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For today, September 29 2016:


‘Nigeria loses $200b to non-passage of PIB’

Nigeria loses $200 billion yearly due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), a policy brief by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has revealed.

Massive turnout of voters as Edo elects new governor

The residents of Edo State yesterday went to the polls to elect a new governor. The election which began at 8:30 a.m. witnessed a massive turnout of voters .

Atiku backs Tinubu over alleged Odigie-Oyegun’s misdeeds

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, yesterday backed the National Leader, Bola Tinubu who accused the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun of breaching the rules guiding the party.



Edo governorship battle: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu win poll units, Oyegun, Osunbor lose

BENIN CITY—The two leading candidates in the Edo State governorship election, Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were last night racing neck and neck against the background of mixed fortunes for some of the state’s leading political leaders.

ATIKU TO OYEGUN: You can’t break rules without creating problems

ABUJA—Former Vice President and a leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, waded into the altercation between the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and another leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Forgery: FG fails to open case against Saraki, Ekweremadu, others

ABUJA – The Federal Government, on Wednesday, failed to kick-start hearing on the two-count forgery charge it preferred against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.



Edo: Obaseki leads

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which said the state collation would begin today, was yet to announce the results, but from unofficial but credible sources at the local governments collation centres, The Nation learnt that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was leading. Its candidate is Godwin Obaseki.

We’re already walking out of recession, says finance minister

Finance Minister Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday said Nigeria was already walking out of the economic recession following some positive measures the Federal Government had taken.

Budget padding: Jibrin suspended for 180 legislative days

The House of Representatives has suspended former Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Kano), for 180 legislative days.



Edo election: Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki in close race

The Edo State governorship election, held on Wednesday, appeared to be a tight race between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Atiku backs Tinubu, slams Oyegun for Ondo APC primary

A former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress for overruling the recommendation of its appeal panel on the Ondo State governorship primary.

Jibrin heads for court over 180-day suspension

The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended its former Chairman, Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, from the parliament for 180 legislative days (roughly one year).



CBN settles $180m OTC FX futures contract

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday settled the third OTC foreign exchange (FX) futures contract, even as low liquidity continues to mar interbank FX market trading.

OPEC reaches first deal to cut oil output since 2008

OPEC agreed on Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008, with the group’s leader Saudi Arabia, softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices, Reuters reports.

Failed concession agreements rekindle bitter memories for investors

Failed previous concession agreements are rekindling bitter memories among investors with concerns being raised about the sincerity of government in the current drive for the concession of four international airports, Lagos, Portharcourt, Abuja and Kano, BusinessDay investigations show.

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