Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday 25 October, 2017.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
There was confusion at the Federal High Court, Abuja yesterday as Justice Okon Abang insisted that both former President Goodluck Jonathan and former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) must appear before it tomorrow.

The two are expected to give evidence as defence witnesses in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, in a N400 million corruption charges levelled against him by the Federal Government.

Justice Abang had signed a subpoena drafted by Metuh’s legal team, praying the court to compel Jonathan to appear as defence witness in the case.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday advised the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member-countries to tread with caution in their push for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020.

Buhari, who gave the caution in his speech at the fourth meeting of the presidential task force on the ECOWAS currency programme in Niamey, Niger Republic, said the necessary economic fundamentals among countries continue to differ over the years, making it more difficult to pull through with the project by 2020.

He advised that the ECOWAS should proceed cautiously with the integration agenda, taking into consideration the above concerns and the lessons currently unfolding in the European Union (EU).

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The House of Representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to within one week explain the utilisation of N1.75 trillion bailout funds to states.

The House also directed its ad-hoc committee on bailout funds, which is yet to submit its report, to expedite action on it and investigate the payment of salaries in Kogi State.

While debating the motion entitled “Urgent need to save the people of Kogi State,” Karimi, who said the bailout funds for payment of salaries were funded by the public finance of the Federal Government of Nigeria, said the parliament has authority to query the bailout funds disbursement and utilisation.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has confessed that Nigerians expect a semifinal berth from the senior national team at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Rohr, who believes the team can do better than the second round finish, their best since the 1994 debut, told a French publication, L’Equipe, that most Nigerians, including some members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), expect the Super Eagles to be in the last four of the competition.

“They are already out of the group stage to go to the round of 16, especially in 2014 when they faced the French team (0-2 defeat),’’ Rohr said, adding, ‘’We will try to do as well.

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