Press agog with arrest of Aisha Buhari’s ADC, army chief confab

APA-Abuja (Nigeria)

The arrest and interrogation of the Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of Nigerian President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, is one of the trending stories in Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday.

ThisDay newspaper lead story highlighted that the Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed it is currently investigating an Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations of fraud to the tune of over N2.5 billion.

The Sun newspaper said Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quartet Conference is currently underway at the Army Headquarters Command in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The Punch newspaper said that Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, visited the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in Ile Ife to woo him ahead of the rerun holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of Osun State on Thursday.

The Leadership newspaper reported that the Nigerian Army has charged officers and soldiers to discharge their duties in line with the stipulated codes of conduct as the unity and territorial integrity of the nation lies with the military.

This is as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has disclosed that a special martial has been set up to try partisan soldiers.

The Vanguard newspaper said the Kogi State Government penultimate week, stunned the state when it announced that N4.3 billion pension fund was stolen by the two previous administrations before it.

The Guardian reported that the World Bank has concluded a deal with the Federal Government to invest $123.5 million in the exploration of industrial minerals in Nigeria.

The Tribune said that Mrs. Toyin Saraki, wife of Senate President Bukola Saraki, has chaired the forum on Child Health and Malaria during the Access-Challenge Universal Health Coverage Conference at the United Nations General Assembly.

The Nation newspaper said Nigeria risks a relapse into recession, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said yesterday.

The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele told reporters at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja that the MPC members were worried that “the exit from the recession may be under threat as the economy slowed to 1.95 percent and 1.50 percent within the first and the second quarters of 2018”.


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