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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, Thursday, August 27, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Senate in disarray over EFCC probe

The Senate, yesterday, was palpably in disarray over the bid to probe the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over failure to remit more than N2.05 trillion, being funds recovered from corrupt former leaders. READ MORE…

Why 2 Niger Bridge is suspended for now – ICRC

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign  Investment Authority, NSIA,  Mr. Uche Orji, has expressed shock over the allegation by Edo State  governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that N140 billion was spent on the consultancy for the Second Niger Bridge.

Zamfara, Kwara get FG’s bailout money, others to follow

Two out of the 27 states that applied to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for financial bailout,  Zamfara and Kwara, have received disbursement of funds to pay workers outstanding salaries. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Senate begins Lamorde’s trial

The hearing session of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, which was held on Wednesday, August 26, revealed shocking details about how the commission may have milked the country of N2.051trillion from seized properties and funds of individuals under investigation. READ MORE…

I’m not fighting Fashola, says Tinubu

Tinubu said the attacks against Fashola were sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). READ MORE…

Arms deals panel begins sitting in NSA office

The 13-man investigative committee set up to probe the procurement of hardware and ammunition in the Armed Forces has started its sitting. READ MORE…

Appeal court upholds Ambode’s victory

The court also ordered Ambode’s opponent, Jimi Agbaje to pay N50,000 to each of the respondents as compensation.  READ MORE…

American journalists shot dead on live TV

Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live television interview, the station said. READ MORE…

Senators, Reps okay pay cut

Members of the National Assembly on Wednesday said they welcomed the decision of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission to review downward the salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN

NNPC cancels contracts for crude oil delivery to refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced the cancellation of the contract for the delivery of crude oil to the nation’s refineries in Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Cancelled: Sahara, Aiteo, Duke Oil, Ocean Marine Contracts, says NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) wednesday confirmed the cancellation of the Offshore Processing Agreements (OPAs) between the corporation and Sahara Energy Resources (Nig.) Ltd. founded by the trio of Mr. Tope Sonubi, Mr. Tonye Cole and Mr. Ade Odunsi; Aiteo Energy Resources Limited founded by Mr. Benedict Peters; and Duke Oil Company Inc., a subsidiary of NNPC.

EFCC begins probe of Amaechi’s administration

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun a probe into the administration of the former governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi. READ MORE…

Tinubu denies involvement in attacks against Fashola

Tinubu said the attacks against Fashola were sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY

Nigeria bank earnings delink from struggling economy

Nigerian lenders struggling with a slump in oil prices, weak naira and stringent regulations by the Central Bank have managed to grow profits despite the headwinds.

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