Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 13th April

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Punch

Five Chibok parents received calls from missing girls’ mobiles

Five parents of the abducted 219 Chibok schoolgirls have received calls from the phone numbers of their missing daughters, our correspondent gathered on Tuesday.

Vanguard

Boko Haram terrorists flee as Airforce, Army bombard Sambisa

Abuja – Aftermath of intensified Airforce bombardment and Army artillery fire on remaining hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest, the remnants of the insurgents have fleed the forest in bid to escape.

The Sun

Budget crisis: Fayose slams Buhari on 2016 appropriation

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described the raging controversies between the Presidency and the National Assembly over the 2016 Budget as a confirmation of his position that President Muhammadu Buhari was clueless and incompetent, saying; “Nigerians should expect more blunders like this until they send Buhari back to Daura in 2019.”

Thisday

Nigeria Offered $6bn Chinese Loan, Agrees Currency Swap to Shore up Naira

China has offered Nigeria a $6 billion loan to fund infrastructure projects, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyema, said yesterday in Beijing the Chinese capital.

Daily Times

Edo 2016: Oshiomhole blasts Ize Iyamu, PDP

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has told a gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu that he is proud that he called Alhaji Aliko Dangote his friend while Ize-Iyamu’s can’t boast of his friends and associates, as some of them have been convicted of looting the state’s treasury.

Guardian

How N150m was used to furnish Badeh’s son’s N330m duplex, by witness

A former Director of Finance in the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Salisu Abdullahi Yushau (rtd) who is a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, yesterday told the Federal High Court, Abuja how separate sums of N60 million and N90 million were paid to Platinum Universal Projects for the renovation and furnishing of Badeh’s son’s N330 million duplex in Wuse, Abuja.

Daily Trust

FG borrows N600bn annually for salaries – SGF

The federal government is borrowing an average of N600 billion annually to augment payment of workers’ salaries, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation David Lawal Babachir has said.

National Mirror

Kidnapping to attract death sentence in Oyo

Kidnapping has become a very serious offence in Oyo State, and attracts maximum punishment of death sentence in the event of the death of a kidnap victim while in captivity of the abductors.

The Nation

Nigerian Airforce strikes Boko Haram logistics base

The Nigerian Airforce (NAF) said its Fighter Aircraft had struck insurgents’ logistics base at Kangarawa in Northern part of Borno.

Tribune

CCT trial: Justice Auta accedes to Saraki’s request

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has granted the request by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to direct Justice Abdul Kafarati to deliver judgment in his (Saraki’s) case.

Leadership

EFCC Docks Ex-acting NIMASA DG, Director, Others For N645m Fraud

The Economy and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ,yesterday, arraigned the former acting director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna Jauro, and six others before the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged stealing and conversion of the agency’s money amounting to N645,418,000.

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