Nigerian newspaper headlines November 29, 2016.
A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, was at the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday where he agreed to testify against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his aide, Mr. Abiodun Agbele.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Ondo State, in which the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Senate and the Presidency might be back in a fresh faceoff. The bone of contention is the manner the legislative chamber rejected Senior Special Assistant to the President in charge of Prosecution, Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla.
South Africa’s telecom group, MTN, has met with Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to discuss a possible initial public offering and share sale structure, Head, Nigeria’s SEC, told newsmen. SEC Director-General, Mounir Gwarzo, said MTN had discussed the possibility of issuing various classes of shares to targeted investor groups.
In view of the myriad of security problems facing the country, including terrorism, herdsmen/ farmers clashes, militancy in the Niger Delta and kidnapping, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Munguno had maintained that the carrot and stick approach remain the best option.
Nigerian legislators from the Senate and House Committees on Health, Appropriation, and National Planning who are attending a legislative retreat in Johannesburg, South Africa, on budgeting for health, remarked on Monday that bureaucracy is the key obstacle to implementing the mandatory 15 per cent budgetary allocation to the health sector.
Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has congratulated his successor, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on his victory in the Saturday, November 26 election.
Factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff said the party lost Ondo State governorship election to All Progressives Congress, APC, because of impunity and lack of respect for the party’s Constitution.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has offered to employ women (lady) mechanics to maintain government vehicles.