Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Baba Sala not dead, son declares
BREAKING: Buhari cancels FEC meeting
Nigeria’s unity: Al-Makura’s aide slams call for referendum
Wike, Ikpeazu, Amechi for Abuja less privileged symposium
Ekiti govt. disburses N190m vehicle/housing loans to 751 teachers, others
FG, States, LGAs share N467.8bn for August
BREAKING: KASTELEA Marshals escape lynching in Kaduna
Ortom visits wife of slain aide
Buhari to service chiefs: Crush security threats
2019: We’ll resist attempt to hijack party structure –Bayelsa PDP
Osinbajo tasks governors, ECOWAS Bank on job creation
30 states face risk of flooding, Saraki warns
Arewa youths insist on Biafra referendum
32 crowns for Ibadanland joke carried too far, says Olubadan
FG lifts ban on post-UTME
Why we want Uzoh as candidate –APC delegates
Anambra remains PDP’s stronghold –Obiogbolu
Banks’ lending to oil, gas sector down by 1.33% in Q2, 2017
How blockchain’ll disrupt banking sector, by experts

Buhari cancels FEC meeting, to receive SGF’s probe report
FG may adopt selective minimum wage increase –Osinbajo
Court orders forfeiture of 58 more Diezani’s houses to FG
You must keep Nigeria one, Buhari orders security chiefs
Suspected cable thief electrocuted in Lagos
Police arrest fisherman, herbalist for piracy, recover guns
Protest rocks Edo as truck kills two children, seven others
Landlord, tenant allegedly defile 13-year-old housemaid
Furious uncle breaks two-year-old’s head for soiling bed
Woman divorces one of two husbands
Sallah: Lagos to sell LAKE Rice from Thursday
[ICYMI] Infidelity: Man kills wife in Benue, woman kills husband in Lagos
Man to pay N200,000 for alleged unlawful possession of human skull
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
Anambra Poll: APC has no preferred candidate, says Izunaso
Kwara PDP crisis deepens as Makarfi fails to reconcile warring factions
Ex-militants drum support for Buhari
2019: Amosun, Osoba at war over delegates list in Ogun APC
Buhari will keep Nigeria one by all means, says aide
Nigeria loses N610bn annually to agencies’ biometric duplication
SEC, NSE want legal firms listed on capital market
Pig: Livestock of tremendous profitability
FG may adopt selective minimum wage increase –Osinbajo
Utomi floats $135m commodities exchange
Are you losing sleep over school fees?

Breaking: Buhari cancels today’s FEC
Appointments: Igbo leaders, ECA, IWA, Senators kick
IPOB not a terrorist organisation say ECA, ILT as Security chiefs get orders on B-Haram, IPOB, others
Invest more in Nigeria, FG tasks ECOWAS Bank
Naira Watch: Naira gains as NAFEX records $100.29m
PSC approves promotion of 6,455 senior police officers
FG bans songs by Olamide, Davido, 9ice
Tell Nigerians how N1.3 trillion was spent, PDP challenges Osinbajo
CBN calls for import reducing policy as Nigeria’s monthly import bill rises by 95% to N588bn
Anambra poll: Plots, counter plots in PDP
Anambra poll: PDP aspirants Obiogbolu, Ezeanuna say PDP can still get it right
Anambra poll: Hear us now, Oba Community, monarch warn Obiano
PDP says APC’s spokesman is clever by half
Rooney quality under-valued, says Lineker
Neymar to Barcelona chiefs: You are misfits
Nigeria sport:Falling standards, result of leadership vacuum
Barcelona seeking 8.5m euros from Neymar over contract breach
Verification exercise aimed at providing accurate database, others — PTAD
Nigerian companies can make 500% profit from Logistics industry—Ozor, Kobo CEO
Flour manufacturers intensify competition despite soaring demands
Toilet Soaps: Manufacturers repositioning to meet changing consumer preferences

NNPC refunds of N450bn shared among states, local governments
NIMASA mulls action plan on climate change
‘Internet usage low in Bayelsa, Yobe, Ebonyi states, others’
Crush IPOB, Boko Haram, others now, Buhari orders military
27 states spend N106b on 35 varsities in one year
Buhari cancels FEC meeting, receives Osinbajo’s report on SFG, DG NIA
Sri Lanka’s president sacks outspoken justice minister
North Korea’s Kim ‘starting to respect US’, says Trump
Prioritise Niger Delta issues, group tells government
Ekiti judicial commission begins sitting on Monday, summons Fayemi, others
Saudi Arabia apologises for maltreatment of Nigerian pilgrims
I won’t abandon South-East – Buhari
Nigerian government bans songs by Olamide, Davido, 9ice
Buhari’s Return: Wike opens up on why he was in Abuja to welcome Buhari
Oshiomhole Says President Is Fit, Ready To Move Nigeria Forward
Chelsea ‘commend’ Aluko for exposing ‘bullying’ in Three Lionesses
D’Tigresses down Guinea, ready for Senegal
Adelabu berates NFF for dropping Coach Omagbemi
Mikel Obi, Ighalo return as Rohr picks 23 for Cameroon tie
Napoli, Sevilla, Celtic into Champions League group stage
Mayweather takes jab at ‘heavy’ McGregor
‘How StarTimes is complementing government’s DSO policy’
APC says no preferred candidate in Anambra poll
Southwest eyes PDP national chairmanship
APC in fresh moves to take over Taraba in 2019
Access Bank raises stake in customers’ rewards
Akwa-Ibom to improve food production through ranch development
Government okays new boss for Murtala Muhammed Airport

The Nation
Buhari puts off FEC to receive report on SGF, NIA DG
Diezani to lose 56 houses in Lagos, Port Harcourt
CBN: Forex monthly demand jumps to N588b
Olubadan: I still oppose chieftaincy law
Constituents threaten to recall Ben Bruce for non performance
FAAC July revenue drops to N387.31b
Boost for agric financing as CBN rolls out new rules
You can’t spend public money to bailout DisCos, NLC tells Fed Govt
Presidency: rodents have damaged Buhari’s office
Rohr names Mikel Obi, 22 others for battles with Cameroon
Herbalist, fisherman found with rifles
Kwara PDP factions rebuff Makarfi’s peace moves
Rivers PDP chair describes Wike as detribalised
Woman arraigned for alleged assault
200 police teachers promoted in Southwest
Indecent behaviour puts man in jail
JAMB, VCs peg varsity entry cut-off mark at 120
Broadcaster accused of murder gets bail in Ibadan
Our agreement with Ondo workers, by SSG
ACBF boss to speak on Africa’s integration at NBA conference
Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos to begin sale of Lake Rice tomorrow
Woman divorces one husband
Passport office denies corruption allegations
Customs intercepts 1,398 rolls of military uniforms at Lagos port
Emmanuel explains audit of Ibom Hotel
Suspects held in community crisis

Buhari Orders Service Chiefs to End Insecurity Nationwide
Again, Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture of 56 Properties Linked to Alison-Madueke
NBS: Nigeria Recorded $1.8bn Capital Importation in Q2
Lai Mohammed Plans Audience Measurement to Catalyze Broadcasting Growth
Lagos Pays Homage to Jollof Rice
NBC Bans Songs by Olamide, Davido, 9ice
NCC: Nigeria Ranks Third in Global Internet Crimes behind UK, US
Pro-Biafra Group Accuses President of Lying Against Ojukwu
Lagos Demands Return to First Republic Federal Structure
UNICEF: Rising Wave of Child Bombers in Nigeria Worrisome
FG, States, LGs Share N467.852bn for July
Nigeria, China Partner to Checkmate Importation of Substandard Products
Again, Military Warns against Dangers of Social Media-induced Hate Speech
NNPC to Automate Crude Swap Process, Warns of Illegal Operators
Chinese’s $200m Loans to Tackle Flooding Intact, Says Oyo Govt
South-south/South-east Governors Felicitate with Buhari
FEC Approves New Policy to Localise Nigeria’s Construction Industry
FG Transfers Custody of over 600 Seized Snakes, Millipedes to UniUyo
PSC Promotes 6,455 Senior Police Officers
Constituents Seek Recall of Murray-Bruce for Being an ‘Abuja Senator’
CG Immigration Orders Probe of Corruption Allegations in Passport Issuance
FG Approves Appointment of Senior Officials for Aviation Sector Agencies Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
Anyaoku, Tukur for Otobo Book Launch on August 28
Oyegun, Makarfi, Wike, Amaechi, Others Meet in Abuja on Poverty Alleviation

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