Thursday, 10 August 2017

Pulse Frontpage: Read today's newspaper headlines [Thursday, August 10, 2017]


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, Thursday, August 10, 2017:


Senate condemns attack on agitators as anti-Buhari protest continues

The protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence from the country continued yesterday in Abuja despite attack on the protesters on Tuesday by policemen. Essentially, the protest at the Unity Fountain is against Buhari staying for over 90 days in London, United Kingdom on a medical vacation.

Army kill six Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State

Trops of 22 Brigade, 7 Division of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army, in partnership with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), said they had killed six suspected Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush in Borno State.

How risk, others cost local airlines N10b premium yearly

The volatile nature of the air travel business environment in the country has been blamed for the high insurance premiums local airlines pay on aircraft and passengers estimated to be in excess of N10 billion yearly.



Ozubulu Church Attack: We are yet to recover from the shock —Community

The Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State has released a comprehensive report of last Sunday attack of worshippers at St Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa, Ozubulu where many people lost their lives while several others got gunshot wounds.

Lassa fever: 3 more test positive at LUTH, 150 under watch

Three persons under surveillance for Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, have tested positive to the disease.



Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan wasted N11tn on electricity –SERAP

A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, on Wednesday released a report detailing how over N11tn  had been pumped into the power sector since 1999 without any result to show for it.

Three more LUTH workers test positive for Lassa fever

Three health workers, out of the 100 that had contact with a pregnant woman who died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, have tested positive for the infection.

Anti-Igbo song: Fish out perpetrators, Oyegun, SERAP, Afenifere tell FG

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and rights groups have condemned a hate song that is targeted at the Igbo.



FG Restructures Debt Profile, to Issue Dollar-backed Treasury Bills

Badly weighed down by the debilitating effect of Nigeria’s huge debts, the federal government Wednesday sought a way out, approving the issuance of dollar-backed Treasury bills even as it extended the maturity period from between 91 and 364 days to two and three years respectively.

‘How Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Squandered N11tn Electricity Fund’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has alleged that the administrations of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan squandered over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply for the country.

Court Strikes out FG’s Suit against Seven Banks over TSA

A Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday struck out a suit filed by the federal government seeking to recover $793.2 million allegedly concealed by seven commercial banks in violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

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