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

For today, Monday, July 3, 2017:


Army restates loyalty to democratic government

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai has said the Nigerian Army would remain apolitical in the discharge of its duties for the sustenance of democracy.

FG’s N140b debt threatens PenCom’s N7.2tr target

A plan by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) to boost funds contributions from N6.4 trillion to N7.2 trillion by the end of 2017 may be jeopardised by the current pension outstanding estimated at N140 billion.

Igbo leaders seek implementation of confab report, restructuring

Igbo leaders yesterday affirmed support for the implementation of the report of the 2014 national conference and restructuring of the country on the basis of fairness and equity to check rising agitations threatening the unity of the nation.



Buhari’s wife leaves for UK to see President

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, again, on Sunday, left Nigeria for London in the United Kingdom, to visit her husband, Muhammadu Buhari, who has been receiving medical attention in the British capital since May 7.

Banks suffer fraud cases worth N16.5bn in three years

The banking sector recorded 31,736 fraud cases involving the sum of N16.5bn between January 2014 and December 2016, figures obtained by our correspondent from the Central Bank of Nigeria have revealed.

MASSOB insists on break-up as Igbo leaders support united Nigeria

State governors and members of the National Assembly from the South-East; the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo; traditional and religious leaders and other leaders of thought from the zone ended their meeting in Enugu on Sunday with a declaration that Ndigbo were for a “united Nigeria.”



Police, OPC nab 100 Badoo cult members

No less  than 100 suspected members of the dreaded Badoo Boys cult were arrested weekend, during a joint raid on the group’s hideouts by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command, Anti-Robbery operatives, members of the Oodua peoples Congress, OPC, and members of vigilante groups in Ikorodu.

2 teachers rape, infect 10 students

Doctors in an undisclosed hospital are treating 10 secondary school students of a Lagos State government secondary school in Epe, who were infected with Sexually Transmitted Diseases, STDs, after allegedly being raped by two of their teachers.

Igbo leaders demand restructured but united Nigeria

Igbo Leaders of Thought, including governors, members of the National Assembly, leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers and church leaders, met at Enugu, yesterday night, and pledged their support for a restructured but united Nigeria where there would be justice, equity and fairness.



Igbo Leaders Meet, Back a United Nigeria, Restructuring

Igbo leaders from the South-east zone, including its governors, National Assembly members and leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, rose from a closed-door meeting early yesterday in Enugu, restating the zone’s commitment to a united Nigeria.

Elumelu Lauds Afrexim Bank for Contributions to Cross-border Trade

At the just concluded Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) held in Kigali, Rwanda, the Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu congratulated Afrexim for the critical support that the bank, led by the President, Dr. Benedict Oramah, provides for African businesses and its significant contribution to the development of cross-border trade and investment in Africa.

Ranch Your Cattle or Leave Benue Before November, Ortom Tells Herdsmen

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has given the Fulanis rearing cattle in the state till November to ranch their animals or leave the state peacefully.