Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 18th February



EFCC grills Diezani’s husband, moves ex-CDS Badeh to Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday grilled Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (retd.), for several hours at its head office in Abuja.


Drama in Aso Villa as FG justifies Buhari’s foreign trips

ABUJA — It was nothing short of a melodrama at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, between State House correspondents and the Federal Government over the many foreign trips of President Muhammadu Buhari during a press briefing.

The Sun

Buhari must go in 2019, Sheriff, new PDP chair, boasts

New National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, vowed yesterday that he would lead the opposition party to regain power in 2019. He spoke in Umuahia,


Crude Swap Contracts were Back-dated to Cover Period without Agreements

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Joseph Dawha, has revealed that the contracts for the two major firms involved in the crude oil swap deal were backdated to the period when the initial contracts expired, after both firms had lifted crude oil without formal agreements between 2011 and 2014.

Daily Times

Minister blames past leaders on deplorable state of roads

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has disclosed that the past administration failed to develop the nation when it had the resources to do so.‎


Bread seller-turned-model Jumoke becomes motivator

IN just two weeks, she has soared above her painfully obscure background. Her fortunes have changed. From a bread seller on the streets of Lagos to a model. She is now set to mount the rostrum on February 20 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. As a motivational speaker, she will talk on the theme “ If we were the government .”

Daily Trust

Confusion as sacked heads of agencies defy handover

Five of the 26 heads of government agencies sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari Monday have failed to vacate office 48 hours since the directive was issued, Daily Trust has learnt.

National Mirror

Reps demand investment of pension funds in infrastructure

House of Representatives yesterday resolved to ensure that pension funds are channelled into the development of infrastructure facilities in the country. Accordingly, it directed its committees on Pensions, Finance, and Capital Market and Institutions to interface with the National Pensions Commission, NPC, and other stakeholders on the viability of investing pension funds in infrastructure facilities.


Jonathan’s Foster Father Kidnapped In Bayelsa

The foster father of former president Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Inegite Nitabai, 72, was yesterday night kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the Otuoke community of Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State.

The Nation

$180m Halliburton scandal: EFCC may opt for fresh trial

Some of the suspects implicated in the $180million Halliburton bribery scandal are likely to be retried, following fresh evidence, it was learnt yesterday.


Ex-DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, drags FG to court over sack


FORMER spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS), Marilyn Ogar, has sued the Federal Government before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria over her termination of appointment.


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