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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, Monday, August 14, 2017:


Military, UN end rift as Boko Haram kills four

In a move to resolve its disagreement with the United Nations (UN), the Nigerian military has declared support for the global body’s operations in the insurgency-ravaged north-east region.

MASSOB, Arewa youths dare FG to re-arrest Kanu

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and aggrieved members of the Arewa youths yesterday said that any attempt by the Federal government to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu, for alleged violation of bail conditions would fuel the agitation for Biafra independence.

Local insurers lose 90% of big risks to foreign firms

The nation’s insurance sector may be far from meeting the local content objectives of the Federal Government as it is currently losing about 90 per cent of the big risks in the economy to foreign underwriters.



One week after Ozubulu killings: Panic, as gunmen kill two near Onitsha church

There was panic among worshippers of Assemblies of God Church, Oguta Road, Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday, as gunmen shot dead a policeman and civilian at a checkpoint within the precincts of the church.

LASSA FEVER: High alert as Ogun confirms 1 case

Surveillance officers and health workers in Lagos and Ogun States have been placed on high alert, even as Ogun State confirmed 1 case of Lassa fever and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, assured that confirmed  cases in the institution are responding to treatment.

LASTMA arrest 8 officials over bribe taking

In continuation of efforts to stem the tide of corruption among the state traffic officials, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has arrested eight of its officials for collecting bribe from motorists and other corrupt practices.



PDP attacks Osinbajo, calls him a figurehead

The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, says Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is not in charge of the country.

FG’s school feeding programme gulps N6.2bn in 14 states

The Federal Government has so far spent N6.2bn on its National Homegrown School Feeding Programme during the academic year that ended in August.

Economic legacy: APC chief, Balarabe Musa tackle Jonathan

The National Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (South-East), Chief Emma Eneukwu, and a  former governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, have berated former President Goodluck Jonathan over his claim that his  government had good economic programmes.



Atiku in Secret Talks With PDP Over Presidential Run

With the 2019 electioneering season about to kick off in the next few months, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, whose ambition remains undiminished to rule Nigeria, has opened secret discussions with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to the party and contest on its platform in the 2019 presidential election, THISDAY has learnt.

European Museums Plan Summit on Return of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

A bronze sculpture of a cockerel that adorned a Cambridge University dining room is among a huge haul of looted antiquities that may now be returned to Nigeria and neighbouring Benin Republic soon.

Saraki Promises Swift Passage of Petroleum Industry Bill Components

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that the passage of the Administrative and Fiscal Policy Bills for the petroleum industry will be key issues for the Senate when it resumes after its annual recess.



Investors, exporters FX market hits over $1bn turnover in one week

Investors’ & Exporters’ (I&E) FX window grossed a total of $1.10 billion in trade for the week ended August 4, 2017, 33.16 percent increase from $822.73 million recorded the previous week, data from the FMDQ Securities Exchange show.

Hope dashed as $700m East-West gas pipeline suffers setback

The desire of Nigerians to enjoy a significant mark up in electricity supply to their homes and businesses has again suffered a setback, following the failure of cotractors handling the 123 kilometre East-West Obiafo/Obirikom to Oben (OB3) gas pipeline to meet the project completion deadline.

Inaugural AIG scholarship recipients announced for PG study at Oxford

The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) has announced the inaugural recipients of the AIG Scholarships, the organisation’s fully funded scholarships programme which has been instituted to increase capacity for best practices in the public sector across the continent.

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