Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Punch, Vanguard, The Guardian and more.For today, August 15 2016:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
CBN woos foreign investors with N206 billion debt at higher yields
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has auctioned N206 billion in excess of its planned treasury debts of N50 billion at higher yields, in a bid to attract foreign investors.
Government to unveil three new PIBs
The Presidency will present to the National Assembly three harmonised bills from the omnibus Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has disclosed.
Foreign artisans exit building, construction industry over exchange rate, patronage
Foreign artisans from neighbouring countries such as Togo, Benin Republic and Ghana are now leaving Nigeria in droves.The Nigeria’s building and construction industry has been among the hardest hit as government budget financing for projects, such as building contracts, remains unimplemented and bank financing dries up. The slowdown in construction has necessitated big construction firms to lay off and abandon their foreign workers.
THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
Why I levelled allegations against Dogara — Jibrin writes APC
ABUJA—Embattled former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmunin Jibrin, yesterday, wrote to the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, to explain why he levelled allegations against Speaker Yakubu Dogara. READ MORE
New video shows abducted Chibok girls as BBOG seeks support of UN, US, UK, others
ABUJA—Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, yesterday, released a new video which showed the abducted Chibok school girls, asking their parents to prevail on the federal government to release the sect members held in different detention centres across the country in exchange for the girls.READ MORE
Budget Padding: How FG plans to deal with Dogara, others
ABUJA—With conflicting claims by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and his allies that the anti-corruption agencies lack powers to try them for padding the 2016 budget, it has emerged that the Federal Government has already settled on how to deal with any of them found wanting. READ MORE
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
BBOG identifies girl in Boko Haram video as Dorcas Yakubu
Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy yesterday identified the Chibok girl who spoke on behalf of her mates in the Boko Haram video as Dorcas Yakubu. READ MORE
Boko Haram: we’ll invade Lagos to free our members
Boko Haram yesterday restated its conditions for releasing the Chibok girls and threatened to bomb Lagos, Abuja and Borno in a fresh video. READ MORE
How Makarfi beat Sheriff in bid for PDP convention
Factional Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Senator Ali Modu Sheriff may have lost his bid to stop the party’s convention billed for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Wednesday. READ MORE
THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Omisore is Dogara’s godfather – Jibrin
A former Chairman, Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdumumin Jibrin, on Saturday said a former deputy governor of Osun state, Iyiola Omisore, is the ‘godfather’ of Speaker Yakubu Dogara. READ MORE
Civil servant dies in EFCC’s custody after six hours
Susanne, the widow of the Chief Protocol Officer of the Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Desmond Nunugwo, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of killing her husband and labelling him a criminal.
Parents demand swap of Chibok girls for Boko Haram detainees
The BringBackOurGirls group and the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls on Sunday demanded that the Federal Government swap detained Boko Haram members for the girls who have been in captivity for over two years. READ MORE
Buhari’s plans inadequate to deal with Nigeria’s slump
Nigeria is technically in recession and data from the International Monetary Fund show the economy has contracted to $296 billion in GDP value, putting the country back to the position of Africa’s third largest economy behind South Africa and Egypt.
SunTrust, the branchless bank opens
SunTrust Bank will formally open for business today as it seeks to reshape the Nigerian banking space and the way consumers interface with their banks.
Bank, client daily FX volumes surge above $100 as CBN pulls back
The average daily volumes traded between banks and clients on Nigeria’s interbank Foreign exchange (FX) market through the FMDQ OTC platform has surged to over $100 million a day as the central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), pulls back from actively intervening in the market.