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For today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

ASUU strike may end in two days, says government

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday assured Nigerians that the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may end in two days.

‘We are in recession because APC is clueless’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the current recession arose from what it called the cluelessness of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.

Pro-Buhari protesters attack The Guardian reporter, Charly Boy, others

The members of the #ResumeOrResign Campaign led by entertainment icon, Charles Oputa (a.k.a Charly Boy) and some journalists escaped lynching by hoodlums at the Wuse Market in Abuja yesterday.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Ozubulu: Police invite Ikegwuonu

THE Anambra State Police Command has invited Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, who suspected assailants were said to be looking for when they attacked St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu penultimate Sunday.

Lockdown in varsities continues as ASUU, FG begin talks

As the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, enters its second day, activities on campuses have been paralysed as students vacate hostels.

CBN injects $364m as naira depreciates to N370/$ in parallel market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tuesday injected $364 million into the interbank foreign exchange market, in a bid to sustain its intervention and boost liquidity in the foreign exchange market.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Strike enters third day, ASUU says negotiation hasn’t started with FG

The Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday presented different views on a parley involving both parties over the strike by university teachers.

Stone-throwing mob attacks #ResumeOrResign protesters, damages Charly boy’s car

Popular artist and Co-convener of the #ResumeOrResign protests, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, and other members of his movement were attacked by a mob on Tuesday at Wuse Market, Abuja.

Drama as Pastor Adeboye kisses, lauds wife

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, created a scene at the Youth Centre of the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Tuesday, when he kissed his wife, Folu Adeboye, on the stage during a book presentation in his honour.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Amaechi Defends Cost of Chinese Funded Railway Projects

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has provided more insight into the multibillion dollar railway projects to be partly funded by the China Exim Bank, stating that the Lagos-Kano and Calabar-Lagos rail lines would include state-of-the-art train stations, digital signalling and communications systems and high-speed trains that would cut the number of hours spent by commuters travelling around the country by more than 50 per cent.

FG Receives 365 Actionable Tips from Whistleblowers

The federal government has received 365 actionable tips from members of the public since the Whistleblower Policy was launched in December 2016, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed Tuesday.

Forex: CBN Takes Further Step to Crash Parallel Market Rate

As part of efforts to further strengthen the value of the Naira on the parallel market segment of the foreign exchange (forex) market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed that payments for port charges to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) by oil marketing companies should henceforth be accommodated in the official forex window.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Nigeria retreats to coal while rest of the world moves on

A new report by the International Energy Association, (IEA) a Paris-based energy sector think tank, shows that global coal production fell by 458 million tonnes in 2016, but Nigeria is incentivising coal producers, putting coal top on a list of industries to be granted pioneer status.

Big banks deepen concentration as profit gap widens

Nigeria’s big five or tier one banks are deepening their concentration as a percentage of listed lenders market capitalisation, balance sheet size and profitability.

Nigeria taking a jab at $7.5bn syringe market

Nigeria is taking a jab at the global and African syringe export market, as the N15billion ($35million) Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing (JSM) Company roles out its set of products next month (September).

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