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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: December 21

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Nigerian newspaper headlines December 21, 2016.

Nigerian newspaper headlines December 21

 

Punch

Rivers: INEC Launches Investigation Into Leaked Audio Tape

The Independent National Electoral Commission has commenced investigation into a leaked audio tape allegedly involving the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and some officials of the commission.

 

Vanguard

Passengers stranded nationwide as labour shuts down Arik Air

Air passengers were stranded at airports across the country yesterday, following crippling of Arik Air’s operations by protesting unions.

 

Guardian

Buhari signs eight bills into laws

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to eight bills already passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly.

 

Thisday

US Supports Nigeria’s Fight against Poverty with Additional $227.3m

The United States of America has announced the release of $227.3million to help fight poverty in Nigeria.

 

Leadership

PMB Receives Ghana’s President-elect, Akufo-Addo

President Muhammadu Buhari today received Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

 

Premium Times

Fresh oil spill hits Ibeno communities in Akwa Ibom

Fresh oil spills suspected to emanate from American giant oil facility- ExxonMobil have hit more than 10 communities situated on the Ibeno shoreline in Akwa Ibom.

 

The Sun

Waste management: Lagos unveils new reform

In a bid to actualise the mega status, which Lagos aspires in the area of making the environment clean, a new waste management reform tagged “Cleaner Lagos Initiative” has been unveiled by the Lagos State government. The move, when in full swing, would make Lagos one of the cleanest cities in the world as residents would have a streamlined refuse collection method.

 

The Nation

Sultan to Govt: Find out how herdsmen acquire AK47 riffles

The Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Sa’ad Abubakar, has challenged the governments at all levels to investigate how suspected herdsmen and other Nigerians acquire AK 47 and other arms and ammunition.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Festus Keyamo

Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake
Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

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Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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Hoodlums Looting At Bode Thomas Street In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Hoodlums Looting At Bode Thomas Street In Lagos (VIDEO)

In a video making rounds on Twitter, hoodlums were captured looting at Bode Thomas street in Lagos.

EndSARS: Police, Hoodlums Clash In Benin-City

The video revealed that some hoodlums are currently looting some properties on the street.

Following the unrest that has swiped through the streets of Lagos, hoodlums have taken over the street to cause mayhem in several parts of the state.

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What started as a peaceful protest has led to the death of many lives and the propaganda of private and public properties.

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