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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, June 24, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Buhari blows hot, vows to recover all stolen funds

Buhari told Nigeria’s governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability, and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over in Nigeria. READ MORE…

Uproar in Senate, House of Reps over leadership positions

Senator-members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly engaged in physical combat over the filling of leadership positions in the Senate. READ MORE…

How I was chained, tortured in the bush by my kidnappers – Rescued Ondo Regent

The regent, who came back from captivity with a bruised head, said she was tired of the throne, following the sad experience she went through in the hands of the kidnappers.

Health ministry warns against importation of ethanol from India

Nigeria’s Ministry of Health has warned citizens against importing ethanol into the country from India.

FG, states, others owe construction companies N600bn

Construction companies in Nigeria have said that they are being owed N500 billion by the Federal Government. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Buhari vows to recover funds looted under Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the US and other countries have offered Nigeria their full cooperation in the recovery of funds stolen from government coffers. READ MORE…

Probe panel: Wike, Amaechi in war of words

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has described Governor Nyesom Wike’s plans to probe him as ‘dead on arrival.’ READ MORE…

CBN stops forex sales to rice, private jet importers

In order to beef up the fast depleting external reserves, the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday stopped the sales of foreign exchange to importers of rice, private jets, textiles, tomato paste, poultry products and 35 others.

APC Senators fight as truce meeting fails again

Senator-members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly engaged in physical combat over the filling of leadership positions in the Senate. READ MORE…

IG deploys 138 patrol vehicles to secure highways

Following President Buhari’s directive on Monday that all soldiers should withdraw from checkpoints nationwide, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has deployed additional 138 police patrol vehicles to fill the vacuum that has been created with the dismantling of military roadblocks on the highways.

Boko Haram kills 35 in Yobe, Borno

At least, 35 persons were killed and scores injured when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Nannawaji village, in the Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State and Debiro, in the Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State on Tuesday. READ MORE…

NNPC yet to remit $1.48bn

Four months after former President Goodluch Jonathan directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to refund $1.48bn (N291.56bn) into the Federation Account, the corporation has yet to do so. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

We’ll recover funds stolen by govt officials, says Buhari

Buhari told Nigeria’s governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability, and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over in Nigeria. READ MORE…

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

N’Assembly: APC Senators get into brawl over principal positions

Senator-members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly engaged in physical combat over the filling of leadership positions in the Senate. READ MORE…

Buhari to Govs: Days of impunity, fiscal recklessness are over

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, held a meeting with Nigeria’s 36 state governors on the financial situation in the country. READ MORE…

CBN bans 40 items from accessing forex

In order to beef up the fast depleting external reserves, the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday stopped the sales of foreign exchange to importers of rice, private jets, textiles, tomato paste, poultry products and 35 others.

Buhari considers Fashola, Oronsaye, others for Villa positions

There are indications that the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Babatude Fashola; former Head of Service, Mr. Steve Oronsaye; a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Abdulrahman Dambazzau; a former Managing Director of New Nigerian Newspapers, Adamu Adamu, and a former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Col. Hammed Ali, may have been shortlisted for positions in the administration. READ MORE…

PDP asks President to stop making excuses

The PDP also said that Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were well aware of the economic problems in the country before they assumed office yet they insisted on making bogus promises to Nigerians. READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY

Markets expect finance minister that will inspire confidence

As the whole world patiently awaits President Muhammadu Buhari’s list of cabinet members in the wake of high expectations around improved economic management, Nigerians cannot afford to have as finance minister, someone who cannot inspire confidence.

Nigerian states owe $3.3 bln

Nigeria’s states owe 658 billion naira ($3.3 billion) and one way out of the financial crisis could be for banks to extend loans to them to up to 20 years, Zamfara state governor said on Tuesday.

We must reduce cost of governance, economic leakage, Saraki tells Senate

As the eighth Senate commenced legislative activities after a two-week recess, Bukola Saraki, Senate President, on Tuesday, said the cost of governance in the country was ‘unsustainable,’ and also decrying the cost of doing business in Nigeria.

N4.9trn trade transactions expose Nigeria as unproductive economy

Trade transactions in the first quarter of 2015, totalling N4.87 trillion, have exposed  Nigeria’s low productivity level as a large chunk of exports were minerals and primary products, while imports were mainly capital and consumer goods.

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