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For today, August 12 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Recovery of N30b debt may ground domestic airlines

Despite the plummeting fortunes of domestic airlines in the country due to the harsh economy, they will have to pay up their debts worth more than N30 billion or be grounded by regulatory agencies.

New militant group vows to blow up more pipelines

The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGM) has vowed to blow up more oil installations, if government does not meet its demand for inclusion in negotiations with other militant groups. READ MORE

‘Crude oil causes heart, skull deformities’

With the rising cases of oil spills, pipeline destruction in the oil-rich Niger Delta and overdependence on petroleum products, Nigerians are in for a massive health catastrophe.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

FG replies US, says no state in Nigeria’s unsafe

ABUJA—The Federal Government yesterday faulted recent claims by the US government that at least 20 states in the federation were not safe for its citizens.

Budget Padding: Why House inserted projects – Yakubu Dogara

ABUJA — Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, said  he could not be investigated or interrogated over alleged padding of the 2016 budget. READ MORE

No sanctions for Dogara, Jibrin, says APC

ABUJA — The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it would not sanction its members involved in the budget-padding scandal rocking the House of Representatives. READ MORE

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Iwu, Arise, Uduaghan, 63 others ‘are poll offenders’

A bold step towards sanitising the electoral process was taken yesterday, with the indictment of 66 individuals and organisations allegedly involved in poll crimes in 2007 and 2011. READ MORE

Ambode inaugurates helipad at LASUTH for medical emergency

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday inaugurated a helicopter landing platform (helipad) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, to aid victims requiring emergency medical attention, especially in remote areas. READ MORE

We can’t be tried for padding, says Dogara

House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara insisted yesterday that budget padding is not an offence, saying no lawmaker can be investigated or tried for it. READ MORE

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Budget padding: EFCC, ICPC can’t probe Reps –Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday said no member of the National Assembly could be investigated or prosecuted for performing the legislative duty of passing an Appropriation Act. READ MORE

Man murders wife’s lover on matrimonial bed

A 32-year-old businessman, Ezekiel Igbokwe, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his wife’s lover, Victor Olatundun. READ MORE

Edo gov: INEC clears Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, 17 others

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday in Abuja released what it called the final list of candidates for the Edo State governorship election. READ MORE

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THE BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

OPS wants policy consistency, gas to pull economy out of recession

The organised private sector wants the Federal Government to create a consistent policy environment and provide gas for manufacturers and key players in the productive sector, so as to pull the economy out of recession.

Record high sovereign yields spur crowding out fears

Experts are fretting that Nigeria's borrowing may stifle credit to the private sector, as mouth-watering yields on the sovereign's Treasure Bills make it difficult for lenders to turn a blind eye, Businessday reports.

Nation holds its breath as Nigeria delays Q2 GDP data release

Nigeria has delayed the publication of key economic statistics, including GDP data that are expected to officially confirm the west African economy is in recession.

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