Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 21st February

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Punch

FG insists 2016 budget not padded

Despite the discrepancies in the 2016 Appropriation Bill, the Federal Government on Saturday insisted that the budget proposal was not padded

Vanguard

EFCC planned seizure of Tompolo’s assets splits N-Delta activists

THERE were divergent views, weekend, on the Federal High Court, Lagos order confiscating the property of ex-General Officer Commanding, GOC, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo.

The Sun

Obasanjo was our librarian –Prince Bola Ajibola, IBB’s attorney general

PRINCE Abdul-Jabar Bola Ajibola was the attorney general of the Federation and minister of justice under the military regime of Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. In this interview with Sunday Sun at his Abeokuta residence, he spoke on a range of issues affecting the stability of the polity.

Thisday

Electricity Tariff: Interrogating The Scope of the Senate’s Oversight Responsibility

On Monday, February 15, 2018, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria reportedly directed the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the National Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Distribution Companies to suspend the implementation of the new electric power tariff.

Guardian

David Mark wins Benue South senatorial election re-run

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday morning declared Senator David Mark of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Benue South Senatorial election re-run held on Saturday.

Daily Trust

APC to Sheriff: Include return of‘stolen funds’ in your master plan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the newly appointed National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, to include how his party and its cronies will return public funds allegedly stolen under the 16 years rule of the PDP in his master plan.

National Mirror

Again, Buhari rules out naira devaluation

President Muhammadu Buhari has again ruled out the possibility of devaluing the naira, insisting that those with a taste for imported luxury goods should pay for them at their own expense.

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

My role in Buhari’s emergence as President, by Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday revisited the circumstances that played out in the months leading to the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in last year’s election and said God merely used him to play a crucial role in the polity.

Tribune

Land grabbing: Court strikes out case against el-Rufai’s aide

THE Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna State has struck out the land grabbing case brought before it by members of Gidan Daji community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

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