Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 17th February

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Punch

Ekiti: Two ex-govs, 60 others meet in Abuja

Two former governors of Ekiti State, Chief Niyi Adebayo and Chief Segun Oni, were among the 62 leading members of the All Progressives Congress, who met in Abuja, on Tuesday, as part of the moves to reposition the state chapter of the party.

Vanguard

I’m not ready for trial —Dasuki

ABUJA— Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, has said he was not ready for trial until the Federal Government complied with an order of the Federal High Court granting him bail.

The Sun

Sacked DGs were sabotaging Buhari’s govt –Oyegun

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for sacking 26 directors general of parasta‎tals, agencies of government and commissions.

Thisday

I Didn’t Solicit for NIMASA’s N221m, Says EFCC Witness

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Safety and Administration Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi and others, Mr. Emeka Emenalo, on Tuesday informed a Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos that he did he did not solicit for the N221 million that was paid into his company’s account by the agency.

Daily Times

Armsgate: How AGF ordered release of N100b, by EFCC official

A witness in the criminal trial of the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Mohammed Bello and his son, Abba Mohammed Bello, on Tuesday, told a Federal High Court

Guardian

Tompolo wants certified copy of court order for his arrest

A FORMER Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo has urged a Federal High Court, Lagos to quickly release it’s ruling to him so he can appeal the order of arrest raised against him by the court.

Daily Trust

A clergyman, Bishop Emmah Isong, has said that so far, President Muhammadu Buhari is displaying signs that he is a statesman and father of the nation.

National Mirror

Diezani, not FEC, approved oil swap deal –Ex-NNPC GMD

A former Group Managing Director, GMD, of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Austin Oniwon, yesterday, said former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, gave approval for the oil swap deal between the corporation and some oil companies.

Leadership

Kogi Assembly Crisis Deepens As 5 Members Impeach Speaker

Five lawmakers yesterday impeached the speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly. The five members, three All Progressive Congress, APC and two Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers allegedly impeached the already embattled speaker, Rt. Hon. Momojimo Lawal.

The Nation

Stolen funds: EFCC has recovered billions, says Magu

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu yesterday said the agency has recovered billions of stolen funds.

Tribune

Drop in oil price disorganised Nigeria —Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said drop in oil price disorganised Nigeria.
This was as he said the country expects a lot from Britain in its rebuilding process, due to the affinity shared by the two countries.

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