Below is a Summary of top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines for today, Thursday 11th January 2018.
1. Handshake Across The Niger holds today in Enugu
The Handshake across the Nigeria one day summit will be holding today in Enugu state. The summit is aimed at putting an end age-long mistrust between the two dominant Southern ethnic groups, Igbos and Yorubas.The event is hosted by the Afenifere Socio-political group and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-political group. The Obi of Onitsha and the Ooni of Ife are both expected to be in attendance.
2. Buhari appoints Ahmed Abubakar as New NIA DG
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmed Abubakar as the substantive Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Abubakar is to take over the agency from Segun Oke who was fired for his involvement in a corruption scandal.
3. Naira Depreciates to N3360.73 to a Dollar
The Nigerian Naira has taken a plunge on the Investor and Exporter Window to N360.73 following a 16% decrease in dollar supply. The Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange, NAFEX, climbed to N360.73 per dollar from N359.38 per dollar on Tuesday- translating to a N1.35 loss in the value of naira.
4. Fulani Herdsmen: Fayose charges Ekiti Hunters to Defend citizens of the state
Governor Ayo Fayose has mobilized all the hunters in Ekiti state warning them of a plot by Fulani Herdsmen to attack indigenes living on the outskirts of the state.
The governor pointed out that the move was targeted at rubbishing his anti-grazing law adding that the invaders would be met with stiff resistance from the people of the state. He urged them to secure the state no matter what.
5. Herdsmen Killings: Soyinka attacks Buhari
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killings of innocent people in Benue state by Fulani Herdsmen. Soyinka described that attacks as a declaration of war on Nigeria.
He warned the President not to fall into the same trap former President Goodluck Jonathan fell into with Boko Haram insurgency when the sect kidnapped 267 girls on April 14, 2014.
6. Benue to bury 73 victims of Herdsmen attacks today
The Benue state government will be organizing a state burial for 73 victims of the brutal Fulani herdsmen attacks in the state. The deceased will be buried in a mass grave today at a site at the Industrial Layout, along Naka Road, Makurdi.
7. PDP backs Kaduna teachers’ Strike
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has expressed support for the ongoing teachers strike in Kaduna state, labelling the governor, Nasir El-rufai as inept. The opposition party described the massive sack of teachers by the El-rufai administration as callous, insensitive and meant to increase the level of unemployment and poverty in the state.
8. Do not Harbour fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, Army issues Warning
The Nigerian army has issued a stern Warning to residents in the Northeastern part of the country to avoid harbouring any fleeing Boko Haram terrorist.
The army says that the fleeing terrorists have resorted to taking refuge in dry wells and other hideouts in communities along their escape routes from the Sambisa forest in order to evade attacks from the Nigerian army.
9. APC leaders battle over ministerial slots
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress are currently in stiff competition to get ministerial slots as President Buhari seeks to Rejig his cabinet.
10. IGP promises to bring perpetrators of Benue Killings to book
The Inspector general of Police, Idris Kpotum has vowed to bring the killers of innocent citizens in Benue state to book. The police top gun was recently ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to relocate to the state and fish out the killers.