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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, Friday, August 11, 2017:


ASUU begins nationwide referendum on strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has begun a nationwide referendum on whether to resume its suspended strike to force the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement and 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) freely entered into with the union.

N4.637 trillion power plants with 6,000mw capacity idle

About 12 power projects in the country, with cumulative construction value of N4.637 trillion and installed capacity of over 6,000 megawatts (MW) have either been abandoned by the operators or remained idle since completion. This is amid the country’s struggle to generate less than 4,000MW daily for consumers.

Bill against hate speech underway, says Dambazzau

Punishment awaits perpetrators of hate speech as the Federal Government has concluded plans to enact a legislation aimed at curtailing the menace in the polity.A bill initiated by the Ministry of Interior would soon be presented to the National Assembly by the office of the Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).



How we buried Lassa fever victim – LASG

The corpse of the second Lassa fever victim simply identified as Mr Hope, that died within 24 hours after admission in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has been buried, even as a 22-year-old male patient is undergoing medical observation for suspected Lassa fever at the Ogun State General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.

Another ritualists den uncovered in Lagos manhole, 5 nabbed

Another suspected ritualists’ den was uncovered, yesterday, at Ile Zik Bus Stop, along Lagos/Abeokuta expressway, barely 24 hours after a similar discovery was made along same axis, during which two persons suspected to be operating in the den were set ablaze.

Many feared dead, 60 houses burnt in fresh Adamawa attack

Many people were feared dead, yesterday, in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Ghumbili community, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.



128 Nigerian deportees return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday received 128 stranded Nigerians who voluntarily returned to the country from Libya.

High-profile defectors’ll join us in three weeks – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Thursday that it was expecting those it described as “high-profile “ defectors to join its fold within the next three weeks.

Confusion as strange illness allegedly kills 70 in Kwara community

There is confusion in Oro-Ago community, in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State as leaders and members say no fewer than 70 persons have died of a strange illness.



APC Moves to Claim Restructuring, Inaugurates El-Rufai Committee

In an apparent bid to respond to the deafening clamour for the country’s restructuring, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that no individual or entity in the country can lay claim to being a stronger advocate of restructuring than itself.

CBN I&E FX Window Attracts $4bn in Three Months

The importers’ and exporters’ (I&E) foreign exchange (FX) window introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) about four months ago has attracted $4 billion from foreign investors between April and now, the Bankers’ Committee disclosed Thursday.

Many Feared Killed, 60 Homes Burnt in Fresh Adamawa Attack

Many people were feared dead thursday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.



Nigeria’s big shopping malls still sit half empty in H1

Nigeria’s biggest malls are sitting half empty, as they are still suffering from the impact of the country’s first recession in 29 years.

Why Nigeria is reforming its pioneer status scheme, Yewande Sadiku

Nigeria has refined eligibility criteria for granting pioneer status on industries and would subject the scheme to a biennial review, according to Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary of the government’s investment and promotion council, NIPC.

FG’s new debt structure positive for interest rate, fx, lending to real sector – Analysts

Analysts, both foreign and local, in the financial services sector, yesterday gave a nod to the move by the Federal Government to replace about N900 billion of domestic debts with US$3 billion of foreign debts, saying it is positive for interest rates, exchange rate and the real sector of the economy.

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