Monday, 23 January 2017

10 Newpaper Headlines You Need To Know This Morning

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1. The Presidency has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to seek medical attention abroad was based on prior appointment with his doctors who have treated him over the years.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said Buhari was well informed of the difficulties Nigerians are passing through, even as he said that the ensuing economic recession which he described as inevitable would soon end.

2. Former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, has joined the All Progressives Congress.
Nnamani, who announced his defection on Sunday at his Amaechi ward in Enugu South Council Area of Enugu, said impunity and undemocratic practices killed the PDP, saying that he was no longer comfortable as a member of the former ruling party.
3. Some Yoruba leaders, including Senator Femi Lanlehin, a chieftain of Accord Party, Dr Yemi Farounbi (PDP), Dr Frederich Faseun, Leader of Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr Doyin Okupe, Dr. Saka Balogun, Gen Raji Rasaki, Ekiti elder statesman Dr. Kunle Olajide and Senator Ayoade Adeseun have lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged marginalization of the South West.
The leaders claimed the current President was marginalizing the Yorubas in the distribution of political offices and also failing to provide infrastructures for the race.
4. One person has been confirmed dead and several others injured in a fresh attack in Zankan village, a Fulani settlement in Kaura Local Governemnt Area of Kaduna State.
The Police in Kaduna stated that the incident occurred at about 8.30 p.m. on Saturday.

5. Senator, representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, has frowned at the choice of Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum.
Kashamu wondered how governors of a party in a need of rebranding and repositioning could choose “a liability, a loud mouth and an immature politician like Fayose as the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum”.
6. The Northern West zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Saturday claimed that there were plots to eliminate Christian community in the region through continuous demolition of churches.
The zonal Chairman of CAN, Bishop David Bakare, who was apparently worried by the continuous demolition of churches alleged that on January 11, 2017, two churches were demolished in Jigawa State capital, Dutse. They included The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, and The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Ministry.
7. There are reports that a plane belonging to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was used to fly ex-Gambian President, Mr. Yahaya Jammeh out of the country.
According to reports, upon being contacted for the use of the aircraft, Tinubu, who was in Conakry at that time, agreed on the condition that it should only be used for the purpose in order to restore peace and democracy in the country.
8. The Senator Representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has called on the Nigerian youths to get ready to chase out some people he tagged as ‘old cargoes’ from power in 2019.
According to Melaye, if the youths must flush out the old politicians successfully, it has become important for them to come out and participate fully in politics and take their rightful positions up to the leadership level.
9. The Presidency says it has released over N375m to about 700,000 primary school pupils in five states this year.
According to the president,the Federal Government has released over N375 million this year to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils in five states, while virtually all states of the federation, except two, are now being processed for the payment of N30,000 monthly stipends to 200,000 graduates, the N-Power Beneficiaries. 
10. Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has called on Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari as he struggles to give Nigeria a new look.
According to Tambuwal, The president has succeeded in tackling the problem of insurgency in the North East while other security challenges are receiving the necessary attention.

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