Outrage Over Arrest and Release Of Innoson CEO Among Other Newspaper Headlines Today

There is a growing outrage over the arrest and eventual release on bail of Innocent Chukwuma, the Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Group by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

Vanguard reports – Innoson Boss Flown To Lagos In Shorts on a day waves of condemnation trailed his arrest, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, flew Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, to Lagos in shorts, according to one of his aides.

Daily Sun captions it Innoson’s Arrest: Anger In Senate with the initial dust raised by the arrest of the Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, by the EFCC snowballed into an outrage as the nation’s upper legislative chamber and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) flayed the involvement of the anti-graft commission in civil matter.

The Guardian leads with the story Crisis Looms as Camerounian Migrants Invade Cross River saying that an humanitarian crisis may soon hit some communities in Boki Local Council of Cross River State with the illegal migration of over 8,000 Camerounians from the English-speaking (Anglo-phone) part of the country.

Moves to increase the scope of work of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway catches the attention of Punch as its lead story reads FG Considers Increasing Scope of Work To N300bn as members of the Federal Executive Council, on Wednesday, embarked on a marathon meeting that saw them approving contracts totaling about N960bn.

The unending crisis currently engulfing the Peoples Democratic Party PDP expressly captioned in the Nigerian Tribune as New PDP Faction Emerges, Opens Secretariat in Abuja. It says A group, which goes by the name “Fresh PDP”, on Wednesday, claimed that it had become the new leadership of the party, backing it up by opening a secretariat in Abuja.

Race for 2019 makes it way as the lead story of The Nation newspaper with the headline; El-Rufai to Atiku: Prove You Funded Buhari’s Campaign as Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai threw the challenge and stated why the former Vice President quit the All Progressives Congress  APC  –  there was no room for him to run for the President after Governors endorsed Buhari for a second term.