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

For today, August 22 2016:


More militant groups declare ceasefire in Niger Delta

More militant groups in the Niger Delta have announced ceasefire, on a condition that security agencies should stop forthwith harassment and intimidation of their suspected members. READ MORE

10 ‘big boys’ hold economy to ransom, owe AMCON N1tr

Efforts by the Federal Government at shoring up economic activities through debt recovery from individuals and organisations are not adding up. High-profile debtors are using the courts to mount blocks in the way of government.

‘INEC taken to court 680 times over 2015 polls’

Conducting elections in the country comes with so much trouble of litigations. Political parties and their members have their share of this. But the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has more .


Air Force to deploy fighter jets to N-Delta – NAF Chief

ABUJA — Apparently angered by the activities of criminals, who are currently bombing strategic national oil facilities, the federal government may deploy its fighter jets and troops to flush out the malevolent elements. READ MORE

Conflicting judgments: Sheriff petitions Buhari, CJN

ABUJA—Worried by the conflicting judgements and orders by court of coordinate jurisdiction on one matter, the former chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his supporters have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed to intervene in order to save the judiciary from losing its credibility. READ MORE

Debts: FG deducts N32bn from states’ allocation

ABUJA—The Federal Government has deducted a total of N32bn from allocations of states from the Federation Account in the month of April 2016 for different loans they incurred.


Buhari seeks emergency powers to tackle economy

President Muhammadu Buhari will be seeking emergency powers from the National Assembly to push his planned stimulus for the economy.

Air chief: we’ve not given up on Chibok girls

Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar yesterday described as “technically deficient” the Boko Haram video showing how some of the abducted 215 Chibok girls were killed in aerial bombings. READ MORE

Avengers: MEND urges Fed Govt to ignore Clark, Okowa, others

The Chief Edwin Clark-led group of elders has drawn the ire of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) for not condemning the Niger Diger Delta Avengers (NDA), which it last Friday asked to stop blowing up oil installations. READ MORE


Japanese surgeon hands $390,000 to U-23 team

A benefactor has handed a reward of $390,000 to the Nigerian Olympic football team in Brazil after they won  won bronze on Saturday, BBC Sport reports. READ MORE

Corruption: FG launches major war against senators, Reps

The Federal Government has started compiling the list of legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly over constituency projects earmarked for them in the 2014 and 2015 budgets, which were not executed.

Man kills spouse, pastor’s wife, daughter in Sokoto

A  43-year-old man, Taiwo Adio, has clubbed his wife, Yemisi, and three other persons to death with a pestle in Sokoto, Sokoto State. READ MORE