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For today, Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Jonathan to hand-over to Buhari on May 28

The handover ceremony will take place at a dinner on Thursday, March 28, 2015 instead of the usual May 29 date. READ MORE…

Tinubu is my role model

Senator-elect and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Chief Buruji Kashamu, has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as his role model.

Power investors jittery over new government

A wave of anxiety has descended on some private investors, who bought the successor electricity generation and distribution companies unbundled from the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, following the emergence of Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) as President-elect.

Court lifts ban on Obasanjo’s autobiography, My Watch

The ruling was made on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Justice Valentine Ashi, who also ordered that seized copies of the book, titled “My Watch”, be released. READ MORE…

Fire guts Mamman Kontagora House in Lagos

Mamman Kontagora House is located near the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in the CMS area. READ MORE…

Ekiti Lawmakers insist on Fayose’s impeachment

The APC lawmakers stated further that Governor Ayo Fayose must answer to the allegations levelled against him. READ MORE…

Kidnapped children regain freedom, reunite with parents

The three Orekoya boys who were kidnapped by a nanny from their home in Surulere, Lagos have been freed and reunited with their parents.

APC plots to destabilize PDP, says Metuh

Metuh stated this on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, during a meeting of the PDP national leadership in Abuja. READ MORE…

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Why I didn’t sign amended constitution – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan rejected the amendment on Monday, April 13, 2015 and returned it to the National Assembly. READ MORE…

Orekoya’s kidnapped 3 children found naked in bag

The children, Demola, 6; Adedamola, 4, and Aderomola, 11 months, were reportedly found in an uncompleted building in Shasha area of Akowonjo, Lagos, Tuesday night, after an undisclosed ransom was paid into an account.

Jonathan to handover to Buhari May 28

President Goodluck Jonathan will handover to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari a day earlier than usual. READ MORE…

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Confusion over President’s veto of constitution amendment

President Goodluck Jonathan has given reasons for his rejection of the constitution amendment bill forwarded to him by the National Assembly. READ MORE…

Emefiele proposes sale of oil joint ventures

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has proposed that the incoming government to be led by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) consider selling down its majority stakes in joint ventures with multinational oil companies to shore up state finances and raise funding for infrastructure development.

Jonathan’s May 28 handover to create power vacuum before swearing in

The hand-over ceremony will take place at a dinner on Thursday, March 28, 2015 instead of the usual May 29 date. READ MORE…

Judge lifts order against Obasanjo’s book

A High Court in Abuja has lifted the ban on the autobiography of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Why I declined assent to constitution review bill, by Jonathan

In a letter titled, “Re: Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Fourth Alteration Act, 2015,” the President raised 13 grounds on the basis of which he vetoed the bill. READ MORE…

Hope rises as PIB gets final push

There are indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led National Assembly is in talks with the leadership of the Assembly to ensure that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is passed before June 4, 2015 when a new legislative body will be inaugurated.

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BUSINESS DAY

Nigeria can raise $75bn selling down oil assets – CBN Governor

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele has said that the country’s majority stakes in joint ventures with multinational oil companies could fetch about $75bn and should be sold to raise funds for infrastructure development.

Banks loan growth masks SME pains

Nigeria’s five biggest banks FBNH, Guaranty Trust, Access, Zenith and UBA, grew their loan books cumulatively by an average of 28 percent or N1.5 trillion in 2014 which at first glance looks like a solid expansion of credit to millions of businesses and consumers.

Jonathan directs MDAs to submit handover notes Monday

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to submit their handing over notes by April 20. READ MORE…

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