Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today,17th Janauary




FG slashes Lagos-Ibadan Expressway budget to N50bn

The Federal Government has cut its budget for the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from N66bn to N50bn in the 2016 Appropriation Bill, representing a drop of 24 per cent.


We’re not in possession of fake 2016 budget — Reps

As the controversy and allegation of smuggling of a fake version of the 2016 Appropriation Bill into the National Assembly, especially in the senate, continues, the House of Representatives is claiming ignorance of the existence of any such document in its possession.

The Sun

Lassa fever: LASG places Ahmmadiyyah Hospital under surveillance till further notice

The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Saturday said that it had placed under surveillance Ahmmadiyyah Hospital, Ojokoro, a Lagos suburb, where the patient with the first Lassa fever virus case was first admitted.


Wike Orders Arrest, Prosecution of Pro-Biafra Protesters

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has directed security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute anybody involved in the pro-Biafra protest that rocked parts of the state on Friday.

Daily Times

Lassa fever: 3 dead, over 200 hospitalised in Rivers

The Rivers state government has confirmed that three persons have died, while more than 200 others are currently under observation, following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.


N224m debt : NUPENG to picket LASG Jan. 19

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Sunday said the union was set to picket Lagos State Government (LASG) on Jan. 19 over non-payment of N224 million debt.

Daily Trust

Missing 2016 Budget: Presidency sends fresh soft copy to NASS

The Presidency has passed a  new copy of 2016 budget proposal to the National Assembly for consideration by lawmakers. This is coming against the backdrop of the controversy that trailed the announcement by the Senate last week that the document, which was earlier presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, had gone missing.


How spent N440 million on PDP campaign

FRESH details emerged in how the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, spent N440 million in spearheading the party’s 2015 campaign.


Sen Nyako Gives NEMA, Refugees Commission 6 Weeks To Resettle IDPs

Senator Abdul-Aziz Murtala Nyako, chairman Senate committee on special duties has given the National Refugee Commission and National Emergency Management Commission, (NEMA) six weeks to collaborate, and marshall out plans that will start the process of resettlement of the internally displaced persons and refugees in line with the federal government’s resettlement policy for the 2016 plan.

The Nation

I’m owed N180m spent on Jonathan’s re-election -Anenih

Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, is in no mood to refund the N260million, which he allegedly collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for the ill-fated re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan.