Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Wednesday, October 24th.
1. Gov. Fayemi Denies Receiving N30bn From Buhari
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has dismissed reports that he received N30billion from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government after his inauguration. In a statement on Tuesday by his media aide, Yinka Oyebode, the governor described such reports as fake and unfounded.
2. Account For N900bn Spent On Power Privatisation, Court Tells Fashola
The Federal High Court in Lagos has compelled the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to account for the money spent on power privatisation. The court gave the order on Tuesday following the hearing of an argument in court on exparte motion by SERAP counsel Bamisope Adeyanju.
3. Senator Shehu Sani Joins PRP
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). Sani made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser, Political and Ideology, Suleiman Ahmed, in Abuja.
4. Finally, NHIS Boss Yusuf Reacts To Suspension, Fraud Allegations
The suspended Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Usman Yusuf, has said the governing board had no right to suspend him especially because he had notified the board that it lacked the constitutional right to suspend him. Concise News had reported that the chairman of the governing council, Enyatu Ifenne, suspended Yusuf indefinitely to allow a panel set up by the council to investigate allegations of fraud and misconduct against him.
5. FG Says Take-off Date Of Nigeria Air To Be Announced Soon
The Minister for State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said the embargo placed on Nigeria Air, the national carrier, will be lifted as soon as possible. Spokesperson of the ministry, James Daudu, disclosed that the minister made this known while receiving Fahad Al Taffaq, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Nigeria, in Abuja on Monday.
6. UK Briefs Nigeria On Plan To Issue Travel Document To Nnamdi Kanu
British authorities have briefed the Nigerian government about the temporary travel document they are about to issue to the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu. NAN reports that a top official of the ministry of foreign affairs disclosed this in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday.
7. Senate Passes Electoral Act Amendment Bill
The Senate on Tuesday passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill for third reading. The upper legislative chamber passed bill following the adoption of the report by the joint Senate and House of Representatives committee on the bill, which was presented the Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, Senator Suleiman Nazif.
8. El-rufai Relaxes Curfew In Parts Of Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew declared on Sunday in Kaduna metropolis and other parts of the state with immediate effect. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the decision follows a meeting of the Kaduna State Security Council which received reports and deliberated on the security situation.
9. Presidency Wades Into NHIS Crisis, Urges Due Process
The Presidency says it has waded into the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme following the purported suspension of its Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf. Concise News recalls that the Governing Council of the NHIS had on Oct. 18 suspended Yusuf over alleged gross misconduct.
10. 2018 Aiteo Cup Final: Kano Pillars Not Special, Says Rangers Captain
Rangers captain Okey Odita has said that Kano Pillars are not special as the two sides prepare to face off in the final of the 2018 Aiteo Federation Cup in Asaba, Delta state. The Flying Antelopes secured a place in the final after coming from two goals down to defeat Nasarawa United 4-2 in the semi-finals in Kano.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.