Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today;23rd May

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Punch

Kidnappers tortured us over expired ATM card ─Victim

A businessman identified as Fortune, who was kidnapped alongside his childhood friend, Jane, on May 11, 2016, said they were tortured for giving their captors expired ATM card

Vanguard

NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, led by Mr. Ayuba Wabba, yesterday suspended its ongoing nationwide strike to force the Federal Government to reverse the N145 per litre pump price of petrol and resolved to resume negotiation with the government.

Thisday

FG will Reset Economy to Tackle Negative GDP Growth Rate’

As the latest statistics indicated that the nation’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate from 2.11 per cent in  the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015  to -0.36 per cent in the first quarter (Q1 2016), the federal government  is to review and analyse the latest growth data for underlying issues it may not have anticipated.

The Sun

Oshiomhole, Oyegun, Kachikwu predict bright future for Nigeria

Edo State Governor, Ad­ams Oshiomhole, All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Minister of State for Petro­leum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu predicted a brighter future for Nigeria at the weekend.

Daily Times

Detained kidnap suspect defrauds lady

A suspect, Mr. Martin Ugwuagbo, charged with kidnap at Igboetiti Magistrate Court of Enugu State and presently at Nsukka prisons, is alleged to have defrauded one Uche Ugwuja of N180, 000 through the use of internet and telephone he gained access to, while in the prison.

Daily Trust

No factions in PDP — Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, faulted reports that two factions of the PDP have emerged as a result of parallel conventions held by members of the party at the weekend.

Leadership

Why I support FG —Oshiomhole

Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole has explained why he stands on federal government’s side on the issue of the new price of petrol, saying the fundamentals and economic indices are different from what they were a few years ago, adding that the hike is the difficult pain Nigerians must undergo before reaping the gains.

Tribune

Omatseye’s lawyer files appeal against ruling •Says offence does not exist in law

MR Edoka Onyeke, lawyer to Raymond Omatseye, former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has appealed against the five years sentence Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia clamped on his client.

The Nation

Police close PDP office as Modu Sheriff fights back

The police yesterday sealed off Wadata Plaza, headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

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