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For today, Thursday, October 8:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Army kills 100, loses 7 in battle with terrorists

As the battle to bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency by December continues, the Nigerian Army fighting with the support of the Air Force, has killed over 100 insurgents who attempted to take over the headquarters of the 120 Task Force Battalion in Damaturu, Yobe State.

Focus shifts to 15 state, as reactions trail ministerial list

With the announcement of ministerial nominees from 21 states, attention has shifted to the remaining 15 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which slots are yet to be filled.

Fulani herdsmen attack Falae’s farm afresh

Barely two weeks after the kidnap of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae, in his farm, herdsmen have allowed their animals to destroy the same farmland. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Diezani’s ally, Kola Aluko, faces extradition to the UK

There were strong indications on Wednesday that Switzerland might extradite a Nigerian oil baron, Kola Aluko, to the United Kingdom. READ MORE…

Army forces Al-Mustapha to retire

A former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha, has been compulsorily retired from the Army. READ MORE…

Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over 2016 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly met on Wednesday  night at the Aso Villa to discuss matters said to be related to the 2016 budget. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN

Lawyers divided over Buhari’s plan to head petroleum ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration on the sidelines of the last United Nations General Assembly in New York that he intends “to remain the minister of petroleum resources” has stirred the hornet’s nest as Nigerians, especially lawyers have taken positions over the maater, some for, others against.

Ministerial List: Uproar in Senate over Amaechi

There was uproar yesterday in the Senate over the ministerial nominees list submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari following the submission of a petition against one of the nominees and former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi to the Senate by Senator Thompson George Sekibo.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Cost of governance: House to set up 11 new committees, Ishaku appoints 112 aides

The clamour by Nigerians for the incumbent administration to curb profligacy and slash the cost of governance, may continue to be a pipe dream if moves by the House of Representatives to increase the number of committees in the lower chamber from 84 in the seventh assembly to 95 get thefinal seal of approval.

UK formally asks Nigeria for legal assistance on Alison-Madueke

The British Government has formally asked the Nigerian Government to assist it with its investigations into the activities of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke when she held sway over the oil and gas sector between 2010 and 2015 and have requested details of transactions relating to the investigations in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the National Petroleum Development Corporation (NPDC).

Troops kill over 100 invading Boko Haram fighters in Yobe

The Nigerian military, in one of its deadliest encounters in recent weeks, killed over 100 fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, who in the early hours of Tuesday made a futile attempt on taking the 120 Task Force Battalion located in Goniri, Yobe State.

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BUSINESS DAY

Raw materials, spare parts, food drive Nigeria’s import bill

Raw materials for the nation’s manufacturing and construction sectors, as well as automotive spare parts, among others, are the major commodities which drive Nigeria’s import business, according to BusinessDay findings.

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