Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 22nd February

Punch

Lagos CJ frees inmate suffering from tuberculosis

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, on Tuesday freed an inmate at Kirikiri Medium Prison, Lucky Nelson, said to be suffering from tuberculosis and diabetes.

Vanguard

Publish properties recovered by EFCC, before sale, Fayose tells FG

GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on the  Federal Government to publish all the properties it claimed to have recovered and their owners as well as buyers of the properties when they are eventually sold.

The Sun

Herdsmen: Buhari’s handling of killings suspicious – jang

Immediate past Plateau State governor and member, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee (BoT), Senator Jonah Jang has revealed his intention to contest next year’s presidential election. He berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his inability to tackle herdsmen’s killings. He also spoke on other national issues.

Thisday

Dasukigate: EFCC Grills Ihejirika over $2.1bn Arms Deal

Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), was wednesday grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the arms procured by the Office of the National Security Adviser during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Daily Times

Abduction of 94 schoolgirls: Buhari deploys military to Yobe

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military and other security agencies to take immediate charge and control of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, where 94 schoolgirls were said to be missing after Monday’s Boko Haram attack. He also directed the security agencies to inform him of development at the place accordingly.

Guardian

Katsina needs 13,000 teachers to bridge educational gap, says Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari yesterday said the state was in need of additional 13,000 teachers to bridge the gap with educationally advantaged states in the country.

Daily Trust

Obasanjo’s letter too late to make impact — Rep Hassan

The Member representing Ankpa, Olamaboro/Omala Federal Constituency of Kogi State in the House of Representatives, Hassan Omale, has said a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has no moral grounds to ask President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.

Tribune

Kwara communal clash: Policemen, naval rating shot

KWARA state Police command has confirmed the arrest of some persons in connection with Wednesday communal clash between people of Offa and Ijagbo communities in Kwara State.

The Nation

I will only return to that school if Buratai is the gateman, says pupil

The Boko Haram attack on Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, may have created a setback for the efforts to get girls to remain in schools in Yobe State.

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