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Newspaper Headlines: Three governors on EFCC watch list over stashed billions

Newspaper Headlines: Three governors on EFCC watch list over stashed billions
November 04
07:56 2022

Reports on the country’s economy, especially the issue of naira depreciation, dominated the cover pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch says the federal government may present a supplementary budget to the national assembly due to the depreciation of the naira and rising inflation. The newspaper says leaders of Afenifere have agreed to settle the leadership crisis in the group.

The Nation says there is controversy over the alleged non-payment of a $5.9 million fee by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to secure a visa to visit the United States in 2018. The newspaper reports that the Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency (AMMC) said hotels operating in Abuja and guests would henceforth be profiled.

Daily Trust says Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed that three serving state governors are being monitored over their moves to launder stashed billions of naira through payment of salaries to workers. The newspaper says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has warned the newly inaugurated 19 resident electoral commissioners against visiting government houses.

The Guardian reports that more airlines may join Emirates Airline to suspend flight operations in Nigeria over $500 million trapped funds. The newspaper says the comprehensive report on the attack on Kuje prison has not been released to the public.

Daily Sun says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked the supreme court to dismiss the stay of execution order of the court of appeal. The newspaper reports that Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said he failed as a minister over in ability to resolve challenges in the education sector.


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