Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 17th April

Vanguard

Benue, Taraba move to end inter communal crisis in border communities

Following a recent bloody conflict between  Tiv and Jukun communities in Ukum and Wukari local government areas of Benue and Taraba states, governments of both states have resolved to set up a peace committee to visit the affected communities to assess the level of destruction and find a lasting solution to the crisis.

Thisday

Court Discharges Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo, Other of N115m Fraud Allegations

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, Abuja, yesterday discharged the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo and one other person of the N115 million fraud allegation against them.

The Sun

BREAKING: Gunmen murder Anambra community leader

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins rained a hail of bullets on the President General of Nimo Town Union, Anambra State, Chief Anthony Frank Igboka, killing him instantly before escaping through the scene at  Nimo’s Oye Market in Njikoka local government area.

Thisday

Court Discharges Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo, Other of N115m Fraud Allegations

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, Abuja, yesterday discharged the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo and one other person of the N115 million fraud allegation against them.

Guardian

Atiku replies to Buhari, INEC, insists poll figures not false

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the recently conducted general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party yesterday insisted that the final results, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), were those transmitted online to INEC’s website (www.inecnigeria.org).

Leadership

Why We Demolished AIT Structures – FCTA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it demolished a portion of fence, a gate house, and a gate, belonging to the management Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT and Raypower, at its Asokoro district head office because of encroachment.

The Nation

Ex-lawmaker assassinated in Anambra

A former lawmaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Anthony Igboka, was on Tuesday night shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Tribune

INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Wike For Second Term

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Tuesday presented the Certificate of Return to the re-elected Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.

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