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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, January 8 2016:


Senate, lawyers split over vacuum in presidency

The inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to resume duties on February 6 as contained in his earlier vacation letter to the Senate has triggered a debate over the legitimacy of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo to continue to act on his behalf.

CBN explains forex shortage for oil marketers

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele yesterday offered an insight into why oil marketers and dealers in petroleum products have been facing difficulties in getting foreign exchange to procure fuel overseas.

Boko Haram gave me N200 to detonate explosive, says suicide bomber

An 18-year-old suicide bomber, Amina, who was intercepted by Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel yesterday in Maiduguri, said Boko Haram gave her N200 for the mission



Re-run elections: Rivers govt bribed 23 polls officials with N360m – Police

The panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to probe the December 10, 2016 re-run elections in Rivers State, said, yesterday, that an alleged sum of N360 million was given as bribe by the state government to 23 electoral officers to influence the election.

We'll no longer import fuel by 2019 - Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday, in Abuja said Nigeria would no longer import fuel by 2019.

Let's convert our mosques to schools - Sanusi

The emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II has tasked northern Governors to convert Muslim worship centres to primary school.



Recession over soon, says Ag. President Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday reassured Nigerians that the economic hardship brought about by the recession in the country will soon be over.

Wike, Police clash over alleged N111.3 million bribe

The police said yesterday that they recovered N111.3 million from 23 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials who conducted the December 10, 2016 rerun in Rivers State.

No need for emergency sitting over Buhari’s letter, says Senate

There is no need to recall senators for plenary to debate President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical vacation extension letter, the Senate said yesterday.



CJN: Osinbajo set to send Onnoghen's name to Senate

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is set to send the name of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to the National Assembly for confirmation as the substantive CJN, The PUNCH has learnt.

Rivers rerun: Police recover N111m bribe cash from 23 INEC officials

The Joint Investigation Panel, which probed the legislative elections in Rivers State, alleged that the state government bribed officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission with N360m to rig the poll.

Recession will soon become history, says Osinbajo

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has assured Nigerians that the current economic recession will soon become history.

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