Nigerian newspaper headlines today, October 17, 2016.
After months of agitation, the federal government has included airlines in the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market. By this development, airlines would now be given priority when they request for foreign exchange, along with others also shortlisted.
The 21 freed Chibok Girls have disclosed yesterday in Abuja that they stayed for “one month and 10 days’’ after their abduction by the Boko Haram insurgents without food.
Acute shortage of food items is currently ravaging Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp in Edo State.
A Lagos-based activist and legal practitioner, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje has filed a N50 billion suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services (DSS) and its Director-General, Lawal Daura over alleged violation of the rights of some judges whose houses were raided and arrested between October 8 and 9, 2016.
The political crisis in Ahiazu Mbaise chapter of All Progressives Congress heightened on Sunday as members of the party boycotted a meeting summoned by the Imo State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Chidi Ibe, and instead suspended him and some party chiefs.
Apparently perturbed by the different shades of interpretations negatively trailing the recent press interviews by President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said the public reaction was a joke taken too far.
Chairman of the Nigerian Institutite of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), Michael Akan, said electricity companies urgently need funds to improve and sustain operations in the country.
A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria in an apparent move to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.