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For today, April 19 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

CCT bars senators from Saraki’s trial
Mr. Danladi Umar, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) had hard words for senators yesterday. He declared that the Senate was not on trial before the CCT, therefore the lawmakers had no reason being in court daily. Umar consequently asked them to stay back at the Senate and conduct their constitutional duties. READ MORE

How depot owners exploit marketers, hurt fuel supply
Instead of easing the persistent scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, depot owners are allegedly a major obstacle to its availability in the country. They obstruct the smooth supply of the product by selling a litre of the product for over N120 as against the ex-depot price of N76.50 per litre. READ MORE

Businesses shut as hard times hit Bayelsa’s economy
Bayelsa State may be plunging deeper into an economic crisis as its federal allocation thins out and workers are burdened with unpaid salaries. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

N500bn social intervention fund intact— Ngige
ABUJA—THE Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige yesterday reiterated the Federal Government commitment to implement the approved N500 billion for the social intervention scheme. READ MORE

EFCC arraigns Tompolo in absentia
Lagos—The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned in absentia,  former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo) before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. READ MORE

CCT vs Saraki: Confusion in Senate over who presides in plenary
ABUJA — In a bid to save his position as the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, begged the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, to reconsider its decision to conduct day-to-day hearing on the 13-count criminal charge the Federal Government entered against him. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Saraki’s trial: Senators summon tribunal Judge
Senators may have set the stage for a major confrontation between them and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial for alleged falsification of assets. READ MORE

$2.1b arms deals: Jonathan’s ex-aide Dudafa arrested
The former Senior Special Assistant ( Domestic Affairs) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is to be interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the investigation into the $2.1billion arms deals. READ MORE

Ex-Finance minister to be quizzed over missing £22.5m
A former Minister of Finance may be invited over the missing £22.5 million recovered from the family of the late Gen. Sani Abacha. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Tax breaks to Oil & Gas multinationals cost Nigeria over N600 billion
Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy is said to have lost about $3.3billion (N653billion) as a result of a ten-year tax break granted by successive administrations to some of the world’s biggest Oil & Gas Companies –Shell, Total and ENI. Apart from the sheer value of the lost revenues from tax incentives, decisions to grant them are… READ MORE

Nigerian exporters hurting under fixed FX regime
The Federal Government’s insistence on a fixed naira dollar peg is hurting local exporters wh o are groaning under the pressure of an unfavourable business climate. Adeola Elliot, chairman of the Agriculture Group at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, describes the present situation as, “a major short-change on the producers’ part,” many of whom… READ MORE

Reps to legislate 10-year National Development Plan
A legislation which seeks a  revitalised  National Development Plan for acceleration of infrastructural development is to be slated for debate on the floor of the House of Representatives. BusinessDay findings show that some of the previous national development plans initiated between 1958 to 1962, 1970-1974; 1975-1980; 1990-1992 and 2010-2020, have no legislative framework of the National… READ MORE

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