Leke Baiyewu, (Punch) - The Senate on Tuesday began the screening of the 47 ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for legislative approval. Buhari had on June 9 sent to the Senate 47 names of Nigerians to be screened and confirmed as career diplomats.
Oyetunji Abioye, (Punch) - The dollar liquidity crisis at the interbank market has led to a continued pressure on the naira, causing consistent drops on the value of the naira at both the interbank and parallel markets.
Staff, (Tribune) - Buhari said he was removed from office 31 years ago because he planed to purge the military hierarchy of corruption. Specifically, he said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Aliyu Gusau, masterminded and effected his ouster on August 27, 1985, to save themselves from a probe
Omeiza Ajayi, (Vanguard) - In an open letter signed by two of the group's leaders, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, the BBOG demanded a public apology from the governor, and asked him to keep quiet, if he could not contribute to their rescue.
Oyetunji Abioye, (Punch) - They spoke against the backdrop of the persistent fall of the naira against the dollar, with the local currency exchanging for 375 against the greenback at the parallel market on Wednesday; the imminent economic recession; and the spike in inflation to 16.5% in June.
Ade Adesomoju, (Punch) - President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, and other stakeholders, on Monday jointly spoke against corruption and identified the roles of the judiciary and other institutions in the fight against the scourge in the country.
Adelani Adepegba, (Punch) - The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says his predecessor, Solomon Arase, went away with 24 police vehicles while the seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, who retired alongside him, also carted away between seven and eight cars each.
Staff, (Vanguard) - Pastor Sunday Adelaja, a Nigerian, is the founder of the Embassy of God Church in Ukraine, one of the biggest churches in Eastern Europe. Adelaja, in this interview, speaks on the many controversies dogging him, including the most recent one alleging he had sexual relationship with 20 women in Russia.