For today, Wednesday, September 6, 2017:
Read today's newspaper headlines [Wednesday, September 6, 2017]
Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
Nigerians must feel impact of exiting recession, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari declared that despite the claim by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the country has exited recession, the real impact would be better felt when ordinary Nigerians experience a change in their living conditions.
NMA, resident doctors divided over strike
The parent body of all medical doctors in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), is not happy with the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).Resident doctors are postgraduate doctors attached to specialist centres such as teaching and general hospitals with a view to becoming consultants in specific fields after training under consultants.
NCDC confirms 20 cholera deaths, 319 suspected cases in Borno
The Federal Government, through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 319 suspected cases of cholera outbreak and 20 deaths in Borno State. It has also deployed a rapid response team to curtail the spread.
No FEC meeting today - Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the meeting will not hold because the Eid-el-KABIR holiday deprived the ministers adequate time to prepare the documents for the meeting.
Strike: FG, ASUU meet tomorrow
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will tomorrow hold a crucial meeting with the Federal Government.
Exit from recession nice if felt by ordinary Nigerians, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that the real impact of the country exiting recession will be better felt when ordinary Nigerians experience a change in their living conditions.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Buhari, economists, others caution against celebrating Nigeria’s exit from recession
The news that the nation exited its worst recession in 25 years was received with cautious optimism by a cross section of Nigerians on Tuesday, with many economists and analysts saying the 0.55 per cent growth in the Gross Domestic Product in the second quarter was slower than expected.
Strike: FG orders federal hospitals to recruit casual doctors
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has directed chief medical directors and medical directors of federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of locum doctors to augment the services of consultants, National Youth Service Corps doctors and medical doctors on internship pending the resolution of the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors.
CJN, Okonjo-Iweala, Fayemi, Fayose, others under probe - EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are among high-profile personalities currently under its investigation.
Despite Exiting Recession, FG Admits Growth Remains Fragile
The federal government’s reaction Tuesday to the news of Nigeria’s emergence from the economic recession was subdued, as the government admitted that the country’s economic growth remained fragile and vulnerable, despite the cheering news from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the economy grew by 0.55 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, after five consecutive quarters of contraction.
With Population Growth at 2.7%, Nigeria Still Not Out of the Woods
Notwithstanding that the Nigerian economy turned the corner by recording an expansionary GDP growth rate in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, Nigerians, especially the country’s policymakers, should be under no illusion that the economy is out of the woods.
Intel’s Volpi Steps Up Battle Against Wale Tinubu over Control of Oando
One of the founders and majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, operator of the oil and gas logistics terminals in Onne, Rivers State and Warri, Delta State, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, has stepped up his battle against the group chief executive officer of Oando Plc, Mr. Wale Tinubu, over control of Oando, citing alleged mismanagement, cooked books and huge debts, THISDAY has learnt.
THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER
How we got out of recession
Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, was able to exit its longest economic slump since 1991 largely due to a rise in agriculture output, mining and financial services.
Lagos opening up waterways
The number of commuters patronising ferries on Lagos waterways has risen from 600 to 2.5million monthly, between 2009 to now.
Prime office investors undaunted by credit squeeze, low tenant pool
Investors and developers of prime commercial office space in the property market are seemingly unperturbed by the credit squeeze in the economy and low tenant pool, leading to the glut and veiled competition in the market.
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