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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 Edition)

Lai Mohammed

Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Federal Government alleges that 15 revenue generating agencies of the federal government failed to remit about N8.1trillion to the federation account under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan between 2010 and 2015. According to Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, auditing reveals that N1.34trillion was carted away by 55 public officials between 2006 and 2013. Governor Rauf Aregbesola further confirmed the accusation by the FG, saying that his state’s share of the N8.1trillion would have been N75billion which would have been enough to pay salaries and do other infrastructural projects.

2. Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, declares support for former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s plan to kick President Muhammadu Buhari out of power. The group however noted that it also supports the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the party adopted by the Obasanjo’s coalition movement, the African Democratic Party (ADP). Though Obasanjo despises his former party, but to achieve his goal of removing Buhari, he might want to consider working with the PDP.

3. Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday threatened to discharge a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh. This came as Metuh collapsed at the court while on his way to the dock for the resumption of his trial. Metuh is defending a 7 counts charge against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and his company, Destra Investment Limited.

4. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, on Monday said that he was not nursing any ambition to run for the office of the Governor of Borno State. According to Magu, he is not a politician, hence he should be classified as one, adding that he was contented with the assignment given to him by the federal government.

5. Senator Ali Ndume, a former Senate Leader, while speaking on Channels TV on Friday night alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki betrayed him after supporting him to achieve his ambition of becoming president in the red chambers. He further expressed regret for supporting him. When asked if he regrets supporting Saraki, he said; “Yes, I do. Look at the Senate now, we have been reduced to unbearable level of integrity, just because of few people, few person, that is wrong.

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