Nigeria: Press awash with Buhari's holiday, trial of senate president, airline takeover

The five days vacation taken by President Muhammadu Buhari, Supreme Court's nod for the trial of senate president and also the state takeover of Aero Contractor airline headed many Nigerian papers on Saturday.National Mirror explained that eight months after he took over power from former President Goodluck Jonathan on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday continued on holiday.

It said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would perform the functions of the President.

Nation is excited the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Friday got the green light from the Supreme Court to continue together with the 13-count fictitious asset statement charge brought against Senate President Bukola Saraki from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Aggregated Nigerian News Site This Day reported that the assumption of complete ownership of Aero Contractors, a premium airline in Nigeria, WOn't affect its flight operations, as Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), takes on the airline because of debt.

Vanguard said President Buhari has shown that his government has within three months saved N2.2 trillion for the country through the enforcement of the Treasury Single Account, TSA.

Guardian said as difficulties of inferior power supply, lack of facilities, excess billings, dearth of care and others remain, Nigerians have questioned the rationale behind the increase in electricity tariff.

Daily Independent said Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, will hold a joint meeting with leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress and top executives of Electricity Distribution Companies next week to avert the planned picketing of the Discos by members of the NLC.

The Sun reported that five military personnel deployed to checkmate pipe~line vandals at Abule region of Ikorodu, Lagos State were killed in the wee hours of Friday as the vandals who have been armed to the teeth were engaged by them.

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