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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

For today, Wednesday, February 14, 2018:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Northern groups demand emergency rule in states

Following an emergency meeting, yesterday, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Taraba, Kaduna, Benue and Zamfara States to curb bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

Buhari is in a trance, says Soyinka

Given an opportunity to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Wole Soyinka would tell him: “Mr. President, I think you are under a trance.” The Nobel Laureate said this, yesterday, during a press conference titled: “Nomads and Nation: Valentine Card or Valedictory Rites” at Freedom Park, Lagos.

22 pupils on excursion die in Kano auto crash

Twenty-two secondary school pupils died in an accident yesterday between Maitama Sule College and Dudduru village in Gaya town, about 65 kilometers from Kano.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Workers flee as herdsmen overrun LG offices in Ondo

AKURE  South Local Government Secretariat in Akure, the Ondo State capital, was yesterday sacked by over 30 rampaging herdsmen.

2019: APC will remain ruling party – Tinubu

NATIONAL leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Tuesday boasted that the party will still win the 2019 presidential election.

Shekau now disguises as woman in black hijab – Army

THE Nigerian Army said Tuesday day that Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of Boko Haram terrorists group has fled the Sambisa Forest following its troops’ intense raid in the area to completely dislodge the terrorists.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Herdsmen attacks in Osun, Ondo as Soyinka says Buhari is in a trance

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance.

Police detain cops for beating up Ogun headmistress • CP to meet victim, NUT demands action

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested the policemen who allegedly beat up a former headmistress of Top-Teez Nursery and Primary School, Ifo, Mrs. Ayodeji Orojo.

Join retirees' club, Tinubu tells Obasanjo, IBB

A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), to join what he called the retirees’ club and be collecting pensions.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

Buhari: Days of Boko Haram Are Numbered

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said with the narrowing of the recruitment base of insurgents and the renewed onslaught on Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army, the days of the terror group were numbered.

Presidency in Grand Plan to Abort New Order of Elections

The Presidency has put in place an elaborate plan to frustrate the implementation of the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 that has proposed alterations to the sequence of the general elections in 2019 and beyond.

FG Will Authorise Only Projects of High Value to Nigeria, Kachikwu Tells IOCs

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said only oil and gas projects that have huge net value to the Federation Account will henceforth be sanctioned by the federal government, explaining that there is no more need for international oil companies (IOCs) to develop multibillion dollar projects that will not attract payment of royalties to the government.

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BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER

Shoprite hit by difficult operating environment, regulatory harassment

Questions are being raised again about the viability of Nigeria as an investment destination as a harsh business environment, mostly government-made, is threatening to drive out Shoprite, a South African retailer that is creating jobs and boosting the sales of made-in-Nigeria products.

Contractors fret over government debts as elections draw near

Contractors are threading carefully with the government as election uncertainties cloud payments for executed contracts.

Businesses spend N116bn on oil palm importation despite forex restriction – Senate

The Senate has disclosed that businesses imported 450,000 metric tons of palm oil at a total cost of N116.3 billion into the country in 2017.

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