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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, September 30 2016:


PDP protests as INEC declares APC winner of Edo election

After hours of collating results, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the keenly contested Edo State governorship election.

National Assembly demands ministry handles recruitment of 500,000 teachers

The Presidency and the Office of the Vice President lack the expertise to oversee proposed recruitment of 500,000 teachers and should therefore hand the job over to the Ministry of Education.

Crude oil prices rise as OPEC plans output cut

Crude oil prices moved up by six per cent yesterday following the decision by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to cut production in an attempt to curtail glut.



MTN $13.92bn fund transfer: Melaye’s accusations are baseless – Enelamah

MINISTER of Industry, Trade and Investment,Dr.Okechukwu Enelamah yesterday denied any involvement or knowledge of illegal transfer of funds out of Nigeria by MTN. The Minister in a statement signed by the Director Press, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Mr. Greyne Anosike said that the minister was never the owner of the company he is being alleged to own stating that Dr Enelamah was never the “owner” of Celtelecom as alleged by the Senator; neither was he ever a Celtelecom shareholder.

Naira heads towards N500/USD; Morgan Stanley warns against controls

Nigeria’s foreign exchange market was tension-soaked yesterday, as the Naira raced towards N500/USD1. It closed at N490/ USD1 in the parallel market, with dealers expecting further rise today to hit the dreaded N500 mark.

Old Britain can lead a new world

OLD Britain is in need of a rebirth. A born-again Britain has the potentials to help steer the world away from endless conflicts and strife. I say Britain because the world’s most powerful nation, the United States presents us with a choice of either Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. While it makes common sense for Americans to vote Clinton who at this week’s first Presidential Debate showed she is intellectually endowed in contrast to noisy Trump, she is not committed to a new world.



Obaseki: we’ll deliver

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said yesterday that the victory of the All Progressives Congress in Wednesday’s election has humbled Chief Tom Ikimi, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion and Dr. Raymond Dokpesi.

Verification uncovers 10,000 dormant teachers in Oyo

TEN thousand teachers in Oyo State have been discovered to be dormant after a verification by the government.

Buhari urges private sector to join economic recovery battle

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday challenged private sector operators to take the lead in the battle to revive the economy saying they hold the key to its quick recovery.



Lagos gunmen kill man, two sons, injure wife, daughters

There was a bloodbath on Thursday in the Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, after some gunmen invaded a residence and shot dead a man and his two sons.

CCB to probe Amaechi, Ngige, Fashola, AGF, others’ assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau has begun massive verification of assets declared by top serving and former public officers at the federal, state and local government levels.

Anybody in government looking for money is mad–Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said it was sheer madness for anybody occupying public offices to be looking for money.



Investors losing faith in FX market say dealers

Barely three months after launching a new flexible FX trading structure with fanfare, treasury managers of banks say Nigeria’s FX market is virtually collapsed, as the local currency, the naira hit a new low of N490 to the dollar on the parallel market.

Network irrigation, Solar solutions to boost year-round rice farming

Experts say Nigeria’s celebrated bountiful rice harvest during last dry season’s cultivation in the north could be increased up to three-fold if water from existing dams is channeled in a networked manner to access several farms in the coming dry season when rice yields are typically higher than in the rainny season.

Africa’s demographics spur Private Equity interest in financial services

Private Equity (PE) investors are being lured by the earnings opportunities in Africa’s financial services sector on account of the attractive population growth prospects.

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