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For today, June 9, 2016

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Family awaits autopsy on football legend, Stephen Keshi
Shock gave way to palpable grief. Still, disbelief was etched on the faces of the members of his family: Super Eagles’ former Captain and Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, could not have died. READ MORE

African fossils’ find shows four species of human ancestor roamed earth 3m years ago
Australopithecus afarensis was one of the longest-lived and best-known early human species.The species, whose most famous fossil ‘Lucy’ comes from Ethiopia, roamed the Earth around 3.2 million years ago – and new evidence has found they were not alone. READ MORE

NARD meets Dogara, suspends proposed strike for a week
Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD have suspended their proposed plan to embark on an indefinite strike billed to commence today. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

FG’s Threat To Banks, Telecoms Firms Over Mass Sack: NECA slams Labour Minister
GENEVA—NIGERIA Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, yesterday lambasted the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, over his threat that the Federal Government would be forced to withdraw the operating licenses of banks and telecoms firms, should they continue to breach the directives to halt further sacks of workers, pending stakeholders meeting next month. READ MORE

Moro sidelined me in N676m recruitment scheme, ex-NIS boss tells court
ABUJA—Former Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Mr. David Paradang, yesterday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the former Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, sidelined him in the botched recruitment that led to the death of 20 persons across the country in 2014. READ MORE

Reps reduce age qualification for presidency, govs, senate to 30yrs
ABUJA—THE Bill seeking to reduce the age qualifications for interested candidates to contest for the positions of President, governor and senate in the country to 30 years yesterday passed second reading in the House of Representatives. READ MORE
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PUNCH NEWSPAPER

NFF mourns Nigeria legend, Stephen Keshi
The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed deep shock at the death, in the early hours of Wednesday, of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. READ MORE

Militancy: Osinbajo meets Niger Delta govs, service chiefs
Despite the Federal Government’s decision to de-escalate (reduce) military operations in the Niger Delta communities, military personnel will still remain on the region’s waterways. READ MORE

N23bn bribe: EFCC arrests two ex-ministers, PDP chiefs
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday and Tuesday arrested key leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the North-East states of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Keshi…‘The Big Boss’ bows out
The news of Stephen Okechukwu Keshi’s death filtered in like a whirlwind in the early hours of yesterday. Not a few football enthusiasts took the shattering news with skepticism. He had not been reported sick, many wondered, and they waited for confirmation before going to town with the bombshell. Many of his former colleagues did not even know he was in Nigeria and when they were confronted with the sad reality, they were stupefied and wept for ‘The Big Boss’, a nickname he earned for his leadsrhip qualities in the football circle. READ MORE

Due process stalling release of N350 billion, says Minister
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, yesterday  said due process was delaying the release of N350 billion planned to reflate the economy. READ MORE

$40m ‘fraud’: Jonathan’s cousin, wife get N1b bail
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja yesterday granted bail to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Roberts Azibaola and his wife, Stella at N500 million and a surety each. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Buhari endorses CBN’s flexible FX market bid
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed plans by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to move to a flexible exchange rate market Businessday can authoritatively report. Sources familiar with the matter tell Businessday that the President gave his approval for the CBN to begin implementation of the flexible exchange rate system, Thursday, June 02 upon… READ MORE

Global refiners shun Nigeria’s crude on brazen Avengers attacks
Refiners from India, Indonesia and United States are shunning Nigeria’s crude oil due to anxiety created by constant attacks from Niger Delta Avengers, putting the country’s oil output under a cloud of uncertainty. Major buyers of Nigerian crude, like Indonesia’s Pertamina, now prefer Congolese Coco grade, Angolan Girassol and Saharan Blend from Algeria over Nigeria’s… READ MORE

2016 budget suffers setback on lack of MDAs’ capacity
The persistent lack of capacity in government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) means that the implementation of the 2016 budget is suffering a serial setback. The budget is estimated at N6.06 trillion. Implementation of the already delayed Nigeria’s 2016 budget could suffer a setback as executing Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government, like in… READ MORE

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