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For today, Thursday, September 21, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

'Seven Borno local councils still controlled by Boko Haram'

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Buba Galadima, has debunked a claim by the Federal Government that all territories have been reclaimed from Boko Haram, saying that at least seven local governments in Borno State are still under the control of the sect.

Be fair to minorities in Nigeria, Atiku tells Buhari

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the world a good example in the way minorities are treated in the country.

NNPC commences prospecting for hydrocarbon in Sokoto basin

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it has started the process that will lead to the exploitation of oil and gas in the Sokoto basin.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Alleged $1.6bn Oil Scam: Court strikes out charge against Diezani

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, struck out a charge that indicted the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the illegal diversion of about $1.6billion from proceeds of sales of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.

Why Buhari, Court okayed IPOB’s ban

EFFORTS of the Federal Government to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB a terrorist organisation and proscribe its activities, yesterday, bore fruits. A Federal High Court in Abuja granted an order declaring the activities of IPOB as “acts of terrorism and illegality.”

Hospitals face shutdown as health workers commence indefinite strike

Barely a week after the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, suspended a 10-day strike, public hospitals nationwide are facing imminent shutdown as all the major unions of health workers under the umbrella of the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, yesterday, embarked on indefinite strike.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

EFCC probes Akpabio for alleged N1.4bn bank gift, A’Ibom kicks

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun a fresh probe of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, over allegations that he gave a gift of N1.4bn to a bank for unknown reasons.

South West military operation to tackle Badoo, others –Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday identified the Badoo group and other cults as one of the security challenges that Operation Crocodile Smile II would take care of in the South-West.

Olubadan sues Ajimobi, 23 others for installing 21 kings

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others, for their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on August 27, 2017.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Court Formally Proscribes IPOB, Designates It Terrorist Organisation

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nigeria, the South-east separatist group which has been agitating for the realisation of the Republic of Biafra.

Jordan Bolsters Nigeria’s Fight against Terrorism with Military Hardware

King Abdullah II of Jordan Wednesday in New York donated military hardware to Nigeria and pledged to supply additional helicopters to the country to bolster its fight against terrorism.

Two MPC Members Raise Red Flag over NPLs of Four Banks

Two members of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) – Dr. Doyin Salami and Hassan Balami – have expressed concern over the high level of non-performing loans in four banks in the country.

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THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

FG says no going back on airport concessioning

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it is not reversing its concluded plans to concession Nigerian airports, beginning with Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt.

FG bars discretionary oil bloc awards in marginal fields bid rounds

The Federal Government, through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) an oil sector regulator, has foreclosed the possibility of the controversial discretionary oil bloc allocation happening in the forthcoming oil marginal fields licensing rounds.

Africa will become the food basket of the world, says Dangote

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote, told investors “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture.

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