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For today, August 4 2016:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Jonathan meets Buhari, says Nigeria needs unity

Nigerians need to be united to overcome their economic challenges and attain the desired development of the country, former President Goodluck Jonathan said after meeting with his successor, Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja yesterday. READ MORE

IS terrorists name al-Barnawi as new leader of Boko Haram

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has announced the emergence of Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was previously the spokesman of the Boko Haram insurgents, as the new leader of its deadly Nigerian affiliate. READ MORE

INEC to decide on planned PDP convention

Following the controversy surrounding the planned national convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun studying the issues raised with a view to coming up with a position.

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THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Arepo, others: Ambode threatens lockdown of affected areas

LAGOS — To forestall the return of vandals and suspected militants in its waterline, Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, vowed to ‘shut down’ some locations where they seem to be hibernating.

Forex policy, others force down corporate profits in first half 2016

LAGOS — Corporate profit across various sectors has taken a huge nose-dive due to recent depreciation in Naira value as well as other harsh operating environment which increased costs and narrowed their profit margins.

My mission in Villa – Jonathan

ABUJA— Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advocated a united Nigeria, saying the country would be better as one entity. READ MORE

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Two retirees slump during pension arrears protest in Benue

Two pensioners of the Benue State Civil Service slumped on Wednesday during a protest staged by retirees under the umbrella of Concerned Benue Pensioners in Makurdi, the state capital.

Nigerians back Mbaka, say hunger, poverty unbearable

Many Nigerians on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed the Enugu Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu State, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, for his blunt message to President Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE

Dogara gave $25,000 to each Rep, says Jibrin

A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Wednesday alleged that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, handed out $25,000 to lawmakers so that they could pass a vote of confidence on the speaker. READ MORE

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

‘I shared Diezani’s N23b poll cash among Northeast states’

Former Finance Minister Mrs Nenadi Usman has shed light on how she shared N23 billion among Northeast states at the instance of former Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke for the prosecution of last year’s presidential election. READ MORE

No alternative to united Nigeria, says Jonathan

In apparent reference to some militants’ agitation for Niger Delta Republic, former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday called for caution, saying  there is no alternative to a united Nigeria.

Dogara bribing members with $25,000, claims Jibrin

Former House Appropriation Committee chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin, who blew the lid off the scandal, alleged that the Speaker Yakubu Dogara has started giving members $25,000 each to pass a vote of confidence on him. READ MORE

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BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Sugar makers reach 15000MT milestone as import falls $80.2m

Good news is coming out of Nigeria's sugar industry as the sector's production capacity appreciated to 15,000 metric tonnes (MT) while importation tumbled by $80.2 million by end of 2015.

Nigeria's storm is chance to reshape nation's future

Nigeria's champagne days are over for now as the country inches towards recession. Once flagged as a country of champagne drinkers second only to France, retailers and hoteliers now report a big drop in sales of the favourite tipple of well-heeled Nigerians, reports BDLive.

Time to invest in property now as demand remains weak despite 40% price drop

For people with strong investment appetite, the property market is the best destination at the moment, as demand is almost flat in spite of a drastic reduction in prices estimated at 40 percent.

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