Nigerian newspaper headlines November 4, 2016.
The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), northern Nigeria chapter yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to seek his intervention in the reported abductions and forced marriages of underage Christian girls by some traditional rulers and emirs in the country.
Unidentified gunmen, on Thursday evening, kidnapped Dr Muslim Omoleke, the Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State.
The Federal Government has called for better collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the rubber industry with a view to exploring the economic potential of the agricultural commodity for national development.
A prosecution witness, Mr. Richard Kediwa, yesterday told an Abuja High Court that former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisah Metuh, got N400 million and disbursed it as directed.
The states executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-west loyal to the Ali Modu Sherrif’s faction have filed an application at the Supreme Court to stop the newly constituted panel of the Court of Appeal from hearing appeals relating to the party’s nomination of candidate for the Ondo State governorship election.
The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday in Sokoto criticized the nation’s leaders, accusing them of wasting funds on misplaced priorities.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he contemplated running away from office shortly after he was inaugurated as Nigeria’s president on May 29, 2015.
The Federal Government yesterday filed a nine-count charge of funds diversion against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh and two other officials of the court. It accused them of diverting, among others, about N2.2 billion belonging to the court.