Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 8th January

Punch

CBN’s handling of disputed ATM transactions

Permit me to complain about the handling of a disputed ATM transaction which occurred on April 22, 2016, about being debited twice while only one of the two tranches was successful. Again, there was one-hour disparity between the alert received and the journal report later accessed; the footage received only showed face without how each tranche was granted.

Vanguard

Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated

MAIDUGURI —Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen. Yusuf Buratai, yesterday, said the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated by troops in the North-East.

The Sun

Insurgency: Shekau no longer a threat, says Army

 

The Nigerian Army has said that the main leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, is no longer a threat to the counter-insurgency operations.

Thisday

Osinbajo Warns against Politicising of Herdsmen Killings

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday cautioned Nigerians against politicising the herdsmen killings across the country as doing so could ignite unprecedented crisis.

Daily Times

Benue, Rivers killings: Nigerians decry belated security agencies response 

A cross section of Nigerians on Sunday decried the belated security agencies responses to the killings of innocent Nigerians in Guma and Logo Local Government Area in Benue State by herdsmen and in Omoku in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State by alleged cultists.

Guardian

Buhari governement wrecking economy with fuel scarcity, says PDP

 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Ministry of Petroleum Resources to find solution to the biting fuel crisis in the country has wrecked the nation’s economy.

Daily Trust

Ambode deserves second term – Commissioner

The re-election campaign of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State may have started in earnest barely two and half years into the completion of his first tenure.

Tribune

Kaduna govt to dismiss any teacher absent from duty

Following the threat by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to embark on indefinite strike, Kaduna State government has vowed to dismiss any teacher that is absent from duty.

Leadership

I Am Ready To Sacrifice 2019 For Safety Of My People – Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that even if it means to sacrifice 2019 elections for his people to be safe, he is ready to let go.

The Nation

Security agents gun down January 1 killings suspect

FOR dreaded Igwedibia Johnson (aka “General” Don Waney), a life of blood, blows and bullets has ended in a dramatic manner.

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