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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Nation and The Punch.

For today, December 21 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Airfares rise by 100 per cent as workers shut Arik

The plight of air passengers in the country worsened yesterday as Arik Air, the largest airline in West Africa, was shut down by protesting workers.

Senate overrules Ndume, insists on Magu’s rejection

The Senate yesterday affirmed its rejection of the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) based on the damning security reports against him.

EFCC files charges against Adoke, Etete, others over Malabu oil deal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday filed a nine-count charge against the former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke over his role in the ‎Malabu $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Mega party gets INEC’s nod to begin registration procedures

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given the Action Democratic Party,  ADP, the shell of the proposed mega party, the nod to go ahead with the procedures for full registration as a political party.

$1.1bn Malabu Oil deal : EFCC files charges against Etete, Adoke, 6 others

Five years after the Federal Government lost a whopping $1.6 billion to some of its influential citizens through the sale and revocation of a controversial oil block, known as OPL 245, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, filed charges against the high profiled suspects.

No going back on Magu — SENATE

A major crisis appeared to have penetrated the leadership of the Senate over last Thursday’s rejection of the confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Etete, Adoke, seven others charged with $1.6b ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) yesterday filed nine charges bordering on alleged mismanagement of $1,616,690,656.78 Malabu Oil cash against two former ministers.

Magu remains rejected, says Senate

The Senate yesterday said its rejection of Mr. Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was sacrosanct.

Court issues arrest warrant against Oluwo

An Osun State Magistrates’ Court yesterday issued a bench warrant of arrest against the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

$1.1bn Malabu oil scam: Ex-AGF Adoke sent $800m to ex-minister, firm – EFCC

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), may soon be extradited from his new home in Holland as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed charges before a Federal High Court in Abuja for his alleged role in the $1.1bn Malabu oil scam.

AGF Malami queries Magu, begins probe into DSS allegations

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has begun investigations into various allegations against some top Federal Government officials as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.

Customs intercept 102 bags of plastic rice

The Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 102 bags of plastic rice branded “Beat Tomato Rice’’ with no date of manufacture.

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