Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: December 17

Nigerian newspaper headlines December 17, 2016.

Nigerian newspaper headlines December 17

Punch

Senate gives condition for Magu’s reconsideration

The Senate has said it may reconsider its refusal to confirm the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, if President Muhammadu Buhari provides the necessary explanation for it to do so.

 

Vanguard

Soldiers go on rampage in Borno over unpaid allowances

The 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Borno witnessed a complete breakdown of order and discipline yesterday as soldiers attached to the brigade to fight Boko Haram in the North East went on the rampage over unpaid allowances  running into hundreds of thousands of naira, and bad treatment by their commanders.

 

Guardian

Court awards N10b to fishing communities over oil spillage

For failing to adopt measures to safeguard the ecosystem, a Federal High Court, Lagos has awarded N10billion against ‎Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited in a case that lasted 14 years.

 

Thisday

CJN to Judges: Don’t Surrender to Intimidation, NJC Fires Another Judge

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walters Onnoghen has charged Justices of Court of Appeal to always resist blackmail and internal/external influences in the delivery of justice on matters before them.

 

Leadership

Emefiele Elected Chair Of Int’l Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has been elected as the chairman of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

Premium Times

After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

Two years after Boko Haram attacks forced them to flee their homes in the north-east Nigeria, a fresh grief has crept in on some internally displaced persons camped in Wasa, a rural community in the suburb of Apo in Abuja. Diarrhoea outbreak, the second in just over a year, claimed the lives of 10 children in the camp in November.

 

The Sun

Again, protest rocks Port Harcourt, over rerun elections

Members of the All Progressives Congress(APC) yesterday took to the streets  to  protest  the  conduct  of  the  December   10,  2016 legislative  rerun election in the  state.

 

The Nation

Ribadu, Customs boss tipped to replace Magu

AS the plot thickens to stop the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, from becoming the substantive chair of the Commission, three names have popped up as his possible replacements…

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