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For today, December 2 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Nigeria ranks top in AIDS-related fatalities

Nigeria has the highest number of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths in the world with 180,000 toll yearly. She also contributes one in every three new infections among children.

Terror attacks loom at nation’s airports over porous security

Security experts in the aviation industry yesterday warned that terror attacks were imminent at airports around the country.The experts, after a close look at happenings in and around the aerodromes, said that the news of another stowaway on Arik Air aircraft suggested that attacks might just be closer than the authorities were aware of.

Southeast leaders urge caution as Kalu loses bail bid

The Federal Government is under pressure from the Southeast region to reconsider sundry demands made by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as the Federal High Court Abuja yesterday refused to grant bail to its leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kalu, and three other members.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Why Nigeria was exempted from OPEC’s output cut — Petroleum Ministry

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources, yesterday, disclosed that the decision of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to exempt Nigeria from the oil output cut deal was as a result of strategic negotiations and the worrying incidences of vandalisation of the country’s petroleum installations.

Non-remittance of N450bn: FG seeks prosecution of 33 agencies, forwards  audit reports to  EFCC

THE Federal  Government is seeking prosecution of 33 of its agencies over non-remittance of N450 billion revenue generated between 2010 and 2015.

Anti-graft war: You are no saints, NLC blasts Sagay’s c’ttee

THE Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday, blasted members of the Professor Itse Sagay – led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC and asked them to stop living in the delusion of being corruption free because there is no saint among them.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Buhari may propose N7.3tr estimate for 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari may present a N7.3 trillion 2017 budget proposal to the National Assembly on December 8, it was learnt yesterday.

Fayose: loss of Ondo won’t make me join APC

For the second time in 24 hours, Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has spoken on his political future ahead of the 2018 governorship election.

EFCC: N2.8b cash for ex-militants’ stipends  withdrawn 35 times

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have uncovered how N2.8billion meant for the training of ex-Niger Delta militants was diverted.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Perish the thought of Biafra, Buhari tells agitators

To ethno-cultural militant groups calling for the break-up of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has these words for them: Nigeria will not disintegrate.

FG sacks 12 Auchi poly randy lecturers after Punch report

Five senior lecturers and seven other workers at the Auchi Polytechnic have been sacked for offences bordering on sexual harassment and extortion of female students in the school.

I have destroyed my green card – Soyinka

Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Nigeria’s 33 grain silos empty

Nigeria has 33 silos meant for storing grains against periods of poor harvest but all the silos are empty, as fear of famine stalks the country.

Digital music downloads revenue hits $20m monthly

Digital music downloads in Nigeria have become the fastest and most resilient revenue source for local musicians, with revenues from the segment now estimated at between $US15 million and $US20 million monthly.

FG looks to private sector to turn round economic crisis

The Nigerian government will work more closely with the private sector to turnround the country’s worst economic crisis in 25 years, a senior official has said.

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