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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: January 4

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Nigerian newspaper headlines January 4, 2017.

Nigerian newspaper headlines January 4

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Apc, Fayose Disagree Over N5,000 Payment To The Poor

The All Progressives Congress and the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, have disagreed over the commencement of the payment of N5,000 to about one million poor and vulnerable Nigerians by the Federal Government.

 

Vanguard

FG to announce board appointments, as Osinbajo vets list

Barring any last minute delay, Federal Government is to release the names of board members of federal agencies, boards and ministries.

 

Guardian

Government to spend N270 billion for repair of 50 bridges

The Federal Government plans to spend N270 billion for maintenance, repair and restoration of over 50 bridges across the country in the next three years.Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, disclosed this yesterday while inspecting the rehabilitation works on the Lagos ring road bridge abutment and approach ramp to the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

 

Thisday

Senate to Investigate Southern Kaduna Killings, Army to Set up Unit in Area

Senate President Bukola Saraki, has said that the senate would commence an investigation into the latest killings in southern Kaduna.

 

Leadership

Land Import Ban: 10,000 Vehicles Trapped At Seme, Idiroko Borders

Importers and clearing agents operating at the nation’s border posts have raised the alarm that over 10,000 new and used vehicles are trapped at the Idiroko and Seme borders in the southern part of the country due to the federal government’s policy banning the importation of vehicles through the land borders.

 

Premium Times

Veteran Yoruba actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, to be buried in March

The family and colleagues of the veteran Nigerian actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, popularly known as Iya Kike, who died on Monday, have agreed on March 2 and 3, 2017 for her burial.

 

The Sun

New UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres starts work

Antonio Guterres cheerfully walked into the United Nations on Tuesday to officially assume his position as secretary-general.

 

The Nation

Ex-NYSC DG begs Obaseki to reinstate deposed monarch

A former Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Dr. John Abhuere, has urged Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to reinstate the Onojie of Uromi, HRH Anslem Eidenogie II.

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Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

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In Areas Where F-SARS Are Effective, We Should Allow Them Work – Fayemi
Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations against police officers.

The Governor named retired Justice Cornelius Akintayo and retired Police Commissioner, Mr. Dipo Ayeni, as members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

This decision was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.

Also Read: #EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel

Other members of the panel are: Mrs. Yetunde Kolawole, State Counsel- Representing the Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice,

Mrs. Kikelomo Owolabi, Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere-Ekiti Branch, and Mr. Rotimi Ojomoyela, Chair, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Branch.

Others include: Mr. Jamiu Abiodun Adigun, Representative, National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Adeyinka Opaleke, Representative, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Ms. Caroline Fakinlede, Ekiti State Youths Representative, Mr. Abiola Johnson-Ogunleye- Ekiti State Students Representative and Mr. Akin Rotimi, Researcher, Police Reforms.

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#EndSARS: ‘Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos’ – Shehu Sani

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ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani

 

#EndSARS: 'Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos' - Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has expressed that the #EndSARS protesters demanding widespread police reform and good governance across the country are not chaos makers.

This is coming at a time when there have been reports of the government planning to deploy troops of the Nigerian military to control the situation which has heightened the tension in the country.

Also Read: BREAKING: #EndSARS Protesters Shut Alausa Secretariat

Reacting to the reports, the former lawmaker from Kaduna stated that the protesters are not mischief-makers as being reported in some quarters but rather people who want the chaos in the country to end.

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BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

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#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

#EndSARS protesters

#EndSARS protesters have blocked the Kuje road leading to the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua expressway.

The protesters also blocked the Airport road, preventing motorists from the right of way.

Although it has been reported that Soldiers have blocked the initial venue of the planned #EndSARS protest in Abuja.

Also Read: #EndSARS: For Some Of Us, SARS Has Been Beneficial – Gov Sule

The military officers were stationed at the popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning, with a roadblock and barricade.

Also, police officers are stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.

The protesters gathered at the Kuje road and the Airport road to press home their demands.

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