Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 30th January

Vanguard

Retired Military officer murdered, set ablaze by her security

guard in Benin 

BENIN—A retired military officer, Major Afisatu Ajuya, was, Sunday, murdered by her security guard and her body set ablaze in her apartment in Ugbor area, GRA Benin, Edo State capital.

Punch

Political parties too many, may cause problems in 2019 –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the growing number of political parties may pose challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections.

Thisday

Again, Herdsmen Sack Benue Community, Kill Four in Plateau

Suspected herdsmen for the umpteenth time went on the rampage Monday sacking the Tse-Torkula community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, the ancestral home of the immediate past paramount ruler of Tiv, Ochivirigh Akawe Torkula, leaving scores injured and several people trekking for a long distance to Makurdi, the state capital.

The Sun

2019: Obasanjo engaging in sensationalism –Minister

Minister of of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has no right to short-change Nigerians by asking President Muhammadu Buhari to forget seeking re-election in 2019.

Tribune

God directed me to pick my deputy as successor —Fayose

Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose, at a PDP rally on Monday in Ado Ekiti, declared that God directed him to support his Deputy, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, to succeed him.

Guardian

Reps panel, Fashola disagree over $1.5bn loan, German

consultant

House of Representatives committee on power yesterday disagreed with the minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola over the $1.5 billion loan it obtained for electricity distribution in the country.The loan was obtained on behalf of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Daily Trust

Minister hits Obasanjo for attacking Buhari

Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu has slammed former Pesident Olusegun Obasanjo for asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for the 2019 presidential election.

The Nation

46 held as OPC men clash in Ibadan

There was pandemonium yesterday at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, when two suspected factions of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) engaged each other in a battle of supremacy.

The Herald

You Are Not Qualified To Lead Africa’s Anti-Corruption

Campaign – PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari as “Africa’s Anti-Corruption Champion” by the African Union.

Leadership

2019: Obasanjo Has No Right To Shortchange Nigerians –

Shittu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has no right to shortchange Nigerians by asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek for reelection in 2019, the minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu has said.

 

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