Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 17th January

 

Punch

Leave politics for politicians, Presidency tells CAN scribe

The Presidency on Tuesday advised the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Musa Asake, to stick to his religious duties and leave politics for politicians.

Vanguard

N3.2bn fraud: Witness evading appearance — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos that its star witness in the trial of former Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, was evading appearance.

The Sun

Ohanaeze calls on Igbo to reject grazing colonies

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the people of the South East region of the country to rise up to reject vehemently the proposed grazing colonies.

Thisday

Dogara Seeks to Probe Resurgence of Fuel Subsidy, Says No

Sanctuaries for Killers

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has promised to probe the alleged reintroduction of fuel subsidy and the recent scarcity of petrol and charged the relevant committees of the House to determine the causes and claims.

Daily Times

Don’t allow 2019 to overshadow governance, Saraki tells

politicians JANUARY 17, 2018

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged all political leaders in the country to remain committed to delivering good governance to the people by not allowing preparations towards the 2019 general elections to overshadow governance.

Guardian

Wake up, CAN tells Buhari over herdsmen’s killings

 The President Buhari-led Federal Government has by its defective response to killings by herdsmen wasted the huge public approval on which it rode into power, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) noted yesterday.

Daily Trust

Sen Akpabio dismisses feud with Gov Emmanuel

The Senate Minority Leader and senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Godswill Akpabio, has denied media speculations that he was embroiled in a rift with his successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel describing such insinuations as the handiwork of political jobbers.

Tribune

N-Power: Fayose laments mass unemployment, says it’s time

bomb for Nigeria

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has lamented the mass unemployment challenge currently facing the country, describing it as a time bomb to which the government must pay an urgent attention to.

Leadership

President Buhari Meets Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow, in

Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met behind closed doors with visiting Gambia’s President Adama Barrow at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Nation

Senate gives IG 14 days to fish out Benue killers

Senators met with the President last night on the security situation in the land.

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