News Paper Headline For 10th July 2017

The Nation

11 Die As Rains Pound Cities

Floods hit many Nigerians cities after long hours of rainfall at the weekend. There were deaths. Homes were flooded.

Eleven people died in Suleja and other towns in Niger State. Many parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were flooded.

The Guardian

How To Save Lagos From Flood Disasters, Others’

Days of pounding rains that left many homes, shopping facilities and roads in Lagos metropolis flooded have raised fresh concerns over master plans and dredging for new estates.

Thousands of Lagos residents spent the weekend struggling with rising floodwaters. Choice areas including Ikoyi, Lekki Peninsula and Victoria Island, were the hardest hit, with many residents scooping water from their houses.

The Punch

How FG Spent $4.8bn Foreign Loans In Two Years

The Federal Government obtained about $4.8bn from various foreign sources in the last two years, The Punch has learnt. The loans were expended on various programmes.

 

Vanguard

Southern Leaders To Osinbajo: Protect Our People In The North

Ahead of the October 1 deadline given the Igbo to relocate from the North, Southern Leaders, yesterday, tasked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to unfold actions and plans by the administration to protect southerners living in Northern Nigeria.

 

Nigerian Tribune

10 Die In Suleja; Lekki, Ikoyi, VI Thrown Into Darkness

Ten people have been confirmed dead as many others were injured and displaced while property estimated at several millions of naira were destroyed as a result of a downpour that occurred in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State at the weekend.

 

Newspaper Headlines For 7th June, 2017

The Guardian

16 Northern Group Give Igbo Oct.1 To Vacate Region

Sixteen northern youth groups rose from a joint meeting in Kaduna yesterday to give Igbo residing in their states up to October 1, 2017 to vacate the region.

This came days after the shutting down of major towns in the South East on May 30, 2017 as part of the campaign by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the actualization of Biafra Republic.

Nigerian Tribune

Firm Paid #20,000 As Tax On $12m Contract- Reps

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement investigating the alleged #17 billion pre-shipment contracts scam has uncovered that one of the contracting firms engaged by the Federal Ministry of Finance paid #20,000 as tax to the federal government on a contract of $120 million it won.

Daily Sun

Arewa Youths Order Igbo: Leave Our Land

South Easterners residing in the North have been given three months to leave the region.

Several groups under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY), which rose from a joint meeting in Kaduna, yesterday, also ordered northerners in the south-east region to immediately start returning to their various states.

Vanguard

How Investors Get Frustrated With Nigeria

The drive by the present administration to ease the burden of doing business in Nigeria may suffer a serious setback  due to major deficiency in communication flow between government agencies and foreign investors who may want to conduct enquiries before making up their minds on whether or not to invest in the country.

This is because, as Vanguard investigations show, most Nigerian Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, which are the repositories through which foreign investors could access vital investment information about the country do j0ot have functional telephone lines.

The Punch

NESG, Rewane, Utomi, Other Call For Caution

Economic and financial experts have raised the alarm over the nation’s rising debt burden , calling on the Federal Government to spread more on capital expenditure and exercise care in its quest for more borrowing.

The Nation

$2.1b Arms: Ex-Air Chief’s Son Forfeits 20 Cars, House

20 exotic cars have been surrendered to the Federal Government by the son of a former Chief of Air Staff, who is facing trail for $2.1 billion arms deal.

More than five properties and over #2 billion have been seized from the former Chief of Air Staff, who served in ex0President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

New Telegraph

Robbers Attack Banks

Dare devil armed robbers yesterday stormed a Skye Bank branch directly located opposition Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State and killed four policemen.

Also, the robbers reportedly shot a yet-to-be-identified student of the university in the leg. The student was about to withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in the bank when the bandits stormed the area.

Newspaper Headlines For 16th May, 2017

The Punch

Sagay, SERAP, CACOL Berate Saraki For Attacking EFCC, ICPC

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, took a swipe at the Federal Government’s anti-graft agencies, saying they preferred showmanship.

He said this was the reason why the agencies had failed to ensure conviction of suspects in court.

 

The Nation

Governors Angry As $3.45b Paris Club Refund Is Stuck

States eager to have the $3.45 billion second tranche of the London-Paris Club loan refund may have to wait longer than planned, it was learnt yesterday.

The Federal Government is withholding the cash no thanks to what is believed to be the mismanagement of the first tranche.

 

Nigerian Tribune

Ebola: Nigeria Reactivates 2014 Strategies

Following the resurgence of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria has activated all measures adopted in 2014 to curtail the spread of the virus.

The Guardian

Reps Summon Adeosun Over Alleged Oil, Gas Infractions

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement has summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun over the alleged violation of the law in the engagement of consultants for pre-shipment inspection and monitoring of crude oil and gas exports from the country.

 

Vanguard

Budget 2017: FG, OPEC Differ On Oil Output

Implementation of the 2017 budget recently passed by the Senate may be a huge challenge, following disagreement between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and the Federal Government over Nigeria’s oil output.

 

Daily Sun

FG, Saraki, Dogara Fight Over Anti-Corruption War

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, took the Federal Government to the cleaners over its anti-corruption war.

While Saraki claimed the anti-graft war was sensational and selective, Dogara insisted the war was only “dealing with the symptoms of corruption”

 

New Telegram

Saraki, Dogara Knock Buhari Over Anti-Corruption Fight

The President Of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has faulted the style adopted by President Muhammadu Buhari in the ongoing fight against corruption in Nigeria, suggesting a deterrence approach should be preferred to punishment in order to make meaningful progress in the campaign.

 

Newspaper Headlines For 15th May 2017

The Guardian

Arik, Aero May Merge As National Carrier

A likely merger and conversion of assets of Arik Air and Aero Contractors is one of the options being considered by the Federal Government (FG) in the buildup to a new national carrier for the country.

Vanguard

Oil Majors, Banks FaceProbe Over $62b Capital Flight

The Senate has begun investigation into activities of some banks for allegedly colluding with some international Oil Companies, IOCs, to defraud Nigeria.

Daily Sun

Bloodbath In Niger

Blood flowed in Etogi community, Mokwa Local Government Arear of Niger State, when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, in the early hours of Saturday, killed 21 people and injured 15 others.

Nigerian Tribune

14-Year-Old Girl Confesses: B/Haram Sent Me On Suicide Mission For Refusing Marriage Proposals

A suspected 14-year-old female sucide bomber said Boko-Haram leaders chose her to detonate an Improvised Explosive Device in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital, because she refused to get married to their members in Sambisa Forest.

New Telegram

How Senators, Reps’ll Spend #125bn In 2017

The National has opened up it’s #125 billion annual budget for public consumption in the 2017 fiscal year. In the budget, the two chambers of the National Assembly are to collectively spend #777 million on purchase of photo-copying machines, other office equipment and #20 million on computerized identity cards in 2017.

The Nation

Senate Tackles Banks Over Oil Firms’ $63b Capital Flight

The Senate is investigating some banks for alleged collusion with some international oil companies (IOC) to defraud the country.

The Punch

Freed Girls To Meet Parents Friday, Suspected Girl Bomber Recounts Ordeal

A 14-yeard old female suspected suicide bomber has said Boko Haram leaders chose her to detonate an Improvised Explosive Device in Maidugari, the Borno State Capital, because she rejected the marriage proposals of their members in Sambisa Forest.

Newspaper Headlines For 3rd May 2017

Leadership

OBJ, IBB, Abdulsalami Meet In Minna

https://leadership.ng/news/583258/obj-ibb-abdulsalami-meet-in-minna

 

Daily Sun

Buhari’s Health Tops IBB, OBJ, Abdulsalami’s Talks

Barely 24 hours after three former heads of states, President Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, met at Babangida’s hilltop residence in Minna, fact have emerged on what they discussed.

Sources revealed that the former heads, not at ease with speculations and insinuations, talked about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and the need to douse tension and restore confidence.

 

The Nation

Buhari’s Health: North Warns Rumour- Mongers

The president’s health remained a topical issue yesterday.

The North’s main socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum (AFG), urged Nigerians to stop further speculations and refrain from drawing conclusions on the President’s health.

 

New Telegraph

Buhari’s Health Not Too Bad, Says Wife

https://newtelegraphonline.com/news/buharis-health-not-bad-says-wife/

 

Vanguard

State Of Nation: Obasanjo, IBB, Abdulsalami Meet

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/05/state-nation-obasanjo-ibb-abdulsalami-meet/

Nigerian Tribune

My Husband’s Health Not That Bad- Aisha Buhari

Wife if the president, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday, said the health of the president is not as bad as being projected.

In a series of tweets in her personal handle @aishambuhari, she said President Buhari had continued to carry out his responsibilities but was silent on the actual state of his health.

 

The Guardian

Extra-Budgetary Bailout For States Hits #1.75trillion

https://guardian.ng/news/extra-budgetary-bailout-for-states-hits-n1-75-trillion/

 

The Punch

My Husband’s Health Not As Bad As Being Perceived- Aisha Buhari

http://punchng.com/my-husbands-health-not-as-bad-as-being-perceived-aisha-buhari/

Newspaper Headlines For 21th April, 2017

The Punch

30 Football Fans Feared Dead In Calabar Viewing Center Tragedy

No fewer than 30 persons watching the Europa League football match between Manchester United and Anderlecht perished in Calabar on Thursday morning.

A survivor told one of our correspondents that a centre located in the Iyang-Esu area of the Calabar Municipal Local Government Arear exploded during the match and this caused a high-tension cable to drop on the viewing centre.

 

New Telegraph

FG Arraigns S’Court Justice For Selling Rice, Palm Oil

https://newtelegraphonline.com/news/fg-arraigns-scourt-justice-selling-rice-palm-oil/

 

The Guardian

Northern Leaders, Ohanaeze, Afenifere Want Looters Named

https://guardian.ng/news/northern-leaders-ohanaeze-afenifere-want-looters-named/

 

Nigerian Tribune

EFCC Report Comes In Handy For Osinbajo Panel

Emerging facts have revealed that the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stumbled on some unpleasant information within the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) before the #15 billion bubble indicating the agency.

 

Daily Sun

Security Operatives Raid Senator’s Home

http://sunnewsonline.com/security-agents-raid-senator-gojes-home/

 

 

Vanguard

NIA Cash: Osinbajo Meets Magu, DSS Boss, IG, Others

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/04/nia-cash-osinbajo-meets-magu-dss-boss-ig-others/

 

The Nation

$43.4m: Osinbajo Panel Compiles List Of Invitees

http://thenationonlineng.net/43-4m-osinbajo-panel-compiles-list-invitees/

 

Business Day

Fraudsters Profit From Nigeria’s Slow Multi-Billion ID Card Scheme

https://nigerianewspapers.com.ng/business/business-day/fraudsters-taking-advantage-of-nigerias-slow-multi-billion-identity-card-scheme/

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 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.