*Naira appreciates to N997/$ in parallel market (Vanguard)*Lagos announces traffic diversion for installation of truck barrier at Dorma long bridge (Guardian)

Naira appreciates to N997/$ in parallel market (Vanguard) The naira yesterday appreciated to N997 per dollar in the parallel market from N1,000 per dollar on Wednesday. However, the naira depreciated in the Investors and Exporters, I&E, window yesterday to N775.2…

*Cultists kill police Inspector in Lagos (Vanguard)*NLC mobilises for nationwide strike over fuel subsidy removal (Sun)

Cultists kill police Inspector in Lagos (Vanguard) Rampaging cultists in the Ijanikin community and its environs have killed a 38-year-old police Inspector attached to Zone 2, Police Command, Onikan Lagos. The deceased officer identified as Sunday Apochi was murdered, over…

*Senate confirms service chiefs (DailyTrust)*FG to share N8k to 12m household (Sun)*NCAA suspends Boeing 737 planes in Max Air fleet over safety issues (Tribune)

Senate confirms service chiefs (DailyTrust) The Senate on Thursday confirmed the new service chiefs after grilling them for more than two hours. Those confirmed are Christopher Musa, a major general, as the new chief of defence staff (CDS) and Taoreed…

*Abuja customer absconds with N55m Benz during test drive (Punch)*”Thank you Akin,” says Tinubu as Ambode makes remarkable return to politics (Vanguard)

Abuja customer absconds with N55m Benz during test drive (Punch) A car dealer, Mohammed Manga, has been thrown into confusion after a customer, one Henry, absconded with one of his cars, a Mercedes Benz GLB 250 in the Abuja area…

*Alaba Demolition: Traders seek Sanwo-Olu’s intervention (Punch)*Nigeria will experience peace, prosperity, Tinubu assures (Nation)

Alaba Demolition: Traders seek Sanwo-Olu’s intervention (Punch) The Alaba Amalgamated Council has called on the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to probe the demolition exercise carried out by the Lagos State Building Control Agency at Alaba International Market, Ojo Local…

Old Vic Theater founding trustee Sally Greene steps down ahead of Kevin Spacey trial

Sally Greene, the woman who appointed Kevin Spacey artistic director of The Old Vic theater in London, has stepped down as a director of the theater’s trust, Variety can confirm. Greene’s husband, property entrepreneur Robert Bourne, has also resigned as…

*NCS confiscates suspected cannabis worth N20.6m (Guardian)*Gunman shoots Abuja Uber driver, victim hospitalised (Punch)

NCS confiscates suspected cannabis worth N20.6m (Guardian) Niger/Kogi Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized 253.6 kilogrammes of suspected cannabis sativa, worth N20.6 million on Abuja-Lokoja. NCS Area Controller, Niger/Kogi command, Mr Busayo Kadejo, disclosed this on…

Kevin Spacey cast in British indie film after being found not liable in sexual misconduct lawsuit

Kevin Spacey is set to appear in an upcoming indie British thriller. The project marks the actor’s first movie role since he was found not liable in a $40 million civil sexual misconduct lawsuit last month. It also comes a…

*Emirates suspends Nigerian flights indefinitely (DailyTrust)*Lagos market fire: Traders, plaza owner bemoan N1bn losses (Punch)

Emirates suspends Nigerian flights indefinitely (DailyTrust) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier, Emirates, has suspended its flights to Nigeria indefinitely, citing its trapped funds in Nigeria. It also said it was yet to get its allocation from the $260m released…

*Court remands teenagers over murder of RCCG pastor (Punch)*Man arrested selling fake dollars in Lagos (DailyTrust)

Court remands teenagers over murder of RCCG pastor (Punch) A Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Thursday remanded two boys, Farouk Mohammed, 16, and Kasali Jamiu, 19, at the Special Correctional Centre for Boys, Oregun, and…

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