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For today, October 4 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Buhari took over Aso Villa like a combatant, says Gowon

Eminent Nigerians including former Heads of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday extolled the virtues of President Muhammadu Buhari whom they described as a dogged fighter for good governance.

Nigeria, India consider visa waiver, exchange of prisoners

Nigeria and India are considering an exchange of prisoners as well as the possibility of diplomatic passport holders of both countries to visit one another without visas.

Scientists close to HIV cure as treated patient shows ‘remarkable’ progress

Scientists are close to a breakthrough in the search for a Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) cure as a British man suffering from the virus shows “remarkable” progress after treatment.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Nigeria’s oil, gas reserves running out, NNPC warns

The NNPC in a statement in Abuja, therefore, begged oil and gas exploration companies, professionals and other stakeholders to focus on increasing the nation’s oil and gas reserve base to match national aspirations to increase oil production.

PDP supporters protest Edo governorship poll result

Supporters of the Peo- ples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in the just concluded Edo State election, Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu, yesterday, took to the streets of Benin City, calling for the cancellation of the results announced by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declaring the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the September 28, governorship election.

Nigeria ranks 36th in overall governance in Africa — Mo Ibrahim International Governance Index

OLD Britain is in need of a rebirth. A born-again Britain has the potentials to help steer the world away from endless conflicts and strife. I say Britain because the world’s most powerful nation, the United States presents us with a choice of either Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. While it makes common sense for Americans to vote Clinton who at this week’s first Presidential Debate showed she is intellectually endowed in contrast to noisy Trump, she is not committed to a new world.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

N23.29b poll bribe: Buhari to determine fate of RECs

All is set for the trial of about 100 Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) officials who allegedly collected over N23.29b bribe to influence the 2015 general election.

Police declare factional cult leaders wanted in Oyo

POLICE in Oyo State have declared wanted two leaders of rival cult groups that unleashed bloody mayhem on the people of Ekotedo, Ibadan during the last Eid-El-Kabir carnival.

Ekiti Assembly member-elect demands swearing-in

EKITI State House of Assembly member-elect Toyin Obayemi (Ado Ekiti 1) has called on Governor Ayo Fayose to prevail on the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, to obey court order and swear him.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

FG moves to reopen N100bn fraud case against Odili

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has faulted Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court for granting a perpetual injunction to a former Governor of Rivers State, Chief Peter Odili, which has scuttled the ex-governor’s prosecution.

NJC to convene emergency meeting over new CJN’s appointment

With about 38 days to the retirement of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, the National Judicial Council is set to convene an emergency meeting on the appointment of his successor.

EFCC, Ex-gov Sylva disagree on 48 houses

A former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have disagreed over the existence and the ownership of 48 houses allegedly traced to the ex-governor.