Nigerian newspaper review for Wednesday, May 13: Zamfara emirs' chair criticises Defense minister

Nigerian newspaper review for Wednesday, May 13: Zamfara emirs' chair criticises Defense minister

The Nigerian newspaper headlines for Wednesday, May 13, leads with the news that the chairman of Zamfara emirs insisted that Nigeria's defense minister should have been fired, among other stories.

Nigerian newspaper The Nation reports that Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has faulted the new financial guidelines put in place for local government areas by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

Front page of The Nation Newspaper The Nation of Wednesday, May 13.

Front page of The Nation Newspaper The Nation of Wednesday, May 13.
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The guidelines banned governors from tampering with local government allocations under the guise of state local government joint account. The new regulations also bar councils from spending above N500,000 daily.

But Fayemi said the guidelines are unconstitutional and unenforceable.

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Front page of The Punch Newspaper The Nation of Wednesday, May 13.
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Nigerian newspaper The Punch reports that the Emir of Anka, who is also the chairman of the Zamfara state council of chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has again taken a swipe at the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, for accusing traditional rulers of aiding banditry.

The traditional ruler, who stated this in an exclusive interview said the minister ought to have been fired by President Muhammadu Buhari for making this allegation.

Front page of Vanguard Newspaper The Nation of Wednesday, May 13.

Front page of Vanguard Newspaper The Nation of Wednesday, May 13.
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Nigerian newspaper Vanguard reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to clear the air on allegations of corruption against Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the Court of Appeal.

But Department of State Services (DSS) also, yesterday, denied ever indicting Justice Bulkachuwa of any financial crime.

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