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For today, November 4 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

NJC finally bars judges under investigation from duties, officials charged in Abuja

The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday barred judges under investigation from carrying on with their judicial functions.

Senate orders refund of N264b diverted from education fund

The Senate yesterday ordered the refund of N263,931,254,708.51 billion allegedly diverted from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) by the Federal Government.

Lagos asks Supreme Court to uphold Al-Mustapha’s death sentence

The Lagos State government has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the July 12, 2013 judgment of the Court of Appeal which discharged and acquitted Major Hamza Al-Mustapha of the the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Empty Treasury: I felt like absconding when I took over from Jonathan —Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that he almost left the country when he discovered that the nation’s treasury was empty as he assumed office.

NJC bows to pressure, asks arrested judges to step aside

The National Judicial Council, NJC, yesterday, succumbed to pressure from the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, as it agreed that all the judges being investigated over allegations of corruption should step down from the Bench pending their trial.

Black Friday in Ondo over PDP gov ticket

SMOKE billowed from the bonfires made by protesters across the major towns  in Ondo state to express their displeasure over the substitution of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Eyitayi Jegede, SAN, last week Friday.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Court Registrar, two others charged with ‘diversion of N2.2bn

The Federal Government yesterday filed a nine-count charge of funds diversion against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh and two other officials of the court. It accused them of diverting, among others, about N2.2 billion belonging to the court.

NJC to judges under DSS, EFCC probe: step down

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has barred judges being investigated for criminal offences from presiding over cases and performing other functions relating to their offices pending when their innocence is established.

Senate dumps Buhari’s ‘empty’ 2017 – 2019 MTEF

The Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday continued their Executive bashing. The Senate threw out President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2017 to 2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

INEC bows to Senate, fixes December 10 for Rivers rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday in Abuja said that it had fixed December 10 for rerun elections in Rivers State.

Obanikoro undertakes to return N480m, submits passports to EFCC

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has signed an undertaking to return N480m to the Federal Government, The PUNCH has learnt.

I felt like absconding after I took over –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that at a point after he was inaugurated as the President in May 2015, he felt like running away.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Dubai luxury shops say they are missing Nigerians

Dubai luxury shops are feeling the absence of Nigerians who have been kept away from their usual travels to Asia’s shopping capital by a weaker naira and higher airfares.

Aba’s N96 billion shoe market thriving in chaos

One million pairs of quality shoes are produced every week in Ariara Market, Aba, capital of Abia State, in Nigeria’s south east, but the artisans/entrepreneurs, numbering at least 70,000, are missing out of huge opportunities because they still operate in an informal market.

Landlords, businesses hurt as Apapa vacancy rate hits 50% in 24 months, rents fall 40%

Landlords and businesses in Apapa, Nigeria’s port city are getting jittery as   snarling traffic and terrible road infrastructure have conspired to force businesses and some residents out, leaving a desolate and degraded environment and a property market without value or charm.

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