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For today, Monday, February 29 2016:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

166.91m litres of fuel stuck in depots as marketers blame NNPC for scarcity
LAGOS— About 166.91 million litres of premium motor spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, are stuck in various depots in Lagos, a situation that gave rise to the resurgence of long queues at filling stations in Lagos metropolis and other parts of the countryREAD MORE

Alleged N676m job scam: Ex-Interior Minister, Moro, others docked, remanded in prison
ABUJA—The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, remanded erstwhile Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, and a former Deputy Director in the ministry, Mr. F. O Alayebami, in prison custody over their alleged complicity in a N676 million job scam. READ MORE

Sagay, Tsav, others flay Senate’s purchase of 2 exotic cars
LAGOS—The determination of the Senate to forge ahead with the purchase of foreign branded exotic vehicles at the cost of N4.7 billion was, yesterday, being flayed by a cross section of Nigerians who levelled allegations ranging from irresponsibility to hypocrisy on the lawmakers. READ MORE
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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Emir of Kano orders release of Bayelsa girl
Amid growing outrage, the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, yesterday ordered that 14-year-old Ese Oruru who was kidnapped to Kano State from Bayelsa State as a child-bride be returned to her parents READ MORE

Petrol sells at N300 a litre as scarcity lingers
AS many filling stations remained shut, the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, bit harder yesterday. READ MORE

Nigerians say No to high charges, shun banks today
NIGERIANS are boycotting banking activities today to protest against what they termed exorbitant deductions by banks, among other reasons. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

ESE ORURU’S ABDUCTION
THE road to freedom for the abducted 14-year-old Ese Rita Oruru began yesterday. It is believed that she will be reunited with her parents today, six months after her forceful abduction from Bayelsa State to Kano State. READ MORE

Immigration jobs scandal: Court sends Moro to prison
Former Minister of Interior Abba Moro and a Deputy Director in the ministry, F. O Alayebami were yesterday remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja. READ MORE

Judge renews order barring electricity tariff hike
Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday renewed the order barring the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from increasing electricity tariff. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Multinationals say Nigeria’s dollar crunch is hurting business
Multinational groups say a dollar shortage in Nigeria, driven by the oil price crash is forcing local suppliers to buy hard currency at a black market premium, pushing up their operating costs and prices, and obstructing business in Africa’s biggest economy, the Financial Times reports. The naira has been under pressure since the start of… READ MORE

Embarrassing fuel queues fail to respond to government solutions
Two weeks of what is now turning into a huge embarrassment to Nigeria, long fuel  queues across  the country’s petrol stations are proving that the situation is defying  solutions being profered by government. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy by GDP, has experienced recurring fuel shortages over several years, with its refineries comatose and having to rely… READ MORE

Nigeria loses $1.54bn to illegal gold mining annually
At a time when Nigeria faces mounting pressure for alternative sources of income following dwindling oil revenues, the country is also said to be losing about $1.54 billion annually to illegal mining of gold – huge amount of money unaccounted for through under the radar sales of the expensive commodity. This was revealed by Kayode… READ MORE

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