Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 15th April

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Punch

No will to save under Jonathan – Okonjo-Iweala

The immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Thursday said lack of political will to save oil revenue under former President Goodluck Jonathan was responsible for the challenges facing the country presently.

Vanguard

Enugu community at war over slavery

ENUGU—Several people were injured while two houses were burnt at Alor Uno in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State following crises between the Ejuona people and their Ugbene neighbours over which of them were the aborigines or slaves.

Thisday

Boko Haram Offering Different Groups of Chibok Girls for Ransom

Following the broadcast of the proof of life video showing 15 of the abducted Chibok girls by US cable news network, CNN on Wednesday, THISDAY has confirmed that the 219 girls who were kidnapped from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, exactly two years ago have been broken up into groups and are being offered by different Boko Haram cells to federal government negotiators in exchange for huge sums of money.

The Sun

Buhari committed to fulfilling campaign promises – Minister

(NAN) The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to fulfilling his campaign promises to the people

Daily Times

We’ll build resilient Nigerian cities, says President

President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurance that his administration would give priority to building and developing resilient and viable cities.

Guardian

Nigeria loses about $14b to conflicts annually-DFID

Nigeria loses about $14 billion to disputes between farmers and pastoralists in the Middle Belt region, according to new DFID funded research by the global humanitarian organisation, Mercy Corps.

National Mirror

Boko Haram taking advantage of Fulani/farmers’ conflict –Minister

Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, yesterday said Boko Haram terrorists are taking advantage of the recent pastoralist/ sedentary farmers’ conflict to further their dastardly agenda.

Leadership

N1.04trn Fine: Why Nigeria Is Negotiating With MTN – AGF

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has explained that the federal government is negotiating with MTN Nigeria Ltd over the N1.04trn fine to show that it has no intention of penalising the  telecommunications giant out of business

Tribune

Court orders Oshiomhole to reinstate sacked Edo council chairman

A Benin High Court, on Thursday, declared as illegal, null and void, the suspension and sacking from office of Mr Osaro Obazee as the chairman of Oredo Local Government Area by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The Nation
AN Economic and Financial Crimes  Commission (EFCC) witness, Teslim Ajuwon, yesterday told a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere that over N1.5billion was transferred from Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA) bank account into that of four companie.
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