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For today, March 7 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Great grief as minister, wife, son die in auto crash
Shock and disbelief – the country could not have lost its minister, wife and son to a motor accident. But the grisly scene stared the nation in the face: on the road were the lifeless bodies of the victims and their mangled vehicle. The Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi (SAN), his wife and son were killed in the crash on the Abuja-Kaduna road yesterday. READ MORE

How Presidency’s consultants bungled
Though, it’s Director – General , Alhaji Yahaya Aliyu Gusau has paid dearly with his job for the padding and inconsistencies in the N6.08 trillion 2016 Federal Budget of President Muhammadu Buhari , some key officials of the Budget Office of the Federal Government confided in some journalists at the weekend that the whole problem was actually caused by the Presidency who abandoned the bureaucrats in the Budget Office who traditionally prepare budgets for a Department for Internal Development (DFID) consultant it hired to prepare the 2016 plan. READ MORE

‘How police rescued abducted Lagos girls’
For the three kidnapped female students in Lagos State, freedom came in the early hours of yesterday. The three girls, Timilehin Olisa, Tofunmi Popo Olaniyan and Deborah Akinayo, who are students of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Ikorodu were kidnapped from their hostel last week Monday. READ MORE

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Tears as minister, Ocholi, wife, son die in auto crash
The Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Mr. James Ocholi (SAN); his wife, Blessing; and son, Joshua, on Sunday died in a road crash along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, 57 kilometres to their Kaduna destination. READ MORE

EFCC searches Badeh’s house, recovers $1m cash
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered $1m cash from one of the houses belonging to the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh(retd.), The PUNCH has learnt. READ MORE

How over 500 security agents rescued Lagos schoolgirls
A huge public outcry and the pressure on security agents may have been contributory factors to the rescue of three female students of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Ikorodu, Lagos State. READ MORE

THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Minister, wife, son die as SUV somersaults
Minister of State for Labour and Employment James Ocholi (SAN) died yesterday in an accident on the Kaduna-Abuja road. He was 55. READ MORE

Ese: don’t mix criminality with religion, say Soyinka, Falana
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka and activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday condemned the Federal Government’s failure to prosecute Senator Ahmed Yerima who allegedly married an Egyptian girl of 13. READ MORE

APC chief beheaded in Rivers ahead of rerun
Two weeks to the March 19 legislative rerun in Rivers State, masked gunmen at 9 pm on Saturday, beheaded a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Franklin Obi, and killed his wife and 18-year-old son, Bestman. READ MORE

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Terrorism: Why Nigeria’ll join Saudi-led Islamic coalition —Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said, weekend, that Nigeria would join the coalition of Muslim countries  against terrorism, led by Saudi Arabia, because of the activities of Boko Haram. READ MORE

How Police rescued abducted Lagos school girls without ransom
LAGOS—After six harrowing days in the custody of kidnappers, three abducted students of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Ikorodu, Lagos, yesterday, breathed the air of freedom. The girls were rescued in Imota, another town on the outskirt of Ikorodu, after intricate police moves that started with the arrest of one of the suspects, last Friday. READ MORE

How minister, wife, son died in gory auto crash
LOKOJA —TRAGEDY struck, yesterday, as the Minster of State for Labour, Chief James Ocholi (SAN), his wife and son died in a fatal auto crash along Abuja-Kaduna highway. READ MORE

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