Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 18th March

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Punch

Biafra: Army investigates extrajudicial killings in Aba

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the army has commenced investigations into the alleged extrajudicial killings of unarmed pro-Biafran protesters in Aba, Abia State.

Vanguard

15 feared dead as Fulani herdsmen attack another Benue community

MAKURDI – The incursion of suspected Fulani herdsmen into parts of Benue state took a worrisome dimension Thursday afternoon when the invaders stormed Tombo in Buruku local government area of the state, killing no fewer than 15 persons.

The Sun

Ibinabo bail bid fails, returns to prison

Embattled star actress and former Nigeria’s beauty queen Ibinabo Fiberesima, was yesterday unable to secure bail from the Court due to incompetent application. She was convicted by a Court of Appeal in Lagos on March 11.

Thisday

Dangote Partners Kaduna, Kebbi States to Bid for Peugeot Nigeria

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has partnered the Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Kaduna and Kebbi State Governments to acquire a majority stake in Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.

Daily Times

Pandemonium as fire breaks out in Ondo Gov’s office

Pandemonium struck on Wednesday at the Ondo State Governor’s office in Akure, the State capital, following a heavy inferno that broke out at an inner room which led to the State Executive Council (SEC) chamber.

Guardian

Presidency, NASS to partner on Diaspora policy

The Presidency is set to partner the National Assembly (NASS), on a new policy to carter for the needs and inclusiveness of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

Daily Trust

Senate crisis: Saraki, Lawan’s camps working on truce

Key players in the camp of Senate President Bukola Saraki are holding secret meetings with the camp of his main rival, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Daily Trust has reliably gathered.

National Mirror

Nigeria to earn more from extractive sector –Fayemi

Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the country stands to earn more in foreign exchange if the extractive sector of the economy is properly harnessed. Fayemi disclosed this at the New Telegraph Economic Summit tagged, ‘Nigeria: Beyond the Oil Economy,’ held in Lagos yesterday.

Leadership

Kachikwu Allay Fears Of Oil, Financial Sectors Bankruptcy

The minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has allayed fears that the current development in the global oil market would plunge oil and gas companies and financial institutions in the country into bankruptcy.

The Nation

Metuh seeks judge’s withdrawal from case

THE judge handling the case involving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh yesterday said Metuh raised sundry accusations against him and asked him to withdraw from the case.

Tribune

DSS parades ‘dead’ Ekiti lawmaker alive

THE Department of the State Service (DSS), on Thursday, paraded before newsmen in Abuja, the rumoured dead member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Honourable Afolabi Akanni, who had been in its custody over 15 days ago, saying he was hale and hearty.

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