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For today, August 29 2016:


Federal Government ready to negotiate release of Chibok girls, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday restated the readiness of his administration to dialogue with the Boko Haram sect for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls who are in captivity. READ MORE

Government records N1.90tr deficit financing in second quarter

An estimated deficit of N1,090.96 billion was recorded in the fiscal operations of the Federal Government at the end of the second quarter of this year.

More industries close shop as recession bites harder

The manufacturing and telecommunications sectors are becoming more adversely affected by the recession in the economy.



Reactions trail Buhari’s threat to militants

NAIROBI—Reactions have trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to Niger Delta militants that if they didn’t stop blowing up oil and gas pipelines in the region they will be given the Boko Haram treatment. READ MORE

N500bn poverty intervention fund: FG released only N20bn —SA

ABUJA—Only N20 billion of the N500 billion earmarked for social investments has been released by the Federal Government, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, has said. READ MORE

Sheriff provoked Boko Haram insurgency, says Borno AG

Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Borno State has deposed 40 reasons to support his claim that the erstwhile governor of the state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff precipitated the Boko Haram insurgency that has led to more than 20,000 deaths and displacement of more than two million persons in the Northeast. READ MORE



Ex-Head of State, others named in N1.09b oil deal

Some prominent Nigerians have been named as beneficiaries of the $1.092b Malabu oil deal. READ MORE

Buhari agrees to swap girls for Boko Haram detainees

The Federal Government will dialogue with bonafide leaders of Boko Haram to bring back the abducted Chibok girls, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. READ MORE

Floods as 13 hours rains pound Lagos

Homes  and roads were yesterday flooded in many parts of Lagos as a 13-hour rain pounded the city.



Budget padding: Jibrin should undergo psychiatric tests –Reps

Leaders of the House of Representatives said on Sunday that psychiatric tests should be conducted on its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, to ascertain whether he was not facing health challenges. READ MORE

Falae links Jonathan to N100m election funds scam …tenders email to EFCC as evidence

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission an email correspondence between him and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih. READ MORE

Nigeria’ll be among top business-friendly nations in 2019 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that Nigeria would be one of the top countries on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index in the next three years.

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