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For today, Tuesday, April 18, 2016:

THE GUARDIAN

Nigeria loses Africa top oil producer position to Angola

Nigeria’s crude oil production fell by 156,900 barrels per day (bpd) to 1.269 million bpd in March, from 1.426mbpd recorded in February. Consequently, the country lost its status as Africa’s top oil producer to Angola, according to latest data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

APC dares Wike to sue FG over recovered $43 million

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dared Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike over his threat to sue the Federal Government on the $43 million recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos

Tears, Protests as NRC pulls down structures over Lagos-Ibadan rail tracks

Protests have trailed the demolition of structures allegedly standing on the right of way of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in many parts of Lagos State

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Federal Government, Discos clash over revenue accounts

Electricity distribution companies (DISCOS) are kicking against the Federal Government’s plan to centralise their revenue accounts.
The decision is being taken by the Federal Government because of the DISCOS’ poor monthly remittances.

Sanusi ranks Northeast, Northwest most backward

EMIR of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II is worried over the backwardness of the Northwest and the Northeast in community healthcare delivery and education.
According to him, the two zones have remained the most backward for a decade.

Osborne Towers: EFCC invites ex-governor, others

Detectives are to question a former governor and some high-profile owners of apartments in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos where $43.4million was recovered last Wednesday.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

NIA didn’t get Ikoyi cash from CBN — Okoroafor

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has dismissed insinuations that the N13 billion discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a luxury apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos was moved directly fromthe bank to the National Intelligence Agency, NIA.

Don’t silence Emir Sanusi, NBA President cautions northern elite

As controversy continues to trail the stance of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on societal issues, including marriage and education in Northern Nigeria, the President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Abubakar Mahmud, has cautioned against moves to stop the Emir from making public statements.

Malabu Oil Deal: Reps may not summon Jonathan

APPARENTLY disturbed by the uproar that greeted the proposed invitation of former President Goodluck Jonathan by the House of Representatives adhoc committee investigating allegations of corruption, malpractices, and breach of due process in the award of oil prospecting licence, OPL 245, also known as Malabu Oil scandal, the House may shelve invitation of the former number one citizen and accept a written submission.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Malabu Deal: Reps should compel Jonathan’s appearance, says MEND

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has charged the House of Representatives to compel former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it should he refuse to honour an invitation over the controversy surrounding the OPL 245 Malabu oil deal

Seized N13bn cash: Amaechi demands N2bn from Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s aide

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has written to a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, and an aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Lere Olayinka, citing character defamation over the allegation that he (the minister) owns the $43m (about N13bn) seized by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Buhari panel discussing with N/Assembly on rift with executive — Presidency

Talks on how best to resolve the rift between the Presidency and the National Assembly are already ongoing behind the scene, The PUNCH investigation has revealed.

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