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For today, Tuesday, September 5, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Overseas aircraft maintenance costs local airlines N22.3b yearly

The absence of a functional maintenance and repair facility in the country at least in the last 17 years accounts for N22.3 billion local airlines spend yearly repairing their planes overseas.

Resident doctors begin indefinite nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the terms of settlement reached with the Federal Government last Thursday and declared a nationwide industrial action until the demands of its members are met.

Niger Delta agitators tell Buhari to resign over non-performance

The Coalition of Niger Delta agitators yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over non-performance and not living up to their expectations.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Hospitals plan options as doctors begin indefinite strike

HOSPITALS across the country, yesterday, mapped out options to mitigate the effects of the indefinite strike embarked upon, yesterday, by resident doctors,under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD. nationwide.

Clark takes APC to task on restructuring

South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has called on the All Progressives Congress, APC, to come out of its closet on restructuring.

NNPC failed to remit N3.88trn to FG by 2015 - Audit Report

Cumulative unremitted revenue from domestic crude oil sales by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, stood at about N3.878 trillion as at December 31, 2015, a report by the technical sub-committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, has revealed.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

N120bn bribe controversy: Don’t ignore allegations against IGP, PDP tells FG

The Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Monday that allegations of bribery against the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, should not be ignored by the Federal Government.

FG revokes Lagos trade fair complex concession

The National Council on Privatisation, which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the immediate revocation of the concession of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex.

Adeosun confirms N350bn release for capital projects

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Monday confirmed the release of the sum of N350bn to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government for the implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Finally, Nigeria Exits Recession, Reports 0.55% GDP Growth in Q2

After contracting for five consecutive quarters, the Nigerian economy has finally exited the recession, as data on the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to be released at 10 a.m. today by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that the economy grew at 0.55 per cent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017.

Patients Stranded as Doctors Ground FG Hospitals 

Many Nigerians who reported sick at federal government-owned medical facilities nationwide yesterday were stunned to find out that doctors had embarked on an indefinite strike, leaving them stranded and at the mercy of private hospitals.

Credit to Private Sector Rises to N22.2tn

Banking sector credit to the private sector increased year-on-year to N22.172 trillion at the end of July 2017, compared with the N21.978 trillion it stood at the end of June 2017.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Worst over for Nigeria, S. Africa as economic growth beckons

The worst may be over for Nigeria and South Africa, two of Africa’s largest economies, as they likely began to turn in some growth in the second quarter, and the worry may now shift to the quality of growth to expect, especially in a populous country like Nigeria.

Nigeria’s image, business gaining on identity management initiatives

Nigeria’s image and business confidence are being significantly enhanced by the identity verification and management schemes put in place by the Federal Government over the past few years.

New investor in 4th Mainland Bridge emerges before year end

Months after it terminated the contract for the long awaited 4th Mainland Bridge, the Lagos State Government says it will name a new investor and partner for the construction of the 38-kilometre bridge/road project before the end of this year (2017).

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