These 10 prime tales from Nigerian newspapers will make your Monday morning.
1. SERAP, others ask courtroom to cease Buhari, others from spending ‘N37bn NASS renovation budget’
Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Venture (SERAP), BudgIT, Sufficient is Sufficient (EiE) and 583 different involved Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning from releasing N37 billion allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly complex to the Federal Capital Development Agency and the National Assembly, until an impact assessment of the spending is carried out.”
The teams are additionally in search of a courtroom order to “restrain, prevent and stop the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila and the Federal Capital Development Agency from demanding or collecting the N37 billion earmarked for the renovation of the National Assembly complex until an impact assessment of the spending on critical sectors and access to public goods and services, is carried out.” Learn extra
2. APC receives over 1,000 PDP, APGA defectors
Over 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and different political events on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Wakama ward of Nasarawa State. The defectors, together with former elected councillors in addition to PDP ward chairmen and secretaries, have been obtained by the APC State Chairman, Philip Shakwo, at a proper ceremony in Wakama. The Chairman who was represented by Mohammed Aya, the state APC Treasurer, assured the newcomers that they’d equal rights and privileges just like the previous members. Learn extra
3. Zamfara govt to sue 200 individuals, together with a 119-year-old man, ‘illegally’ on its payroll
The Zamfara State authorities has uncovered wage payment-related fraud amounting to N216 million. In line with the state commissioner for finance, Rabiu Garba Gusau, a 119-year-old man (title withheld) was additionally found on the federal government’s payroll.
Throughout a information convention on Sunday in Gusau, Rabiu made this revelation whereas giving particulars on the state authorities’s plans to sue about 200 individuals illegally on its payroll who had been gathering month-to-month wage. The commissioner additionally mentioned he confronted the incumbent deputy governor of the state, Mahdi Ali-Gusau, over allegations on social media that the deputy governor was gathering double wage. Learn extra
4. I received’t help anybody older than me in 2023 —Umahi
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, mentioned on the weekend he wouldn’t help anybody older than him within the 2023 governorship election within the state. Umahi, who disclosed this when he obtained members of the State Government Council led by the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, at his nation residence in Uburu, Ohaozara native authorities space of the state, mentioned there have been a number of advantages of getting a younger and vibrant particular person as governor of the state. Learn extra
5. MDAs spent N26.6bn with out vouchers —Auditor-Common
The Auditor-Common of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, mentioned on Sunday some Ministries, Departments, and Businesses (MDAs) spent N26.606 billion in 2017 with out fee vouchers or requisite approval for such expenditures.
Ayine mentioned in a report, the Company Affairs Fee (CAC) additionally spent N2.193 billion on worldwide travels with out approval throughout the interval. In line with him, huge monetary fraud was nonetheless prevalent within the MDAs regardless of the current administration’s anti-graft campaign. Learn extra
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6. In the event you give Buhari 50 years to rule, the lots will undergo for these 50 years —Shehu Sani
A former lawmaker, and social critic, Shehu Sani, declared on Sunday that arduous instances awaited Nigerians within the New Yr. He mentioned Nigerians would undergo extra beneath the current administration in 2020 and past.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District within the eighth Senate, said these whereas that includes in Kai kadai Gayya, a Hausa Language programme aired on a Kaduna- based mostly Invicta FM Radio. He mentioned the present hardship in Nigeria could be a baby’s play in comparison with what would occur sooner or later. Learn extra
7. I’m set to open ‘horrible can of worms’ that’ll make Edo folks stone Oshiomhole –APC Chieftain
The quick previous Speaker of the Edo State Home of Meeting, Kabiru Adjoto, mentioned on Sunday he would stage a large nationwide protest towards the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, early subsequent yr. Adjoto informed celebration members at his Ikakumo, Igarraland, Edo nation residence that he’s championing an “Oshiomhole Must Go” protest to fast-track the exit of the previous governor from the place. Learn extra
8. Edo APC disaster deepens, as chairman insists Obaseki is their chief
Anselm Ojesua, the Edo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday insisted that Governor Godwin Obaseki is the chief of the celebration within the state. In line with Ojesua, the Nationwide Chairman of the celebration, Adams Oshiomhole can’t be the chief, insisting that he stays suspended from the celebration. Ojezua said this whereas talking with reporters after a gathering with celebration leaders in Edo North at Jattu-Uzaire, Etsako West Native Authorities Space of the state. Learn extra
9. Lagos demolishes 2,500 unlawful constructions in Lekki
Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Particular Offences (Enforcement) Unit on the weekend demolished over 2,500 unlawful constructions comprising shanties, kiosks and containerised outlets in Waterside’ space of Lekki, Lagos State.
Earlier than the train, the constructions have been occupied by enterprise operators and artisans together with iron benders, mechanics, meals/fruits distributors and others who got a seven-day “Removal Notice” by the state authorities to vacate your entire space. The discover expired final Thursday and this led to the demolition train. Learn extra
10. NSCDC officer arrested for defiling 7-yr-old lady
The Zamfara State Command of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) has arrested one in all its officers, Sani Yahaya, for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old lady. Yahaya was mentioned to have been arrested after the daddy of the sufferer lodged a grievance towards him by the NSCDC workplace in Gusau. In line with the daddy of the lady, the NSCDC official lured his daughter with fruits right into a vacant home at Samaru space, Gusau the place Yahaya was posted as a safety guard. Learn extra