Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: January 27

Nigerian newspaper headlines today, January 27, 2017.

Premium Times

20 APC Senators planning to decamp to PDP, Akpabio says

The Senate minority leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has said that about 20 senators of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, are planning to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.



Fayose Says Nigerians Are Tired Of Apc

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, who is also the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, says Nigerians are tired of the ruling All Progressives Congress.



NSCDC seals 4 private guards companies

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno has sealed four private guards companies for alleged illegal operation in the state.



Reps investigate DSS over disobedience to court orders, other

The House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to investigate all cases of unlawful arrest and detention of Nigerian citizens by the Department of State Services, DSS, as well as disobedience to court orders.


The Nation

Forex: Manufactures call for review of 41 banned items

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has pleaded with the Federal Government to review the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) foreign exchange policy, which placed ban on importers of 41 items from accessing the forex market.



In Desperation, Job Seekers Pay N48,000 To Enlist In Peace Corps

A money-for-job scandal is brewing in the Nigeria Peace Corps following the report that unemployed youths desperate for employment are being forced to pay a recruitment fee of N48,000 to enlist in the Corps.



Presidency Insists Buhari is Not in a London Hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina launched another attempt yesterday to allay fears over the health of his principal, who is on a ten-day vacation in the United Kingdom, but has not been seen or heard from since his departure last week.


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