Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Wednesday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

1. Lawmakers summon finance minister, others over Corruption [NewsWireNGR]

The House of Representatives committees on Anti-Corruption and Public Service Matters on Tuesday summoned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) for failing to honour an invitation to an investigative hearing.

The joint committee is furious that none of the heads of the agencies was present at its investigative hearing on the High level of corruption on nominal rolls of MDAs. Read more.

2. Buhari wants N2.557trn supplementary budget for fuel subsidy [NewsWireNGR]

President Muhammadu Buhari wants the National Assembly to Approve an Additional N2.557 trillion for Petrol Subsidy in the 2022 budget.

The Senate received a request from President Buhari to amend the 2022 Appropriation Act passed by the National Assembly in December, 2021. Read more.

3. House of Representatives has set the sum of N3.01 trillion as the 2022 revenue target for the Nigeria Customs  [NewsWireNGR]

The House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise has set the sum of N3.01 trillion as the 2022 revenue target for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The committee also approved N369 billion as the 2022 budget for the service.

Rep. Leke Abejide, Chairman House Committee on Customs and Excise, said this when the Comptroller-General of the service, retired Maj.-Gen. Hameed Ali, appeared before the committee to defend the 2022 budget. Read more.

4. IPOB: We’re no longer taking orders from Nnamdi Kanu — Simon Ekpa [NewsWireNGR]

A Biafra agitator and member of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, has said the group members “are not taking orders from our leader who is incarceration”.

IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) over alleged terrorism charges levelled against him by the federal government.

Simon Ekpa in a tweet wrote; “We have entered the liberation phase of Biafra Nation & we are not taking orders from our leader who is incarceration. Read more.

5. Nigeria’s Atlanta ’96 Olympics player, Obiekwu, turns taxi driver [NewsWireNGR]

A member of Atlanta ’96 Olympics Nigerian Golden Dream Team, Kingsley Obiekwu, says he now uses his only car for commercial transport to sustain his family.

Obiekwu, Member of the Order of Niger (MON), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Awka.

The veteran, who played for Rangers International FC, Enugu and Udoji United in his days, said he went into transport business to sustain his family. Read more.

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