Good day good citizens of Nigeria, here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Friday, January 14, 2022.
1. Amotekun combs South-West forests for fleeing North-West terrorists [Punch Newspaper]
South-West states on Thursday said they had put the regional security outfit, Amotekun, on the alert following renewed attacks by killer herdsmen and terrorists in Ondo State.
Amotekun officials of Osun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti states, who spoke separately with our correspondents, said they had got credible intelligence that terrorists fleeing military operations in the North-West would seek refuge in the forests of the southern states.
2. Parents groan as school owners charge spurious fees [Vanguard News Nigeria]
As primary and secondary schools across the country are resuming for the second term of the 2021/2022 academic session, parents and guardians of students in private schools are now at the mercy of school owners who expect them to clear bills for many spurious items, including development and entrepreneurship levies, without materials or tools for practicals.
Also included are fees for diction in the English Language in the absence of a language laboratory.
These fees are exclusive of school, report card and lesson fees, among others.
3. Loans: National Assembly has stabilised Nigerian economy — Lawan [NewsWireNGR]
The president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has claimed the national assembly stabilised the Nigerian economy.
NewsWireNGR recalls the national assembly under the leadership of Lawan has not for once rejected a loan offer proposed by the executives led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This action has earned the NASS a reputation of being a rubber stamp, a description Lawan has repeatedly disputed.
Speaking with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Lawan said the nation needs to generate more revenue to reduce its borrowing.
According to him; “Nobody likes taking loans or debt whether as an individual or a country”. Read more.
4. 5,000 successful candidates shortlisted for NSCDC employment [NewsWireNGR]
The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has shortlisted 5,000 successful candidates for employment into the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Read more.
5. Nigeria, DR Congo, others reject 100 million donated vaccines in one month [NewsWireNGR]
Countries including Nigeria and DR Congo benefitting from the global programme COVAX vaccine donation have rejected more than 100 million doses according to a UNICEF official.
The vaccine according to the official were mostly rejected due to their short shelf-live. Read more.