Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Nation, The Punch, The Guardian, Business Day and Vanguard.
Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.
For today, September 9 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
INEC postpones Edo governorship election to September 28
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday postponed the Edo State governorship election scheduled for tomorrow. It based its action on security advice. The polls will now hold on September 28, 2016. READ MORE
Recession cuts telecoms operators’ earnings by N31b in Q2
The harsh economic climate in the country is having its toll on the telecommunications sector. The earnings of telecommunications operators dipped significantly as over 60 million telephone lines became inactive at the end of the second quarter.
Begin the change, Buhari charges Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari has decried “lawlessness” and “loss of values” among Nigerians as major challenges impeding Nigeria’s socio-economic progress. READ MORE
THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
Security : INEC buckles, shifts Edo gov polls
BENIN-CITY—THE fog of uncertainty beclouding conduct of the Edo State governorship election has cleared. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last night, yielded to security advice and postponed the election to Wednesday, September 28, 2016. READ MORE
Lagos Hausa/Fulani clash: Traders carry charms, knives in fear of reprisal attack
Lagos—Normalcy has returned to the abattoir, Agege area of Lagos, which was, Wednesday, thrown into pandemonium, following a clash between Hausa and Fulani traders that left three persons dead and scores of others injured.
Buhari and BBOG: A love story gone sour
There was apprehension in the Maitama area of Abuja yesterday evening after police deployed around the Unity Fountain, the venue where for more than two years, the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG had on a daily basis gathered to clamour for the quick return of the 219 girls spirited from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State.
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
APC, PDP clash as INEC fixes Sept 28 for Edo poll
Edo State will elect a new governor on September 28 after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday postponed the election by 18 days. READ MORE
Buhari to Nigerians: change won’t happen overnight
Critics of the government’s change campaign got a reply yesterday – President Muhammadu Buhari challenged them to ask themselves how far they have changed in their ways. READ MORE
ICPC arraigns Orubebe over ‘N1.97b fraud’
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said it had arraigned former Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godsday Orubebe, before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, in Maitama District in Abuja, for alleged N1.97 billlion fraud.
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Army to deploy 10,000 soldiers in Niger Delta
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the Federal Government will deploy 10,000 troops in the Niger Delta in 2017.
Driver steals UNILAG lecturer’s ATM card, withdraws N2.7m
A driver, Mayowa Adenuga, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing his boss’ Automated Teller Machine card and withdrawing over N2.7m. READ MORE
FG okays loans from World Bank, China, Japan
The Federal Government has approved plans for external loans from the World Bank, China and Japan.
THE BUSINESSDAY NEWSPAPER
Investors flee hospitality sector over trapped $500m
Investors who rushed into the Nigerian hospitality industry during the boom between 2008 and 2014 are now looking to exit, especially as their over $500 million stake are trapped in stalled projects, on account of the economic downturn.
3 bank CEOs, 22 financial institutions up for BusinessDay Banking Awards today
Finally, at the long awaited BusinessDay Banking Awards today, three bank CEOs and 22 financial institutions will smile home with prestigious awards in recognition of their sterling contributions to the economy.
Nigeria’s FX earnings must lean on globally competitive manufacturing – Kramer
Nigeria has the capacity to wriggle out of recession but it must build a globally competitive manufacturing sector that can earn sufficient foreign exchange through export, said Dick Kramer, founder and chairman of African Capital Alliance.