Nigerian Newspapers: Wednesday, May 31, 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.

Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Sagay said this during an interview with The PUNCH while reacting to calls by the Nigerian Bar Association for the release of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky.


Osinbajo Inaugurates Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday inaugurated the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, which will spearhead the industrial agenda that will boost the contribution of manufacturing to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 250 per cent over a five-year period.

The ambitious agenda will make Nigeria a manufacturing hub for West Africa and diversify the economy from its over-dependence on oil.


Internet infrastructure security guidelines for Africa unveiled

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are set to change the way African Union States approach cyber security preparedness.


Bill to review national minimum wage every five years passes second reading

A bill which seeks to review the National Minimum Wage every five years passed second reading in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The bill was sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos) the House Leader.

Leading the debate on the general principles, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the bill sought to provide for periodic review of the national minimum wage every five years.


Coroner says drug overdose killed Adeleke, wants nurse tried

The coroner’s inquest set up by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has revealed that the former governor died of drug overdose coupled with aspiration of gastric content.

The coroner, who is a chief magistrate in the Osun State Judiciary, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, said this in Osogbo on Tuesday during the presentation of his verdict after the inquest which lasted three weeks.


23 Banks Got N28.7bn Inflows from Dubious MMM Transactions

No fewer than 23 Nigerian banks received inflows amounting to N28.7 billion executed in 460,000 transactions through the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) Ponzi scheme within six months, the 2016 annual report of the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) has revealed.
The amount, which was moved between June and December 2016, is 61 per cent higher than the budget of the Federal Ministry of Education and almost six times over the budget of the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in the 2017 budget, the report erroneously stated.


Hundreds of Nigerian youth gather to discuss role, future of country

Hundreds of youths gathered on Monday at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja to discuss their roles in nation building and patriotism.

The national coordinator of #fixing Nigeria project, organisers of the summit, Ernest Nwosu, said the summit was necessitated by the need for active citizenship and to inform the youth of their immense powers to determine the future of Nigeria.


We’re teaching Chibok girls to speak good English –FG

The Federal Government says it has begun teaching the rescued Chibok schoolgirls how to speak proper English.

The government has also employed 20 teachers to help the girls with remedial classes.


FG: Ease of Doing Business Reforms Designed to Bring Back Relocated Coys

The federal government on Tuesday said all its reforms on ease of doing business and the recently signed executive orders were meant to attract back to Nigeria, companies which had relocated to other countries.

The government also said it was committed to ensuring that the country moves up 20 places up the ladder from the 2016 ranking by World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index in the first year and be among the top 100 in the next three years.


My relationship with Buhari cordial – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said on Tuesday that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari remained cordial, despite false claims in some social media.

He made this known when the National Executive of the Islamic group, Jamaatu Izalatul Bidiah Wa Ikamatus Sunnali, JIBWS, led by its President, Mohammed Jingiri, visited him at the National Assembly.




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