NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 JULY, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 18 July, 2017.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Seven lawmakers on trial for 'money laundering' Eighteen senators are under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N367.5billion fraud, it was learnt yesterday. Seven are on trial. Some of the cases date back to 10 years. A senator is being investigated for alleged stamp duty infractions. One or two senatorsRead MoreThe post 18 senators under probe for alleged N367.5b fraud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
NPA condoles with families, Cross River govt 'NEPZA donates N2m for treatment of Calabar tank farm fire incident victims The death in the fire at the Linc Oil and Gas tank farm in the Calabar free trade zone facility on Sunday is now 11. Commissioner of Police Hafiz Inuwa, on Sunday confirmed that nine personsRead MoreThe post Calabar fire death toll now 11 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
States have received another tranche of the Paris Club refund, it was learnt yesterday. Ekiti, which got N9.5 billion in the first tranche, has received another N4.772 billion; Abia got N5.715 billion.The state received N11.4 billion in the first tranche. Governor Ayo Fayose's Media Adviser Lere Olayinka confirmed Ekiti's receipt of the second tranche. CommisionerRead MoreThe post States get another Paris Club refund appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday supplied $195 million to stabilise the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market. CBN spokesman Isaac Okorafor said $100 million was offered through the wholesale segment. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received $50 million. Tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others, got $45 million. Okorafor saidRead MoreThe post CBN pumps in $195m more to boost forex supply appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
214,952 candidates' results withheld Precisely 59.22 per cent of 1,559,192 candidates, who wrote the May/June 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) made credits in five subjects, including english and mathematics, it was learnt yesterday. Announcing the results at the WAEC headquarters in Lagos, the Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Olu Adenipekun saidRead MoreThe post WAEC withholds 214,952 results appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
InflatioN dropped to 16.10 per cent in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said yesterday measuring it by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It came down from 16.25 per cent in May, making it the fifth consecutive time inflation rate dropped since January. The NBS made this known in its CPIJune 2017 report releasedRead MoreThe post NBS Report: Inflation drops to 16.10 per cent appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday received Pakistani rights activist for girl-child education and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai at the Presidential Villa. The 20-year-old Malala, who was accompanied by her father Yousafzai and other members of the Malala Foundation, arrived at the presidential villa at about 5.30 p.m. The young female activist survived gunshotsRead MoreThe post Malala seeks emergency in education sector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Investors & Exporters (I&E) FX Window may be the elixir of life for the domestic economy. Since its introduction by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the window has attracted $3.8 billion into the market, enhanced transparency and made forex available to end-users. The operations of companies, especially manufacturing, is on the upward swingRead MoreThe post Improved forex supply lifts economy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The National Examination Council (NECO) has debunked rumours that it is recruiting workers, saying there is no immediate plan by the examination body to recruit. In a statement by the Head of Information Azeez Sani, NECO debunked an online publication which said the council is recruiting. According to him, the publication is the imagination ofRead MoreThe post NECO denies recruitment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Saraki urges Ali to tackle smuggling The lingering crisis of confidence between the Senate and the leadership of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) may have been laid to rest. Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday gave the Comptroller General of NCS. Col. Hameed Ali, the leeway to wear 'jeans and T-Shirt' to office if that wouldRead MoreThe post Senate, Customs settle rift appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Precisely 59.22 per cent of 1,559,192 candidates who wrote the May/June 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) made credits in five subjects, including English and Mathematics. Announcing the results yesterday (today) at the WAEC headquarters in Lagos, the Head of National Office (HNO), Mr Olu Adenipekun, said the performance was a significant improvementRead MoreThe post SSCE: WAEC releases results, 59.22% pass appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Chief Arthur Obi Okafor (SAN) has urged the Nigerian Bar Association to develop a policy framework that will improve young lawyers' welfare and equip them to compete. Okafor said every effort to improve and develop the legal profession must be synchronised with efforts to increase opportunities for young lawyers. He spoke on 'Young lawyers inRead MoreThe post 'What young lawyers need to survive' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Ikeja High Court has ordered Lagos State Commissioner of Police to produce those who allegedly forged the documents of a land belonging to the Registered Trustees of the Estate of the late Madam Efunroye Tinubu for arraignment on October 23. Justice Ipaye made the order following the absence of theRead MoreThe post Court orders police to produce suspects on Oct. 23 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
ASagamu High Court has been told that the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland is the head of the 33 towns that make up Remoland. Ekeji Asipa Odi of Isara-Remo, Chief Tunde Kalejaiye made this known while being cross examined by a counsel Muyiwa Obanewa. Obanewa is counsel to Prince Adetayo Odunsi, who is challengingRead MoreThe post Akarigbo is head of 33 Remo towns, says witness appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has promised to assist the Houdegbe North American University, Benin Republic, get re-accreditation for its Law Faculty in Nigeria. Accreditation for the university's law programme was withdrawn in 2015 and its Faculty of Law suspended by the National University Commission (NUC) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE). Its studentsRead MoreThe post OBJ to mediate in varsity's law school programme suspension appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Prof. Fabian Ajogwu (SAN) has called on lawyers to stand up for the rights of the less privileged. He spoke on 'The Role of Religious Bodies in the Dispensation of Social Justice' at the annual dinner of the Lagos Diocese of the National Association of Catholic Layers (NACL) last Friday. The event was chaired byRead MoreThe post Stand up for human rights, SAN urges lawyers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
AGROUP of lawyers under the aegis of Centre for Law and Civil Culture has protested the decision of Lagos State Attorney-General Adeniji Kazeem to discontinue an $8.8million fraud proceedings against a Briton, Deepak Khilnan. Its leader, Olayinka Ola-Daniels described the group as amicus curia (friends of the court) during the resumed hearing of the caseRead MoreThe post Lawyers kick as Lagos AG discontinues $8.8m fraud case against Briton appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Alawyer, Tomilola Taiwo, has asked the Lagos State Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice to review a Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) advice dropping armed robbery and attempted murder allegations against a property developer, Felix Ezeamama. Ezeamama was remanded by Mrs Abimbola Komolafe of a Lagos Chief Magistrates' Court last May 30, pending the DPP'sRead MoreThe post 'Illegal' demolition: Lawyer petitions AG over DPP's advice appeared first on Th 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
ALagos High Court has adjourned till October 11 a suit by the Incorporated Trustees of Word of Life Bible Church against the Lagos State Government over non-issuance of building permit. In the suit marked LD/3040/14, which is before Justice Christopher Balogun, the church claims that it is the lawful owner of Block 1, Plot 21E,Read MoreThe post Church's suit for building permit adjourned till Oct 11 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Lagos Court of Arbitration Young Arbitrators Network (LCA-YAN) will hold its inaugural International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition on July 28 at 1A, Remi Olowude Street, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos. The LCA-YAN is an LCA-sponsored association for practitioners, students and young members of the arbitration community. The aim is to expose its members to the practiceRead MoreThe post Court holds moot arbitration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
ABenin High Court has struck out a suit seeking to stop the installation of Chief Anthony Ero Aleburu as the Odibiado of Sobe, Edo State. The defendants are Aleburu, High Chief Charles Edekin Bonnie and Chief Palmer Uhakheme, (for themselves and on behalf of other kingmakers of Sobe). Justice A.N. Erhabor in his judgment, struckRead MoreThe post Court refuses to stop monarch's installation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
N7tr goods smuggled in Nigeria yearly' The Senate yesterday raised the alarm over the disappearance of over 282 vessels from the custody of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) within the last six years. Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Senator Hope Uzodinma, raised the alarm at an investigative public hearing on smugglingRead MoreThe post Senate: 282 vessels missing from NPA's custody appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has pledged to grant tax relief for willing investors in the creative sector of the economy. The decision, he said, is to boost investor confidence in the industry and grow the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 1.42 per cent to five per cent. Prof Osinbajo gave the assurance at a two-dayRead MoreThe post Osinbajo pledges tax relief to investors in creative arts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Banking has evolved with technology. The rise and adoption of Financial Technology (FinTech) in tandem with the boost in the subscription level of mobile phone users in the country has helped to redefine the banking ecosystem. LUCAS AJANAKU reports that this rapid development can bring the unbanked into the banking sector in line with theRead MoreThe post FinTech and new face of banking appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Should the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) get five per cent of the revenue from the Passengers' Service Charge (PSC) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)' A ministerial directive that FAAN should remit that revenue percentage to AIB has sparked a row. According to experts, the directive offends the autonomy clause in the ActsRead MoreThe post Funding directive row rocks FAAN,AIB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Federal Government has resolved the dispute over the collection of Practitioners Operating Fees (POF) in favour of the Council for the Registration of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN). It has directed the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) to pay the fees to CRFFN. But ANLCA has vowed not to comply with theRead MoreThe post Agents kick as council gets fee collection right appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday in Kano launched an enlightenment campaign designed to ensure that subscribers are adequately protected from being exploited by service providers. Speaking at the 86th Edition of Consumer Outreach Programme (COP), in Kurna Asabe, Kano, its Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB), Abdullahi Maikano, said consumer education was identified by theRead MoreThe post NCC vows protection for subscribers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and GIZ, are partnering to review policies on the reduction of energy cost in companies acrossthe country. The idea is to control energy usage in industries which is being wasted without the knowledge of the management of most of the organisations. SON's Director-General, Osita Aboloma, said energy requirement isRead MoreThe post SON, GIZ partner review energy policies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Arco Group have inaugurated a committee to identify viable engineering innovations by Nigerians and assist in translating them into scalable commercial activities. Known as NAE-Arco Group Academia and Industry Linkage, the body is charged with the responsibility of creating paramatres for assessing the commercial viability of identified engineeringRead MoreThe post Academy, Arco Group inaugurate committee on engineering innovations appeared first on 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has expanded its Financial Literacy programme to the eastern part of the country with the launch its launch for Secondary Schools in Ebonyi State, under the auspices of the FirstBank FutureFirst Programme. The initiative launched in 2013 in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria and the Lagos State Empowerment & ResourceRead MoreThe post FirstBank takes financial literacy to Ebonyi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
To enhance its operation, ENL Consortium Ltd, which runs Terminals C and D of the Lagos Port Complex (LPC) in Apapa, has named two women to top positions. Ms. Bolanle Onagoruwa becomes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Infrastructure and Business Development, and Dr Kemi Jorge-Oyewusi, Administrative Coordinator, Oyo State/South West States Projects. Their appointments tookRead MoreThe post ENL promotes Onagoruwa, Oyewusi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
A sorry tale of bad luck, poor management and weak regulation The travails of the telecommunications firm formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria is a cautionary tale replete with harsh lessons about the Nigerian business and regulatory environment that must be taken to heart by any company hoping to attain its corporate and financial goals. NowRead MoreThe post Etisalat's exit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Two electricity firm's managers bag three months without option of fine July 11, 2017 will remain indelible in the lives of the Manager and Marketing Manager of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Onitsha District. It was the day they were both jailed three months for contempt without an option of fine by an Anambra StateRead MoreThe post Jailed for contempt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
What irks Matthew Olusegun Aremu Okikiolakan Obasanjo, aka Ebora Owu, otherwise known as Baba Iyabo, against his Christian name of Matthew' The other day, the former military head of state and two-term elected president dared people to call him Matthew and risk seeing the red in his eye. That most sensational renunciation of a ChristianRead MoreThe post Matthew' Naaaaaaa! Call me Sege! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
In this tribute, former House of Representatives member Hon. Bimbo Daramola extols the virtues of the late Mrs Omowunmi Akande, wife of the former Interim All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, who passed on last week. I am so moved this morning to write this short tribute about a fortress that was removedRead MoreThe post Celebrating the unseen fulcrum of a vision and visioner appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Hon. Hilliard Etta is the National Vice Chairman (Southsouth) of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with TONY AKOWE in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), he speaks on agitations for restructuring, the crisis rocking the ruling party and other national issues. Why is the All Progressives Congress (APC) silent on the clamourRead MoreThe post Restructuring is inevitable, says Etta appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and the Balogun of Epe, Chief Lanre Razak, in this interview with EMMANUEL OLADESU, speaks on the party's primary and the chances of the chairmanship and councillorship candidates in the July 22 local government elections. How united is your party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the JulyRead MoreThe post Voting APC candidates in council poll 'll strengthen governance'Razak appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Delta State Fred Oghenesivbe has commended the judiciary for saving democracy from extinction through its verdict which gave Senator Ahmed Markafi's Caretaker Committee victory. Oghenesivbe, in a goodwill message to Makarfi and Delta State PDP Chairman Kingsley Esiso said the judgment will restore the hope of the common manRead MoreThe post 'Peace 'll return to PDP' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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