Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 20th December

The Nation

DAVID Mark to EFCC on N748m house: you’re chasing shadows 

A former Senate President, Senator David Mark, yesterday said the accusations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any other government  that he purchased his N748 million Apo Residential House illegally were  spurious, contrived and baseless.

Punch

Govs, speakers set up constitution review panel

State governors and Speakers of Houses of Assembly on Tuesday agreed to set up a committee to look into all the issues concerning the ongoing constitution review.

Vanguard

Court issues final warning to ex-Judge over contempt

Enugu State High Court presided over by Justice F.I.N Ngwu has issued a last warning to a former Judge  of same court, Hon. Justice K.N Udeh, retd., for contempt.

Thisday

PDP Caucus Storms Out of House Plenary over Member’s Defection to APC

There was a drama during the plenary session in the House of Representatives on Tuesday when a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing, Ahiazu Mbaise/Ezinihitte federal constituency of Imo State, Hon. Raphael Nnanna Igbokwe, announced his defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Sun

Excitement in Onitsha Prisons as Archbishop Okeke marks birthday with inmates

For the inmates of the Onitsha Federal Prisons, Christmas, Easter Sunday and the birthday of the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, the Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke, are three special days they earnestly look forward to every year.

Daily Times

Senate dares FG, says 2018 Budget won’t be passed until March

Another round of face-off looms between the executive and the legislature over the N8.612 trillion 2018 Budget is imminent as the Senate on Tuesday, criticised President Muhammadu Buhari on what it referred to as shoddy preparations of the budget, which it hinted, will face implementation challenges.

Guardian

PDP decries arrest, detention of members, says intimidation won’t save APC in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared that it would no longer condone what it called the arbitrary arrest and detention of its leaders in the guise of anti-corruption war.

Daily Trust

Fayose, Yari clash over $1b to fight Boko Haram

Governors Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and Ayo Fayose of Ekiti clashed while addressing journalists after the Nigerian governors forum held an emergency meeting on Tuesday with speakers of state assemblies.

Leadership

Over I5,000 Lagos Retirees Get N66.5bn Accrued Pension Rights

A total of 15,709 retirees from the Lagos State civil service have been paid N66.5 billion as their accrued pension rights since the commencement of the Retirement Benefit Bond Certificate Presentations in 2010.

Tribune

Court orders EKSU to reinstate expelled student, incurs N10m damages

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has reversed the expulsion of Adedotun Babalola by the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti following an allegation of involvement in rape.

New Telegraph

NLC president tasks governors on workers’ welfare, minimum wage

The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, yesterday appealed to governors of the 36 states of the federation to prioritise the welfare of workers in their respective states.

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