Major Headlines in Newspapers Today

Some of the major headlines in select Nigerian newspapers for today July 11,2015

Buhari, Osinbajo slash own salaries by 50%- PUNCH

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have announced their decision to take only 50 per cent of the salaries approved for them by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

Their decision was contained in a statement made available to journalists on Friday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The President’s current annual remuneration as approved by RMAFC is put at N14,058,820.00.

With this development, Buhari will be earning N7m per year throughout his four-year tenure.You may wish to continue reading this story here


Military Restores Checkpoints Across the Country-THISDAY

The military has begun the re-establishment of some military checkpoints across the country in line with the recent clarifications by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), that President Muhammadu Buhari never ordered the dismantling of all the roadblocks.

Some of the checkpoints, which were dismantled following the initial Presidential directives, have since been restored in parts of the country.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, who confirmed the development further clarified that what he described as a “snap checkpoints”, is on the need basis.

“What we have in those areas are not permanent checkpoints without a time line but a snap one based on the prevailing security situation,” Usman said.

He noted that the previous directive was never a blanket dismantling of all the military checkpoints across the country but should be at the discretion of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

He said: “The directive was that those checkpoints that were not necessary should be removed forthwith and that was complied with. However, the language is that the COAS should use his discretion to remove all those checkpoints that are not necessary but that those in the North-east and South-south, for obvious security reasons should not be removed”.You may wish to continue reading this story here


EFCC arraigns Oronsaye Monday over 1.9bn pension scam-THE NATION

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday  filed charges against a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Steve Oronsaye, and three others before the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The four persons are likely to be arraigned on Monday in respect of the alleged N1.9billion biometric pension’s enrolment scam.

But in preparation for the trial, Oronsaye was at the EFCC headquarters yesterday for what  source described as “the final leg of grilling.”

Oronsaye was detained on Wednesday by the anti-graft agency in connection with the alleged scam.

After the first round of interaction with the EFCC team, he was granted bail on Thursday before he was slammed with a fresh invitation .

A  top official of the commission said charges had been filed against Oronsaye  and three other suspects at a Federal  High Court, Abuja.

The source said : “We filed charges against Oronsaye and three others yesterday at a Federal High Court in order to pave the way for their arraignment.

“The allegations against these people will be known to the public at the court. They will also have the opportunity to file counter-claims.You may wish to continue reading this story here

Keshi was consumed by the politics he played – Odegbami-VANGUARD

W here do you stand on the disengagement of Stephen Keshi  as Super Eagles coach by the Nigeria Football Federation?

Keshi is my friend and I was one of those who championed his recruitment when he was being shopped for and I supported him all through to the 2013 Nations Cup and 2014 World Cup. We played together as team-mates and so I am very unhappy that he lost his job and the way he lost the job is another cause for concern.


I thought that if they wanted to sack him, it could have been done earlier or nicely done when the opportunity was right, when the conditions called for it, when everything was perfect for him to have gone honourably.

But that he waited for this long and they also waited, only to now sack him shows that they were looking for any opportunity or the closest to an opportunity to sack him. And that is why we have this unfortunate incident that is generating a lot of discussions and debate in the country. It is rather unfortunate.You may wish to continue reading this story here is your one-stop online news magazine blog. We report credible information as they happen. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get Latest Information.

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