Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 22nd December



Atiku: I’ve Not Made up My Mind to Contest for Presidency

Despite his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his open criticism of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said he is yet to decide on whether he will contest the 2019 presidential election or not.


3 days to Christmas: Commuters stranded, fares rise as fuel scarcity bites harder

COMMUTERS and motorists had hectic time on Thursday, as fuel scarcity continued to halt activities across the country.


$1bn Boko Haram fund: Militants write Buhari, threaten attacks

The coalition of Niger Delta militants on Thursday sent a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged double standards in the handling of security issues in the country.


Some Libya returnees tested HIV positive —Edo SACA boss

Edo State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, has said that it has concluded arrangements to recall indigenes of the state who were deported from Libya, so they can undergo HIV/AIDS screening before integrating them into the society.

The Sun

Drama as another PDP Rep joins APC

There was mild drama on the floor of the House of Representatives, yesterday, when another member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ehizuwa Agbonnayinma,  joined the All Progressives Congress( APC).

Daily Times

Customs exceeds revenue target by 24%, generates N1.01tr in 2017.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has declared a revenue inflow of N1.012 trillion, an excess of N770.5 billion, representing 23.9 per cent of its 2017 revenue projections.


Saraki will not defect, says spokesperson

Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Sulyman Buhari, has dismissed insinuations that Senate President Bukola Saraki may defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Daily Trust

Reps to issue arrest warrant against NIMASA boss

The House of Representatives adhoc panel probing the status of Treasury Single Account (TSA) on Thursday resolved to issue an arrest warrant against the Managing Director of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, for consistently failing to appear before it.


Customs Hits N1trn Highest Revenue Collection

The Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) has recorded the highest revenue collection ever of N1.012 trillion against the set target of N770.5 billion for year-end 2017.

The Nation

Kaduna Police Command arrest 2 suspected kidnappers

The Kaduna State Police Command, on Thursday said that it had arrested two  suspected kidnappers operating on major highways in the state.

New Telegraph

Billionaires fight over mining right!: Dangote, BUA’s war deepens

There seems to be no end in sight in the crisis between the managements of Dangote Group and BUA Group over the mining rights in Edo State. The management of Dangote Industries Limited has, again, vehemently accused BUA Group of making untrue assertions against it. Dangote said that BUA was being dubious in claiming to be the rightful owner of Mining Lease No 2541.




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