Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 4th February

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Punch

MTN hires ex-US attorney general over Nigerian fine

The MTN Group has hired a former top United States law enforcement official to help challenge the N1.04tn fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission for failing to disconnect unregistered subscribers, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Vanguard

What we see in the media are mostly negative news – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that Nigeria will do all it takes to ensure the continued survival and repositioning of the Pan African News Agency (PANA) to enable it fulfil its mandate.

The Sun

PROFESSOR of political economy, Pat Utomi, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for insisting that he would not approve the further devaluation of the naira.

Thisday

Witness Reveals How Dariye Diverted N1.61bn Meant for Land Reclamation

An Abuja High Court on Wednesday admitted as exhibit a letter showing that the N1.161billion ecological fund belonging to the Plateau State government was allegedly diverted by a former governor of the state, Joshua Dariye

Guardian

N2.1bn arrears: Court fixes March 23 for Abia councillors’ suit

A Federal High Court, in Abuja, has fixed March 23 for hearing of an application to take from source, debt allegedly owed former councillors in Abia State by the state government.

Daily Trust

Comptroller Wanidu Multafu, the Customs Area Controller, Ogun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Wednesday said that the command generated N536 million in January.

National Mirror

Reps order NRC to produce rail contractors from 2010

House of Representatives, yesterday, ordered the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Seyi Sijuwade, to produce the contractors that handled rail construction and rehabilitation projects between 2010 and 2014.

Leadership

Saraki Denies Linking Obasanjo To Mistakes Of The Past

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has denied media reports in which he allegedly linked former President Olusegun Obasanjo with the mistakes of the past.

The Nation

EFCC traces huge cash to military chiefs’ wives, kids

Some of the $2.1billion phoney arms contracts cash have been traced to the accounts of wives and children of some former and serving military chiefs, The Nation has learnt.

Tribune

James Ibori released from UK prison, re-arrested •He’s yet to be released —Media office

FORMER governor of Delta State, James Ibori, has completed his prison terms in the United Kingdom (UK), but the embattled politician is yet to regain freedom as he was immediately re-arrested.

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