Pulse Frontpage: Read today’s newspaper headlines [Thursday, November 23, 2017]


VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

For today, Thursday, November 23, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

No automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019, says Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not give an automatic ticket to President Mohammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections as declared by the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

New regulation threatens N466b power sector loans

The nation’s banks could lose over N466 billion exposures to the power sector due to new policy by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

30 applicants lose job offers after testing positive to drugs

The hope of about 30 graduates to gain jobs at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano, has been dashed after they failed a mandatory drug test.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Never again will wanton stealing be allowed in Nigeria – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday inaugurated a Presidential Committee to audit all recovered looted funds in the country, declaring that never again would wanton embezzlement and diversion of funds be allowed in the country.

Tinubu rules out automatic ticket for President Buhari in 2019

ASIWAJU Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Wednesday ruled out automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential election.

Ekpenyong has no hand $2.1bn arms deal

Security sources yesterday condemned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for its desperate and belated bid to rope in the immediate past Director General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Ita Ekpenyong, into the $2.1 billion arms scam, almost three years after leaving office.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

EFCC/DSS clash: Sagay, Falana berate DSS for stopping Ekpeyong, Oke’s arrest

The Presidency is still waiting for the official reports on what transpired between the officials of the Department of State Services and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja on Tuesday.

I take responsibility for PDP’s defeat in 2015 – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has taken responsibility for the Peoples Democratic Party’s defeat in the 2015 presidential election.

Unpaid pensions: Protest over retired headmaster’s suicide

Osun State pensioners operating on the platform of 2011/2012 Forum of Retired Public Servants in Osun State on Wednesday took to the streets to protest against the non-payment of their pensions for over 13 months.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Citing Gaps in Management of Recovered Assets, Buhari Inaugurates Audit Panel

Citing gaps in the management of recovered assets from looters of the treasury, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday inaugurated a three-man committee to audit all accounts containing recovered assets by agencies of the federal government.

Tinubu: APC Has Not Endorsed Anyone for 2019 Presidential Ticket

Contrary to the impression created by the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Wednesday said his party has not endorsed any person as the sole candidate of the party for the 2019 presidential election.

Address Fiscal Challenges, Despite GDP Growth, World Bank Tells Nigeria

The World Bank has stated that notwithstanding Nigeria’s positive economic growth in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, the country needs to address what it identified as the many fiscal challenges at the different levels of government.

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BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Analysts see higher oil output, GDP, external reserves in 2018

Five economists polled in a BusinessDay survey expect the Nigerian economy to expand an average of 1.5 percent in 2018, while tipping external reserves to slightly surpass current levels even as they predict a cut in interest rates by two percentage points.

As oil prices near 2 – year high WTI enters backwardation

Oil rose to its highest level in 2 years on Wednesday, after United States industry data showed crude stockpiles resumed declines and as investors await a decision by Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on extending output cuts.

Nigeria’s tomato policy still crawling after 6 months

Nigeria’s tomato policy, which was enacted six month ago is yet to take a foothold since implementation commenced in May.

[source: http://www.pulse.ng/news/local/read-todays-newspaper-headlines-id7637993.html]