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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: Today's The Nation Newspaper Headlines [23 June, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 23 June, 2017.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
An Ikeja High Court yesterday remanded an American, Mr Marco Antonio Ramirez, in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000. The defendant, who claimed to be the Managing Director of USA Now Plc, Eagleford Instalodge Group and USA Now Energy Capital Group, will remain in custody, pending the hearing of his bail application.Read MoreThe post American 'dupes' Nigerians of $565,000 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are backing restructuring and true federalism as a way out of the agitation for Nigeria's break-up. The Progressives Governors Forum also said that the recent agitation by some ethnic groups was a reflection of the prevalent weak governance, economy and law enforcement. In an eight-page document containing the governors' positionRead MoreThe post APC governors back true federalism, restructuring appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Rights activist and constitutional lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) said yesterday that the leader of the northern youth group that issued a three months ultimatum to the Igbo to vacate the North does not live in the North, but in Lagos. Falana however said the restructuring and true federalism must be resolved now for Nigeria toRead MoreThe post Falana: man giving Igbo quit notice lives in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Twelve commercial banks have rejected a $58.9 million offer by Etisalat Nigeria as full and final payment for the $588.6 million the telecom giant owes, The Nation learnt yesterday. The loan comprises N114 billion ($361.6 million) in local currency and $227 million in foreign currency, putting the total obligation to the banks at $588.6 million.Read MoreThe post Banks reject Etisalat's $58.9m payment plan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The depth of the changes the National Assembly made in the 2017 budget was revealed yesterday by Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola. The lawmakers slashed N21billion off the N31billion vote for the Lagos 'Ibadan Expressway. The contractor is threatening to abandon the project. Besides, N5billion was taken off the Second Niger Bridge.Read MoreThe post Lawmakers cut N21b off Lagos-Ibadan road vote appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered that a former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide and another chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Chief Olanrewaju Otiti, be remanded in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's (EFCC) custody over the N650 million allegedly collected to fund the 2015Read MoreThe post Court remands Akinjide, Otiti in EFCC's custody appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Motorists and commuters plying the Ikare-Owo-Akure-Ilesa Road are groaning over diversion of articulated vehicles from the road, following the collapse of Mokwa Bridge on Jebba Road in Niger State. Investigation by The Nation revealed that since last weekend, the volume of heavy duty and articulated vehicles going to the North has increased on the route:Read MoreThe post Ondo, Osun motorists groan over collapsed Mokwa Bridge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The train of telecommunications giant Globacom's musical road showGlo Mega Music Nationwide Tourwill arrive in Ibadanon Sunday. According to the company, the show will feature eight of Nigeria's biggest musicians, including Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as OlamideBadoo, Chinedu Okoli, whose stage name isFlavour, king rap, Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, akaPhynoand the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa,Read MoreThe post Glo musical show returns to Ibadan with Olamide, others appeared first on The 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
BARELY 24 hours after it got a petition to recall Senator Dino Melaye from his Kogi West constituents, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday set July 3 as the commencement date for the recall process of the senator. INEC has also notified the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District of the petition seeking hisRead MoreThe post INEC to begin Melayes recall process July 3 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Kogi West stakeholders have initiated the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. Will the plot see the light of the day' Will the controversial legislator survive' Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU examines the politics of recall in the Northcentral state. EBULLIENT and fork-tongued politician Dino Melaye has run into trouble. The senator representing Kogi West isRead MoreThe post Politics of recall: Kogi West as litmus test appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The Lagos State Police Command yesterday described as empty threats, a letter purportedly written by kidnappers to Model College Kankon, Badagry, notifying the school of an invasion. Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni said nothing was being left to chance, appealing to residents to remain calm. Owoseni told The Nation yesterday that security has been beefedRead MoreThe post Pupils' abduction threat: Police dare kidnappers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
With Nigeria carrying the burden of African country with the highest annual sickle cell death rate of 100,000, a huge chunk of them children under five; the disorder definitely deserves a renewed attention and combat; Adeola Ogunlade, who spent time with two young people living with the disorder, relives their stories of despair, battle forRead MoreThe post Sickle cell: 'Our stories of survival' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The Federal Medical Centre in Ebute-Meta, Lagos, has called on those yet to know their genotype to avail themselves of the hospital's services. By doing so, the hospital said a significant reduction in people living with the Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) will be recorded. According to the centre, one out of every four Nigerians hasRead MoreThe post How to reduce sickle cell patients, by hospital appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The family of Mr Jimoh Arola is seeking financial assistance for plastic surgery on their 35-year-old daughter, Afuzat Jimoh, whose face, hands, neck and chest were burnt following her fall into boiling oil in Ejigbo, Lagos State. The woman, who just gave birth when the incident happened eight years ago, was said to be sufferingRead MoreThe post Burn victim needs N2m for surgery appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The Houston Holistic Health Company Limited, a promoter of medical equipment for early cancer detection, has announced the availability of a biological risk marker called Breast Thermography in response to the cancer epidemic, which consumes about 80,000 lives annually in Nigeria. Breast Thermography is an imaging technology that uses advanced computerised infrared camera systems toRead MoreThe post Firm introduces early cancer detection machine appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Pilgrims undergo HIV screening About 2,000 intending pilgrims in Lagos have been screened by the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) for this year's pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. It was conducted at the Hajj Camp, Old Secretariat, Ikeja. LSACA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Oluseyi Temowo, who explained the rationale behind the screening, said the exerciseRead MoreThe post Lagos pursues Vision 90-90-90 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Continued from last week' Poverty (and ignorance): As in (3) above, with unguided individuals who is poor, there is greater likelihood of alcohol misuse, nicotine misuse and cannabis. Heroin and cocaine appears to be the preserve of the rich though not exclusively. Abuse of Prescription Drugs. As our definition clearly stated, any chemical can beRead MoreThe post Drug and substance misuse: resist the temptation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight Federal Universities and one Teaching Hospital for the first phase of the Federal Government's Energizing Education Programme. According to a statement from the management of REA on Thursday, the Federal Government in an effort to make uninterrupted electricity supply accessible toRead MoreThe post REA, varsities sign MoU for energizing education Programme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The newly constituted Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara, has approved the promotion of 317 academic and non academic staff. The spokesman of the polytechnic, Yinka Iroye, said on Thursday that those promoted included 133 academic and 184 non academic staff who were due since 2016. Iroye added that the promotion was atRead MoreThe post Offa poly promotes 317 workers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The sustenance of the relative peace in the oil-rich Niger Delta is critical to the achievement and delivery of the 2017 budget. The Federal Government must therefore, take the current peace in the restive region seriously by ensuring that the promises it made to the people are kept particularly with regards to fulfilling its sideRead MoreThe post 'Niger Delta peace critical to delivering budget 2017' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Struggling Northern farmers could press their luck with soybeans and maize, as international organisations move to improve farmers' capacities to increase yields across acreage as demand nationwide offers a potential lifeline. Globally and nationally, rising exports demand is providing a path to profitability for farmers pushing increasing soybean plantings. To this end, 15,000 maize andRead MoreThe post 'Bumper maize, soybean harvest for Northern farmers' appeared first on The Na 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The relaunched YouWin! Connect Programme is set to mobilise up to N2.5billion yearly as equity investment in start-ups and early stage Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through qualified fund managers under a co-investment model. A statement yesterday by the Director, Information Federal Ministry of Finance, Salisu Na'inna Dambatta , said the Federal Government has aRead MoreThe post N2.5b investment coming from YouWin Programme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Premier destination advertising company, Nimbus Media Limited, has recorded a significant first in the history of Nigeria's retail industry with the launch of the country's first full-fledged shopping mall guide ' the Nigeria Shopping Mall Guide. The quarterly digital publication, primed to be the authoritative guide into Nigeria's blooming retail landscape, will offer shoppers, brands,Read MoreThe post Nimbus launches first Shopping Mall Guide appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Seeks ExpeditedMedicines' Access Programme (E-MAP) The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has praised the Federal Government for supporting local production of vaccines. The Federal Ministry of Health and May & Baker (M&B) have entered into partnership on vaccines production in the country. In a statement, PMG-MAN Executive Secretary, Dr ObiRead MoreThe post Pharmacists laud Fed Govt, M&B on vaccine production appeared first 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Digital Intelligence Quotient (DQ) Institute, an organisation working in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), has developed a digital initiative aimed at boosting the digital competence of one million younger generations in Nigeria and other countries by 2030. The initiative christened DQEveryChild, is a free digital intelligence education programme, which can be 'plugged andRead MoreThe post WEF, DQ to provide digital learning skills to Nigerians appeared first on The Nation 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) has since inception successfully concluded the privatisation and reform of over 142 public enterprises, the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo, who spoke at the inauguration of the Fifth Council of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP), said the event is a critical step in the processRead MoreThe post Govt privatises 142 firms, says Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Assures on sustained profit Shareholders of CWG Plc yesterday in Lagos amended the memorandum of association of the company to include provision of telecommunication services in its portfolio of businesses. The amendment will allow CWG to provide value-added services in the vast telecommunication and digital business. At the annual general meeting in Lagos, shareholders commendedRead MoreThe post Shareholders endorse CWG's expansion into telecom services appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Nigeria's oil production and 2017 budget implementation could be hampered by the lull in global oil market, as crude price droped to around $40 per barrel. Global benchmark crude, Brent, has remained below $47 per barrel this week, while OPEC daily basket price stood at $43.14 a barrel on Wednesday. Nigerian crude grades are underRead MoreThe post Excess crude supply may affect Nigeria's output appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
SIR: Truly, Nigeria does not yield to dull moments. A coalition of northern youths made a proof of this about two weeks ago, issuing a quit notice to the Igbo in northern Nigeria with explained reasons. Any one among the northern youths could easily be dismissed on a straight encounter, but the import of theRead MoreThe post After the storm of quit notice(s) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Erosion of cherished values must be halted if Nigeria is to survive foreign 'assaults' These are indeed changing times. At the material, spiritual and social levels, the society has decayed. This must have prompted the Federal Government's outcry about the rise in homosexual cases in the land, especially among the youths. The government called forRead MoreThe post Protecting the youth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Nigerian lady thrives on global stage In a world dominated by multiple manifestations of human weakness, it is truly inspiring to see an individual rise above tragic circumstances that would have crushed many others. That individual is Kechi Okwuchi, one of just two survivors in the 2005 Sosoliso Airlines plane crash which claimed 107 livesRead MoreThe post Transcending trauma appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
When agents of disunity can't see beyond disunity, all they can see is disunity. Perhaps this explains why the separatist group called Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) condemned specific Southeast governors for wearing 'Hausa/Fulani' clothes in public. The group reacted to a meeting between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo andRead MoreThe post Much ado about attire appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has raised a panel to probe the financial transactions of his predecessor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is presently Minister of Mines and Steel Development. But, the minister has gone to court to stop the probe. ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA (Ado Ekiti) examines the contentious issues. It was the appearance of the formerRead MoreThe post Controversy over Ekiti panel of inquiry appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017
As celebration of 100 days in office by political office holders is becoming a tradition in the country, many would've been on the edge to see what the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Olurotimi Akeredolu has done within the short period. Although, one would've considered insignificant the first one hundred days of an administration withRead MoreThe post 100 days: Akeredolu on course in Ondo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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