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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.

For today, Monday, May 18, 2015:

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Jonathan: We’ve done things we shouldn’t have done

At the service, Jonathan thanked Nigerians for their support during his administration, begged for forgiveness where he might have gone wrong. READ MORE…

I was flown out for surgery during campaigns – Patience Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience has said she suffered severe health crisis during the election campaigns that necessitated her being sneaked out of the country for medical attention, which she said was a top secret. READ MORE…

Aregbesola suspends Osun labour leaders for alleged forgery

Two labour leaders in Osun State have been suspended by the State Civil Service following the allegation that they forged the signature of a former accountant general in the state to fraudulently secure a N372, 910,000.00 ( almost N373m) loan from a new generation bank.

Vacate your offices today, N’Assembly management tells lawmakers

The National Assembly bureaucracy has asked members of the House of Representatives to pack all their personal belongings out of their offices latest Monday, May 18 (today), with just 17 days to the end of their tenure.

We are open to merger, says PDP

Following its shocking loss in the 2015 general election, 'former' ruling camp, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has indicated the possibility of merging with other parties. READ MORE…

Buhari to drop title of General May 29

In a communiqué released on Sunday, May 17 by Buhari’s Directorate of Media and Publicity, he is dropping ‘General’ from his name. READ MORE…

Nigeria is broke, Amaechi insists

The Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has again declared that Nigeria is broke and blamed the inability of the state and others to pay workers’ salaries and pensions on the nation’s current poor financial condition.

Tax: FG to raise N38bn from private jet owners

The Federal Government will generate about N37.9bn annually from luxury tax to be imposed on private jet owners, first class and business class passengers.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Jonathan begs for forgiveness

President Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Dame Patience were today, May 17, honoured by the Aso Villa Chapel at a thanksgiving and farewell service held for them, as their stay at the seat of power, Aso Rock is near end. READ MORE…

Fuel Crisis: Why we create scarcity – Marketers

The lingering fuel crisis may continue till the May 29 handover date to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari government, as oil marketers have resorted to hoarding the product to force government to pay the outstanding debts as claimed.

Lead poisoning: 28 children killed in Niger State

28 children have died in Niger State following a fresh outbreak of lead poisoning, authorities say. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Jonathan, at goodbye service seeks forgiveness from Nigerians

At the service, Jonathan thanked Nigerians for their support during his administration, begged for forgiveness where he might have gone wrong. READ MORE…

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

First Lady: Strange ailment gone after Jonathan’s loss

President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Dame Patience has said she suffered severe health crisis during the election campaigns that necessitated her being sneaked out of the country for medical attention, which she said was a top secret. READ MORE…

Why kidnappers are busy in Ekiti

Lagos lawyer Femi Falana has taken a swipe at the Ekiti State government, saying it is responsible for the spate of kidnappings in the state.

APC disowns ministerial list in circulation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the purported ministerial list circulating online as mere fiction. READ MORE…

President-elect Buhari drops General from title

In a communiqué released on Sunday, May 17 by Buhari’s Directorate of Media and Publicity, he is dropping ‘General’ from his name. READ MORE…

North East reps endorse Gbajabiamila, Monguno

The struggle for the position of the nation’s number four citizen went a notch higher as the Northeast Caucus in the House of Representatives at the weekend threw its weight behind the Minority  Leader of the House  of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila (All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos) as the Speaker of the 8th House.

21 men arrested in Ibadan for being in gay cult

Twenty-One young men under the age of 25 have been arrested in Nigeria for being in a ‘gay cult’. The young men, who were caught with 122 condoms between them, were held in an Ibadan police station last week.

Military angry with Ezekwesili

The Nigerian military has reportedly accused former Minister of Education and BringBackOurGirls campaigner, Oby Ezekwesili of running a hate campaign.

Why jetties got quit order

The row over the relocation of private jetties continued at the weekend, with Federal Government sources saying the decision was taken for security reasons.

Okagbare wins 100m in Shanghai

Okagbare finished the race in 10.98 to win the race ahead of Tori Bowie and Jamaican Olympic champion Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce. READ MORE…

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DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER

President Jonathan’s wife survives 13th surgery

Patience Jonathan said she was sneaked to Germany in January for a major surgical procedure, disclosing that during the campaigns, she pretended everything was fine with her in the morning by attending the campaign rallies, and by evening she was discreetly flown to Germany on the last flight. READ MORE…

Boko Haram: Military kills scores of insurgents

Major General Olukolade, the Director for Defence Information, made the disclosure on Sunday, May 17, 2015 via a statement. READ MORE…

PDP rules out name change

Following its shocking loss in the 2015 general election, 'former' ruling camp, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has indicated the possibility of merging with other parties. READ MORE…

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DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER

Jang faction to boycott NGF parley

Eleven days to handover, the rank of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) remains divided.

GEJ: forgive me if I’ve offended you

At the service, Jonathan thanked Nigerians for their support during his administration, begged for forgiveness where he might have gone wrong. READ MORE…

Troops destroy more terror camps in Sambisa

According to military spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, the Nigerian Army has destroyed 10 more Boko Haram camps as part of its Sambisa Forest operation. READ MORE…

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NATIONAL MIRROR NEWSPAPER

Jonathan begs Nigerians to forgive him

President Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Dame Patience were today, May 17, honoured by the Aso Villa Chapel at a thanksgiving and farewell service held for them, as their stay at the seat of power, Aso Rock is near end. READ MORE…

Troops swoop on terrorists’ camps, kill scores of insurgents

Major General Olukolade, the Director for Defence Information, made the disclosure on Sunday, May 17, 2015 via a statement. READ MORE…

Labour Party denies merger with PDP, others

Following its shocking loss in the 2015 general election, 'former' ruling camp, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has indicated the possibility of merging with other parties. READ MORE…

Nigeria is broke, Amaechi insists

Amaechi said that the nation’s economic condition could be noticed through the dwindling statutory monthly allocation usually received by the state from the Federal Government.                                                                          

NGF set to reconcile as governors meet today

A meeting of governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, is billed to take place today under the leadership of outgoing governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi.

Gunmen kill traditional ruler in Plateau

Farmers in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State have recovered the corpse of Galadima of Saluwe, Isiaka Adamu, who was killed by yet-tobe identified gunmen.

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BUSINESS DAY

FG to grant incentives to embedded power operators

The Federal Government favours granting incentives to the operators of embedded power generation in the country, in order to encourage further investment in the sector.

BPP saves N99.192bn from contract awards in 2014

The nation’s procurement system  again proved its worth, saving N99.192 billion from contracts awarded in 2014. The savings were from 229 requests from 21 ministries, departments and agencies.

Insurers Q1 earnings dip over non-renewal of FG group life insurance

Insurance companies’ first quarter 2015 earnings have fallen short of projection, reflecting a tough business environment and the impact of the country’s recently concluded general elections, which slowed economic activity.

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