Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 13th December

Punch

Amaechi says Jonathan wasted $65bn excess crude fund, PDP 

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said he left the Peoples Democratic Party in 2015 due to the gross mismanagement of the country’s resources by the former ruling party…

Vanguard

Breaking: Gunmen invade Magu’s house, kill policeman kicks

The home of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu was invaded by gunmen on Tuesday night and a policeman was reportedly killed.

The Sun

Lafarge accused of ‘hiding elements’ from terror financing investigation

French cement group Lafarge destroyed computer hard drives and tried to hide elements from an investigation into the firm’s suspected payments to armed groups in Syria, human rights lawyers said on Tuesday.

Thisday

Buhari in Paris, Advocates Restructuring of Nigerian Economy Through Technology

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Paris, France, said some fundamental restructuring of Nigerian economy was required in the drive to address climate change in the country.

Daily Trust

Oil and gas reform: CSOs reject N730m budget

Thirty Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of the Accountability in the Extractive Sector (AES) Cluster of the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE project) have raise alarm over the slow progress and the N730m budgeted for oil and gas reform in the country.

Tribune

Edo: APC, PDP at war over Obaseki’s scorecard

Recently, the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State rolled out the drums in celebration of a successful one year tenure. But that occasion also presented the opportunity for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to highlight the failures of the administration. Banji Aluko writes on the unending feud between the two parties

Leadership

Boko Haram: Military Gets Clean Bill Of Health In North East

The Global Amnesty Watch has exonerated Nigerian troops from the various allegation of complicity in the abuse of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in the North Eastern part of the country.

Guardian

El-Rufai signs N216bn, 2018 budget into law

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has signed the N216.55 billion, 2018 budget passed by the State House of Assembly into law.

The Nation

Lagos-Ibadan rail line to be completed December 2018 – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would be completed in December 2018 and set for commissioning in Jan 2019.

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