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For today, Wednesday, March 29, 2016:

THE GUARDIAN

Senate moves against Buhari over EFCC chair Magu, others

The Senate yesterday suspended the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of 27 persons for appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

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FG, States using Tinubu’s economic policies, says Adeosun

The Federal Government said yesterday that its economic recovery template was adopted from a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Lagos, Delta, Osun, Akwa-Ibom lead states N3.4 trillion debt profile

Lagos, Delta, Osun and Akwa Ibom led the total debt profiles of state governments as at December 2016, according to the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

THE NATION NEWSPAPER

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Senate flexes muscles with Presidency over Senate, Magu

SENATORS bared their fangs against the Presidency yesterday. They suspended the screening and confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) nominees.

Kukah denies collecting money from Jonathan

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has debunked the perception that he was close to former President Goodluck Jonathan for what he could get.

Buhari hails ‘outstanding politician’ Tinubu at 65

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It was a day of encomiums — and serious talks — yesterday in Lagos. Statesmen, eminent politicians, top government officials, military chiefs, captains of industry and traditional rulers joined relations and associates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his 65th birthday in Lagos.

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Seized SUV: Customs shuns Senate

THE fight between the Senate and the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, appears to have continued unabated as the Customs Service yesterday, shunned the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions investigating the purchase of the vehicle with alleged fake National Assembly documents.

Naira Watch: CBN slashes BDC Forex rate to N362

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tuesday reduced the exchange rate at which bureaux de change (BDCs) sells dollars to end-users to N362 per dollar from N399 per dollar.

Senate takes anti-Magu war to Presidency

THE Senate, yesterday, drew the battle line with the Presidency as it suspended for two weeks, the screening of 27 persons President Muhammadu Buhari nominated for the office of Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

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NHIS removes 23,000 ghost enrollees from health insurance scheme

The National Health Insurance Scheme says it has removed 23,000 ghost enrolees, who have been enjoying the benefits of the insurance scheme, from it.

Sagay, others kick as Senate puts off RECs confirmation over Magu

The Senate has protested against the retention of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission despite the rejection of his nomination by the lawmakers.

States debt rise to N3.3 trillion, says NEITI

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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on Tuesday said the debt burden of the 36 states of the federation rose to over N3.342tn at the end of 2016.

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