Newspaper Review: FG meets Chibok reps, sends photos to parents

Newspaper Review: FG meets Chibok reps, sends photos to parents

- Federal government sends pictures of rescued Chibok girls to their parents

- Controversy trails President Buhari's letter to the Senate seeking for indefinite leave

- SSGF Babachir Lawal and NIA boss, Ayo Oke may lose their job after probe

NAIJ.com brings to you the newspaper headlines of May 11, 2017 which are focused on the rescue of 82 Chibok girls and President Muhammadu Buhari's medical leave.

Vanguard reports that the Federal government has described the hoopla generated by President Muhammadu Buhari's letter to the National Assembly, in which he said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will coordinate the activities of the government in his absence, as a needless distraction.

President Buhari, who left Abuja for London on Sunday night to attend to his health wrote the National Assembly, in compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 constitution informing it of his trip and also announcing Osinbajo as the man in charge of the nation's affairs.

His choice of word in referring to the Vice President duty while he is away as 'coordinating the affairs' has generated so much trouble but the federal government believes the noise is needless.

Vanguard Newspaper

Vanguard Newspaper

READ ALSO: Sanusi reportedly prepares for legal tussle with Kano Assembly over planned removal as emir

According to a report by The Nation, suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke are to be relieved of their duties, it was learnt yesterday.

This is the outcome of the probe into the isuues in which the two top government officials were involved.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo led the three-man committee that investigated the two officials. The other members are Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Babagana Munguno.

A massive shake-up has been planned for the NIA and the SGF’s office.

The Nation Newspaper

The Nation Newspaper

Punch reports that the federal government says it has met with some representatives of parents of the 82 rescued Chibok girls.

The 82 schoolgirls, who were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were freed over the weekend after long negotiations between the Federal Government and the terror sect, Boko Haram.

The Swiss Government and the International Committee of the Red Cross were also involved in the talks, which also featured a lawyer, Zanna Mustapha, and Senator Shehu Sani as negotiators.

The government added that the representatives were given photographs of the rescued girls which would be handed over to the parents.

READ ALSO: We are finding it difficult to reach the poor - Buhari's aide

Punch Newspaper

Punch Newspaper

THIS DAY reports that the Kano State House of Assembly has set up an eight-man committee to investigate the allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, bordering on his purported misconduct and alleged misappropriation of funds belonging to the Kano Emirate Council.

The Speaker of the state assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, who presided over plenary on Wednesday, constituted the panel following a point of order raised by the member representing Nasarawa constituency, Ibrahim Ahmad Gama.

This Day Newspaper

This Day Newspaper

The lawmaker alleged that Sanusi had spread false information on the trip of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to China recently to hold discussions on a light rail project in the state.

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