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For today, Thursday, March 30, 2016:

THE GUARDIAN

Senate suspends Ndume, clears Saraki, Melaye

Former Senate majority leader, Muhammed Ali Ndume, has been placed on a six-month suspension with effect from yesterday. But the upper chamber absolved its President, Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye of allegations of purchase of vehicle with fake documents and certificate forgery.

Government begins payment of $5.1bn cash calls to IoCs next month

The Federal Government will begin payment of $5.1 billion joint venture cash calls to International Oil Companies (IoCs) from next month (April), the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu has disclosed

‘Publicising Buhari’s medical expenses endangers national security’

The Federal Government has said it will endanger national security to make public government spending on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. President Buhari returned to the country on March 10 after spending 49 days in London for medical treatment. The President had also traveled to London on 5th June last year for alleged treatment of ear infection.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

EFCC finds $86m Paris Club refund in NGF’s account

MORE cash believed to be part of the London-Paris Club loan refund has been found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

FEC raise panel to reconcile Executive, National Assembly

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has initiated a move to smoothen all rough edges between it and the National Assembly. It raised a reconciliatory panel yesterday.

Sagay to senators; You have no power to summon me

The Presidency was holding out an olive branch to the National Assembly yesterday. But there were signs that their cat and mouse relationship could get out of hand.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

No disclosing amount spent on Buhari’s medical trips — FG

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it would not disclose to Nigerians the medical expenditure of President Muhammadu Buhari in London, saying the information was too sensitive.

Tinubu at 65, commissions projects, says Ambode has made him proud

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday, poured accolades on the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, over his sterling performance in the last 22 months, saying that the Governor has made him proud.

FG steps up debt pricing with another $500 million for 2016 budget 

In apparent show of economic strengthening, the Federal Government has stepped up its pricing for the nation’s debt instrument with a second tranche Eurobond issue amounting to USD500 million at a yield of 7.5 per cent, indicating a 37.5 bases points (bps) against the 7.875 per cent it pays for the original instrument of USD1.0 billion, issued in February this year.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Two CBN directors arrested for forex manipulation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria for alleged forex manipulation and economic sabotage.

I won’t honour Senate summons — Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), says the Senate lacks the power to summon him

Ife: Ooni faults investigation as Afenifere visits clash scene

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday, condemned the nature of the investigation launched into the clash which involved some Yoruba and Hausa people in Ile-Ife recently.

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