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For today, Friday, March 10, 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Ohanaeze, others condemn judge’s verdict on killing of Igbo traders

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sentenced two police officers to death ‎yesterday for killing two of six Igbo traders in Apo, Abuja on June 8, 2005. But the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said yesterday that there was nothing to cheer about in the judgment which it described as falling short of the justice expected.

We have no hand in Boko Haram insurgency, says French Ambassador, Denys Gauer

We have no hand in Boko Haram insurgency, French Ambassador in Nigeria, Denys Gauer, declared yesterday. Speaking with The Guardian in Abuja, Gauer stated that a national newspaper, (not The Guardian) recently published a report and photograph of a white man, which it claimed is a French national arrested by the Nigerian military in its operation against Boko Haram.

President Muhammadu Buhari returns today

Barring any last-minute changes, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country today, the Presidency has said. Buhari left the country on January 19, for medical vacation for which he had sought extension twice through a letter to the National Assembly based on doctors’ recommendation for more rest.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Buhari expected back today - Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in the country from London today, the Presidency said last night in a statement.

Naira appreciates to N455/$ as foreign reserves hit $30bn

Hopes of further appreciation of the naira brightened yesterday as the nation’s external reserve rose to $30 billion, the highest in 13 months

Reprieve for Etisalat as NCC, CBN prevail on banks against takeover

Reprieve appears to have come the way of embattled telecoms operator, Etisalat Nigeria, which three Nigerian banks, Wednesday, got approval to take over after it allegedly failed to repay a loan of over N541 billion it secured from them in 2015.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Buhari returns today

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in Nigeria today – 49 days after he left for the United Kingdom on vacation. He also had some medical tests.

Makarfi vows to flush Sheriff out of PDP

The protracted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership crisis boiled over yesterday as Caretaker Committee Chairman Ahmed Makarfi vowed to flush out court-backed party chair Ali Modu Sheriff.

$1bn loan: CBN, NCC launch rescue mission for Etisalat

A rescue mission was launched yesterday for troubled mobile giant Etisalat. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) resolved to intervene in the over $1billion  loan repayment issue between the telco and its local creditors.