WORRIES OVER $2B FOREX DEMAND BACKLOG – NATION PG.1&4
Fitch Ratings has expressed concerns about the state of the naira and rising forex demand backlog estimated at $2 billion.
The forex demand backlog stood at $1 billion in May, according to investment banking firm FBN Quest in a note to investors.
OSINBAJO: SQUABBLES MUST END IN PEOPLE’S INTEREST – NATION PG.1&4, DAILY TRUST PG.4
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday warned that unless the Executive and the Legislature close ranks, the government will be unable to deliver on matters that are central to the interest of the people. He also said rigid adherence to separation of powers and legality will not solve the “life-threatening problems our people have to confront everyday”.
IGP ORDERS AIGS, CPS TO SACK, PROSECUTE ERRANT COPS – PUNCH PG.7
the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered Assistant Inspectors-General in charge of zonal commands and state Commissioners of Police to arrest, detain and dismiss from service any cop, who violates the rights of the citizens. He said the errant operatives should also be charged after being indicted in an orderly room trial.
PUBLISH N106BN CONTRACTS PROBE REPORT, OKOROCHA TELLS UZODIMMA – PUNCHPG.7, SUN PG.28
A former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has challenged the Justice Benjamin Iheaka panel probing contracts awarded during his tenure to the tune of N106bn to publish its report. The panel had indicted Okorocha and asked him to refund the said amount, which it claimed was fraudulently expended on fictitious contracts
FG ORDERS PROBE OF N2.6BN DIVERTED SCHOOL FEEDING CASH – PUNCH PG.10, DAILY TRUST PG.4, SUN PG.26, THISDAY PG.8
The Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the report by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission that the N2.67bn meal subsidy for 104 unity schools, was allegedly found in private accounts. The Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday in a statement titled: ‘ICPC, Education Ministry to collaborate on Unity Schools’ investigation’.
WADUME’S TRIAL RESUMES OCT 13 – PUNCH PG.8
THE trial of the Taraba State suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, otherwise known as Wadume, will resume at the Federal High Court in Abuja on October 13. The court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako had fixed July 15, 2020 for continuation of trial at the end of the proceedings in the case.
POLICE TO ARRAIGN OHAKIM OVER ALLEGED FRAUD, FALSE INFORMATION – SUN PG.5
The Police authorities have commenced criminal trial against former governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. In the charge marked CR/993/2020 and dated September 23, 2020, the office of the Inspector-General of Police accused Ohakim of fraud and false information.
POLICE CAN’T SCRAP SARS, SAYS FORCE HQ – THISDAY PG.5
The Force Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Mr. Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP), has said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a special arm of the Force, cannot be scrapped because of the ongoing fight against crimes in the country. He, however, said the Force is currently reforming the operations of SARS officers nationwide to curtail their excesses.
FALANA-LED COALITION ACCUSES IG OF INSINCERITY ON SARS REFORM – THISDAY PG.12
The Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB) has accused the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Adamu of insincerity in his latest ban of certain activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The leading civil rights movement in a statement signed by its Chairman and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, (SAN), said it was not the first time the police high command had issued such orders banning certain activities of the squad.