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Today’s evening news (Monday, August 20, 2018)


  • Ban Unemployed Nigerians from Travelling to Saudi Arabia, Envoys Urge FG
  • ACF Urges Govt to Boost Economy, Tackle Hardship
  • Gencos Give Six Conditions to Avoid Operational Shutdown
  • Tinubu: Uncertainty over Automatic Ticket Made Saraki, Tambuwal to Leave APC
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • Akwa Ibom Sues EFCC, three others for N50bn over Freezing of…
  • Presidency Explains Delay in Submitting INEC Budget
  • Lagos to Close Third Mainland Bridge for Four Days
  • Falana Urges Buhari to Sign New Electoral Bill
  • Ekiti LG Workers Begin Strike Thursday
  • Nigeria’s Education System Deficient, Says Dogara
  • IPOB Alleges Arrest of Women Demanding Kanu’s Release
  • We Have Spent over N17bn Tackling Insecurity, Says Zamfara SSG
  • Ortom Seeks Support for over 50,000 Displaced Persons in Benue Camps
  • Seadogs Embark on PVC Awareness Campaign
  • Ijaw, Igbo Youths Vow To Vote Only Pro-Restructuring Candidates
  • Nigeria’s Education System Deficient, Says Dogara
  • Obi Celebrates Odili at 70, Hails Wike
  • Operators Kick against TCN Managing FG’s N72bn Investment in Discos
  • Buhari Not Committed to 2019 Polls, Says Saraki’s Aide
  • Protest in Ibadan over Demolition of Popular Yoruba Musician, Ayefele’s Radio…
  • We Have Spent over N17bn on Security, Says Zamfara SSG
  • Saraki’s Removal Can Crash Nigeria’s Democracy, Says Primate Ayodele
  • Bello: Buhari Saved Nigeria from Economic Calamity
  • Kofi Annan, Ex-UN Sec Gen, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at…
  • Farmers-Herdsmen Clashes Drag Down GDP Growth in Q2, Says Kale
  • Which of these Men Can Defeat Buhari?
  • Segun Adewale: Tale of A Desperado
  • How Powerful Forces Blocked President’s Earlier Plan to Fire Daura
  • Tinubu Bows to Pressure, Set to Endorse Ambode for Second Term
  • Police Rescue INEC Staff, Eight Others from Kidnappers
  • Confusion as Landslide Rocks Anambra Community
  • Shekau’s Attacks Make Life Difficult for Muslims, Says Boko Haram Faction
  • Wamakko: PVC Only Weapon to Vote Credible Candidates
  • FG Threatens Sponsors, Sympathisers of Boko Haram Insurgency
  • Afreximbank Records $343m Gross Revenue in Half-year
  • Undergraduate Emerges Winner in Skye Bank Promo
  • Our Agents Now in Every Neighbourhood,Says Firstmonie
  • FRCN Highlights Benefits of National Corporate Governance Code




  • 2019 polls budget: Saraki hits executive, says it lacks foresight
  • Nigeria yet to recover from economic recession – Kale
  • Govt to shut Third Mainland Bridge for four days
  • Power firms reject TCN as proposed N72bn fund manager
  • Pay outstanding pensions, retirees beg FG
  • 10,000 Nigerians forced into prostitution yearly in Italy –NAPTIP DG
  • Outrage as Oyo demolishes Ayefele’s N800m radio station, studio
  • Buhari, Saraki supporters in shouting match at Ilorin airport
  • Jailing of looters: Start with APC members, PDP, OBJ group tell Buhari
  • Certificate forgery: PDP accuses APC of witch-hunt over police invitation to Adeleke
  • Nursing mother, baby, boy drown as Lagos officials chase residents
  • Buhari’s govt driving Nigeria to electoral chaos, warns Fayose
  • Bye-election: Police’ve declared war on Rivers, says Wike
  • Zamfara banditry claims 3,000 lives, gulps N17bn –SSG
  • Robbers kill Catholic priest while shopping in FCT
  • Edo NUT threatens strike over poor welfare



The Nation

  • Buhari to National Assembly: I’ve resumed
  • Presidency: National Assembly to blame for late submission of INEC’s budget’
  • 5b London-Paris Club refund: EFCC set for trial of ex-bank MD, Saraki’s aide
  • Alleged frozen account: Akwa Ibom sues EFCC for N50b
  • Police warn journalists, others against Official Secrets Act
  • FG, FIFA agree on working terms
  • DisCos fault govt’s directive on generation below optimal level
  • Fraudsters using our group to dupe job seekers, says HOSTCOM
  • Tinubu: Saraki, Tambuwal left APC for fear of Buhari
  • INEC, Wike disagree over failed Rivers by-election
  • Lagos not third most dangerous city to live in the world —Falana
  • Aregbesola’s free ride: Many stranded as travellers besiege railway terminal
  • Tambuwal’s 252 aides resign
  • Unpaid salaries: Ekiti LG workers begin strike Aug 23
  • I won’t defect to PDP, Governor Bindow insists
  • Zamfara SSG: we lost 3,000 to banditry
  • 315,000 PVCs not collected in Kwara, says INEC




  • Tanker Accident Leaves Commuters, Motorists Stranded On Lagos–Ibadan Expressway
  • NAICOM Should Span 3-Tier Recapitalization Policy into Ten Years – Stakeholders
  • 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Returns Today
  • We Need Unconventional Methods to Recover Loans from Big Debtors – Ayeye
  • 1,650 Resign Membership of Apc In Edo
  • 10TH WORLD CHOIR GAMES: Nigeria Wins Laurels in S/Africa
  • Diamond Bank Supports 5000 SMEs with N20bn Loan In 2018
  • Guard Arrested For Allegedly Withdrawing N1.9m From Boss’s Account
  • Cycling Lagos 2018: Organisers Inspire Kids with Children’s Edition
  • I will defeat Atiku, even in Adamawa – Okorocha
  • Assassination Attempt: UK-Based Nigerian Denies Paying Cousin to Kill Sister
  • Ozubulu: Police nab 94-yr-old Ndekwulu priest, 5 others; declare 30 more wanted
  • 2019: Hardship’ll Make Nigerians Vote PDP —Okom


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