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

For today, Wednesday, June 7, 2016:


16 Northern groups give Igbo October 1 ultimatum to vacate region

Sixteen northern youth groups rose from a joint meeting in Kaduna yesterday to give Igbo residing in their states up to October 1, 2017 to vacate the region.

Court orders forfeiture of recovered Ikoyi funds to FG

A Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday ordered the permanent forfeiture of the sums of monies recovered from Osborne Towers, Lagos to the coffers of the government.

FAAN cancels multiple checks at airports to implement executive order

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) yesterday cancelled multiple checks of passengers and luggage at airports nationwide to enhance free movement of travellers.


Court orders permanent forfeiture of Ikoyi billions

Following the failure of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to come forward to lay claim to the ownership of $43,449,947; £27,800 and N23,218,000 (N13.3 billion) discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an Ikoyi apartment on April 12, 2017, Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos, Tuesday ordered the final forfeiture of the cash haul to the federal government.

Aisha Buhari returns, says husband thankful for Osinbajo's loyalty

In what appears to be a thumbs up for acting President Yemi Osinbajo and a dismissal of accusation of nepotism and favouritism levelled against him last week by some Northern leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, returned to Nigeria from London Tuesday with a message from her husband, commending Osinbajo for his loyalty.

Unemployment rises to 14.2% in Q4, 2016

The unemployment report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Tuesday has shown that no fewer than 5.5 million Nigerians became unemployed in the two years of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, even as the unemployment rate rose to 14.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, from 13.9 per cent in the preceding quarter.


Ignore rumours of fuel price hike - PPPRA

Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, yesterday, said Nigerians should ignore rumours of an impending hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol.

World Bank raises forecast for Nigeria's economic growth to 1.2%

The World Bank yesterday upgraded its forecast for Nigeria’s economic growth to 1.2 per cent for 2017, citing improved oil production due to decreased militant activities.

S-South not part of the defunct Biafra republic - HM Ayemi-Botu

FORMER National Chairman of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON and paramount ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom, Delta State, His Majesty Pere Charles Ayemi-Botu, Tuesday, said South-South geo-political zone was not part of the defunct Biafra._________________________________________________


Ghost Workers: EFCC arraigns family members for manipulating FG's payroll

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday, arraigned a federal civil servant, Esther Onukaogu, for allegedly manipulating the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, one of the systems through which the Federal Government pays salaries.

Group gives Ndigbo three months to leave North, Ohanaeze kicks

A coalition of Northern groups, including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, on Tuesday, gave all Igbos resident in the 19 states of the North a three-month ultimatum to quit  or be forced out after the expiration of the October 1, 2017 deadline

N19tn debt: NESG, Utomi, Adeosun, others call for caution

Economic and financial experts have raised the alarm over the nation’s rising debt burden, calling on the Federal Government to spend more on capital expenditure and exercise care in its quest for more borrowing.