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For today, September 5, 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Akeredolu’s victory in Ondo reechoes 1978 UPN saga

History repeated itself in Ondo State at the weekend when a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), emerged the standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 26 governorship polls after a closely contested primary.Against all odds, the accredited 2,774 delegates across the 203 wards of the state elected Akeredolu as their choice. READ MORE

Why U.S. is still holding $458m Abacha loot, by AGF

A $458 million loot by the late former Head of State, Gen. Sanni Abacha and which the United States government planned to return to the Federal Government will not come now.According to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the money is being held back because a lawyer is insisting he be paid for representing the government in the suit that led to the forfeiture of the loot. READ MORE

Why Nigeria, India top list of countries at greatest risk of Zika virus

Nigeria has emerged as one of the countries at greater risk of Zika virus transmission. According to a new study published yesterday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, many countries across Africa and Asia-Pacific may be vulnerable to Zika virus outbreaks, with India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh expected to be at greatest risk of transmission. READ MORE

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Alamieyeseigha’s N2.8b hotel rots away in Abuja

Almost seven years after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) handed over the N2.8billion Chelsea Hotel to the government of Bayelsa State, the hitherto money-spinning edifice is rotting away in Abuja. READ MORE

Tinubu is our leader, says Akeredolu

Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the party’s respected leader, who he is waiting for his blessing. READ MORE

Fayose: dead civil servants’ names on Ekiti’s payroll

The names of many dead civil servants are still on Ekiti State’s payroll, Governor Ayo Fayose said at the weekend. READ MORE

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Pope declares Mother Teresa saint

Pope Francis has declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the “saint of the gutters” during her lifetime, a saint, just 19 years after her death. READ MORE

Oke rejects Ondo APC primary result

Two DAYS after the primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, some of the governorship aspirants of the party have been reacting to the outcome of the election. READ MORE

FG plans 20-man panel to review electoral laws

The Federal Government is finalising its plan to set up a 20-member committee to review existing electoral laws and past reports on electoral reforms, including that of the Justice Muhammad Uwais National Electoral Committee, The PUNCH has learnt. READ MORE

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THE BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

CBN launches Nigerian Portfolio Investors programme to boost FX inflows

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched a Nigerian portfolio investors (NPI); programmed designed to attract more dollar inflows into the country and continues to build on gains of the new foreign exchange (FX) market. READ MORE

Funding, regulation, FX, others compound airlines' woes

The grounding of two of Nigeria's eight airlines, Aero Contractors and FirstNation airlines, within a space of seven days, highlights the problems of the nation's domestic aviation sector. READ MORE

Hope in sight for Aba ting-fenced power supply

Hopes are high that in about two months, there will be a final settlement of all the outstanding issues which will lead to the completion of the work before the commencement of the much awaited steady power supply to the industrial city of Aba and its environs. READ MORE

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