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For today, Monday, August 24, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Economy in trouble, as oil price crashes

Nigeria’s economy may be heading for trouble, as oil price crashed even lower at the weekend, thereby threatening the 2015 budget and fiscal plan.

UN pledges to assist Nigeria confront challenges

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Sunday in Abuja, began his visit to Nigeria with a meeting with state governors amid tight security. READ MORE…

Don’t frustrate course of justice, Buhari tells lawyers

Buhari called on the lawyers to support his administration’s war against corruption and help the country to return to the path of rectitude by making courts functional and effective again. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Alleged N1trn diversion: Senate to probe EFCC boss, Lamorde

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions will on Wednesday begin a probe of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, over an allegation that he fraudulently diverted over N1tn proceeds of corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency.

Boko Haram: Army reinstates 2500 soldiers, 102 officers

The recalled soldiers will be absorbed into the new anti-Boko Haram force tagged Operation "Zaman Lafiya." READ MORE…

Saraki must show remorse, says Lawan group

The Senate Unity Forum on Sunday said that it would abide by the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress on the crisis over the Senate principal offices but that Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his group must show remorse, before the crisis could be resolved.

FG, World Bank sign N47bn power pact

The Federal Government in its move to speed up the power reforms at weekend signed a $237 million (about N47.2 billion) World Bank’s Partial Risk Guarantees (PRGs) for 450 megawatts (mw) Azura Independent Power Plant (IPP) sited in Edo State.

Nigeria in a crucial moment, says Ban Ki-Moon

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Sunday in Abuja, began his visit to Nigeria with a meeting with state governors amid tight security. READ MORE…

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

How Obasanjo ordered NNPC to retain NLNG dividends to fund new trains

Following the controversy surrounding the retention of dividends paid by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company Limited to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), it has emerged that the initial directive to retain its 49 per cent share of dividends was actually given by former President Olusegun Obasanjo when he was in office.

Ban Ki-Moon in Nigeria, tasks governors on good governance

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Sunday in Abuja, began his visit to Nigeria with a meeting with state governors amid tight security. READ MORE…

Stop using courts to protect crooks, Buhari tells lawyers

Buhari called on the lawyers to support his administration’s war against corruption and help the country to return to the path of rectitude by making courts functional and effective again. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN

Buhari asks lawyers to join war against graft

Buhari called on the lawyers to support his administration’s war against corruption and help the country to return to the path of rectitude by making courts functional and effective again. READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY       

Cement, metals, foods ahead as manufacturers hit N870bn mark

The cement, metals and foods sectors contributed 87 percent to Nigerian manufacturers’ production value which stood at N870 billion in 2014.

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