Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th December

Tribune

Delta lawyer writes Oyegun, wants Buhari’s job

A Delta-based lawyer and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji A. A. Mumakai-Unaga, has written to the national chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun of his intention to take over President Muhammadu Buhari’s position come 2019.

The Sun

Fayose congratulates President-elect, rejects UN choice of Obasanjo as mediator

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has congratulated the newly elected President of Liberia, George Opong Weah, describing him as someone destined by God to be president.

Vanguard

Declare presidential ambition, S-South youths urge Atiku

A youth group in the South-South geo-political zone, Nigerian Youths Project 2019, NYP, has opened a campaign office for the former Vice President , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

New Telegraph

Fuel crisis: Saraki directs senators to suspend recess

Concerned by the lingering fuel crisis in the country, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene a meeting with industry stakeholders.

Punch

Motorbike accident: Anxiety over health of Buhari’s son

There was anxiety on Thursday over the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, who was involved in a power bike accident in Abuja on Tuesday night.

Thisday

NBS: Nigeria Spent N157bn on Vehicles, Aircraft Parts, Vessels Importation

Foreign Trade Statistics for the third quarter(Q3) 2017 released by the National Bureau Statistics( NBS) has revealed that Nigeria spent a total of N157 billion on the importation of vehicles, aircrafts parts and vessels.

Daily Times

Finally, America Agrees To Sell Nigeria 181.5 Billion Naira Fighter Jets

On Wednesday, the Nigerian Air Force said in a statement that the United States ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington presented it with letters of offer and acceptance.

Guardian

Senate summons Kachikwu, Baru, others over fuel crisis

The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, and other industry stakeholders over the ongoing fuel scarcity.

Daily Trust

PDP can’t return to power in Ekiti, Nigeria – Fayemi

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, on Thursday described the attempt being made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reclaim power in 2019 as a plot to continue to loot the country.

Leadership

2017: Governance Suffers As Senate, Presidency Feud Remains

In this report, AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH takes a look at major developments in the senate in 2017 and writes that the mutual mistrust, suspicion and lack of confidence between Presidency and the Senate leadership, laid by events of June 9, 2015, continue to take their toll on governance in the country.

The Nation

Petrol marketers to NNPC: Fed Govt owing us N800b

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) claimed that despite getting forex at N305, marketers failed to import products. Besides they get products despite  owing the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) almost N27 billion.

 

 

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