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For today, Wednesday, November 1, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

President assures of cabinet rejig soon, lauds NWC members

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the long-awaited rejig of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will be in no distant time from now.

Maina fights back, alleges £6m pension loot in London accounts

The embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, said yesterday that he was being hunted for stopping N5.32 billion allegedly being stolen monthly in the office of the Head of Service (HoS) and Police Pension office.

Submarine cable system underused after $1b investment

After several investments worth over $1 billion (N306 billion), the nation’s submarine cable system is still hampered by gross underutilisation.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Because I stopped pension thieves I am subjected to relentless persecution, media trail – Maina

The Embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has alleged that he is being subjected to relentless persecution and media trail because he stopped pension thieves from stealing N5.32bn monthly from the office of the Head of Service and Police Pension office alone.

2019: APC govs back automatic ticket for Buhari

Some governors on the platform of All  Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, rooted for automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari for 2019 presidential election.

Jonathan, Dasuki ask Justice Abang to hands-off Metuh’s trial

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, on Tuesday, asked Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja to hands-off the ongoing trial of erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Metuh: Testifying will expose me to criminal trial – Jonathan

An application filed by former President Goodluck Jonathan before the Federal High Court in Abuja has revealed further reasons why he wants to be excused from appearing as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.

Ekwueme collapses at home, admitted in Enugu hospital

econd republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has collapsed and is currently at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, by Penok petrol station in Trans-Ekulu, Enugu State.

APC NEC meeting: Govs’ bid to get automatic 2019 ticket for Buhari fails

A move by some governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress to use the platform of the National Executive Council of the party to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term failed on Tuesday.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

N300m Was Stolen Daily from Pensioners, Alleges Maina

The embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, has finally broken his silence on the multi-billion naira pension fraud that took place when he was in charge of the reform task force four years ago, alleging that N300 million was stolen from the Office of Head of Service of the Federation daily before the advent of the Pension Transitional Directorate (PTAD).

Governors Back Buhari as APC Defers Decision on Automatic Ticket

Rising from its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting Tuesday, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said that it has not started consideration of offering an automatic presidential ticket to President Muhammadu Buhari to contest for a second term in the 2019 presidential election, but this was just as the party’s governors threw their weight behind the president to fly the party’s flag during the election.

Italian Judge Expected to Rule on Eni, Shell Indictment over Malabu Oil Deal Dec 20

An Italian judge is expected to decide on December 20 whether to send oil majors Eni and Shell to trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria, two legal sources said on Tuesday.

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