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

For today, December 16 2016:


Two-storey building under construction collapses in Lagos

Just when the nation is yet to recover from last Saturday’s collapse of the Reigners Bible Church building in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, another building yesterday partially collapsed in Lagos State.

Senate rejects Magu as EFCC chairman, cites security reports

The Senate yesterday rejected the Presidency’s nomination of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Market prices run wild

One day after presenting his 2017 Budget which prioritised job creation, power and transport infrastructure for economic recovery, President Muhammadu Buhari was given a piece of very bad news.


2017 BUDGET: Kudos, knocks from industry executives

As the National Assembly settle down to drill through the content of the 2017 Appropriation Bill submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, many executives in the private sector have already seen reasons to worry about 2017 fiscal year though some expressed satisfaction with the budget.

Alleged corruption by SGF: The world is watching how Buhari’ll treat matter— Saraki

SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday, told President Muhammadu Buhari that the world was watching him on how he would handle the Senate’s Wednesday’s resolution calling for the sack of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Babachir Lawal, for allegedly soiling his hands in corrupt practices.

Why Magu can’t be EFCC chairman — Senate

THE Senate yesterday refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, upon a security report by the Department of State Services, DSS, sparking a verbal backlash from supporters of Magu.


Rivers rerun: Leaked audio recording renews Wike, APC war

An audio tape portraying Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike admitting to bribing some electoral officials and threatening to kill them if they failed to play ball went viral yesterday.

Budget 2017 : China may withhold $29.9b loans

China may withhold part of the $29.9 billion loans on which Nigeria partly pins its hope of financing next year’s N7.298 trillion budget.

CAC official ‘murdered over $1.092b’ Malabu oil deal’

The probe into the controversial $1.092 billion Malabu oil deal led to the murder of an official of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), it emerged yesterday.


How DSS report made Senate to reject Magu

The Department of State Services has said the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has failed integrity test, warning that he will hinder President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

Buhari to determine SGF’s fate after investigation – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari would consider both sides of the matter in the case of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, who was on Wednesday recommended for sack by the Senate.

Drama as Fayose withdraws N5m from unfrozen account

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday visited the Zenith Bank in Ado Ekiti to withdraw money from his bank accounts earlier frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.