Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 17th June



Buhari’s military mentality affecting performance – Balarabe

A former Governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, says Buhari’s military background in addressing ethnic agitations in the country is affecting his performance.


Jonathan falls short of $5m Mo Ibrahim Prize

ABUJA—Former President Goodluck Jonathan has failed to win the prestigious $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership despite meeting a key criterion.

The Sun

Alison- Madueke denies ownership of $18m Asokoro mansion

The immediate past minister of petroleum resources, Mrs Diezani Alison- Madueke has denied the ownership of the $18 million residential mansion at Asokoro area of Abuja, with its reported furnishings of two million dollars and a bullet-proof gym.


NCAA Moves to Certify Lagos Airport

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has disclosed that it is on the verge of certifying the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Daily Times

Osun Christian leaders walk out on DSS, govt officials at ‘peace parley’

Christian leaders from Baptist Church walked out of a meeting expected to broker peace between them and members of Osun Muslim Community.


Joint Military Force in Niger Delta foils attack on Agip, arrests 19 vandals

The Joint Military Force deployed to protect oil installations in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, on Friday said it foiled an attack on Agip’s oilfield and arrested 19 suspected vandals in several operations in May and June 2016.

Daily Trust

EFCC quizzes ex-Customs boss Dikko Inde

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested a former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, over allegations of financial crimes, Daily Trust has gathered.

The Nation

Fed Govt alerts Nigerians to ISIS app to woo children

The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians of the latest antics of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).


Gas pipeline vandalism made power sector vulnerable —Fashola

MINISTER of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, said the recent attacks on gas pipelines in the Niger Delta region by militants had made the nation’s power sector vulnerable.

National Mirror

N1trn oil, gas loss: Senate sets up 8-member ad hoc probe committee 

Senate yesterday set up an eight-member ad-hoc committee to probe the audit report of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, NEITI, which exposed the loss of about N1trn in the oil, gas and mineral sectors in 2013. The committee is chaired by Senators Jubril Barau and Andy Uba as vice chairman.


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