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For today, June 1, 2016

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Nine days after, police re-open PDP’s national secretariat
After nine days of infighting, the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was yesterday unsealed. READ MORE

Court postpones hearing Saraki’s appeal till June 2
A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has adjourned till June 2, 2016 (tomorrow) the hearing of an appeal by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him on charges, which include false and anticipatory asset declaration. READ MORE

China, India, U.S. top list of Nigeria’s foreign trade
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that Nigeria’s total trade volume for first quarter of 2016(Q1 2016) is valued at N2.72 trillion. READ MORE
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PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Nigeria records first trade deficit in seven years…balance of trade dips by N793.5bn.
The National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday that the country recorded a decline of N793.5bn in the first quarter merchandise trade to close at N2.72tn from N3.51tn in the fourth quarter of 2015, the first time in the last seven years. READ MORE

Diamond Bank fires 200 workers
Diamond Bank Plc has fired 200 members of its workforce as the economic challenges affecting the country continue to batter the financial services industry. READ MORE

Niger Delta militants should be tamed
THE recent spate of violence in some of the coastal states of the country, targeting security agents and oil installations, is a clear indication of a return to the dark days of militancy in the Niger Delta. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Biafra: We acted in self-defence – Army
NNEWI — Following allegation of massacre of members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Monday, by security agents in Onitsha, the 82nd Division, Nigerian Army said, yesterday, it merely invoked the extant Rules of Engagement (ROE) to resort to self-defence and protect the strategic Niger Bridge.READ MORE

Buhari performed beyond expectations – Anyim
ABA-Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 election in Abia State, Chief Nyerere Anyim has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s one year in office as one with remarkable achievement. READ MORE

We didn’t kill 50 dead soldiers, Buratai telling Buhari lies – Avengers
WARRI—Hundreds of villagers, including women and children, fleeing from different Gbaramatu communities in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, following the siege by soldiers, have remained trapped in the bush for the past four days without food. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Police to Lagosians: ignore rumour of militants attack
Lagosians were yesterday told to ignore rumours of threats to security of lives and property. The police assured residents of the nation’s commercial nerve centre that the fears of an attack on the city by militants, especially the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), were unfounded. READ MORE

Buhari, Igbo leaders meet
Twenty-four hours after the bloody Biafra Day protests,  President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with some Southeast leaders at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. READ MORE

Army: no talks with militants
Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has ruled out negotiations with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), arguing that the government’s strategy is to first smoke them out of hiding. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Nigeria plays catch-up as Internet value chain approaches $5.8trn
The complete Internet value chain has been estimated to grow by 11 percent annually over the next five years, reaching $5.8 trillion by 2020 as connectivity increases and savvy minds leverage the Internet’s endless opportunities to maximise returns. “Looking at all areas of the internet value chain combined, the total size increased at an average… READ MORE

016 capital projects: Fashola hits the ground running
Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has commenced phased implementation of the capital projects approved in the 2016 budget with an invitation for bids aimed at delivering over 20 road projects including construction of schools, government buildings and solar powered projects in the six geopolitical zones of the country. Through publications in some national… READ MORE

Nigeria’s economic policy shift seen nearing delivery mode
All hope may not have been lost on the Nigerian economy despite the current hardship occasioned by fall in oil prices and regulatory headwinds, as the country’s trade balance is projected to return to surplus of $6.6 billion from an annual deficit of $6.9 billion, according to analysts. This bright projection is coming from the… READ MORE

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