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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, November 2 2016:


Niger Delta leaders meet Buhari, demand oil blocs

President Muhammadu Buhari and some prominent leaders and stakeholders in the Niger Delta yesterday began to find lasting solutions to the crises in the oil-rich region.

Accused of collecting N350m bribe, Appeal Court panel withdraws from Ondo PDP suits

The three-member panel of justices of the Court of Appeal yesterday withdrew from all appeals relating to the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State. Their action was due to a petition accusing them of compromising their position.

Reps oppose Ghana’s discriminatory policy against Nigerian businessmen

The House of Representatives yesterday expressed displeasure at a policy compelling Nigerians willing to do business in Ghana to make a deposit of $1 million in a bank account.



Luxury bus owners allege incessant robbery attacks

Luxury bus owners in the country are grumbling over incessant robbery attacks of their buses along the highways saying that the fate of their 30,000 employees was now hanging in the balance as they can no longer break even, talk less of paying their salaries.

$30bn loan: Why Senate rejected Buhari’s request

THE Senate, yesterday, unanimously, threw out President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for external loan of $29.96 billion to execute key infrastructural projects across the country between 2016 and 2018 because the letter conveying it was not accompanied by a borrowing plan.

N-Delta leaders hit Buhari with 16-point shopping list

Stakeholders from the oil-rich Niger Delta, yesterday, demanded that the region be included in the allocation and ownership of oil blocs in the country.



Halliburton: EFCC grills ex-Minister Aondoakaa

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday quizzed a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mike Aondoakaa (SAN), for about six hours in connection with the ongoing probe of the whereabouts of about $200 million fines paid by Halliburton and four other firms.

VON refutes claims of economic sabotage

The Volkswagen automobile group of Nigeria (VON) has refuted claims by the chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Hope Uzodinma, to the effect that the company is sabotaging the economy.

Ondo: PDP crisis deepens as court panel withdraw

The  fate of factional Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Ondo State election Eyitayo Jegede was hanging in the balance yesterday.



NLC set for showdown with Amosun over labour leaders’ sacking

The Nigeria Labour Congress has vowed to resist the dismissal of the Ogun state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Akeem Ambali, and his Vice-Chairman, Dare Ilekoya, who is also the state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, by the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun.

EFCC may seize judge’s N500m houses

A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, risks losing properties worth about N500m if she fails to explain to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where she got the money to buy the houses, The PUNCH has learnt.

We can’t hand over arrested judges to EFCC – NJC

The National Judicial Council has said it is not part of its statutory responsibilities to hand over judges who are accused of corruption to anti-graft agencies for investigation and prosecution.



CBN defends position on naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is defending its aggressive intervention in the foreign exchange market, saying it is in a bid to forestall a steeper decline in the naira which has shed more than half its value already, following June 20’s big devaluation.

Niger Delta leaders present a 16-point request to Buhari

Niger Delta leaders who met President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday for peace talks presented a 16- point request which highlighted a number of issues considered  as “quick wins” for restoring hope and confidence in the oil-rich region.

Nigerians in darkness as DISCOs reject supply

Nigerians are not enjoying better electricity supply because Distribution Companies (DISCOs) are rejecting the power supplied to them by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

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