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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, April 26 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara meet to end budget impasse
The much-awaited meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly finally took place last night with firm assurances between the executive and the legislature that the grey areas in the 2016 budget would be resolved in a matter of days. READ MORE

World Bank raises 2016 oil price forecast to $41 per barrel
Fresh hope of a quicker recovery is on the horizon for cash-strapped Nigeria as the World Bank has raised its 2016 oil price forecast up from the previous level of $37 per barrel to a new height of $41. READ MORE

South Sudan’s Machar returns to Juba, sworn in as VP
South Sudan’s rebel leader, Riek Machar, has been sworn in as vice-president in a boost for a peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of conflict. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Ex-Finance Minister refunds N140m, surrenders 2 houses
ABUJA—Embattled former Finance Minister, Senator Esther Nenadi Usman, has returned N140 million out of the N2.5 billion she allegedly received from the office of the former National Security Adviser ahead of the 2015 Presidential elections. READ MORE

2016 Budget: At last, Presidency, National Assembly reach truce
ABUJA – At last, the Executive arm of the government and the National Assembly have resolved their lingering face-off over the 2016 budget, giving hope that any moment from now, president Mohammed would sign the document into law. READ MORE

Youths occupy NASS, protest delay of 2016 budget passage
ABUJA— hundreds of youths, under the aegis of Citizens United for Peace and Stability, CUPS, yesterday stormed the National Assembly calling for immediate resignation of Senate President, Saraki, on the allegations of corruption leveled against him and controversies surrounding the 2016 budget yet to be signed into law. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

85 percent of Nigerians live in poverty – Ngige
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige said Tuesday that about 85 percent of Nigerians were living in poverty, but was however quick to add that the Buhari government was taking concrete steps to address the high level of poverty in the land. READ MORE

Buhari, Dogara meet at Aso Rock
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed door at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. READ MORE

Tarfa must explain contact with judge – Court
A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere on Tuesday assumed jurisdiction in the two- count charge filed against the embattled Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Rickey Tarfa, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Herdsmen attacks, FX scarcity compound manufacturers’ woes
Prolonged attacks by rampaging herdsmen, along with foreign exchange scarcity, have worsened the plight of Nigerian manufacturers who are already facing a myriad of crises. The herdsmen recently attacked Benue, Enugu, Bayelsa, Ekiti and Adamawa, among others, sacking farmers and destroying agro raw materials such as oranges, mangoes, pineapples, cassava, pears, tomatoes, grains, oil seeds,… READ MORE

Fuel queues to ease next week as cargoes file in
Nigerians will likely get relief from the grueling fuel queues which have persisted for weeks, as ships laden with about 194 million litres of fuel start to arrive the country’s ports this weekend, an industry player has told BusinessDay. According to the source who does not want  his name mentioned, six vessels, three of them… READ MORE

Banks threaten to stop using their platforms for TSA
Nigeria’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) regime formulated by the Federal Government to  shield its resources from pilfering  may experience a flop, following  hints that lenders are planning to stop the use of their platforms for TSA. The grouse of the banks is the one percent transaction charge, based on the use of Remita, an e-payment… READ MORE

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