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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, Thursday, March 15, 2018:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

We’ll override Buhari’s veto, National Assembly vows

President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill might not have long to fly, as the Senate steps up moves to override it.

Public debt hits N21.7tr, rises by N4.365 trillion

The Nigerian government borrowed N4.365 trillion in 2017, bringing the country’s total debt stock to N21.725 trillion.

Metuh seeks fresh permission to travel abroad for treatment

Former National Publicity Secretary, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has filed a fresh application before the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking the release of his International Passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Buhari, Jonathan at ‘war’ over Dapchi schoolgirls

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Yobe State, said his administration’s prompt response to the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, was a clear departure from what he described as “the insensitivity of the past administration” that couldn’t do anything when 276 Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

Senate probes East-West road contracts

SENATE Committee on Niger Delta Affairs has vowed to convene a public hearing to probe the circumstance that led to non-completion of the East West road projects, almost 12 years after it was awarded.

Election sequence: Court restrains NASS on Electoral Act amendment

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, restrained the National Assembly from taking any further action on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which President Muhammadu Buhari declined to assent to, pending the determination of a suit that was filed before it by Accord Party.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Lalong declares curfew as herdsmen kill two soldiers, two cops

Two soldiers, two mobile policemen and about 23 others were on Wednesday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen during a fierce battle at Dung Kasa, Rafiki and Dutse Kura communities in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Police ask artisan tortured by Rivers SARS to lodge complaint

The Officer-in-Charge of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, Yomi Sogunle, has asked Lucky Joseph, a mechanic who was allegedly tortured by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, to make a formal complaint to the unit.

Schoolgirls’ abduction: My response better than Jonathan’s, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration’s response to the February 19 abduction of 110 pupils of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, was better than the response of the last administration to a similar abduction in Chibok, Borno State.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

NA to Tweak Electoral Amendment Bill, Resend to Buhari for Assent

As high-wire politics takes centre stage over the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, the National Assembly has announced its intention to retransmit a tweaked version of bill to the president for his assent.

Herdsmen Menace: Two Policemen, Several Others Killed in Benue, Plateau

Two riot policemen attached to the military Special Task Force (STF) on security in Plateau State and scores of civilians were killed in a sporadic gun duel between suspected Fulani herdsmen and security agents wednesday morning at Rafiki, Dong and Maifarin-mota villages in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

Compared to Jonathan, I Responded Promptly, Says Buhari on Dapchi Abduction

In his first visit to Yobe State since he assumed office and since the abduction of 110 schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists from a secondary school in the state, President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday could not resist taking a jab at his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan and his government over its handling of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

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BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Yields to fall as Nigeria cuts back on local debt issuance

Nigeria’s change of tack over borrowing is leaving debt-hungry investors with too little to feed on, stoking pressure on bond and Treasury bill yields.

How NNPC subsidiary, NPDC, is missing out on multi-billion dollar oil deals

Despite its announced ambition to grow its oil production figures to about 250,000 barrels per day, the Nigeria Petroleum Development Coopration (NPDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is unable to take advantage of the multibillion dollar deals that could it hit that mark and boost its revenues.

Investors still hurt by N800bn private placements sinkhole

Investors are still hurt almost eleven years after as they search for the promised returns on series of Private Placements (PPs) that had hit the market between 2007 and 2009.

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