The whole of Nigeria is expecting news of President Muhammadu Buhari's return from his vacation in the United Kingdom, this worry takes central place in the news for this Friday, February 10.
We begins today's newspaper review with Vanguard which bears the title: "Buhari back anytime from now"
Amidst increasing concerns over the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari, indications emerged, yesterday, of his imminent return to the country, having reportedly finished with the extended medical tests his United Kingdom-based physicians ran on him.
The latest public declaration that the President is in fine fettle was given by Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and Speaker Yakubu Dogara who, in separate tweets, acknowledged that the President is in fine shape.
The Nation takes the dialogue up a notch, with the headline: "What Buhari told us on phone, by Saraki, Dogara"
Nigerians got more assurances yesterday that all is well with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President spoke with Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday night.
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Yesterday, the President received two leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande – in London .
The Presidency gave the first hint of the meeting, using @NGRPresident official Twitter handle.
It posted a photograph of the President and his guests sitting down.
The Punch bears a different headline, "AMCON takes over Arik, as EFCC grills Arumemi-Ikhide"
The Federal Government, through the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, on Thursday took over the operations of the nation’s biggest carrier, Arik Air, and appointed Capt. Roy Ukpebo Ilegbodu as its new manager.
It was gathered that the beleaguered airline was indebted to alone to the tune of over N300bn, with AMCON alone owed N135bn; while its obligations to aviation fuel suppliers, insurance firms, aircraft maintenance organisations, the Federal Government and the various aviation agencies, as well as food vendors made up the balance.
Officials of the aviation arm of the Federal Ministry of Transportation and AMCON confirmed on Thursday that Arik was immersed in a heavy financial debt burden that was threatening to permanently ground the airline.
The Guardian joins in the discuss with the headline: "Why our managers took over Arik, by AMCON"
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday took over the executive control of Arik Air to save the carrier from collapse due to its heavy financial debt burden.
The airline will now be managed by Capt. Roy Ukpebo Ilegbodu, a veteran aviation expert with more than 30 years experience, under the receivership of Mr. Oluseye Opasanya (SAN).
With the takeover by independent management under AMCON, owned by the Federal Government, the airline stands a chance of not going under, but to rebound and give efficient services to passengers and meet its financial obligations, including paying workers’ salaries.