Thursday, 22 October 2015

Fri. Oct. 23 2015 PUNCH * PDP senators kick as Senate screens Amaechi …vow to oppose ex-gov’s confirmation •I’ve never taken bribe in my life – Amaechi * Nyanya bombings: Suspect pleads guilty to possessing IEDs * Electricity tariffs to rise by 40% next month * Corruption not Nigeria’s primary problem, Nwabueze tells Buhari * Unpaid tuition forces Rivers students home from UK * Tribunal reserves judgment in Peterside’s petition against Wike VANGUARD * IMF urges Nigeria to devalue naira * 800,000 commit suicide from depression annually—DON * Akwa Ibom Governorship judgment: More confusion * Bayelsa Independent Electoral Commission releases final timetable for LG poll * I served as minister without pay —Falae * EFCC tenders evidence against Lamido, 2 sons THISDAY * Unbundled PIB to be Resubmitted to Parliament in First Quarter 2016 * Armed Robbers Attack Motorists Unhindered in Lagos Traffic * Nigeria’s Comparative Advantages Must Shown to the World * World Bank Revises Oil Price Forecast to $52 * Saraki, AGF, FCC Sued over Women’s State of Origin * 300 Students of Federal Govt College Ekiti Infected with Cholera THE SUN * FG enlists services of South African mercenaries to combat Boko Haram * Rivers: Wike, Peterside’s fate hangs as tribunal reserves judgment * Abuja bombings Drama as accused pleads guilty, recants * Ministerial screening: Amaechi knows fate Tuesday * Dogara makes fresh push for state assemblies, LGs autonomy * FG maps out strategy for successful implementation of SDGs. TRIBUNE *Woman, who survived Lagos collapsed building, dies *Nigeria hires 250 mercenaries against Boko Haram *Rehabilitate failed portions of Lagos-Badagry Express Road, Reps tell FERMA *Lamido: EFCC presents 4 witnesses *Rivers gov poll: Tribunal reserves date to decide Wike's fate *Godly leaders must have servants' attitude -Buhari *Saraki's trial not APC's business -Gbajabiamila *Don't be slaves to govs, Dogara tells states assembly *Corruption: Foundation seeks inclusion of philosophy in school curriculum 'Hails Buhari's anti-corruption stance *Old woman rescued from collapsed Lagos building is dead *UPDATED: APC gets 48, PDP, 45 chairmanship seats as House of Reps Speaker named 96 committees *Senate fails to screen University of Ibadan vice chancellor, clears Amaechi, 4 other minister nominees . 23/10 in History of Nigeria Year: History 1962: Richard Dick Tiger" Ihetu won the world middle weight boxing crown beating Gene Fullmer by unanimous decision at the Candlestick Park, San Francisco, USA 1963: Rashidi Yekini was born in Kaduna. He was footballer who played as a striker. He scored nearly 38 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups, where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year once (1993). 2005: Former first lady Stella Obasanjo died a few weeks before her 60th birthday from complications of cosmetic surgery at a private health clinic in Puerto Banús, Marbella, Spain.

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