Newspaper Headlines For 7th June, 2017

Newspaper Headlines For 7th June, 2017
  • PublishedJune 7, 2017

The Guardian

16 Northern Group Give Igbo Oct.1 To Vacate Region

Sixteen northern youth groups rose from a joint meeting in Kaduna yesterday to give Igbo residing in their states up to October 1, 2017 to vacate the region.

This came days after the shutting down of major towns in the South East on May 30, 2017 as part of the campaign by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the actualization of Biafra Republic.

Nigerian Tribune

Firm Paid #20,000 As Tax On $12m Contract- Reps

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement investigating the alleged #17 billion pre-shipment contracts scam has uncovered that one of the contracting firms engaged by the Federal Ministry of Finance paid #20,000 as tax to the federal government on a contract of $120 million it won.

Daily Sun

Arewa Youths Order Igbo: Leave Our Land

South Easterners residing in the North have been given three months to leave the region.

Several groups under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY), which rose from a joint meeting in Kaduna, yesterday, also ordered northerners in the south-east region to immediately start returning to their various states.


How Investors Get Frustrated With Nigeria

The drive by the present administration to ease the burden of doing business in Nigeria may suffer a serious setback  due to major deficiency in communication flow between government agencies and foreign investors who may want to conduct enquiries before making up their minds on whether or not to invest in the country.

This is because, as Vanguard investigations show, most Nigerian Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, which are the repositories through which foreign investors could access vital investment information about the country do j0ot have functional telephone lines.

The Punch

NESG, Rewane, Utomi, Other Call For Caution

Economic and financial experts have raised the alarm over the nation’s rising debt burden , calling on the Federal Government to spread more on capital expenditure and exercise care in its quest for more borrowing.

The Nation

$2.1b Arms: Ex-Air Chief’s Son Forfeits 20 Cars, House

20 exotic cars have been surrendered to the Federal Government by the son of a former Chief of Air Staff, who is facing trail for $2.1 billion arms deal.

More than five properties and over #2 billion have been seized from the former Chief of Air Staff, who served in ex0President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

New Telegraph

Robbers Attack Banks

Dare devil armed robbers yesterday stormed a Skye Bank branch directly located opposition Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State and killed four policemen.

Also, the robbers reportedly shot a yet-to-be-identified student of the university in the leg. The student was about to withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in the bank when the bandits stormed the area.

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