Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.
For today, July 28 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
Dogara demands apology from Jibrin
A Seven-day ultimatum has been given by House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara to Abdulmumin Jibrin to tender an unreserved apology and retract all allegations made against him or face a legal action. READ MORE
Nigeria’s waters still unsafe as global maritime crime declines
Despite a reduction in maritime crime globally, Nigeria’s waters are largely unsafe due to persistent acts of criminality. According to reports from international agencies, the Nigerian area and the entire Gulf of Guinea are still prone to the kidnapping of crews.
Government seeks equity in N6.5tr infrastructure spending
Efforts are under way to ensure that the Federal Government leaves no part of the country out of the planned expenditure of N6.5 trillion on infrastructural development in the country. The government wants equity in the distribution of the funds to all zones and states of the federation.
THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
FG begins feeding of 5.5m pupils September
ABEOKUTA—The Federal Government, yesterday, said it will commence its National Home Grown School Feeding Programme with 5.5 million pupils across the country by September .
Fix the economy now, Gowon tells Buhari
Osogbo—Former Head of state , General Yakubu Gowon (retd), yesterday, took a retrospective look at the situation in the country and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the country’s economy regain its strength to alleviate the suffering of the masses.
Padded budget: 100 Reps want Dogara, Lasun, others prosecuted
ABUJA — Members of the House of Representatives, under aegis of Transparency Group, yesterday, told the anti-graft agencies to wade into alleged padding of the 2016 budget by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; his deputy, Yusuf Lasun; Chief Whip, Ado Doguwa, and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, and ensure credible investigation. READ MORE
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Yuguda govt withdrew N1bn in one day –Bauchi gov
The Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has accused the administration of his predecessor, Alhaji Isah Yuguda, of withdrawing N1bn from one of the state’s accounts in a single day. READ MORE
Tackle economic problems, Gowon tells Buhari
A former Military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the economic and other problems ravaging Nigeria.
EFCC invites Ekiti contractor for allegedly bribing Fayose
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited a contractor with the Ekiti State Government, Samchese Nigeria Limited, for allegedly giving kickbacks to Governor Ayodele Fayose.
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
113 Reps demand external probe of budget padding
There seems to be no let up to the 2016 budget scandal rocking the House of Representatives. Over 100 members yesterday joined the fray, calling for “an external investigation with a view to finding out if our principal officers are guilty or not”. READ MORE
CBN’s rate hike more bitter than sweet, say analysts
The increase in benchmark interest rate by 200 basis points by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday would further burden the real sector and could worsen the volatility at the equities market.
Sheriff, Oladipo, Metuh, others move to stop PDP convention
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja will today hear a motion for an interlocutory injunction seeking among others, an order stopping the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for August 17 in Port Harcourt.
Bleak future for retirees as FG balks on N45bn accrued pension
The Federal Government has failed to meet its obligation of funding the Retirement Benefits Bonds Redemption Funds (RBBRF) for public sectors retires for the past 11 months, since September 2015 with total outstanding amounting to about N45 billion, BusinessDay findings show.
Cargo security threatened as corruption returns to sea ports
Security of cargo at the nation's two major economic gateways (Tin can and Apapa seaports) is seriously threatened as a group of agents has repeatedly taken containers away from the ports without passing through due clearing processes, BusinessDay has learnt.
Competiton in telecoms thickens as T.Y Danjuma leads N-tel revolution
There could be tougher competition in Nigeria's telecoms industry with oil mogul T.Y Dajuma, making significant investments in NatCom Development and Investment limited (N-tel), having alraedy agreed to lead a revolution for the new entrant, as chairman.