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For today, November 16 2016:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Senate rejects, returns Ambassadorial nominees’ list to Buhari

The Senate, yesterday rejected the names of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Why clash with Shi’ites turned bloody – IGP Idris

Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, has absolved the Police of blames in the killing of some Shi’íte members on procession in Kano, on Monday, saying the Police had to take measures to restore law and order.

You’ve no power to stop trial of arrested judges, Buhari tells court

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the powers of the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the prosecution of judges accused of engaging in acts of corruption.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Atiku is being haunted by his corrupt demons –El-Rufai

Barely 24 hours after former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar absolved himself of complicity in the Halliburton scandal, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has said that Atiku is being haunted by the demons of corruption.

Ambassadorial posts: APC keeps mum as Senate rejects Buhari’s 46 nominees

The Senate has rejected the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for approval.

IGP justifies killing of Shiite members in Kano

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim, on Tuesday justified the killing of some Shiites members by policemen in Kano on Monday.

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THIS DAY NEWSPAPER

Senate Returns List of Non-career Ambassadorial Nominees, Clears Career Diplomats

In line with the outcome of Monday’s meeting between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, five governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the Senate yesterday cleared the 47 career ambassadorial nominees whose names were sent for confirmation last June, but returned the recent list of non-career diplomats to the presidency, citing a plethora of petitions against some of them.

Dasuki Declines Govt’s Offer of Temporary Release to Bury His Dad

The federal government on Tuesday absolved itself of blame as to why the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), was not allowed to attend the burial of his father, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki who died on Monday, saying that his son had vehemently rejected the offer for his temporary release.

Another Commanding Officer, Eight Soldiers Killed in Boko Haram Ambush

Nigerian troops suffered another setback on Tuesday in the quest to root out Boko Haram remnants from the North-eastern part of the country, with the reported death of the Commanding Officer of the 114 Task Force Battalion, Lt.-Col. B.U. Umar.

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BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Oil companies give conditions for new gas policy to succeed

The Oil Producers Trade Group (OPTS) of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce says that Nigeria’s new gas policy will fail to achieve the disired increase in gas production except there are enabling commercial and fiscal terms, a repayment of outstanding gas invoice arrears and a guarantee of adequate funding for gas development.

NNPC sets January 1 deadline to exit $8.4bn oil venture funding

Starting from January 1, 2017, Nigeria will no longer fund its Joint Venture arrangement with International Oil Companies (IOCs). Maikanti Baru, NNPC group managing director said this on November 16, while delivering a keynote address at the 34th edition of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) 2016 conference.

Feeding at risk as companies buy up grains

The foreign exchange crunch is forcing manufacturing companies to buy more of local grains to ramp up production but this is threatening to take food off the tables of Nigerians. “Local sourcing of agro inputs by industries has increased.

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