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For today, Friday, February 26 2016:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

EFCC arrests Diezani’s cousin over oil deals

ABUJA—Barely a week after Admiral Alison Madueke (retd) was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the anti-graft agency yesterday, moved against Mr. Donald Chidi Amamgbo, a cousin of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. READ MORE

Padded 2016 budget: Reps invite Adeosun, Udoma, Emefiele, others
ABUJA — THE House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, yesterday, revealed plans to hold budget session with Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance and Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Budget and Planning on the 2016 budget proposal to explain the many errors associated with it. READ MORE

Alleged N1trn fraud: Senate moves to arrest Lamorde, ex-EFCC boss
ABUJA — THE Senate has begun the process of issuing a warrant of arrest on the immediate past chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, over his failure to appear before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. READ MORE

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

EFCC set to recover N1.5tr
IF the current drive of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to recover looted funds, both from the arms deal and other sources, is maintained, the commission may be on its way to retrieving N1. 5 trillion which will help to revive the economy. READ MORE

Dozens feared killed in Yola bomb blasts
IT was a gruesome bloodbath with body parts littering the Yola , Adamawa State police station and further away after bombs exploded about 11:30 a.m. yesterday, killing “dozens of persons.” READ MORE

1.5m to write 2016 UTME as test begins Sat
AS the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) begins throughout the country tomorrow, a total of 1,589,175 candidates are expected to write the second, wholly computer-based test (CBT). READ MORE

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Buhari heeds Soyinka’s advice, convenes conference
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the convocation of a national economic conference aimed at rallying the country together to offer solutions to the current economic challenges facing Nigeria. READ MORE

One dies as Ladipo traders clash with soldiers
One person has been confirmed dead as traders at the Ladipo Market, Oshodi, Lagos, on Thursday protested against alleged extortion by one Monday Ijoba. READ MORE

Jonathan’s ex-ADC in detention on Army’s directive –EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said the continued detention of a former Aide-de-Camp to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, is on the directive of the Nigerian Army. READ MORE

BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Business travel on private, charter jets strong, despite economic slowdown

Business travel on private and charter jets appears resilient despite the economic slowdown currently being experienced in Nigeria. BusinessDay findings reveal that passenger traffic for business travel has continued to show steady growth compared to domestic airlines that have lost about 40 percent of their passenger traffic. “Businessmen still prefer to fly charter planes knowing… READ MORE

Housing supply in five-year high, rises 15% to 3,929 units in 2015
Despite a tough macro-economic and political environment which characterised 2015, residential housing supply to the property market within the year, reached an five-year high of 3,928 new housing units, which was 15 percent higher than the previous year’s output, estimated at 2,523 units. This is considered the highest housing supply in the last five years,… READ MORE

NAICOM in fresh push to reposition insurance business
Determined to reposition the insurance industry for growth and competitiveness, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) is deploying new policies and strategies that would build capacity for the business and  also ensure quality delivery of insurance services. Among the new policies are transition to risk based supervision, which is calculated to lead to consolidation of the…READ MORE

THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Refund N310m for 23 cars, EFCC tells Uche Secondus
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman Uche Secondus has offered to return the 23 luxury cars he got from a business associate of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.READ MORE

Edo governorship poll holds Sept 10
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the Edo State governorship election for September 10.READ MORE

Eagles Chief Coach Oliseh resigns
Super Eagles Chief Coach, Sunday Oliseh has resigned his job. He announced his decision in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle @SundayOOliseh early Friday morning.READ MORE

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