March 18 Leading Nigerian Media Summary

The following are highlights of leading Nigerian media outlets on Friday.

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— President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed optimism that the current global economic challenges might well turn out to be a blessing for Nigeria. (Daily Trust)

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–Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday allayed fears that the volatility in the price of crude oil in the international market would plunge oil and gas companies and financial institutions in the country into bankruptcy. (Vanguard)

— In the face of growing uncertainty over the fate of the 2016 budget proposal, the National Assembly has again raised a fresh hope that the appropriation bill may be passed next week. (The Guardian)

— Tension heightened in Rivers State on Thursday after a Major in the Nigerian Army and two other soldiers were killed during a shootout with a group of gunmen (The Punch) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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