Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Nation and The Punch.
For today, February 15 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
Outrage as N145bn questionable items remain in 2017 budget
There is the fear that a huge part of the funds borrowed to execute the 2017 budget may end up in private pockets, as no less than 276 questionable items from 55 agencies still remain in the document.
Security agents disrupt pro-Buhari rally in Abuja
A rally held yesterday in Abuja in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was disrupted by over 100 security personnel. The protesters, comprising young and old people, had converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja, from where they later marched to the Presidential Villa to register their support for the government of Buhari.
161 Nigerians return from Libya, Delta, Edo indigenes top list
No fewer than 161 Nigerians yesterday returned to the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, after unsuccessful stints in Libya.
Court orders forfeiture of Yakubu’s $9.8m, £74,000 recovered by EFCC
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Zainab B. Abubakar, Tuesday, has ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9,772,000 and £74,000recovered from a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu to the Federal Government.
IBB, Atiku in closed door meeting
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, had a closed-door meeting with former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd.), at his Hill Top residence in Minna, for about two hours.
FG to work with illegal refiners - Osinbajo
The much sought peace in the Niger Delta may not be far from realisation, as the Federal Government has made a u-turn by deciding to work with illegal oil refiners, instead of destroying their refineries.
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
Economy going out of recession, says Federal Government
The recession is receding, the Federal Government said yesterday. Proof: the about eight-fold over subscription of the government’s Eurobond (orders in excess of US$7.8 billion compared to a pre-issuance target of US$1bn).
EFCC trial of Ladoja for alleged N4.7b theft aborted
The trial of former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja was aborted yesterday after Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos insisted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) must comply with the law.
$151m deposits: Bankers, civil servants to face trial
A LIST of suspects who will face trial over the $151million and N8billion found in fictitious bank accounts is in the works, The Nation learnt yesterday.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Ex-NNPC GMD to face fraud charges, forfeits N3bn
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will charge a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Andrew Yakubu, for alleged fraud, The PUNCH has learnt.
FG closes 20,000 accounts, moves N5.2tn to TSA
Since the commencement of the Treasury Single Account in September 2015, over 20,000 accounts with Deposit Money Banks belonging to Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies have been closed with a total sum of N5.24tn moved into the TSA.
SGF hints Buhari to run for 2nd term
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has given a hint of the possibility of President Muhammadu Buhari seeking a second term in 2019.