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

For today, October 13, 2016:


Arrest of judges threatens harmony in judicial council

The National Judicial Council (NJC) is fast losing its harmony as members failed to take a common stance on the arrest of judges after meeting for two days in Abuja.

EFCC declares Goodie Minabo Ibru wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, declared the former chairman of Ikeja Hotels Plc, Mr. Goodie Ibru, wanted.

New tax laws to tackle recession underway

Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed yesterday at the 22nd edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja that Nigeria’s corporate taxation system should be reformed to get the country out of the economic recession.


CBN suspends 19 banks from forex sale to BDCs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended all the banks, with the exception of First Bank, from selling dollar proceeds of International Money Transfer Services, IMTS, to Bureaux De Change, BDCs.

Corruption: FG’ll step on ‘sensitive’ toes – Lai MohammedThe Federal Government has said it would step on more big toes in its anti-corruption war, the government said the fight against corruption must be whole and thorough and, therefore, would not spare anyone found culpable.We were well fed – Victims of Epe kidnapThere was wild jubilation at the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Eredo Local Council Development Area of Epe, yesterday, following the release of its Principal, his Vice and four students, five days after they were kidnapped by gunmen.


Oyo Govt approves N800m for pensioners

Oyo State government has approved N880 million for the payment of primary schools and local government pensioners, the Caretaker Chairman of Ibadan Northwest Local Government Area, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, said yesterday.

CBN stops banks from sacking workers

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Director, Banking Supervision, Tokunbo Martins, told reporters after the Lagos meeting, that bank workers who had been living in fears over the possibility of losing their jobs should be assured that their jobs are no longer under threat.

Police arrest suspected armed robbers, kidnappers in Ogun

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (FSARS) in Ogun have arrested three armed robbery and kidnap suspects,Abibu Onasanya, Kamorudeen Abdulahi and Olalekan Ogunbowale were apprehended on Wednesday at their hideout in Ipoji, Shagamu.


Patience won’t go scot-free if found guilty –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday vowed that the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, will never go scot-free if its investigation against her produces evidence that she was involved in any corrupt practices.

Police pension boss embezzled N24bn, owns 22 houses –Witness

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, Mr. Mustapha Gadanya, on Wednesday told an FCT High Court how the then Director of Police Pensions moved N24bn into different accounts.

12 die as Shi’ite, youths clash in Katsina, Kaduna states

Bloody clashes erupted in Katsina and Kaduna states between the members of the Shi’ite Islamic sect and youths on Wednesday, leaving no fewer than 12 persons dead and several others injured.


Trade deals open opportunity for non-oil exporters

Free trade deals between Nigeria and other countries of the world provide a veritable opportunity for the country’s non oil exporters to capture new markets and make sustained profits.

Lagos targets 3,000mw through embedded power generation

As Nigeria grapples with unstable power generation , the Lagos State Government is taking a bold step towards generating 3,000 megawatts of electricity to boost economic and commercial activity in the state.

CBN says banks capital buffers strong

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says banks in the country have strong capital buffers to weather the country’s economic crisis, amid fears over rising non performing loan ratios and tightening foreign currency liquidity.