Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 1st March

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Punch

Rickey Tarfa lied about his age, EFCC alleges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday accused Mr. Rickey Tarfa of falsifying his age, urging Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos not to allow a further and better affidavit filed by the Senior Advocate of Nigeria in support of his N2.5bn suit against the EFCC.

Vanguard

I can grow Nigeria’s IGR by 30%, Ubah tells FG

Abuja—Chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has disclosed that in addition to his plans to force a reduction in the dollar exchange rate, he has designed a template to boost Nigeria’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, by 30 per cent.

Daily Times

NIS scam: Ex-Nigerian Minister, Abba Moro arraigned, heads to Kuje prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned the immediate past Interior Minister, Abba Moro, on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, procurement fraud and money laundering.

Guardian

I will expose NFF, Oliseh vows

FORMER Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is prepared to meet the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in court after the federation accused him of breach of contract.

Daily Trust

Buhari never promised unemployed youths N5,000 stipends — Presidency

The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari never promised to pay N5,000 monthly allowance to unemployed graduates.

National Mirror

N754.7m fraud: Ex-NIMASA DG challenges court’s jurisdiction

Former director-general of Nigeria Maritime Administration Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, has challenged the jurisdiction of Lagos State High Court to entertain the charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Leadership

$2.1bn Arms Scandal: Why We Moved Badeh To Lagos – EFCC

The Nation

N310m vehicles: Ex-governor, top PDP chieftains implicated in deal

A former governor and some top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) have been implicated in the N310million vehicles-for-party deal, which is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

Tribune

Armed bandits abduct Lagos secondary school students

Students of the Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, were abducted by armed bandits on Monday night.

Daily Independent

Economic Crunch Boosts Public Schools’ Enrollment

Apparently responding to the current economic realities, parents and guardians are now having recourse to public schools, which they turned their backs on more than a decade ago.

Nigerian Pilot

Lassa fever: Ebonyi Govt confirms death of 10-yr-old pupil

Ebonyi State government has confirmed the death of a 10-year-old primary school pupil from Igbeagu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state from Lassa fever.

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