Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today Monday, May 14th.
Nigeria’s Capital Spending In Excess Of N1.5trn – Adeosun
The Nigerian government will be closing the 2017 budget with a capital spending in excess of N1.5 trillion, minister of finance Kemi Adeosun said on Sunday. According to the minister, the figure is higher than what the government achieved in the 2016 budget. Revealing this in a series of tweets, Adeosun said the federal government was looking forward to the passage of the 2018 budget by National Assembly.
Our Former Govs, Supporters In APC Will Return To PDP – Secondus
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party is working towards convincing aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress to join its fold, as the 2019 elections draw closer. National Chairman of the party Prince Uche Secondus confirmed this on Sunday, saying the PDP would take every legitimate step to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari’s party next year.
Woman Who Allegedly Killed Nigerian Diplomat In Sudan Arrested
The Sudanese government has announced the arrest of a woman accused of killing an Immigration Attaché at the Nigerian embassy in Khartoum. The Consular officer, Habibu Almu, was found stabbed to death at his home in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Thursday. The Nigerian government condemned the assassination of its national immigration officer and said it would work with Sudan to arrest the culprit.
Malabu Oil: Trial Of Shell, Eni CEO To Begin Monday
The Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, along with a number of their senior executives, will on Monday face criminal charges in Milan, Italy, for alleged aggravated international corruption for their role in a $1.1bn deal for a Malabu Oil’s OPL 245.
APC Remains Nigeria’s Hope, Osinbajo Insists
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has insisted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is committed to offering hope to the Nigerian people. He said this while fielding questions from journalists after the inauguration of President Maada Bio of Sierra Leone on Saturday. Some prominent Nigerians, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had condemned the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for, according to them failing to fulfill its promises.
l Never Turned Down Senate Invitation- IGP
Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said there was never a time he refused to honour the invitation of the Senate. Speaking on a local radio station in Kano on Saturday, Idris said he held the lawmakers in the Senate in high esteem. The IGP said the invitation of the Senate, according to the letter sent to him, was on Senator Dino Melaye’s case which is before a court and discussing such will amount to prejudice and contempt.
Fayemi Denies Going On Revenge Mission In Ekiti
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the 2018 election in Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, has said he is not seeking power to go against any individual or group. Fayemi who is also the Minister of Mines s and Steel Development, was over the weekend declared winner of the APC primary.
SERAP Drags FG To UN For Disobeying Court Rulings, Others
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has written a petition to Diego García-Sayán, UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, requesting him to use his offices to prevail on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to end persistent disobedience of court rulings.
Okorocha Blames APC NWC For Crisis In Imo
Governor of Imo Rochas Okorocha is confident those responsible for the violence during the APC ward congress in the state will be arrested. The governor, who insinuated that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party was working against the APC in the state, thanked the police for the arrests made so far.
U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Opens Monday
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will be dedicated on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Department of State has announced. The Office of the Spokesperson for the Department said it was proud to announce the dedication, adding that Amb. David Friedman would preside over the dedication ceremony.
Levante End Barcelona’s Unbeaten Run
Levante ended Barcelona’s hopes of finishing the La Liga season undefeated with a dramatic 5-4 defeat of the Spanish champions on Sunday. Emmanuel Boateng scored a hat-trick and Enis Bardhi bagged a brace to give the hosts a surprising 5-1 lead.
Lokosa Scores 18 In 20 As Pillars Beat Katsina 3-1
Junior Lokosa scored twice to increase his goals tally to 18 as Kano Pillars beat Katsina United 3-1 on Sunday to sustain pressure on leaders Lobi Stars in the NPFL. The NPFL leading scorer opened the scoring in the eighth minute, while Nwagua Nyima doubled the lead in the 37th minute. Lokosa grabbed his brace in the 48th minute to make it 18 goals in 20 games.
Ruggedman Bags African Integrity Award
Nigerian artiste Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, better known as Ruggedman, has been honoured with The African Integrity Prize for Integrity in Art. Concise News gathered that the award honours Africa’s noble men and women, companies and institutions with exceptional integrity.
That’s the roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.