Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 20th July

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Punch

Looters seeking Edo people’s votes – Oshiomhole

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday warned voters in the state to be wary of politicians, whom he described as self-confessed treasury looters seeking control of the state in the September 10 governorship election.

Vanguard

I don’t think my ministers, aides are corrupt – Buhari

ABUJA—Again, President Mohammadu Buhari has come to the rescue of his ministers and aides, absolving them of any corrupt practices.

The Sun

Le Guen rejects Eagles job over Russia 2018 target

French tactician, Paul Le Guen has chickened out of the Super Eagles job that was offered him on a platter of gold on Monday by the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF.

Thisday

Buhari Defends Kachikwu over Oil Swaps

President Muhammadu Buhari has mounted a fierce defence of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, over allegations that the minister ‎was being investigated over crude oil swaps and gas lifting during his tenure as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Daily Times

Forgery case: PDP BoT storms Senate in solidarity with Ekweremadu

The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has thrown its weight behind Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over his on-going trial along with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and two others at a Federal High Court in Abuja on alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate standing Rules.

Guardian

Ikpeazu flays court registrar over comments on Abia judgments

Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has flayed the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court, for issuing a statement in respect of the two different judgments delivered by the Federal High Court, Owerri Division and the Federal High Court, Abuja Division on the Abia governorship Tax Certificate dispute.

Daily Trust

Ex-Senator kicks against immunity for N/Assembly leaders

Former Senator of the Second republic, Sen. Franca Afegbua has said immunity should not be granted to Principal Officers of the National Assembly to avoid misuse of powers in office.

The Nation

How Melaye threatened to assault me, by Sen. Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu yesterday told Senate President Bukola Saraki and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman John Oyegun that Senator Dino Melaye threatened to assault her during the Senate’s July 12 Executive Session.

Leadership

FG Urged To Enforce Ban On Rice Importation

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