Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 11th January

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Herdsmen Have Declared War Against Nigeria, Soyinka Cries Out

Alarmed by the mounting death toll arising from the gruesome attacks allegedly perpetuated by armed herdsmen on communities in Benue and Taraba States, among other neighbouring states, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka yesterday cried out that the herdsmen “have declared war against the nation”, citing their serial attacks on innocent citizens

Punch

Fayose raises teams to foil herdsmen attack

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has raised security teams to defend the people against herdsmen attacks.

Vanguard

Killings by herdsmen predated Buhari administration – Femi Adesina

A Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, has frowned at those accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of condoning killings occasioned by farmers/herdsmen conflicts across the country.

 

The Sun

Taraba’s Anti-Open Grazing law colour-blind, says Gov. Ishaku

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Ahead of the full implementation of the law prohibiting open grazing

Daily Times

2019: Lagos PDP seeks disqualification of Ambode

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to disqualify Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State for the 2019 governorship election over alleged violation of the electoral act.

Guardian

Buhari appoints Ahmed Abubakar as new DG for NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Daily Trust

Rice farmers tell Buhari: Smuggling remains biggest threat

President Muhammadu Buhari in his New Year address said his administration will ban the importation of rice into the country in this year.

Tribune

NAPS set to clamp down on petrol stations selling above N145

The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has taken upon itself to assist the DPR in clamping down on filling stations selling petroleum products above the recommended price of N145.

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