Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 10th January

Punch

Maina: Senate knocks AGF, Sagay seeks Malami’s probe

The Senate, on Tuesday, berated the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for his moves to stop the National Assembly’s investigation into the controversial reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.

Vanguard

Benue massacre: Idoma lawyers seek state police, restructuring of Nigeria

ABUJA—Association of Idoma Lawyers, yesterday, condemned the spate of killings in Benue State, even as it advocated the creation of state police and restructuring of the Nigerian federation.

The Sun

Benue massacre: Women march on Govt. House, condemn killings

More reactions continue to trail the attack and killings, by suspected herdsmen, of innocent Benue citizens as a group known as Nigeria NGO Network on Humanitarian Development Initiative (NINGONET) has decried the incessant killing of women and children in the recent herdsmen attack on Benue communities.

Thisday

Presidency Absolves Buhari of Herdsmen Killings, Blames Crisis on Demographic Changes

The presidency Tuesday absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of the killings allegedly committed by armed herdsmen in several states of the federation, particularly in Benue State and neighbouring states, saying that the president was concerned about the persistent herdsmen and farmers’ clashes, especially when he sees gruesome pictures of those that have been slaughtered.

Daily Times

Benue: Herdsmen kill 2 riot policemen

As Buhari orders IGP to relocate to Benue Presidency to hold stakeholders conference on farmers, herdsmen conflict Death toll in Nasarawa killings rises to 25 Suspected herdsmen have killed two riot policemen during an ambush in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State on Monday.

Guardian

PDP will present best presidential candidate in 2019 – Walid

Daily Trust

Gov Bello lied on N10bn loan — Melaye

Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi), yesterday, said Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State lied on the claim that he took N10 billion to offset salary arrears.

Tribune

Fayose calls herdsmen killings in Benue terrorism, ethnic-cleansing

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the Federal Government to put a permanent stop to the killings in Benue State by herdsmen, saying “what is happening in Benue and other middle-belt states is more than a strife between herdsmen and local farmers, it has gotten to the level of terrorism and ethnic cleansing.

Leadership

PMB Poised To Treat Killer Herdsmen Like Boko Haram – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is poised to take on killer herdsmen head on the way he dealt with the Boko Haram insurgents in Northeast geopolitical zone where sustained action from the government prevailed until the menace was finally contained, the presidency said yesterday.

The Nation

Wike offers N640m bounty for the arrest of 32 cultists

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has declared 32 cultists wanted in a state broadcast  and asked the security agencies to go after them, putting a bounty of N20m each for information that could lead to their  arrest.

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