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2016-07-22 Abuja-Kaduna Railway Ready for Flag-Off - Transport Minister
[Leadership] The minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday, carried out a final check on the Abuja - Kaduna railway, declaring the project, ready for flag-off by President Muhammadu Buhari, come July 26.

2016-07-22 Sex Scandal - No Concrete Evidence Against Lawmakers - Foreign Minister
[This Day] Abuja -In a fresh twist in the sexual misconduct allegations against three members of the House of Representatives by the former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has disclosed that there is no concrete evidence against the lawmakers to prove the allegations.

2016-07-22 President Buhari Confirms Talks With Niger Delta Militants
[This Day] Abuja and Warri -President Muhammadu Buhari has finally confirmed that his administration is in talks with Niger Delta militants with the help of oil companies and law-enforcement agencies to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the region.

2016-07-22 Tackling Low Life Expectancy
[This Day] Nigeria has one of the lowest life expectancies in the world despite concerted efforts to improve the standard of living. Martins Ifijeh writes on the need to tackle the top health causes of deaths for life expectancy to improve in the country

2016-07-22 Appeal Court Gives Nod to Muslim Students to Wear Hijab in Lagos Schools
[This Day] A special constituted panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on thursday gave approval to Muslim students to wear the hijab (veil for women) with their school uniforms.

2016-07-22 Future Nigeria, South Africa Arms Deals Will Be On Govt-to-Govt Basis
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has said future acquisition of military platforms and equipment for the Nigerian armed forces from South Africa would henceforth be guided by government-to- government agreement and procedure.

2016-07-22 Dismantle 36 States, Restructure Country Into Six Regions - Nwanze
[Vanguard] Former President, Institute of Directors, IOD, and Vice chairman/Chief Executive Officer, ICON Stockbrokers Limited, Mr. Chike Nwanze, has called for restructuring of the 36 states in the country into six regional governments.

2016-07-22 Judge Orders EFCC to Adopt Civilised Approach, Stop Arresting Suspects Before Investigation
[This Day] Abuja -An Abuja High Court has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to released the detained aide of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Abiodun Agbele.

2016-07-22 Taifa Stars Coach Squad to Face Eagles of Nigeria
[Daily News] The national soccer team, Taifa Stars, will move into a one-week residential training in Dar es Salaam on August 1, to prepare for their 2017 Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifiers clash against Nigeria's Super Eagles.

2016-07-22 Jibrin Fights Back, Asks Dogara, Lasun, Others to Resign
[Daily Trust] The former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has asked Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his deputy, Yussuf Suleimon Lasun, to resign.

2016-07-22 Muslims Express Delight As Appeal Court Lifts Ban On Hijab in Lagos Public Schools
[Vanguard] There was wild jubilation at the premises of the Court of Appeal in Lagos State, yesterday, when the right to wear Hijab, Islamic headscarf, in public primary and secondary schools was granted.

2016-07-22 Akwa Ibom Court Upturns Ban On Hijab in Lagos Schools
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday set aside the judgment of a Lagos State High Court which banned the use of hijab in public primary and secondary schools in the state.

2016-07-22 Saraki's New Gamble
[Vanguard] The decision to reshuffle the Senate committees came on the last sitting day before the Senate proceeded on recess. Coming after one of the most turbulent weeks for the leadership when Senator Dino Melaye came on the spot after allegedly verbally attacking Senator Remi Tinubu, the reshuffle may have been a sop to foes of the leadership.

2016-07-22 Buhari Nominates Eko, Augie As Supreme Court Justices
[Guardian] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina A. Augie to the Senate for confirmation as justices of the Supreme Court. In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Buhari said the two nominees are from North-Central and North-West?.

2016-07-22 IOCs' Disregard for Cabotage, Environmental Laws No Longer Acceptable - Nimasa
[Leadership] The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, has said the agency will no longer tolerate the disregard for cabotage and environmental laws by the International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria.

2016-07-22 Geographers Seek Licences for Mini-Refineries
[Leadership] The federal government has been advised to give licences to mini-refineries as a measure to resolve the perennial problems of fuel scarcity, illegal oil bunkering and militancy as well as create employment for youths in oil producing areas.

2016-07-22 On the Unity of Nigeria
[This Day] Beyond polemics, the fact is that the unity of Nigeria started being negotiated and renegotiated right from its amalgamation in 1914, and it has to be so, since the inhabitants of the amalgamated territories did not come together of their own volition in the first place. Right from independence in 1776, the unity of the United States of America has evolved through several constitutional amendments towards what their leaders refer to as a more perfect union. And from the original 13 independent states that

2016-07-22 Budget Padding - Jibrin Fight Back, Blames Dogara
[Leadership] The controversial removal of the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Kano), has opened a can of worms on the contents of the 2016 budget with Jibrin alleging heavy padding of the budget by the House presiding and principal officers.

2016-07-22 Panic Withdrawal - CBN Boosts Skye Bank's Liquidity
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has provided a loan to Skye Bank Plc to boost its liquidity after panic withdrawal by customers from the lender forcing a liquidity shortage.

2016-07-22 Abuja to Host African Central Bank Governors' Meetings
[Daily Trust] The 2016 Annual Meetings of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB) have been scheduled to hold in Abuja, Nigeria from 15-19 August, 2016. As usual, the meeting of the Assembly of Governors will be preceded by a technical committee and Bureau meetings from August 15-17, 2016 as well as a Symposium on August 18, 2016 with the theme: "Unwinding Unconventional Monetary Policies: Implications for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability in Africa"

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