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For today, December 15 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Nigeria to spend more on servicing debts, ‘lifestyles’

The Federal Government will spend huge part of next year’s national revenue to service debts, pay salaries and run the everyday business of governance. This was contained in President Muhammadu Buhari’s budget speech presented to the Senate yesterday.

No deal in sight as ECOWAS-AU-UN coalition insists Jammeh must quit

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said there is no deal yet for Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to quit.

Okowa, Obaseki, Ekwueme, others pay last respects as Michael Ibru is interred

It was like a carnival yesterday in Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Council when the high and low stormed the sleepy community to pay their last respects to the late business magnate and philanthropist, Olorogun Michael Christopher Onajirhevbe Ibru, who died on September 6 this year.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Buhari budgets N2.24 trn for capital vote, N2.98 trn for recurrent in 2017 budget

PRESIDENT Muhammudu Buhari, yesterday, presented a budget proposal of N7.298 trillion for the 2017 fiscal year, envisaging a funding revenue of about N4.94 trillion.

Election Re-run: 4 APC govs funded mayhem in Rivers with N4bn - Wike

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike, has accused the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS of the Police of allegedly being behind deaths recorded in the rerun elections in the state.

MMM: Depositors optimistic of getting trapped funds

DESPITE being left heartbroken by the one month freezing of accounts of participants of Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox, MMM, most investors in the money-doubling scheme are  hopeful of getting their trapped funds when the scheme eventually resumes.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

N7.298tr budget: DisCos, contractors, others to smile

Contractors are to smile in the New Year — if the Federal Government keeps its word to pay them.

Uyo: 26 dead, 218 injured, says govt

There will be no mass burial for the victims of last Saturday’s Reigners Bible International Church building collapse in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, the government assured yesterday.

EFCC re-arraigns Ladoja for allegedly converting N4.7b

Eight years after he was first arraigned, former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja was yesterday re-arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly converting N4.7billion from the state treasury to his personal use.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Police arrest Ireland deportee for killing father

The police in Lagos have arrested 24-year-old Babalola Rotimi (Jnr), who allegedly killed his father, Babalola Rotimi (Snr) in the Magodo, Shangisha area of Lagos State.

N4.7bn alleged fraud: EFCC re-arraigns Ladoja eight years after

he Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday re-arraigned a former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, alongside one Waheed Akanbi for an alleged fraud of N4.7bn.

Couple to die by hanging for murder, armed robbery in Osun

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ile Ife has sentenced a couple – Fatai Jimoh and Lateefat Jimoh – to death by hanging for armed robbery and the murder of one Mrs. Bukola Taiwo of Ikeketu, Ile Ife.

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