Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 27th February

Punch

Army admits withdrawing troops before girls’ abduction

The Nigerian Army through the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, the military’s anti-insurgency command in the North-East, on Monday, admitted that troops were redeployed from the Dapchi area before the abduction of the schoolgirls.

Vanguard

It’s not about Buhari’s age, Nigeria needs courage, vision —Ibori

Chief James Ibori, former governor of Delta State, has said that Nigerians should be more concerned with whether the youths are ready to lead, rather than a mere generational shift at the nation’s helm of affairs.

Thisday

Military, Police in Blame Game over Dapchi Girls’ Abduction

With Nigerians and the rest of the world still reeling over another major abduction of schoolgirls in the North-east, the Nigerian Army and the Police Force Monday engaged in a blame game over the abduction last week of the 110 girls from Government Science and Technical Girls’ College in Dapchi, Yobe State by Boko Haram insurgents.

The Sun

Many state govts don’t prioritise education – Owasanoye

The failure of state governors to prioritize basic education of their citizens has been cited as one of the major causes of the fall in education standards in most regions of Nigeria.

Daily Times

More than 150 people killed in Ebonyi cult war in two years-Senator Agbo

A former Senator Anthony Agbo, who represented Ebonyi North Senatorial District in the National Assembly weekend, disclosed that over one hundred and fifty persons were in the last two years killed by cultists at Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Council of Ebonyi State.

Guardian

Police parade suspected killers of LNSC official, 67 cult members

The Lagos State police command yesterday paraded 70 suspected cultists including three alleged to be responsible for the death of a Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) official, Bolaji Monsuru.

Daily Trust

Leadership

Saraki Seeks Int’l Cooperation To End Human Trafficking

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday challenged the international community to collaborate more with the federal government in ending the menace of irregular migration and human trafficking in the country.

The Nation

Buhari seeks unity of APC ahead 2019 polls

To ensure that the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains dominant in the 2019 general election, President Muhammadu Buhari, last night, urged party members to bury the hatchet and work together.

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