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Today’s evening news (Friday, August 17, 2018)


  • N189bn polls budget: National Assembly joint committee meeting deadlocked
  • FG seals pact with Korea for aid projects
  • States failed to remit N41bn VAT – FIRS
  • INEC bars 23 parties from contesting Osun election
  • Insecurity: NEC begins moves to decentralise police operations
  • Protesters storm Police HQ over detained Premium Times reporter
  • Eid: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays
  • Split of NNPC into two may generate tension – Baru
  • Return 5% lump sum to retirees, PenCom orders PFAs
  • Police parade six suspected homosexuals in Abia
  • No automatic ticket for Ortom, PDP aspirants insist
  • Lagos residents sleep at INEC office over voter registration
  • Lagos driver steals 63 phones from customer
  • Ondo residents stone policemen for rescuing suspected ritual killer
  • My abductors butchered their victims for rituals –Rescued woman
  • Eagles stars pay emotional tribute to Moses



The Nation

  • Buhari, Oshiomhole, Abe greet Odili at 70
  • Assembly invasion: Senators to sponsor motion demanding probe
  • Fed Govt didn’t pay ransom to free Dapchi girls, says minister
  • Nigeria, India trade hits $12b
  • NNPC’ to list 40% of shares on NSE
  • CBN orders banks to give loans to agric, manufacturers at 9%
  • Offa robbery probe: Saraki not exonerated, say AGF, IG
  • Vote buying: INEC to re-administer polling units
  • Fed govt kick-starts Demographic Health Survey
  • JAMB welcomes application for CBT centres in Katsina
  • New police operations guidelines coming soon
  • Ayefele sues Oyo govt over demolition
  • Physically-challenged promise APC 3m votes
  • Baraje: I’m going back to PDP
  • BDC operator’s murder sparks violence in Lagos hotel
  • Fayose’s rushed recruitment in bad faith, says Fayemi




  • N189bn INEC budget: Senators, Reps’ meeting ends in deadlock
  • We can’t overcome security threats in short period – NSA
  • Army To Commence Operation Python Dance 3 In S-East
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: Falconets Crash Out
  • FG paid huge ransom to free Dapchi girls – UN
  • NNPC Awards Scholarships To 14 Persons With Disabilities In Delta
  • Keep Up The Good Fight, Jonathan Urges Nigerians
  • Coca-Cola To Host 3 City Golf Tournaments For Customers
  • Moses Can Go, Says Lawal As Musa, Iwobi Pay Tribute
  • Rivers 2019: Dress Rehearsal As APC Confronts PDP In PH Election Tomorrow
  • 108 Policemen Disciplined In 7 Months In Lagos
  • Ex-Banker Arrested on Wedding Day over Customer’s N1m
  • Daura’s Sack, Overhaul of SARS Expose Rot in Security Agencies – Onuesoke
  • Edo APC Scribe Carpets Defectors
  • NEC Sets Up C’ttee to Decentralise Police Operations
  • US Embassy Closure, Vote Of No Confidence On Buhari’s Govt—Biafra Zionists
  • Buhari Runs Govt of Lies—Atiku
  • 2019: Nigerians Deserve Better Than What APC Is Giving — Dankwambo
  • Forgive Your Political Godsons Who Betrayed You, Wike Begs Odili




  • Niger Govt, PDP Felicitate with IBB at 77
  • Odili is Apostle of National Unity, Says Oshiomhole
  • Obaseki: We Will Not Share Tax Payer’s Money
  • Former Rivers Attorney General Left Indelible Marks, Says NBA President
  • Fayose’s Recruitment Exercise in Bad Faith, Says Fayemi
  • Stop Harassing Journalists, Media Houses, Ozekhome Tells FG
  • Atiku Vows to Unite Nigeria if Elected President
  • 2019: I Won’t Interfere With INEC, Buhari Assures Nigerians
  • NEC Constitutes Committee on Decentralisation of Police
  • UN: FG Paid Large Ransom for Release of Dapchi Girls
  • CBN Unfolds Single-digit Loan Scheme for Agric, Real Sector
  • Ethiopia Airlines Offers Shares to African Countries
  • DSS Appoints Substantive Spokesman
  • Govs: We Were Not Elected to Only Pay Salaries
  • US Embassy May Resume Abuja Consular Services After Eid-el-Kabir Holidays
  • PDP Chairman, Secondus Visits Babangida
  • APC Asks EFCC, ICPC to Intensify Probe of Ekweremadu, Others
  • NHRC Cautions Police against Torturing Suspects
  • Borno Leads Kano, Lagos, Others in Birth Registration
  • Tuesday, Wednesday Declared Public Holidays
  • NIMASA to Domicile Maritime Data on Single Platform
  • Gombe Loses Assembly’s Minority Leader to PDP
  • Adesina Tasks Journalists on Ethics, Professionalism
  • Human Rights Group Decries Nigeria’s Political Crisis


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