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For today, September 7 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Michael, patriarch of Ibru dynasty, dies at 85

A business genius has passed on. The patriarch of the Ibru dynasty, Olorogun Michael Christopher Onajirevbe Ibru, died at the age of 85 yesterday. His demise has stirred up fond memories of a golden chapter in fishing business in the country. READ MORE

Nigerians consume N62.8b French fries yearly

Dollar scarcity, occasioned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), flexible exchange (forex) rate policy, may have saved the country about $45 million or N14.1 billion at N314 to $1 yearly capital flight used for importing French fries. However, operators put the figure at $200million or N62.8billion.

IGP deploys 25,000 personnel for election

As part of efforts to ensure the safety of lives and property before, during and after Saturday’s election, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has approved the deployment of 25,000 personnel to the state.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Mudslide kills newly-wed teenager, two others rescued during heavy downpour in Lagos

Lagos—TRAGEDY struck in the early hours of yesterday, in Lagos, as an 18 year-old woman who got married two weeks ago in Borno State, Faisa Muritala, was recovered dead, while two others were rescued alive when mudslide occurred at Kuata Area by Amara-Olu Street, Mechanic Village, Agidingbi, Ikeja, during a heavy downpour.

Current economic challenge’ll increase human trafficking —Onaiyekan

ABUJA —The Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, yesterday, warned the Federal Government that the current economic challenges facing the country could lead to increase in human trafficking in Nigeria.

Okowa, Ibori, Aguariavwodo, Igbuya, others mourn Olorogun Michael Ibru

ASABA-THE patriarch  of the Ibru family and chairman of the Ibru organization, Olorogun Michael Christopher Onajirhevbe Ibru, is dead. READ MORE

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Hard times will be over, Buhari assures Nigerians

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday gave Nigerians some hope – that the economic hardship will be over.

Flexible forex policy narrows trade deficit

Nigeria’s trade deficit narrowed in the  second quarter following increased exports in June, a report has said.

Oyo dredges water channels to battle flooding

OYO state has embarked on fresh dredging of water channels and rivers within flood prone areas in Ibadan metropolis to avert disaster.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Incessant rain wreaks havoc on Lagos, Ogun

The rain that has been falling for the past 10 days in Lagos and Ogun states claimed two lives on Tuesday as a newly-wed teenager and a gatekeeper were killed in the states.

Militants hide under regional agitation to commit crimes – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has raised the alarm that new militant groups sprouting up in the Niger Delta are hiding under the cover of regional agitation to commit heinous acts in the region.

Nigeria losing one million barrels of oil daily – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria has been losing one million barrels of crude oil daily in the last six months due to the activities of pipeline vandals.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

FMCGs mull price increases on volatile naira, inflation

Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) firms in Nigeria are on the brink of jerking up product prices as they seek to stay afloat amid strong economic headwinds, BusinessDay reports.

Experts canvass Diaspora investment policy

As Nigeria continues to grapple with the pains of an economic recession, experts are canvassing that the Federal Government put in place policies to encourage more remittances from Nigerians in the Diaspora which could be invested in real estate, roads, rail and ports infrastructure.

Nigeria's merchandise trade grows 49% Q2, helped by weak naira

Nigeria's merchandise trade grew 49 percent in the second quarter of 2016 to N3.942 trillion, helped by a 63.3 percent rise in export value - which rose significantly on account of exchange gains...

 

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