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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, November 3 2016:


Scientists closer to effective lung cancer, malaria vaccines

The world is moving closer to effective vaccines for lung cancer and malaria with the Cuba’s groundbreaking lung cancer vaccine being approved for clinical trials in the United States (U.S.).

CBN settles manufacturers’ $330m demand as production declines

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday reduced manufacturing sector’s backlog of foreign exchange demand by $330.09 million (about N105.6 billion) as real sector records persistent decline.

Government okays eight new varsities

The Federal Government has given provisional licences for the establishment of eight new private universities in the country following a recommendation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).



APC hasn’t managed victory well – OKOROCHA

CHAIRMAN of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum and Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said the party has not managed properly, its victory as there were hunger and serious hardship in the country.

Senate threatens ‘strike’ over pending re-run polls

THE Senate, yesterday, threatened to suspend plenary sessions if the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, fails to conduct all pending re-run elections into legislative positions in Rivers State.

Oil-producing communities issue 5-point demand to FG

One day after the meeting between leaders of the Niger Delta region and President Muhammadu Buhari, oil-producing communities, under the aegis of Host Communities of Nigeria, Producing Oil and Gas, HOSTCOM, yesterday, reeled out an additional and separate five-point demand for the Federal Government, which it said would guarantee the success of the on-going dialogue and ensure a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Niger Delta.



$200m fines: EFCC probes Adoke, Gusau, Aondoakaa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is looking into the roles played by two former National Security Advisers – Gen. Aliyu Gusau and the late Owoye Azazi –  and two former Attorneys-General of the Federation on the facilitation of a $200million settlement agreement with Halliburton and four others.

Court of Appeal gets new panel on Ondo PDP crisis

Court of Appeal President Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa has constituted a fresh panel of three Justices to hear appeals relating to the dispute over the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State.

JAMB adopts pin vending for 2017 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will adopt “pin vending”  for the 2017 UTME test, advising intending candidates to get familiar with the new approach.



Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1,040,000, 000 to the Federal Government, The PUNCH has learnt.

Ogun workers sign MoU with govt, suspend strike

Public workers in Ogun State have suspended the strike which they started on October 20, 2016, after their leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government on the modalities for the payment of unremitted workers’ cooperative deductions, union check off dues.

Court convicts firms of laundering Patience Jonathan’s $15.5m

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday convicted four companies of laundering $15.5m kept in their accounts with Skye Bank.



Nigeria gets $600m loan from ADB

Nigeria passed a significant economic milestone today as it secured a $600m loan from the African Development Bank for budget support. It is the first breakthrough for the cash-strapped government in 10 months of efforts to borrow abroad to plug its budget deficit.

Nigeria’s N5.9trn pension assets threatened by inflation, naira devaluation

The value of Nigeria’s pension assets is being eroded by a weaker naira and rising inflation, dashing the hopes of many workers, of a comfortable retirement in future.

MTN Nigeria’s equity-linked notes crash to 6-year low

The troubles of MTN Nigeria appear unending, as the price of its equity-linked note fell the most in at least six years, to $13 per linked-note in the third quarter of 2016.

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