Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 19th April

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Punch

Fuel scarcity: Loading improves at depots

The scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) on Monday continued to take a toll on motorists who had to stay in queues for hours at the few filling stations selling the product in Lagos and Ogun states.

Vanguard

Boko Haram attack : 30 Terrorists Killed, 24 Soldiers Wounded in Borno

Following Monday’s attack on troops of the 113 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Borno, which were successfully repelled, military sources have told Vanguard that over 30 Boko Haram terrorists were killed while scores escaped with gunshot injuries.

Thisday

FG Turns to Taxman as Oil Revenue Shrinks

After gorging itself for decades on petrodollars, the Nigerian state has been forced by tumbling oil prices to turn to a new source of cash: the taxman.

The Sun

Edo Guber Watch: APC, Oshiomhole and battle within

The battle line has been drawn between the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiohmole and his political adversaries in the state, especially within his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Daily Times

I didn’t receive any money from Dasuki, says PDP scribe

National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Wale Oladipo, on Monday, said that he did not receive any money from the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). Prof Oladipo said this in a statement personally signed by him in Abuja.

Guardian

Zaria indigenes testify against Shiites, El-Zakzaky at inquiry

Some indigenes of Zaria, under the umbrella of Zazzau Emirate Development Association (ZEDA) yesterday testified against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiite sect, at the judicial commission of inquiry headed by Justice Mohammad Lawal Garba investigating the clash between soldiers and the group.

Daily Trust

APC’s harvest in South-east ahead of 2019

Earth-shaking rounds of ‘cannons’ were fired as the event eventually climaxed with the handing over of the party’s symbol-a broom and the flag by the Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Olusegun Oni, to Chief Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu, who had spent the last 26 years in opposition.

Leadership

Guards Brigade Arrests 92 Armed Herdsmen In Abuja

The Guards Brigade, Nigeria Army yesterday intercepted a group of 92 herdsmen while attempting to invade the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with arms and ammunition from different entry points, an officials statement said.

Tribune

My trial won’t disturb Senate proceedings —Saraki

SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, said on Monday, that his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) will not disturb the activities of the Senate.

The Nation

$2.1b arms deals: Jonathan’s ex-aide Dudafa arrested

The former Senior Special Assistant ( Domestic Affairs) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is to be interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the investigation into the $2.1billion arms deals.

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