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For today, Wednesday, August 19, 2015:

VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Buhari probes sale of NITEL, MTEL

President Muhammadu Buhari has demanded for a comprehensive report on sale of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunication (Mtel), from the Ministry of Communications Technology. READ MORE…

APC leaders shun Fashola’s book launch

The chilled political relationship between two former governors of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Fashola came to the fore yesterday, when the mainstream of the state’s political class abstained from the launch of three books on Fashola’s stewardship of the state. READ MORE…

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

ICPC Probe: ‘Super rich’ civil servants rush to sell houses

Some ‘super rich’ civil servants as they are said to be rushing to sell their choice houses and state-of-the-art automobiles in order to avoid losing the properties to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft crusade. READ MORE…

Buhari fires AMCON MD, Chike-Obi, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the Executive Management Team of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). READ MORE…

APC leaders from Fashola’s book launch

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress were absent at the presentation of three books written in honour of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, in Lagos on Tuesday. READ MORE…

Police arrest Aregbesola’s aide for lover’s death

The police in Osun State have arrested a former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Mr. Bode Olugbore, after a 29-year-old woman, Kemi Arobieke, was allegedly found dead in his apartment.

Boko Haram kills 60 in Yobe village

Over 60 persons have been killed by Boko Haram fighters in Kukuwa – Gari in Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State. READ MORE…

President to probe NITEL, MTEL sale

The President made the request after briefing by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Tunji Olaopa in Abuja on Tuesday. READ MORE…

NPA made N162bn, remitted N2bn – Oshiomhole

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday said that the Nigerian Ports Authority only remitted N2bn out of a total sum of N162bn it generated in a year. READ MORE…

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THE GUARDIAN

New Bakassi worries over identity 10 years on

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent pronouncement that Nigeria would not revisit the 2005 Green Tree Agreement (GTA) that ceded Bakassi Penninsula to Cameroun, indigenes have called for clarification.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

With oil at six-year low, crude exporters, firms downsize

Other than Nigeria’s plummeting finances, oil companies in the country's oil and gas sector, as is the case with oil producers worldwide, have been forced to scale down on investments, slash their budgets and lay off staff as plunging oil prices takes a toll on crude oil exporting countries and industry operators.

150 shot, drowned in Yobe River by Boko Haram gunmen

About 150 people have died in Yobe State after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents. READ MORE…

Buhari dissolves AMCON mgt team, demands report on NITEL’s liquidation

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the Executive Management Team of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). READ MORE…

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BUSINESS DAY       

Dollar shortage reality bites from large firms to small traders

Nigerian businesses large and small are beginning to feel the impact of the current dollar shortage and devaluation in the black foreign exchange FX market.

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