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For today, September 2, 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Buhari urges more patience, pledges help for states

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is helping the states of the federation to tackle their problems, and would not stop until all their challenges are overcome. Buhari, who spoke during his official visit to Osun State yesterday, urged Nigerians to be patient with his administration, saying he was aware of their sufferings and would do everything to mitigate them and instil integrity in all sectors. READ MORE

Fear of war grips Niger Delta as military deploys weapons

Apprehension, suffering and death. These are the concerns as the military begins a massive buildup against armed agitators in Nigeria’s oil-rich region, the Niger Delta.

PDP wants Buhari to tackle crisis with formidable team

Disturbed by the nation’s prostrate economy, the caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has charged the President Muhammadu administration to raise an economic team irrespective of party affiliations to proffer sustainable solutions to the current crisis in the economy.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

50-yr-old father of two commits suicide, blames it on economy

Uyo—It was a gory sight as the body of a 50-year-old man, identified as Chief Ekanem Edet, dangled from a rope tied to the roof of his room at Mbiabong Itam in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Change not achieved on bed of roses — Buhari

LAGOS—AS economic hardship in Nigeria bites harder, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, reminded Nigerians that he was committed to his change agenda, but that such economic change cannot be achieved on a bed of roses. READ MORE

Man exchanges two siblings for bags of rice

LAGOS—An unidentified middle-aged man, Wednesday, abducted two siblings, who were returning from extra-moral class in Satellite area of Lagos. Thereafter, he exchanged them for two bags of rice in a shop at 63, Marwa Road, near Chemist Bus Stop.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Experts to Buhari: pump in cash to save economy

How can Nigeria revive its economy?

Soyinka seeks trial of hate preachers

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka yesterday advocated the prosecution of hate preachers to stem religious violence.

NCAA: why airlines ‘re suspending operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday said domestic airlines are not folding up but merely suspending their operations.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Economic recession: MAN, LCCI, Rewane, others ask CBN to cut interest rate

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other organised private sectors on Thursday called on the Federal Government to drastically slash interest rate in order to stimulate economic recovery.

We need restructuring, not breakup, Afenifere, Ohanaeze tell Abdullahi

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has condemned the call for the country to break up, saying the statement credited to Prof. Ango Abdullahi is unpatriotic.

EFCC probes N8bn counter-insurgency funds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigations into the utilisation of N8bn released by the Office of the National Security Adviser for multi-national operations, The PUNCH has learnt.

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