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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Nation, The Punch, The Guardian, Business Day and Vanguard.

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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, October 12, 2016:


Senate moves to amend DSS Act, Reps summon AGF, Daura

The Senate yesterday condemned what it called “the draconian manner” in which the DSS invaded the residences of the judges and arrested them last Saturday.

Senate probes Federal Government’s proposed N309bn electricity bond

The Senate, yesterday, ordered an investigation into Federal Government’s ‎proposed sale of bonds worth N309 billion to finance shortfall in the Nigerian electricity market.

‘Why fixed telephony services are declining in Nigeria’

Reviving fixed telephony services in the country remains difficult going by the current challenges in the sub-sector.The fixed telephony services market comprises establishments providing voice services through physical media such as wire or fibre optic cable instead of wireless transmission.



President Buhari will not spare corrupt associates- Osinbajo

To ensure the country is completely purged of corruption, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the anti-corruption war would be holistic and thorough to the extent that even the political associates and friends of President Muhammadu Buhari would not be spared.

Arrest of Judges: No body is above the law – AGF

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, Tuesday, justified the arrest and detention of judges by operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, saying “no one is or should be above the law”.

Electricity shortfall: Senate stops FG’s planned N309bn bond

The Senate, yesterday, ordered the Federal Government to immediately stop its plan to raise a secured bond of N309 billion to finance the shortfall in the Nigerian electricity market.


DSS finds Rolls Royce in judge’s 15 cars fleet

Detectives found a Rolls Royce in the fleet of about 15 cars of one of the seven judges under investigation by the Department of State Services (DSS), The Nation learnt yesterday.

Budget funding our biggest challenge, says FIRS

The biggest challenge that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is currently grappling with is funding of the 2016 budget and subsequent ones.

PDP, APC trade words on alleged plot to rig Ondo poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State yesterday traded words on an alleged plot to rig the November 26 governorship election.



People are causing divisions within APC – Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday accused some unnamed people of creating divisions among members of the All Progressives Congress.

Customs comb Lagos markets for smuggled rice

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service have stormed some markets in Lagos in search of smuggled rice, their efforts led to the seizure of about six trailer load of rice from shops at the Iddo Railway Terminus.

FG begins school feeding programme this month –Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the government’s free National Home Grown School Feeding programme would start in some states of the federation this month.



Rice mechanisation gap signals investment potential

The adoption of adequate mechanisation in the cultivation of rice which is gaining traction across the country is projected to boost the volume of production significantly and come close to cancelling out altogether the over N430 billion rice import bill in less than two years.

Judges arrest, well justified says AGF

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has justified the recent raid and subsequent arrest of some judges last weekend, saying the action was based on the fight against corruption.

US investors and incubators explore Nigeria’s tech potential

Y Combinator has become the latest Silicon Valley investment group to run the rule over start-ups in the booming tech scene in Lagos, as US venture capitalists and incubators look to tap into the potentially huge consumer market in Africa’s biggest city.


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