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For today, Friday 8 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Militants greet Muslims, bomb Chevron manifolds

Bent on making good its ‘operation zero economy’ threat, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday blew up three Chevron manifolds: RMP 22, 23, and 24. READ MORE

Nigeria loses N138b to public holidays
The three-day public holiday declared by the Federal Government in an economy inching closer to recession, will cost the country N138 billion by the time activities resume today. READ MORE

Theft of human parts at Kwara cemeteries on the rise

They are now being regularly violated no thanks to robbers and scavengers targeting bodies in graves for mutilation and theft of choice parts. READ MORE

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

$15b deals:  I’m ready for trial, says ex-NSA Dasuki

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) has protested his detention for alleged $15billion arms deals facilitated by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA). READ MORE

Bombings raise fear on Niger Delta

The bombing of oil facilities by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has deepened the destruction of the Southsouth environment, Niger Delta Minister Usani Uguru Usani said yesterday. READ MORE

‘How Fayose’s associate wired cash into accounts’

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s  associate Abiodun Agbele wired N1.35billion into three accounts to pay for four of the five duplexes the governor allegedly bought in Lagos, it was learnt yesterday. READ MORE

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THE  PUNCH NEWSPAPER

80 special prosecutors to try Saraki’s forgery case, others

The Federal Government has set up 20 teams of prosecutors, comprising 80 lawyers, who will handle a number of high profile criminal cases investigated by law enforcement agencies, including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. READ MORE

Cultists kill 11 in Ogun to mark anniversary

No fewer than 11 persons have been killed by suspected cult members in Igode and Fakale communities in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State. READ MORE

SERAP sues 11 governors over unpaid salaries

Rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, says it has filed a petition before the International Criminal Court against 11 state governors who have been unable to pay workers’ salaries. READ MORE

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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Credit to private sector may stretch 5-year low on rising NPLs

Credit to the private sector may stretch its five- year low growth rate recorded in March (2016), BusinessDay has found. READ MORE

PENGASSAN begins withdrawal from oil stations

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) said on Thursday it had begun a gradual withdrawal of workers from the offshore loading bays and flow stations’ in the oil and gas industry. READ MORE

Hope dims for mortgage-backed homeownership as PMBs loans decline 31.8%

Hope is fading gradually and steadily for Nigerians looking to become home owners through mortgage, as loans and advances from primary mortgage banks (PMBs) have declined, limiting access through that window considerably. READ MORE

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Bombings: Ghana blames power cuts on Nigeria

LAGOS — Ghanaian President, John Mahama, has blamed  intermittent power cuts in his country on delays in delivery of crude oil from Nigeria to power thermal plants due to the activities of Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, which had been blowing up oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta. READ MORE

Firms must show evidence of pension remittance – PenCom
LAGOS — The  National Pension Commission (PenCom) is pushing for companies that employ a minimum of three staff to disclose evidence of compliance with the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, as mandated by the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2014 in their financial statements. READ MORE

7 die in renewed Cross River inter-communal war
CALABAR—Renewed inter-communal hostilities between Inyima and Onyadama communities in Cross River Central Senatorial District have reportedly claimed seven lives and many wounded in two days of fighting. READ MORE

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