Nigerian newspaper headlines today, January 25, 2017.
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 2016 arrested 103 suspected drug traffickers and seized 779.919kgs of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances with an estimated street value of N30 billion.
The Senate tuesday said it would screen the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, in accordance with legislative procedures, but elected to stand by its resolution calling for the sack of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned till February 16, to deliver judgment in the suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,) seeking forfeiture of funds linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Tuesday that the Police High Command dismissed the six policemen attached to him because they refused to allow the security agencies to assassinate him.
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor’s Forum, in the early hours of Wednesday foiled an alleged attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting Apostle Johnson Suleiman, who is in Ado Ekiti for a crusade.
About three people have been reported killed in two separate bomb attacks which occurred on Wednesday morning in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
A United States multinational company, General Electric, GE, Tuesday, proposed to invest in Nigeria’s three refineries.