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

For today, Tuesday, March 13, 2018:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

In Benue, Buhari finds IGP Idris defied relocation order

Two months after he directed Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris (IGP) to relocate to Benue State and stop killings by herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari discovered only yesterday that his order was not carried out.

$12b trans-Saharan gas project to miss 2018 deadline

The $12 billion Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Project (TSGP), expected to help Nigeria achieve zero gas flaring by 2020, remains an illusion, 17 years after it was conceived.

Ohanaeze accuses INEC of deliberately disenfranchising Igbo

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of using “deliberate effort” to disfranchise Igbo in the 2019 general elections.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Benue: I’m surprised IGP Idris disobeyed my directive – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed shock that Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, disobeyed his directives to stay in Benue until the blood-letting between farmers and herdsmen was resolved.

FG replies GENCOs, accuses them of blackmail, politicking

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, said he was not afraid of going to the law court over allegations of preferential treatment offered two power generating companies.

Convince your people we‘re doing our best to stop attacks, Buhari tells Benue stakeholders

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of various groups in Benue State to convince their constituents that the Federal Government is doing its best to end the recurring attacks by armed herdsmen in various parts of the country.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Poll timetable: Don’t be misguided, Senate warns INEC

The Senate has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission against being misguided on the extent of the powers of the National Assembly in the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010.

FG asks Lagos-Ibadan railway contractor to work day, night

The Federal Government has advised the contractor handling the 150-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan railway project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, to work day and night to avoid extending its delivery date beyond December this year.

Viral video shows SARS men torture, strip artisan naked

A viral video has shown that some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Rivers State Police Command indeed brutalised a mechanic, Lucky Joseph, in the Choba Extension, Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Buhari in Benue, Asks Nigerians to Stop Escalating Herdsmen-Farmers’ Clashes

In his first visit to Benue State since he assumed office almost three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday called on Nigerians to refrain from escalating the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen in Benue and other states in the country, even as he appealed to Nigerians to continue to be accommodative and live together in peace.

Tillerson Pledges US Support for Quick Release of Dapchi, Chibok Girls

The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, arrived Abuja, Nigeria’s capital Monday, where he pledged the support of the U.S. in securing the quick release of the Dapchi and remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists and expressed hope that a deal for their release would be struck soon.

NEITI: NNPC Yet to Explain Missing Billions

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), the agency tasked with cleaning up Nigeria’s murky oil industry, has said even though financial accountability has improved, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) still has not explained billions of dollars of missing revenue.

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BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Lagos lying over new land use charge, say employers

The people who feel where the shoe pinches have had their say on the new Lagos Land Use Charge (LUC) and it flatly contradicts claims made by the State government.

NNPC’s petrol subsidy claims mirrors 2011 fraudulent regime

In more ways than one, it is looking like 2011 all over again for Nigeria. In 2011 fraudulent oil marketers were submitting invoices for petrol laded vessels that arrived but did not discharge products as they were diverted and sold outside Nigeria.

Zenith Bank announces record profit of N203 billion

Zenith Bank Plc, the country’s largest bank by assets has announced a record breaking profit before tax of N203.46 billion for the 2017 financial year.

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