Ambassadorial nominees unable to recite national anthem, pledge

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.


Naira at 378/dollar as analysts expect MPC action

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.

IBB and Aliyu Gusau overthrew me to escape probe -Buhari

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

Leave Chibok girls out of your campaign, BBOG tells US Republican governor

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.

Naira sinks to 375/dollar at the parallel market, economists seek policy change

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.

Super Eagles Job: NFF names Yusuf as Le Guen's replacement

Staff, (Vanguard) - The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Salisu Yusuf as the new Super Eagles Head Coach following Frenchman Paul Le Guen's rejection of the job.

No more dismissal of corruption cases without trial - Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)

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.

Former IGP, Solomon Arase, left with 24 police vehicles -Acting IG, Ibrahim Idris

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.

My Russia sex story, by Pastor Sunday Adelaja

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.