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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 OCTOBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 31 October, 2017.

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
A few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari approved the sack of suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF),  Babachir Lawal and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, Nigerians have  called for the prosecution of the duo.

This is coming at a time President Buhari appointed Boss Gida Mustapha, Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), as new SGF.

Lawal and Oke were suspended on April 19 and a three-man committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was inaugurated to investigate allegations against them. Other members of the panel were National Security Adviser (NSA), General Babagana Monguno and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

Dr. Habibat Lawal was named acting SGF, while Ambassador Arab Yadam, was appointed acting NIA DG, following President Buhari’s directive that the most senior permanent secretary in the Office of the SGF and senior deputy, in NIA should take over.

Revealing the sack of Lawal and Oke, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari accepted the recommendations of the Osinbajo panel and, therefore, approved the disengagement of the duo.

Said Adesina: “President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir David Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said the agency intends to visit Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States of America and the United Kingdom (UK), in a bid to fish out former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), AbdulRasheed Maina.

Manu also said on a television programme monitored in Lagos yesterday, that Maina has, so far, escaped arrest, because powerful Nigerians are shielding him from justice. The EFCC boss did not, however, disclose the identity of the persons allegedly protecting Maina but absolved the agency of any blame in connection to Maina’s initial escape from the country.
 
In 2013, Maina fled the country after the EFCC declared him wanted over alleged pension fraud to the tune of $2 billion.

The former pension boss returned to the country and was reinstated as a director in the Ministry of Interior.
 
President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his immediate dismissal and ordered the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita to investigate the circumstances which surrounded Maina’s return and reinstatement.

Regardless, Magu described Maina’s reinstatement as “devastating and that the EFCC would not spare anyone involved in it.


Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Billy Graham Abel, Yola The only female senator of the 57 Senators from northern Nigeria, Binta 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji,Abuja About five weeks to the November 18 Anambra State gubernatorial election, 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Chinelo Obogo The All Progressives Congress, (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye, has expressed 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party has been vindicated following the sack of 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night presided over meeting of the national caucus of the All Progressives 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu The Enugu State Independent National Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) on 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Monica Iheakam Captain Mikel John Obi, is leading 23 players for the last lap of the Russia 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Desmond Mgboh, Kano Notable African football legends are to play a friendly football match with 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee has given the Technical 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Abaribe advocates zero-billing for vulnerable Nigerians From Fred Itua, in Port Harcourt Members 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Omodele Adigun 'While Nigeria as a country has experimented with different exchange rate regimes, 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Chinenye Anuforo The Group Managing Director of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited , Ike Chioke, beleives 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Most people expect to have several sources of retirement income including Social Security, a retirement 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Omodele Adigun The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been commended on the establishment 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Deputy Governor, financial system stability, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr.Joseph Nnanna, says 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Says tax defaulters won't get services from 2018 From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Four months after 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
12 countries to participate in Nigeria's building expo by Bimbola Oyesola Nigeria's economic 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
National Caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC) met at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Cosmas Omegoh A few weeks after security agents arrested some directors of the National Arts Theatre, 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Court of Appeal in Lagos has set aside a judgement of the Federal High Court delivered on October 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Chuks Onuoha, Umuahia World Igbo Youth Congress (WIYC), a South-East-based pan-Igbo group, has alleged 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Avoids question on Buhari's second term From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Leader Former Lagos State 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opposed an application by former minister of 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja and Adewale Sanyaolu The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Without Chief Victor Umeh, Governor Peter Obi would not have had a second term of office. This declaration 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Turaki A. Hassan Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Chima Emenike My interest has been piqued vis--vis the conflict and escalating tension between Catalonia, 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Chiedu Uche Okoye No country in today's world is wholly homogenous. Most countries have diverse 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
By Sam Ekpe IN the next few months, the campaign for the 2019 Presidential election will commence. Already, 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
IN his speech at the recent Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Beneficial Ownership Conference 
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