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For today, November 24 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

We can’t pay N284b allowances, government tells ASUU

The Federal Government yesterday said it could not afford the N284 billion earned allowances being demanded by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Earned allowances are the emoluments the lecturers are entitled to enhance academic productivity and increase research output.

Eyitayo Jegede is authentic PDP candidate for Ondo poll

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday declared Eyitayo Jegede of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction as the rightful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election billed to hold on Saturday in Ondo State.

150 pro-Biafra activists killed, says Amnesty

A chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence has allegedly resulted in deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the Southeast.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

2017 draft budget based on unrealistic assumptions - Senate

A draft budget framework for 2017 submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is based on unrealistic assumptions about oil production and the currency exchange rate, the Senate said yesterday.

DSS Sting operation: Reps drill Justice Dimgba, Wike, Liman, CCB, others

THE House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee investigating all cases of property and arrest of persons by the Department of State Services, (DSS), especially the circumstances surrounding the attempt to arrest a Federal High Court judge in Port Harcourt, yesterday drilled Justice Abdulahi Liman of Port Harcourt Federal Court, Governor Nyesom Wike, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba and the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau.

OBJ to Buhari: Act fast, economy can’t be saved by orders, wishful thinking

LATCHING on the state of the nation, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rise to the challenges posed by the current recession in Nigeria, noting that orders, wishful thinking and blame game would not solve the hapless state of affairs in the country.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Obasanjo attacks Buhari, Senators, Reps, judges

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo spoke yesterday on the state of the economy.

Army denies killing 150 pro-Biafra protesters

The Nigerian Army yesterday said it did not kill 150 pro-Biafran protesters, as alleged in a statement by the global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI).

Ondo: INEC drops Ibrahim for Jegede as PDP candidate

Eyitayo Jegede is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said last night.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

YABATECH suspends academic activities as fire destroys hostel

Academic activities at the Yaba College of Technology have been suspended for three days after the female hostel of the school was gutted by fire in the early hours of Wednesday, destroying 20 rooms.

Jegede is now PDP candidate, says INEC

In a judgment lasting three tension-soaked hours, the Appeal Court, Abuja, resolved the controversy surrounding the governorship ticket of the Ondo Peoples Democratic Party in favour of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, sending the PDP supporters in the 40-year-old state into wild jubilation.

We can’t meet ASUU’s N284bn demand now–FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday said while it had met seven out of the eight demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, it could not meet the union’s demand for earned allowance worth N284bn.

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