Here is a summary from Nigerian Newspapers headlines today Thursday, 11th January 2018.
1. President Buhari appoints new DG for the National Intelligence Agency
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmed Abubakar as the substantive Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Until his appointment, he served as a Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.
2. Soyinka reacts to killings by Fulani herdsmen
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has advised the current administration not to treat the issue of killings by Fulani herdsmen with levity just as the past administration handled the Boko Haram issue.
He said government should treat the situation as a threat to the entire nation’s security.
3. INEC presents certificate to 21 newly registered political parties
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties.
This brings the total number of registered political parties in the country to 68.
4. Don’t allow El Zakzaky to die in prison Shi’tes cry out
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, yesterday, raised the alarm that their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El Zakzaky, who had been held in detention for over two years, may die in government custody.
The alarm was raised in Kaduna by the Chairman of the Resource Forum of the IMN, Prof. Abdullahi Danladi.
5. Senate orders security committee out of recess over killings in the country
Nigeria Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has directed members of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Security to suspend recess and immediately resume sitting.
The order comes on the heels of the security situation and killings in some states of the federation.
6. Army deploys special forces in Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states
The presidency, yesterday disclosed that the Nigerian army has deployed special forces in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states.
This is part of efforts targeted at quelling the insecurity in certain parts of the country.
7. IGP kicks against military option in Benue state
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has expressed displeasure over calls in certain quarters for military intervention in Benue state.
He stated that his men are on ground and capable of bringing the situation under control.
8. CBN warns against investing in bitcoins and other cyptocurrencies
The Central Bank of Nigeria has warned Nigerians and financial institutions to stay away from bitcoin and other digital currencies.
The apex bank said the virtual currencies are not legal lenders in Nigeria and are unacceptable.
9. UI to admitt 3,783 out of 56,172 applicants for 2017/2018
The University of Ibadan on Wednesday said it has recommended 3, 783 candidates to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for admission into the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session.
This was disclosed by the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Academics, Prof. Adeyinka Aderinto, at a press briefing on Wednesday in Ibadan.
10. Arsenal hold Chelsea to a goalless draw
The Gunners held firm to force a 0-0 draw away at Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao semi-final clash.
The Arsene Wenger boys were looking for a morale boosting result following their recent humiliating defeat to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fixture.