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For today, August 19 2016:


Nigeria sliding fast into dictatorship, says Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose has lamented the alleged restriction of his movement in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, warning that Nigeria is descending dangerously into a dictatorship. READ MORE

Appeal Court reinstates Ikpeazu as Abia governor

It was victory for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State yesterday as the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja set aside the judgment that removed him from office. READ MORE

15 feared dead in attempted Ebonyi jailbreak

About 15 inmates and one prison officer may have died following an attempted jailbreak at Abakaliki Federal Prison in Ebonyi State. READ MORE


Abia governorship crisis: A-Court returns Ikpeazu, blasts Justice Abang

ABUJA—Respite came the way of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, yesterday, as the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja voided the high court judgment that sacked him from office. READ MORE

Abang shouldn’t turn himself to a notorious judge — Ajulo

A legal practitioner, Mr Kayode Ajulo, in his remarks toed the path of the Appeal Court, but also warned that Justice Abang should not turn himself to “a notorious judge.”

Abakaliki jail-break: Prisoners killed, bodies secretly evacuated

ABAKALIKI—SEVERAL inmates of Abakaliki prisons in Ebonyi state were yesterday feared dead and many sustained bullet injuries following a foiled jail break. READ MORE


Southwest APC insists on true federalism

The Southwest Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday called for the restructuring of the country. It said governance should be based on true federalism.

Appeal Court reverses Ikpeazu’s sack

The Court of Appeal in Abuja yesterday reversed the sack of Abia State Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu by a Federal High Court 52 days ago. READ MORE

Fayose fails to stop EFCC probe

Governor Ayo Fayose  yesterday failed  in his bid to stop the anti-graft agencies from probing Ekiti State’s finances and bank accounts.


Enemies jealous of my rising profile –Jonathan

EX-President Goodluck Jonathan has again denied allegations that he is sponsoring the Niger Delta Avengers. READ MORE

Budget padding: 10 principal officers disown Jibrin

The Body of Principal Officers of the House of Representatives said on Thursday that the decision to sack its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, was a collective action. READ MORE

AIG orders mental tests on Lagos policemen

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered that mental test be carried out on policemen in the command.



Pension reforms boost SME compliance 5-folds in 2 years

The new provisions in the Pension Reform Act 2014 and deposit money bank's MSME formalisation drive have boosted the rate of compliance of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with the contributory pension scheme by 485 percent, BusinessDay Research and Intelligent Unit (BRIU) analysis shows.

Aviation fuel price may force airlines to fly from Ghana

Experts in the aviation sector say increase in the price of aviation fuel from N105 to N220 per litre in Nigeria may soon cause airlines operating in the country to move to Ghana where aviation fuels is sold for N110 per litre.

Nigeria loses $481m in diaspora remittance as pounds crashes 13%

Nigeria may be losing a whooping $481 million in diaspora remittance as the value of the pound Sterling plunges in the aftermath of Britain's exit from the European union (UN), BusinessDay analysis show.