Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 22nd July

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Punch

Fayose’s N1.3bn poultry fraud suit still in court –APC

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has faulted claims by Governor Ayodele Fayose that he had been discharged and acquitted by the Federal High Court in the alleged N1.3bn poultry project.

Vanguard

PDP must avoid going from frying pan to fire – Bode George

A chieftain of the PDP, Chief Olabode George, said in Lagos on Thursday that appointing a credible person as national chairman of the party would determine the performance of the party in the 2019 presidential elections.

Thisday

Buhari Confirms FG in Talks with N’Delta Militants

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally confirmed that his administration is in talks with Niger Delta militants with the help of oil companies and law-enforcement agencies to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the region.

Daily Trust

Opportunists working to tear Bauchi APC apart — Zungur

Nura Muhammed Zungur, a political activist, youth leader and founding member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State, in this interview, speaks on recent happenings in the party at the state and national levels.

Leadership

Troops Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Women, Children

Following confirmed intelligence report on the convergence and massing up of dislodged Boko Haram insurgents at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, with intent of carrying out attack on some isolated communities, troops  on fighting and clearance patrol Codenamed “Operation TIGER CLAW”  on Tuesday 19th July, 2016, swooped on terrorists killing 42 Boko Haram insurgents, while unconfirmed number of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.

The Nation

Economy will pick up in Third Quarter, says Udoma

The economy is in recession, the government admitted yesterday.

Daily Independent

Wike accuses INEC , police of plots to rig rerun election

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alleged that the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, was working with the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to rig the forthcoming National Assembly rerun elections in the state.

New Telegraph

Avengers: Oil workers must leave Niger Delta now

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday told oil workers and foreigners to vacate all oil fields and terminals in the Niger Delta as soon as possible. This is as the group claimed that it has attacked the Qua Iboe export pipeline.

Newswatch

NFF gives reasons for Le Guen’s rejection of Super Eagles job

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday in Abuja confirmed that Frenchman Paul Le Guen has rejected the job of Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles it offered him.

Daily Times

Army averts repeat of Ikeja bomb explosion

The Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps said it has completely destroyed obsolete and unserviceable ammunition belonging to the Nigerian Navy, in a move to avert a repeat of 2002 explosion at the Ikeja Cantonment Ammunition Transit Dump (ATD).
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