Nigerian Newspaper Headlines: 5th February

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Punch

Buhari under pressure to stop anti-graft war, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said President Muhammadu Buhari is currently under intense pressure to stop his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption war.

Vanguard

Boko Haram: Switzerland denies funding MNJTF

Maiduguri — The government of Switzerland has denied granting financial support to the Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, in the fight against Boko Haram.

The Sun

I’ve returned N25m Metuh gave me – Ex-VP Sambo’s aide

Former Special Adviser to ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo, Alhaji Abba Dabo, yesterday told a Federal High Court in Abuja how he returned N25 million paid to him by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The fund was for publicity, he says.

Thisday

NCC Insists $3.9bn MTN Fine’ll Not Scare Investors

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Garba Danbatta, on Thursday insisted that the $3.9 billion fine it imposed on the telecommunication giant MTN for SIM card registration infarctions, will not scare away foreign and local investors.

Guardian

‘Dasuki under probe for 22 years old offence’

FORMER National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, has not been able to enjoy the bail granted him after meeting prescribed conditions because he was rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over offences he allegedly committed while serving in the Nigerian Army.

Daily Trust

Buhari should partner CSOs on anti-corruption war – TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to partner credible Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the anti-corruption efforts to maximize the successes achieved so far.

National Mirror

Labour vows to shut down economy

First labour unrest since the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari took office is brewing as organised labour yesterday announced its resolve to shut down the economy on Monday in protest against the 45 per cent increase in electricity tariff.

Leadership

Armsgate: Court Fixes Feb 8 For Ruling On Dasuki’s Case

Justice Hussein Baba – Yusuf of an Abuja High Court yesterday fixed February 8, 2016 to rule on whether to discharge former national security adviser, (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki from the criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The Nation

BVN exposes 23,306 ‘ghost workers’ on Fed Govt payroll

No fewer than 23,306 names are to be deleted from the Federal Government’s payroll.

Tribune

Oyelese to Buhari on anti-corruption: You are riding on a tiger’s back

A former Minister of Power, Elder Wole Oyelese, has pointed out that President Muhammadu Buhari is riding on a tiger’s back in his anti-corruption efforts.

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