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For today, July 22 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Appeal Court okays use of hijab in Lagos schools

A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Lagos yesterday set aside the October 17, 2014 judgment by Justice Modupe Onyeabor of an Ikeja High Court banning the use of hijab in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State. READ MORE

Nigeria in recession, says Adeosun, Udoma disagrees

Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who briefed the Senate on the state of the economy was blunt. She told the lawmakers yesterday that the country’s economy has entered a recession stage. But her Budget and National Planning counterpart, Udoma Udo Udoma, tried to keep hope alive, saying a recession is still far away. READ MORE

Principal officers padded budget by N60b, Jibrin alleges

Barely 24 hours after he was relieved of his appointment as chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumuni Jibrin has opened a can of worms, indicting some of the principal officers of the lower legislative chamber.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

It’s official: Economy in recession – FG

ABUJA— MINISTER of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday, painted a gloomy picture of the economy when she appeared before the Senate, saying the country was already in recession. READ MORE

Sex scandal: US Ambassador has no evidence – Minister

ABUJA — THE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, said, yesterday, that there had been no sufficient evidence to prove that the three members of the House of Representatives accused of sexual misconduct really committed the crime. READ MORE

Why Court granted Fayose’s aide, Agbele, N50m bail; fined EFCC N5m

ABUJA—Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of an Abuja High Court at Maitama, yesterday, admitted an aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, bail to the tune of N50 million. READ MORE

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Sex scandal: US envoy’s allegations lack evidence, says minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday, said the outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, did not have any credible evidence to prove the allegations of sexual misconduct against three members of the House of Representatives. READ MORE

11 die as commercial bus explodes in Lagos

About 11 persons were killed on Thursday after a commercial bus with 14 passengers on board went up in flames on the Otedola Bridge in the Berger area of Lagos.

Dogara demanded N40bn padding in budget, says Jibrin

A former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, opened up on Thursday on why the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, sacked him on Wednesday. READ MORE

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Elujoba is OAU acting VC

A SIXTY-eight –year-old professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ife, Anthony Elujoba, yesterday is the university’s acting vice chancellor. READ MORE

Govt: economy in recession

Nigerians yesterday got a piece of bad news – the economy is in recession. But, there is no need to panic because it will be short, according to Finance Minister Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

We’re in talks with militants, says Buhari

The talks  are through oil companies and law enforcement agencies. It is all in a bid to find a lasting solution to attacks on oil facilities. The attacks have brought oil production to as low as 1.2 million barrels per day as against an ambitious 2.2 million barrels per day plan. READ MORE

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