Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 12th January

New Telegraph

Reps walk out Niger Delta Minister from budget defence

The House of Representatives yesterday refused to allow the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, to defend the 2018 budget estimates for the ministry.

Vanguard

Red Squad carried out Omoku massacre over Don Waney’s mother’s arrest —Suspect

One of the suspects in the New Year killing of worshippers at Omoku, Rivers State, disclosed, yesterday, that they carried out the killings to avenge the arrest and humiliation of the mother of their leader, Don Waney, coupled with the destruction of Waney’s mansion.

Punch

Benue killings: If FG can’t protect us, we will raise an army, says Unongo

Many residents of Makurdi in mourning gathered on Thursday at the IBB Square as bodies of the victims of the Fulani herdsmen attacks of January 1 and 2, 2018, in parts of Benue State  were given a mass burial.

Thisday

Senate C’ttee on Defence Pledges Support for Armed Force Retirees

To ensure a smooth transition into civil life for the retirees of the Armed Forces, the Senate Committee on Defence, has pledged more support for the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC).

Daily Times

Ambode sacks 3 commissioners, reshuffles cabinet

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones.

Guardian

Petrol scarcity ends in Lagos, persists in Port Harcourt, others

Residents of Lagos and Abuja have begun heaving sighs of relief from the recent fuel scarcity, leaving people in Imo, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano and other parts of the country longing for similar respite.

Daily Trust

Anambra: A/Court refuses to stop senatorial rerun poll

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has refused an application seeking to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the rerun election for the Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State.

Tribune

Libya slave trade: 3 traffickers arrested as FG evacuates 972 trapped Nigerians

The Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that it has arrested three suspected human traffickers involved in the enslavement of Nigerians in Libya and are currently under investigation.

The Nation

Why Fed Govt is promoting cattle colonies, by Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh explained yesterday why the Federal Government substituted the plan to create ranches with that of cattle colonies.

 

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