Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 15th February

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Punch

Obasanjo outlines benefits of CBN capacity building

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria’s initiatives in capacity building and access to fund will address the myriads of pitfalls facing young entrepreneurs and aid the expansion of employment opportunities for Nigerians.

Vanguard

fund, another serving officer and former Director of Military Intelligence, Major General Wiwa, has been arrested.

The Sun

Ekitigate: Hand over Aluko for prosecution, Fayose urges FG

EKITI State Governor, Mr .Ayodele Fayose, has said the Federal Government should not shield Mr Tope Aluko from facing trial over his allegation that the June 21, 2014 governorship poll in the state was rigged in his favour and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Thisday

Boko Haram Kills 30 in Attacks on Borno Villages

Boko Haram militants killed at least 30 people during attacks on two villages over two days in Borno State, local vigilante fighters and local officials said at the weekend.
According to the Associated Press (AP), the vicious attacks saw the raiders looting food supplies, carting away herds, and kidnapping women and children

Daily Times

Ondo: Civil servant slumps in office, dies in hospital

The death of a civil servant, Olatunji Famotua, in the workforce of Ondo State is causing an outrage following the non-payment of workers’ salaries by the state government since the past three months.

Guardian

Anambra partners Arik, cargo firm to export $5.2b agro-allied products

IN its bid to improve its Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR), Anambra State government and its partners, ABX World, a ‎Nigerian based courier/cargo company, Arik Air and Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL), have commenced agro-allied exports to the European countries.

Daily Trust

Budget: S/West gets lion’s share of projects

The Southwest geo-political zone has got the largest share of N88.7 billion for major projects in the 2016 proposed budget for the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, a Daily Trust analysis has revealed.

National Mirror

‘Mad man’ arrested with 22 ATM cards, 2 mobile phones in Lagos

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man whose sanity could not be verified, and who was in possession of 22 ATM credit cards, two mobile phones and a power bank in Victoria Island area of the state.

Leadership

NASS Makes U-Turn Over Passage Of 2016 Budget

Indications emerged yesterday that the National Assembly may have rescinded its decision to indefinitely suspend its passage of the 2016 budget.

The Nation

Buhari’s anti-corruption war looks like a vendetta —Methodist Prelate

Prelate of the Methodist Church, His Eminence, Dr Samuel Emeka Kanu Uche, has stated that the present fight against corruption in Nigeria is too selective, adding that it should be a total war so that it will not become a vendetta against the opposition.

Tribune

$2.1b arms fund: Soft landing likely for those returning loot, says Sagay

Constitutional lawyer and Presidential Anti-corruption Advisory Committee Chairman Prof. Itse Sagay has hinted of a possible soft landing for treasury looters and corrupt politicians, who return their shares of the $2.1 billion arms procurement and other loot traced to them.

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