Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, October 18th.
Ozekhome Reveals Why EFCC Is Keeping Fayose, Braces Up For Legal Battle
Lawyer to ex-governor of Ekiti state, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has said that the EFCC would be sued for a breach of fundamental human rights if it failed to release his client on Thursday (today). The senior lawyer believes that the EFCC investigators ”want him [Fayose] to write a statement by force and then use the statement against him instead of using their own evidence.”
Senate In Disarray As PDP, APC Lawmakers Clash Over Sitting Position
The Senate was thrown into a rowdy session on Wednesday as President of the upper legislative chamber, Senator Bukola Saraki, and former Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio faced off over sitting arrangement. The disagreement between the two senators started when Saraki refused to allow Akpabio to contribute to a Point of Order raised by a PDP Senator Bassey Akpan. Akpan had raised a point of order accusing the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom of plotting to cause chaos in the 2019 general election.
Buhari Govt Says ‘No Work, No Pay’ Principle To Apply During Strike
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has approved the implementation of the no work, no pay principle when workers in the federal civil service go on strike. Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, made this known while briefing newsmen after the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
NNPC Denies Being In Possession Of $3.5bn Subsidy Fund
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday denied being in possession of any $3.5bn Subsidy Fund. Senate Minority Leader Senator Biodun Olujimi on Tuesday raised a point of order citing a ThisDay article on the $3.5 billion earmarked as subsidy recovery funds by the NNPC. But in its explanation, the oil firm said the National Assembly had asked it to resolve the issues of shortage of products at the close of last year and it did so.
James Ibori Loses Appeal Against Money Laundering Conviction In UK
Former governor of Delta State James Ibori has lost an appeal against his conviction in London on Wednesday. Ibori, who was governor of oil-producing Delta in Southern Nigeria for eight years, was arrested and jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of dollars in stolen public funds through British banks and properties while he was governor.
Kwankwaso Distances Self From Ganduje Bribe-scandal Video
Former governor of Kano state Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has distanced himself from the videos indicting the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly collected five million dollars as a bribe. Following the emergence of the videos, the Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, had claimed that Jafar Jafar, Publisher of Daily Nigerian, was working with Kwankwanso.
Prince Charles, Wife To Visit Nigeria
Prince Charles and his wife, The Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Nigeria on 6 November, 2018, as part of a nine-day tour to Africa, the British High Commission said on Wednesday. The Commission says the visit is at the request and on behalf of the UK government. During their visit to Nigeria, they would undertake a series of engagements in the country’s capital, Abuja, and Lagos, informally referred to as Nigeria’s commercial capital.
APC Upholds Sani’s Candidacy For Kaduna Central
Senator Shehu Sani has been reportedly upheld as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central ahead of the 2019 elections. The National Appeal Committee of the APC gave the recommendation on Wednesday in Abuja.
Stop ATM Card Maintenance Charges, Senate Tells CBN
The Senate has instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the ATM card maintenance charges being deducted from customers by commercial banks in the country. This resolution came as part of a motion on the illicit and excessive bank charges on customers accounts, sponsored by Senator Olugbenga Ashafa (Lagos East, APC).
Why I Almost Quit Eagles After 2018 W/Cup – Ighalo
Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo has said he nearly called time on his international career following death threats to his family in the wake of the 2018 World Cup. Ighalo missed some chances in Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Argentina, leading to the west Africans’ crash from the tournament in Russia.
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.