HEADLINES FROM PUNCH NEWSPAPER TODAY 19TH MARCH,2017

LEAKED MEMO: SHEHU SANI ASKS APC TO PENALISE EL-RUFAI
Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central Senatorial District has urged the All Progressives Congress to penalise Gov. Nasir el-Rufai for allegedly leaking to reporters a memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari. Sani alleged that el-Rufai deliberately leaked the document to garner public sympathy for the governor’s alleged presidential ambition. […]
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‘WE WILL HAVE NONE OF IT:’ FEAR, OPTIMISM AMONG US MUSLIMS
In a sprawling banquet hall, Ahmed Rehab walked to a lectern facing a glittering group of diners and launched into a searing speech excoriating the Donald Trump administration. “This fight is not just our fight, it is America’s fight,” Rehab told the packed room of 1,200 attendees – mostly American Muslims at a fundraiser for the Chicago […]
Read more…http://punchng.com/we-will-have-none-of-it-fear-optimism-among-us-muslims/

 
RECOVERY: PRESIDENT SCALES DOWN ITINERARY
Muhammadu Buhari’s handlers have scaled down his itinerary drastically to allow him more time to rest, SUNDAY PUNCH can authoritatively report. Buhari had penultimate Friday returned to the country after spending 49 days in London, the United Kingdom on a medical vacation. Shortly after he returned, the President, who told Nigerians that […]
Read more… http://punchng.com/recovery-president-scales-down-itinerary/

 
MARCH 30 NO LONGER FEASIBLE FOR BUDGET PASSAGE — REPS
About 86 out of the 96 standing committees of the House of Representatives have failed to produce any report on the 2017 budget, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. The development is an indication of more delays for the N7.29tn budget. The Committee on Appropriations wrote the House for the second time […]
Read more… http://punchng.com/march-30-no-longer-feasible-for-budget-passage-reps/

 
SECRET REPORT BOMBSHELL: CASH-STRAPPED PDP PLANS TO SELL PARTY MEMBERSHIP, MINISTERIAL SLOTS
A high-powered committee set up to revamp the fortunes of the Peoples Democratic Party has submitted a report that may throw the fractious party into a new crisis. Among others, the committee advised the party to sell its membership and also restrict senior government positions and other perks to the highest bidder. Reliable […]Read more… http://punchng.com/secret-report-bombshell-cash-strapped-pdp-plans-to-sell-party-membership-ministerial-slots/

 
MAGU’S REJECTION NOT BASED ON DSS REPORT — SARAKI
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the Senate did not reject the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, because of adamning report issued by the Department of State Services which questioned Magu’s integrity. Saraki said this in an interview with TVC […]
Read more… http://punchng.com/magus-rejection-not-based-on-dss-report-saraki/

 

ECOWAS threatens to sanction Nigeria over Dasuki
The Economic Community of West African States has threatened heavy sanctions against Nigeria if it fails to obey the ECOWAS Court order that granted bail to the country’s former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki. The court had in its October 2016 judgment also ordered the Federal Government to pay a fine of […]
Read more… http://punchng.com/ecowas-threatens-to-sanction-nigeria-over-dasuki/

 
JONATHAN MEETS WIKE, COMMENDS GOVERNOR
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday held a closed-door meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. The meeting held inside the Government House in Port Harcourt. Though the outcome of the meeting was not made known to journalists, SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that the meeting might not be unconnected with recent moves by […]
Read more… http://punchng.com/jonathan-meets-wike-commends-governor/

 
BUHARI MAY BACK CUSTOMS BOSS AGAINST SENATE
President Muhammadu Buhari may take sides with the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), in his ongoing face-off with the Senate over his failure to wear his uniform, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Senators had on Thursday attacked Ali for honouring their invitation without wearing a uniform. […]
Read more… http://punchng.com/buhari-may-back-customs-boss-against-senate/

 
UNLICENSED MARKETERS DISPENSING FUEL AT KADUNA AIRPORT – OIL MARKETERS
Barely two weeks after the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and subsequent movement of all flights to Kaduna International Airport, major oil marketers selling aviation fuel to local and foreign airlines in the country have raised concerns over the aviation fuel being dispensed by airplanes at the airport. The Federal […]
Read more… http://punchng.com/unlicensed-marketers-dispensing-fuel-at-kaduna-airport-oil-marketers/

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