Here are the major headlines for Monday, July 31, 2017

Masari plans to build refinery in Katsina
Arewa youths set to review quit notice to Igbo
Kalu to Fayose: Why Igbo need links with FG
Ohanaeze woman leader rejects 35% affirmative action on appointment
Wike revokes hotel’s C of O
Anambra guber: Why moves to halt Obiano will fail
IGP reads riot act to police commissioners, others
Constitution amendment: Speakers’ conference hails N’Assembly
Delta youths condemn Ogbe-Ijoh, Aladja killings, call for peace
Badoo gang strikes again, kills four in Lagos
Lagos enlists 2m residents in fight against domestic, sexual violence
Suntai for burial August 19, says Gov. Ishaku
Germany urges EU countermeasures against US over Russia sanctions
Taraba youth group trains hundred in various skills
Sokoto to assist victims of rainstorms
Don’t link trade with N’ Korea issue – China tells Trump
FG earmarks N300m start-up loan for youths – Minister
Suntai for burial August 19, says Gov. Ishaku
Lagos LG elections: How they were won and lost
Court Verdict: PDP and quest to reclaim Kano
E-payments: Instant Pay gallops with N13trn in 3 months
GTBank celebrates 10th anniversary of listing on London Exchange

Badoo strikes again in Ikorodu, kills couple, two kids
Thugs attack senators, Reps, journalists in Kaduna
Badoo strikes again in Ikorodu, kills couple, two kids
Reps grumble as delivery of N6.1bn exotic cars stalls
Julius Berger suspends work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Lagos police detain, starve seven- month pregnant woman over N50
Wrong diagnosis: Graduate died from pneumonia – Autopsy
FRSC recovers stolen cars during re-registration
Ogun monarch’s assassination: Lawyer vows to expose killers
Cops chase, nab handbag snatcher in Abuja
Two electrocuted in Minna
Herbalist, two others arrested for circulating fake $400,000
Abia community mobs graduate for molesting minor
FG earmarks N300m start-up loan for youths in art sector
APC lawmaker, others file suit for Banire’s expulsion
Ondo PDP expels Sheriff’s faction chairman, others
PDP knocks Oshiomhole for opposing scrapping of SIEC
LGA congress: Peterside hails Rivers APC
500 APC members defect to PDP in Delta
LG autonomy: ploy to destroy cultural democracy, grab land for herdsmen – Afenifere
Suntai’s burial postponed to August 19
Court sacks Agbaso, reinstates Oye as APGA national chairman

Journalists beaten, property destroyed as thugs invade Kaduna NUJ Secretariat
IGBONLA SIX: How colleague’s sickness aborted victims’ escape plan
Again, Wike and Amaechi in war of words
$43.4 m, N200m probe: No decision yet on Lawal, Oke – Presidency
Father burns 13-yr-old son with iron, ties him to window for 3 days
FG adopts $11bn Dangote refinery under new petroleum policy
IPOB members storm church, protest to Obiano
N-Delta militants to resume fresh attacks Sept 31
NEW ROAD MAP: FG, IOCs earmark N2trn for 457 projects in N’Delta
Shocker: CNN mocks Nigeria over Buhari’s continued absence in country
Breaking: Give us, Kanu Oduduwa, Biafra republics; too late for restructuring – Yoruba group
Mikel: I’m fit to play
Win-at-home-syndrome: Blame club owners – Bosso
Go, Neymar Go! — Ramos Neymar is not as important as Messi, Ronaldo — Tebas
Further bull dominance in stocks expected this week amidst more earning reports release
Nigerian stockbrokers step up interest in UK, other countries
Furore over conversion of dollar debts to equitye
Institutional deficiencies impede insurance growth in Nigeria — Soladoye

We’re wrong on Boko Haram ambush, says Nigerian Army
Two million containers stranded in Lagos ports
NDIC secures N556m judgment for depositors of defunct bank
Sagay’s comments on senate unfortunate, says Waku
Budget minister explains projections for MTEF, FSP 2018-2020
Two Nigerian senators held hostage at Kaduna APC function
Gates Foundation, U.S. varsity praise Nigeria for accurate immunisation data reporting
Yobe cautions against encroachment on demarcated cattle routes
‘We will prosecute anyone found guilty in Calabar tank-farm explosion’
First Bank, Ukator are winners as Amangbo praises female dunkers
Odegbami inspires youngsters at Cowbell/Multisports summer camp
GOtv Boxing Night returns with N20m prize monies
Yadav, Hindahewa win Lagos International Badminton Classics
Guardiola finally speaks on Iheanacho’s Man City exit
MFM wins away to keep abreast of Plateau United
Between separatist agitations and democracy in Anambra guber poll
Senate receives knocks over restructuring
Fayose sets age limit for contestants in Ekiti council poll
eTranzact records 20% growth in 2016
Passage of fiscal PIB will clear uncertainty in oil industry, says Saka Matemilola
Unity Bank, BoI partner on GEEP initiative
Sofoluwe faults NNL players’ exclusion as Rohr joins team today
US says time for talk on North Korea ‘is over’

The Nation
Osinbajo orders more push in war against Boko Haram
AU, UN, ECOWAS back govt
TSA: Govt saves N4b bank charges monthly
Minister: foreign investors jostling to buy over 9Mobile
2019: Group accuses Borno politicians of planning to revive Boko Haram ahead of general elections
Driver arraigned for ‘failing to pay after wining and dining’
Wife to husband: produce our son missing for seven years
Delivery man in court for ‘stealing parcels worth N529,000’
Peterside seeks better placement for Africa in IMO
Kwara APC holds peaceful congress
189 SIM cards retrieved from accused persons, prosecutor tells court
Kwankwaso supporters protest plan to recall students
Elumelu Foundation has taken youths off streets, says Sultan
Soldiers take over Ikere-Ekiti
Kaduna APC crisis deepens over convention delegates
Sokoto assists victims of Illela rainstorm
Herbalist in police net ‘over fatal concoction’
Chinese firm to invest N10b in Osun
Wike boasts of influence on Supreme Court, says Amaechi
Gaidam: I will leave Yobe for a credible successor’
Recall: Why court can’t save Melaye, by Kogi West voters
Benue Water board executes 638 projects in two years

Why Buhari’s Return is Delayed
US: Nigerian Military Lacks Capacity to Hold Captured Territories in N’East
FG, States, LGs Shared N3.010tn in First Half of 2017
Shell Discharges Caverton Helicopters from $55m Loan Repayment Obligations
Resident Doctors Give FG 21-day Ultimatum to Avert Nationwide Strike
Constitution Amendment: Speakers’ Conference Hails N’Assembly
IPI Sets up Committee for 2018 World Congress in Abuja
LASG: FG Rejected Proposal to Decongest Prisons under Tinubu Govt
Ijaw Youths Threaten to Halt Agip Operations in Bayelsa
Appeal Panel Upholds NCAA’s N33.5m Sanction on First Nation, Pilot
Contractors Threaten to Suspend Work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Murray-Bruce Berates Yakassai over Stance on Restructuring
APGA Slates Anambra Guber Primary for August 15
Shettima Attends Promptly to Security Chiefs, Says Deputy Gov
18 Die in Jigawa Road Crash
I’ll Respond To Calls to Contest in 2019 After Due Consultations, Says Alhassan
SERAP Urges UN to Stop House from Passing Bill to Weaken CSOs
Security Operatives Invade Abuja Home of Akpabio’s Aide
Buratai: Nigerian Army to Deploy 230 Personnel to Liberia
Afenifere: Local Govt Autonomy Ploy to Grab Land for Fulani Herdsmen
How Lagos Students Were Released from Ondo Creeks
Police Arrest Neuropsychiatric Hospital Staff for Allegedly Defrauding Job Seekers
Police Launch Investigation into Death of Teenager Raped to Death by Neighbourhood Thugs
Badoo Strikes Again, Kills Couple, Kills Two Kids in Ikorodu
Nigeria’s Non-oil Exports and the Quest for Federalism



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