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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, Tuesday, August 15, 2017:


ASUU begins indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced an indefinite nationwide industrial action.

You handed over a ruined economy, Presidency tells Jonathan

The presidency yesterday attributed the current downturn in the country to a ruined economy allegedly caused by a gross mismanagement of the past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Edo assembly impeaches speaker, deputy

The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Justice Okonoboh, alongside his deputy, Mrs. Elizabeth Atvie and the Majority Leader, Folly Ogedengbe have been impeached for alleged abuse of office.



Parents, students cry as ASUU grounds 40 federal, 44 state varsities

Academic programmes in all public universities in the country were, yesterday, truncated, following an indefinite strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

How Abdulsalami conspired with others to make me President — Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said yesterday, he  would continue to remain grateful to God and ex-Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), for bringing him out of jail and conspired with others to make him President.

Naira watch: Naira appreciates to N362.5/$ in NAFEX

THE naira, yesterday, appreciated to N362.5 per dollar in the Investors & Exporters (I&E) window due to improved dollar supply.



Free-for-all as Edo Assembly impeaches Speaker

There was drama at the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday when the Speaker of the House, Dr. Justin Okonoboh, was impeached, following an impeachment notice signed by 16 out of the 24 members of the assembly.

NLC backs ASUU as varsity teachers begin indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced a nationwide indefinite strike to protest against the failure of the Federal Government to implement the terms of the agreement reached between the union and the government in 2009.

Sultan rejects restructuring, advocates devolution of economy

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday called on Nigerians to focus on the devolution of the economy rather than the restructuring the country.



Presidency: Buhari Good Enough to Continue in 2019

Despite the uncertainty arising from President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged absence from the country over health concerns, one of his media aides, Mallam Garba Shehu, Monday has maintained that the president is “good enough to continue” if given the opportunity to contest the 2019 presidential election.

ASUU Downs Tools

For the umpteenth time in as many years, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the main umbrella body of university lecturers in the country, has declared an indefinite nationwide strike in response to the failure by the federal government to fulfill the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.

S’East Govs: We’re in Touch with Northern Governors over Quit Notice

Governors from the five states of the South-east zone rose from a closed door meeting in Enugu Monday to assure Ndigbo living in the northern part of the country of their safety in view of the quit notice by the Arewa youths.



New NASS bills threaten N6.5 trn pension industry

A set new Bills currently being debated at the National Assembly, if passed into law, will threaten the country’s N6.5 trillion pension funds, as well as the stability and success already achieved with the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

Uncertainty hangs over Buhari’s return, 100 days into London medical trip

Exactly 100 days after President Muhammadu Buhari departed for London, to be treated for a yet-to-be-disclosed ailment, there are still no clues as to when he would return to resume office.

Dangote, Savannah, others inch up on sugar production

Sugar production in Nigeria has jumped 85.3 percent between December of 2015 and end of 2016, but consumption has also risen by 4 percent, as demand by households and manufacturers remain on the high.

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