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Pulse Frontpage Read today's newspaper headlines [Thursday, December 8, 2016]

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

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

For today, December 8 2016:


Stakeholders give terms over Senate’s move to unbundle NNPC

Some stakeholders have given conditions for supporting the Senate’s move to unbundle the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as the lawmakers took the matter to the public domain yesterday.

Trade takes backseat as seaports operations falter

Efforts at job creation and price stabilisation are proving very little in the face of dwindling seaport operations.

48 killed in Pakistani passenger plane crash

A passenger plane with 48 persons on board yesterday crashed in Pakistan, killing all its occupants. The Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42 aircraft vanished after taking off from the Northern Chitral region.



FG’s debt to CBN: OPS, others back Sanusi

Organised Private Sector, OPS,and a source, have thrown their weight behind former CBN governor, now Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, over his claim that the federal government over-borrowed from the apex bank.

Anti-corruption: I don’t accept gifts, please, Aisha Buhari tells Nigerians

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has said that she has not received any gift from anyone since becoming the President’s wife.

Demola Seriki’s daughter, Kah-Lo nominated for Grammy Awards

A rising Nigerian-born international artiste and daughter of former Minister of Defence and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Chief Demola Seriki, Faridah Demola Seriki better known as Kah-Lo, has been nominated for the 2017 Grammy Awards.



Rerun tension grips Rivers

There is tension in Rivers State ahead of Saturday’s rerun elections.

EFCC: Jonathan’s wife’s $15.5m proceeds of crime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a suit by former First Lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan.

Citigroup, Standard Chartered, others to issue $1b Eurobond in January

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the appointment of transaction parties for the one billion dollars Eurobond to be issued next month.



$793,800 bribe: EFCC grills Justice Ajumogobia’s children

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday grilled the children of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia at the Lagos office of the commission for several hours.

Ignore Olugbo’s anti-Moremi comment, Soyinka tells Ooni

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has urged the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to ignore anybody, who called Moremi Ajasoro  a traitor.

Judge earns N24m annually, spent N500m in 10 months –AGF

The Federal Government on Wednesday said investigations had shown that a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, spent over N500m between January and October 2016 despite his total annual legitimate earnings, including his allowances being N24m.



PIB: Senate seeks to bar Buhari doubling as petroleum minister

The Senate has proposed the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari as petroleum minister, as it conducted a public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill on December 7.

Govt steps in as poor practices challenge Ebonyi, Anambra rice farmers

The potential for rice production in some south-eastern states is not peaking, as cultivation suffers from poor practices in many farms, while the processing of rice is itself lacking adequate mechanisation.

Digital payments could add 46 million Nigerians to financial system, says Mckinsey

Widespread digital payments and financial services could bring an additional 46 million Nigerians to the financial system and add 12. 4% to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025, says advisory firm, Mckinsey Global Institute.

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