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

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

For today, Wednesday, August 9, 2017:


Panic as LUTH confirms Lassa fever outbreak in Lagos

There is the fear of an outbreak of Lassa fever in the country as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) yesterday confirmed that two patients treated have died within a few days of admission in the past one week.

Local contractors excluded from $20 billion rail projects

The Federal Government is breaching its own local content policy in the construction of over $20 billion rail tracks across the country, as indigenous firms are being excluded from the execution of the projects.

EFCC recovers N328.9bn debts from nine major petroleum marketers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had recovered over N328.9 billion out of N349.8 billion debts from nine major petroleum marketers within the last one year.



Lassa fever resurfaces in Lagos, kills 2, 100 under surveillance

Two persons were Tuesday confirmed dead from Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, even as a resident doctor has been infected with the disease.

Ozubulu killings: Police invite LG chairman, Ozubulu Town Union PG, Ikegwuonu’s aide

THE Anambra State Police Command, yesterday, invited the chairman of Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Mr Ikenna Ofodeme; President-General of Ozubulu Town Union and Chairman of Ebubechukwuzo Foundation owned by Aloysius Ikegwuonu, Mr Jovita Ofomata, over last Sunday’s shooting incident at St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in which many worshippers were killed and many others injured.

Ritualists den uncovered in Lagos; mob lynch suspects, injure 2 policemen

There was commotion, yesterday, at Ojokoro, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, after an underground ritualists den was uncovered.



We’ve traced N47.2bn, $487.5m in cash, properties to Diezani –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it had so far, through painstaking investigations by its operatives, traced N47.2bn and $487.5m in cash and properties to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Doctor, others infected as Lassa fever kills two in Lagos

Two patients have died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Buhari: Knocks for FG as police assault ‘resume or resign’ protesters

Nigerians have accused the Federal Government of unleashing the police on ‘resume or resign’ protesters; describing the action as barbaric.



Senate Stands with Buhari, Tells Protesters to Leave Him Alone

The Senate Tuesday lashed out at civil society organisations (CSOs) protesting the prolonged medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari abroad, asking the protesters to leave the president alone as he had not violated any law.

INEC Seeks More Powers to Reject Candidates

Following multiple law suits arising from the failure of political parties to abide by their internal guidelines on primaries, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is seeking more powers to play more decisive roles in the selection of candidates for the general election.

Lassa Fever Kills Two in Lagos

Two persons, including a 36-year-old pregnant woman, have died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, after being treated for Lassa fever.



Offshore fund managers increase holding of Nigeria bonds and stocks

Investors put more money into emerging markets such as Nigeria last week, the highest amount since the stock market touched its highest level since 2014.

3.8m Lagos households earning more than $5,000 per annum

Lagos has 3.9 million households that earn more than US$5,000 or N1.83 million per annum, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). This comes to an average of N152,500 a month.

Cash crunch delays Q2 GDP, July Inflation report

The economic lift that would come from the confirmation that Nigeria has exited recession will now have to wait a bit longer as the much awaited Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report for the second quarter of 2017 has been postponed due to lack of funds to mobilise the required data, BusinessDay authoritatively gathered.

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