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New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda,
[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.

With Buhari Making Steady Recovery, Don't Rule Him Out of 2019 Race, Say Aides,
[This Day] Contrary to prevailing views about President Muhammadu Buhari's health, THISDAY checks have revealed that following his medical vacation during which he had blood transfusion, the President is making 'steady and significant recovery'.

Many Killed in Clash in Oku Iboku,
[This Day] Uyo -Gunmen suspected to have been mobilised by the people of Ikot Offiong in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State have again unleashed terror on the citizens of Oku Iboku in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state with dozens of people killed on the waterways that serve as boundary between the two sister states.

Ugo Ehiogu - Celebrating Late England International of Nigerian Descent,
[Premium Times] Former England and Aston Villa defender of Nigerian descent, Ugo Ehiogu, died after suffering a cardiac arrest at Spurs training centre on Thursday.

With IMF Projection, Hope Rises for Nigeria Exiting Recession,
[This Day] Indications that the Nigerian economy would exit recession soon became rife with the confirmation by the International Monetary Fund that the economic growth would be positive this year.

IAAF World Relays - Nigeria Loses Title in Bahamas,
[Premium Times] The Nigeria 4x200m Women's team were unable to successfully defend the title they won two years ago as they could only manage a fifth place this term at the 2017.

Aggressive Tax Revenue Generation Needed to Drive Economic Growth,
[Premium Times] The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, says Nigeria needs to focus on aggressive tax revenue generation to drive economic growth.

Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke Is Dead,
[Premium Times] A Nigerian senator from Osun State, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead.

Nigeria - Could 'The Rift' Derail President Buhari's Agenda?,
[African Arguments] Analysts disagree as to whether Nigeria's executive-legislative battles are a sign of democratic maturity or immaturity.

Two Persons Killed As LG Boss Escapes Assassination in Kogi,
[This Day] Lokoja -Two persons were reportedly killed saturday as the administrator of Okehi local government area of Kogi State, Hon. Abdulraheem Ohiare, escaped an assassination attempt on his life, as hoodlums attacked his residence in Nagazi, in Kogi Central.

African Fashion Week Rises With National Monuments,
[This Day] Africa Fashion Week Nigeria recently added another feather to its cap when it showcased the iconic national monuments-National Theatre and Tinubu Square-both in Lagos Island for its two-day fashion explosion that featured seven designers from different African continents including Cameroon and Zimbabwe. Former first Lady, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola was among the dignitaries at the fashion fiesta.

How Kano Pilgrims Lost N460 Million to Accommodation Scam,
[Daily Trust] When Kano State Deputy Governor Hafiz Abubakar told intending pilgrims on July 16, 2016 during a workshop that the state government had paid N460 million accommodation subsidy for them, they were all elated.

Smoking - Licensed to Kill,
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I Didn't Sabotage Buhari, Senator Wakil Insists,
[This Day] Bauchi -Senator representing Bauchi south, Malam Ali Wakili has debunked an insinuation that he and other senators from the state sabotaged President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing their 'political foes' of fabricating such allegation against them just to besmirch their reputation in the eyes of the public who hold the president in high esteem.

Govt's Policy On Tomato - an Appraisal,
[This Day] Through its recent policy, the federal government has banned the importation of tomato paste, powder, or concentrate for retail sales, as well as of preserved tomatoes. It also increased tariff for tomato concentrate, presumably for commercial use from five to 50 per cent in order to revive the tomato sector in addition to $1,500 per metric tonne. Ndubuisi Francis appraises the new policy

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