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For today, January 30 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Output drops as companies combat rising energy costs

Operators in the real sector relying on diesel and gas for production now grapple with higher operational costs amidst drop in capacity utilisation levels. Nigeria’s foreign exchange earning is improving on the back of rising oil prices but manufacturers say challenges abound as energy costs rise above 40 per cent of operating costs.

Reps grill police chiefs over loss of arms, officers’ deaths

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has grilled officers in the top echelon of the Nigeria Police over their handling of the deaths of policemen across the country. The deaths were reportedly caused by religious bigots, bandits, hoodlums and militants.

Fayose alleges plan by DSS to detain Suleiman, Oyedepo

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has warned the Department of State Services (DSS) over the planned detention and trial of Apostle Johnson Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide and the General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide International (Winners’ Chapel International), Bishop David Oyedepo, describing it as indirect invitation to religious crisis in the country.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

How Trump’s immigration policy’ll affect Nigerians

Unless the Federal Government reviews its visa policy with the United States of America, Nigerians will no longer enjoy visas to the US with two-year validity, according to an Executive Order issued on Friday by President Donald Trump.

TURKISH SCHOOL: 20-yr-old kidnappers’ nurse, informant nabbed
 

Two suspects, including a 20-year-old nurse, Felicia Weinoh, who specialized in treating victims and members of the kidnap gang who abducted eight schoolgirls and staff at the Nigeria Turkish International College, NTIC in Isheri North Area of Ogun State have been arrested by the police.

Nigeria not ready for investment of pension assets in infrastructure – CEO, AIICO Pension

The Pension Reform Act, PRA, the enabling law governing the Contributory Pension Scheme, introduced in 2004, was amended in 2014 with the aim of addressing challenges experienced by the nascent industry.
 

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Trump adamant as world leaders criticise travel ban

World leaders kicked at the weekend against United States President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order.

CBN queries five banks for manipulating forex rates

Five commercial banks have been queried for manipulating foreign exchange (forex) transaction rates, The Nation learnt at the weekend.

Wike, Amaechi clash over helicopters

Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi spoke yesterday on the two helicopters the Customs Service turned over to the Air Force at the weekend.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

US judgment: We’ll push for Kashamu’s arrest, says NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it will push for the arrest of Senator Buruji Kashamu as the agency says it has been “emboldened and strengthened” by the latest ruling  of a United States court, which ruled that the senator must face drug charges.

Jonathan, Wike blocked Rivers from taking possession of helicopters – Amaechi

A former Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Nyesom Wike for the inability of the state to take possession of the two helicopters, which were seized by the Nigeria Customs Service and handed over to the Nigeria Air Force last week.

China Exim bank approves N408bn for Lagos-Ibadan rail project

About a week after the Federal Government announced the release of N72bn as its counterpart fund for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, the Export-Import Bank of China has approved $1.275bn (about N408bn) loan for the project on behalf of the Chinese government.

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