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Pulse Frontpage Read today's newspaper headlines [Friday, March 17, 2017]

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

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

For today, Friday, March 17, 2016:


Madagascar FA President Ahmad dethrones Hayatou

African football heaved a sigh of relief yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia when Madagascar Football Association chief, Ahmad, ended Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as Confederation of African Football president.

Buhari orders release of more Paris-London club debt refund to states

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria to release the second tranche of the London-Paris Clubs refunds to states

Senate walks out Ali for not wearing Customs uniform

Without a voice of dissent, the Senate yesterday walked out the embattled Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, for not wearing the agency’s uniform. The upper chamber accused him of appearing in “improper dressing.”



Jamb: Awaiting results candidates can write UTME

Candidates who are awaiting their O’Level results can seat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has said.

Alleged $9.7m gift: Court remands Yakubu in court

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, to be remanded in Kuje prison until March 21

Senate turns back Customs CG Ali over uniform

The Senate yesterday sent the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), packing from its chamber over his failure to comply with the directive to wear service uniform to the session



N3bn loot: Ex -NNPC boss, Yakubu docked, remanded in Kuje Prison

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, remanded former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, who was accused of stashing over N3 billion in his house in Kaduna, in Kuje Prison.

Naira appreciates by N13 to N445/$

The naira yesterday recorded its biggest appreciation against the dollar in the parallel market in three weeks, gaining N13 to close at N445 per dollar.

Senate walks out Customs boss over improper dressing

FOR not wearing complete uniform as instructed, the Senate, yesterday, walked out the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, retd, and asked him to return next Wednesday in complete Customs uniform



Magu can serve indefinitely, Presidential committee tells Buhari

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to remove the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, whose confirmation was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday.

Refusal to wear uniform: NBA chief, SAN flay Ali as Senate turns back Customs CG

The Senate, on Thursday, refused to grant the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), audience, describing the dressing of the NCS boss as “improper.”

Seized N3bn: Court remands ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu in Kuje Prison

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday remanded a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, in Kuje Prison pending when ruling on his bail application would be delivered on March 21.


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