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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, April 15 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

I share your pains, Buhari tells Chibok girls’ parents
Although he was not at home in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday spared a thought for the over 200 Chibok girls in Boko Haram’s captivity. From China, the president sympathised with parents and relations of the girls as the world observed the second anniversary of their abduction. READ MORE

I wasn’t privy to Oronsaye’s secret account, says witness
The Secretary, Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Jalal Arabi, said yesterday that he was not privy to the Access Bank account opened by the Chairman, Mr. Stephen Oronsaye. READ MORE

Fuel scarcity persists despite govt’s promises
Not much relief has come the way of Nigerians, government’s efforts at tackling the lingering fuel scarcity notwithstanding. READ MORE
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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Budget 2016: Workers threaten to storm NASS over cut in allocation for welfare
ABUJA —FEDERAL civil servants, yesterday, threatened to storm and occupy the National Assembly over the cut in the budgetary allocation meant for their welfare, as controversy surrounding 2016 federal budget remains unabated. READ MORE

Gunmen attack Gov Ikpeazu’s convoy in Aba
ABA—The increasing state of insecurity in Aba, Abia State, took a new dimension on Wednesday night when Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s convoy was attacked in an encounter with armed robbers, who were robbing commuters along Aba-Owerri Road. READ MORE

FG studying ‘proof of life’ in new Chibok girls video
The Federal Government on Thursday said it was studying a “proof of life” video showing 15 of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, as parents and their supporters marked the second anniversary of the kidnapping. READ MORE
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PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Bayelsa workers reject Dickson’s one-month pay offer
Angry employees in the Bayelsa State local government areas have rejected a proposal to pay them one-month salary out of the over 10-month salary arrears owed by the councils. READ MORE

Sagay, Falana condemn Senate’s bid to amend CCT law
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), have condemned the move by the Senate to amend the law setting up the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Code of Conduct Tribunal, with a view to whittling down the agencies’ powers. READ MORE

Chibok girls: Senate summons service chiefs, Reps demand rescue date
The Senate on Thursday summoned the National Security Adviser  and all the service chiefs to brief it at a closed session on their efforts so far to recover the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. READ MORE
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Chibok girls remembered daily in U.S. Congress, says Pelosi
United States House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi yesterday reaffirmed Capitol Hill’s support for finding the 219 schoolgirls who were abducted two years ago. READ MORE

Alongside fellow members of Congress and girls who had escaped the 2014 kidnapping, Pelosi (D-Calif.) they repeated pledges to locate the girls and bring them to safety. READ MORE

Buhari pledges to build Nigerian cities
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Shanghai, China, said his administration would give priority to the building and development of resilient and viable cities comparable with other developed cities across the globe. READ MORE

Buhari under pressure to rescue Chibok schoolgirls
President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday under pressure to rescue the 219 girls kidnapped two years ago from their school in Chibok, Borno State. The pressure is coming after the release of a new video showing that the girls are alive. READ MORE
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BUSINESS DAY NEWSPAPER

Food crisis looms as FG fails to offset N72bn fertiliser debt
The failure of the Federal Government to settle an outstanding N72 billion debt owed fertiliser suppliers may result in food shortages, BusinessDay investigations show. Consequently, agro allied suppliers are not ready to supply seeds and fertilisers to farmers anymore, until the outstanding debt dating back to 2014 is resolved. This will undermine the ability of… READ MORE

SEC to underwrite Nigerian investor’s e-dividend costs
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria has committed to underwrite the cost for Nigerian investors to enroll in the new e-dividend platform over the next 150 days. This was disclosed by the Director General of SEC, Mounir Gwarzo at a press conference in Lagos to mark the end of the capital market committee… READ MORE

Nigeria’s new start is in danger of derailing
Nigeria’s journey from bankrupt, pariah state to Africa’s largest economy helped to fuel a surge in optimism about the continent over the past 15 years. Now there is a danger that its latest troubles will trigger a bout of despair. As one seasoned investor puts it: “Nigeria, with help from South Africa, is killing the… READ MORE

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