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Read today's newspaper headlines [Thursday, March 10 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 10 2016:


Labour grounds power, fuel supply over NNPC’s unbundling
Economic activities across the country took a severe blow yesterday following an industrial action embarked upon by workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and affiliate groups during which electricity installations and petroleum depots belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) were shut down. READ MORE

Government approves state burial for Ocholi
Over-speeding coupled with a lack of professional qualification of his driver may have caused the auto accident in which the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, James Ocholi, lost his life. It was revealed that the driver of the vehicle, Taiwo Elegbede, had no record in the data of driver’s licences. READ MORE

Experts warn of looming kidney failure epidemic in Nigeria
With more Nigerians getting overweight, developing hypertension and diabetes, medical experts are warning of a looming epidemic of kidney failure in the country. READ MORE


Blackout: Electricity generation sinks to 1,580MW
The highly pronounced power failures across the country in the past few days may worsen following a partial system collapse that occurred on Tuesday, and the continuous drop in electricity generation due to what the government says is the vandalism of pipelines that supply gas to the power plants. READ MORE

Lagos building collapse: Death toll hits 35, contractor arrested
The death toll in the Lekki Gardens building collapse has risen to 35, after rescue officials brought out the corpses four young men, whose mother was also missing. READ MORE

FG uncovers fresh 11,000 ghost workers
The Federal Government is currently working to expose another 11,000 ghost workers on its payroll in its second batch of staff audit. READ MORE


NASS, oil workers tackle FG, over unbundling of NNPC
ABUJA—THE Senate and workers unions in the oil and gas sector were, yesterday, up in arms against federal government’s unbundling of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The protest  paralyzed  activities in the  corporation. READ MORE

Gowon accepts son, 48 years after
Former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, retd; yesterday owned up to fathering a love child with the late public relations expert, Princess Edith Ike Okongwu, bringing to an end the 48-year-old paternity dispute over Musa Gowon. READ MORE

Building collapse: 34 confirmed dead as evacuation ends
The death toll from Tuesday’s five-storey building collapse in Lekki area of Lagos , rose to 34 yesterday, with the recovery of sixteen additional bodies, all males. READ MORE


NBS figures to show inflation at 3-year double digit high
Nigeria’s February headline inflation will likely jump to double digit, the largest increase in about three years, as higher energy costs, scarcity of petrol and the imported impact of tight Foreign Exchange FX conditions begin to weigh significantly on consumer prices, BusinessDay finds. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is expected to release the inflation… READ MORE

Excessive charges expose lenders’ lack of intermediation traction
The ongoing arbitrary charges by banks through what the lenders regard as maintenance, short message service (sms) fees and other hidden charges, even in the face of declining customer service and facilities, may have exposed their lack of intermediation footing, BusinessDay findings show. The current exploitative inclination is further fuelled by the recent abolition of … READ MORE

AMCON anticipates successful divestment from PAN soon
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has revealed that the divestment of its 79.3% stake in Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN) will happen any moment from now. AMCON had disclosed that PAN Nigeria had assets totaling N24.96billion ($125.43 million) as of December 2014 and equity of N11.98 billion, and was seeking investors with experience… READ MORE

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