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For today, October 14, 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Controversy as Boko Haram frees 21 Chibok school girls

It was freedom at last yesterday for 21 secondary school girls who were abducted from Chibok community in Borno State 30 months ago by Boko Haram.

Representatives query lopsidedness in Buhari’s appointments

Federal lawmakers yesterday lamented alleged non-compliance with the federal character principle by the executive in recent appointments and recruitment into public offices in the country.

Senate okays three per cent of 10-year VAT for North East

The Senate has approved the allocation of three per cent of the Value Added Tax (VAT) accruable to the Federal Government in the next 10 years for rebuilding the North-East.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Nigeria ranks high on Tuberculosis index— WHO

A new report on global burden of disease released, yesterday, by the World Health Organisation, WHO, has ranked Nigeria 4th among six countries with the highest burden of Tuberculosis, TB.

Alleged repatriation of $13.92bn: Senate summons minister, MTN, others

Following the alleged repatriation of $13.92 billion from Nigeria without authorisation, the Senate has summoned the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah and Mobile Telecommunication Network, MTN, to appear next Thursday and explain their various roles in the act.

No petition against 2 arrested S-Court justices —NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, yesterday, summoned the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, over the arrest of seven superior court judges by the Department of State Service, DSS.
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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

EFCC: we are probing eight judges, two registrars

Eight judges and two Registrars are being investigated, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said yesterday.

U.S. singer Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

The 75-year-old rock legend, Bob Dylan, has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, Dylan received the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Judges’ arrest meant to cow Judiciary, says NJC

The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday condemned the arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS).

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Fayose impounds cow for illegal grazing

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has impounded one of the cows that were grazing along Ado-Afao Road.

Oando, Forte Oil, 25 others get crude lifting contracts

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has increased the number of companies referred to as off-takers of the country’s crude oil from 21 to 27.

Senate passes bill to extend JAMB result validity

The Senate on Thursday extended the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination  result conducted the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board from one year to three years.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Nigeria’s CEOs brace up for tough 2017

As the  fourth and final quarter of the year progresses, Nigeria’s business leaders are positioning for a rough year ahead (in 2017) which analysts say may carry along  2016’s ugly footprints.

Boost for textile, fashion industries as government agencies formalise native wear

Nigerian government agencies and parastatals are beginning to allow staff to put on native attires Mondays through Fridays, against the former pactice where staffers could only turn out in such clothing on Fridays, signalling the possibility of a rebound of the country’s textile and fashion industries

$4bn coconut market creates opportunity for Nigerian growers

Nigerian farmers can tap into the $4billion global coconut market to earn foreign exchange in the face of an acute dollar shortage that has thrown Africa’s biggest oil producer into recession. Coconut is a cash crop that is grown in 22 of Nigeria’s 36 states, with Lagos State having the largest production area.

 

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