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Read today's newspaper headlines [Friday, March 11 2016 ]

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

For today, March 11 2016:


Yoruba monarchs’ feud rages
Any end to the feud among Yoruba traditional rulers seems nowhere in sight yet as the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona , yesterday called on the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbedebo to refrain from making unsavoury, unguarded and unfounded statements, which if not checked, may seriously jeopardise the unity of Yoruba obas and their people. READ MORE

Court grants Badeh N2 billion bail
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday granted bail to the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) in the sum of N2 billion. READ MORE

NNPC workers suspend strike
It was with huge relief that Nigerians yesterday received news that the strike embarked upon by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has been suspended. READ MORE


Ranking of Obas: Awujale blasts Alake, queries source of rating
LAGOS—THE Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, has tongue-lashed the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, over his recent ranking of Yoruba Obas, which is still generating heat in the polity. READ MORE

Alleged N3.9bn fraud: Court grants ex-CDS, Badeh, N2bn bail
ABUJA—The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday,  granted bail to the  former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh (retd),  to the tune of N2 billion. Badeh, who has been in detention since February. READ MORE

NIMASA trial: Accused bought N70m property from me – Witness
Lagos—A prosecution witness in ongoing trial of former -Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi and six others, yesterday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that he collected the sum of N70 million for a plot of land sold to one of the accused. READ MORE


Police arrest Lekki Gardens MD for collapsed building
The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Mr. Richard Nyong, for the collapse of a five-storeyed building under construction on Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi, Lagos State, which killed no fewer than 35 persons. READ MORE

Arms Scandal: Jonathan should be tried if involved –Senate leader
Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to authorise the prosecution of former President Goodluck Jonathan if he (Jonathan) covertly instigated the sharing for other purposes the $2.1bn given to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to buy arms. READ MORE

Saraki’s false asset declaration trial begins today
All is set for the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on 13 counts of alleged false assets declaration to begin today (Friday). READ MORE


MTN offers to pay Nigeria $1.3bn out of $3.9bn fine
MTN Group Ltd. has proposed to pay N300 billion ($1.5 billion) to settle a record $3.9 billion fine in Nigeria for missing a deadline to disconnect unregistered subscribers that the government claims included Boko Haram Islamic insurgents. Bloomberg reports that Africa’s biggest wireless operator made the written offer, made up of cash installments, bond purchases… READ MORE

House of Reps endorses NITEL/MTEL sale to NATCOM
The House of Representatives yesterday adopted the report of its Committees on Telecommunications and Privatisation and Commercialisation, which gave a clean bill of the health to the processes leading to the liquidation and acquisition of the Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd, NITEL and its mobile arm, MTEL, by NATCOM Consortium. The Committee which were mandated by the… READ MORE

Buhari’s approval rating falls on failure to tackle sliding economy
As the fortunes of Nigeria, the largest economy in the African sub-region, continues to nose-dive on account of dwindling revenue from oil and conflicting fiscal and monetary policy measures, President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval ratings have slipped for the first time in months, according to a Governance Advancement Initiative for Nigeria, (GAIN) poll. The monthly poll,… READ MORE

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