Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: January 6

Nigerian newspaper headlines January 6, 2017.

Nigerian newspaper headlines January 6

Punch

Obama releases Guantanamo Bay detainees against Trump’s directive

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration announced, on Thursday, the transfer of four detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Vanguard

Chelsea’s Mikel joins China gold rush, moves to Tianjin Teda

Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel has become the latest big name player to join the Chinese Super League gold rush after leaving Chelsea for Tianjin Teda.

 

Guardian

Wike dares police to reveal alleged killers of slain policemen

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on the police to disclose how and where DSP Mohammed Akali and his orderly were allegedly murdered during the re-run legislative elections in the state.

 

Thisday

Finally, Buhari Condoles with Victims of Southern Kaduna Violence

After coming under heavy criticism for keeping silent on the killings in Southern Kaduna, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday condoled with residents affected by the violence and directed the military and police to end the crisis in the area.

 

Leadership

PDP: Makarfi, Sheriff Disagree Over Immediate Reopening of Party’s National Secretariat

The leadership battle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) resumed yesterday as Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff disagreed over the immediate reopening of the party’s national secretariat which has been under lock and key since June last year.

 

Premium Times

Buhari administration plotting to break Nigerian law in award of $800million contract

The Muhammadu Buhari administration is scheming to grant special but illegal concession to an American power distribution company for the rehabilitation of high-voltage transmission lines across the country, in a deal that could breach the country’s extant procurement provisions.

 

The Sun

Arik Air grounds international flights over aviation fuel scarcity

The scarcity of aviation fuel has forced Arik Air to suspend its domestic and international flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, but the airline’s action however did not go down well with its stranded passengers as they staged a protest at the airport raining verbal abuses and physically assaulting the airline staff.

 

The Nation

Chibok schoolgirl found with six-month-old baby

A Chibok girl was found yesterday near Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

 

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