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Pulse Frontpage Read today's newspaper headlines [Thursday, August 17, 2017]

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, Thursday, August 17, 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Nigeria police, judges highest bribe-takers, says UN agency

From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has come a revelation that about N400 billion is spent on bribes each year in Nigeria.This was contained in a report presented to the public yesterday at the stakeholders meeting to mark the end of the agency’s five-year project on corruption in the country.

Government failed ASUU, minister admits

The Federal Government has admitted that the failure on its part in the negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resulted in the ongoing indefinite strike.Briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said government failed on its part of the bargain, a development which made the strike by the university teachers inevitable.

Gunmen attack EFCC headquarters, leave death threat

The serenity of the Wuse Zone 7, Abuja headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was yesterday shattered when unidentified gunmen in the early hours attacked the complex.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Public officials took N400bn bribe in 1 year – NBS

Over N400 billion was paid out to public officials as bribes in Nigeria between June 2015 and May 2016, a government report disclosed, yesterday.

Charly Boy group suspends protest indefinitely

Anti-Buhari protesters, led by popular musician and entertainer, Charles Oputa a.k.a Charly Boy, yesterday, suspended their protest indefinitely.

Naira appreciates to N359.7/$ as External reserve hits $31.35bn

The naira yesterday appreciated below N360 per dollar for the first time in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window due to increased dollar supply.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Govt officials received N400bn bribes in one year – NBS

A total of N400bn was received in bribes by public officials within a period of one year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

ASUU strike: We failed to fulfil agreement, FG admits

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday admitted that the Federal Government failed to meet its part of the agreement reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities last year, which led to the ongoing industrial action called by the union.

Suicide bombers kill 17, injure 82 in Borno attack

No fewer than 45 of 82 victims of Tuesday’s market suicide bomb attack in Konduga, Borno State, have been transferred from the General Hospital, Konduga to the State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, authorities have said.

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER

NBS: Roughly N400bn in Bribes Given to Public Officials Annually

An estimated N400 billion, or the equivalent of $4.6 billion in purchasing power parity (PPP), representing 39 per cent of the combined federal and state education budgets in 2016, is paid out as bribes to public officials in Nigeria annually, a new report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has revealed.

Again, Shettima Meets Northern Elders, Arewa Coalition on Withdrawal of Quit Notice to Igbos

In continuation of efforts aimed at withdrawing the quit notice against Igbos living in northern Nigeria, a group of northern governors represented by the Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Kashim Shettima, Wednesday met with members of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) and key leaders of the coalition of Arewa youth groups in a closed-door meeting that lasted for four hours.

Finally, Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios to New Ministers, Swears in Perm Secs

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo wednesday assigned portfolios to Professor Stephen Ocheni and Mr. Suleiman Hassan, three weeks after swearing them in as ministers.

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