Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 19th February

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Punch

FG allocates N120bn for rail projects

The Federal Government has set aside N120bn for different railway projects across the country in the 2016 budget proposals, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said.

Vanguard

Be fair in the fight against corruption, Anyanwu tells Buhari

ASABA—Senator Chris Anyanwu has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to be fair in his fight against corruption.

The Sun

Presidency PDP takeover in 2019, wishful thinking –APC

All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s plan to take over the presidency in 2019 as wishful thinking.

Thisday

IG Warns IPOB against the Use of Firearms

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, has warned members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against the bearing of firearms, assuring them that the security agents would deal decisively with them.

Daily Times

I never threatened to sue Buhari for sacking me – Onyeka Onwenu

The recently sacked Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development, (NCWD) and ace singer, Onyeka Onwenu, has said that she never threatened to sue President Muhammadu Buhari for asking her to disengage.

Guardian

We will build stable, prosperous Nigeria, Buhari assures

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the international community that his administration was determined to build a stable and prosperous nation.

Daily Trust

Buhari fighting corruption with obsolete laws — Kwapnoe

Plateau State coordinator of the APC presidential campaign organization in 2015, Alex Kwapnoe, yesterday commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s sincerity in the fight against corruption, but said the president was constrained by obsolete laws.

National Mirror

I prefer to die fighting corruption –Magu

The acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, has vowed not to relent in the fight against corruption, saying: “I prefer to die fighting corruption.” Magu who stated this yesterday at a stakeholders’ meeting with the Association of Democratic Lawyers, led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), added that it would be a great honour for him to die while fighting corrupt people in the country.

Leadership

Oil Price: Minister Advises States To Focus More On IGRs

The minister of budget and national planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has called on states’ ministries of economic planning to make all efforts to enhance their internally generated revenues (IGRs) to fund their activities in the wake of the persistent declining revenues from oil.

The Nation

Falana, others: we’ll fight anti-graft battle obstacles

Lawyers stormed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday to defend the integrity of their trade and support the anti-graft agency’s battle against corruption.

Tribune

We’ll intervene in Tompolo arrest warrant – Right commission

The Executive Secretary of the Human Right Commission, Prof Bem Angwe on Thursday hinted that the commission will soon meet with service chiefs over the planned arrest of Niger-Delta ex-militant, Government Ekpemupolo better known as Tompolo.

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