Buhari, Tinubu Mourn Emir Of Borgu – Guardian
EMINENT Nigerians, including president Muhammadu Buhari and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have express sadness over the death of the Emir of Borgu in Niger State, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro III.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President said he received with great sadness and a deep feeling of immense personal and national loss, news of the passing away of the monarch.
‘External factor’ caused Sinai crash – BBC
The Russian airline Kogalymavia has blamed “external activity” for Saturday’s Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people.
One airline official said: “The only reasonable explanation is that it was [due to] external activity.”
An investigation by aviation experts using data from the aircraft’s “black boxes” has yet to give its conclusions.
A Kremlin spokesman has told the BBC terrorism could not be ruled out as a possible cause of the crash.
Ministerial portfolios: Presidency denies speculated list – Vanguard
ABUJA – Ahead of the swearing in of the ministerial nominees following their successful screening and confirmation by the senate last week, the Presidency has denied releasing any list that assigned portfolios to them.
The denial followed the speculated list of portfolios which made the rounds especially on social media on Sunday.
Buhari ‘ll not require ministers to publicly declare assets – Vanguard
ABUJA—The new ministers to be inaugurated soon may not be compelled to publicly declare their assets as President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo did, presidency sources have disclosed.
Discordant tunes trail Buhari’s plan for ‘ministers without portfolios’ – Guardian
Fashola, Adewole, Ocholi may head ministries of Power, Education, Justice
AS Nigerians await President Muhammadu Buhari’s allocation of portfolios to his ministers-designate already confirmed by the Senate, opinions are divided over the likelihood that some of them may be without portfolios.
Russian plane crash in Sinai: Questions swirl as 224 aboard are mourned – CNN
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (CNN) A Russian passenger jet broke into pieces in midair, a top aviation official said Sunday, but he said it was too soon to say what could have caused the crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The plane crash Saturday morning killed all 224 people aboard Kogalymavia Flight 9268 and left debris strewn across a remote area of a region plagued by a violent Islamic insurgency.
EFCC, ICPC, others bungle crime cases – CJN – Vanguard
ABUJA— The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has revealed why anti-graft agencies in the country often fail to successfully prosecute high profile criminal cases.
According to the CJN, aside the fact that the agencies conduct shoddy investigations before rushing accused persons to court, in some cases, “up to 200-count charges are brought before the court”, a procedure which he said “makes mockery of the constitution and the laws”.