Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 16th February

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Punch

AMCON set to sell Keystone Bank

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria on Monday said it was seeking prospective investors to buy Keystone Bank Limited, the last of the three nationalised banks yet to be sold.

Vanguard

Errors: FG fires Budget D-G, 26 others

ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in a move to douse the tension over the 2016 budget controversy, fired the Director-General for Budget, Mr Yaya Gusau, and announced a replacement in the person of Mr. Tijjani Abdullahi.

Daily Times

Appeal Court deposes Iresa monarch after 20 years reign

The over twenty years reign of Oba Jimoh Oyeyemi Oloyede was recently brought to an end by the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, Justice Mudashiru Nasiru Oniyangi, which nullified his emergence as the Aresaadu of Iresadu in Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo state.

Guardian

Buhari pledges to secure Niger Delta, rebuild N’East

Minister rallies support in war against terror
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the Federal Government had begun mobilising the military and task forces to stop the sabotage of oil facilities and kidnapping of citizens for ransom in the coastal areas of the country.

Daily Trust

Supreme Court: Why I insist recent verdicts are disturbing—Sagay

Constitutional lawyer, Professor Itse Sagay SAN, said he remains firm in his opinion about recent Supreme Court judgments that upheld the governorship elections in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.

National Mirror

2016 budget contains N668.8bn frivolous expenditures, CSJ alleges

A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, has queried some items in the 2016 budget, adding that the fiscal document contained N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful.”

Leadership

Foreign Loan: Senator Shehu Sani Spoke Out Of Ignorance – NSGF

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has described the recent remarks made by Kaduna State senator, Comrade Shehu Sani, about its trip to Saudi Arabia to obtain loans from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), as a demonstration of ignorance on how government works.

The Nation

Sacked DG in trouble for blowing N200b on poll

Of the 26 Directors-General and Heads of parastatals sacked yesterday, no fewer than 10 may be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC) for investigation, a source said last night.

Tribune

Alleged N3.1bn fraud: Suswam’s trial continues today

TRIAL continues today in the nine-count charge preferred against former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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