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For today, Friday, April 17, 2015:

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Revealed: Plot to abduct Jega during presidential poll

Those involved in the plot planned to abduct Jega in order to interrupt the collation of election results. READ MORE…

Unknown epidemic hits Ondo, kills 12

The disease broke out in Ode-Irele community of the state about three days ago and according to residents, it kills its victims within 24 hours. READ MORE…

Buhari, Ezekwesili, Shekau among TIME’s 100 most influential persons

Nigerians who made the TIME 100 list are President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, bestselling author, Chimamanda Adichie and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. READ MORE…

South African attacks: FG directs Nigerians to remain indoors

The Federal Government has said it will move to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa if the xenophobic attacks get worse. READ MORE…

I conceded defeat for Nigeria’s unity – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed why he conceded defeat to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE…

Customs release Obasanjo’s “My Watch”

NCS Comptroller-General, Dikko Abdullahi explained that the container carrying the books was released pursuant to a recent court order lifting the ban against its distribution. READ MORE…

Kidnapping is our family business, says arrested nanny

The kidnapper nanny, Funmilayo Adeyemi, who went under the name Mary Akinloye, confessed during a Channels TV interview about how she carried out the kidnapping. READ MORE…

Passengers stranded as strike grounds flights

Local flights in Nigeria were delayed for six hours after air traffic controllers in the country went on strike. READ MORE…

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Why I conceded defeat to Buhari– Jonathan

The President gave reasons for his action on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in response to comments made by the French ambassador to Nigeria, Denis Guaer. READ MORE…

Orekoya kidnap – My husband forced me into kidnapping

The kidnapper nanny, Funmilayo Adeyemi, aka Mary Akinloye, who abducted the three Orekoya boys in Surulere, Lagos, has explained that her family members pushed her into the act. READ MORE...

Constitution Amendment – Senate asks Jonathan to return original bill

The Senate has demanded the return of the bill sent to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent along with the signature page after he refused to approve the constitutional amendments.

Xenophobic attacks: Reps vow to move against South Africa’s interests

The House of Representatives has threatened to frustrate South African interests in Nigeria if the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians continue. READ MORE…

Juju scare: How I fled Government House – Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday explained that he had to relocate from the Government House to “juju” sacrifices at him.

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Nigeria, US decry violence against foreigners in South Africa

The Nigerian House of Representatives has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to recall the country’s ambassador to South Africa over the attacks. READ MORE...

Jonathan canvasses support for Buhari, meets security chiefs, others

Jonathan made the call on Thursday, April 16, 2015, via a statement released by his media aide, Reuben Abati. READ MORE…

Senate demands return of constitution review bill sent to Jonathan

The Senate has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to return the original copy of the amendment bill which he rejected.

Ekiti workers oppose moves to impeach Fayose

The APC lawmakers in Ekiti State have said that there is no going back in plans to impeach Governor Ayo Fayose. READ MORE…

Ondo explains strange deaths in community

Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju has briefed journalists on the strange disease plaguing the state. READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY

Nigerian banks face elevated risks from FX liabilities

Nigerian lenders are facing elevated risks from their high exposure to foreign currency deposits, according to ratings agency, Standard and Poor’s (S & P). Domiciliary deposits in the Nigerian banking industry have increased significantly to about 26 percent of total deposits, from an average of 15 percent in 2008.

Nigeria’s prospects brighten as oil shoots above $63 per barrel

Oil rose more than 3 per cent on Thursday, pushing Brent crude to a 2015 high above 63 dollars per barrel. The increase was due to evidence that U.S. production had dropped, balancing a market that had been in heavy oversupply for more than a year.

Okonjo-Iweala laments Nigeria’s poisonous political environment as she outlines regrets

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has lamented Nigeria’s poisonous political environment which she said frustrated the efforts of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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