Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th January

Vanguard

FG has spent N1 Billion on Ekwueme’s burial – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, yesterday said the Federal Government has spent over N1 Billion on Ekwueme’s burial.

Punch

Obasanjo’s daughter, Iyabo, backs dad on letter to Buhari

One of the daughters of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, has backed her father on his recent open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari wherein the ex-President advised the incumbent leader against seeking re-election in 2019.

Thisday

Buhari Meets Obasanjo in Addis Ababa, Named Anti-Corruption Champion

For the first time since Tuesday when former President Olusegun Obasanjo issued a 13-page statement accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of bad governance and nepotism, and advising him not to seek re-election in 2019, both men met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the weekend during the African Union (AU) summit.

The Sun

Governors must stop receiving salaries after tenure – Onaiyekan

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has sensationally revealed that he would not accept any extension from Pope Francis when he eventually clocks the retirement age of 75 next year. This is just as he wants governors to stop receiving salaries after leaving office.

Daily Times

Herdsmen killings, threat to Nigeria’s unity, growth, Agric Devpt – Falegan

United Kingdom based Chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP, Hon. Opeyemi Falegan, has said that the continued and unabated killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected herdsmen pose great danger to the peaceful co-existence of the people, if not checked.

Guardian

Unending reign of frivolity and 2018 budget fears

The word “frivolous” implies something that has no serious purpose or value, and in the context of the national budget, it becomes anything that has no developmental effect, especially in this period of high borrowing aimed at delivering the economy from the shackles of inactivity.

Daily Trust

Lagos chief begs Ambode to rescind ban on cart pushers

A prominent traditional ruler and scrap dealer in Lagos has appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to rescind his administration’s decision to ban cart pushers in the state.

Tribune

Find lasting solution to Fulani herdsmen’s killer squad ―Oodua Progressive Union

Yoruba sons and daughters both at home and in the diaspora, under the aegis of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) have expressed worries about the state of insecurity and lawlessness in the country, especially concerning the menace of the Fulani herdsmen whose several attacks have left many dead, with several others maimed while properties worth several billion naira were damaged, appealing to the “federal government to find a lasting solution to the recurring issue.”

The Nation

Nigeria passing through turbulent time, says CAN

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Dr Supo Ayokunle, yesterday said the killings and bloodshed across the country is without comparison in Nigeria’s history.

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