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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Friday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria, here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Friday, December 17, 2021.

1. Adebanjo replies Akande, asks Him, Tinubu to explain their source of wealth [ThisDay Newspaper]

Afenifere Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, yesterday responded to the allegation by a former Governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande that he (Adebanjo) compelled a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Bola Tinubu to build a house for him in Lekki, Lagos.

In a statement he personally signed, the nonagenarian noted that the imputation by Akande in his recently released book, “My Participations,” that the former Lagos governor funded the Lekki home was baseless and false. Read more.

2. 3 judges to be denied promotions over ex-parte orders [NewsWireNGR]

Three Nigerian judges on Tuesday has been ordered by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to be denied promotion whenever they are due to over conflicting rulings on a leadership case of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and candidacy controversies ahead of the Anambra governorship election.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, had earlier approved the probe of the three judges over conflicting verdicts in their courts. Read more.

3. AGF writes Buhari, says mandatory direct primaries will cause confusion [Punch Newspaper]

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has written a letter to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), highlighting the problems with the inclusion of mandatory direct primaries in the Electoral Act amendment bill.

The PUNCH on Thursday gathered that the AGF’s letter on the amended Electoral Act bill was received by the President two weeks ago.

When contacted on the telephone, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed that the President had received a communication from Malami on the bill.

4. Buhari snubs calls to visit North, jets out to Turkey with wife, seven ministers [Punch Newspaper]

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has snubbed calls to visit northern Nigeria amid the rising insecurity in the region. Rather, the President on Thursday travelled with his wife, Aisha, and seven ministers to Istanbul to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit.

Buhari had come under attack in recent times due to the rising insecurity in the region with youths campaigning with the #SecureNorth and #NorthisBleeding.

5. Outrage as Nigeria loses 964 security agents in one year [Vanguard Newspaper]

Nigeria has lost no fewer than 964 security agents, including 322 policemen and 642 soldiers, in attacks with insurgents and bandits within the last one year, according to a report by SB Morgen, SBM, Intelligence.

SBM Intelligence is Nigeria’s leading geopolitical research consultancy, vast  in the area of primary data gathering, and analyses of data that provides clarity relating to political, economic and social issues in Nigeria and West Africa.

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