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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, October 7:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

MINISTERIAL LIST: Senate begins screening of nominees Oct 13

Contrary to the plea of President Muhammadu Buhari for expeditious screening and confirmation of his ministerial nominees, the senators are not in a hurry to do so. They are asking for for the citation and resume of the 21 nominees to ensure “due diligence.”

UK crime agency replies Vanguard: Diezani’s cash seizure not related to arrest

The United Kingdom, UK, National Crime Agency has said that the £27,000 (N9, 180, 000) seized from the former petroleum minister, DIezani Alison-Madueke, was not related to her arrest. READ MORE…

Oliseh, Enyeama at each other’s throats in Belgium

The Super Eagles camp in Belgium has been torn into shreds following squabbles between Coach Sunday Oliseh and captain Vincent Enyeama ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against Congo.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Protests as Saraki unveils Buhari’s ministerial list

Protests at state levels greeted Tuesday’s announcement of President Muhammad Buhari’s ministerial nominees by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. READ MORE…

Diezani: EFCC grills oil baron, Jide Omokore

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed the chairman of Atlantic Energy, Mr. Jide Omokore, over the ongoing investigations into the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. READ MORE…

Soldiers arrest Boko Haram financier in Borno

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said on Tuesday that troops had arrested a financier of the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN

Ministerial list splits Senate

A crack seems to have appeared among Senators over confirmation of ministerial nominees following yesterday’s unveiling of the list transmitted to the upper chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari last week. READ MORE…

Reps halt planned review of electricity tariff

The House of Representatives has urged the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to halt the planned upward review of electricity tariff in the country.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Buhari’s Ministers: Who gets what

Following the release of 21 names of ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to Senate President Bukola Saraki last week, Nigerian would still have to wait for at least another two weeks for the Senate to conclude its screening and for Buhari to announce the portfolios they will be assigned.

Alison-Madueke: British authorities extend dragnet to persons of interest

As the British authorities continue their investigation into the activities of the former Minister of Petroleum Resource Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was arrested in London and released on bail last Friday on allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering, the law enforcement agencies in the UK have extended their dragnet to interrogating “persons of interest.” READ MORE…

Mercuria acquires 17% stake in Forte Oil for $200m

One of Nigeria’s integrated energy solution providers, Forte Oil Plc, yesterday confirmed the acquisition of 17 per cent of its equity by Mercuria Energy Holdings SA for $200 million.

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BUSINESS DAY

Analysts offer roadmap for screening ministerial nominees

Analysts yesterday challenged the Senate to consider Nigeria’s current economic and social predicament while screening ministerial nominees, and pick people with mission-specific knowledge and track records to direct the affairs of the nation in various portfolios.

Roads, bridges top infrastructure challenges facing incoming Works Minister

As Nigerian await the confirmation of the ministerial nominees whose names have been sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari, their focus is already on the next Works Minister with regards to the enormous infrastructure challenges in the country.

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