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Pulse Frontpage Read today's newspaper headlines [Friday, February 12, 2016]

Read today's newspaper headlines [Friday, February 12, 2016]

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For today, Friday, February 12, 2016:


Appeal Court quashes ex-Gov Nyako’s impeachment

YOLA—THE Yola Division of Federal Court of Appeal, Adamawa State, yesterday  nullified the impeachment of Former Governor Murtala Nyako. The five Judges led by Justice Jumai Hannatu Sankey in a unanimous judgment, described Nyako’s impeachment as a high level of impunity, recklessness, rascality and a constituted gross of legislative powers by the Adamawa State House of Assembly. READ MORE:

$2.1bn ARMS PROBE: NAF fires indicted officers, appoints new AOCs, PSOs

ABUJA—The Nigerian Airforce High Command stepped up its anti-corruption war, yesterday, with the removal of officers, including Air Officers Commanding, AOCs, fingered in the $2.1billion arms scandal and appointed new officers to replace them. As a result, Vanguard gathered that about four senior officers, Air Vice Marshals, AVMs, and Commodores, (names with-held) are now under house arrest at Niger Barracks, Abuja, awaiting completion of interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before they would know their fate. That is besides RA Ojuawo, an Air Vice Marshal, arrested Tuesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on his way to Germany, by EFCC operatives.

APC won’t spend 4 years fighting corruption —Moghalu

ABUJA—Conscious of the insinuations making the rounds that the present government of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by President Muhammadu Buhari is devoting the whole time of governance fighting corruption to the detriment of other sectors of the economy, the party’s National Auditor, George Moghalu, has said that president Buhari won’t spend his whole first term for the course.



Jonathan’s ex-ADC, seven top officers land in EFCC net

The Nigerian Army has interrogated Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, the Aide-de-Camp to former President Goodluck Jonathan, in connection with the ongoing probe into the alleged arms procurement scandal. The PUNCH reliably gathered on Thursday that Adegbe, who was arrested on Wednesday in Lagos, was taken to the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja popularly referred to as Abacha Barracks, where he was interrogated by some senior military officers.

EFCC declares Tompolo wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday declared a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, wanted. The anti-graft agency, in an advertorial signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said it decided to declare Tompolo wanted following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he has been charged with a N45.9bn fraud. READ MORE:

Punish FG officials, banks over 23,000 ‘ghost’ workers –Senate

The Senate on Thursday declared its support for the move by the Ministry of Finance to prosecute civil servants found culpable in the payment of salaries and remuneration to 23,000 ghost workers over the years. The Chairman Senate Committee on Finance, Senator John Enoh, who said this at a budget defence session with the Ministry of Finance, asked the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, to ensure the immediate prosecution of the suspects being accused of alleged involvement in the scam.



S’Court affirms Ishaku’s victory in Taraba guber polls

WITH the ruling of the Supreme Court yesterday, Darius Dickson Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) retained his position as the governor of Taraba State. The apex court also dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Aisha J. Alhassan. READ MORE:

Govt to generate savings, investment through proper procurement process

MINISTER of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has pledged commitment to streamline government procurement processes to generate more savings from elimination of wastages and excess capacity and duplication to boost the economy According to Adeosun, there was an urgent need for government to use its large purchasing power to negotiate favorable terms from suppliers and increase transparency through the introduction of price guidelines.

Govt screens for Zika at airports, borders

NIGERIA is now on high alert over the Zika virus ravaging parts of the world. Already, to prevent the virus from spreading into Nigeria, the Federal Government has directed intense screening at the nation’s points of entry, including airports, land and sea borders. The government has also among other measures, activated the surveillance and alert system currently in use in the fight against Lassa Fever Virus (LFV). READ MORE:



Jonathan’s ADC in trouble over N10b for PDP chiefs

Detectives are questioning former President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-Aide-De-Camp (ADC) on the disbursement of more than N10 billion oil proceeds to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination convention delegates. Col. Ojogbane Adegbe is being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is on the trail of another key aide to the former President – Waripamowei Dudafa, former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs.

Boko Haram holds no territory, says Buhari at briefing with German President

President Muhammadu Buhari reaffirmed yesterday that Boko Haram is not holding any Nigerian territory. In what looks like a veiled response to the claim by Borno Central Senator Baba Gabai that three Borno State local government areas and about 50 per cent of the state’s land mass are still under the control of the sect, the President told visiting German President Joachim Gauck that Nigeria has taken back all its territories.

EFCC declares Tompolo wanted

Ex-militant leader Government Ekpemupolo (akaTompolo) has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement yesterday which is advertised in this newspaper, the anti-graft agency urged the public to offer useful information on his whereabouts. It said 47-year-old Tompolo is wanted in a case of conspiracy, illegal diversion of N34 billion and 11billion, 900 million belonging to the Nigerian maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). READ MORE:


Business Day

Banks to prioritise FX allocation for real sector, as demand soars

Bank executives rose from their monthly industry meeting on Thursday with a firm agreement to seriously downplay foreign exchange access to invisibles -school fees, medical bills abroad- but rather to concentrate on allocating FX for those ventures that would boost the real sector. Herbert Wigwe, managing director, Access Bank who, alongside his colleagues and Central…

NNPC to engage more kerosene marketers for product availability

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), an agency under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is now working out a list of independent marketers willing to obtain permits to begin importation of kerosene into the country in a post-subsidy move to ensure the availability of the commodity going forward.

Stakeholders anchor growth on higher productivity

Only the enhancement of Nigeria’s productive base and a tempering of the appetite for foreign goods can guarantee sustainable development, stakeholders say. The stakeholders, including Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo State, Bismarck Rewane, chief executive of Financial Derivatives Company, Moses Tule, director, Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Issa Aremu,Deputy National President, Nigeria…

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