Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th June

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Punch

Ekweremadu writes UN, EU, others over forgery suit

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has written the parliament of the United Nations, European Union, United States, European Union, governments of the United States, United Kingdom and other foreign missions, over “an attempt to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.”

Vanguard

FG Vs Anambra govt N5bn suit: Ozekhome threatens to file contempt charge

THE N50 billion suit instituted by the Federal Government against Anambra State over alleged revocation of the 148.337 hectares of land acquired for Federal site and services scheme at Amansea in Awka has taken a new dimension with the lead counsel to the Federal Government, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) threatening to file contempt charge against the state Attorney General, AG.

The Sun

NSCDC needs additional 10,000 personnel, says CG Mohammadu

The Commandant-General, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Abdullahi Gana Mohammadu, has said the corps needs to increase its personnel by 10,000.

Thisday

Nigerians Split over Negotiating with Niger Delta Militants

The federal government is trying to talk its way out of an unfolding crisis in its oil-producing Niger Delta region, but activists and traditional leaders are divided over whether negotiation is the best solution.

Daily Times

A prosecution witness, Mr Ibrahim Maye told a Federal high court, in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd),instructed him to prepare a payment mandate of 40 million dollars in favour of One Plus Limited owned by Jonathan cousin, Mr Azibaola Roberts and his wife Stella.

Guardian

Witnesses give contradictory testimonies in Oronsaye’s case

 The two prosecution witnesses in the on-going trial of the former Head of Service of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye and others yesterday gave contradictory evidences before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Daily Trust

Nigerians divided on anti-corruption war – Survey

A new survey by the International Republican Institute (IRI) has shown that despite majority of Nigerians considering democracy above economic prosperity, they were sharply divided on President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war efforts.

Leadership

Synagogue: Court Admits Video Recordings of Collapsed Building In Evidence

Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo of the Lagos high court sitting in Ikeja yesterday admitted in evidence the compact disc (CD) video recording of the collapse building belonging to Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

The Nation

Senate invites Attorney-Gen. over Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Senate yesterday invited Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami to appear before it to explain why he took Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to court over alleged forgery.

Tribune

Buhari’s bailout, loan to states unconstitutional – Former Attorney General

THE Former Attorney General of Nasarawa State, Barrister Innocent Lagi, has described the bailout funds and loans given to states by the Federal Government as an unconstitutional act.

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