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Here are the major headlines for Tuesday, September 4, 2018


  • Buhari seeks China’s help to develop West African economies
  • 14 die as suspected herdsmen attack Plateau again
  • Acting DSS boss bows to Presidency, recalls redeployed officers
  • 6bn linked to me was money donated to church – Jonathan’s ex-aide
  • FG extends Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project completion date to Dec 2019
  • Chinese firm to secure $2.38bn for Ajaokuta-Kano pipeline project
  • Customs intercept N1.5bn smuggled petroleum products
  • FG begins empowerment loan for 30,000 traders in Osun
  • Nigeria’s external debt rises by $11.77bn in three years
  • Buhari is healthier than 80% of Nigerians –Ngige
  • FG, Volkswagen to establish automobile hub in Nigeria
  • Yoruba elders knock Osinbajo for anti-restructuring comment
  • Primaries: APC NWC meets over timetable, cost of forms
  • I regret not winning Lagos for PDP in 2003, says Atiku
  • Ortom takes over Benue PDP leadership
  • Okorocha begs court to uphold Madumere’s impeachment
  • We’ve recruited 70 lawyers, 40 magistrates, says el-Rufai
  • Adeleke, Ogunbiyi trade words over botched reconciliatory moves
  • Hairdresser stabs neighbour to death for calling her shaku-shaku



The Nation

  • Buhari again declines assent to Electoral Act (amendment) Bill
  • Nigeria, Germany, Norway, UN hold Berlin Conference on ‘Boko Haram’
  • China offers Nigeria, others $60b for projects
  • CBN probed MTN, banks for 30 months
  • Five governors in plot to upturn Buharis advice
  • Police arrest over 1,000 suspected robbers, kidnappers in one year
  • Customs seizes 50,000 jerry cans of fuel in Ogun creek
  • NPC selects 37 communities for Demographic Health Survey in Katsina
  • Soyinka to lead delegates to Nigerian Cultural & Film Festival, Bordeux
  • 2019: Coalition backs Odoh, ex-Ebonyi SSG for Governor Election
  • WAFU: Golden Eaglets Battle Ready for Burkina Faso Clash
  • ADC begins sale of N10m nomination form
  • Abductors of Edo APC chieftain demand N20m ransom
  • Gunmen kidnap Catholic Priest in Delta
  • Lagos APC: we welcome defectors




  • More than $2.52 bn pledged to fight Boko Haram
  • Saraki, Governors, Presidential Aspirants, Others To Lead PDP Osun Governorship Campaign
  • Rule Of Law Must Be Respected For Sake Of Justice, Says CJN
  • DSS postings: Seiyefa bows to Presidency; cancels staff reorganization
  • FG Sets Up 17-Man Anti-Corruption Strategy Monitoring, Evaluation Panel
  • Ignore Sept 14 Sit-At-Home, Security Operatives Tell Ndigbo
  • YCE Faults Osinbajo’s Stand On Restructuring
  • We’ve No Trust In FG To End The Killings In Middle Belt— MBF
  • Obasanjo queried me for backing restructuring — Atiku
  • Edo Diaspora Community Snap Up Property Slots In Emotan Gardens
  • Edo Industrialisation Policy Resets State On Labour Absorptive Growth Path – Obaseki
  • 2019: Old PDP Leaders, APC Bicker In Kwara
  • Police Arrest 31 Over Abuja-Kaduna-Zamfara Highways Kidnappings
  • 2019: APC Will Take Over Delta State – Uduaghan
  • African Medical Lab Scientists Gather In Abuja For Conference
  • Ondo APC Faction Heads To Court To Halt LG Poll
  • Lagos Landlord Docked For Removing Tenant’s Door



The Guardian

  • Buhari again declines assent to electoral bill
  • Mobile operators defy government, deepen insecurity
  • Forex irregularities scare marketers off kerosene importation
  • Developer of North Korea missiles, nuclear weapons dies
  • Aina’s injury, Iwobi’s illness rock Super Eagles’ camp
  • Top DR Congo court excludes Bemba from presidential race
  • Atiku vows to end multiple exchange rates
  • Mexico’s unpopular president defends record in parting shot
  • Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election
  • India convicts two over 2007 blasts that killed 44
  • Strongest typhoon in quarter century batters Japan
  • Merkel ‘underestimated’ migrant challenges, says Italy’s Salvini
  • Federer crashes out of US Open, Millman to meet Djokovic
  • Sharapova crashes at US Open to birthday girl Suarez Navarro
  • German FA boss Grindel confident Ozil affair doesn’t threaten Euro 2024 bid
  • Again, Egypt wins Africa U-20 women’s volleyball championship
  • Is it sunset for the Venus, Serena sibling rivalry?
  • Watch: BBNaija’s BamBam Reveals Inspiration Behind AMVCA Dress
  • Prized Brazil Museum Goes Up In Flames, Priceless Artefacts Lost
  • Over 300 pensioners sent home at PTAD’s stakeholders’ forum
  • Security experts warn FG on rising online breaches
  • On the MTN dividend payments saga
  • APC’s furor over direct or indirect primaries
  • Farewell to poverty
  • Trump’s new world order, family and tribes – Part 2
  • APC chieftain Abayomi Mumuni to contest against Tinubu
  • APC torn between preserving Buhari’s primacy and reinforcing cohesion
  • What sparing Tinubu in 2003 caused Lagos, Atiku reveals
  • ole Olanipekun: Any government that cannot protect lives is deemed a failure
  • Lagos CJ seeks stakeholders’ support for justice delivery
  • NBA section on business law gets new executives



The Sun

  • Why Buhari won’t assent to Electoral Bill – Presidency
  • 2019: David Mark joins presidential race
  • FG inaugurates 17-man anti-graft panel
  • Buhari, NDDC condole with family of ex-MD, Aginighan
  • Direct primaries: Protesters ground APC secretariat
  • PDP must not lose Osun guber poll – Saraki
  • Akpabio: Lawyers descend on Sagay
  • 2019: Senator Marafa’s faction wants direct primaries in Zamfara
  • Buhari pushes for reverse trade imbalance between ECOWAS, China
  • Many dead, several injured as BIDAPOLY students, indigenes clash
  • Defection: My role as John the Baptist – Uduaghan
  • Akwa Ibom PDP insists on zoning to reduce election expenditure
  • I’ll break jinx of ‘no second term’ in Ogun Central – Senator Tejuoso
  • Forex: SON charges Nosak on local sourcing of raw materials
  • How 4 banks earned CBN fury over infractions
  • ‘Ways to access N10m Social Exchange Market’s grant’
  • WAFU U-17 qualifiers: Garba assures of Eaglets’ victory over Cote d’ Voire
  • Oyo to field 100 athletes for National Youth Games
  • Ekong confident Eagles will qualify for 2019 AFCON
  • UN official says sure of $1bn in fresh aid for Lake Chad region
  • Xi announces $60bn financing for Africa
  • UNICEF calls for speedy regulation on child care, protection




  • I’ll report to IGP’s office by 12 Tuesday, Fani-Kayode reveals
  • Shekarau dumps PDP
  • Osun poll: Adesiyan warns against rigging, flays Aregbesola for tempering with LG
  • I’ll report to IGP’s office by 12 Tuesday, Fani-Kayode reveals
  • Reuters journalists investigating killings in Myanmar jailed 7 years
  • Buhari declines assent to Electoral Amendment Bill, seven others
  • Fire razes Brazil’s National Museum
  • YCE’s Olajide weeps at son’s declaration for Ekiti Assembly seat
  • 2019: I endorse all gov aspirants in Oyo, but have no anointed candidate ― Ajimobi
  • Osun poll: PDP must regain foothold in S/West ― Saraki
  • I regret not winning Lagos for PDP in 2003 ― Atiku
  • Court restrains Obasanjo’s in-laws from evicting Mushin residents
  • Court to hear suit challenging increase of DSTV subscription tariffs
  • Police arrest 13 Badoo members in Ilorin
  • 22-year-old-man commits suicide in Osun
  • Woman found dead in Ekiti cocoa farm
  • 19-year-old man hang self in Anambra community
  • Girl, 12, boy, 16, kill selves after playing horrifying game
  • 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos
  • Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary
  • Philippines president apologises to Obama for calling him ‘son of a whore’
  • Top 50 brands: Dangote now Most Valuable Brand in Nigeria
  • Nigeria, China to sign $338m agreement on ICT
  • NSE marks 60th anniversary in Anambra, honours deputy Gov, Others
  • FAAC shares ₦8bn for July
  • Polio immunisation: Agency targets 41,460 children in Hadejia LGA
  • Health officials reiterate commitment on HIV, AIDS response
  • Lagos records 3,089 cases of sexual, domestic violence in 8 months ― AG
  • Experts warns against using carbide, chemicals to ripen fruits


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