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For today, April 12 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

National Assembly pads CCB’s budget by over N4 billion
As more details of the alterations the National Assembly made in the 2016 budget emerged yesterday, an insight was given into how the budget of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was padded by over N4 billion while the recurrent expenditure was upped by another N224 million. READ MORE

ECOWAS Court rules in favour of Dasuki over illegal detention by government
Seeking to enforce his fundamental rights, former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki yesterday got the approval of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court in his suit against the Federal Government over his alleged unlawful arrest and detention without trial since December last year. READ MORE

How Jonathan paid N400m into Metuh’s corporate account, by witness
A defence witness in the ongoing trial of the National Publicity Secretary, People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ), Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday narrated how former President Goodluck Jonathan paid N400 million into Metuh’s account. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Senate gives Buhari final warning over budget 2016
ABUJA—The Senate, yesterday, gave what it described as a final warning to the presidency on its dealings with the legislative branch of government, affirming that it would no longer tolerate the presidency blaming the legislature for its failures. READ MORE

$2.1bn arms probe: We’ve jurisdiction to hear Dasuki’s suit, ECOWAS court tells FG
ABUJA—  The Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) court, yesterday, told  the Federal Government that it had jurisdiction to determine the legality or otherwise of the continued detention of the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) READ MORE

Alleged N400m fraud: Jonathan asked Metuh to submit his company’s account —Witness
ABUJA — The embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday, opened his defence to the seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Senators to Buhari: enough is enough on budget row
SENATORS yesterday advised the Presidency to come clean  on the 2016 Budget. It should admit its errors and President Muhammadu Buhari should sign the document “without any further delay”, they said. READ MORE

China/Nigeria Business Forum meeting opens
President Muhammadu Buhari, who arrived in China yesterday on a week-long visit, will begin his programme with the opening ceremony of the Business Forum of the China/Nigeria Production Capacity Cooperation. READ MORE

Shiite/Army clash: 347 bodies buried
No fewer than 347 bodies were buried in a mass grave after the December 12, last year clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as the Shiite, and soldiers. READ MORE
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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Budget: Heads may roll in govt parastatals, agencies
The Presidency has begun an investigation to determine the level of complicity of heads of some government’s parastatals and agencies in the “mutilated” 2016 budget sent to President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly, The PUNCH has learnt. READ MORE

Two die, UNIPORT shut as students protest fee payment
TWO students of the University of Port Harcourt were on Monday feared killed during a protest over an alleged policy by the management of the institution that school fees must be paid before they would be allowed to take their first semester examinations. READ MORE

Contractors paid N1bn into Sule Lamido’s accounts –EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on April 11, 2016 presented more witnesses in the ongoing trial of a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and two others before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja. READ MORE

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