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For today, March 21 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

PDP leads in Rivers polls
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner in 10 state constituencies in Saturday’s rerun House of Assembly elections in Rivers State. READ MORE

Nigeria may lose N200b to Forcados pipeline disruption
While Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC) works towards the rehabilitation of the Forcados Export Terminal pipeline damaged by vandals, Nigeria would have lost about 25 million barrels of crude oil before it’s repaired. READ MORE

New virus deadlier than Ebola, Zika to emerge
Scientists have warned that humans should brace for the emergence of a new virus that could be deadlier than Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) or Zika. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Re-run polls: Shootings continue in Rivers
PORT-HARCOURT— THE orgy of violence, which characterised Saturday’s re-run polls for some federal and state legislative seats in Rivers State continued, yesterday, as the results were being collated. READ MORE

Those asking me to account for Abacha’s loot are stupid — Obasanjo
LAGOS — Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed angst against those asking him to account for recovered Abacha loot, describing them as illiterates and stupid people. READ MORE

CCT: Why FG withdrew case against Orubebe
Fresh facts are now emerging on why the Federal Government last week withdrew the charges against Elder Godson Orubebe, a former minister in charge of the Ministry of Niger Delta in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan who was arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on allegations of false declaration of assets. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

INEC suspends action on bloody Rivers rerun poll
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last night suspended further action on Rivers State rerun elections into the National Assembly and the House of Assembly. READ MORE

Troops kill seven Boko Haram fighters
Seven Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in an ambush at Dawashi by troops of 7 Brigade in Maiduguri. READ MORE

Western govts ‘knew where Chibok schoolgirls were’
Both the British and United States (U.S.) governments knew where some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram members from Chibok but felt powerless to launch a rescue mission, it has been reported. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Nigeria misery index spike shows limit of Buharinomics
Economic policies of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari are failing to spur growth and instead leading to a rise in inflation and unemployment. The country’s misery index, which combines the unemployment rate and year-over-year growth in its consumer price index recently, spiked to 21.3 level, a blow to the President’s economic philosophy or Buharinomics. Nigeria’s inflation… READ MORE

Fixed income market liquidity soars as FMDQ integrates NBFIs
Nigerian fixed income market will soon experience greater liquidity as the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange receives about 23 non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) as Dealing Member (Specialists) “DMSs” at the OTC debt capital market, BusinessDay can reveal. The DMSs market will be one where the participants have the opportunity to act as Market Makers in Treasury… READ MORE

CBN’s MPC meeting begins today amid weak growth, rising inflation
The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) begins its two-day meeting today against the backdrop of weak domestic growth, rising inflation, and largely unfavourable global economic conditions. This is coming on the heels of the release of two important, but disappointing data in the last two weeks by the National Bureau of… READ MORE

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