Major Headlines in Nigerian Newspapers

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Some of the major headlines in select Nigerian newspapers for today,January 4,2016

Oil marketers ignore FG’s directive-NEW TELEGRAPH

Four days after the Federal Government pegged the price of fuel at N86.50k per litre, major and independent marketers across the country have defied the new pricing regime notwithstanding the threat of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had fixed N86.50k per litre of fuel effective from January 1. By the directive, NNPC mega stations would sell fuel at N86 per litre while other marketers would sell for N86.50k per litre.Read more here

$2.1b arms contracts: EFCC detains top military officer-THE NATION

A top military officer has been detained in connection with the  $2.1billion arms deals.

The officer was a technical aide to a former National Security Adviser(NSA), the late Gen. Owoye Azazi and his successor, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.).

The detention of the officer is said to have created anxiety among military chiefs who were involved in arms procurement.

A high-ranking military chief  was said to be in charge of procurement in one of the services.

A top official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed last night that  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman  Olisa Metuh is being investigated for allegedly collecting N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). He is likely to be invited for interrogation.Read more here

Buhari misled over N47bn lawmakers’ exotic cars –N’Assembly, PUNCH

The National Assembly on Sunday said its members were eager to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the President’s “claim” that the National Assembly planned to spend over N47bn to buy exotic cars this year.

The House of Representatives, on its part, stated that a meeting with Buhari would put the records straight on how the President got his figure, since the legislature had not contemplated “making such a mind-boggling” expenditure.Read more here

We won’t submit to Buhari’s TSA – N/Assembly- DAILY TRUST

National Assembly yesterday said it would not be part of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) being implemented by President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce the level of corruption in governance.
President Buhari had during  last Wednesday’s media chat, said he was having challenge with the National Assembly over the TSA.
“We are having problems with them (National Assembly) on TSA. We have to have a closed door session with them,” the president said during the media chat.
TSA was introduced by the federal government to reduce the level of corruption in governance.  Buhari shortly after assuming office directed all federal government agencies to key into the new system.Read more here

 

Kanu, Dasuki : NBA, SANs differ with Buhari, Sagay-VANGUARD

Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and some leading lawyers in the country have disagreed with the Presidential Committee on anti-corruption led by Professor Itse Sagay over President Muhammadu Buhari’s insistence that the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu who are facing separate criminal charges, would not be released from custody, despite valid court orders that granted them bail.

In his submission on the president’s stance, Professor Sagay argued that the Federal Government was not in violation of the rule of law as any bail granted an accused is completely related to the offence which he is charged before the courtRead more here

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