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Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Review (Friday, 11 October, 2019)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories cross major Nigerian Newspapers. Enjoy!

No refund for fixing federal roads – FG tells states

The Federal Government has insisted that it will not refund states that repair federal roads in their respective states.

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, while speaking to the House of Representatives Committee on Works on Thursday noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered state governments to leave federal roads because no refund would be made.

Obaseki plotting to dump APC – party chieftain says

Maj. Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (rtd), a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and a former aspirant for the Edo Governorship position, alleges that Governor Godwin Obaseki is plotting to abandon the APC.

According to him, Obaseki has realised that he cannot get the APC ticket for second term, consequently, he plans to seek re-election under another party.

Over N4billion budgeted for Buhari, Osinbajo’s travels, foods, sitting allowances, others in 2020

N3.327billion has been budgeted for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo foreign and local trips in 2020.

N149million was budgeted for foodstuffs and catering material for President Buhari and VP Osinbajo.  Another N43.916million was budgeted for refreshment and meal.

N184.438million was budgeted for Buhari and Osinbajo’s sitting allowance. Another N478.313million was budgeted for sitting allowance in the budget of the State House Headquarters. Read more to see how over N4.4billion is budgeted to be spent by Buhari and Osinbajo.

Lagos Assembly threatens to issue arrest warrant if Ambode refuses to appear before it

The Lagos State House of Assembly has ordered Ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to appear before it over the purchase of 820 commercial buses under his administration.

Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Assembly, at the plenary on Thursday also directed government officials who were involved in the project to also appear before the lawmakers.

“The clerk should write them, including the ex-governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, and if they refuse, we will do newspaper publications and after that, we will issue warrants of arrest,” the Speaker said.

DHQ reveals that 281 captured Boko Haram fighters took part in spiritual counselling

The Defence Headquarters has revealed that 281 Boko Haram fighters who were captured by the Nigerian Military have gone through a 52-week psycho-spiritual counselling and psycho-therapy session.

The spiritual session was held under the Operation Safe Corridor programme organised by the DHQ in Gombe State. The programme is aimed at encouraging willing and repentant Boko Haram terrorists to go through structured de-radicalisation process before their re-integration into the society.

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