Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 19th July

Punch

Buhari govt confused, incompetent to stem killings, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again attacked the Federal Government, stating that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is incompetent and incapable of addressing the killings and poverty in the country.

Vanguard

Police nab gangsters that ambushed police team

POLICE detectives have trailed and apprehended two members of a criminal gang, who waylaid and attacked Dragon 28 Team of the Delta State Command, covering Emevor-Ughelli Road, injuring…

The Nation

Saraki, Wike, Tambuwal , Ortom in defection talks

It was meant to be a gathering to pray for a politician’s mother, but yesterday’s session in Ilorin was more than that.

ThisDay

Again, Over 30 Killed in Zamfara Villages

At least 30 persons were reportedly killed by cattle rustling and kidnapping gangs during raids on villages in Zamfara State on Tuesday, residents told AFP yesterday

Guardian

Senate begins probe of lease renewal in oil, gas sector

The Senate yesterday resolved to probe all issues connected with the ongoing lease renewal in oil and gas sector being undertaken by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

The Sun

Lagosians groan as trucks continue to block Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Lagos residents are calling on the state and Federal Government to beef up measures in solving the problem of constant gridlock on the entire stretch of the Apapa Oshodi

Daily Times

Plateau killings: STF parades 7 suspected killer herdsmen

The Military Task Force in Jos, Plateau State otherwise known as Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has paraded seven suspects in connection with the recent killings in the local communities of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

Daily Trust

Buhari’s N242bn for elections a booby trap — PDP

Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the National Assembly for a virement of N242 billion already approved for other projects in the 2018 budget to finance INEC and other agencies ahead of the 2019 general elections is a plot to subvert the electoral process.

Tribune

Ekiti varsity VC denies arrest over alleged electoral violence
The Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, has denied being arrested nor detained by the police over his alleged involvement in electoral malpractice during the Saturday Ekiti governorship election.

Leadership

Insecurity, Killings: Obasanjo Calls For Dialogue

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has called for dialogue and discussions between the Southern and Northern parts of the country in order to tackle the challenges facing Nigeria, especially Insecurity and killings.

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