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For today, January 26 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Rising youth unemployment puts Nigeria on ‘time bomb’

Nigeria’s rising youth unemployment is now a major source of worry with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Lagos Business School saying the country sits on a ‘time bomb.’

Fayose foils DSS bid to arrest pastor in Ekiti

Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday foiled an attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide in Ado Ekiti.

Fitch downgrades Nigeria’s rating to negative

International ratings agency, Fitch Ratings yesterday revised the outlook on Nigeria’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) to negative from stable, putting it at ‘B+’.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

They fed us with rice, noodles, sometimes tea — rescued student

One of the abducted students of the Nigerian Turkish International College, NTIC, Ogun State released on Tuesday evening,(names withheld) yesterday gave an account of how she was abducted, adding that they were not maltreated while in their captors den.

Reactions trail Obasanjo’s call for Igbo president in 2019

REACTIONS, yesterday, trailed the call by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2019, with the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and former president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, saying the former president should not be taken seriously.

SGF: Senate’s document faults Buhari

Six of the nine members of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on the Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East signed the report of the committee that indicted Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, investigations have revealed.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Buhari’s health: Govt to punish rumour mongers

The Federal Government is investigating sources of “subversive messages” on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

Tinubu: we must spend our way out of recession


The audience was right – a group of military chiefs. So was the guest speaker, a renowned political strategist widely credited with the movement that swept the President Muhammadu Buhari administration into power – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Police, El-Zakzaky supporters clash

The Army was called in to disperse protesters at the National Assembly yesterday. The Shi’ites group converged on the National Assembly to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

NTIC: Policemen discussed with kidnappers in my presence, says Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, says he was with police operatives during one of the sessions when they discussed with the kidnappers of pupils and workers of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges.

No steady power supply unless tariff rises – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday declared that without an increase in electricity tariff payable by consumers or an intervention in form of subsidy from the Federal Government to the power firms, the country would not be able to get the steady power supply.

ICPC to prosecute ex-directors for stealing 40 vehicles

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission says it will soon prosecute 40 retiring directors and deputy directors, who allegedly stole 40 vehicles from the Ministry of Water Resources.

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