Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria (19 Oct 2016) -Punch, ThisDay, SunNews


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Amaechi, Umana offered me bribe –Judge: One of the arrested Justices of the Supreme Court by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Justice John Iyang Okoro has written to the National Judicial Council (NJC) where he indicted former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2015 governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Umana for offering him bribe to get favourable judgment.



DSS raids: Drama as Justice Ademola confronts Dasuki in court: A drama played out in court yesterday as one of the arrested justices of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, refused to hear the case of  unlawful possession of firearms brought against former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) by the Department of State Services (DSS)......





NASS can’t impose grazing law on states –Obasanjo: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the grazing bill before the National Assembly was uncalled for and said it is like “trying to kill a fly with sledge hammer.” Obasanjo also absloved  President Muhammadu Buhari from alleged killings by Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country, especially in the North Central and the south. Delivering a keynote address at the 23rd Annual Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) Development Forum, organised in Abuja, Obasanjo said ranching and control of herders is a local issue and the responsibility of states and local governments as it is not within the responsibility of the Federal Government....




I gave Fayose N1.2bn for Ekiti election –Obanikoro: Former minister of state for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro allegedly told Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that N1. 2 billion was transfered to Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose, in 2014,  from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for the governorship election.
Obanikoro, who is still in EFCC custody reportedly  said the cash was wired into a company, Sylva Mcnamara’s bank account within seven months, in 2014. A  source  within the commission said the ex- minister was confronted with water-tight evidence of movement of funds from the ONSA....




Reps: Court removes Enugu members: Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered two House of Representatives members from Enugu State to vacate their seats.
They are Stella Ngwu representing Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency and Dennis Nnmachi Agbo from Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency, respectively.....





EFCC, Fani-Kayode’s wife trade blames: Wife of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu has denied an allegation by the Economic and Fianancial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) that her Access Bank account was used to launder funds from the office of the National Security Adviser and that N2.4 million was found in it.In a statement by her Special Assistant, Chineye Okechukwu, Chikwendu......




Wike explodes on PDP crisis: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has alleged that the Federal Government is working relentlessly to kill the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said deliberate efforts by agents of the federal government to stagnate development in Rivers State  will not succeed and noted that  in the long run, it is the party that controls the Federal Government that will die politically.
The governor spoke, yesterday, at the Government House, Port Harcourt when the leadership of Non-Indigenes Without Borders, chaired by Emeka Onowu visited him.
“We have a sad situation where everything is being...




Police rescue 12 kidnapped victims in Kano: Twelve hostages, including rural women have been rescued from kidnappers at Falgore Forest, the police said in Kano yesterday.
The victims breathed the air of freedom last Tuesday after a gun battle between officers of the Nigeria Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit and the kidnappers.......





Census: Senate mounts pressure on Buhari to issue proclamation: The Senate, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a proclamation for holding of a population and housing census in 2018 and also release adequate funds for the conduct of the exercise.
According to the United Nations (UN), census should be conducted every 10 years.....




Food security: Reps urge FG to develop sustainable policy: The House of Representatives has urged the executive arm of government to develop a sustainable food policy that will guarantee food security in the country.  The House also mandated the executive arm of government to submit the policy to its Committee on Agricultural Products and Services .
The House resolved, yesterday, following a motion on matter of urgent public importance.....






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