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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: Today's The Nation Newspaper Headlines [27 June, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 27 June, 2017.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Ex-military leader: secession, hate speeches bad for our country Former military president Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.) yesterday joined the league of Nigerians calling for the restructuring of the polity to give states more power. Many groups, including governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have voted for the restructuring ofRead MoreThe post IBB backs state police, more power for states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A crisis of confidence has hit the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) over a N701billion subsidy for Generation Companies (GENCOs). NBET Managing Director Dr. Marylin Amobi has redeployed some officers in the Finance and Internal Audit sections, who had reservations about the N701billion loan for the GENCOs, The Nation learnt. The officials' stand isRead MoreThe post Row over N701b GENCOs' loans appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) generated N239.4 billlion in the first three months of this year, figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Finance have revealed. The amount is contained in a document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria, showing the activities of the ministry of finance in the last two years. The NCS,Read MoreThe post Customs generates N239.4b in Q1 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Agencies compile list of stolen arms, ammunition 'Suspect arrested by NSCDC, handed over to JTF Security agencies in Bayelsa State are probing the identity of Suoyo mentioned by the notorious billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, aka Evans, as one of his gang members in the state. Evans, in one of his numerous confessional statements, namedRead MoreThe post Suspected Evans guns supplier under probe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews it later this year. The court also allowed ban on all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the U.S. while agreeing to hear hisRead MoreThe post U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola said the National Assembly's response to his observation on the 2017 Budget did not address the issues he raised on the cut of allocation to critical projects. He expressed concern over the recourse to name-calling and personal attack by the lawmakers and insisted that the legislators lackRead MoreThe post Fashola: National Assembly should address issues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Former Military President Ibrahim Babangida has lent his voice to the clamour for restructuring and devolution of powers. Group Political Editor Emmanuel Oladesu examines the agitation for the restoration of 'true' federalism by stakeholders. This, indeed, is a moment of truth. Former Military President. Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, is repenting from the 'sin' of unitarism.Read MoreThe post Babangida joins 'true' federalism campaign appeared first on The Nation 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The peaceful Sallah celebration in Borno State was short lived as suicide bomberson Sundaynight struck in Maiduguri metropolis and at the University of Maiduguri campus. Commissioner of Police Damian Chukwu said 16 persons were killed. 'All in all, 16 persons including some suicide bombers died in the multiple suicide attacks, while 13 others were injured.Read MoreThe post 16 killed in Maiduguri multiple explosions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Federal Government is strategising to surpass Ghana in the export of yam to Europe and other continents, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh has said. He spoke when he received the Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme in Abuja. Ogbeh said the programme, to be flagged off on June 29, wouldRead MoreThe post Nigeria set to displace Ghana as top yam exporter, says minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
SUSPECTED gunmen at the weekend kidnapped a wine dealer identified as Mr. Amos Esemudje at his store on Post Office Road in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. He was said to have been kidnapped under a heavy rain. The kidnapers went as customers who wanted to buy some wine in aRead MoreThe post Suspected gun men kidnap wine dealer in Ughelli appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Landrush Phase has launched a new domain called .africa. The new domain for .africa domain name system offers companies, organizations and individuals to apply for domain names containing keywords valuable enough to pay a premium for. Domain names with single words that attract heavy everyday use are very typical during this Phase. .africa isRead MoreThe post Landrush Phase launches .africa domain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola (SAN) said nothing new when he accused the National Assembly of altering his ministry's budget. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo earlier spoke in the same vein when he signed the 2017 Appropriation Bill. But, the lawmakers insist that they broke no law. How far can they go while workingRead MoreThe post The unending executive, legislature rift over budget appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has advised youths to desist from indecent conduct and learn to be morally upright in their dealings. She urged the youths not to despair because of the prevailing economic challenges because better days are ahead. Justice Bulkachuwa spoke in Abuja while receiving some membersRead MoreThe post Appeal Court President to youths: better days are ahead appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) delivers service to its members through branches, sections and forums. In this piece, Abuja-based lawyer STANLEY IBE focuses on how service through sections can be enhanced. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Business Law (SBL), Section on Legal Practice (SLP) and Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL)Read MoreThe post Enhancing service delivery though NBA practice sections appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Agroup, the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative (RLEI), has suggested measures that will enhance the effectiveness of the court process and curb judicial corruption. RLEI, also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWA-N), said judicial accountability could only be enhanced where judges' punctuality and court attendance were monitored; technologies adopted to record courtRead MoreThe post Way out of corruption, by group appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The next important step towards enhanced legislative drafting practice in Nigeria, is for government to encourage the formation and sustenance of a viable professional union of lawyers in the legislative drafting specialty. Legislative or legal drafting, though still an emerging sublegal discipline in our clime, has long been established as a faculty in the legalRead MoreThe post Strengthening legislative drafting practice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari's recovery and for the country's unity and peaceful coexistence. In a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, the governor said Nigeria's unity was not negotiable. The statement reads: 'Governor Lalong uges the Muslim faithful to reflectRead MoreThe post Lalong: Nigeria's unity not negotiable appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Justice Chuka Obiozor of a Lagos Federal High Court has fixed September 18 for hearing in a N350 million suit filed by Merchant Navy Maritime Academy Limited, Sagamu, Ogun State against the Navy and the Police for alleged infringement of it fundamental rights. The adjournment was at the instance of the applicants' counsel, Chief OlusegunRead MoreThe post Court to hear N350m suit Sept 18 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
An Ikeja High Court has upheld the dissolution of a 15-year-old marriage between a Lagos businessman, Kingsley Onyenobi and his wife, Chioma. Last year, an Agege Grade A Customary Court, headed by Mr. Phillip Williams, dissolved the marriage between because of irreconcilable differences. Mr Williams held that the allegation of infidelity levelled against Chioma byRead MoreThe post Court upholds marriage dissolution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
ASenior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Prof Fidelis Oditah, has said there are enough laws for tackling crimes. But he lamented that the laws were not being enforced. Odittah, who is also a Queen's Counsel (QC), said this was why some 'connected' people commit crimes and get away with it. The senior lawyer made this observationRead MoreThe post 'Enforcement bane of our laws' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
SAN presents book on shipping law First female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief Folake Solanke has decried the dwindling reading culture among some lawyers. She said they spend more time on the social media than they do reading core law books that can improve them. 'A lawyer who cannot read cannot be aRead MoreThe post Solanke to lawyers: read more, socialise less appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside a portion of an arbitral award got by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Limited (Shell) and Esso Exploration and production Limited (Esso) against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). By the portion of the award, made by an arbitration tribunal in Lagos on October 24, 2011,Read MoreThe post Court sets aside $2.5b judgment by Shell, Esso against NNPC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Agriculture and Agro-Allied Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called for stricter issuance of phytosanitary certificates for export-bound agricultural produce. Chairman of the group, Mr Tunji Falade, made the call in Lagos, against the backdrop of some agricultural products rejected by the European Union (EU). The EU between 2015Read MoreThe post EU's rejection of Nigerian produce: LCCI supports certification appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will sell seized goods from Saturday when its auction online portal is opened. Its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Joseph Attah, said the goods would be sold to the highest bidders. Attah, a Deputy Comptroller of Customs, also said the NCS has embarked on campaigns on the trade facilitation programmeRead MoreThe post Customs to auction seized goods July 1 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
A $1.2billion loan raised by Etislat from a consortium of 13 local lenders is testing the wits of the telecom operator, which did not enjoy some of the concessions the earlier birds got after the liberalisation of the telecoms space almost two decades ago. LUCAS AJANAKU writes that an amicable settlement of the face-off willRead MoreThe post Banks battle for Etisalat's soul appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is a critical project. So also are the Second Niger Bridge and the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja road. But work may be stalled on these roads because of the slashing of the funds for their execution by the National Asssembly. The lawmakers have since denied the charge against them by Power, Works and Housing MinisterRead MoreThe post Roads: Overcoming the funding challenge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Airlines, airport authorities, ground handling firms and other ancillary services providers are on war path over the high insurance premium for aircraft. However, experts say the paradigm can change, if there is enhanced capacity, right pricing and pooling of risks, among indigenous insurance firms, toenable them handle serious aviation undertakings, KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR reports. THERERead MoreThe post Tackling aircraft's high insurance premium appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to void a N1.786,287,040 contract awarded for the wind-up/liquidation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), claiming it was illegal. It is BPP's contention that the contract for the provision of legal advisory services for the liquidation of PHCNRead MoreThe post BPP urges court to void PHCN's N1.786b liquidation contract appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has harped on the importance of corporate governance in public service to boost transparency and generate more revenue for the Federal Government. This was highlighted during a three-day corporate governance workshop,organised by NIMASA in Lagos. About 30 senior top managers of NIMASA, attendedRead MoreThe post NIMASA trains staff to reduce corruption, boost revenue appeared first on The Nation 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
THE National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have collaborated to strengthen anti-graft war, especially on the procurement of Information Technology (IT) products and service among the Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government. Its Director-General, Dr. Isa Pantami, who spoke when he led the agengy'sRead MoreThe post NITDA seeks EFCCs partnership to tackle IT fraud by MDAs appeared first on T 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has lamented the widening gap in skilled manpower in the information communication technology (ICT) sector in the country. He said expatriates have virtually taken over the tech space in the country. Shittu, who spoke at the inauguration of an Implementation Committee on the proposed ICT University of Nigeria,Read MoreThe post Minister: skilled ICT manpower gap widening appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Discovery of N8bn cloned cables is good, but how did they get into the country' ORDINARILY, the high quality of electrical cables made in the country and said to rank among the best in the world should have been very good news about the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON). These include local brands of cablesRead MoreThe post SON's new song appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
It is inhuman to steal relief items meant for IDPs IT is good news that the Federal Government has moved to halt the callous diversion of food meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East. It is reassuring to hear that the government's special relief intervention programme launched in Maiduguri, Borno State, on JuneRead MoreThe post Callous diversion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Perhaps the lady of justice would have one hand, one eye and one ear, were Ohanaeze, the Igbo prime socio-cultural body, to sketch her' That is the impression from the bodys reaction to the northern youths' political fatwa, for the Igbo to leave the North on or before October 1. And the weigh would beRead MoreThe post Ohanaezes one-sided justice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Former Governor of Ogun State, the late veteran Journalist Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo was a most vocal canvasser for a Confederation structure for Nigeria in those days. And in solid agreement with him were the likes of Elder statesman Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro, former Senate leader and Populist Dr Olusola Saraki, Chief Mbadiwe of theRead MoreThe post Confederation is the solution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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