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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, August 24, 2017

The SUN
BREAKING: Kano people rally for Buhari
Flooding, mudslides: Nigeria donates $2m to Sierra Leone
The healthiest part of an avocado (pear) may get thrown away
68 Boko Haram insurgents surrender in Borno, says Army
Women Afrobasket: Senegal bows to Nigeria’s pressure 54-58
Hajj: 4,580 Katsina pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia
IPOB, a non-violent, peaceful mass movement — Kanu
Buhari to decide SGF, NIA DG’s fate
Nigeria’s unity must be negotiated –Southern leaders
4 cops injured in Maiduguri bomb attacks
Gunmen abduct ex-minister
Olubadan can’t stop crowning of 32 kings in Ibadan – Oyo govt
Igbo senators meet Kanu, IPOB over Biafra
Restructuring: Sultan calls for think-tank
Leg ulcer may cause loss of foot
Carl Lewis raps Usain Bolt
BREAKING: 8 missing in Switzerland landslide
Ex-Libyan prime minister freed after abduction
Youths seek Ugwuanyi’s intervention on zoning
Constitution: How regional fractures forced Senate to dump devolution of powers
Bayelsa APC: The war within
UNIDO begins ‘bank-readiness’ training for Nigerian youth entrepreneurs
Customs Zone C makes seizures worth N200m
Hajj: Naira eases on black market as dollar demand rises
Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier : Pinnick goes spiritual over Eagles, Indomitable Lions’ tie
(www.sunnewsonline.com)

PUNCH
$1.1bn Malabu oil deal: 48 days after, Jonathan ignores Reps’ invitation
Southern leaders to Buhari: Your claim that Nigeria’s unity is settled not tenable
You’re sick and tired, go home and rest, Fayose tells Buhari
S’East senators meet Kanu, call for caution
Cop shoots man for picking stolen money
Inspector kills police superintendent over money, commits suicide
Herdsmen rape 72-year-old woman
Man tricks girlfriend into prostitution in UAE
Corps member attacks driver with dagger, police release suspect
Gunmen abduct ex-minister in Nasarawa
Ogun community tackles firms as wastewater destroys 15 houses
Policeman kills senior colleague, commits suicide in Ondo
Youths protest disappearance of ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike, from police custody
APC NWC meets next week on national convention
Akeredolu, Ganduje call for creation of state police
PDP inaugurates caretaker committees for Ogun, others, Kashamu kicks
Harassed by influential Nigerians, judiciary resorts to doublespeak
FG may adopt selective minimum wage increase –Osinbajo
2019: Osoba group tackles Amosun over APC congress results
Bayelsa constituents threaten to recall Murray-Bruce
PDP’ll shock APC in 2019 –Delta Speaker
Kwara PDP crisis deepens as Makarfi peace parley fails
Recession self-inflicted, Utomi, Soludo insist
Experts advocate single-market rate to stem falling naira
Nigeria’s gas production rises as Shell completes project
FIRS shuts MRS Oil over N497m tax debt
Dealing with bank debt of a deceased relative
N473bn Zungeru hydropower plant at 47% completion – CNEEC
(www.punchng.com)

Vanguard
Southern leaders tackle Buhari, insist on restructuring
Stakeholders, not JAMB fixed admission cut-off marks – Oloyede
$20m Eastern ports scam: FG silent on indicted 4 ex-NPA top shots, Cyprian firm
Naira depreciates to N361 as NAFEX records $146m
Anti graft war: AGF, Magu on war path over move to remove NFIU from EFCC
Buhari discussed unity of Nigeria with my father — Ojukwu jnr
We now monitor social media for anti-govt, anti-military information – Defence spokesman
Anambra poll: Wike, Fayose right persons for PDP congress in Anambra — Nwosu
Anambra poll: Offodile to pursue ambition in another party
Anambra poll: PDP shifts primary as crisis erupts over parallel delegates’ lists
Anambra poll: We need a youth as candidate, Onitsha traders warn APC
Super Eagles Security Advisor promises international best standards
We’ll match Cameroon strength for strength – NFF
NFF okays Rohr’s invitation list
Rohr: Enyeama back to Eagles after he recovers from injury
BET: How budding entrepreneurs can access N3m seed capital
Pan Ocean, Shell projects boost crude export, gas production
Insurance malpractices deprive government of long term savings — Standard Alliance CEO
Dangote, Niger State sign N166bn MoU on sugar production
(www.vanguardngr.com)

Guardian
White House to give guidance on Trump transgender military ban
Buhari can’t restructure by fiat, says presidency
Nigerian vessels rot away on high sea
Dangote, Niger State seal N166b pact on sugar production
Nigeria may bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships
Eight missing after landslide in Swiss Alps
Government to earn $8.75m from new 175,000bpd oil production
Stray bullet kills man scrambling for loot left behind by robbers
ASUU cautions Labour minister, Chris Ngige, over blackmail on strike
Only Buhari will decide fate of Lawal, Oke, says Osinbajo
‘Computer Village adds N1.5b to Nigeria’s economy daily’
Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of Diezani’s Assets
Mayweather, McGregor get down to business
Rooney: England’s record-breaker retires
Werder meets Bayern Munich with 13-game losing-run in view
Governor Obaseki assures clubs of successful Super Four In Benin City
Adekuoroye wins Nigeria’s first ever silver at UWW Championships
Neymar denied Barca return in Champions League groups
Legislators exotic cars amidst cash crunch
PDP promises equal rights, privileges to loyalists, new members
‘Only a popular candidate can win Anambra for APC’
Opposition accuses Ondo governor of labour insensitivity
31 vessels laden with fuel, others, expected at Lagos ports
We must look inwards to grow economy, says Emefiele
Customs warns importers against false declaration
(www.guardian.ng)

The Nation
‘Oba Fasinu’s killing is silent war on Yewa monarchs’
Oshiomhole’s attack on agitators sparks anger
Sultan: let’s discuss Nigeria’s future
Nigerian couple battles UK govt over son’s ‘forceful adoption’
$20m ‘bribe’: EFCC probes 20 ex-NPA officials
Presidency cautions opinion leaders against ‘irresponsible statements’
Ogun to harmonise toll collection
Fayose: I won’t commit suicide over Buhari’s return
AGF accuses Magu, EFCC leadership of frustrating Nigeria’s return to Egmont Group
Buhari has final say on SGF, NIA boss probe, says Osinbajo
Akeredolu, Ganduje: state police will end insecurity
Sultan declares Sept 1 Eid-El-Kabir day
Police arraign alleged fraudster for N3.6m scam
Teenager gets bail for ‘defiling’ minor
Union: TETFund has transformed tertiary education
Oyo NUT opposes chairman’s retirement elongation
Ibadan chieftaincy report going through normal processes, says commissioner
Ekiti APC lawmaker disowns plot to attack Olujimi
LAUTECH: ‘KPMG’s audit ready tomorrow’
Elumelu advises private, public leaders on legacy
Ondo APC hails Buhari on national broadcast
Kashamu faults Makarfi on panel
Police confirm ex-minister’s abduction in Nasarawa
Southeast senators meet Kanu on agitation tension
(www.thenationonlineng.net)

Thisday
Southern Leaders Kick Against Buhari’s Broadcast, Insist on Restructuring
President Cancels Cabinet Meeting, Receives Report on Suspended SGF, NIA DG
Discos Remain Weakest Link, Reject 9,310MW of Electricity in Eight Days
Govs to Meet Buhari Friday over Final Tranche of Paris Club…
Kanu Tells Buhari to Defeat IPOB with Superior Argument, Not Guns
Six Killed in Suicide Attack in Maiduguri, Adamawa Community Sacked
FG Releases 2017/2018 Admission List into Unity Schools
NNPC, IOCs to Curb Oil Theft with Joint Security Strategy
Shell Begins Gas Production in Second Phase of Bayelsa Project
South-south/South-east Governor’s Forum to Meet on Sunday
IPOB: S’East Senators Extract Commitment to Non-Violence from Kanu
Niger Govt, Dangote Group Sign N166bn MoU on Sugar Production
PenCom: FG to Release Pension Funds for October 2016 to August 2017
Adeboye, Redeemers School, Others Dragged to Court for Holding on to Student’s Certificates
Pro-Buhari Groups Clash at Campaign Secretariat
Odumakin, Ozekhome Tackle Military over Monitoring of Social Media
ICC Hears SERAP’s Petition on N11tn Electricity Sector Scam
ONSA: Past Security Reforms Reveal Need for Procedural Capabilities in Mitigating Terror Attacks
Zungeru Hydropower Plant Reaches 47% Completion, Says Chinese Contractor
Utomi: Unemployment is Nigeria’s Biggest Challenge
DPR to Collaborate with Lagos Govt on Oil, Gas Development
Women Protest against Escape of Suspected Ritual Killer
Police Inspector Kills Boss, Commits Suicide in Ondo
Six Hoodlums Nabbed for Illegal Ticket Racketeering
Man Shot for Picking Stolen Money as Armed Robbers Flee
(www.thisdaylive.com)

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