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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.

For today, Friday, June 19, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

APC, Federal lawmakers in fresh face-off

The sharing of principal offices in the Senate seems to be creating a fresh crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress. READ MORE…

Ramadan: Drop your arms, embrace peace, Buhari, PDP tell Boko Haram

The President also urged other groups around the world who perpetrate violence in the name of Islam to stop tarnishing the image of the religion. READ MORE…

Egba chief, Oyebade assassinated in Ogun

The late Chief, Moses Oyebade, 75, was said to have been shot three times. READ MORE…

Corruption: EFCC arrests Ikedi Ohakim, ex-Imo governor

Ohakim was arrested at his Asokoro, Abuja home by EFCC officials on Thursday, June 18, 2015, after he failed to respond to the agency’s invitation. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Fresh crisis brews in APC over Senate posts

The sharing of principal offices in the Senate seems to be creating a fresh crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress. READ MORE…

I met an empty treasury in Rivers – Wike

Wike stated this in denial of claims that the immediate past administration had left N7 billion in the state's coffers. READ MORE…

Delayed cabinet: Stock market investors lose N238bn

The delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in appointing ministers and other key officials as well as the lack of clear information about his government’s policy direction have been major deterrents to investment in the nation’s capital market.

EFCC detains Ohakim for seven hours, quizzes Lamido

Ohakim was arrested at his Asokoro, Abuja home by EFCC officials on Thursday, June 18, 2015, after he failed to respond to the agency’s invitation. READ MORE…

Reps lobby for office spaces

Members of the House of Representatives have begun lobbying for choice   office spaces just three days after Speaker Yakubu Dogara inaugurated an Ad Hoc Committee on Welfare to facilitate the settling down of the 360 lawmakers for their legislative duties in Abuja.

White gunman kills nine African-Americans in church

Eight victims were found dead in the church, Chief Gregory Mullen told reporters at a media conference, and a ninth person died after being taken to a hospital. One other person was wounded and receiving treatment. READ MORE…

Rivers officials impound ex-commissioner’s jeep

The Rivers State government has recovered a vehicle which is said to have originally belonged to it but was allegedly converted to personal use by an official of the Rotimi Amaechi administration. READ MORE…

Banks record N23.3bn fraud in nine months

Deposit Money Banks recorded a total of 8,502 fraud cases between January and September 2014, amounting to N23.34bn, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Henry Semenitari, said on Thursday, quoting the latest FITC Report on Frauds and Forgeries in Banks.

Fayose paid self N720m salary arrears, APC alleges

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of awarding N720 million to himself as the arrears of his unfinished first term.

Fire at Zenith Bank headquarters in Lagos

There was confusion on Thursday as a section of the Zenith bank head of office on Ajose Adeogun‎, Victoria Island, Lagos State, went up in flames.

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Auditor-General indicts ministries, agencies over poor records, graft

The Federal Government’s fiscal 2013 audited account just concluded by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation (AGF) has raised serious concerns about how Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) kept their financial books during the period.

It’s heartbreaking, says Obama of Charleston church shooting

Eight victims were found dead in the church, Chief Gregory Mullen told reporters at a media conference, and a ninth person died after being taken to a hospital. One other person was wounded and receiving treatment. READ MORE…

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Buhari orders disposal of nine presidential aircraft to cut cost

The Federal Government is said to have been spending over N12 billion annually for the maintenance of the presidential fleet. READ MORE…

CBN, banks meet on forex rules to avert JP Morgan ejection

In a bid to forestall JPMorgan’s warning that it shall remove Nigeria from its Government Bond Index (GBI-EM) by the end of the year, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will today meet with chief executives and treasurers of commercial banks.

DHQ debunks reports on Chadian air strikes in Nigeria

Chad’s military had claimed, via a statement, on Thursday, June 18, 2015, that it had bombed Boko Haram camps in Nigeria. READ MORE…

Selection of Senate leader, others may pose another challenge for APC

The sharing of principal offices in the Senate seems to be creating a fresh crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress. READ MORE…

EFCC arrests Ohakim, quizzes Sule Lamido

Ohakim was arrested at his Asokoro, Abuja home by EFCC officials on Thursday, June 18, 2015, after he failed to respond to the agency’s invitation. READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY

Nigerian banks ahead US, S’Africa, Europe, Australia, Canada in quality

Nigerian banks rank well in the world in terms of their overall quality, according to Lafferty Bank Ratings, which scores banks world- wide for their overall quality.

Dangote takes cement afield to Asia, targets S. America

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is expanding his cement empire beyond the continent and is seeking to conquer in Asia, where his initial plant will be- come operational in 30 months. The 58-year-old Nigerian billionaire said Dangote Cement Plc should complete a factory in Nepal by the end of 2017.

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