Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 19th December

Punch

David Mark illegally acquired Senate President’s official residence –FG

The Federal Government has accused a former Senate President, David Mark, of illegally acquiring his then official residence as his private property.

Vanguard

NDDC to end youth protests with job creation —Ekere

Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere, has said that the commission was set to create more jobs for youths in the region to discourage periodic protests by youths around the premises of the commission.

Thisday

FG Orders Dangote, BUA to Vacate Disputed Mining Site in Edo

In order to quell the ongoing war between Dangote Group and BUA Group over the mining rights in Obuh, Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, the federal government has ordered both companies to vacate the site to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the area.

The Sun

I’m not good at making money –Buhari

In this  concluding part of the interview President Muhammadu Buhari granted Eric osagie, The SunMD/Editor-in-Chief in company of Paulinus Aidoghie in 2012, he explains why he is not super rich despite being former Head of State.

Guardian

Ganduje under Buhari’s shadow for 2019 reelection

The recent 2-day visit to Kano State by President Muhammadu Buhari has opened fresh insights into what may occur on the state’s political terrain regarding preparations, conduct and outcome of the 2019 governorship. Eyes are already on incumbent governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who is expected to seek reelection on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Daily Times

4 Dead As Boko Haram Ambushed UN Workers In Borno

Attackers suspected to be dreaded Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram, have carried out a surprise attack on a convoy of World Food Programme, WFP going to deliver food aid to internally displaced persons in northeast Nigeria.

Daily Trust

LASTMA dismisses 20 officials, five arrested for extortion

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arrested five of its traffic officials for extorting motorists last week at various parts of the state.

Tribune

Buhari extends tenure of Chief of Defence Staff, service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, and the three Service Chiefs.

The Nation

APC, PDP clash over $1b cash to fight Boko Haram

The row over the $1 billion anti-Boko Haram battle fund to be withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) grew yesterday, with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peopes Democratic Party (PDP) throwing darts at each other.

 

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