Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 31st January


2019: Fayose receives Lamido, says ‘I’ll go to court if Obasanjo returns to PDP’

A former governor of Jigawa State and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has visited Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to formally announce to him his 2019 presidential ambition in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Sun

Day bulldozers brought down Patience Jonathan’s edifice

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, ordered the demolition of a property belonging to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, located in Mabushi District of Abuja metropolis.


EFCC can’t probe states’ accounts without Assembly’s nod — Court

A Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission could not probe states’ finances without a report of indictment from states’ Houses of Assembly.


Salaries, allowances: NLC tells workers to vote out defaulting govs 

President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr Ayuba Wabba, has urged workers to get their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, to vote out state governors owing salaries and allowances.


NNPC Staff, Seven Others Killed by Herders in Benue, Nasarawa

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed that suspected herdsmen may have killed a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) working on a pipeline along the border of Benue and Nasarawa States in Guma Local Government Area.


Governor Bello and politics of cattle colony in Kogi State

By accepting to establish cattle colonies in Kogi State and incorporating the leadership of Fulani herdsmen into the government structure as panacea to ending incessant clashes with local farmers, Governor Yahaya Bello is courting the anger of opposition elements who alleged that his aim was to infiltrate the voting population to manipulate next year’s elections.

Daily Trust

2019: Buhari group begins nationwide rallies

The leadership of the Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria (FONGON) has said it will from next Tuesday begin national mobilisation nationwide for President Muhammadu Buhari as part of activities to convince him to seek re-election in 2019.

The Nation

2019: Ijaw leaders threaten to reject anti-restructuring candidates

After hours of deliberation, Ijaw leaders rose from a meeting at the Kiagbodo country home of Chief Edwin Clark with a definite position on the raging call to restructure the country – to support pro-restructuring candidate in next year’s presidential election.






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