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For today, June 1, 2016

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Osinbajo launches clean-up as Buhari cancels Ogoni visit
Without any official explanation, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cancelled his scheduled visit to Rivers State for the commencement of the clean-up of Ogoni. However, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, represented Buhari at the event. READ MORE

Saraki’s trial resumes June 7
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) had fixed June 7, 8 and 9 for the continuation of trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on alleged false declaration of assets. READ MORE

Avengers attack another Shell facility
Less than 24 hours after the Federal Government launched the clean up of oil spills in Ogoni, in the South-South, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Friday attacked Shell Petroleum Development Company’s  Forcados 48″ Export line. READ MORE

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Militants kill 2 soldiers, 6 civilians, sink houseboat
WARRI— SUSPECTED militants, Wednesday evening, launched a surprise attack at a military houseboat in the creeks of Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, killing two soldiers and six civilians. READ MORE

Why FG scrapped post UTME tests
ABUJA—The Federal Government has scrapped post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country. READ MORE

Ogoniland Clean-up: Oil theft, illegal refining must stop now – Buhari
OGONI—President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday,  warned that the Federal Government would no longer tolerate the current theft and illegal refining of crude oil in the Niger Delta. READ MORE

PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Militants attack more oil pipelines in Bayelsa
Niger Delta militants on Thursday blew up two extra oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, threatening to bring oil production in the country to a halt. READ MORE

NAF chief remanded in prison over N166m contractor’s gift
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the remand of the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo, in Kuje Prison, pending the hearing of his bail application slated for June 6. READ MORE

Buhari shuns Rivers, pipelines attacked in Bayelsa
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to perform the commencement of the clean-up of Ogoniland and other impacted communities in the Niger Delta region in Bodo, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. READ MORE

THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Militants kill two soldiers, 5 others in boat house attack
Militants have attacked a military house boat at Ejere Junction, a creek in Warri South council area of Delta State, killing seven people, including two soldiers. READ MORE

Saraki’s trial at CCT resumes Tuesday
Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial before the Code of conduct Tribunal (CCT) will resume on Tuesday. Dr. Saraki is standing trial on a 16-count charge of alleged false asset declaration. READ MORE

Excitement as Ogoni oil spill clean-up begins
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sounded a note of warning that oil theft and illegal refining will not be tolerated. He also charged regulators of the oil industry to ensure that oil companies operate within international standards. READ MORE

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