Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.
For today, Tuesday, August 8, 2017:
For today, Tuesday, August 8, 2017:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
Buhari’s return date shrouded in secrecy as wife returns to UK
The exact date of President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to the country is still a top secret of the presidency. This is just as the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari at the weekend travelled to London where her husband is said to be recuperating.
Alison-Madueke forfeits $37.5m Banana Island property,others to FG
A Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday ordered a permanent forfeiture of the $37.5m mansion in Banana Island, Lagos linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government.
Militants set October 1 deadline to declare Niger Delta republic
Niger Delta militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) have stated that arrangements have reached an advance stage with other agitators to declare a Sovereign Republic of Niger Delta (SRND) on October 1, 2017.
Atiku, Balarabe Musa, Junaid, Shettima condemn anti-Igbo song
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned a song he said wished the people of Igbo ethnic group dead, warning that the country should not be allowed to slide into genocide like Rwanda.
Ozubulu horror attack: How gunmen killed my three relations
SHOCK and grief still pervaded Amakwa village, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday, as the residents narrated their experiences, during the attack at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in the area.
Naira depreciates as CBN injects $195m
The Naira, yesterday, depreciated in the parallel market, Investors and Exporters (I&E) window even as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected $195 million into the interbank market.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Protesters invade Villa, demand medical panel on Buhari’s health status
A coalition of civil society groups on Monday in Abuja demanded the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical leave in the United Kingdom, saying he should resume in office or resign.
Anambra massacre: Man loses wife, baby, uncle
The Sunday devastating attack on the St. Phillip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State, has left many families bereaved in the state, while a large number of Nigerians on Monday continued to express their displeasure.
Soldier stabs Ogun trader over faulty television, flees
The Ogun State Police Command says it is on the trail of a soldier, who allegedly stabbed a trader in Oke-Aje Market, Ijebu Ode, over a faulty television.
Genocide Looms, Atiku Warns as Igbo Leaders, Northern Youths’ Meeting Over Quit Notice Ends in Deadlock
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has condemned peddlers of a trending hate song denigrating Igbos, warning that the country risks relapsing into genocidal war, akin to what occurred in Rwanda in 1994.
Anxiety Envelops Ozubulu as Community Fears Reprisals
Palpable fear of further violence Monday pervaded Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, which was violated by a gunman who killed scores of worshippers at the community’s St Philip’s Catholic Church last Sunday morning.
Protesters Storm Abuja, Ask Buhari to Return Home
Controversial entertainer, Charles Oputa (Charley Boy), Monday led a group of protesters, composed mainly of youths, to demand the immediate return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country.
THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER
FG’s Pioneer Status Incentives to boost foreign investment
The Federal Government yesterday, took a bold step to boost investment into the economy by enlisting 27 industries, to enjoy the new Pioneer Status Incentive (PSI).
Cash crunch hits FG’s N500 billion Social Investment Scheme
Inadequate funding in the 2017 financial year could mar the Federal Government’s Social Investment Scheme (SIP), as the government suffers from acute revenue shortage, BusinessDay findings show.
Investors show interest in FG’s Special Economic Zones
The Federal Government’s proposed Special Economic zones have attracted significant interests from investors who are said to be eager to take advantage of its potential and incentives, as government prepares to commence implementation.
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