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For today, Thursday, August 24, 2017:


Buhari can't restructure by fiat, says presidency

The presidency yesterday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no powers to restructure the country ‎by military fiat.

Nigerian vessels rot away on high sea

Scores of Nigerian vessels are currently lying idle and rotting away on the high sea due to a shortage of cargoes or lack of maintenance.

Only Buhari will decide fate of Lawal, Oke, says Osinbajo

Only President Muhammadu Buhari will determine the fate of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, suspended over sundry allegations leveled against them.



We now monitor social media for anti-govt, anti-military information – Defence spokesman

The activities of Nigerians on the social media are now being monitored for hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information by the military.

Stakeholders, not JAMB fixed admission cut-off marks – Oloyede

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said contrary to insinuations that it fixed the Tuesday’s tertiary institutions minimum admission cut-off marks, it was rather a collective decision of stakeholders in the education sector.

Southern leaders tackle Buhari, insist on restructuring

THE Southern Leaders Forum, SLF, yesterday disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on agitations for restructuring insisting that only restructuring will ensure the unity, peace and development of the country.



Southern leaders to Buhari: Your claim that Nigeria’s unity is settled not tenable

The Southern Leaders Forum on Wednesday in Lagos faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that issues of national discourse should be taken to the National Assembly and the National Council of State.

You’re sick and tired, go home and rest, Fayose tells Buhari

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he stands by all he said about President Muhammadu Buhari on his ill health and therefore has no apology to make to anyone about it.

$1.1bn Malabu oil deal: 48 days after, Jonathan ignores Reps’ invitation

Forty-eight days after he was invited to testify in the investigations into the controversial sale of Oil Prospecting Licence 245, former President Goodluck Jonathan has yet to reply the House of Representatives, The PUNCH learnt on Wednesday.



President Cancels Cabinet Meeting, Receives Report on Suspended SGF, NIA DG

What would have been the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) since President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to the country from the United Kingdom, was cancelled Wednesday with no reason given for the cancellation.

Govs to Meet Buhari Friday over Final Tranche of Paris Club Refund

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday meet with governors of the 36 states of the federation at the Presidential Villa to discuss the last tranche of the Paris and London Club refunds.

Southern Leaders Kick Against Buhari’s Broadcast, Insist on Restructuring

Southern leaders drawn from the South-west, South-east and South-south geopolitical zones have collectively expressed their strong opposition to the position taken by President Muhammadu Buhari in his national broadcast on Monday.



UK, US, Singapore and Belgium account for 74% of capital inflow into Nigeria

Four countries which are also recognised as the world’s leading financial centres have accounted for 74 percent of total capital inflows into Nigeria in the first six months of 2017, BusinessDay analysis of data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.

Buhari resumes old habits in days since return

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has kept a low profile since his grand return from sick leave on Saturday. Buhari disembarked his plane in Abuja on Saturday to a military salute and was cheered by hundreds of people who lined the streets as his motorcade drove to the presidential villa.

Shell JVs Gbaran-Ubie gas project raises hope for improved power generation

Hope of improved power generation in the country was raised yesterday, as the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture commenced gas production at Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2, a key project in the Niger-Delta that will help to boost gas supply to the domestic market and maintain supply to the export market.

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