Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: March 1st

 

Punch

Buhari’s ministers delaying passage of 2018 budget –Senate

The Senate has told Nigerians to blame members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet and the ministries, departments and agencies under their portfolios for the delay in the passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill by the National Assembly.

Vanguard

2019 presidency: Ex-CBN deputy gov formally declares interest 

abuja—Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has officially declared to run for the president of Nigeria in the 2019 election.

The Sun

2019: I’ll be disappointed if Buhari uses public funds to campaign – Ndume

Sen. Mohammed Ndume, who represents Borno South in the senate, is known as a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ndume in an interview with journalists in Maiduguri, Borno capital recently said though the decision to re-contest the presidency or not in 2019 lies with President Buhari, he said his supporters were determined to galvanize support for him and get over 12 million votes, higher than what he got in the 2015 poll.

Thisday

Okechukwu: Why S’East Leaders Endorsed Buhari for Second Term

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu explains the political calculations behind the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for another four years by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress from the South-east. He spoke to Onyebuchi Ezigbo. Excerpts:

Guardian

‘I will restructure Nigeria if elected’

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has promised to restructure Nigeria and return it to true federalism by 2021, as well as reform the police, healthcare, education, and the energy sector if he is elected president in 2019.

Daily Trust

APC endorses Buhari for 2nd term – Reuters

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Nigeria’s ruling party, the APC, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to seek second term next year; two senior party sources told Reuters yesterday.

Tribune

Alleged N4.6bn laundering: Witness testifies against Fani-Kayode, Nenandi Usman, others

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday gave more evidence before a Federal High Court in Lagos in the ongoing trial of a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman, who is facing a corruption charge.

Leadership

Saraki Seeks End To Pension For Ex-govs, Deputes

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday sought an end to payment of pensions to former governors and their deputies who hold public or political offices.

The Nation

Diezani forefeits $4.760m penthouses

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the final forfeiture of two penthouses valued at $4.760m belonging to former Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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