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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Top Ten News Stories In Nigeria Today![17/01/2016]


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 => Budget 2016: President Buhari Writes To NASS, Seeks Withdrawal Of Appropriation Bill - ThisDay
According to Thisday, after presenting the 2016 budget to the NASS President Buhari had discovered that some of the figures proposed were incredibly high. They were widely discussed by Nigerians and in press, with the emphasis that the new administration is no different from Goodluck Jonathan’s team.
Therefore, the figures for the office of the president, vice president, and a few ministries, are reportedly subject to a review in the first place.
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=> Buhari ready to meet Jonathan over arms scandal -Punch

Femi Adesina, the special adviser to president Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the president is willing to grant ex-president Goodluck Jonathan audience, should he sought to make clarifications in view of the $2.1billion arms deal scandal which is under investigation.
Adesina made the disclosure in an interview with The Punch on Saturday, January 16.
According to him, President Buhari believes in civility, and at such he would give former president Jonathan listening ears.
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 => AMAZING: JSS3 Student Constructs His Own Mini Duplex House In Anambra- Naij.com

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A junior secondary school student from Anambra state, identified only as Chinecherem, has already impressed thousands of Nigerians by single-handedly constructing a mini duplex house.
A Facebook user, Ugochinyere Doreen Obi, shared the photos of the architect-to-be on January 8:
“Ran into this boy this evening at Ozubulu, Anambra state. You won’t believe, this boy single-handedly constructed this duplex, this such a talent that won’t just die.”
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 => Christians Move To Meet Needs Of Muslims In Kaduna
-Dailypost

A group of Christian clerics have donated plastic kettles and prayer mats to some mosques in Kaduna metropolis. The gesture is in a bid to promote religious tolerance, better understanding and peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
Pastor Yohanna Buru who led the clerics, said the items which are to be used for prayers, is a means of strengthening peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance in the country.
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=> VIDEO: Nigeria’s Interior minister, Dambazau, converts SSS officer to “shoe shiner” -PremiumTimes
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Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has been caught on tape using an officer of Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service, to clean his shoes in public.
A video sent to PREMIUM TIMES by one of its readers showed the minister, dressed in white gown, relaxing on a couch with his legs stretched out.
The SSS officer appeared from the sides, with a handkerchief in his right hand and a holstered service pistol protruding from his jacket.
He was shown stooping before the minister, using his left hand to lift Mr. Dambazau’s right leg, slightly above the floor to clean his loafers.
The minister bent his head to notice him, before looking away to focus on the event unfolding in a distance.
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=> Arms scandal: How Jonathan ordered Dasuki to give Anenih N250m refund -Punch
An aide to the PDP leader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday that Anenih made the disclosure.
The aide said, “The former BoT Chair explained to the EFCC that he gave his account details to the ex-President on request, when he requested for a refund of expenses incurred while (he was) carrying out Jonathan’s instructions. Jonathan passed it (account details) to Sambo and Anenih was paid the sum of N260m.
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=> Arms scandal: 10 generals, one colonel face military panel
- Punch

There are strong indications that the Defence Headquarters will this week set up a panel on its officers who are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged fraudulent arms purchase. 
The 11 serving officers that will be investigated by the EFCC, who will also face the military panel, include Air Marshal A.M. Mamu (Chief of Administration, Nigeria Air Force); AVM Oguntoyinbo (former Director of Production, Defence Headquarters); AVM T. Omenyi (Managing Director, NAF Holdings); and AVM J.B. Adigun (former Chief of Accounts and Budget).
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=> 2016 budget drama: How the document was ‘doctored’- Nigerian Tribune

Sources in the Senate told the Sunday Tribune that the lawmakers were more than alarmed at the revelation that the Budget document submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari grew wings shortly after its presentation and was resubmitted through the back door.
It was gathered that the lawmakers decided to blow the matter open following suspicion that if this was condoned, similar things could happen to bills after the passage by the Assembly.
The senators at the Tuesday closed session of where the budget matter was revealed, were told that the budget was practically missing as some officials of the government were said to have quietly withdrawn the copy submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari and replaced the same.READ FULL NEWS....

=> TSA: Sokoto Uncovers Whooping N1.5b In Idle Account  - Naij.com

Two weeks after the formal introduction of the Treasury Single Accounting (TSA) system in Sokoto, the state government said it has uncovered the sum of N1.5b lying idle in 100 redundant accounts belonging to it in various commercial banks in the country.READ FULL NEWS....


=> FOREX CRISIS: Naira may crash further this week - Vanguard

Banks have recorded near zero foreign currency deposit inflow from high net-worth individuals indicating that their domiciliary account customers are staying cautious on the reversal of foreign currency deposit ban by Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, early last week.
The development has sustained scarcity of foreign exchange in the market as well as the high exchange rate above N300/ USD1
CBN had hoped to buoy foreign currency supply from independent sources through the de-freezing of foreign currency deposits, and hence help douse the pressure on exchange rate which had accentuated last week.
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