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For today, April 8 2016:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

2016 Budget: Buhari, ministers study details
By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor & Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari and his ministers are studying the details of the 2016 budget transmitted to the Presidency by the National Assembly on Wednesday. READ MORE

Buhari heads to China to borrow $2bn
President Muhammadu Buhari will visit China on Sunday to sign a loan infrastructure projects deal worth about $2 billion and the low interest loan is to be deployed to finance the N3 trillion deficit in the budget. READ MORE

Release Jonathan’s cousin or charge him to court, Nigerians tell EFCC
Nigerians have call for the release of the nephew of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert, the Managing Director of Kakatar Engineering limited following his continuous detention by anti-graft agency,  Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC. READ MORE
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PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Trouble looms in states over unpaid workers’ salaries
Trouble appears to be looming in several states of the federation between civil servants and the state governments due to the inability of the states to pay workers’ salaries. READ MORE

CJ dismisses Metuh’s petition, asks judge to continue trial
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has dismissed the petition by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, seeking the transfer of his trial for money laundering from Justice Okon Abang to another judge. READ MORE

#PanamaPapers: Falana wants public officials with foreign accounts tried
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Thursday called for the prosecution of Nigerian public officers who are found to be holding foreign accounts in Panama. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Buhari to doctors: shelve planned strike
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve its proposed strike and give the Federal Government time to address the grievances of doctors. READ MORE

How we discovered Orubebe’s property in Abuja, by witness
The prosecution in the case against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe opened its case yesterday. Its first witness gave details of how the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) discovered a property owned by the ex-minister in Abuja, which he allegedly refused to disclose. READ MORE

Osinbajo to Nigerians: no austerity measures
THOSE demanding the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s economic agenda yesterday got a reply. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo used the platform of The Nation’s First National Economic Forum in Lagos to make what many described as so far the most far-reaching explanation of the government’s plan. READ MORE
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DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER

Budget: Emergency FEC meeting holds today
The Federal Executive Council will meet in emergency today over the 2016 budget details submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly yesterday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this exclusively to our correspondent yesterday evening. READ MORE

Buhari urges doctors not to go on strike
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve its planned strike and give his administration more time to address its grievances. Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina, made the appeal at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while meeting with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) led by its president, Dr Kayode Obembe. READ MORE

FG to start 31 major roads soon – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon commence work on 31 major roads across the country in its drive to develop infrastructure and grow the economy. The vice president stressed the need for collaboration among states of the federation in order to stimulate the economy, just as he attributed the country’s economic woes to over-dependence on oil. READ MORE
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THE SUN NEWSPAPER

Manslaughter: Appeal Court grants Ibinabo Fiberesima bail pending appeal
Embattled ex-beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima, yesterday, was granted  bail by the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos pending the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court over five years imprisonment for manslaughter. READ MORE

My story, by Kachikwu
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has blamed the persistent fuel scarcity on the unavailability of foreign exchange (Forex), lack of capacity, activities of pipeline vandals as well as the reduction in subsidy payment. READ MORE

Electricity, water scarcity:  Protesting UNILAG students chase out lecturers
Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) yesterday chased out their lecturers from classrooms to protest scarcity of water and power outages in hostels. READ MORE

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