Thursday, 22 December 2016

Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For 22/12/2016

THE DAILY TIMES
Anti-graft war: FG okays whistle blower initiative
15 years after, activists seek fresh probe into Ige’s murder
INEC ‘s partisanship, manipulations, cause of electoral violence- Fayose
Five die, several injured in Ife-Ibadan expressway auto crash
Re-run : Wike sets up judicial panel to probe killings 

NIGERIAN PILOT
FG declares Dec 26, 27 : Jan 2, 2017 public holidays
Ex- delta state, governor James Ibori regains freedom
20 killed, 10,000 displaced in Taraba communal crisis
Rivers re-run: INEC committee probes alleged staff misconduct
Stocks extend losing streak, post 1.08%

THE AUTHORITY
FG restarts N130 bn 2nd Niger Bridge project
Rivers rerun: Wike sets up commission to probe killings
S/East senators to boycott Buhari’s meeting in Enugu
Ibori released from prison, restricted to London home 

NEW TELEGRAPH
Britain demands N7bn before Ibori’s deportation
FEC approves cash reward for whistle blowers
Army arrest 504 Boko Haram suspects
Rivers-rerun: INEC probes officials over bribery
$1.3m cash recovered in arms panel member’s home - AGF

THE BLUEPRINT
Kaduna crisis: Mob ATTACKS El-rufai’s convoy
My trial, vendetta - Adoke
Don’t borrow to celebrate Christmas: CAN urges Nigerians
1,400 workers on Yari’s neck over 32 months unpaid salary
FG posts 47 new ambassadors

NATION
 AGF: how we found $1.30m at ex-panel member’s home 
Adamant Jammeh: I won’t step down 
He must vacate office Jan. 19, says UN 
Whistle blowers to get 5% of looted fund 
London court frees James Ibori as deportation hearing begins in Jan. 
 $1.6b Malabu Oil deal: I acted on Jonathan’s instruction, says Adoke 
Shettima presents N183m budget 
PDP members defect to APC in Jos 
Nigerians urged to patronise domestic gas  

LEADERSHIP
Expose Corruption, Get 5% Recovered Loot, FG Promises Whisteblowers In New Policy 
NNPC Lifts N461bn Crude In 21 Months 
Amosun Offsets N12.5bn Workers’ Gratuities 
97 Graduate From Amnesty’s Agric Training Scheme 
PMB, Ortom Congratulate New Tor Tiv 
Jammeh Calls ECOWAS’ Bluff, Vows To Remain In Office 
Saraki To Commission Girls Boarding School In Ilorin 
Buhari’s Cabinet: An Assessment Of The Torch Bearers 
Malabu Oil Deal: I Acted Within The Law – Adoke 
Rivers Rerun: Peterside Dismisses Wike’s Probe Panel 

PUNCH
Bauchi, Benue, Borno present 2017 budgets to lawmakers
Attack: El-Rufai imposes 24-hour curfew on three LGAs
Katsina health workers protest suspended salary structure
Rep warns against withdrawing troops from N’East
Military begins road construction into Sambisa Forest
18 die, 21 injured in Osun, Delta accidents
FEC okays resumption of work on second Niger Bridge
Fayose signs N94bn 2017 budget into law

THISDAY
FG to Reward Whistleblowers with 5% of Recovered Loot
Jubilation in Delta State as Ibori Regains Freedom
Kogi, Edo to Benefit as FG Approves 13% Derivation for Non-oil Mineral producing states
Bauchi, Katsina, Jigawa, Osun Present 2017 Budget Proposals to Assemblies
Nigerian Military Builds Roads into Boko Haram Havens
El-Rufai Says Attack on His Convoy, Part of Burden of Leadership
IG to Fly in Forensic Experts to Probe Killings, Wike’s Alleged Audio Tape

VANGUARD
Falcons captain signs for new Swedish club 
Ogbeh puts poultry farmers on alert over bird flu outbreak 
Former Benue LG boss arrested with cache of firearms 
Gunmen kidnap female Customs officer in Lagos 
Demonstrators stone El-Rufai’s convoy in Kaduna 
PENGASSAN warns Mobil to reinstate 150 sacked workers 
APC leaders are bad learners —PDP S-South Chair 
Security votes on N-Delta enough to develop the region—Pereotubo 
Herdsmen abduct Delta monarch 
22-yr-old man stabbed dead over N50 loaf of bread
Sultan’s comments show hatred, hypocrisy against Biafra — MASSOB

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