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Here are the major headlines for Friday, August 10, 2018


  • Buhari congratulates Lawrence Onoja at 70, Atta at 90
  • Supplementary budget: National Assembly reconvenes Tuesday
  • I didn’t need WAEC result for admission into US varsity —Adeleke
  • Boko Haram insurgents attack military base in Borno, kill 17
  • IG writes Osinbajo, requests to search Daura’s house
  • EFCC unfreezes Benue accounts, Ortom thanks Nigerians
  • EFCC grills ex-DSS DG Ekpenyong who Daura shielded from arrest
  • Power grid collapse persists, drops twice in two months
  • NCC, INEC meet on electronic voting
  • I won’t contest any post in 2019 –Lai Mohammed
  • PenCom restores 25% lump sum payment to retirees
  • BoI unveils finance scheme for leather manufacturers
  • Jaiz to commence disbursement of $20m SMEs fund
  • Stocks hit nine-month low on mixed earnings, elections
  • Police accuse instrumentalist coming from vigil of robbery
  • France 2018: Falconets reignite hopes, beat Haiti 1-0
  • We can’t reconcile with you, IPOB tells Ohanaeze, South-East govs
  • Northern monarchs meet in Kaduna over polio scourge
  • Dickson loses mother to cancer in US



The Nation

  • National Assembly ‘ll keep defending democracy, says Senate president
  • Court orders Daily Times to pay ex-workers N1.9m salary arrears
  • Teacher remanded for allegedly defiling pupil
  • $2.1b arms deal: EFCC arrests ex-DSS boss
  • Fed Govt offers N90b bonds for sale
  • NAFDAC set to launch compendium of regulated products
  • Jega advocates stiffer laws against fake election results
  • Shareholders: don’t sell 9mobile over $43m debt
  • Saraki should resign as a matter of honour, says Sagay
  • ‘Over 23,000 workers to lose jobs over ban on codeine’
  • Ambode approves competition to boost reading culture
  • Igbo Presidency: I stand the best chance, says Okorocha
  • Pray for successful poll in Osun, Aregbesola tells intending pilgrims
  • INEC to employ over 15,000 ad hoc workers for Osun governorship poll
  • Gunmen hijack commercial bus in Rivers
  • Two minors found wandering in Anambra
  • Father of quintuplets seeks help
  • Fed Govt not sincere about Ogoni cleanup, say activists




  • NASS siege: PDP hired thugs should be prosecuted – Edo Rep
  • Detention: DSS to review position on Dasuki, other detainees – Acting DG
  • Aug 15 For Ruling On Impeached Benue Speaker’s Suit
  • 10 Feared Killed As Armed Men Invade Igarra Banks
  • DE-PROSCRIPTION: IPOB Suspends Talks With Ohanaeze, South-East Govs
  • Kwara People Ready To Oust Saraki In 2019 Elections — Lai Mohammed
  • You Must Score Against United, Leicester Boss Tells Iheanacho
  • Femi Adesina To Deliver Lecture, As Kogi NUJ Marks Press Week
  • Ohanaeze Youths Condemn DSS Siege On The NASS
  • Saraki Not Good Example For Political Leadership – APC
  • 2 S-East Govs To Join APC Before 2019 Election—Okorocha
  • 2019: Reject Non-Performing Reps, Nkwonta Urges Abia People
  • CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba Coach Hopeful Of Advancing
  • Woman gives birth to quintuplets in Awka




  • Russia, China block US bid to slap North Korea sanctions
  • NFF panel releases amended electoral timetable
  • EFCC raids house, arrests former DSS boss Ekpeyong
  • Eminent citizens celebrate accounting guru, Akintola Williams at 99
  • Sea pirates attack on crude oil tankers rise
  • Police arrest ATM fraud syndicate, recover 30 ATM cards in Enugu
  • 10 feared dead in bank robbery in Edo
  • Saraki replies APC over allegations of incompetence
  • Does anti-graft agency have constitutional powers to freeze government treasuries?
  • EU flays blockage of National Assembly, wants security forces to be neutral
  • NDDC cancels projects worth N200 billion in Niger Delta
  • Giwa, Ikpeme hail Falconets, charge team to pick last group ticket
  • EPL Preview: Manchester united VS Leicester city
  • Gallery: 2018/2019 kits for Top European clubs
  • Nnadozie saves Falconets’ blushes as Nigeria beats Haiti 1-0
  • Asaba 2018: Africa guilty of high expectations
  • Pogba still happy at United, insists Mourinho
  • igerians decry circulation of mutilated naira notes
  • NCC offers N3b subsidy initiative for InfraCos
  • Banks’ customers lose fortunes as insiders mine data for fraudsters
  • ‘It is unfair to say Buhari is undefeatable’
  • ‘I’m not Buhari’s, governor’s anointed candidate’
  • KOWA presidential hopeful calls for police accountability




  • PDP Leaders Endorse Ex-Ondo Commissioner for Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency
  • Stop Parading Yourself as Chairman, Kwara APC Tells Bolarinwa
  • INEC Parleys NCC over 2019 Elections
  • Kellyhansone Accuses Don Jazzy of Orchestrating his Arrest Twice
  • New Contributions Raise Pension Assets to N8.23trn
  • Otti Partners NDDC to Build Good Roads for Abia Communities
  • 45 Political Parties Pay Solidarity Visit to Saraki
  • Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers, NEMA Staff
  • Osinbajo Intervenes in Total’s $16bn Egina Oilfield Dispute
  • Onnoghen Gets 2018 Michael Hill Prize for Criminal Law Reform
  • Buhari May Emerge APC Consensus Candidate for 2019 Election
  • National Assembly to Reconvene Next Tuesday, Says Deputy Speaker
  • Buhari, Ambode, Amosun, Gowon, Akiolu, Others Celebrate Williams at 99
  • Again, Melaye Fails to Appear in Kogi Court
  • 7 Star Global Hangar Gets Licence
  • I Won’t Reply Obasanjo, Says Atiku
  • Stop Action against Accused, Widow of PDP Chieftain Tells Police
  • Nigeria Must Review Its National Security Strategy, Says Ajibade
  • USAID, PIND Develop Framework for Inclusive Growth in Niger Delta
  • PDP Has No Strong Grounds to Upturn Fayemi’s Victory, Says APC…
  • Senate Invasion: Group Accuses Alimekhina of Working against APC Interest
  • Jonathan, Tinubu Console Dickson over Mother’s Death
  • Human Trafficking: Lagos Police Arrest Fake Grandma, Haunt Woman over Death…
  • Northern Groups Take Protest to Kano Govt House, Insist on Removal…
  • Binji Appointed CCNN MD
  • Lawmakers Pledge Speedy Passage of NDIC Amendment Bill
  • Collaborate More for Benefits of Investors, SEC Boss Urged Securities Exchanges
  • FG’s Revenue Dwindles as Customs Abandon N20bn Worth of Cars



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