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For today, March 31 2016:


How govt plans to end fuel crisis as black market booms
As the nation looks up to next week to end the perennial fuel scarcity, as promised by the Federal Government, indications have emerged that the International Oil Companies (IOC) are set to support the downstream sector through a way of foreign exchange ( forex) provision. READ MORE

Budget details out in two weeks
Denying that its position on the 2016 budget is politically motivated, the National Assembly yesterday assured the nation that the details of the fiscal plan would be released in two weeks. READ MORE

‘300 abducted children still missing one year after’
Human Rights Watch has asked government to take urgent steps to secure the release of about 400 women and children, including at least 300 elementary school students, abducted a year ago by Boko Haram from Damasak town in Borno State. READ MORE


PDP’ll produce Saraki’s successor if he’s removed —Nwaoboshi
ABUJA — CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, PDP, Delta North, said yesterday that if President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, was removed from his present position by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, the opposition political party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would produce his successor. READ MORE

FG working hard to relieve Nigerians’ pains – Lai Mohammed
The Federal Government has said it is keenly aware of the difficulties that Nigerians are currently facing over the lingering fuel scarcity and poor power supply, and that it is working round the clock to provide the relief for the citizenry. READ MORE

I’m a British citizen, ask Buhari to release me; Nnamdi Kanu tells UK
ABUJA—The detained  leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has urged the British Government  to intervene in his case by asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release him from prison. READ MORE


APC, PDP senators set to clash over Saraki’s seat
There are fresh indications that the Peoples Democratic Party members in the upper chamber have perfected strategies to produce a successor to Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President if he is removed as a result of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. READ MORE

EFCC probes 100 pro-Jonathan groups over N320m
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced N320m to the account of the Goodluck Support Group, a collation of campaign groups, driving former President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid for the 2015 presidential poll. READ MORE

B’Haram still operating in Two LGAs – Minister
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said the suspected female suicide bomber, who was arrested in Cameroon, was abducted from Chibok by Boko Haram fighters. READ MORE


Government inaction stalls $18bn Bonga SW deepwater project
The Nigerian Government’s inaction from 2011 till date towards resolving issues surrounding the multibillion dollar Bonga South-west oil and gas development is truncating the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project. Stakeholders tell BusinessDay that more serious engagement by Government with Shell, General Electric (GE), the U.K Trade and Investment Agency and its U.S counterpart… READ MORE

NUPENG tackles Kachikwu over fuel scarcity
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has debunked claims by Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum concerning the availability of fuel. The union says that the product is not in the depots and therefore cannot be said to be available. The workers union therefore advised government to embark on massive… READ MORE

Operators dither on NAICOM’s push for corporate governance
Insurance companies  in Nigeria are holding back against a push by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to enforce a code of corporate governance in the industry, BusinessDay findings show. The application of the corporate governance principles would make the industry operate according to international best practices and make local operators attractive  to foreign investors. Many… READ MORE

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