Nigerian newspaper headlines today: January 30

Nigerian newspaper headlines January 30, 2017.

 Punch

Jonathan, Wike blocked Rivers from taking possession of helicopters – Amaechi

A former Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Nyesom Wike for the inability of the state to take possession of the two helicopters, which were seized by the Nigeria Customs Service and handed over to the Nigeria Air Force last week.

Guardian

Ajimobi denies governors’ emergency meeting over Buhari, urges prayer

Amid rife speculation over the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state yesterday refuted reports that governors were summoned for an emergency meeting in Abuja to discuss the issue.

Vanguard

Crisis rocks Igbo’s oldest monarchy

A MAJOR crisis has erupted in the ancient Nri Kingdom in Anambra State, regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Igbo and the custodian of the Igbo culture and tradition, with the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Obidiegwu Onyesoh, announcing the sacking of the 12-member royal cabinet, following what had been described as irreconcilable differences between them.

The Nation

Suleiman: compel El-Rufai to produce herdsmen he paid

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has asked the Federal Government to compel Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to produce Fulani herdsmen to whom money was paid so as to disabuse the minds of Nigerians that Christians are not the target of President Muhammadu Buhari’s  administration.

Leadership

Ondo Assembly Suspends Speaker, Deputy Over Alleged N15m Fraud

The Ondo State House of Assembly has suspended the Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, and her deputy, Fatai Olotu, based on allegations of fraud.

Thisday

SERAP Tells Buhari to Refer SGF to EFCC, ICPC for Investigation

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to refer allegation of corruption made  by the Senate against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. David Babachir Lawal, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for further investigation.

Premium Times

CAN won’t accompany Apostle Suleman to SSS – Official

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has restated its support for the founder of the Omege Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, after he was invited by operatives of the State Security Service, SSS.

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