Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 27th May

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Punch

Unpaid salaries: Workers declare war on Fayose, begin strike

The organised labour in Ekiti State on Thursday began an indefinite strike to protest the nonpayment of the outstanding five months’ salaries of public workers in the state

Vanguard

Court slams EFCC over continued detention of Jonathan’s cousin

ABUJA—An Abuja High Court has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the continued detention of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Roberts, for over 65 days without trial.

The Sun

Edo: Osunbor joins governorship race

Ex-governor, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor says he will contest as governor of Edo State on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). Osunbor told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that he was back in the race by popular demand of the Edo people.

Thisday

Children’s Day: Buhari Appeals to Children, Youths to Imbibe Discipline, Hard Work, Patriotism

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to children and youths to imbibe and exhibit in greater measure, the virtues of hard work, diligence, discipline, honesty, prudence, selflessness and patriotism which he said are essential for the actualisation of a truly great nation.

Daily Times

I can’t sell myself to pay workers salaries – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose has said he has no immediate solution to the demands of striking workers in Ekiti State, stressing that he cannot sell himself or his family to raise funds for the workers.

Guardian

Herdsmen may have links to Boko Haram, says Buratai

Chief of Army-Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai yesterday admitted that the suspected Fulani herdsmen believed to be responsible for brutish attacks on some communities in the country may have affiliation with the Book Haram terrorists.

Leadership

Fayose’s Statement On Fulani Herders Divisive-Bauchi Gov

Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has described the statement in the press credited to Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, asking Fulani  herdsmen to leave Ekiti State in the wake of incessant clashes between  farmers and cattle herders suspected to be Fulanis saying it is unbefitting of ‘national leaders, especially state governors’.

National Mirror

Reps accuse oil companies of evading payment of $2bn to FG

House of Representatives, yesterday, said oil companies in the country, have evaded payment of compulsory fees of over $2bn to the Federal Government.

The Nation

Oil crisis gets worse as militants step up attacks

Oil giant Chevron’s operations yesterday came under threat after another attack on its facility at the 18-inch Abiteye line in Warri South-West council area of Delta State

Tribune

Avengers blow up NNPC pipeline in Delta

Less than 24 hours after a Chevron gas pipeline, which provides electricity to the Escravos Tank Farm in Delta State, was blown up, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has reportedly blown up a gas and crude trunk line belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
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