Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.
For today, August 31 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
N2.2tr oil loans upset banks
Nigerian banks have become very stringent in funding oil and gas projects owing to a doubtful balance sheet position and inability of firms to service previous loans worth more than N2.2 trillion.
Nigeria, UK okay deal on return of looted assets
Nigeria and Britain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the modalities for the return of stolen assets. READ MORE
Zuckerberg meets developers, entrepreneurs on first trip to Nigeria
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday visited Nigeria on his first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos where he met with developers and partners. READ MORE
THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
Photos: Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria to understudy startups
The Chief Executive Officer, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday arrived in Nigeria to understudy rising startups in the country. READ MORE
We’re working with new attorney, U.S to repatriate N218.3b Abacha loot – AGF
Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, last night, cleared the air on the claim by a U.S-based Nigerian lawyer that he would frustrate the repatriation of N218.3 billion Abacha loot unless he was paid his legal fees. READ MORE
Fight Avengers before fighting Boko Haram – Abdullahi
ABUJA — Former Adviser on Food Security to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof Ango Abdullahi, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to fight the Niger Delta Avengers before taking on Boko Haram.
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
Boko Haram: Kids battle malnutrition in IDPs camp
Children who escaped the terror of Boko Haram are now facing starvation in Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps.
$200m Halliburton cash ‘blown on presidential helicopter’
Detectives probing the whereabouts of the $200m (N81.4billion) fines paid by five companies involved in the $180million Halliburton bribery scam have made a major discovery.
Nigeria, Britain join forces against treasury looters
LOOTERS who plan to hide their illicit wealth in Britain will face a hostile host, with the signing yesterday of a pact by the two countries.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Nigeria’s unity negotiable, says Prof. Ango Abdullahi
A former Minister of Education and member of the Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has said if Nigerians has found it difficult to live together in peace, the component units should find it convenient to go their separate ways.
Herdsman arrested with AK 47 rifle, live ammunition in Enugu
A herdsman has been arrested with an AK-47 assault rifle and 24 rounds of live ammunition in Enugu. READ MORE
N23bn Diezani bribe: EFCC arrests Ebonyi gov’s brother
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Mr. Austin Umahi, the brother of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, for his alleged role in the N23bn ($115m) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. READ MORE