Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 5th February

Punch

Confusion as IBB disowns statement on 2019 issued by

spokesman

There was confusion on Sunday over two statements purportedly written by a former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, which bordered on the 2019 elections, the herdsmen/farmers’ crisis and other issues plaguing the nation.

Vanguard

Senate not for young people —Jang

Former governor of Plateau State and the senator representing Plateau North senatorial zone, Senator Jonah David Jang, has said he will not hand over to a younger person in 2019 as according to him, the “Senate is not for young people.”

The Sun

IBB’s letter: IGP orders arrest of Kassim Afegbua

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered for the arrest of Kassim Afegbua for the statement he issued on behalf of former President Ibrahim Babangida.

Thisday

IBB Speaks to THISDAY, Affirms Statement, Says Nigeria Needs

New Breed of Leaders

 Following the confusion that arose from a counter-statement purportedly issued by former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida yesterday retracting an earlier statement in the day…

Daily Times

BREAKING- IBB to Buhari: Don’t seek second term

FEBRUARY 4, 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection bid in 2019 suffered another setback on Sunday as former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), urged him not to extend his tenure beyond 2019 in order to allow a new breed of leadership take over the leadership mantle of the country.

Guardian

El-Rufai orders supply of medicine for malnourished children

 Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered the supply of more Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for the treatment of malnourished children, an official said.

Daily Trust

Lagos releases N5.5bn to contractors for 181 inner roads

The Lagos State government yesterday announced it has released the sum of N5.563 billion to contractors to flag off the construction of 181 roads spread across the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) in the state.

Tribune

Obasanjo driven by passion for Nigeria

NIGERIANS have continued to comment on the contents of the letter written by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari assessing the performance of the present administration among others in the areas of the economy,

Leadership

Ganduje To Fulani Herdsmen: Relocate To Kano From Benue,

Taraba

Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje,  has extended an invitation to Fulani herdsmen  residing in Nigeria, specifically those in Benue and Taraba States to transfer their grazing operations and other activities to Kano State

The Nation

‘Insurgency completely defeated’

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has said Boko Haram insurgency has been completely defeated.

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