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For today, January 27 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

No one can force Buhari to talk, says presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is not ill and admitted in any hospital in London as being speculated. But he cannot be forced to speak to Nigerians, the presidency declared yesterday

Government may miss oil revenue target in 2017 budget

Revenue from crude oil may drop further from the $41.8 billion in 2016 to $38.5 billion (N1.174 trillion) this year. At yesterday’s Brent crude price of $55.53 and with an improved production of 1.9 million barrels per day, the country is expected to earn N1.174 trillion by the end of 2017 if prices do not fall.

Female literary icon, Onyebuchi Emecheta, dies at 72

Foremost Nigerian novelist and author, Mrs. Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta, passed away on Wednesday in her London home at the age of 72. Emecheta, born in Lagos on July 21, 1944, published more than 20 books throughout her career. Her notable literary works include Second Class Citizen, Joys of Motherhood and The Bride Price.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

2baba, other stars to march against Buhari’s policies
Innocent Idibia popularly known by his stage name 2baba has revealed that he will be embarking on a nationwide protest against the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration among others.
 

$1.2bn Malabu scam: Court grants FG interim ownership of Dan Etete’s oil blocs

ABUJA —A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, granted an interim order awarding ownership of controversial Oil Prospecting Licence, OPL 245, owned by former Minister of Petroleum, Chief Dan Etete, to the Federal Government, pending conclusion of investigation and prosecution of oil giants allegedly involved in the $1.2 billion Malabu oil bloc fraud.

Breaking: Buhari not ill or in any London hospital – Presidency
ABUJA-Following the deafening speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari is critically ill with an undisclosed sickness that may lead to death, the presidency has said that he is not ill and also not on admission in any hospital in London.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Buhari not in London hospital, says Presidency

he Presidency yesterday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is hale and hearty. It declared that President Buhari is neither receiving treatment nor in an hospital in London, where he has been holidaying.

Reps seek ex-ministers’ trial over $470m CCTV contract

THREE former ministers are to face trial over the $470million Lagos and Abuja Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV)  contract – if the government accepts a committee’s recommendation.

EFCC seizes $1.6b Malabu oil block from Shell, others

Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245 was ordered seized yesterday, but the big question  – the whereabouts of $1.6 billion  – paid for it remains as thorny as ever.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Buhari’s health: President should address Nigerians, says NLC

The Presidency on Thursday insisted that despite the rumour doing the rounds on President Muhammadu Buhari’s state of health, the President is not ill.

Justice Yunusa admitted taking N1.5m from Rickey Tarfa – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Thursday that Justice Mohammed Yunusa confirmed receiving N1.5m from embattled Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Rickey Tarfa.

Court orders interim forfeiture of Malabu oil block to FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the interim forfeiture of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL 245) to the Federal Government pending when “investigation and prosecution” of suspects in the $1.1bn Malabu Oil scam would be completed.

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