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For today, Friday, August 21, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Economy can’t sustain subsidy – Kachikwu, NNPC boss

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, and other stakeholders argued, yesterday, that fuel subsidy was an unsustainable drain on the economy and called for speedy deregulation of the nation’s oil and gas sector. READ MORE…

Police recruitment: Buhari directs IGP to reduce police orderlies attached to individuals

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern warning to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP and the Police Service Commission, PSC, that he would not tolerate extortion from unemployed Nigerians in the forth-coming Police recruitment. READ MORE…

Jonathan didn’t perform, but Buhari must prove he’s a saint – Balarabe Musa

Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, yesterday, doubted the ability and sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari to confront the endemic problem of corruption in Nigeria and put an end to it.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

FG converts 11 states’ bank debts to bonds

The National Economic Council chaired by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo was on Thursday told that Federal Government bonds had been issued to 14 banks on behalf of 11 state governments as part of the plan to restructure states’ loans in commercial banks.

FG refuses to appeal ruling against Kashamu’s extradition

The Federal Government has not appealed against the ruling of Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which dismissed a suit seeking the extradition of the Ogun-East Senator, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States of America to face illicit drug charge, findings by our correspondent have shown.

Stop harassing us, PDP govs tell DSS

Thirteen governors of the Peoples Democratic Party have said there is a need for the country to have a virile opposition.

Don’t extort money from applicants, Buhari warns police

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern warning to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP and the Police Service Commission, PSC, that he would not tolerate extortion from unemployed Nigerians in the forth-coming Police recruitment. READ MORE…

Court says Rivers can probe Amaechi

The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on Thursday, dismissed the suit filed by a former governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, challenging the setting up of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to probe his administration. READ MORE…

Ex-Lagos tax chief, Fowler now FIRS chair

William Babatunde Fowler was appointed on Thursday, August 20, 2015, and will replace Samuel Ogungbesan. READ MORE…

Bristow crash: Passengers’ names released

The Accident Investigation Bureau on Thursday released the official list of passengers and crew members on-board the Bristow Helicopters’ chopper that crashed into a lagoon in Lagos last Wednesday. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN

NNPC, others insist on oil sector deregulation

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, and other stakeholders argued, yesterday, that fuel subsidy was an unsustainable drain on the economy and called for speedy deregulation of the nation’s oil and gas sector. READ MORE…

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Debt restructuring Osun, Delta, Ogun, eight others issue N322.78bn bonds

The National Economic Council chaired by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo was on Thursday told that Federal Government bonds had been issued to 14 banks on behalf of 11 state governments as part of the plan to restructure states’ loans in commercial banks.

Falomo Shopping Centre: Afriland refutes allegations of improper conduct

Ambode revoked the contract on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, saying that it was grossly detrimental to the interests of the people of the state. READ MORE…

Buhari appoints Fowler, Gusau heads of FIRS, Budget Office

William Babatunde Fowler was appointed on Thursday, August 20, 2015, and will replace Samuel Ogungbesan. READ MORE…

Kachikwu, marketers call for deregulation of petrol

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, and other stakeholders argued, yesterday, that fuel subsidy was an unsustainable drain on the economy and called for speedy deregulation of the nation’s oil and gas sector. READ MORE…

Court dismisses Amaechi’s suit to stop probe of his administration

The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on Thursday, dismissed the suit filed by a former governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, challenging the setting up of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to probe his administration. READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY       

Experts worry over growing dumping of hotel franchise

Hospitality experts across the country have decried the rate at which hotel owners terminate existing franchise deals and move to new managers without considering the impact of such actions on the hospitality industry at large.

Afriland says Falomo Shopping Centre transaction above board

Ambode revoked the contract on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, saying that it was grossly detrimental to the interests of the people of the state. READ MORE…

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