Nigerian newspaper headlines October 29, 2016.
At least three senior Nigerian lawyers reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes’ office on Thursday to answer questions over alleged transfer of huge sums of money into the bank accounts of some judges.
There are indications of a cold war between the incumbent Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Kpotum Idris and his predecessor, IGP Solomon Ehigiator Arase over the investigations of some of the activities and actions of the erstwhile IGP’s one year and three months administration with sources close to the two Police top shots indicating that President Muhammadu Buhari may be dragged into the cold war battle for the matter to be settled.
Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Hakan Cakil, in this interview with IHEANACHO NWOSU dispelled claims that 50 Nigerian students are in police custody in Turkey over the failed coup in the country. The envoy also spoke on other issues including the request for the closure of Turkish schools in Nigeria, the relationship between his country and Nigeria, the reason Turkish authorities are seeking the extradition of the leader of Fetullah Gulen movement.
The federal government disclosed yesterday that it had so far spent N3.577 trillion out of the full year’s budget of N6,060 trillion for the 2016 fiscal year which was signed in May.
The Ogun State Police Command yesterday paraded 23 suspected criminals for various crimes, ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping to illegal possession of arms.
President/chief executive officer, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has challenge participants of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru near Jos to explore ways of contributing meaningfully to the present efforts to diversify the economy, saying as a leading policy formulation body in the country, their input remain vital to economic development.
The Rivers State Government has told two cult leaders in Ikwerre LGA, ThankGod Wandikom and Friday, to surrender their arms and embrace amnesty or be declared wanted.
Akure, the Ondo State capital, was in turmoil yesterday after youths stormed the streets ,protesting Thursday night’s decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to drop Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next month’s governorship election.
At least six persons have been killed in an early morning bomb attack in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Saturday, according to witnesses.