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For today, Friday, December 8, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

IBB, Jonathan wade into South West PDP discord

Ahead of tomorrow’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), two former Heads of State General Ibrahim Babangida and President Goodluck Jonathan, have begun prevailing on the leadership to concede the position of national chairman to the South-West, based on the political grouping’s Port Harcourt agreement and zoning principle.

Government issues conflicting reasons for fuel shortage

Nigerians wishing a quick end to the scarcity of fuel across the country may have more days to wait going by the explanation offered by Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu.

NJC recommends compulsory retirement of justices Ademola, Tokode

The National Judicial Council (NJC) under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has recommended compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola and Justice O. O. Tokode, both of the Federal High Court, for misconduct.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

What I saw in Kogi, Bayelsa, Rivers’ elections really upset me — Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammad Buhari  yesterday expressed shock over People’s Democratic Party, PDP, bid to stage a comeback to power, despite the atrocities committed against the country.

FG initiates three-pronged strategy to end fuel crisis

THE Federal Government, yesterday, said it is has initiated   a three-pronged strategy to address the fuel crisis currently witnessed across the country, stating that the queues recorded in petrol stations would thin out before the end of the week.

2019 Presidency: Angry Atiku shuns press, others after talks with IBB

Journalists and supporters of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar were, yesterday, shocked after the former vice-president came out from a meeting with former President Ibrahim Babangida with a long face reflective of a red card shown to his 2019 presidential aspiration.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

PDP national convention: 92 aspirants jostle for 23 positions

Ninety-two aspirants have signified their intention to run for 23 offices in the Saturday’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Foreign rice in Nigeria smuggled, some poisonous – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday declared that all foreign brands of rice in the country at the moment were smuggled, adding that some of them were poisonous.

We recommended Justice Ademola’s sacking to Buhari – NJC …says judge’s resignation, an afterthought

The National Judicial Council said on Thursday that it had recommended Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Segun Tokode, both of the Federal High Court for compulsory retirement over acts of misconduct.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Buhari: My Kano Visit, Reception is a Clear Message to the Opposition

In a clear pointer to his popularity in the most populous state in Northern Nigeria and with an eye on contesting the 2019 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Kano disclosed that the overwhelming reception accorded him by the people of the state was a clear message to the opposition in the country.

Kachikwu Rolls Out Emergency Plan to End Petrol Scarcity

Following the directive by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to end the fuel shortages by the weekend, the minister yesterday rolled out short-term measures, which he said would end the fuel scarcity.

NJC Rejects Justice Ademola’s Resignation, Retires Him, Another Judge Compulsorily

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has rejected the resignation letter of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, and instead recommended him to President Muhammadu Buhari for compulsory retirement for alleged misconduct.

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