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Read today's newspaper headlines [Thursday, February 18, 2016]

Read today's newspaper headlines [Thursday, February 18, 2016]

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For today, Tuesday, February 16, 2016:


Alleged laundering of $600,000: EFCC picks up Diezani’s hubby, Alison-Madueke
— The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, invited Alison Amaechina Madueke, husband of embattled former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. READ MORE>>>

Again gunmen abduct Jonathan’s foster father in Bayelsa
The peace of Otuoke in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State was violated in the early hours of today (Wednesday) by gunmen who abducted a prominent chief of the community and foster father of former President Goodluck Jonathan. READ MORE>>>

Why David Mark’s re-election is an issue
The cancellation of the election of the immediate past senate president, Senator David Mark in Benue south senatorial zone by the Appeal Court has created serious political curiosity and tension in the state. READ MORE>>>



$180m Halliburton scandal: EFCC may opt for fresh trial
Some of the suspects implicated in the $180million Halliburton bribery scandal are likely to be retried, following fresh evidence, it was learnt yesterday. READ MORE>>>

Ex-ministers to Jonathan: we don’t want Sheriff
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders remained disunited last night over the choice of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as acting chairman. The choice has pitched President Goodluck Jonathan against members of his former cabinet. READ MORE>>>

Army destroys Boko Haram camp near Sambisa
Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman, in a statement, said: “Yesterday, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest. READ MORE>>>



Nigeria’s value addition potential strengthened by N800bn local input
Nigeria’s local raw materials sourcing between June and August 2015, which is estimated at N800.10 billion,  highlights the processing and value-addition potential of the country. “There is so much potential in agriculture and manufacturing in Nigeria,” says Eric Umeofia, CEO, Erisco Foods Limited. “If you go to certain parts of the country and you see… READ MORE>>>

Consumers hold onto insurance despite economic headwinds
Consumers of insurance services, particularly corporate clients are still holding onto their covers and meeting their obligations on premiums, despite economic headwinds occasioned by falling oil prices and a depreciating naira, BusinessDay investigations reveal. Experts say this trend shows rising enlightenment on the part of the Nigerian publics, as a contrary decision would leave them… READ MORE>>>

Investors left confused as govt keeps mum over auto policy, NIRP, ATA
Real sector investors have been left guessing the direction of the Federal Government, as President Muhammadu Buhari remains silent on key policy issues such as the Automotive Policy, the National Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) and the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). “Up till now, there are key policy directions the government has shown. We need to… READ MORE>>>



Civil servants panic over order to declare assets
THERE is a growing sense of dismay among the ranks of top civil servants and their military, police and other security agencies’ counterparts following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on compulsory asset declaration for workers in federal ministries, departments and agencies. READ MORE>>>

Bread seller-turned-model Jumoke becomes motivator
IN just two weeks, she has soared above her painfully obscure background. Her fortunes have changed. From a bread seller on the streets of Lagos to a model. She is now set to mount the rostrum on February 20 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. As a motivational speaker, she will talk on the theme “ If we were the government .” READ MORE>>>

EFCC still probing suspects in Halliburton scandal
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is still investigating suspects fingered in the Halliburton bribery scandal and would proceed with prosecution when meticulous examination of the issues is completed, spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, told The Guardian yesterday. READ MORE>>>

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