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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.

For today, May 20 2016

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

NLC open to dialogue, may adopt sectoral strike option
As the strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to protest against the increase in fuel price continued yesterday, the workers’ organisation expressed its readiness for dialogue when the Federal Government makes such an offer. READ MORE

66 die as EgyptAir plane plunges into sea
EgyptAir flight 804 travelling from Paris to Cairo has plunged into the Mediterranean Sea with 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board. READ MORE

Second Chibok girl Serah, pastor’s daughter, rescued
Two days after the rescue of the first girl, Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, and her four-month-old baby, the Nigerian Army yesterday said it has rescued a second Chibokgirl, Miss Serah Luka. READ MORE
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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

NLC leaders meet Saraki, Dogara, say strike continues
The President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, and his team met for about 40 minutes behind closed-doors on Thursday evening,  with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to discuss the nationwide strike over the hike in fuel price. READ MORE

Fuel subsidy, heavy yoke that couldn’t continue —Tinubu
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians not to lament the removal of fuel subsidy, which he described as a heavy yoke that the government could not allow to linger. READ MORE

Another Chibok girl rescued, Amina visits Buhari
TWO days after the rescue of one of the 200 schoolgirls abducted from the Chibok community in Borno State, another schoolgirl was rescued on Thursday night. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Fed Govt draws up anti-oil theft battle plan
To check oil thefts and illegal bunkering, the Federal Government will deploy appropriate surveillance technology combat vehicles and boats to difficult terrains. Apart from ensuring full benefits of uninterrupted power supply, the Federal Government has also been urged to set up special courts for speedy prosecution of oil bunkerers and oil theft suspects. READ MORE

Fed Govt sets up 15-man panel on palliatives
The Federal government has constituted a 15-man technical committee to consider suggestions and contribution from relevant parties on the N500 billion social investment in the 2016 budget as palliatives to cushion the effect of the petrol price increase. READ MORE

Strike continues, says Wabba
Labour might have downgraded the national strike called by the Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour  Cogress (NLC) to a mere protest as protesters resorted to arm-twisting tactics in some cities to force people to join the action in protest against the hike in petrol price to N145 from N86.50. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Oil rally eludes Nigeria as pipeline breaks surge 24%
Nigeria is currently unable to participate in the move to a 6 month high by crude prices, as what was once Africa’s largest producer sees its daily crude output slide by 36 percent to 1.4 million barrels per day (bd), due to sabotage by militants in the Niger Delta region. A total of 959 vandalised… READ MORE

Nigeria’s ‘subsidised’ university education leaves students mentally poor
Stakeholders have raised concerns about the ability of the Federal Government to provide quality university education at a subsidised rate, given dwindling foreign exchange accruing from crude oil revenues. At the moment, the FG subsidises tuition leading to most Federal universities; charging tuition fees of between N9,000 and N25 000. The minister of education Adamu… READ MORE

Gas supply to determine cement firms’ profitability
The availability of gas supplies at factories will to a very large extent determine cement makers’ profitability in 2016 as huge energy costs that disrupted operations dampened margins in the first quarter in an environment hard hit by economic downturn. This means investors should gauge the performance of these firms in the subsequent quarters on… READ MORE  

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