Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th March

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Punch

Tinubu vs Kachikwu: Buhari mediates as Senate invites minister over fuel crisis

There are strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari has initiated moves to forestall the escalation of the festering feud between the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu.

Vanguard

Fayose, threat to national security — APC

Ado-Ekiti—THE All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State, has described recent conduct and utterances of Governor Ayodele Fayose, as constituting a serious threat to national security.

The Sun

You must account for recovered loot, court tells Buhari

The Federal High Court in Lagos has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration must account  for recovered stolen funds since the return of democracy in 1999.

Thisday

PDP Commences Committal Proceedings Against Amaechi, Army Chiefs, Others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has asked a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt to commit the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin, and Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, to prison for deploying soldiers during the March 19 rerun elections in defiance of a court order.

Guardian

Arewa youths, group lament Tinubu’s comment on Kachikwu

Northern youths, under the auspices of Arewa Intergrity Youth Forum, have taken a swipe at the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu over his comments on the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu over the lingering fuel crisis in the country.

Daily Times

FG has earmarked N3trn for projects in 2016 — Presidential spokesman

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, on Sunday, said the Federal Government had set aside N3 trillion for projects in 2016.

Daily Trust

Senate summons Kachikwu over petrol scarcity

The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, over the scarcity of petrol in the country.

National Mirror

Kano market fire worst in living memory –Masari

The recent fire incident that razed hundreds of shops at the Sabon Gari market in Kano State, has been described as worst in living memory. Governor Aminu Bello Masari, who stated this when he visited the scene of devastation, said impact of the destruction would be felt throughout West Africa and beyond.

Leadership

FG Targets N2.5trn Revenue From Stamp Duties This Year

The federal government has projected an accrual in excess of N2.5 trillion from payment of Stamp Duties from the financial services industry in 2016 as outlined by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The Nation

Why I said those coming to Rivers should write their Will, by Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday defended his statement that those coming to the state for the rerun election should “write their will.”

Tribune

Kogi yet to get bailout fund—Bello

The Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Monday, denied reports doing the rounds that the state had received its bailout funds from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
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