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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 22, 2017:


Buhari’s speech, a monumental anti-climax, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) has described Monday’s national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as a monumental anti-climax that missed the great oppurtunity to get him reconnected to the people.

Buhari works from home, writes National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly notifying it of his resumption of office after returning at the weekend from his May 7, 2017 medical trip to the United Kingdom.

Local airlines groan under low pricing regime

The current low pricing strategy and the attendant low cost of local air travel in the country may be attracting new passengers to airlines, but fast lowering the chances of struggling aircraft in the face of dire financial straits.



Why Buhari ‘ll work from home- Presidency

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari who on Monday notified the leadership of the National Assembly that he has resumed to work after his medical vacation in London, United Kingdom, may work from his house, the presidency said.

8,663 bank workers sacked in 2017 - NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has revealed how no fewer than 8,663 banks’ employees lost their jobs in the first half of 2017.

FG spent N1.3trn on capital projects in 2016 – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday that the Buhari administration spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects in 2016, the highest in the history of the country.



Kudos, knocks as Nigerians react to Buhari’s broadcast

Nigerians on Monday were diverse in their opinions on Buhari’s first broadcast to Nigerians after a 104-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

Censors board raids Alaba, seizes pirated films

The National Film and Video Censors Board has seized many copies of Nigerian movies and duplicating machines from pirates in Alaba market.

Govt agencies remitted N687.82bn operating surplus in nine years

Agencies of the Federal Government have remitted a total of N687.82bn to the Consolidated Revenue Fund in nine years, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has said in a report.



Buhari Works from Home Pending Renovation of Office

President Muhammadu Buhari, who resumed duties Monday after a 103-day medical vacation abroad, will operate from his official residence until the completion of the renovation of his office, the Presidency said Monday.

FG Increases Local Content Fund to $200m

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, Monday said the agency had obtained all necessary approvals to relaunch the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) and had increased the pool available for lending to qualified oil and gas players from $100 million to $200 million.

PDP’s Understanding of Restructuring Nigeria Shallow, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) definition and understanding of the restructuring of Nigeria as shallow and far from what Nigerians are asking for.



Geometric Power to light up Aba in 5 months

Geometric Power/Aba Power Limited promises it will light up Aba, the commercial hub of the South East region five months from now.

Competition heats up in insurance as Willis, Marsh make new Nigeria acquisitions

Real competition for business and leadership is stepping up in the brokerage arm of the Nigerian insurance industry, as top global brokers and reinsurance-brokers position in the local market, with the acquisition of indigenous companies.

DICON upgrades to tap into Africa arms market

The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) is moving to join the group of global arms and ammunition manufacturers, with a view to becoming an African regional supplier of light arms and attaining a measure of self-sufficiency for the country.

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