Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 4th January

Vanguard

Fayose, Mark carpet Buhari over killings

Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has taken a swipe on President Muhammadu Buhari over his presumed silence on the recent killing of innocent Nigerians in Benue State by alleged Fulani herdsmen.

Punch

Saraki, El-Rufai, others pay last respects as Katsina buries Kaita

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, have described the former governor of the defunct Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, as a quintessential leader whose death will be a great loss not only to Katsina and Kaduna states but to the entire country.

Thisday

Nationwide Blackout Persists as System Collapses Twice in 24 Hours

The nationwide blackout continued Wednesday after efforts by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to restore electricity failed, following a second system collapse of transmission network at exactly 14.19 hours.

The Sun

Buhari’ll be defeated next year -Kaze

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former member of the House of Representatives, Bitrus Kaze has urged President Muhammad Buhari, to shelve any ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election because he would be defeated just like Jonathan was defeated in 2015.

Daily Times

Nigerian police attack Benue killings protesters with live bullets, injure many

The Nigerian police have reportedly attacked Benue residents who were out in their large number protesting against the incessant and recent killings by Fulani herdsmen in the state.

Guardian

Senate flays presidency, fuel marketers seek tax holiday

The Senate yesterday condemned reports attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, suggesting that the failure to pay subsidy debts owed oil marketers was due to the chamber’s refusal to approve a loan request.

Daily Trust

Senate: Groups intensify call on Yuguda to re-contest in 2019

Some groups and individuals have intensified calls on a former governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, to re-contest the Bauchi South Senatorial District seat on the platform Green Party of Nigeria (GPN).

Tribune

On 2018 prophets, FG’s projects

WITH the idea of 2018 prophecies becoming popular, is there any need for CCT cameras and intelligence gathering or political analysts in the country now?

The Nation

Scientists unravel link between alcohol and cancer

Think twice about that frothy, bubbly alcohol you consume as scientists have issued a new warning about its health effects by unravelling the linkage between it and cancer.

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