Major headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers centre around the possibility of decline for the aviation sector following the money laundering allegations faced by Air Peace boss, Allen Onyema.
The Guardian reports that stakeholders of the airline are now considering their fates and that of Air Peace over the claims against Onyema.
In fact, experts are claiming that the imminent cancellation of about $20 billion worth of aircraft acquisition deals with Boeing and Embraer, credibility hurdles against Nigerian operators abroad as well as the possible sack of the airlines' staff might occur if Onyema loses out in the trial.
The Nation reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the tracking and arrest of those behind the murder of Achejuh Abuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s women leader in Kogi state.
Describing the killing of Abuh as barbaric and primitive, President Buhari said: “Such evildoers must be brought to justice, irrespective of whatever allegiances they hold.”
Vanguard reports that in his order, the president instructed security agencies to fish out the murderers.
The statement containing the president's directive said: “President Buhari charges all security agencies involved in the investigation to do a thorough and expeditious job on the matter, so that justice could be served without fear or favor."
This Day reports that the federal government on Sunday, November 24, insisted that it has not in any way lost its case at the British court against Process and Development (P&D) Limited.
The federal government was reacting to the order of the court for it to deposit $200 as security before it could grant a stay of execution of the $9.6 billion judgment debt.
Punch reports that the delay on the part of the federal government to refund to states the money spent in the repair of federal roads is causing serious issues.
This is the federal government, according to investigations, is still owing Sokoto N16.8 billion, Gombe N6.34 billion, Anambra N15 billion, Cross River N25 billion and Ekiti N11 billion.
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