Nigerian newspaper headlines December 8, 2016.
A federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has adjourned till January 25, 2017 the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) for alleged misappropriation of $2.1 billion arms fund.
Youths under the aegis of the Peoples Democratic Party National Youth Frontier, PDPNYF, has berated the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC over what they described as the dwindling fortunes of Nigerians under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mrs. Farida Waziri, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that all politicians undertake psychiatric test before occupying any office.
The Presidential Initiative for the North East, PINE, stinks of corruption and poor accountability standards thus hindering efforts at addressing the humanitarian crisis and rebuilding infrastructure in the region, lawmakers have said.
With just three days to the December 10 re-run elections in Rivers State, the deep-seated animosity between the governor of the state, Mr. Nyesom Wike, and his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi, reared it head again yesterday, when Amaechi accused Wike and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of being responsible for the spate of killings in the run up to the 2015 and the March 19 re-run elections in the River State.
The Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday, finally met with the National Working Committee (NWC) of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), under the chairmanship of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, 18 months after the Senate leadership’s controversial emergence.
A coalition of Ethnic Nationalities yesterday protested the alleged persecution of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s family members by the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) “under the guise of war against corruption”.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has warned Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) against charging double-digit interest on intervention funds guaranteed by the apex bank.