Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 17th April

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Punch

FG subsidises petrol by N10.31 per litre

The marginal rise in the price of crude oil in the international market has led to an increase in the actual cost or Expected Open Market Price of the Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, in Nigeria.

Vanguard

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC, Timi Frank has berated the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun for attempting to influence the outcome of the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT.

Thisday

Senate’s Amendment of CCT Dangerous, Says NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress on Sunday accused the Senate of setting a wrong precedence with the amendment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, stating that the move portends a dangerous trend.

The Sun

$2bn loan: Lagos NBA chiefs, others chide Fayose over letter to Chinese Govt.

More reactions have trailed Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s letter to the Chinese Government, asking it to refuse President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of $2 billion loan.

Daily Times

Buhari returns from China, secures additional $6bn investment

President Muhammadu Buhari in the early hours of Saturday, jetted back into the country after spending six days in China to strengthen bilateral and economic relations between the two countries.

Daily Trust

An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court has sentenced a 42-year-old woman to six months’ imprisonment for stabbing a police corporal with her car key in Kubwa, Abuja

Leadership

Expert Kicks Against Influx Of Expatriates In Aviation Industry

A former President of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Capt. Dele Ore, has kicked against the influx of expatriates into Nigeria’s aviation industry.

Tribune

PDP exempts Kogi, Ondo, Edo from forthcoming congresses

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has exempted Kogi, Ondo and Edo states from its forthcoming state congresses.
In a statement signed on Saturday, in Abuja, by Mr Olisa Metuh, the national publicity secretary of the party, the NWC said the decision was in view of its resolve to enthrone and sustain internal democracy.

The Nation

Lagos to enforce Okada restriction, street trading laws

The Lagos State Government at the weekend said it would henceforth strictly enforce the law on environmental offences, restriction of operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada on certain routes and street trading.

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