Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 17th March

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Punch

Metuh’s trial to continue despite lawyers’ absence – Judge

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja has directed that the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, will open its defence by 12pm on Thursday in his ongoing trial for corruption the despite absence of the defence lawyers.

Vanguard

Rivers violence: Fayose, Rep, wike flay Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, faulted what he described as President Muhammadu Buhari’s double faced reaction to violence in the country,  saying that the President was quick to react to the situation in Rivers State, a far cry from the violent exploits of Fulani herdsmen in Benue State.

The Sun

Court orders DSS to release detained Ekiti lawmaker

THE Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, Capi­tal of Ekiti State, yesterday ordered the Department of the State Security Services, (DSS) to immediate­ly release Hon Afolabi Akanni, allegedly whisked away by the security agency during the alleged in­vasion of the State Assembly on March 4.

Thisday

Emefiele, Enelamah Discuss Dollar Supply

The Nigerian Trade and Investment Minister Okechukwu Enelamah and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele are discussing ways to ensure supplies of foreign exchange to manufacturers in the West African nation as the plunge in oil prices constricts dollar inflows.

Daily Times

Ganduje, Kwankwaso rift deepens

As the relationship between the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his predecessor, and present Senator representing Kano Central constituency, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso continue to get sour, majority of political officials belonging to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, have dumped the red cap which was introduced by the former governor of the state as the symbol for the kwankwasiya movement.

Guardian

Fashola reaasures on 4,800MW nuclear power project

There is no going back on Nigeria’s quest for 4,800MW from nuclear technology by the year 2035, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has reassured.

Daily Trust

LG polls: Sokoto APC carpets PDP over alleged rigging

The Sokoto State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday carpeted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its allegations that the March 12 local government elections in the state were rigged.

National Mirror

How Badeh stole N3.7bn from NAF –Witness

A witness brought by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday to testify in the ongoing trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, yesterday told the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja how the accused defrauded the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, of N3.7bn.

Leadership

Kwankwaso Abused Me, My Parents To My Face – Ganduje

The Nation

Suicide bombers kill 24 in Borno

It was bloody yesterday when a suicide bomber entered a mosque during the subh  (early morning prayer) and detonated her bomb, killing all the people at prayer, except the Imam, who was seriously injured.

Tribune

Edo investor, Okunbo, unveils $750m farm, to provide 25,000 direct jobs

IN line with the country’s economic diversification policy, a $750 million farm with an initial investment of $300 million targeted at creating 25,000 direct and 60,000 indirect jobs, was, on Wednesday, unveiled in Benin, the Edo State capital.

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