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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 17 August, 2017.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
A tighter security ring has been thrown around Ibrahim Magu and key officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after a gun attack on its Abuja office. Also being protected are the EFCC Acting Chairmans mother, who lives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The new security measures were taken after some gunmenRead MoreThe post Tighter security for Magu after gun attack on EFCC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Security has been strengthened for the Acting Chairman of the EFCC Mr. Ibrahim Magu and his family, including his aged mother. It was learnt that some strangers have been prowling Magu's residence in Maiduguri. Some policemen have been deployed in Magu's uncompleted bungalow in Karshi, Abuja. According to a source who who pleaded not toRead MoreThe post Security beefed up for Magu, mother, family appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced that it has saved the nation a minimum of $3billion yearly from the reduction in the cost of crude oil production. According to the corporation's statement, it has driven down the cost of crude oil production from $78 per barrel as at August 2015 to $23 perRead MoreThe post NNPC saves $3b yearly from production cost cut appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Federal Government yesterday admitted failing to keep some of its promises to university lecturers but said it would work hard to get them to suspend the strike declaredon Sundayby the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It reiterated that ASUU did not follow due process before embarking on the strike. Minister of Education AdamuRead MoreThe post Fed Govt broke promise to ASUU, says minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
A Lagos Federal High Court will on August 29 deliver judgment in a N300million suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, against the police. Evans in praying the court to declare his detention illegal. Justice Abdulazeez Anka fixed the date yesterday after taking arguments from Evans' counsel Olukoya Ogungbeje and lawyers forRead MoreThe post Evans knows fate August 29 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Oyo State government yesterday said it disbursed over N13 billion to settle five-month salaries owed local government workers, primary school teachers as well as pensioners. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters Mr. Bimbo Kolade spoke in Ibadan, the state capital, on disbursement of the fund. The commissioner said the money comprised a shareRead MoreThe post Oyo council workers, pensioners get salary arrears appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the conduct of examinations usually organised by universities for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said in Abuja that universities, polytechnics and other institutions were free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions.Read MoreThe post Fed Govt gives varsities nod to conduct post-UTME appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Kwara State House of Assembly has banned strip clubs or nude parties in all government and private-owned hotels in the state. This order followed a motion, Banning Nude Parties in Hotels in Kwara, moved by the House Leader, Hassan Oyeleke (APC, Esa Sawo). News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Assembly had drilledRead MoreThe post Kwara Assembly bans strip clubs in hotels appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Presidency yesterday accused the judiciary of failing to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari in his battle against graft. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution Okoi Obono-Obla stated this yesterday at the unveiling of the survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)Read MoreThe post 'Judiciary not cooperating with Buhari in anti-corruption war' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The police yesterday denied being on top of the corruption index. Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood described the report of the UNIOC and NBS as false. He also urged Nigerians to disregard the report, noting that there was no way the Police could be corrupt. He said: 'I don't think the UNODC is for such purpose.Read MoreThe post We're not corrupt, say Police appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Lagos, in partnership with the World Diabetes Foundation and the Podiatry Institute, United States, will hold its fourth yearly capacity building workshop on diabetes foot care from August 21 25 in Lagos. It has as theme ''Setting the standard for diabetes foot care in Nigeria.'' According tothe hospital's Medical Director,Read MoreThe post Workshop on diabetes foot care holds August 21 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Red Kidney Bean Pod has kept pretty too long in my view to raise its beautiful head in the Nigerian Alternative Medicine health store shelves. About 10 years ago, a traditional Nigerian gentleman, Oyeniyi Azeez, tried to bring this heart and kidney herb from under the bushel but gave up the struggle soon afterRead MoreThe post Red Kidney Bean Pod may help kidney traumas appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Thanks, everyone who read the last column, MARIGOLD FLOWER, EYE PROMISE, WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMIN A, and immediately pulled me by the shirt collar to remind me that Marigold flower, as medicine, does more than strengthening weak eyes and vision. I agree with you all. You are all people who have been reading this column for decadesRead MoreThe post Marigold flower medicine goes beyond clear vision appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Do you have a cure for cancer' If yes, contact the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja. The ministry is ready to engage natural health practitioners and explore traditional medicine and alternative treatments in cancer treatment. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole made the appeal at a seminar at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). TheRead MoreThe post Adewole advises healers on cancer treatment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
In this interview, Karen Popkin speaks on the role music therapists play in health care. A Masters in Music Therapy holder, she is the Programme Coordinator of Creative Arts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre's Integrative Medicine Service. What is music therapy' Music therapy is a mental health profession in which personalised music-based interventions addressRead MoreThe post Music Therapists to the rescue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The academic staff of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), have joined the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by theAcademic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday. Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, the Chairman of ASUU-UNN, made this disclosure at a news briefing on Wednesday in Nsukka, shortly after the union's congress attended by membersfrom Enugu andRead MoreThe post UNN join ASUU strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The University of Abuja, on Wednesday, officially joined its counterparts in a nationwide indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The UniAbuja ASUU Chairman, Dr Ben Ugheoke, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the academic staff took the decision to join the strike after a meeting with itsRead MoreThe post ASUU: UniAbuja joins strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The recession presents an ample opportunity for Nigerians to invest in real estate. This is because in every adversity, there is an opportunity. This is the submission of the Managing Director of Richlife Estate and Gardens, Mr. Bankole Oluwaseyi. Oluwaseyi told The Nation during the sixth Richlife Mega Promo and Empowerment Summit in Lagos atRead MoreThe post Invest in real estate now, firm urges Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Despite the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), stakeholders still feel that the main issues in the industry have not be tackled. To them, the real issues in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and the fiscal reforms remain unaddressed, and unless something is done, the industry will not move forward. EMEKA UGWUANYI reports.Read MoreThe post Oil & gas fiscal strategy: still a long road appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has bestowed the Business Legacy Award on Mr. Anwar Jarmakani, the Group Executive Chairman of Jagal, in recognition of his contributions to nation-building and socio-economic development. The event held in Lagos where captains of industry and notable personalities converged to celebrate corporate organisations, public institutions and individuals thatRead MoreThe post LCCI honours Jagal Group chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Chevron Nigeria Limited(CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL, emerged Best Exhibitor at the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), which held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. At the award night, to round off theRead MoreThe post CNL gets multiple awards at NAICE SPE appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Cement manufacturing and building solutions firm, Lafarge Africa Plc, has said that its investment in the Cement Professionals Training Programme (CPTP) is aimed at training youths toward bridging skills gap in the cement industry and increasing local content of her operations in the country. It is also aimed at forging strong ties with its hostRead MoreThe post Lafarge Africa to bridge skills gap, embrace clean energy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Nigerian IndependentPetroleum Company (NIPCO) occupies a strategic position in the fuel distribution chain, Nigerian Petroleum Marketing Company (NPMC) Managing Director Mr. Umar Ajiya, has said. NPMC is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petrleum Corporation (NNPC). NIPCO, he said, had the capacity to distribute white products, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or cooking gas, andRead MoreThe post NIPCO strategic to fuel distribution, says NPMC chief appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
No less than $40 billion would be required to fix infrastructural problems in the oil and gas sector, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said The Minister, who spoke in the latest bulletin of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), said the money would be spent on fixing theRead MoreThe post Nigeria needs $40b for oil infrastructure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Nigeria needs to produce about three million gas cylinders yearly to meet consumers' demand and replace obsolete ones, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said. The corporation in a report entitled: 'The dynamics of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) utilisation in Nigeria: Past and present initiatives,' said six companies would have to produce the cylindersRead MoreThe post Wanted: 3m new gas bottles yearly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The space in the shopping mall sub-sector of the property industry has continued to experience a boom, notwithstanding the lull in the built environment. Last weekend, there was another addition to the sub-sector with the inauguration of a shopping mall, Hubmart Stores, Ikeja, Lagos. This brings to two the number of Hubmart stores in theRead MoreThe post Hubmart redefines retail market with new outlet appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
To capture the essence of the all-encompassing Governor Ambode-engineered Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), one has to take a critical look at the challenges faced by one of the fastest -owing cities in the world Lagos. The first is an ever- exploding population, conservatively put at about 21 million. The other is that Lagos generatesRead MoreThe post In support of Cleaner Lagos Initiative appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Suspected murderers in our society must be tried before punishment Just as the country was recovering from a killing spree inside a church in Ozubulu in Anambra State two weeks ago, the country's commercial and cultural capital, Lagos, witnessed one week later mob killing of suspected ritualists after discovery of their den by community membersRead MoreThe post Mob justice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Anti-Buhari protests should be allowed just as Pro-Buhari supporters Fundamental to the concept of democracy is dissent, and dissent naturally occurs in every human society, even when regimented. Democracies are a tribute to such human diversities, and hence it is the best and most peaceful ideology known to humans in spite of its shortcomings. WeRead MoreThe post Equal opportunity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Sir: I can remember vividly that 2009 was the last time the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) hit the war path with an indefinite strike. However the drumbeats of war have been reverberating since this regime came to power. In August 2016 and January 2017, warning strikes were launched as the first salvosRead MoreThe post Appeal to ASUU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Ozubulu, Anambra State, is in the news on account of the August 6 gun attack at St. Philip's Catholic Church in which 13 people were killed. What happened brought to the surface a similarly tragic incident that happened about 10 years ago. The traditional ruler of Ozubulu community, Fidelis Nnamdi Oruche, said in an interview:Read MoreThe post Ozubulu: Yesterday and today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Thoughtful Nigerians are raising alarms about the escalating threat of massive disorder in our country. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, eminent elder statesmen like Edwin Clark and Ayo Adebanjo and others, traditional rulers, top religious leaders (Christian and Muslim alike) ' all are shouting for a change of direction. One of theRead MoreThe post Nigeria: Caution! Caution!! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been mandated to reposition the crisis-ridden opposition party. Assistant Editor GBADE OGUNWALE examines the task before the committee. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun the process of reconciliation. During its recent non ' elective convention, the tenure of the Ahmed MakarfiRead MoreThe post Makarfi and burden of repositioning PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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