Nigerian Newspapers: Wednessday, April 19, 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.

Seized N13bn cash: EFCC searches ex-gov Obi, Mu’azu, others’ Ikoyi flats

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday, searched the apartments of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, as part of investigations into the  $43.4m, £27,000 and N23m (N13bn) found at a flat in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, last week.

Other prominent persons, living in the building, include a former Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (Retail), Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue; and media mogul and founder of Ebony Life Television, Mo Abudu.


We will make lawmakers’ salaries public – Saraki assures Nigerians

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has vowed to provide a breakdown of the earnings of each lawmaker.

He stated this while speaking in an interview with Arise TV.

“On the National Assembly budget, we hope to change the way it’s been perceived, because in the past, not much was known about the National Assembly budget,” Saraki said.


Malabu Scandal: Why I am running from EFCC —Nigeria’s former Attorney General Adoke

Nigeria’s former attorney general, Bello Adoke, named as an alleged beneficiary in the $1.3 billion Malabu oil scam, has said he may not return home until he gets some concessions from the Nigerian government.

“I will definitely come back, if I have the assurance that they will not harm me, they will not humiliate me any further, they will respect the laws of the land,” Mr. Adoke told The Cable in an interview published on Tuesday.


Nigerian held for robbing four New York banks

A 53-year-old Nigerian, Abdullahi Shuaibu, has been arrested by the New York Police for allegedly robbing four Manhattan banks.

The four banks are located at United Nations headquarters on First Avenue, near E. 42nd Street, where the suspect worked


Professor, lecturers arrested in Ambrose Ali University over involvement in cultism

The Edo State Police Command, has arrested a Professor and some lecturers of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma over alleged cult-related activities.

Addressing reporters on Tuesday in Benin, the Edo State capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, said a double-barrel gun, single-barrel gun and one pump action gun were recovered from one of the arrested academics.


Alleged killer of four Nigerian police officers, army captain dies in shootout – Police

The police on Tuesday announced the killing of Endurance Ominisan, a suspected leader of a kidnap and militant ring that allegedly killed four police officers and an Army captain in Lagos earlier this month.

The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said Mr. Ominisan, a.k.a Mighty, was killed in a gun duel with police officers on April 16.


Hunt for Chibok girls will take years – Minister

The Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Munir Dan-Ali,  has said it will  take  years to rescue  the remaining 19t5 Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram  in 2014.

Dan-Ali said this in an interview he granted the Hausa Service of the Voice of America monitored in Abuja on Tuesday.


Watch Buhari’s aides to avoid cash recoveries – Ex-Minister, Essien advises EFCC

A former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Nduese Essien, has admonished the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to fight corruption by watching those in the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and not just those of the past governments.

Essien observed that by taking such action, the anti-graft agency would not end up recovering monies when the tenure of those currently in government expired.


I resisted pressure to charge Buhari with certificate forgery, Nigeria’s ex-Attorney General Adoke says

A former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, has explained how he allegedly came under pressure from unnamed persons to charge then candidate Muhammadu Buhari for forgery in the run up to the 2015 presidential election.

He also said that he pushed back against demands for former President Goodluck Jonathan to constitute an interim national government in the run up to the 2015 elections.


Nigeria ranked 152 of 188 countries in Human Development Index

Nigeria was, Tuesday, ranked 152 among the 188 UN member states in the Human Development Index, HDI.

According to the 2016 report released by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in Abuja, Nigeria retained its 2015 status with a computation of 0.527 which was two points above 2014 computation of 0.525.

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