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Pulse Frontpage Read today's newspaper headlines [Thursday, December 14, 2017]

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

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

For today, Thursday, December 14, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Northern leaders list terms for restructuring, want Marshall Plan

The North is not intimidated by calls for restructuring of the nation and is ready to discuss the issue if the right cards are put on the table.

Herdsmen strike in Ogun, police arrest three with arms

Ogun State yesterday became the latest in the country to record another attack by herdsmen.

20 cars burnt, one injured as fuel tanker explodes in Lagos

Three was palpable fear and pandemonium yesterday afternoon as a petrol tanker laden with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) tumbled and exploded on FESTAC Link Bridge in Lagos.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

IKOYI CASH: Whistleblower gets N421m, jets out of Nigeria

The Federal Government, yesterday, paid N421 million to the Ikoyi whistle blower, who provided information leading to the discovery of $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million at No. 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Nigeria loses N7.6tr to faulty agreements with IOCs - Kachikwu

THE Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr.   Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday stated that Nigeria lost about $21 billion (N7.6 trillion) to International Oil Companies, IOCs, operating in the country due to non-implementation of the Production Sharing Contract, PSC, Act of 1993, otherwise known as the Deep Shore Act.

2019: I’m not after Osinbajo’s job - Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has described as fake news a newspaper report that he is to pair President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential ticket of the party.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Civil servant to forfeit 86 vehicles, four houses to FG

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, has ordered that 86 luxury vehicles, together with four houses and a quarry plant in Abuja, belonging to a civil servant, Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah, be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government.

Ikoyi whistle-blower jets out as FG pays first tranche

The whistle-blower, who helped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recover the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) from an Ikoyi apartment on April 12, 2017, has finally been paid his commission

2019: I can’t be Buhari’s running mate, says Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said there was no truth in the speculation that he may emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate for the 2019 presidential election.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

We Won’t Be Deterred, Says EFCC After Attack on Magu’s Farmhouse Leaves One Dead

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the attack on a farmhouse belonging to commission’s acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu will not deter it from its resolve to rid Nigeria of corruption.

Ibori Declares Support for Okowa’s Second Term Bid

Former Delta State governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, wednesday called on the people of the state to continue to support the government of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and pray that God would “sharpen his vision” to govern the state towards greater glory”, saying he and numerous political leaders across the state were solidly behind him to continue as governor beyond 2019.

After $21bn Loss, FG Moves to Amend Deep Offshore Act

Nigeria lost a whopping $21 billion to its failure to implement the premium element governing the country’s oil and gas production sharing contracts (PSCs) as provided under the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu disclosed Wednesday.

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BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

FG approves review of deep offshore oil production contracts

Federal Executive Council has approved review of the 1993 Petroleum Deep Offshore Act dealing with production sharing contract (PSC) as Nigeria is said to have lost about US$21 billion due to non- review of the Act in the past 27 years.

T-Bills yield crash seen boosting bank lending

The free lunch for banks may be coming to an end as their loan books are expected to expand over the course of 2018 amid reduced domestic borrowing by the government, likely keep money markets yield subdued.

Updated: FG set to issue debut N10.69 bn Green Bond in domestic market

The Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday said as part of the preparations towards the Issuance of the first Sovereign Green Bond, it would sensitise prospective investors in the Bond through a Road show in Abuja and Lagos next week.

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