Nigerian Newspapers: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Good morning Nigerians, we have aggregated today’s major headlines from top Nigerian Newspapers for you here on; Newspapers reviewed include: Punch, Vanguard, Premiumtimes, The Nations, National Mirror, Dailypost, Tribune, The Sun etc.

Customs seize container with 440 guns imported from Turkey

The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command, on Tuesday, intercepted a container laden with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs.

Speaking about the seizure, the zonal commander, Tin Can Island command, Monday Abue, who represented the Comptroller-General, NCS, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), said that the cargo was shipped from Turkey.


Emefiele, Dipeolu Insist Nigeria on Recovery Path as Economy Contracts by 0.5% in Q1

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, and Special Adviser to the President, Economic Matters, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, Tuesday assured Nigerians that the country would exit the biting economic recession sooner rather than later, stating that decelerating inflation and negative gross domestic product (GDP) growth, as well as increased capacity utilisation and agriculture output were all signs that the economy was on the path to recovery.


Nigerian govt will not use imported materials in housing schemes – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said the Nigerian government would not use imported materials in its housing schemes.

Mr. Fashola said this at the Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT, Conference, held at the Exchange House in Lagos on Tuesday.


Economy shrinks again, MAN, LCCI see recovery in third quarter

The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the Gross Domestic Product report for the first quarter of this year, which showed that the economy contracted by 0.52 per cent in the period.

With the negative growth rate of -0.52 per cent, the Nigerian economy is still in recession.


Health Minister: Why Buhari Could Not Be Treated in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, has assured Nigerians and the international community that there is no cause for concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
He also said that the president could not be treated in Nigeria because of the long existing bond between him and his foreign doctors, saying health was a complex issue.


Osinbajo mourns Channels TV State House correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the news of the death of Chukwuma Onuekwusi, the Channels TV State House Correspondent.

This is contained in a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, on Tuesday.


Senate condemns rising rape cases, demands stiffer penalties for offenders

Members of the Senate, at the plenary on Tuesday, took turns to lament the rising cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence in Nigeria.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly specifically asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to investigate and prosecute sexual crimes in the country.


One dead as container falls in Lagos

One person was confirmed dead on Tuesday after a trailer conveying a 40-foot container fell at Motorways bus stop, outward Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The trailer, with registration number LSD 379 XT, developed a mechanical fault and fell on the road leaving the driver and motor boy trapped, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.


Osinbajo to Chair National Mining Summit

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will declare open the 2017 National Mining Summit organised in collaboration with the ConMin West Africa at the International Conference Centre Abuja, from June 13-15. The conference is expected to bring together stakeholders from the Nigeria and the international mining sector respectively, the business community and other sectors.


Apprehension as Allocation to FG, States, LGs Drops by N52bn for April

Allocation to the three tiers of government declined by N52 billion in April as the monthly Federation Account Allocation (FAAC) ended in Abuja on Tuesday, creating apprehension that civil servants across the states might not get their monthly salaries.

As against N467.807 billion shared in March, the sum of N415.73 billon was distributed in the month of April.
A breakdown of allocation to the three tiers showed that the federal government received N164 billion, states N117.5 billion, while the local governments got N88 billion.



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