Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Nation, The Guardian and Vanguard.
For today, November 21 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
‘Over 2,000 Nigerians dying in Chinese prisons’
Three days after Chijioke Obioha, a 38-year-old Nigerian, was executed in Singapore for drug trafficking, The Guardian has received a prison note smuggled out of Dong-guan prison in China by a source, which gave graphic details of the plights of over 2,000 Nigerians languishing in the Chinese prison.
Fuel imports gulp N958.3 billion in five months
Nigeria spent N958.3 billion importing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in five months. The amount could build five 20,000-barrels-per-day mini refineries, industry experts, who argued that one of such refineries would cost government between $75 million and $250 million, said yesterday.
Rates, inflation top agenda as CBN committee meets
Foreign exchange crisis, rising consumer prices and artificial lending rates set by commercial banks will remain the priority of monetary policy makers as they resume meetings today. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it is not considering reduction of the two-digit benchmark rate it set 12 months ago — 12 per cent in March 2016 and 14 per cent since July.
THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
FG docks Justice Ngwuta on 14-count charges today
Barring any hitch, the Federal Government will today, dock Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court on a 14-count criminal charge.
Gunmen kidnap former Foreign Minister, Hirse, in Kaduna
THREE gunmen, yesterday, abducted former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse.
We’ve hired 200,000 graduates – FG
President Muhammadu Buhari’s 500,000 job intervention programme for unemployed graduates has finally kicked off, with successful applicants commencing work on December 1, 2016.
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
Fed Govt hires 200,000 graduates
Two hundred thousand graduates have been hired by the Federal Government as part of the N-Power Volunteer Corps which will ultimately engage 500,000 graduates.
Detectives uncover huge cash payments to Justices
Detectives have uncovered huge cash payments to Supreme Court Justices, members of the management and staff of the apex court.
MPC to hold rates
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) moderated Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will today and tomorrow be holding its sixth and last meeting for this year.