Newspaper Headlines For 13th, June 2017

The Nation Security Agents Comb Site In New Push Against Magu A fresh plot for the removal of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu is being hatched. Some lobbyists comprising “powerful” citizens have allegedly visited London with names of two likely candidates to succeed Magu, The Nation learnt….”
Moroti Olatujoye
June 13, 2017 12:58 pm

The Nation

Security Agents Comb Site In New Push Against Magu

A fresh plot for the removal of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu is being hatched.

Some lobbyists comprising “powerful” citizens have allegedly visited London with names of two likely candidates to succeed Magu, The Nation learnt.

 

The Punch

Budget Paddding: EFCC Begins Probe Of Dogara, Others To Grill Jibrin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited a former Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr Abdulmumin Jibrin, to clarify allegations that the speaker Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers “padded” the 2016 budget in excess of #40bn.

The others are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun, the Chief Whip, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, and the Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor.

 

New Telegram

Billionaire Kidnapper’s Dad: I Sell Pigs To Survive

Father of Mr. Chukwudi Dumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, the billionaire kidnapper, yesterday said he lived from hand to mouth despite his son’s stupendous wealth.

Evan’s father, Mr. Stephen Onwumadike, said he was not aware that his son had acquired wealth through illegal means.

 

The Guardian

Osinbajo Signs 2017 Budget, Release Of Funds Begins Soon

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday signed the #7.44 trillion budgets for 2017, ending months of speculations over the status of the document.

The ceremony took place at the Presidential Villa , Abuja with both members  of the Executive and the National Assembly  in attendance.

 

Daily Sun

US Senators Oppose Sale Of Fighter Jets To Nigeria

United States Of America Senators, Cory Booker and Rand Paul, have opposed sale of America fighter jets, to aid Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram.

The Senators said Nigerian must first investigate cases of alleged human rights abuses in the North East before sealing a deal to buy the fighter jets from the US.

 

Vanguard

Worry, As Evans Names Bigwigs In Kidnap Ring

Barely 48 hours after the arrest of notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Onuamadike a.k.a Evans, in Lagos, police sources, yesterday, disclosed that the dreaded leader of the gang has started singing like a canary, naming high-profile accomplices.

 

 

 

 

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