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For today, Thursday, April 23, 2015

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

FG summons S’African High Commissioner over attacks

South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Louis-Mnguni was summoned by Nigeria's foreign affairs ministry on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. READ MORE...

FG recants, says Jonathan’ll hand over May 29

President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over office to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015, and not on the 28 as earlier reported. READ MORE...

Man steals N3M during PDP rally

A suspected thief arrested by the police in Lagos, Tokunbo Ojo, stole N3.2m from a car parked at the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

APC challenges Kashamu’s victory at tribunal

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun-East senatorial district, Dapo Abiodun, has filed a petition before the state National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal to challenge the victory of the winner, Buruji Kashamu.

Patience Jonathan to quit as African First Ladies President

First Lady, Patience Jonathan is set to quit her position as the President of the African Ladies Peace Mission, two months before the expiration of her tenure.

NNPC has started refunding $1.48bn

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Wednesday disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has started refunding the $1.48bn unremitted fund into the Federation Account as recommended by an audit firm, PriceWaterHouse Coopers.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Drama, as Abba stalls handover for hours

Abba handed over on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, after being relieved of his duties on Tuesday, April 21. READ MORE...

Xenophobia: Senate demands recall of Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Federal Government to recall its ambassador to South Africa and report Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). READ MORE...

Constitution Amendment: FG drags NASS to Supreme Court

The Federal Government has dragged the National Assembly to the Supreme Court, seeking for an order nullifying all the proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution.

May 29 handover date sacrosanct - FG

The clarification was made on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki. READ MORE...

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Why oil cabals are after me, Alison-Madueke

Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has said that she has not committed any crime and as such has no reason to seek asylum as reported. READ MORE...

FG summons S’Africa’s High Commissioner over attacks

Louis-Mnguni was summoned by Nigeria's foreign affairs ministry on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. READ MORE...

Court strikes out Buhari’s certificate suits

The cases were struck out by Justice Adeniyi Ademola on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, after the plaintiffs decide to withdraw their suits. READ MORE...

Uneasy calm in petroleum sector over imminent probe

Calls for a probe into Nigeria's oil sector by the incoming government of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari have struck fear in the hearts of some stakeholders, reports say.

May 29 is handover date, FG insists

President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over office to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015, and not on the 28 as earlier reported. READ MORE...

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Protesters storm S’African embassy in Lagos, mission shut down

South Africa has closed its consulate in Lagos, Nigeria, following protests sparked by xenophobic attacks in SA. READ MORE...

Buhari to publish PWC Forensic audit on NNPC

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will publish the full audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and expects the state-run oil firm to repay the government more than previously recommended, former Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said.

FG: Jonathan will hand over to Buhari on May 29

The clarification was made on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki. READ MORE...

FG asks Supreme Court to nullify amendments to constitution

The Federal Government has dragged the National Assembly to the Supreme Court asking the latter to declare the amendments to the constitution proposed by the lawmakers as unconstitutional.

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BUSINESS DAY

NNPC will cough up more than $1.5bn under APC govt.

Nigeria’s beleaguered national oil company, NNPC will be made to refund more than the $1.5 billion stated in the highlights of a PricewaterhouseCooper(PwC) LLP report released by the auditor-general in February, Kayode Fayemi, the APC’s policy director, said in an interview on Tuesday.

Power, policy consistency, EEG top private sector demand on Buhari

The private sector, comprising manufacturers and leading chambers of commerce, has set a new economic agenda for Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, charging him to plug several loopholes slowing down the nation’s growth and to diversify the economy away from oil.

2014 performance levels unlikely for banks as outlook dims

Nigerian lenders who beat analysts’ expectations in 2014 may not be able to sustain such growth momentum this year, as sluggish loan growth, loss of  FX trading revenues, lower net interest margins, the need to raise capital to meet new Basle standards and higher credit losses, combine to dim the outlook on 2015 earnings.

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