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


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 16 August, 2017.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Fed Govt says action illegal Strike grounds universities ASUU's grouse 'Non-licensing of the Nigerian Universities Pension Commission (NUPEMCO) to manage contributory pension which has hit over N1b 'Non-payment of Earned Academic Allowances of N128 billion 'Non-remission of N880b to upgrade infrastructure of universities since 2013 UNIVERSITY teachers are likely to return to work soon, goingRead MoreThe post Forensic audit of N30b given to ASUU coming appeared first on The Na 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Buhari needs prayers, not protest' Controversial musician Charles Oputa (aka Charly Boy) survived an attack on his person yesterday when he attempted to take his 'Buhari must resign or resume' campaign to the Wuse market in Abuja. Charly Boy, 66, has been leading a band of two dozens or less to sit out at theRead MoreThe post Buhari: Traders attack Charly Boy, others in Abuja appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The telecoms sector has attracted $68billion to the economy in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday in Lagos. Besides, the sector's contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased to 9.8 per cent and it has allowed other sectors to floursih. NCC Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof Umar DambattaRead MoreThe post Telecoms sector FDI hits $68b, says NCC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday gave an insight into the roles played by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in their political lives. The pastor of the influential Redemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) gave them the advice that infleuced their decisions to accept public office, they revealed. The two leaders spokeRead MoreThe post Adeboye's role in my life, by Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Federal Government should remain steadfast in its commitment to the anti corruption war because 'there is an unholy alliance of corrupt people in and out of government' trying to derail it, former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Nuhu Ribadu said yesterday In his view, the anti-corruption war is working, but Nigerians mustRead MoreThe post Ribadu: unholy alliance working to scuttle anti-graft war appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
There was anxiety yesterday over former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso's political future. There were rumours that he had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). It was learnt that many PDP bigwigs had been disturbed over Senator Kwankwaso's next move. But the former governor yesterday said he was still in APC and yet to giveRead MoreThe post Anxiety in APC over Kwankwaso appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Text of a lecture by the Senator representing Lagos Central District, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, as keynote speaker at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) 12th Annual Research Conference and Fair in Lagos yesterday. The senator spoke on the theme of the conference, 'Governance and national development: Issues and implications' and the plenary session's theme: 'Democracy andRead MoreThe post 'The hard work of climbing out of the hole has begun' appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the issuance of 615 pending land titles.. He gave Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola the approval to sign the land titles. The Minister told State House correspondents after a meeting with the Acting President at the Presidential Villa Abuja last night. The approval will enable landRead MoreThe post Osinbajo okays 615 land titles appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
THE Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended special promotion of officers following alleged case of fraud and payment for such promotions. Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy Senator Isah Misau had alleged that some officers pay to get promoted in the police. This allegation led the commission to put on hold all special promotions forwarded toRead MoreThe post Police suspend special promotion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter left nothing to chance about its commitment to the strike. On Tuesday, the union demonstrated its compliance with the total and indefinite strike when members stormed an ongoing research fair conference by the management during a rally round the campus. The lecturers' songsRead MoreThe post ASUU interrupts research conference at UNILAG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria (ASUU) has expressed displeasure atthe mandatory sale of handouts by some lecturers in tertiary institutions. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, President of the union, expressed this view in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. 'It is not wise for lecturers in ourRead MoreThe post ASUU frowns at mandatory sale of handouts by lecturers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Federal Government to look into the plight of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to avert the indefinite strike. Mr Chinonso Obasi, National President, NANS made the call in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday. 'It is with deepRead MoreThe post NANS urges FG to intervene in ASUU strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Regulator begins health check of telcos ' Commission enforces Corporate Governance Code Its Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof Umar Dambatta who spoke during a seinsitisation workshop on code of corporate governance for the telecosm industry at teh Derenassance Hotel, Ikeja, said these acheivements were accomplished in spite of the crushing recession ravaging the economy. DambattaRead MoreThe post NCC: Telecoms sector FDI hits $68 billion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nigeria may have lost its South Korean oil market to the United States (U.S.) as the Asian country buys its first crude oil from America. Refiners in South Korea, the world's fifth crude oil importer, have reportedly joined India to diversify their crude sources in what potentially could impact on Nigeria's spot crude export market.Read MoreThe post South Korea dumps Nigeria's oil for U.S. appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) said, it is collaborating with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), NEXIM Bank and other investors to build world-class Truck Transit Park ( TTP) in Ogun State to boost the economy and generate more revenue for the government. Speaking with reporters at the old truk park in Ogere, along Lagos/IbadanRead MoreThe post NSC, NNPC, NEXIM Bank, others partner on truck park appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF), a Cross River State-based organisation, has held its Career Day to assist the unemployed with programmes that can narrow skills gaps. DANIEL ESSIET reports. To address unemployment, the wBridge Leadership Foundation, a non-profit leadership and community development Foundation in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, is exposing young people toRead MoreThe post Preparing youths for employment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Federal Government's plan to exempt 27 industries from paying companies' income tax for three years, with an extension for one or more years, has been faulted by financial pundits and investment firms. The FBN Capital, the investment and research arm of FBN Holdings, said the Federal Government's initiatives, which include tax exemption for targetedRead MoreThe post Knocks for govt's plan to exempt firms from tax appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The 75 per cent lump sum proposal sponsored by Senator Oluwole Oke at the National Assembly, if passed into law, may destroy the very essence of pension, the Managing Director, IEI-Anchor Pension Limited, Glory Etaduovie, has said. Etaduov, who spoke with journalists on the theme: 'Industry Challenge and Ignorance on the Pension Industry Activities' inRead MoreThe post '75% lump sum payment may destroy essence of pension' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Disturbed by the tonnes of waste generated in Nigeria and its poor management, some women are making efforts to create a rewarding business out of recycling, writes DANIEL ESSIET. As the price of imported products soar and the sustainability movement gains momentum, recycling markets have strengthened across the country. Where they were once limited toRead MoreThe post Making wealth from recycling appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nigeria and China have set in motion, the processes that will ensure the implementation of important agreements signed between both countries, visiting Chinese Vice Information Minister, Guo Wein, has said. He spoke at a Media Dialogue and dinner held in his honour in Abuja. Wein said: 'The purpose of my visit to Nigeria is theRead MoreThe post Nigeria, China to implement pacts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari has urged stakeholders and well meaning Nigerians to support the effort of the organisation towards the sustainance of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) for the benefit of the nation. Ari made this appeal at the 13th SIWES Biennial Conference in Abuja, stating that the programmeRead MoreThe post ITF seeks support for SIWES appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the African Development Bank's (AfDB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'AAA' with a Stable Outlook. The leading global rating agency puts the bank's Short-Term IDR at 'F1+' (best quality grade, indicating a strong capacity to meet its financial commitments). In a statement, the agency said the 'AAA' rating primarily reflectsRead MoreThe post Fitch affirms AfDB's triple 'A' rating appeared first on The Natio 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Let no one scuttle the project this time around Lagos State government has taken another audacious move towards having uninterrupted power supply in the state. The state government has requested for a letter of no objection from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for its embedded power programme. The governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who on AugustRead MoreThe post Lagos' new power scheme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Its spread to south-western Nigeria is welcome In an era where economic contraction is making it increasingly difficult for young Nigerians to get married, the celebration of the first mass wedding in Oyo State and in south-western Nigeria is a heartwarming development. Twenty-five couples were joined together in an Islamic wedding which took place inRead MoreThe post Mass marriage appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
A is now for Arsenal, 'B' for ball'and 'N' for Neymar. Hardball wagers that this would be the new primer for learning the English alphabets. Of course you have guessed it, if you lived on planet earth that is. But Hardball insists that if you have not heard about that football transfer record of thisRead MoreThe post Why A is no longer for Apple appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Five it to inimitable MKO Abiola. Proverbs, by his transliteration of a Yoruba wit, provide the lubricant with which words are calibrated to achieve highest possible meaning. Wit is the horse on which words ride and vice versa. In one of his expansive moments, MKO would joke that one of his unfulfilled childhood dreams wasRead MoreThe post The art of managing the truth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Local governments are created to facilitate development at the grassroots. In spite of constitutional reforms that have enhanced their status and capacity, they have failed to impact positively on the people. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN examines the problems confronting the 'third tier' of government. To many Nigerians, the National Assembly's decision to grant autonomyRead MoreThe post Tragedy of third tier of government appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Hon. Dele Bankole Balogun, in this interview with reporters in Lagos, speaks on the last governorship election in Edo State and efforts being made to resolve the leadership crisis that has engulfed the opposition party. MUsa Odoshimokhe was there. The judgment on the Edo State governorship election didRead MoreThe post 'You can't rule PDP out in Edo' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
In this interview with Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU in Lagos, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Mark Longyen, speaks on his principal's achievements in the last two years. The governor's critics have accused him of embarking on the completion of the projects he inherited from hisRead MoreThe post How Lalong has changed Plateau, by aide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The National Working Committee (NWC), of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has dissolved the acting Anambra State working Committee of the Party led by Dr. Sylvester Igwilo. According to a statement issued in Abuja by the National Secretary, Alhaji Sadeeq Masalla the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in an extraordinary meeting in Abuja,Read MoreThe post UPP dissolves UPP Anambra acting executive appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Sokoto State House of Assembly says it has impeached its Deputy Leader, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim (APC- Kware), following a no-confidence vote passed by members. The Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji, announced the decision of the House at a plenary on Tuesday that the removal was endorsed by the 21 members. 'I have received a letterRead MoreThe post Sokoto House of Assembly impeaches Deputy Leader appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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