Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 7th January

Punch

Soldiers in search of colleague’s killers allegedly torch 50 houses

Soldiers who are reportedly searching for persons who allegedly beheaded their colleague have purportedly burned down over 50 houses in Toru-Ndoro community, Bayelsa State.

Vanguard

You are shameless liar, Aregbesola tells Omisore 

Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has described the Former Deputy Governor of the State and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2014 governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore as a “shameless liar who cannot be entrusted with position of authorities”.

The Sun

Kogi retires 8 perm secs, dismisses 1,774 workers

The Kogi Government on Sunday confirmed the compulsory retirement of eight permanent secretaries, some directors, and the dismissal of 1, 774 others from the state civil service.

Thisday

Despite Security Deployment, Herdsmen Killings in Benue State Continue

In spite of security deployment by the federal government to prevent further attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in Benue State, there was a fresh attack yesterday in which several people were killed. The latest attack was reported in Ukemberagya and Tswarev wards, in Gaambe-Tiev Logo Local Government Area of the state.

Daily Times

Oyegun says APC not involved in final compilation of board appointments 

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun says the party was not involved in the final compilation of the list of board appointments that contained the names of dead Nigerians.

Guardian

Days of the rump of Boko Haram terrorists numbered, says Buratai

 The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai said the days of the rump of Boko Haram terrorists are numbered, in spite of occasional attacks of Nigerian targets.

Tribune

Killings: Yakassai, Sani back intervention by senior citizens

AN elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai and General Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony Sani have said it will not be a bad idea if senior citizens intervene to bring an end to violence and the spate of killings in the country.

Leadership

PDP Backs Mbaka, Says Dankwambo Qualified To Be President

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State achievement is enough to instill confidence in people that he can rule the country come 2019.

The Nation

 Shelve plans to increase fuel pump price, ADP to FG, Buhari

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has warned the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison any plan to further increase the fuel pump price.

 

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