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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines (Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 Edition)

Former PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, appears in court on a stretcher

Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State says that compelling the former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, to appear in court on stretcher by an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, ridiculed Nigeria. Fayose also described as an insult to Nigerian Governors the comment by Mr. Jimoh Moshood, the Nigeria Police Public Relation Officer, who said that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is a drowning man during a programme on Channels TV yesterday.

2. Prof. Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and under probe of about N919million fraud, has been recalled by President Muhammadu Buhari.

3. Mr. Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of former Head of State Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has reportedly slammed a N1billion fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who ordered for his arrest over controversial IBB statement criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari’s government that he released on Sunday.

4. Governor Samuel Ortom has urged residents of Benue State to defend themselves if attacked by killer Fulani herdsmen.

5. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has reportedly concurred with the National House of Representatives on the reordering of general elections timetable.

6. President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to reconcile aggrieved party members.

7. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says that the chances of the ruling APC of winning the 2019 election have vanished.

8. President Muhammadu Buhari in Nasarawa State yesterday vehemently condemned killings in states, ordered arrest of killer Fulani herdsmen and others with illegal arms.

9. Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has issued a 14 day ultimatum to the South-East Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association to pay compensation to farmers in some communities whose crops were destroyed last year by Fulani herdsmen.

10. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleges that former Chief of Defence, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh, used his wife, Mrs. Mary Badeh, to launder N3.9billion through her company, Prince and Princess Multiservices Ltd.

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