Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday June 14th.
Buhari Govt Urges UK To Revoke ‘Looters’ Visas
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has forwarded a list of alleged looters of Nigeria’s treasury to the United Kingdom government. Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, disclosed this on Wednesday.
UK Charges EFCC On Credible 2019 Elections
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria has advised the EFCC to partner the INEC to ensure that there is no vote buying in the build-up to the 2019 general election. Paul Arkwright, in a visit to the anti-graft agency on Wednesday in Abuja, also advised the Commission against taking sides with any political party.
Buhari To Sign 2018 Budget Next Week
The 2018 Appropriation Bill (budget) will be signed by President Muhammadu Buhari next week, his top media aide Femi Adesina said on Wednesday. Adesina made this known shortly after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by the commander in chief. The executive arm of government received the passed documents from the National Assembly on 25 May 25, 2018.
Court Sacks Kogi Senator, Orders INEC To Withdraw Certificate Of Return
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Senator representing Kogi East, Atai Aidoko, to leave the Upper Legislative chamber. The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, ruled that Aidoko was wrongly presented as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the December 2014 Primaries conducted by the PDP. Justice Kolawole, who ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw forthwith the Certificate of Return issued to Senator Aidoko, also ordered the Clerk of the National Assembly to swear in Air Vice Marshal Isaac Alfa to replace the sacked lawmaker.
Innoson Admits Spreading False Information On Supreme Court Ruling
The management of Innoson vehicles have admitted that the Supreme Court never asked Guaranty Trust Bank to pay the company the sum of N14 billion. In a post on its Twitter handle, the company had claimed a victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, declaring that the apex court had ordered GTBank to pay Innoson N14bn within 14 days.
Ex-Ondo Gov. Mimiko Dumps PDP
Immediate past Governor of Ondo state Olusegun Mimiko has reportedly sent his letter of resignation to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. It was gathered that Mimiko is on the verge of rejoining the Labour Party. According to the former governor, his decision to leave the party was personal to him.
Trump Says World Can ‘Sleep Well’ After Kim Summit
US President Donald Trump says his “deal” with Kim Jong-un has ended the North Korean nuclear threat. Trump made this known on Wednesday amid criticism over the lack of detail with regard to the joint statement agreed with Kim. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” he tweeted.
Magical Pig Picks Eagles For W/Cup Semis
A psychic pig called Mystic Marcus has predicted that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will make it to the semi-finals of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia. Concise News gathered that the magical pig had predicted the election of President Donald Trump of the US in 2016. Reports show that the pig also picked Argentina, Belgium and Uruguay to make the cut for the last-four.
Deaf Oracle Predicts Winner Of World Cup Opener
A psychic cat called the Achilles has predicted that Russia would win the opening game of the 2018 World Cup which begins on Thursday. The host nation will on Thursday take on the Falcons of Saudi Arabia in the opening clash of the competition, the 21st edition. Concise News gathered that the cat was given two bowls of food, but hesitated before choosing the one with the Russian flag, suggesting that the hosts will emerge victors.
Court Sets Date For Trial Of Singer Alizee’s Husband
The Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere has scheduled October 8 for the trial of Dutchman Peter Nielson, who allegedly killed his wife, Zainab Nielson, also known as Alizee, and daughter. Nielson is facing a two-count charge of murder. Concise News recalled that the defendant allegedly killed his wife and his daughter, Petra, at their residence, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Lagos, at about 3:45 am on April 5, 2018.