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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

For today, Wednesday, August 23, 2017:


Crush IPOB, Boko Haram, others now, Buhari orders military

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed the military chiefs and heads of other security agencies in the country to immediately tame threats to the peace and unity of the nation.

27 states spend N106b on 35 varsities in one year

State universities in the country are growing in number, but the funds to run them only come in trickles. According to the budgets of 27 states examined by The Guardian, the total amount allocated to 32 such universities in 2016 by the owner-state governments was N106 billion.

JAMB crashes cut-off marks into varsities, others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday crashed the admission cut-off marks into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country from 180 to as low as 120 and 100.



Appointments: Igbo leaders, ECA, IWA, Senators kick

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, assured the Igbo that his administration would give them their dues in appointments and provision of infrastructure.

Court orders interim forfeiture of another $16.4m assets linked to Diezani

The Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Tuesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of another set of assets valued at $16,441,906 allegedly linked to the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Naira Watch: Naira gains as NAFEX records $100.29m

The Naira  Tuesday recorded marginal appreciation in the Investors & Exporters (I&E) window as the volume of dollars traded declined to $100.29 million.



You must keep Nigeria one, Buhari orders security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has given security chiefs a directive on ongoing agitations in the country, saying they must ensure that Nigeria remains one.

FG may adopt selective minimum wage increase – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government may consider increasing workers’ remuneration package, especially bonuses of certain government agencies, instead of increasing wages across board.

Furious uncle breaks two-year-old's head for soiling bed

A two-year-old girl, Chidinma Okasu, escaped death by a whisker after an injury to her head reportedly affected her brain.



Buhari Orders Service Chiefs to End Insecurity Nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday ordered the service chiefs to rid the nation of the security threats confronting it and ensure the protection of lives and property of citizens in the country.

Again, Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture of 56 Properties Linked to Alison-Madueke

A Federal High Court in Lagos has again ordered that 56 buildings linked to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her associates be temporarily forfeited to the federal government.

NBS: Nigeria Recorded $1.8bn Capital Importation in Q2

The total value of capital imported into Nigeria in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 has been put at $1.792 billion, indicating a $884.1 million increase over the figure recorded in Q1 2017 and a growing appetite by portfolio investors in Nigerian securities.



Shoprite Nigeria sales up 48.2% as group turnover hits N3.86 trillion

Shoprite Holdings Ltd has reported group full-year earnings of 141 billon rand or N3.86 trillion for its financial year ended July 2017 with sales from Nigeria and Angola, two of its key markets outside South Africa contributing strongly to group sales.

Insecurity threatens $1bn W-Africa Gas Project

The rising and waning spate of attacks by militant groups on gas infrastructure in the Niger Delta is threatening investments along the corridor of the $1billion West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGP) just as it has led to a reduction in the volume of gas to feed the pipeline.

Fintech puts pressure on profits of financial service firms

As financial technology (fintech) segments continue to explode with innovative products, companies across financial services are beginning to witness an intense pressure on their profit margins.