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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, October 5:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

‘Why FG’s not charging Diezani, others now’

As anxiety mounts over the identities of suspects arrested alongside former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, indications emerged last night that she and other suspects might not be charged to court in Nigeria soon.

NASS planning immunity laws for Senate President, House Speaker, CJN

The National Assembly is set to begin the process of constitution amendment towards ensuring immunity for heads of the three arms of government.

Independence Celebrations: I spent N333m, not N64bn, Jonathan replies El-Rufai

Immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has denied claims by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State that his administration spent N64 billion to organize Nigeria’s independence celebrations for three years. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Abuja bombings: Police comb IDP camps for suspects

There are strong indications that the police are combing camps of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Abuja as part of investigations into the multiple blasts that claimed 20 lives in Nyanya and Kuje , two satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory, last Friday.

Diezani: EFCC grills ex-NNPC chiefs

Anti-graft investigators with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are currently interrogating a former managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and three former executive directors of the oil corporation under ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. READ MORE…

US to give Buhari $2.3bn to fight poverty

The Federal Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty with the United States Agency for International Development.

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THE GUARDIAN

Buhari confirms plan to reduce ministries

As part of measures to reduce redundancy in public service, President Muhammadu Buhari is working on reducing the number of federal ministries which currently stands at 28. He intends to merge those with similar functions.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Alleged bribery: UK tells Buhari of Diezani’s arrest

President Muhammadu Buhari has been told of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke’s arrest in Britain, The Nation learnt yesterday. READ MORE…

President visits survivors of Abuja explosions

President Muhammadu Buhari was at the hospital yesterday to comfort survivors of Friday’s bomb attacks on Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. READ MORE…

Oyo APC rejects Shittu for minister

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the nomination of Mr. Adebayo Shittu from the state for minister.

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BUSINESS DAY

Osibanjo tells BusinessDay economy won’t be in recession

The Federal Government has raised hopes that the economy which slipped for two consecutive quarters this year and is currently performing worse at least in recent years, will not eventually slip into recession as is being widely speculated.
Banks defy odds in N400bn half-year pre-tax profits

Nigeria’s listed banks and holding company (Hold-co) financial institutions raked-in a total of N403billion as pre-tax profit in the first half (H1) of 2015, BusinessDay checks on results at Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) show.

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