President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered security operatives to arrest and prosecute anyone found with illegal arms in the country. According to the GUARDIAN the President who seriously complained about the senseless killings of innocent citizens across the country said ‘ all attacks by suspended herdsmen will no longer be tolerated in north central and elsewhere in Nigeria’
On The PUNCH today Buhari Reinstates NHIS Boss Under Probe For Alleged N919m Fraud. President Muhammadu Buhari has recalled the Executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. usman Yusuf, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, prof. Isaac Adewole, on July6, 2017, has learnt. In a signed letter by the Chief of staff to The President,Abba Kyari with a reference number, ‘SH/COS/10/6/29, The President made known Yussuf’s recall to the minister adding that Yussuf had been ‘admonished to work harmoniously with the minister’
DAILY SUN reveals that National Assembly Rejigs Election Schedule, Presidential, Governorship Elections Now To Hold Last; national Assemblies Polls Come First. Clear signs that President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates in the 2019 general elections will walk on a tight rope emerged yesterday, with the rejigging of election timetable by the National Assembly Conference Committee Act (Amendment) Bill. The House of representatives had in its adjustments to the 2010 electoral Act, included section 251 into the act by reordering the sequence of the elections to begin with the national Assembly, followed by the governorship and the states assemblies then the presidential election
Mob Attacks Police Over Killing Of Cab Driver heads TRIBUNE. Tragedy struck in the early hours of Tuesday in Benin city Edo State as youths and policemen clashed over the death of a cab driver allegedly caused by the police operatives who mounted the checkpoints for their daily routine exercise in their town. The driver identified as David was pushed by one of the policemen at the checkpoints towards an oncoming petrol tanker which crushed his head, killing him instantly.
On THE NATION, Passangers Miss Flights As Ex-Airways Workers Protest. Former workers and pensioners of liquidated national carrier Nigeria Airways Limited yesterday staged a protest at the Lagos Airport over the delay by the Ministry of Finance in paying their N45 billion severance benefit. The protesters numbering to over a hundred people obstructed the busy airport road disrupting vehicular movement.
According to the NEW TELEGRAPH today; Customs Seizes N1.4bn Exotic vehicles, Arrests 10..Impounds 6,444 Bottles Of whisky Declared As Yeast. Officials of the Anti-Smuggling Unit. Zone A, Lagos, Nigeria Customs Services(NCS) have apprehended 10 smugglers and impounded 31 exotic vehicles worth N1.4billion. also seized are 6,444 bottles of Indian whiskey falsely declared as yeast packed in 537 cartons and other illegal products.
Moving to the economy sector, CBN Gives 90-Day Ultimatum To Exporters To Repatriate Proceeds. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given exporters who failed to repatriate their proceeds a ninety-day moratorium to comply or face a complete ban on banking services in Nigeria. Coming from the INDEPENDENT, Ahmed Abdullahi, Director, Banking Supervision, disclosed this at the end of the first Bankers’ Committee meeting held in Lagos on Tuesday.
THE VANGUARD moves to events in Benue State with the headline; Defend Yourselves, Gov Ortom Tells Benue People. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the people of the state to adopt any lawful means to defend themselves from herdsmen. He lamented that the call became necessary because the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who should enforce security and safety of the people was playing politics with the unending killings in the state.
BUSINESS DAY reveals activities of Nigerian stock market. Nigeria Stocks Fall Second Straight Session As U.S. Stock Turbulence Escalates. The Nigerian stock market fell the second straight day Tuesday amid a global sell-off that has sent chills down the spines of global equity market bulls. The Nigerian All-Share Index, which gauges the price movement in the shares of listed companies, started the week on a bearish note, sliding 0.85 percent Monday and a further 0.87 percent Tuesday, according data obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange.