Newspaper review: You’re not the only corrupt-free Nigerian, Dogara tells Buhari

Newspaper review: You’re not the only corrupt-free Nigerian, Dogara tells Buhari

The newspaper review for Wednesday, May 16, leads with the statement credited to speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in which he told President Buhari that he is not the only corrupt free person in Nigeria among other stories.

This Day reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) issued the 2018/2020 crude export contracts to 50 local and international oil traders, including Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore,.

The newspaper gathered that as part of the efforts to encourage local participation in the lifting contracts, the corporation selected 20 Nigerian companies, unlike in the 2017/2018 contracts where 18 Nigerian companies made the list.

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Also, unlike the 2017/2018 contracts where all the contracts were for 32,000 barrels per day (bpd) except for Duke Oil Limited, the oil trading arm of NNPC which got a term contract for 90,000bpd, the crude allocations for the 2018/2020 contracts are for 30,000bpd.

Newspaper review

Newspaper review

Vanguard reports that speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday, May 15, said that there were millions of Nigerians spread across the globe who are corrupt-free apart from President Muhammadu Buhari.

The speaker stated this at the commissioning of the new corporate headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

He said: “The fact that we have seated here, before us a President whose global acclaim has been corrupt free, I can tell you that he is not alone in Nigeria.There are millions of Nigerians that we come across day by day that are corrupt-free.”

Making allusions from the Holy scriptures, the speaker said: “There is a representation of history, a prophet cried to God and said there was only one man that has not bowed his knees to Baal, but God replied to that prophet, saying that he has reserved several others in that city who have not bowed their knees to Baal.

“There are millions of Nigerians that have not bowed their knees to the god of corruption and that fact must be emphasized.”

Newspaper review

Newspaper review

The Guardian reports that Saudi Arabia said the Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday across the globe, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported yesterday.

The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban, SPA said, citing religious authorities in the kingdom.

The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon. Egypt’s Mufti, the country’s top religious authority, said in a televised speech that the holy month will start on Thursday in the most populous Arab country.

Newspaper review

Newspaper review

The Nation reports that more than six months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 expenditure profile for lawmakers’ consideration and passage, the bill was laid at the Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday.

The document was presented to a joint sitting by the President on November7, last year with a plea that the lawmakers should expedite action so that the country could return to the traditional January to December budget cycle.

On presentation yesterday, the estimate was jacked up by N508 billion to take it to N9,120, 334,988,225 from the N8.6 trillion presented by the president.

Newspaper review: You’re not the only corrupt-free Nigerian, Dogara tells Buhari

Newspaper review: You’re not the only corrupt-free Nigerian, Dogara tells Buhari

The Nation reports that more than six months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 expenditure profile for lawmakers’ consideration and passage, the bill was laid at the Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday.

The document was presented to a joint sitting by the President on November7, last year with a plea that the lawmakers should expedite action so that the country could return to the traditional January to December budget cycle.

On presentation yesterday, the estimate was jacked up by N508 billion to take it to N9,120, 334,988,225 from the N8.6 trillion presented by the president.

Newspaper review: You’re not the only corrupt-free Nigerian, Dogara tells Buhari

Newspaper review: You’re not the only corrupt-free Nigerian, Dogara tells Buhari

Punch reports that the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday said members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party were not capable of stopping President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.

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The governor said since 2003, Buhari had been winning elections in Adamawa, Kano and Sokoto states where most of the nPDP members hail from.

He however agreed that some of the grievances of the party chiefs were legitimate and should be looked into.

He spoke in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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