NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NTION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 JULY, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 19 July, 2017.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
$500,000 for hotel seized Our plans, by Ogun, Osun, Benue, others A governor has forfeited to the Federal Government the N500 million he allegedly laundered in a mortgage bank. A Federal High Court in Abuja approved an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the forfeiture of the cash, which is believedRead MoreThe post Governor forfeits N500m as states get N243b refund appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is projecting N1.8 trillion Value Added Tax (VAT) collection for the 2017 fiscal year. FIRS Executive Chairman Tunde Fowler announced this yesterday in his 2017 budget presentation before the Senate Committee on Finance. The FIRS boss told the committee that the budget focused on capacity to increase VAT andRead MoreThe post Fed Govt targets N1.8tr from VAT appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Jonathan: Nigerians trust us The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) plans to hold a non-elective national convention in Abuja onAugust 12. The convention is expected to extend the tenure of the Ahmed Makarfi'led executive to allow the Caretaker Committee conduct an elective convention before December. The tenure of the executive will end onAugust 16. The decisionRead MoreThe post PDP convention holds Aug. 12 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Fictitious names in petition, says party The Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday served the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the notice of a lawsuit against the agency on Senator Dino Melaye's recall process. In an originating summon brought pursuant to Sections 65(2)(b), 68 and 69 of the Constitution, and OrderRead MoreThe post Melaye: Stop INEC, Kogi APC tells court appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, says President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is committed to a peaceful and developed Niger Delta region. Boroh, who is the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Wednesday that this commitment has encouraged investorsRead MoreThe post Buhari committed to peaceful, developed Niger Delta, says Boroh appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Lagos State will formally join Odu'a Group of Companies as its sixth owner-state in the next three months, The Nation has learnt. The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the regional investments conglomerate, Mr Adewale Raji, announced this in Ibadan, Oyo State capital. Raji said the process of admitting Lagos as the sixth Southwest owner-state, whichRead MoreThe post 'Lagos to join Odu'a Group' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The organised labour will monitor the application of the N243 billion Paris Club refund released by the Federal Government to the states. Governors must play by the rules, it warns. TOBA AGBOOLA and TONY AKOWE report. THERE was excitement in the camps of the organised labour and some varsity teachers yesterday. It was over theRead MoreThe post Paris Club refund windfall excites labour, ASUU, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Fhe Federal Operations Unit (FOU) in Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it recorded seizures with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N373,233,523 in June. The Controller in charge of the zone, Comptroller Amajam Bukar, spoke during the monthly briefing at the zonal head office in Owerri, Imo State capital. The NCSRead MoreThe post Customs seizes N372m contraband in Imo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Lagos State government yesterday denied involvement with a construction firm, Master Realty International Concept Limited, allegedly said to be parading itself as having approval to build an ICT specialised mall beside the new Ikeja Bus Terminal. In a statement yesterday in Ikeja, the state capital, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Wasiu AnifowosheRead MoreThe post Lagos denies approving ICT mall appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Former Health Minister Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi has called on academics to find solution to the problem of unequal access to education. He warned that lack of access for the poor could be have disastrous consequences. Adelusi-Adeluyi, who is the founder of Juli Pharmacy, spoke while delivering the First Ladipo Mobolaji Abisogun-Afodu Annual Lecture in PharmacyRead MoreThe post Ex-minister seeks greater access to education for the poor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has projected N1.8 trillion Value Added Tax (VAT) collection for the 2017 fiscal year. Its Executive Chairman, Tunde Fowler, made the projection yesterday at his 2017 budget presentation to the Senate Committee on Finance during budget defence. The FIRS chief told the committee that the budget focused on capacityRead MoreThe post Fed Govt eyes N1.8tr from VAT collection appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday gave regualory approval to to Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), to officially rebrand from Etislat Nigeria to 9mobile. Its Director, Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, said the regulator had been officially notified about the name change, adding that it has received the blessing of the regulator. The telco, inRead MoreThe post NCC okays Etisalat Nigeria's name change appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has sealed Samsung Lagos office for non-compliance with regulatory and standard procedures in product quality and standardisation. Its Director-General, Osita Abuloma accused Samsung of refusing to register their products with the agency even after several letters and reminders to that effect but rather continued to import products into theRead MoreThe post SON seals Samsung's office appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Anew vista has been added to the ongoing search for commercial hydrocarbon in the inland sedimentary basins by the Research and Development Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), following ongoing collaboration with US based Halliburton Corporation to get the exact location of viable crude oil deposits. Group General Manager in charge of theRead MoreThe post NNPC, Halliburton search for oil in Inland basins appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Most undergraduates are preoccupied with how they will pay off their debts and meet their commitments while on campus. The Chief Executive, TechPreneur Africa, Bolaji Finnih, found a novel way to do it; he started his own drinks business while at the University of Lagos (UNILAG). He was one of the speakers at this month'sRead MoreThe post 'I started business in the varsity' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
a new cocoa economy may be on the horizon as an international organisation, German International Cooperation (GIZ), is teaching agro entrepreneurs to explore new income possibilities across the cocoa industry. DANIEL ESSIET reports. An international organisation, German International Cooperation (GIZ), is giving agro entrepreneurs the tools they need to turn cocoa production into a viableRead MoreThe post Boost for cocoa entrepreneurs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has empowered the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) Abuja chapter with N1billion as a starter pack for different types of business under the watch of the Presidency. BoI's Executive Director, Micro-Enterprise, Toyin Adeniji disclosed this during the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and the presentation of the chequesRead MoreThe post BoI empowers NCWS with N1b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Investors in Access Bank Plc have recorded capital appreciation of more than 70 per cent over the past six and a half months as the leading commercial bank continued implementation of its strategic objective of improving profitability to shareholders. Year-to-date analysis for the period ended July 14, 2017 showed that Access Bank's share price hasRead MoreThe post Access Bank's share price rises by 70% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Four of Nigeria's five largest banks have indicated they might pay interim cash dividends to shareholders as investors await the half-year corporate earnings of major quoted companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The three largest Nigerian banks-Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank and United Bank for Africa and the fifth largest bank-Access Bank, in separateRead MoreThe post GTB, UBA, others mull interim dividends appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Federal Government has been urged to open up the economy to foreign direct investment to put Nigeria on the path of sustainable economic growth. An Economist and Chief Executive Officer of Economic Associates, Dr. Ayo Teriba, made the call during a breakfast session of the Financial Services Group of the Lagos Chamber of CommerceRead MoreThe post Open up economy, experts urge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Ex-militants shine at home and abroad. But the programme is ripe to become an equal opportunity initiative The Presidential Amnesty Programme has done the nation proud on several fronts. According to Paul Boroh, Special Adviser to the President on Amnesty Programme, out of the 59 ex-militants that just graduated from Benson Idahosa University, 12 obtainedRead MoreThe post Good side of amnesty appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Federal Government should, without delay, compensate the 97 citizens injured in the Rann accidental bombing On January 17, a terrible collateral damage occurred in the ongoing war against terrorism.On that day in Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, the Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombed the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp there.Read MoreThe post Justice for Rann 97 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017
A story is making the rounds about a petition to Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on behalf of the 38 senior military officers that were compulsorily retired in June of last year having been found to be corrupt, partisan or ethnic in the performance of their duty. The petition written on behalf of the disgracedRead MoreThe post Ekitigate and NA 38: Have we forgotten so soon' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
A story is making the rounds about a petition to Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on behalf of the 38 senior military officers that were compulsorily retired in June of last year having be found to be corrupt, partisan or ethnic in the performance of their duty. The petition written on behalf of the disgracedRead MoreThe post Ekitigate and NA 38: Have We Forgotten So Soon' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
IT is troubling that kidnappers and kidnappings continue to grab the headlines these days, which may well be a reflection of hard socioeconomic conditions across the country. In other words, biting recession may well be a strong factor in the rising cases of abduction. But this possibility cannot make kidnappers and kidnappings right. Kidnappers teachRead MoreThe post Absurd abductees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
It is quite human for Ahmed Markafi and co to quickly imagine the worst storm is over following the legal life-line from the Supreme Court last week and therefore relapse to the iniquities and debauchery of the past. But unless the dominant faction ofthebeleaguered Peoples Democratic Party now has the sobriety to decode the hiddenRead MoreThe post Modu-Sheriff: The spirit of law appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
The Senate's insistence that it has a role in the recall of a senator has drawn the ire of many Nigerians. Lawyers, former legislators and other stakeholders have faulted the claim and maintained that the 1999 Constitution only empowers the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to initiate the process, following constituents' request. Assistant Editor LEKERead MoreThe post Does Senate have role in recall' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Comrade Obi Ochije Modilim is a chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra state. He spoke with NWANOSIKE ONU on the preparation of his party for the November 18 governorship election. How prepared is your party for the governorship election' When you talk of readiness on this November 18 election, I canRead MoreThe post APGA 'll retain power in Anambra, says Ochije appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
Dr. Chike Obidigbo is one of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State. In this interview with Nwanosike Onu, he speaks on the chances of his party in the election. After your bitter experience in the last governorship election, what motivated you to come out to contestRead MoreThe post 'We expect Nwobodo to conduct credible primary' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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