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2016-08-26 U.S. to Help Nigeria Diversify Economy
[Leadership] The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, says that his country will do everything in its power to help Nigeria diversify from single to multiple resources dominated economy.

2016-08-26 #BringBackOurGirls or Resign, Chibok Families Tell Buhari
[Premium Times] Relatives of the abducted Chibok girls have accused the Nigerian government of abandoning their daughters to suffer in captivity, and have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he cannot rescue the girls.

2016-08-26 Christian Body Fumes Over John Kerry Meeting
[Premium Times] The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has accused the United States government of stoking ethnic and religious divisions in Nigeria, after the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, visited the Sultan of Sokoto and northern governors.

2016-08-26 'Africa's Children to Account for 40 Percent of World's Poorest People By 2030'
[This Day] August 26, 2016

2016-08-26 From Seaports to Airports - How Nigeria Is Losing Businesses to Neighbours
[Guardian] Air travel is a global venture that is not only internationally regulated, but also thrives on connectivity and commercial thinking. Leveraging open sky policy and good business sense, Nigeria's neighbour, Ghana is showing how to reposition its aviation sector for maximum returns. But for how long will Nigeria continue to lose businesses to her neighbours? WOLE OYEBADE writes.

2016-08-26 Govt Signs MoU With British Council to Revive Festivals
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Information and Culture, has signed an agreement with the British Council, to revive the country's major festivals and prevent its traditional games from dying.

2016-08-26 World Bank Team Drown in Ekiti River
[Daily Trust] Ado Ekiti -Four persons believed to be officials of the World bank Tuesday drowned in Egbe River in Egbe community of Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti state.

2016-08-26 John Kerry's Visit Divisive - Christian Association
[Daily Trust] The Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) has berated the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, saying his recent visit to Nigeria was discriminatory, personal and divisive.

2016-08-26 Buhari to Royal Fathers - Put Your Advice in Writing
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has asked traditional rulers in Nigeria to put their advice in writing so that he can relate it to the problems facing the country.

2016-08-26 Govt Offers Incentives for Oil Search in Inland Basins
[Daily Trust] The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has urged the National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) to explore the hydrocarbon potentials of green frontier basins in order to increase the depleting reserves in the country.

2016-08-26 Nigeria's Man City Star Doubtful for Taifa Stars Clash
[Daily News] Manchester City's in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho looks highly unlikely to play for Nigeria in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Tanzania, scheduled to take place in Uyo next week.

2016-08-26 Govt Gets U.S.$125 Million World Bank Loan to Tackle Polio
[Daily Trust] Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said Federal Government had obtained a 125-million-dollar loan from the World Bank to tackle fresh cases of polio and other health challenges in the country.

2016-08-26 Govt Offers Incentives for Oil Search
[Daily Trust] The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has urged the National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) to explore the hydrocarbon potentials of green frontier basins in order to increase the depleting reserves in the country.

2016-08-26 Displaced Persons Protest Over Poor Feeding in Camp
[Guardian] The Borno Government announced on Thursday that it had abolished the Committee for the Feeding of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the State.

2016-08-26 Monarchs List Six Conditions for Stability in Niger Delta
[Premium Times] Monarchs from Delta State on Thursday gave six conditions for the Federal Government to achieve and sustain the peace in the region.

2016-08-26 Respond "Positively" to Militants Demands - Soyinka to Buhari
[Premium Times] Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Thursday said he had been contacted to intervene in the Niger Delta crisis, and appealed to the government to "respond positively".

2016-08-26 Real Reason Central Bank Barred 9 Banks
[Premium Times] The nine commercial banks suspended from inter-bank foreign exchange market operations on Monday failed to remit crude oil sales revenues from oil blocks operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and its joint venture (JV) partners, PREMIUM TIMES investigations revealed.

2016-08-26 Budget Padding - Justice Abang Declines to Hear Jibrin's Case Against Dogara
[Premium Times] A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday declined hearing of a case filed by Abdulmumini Jibrin, seeking to stop his planned suspension by the Speaker of House of representative Yakubu Dogara.

2016-08-26 Crimes Commission Arrests Man Over U.S.$145,000 Love Scam
[Premium Times] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, said it arrested Iwuchukwu Uche for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of USD145, 000.

2016-08-26 Housewife Arraigned Under Sharia Court Over Death of 4-Day-Old Baby in Kano
[Vanguard] A housewife, Barira Yusuf, on Friday appeared before a Kano Upper Sharia Court, for allegedly causing the death of a four-day-old baby. The accused is being charged by the police for negligent conduct, an offence punishable under Section 96 of Kano State Sharia Penal Code Law 2, 000.

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