Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 8th February

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Punch

Fayose withdraws workers’ salaries after payment

It was a disappointing weekend for workers in Ekiti State as the state government on Thursday withdrew two months’ salaries already paid into their bank accounts.

Vanguard

Nigeria’s GDP to hit $2trn by 2030, if… —Lai Mohammed

LAGOS — The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, will increase to $2 trillion by 2030 from its present N514 billion, if the country reduced corruption to the level of Ghana and Malaysia.

The Sun

Amaechi warns govs against unviable airport projects

MINISTER of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has warned state governors against executing airport projects that are not economically viable.

Thisday

Armsgate: Arewa Youth Group Exonerates CBN Governor of ComplicityAmaechi warns govs against unviable airport projects

In defence of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, over allegations of his complicity in the armsgate scandal, the Arewa Youth Integrity Forum, yesterday called on those calling for the sack and arrest of the CBN governor to desist from such acts or be exposed.

Guardian

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Sunday confirmed that 17 persons died in an automobile crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Daily Trust

Allow me to work, Ikpeazu tells opposition

Following the Supreme Court ruling in his favour, the Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, at weekend, told members of the opposition to stop distracting him.

National Mirror

Obasanjo backs Buhari’’s anti-graft crusade

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at the weekend in Ile Ife, backed the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari. He consequently urged Nigerians to support Mr. President in his bid to recover funds looted from public treasury. Many close allies of Chief Obasanjo in his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently facing trial over their roles in the diversion of funds meant for arms purchase. Obasanjo, spoke on the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, while featuring on the programme tagged: ‘‘7th Roundtable with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’’ with the theme: ‘‘Reflections of an elder statesman: An evening with OBJ’’, organised by the Staff Club of the university.

Leadership

Falana Advises PMB Against Funding 2016 Budget Through Foreign Loans

Human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana (SAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison the plan to take $3.5 billion loan to finance the 2016 budget from the World Bank and African Development Bank due to the unpalatable conditionalities attached to it.

The Nation

DHQ: Sambisa is last battle ground with Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said Boko Haram has been knocked down in Borno and other parts of the Northeast.

Tribune

EFCC lied against our principal —Rickey Tarfa & Co

A prominent law firm, Rickey Tarfa & Co, has stated that all the allegations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and their Principal partner, Rickey Tarfa, are lies as he never, in any way, obstructed the course of justice nor did he do anything that is alien to the legal practice, describing as illegal and unconstitutional, the arrest and subsequent incarceration of Tarfa.

 

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