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

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 9 2016:


Reps probe purchase of N9.2b scanners for ports, borders

A plan by the Federal Government to ensure a 48-hour cargo clearance is being threatened, as the multi-billion naira scanners purchased some years ago are rotting away at seaports and land borders.

Squabbles begin as Senate seeks N1.4tr for constituency projects

The Senate yesterday signaled the start of another budget squabble that could distract governance and further impoverish Nigerians in the coming year. It approved for further legislative work, a bill seeking to reserve almost a quarter (20 per cent) of annual budgets for its members to manage as constituency projects exclusive of the Executive arm of government.

APC beats drums of war in Rivers re-run polls

The political atmosphere in Rivers State over the rerun election became tensed yesterday as leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stormed Port Harcourt and called on their party members to prepare for war over tomorrow poll.



Suspend ban on vehicle imports through land borders, Reps tell FG

The House of Representatives, yesterday, asked the Federal Government to suspend the ban on importation of vehicles through land borders in Nigeria.

FG to exhume body of late NYSC member for autopsy

Federal government may exhume the body of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, a serving corps member in Kano State who died in controversial circumstance to ascertain the cause of her death.

$30bn Loan: FG turns to IMF, World Bank

The Federal Government has said it was looking the way of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, and the World Bank for some of its external borrowings to boost the economy out of recession.



Rivers rerun: APC tells supporters to fight back

Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters got a directive from the party’s leaders yesterday – they should fight back if attacked.

NYSC member’s body to be exhumed for autopsy

AN autopsy to find out what killed a Youth Corps member at the Kano Orientation Camp is to be conducted.

Ondo CJ’s security aides, litigants clash in court

Activities at the Ondo State High Court complex in Akure, the state capital, were temporarily disrupted yesterday.



Ex-minister Obanikoro in fresh N450m poll cash scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday quizzed a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, for allegedly receiving N450m from the Coordinator of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in Lagos State, Adewale Onilere, during the countdown to the 2015 presidential election.

$1.6bn scam: Ex-NNPC boss testifies against Diezani’s ally, Omokore

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday opened its case against a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and others whom it charged with nine counts of criminal diversion of about $1.6bn alleged to be part of proceeds of sales of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.

Rivers rerun: If they slap you, slap them, Oyegun tells Rivers APC supporters

Ahead of Saturday’s legislative rerun in Rivers State, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has urged members of his party to retaliate whatever action they get from loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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