NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 JULY, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 17 July, 2017.

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Roger Federer scaled new heights of greatness at Wimbledon when he duly collected a record breaking win to put him further ahead of other legends, living and dead. The 35 year-old Swiss took an eighth All England Club title by hammering a troubled Marin Cilic with ruthless ease, winning 6-3 6-1 6-4 in an hourRead MoreThe post Federer becomes first man to win eight Wimbledon titles appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
$1.5b oil contract probe widens Barely 48 hours after the US Department of Justice released details of how part of the $1.5billion oil production contracts funds were laundered, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to seize a mansion belonging to one of the suspects, Kola Aluko, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).Read MoreThe post EFCC to seize Diezani's, Aluko's Dubai mansions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Banks can now directly sell foreign exchange (forex) to one another, without prior Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approval,The Nationhas learnt. The policy shift became exigent following the improvement in forex supply to key segments of the market, a development that has shored up market confidence. A top manager in one of the Tier-1 lenders,Read MoreThe post Bank-to-bank forex deals resume appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
CJN's ruling boosts confidence The row over the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, assumed a new dimension yesterday, with the Presidency insisting that his nomination does not require the confirmation of the Senate. It based its decision on an advisory prepared by judicial and legal experts onRead MoreThe post Presidency insists no Senate confirmation for Magu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Dickson seeks true reconciliation In spite of the euphoria trailing the restoration of the Ahmed Makarfi-leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the opposition party as a badly-damaged brand. It also cautioned against opposition party members gloating over the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APCRead MoreThe post APC slams PDP as opposition party plans convention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday urged the citizenry to keep praying for President Muhammadu Buhari's recovery to full health. Speaking in Kano during a condolence visit to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the death of Dan Masani Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule, Tinubu said 'there is nothing anybody canRead MoreThe post Let's pray for Buhari, says Tinubu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Criminally-minded individuals who play dirty tricks on motorists on the highway with a view to fleecing them are the focus of the first episode of Season Four of the hilarious TV series, ProfessorJohnbull. It is sponsored by leading telecommunications company, Globacom. The episode, entitled: 'Point and Kill', goes on air at 8.30 p.m. on tomorrowRead MoreThe post Highway fraudsters draw the ire ofProfessorJohnbull appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Jigawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ado Sani Kiri, has dismissed allegations that the state government, through the APC, bribed the opposition with N40 million to enable it participate in the local government election. Kiri, who addressed reporters at the weekend, said the allegation was nothing but lies and mischief dueRead MoreThe post Jigawa APC denies bribery allegation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Oyo State government at the weekend said it got 25 metric tonnes of fertilisers and rice seedlings from Dangote Group of Companies. The items are to be distributed to 292 rice farmers in the state. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, the government said the distributionRead MoreThe post Oyo gets farm imput from Dangote's firm appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
A rightsgroup, Social-Economic Right and Accountability Project (SERAP), has urged the Federal Government to prosecute indicted former governors, senators and ministers, who are receiving double pay and pension. SERAP Executive Director Adetokunbo Mumuni, in a statement yesterday, urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami to recover the over N40Read MoreThe post SERAP seeks prosecution of public officers on double pay appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
An eminent Professor of Medicine, Femi Willians, is dead. Williams, 76, died yesterday in circumstances yet to be ascertained. A family friend, who confirmed his demise last night, was too distraught to speak on how he died. Williams, in February, did an analysis for The Nation of what might be ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, usingRead MoreThe post Professor of Medicine Williams dies at 76 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will not condone multiple registration for Direct Entry and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). A statement signed by JAMB's Head of Public Relations, Mr Fabian Benjamin said in Abuja on Sunday. Benjamin described the act of multiple registration as a serious offence in the process ofRead MoreThe post JAMB will not condone multiple registration for Direct Entry, UTME appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Edo Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, said universities in the country were not established for jobs creation, but to advance learning, promote research and build character of students. Obaseki made the assertion on Saturday at the second day of the 21stConvocation Ceremony of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma. The governor said that most universitiesRead MoreThe post Universities not established for jobs creation ' Obaseki appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Kia Motors' all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sedan has been honoured with an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. At an event dominated by introductions from American auto companies, Kia's stinger stole the spotlight. 'We've made a lot of great cars and I'm proudRead MoreThe post Kia Stinger gets Eyes On Design award appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
South Africa's Central Bank has accused the head of anti-graft watchdog of incompetence, following her proposal to switch the target of its monetary policy from inflation and currency stability to economic growth. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane set off a political row and sparked a selling frenzy in the rand currency last month when she saidRead MoreThe post South Africa's Central Bank accuses anti-graft watchdog of incompetence appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Egypt is to receive a second loan instalment worth $1.25 billion from the International Monetary fund on Thursday night or Friday at the latest, state news agency MENA said. Egypt agreed a three-year $12 billion IMF loan programme in November that is tied to ambitious economic reforms such as subsidy cuts and tax hikes. TheRead MoreThe post Egypt to get $1.25b IMF loan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Sergio Marchionne has rejected accusations of emissions cheating in the United States a day after officials reached a settlement with Volkswagen. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Fiat Chrysler used illegal software. Fiat Chrysler Chairman Sergio Marchionne said his company has done nothing illegal and that it was not involved in diesel emissions testing fraud.Read MoreThe post Fiat Chrysler chief denies emissions cheating appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Research has shown that a lot of road traffic crashes were caused by improper following distance (tailgating) and lane indiscipline. On a bright day (good weather), the two-second rule should be applied as the following distance between one vehicle and the other. However, on a raining day (bad weather), the four-second rule should be applied.Read MoreThe post Following distance and lane management problems appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The African Chicken Genetic Gain (ACGG) has said it is set to enhance food security through rural farming. The Project Leader, ACGG, Prof. Funso Sonaiya, said this would be achieved through the transformation of smallholder chicken production into commercially viable enterprise with private sector engagement that could empower rural women, increase income and nutrition ofRead MoreThe post ACGG to boost food security via rural farming appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Two automakers are adding more than one million vehicles to the growing Takata air bag inflator recall. Honda Motor Corporation is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States (US) for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation. Ford is recalling more than 816,000 vehicles inRead MoreThe post Ford, Honda recall 1.5 million vehicles appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Ford Motor Corporation is working on a plan to compensate parts makers that were preparing to supply the plant the company cancelled last week, and will return the land to the government of Mexico, according to an executive. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, told reporters that the company will eventually disclose the constructionRead MoreThe post 'Ford'll pay suppliers after cancelling Mexico plant' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has kicked off this years tree planting season in Coker Aguda Local Development Area (LCDA). His representative, the Chief Whip in the House of Assembly, Hon Lateef Abiru, reiterated this years theme of the exercise: Think green, plant trees and live green. Noting that the event coincided with the 10thRead MoreThe post Ambode kicks off tree planting programme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Africa's insurance market is estimated at $64 billion. But Nigeria, despite its potential, is not in the picture because of low insurance penetration. But, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) and operators are determined to reverse the trend by driving insurance awareness. Insurance Correspondent OMOBOLA TOLU-KUSIMO reports. The figures are unflattering. Despite laying claim toRead MoreThe post Upping the ante in insurance penetration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
With prudent management of resources, we can still do something despite our meagre earnings Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun must have shocked not a few when she sensationally declared at the quarterly presidential business forumin Abuja last week that the size of the nation's budget can hardly make a difference in the face of the nation'sRead MoreThe post What's size got to do with it' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
It is becoming clear daily that the Federal Govt alone cannot fund the force IRONICALLY, the long arm of the law caught four policemen who were dismissed for extortion. According to a report, 'the affected officials were attached to the Ijebu-Ode Division of the Ogun State Command.' The police reportedly said the dismissal was 'inRead MoreThe post Police problem appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
SIR: In 1999, some Niger Delta states were at par with Lagos State but is the region on a mission for growth and development like Lagos state today' Whatever the quirks of the leaders of Lagos might be, they havent lost track of the view of the future. They have succeeded in grooming the rightRead MoreThe post Future of the Niger Delta appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
If anyone did a survey of 'Global Governance Quality' (GSQ) today, Nigeria would probably top the table from the bottom. Like most other indices of human development currently subjected to statistical measure the world, Nigeria is not likely to fare any better in GSQ. First, in a larger part of the sprawling landscape of thisRead MoreThe post Farce meets phantasmagoria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
It is intriguing that a federal legislator proposed a corruption-friendly law that is antagonistic to the country's fight against corruption. It is unclear whether the idea belongs to the proposer, or whether the proposer is just a messenger who is delivering a message packaged by champions of corruption who are desperate to corrupt the anti-corruptionRead MoreThe post Corruption has friends too appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has advised federal lawmakers to come up with legislation that would help in promoting the country's diversity for prosperity. Tinubu made the call when the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu led Senate and House of Representatives Committee on the review of 1999 Constitution onRead MoreThe post Promote nation's diversity for prosperity, Tinubu urges NASS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stated that his administration has secured the commitment of five billion dollars from China in the development of the newly established Free Trade Zone(FTZ) in the state. The governor made the disclosure while receiving an Industrial Policy and Strategic Document from a delegation of United Nations Industrial DevelopmentRead MoreThe post Oyo secures $5bn commitment from China Ajimobi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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