Nigerian newspaper headlines October 23, 2016.
National Leader of the Accord party and former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, yesterday, raised an alarm over the commitment of the All Progressives Congress-led government in the state to conduct council election despite the announcement of February 11, 2017, as the date for the polls.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said that the era of wasteful spending is over in Nigeria and advised universities to plough available resources into teaching, research and productive activities.
President Muhammadu Buhari may have ordered one of his senior aides to answer to the allegation of taking N500 million bribe from a leading telecommunications firm in Nigeria to reduce a huge fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Indications emerged yesterday that former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, has commenced moves to stop his investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his involvement in looting the campaign fund for Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was allegedly part of the $2.2 billion arms fund shared to some states by the former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
The federal government has stated its resolve to commence the pilot project and validation of the National Housing Programme with N35 billion ($115million) adding that it would also consider the cultural and climatic diversity.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has promised to consider Anambra State government’s request for N5b mechanised agriculture intervention fund to farmers in the state.
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper, Odele Tosin, for allegedly masterminding the kidnap of a 12-year-old girl, Eniola Oyekanmi, in the Ketu area of Lagos.
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Saturday inaugurated the newly constructed headquarters of the 331 Artillery Tactical Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Buratai, Biu Local Government Area of Borno.