Nigerian newspaper headlines today, January 26, 2017.
The 2017 N7.29 trillion budget proposal was subjected to critical scrutiny at the Senate yesterday with senators picking holes in several sectorial allocations.
As the rumour mill went into overdrive over the alleged death of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a medical vacation in the United Kingdom, his media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina yesterday said there was no cause for alarm over the health of his boss, the president.
After three separate suspected suicide bomb attacks were foiled by the Military in Maiduguri on Tuesday and in the early hours of yesterday, the Borno State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the killing of four persons.
The Department of State Services has faulted recent protests against its leadership, saying they were sponsored to discredit the Federal Government and security agencies.
Nigeria is set to reclaim over N136 billion it is losing to neigbouring countries’ ports through diversion of transit cargoes originally meant for Nigerian ports.
The Federal Government is investigating sources of “subversive messages” on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
Due to persistent conflict, severe drought and economic instability, Nigeria and three other countries face a credible risk of famine in 2017, a report has said.