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For today, April 7 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Saraki got salaries, pension as governor till 2015, says witness
The witness produced by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Michael Wetkas, in the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki made more revelations yesterday. READ MORE

Fares rise by 200 per cent as fuel scarcity persists
Amid efforts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and independent marketers to ensure the supply of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the country, fares have increased by over 200 per cent in major cities in the country. READ MORE

NASS submits 2016 budget details to presidency, says plan is implementable
The National Assembly yesterday finally submitted the details of the 2016 Appropriation Bill worth N6.06 trillion to the presidency. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

CCT trial: We’ll swim and sink with Saraki – Senators
ABUJA —The prospects of a prolonged crisis in the Senate was, yesterday, in the offing following the decision by loyalists of Senate President Bukola Saraki to sink or swim with him in his continued trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. READ MORE

Saraki received salary as governor till August 2015—Witness
ABUJA—The Federal Government, yesterday, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, how the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, collected salaries as the governor of Kwara State for four years after his tenure had elapsed. READ MORE

Troops rescue 11, 595 hostages from Boko Haram dens
THE Nigerian Army said yesterday that no fewer than 11, 595 civilians held at various enclaves by Boko Haram had been rescued. This came as troops intensified efforts to clear and mop up all. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Witness: Saraki got salary for four years after tenure
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja heard yesterday that the Kwara State Government paid about N1.2million monthly as salary and pension to former Governor Bukola Saraki, four years after he ceased to occupy the office.  Saraki was governor between 2003 and 2011. READ MORE

The Nation’s Economy Forum holds today
The Nation’s Forum on the Economy will begin today in Lagos. The two-day event will focus on “National Economy: The way forward”. READ MORE

Ambode appeals to Lagosians
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has appealed to Lagosians to bear with the government over the lingering shortage of fuel and power across the state. READ MORE
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THIS DAY NEWSPAPER

Nigeria losing billions of dollars to maritime sector mismanagement
The Federal Government needs to review all the leases granted by the Nigerian Ports Authority and Oil and Gas Exports Free Zones concessions from 1999 to date, if it is desirous of bringing sanity to the nation’s maritime sector and totally break the perennial cases of underhand deals in the sector. This position forms part… READ MORE

Investment in infrastructure and central oversight key to Nigeria’s success
Improving Nigeria’s infrastructure through prioritised investments will help to secure its long-term success as Africa’s largest economy, according to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). READ MORE

Alarm over IOC’s, oil marketers forex deals
Stakeholders have raised an alarm that the agreement the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) reached with international oil companies (IOCs) in the upstream oil and gas sector on foreign exchange for oil marketers for the importation of fuel will disrupt the efficient pricing of the local currency, the naira, currently facing pressure, with the attendant… READ MORE

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