Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 10th October, 2018
1. National Assembly reconvenes after extended recess
Legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly, yesterday, 9th October, resumed from their extended recess and held plenary.
Plenary by both the Senate and House of Representatives was however later adjourned in line with the practice of the National Assembly in the case of the death of a serving legislator.
2. I will never join APC – Fayose vows
Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State has advised the All Progressive Congress (APC) to kill the idea that he will leave his party the People Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling party.
The outgoing governor made this known while reacting to the statement by the Ekiti Chairman of APC, Paul Omotoso, who said Fayose was not wanted in the party.
3. Tambuwal not Adamawa PDP governorship candidate – Chairman
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Sokoto State, Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma, has refuted claims, on Tuesday, that Alhaji Mannir Dan-iya, the governorship flagbearer of the party has been substituted.
Milgoma, while speaking to newsmen in Sokoto dismissed claims that, Governor Aminu Tambuwal had replaced Dan-iya after the former failed in his quest to get the Party’s presidential ticket for 2019 election.
4. Court orders EFCC to probe Oshiomhole over allegations of corruption
The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and commence criminal proceedings against the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress party and the former governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Justice Anwuli Chikere who gave the order said that Oshiomhole must be served served with the court order within five days from October 9, 2018, when the order was made.
5. Legislative aides protest non payment of salaries and allowances
Legislative aides to members of the National Assembly on Tuesday, held a protest over non payment of their emoluments running into several billions of naira.
The protesters claimed some of their salaries, allowances and other entitlements have not been paid since 2015.
6. Osinbajo holds closed door meeting with Governor Bindow of Adamawa
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, met with Adamawa state Governor, Muhammadu Bindow at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, behind closed doors.
The meeting might not be unconnected with matters arising from All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Adamawa State.
7. Court grants Saraki’s aide, Makanjuola N250m bail in N3.5b fraud accusation
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, granted bail in the sum of N250m to an aide of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Gbenga Makanjuola, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N3.5bn.
Justice Babs Kuewumi granted Makanjuola, who is Saraki’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the bail with two sureties in like sum.
8. EFCC sets up special team to interrogate Fayose
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has set up a special team to grill the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
Fayose is expected to visit the EFCC office next week after his tenure expires as the Governor of Ekiti state.
9. IGP sacks Plateau state commissioner of police
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the removal of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, with immediate effect.
Adie has been replaced with Austin Agbonlahor, who was until his appointment, the CP (Operations) at Force Headquarters, Abuja.
10. Fayose slams N20b suit on EFCC
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has slammed a N20 billion suit on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on security watch list.
He said that the EFCC action not only breached his constitutional immunity, it also exposed him to public opium and ridicule, adding that directing that he should be arrested was anathema to the laws of the land.