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For today, August 26 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Government to raise team for dialogue with militants

The Federal Government will soon raise a team of officials to dialogue with militants in the Niger Delta, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said yesterday. READ MORE

Kerry’s visit to Nigeria discriminatory, says CAN

The President of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, has faulted the recent visit to Nigeria by United States Secretary of State, John Kerry. READ MORE

20 shipping firms leave Nigeria over low business

Groaning under intense hardship imposed by poor government policies and global economic crunch, over 20 shipping firms have exited the nation’s shores.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

N’Delta crisis: Some militant groups have contacted me —Soyinka

LAGOS—NOBEL Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said that some Niger Delta militant groups had reached out to him in their efforts at interfacing with the Federal Government on the current militancy in the region, pleading with the government to genuinely listen to the agitators. READ MORE

Prison, a good experience, says man who named dog ‘Buhari’

ABEOKUTA—Joachin Iroko, the man who named his dog Buhari and was arraigned for conduct likely to cause breach of peace has finally regained freedom, four days after he was remanded in Ibara Prisons in Abeokuta, Ogun State. READ MORE

3000 dock workers retrenched as 20 shipping companies shut operations

LAGOS—MARITIME Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, yesterday, said    no fewer than 20 shipping companies, had shut operations in Nigeria due to unfavourable government’ policies, leading to the retrenchment of over 3000 workers in the last one year.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Kachikwu: $40b down the drain in Niger Delta

He told the monarchs who visited him in Abuja that he (the minister) went round the creeks and found no infrastructure that reflects the money disbursed to the region through the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) or the 13 per cent derivation from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). READ MORE

Soludo: how to revive economy

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has said that for Nigeria to come out of its challenge, there should be a coalition of economic policies that can deal with desperate socio-economic issues in a sustainable manner. READ MORE

N7.5b local car purchase loans scheme on the way

More Nigerians are expected to ride brand new cars soon –  thanks to a loans  scheme which is in the works.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

How Four World Bank consultants died in Ekiti boat accident

Four World Bank consultants have drowned in Egbe River in Egbe community of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State. READ MORE

Rescue our girls or resign, Chibok parents tell Buhari

Parents protesting the failure of the Federal Government to rescue over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Chibok in 2014 have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately rescue  the girls from captivity or resign. READ MORE

Respond positively to N’Delta militants, Soyinka tells FG

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday said he did not represent any international intervention group when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on August 10. READ MORE

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