Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Nation, The Punch and BusinessDay.

For today, December 1 2016:


Reps move to bar acting president, governor from second term

The House of Representatives yesterday moved to bar any person who has acted as president or governor for a period of two years from seeking election to serve beyond one term of four years in office.

Fayose may dump PDP in 2018

There are indications that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018.

HIV patients lament high user fees, treatment failure

Besides the high user fees that they are allegedly charged, the patients are lamenting the rising cases of treatment failure. Nigeria may soon witness a higher rate of deaths from the ailment if nothing is done urgently to address the situation.


Again, Buhari’s nominee, Akinwande, shuns Senate’s screening for NERC job

AGAIN, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for the position of chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor Akintunde Akinwande, yesterday failed to present himself for Senate screening.

FG disowns NCC, telecoms operators on tariff hike

Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, yesterday, absolved the Federal Government of complicity in the bid by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to increase the price consumers pay on data services.

Ndigbo hated in Nigeria, Ukiwe, Anya, others lament

THE place of the Igbo race in the present dispensation was yesterday bemoaned by prominent Nigerians of  Igbo extraction, with the consensus that the Igbo were being unfairly treated in Nigeria.


OPEC exempts Nigeria in 1.2m bpd production cut

Members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed to cut production — the first in eight years—by 1.2 million barrels per day (mb/d) to bring ceiling to 32.5 mb/d, effective from January 1.

Dogara: sack governors who hijack council funds

Governors who refuse to conduct council elections should be removed from office for gross violation of the Constitution, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara has said.

Outcry forces NCC to suspend data tariff hike

The outcry by Nigerians yesterday compelled the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to  suspend  the planned increase in telecom data tariff.


Ericsson sacks 160 Nigerian workers, takes jobs to India

Ericsson Nigeria, the local subsidiary of the global telecommunications solutions provider, has disengaged about 160 permanent and outsourced workers in its Network Operating Centre, investigations have shown.

NCC bows to pressure, suspends data tariff increase

The Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended its directive to telecommunications operators to increase tariffs on data services available on their networks.

Why I omitted Tinubu from my victory speech – Akeredolu

The Ondo State governor-elect, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, said he did not acknowledge a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in his victory speech on Sunday because it was not expedient to do so.


Nigeria exempted as OPEC agrees to cut crude oil production

Nigeria, Libya and Iran will be allowed to boost their crude oil production by 1.5 million barrels per day, as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agrees its first limit on oil output since 2008.

Social media wins as NCC backs down on mobile data price hike

Following the directives of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to raise data tariff in the telecommunications sector, many Nigerians took to social media platforms, particularly Twitter, to express vehement objection to the decision.

Nigeria buys time to implement FX reforms ahead of Eurobond sale

Nigeria may have momentarily bought time to fix its comatose foreign exchange market, after it extended by three months, to the first quarter of 2017, the date for a $1 billion Eurobond sale initially scheduled for 2016.