Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 9th February

Punch

Troops arrest suspected arms supplier in Nasarawa

Troops of the Guards Brigade deployed to Mararaba, Nasarawa state for internal security operations arrested a man with arms and ammunition on Thursday during a stop and search operation at a military checkpoint.

Vanguard

Herdsmen open fire on ex-IYC President, 6 others in Delta 

PATANI – PRESIDENT emeritus of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, yesterday said he and other travellers along the Unenurhie axis of the East-West road, Delta State, escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen allegedly opened fire on them.

The Sun

2019: Buhari woos Ajimobi, sends emissaries

Weeks after the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and other state officials boycotted a presidential campaign programme launched in his state, the presidency has sent an emissary to the governor

Thisday

Buhari: Cattle Colonies Not Meant to Colonise Any State

 Following the mounting resistance to the federal government’s proposal to establish cattle colonies as a panacea to the conflicts between herders of cattle and farmers that have led to several deaths in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said that the proposal was not meant to colonise any part of the country as widely alleged.

Daily Trust

Reps angry over Saraki’s retrial, to engage Malami, Magu

Members of the House of Representatives yesterday expressed anger over alleged “Manipulation of Nigeria’s legal system” in the retrial of Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Daily Times

Alleged N5.5bn debt: Otudeko appears in court in obedience to summons

Group Managing Director of Honeywell Group Plc, Dr Oba Otudeko, on Thursday, appeared before a Federal High Court Lagos, to give evidence, in relation to a N5.5billion debt allegedly owed Ecobank Nigeria Plc.

Guardian

Governors absent as Osinbajo endorses state police

None of the 36 governors was in attendance at a security summit yesterday as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo explained why Nigeria is ripe for state police.

Tribune

Herdsmen: We’ll resist attempt to turn Yorubaland to killing field ―Gani Adams

AARE Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, on Thursday vowed that Yorubaland would resist any conspiracy aimed at killing its people at will, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently mandate security agents to arrest rampaging killers masquerading as herdsmen in the country and bring them to justice, to avoid a total breakdown of law and order.

The Nation

Unfair to say the President ignores herdsmen killings because he’s Fulani – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the assertion that President Mouhammadu Buhari ignores the killings perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen because he is Fulani is unfair and untrue.


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