For today, Friday, November 3, 2017:
Read today's newspaper headlines [Friday, November 3, 2017]
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THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
Buhari to present 2018 budget next week Tuesday
President Muhammadu Buhari will next week Tuesday present the 2018 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly.
APC governors split, Okorocha says no automatic ticket for Buhari
Two days after some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly expressed their readiness to give an automatic ticket to President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 election, there was a loud dissenting voice from one of them yesterday.
Senate to probe alleged $1.35b power sector fraud
The Senate is set to commence an investigation into an alleged $1.35 billion fraud in the power sector.
Buhari, Dambazau meet over Maina
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with Interior Affairs Minister, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), over the rumpus caused by the recall of former chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.
Why Intels’ licence is not renewed – OGFZA
Amidst escalating dispute between the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) and the oil and gas logistic giant, Intels Nigeria Limited (INL) OGFZA has alleged that INL has not met the conditions for licence renewal.
Don’t fly Ekwueme abroad until his condition stabilizes, doctors advise family
Sequel to his reported unstable condition, doctors have advised the family of ailing second republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme against flying him abroad until his condition improves.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Forgery: FG amends Misau’s charges, adds three more counts
The Federal Government has amended the charges of making false documents filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau.
Aisha Buhari right on Aso Rock clinic - Perm Sec
The Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, Mr. Jalal Arabi, admitted on Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, was right on her recent comments on the poor state of the State House Medical Centre.
No automatic ticket for anyone in 2019, says APC
The All Progressives Congress has come out with its strongest position yet on the controversy generated by the clamour by some party members for an automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Buhari to Lay 2018 Budget Tuesday, Senate Says Dec Passage Target Unrealistic
President Muhammadu Buhari has formally notified the National Assembly of his readiness to lay the 2018 Appropriation Bill before the parliament next Tuesday.
Adeosun: FG’s Revenue and Debt Strategy to Cut Debt Service Cost by N168bn
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed Thursday that the federal government’s current revenue and debt management strategy would mitigate the nation’s debt service risk, culminating in the cutting of debt service cost by about N168 billion per annum.
MTN Restates Commitment to List on NSE in Six Months
MTN Group in South Africa has reiterated its commitment to list its Nigerian subsidiary on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in the next six months as part of the settlement of the $1 billion fine imposed on it in 2015 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) over the failure by the telecoms company to deactivate 5.2 million unregistered SIM cards on its network.
Shipping firms squeeze businesses with demurrage, container charges
Businesses including those in the manufacturing sector that depend on the seaports to bring in raw materials have raised alarm over the high cost of doing business at the ports as foreign shipping liners continue to squeeze their profit margin with arbitrary charges.
Oil firms seek PE deals to fund marginal field bids
With bank loans to the energy sector constituting nearly 40 percent of their non-performing loan portfolios, killing desire for further lending, local oil firms are seeking equity financing and other funding arrangements to participate in the forthcoming marginal fields and inland basin bid rounds.
Hilton’s expansion strategy opens opportunity for local real estate players
As global hotel chains intensify their scramble for share of the African hotel market, especially with the continent’s sustained growth, Hilton Hotels and Resort is adopting a pragmatic approach that will more than double its presence in Africa in the next five years.
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