Nigerian newspaper headlines october 21.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday opened its case against a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd.), and 10 others being tried for an alleged fraud of N22.8billion before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 46 nominees as non-career ambassadors from 35 states to the Senate for confirmation. A letter addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, which was read on the floor of the upper chamber yesterday revealed that former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Olorunimbe Mamora, former Plateau State Deputy Governor Pauline Tallen and erstwhile Deputy Governor Mohammed Ibeto of Niger State are among the nominees.
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday inaugurated the Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals, to enforce a new law prohibiting open grazing by cattle in the state.
South Africa will withdraw from the Hague-based International Criminal Court, media reports in Johannesburg said Friday, sparking rapid criticism from rights bodies.
Head, Investigation and Crime Desk-Abuja. There are indications that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari is under investigation by the Special Investigation Panel of the Nigerian Police Force over bribery allegations.
As the indicted judges who were recently arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) attempt to exonerate themselves of the corruption allegations against them by blaming chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the DSS, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), which at the outset of their arrest condemned the DSS, changed its position yesterday, when it asked the affected judges to recuse themselves from further judicial functions or proceed on compulsory leave, until their innocence is fully and completely established.
Automobile, Boatyards, Transport Equipment & Allied Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (AUTOBATE) has cautioned the Federal Government over its plan to float a car purchase loan scheme to help Nigerians acquire new made-in-Nigeria cars.
The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate the status and sale of non-core assets of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) transferred to the Nigerian Electricity Liability Management Company(NELMCO) prior to the liquidation of PHCN.