistake of the presidential kind? Well, it depends. For it will depend on how he applied himself to the weight and demands of his office, and whether he managed to crack the huge challenges facing his over 170m people, or the challenges cracked him.

http://thenationonlineng.net/the-best-of-buhari/

Tribune

Why Alamieyeseigha hasn’t been buried

THE volatile political situation in Beyelsa State is responsible for the delay of a heroic burial of former governor of the state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, it has been learnt.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/%E2%80%98why-alamieyeseigha-hasn%E2%80%99t-been-buried%E2%80%99

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