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For today, Wednesday, February 24 2016:

THE NATION NEWSPAPER

EFCC: N676m Immigration jobs cash blown on houses
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) believes the cash was splashed on choice property. Former Interior Minister Abba Moro and four others are to stand trial for allegedly collecting fraudulently N676.6million from 676,675 job seekers. READ MORE
Ex-ministers kick as PDP gives Sheriff three months
MOVES by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to resolve the crisis that followed the appointment of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman collapsed yesterday. Former ministers, who are still members of the party, insisted that there was no new reason to make them change their position –  that Sheriff must quit immediately. READ MORE CJN, 600 judges yet to get Jan. salary
JUDICIAL officers, including the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmoud Mohammed, Supreme Court Justices, justices of the Court of Appeal and all Federal and state High Court judges, are yet to get their January salaries, it was learnt yesterday. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Protesters storm Senate, turn heat on Saraki
ABUJA — The expected showdown in the Senate between Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Senate rivals arising from alleged plots to suspend Senator Kabiru Marafa was yesterday twisted by demonstrators who turned the heat on Saraki by clamouring for his resignation. READ MORE
IMF backs Buhari govt’s efforts at promoting targeted infrastructure in power, others
LAGOS — The International Monetary Fund, IMF, yesterday, said it was supportive of the Federal Government’s ongoing efforts at promoting targeted and core infrastructure in power, integrated transport network, housing; reduce business environment costs through greater transparency and accountability, and promote employment of youths and female populations. READ MORE
$2b Malabu scam: Stop maligning me, go and clear your name, Atiku tells Adoke
BARELY 24 four hours after writing a comprehensive letter to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, exonerating himself of any infraction in the controversial Malabu Oil scam, the immediate past Attorney General , Mohammed Adoke, has been asked to face his problems and stop dragging others in the mud. READ MORE
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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

EFCC sends INTERPOL after ‘fleeing’ suspects
EXTENDING the anti-corruption campaign beyond the nation’s borders, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has turned to the global police organisation Interpol for help in tracing and apprehending former government officials who have been indicted for graft. READ MORE
I didn’t bid for NIMASA contract but got paid, says witness
The 6th prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Safety and Administration Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Patrick Akpolobokemi and others, Mr. Uchenna Emenalo, yesterday informed the court that he was paid N29 million for the contract he did not bid for by NIMASA. READ MORE
13 ‘prospective’ ISIS members arrested in Kano
THIRTEEN persons were arrested in Kano yesterday with fake ECOWAS passports on their way to Libya, suspected of traveling to an unidentified ISIS recruitment camp. READ MORE
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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

75-year-old pensioner slumps, dies during screening in Edo
There was outrage on Tuesday by pensioners of the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State after a local government pensioner, identified as Sunday Oboite, slumped and died during screening. READ MORE
Moro faces N676m money laundering, fraud charges
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is set to arraign the immediate past Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, for allegedly defrauding graduate applicants of N676,675,000 during the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment during which about 20 job seekers lost their lives. READ MORE
$2bn deal: Clear your name, Atiku tells Adoke
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has refuted allegations that he was behind the travails of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

FG losing opportunity to save economy on parallel forex market potency
The Federal Government’s dithering on complementing fiscal policies and decisive action on the appropriate exchange rate regime may further damage the economy and cause a drop in the standard of living of the citizenry, BusinessDay investigations show. The prominence of the parallel foreign exchange market, which is fast becoming the ‘new normal’ with exchange rate… READ MORE
Nigeria offers opportunity for investors amid scramble for dollars – Atedo Peterside
The Nigerian economy offers opportunities for longer term investors amid the current scramble for scarce dollars by the private sector, says Atedo Peterside, chairman of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc. Peterside, who delivered the welcome address at the Standard Bank Seventh West Africa Investors’ Conference, said the pursuit of scarce forex for today’s needs has become… READ MORE
Private sector groups back new power tariff
Nigeria’s organised private sector groups have given their unreserved backing for the new electricity tariff which became operational on February 1, saying the new multi year rates are vital for the stablisation of the sector after years of neglect and near zero investment. The tariff imposed by the electricity regulator, NERC after the mandatory consultation,… READ MORE

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