The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, November 20, are focused on President Muhammdu Buhari's probe of N1 trillion constituency project, his contention with the National Assembly among other top stories.
This Day reports that President Buhari on Tuesday, November 19, condemned the idea of constituency projects that the federal government has spent N1 trillion on in the last decade without tangible result on Nigerians.
The president made this known during a national summit that was tagged Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service, a programme organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in partnership with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The Punch reports that Buhari on Tuesday, November 19, said that there is little result to see in the N1 trillion budgeted for constituency projects by the National Assembly in the last 10 years.
He made this known at the summit organised by the ICPC in collaboration with the office of the SGF in Abuja, where the chairman of the commission, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, presented a report on project tracking.
The Nation reports that public servants and contractors who did not carry out their duties well as and when due may face the wrath of the law.
This is so as the president said that there are no visible results of the N1 trillion splattered on constituency projects in the last decade, ordering for probe of those who are culpable in inappropriate use of funds.
The Guardian reports that the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, November 19, tied the reported violence in governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states on fake policemen.
After he had debriefed Buhari on security report, Adamu told newsmen that there were reports before the elections that politicians had sewn both police and military uniforms for their thugs.
Vanguard reports that the violence that marked governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states turned worse on Tuesday, November 19, as the woman leader of Musa Wada/Aro Campaign council, Acheju Abuh, was said to have been burnt alive in her house by political thugs
The head of communication of the campaign council, Faruk Adejoh-Audu, said the joyous supporters of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, and thugs carried out the horrendous act.
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