Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Wednesday, 5th December, 2018
1. Tinubu challenges Atiku to reveal his role in Haliburton bribe scandal
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to open up on his involvement in the Halliburton bribery scandal.
Tinubu admonished the former vice president to explain to Nigerians why Halliburton left the country.
2. NASS workers protest, block off entrance to chambers
Workers of the National Assembly under the aegis of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria on Tuesday, protested at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
The protest is against the non-implementation of the Consolidated Salary Structure and unpaid allowances.
3. Again ASUU, FG fail to reach agreement as meeting ends inconclusively
Again, the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have failed to come to a compromise as regards the demands of the union, as negotiation ended without any conclusion on Tuesday.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the union made this disclosure at the end of negotiation meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
4. Lawmakers plotting to impeach Osinbajo over NEMA investigation – Rep member
Mr. Johnson Agbonayinma, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency, Edo State has alleged that some members of the house were collating signatures with the aim of impeaching Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Mr. Agbonayinma made this allegation on Tuesday, while addressing journalists in Abuja.
5. 2019 presidency is not a life and death affair for Buhari – Minister
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says 2019 election is not a matter of `life or death’ for President Muhammadu Buhari because he will be happy to accept the verdict of the electorate.
Onyeama in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria said that the President wants to create a level playing field for all the political parties.
6. Deji Adeyanju released and immediately re-arrested
Activist, Deji Adeyanju, who was arrested by the Nigerian police on November 28 was released on Monday, but has once again being re-arrested.
It is understood that a police team which had laid a siege around the correctional facility in Keffi, picked him up after the initial release.
7. I will stop complaining about the problems we inherited – President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says he has resolved to stop complaining about the problems his administration inherited when it came into office.
Buhari said he “asked for it” by relentlessly vying for office four times before emerging president in 2015.
8. Defence minister orders Buratai to remain in North East until security improves
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has ordered the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to remain in the North-east until security situation in the region improves.
The spokesperson of the minister, Tukur Gusau, who made this known in a statement yesterday said that Mr Dan-Ali gave the directive when he met with the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs in his office.
9. BMO wants APC to discipline Amosun, Okorocha, others for anti-party activities
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to withdraw the ticket of any party leader backing candidates in other political parties for the 2019 general elections.
This comes against the backdrop of moves by a handful of state governors who have shown support for their preferred candidates who are outside APC.
10. Court adjourns MTN and CBN case amidst settlement talks
South African telecoms company MTN Group and Nigeria’s central bank are negotiating to settle a $ 8.1 billion dispute, lawyers said Tuesday when the Lagos court suspended the case between the parties until Dec. 12.
The dispute concerns the transfer of $ 8.1 billion of funds that, according to the Nigerian central bank, were sent abroad in violation of exchange regulations. MTN has denied any crime.
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