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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, September 22 2016:


Reps in rowdy session over move to suspend Jibrin

For over an hour yesterday, proceedings of the House of Representatives were stalled due to an attempt by some members to block a move to suspend Dr. Abdulmumini Jibrin.

Troops recapture border town, Boko Haram claims killing 40 soldiers

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has recaptured Malam Fatori, a border town on the shores of Lake Chad, from Boko Haram after a fierce battle, the military said yesterday.

Gas flaring kills 13 in Delta communities

No fewer than 13 lives have been lost in the last two months to gas flaring in six communities of Warri South West and Ndokwa West councils of Delta State.



Recession: Rejig your cabinet, Senators tell Buhari

ABUJA — TO fast track Nigeria’s recovery from economic recession, some Senators, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack or redeploy some of his ministers, who are currently saddled with the onerous task of managing the economy.

SIT-AT-HOME: Police warn group, as IPOB says no going back on protest

Awka—THE five-day standing committee of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, ended abruptly in Awka, on Wednesday, following the sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Budget padding: Reps in rowdy session as Jibrin supporters battle suspension motion

ABUJA—THE House of Representatives was thrown into a rowdy session yesterday, following a motion by the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Orker Jev, over alleged infringement of members’ right and privileges by the former chairman of Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin.



House refers Jibrin to Ethics Committee

Members of the House of Representatives began yesterday a major battle to defend their integrity, which has been soiled by allegations that this year’s budget was padded.

Ekiti cuts relationship with bank over Fayose’s frozen accounts

EKITI State Governor Ayo Fayose has ordered the state to stop transacting business with  Zenith Bank.

Oyo to export Aso Ofi fabric to increase IGR

Oyo State has concluded plans to export Aso Ofi local fabric as part of efforts to increase its internally generated revenue (IGR).



EFCC freezes Patience Jonathan’s personal $5m account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, which is domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.

N7bn contract scam rocks Benue, two cashiers arrested

The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, under the chairmanship of Dr. Philip Tachin, has allegedly awarded contracts worth N7bn without due process.

Lagos, Kaduna, Edo owe foreign creditors $1.84bn

Lagos, Kaduna and Edo, with a combined foreign debt profile of $1.84bn, are the most indebted states of the federation as far as subnational foreign debts are concerned, investigation has revealed.



Markets rise following unchanged key monetary policy rates

Nigerian fixed income (FI) and equities markets were further upbeat Wednesday, after Tuesday’s decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to hold key monetary policy rates, Business Day investigations reveal.

Nigeria seen bridging rice deficit on Kebbi model

Nigeria is inching close to bridging its current annual four million metric tonnes rice deficit as the success recorded in Kebbi State is seen encouraging other states to take interest in large and commercial scale production of the commodity.

Withholding Tax hike to hurt construction sector

Construction companies should brace up for more challenges as the increase in the Withholding Tax (WHT) rate on construction activities and other services by government will hurt operations, strain cash flows and undermine expansion plans.

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