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For today, Wednesday, May 6, 2015:

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Praise singers misled Jonathan, says Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu has said that he did his best to prevent President Goodluck Jonathan from being defeated in the March 28 elections. READ MORE…

Buhari meets Decree 4 victim, Tunde Thompson, 31 years after

Buhari met with journalist, Tunde Thompson, who he jailed in 1984, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. READ MORE…

FG borrowed N473bn in four months to fund budget

Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  has said that the government has borrowed N473 billion out of the N882 billon budgetary provision for borrowing, to meet up with recurrent expenditure, including salaries and overheads.

I’m cautiously optimistic about Buhari – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka stated that “Muhammadu Buhari was the better of the two evils as the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan had been an unmitigated disaster and failure.” READ MORE…

Impeachment: Pandemonium in Niger Assembly, Enugu House shut

Police officers in Niger State state locked some of the state’s lawmakers inside the House of Assembly complex while yet others were kept from gaining entry. READ MORE…

I’m still keen on buying Arsenal – Dangote

Africa’s richest person Aliko Dangote has told Bloomberg that he’s still willing to become majority shareholder of one of the most popular football clubs in the world: Arsenal London. READ MORE…

Asaba airport not safe, FG says

The safety and security of air travellers using the Asaba Airport in Delta State cannot be guaranteed anymore, the Federal Government has said.

Panic as pupils, teachers find grave in classroom

There was pandemonium at the Iguodala Primary School in the Uhunduhun   Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State after pupils stumbled on a fresh ‘grave’ in one of their classrooms.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

We’ll beg Nigerians for patience – Buhari

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has said that the expectations of Nigerians for his administration are too high. READ MORE…

N145.2bn subsidy provision in 2015 budget, says Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, said that N145.2 billion had been set aside for payment of subsidy on petroleum products in the 2015 budget. Enugu Assembly Crisis: I can’t be impeached, Chime boasts

Members of the Enugu State House of Assembly served an impeachment notice on Governor Sullivan Chime on Monday, May 4, 2015. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

260 posts lobbyists seek under Buhari

Beyond top political positions in the National Assembly in the order of national precedence that have attracted attention lately, there are over 260 other posts within Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government that will be available for grabs in the new Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) administration that will be inaugurated on 29 May, 2015.

Local content in oil sector retains N3.3 trillion

Between 2015 and 2016, Nigeria’s oil and gas sector will rake in $10 billion (about N200 billion) worth of investments through the Local Content Development Policy.

Okonjo Iweala sheds light on 2015 budget

Minister for Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Tuesday, May, 5, 2015 shed more light on the recently passed 2015 budget.

Army begins trial of General, four others over loss of Baga

An Army court martial is trying Brig Gen Enitan Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff, Lt Col G.A. Suru, and three other senior officers for failing to offer leadership in repelling the Boko Haram attack on the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Baga, Borno State in January.

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BUSINESS DAY

After 16yrs of PDP, Nigeria still in total darkness

After 16 years, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is leaving the central government unable to fix the power problem that has kept the economy prostrate.

Business leaders fear for corporate governance in Nigeria as draft code plans excessive control

As the May 14, 2015 deadline for public comments on Nigeria’s draft code of corporate governance (NCCG) approaches, business leaders and investors have expressed fears that the policy document could wield excessive powers over Nigeria’s already challenged private sector.

Globacom tables $600m for Ivorian telco in regional push

Nigerian billionaire, Mike Adenuga has expressed his interest in purchasing Ivorian mobile telecommunications operator, Comium Cote d’Ivoire through his Nigerian company, Globacom. READ MORE…

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