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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.

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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.

For today, Friday, March 31, 2016:


Repair of Abuja airport runway 57.5% completed, says Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway repair is 57. 5 per cent completed. He insisted the April 19 reopening date is achievable.

Senate okays electronic voting, card reader for INEC

In a fresh amendment to the Electoral Act, the Senate has introduced the use of electronic voting in elections.Section 52 (2) of the amendment passed by the Senate yesterday reads: “The commission shall adopt electronic voting in all elections or any other method of voting as may be determined by the commission from time to time.”

FG moves to stop rejection of Nigerian food produce at global markets

The Federal Government is working to stop the rejection of Nigerian food produce at the international market.Towards this, a draft Food Safety and Quality Bill has been developed and would soon be sent to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for approval and to the National Assembly to be passed as an Act of parliament.



Senate okays e-voting, card reader for elections

THE use of electronic voting (e-Voting) system, electronic transmission of election results and the deployment of Electronic Card Reader (ECR) were some of the amendments to the Electoral Act, 2010, passed by the Senate yesterday.

Abuja airport runway is 57.5% ready

The reconstruction of the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has reached 57.5 per cent completion, mid-way into the six weeks earmarked for the project.

Unify exchange rates, IMF advises Nigeria

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday released the Article IV Consultation on Nigeria in which it urged the authorities to remove restrictions and multiple currency practices.



2019: Senate okays card reader, electronic voting

AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, the Senate, yesterday, passed amendments to the 2015 Electoral Act empowering the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to use electronic voting for conduct and transmission of results in future elections.

N2.1bn contract fraud: EFCC probes Senator Nwabaoshi, brother

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is closing in on Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and his brother, Augustine Nwaoboshi, after stumbling on vital information on how the two men supplied used equipment in place of new ones to Delta State government and went away with N2.1 billion.

Naira Watch: Naira falls to N390/$

The improving fortune of the naira in the parallel market was Thursday halted as it depreciated to N390 against the dollar.



Buhari will return to see UK doctors - Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari has not changed his plan to return to his doctors in London, United Kingdom for check-up.

Dump multiple exchange rates, forex curbs, IMF tells FG

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday urged the Federal Government to lift the remaining foreign exchange restrictions and scrap the system of multiple exchange rates in order to revive the Nigerian economy.

Forex manipulation: EFCC invites more senior CBN officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited more senior officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria as part of investigations into an alleged foreign exchange scam and other sharp practices within the apex bank.

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