Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
1. National convention: Aregbesola, Lai’s allies, aggrieved chieftains’ supporters dump APC [Punch Newspaper]
The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in at least 12 states has not abated despite the conclusion of the party’s national convention and the charge by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for unity.
It was also gathered that the reconciliation committee headed by Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who is now the chairman of the party, had yet to submit its full report as only an interim report had been handed over to the APC.
2. Court refuses Abba Kyari’s bail, orders transfer to prison [NewsWireNGR]
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, declined to grant the bail application of suspended DCP Abba Kyari who is facing drug trafficking charges.
Instead, trial Justice Emeka Nwike ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to transfer him along with six other co-defendants to prison custody. Read more.
3. Court threatens to strike out EFCC’s suit against Okorocha over repeated excuse [NewsWireNGR]
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, threatened to strike out the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s suit against former governor of Imo, Sen. Rochas Okorocha.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, gave the warning following a complaint by Cosmas Ugwu, counsel for the EFCC, that all efforts made by the agency to effect service of court processes on Okorocha had been unsuccessful. Read more.
4. Emefiele says his focus was on solving macroeconomic challenges, including fighting inflation [NewsWireNGR]
Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele on Monday said his focus was on solving macroeconomic challenges, including fighting inflation – the statement comes amidst speculations that he may be running for President in 2023.
Banners of Mr Emefiele as a presidential candidate has flooded parts of the country, suggesting he might be interested in politics. Read more.
5. Why Court reduced Mompha’s bail sum from N200m to N25m [NewsWireNGR]
An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday reduced from N200 million to N25 million, the bail sum for social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha (alias Mompha), charged with six billion Naira money laundering.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Mojisola Dada made the ruling following a prayer by defence counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), and submission by the prosecution counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo. Read more.
6. Buhari says Tinubu selfless, noble, always placing welfare and unity of nation above self [NewsWireNGR]
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined members, leaders and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in rejoicing with the chieftain of the party and former Governor of Lagos State, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on his 70th birthday, March 29.
In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, Buhari affirmed the contributions of the party stalwart to the political, economic and social development of the country. Read more.
7. Terrorists bomb Abuja – Kaduna railtracks forcing the train to a halt – READ Passengers account [NewsWireNGR]
Kaduna bound train with about 970 passengers on board attacked by terrorists. Multiple reports reaching NewsWireNGR late Monday, revealed there’s been an explosion and heavy gunfire as terrorists are said to have detonated bombs on the railtracks. Read more.
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