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For today, September 19 2016:

THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

RECESSION: The worst is over —CBN GOV

Abuja—Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, and managers of the nation’s economy, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Budget and Planning; and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, yesterday, said the nation’s economic crisis will soon come to an end, insisting that “the worst is over.”

Ban corrupt Nigerians from public office — Maitama Sule

KANO— A former Minister of National Guidance, Yusuf Maitama-Sule, has called for a ban on public officers convicted of looting public funds from partaking in partisan politics and holding public office. READ MORE

Obaseki will ensure continuous development – Ogbemudia

Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, weekend celebrated his 84th birthday in Benin City, appealing to voters to vote Godwin Obaseki as the next governor of the state to ensure that what he described as the development strides of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led administration is sustained.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Budget padding: Panel writes Clerk

National Assembly Clerk Mohammed Sani Omolori has been asked to give the 2016 budget to the police Special Investigation panel (SIP) probing allegations of budget padding.

N23.29b ‘bribe’: Ex-Rivers REC, 99 others to face trial

About 100 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials are likely to face trial for indictment in the N23.29b bribe during the 2015 elections.

Kidnappers demand N900m to release Isheri landlords

Kidnappers of three landlords at Oshorun Heritage Estate in Isheri, Lagos State, have demanded N900 million to release them, The Nation learnt yesterday.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Nigeria’ll start getting out of recession in Q4, says Emefiele …recovery not possible until 2017 – Experts

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has predicted that the nation’s economy will likely come out of recession by the fourth quarter of this year when the result of the various measures put in place by the Federal Government and the monetary authorities becomes manifest.

Graduate impersonates Bishop Kukah, defrauds Oyedepo, Dantata, others

A graduate of Political Science, Jehu Kwasu, has narrated how he impersonated the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah and defrauded prominent Nigerians of millions of naira.

EFCC traces Lagos, Bayelsa properties to Jonathan’s ex-aide, Dudafa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced properties worth N1.5bn to a former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Nigeria could raise $55bn with asset sales to jumpstart growth

Nigeria could raise about $55 billion from the sale of government assets to help fund a bigger stimulus package to revive its ailing economy, business leaders and analysts tell BusinessDay.

CBN offers to provide FG bridging facility to cushion recession

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has offered to provide a bridging loan to the Federal Government to stimulate the economy and steer it out of recession.

New York put on high alert after blast rocks Manhattan

New York City was on high alert yesterday after a powerful explosion rocked Manhattan hours before President Barack Obama and other world leaders were due to arrive in the city for annual meetings at the UN.

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