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For today, Monday, February 29 2016:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Terminal operators owe FG N86.2bn Ports charges, fees
Terminal operators in Nigeria are currently indebted to the Federal Government to the tune of $433.4 million, about N86.2 billion, for lease and container throughput fees as at December 2015, Financial Vanguard investigation has revealed. But most of the terminal operators when contacted said they were up to date with their payments to the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA. READ MORE

N676m NIS recruitment scam: Abba Moro, 4 others to be arraigned today
After being detained for almost a week, former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, will be arraigned today before Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court Abuja, to answer to charges of abuse of procurement process and diversion of public funds preferred against him and four others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. READ MORE

Forex scarcity: OPS loses N1.46trn in 6 months
KADUNA — The Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, KADCCIMA, yesterday, said investors in various sectors of the economy were weighing the negative impact of the scarcity of foreign exchange on their businesses, noting that within six months, members of the Organised Private Sector lost about N1.46 trillion.READ MORE
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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Why govt economic team excludes private sector
FOR optimal results, the Economic Management Team (EMT) of President Muhammadu Buhari is to operate differently from that of his predecessor. READ MORE

‘Ijebu, Igbo are Jews from Israel’
WHERE are the historical roots of the Ijebu and the Igbo? For a Nigerian researcher, Dr. Fatai Ayisa Olasupo, these roots are firmly located in the Middle East, precisely Israel. READ MORE

Fuel queues return to major cities
WITH long queues of vehicles at filling stations, Nigerians are again contending with the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol. READ MORE
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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Buhari dumps N5,000 jobseeker’s allowance
President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out the payment of N5, 000 monthly allowances to unemployed youths in the country as promised by his party, the All Progressives Congress, ahead of the 2015 presidential election. READ MORE

Nigerians carpet IG, Sanusi over Ese’s abduction, forced marriage
Nigerians have expressed outrage over the alleged abduction of 14-year-old Ese Oruru by one Yinusa, aka Yellow, who also forced her into marriage. Nigerians, who read the story of the helpless minor on The PUNCH’s website on Sunday, took a swipe at the inactions of the authorities, saying the girl was abandoned to wallow in captivity. READ MORE

Ghost workers: FG saves N2.29bn monthly, says minister
The Federal Government said on Sunday that the removal of 23,846 non-existing workers from its payroll had led to a monthly reduction of N2.29bn in its salary bill. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

EFCC sends INTERPOL after Moro’s accomplice
A big manhunt is on the way for a key suspect in the Immigration jobs scandal, which claimed 19 lives in 2014, The Nation learnt yesterday. READ MORE

Govt removes 23,846 ghost workers from payroll
No fewer than 23,846 non-existent workers’ names have been removed from the Federal Government payroll as a result of which the wage bill has reduced by N2.293 billion monthly, the Federal Ministry of Finance said yesterday. READ MORE

Rev. King’s death sentence caused by witches, wizards, says Church
Last Friday’s confirmation of the death sentenced passed on General overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly (CPA) Chukwuemeka Ezeugo (aka Rev. King), has been attributed to the handiwork of witches and wizards by his church members. READ MORE

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