NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 JULY, 2017].


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

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
A housekeeper, Rose Patrick, 25 was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates Court for allegedly stealing N150million worth of jewellery from her employer, Mrs Oyindamola Odegbami. Oyindamola is said to be the wife of former Eagles star Chief Segun Odegbami. She was arraigned with her friend, Esther Pam and Mrs Odegbamis driver Mohammed Abdulazeez (26)Read MoreThe post Housekeeper 'steals' Odegbami's wife's N150m jewellery appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The 57 Lagos State local government chairmen swung into action yesterday, 24 hours after their swearing in. They promised to fulfil their election promises and complement Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's efforts in ensuring that the dividends of democracy went round. Mushin Local Government Chairman Emmanuel Bamigboye, his Itire-Ikate and Iru-Victoria Island counterparts Ahmed Apatira and PrincessRead MoreThe post Our plans, by council chiefs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Four key constitution amendment proposals were yesterday rejected by the Senate. They are: 'devolution of powers to states; 'deletion of the Land Use Act from the Constitution; 'state creation and boundary; and '35 per cent affirmative action for women. Also rejected was the recommendation to alter Section 25 of the constitution to guarantee a marriedRead MoreThe post Senate dumps devolution of powers to states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kano Office, has recovered N328,988,296,990.62 from some major oil marketers. The retail oil marketers are Conoil Plc, Total Plc, OVH Energy Plc, Forte Oil and Gas Plc, Mobil Plc, MRS Oil Plc and NIPCO Oil Plc The recoveryfollowed a petition against the leadership of the Nigerian National PetroleumRead MoreThe post EFCC recovers N328.9b from Total, MRS, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi last night described the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari as 'a miracle' given reports on his health in the social media. He said the social media portrayed the President's health as 'bad'. Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), spoke after the visit of seven governors to the President inRead MoreThe post Buhari's recovery a miracle, says 'excited' Umahi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Kidnapping will only be addressed if stringent laws are enacted by the National Assembly, Inspector-General (IG) Ibrahim Idris said yesterday. According to Idris, kidnapping is thriving because there are no laws in place. He spoke in Abuja during the monthly meeting with Commissioners of Police and other senior officers. He said: 'When I went toRead MoreThe post IG seeks stringent punishment against kidnapping appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Police in Ogun State on Tuesday night shot dead five suspected kidnappers after a failed attempt to collect a N100 million ransom. The command's Public Relations Officer (PPRO),Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this yesterday while parading the corpses of the suspected kidnappers to reporters at the Egba Owode Divisional Police Headquarters in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area.Read MoreThe post Police kill five suspected kidnappers in Ogun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The death toll in Tuesday's building collapse yesterday rose from two to eight. The grim task of rescuing the trapped took the better of the day before the operation was called off last night. An eight-year old surviour, Wuraola Afolayan, said she saw a ray of light and pulled her younger brother towards it beforeRead MoreThe post Building collapse death toll now eight appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Not a few Nigerians have resisted the government's appeals to pay taxes. This is due to an age-long distrust between the government and the citizenry on the application of tax revenues on the provision of social amenities. But the launch of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) by the Federal Government could createRead MoreThe post Taxation: Endless games'endless controversies (II) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the Emir of Borgu, Muhammed Sani Dantoro, have said the nation's unity should remain uppermost in the minds of Nigerians because of the socio-religious crisis across the country. The duo reiterated the need for Nigeria's unity to guarantee continued peaceful co-existence among the citizenry. A statement yesterday in Osogbo,Read MoreThe post Aregbesola, Emir of Borgu restate need for Nigeria's unity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is scheduled to inaugurate a new world-class fertiliser plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertiliser and Chemicals Limited,in Port Harcourt, Rivers Statetoday. The plant with production capacity for 1.5 million Metric Tons of Urea fertiliser, According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, is consideredRead MoreThe post Osinbajoto inaugurate $1.5bIndoramafertiliser plant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N3.38 billion Africa Development Bank (ADB) loan for cultivation of potatoes in Plateau State. Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun said this to State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to her, the stateRead MoreThe post FEC okays N3.38b loan for potatoes' farming in Plateau appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Ada Ehi, a gospel rock singer, has taken over the gospel music scene with an assorted blend of pop and alternative rock. She has successfully carved a place for herself. She loves it all the way' reaching out to her world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye, she speaksRead MoreThe post ADA EHI Im an inspiration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Father Adodo launches new book Traditional Medicine (TM) and Alternative Complementary Medicine (CAM) experts have restated the need for holistic treatment, saying it is the best way to go in healthcare. According to them, holistic healing touches the whole person body, mind, spirit and emotions. They spoke at the launch of the Director ofRead MoreThe post 'Why holistic health treatment is better' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
A naturopath Dr. Robert Adamu has urged Nigerians to consume water melon as has many health benefits. According to Adamu, watermelon, which contains about 92 percent of water, is a refreshing fruit with nutrients; each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, and lots of lycopene (about 20 milligrams per two-cupRead MoreThe post Benefits of watermelon many, says expert appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Candida poisoning is one of today's silent killers. Women experience it more than men. It degrades their urinary tract and birth canals, creating pain, itch, discharge, sores, pain during urination and sexual intercourse. Amazon A-F is a proprietary blend of Amazon forest anti-fungal and anti-yeast herbs targeted at Candida albicans, the Candida strain which causesRead MoreThe post Amazon A-F, top slot anti-Candida warhead appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
In September, two new institutions will take off in Ogun State. The Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH) will take off in Abeokuta; the Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia. The birth of these institutions is giving workers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, who have a stake in both the jitters report KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIERead MoreThe post Workers jittery over coming of MAUSTECH, OGUN POLY appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
It was a day of joy and surprise for the family of Mariam Abubakar when she won N700,000 and an apple laptop for emerging the best pupil of El-Amin International College, Minna. As the overall best, she was rewarded with the cash prize of N500,000 and the laptop while she got N100, 000 each forRead MoreThe post El-Amin's best pupil wins N.7m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Eleven of 13 First Class students who graduated from Nile University, Abuja, were females. The institution also conferred Doctor of Science degrees (Honoris Causa) on the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) and Hajiya Mariya Sanusi Dantata at the event. Leading the pack of graduands was the daughter of Senator Garba YakubuRead MoreThe post Females lead Nile varsity honours list appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The need to bring life back into the St Louis School, Kano, was one of the major discourses at the annual Open Day of the Nigerian Province of Sister. The event, which held at the LousVille Girls High School, Ijebu Itele, Ogun State, saw the Province deliberate on the decrepit state of the school whichRead MoreThe post St. Louis schools old girls advise govt on proper education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The proprietor of Little Teddies School in Port-Harcout, Mrs Temitayo Ladipo, joined parents to advise graduating pupils of the school to make wise decisions as they begin their secondary education. They were told to use the solid foundation laid by the school to conquer the world in their chosen discipline. In an emotional farewell toRead MoreThe post Pupils urged to make wise decisions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The expansive multipurpose hall of the African Church Model College, Ifako Ijaiye, could barely contain 203 SS3 pupils and their families during the school's 17thValedictory Service and Prize Giving last Friday. The graduands did their best to look good in their school uniforms for the last time. Many of the girls however traded the navyRead MoreThe post College bids farewell to 203 graduands appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
What is the essence of being a member of OGAV Club'' This was the mindset of pupils of Gbaja Girls Senior High School, Surulere, when they initially joined the club. They had doubted its relevance, not until it transformed their lives in academics, career guidance, leadership skills, communication, skill acquisition and character education. These wereRead MoreThe post Pupils celebrate club's mentorship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Ten SS3 and 39 JSS3 pupils of Phidel College, Isheri, Lagos graduated last Thursday amid fanfare. The SS3 pupils are the third set of students to have successfully fulfilled the moral and academic standards of the school. Speaking at the graduation, Pastor Matthew Aiyedun counseled the graduands to always put God first in their endeavoursRead MoreThe post Phildel College marks 3rd graduation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
GOtv Ambassador and veteran singer, Daddy Showkey, has underscored the need for vocational skills training of pupils. He spoke at the graduation of Rybeka Model College, Ajegunle, Lagos. 'I always advise people that there is nothing greater than making a child develop a skill. I could remember that in my time, I used to representRead MoreThe post Daddy Showkey seeks support for vocational training appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Professor of African Studies, University of Texas, Austin United States, Toyin Falola, has urged Nigerian government to hold university administrators accountable for funds allocated to them. Falola also recommended cost sharing between states and beneficiaries of the school system in the country. Falola spoke at the first distinguished lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences,Read MoreThe post 'Hold varsity mgt. responsible for allocated funds' appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
A 200-Level University of Benin (UNIBEN) student, Ndubuisi Igwala, may have his arms amputated because of a festering ulcer. The sickle-cell anaemia patient needs N1 million for a plastic surgery to stop the decaying tissues on his arms. EDDY UWOGHIREN (500-Level Medicine and Surgery) and EZEKIEL EFEOBOKHAN (600-Level Pharmacy) report. On a warm Friday afternoon,Read MoreThe post 'I sleep and wake up in pains' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Kogi State University (KSU) has re-opened, five months after it was shut when workers went on an indefinite strike. The resumption followed a peace deal initiated by Governor Yahaya Bello. But, the agreement is being threatened by the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). MOHAMMED YABAGI reports. The Kogi State UniversityRead MoreThe post Teachers kick as Kogi varsity bans ASUU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Several years ago, I used to sit at the feet of a retired war time army general discussing various societal issues, especially the problems of Nigeria. In one of our discussions, a guest joined us and informed the general that his son who was a commissioner in his home state has been accusedRead MoreThe post Fatherhood crisis appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The memories of July 10, 1999 will continue to be a defining moment in the annals of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The event of that day will forever remain fresh as it is passed on from generation of students to another. It marked the watershed in the history of students'Read MoreThe post 18 years after, Afrika lives on appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has said the Federal Government has concluded plans to establish an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) university. The proposed ICT school, he said, is informed by the low-ranking of Nigeria in terms of development when compared to other African countries'growths. At the yearly lecture of the Nigerian AcademyRead MoreThe post Fed Govt plans ICT varsity, says minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the usage of the bureau's $5.8 million metallurgical laboratory at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agreement was signed by both parties at the AIB's headquarters atRead MoreThe post AIB, Unilorin sign agreement on usage of $5.8m lab appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The oil and gas industry, the nucleus of the economy, has been on the decline in the last three years. Major players in the industry such as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wottnig Group Limited, Mr. Oluwole Richard Oyebade, says despite the slump in crude oil price in the global market and campaigns againstRead MoreThe post 'Passage of PIB 'll solve industry, economic woes' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) will not discriminate in the implemention of the laws on noise eradication. Its General Manager, Adebola habi, made this known to reporters in his office. According to Shabi, the essence of government is to serve the people and the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration is determined to bequeathe a healthyRead MoreThe post 'No discrimination on noise pollution enforcement' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) has urged Ondo State government to create industrial layout for energy concentration to enable it boost economic activities even as it promised to restore power supply to six Akoko communities under Owo Business Unit of the state. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, stated this when she ledRead MoreThe post BEDC to reconnect Ondo communities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Federal Government will generate enough revenue to implement the budget and meet other fiscal responsibilities when it ramps up oil production, stakeholders have said. The Chief Executive Officer, Abuja Power Station, Mr Jameel Jammal and the President, International Institute of Energy and Law, Prof Wunmi Iledare, who spoke to The Nation, said with increasedRead MoreThe post Govt urged to boost oil production for growth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
In the wake of the predictions by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA), which listed Ogun among the states to experience above-normal rainfall this year, the state government has put in place measures to stem flooding. The state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Director, Mr. Sakirulah Adebakin, in a statement signedRead MoreThe post Ogun steps up measures against flooding appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Surveyors canvass use of local materials Except urgent measures are taken to encourage the use of local building materials, the construction industry will remain in doldrums, stakeholders have said. They spoke at the ninth Annual Distinguished Lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Lagos Chapter. At the lecture themed: 'Foreign exchange problems, prospectsRead MoreThe post 'CBN's forex policy killing construction' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Youth unemployment is a major issue in the country. But experts say the solution to the problem, which hampers productivity and social harmony, ranges from entrepreneurship to technical apprenticeship. MUYIWA LUCAS writes on the Cement Professionals Training Programme (CPTP) by Lafarge Africa, which trains youths to acquire employable skills. The need to increase local content,Read MoreThe post Lafarge's CPTP: a boost to youth empowerment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
LASBCA insists on compliance If the Association of Real Estate Developers of Nigeria (AREDOLS), Lagos State chapter, have their way, setbacks on building sites may be reduced. AREDOLS, at a meeting aimed at fostering better working relationship with the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA), asked the government to reduce the mandatory space to beRead MoreThe post Developers mull change in land use appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
To provide affordable houses for residents, the Niger State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an Italian firm, Italworks Nigeria Limited, for the construction of 1,000 housing units of two and three bedrooms. The project, to be executed under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, is valued at N8 billion. Already, more thanRead MoreThe post Niger partners Italian firm on housing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
SIR: The South-west governors meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday July 24 refers. According to reports, the meeting which was attended by all governors among other resolutions declared zero tolerance for crime in the region, establish Western Nigeria Export Development Initiatives and change name to Western Nigeria Governors' Forum. The governors deserve commendation forRead MoreThe post Governors and South-west integration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
It is crucial to empower local governments to perform their statutory role in a democratic setting A coalitionof three unions has agreed, in the spirit of compromise, to support local government autonomy proposed by the National Assembly. The unions are: Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and MedicalRead MoreThe post Teachers' salaries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Federer claims a record 8th Wimbledon title A fewnames would pass as legends of Wimbledon, one of the four 'Grand Slams' in the professional tennis circuit; the other three being the Australian Open, the French Open at Roland Garros, Paris, and the US Open, at Flushing Meadows, New York. Wimbledon legends' The American, Pete Sampras,Read MoreThe post Roger the Legend appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
When policemen are caught by the long arm of the law, the irony is remarkable. Two recent instances involving policemen who, ironically, broke the law, and paid the price, show that those paid to enforce the law are not always on the side of the law. In the first case, four policemen were dismissed forRead MoreThe post Bad eggs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State is not taking any chances in its bid to emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections. Its members have started making plans towards repositioning the chapter, despite their failed attempt to oust Governor Godwin Obaseki through the judiciary. To display the party's strength and support, members of theRead MoreThe post Edo PDP 'll bounce back, say chieftains appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Women have been urged to join the political struggle to enable them occupy their central position in the scheme of things in the country. The Ondo State Chairperson of the Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP), Mrs. Ibitoye Olusola, stated this at the maiden congress of the party held in Akure, the state capital. At theRead MoreThe post Women urged to participate in politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Chairman of Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), Otunba Henry Ajomole, has congratulated the newly-elected chairmen and councilors across the 57 local government and Local Council Development Areas, for making the party proud in the recent local government elections conducted by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). In a statement by his MediaRead MoreThe post Ajomole: Lagos council chairmen 'll make APC proud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Okelo Madukaife is the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State. In this interview with NWANOSIKE ONU, he speaks on the preparations for the November 18 governorship election. How prepared is the APC for the governorship election' When you say other parties are moving, and All Progressive Congress (APC) not movingRead MoreThe post APGA can't retain power in Anambra, says Madukaife appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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