Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.
For today, October 7 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
How Jonathan, Attahiru Jega saved Nigeria, by Buhari, others
Nigeria would have disintegrated along ethnic and political lines but for the patriotic zeal of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Prof. Attahiru Jega, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday in Abuja.
National Assembly seeks Buhari’s briefing on economy
The Senate yesterday agreed with the House of Representatives that President Muhammadu Buhari should brief a joint session of the National Assembly on the state of the nation’s economy.
Ambode insists Lagos deserves special status
A special status and a special grant are fair requests that would have encouraged and rewarded Lagos State for what it contributes to the federal purse, the Lagos State government said yesterday.
THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
Budget Padding: EFCC grills officials of 16 ministries
The allegation of budget padding raised by the embattled former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jubrin, against the leadership of the National Assembly, appears to be gaining the attention of security agencies.
Gunmen hit Lagos school, student narrates narrowly escape
LAGOS—Gunmen suspected to be militants, yesterday, stormed Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Eredo Local Council Development Area, Epe, Lagos State, abducting six persons, including the school’s Vice Principal, a teacher and four students.
Nigeria’s stolen $20bn hidden in Dubai, as Buhari’s book lists suspects
ABUJA—Details of how much money some powerful but corrupt Nigerian politicians have stolen and hidden away in foreign land in recent years have begun to emerge.
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
Vice Principal, teacher, four pupils kidnapped in Lagos
A group of gunmen stormed a Lagos school, shot in the air to cause commotion and abducted the vice principal, a teacher and four pupils.
Naira recovery likely as Travelex begins weekly dollars sales to BDCs
The naira is expected to make a surprise recovery from today as Travelex, a global foreign exchange (forex) dealer, begins the sale of $15,000 weekly to each of the 3,000 Bureaux De Change (BDC) operators.
‘Why Buhari’ll keep Dasuki in detention’
Dasuki, NSA in the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration, is standing trial for embezzlement of over $15 billion fund meant for equipment and other logistics to fight Boko Haram, the insurgent group troubling the Northeastern part of the country.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Parents storm Lagos school as gunmen abduct teachers, pupils
As pupils of Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were rounding off their assembly on Thursday, five gunmen and a woman invaded the school and abducted six persons.
N’Assembly invites Buhari over economic recession
The National Assembly has passed a motion to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address the legislature on efforts being made by his administration to resolve the current economic recession.
Recession: IMF offers Nigeria, others zero-interest loans
The International Monetary Fund is prepared to lend money to Nigeria and other countries facing economic crisis at zero interest rate in order to stimulate their recovery.