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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.

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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, Thursday, March 23, 2016:


Senate declares Customs’ CG Ali unfit for public office

The face-off between the Senate and the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) took a turn for the worse yesterday as the lawmakers unanimously declared him unfit to hold any public office. They, therefore, asked him to resign immediately.

Recapitalisation spurs mergers, acquisitions in Insurance sector

A fresh recapitalisation in the nation’s insurance industry owing to its low capital base and penetration has spurred mergers and acquisitions to reposition the sector for a new era of efficient operations

Afenifere to enforce rights of indigenes indicted in ethnic clash

Worried about what it described as illegal and unconstitutional arrest of 21 indigenes of Ile-Ife, Osun State over the recent clash between the community and the Hausa, Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere has vowed to intervene in the issue



Senators attack Ali, AGF

Senators yesterday told Customs chief Col. Hameed Ali to resign. The upper chamber declared the Customs Comptroller-General unfit to hold public office.

The lawmakers resolved to ask Col. Ali to immediately throw in the towel in the interest of good governance and rule of law.

FEC okays N102.8 billion, $1.79b for roads, rail, other projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N102.077 billion and $1.79 billion for roads projects across the country and rail project in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Four die as suspected terrorist strike near UK parliament

Four people, including an armed police officer and a man believed to be the attacker, died yesterday in a terrorist incident near the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard confirmed last night



Dino Melaye files N5bn libel suit against Sahara Reporters over certificate scandal

SENATOR Dino Melaye will this morning Thursday, file a N5 billion libel suit against an online media platform, SaharaReporters,Vanguard gathered late yesterday.

Buhari, World leaders stand with Britain after London attack

World leaders on Wednesday unanimously condemned the attack in the heart of London by a man who was shot dead by armed police, with many saying they “stand” with Britain

FEC approves N80bn for Second Niger Bridge, roads construction in 12 states

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved N80 billion for the construction of roads in 12 states of the federation.



Ile-Ife: Afenifere mobilises 100 lawyers to defend suspects

Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has said it will assemble over 100 lawyers to defend the 20 indigenes of Ile-Ife, who are being held for their alleged involvement in the recent clash between the indigenes and the Hausa community in the town.

Senate says democracy under threat as SGF shuns invitation

The Senate on Wednesday raised the alarm that the failure of the executive to answer legislative summons would end democracy in the country.

Certificate: ABU makes a U-turn, keeps mum on Melaye

The authorities of the Ahmadu Bełlo University, Zaria, are still meeting over the alleged certificate scandal against Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi-West senatorial district in Kogi State

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