Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 6th March

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Punch

BREAKING: Gunmen behead APC chief, kill family in Rivers

Gunmen have beheaded a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Vanguard

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, won four out of the five local government areas of the re-run election in the Abia North Senatorial election.

Thisday

Concession Dams to States, Tambuwal Tells FG

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged the Federal Government to concession dams under its care to states that are interested in managing them, saying state governments will put such dams to better use for the benefit of the citizenry.

Guardian

Nigerians appeal to FG to intervene in rising prices of goods

Some Nigerians have appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in the rising prices of goods and services due to the steady depreciation of the naira.

Daily Trust

APC chieftain faults composition of Gombe c’taker chairmen

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state, Comrade Adamu Abubakar Modibbo, has faulted the state government over the swearing in of caretaker committee chairmen instead of conducting local government elections.

National Mirror

DSS arrests terrorists’’ gun fabricator, others

The Department of State Services, DSS, said it had arrested a man who manufactures and procures arms for radical extremist sect, Boko Haram.

Tribune

Roundabouts demolition: Bello begs “shrine” owners for forgiveness

The Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has pleaded with owners of any imaginary or real shrine in the roundabouts he had demolished to pardon him as his plan was strictly to give the state capital a facelift and not to trouble their gods.

New Telegraph

Buhari: I’ll not tolerate Biafra

The President stated this recently in Qatar while granting an interview to a foreign television organisation. He said those behind the Biafran movement have failed to reflect on the damage which the civil war of 1967 to 1970 caused the country leading to loss of lives and property worth billions of naira.

Nigerian Pilot

President Buhari: ‘I haven’t failed’ against Boko Haram

President Buhari talks to Al Jazeera about his campaign against graft and why he is adamant he hasn’t failed in the fight against Boko Haram. He also explains why he believes the security of his country is best served by being part of the Saudi-led Islamic anti-terrorism coalition announced in December 2015

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