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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 26, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

War in House of Reps over leadership posts

The trouble began as Speaker, Yakubu Dogara was about to resume business for the day and name nominees for principal positions in the House. READ MORE…

Oshodi-Apapa traffic gridlock: Ambode visits, sets up task force

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday visited major traffic points in Apapa area of the state to get a first-hand experience of the gridlock which has defied solutions in recent times, just as he appealed to the Federal Government to mobilise the contractor awarded the construction of Apapa road networks to immediately return to site.

Osun Assembly asks Aregbesola to respond to judge’s petition

The Osun State House of Assembly has asked the state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola to forward his response on the allegations raised by Justice Oloyede Folahanmi of Osun State High Court, accusing the governor of mismanaging the state’s resources.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Reps exchange blows, PDP blames Buhari

The trouble began as Speaker, Yakubu Dogara was about to resume business for the day and name nominees for principal positions in the House. READ MORE…

The PDP has said that the mayhem was ‘a direct consequence of President Buhari’s lack of democratic credentials’. READ MORE…

Obama, Buhari meet July 20 over Boko Haram

Obama will discuss a “holistic, regional approach to combating Boko Haram” with Buhari while hosting him in Washington on July 20. READ MORE

Senate: Ndume, Na’Allah, Alimikhena emerge principal officers, APC kicks

Ndume emerged on Thursday, June 25, 2015, despite the All Progressives Congress (APC) nominating Ahmed Lawan for the post. READ MORE…

DSS officials barred from ‘close protection’ of President

Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have formally removed officials of the Department of State Services from spots where they can perform “close protection roles” for President Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE…

Bank CEOs call for further Naira devaluation

Banks’ chief executive officers have called for further devaluation of the naira and restoration of liquidity to the foreign exchange market.

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Reps in show of shame, fight over posts, mace threatened

The House of Representatives was, on Thursday, June 25, 2015, thrown in disarray when legislators engaged in a free-for-all over leadership positions. READ MORE…

WHO’s agency confirms insecticide causes cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has confirmed that a common insecticide causes cancer.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

NA adjourns after emergence of Senate leaders, fracas in House

Legislators loyal to Speaker, Yakubu Dogara were said to have clashed with those loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC), which had written to the Speaker telling him who to choose. READ MORE…

Obama to host Buhari next month

Obama will welcome Buhari to Washington as a ‘symbolic show of confidence’ after Nigeria’s successful democratic transition. READ MORE…

Osinbajo: Merit should supersede federal character for government appointments

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has advised that merit be given paramount consideration as a criterion in the appointment of persons into public offices instead of federal character.

Sharia court sentences nine to death for blasphemy

An Upper Sharia Court, Rijiyar Lemo, in Kano, has sentenced 9 persons: Abdul-Inyas, Hajiya Mairo and seven others to death for blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam.

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BUSINESS DAY

Nigeria’s mortgage market roars to life as NMRC offers N440bn bonds

Nigeria’s much needed mortgage market will take a new life next week as the Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company(NMRC) kicks off the expansive scheme that will see it raise an initial N10billion in bonds.

Apapa gridlock: Ambode takes case to Buhari

Experiencing the traffic gridlock and associated ruin to infrastructure and business during a visit to Apapa, which is home to Nigeria’s two busiest sea ports, Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos Sate governor, says he will be reaching out to the Presidency for the rescue.

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