20.08.2019 at 09h21
The arrest of officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the plea by
the former petroleum minister for the return of her seized jewellery are some of the
trending stories in Nigerian press on Tuesday.The Sun reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences
Commission (ICPC) has arrested 42 highway extortionists, made up of 37 officials of the
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and their accomplices.
The ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, said the arrest was made possible by a
team of undercover agents drawn from the ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Services
The Punch said that a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke,
has urged the court to order the return of her 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a customised
gold iPhone, valued at $40 million, which were seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Diezani, who is currently in the United Kingdom, accused the EFCC of entering her apartment
illegally and taking the items without any court order.
The Guardian said an Irish company has vowed its readiness to begin the process of seizing
$9.6 billion (about N2.946 trillion) of Nigeria’s assets. This followed Friday’s decision of the
English Commercial Court to permit the enforcement of a 2016 arbitration award against
The Nation said that more condemnation trailed the attack on the former Deputy Senate
President Ike Ekweremadu by suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of
Biafra (IPOB) in Germany.
He was to give a keynote address at the Second Annual Igbo Cultural Festival and Convention
organised by Ndi-Igbo in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday.
The Daily Trust said that the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Mrs.
Winifred Oyo-Ita, has opted for early retirement due to pressure from family members, Daily Trust reliably gathered yesterday.
Oyo-Ita was recently quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
over alleged N3 billion contract scam among others.
ThisDay said President Muhammadu Buhari challenged Ministers-designate to reflect and
assess the country’s position in 2015 and now so as to chart a course for the country for
the foreseeable future.
The president gave the task when he declared open the two-day Presidential Retreat for
Ministers-designate and Federal Permanent Secretaries at the State House conference
ChannelsTV said President Buhari challenged the ministers-designate to live up to the tasks
ahead of them. According to him, this is in line with the efforts of his administration in
addressing the numerous problems facing the country.