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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 JULY, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 26 July, 2017.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Two bodies were brought out after many hours of rescue operation yesterday from a collapsed building in Lagos. Many people were injured while 14 were rescued. General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Adesina Tiamiyu confirmed the fatalities. A four-storey building on Massey/ Carena Street off Campos bus stop on Lagos Island Read More The post Two die, many feared trapped in Lagos building collapse appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Why governors' delegation is meeting with President in London today For the first time since he returned to London in May on medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday spoke on his health. He said he was 'making good progress' and would soon 'return to my duties'. His message is contained in a letter to GuineanRead MoreThe post Buhari: I'll be back soon appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned that Nigeria's fragile growth risks falling back into recession. Addressing reporters at the end of the bi-monthly Monetary Policy Committee Meeting in Abuja yesterday, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele said 'forecasts of key macro economic indicators point to afragile economic recovery in the second quarter of the year'. 'The Committee cautioned that this recovery could relapse in a more protracted The post Economic recovery can relapse, w 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
National Assembly delays approval of Chinese facility Federal lawmakers came under fire yesterday for delaying the $1.5billion Chinese loan for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard rail gauge. The National Assembly slashed N21billion off the N31billion estimate in the 2017 budget for the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. All conditions for the loan were metRead MoreThe post Leaders kick as $1.5b loan for Lagos-Ibadan railway is stuck appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Akande writes off 1999 Constitution Text of former All Progressives Congress (APC) Interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande's speech at the presentation of the book: 'Nigeria: The path we refused to take', written by Basorun Seinde Arogbofa. The APC chieftain chaired the occasion in Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday. We gather here today to The post Akande: let's go back to 1963 Constitution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) yesterday claimed that there are no 'killer' anti-malarial medicines in Nigeria. Its Acting Director-General, Dr. Yetunde Oni, spoke at a news conference in Lagos yesterday. The briefing was prompted by the list of 42 banned anti-malaria medicines released by the Senate and said to be in The post 'No killer anti-malaria drugs in circulation' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Many Nigerians dodge taxes. Despite the government's appeals over the years, there has been no improvement. They believe that tax revenues are misapplied. But the launch of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) could create a new tax culture. COLLINS NWEZE examines the intricacies of the new tax regime. As 45-year old lawyer Taxation: Endless games'endless controversies (I) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Legal luminary and governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN), has hailed Governor Abiola Ajimobi for initiating a new Master Plan for Ibadan City. Akintola described the new Master Plan as 'a thoughtful concept that will reposition the ancient city back to its place The post Akintola hails governor on Ibadan Master Plan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Following a presidential directive, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hamid Ali, has ordered the dismantling of all checkpoints mounted outside 40 kilometres to the border. Also, the CG said there should be no checkpoints within the Port areas. He asked all customs comptrollers to ensure that information patrols outside borders should not Customs CG orders removal of illegal checkpoints appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has urged members of the newly constituted Governing Council of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) at Ogbomoso to restore the institution's fading glory. The governor said the council members could attain the feat, even if it would take a 'miracle' to accomplish it. Aregbesola spoke at the inauguration Governors to council: restore LAUTECH's glory appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved special promotion of 6,199 soldiers serving in Operation Lafiya Dole. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who spoke in a statement, said Buratai gave the approval yesterday. Gen. Usman listed categories of beneficiaries as: Staff Sergeants to Warrant Officers 329 6,199 operation Lafiya Dole officers promoted appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Aweek after the Paris Club refund was disbursed, the three tiers of government yesterday shared a windfall of N652.229 billion as statutory revenue for this month. Of the N652.229 billion shared, the Federal Government got the lion share of N286.650 billion, states-N178.619 billion and local government councils-N134.927 billion. Oil producing states got N29.894 billion as Fed Govt, states LGs share N652. 229b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Federation of Agricultural Commodities Association of Nigeria (FACAN) is promoting sweet potato flour as a viable business. The project is expected to be a source of income for the unemployed, civil servants and retirees. DANIEL ESSIET reports. The Federation of Agricultural Commodities Association of Nigeria (FACAN) is exploring a range of agro produce as Promoting sweet potato business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Chief Olusegun Awolowo, yesterday in Kano said the Council has requested about N5 billion from the Federal Government as pre-shipment incentives for exporters in the country this year. Awolowo who was in Kano, Kano State capital, for a fact-finding tour of some tannery Awolowo: N5b to boost tannery, plastic export coming appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has the muscle to sustain ongoing foreign exchange (forex) interventions in the economy, Chief Consultant of Biodun Adedipe Associates Limited, 'Biodun Adedipe, has said. Speaking at the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) Half-Year Economic Review in Lagos, he said the apex bank could achieve the feat, despite 'CBN can sustain forex interventions' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Communications is collaborating with the European Union Commission to create a Digital Single Market in Nigeria, Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu said yesterday in Lagos. He said the collaboration is timely and coming at a time the ministry is making efforts to implement its information communications technology (ICT) StrategicRead MoreThe post Minister: Digital single market coming appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is yet to send thename of the newly appointed Director-General of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Funso Doherty, and members of the board to the National Assembly for confirmation, The Nation has learnt. This means that the most crucial organ of the Federal Government that supervises the country's N6.5 trillion pension PenCom DG's name, others yet to be sent to National Assembly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said one of the four biggest telecommunication companies in Nigeria, former Etisalat now 9Mobile, remains strong with a solid revenue base. Emefiele spoke while fielding questions from reporters at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the CBN yesterday in Abuja. According to Emefiele: 9Mobile remains very strong appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Afterschool Centre for Career Development, an empowerment organisation in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has launched its PushForSkills Campaign as part of its activities to conversational series promote the United Nations World Youth Skills Day. Designated by the United Nations, the World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) started in 2015. It has raised awareness about Centre launches skills scheme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Guinness Nigeria Plc has opened application list for its N39.7 billion rights issue, paving the way for shareholders to pick up their rights. The rights are also being traded on the automated trading system at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Application list for the rights issue opened on July 24, 2017 and will close on August Guinness Nigeria opens application for N39.7b rights issue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
JAMB makes history by returning N5b to government coffers The appointment of Professor Is-Haq Oloyede as registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), last year, appears to be yielding fruits. This year's matriculations examination into the universities was the first he would be conducting, but he has indicated that a lot would change Commendable effort appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Landlord's arrest over Badoo killings raises cause for concern Different accounts of what led to the arrest of a landlord in Ikorodu, Lagos, allegedly implicated in the horrific murder of a family of five by members of the dreadedBadoocult do not make the case any less worthy of attention and condemnation. It is bad enough The post Evil collusion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
In one of his countless interventions, Prof. Wole Soyinka, our on WS, spoke of The Open Sore of a Continent, as his personal narrative on the Nigerian conundrum. Back in the University of Ibadan, in those years ' maybe, still now' ' you'd hear excited freshers, just introduced to the less-than-fair international order, prattle about Palm Avenue: open sore of a council appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Those tempted to view corruption only in materialist terms, overlooking the abstract subversion of norms and values, will perhaps be forced to have a rethink by simply following the farcical drama currently unfolding at the National Health Insurance Scheme. Equating his kinship with President Buhari to a talisman, Usman Yusuf was not content at onlyRead MoreThe post Yusuf: The insolent child of impunity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Chief George Moghalu is former National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governorship aspirant in Anambra State spoke with TONY AKOWE on why he wants to be governor, his chances at the primary and other issues. What are those things you feel are not properly done in Anambra state that you want toRead MoreThe post Moghalu: Incumbency factor 'll fail in Anambra appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Niger State House of Assembly has rejected the request by Governor, Abubakar Bello to increase the number of his special advisers. The refusal is coming after the confirmation of two commissioner nominees, whose names were submitted to the Assembly by the governor. The governor had in a letter dated July 4 sought the approvalRead MoreThe post Niger Assembly rejects request for special advisers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The National Conscience Party (NCP) and the Coalition of Concerned Nigerians (CCN) have urged the Federal Government to ensure openness and transparency in governance by releasing vital information on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. The groups said Nigerians deserved to know what is happening to the president, who has been on medical vacation abroad.Read MoreThe post NCP, rights groups call for transparency in governance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
THE Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, arrived Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, at the weekend to a tumultuous reception by friends, relations, stalwarts and youths of the All Progressives Party (APC). They all have one message: Ojudu should ,contest in the coming 2018 gubernatorial race in the state.Read MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: Pressure mounts on Ojudu to run appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Tola Ogunnubi extols the virtues of Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East), who clock 62 this week. In January 2001, Ashafa was appointed Executive Secretary, Lagos State Land Use and Allocation Committee. In this role, he was responsible for land allocation and management in Lagos State. He ensured efficient allocation of land in the State, transparencyRead MoreThe post Ashafa: Workaholic senator at 62 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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