Main headlines of key Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday, May 28, revolve around the National Assembly through the House of Representatives re-affirming its independence from the executive arm of the federal government.
The Guardian reports that the National Assembly on Monday, May 27, reaffirmed the independence of the legislature, maintaining that it refuses to be a rubberstamp in the hands of the executive arm of the federal government.
Speaking on this in Abuja, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said: “By the constitution and design, the executive informs us what they intend to do and the representatives of the people in National Assembly decide what is priority, since they represent the people.”
The Nation reports that a bill that will reduce the powers of anti graft agencies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and six other bodies is underway.
The newspaper said that if the bill is signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, it will prevent the EFCC and other similar agencies from getting orders to freeze suspicious bank accounts that are being investigated.
Vanguard reports that owing to reasons bordering on insecurity, the Daura emirate council in Katsina state has cancelled activities organised to celebrate the Sallah festival.
The decision was reached after a forum of northern governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors on Monday and decried the poor state of security in the region.
This Day reports that President Buhari recounted his experiences in the military, especially in the pre-Nigeria/Biafra civil war era of 1966 which recorded series of coups and counter-coups.
President Buhari, who said this during an interview on Monday, stated that those were horrible times for him and the nation in general.
Punch reports that there is very noticeable shortage of teachers in many states across the country. This is as some state governors have refused to employ teachers in primary schools.
The newspaper reports that in some schools, there are as few as three teachers who sometimes omit classes for not tangible reason.
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