The Newspapers – Things You Need to Know This Wednesday

25th October 2017
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday returned to Abuja after participating in the 4th meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Common Currency Programme, in Niamey, Republic of Niger.

He joined other countries like, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger during the meeting .

2. President Muhamadu Buhari on Tuesday in Niamey, Republic of Niger, kicked against the proposal for a single currency in the West African sub-region by 2020.

Buhari harped his reason on the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal to buttress his position.

3. The House of Representatives has directed an ad-hoc Committee to investigate those involved in the reinstatement of former Chairman Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdurasheed Maina.

The move was following a motion sponsored by member from Kaduna, Hahaha Adams Jagaba, entitled: “The Disappearance, Appearance, Appointment and Final Dismissal of Abdulrazaq Maina.”

4. The Nigerian Senate has mandated President Muhammadu Buhari to bring those behind the reinstatement of the former chairman of Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina,‎ to book without further delay.

The lawmakers mentioned the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, and demanded their immediate sack.

5. The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered former President, Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh.

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The judge signed the subpoena after retiring to his chambers at the end of Monday’s proceedings.

6. Human rights lawyers under the aegis of Public Interest Defenders (PID), have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to remove Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau from office for their roles in the re-engagement of ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdurasheed Maina.

The lawyers also said the duo should be investigated and prosecuted for breach of public trust.

7. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has told the wanted former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The minister’s directive is contained in an official correspondence sent to the EFCC by the ministry.

8. Troops in conjunction with gallant 22 Mobile Strike Team accompanied by some Civilian JTF, on Tuesday, carried out offensive operations against suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele villages in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Rations said, the operation, which was supported by the Nigerian Air Force was very successful in achieving its objectives.

9. Nigerian government on Tuesday ordered the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to reduce products’ registration period.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, gave the directive in Abuja at the NAFDAC stakeholders’ consultative forum on the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

10. English Premier League side, Everton have announced that David Unsworth will take temporary charge of the first-team beginning with Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie at Chelsea.

This came following the sack of their erstwhile coach, Ronald Koeman.

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