Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 10th March

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Punch

N696bn unpaid salary threatens Ogoni clean-up project

The implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme Assessment report on oil pollution in the Niger Delta is being threatened by the inability of the Federal Government to pay about 36 months’ salary arrears of the workers of the Hydro Carbon Pollution Restoration Project.

Vanguard

Ese ‘ll be rehabilitated, returned to school – Delta Govt

he Delta State government yesterday promised to assist in the rehabilitation process for the 14 year old Ese Oruru and ensure her quick return to school after the delivery of her child.

Thisday

FG Orders EFCC to Probe Banks, Others Behind Forex Malpractices

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), has disclosed that the federal government is ready to prosecute any person suspected to have engaged in foreign exchange round-tripping, among other malpractices in the foreign exchange markets.

Daily Times

All zones must contribute to GDP for national stability, says Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, appealed to all geopolitical zones in the country to contribute equitably to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in order to ensure national stability.

Guardian

Ex-minister urges govt to provide staff quarters for teachers

Following a series of insecurity challenges confronting some Nigerian schools, a former Minister of Education, Prof Chinwe Nora Obaji, has urged government and education managers in the country to endeavour to provide accommodation for the teaching staff within the school premises.

Daily Trust

40 years after relocation of FCT to Abuja, Wumi still hopes for tangible benefits

The head of Wumi community in Kuje Area Council, Abuja, Yerima Shaban, has said that contrary to their aspirations, the relocation of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to Abuja 40 years ago has not rubbed off on them.

National Mirror

Dasukigate: Metuh has case to answer – Court

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday dismissed the no-case submission suit filed by the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, for alleged diversion of arms funds, and held that he has a case to answer.

Leadership

Senate Orders Investigation Into DSS Invasion Of Ekiti Assembly

Senate yesterday directed its committee on National Security and Intelligence to conduct an investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the action of the Department of State Security (DSS) leading to the invasion of Ekiti State House of Assembly just as it directed the federal government to deploy all resources to ensure that the spate of killings in Taraba State is stamped out.

The Nation

Minister’s driver may face prosecution

The driver of the Lexus SUV in which Minister of State (Labour and Employment) James Ocholi died may face prosecution, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal, said yesterday.

Tribune

#BREAKING: NUPENG, PENGASSAN call off strike

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), have called off their strike early Thursday morning.

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