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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.

For today, Wednesday, July 8, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER         

APC, PDP at war over source of bailout funds

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh and APC counterpart, Lai Mohammed play

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh and APC counterpart, Lai Mohammed

(YNaija)

 

The Presidency has denied reports that it is set to empty Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account (ECA) in order to fund a recently announced bailout for states to enable them pay salaries. READ MORE…

NASS Crisis: Why Buhari won’t intervene – Presidency

President Buhari play

President Buhari

(chatafrik)

 

President Muhammadu Buhari will not intervene in the ongoing National Assembly crisis because he has been advised to ‘stay above it’. READ MORE…

25 killed in Zaria bomb attack – Kaduna Govt

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai visits scene of Zaria explosion on July 6, 2015 play

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai visits scene of Zaria explosion on July 6, 2015

(Twitter)

 

The death toll from the July 7, 2015, bombing in Zaria, Kaduna State has risen to 25, the state government has said. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Female teachers, others killed in Kaduna bombing

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai visits scene of Zaria explosion on July 6, 2015 play

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai visits scene of Zaria explosion on July 6, 2015

(Twitter)

 

Most of the victims of the attack were said to be civil servants who were participating in a verification exercise. READ MORE…

ECA: FAAC faults Okonjo-Iweala, denies approving $2bn withdrawal

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala play

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

(Business news)

 

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, had denied allegations that she spent $2.1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) without authorization. READ MORE…

Bailout: Workers warn govs against wasteful spending

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Nigeria's 36 governors play

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Nigeria's 36 governors

(Twitter)

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a N713.7 billion package to aid in the payment of workers’ salaries across the country. READ MORE…

Thugs attack pensioners protesting against Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State. play

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.

(Vanguard)

 

A rally to demand the impeachment of Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. READ MORE…

EFCC arrests Lamido, two sons

Former Jigawa state governor Sule Lamido play

Former Jigawa state governor Sule Lamido

(The News Nigeria)

 

Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido and his two sons, Mustapha and Aminu were reportedly arrested by EFCC officials early on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN

Controversy trails FG’s special funds for states

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Nigeria's 36 governors play

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Nigeria's 36 governors

(Twitter)

 

The Presidency has denied reports that it is set to empty Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account (ECA) in order to fund a recently announced bailout for states to enable them pay salaries. READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY

CBN to restructure state’s loans

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. play

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

(watchdogreporters)

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a Central Bank-packaged special intervention fund that will offer financing to the states, ranging from between N250bn to N300bn. This would be a soft loan available to states to access for the purposes of paying backlog of salaries. READ MORE…

No fiscal help as Emefiele battles naira weakness alone

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele play

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

(Bella Naija)

 

The naira has been under the ropes on the black market after the central bank two weeks ago curbed access to the dollar on the official interbank market for importers buying a wide range of goods, shifting demand for hard currency to the black market. READ MORE…

Should Buhari help governors pay salaries?»

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