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For today, Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

APC govt’ll ask looters to return funds – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai has said that the incoming government of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari would ask corrupt politicians to return the public funds they had stolen while in office. READ MORE…

PDP leaders meet today over crisis

The Presidency has invited some key members of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, National Working Committee and Elders Caucus to a meeting aimed at resolving the raging crisis in the party. READ MORE…

Fuel scarcity pushes up food prices

The current fuel scarcity being witnessed in Nigeria might not ease up until June, reports say. READ MORE…

NDIC moves to recover N34m debt from Doyin Okupe

The NDIC, Liquidator of Gulf bank Nigeria Plc., filed the debt recovery suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos. READ MORE…

Buhari to get handover note, tour villa May 28

This was the agreement reached at the Council of State meeting which held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. READ MORE…

Nigerian immigrant’s son, Umunna to contest UK Labour leadership

Following the resignation of Ed Miliband, erstwhile leader of the United Kingdom (UK) Labour Party after the party's failure at the polls, British-Nigerian, Chuka Umunna has announced his intention to contest for the leadership of the British opposition party. READ MORE…

Jonathan sacked Abba over indiscipline

Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mike Okiro has given some insight into why former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba was sacked by President Goodluck Jonathan. READ MORE…

Ahmadu Ali’s son re-arraigned for subsidy scam

Mamman, son of former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmadu Ali, and two others were re-arraigned before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, for alleged complicity in N4.5 billion fuel subsidy fraud, Tuesday.

Obasanjo, Buhari attend last Council of State meeting under Jonathan

The meeting was attended by President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida among others. READ MORE…

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Senate mobilizes against Jonathan

Mobilisation for the override of President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto of the Fourth Constitution Alteration Act commenced apace in the Senate, yesterday, following the re-enlistment of the bill on the order paper.

Election results: PDP raises alarm over A-Ibom, Delta, Rivers

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, raised alarm that the All Progressives Congress, APC, was plotting to take over Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta states where the PDP genuinely won.

Ex-IGP Abba removed for indiscipline in the force – Police Service Commission

Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mike Okiro has given some insight into why former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba was sacked by President Goodluck Jonathan. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Council of State okays new transition agenda

President Goodluck Jonathan, today, May 12, 2015, presided over his last Council of State meeting. READ MORE…

New quake hits devastated Nepal

2 weeks after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing over 8,000 people, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck the country again, this time hitting a town close to Mount Everest. READ MORE…

Woman gives birth to twins with different fathers

The rare occurrence was revealed when the woman that she had sex with another man 7 days after she slept with her boyfriend. The paternity test was done to verify her claim. READ MORE…

Oshiomhole remarries on Friday

Oshiomhole will wed Miss Lara Fortes on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Etsako West Local Government Council Marriage Registry in the Auchi area of the state. READ MORE…

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Jonathan leads Buhari on villa tour May 28

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will receive the official handover document from President Goodluck Jonathan on May 28. READ MORE…

From his sick bed, Mu’azu sues for peace

Mu’azu also urged the PDP members to accept their recent defeat in the general elections and focus on moving the party forward. READ MORE…

Elumelu in White House, Joins Obama’s campaign for entrepreneurs

UBA Chairman and African business leader, Tony Elumelu spoke at a White House event hosted by US president Barack Obama today, to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs all around the globe. READ MORE...

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Buhari to get Jonathan’s handover notes May 28

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will receive the official handover document from President Goodluck Jonathan on May 28. READ MORE…

Senate in final battle with President

Senators will today begin the process of overriding President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto of the constitution amendment.

Council approves Arase as IG

The National Police Council (NPC) has confirmed the appointment of Solomon Arase as Inspector-General of Police. READ MORE…

President, Buhari, others mourn Zik’s first son

The younger Azikiwe died at on Sunday, May 10, 2015, after a prolonged battle with a respiratory illness. READ MORE…

Abductors of OAU lecturers demand N70m ransom

Dr. Femi Omisore, a lecturer at OAU, was abducted on his way to a funeral last Friday, by gunmen who also killed his driver and burnt his car. Now they want his family to pay N70 million as ransom. READ MORE…

APC’ll retrieve stolen money, says El-Rufai

El-Rufai also said that Buhari’s government was set to inherit a huge debt from President Goodluck Jonathan’s government. READ MORE…

NDIC sues Okupe, others over N34m debt

The NDIC, Liquidator of Gulf bank Nigeria Plc., filed the debt recovery suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos. READ MORE…

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DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER

Jonathan, Obasanjo, Amaechi mend fences

At the last Council of State meeting hosted by President Jonathan on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, he offered an opportunity for the three men to reconcile.

Arase confirmed IGP

The National Police Council (NPC) has confirmed the appointment of Solomon Arase as Inspector-General of Police. READ MORE…

President, Buhari, others mourn Zik’s son

President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his condolences to the family of Nigeria’s first President, Nnamdi Azikiwe, over the death of his eldest son, Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe. READ MORE…

Senate Presidency: 65 Senators queue behind Saraki

As federal lawmakers wait for the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone political positions in the National Assembly, a group known as The Like Minds has emerged with backing to the aspirations of senators Bukola Saraki and Ali Ndume.

7 Ekiti doctors get kidnap threat

The Ekiti State chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Tuesday said seven doctors have received threats of kidnap from unknown gunmen.

Church renames Stella Oduah “Veronica” of our time

Good deeds attract both earthly and heavenly rewards and so recently, the parishioners of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Housing Estate, Fegge, Onitsha gave a resounding testimony on the good deeds of Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation and the Senator-elect for Anambra North zone.

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DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER

Nigerian might be UK’s first black premier

British-Nigerian, Chuka Umunna has announced his intention to contest for the leadership of the British opposition party. READ MORE…

Obasanjo, Buhari attend Council of State meeting

The meeting was attended by President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida among others. READ MORE…

Mu’azu ill, receiving treatment abroad

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu has travelled out of Nigeria to receive medical attention. READ MORE…

BPE defends concession of old Warri Port

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) says it has the authority to privatise or concession any part of the Nigerian ports.

UK slavery suit: Complainant misleading court, says counsel

A mild drama ensued on Tuesday at the ongoing trial of a Nigerian, Ofonime Sunday Inuk, accusing a couple of holding him in servitude for over 24 years in the United Kingdom. READ MORE…

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NATIONAL MIRROR NEWSPAPER

Senate reconvenes, dares Supreme Court

Senators appear set for a decisive action as they reconvene today for deliberations over the constitution amendment in defiance of the Supreme Court order.

Again, health workers set for nationwide strike

Three months after their last nationwide strike which lasted four months, the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals again on Tuesday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government to address its demands, failing which it would be left with no option than to commence another round of indefinite strike from May 17.

Bickering not in PDP interest – Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu has urged members of the party to embrace peace and put the past behind them. READ MORE…

Fake appointments, promotions rock NIMC

About 406 staff of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, who were alleged to have secured fake appointment, promotion, conversion and upgrading letters from the commission have been uncovered.

Police council confirms Arase as IG

The National Police Council (NPC) has confirmed the appointment of Solomon Arase as Inspector-General of Police. READ MORE…

May 29: Council of State approves transition programme

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will receive the official handover document from President Goodluck Jonathan on May 28, reports say. READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY

CBN, banks, oil firm chiefs in crisis talks over forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday held talks with oil companies and bank CEOs largely to address issues around the supply of forex to the market.

Little impact seen in last MPC meeting before may 29 handover

The recent meeting of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) may have little or no effect on the markets, according to analyst opinions.

BAs value up N330bn in 2014 on investors’ appetite

Investors in 2014 executed N330 billion worth of transactions in banker’s acceptances.

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