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Read today's newspaper headlines [Monday, March 14 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 14 2016:


NNPC may emerge sole petroleum products importer
There are indications that major and independent marketers may be excluded from petroleum products import in the second quarter. READ MORE

Benin tradition in focus as crown prince Eheneden becomes Edaiken N’Uselu
Several centuries of unalloyed tradition and custom of the ancient Benin Kingdom came to the fore to widespread accolade as the kingdom literally stood still for several hours on Saturday when Crown Prince, Eheneden Erediauwa was installed the Edaiken N’Uselu. READ MORE

‘Felix Ibru’s role in growth of democracy legendary’
Even the elements may have joined in the outpouring of tributes for former Delta State Governor Felix Ibru, who died on Saturday at the age of 80 with reports of rainfall widely considered a blessing in and around Ughelli and Agbarha-Otor where he hailed from. READ MORE


$2.1bn arms deals: N1.5bn traced to ex-minister’s son
A bureau de change operator has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)   that N1.5billion was paid into his account for the son of a former Minister of Finance. READ MORE

Robbers chop off Edo granny’s wrists
Robbers have chopped off the wrists of a septuagenarian, Pa Jacob Ikilo,  a security guard at a filling station at Eyaen village, on the Benin-Auchi Road. READ MORE

Buhari to go after power saboteurs
The Federal Government has described the shutdown of the national transmission facility in Osogbo and Ikeja Disco by some unionists as an economic sabotage. READ MORE


PDP group asks court to sack Sheriff, stop convention
Hope of resolving the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party over the emergence of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the party has taken another turn as two members of a group in the main opposition party have asked an Abuja High Court to compel Sheriff to vacate office by the end of March. READ MORE

Arms probe: Military seeks Buhari’s nod to try soldiers
If the Nigerian Army authorities get the nod of President Muhammadu Buhari, all suspected serving officers in the ongoing investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement scandal will undergo military trial, The PUNCH has learnt. READ MORE

Budget details to be published next week –Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed the determination of the National Assembly to make the details of its annual budget available to members of the public next week. READ MORE


Speculators defy profit guidance, hedge bet on dividend payout
Speculators who profit from fluctuations in the stock market are now raining billions of naira on value equities in anticipation of short-term returns accruable from full year dividend payout. Also, these stock buyers are raising equities wager as signs of recovery in oil prices cushion their earlier concerns about the future of Africa’s biggest economy… READ MORE

MPC members voice concern over stiff forex market
Some members of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) monetary policy committee (MPC) have expressed concern that the inflexibility of the foreign exchange market and inherent dollar shortage are crimping growth in Africa’s largest economy.     The MPC members expressed their opinions in the Communiqué’ No.105 from the meeting held on January 25 and… READ MORE

NERC says new electricity tariff to bridge N180bn market gap
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says the new electricity tariff regime would help in bridging the over N180 billion market gap recorded in 2015. Anthony Aka, acting NERC chairman, who gave the information in a chat with BusinessDay recently, threatened to hold all the Distribution Companies accountable if they failed to meter all the… READ MORE

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