Newspaper Headlines For 4th April, 2017

Business Day GE’s $5 Billion Investment Set To Revolutionize Rails Operations In Nigeria General Electric (GE) which has emerged the preferred bidder for the Nigeria Railway Corporation plans to invest $5 billion over the next 30 years to upgrade rail transport in the country.   The Nation $550m Abacha Loot: Fed Govt Set To Clear…”
Moroti Olatujoye
April 4, 2017 10:41 am

Business Day

GE’s $5 Billion Investment Set To Revolutionize Rails Operations In Nigeria

General Electric (GE) which has emerged the preferred bidder for the Nigeria Railway Corporation plans to invest $5 billion over the next 30 years to upgrade rail transport in the country.

 

The Nation

$550m Abacha Loot: Fed Govt Set To Clear Hurdles

To repatriate $550million loot traced to former Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, the Federal Government is to resolve two legal hurdles in the United States.

The hurdles are:

  • An application filed before a court by Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and his wife, and
  • An action by a United States lawyer, Godson Nnaka, who is fighting to have part of the money.

 

The Punch

Magu: Senate APC, PDP Caucuses Hold Parallel Meetings Today

Barring any last minute changes, the All Progressives Congress and the People Democratic Party caucuses in the Senate will be meeting with the leaders of their parties today.

 

Nigerian Tribune

Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari

Against the backdrop of the apparent face-off between the excutive and the National Assembly, Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with Saraki assuring that there was no cause for the alarm over their relationship.

 

Vanguard

Why Obasanjo Locked Me Up For 8 Years- BAMAIYI

The more than eight years incarceration of former Chief of Amry Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd), was not just punishment for opposing the choice of former President Olusegun Obasanjo as successor to former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalmi Abubakar, but also to keep him away over fears that he would overthrow the Obasanjo Government.

 

Daily Sun

N’Assembly, AGF Clash Over Recovered Loot

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami and the National Assembly are at loggerheads over the management of proceeds recovered by anti-graft agencies from those who looted the nation’s treasury.

 

The Guardian

Meningitis Spreads, Kills More

The Scarcity of the needed vaccines to stem the growing epidemic of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) is causing more deaths spread of the disease to more states.

New Telegraph

Fuel Queues Resurface, Panic Buying In Lagos, Abuja

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) yesterday grounded fuel loading activities nationwide, sparking long queues for fuel in Abuja and panic buying in some parts of Lagos.

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