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For today, August 3 2016:


APC wades into Dogara, Jibrin feud

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has waded into the crises rocking the House of Representatives over alleged padding of the 2016 budget.Yesterday, members of the national executive committee (NEC) of the party met behind closed doors with the sacked chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumini Jibrin, who fired the first shot.

Government feeds repentant terrorists

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has presented food and non-food items to the Nigerian Army for distribution to 800 ‘repented and surrendered’ Boko Haram insurgents under the Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) programme of the military.

Lack of funds may hinder Ogoni cleanup

As the Federal Government inaugurates both the governing council and board of trustees for the cleanup of Ogoniland tomorrow, there is apprehension that a paucity of funds may hinder the execution of the project. READ MORE



Budget padding: House caucuses move to end crisis

ABUJA — Intrigues over alleged “padding” of the 2016 budget of the Federal Government thickened, yesterday, as  different caucuses of the House began to take positions towards a quick resolution of the crisis. READ MORE

CBN directs banks to accept cheques in savings account

LAGOS—The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday, directed banks operating in the country to accept deposit of cheques into savings account and to begin to embed Bank Verification Number, BVN in payment cards.

26 killed in Kaduna Adamawa, bloodbath

KADUNA—No fewer than 26 people have been reportedly killed as gunmen suspected to be herdsmen allegedly invaded communities in Adamawa and Kaduna states, also injuring scores, while many were declared missing. READ MORE



Death toll in Adamawa herdsmen attacks hits 30

The Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ghazzali has been criticised over his comment and handling of the Fulani herdsmen attacks on Kodomun, following the discovery of eight more corpses. READ MORE

How Adeboye’s marriage teachings caused stir

The ongoing annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, on Tuesday, received enormous publicity. The publicity, however, came in a controversial manner. READ MORE

Budget padding: APC moves to save Dogara, meets Speaker, Jubrin

The All Progressives Congress has intervened in the crisis rocking the House of Representatives over alleged padding of the 2016 budget. READ MORE



Why Oyo, Ekiti, Kwara, others can’t access N64.8b UBE cash

To enable them access the N64.8 billion Universal Basic Education (UBE) funds with ease,  the 36 governors have started to lobby President Muhammadu Buhari to amend the Universal Basic Education Act 2004.

Police invite Dogara, others for alleged budget padding

Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has raised a five-man special team to probe the alleged padding of the budget by House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and some of his principal officers. READ MORE

NDLEA seizes N1.78b hard drug in Anambra

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Anambra State  has arrested a 31-year-old man, Vincent Chidiebere, for allegedly peddling hard drug worth N1.78 billion.



Oil majors' HY1 losses may hurt Nigeria's 2017 revenew projections

The dip in profiles reported by oil majors in their second-quarter 2016 outlook released last wek may yet put further strain on Nigeria's depleting oil revenew and 2017 budget projections, as taxes and royalities from their operations in Nigeria plateau.

Flour Mills plas N40bn share sale

Flour Mills of Nigeria has registered plans with regulators to raise up to N40 billion ($128 million) in equity over the next three years, its chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

Economic hardship heightens domestic violence - report

Rising economic hardship in Africa's most populous nation and largest economy, has been blamed for growing domestic violence, with women at the receiving end, a report by NOIPools Limited released Tuesday reveals.

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