Nigerian newspaper headlines October 20
The Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), has provided no fewer than 61 indigent rural dweller free surgical operations during her Community Health Outreach, where a total of 1314 patients in its medical care outreach progamme have so far undergone various medical screening, test and others diagnosed of various ailments.
In its bid to remove obstacles to the supply of affordable housing units across the country, the Federal Government has commenced the pilot phase of the National Housing Programme with the sum of N35bn.
The trial of former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, for the N2.1billion the allegedly collected from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), commenced yesterday before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja with the prosecution calling on its first witness to give evidence in the case.
ExxonMobil, United States-based international oil company has divested its downstream operations in Nigeria, following the acquisition of 60 percent equity at Mobil Oil Nigeria (MON) Plc, by Nipco Plc, an indigenous downstream oil and gas company.
The Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, has denied any involvement in the alleged illegal repatriation of over $13 billion by telecom giant, MTN.
In a move to diversify the economy, the federal government yesterday approved N30 billion intervention funds for the mining sector which will be focused on exploration.
Detained former Minister of State (Defence) Musiliu Obanikoro yesterday made more revelations on how the N4.745billion wired to a company linked to him by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) was shared.
Nine days after an emergency meeting on the arrests of some of its judges nationwide, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has said although judges have no immunity from arrests, the judiciary is still an independent arm of government that should be accorded respect and Due Process.
A Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has again spurned the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Ofili-Ajumogobia, who was expected to honour the EFCC invitation in respect to the ongoing probe into the alleged corrupt practices in the judiciary failed to appear yesterday.