Naijadad Newspaper Review: Read today’s newspaper headlines [Tuesday, October 31, 2017]

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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

For today, Tuesday, October 31, 2017:


PDP seeks impeachment as Buhari sacks SGF, NIA boss

After many months of dillydallying, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sacked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke.

47 years after, government to pay Civil War victims N50b

Forty-seven years after the Nigerian Civil War, the Federal Government yesterday accepted to pay the victims a total of N50 billion as compensation and spend N38 billion to evacuate abandoned bombs.

Tinubu declines to comment on Buhari’s re-election

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday refused to comment on the calls for President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 polls.



Alleged N400m fraud: Metuh must deposit N1bn for me to testify – Jonathan

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Monday, prayed the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to set aside the subpoena it issued to compel him to testify as a witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh.

After 6 months, Buhari fires Lawal, Amb Oke; appoints Mustapha as new SGF

SIX months after their suspension, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, sacked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke.

N88bn compensation to victims of Biafra war: Anambra, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Ebonyi, Cross River, Abia, Enugu, Benue to benefit

Determined to quell rising agitation by secessionist groups, the Federal Government, yesterday, agreed to release N88 billion for the compensation of victims of the Nigeria/Biafra civil war, as well as for completion of demining and destruction of abandoned explosives within the South-East, South-South and North Central regions of the country.



Subpoena: Jonathan asks Metuh for N1bn travelling expenses

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to set aside the subpoena ordering him to appear in court as a witness to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.

Buhari aware of Maina’s reinstatement, I warned him —HoS in leaked memo

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita,  has said  President Muhammadu Buhari is aware of the reinstatement of a former Chairman  of the Pension Reforms Commission, Mallam Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service.

Nigerians to Buhari: Sacking Lawal, Oke not enough, prosecute them

Prominent Nigerians and civil society groups have demanded the prosecution of the sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke.



Boss Mustapha is New SGF, Babachir, Oke to Face Prosecution

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Boss Gida Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and approved the sack of the former SGF, Babachir David Lawal, along with the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, and ordered them to face investigative agencies for possible prosecution.

Tinubu: Alleged Rift with President is Fake News

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caucus meeting Monday night in the State House, Abuja, and the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party slated for Tuesday also in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday met with Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun.

Fowler: VAIDS Has Yielded N18bn in Four Months

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mr. Babatunde Fowler has disclosed that the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) has yielded over N18billion ($50 million) in revenue since its launch four months ago.





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