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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, August 2, 2018


  • Osinbajo to step in as Buhari begins 10-day vacation in UK
  • Ekweremadu suffers high blood pressure in EFCC custody
  • Ndume, Adamu, Omo-Agege plotting to impeach Saraki – PDP Reps
  • Osun INEC officials arraigned for N177.3m bribery
  • Security vote: Probe Buhari first, Ortom tells EFCC
  • TCN recovers 693 stranded power equipment containers from ports
  • We seized military camouflage that could serve four battalions of soldiers –Customs
  • FG enrols Nigeria Re-Insurance retirees on pension payroll
  • FG spends N810.9m on abandoned Ogun water scheme
  • Low savings: 92,925 retirees quit contributory pension scheme
  • Buhari’s presidential campaign office comes alive
  • Presidency dissociates Buhari from amended press council bill
  • Police arrest killers of former Katsina commissioner, 35 Zamfara bandits
  • Impeachment notice: Secondus, three PDP govs visit Ortom
  • APC NWC annuls Cross River State congress
  • Adamawa gov, Jibrilla, dissolves LGA administrations
  • I’m still Imo deputy gov, Madumere insists
  • Ondo youths block Lagos-Benin Expressway to protest blackout
  • Lagos Assembly seeks protection for mentally ill
  • Flood kills mother, daughter in Anambra
  • Bricklayer sodomises 11-year-old boy, gives him N20



The Nation

  • Buhari visits proposed campaign office
  • Court orders INEC Chairman’s arrest for flouting orders
  • Appeal Court quashes election sequence reorder verdict
  • FEC okays five-lane Creek Road Apapa-Lagos/Ibadan expressway for N72.9b
  • Army to partner Borno hunters to fight insurgency
  • NAF deploys more troops, air assets in Katsina, Zamfara
  • CBN sets five-year timeline on cheque storage
  • Rights Commission hears complaints against SARS in Enugu
  • Police chief: we maintained peace at Benue Assembly
  • Sokoto State Governor Tambuwal returns to PDP with 18 lawmakers
  • Lagos hosts State Assemblies’ Speakers
  • Women Affairs Minister Alhassan for Taraba governor
  • Work begins on Lagos rail standard gauge
  • Obaseki reduces cost of C/O to N50,000
  • Impeachment scare: Ekiti Assembly complex shut
  • 23 Kwara lawmakers defect to PDP
  • Kwara PDP members defect to APC
  • Lai Mohammed driver denies report of abandoning him




  • Plot To Impeach Saraki: PDP Reps To Keep Vigil To Wade Off Adamu, Others
  • Saraki Should Resign As Senate President — Oshiomhole
  • We Can’t Ask States To Employ You, FG Tells 136, 000 N-Power Beneficiaries
  • Asaba 2018 AAC: Events Schedule Altered To Accommodate Late Arrivals
  • Adeleke’s Certificate: Parties Seek Out Of Court Settlement
  • CBN’s PMI Indicates Further Expansion In Economic Activities
  • Asaba 2018: Ethiopia Wins First Gold Medal
  • Abuja Forces Behind Impeachment Plot Against Gov. Ortom – Secondus
  • Tambuwal defects from APC, says it’s sanctuary for the corrupt
  • C-River Drivers Protest As Transport Agencies Fight Over Levies
  • Osun Election: Court Adjourns Suit Against Omisore
  • Abia Assembly To Enlighten Security Operatives On Anti-Open Grazing Law
  • Investigate Alleged Polarisation, Neglect Of Soldiers In N-East, CD Tells Buhari
  • S-South May Sue FG Over State’s Allocation Deductions —A-Ibom A-G




  • Buhari, APC governors meet behind closed door in Aso Rock
  • Protest: Angry youths shut Benin-Ore road over 10 years power outage
  • Oshiomhole asks Saraki to resign as Senate President
  • Buhari inspects 2019 campaign office
  • Election sequence: Appeal Court dismisses suit seeking to stop NASS from overriding Buhari’s refusal to assent Bill
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  • Buhari, APC governors meet behind closed door in Aso Rock
  • Bowen University appoints Professor Joshua Ogunwole as new VC
  • Protest: Angry youths shut Benin-Ore road over 10 years power outage
  • Oshiomhole asks Saraki to resign as Senate President
  • Kwara PDP chairman defects to APC
  • 2019: Party zones Guber ticket to southern
  • Buhari inspects 2019 campaign office
  • Bauchi communities vow to reject failed politicians
  • Suspected ritualists abduct twins in Yenagoa
  • 25-year-old man hangs self in Ondo
  • Army, police arrest six robbery, kidnap suspects in Kogi State
  • Doctor, nurse arrested over abortion that led to death
  • Hundreds protest in Denmark against new ban on face veils in public
  • Trump claims photo ID needed to buy food
  • Swedish royal jewels stolen
  • Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat
  • Mexico passenger jet crashes after takeoff, all on board survive
  • Job creation without nurturing SMEs won’t yield anticipated results, says branding consultant
  • Corps member wins Uber’ brand new car
  • Debt restructuring: FG defrays N830bn local debts
  • Handle Naira with care ― CBN
  • Hypertension medication can cause cataract —Expert
  • 96-year-old man, 3 others benefit from cataract surgery in Oyo
  • ‘Nigeria loses $21bn annually to inadequate breastfeeding, cognitive losses’
  • Minister, NMA offer free surgery, medication in Gombe



The Guardian

  • Army clear streets as Zimbabwe awaits election results
  • Appeal Court okays National Assembly’s move to reorder 2019 elections
  • Tambuwal, APC spokesman, 41 state lawmakers defect to PDP
  • NNPC urges RMAFC to help in recovery of excess revenues
  • Okagbare pulls out of 100m, 200m
  • New Zealand prime minister back to work after maternity leave
  • Cambodia prime minister slams ‘failed’ election boycott campaign
  • North Korea says ‘unprecedented’ heatwave causing heavy crop damage
  • NAFDAC recalls BP medicine linked to cancer
  • EFCC re-arraigns three INEC officials over N177.3m fraud
  • LSPWC dredges canals to avert flooding
  • Again, Jos Federal High Court adjourns NFF leadership case
  • Julius Yego’s arrival completes star cast of athletes in Asaba
  • Two Abuja teams invited to World Comes To Palm Beaches baseball tourney
  • England contemplates bidding for 2030 World Cup hosting right
  • Okowa praises Buhari ‘for saving Nigerian football’
  • France’s Brossier eyes ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open title
  • BMW profits dip on investments in e-cars
  • ‘How banks, Fintechs can deploy data analytics for sustainable growth’
  • Oruaze urges tax legislation review
  • Brexit: Minefields at home and abroad
  • Obasanjo, Tinubu and the sour taste of an old romance
  • More reconciliation challenges for Tinubu in Lagos APC
  • Clouds gather over Ayade’s political future
  • Resign as senate president, Oshiomhole tells Saraki




  • Tambuwal, Abdullahi, 18 Sokoto Lawmakers Defect from APC to PDP
  • Court Halts Ortom’s Removal
  • Appeal Court Restores N’Assembly’s Power to Reorder Elections
  • House PDP Caucus Raises the Alarm over Plot to Impeach Saraki
  • Again, Four Killed in Fresh Attack on Plateau Community
  • Group: Over 22,000 Persons Killed in Three Years
  • Finally, FG Approves N72.9bn for Reconstruction of Oworonshoki- Apapa Road
  • Atiku Denies ‘Do or Die’ Statement
  • APC Appoints Nabena Acting Spokesman
  • Court Orders Arrest of INEC Chairman
  • Court Restrains APC, Oshiomhole, from Dissolving Kwara Exco
  • Quit Now If You Wish, Ganduje Tells His Deputy
  • RMAFC: Why We Did Not Intervene in NNPC, FAAC Dispute on…
  • ISL Seeks Selfless Leadership
  • Edo Emerges Third, Defeats 33 Others in ‘State of States’ Ranking
  • Group Calls for the Removal IG
  • National Carrier Will Reduce Capital Flight, Says Kalu
  • Shehu Sani: How PDP-led Legislature, Presidency Can Work Together
  • Lagos, Pham Access Partner on Primary Health Service
  • NCDMB Targets 70% Local Content by 2027
  • Market Pares Gains on Profit Taking in Bellwethers
  • House PDP Caucus Raises Alarm over Plot to Remove Saraki
  • RMAFC: Why We Stayed away from NNPC, FAAC Revenue Quarrel
  • Lawan Leads 12 APC Senators to Meet Buhari
  • Buhari Proceeds on 10-day Vacation to London Thursday, Hands over…
  • Ortom to EFCC: Probe Buhari’s Security Vote
  • Saraki’s Exit, a Relief, Says FG
  • Sokoto Speaker, 17 Others Dump APC for PDP
  • Appeal Court Restores N’Assembly Powers on Election Reordering
  • CSOs Laud Nigerian Military’s Efforts in Fight against Boko Haram
  • Alleged Contempt: Court Orders Arrest of INEC Chairman, Mahmoud
  • Kano Gov Decries Deputy’s Remarks on Security
  • APC Spokesman, Abdullahi, Quits Party
  • ZANU-PF Wins Most Seats in Zimbabwe Parliament
  • Aeroplane Crashes after Take-off in Mexico
  • Again, CBN Warns against Naira Mutilation
  • Reviews Clearing System Rules
  • Safetrust Records N307m Profit
  • UBA, GTBank Take Banking Services to WhatsApp
  • Lawmakers Urged to Pass Digital Rights Bill
  • Lagos’ ICT Cluster Takes Off, Targets $10bn Revenue
  • ‘Nigeria Needs Strong Regulation on Data-centric Digitalisation’
  • FCMB UK Subsidiary Launches Personal Banking Proposition


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