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For today, August 8 2016:
Army confirms killing of 11 soldiers, seven civilians
The Nigerian Army has officially confirmed the killing of 11 of its personnel, including a lieutenant while one officer is still missing after last Thursday’s bloody clash between the Kpaidna community in Bosso Local Council of Niger State and soldiers from 31 Field Artillery Brigade, Minna.

Increase in customs duty threatens three million jobs
Loss of about three million jobs is real as government’s implementation of the 43 per cent increase in customs duty in the country takes its toll.
14 airlines close shop in Nigeria amid forex hike
No fewer than 14 airlines have withdrawn their services from the country due to low patronage on account of the economic recession.
Budget ‘padding’: An opportunity for change?
QUARRELS  in the legislative chamber are neither new nor strange. They are universal phenomena. They range from hot exchanges of words to fisticuffs.
Militants set up 7 camps along Lagos, Ogun creeks
LAGOS — The unmasking of the criminal gang that abducted the traditional ruler of Iba in Lagos State, Oba Goriola Oseni, three weeks ago, has also exposed how the gangs have cordoned off riverine areas of Lagos and Ogun states with seven camps manned by 800 members, all registered.
Budget padding: Buhari won’t shield Dogara, others from trial — Presidency
ABUJA— As investigation into allegations that Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and four other principal officers injected projects worth N281 billion into the 2016 budget continues, indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari is unwilling to assist the suspects from being prosecuted.
Jonathan alleges assassination plot, says Okah after his life
Jonathan said a list, which named him and other South-South leaders as Niger Delta Avengers sponsors, was another attempt by a group, Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, to eliminate him.

PDP chair: Bode George, Agbaje divide governors
Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party are said to be sharply divided on whether to support Chief Bode George or Mr. Jimi Agbaje for the position of the national chairman of the party, investigations by our correspondent have revealed. READ MORE
Govs close to Dogara blocking me from meeting Buhari –Jibrin
A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Sunday said two state governors and three former members of the House of Representatives were blocking him from meeting President Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE
MEND chieftains out to kill me, says Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is still plotting to assassinate him, just as he denied being a sponsor of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

$321m Abacha loot: Govt sends plans to Switzerland
In line with Switzerland’s request, the Federal Government has submitted five proposals on how it will spend the $132million Abacha loot if returned.

Wike, IYC disown Niger Delta Avengers
Who are the sponsors of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militants blowing up oil installations and facilities in Niger Delta? The sponsors’ identities remained shrouded in secrecy yesterday as those linked to the group denied having anything to do with it.

CBN transparency initiatives in FX market may be at risk
The failure of the corp orates to meet the August 1 deadline for the execution of all FX trade with authorised dealers on the FMDQ Thomson Reuters fx trading system may be hindering the much needed transparency efforts initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the fx market, Businessday can authoritatively disclosed.

FG shuts down collapsing Ijora-Apapa Bridge as Julius Berger effects repair
The Federal Government has said access to Apapa, Nigeria's premier port city, through the ijora-Apapa bridge will henceforth be restricted, as the bridge which has failed at a critical spot will be shut down temporarily beginning from last Sunday (yesterday).

$10m power plant in Banana Island idles away as residents union, IPP owners tango
Its glistering appearance in the Lagos sun and the calm around the location belie the power and raging controversy surrounding a completed $10million, 6 megawatts gas-fired plant which idles away in Banana island, an enclave of the rich and powerful in Lagos.