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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 18 August, 2017.


Fri, 18 Aug 2017
When a two-storey building crumbled in Owerri, the Imo State capital, killing eight persons, it was not only relatives of the dead and injured that agonised; the entire state was jolted. OKODILI NDIDI reports Residents of the weather-beaten two-storey building adjacent to the Owerri Area Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital, wentRead MoreThe post Building collapse shakes Imo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
SIR: Unless urgent steps are taken to address myriads of discordant tunes now dominating our socio-political space, the country may be fast gravitating towards war. We have in this country witnessed how a small gang led by late Mohammed Yusuf in Borno State which constantly gushed out vitriolic criticisms against the state government degenerate intoRead MoreThe post Hate speech as harbinger of war appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
UNIVERSITY teachers won a major battle yesterday. The Federal Government granted their request that their N23billion outstanding Earned Allowances be released. The money will be released next week, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said. The government said the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company matter would be resolved with the Pension Commission in the next oneRead MoreThe post Govt agrees to pay varsity teachers N23b allowances appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The countdown to increased power generation may have begun, with the East-West pipeline, popularly called Obiafu/Obrikon-Oben or OB3 pipeline, close to being completed. The pipeline work has been completed and the contractors are working on the terminal stations, it was learnt yesterday. The gas transmission pipeline system is being developed by the Nigerian National PetroleumRead MoreThe post NNPC's gas master plan raises stable power supply hope appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buharis health has improved tremendously. The Speaker and Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday visited the President at the Abuja House in London Tweeting via his verified official Twitter handle @Yakubdogara, the Speaker said he was glad seeing the President doing well. He urged NigeriansRead MoreThe post Buhari's health has improved tremendously, says Dogara appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said university lecturers stampeded the government into signing the 2009 agreement which has been a source of incessant strikes by the teachers. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is currently on strike over the failure of the government to implement the agreement. Speaking at a book presentation yesterday atRead MoreThe post Obasanjo: ASUU stampeded govt into 2009 agreement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)leader Nnamdi Kanu and send him back to prison. The government argued that Kanu has not only breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 on health grounds, he hasRead MoreThe post Govt urges court to return Kanu to prison appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A strange disease, whose symptoms include diarrhoea, bloodstained vomiting and high fever, has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba West Local Government, Kogi State. Initial reports had suspected Lassa Fever, but medics told Commissioner for Health Dr. Saka Audu, who visited the affected areas yesterday, that it was a strangeRead MoreThe post 'Strange disease' kills 50 in Kogi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
HATE speech promoters got a warning yesterday ' stop it or face the law. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said that those making hate speeches will henceforth be treated as terrorists. He spoke in Abuja during the National Economic Council (NEC) Retreat on National Security, attended by governors and some ministers. Stressing that government is tiredRead MoreThe post Hate speech'll be treated as treason, says Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been hailed for his classification of hate speech as act of terrorism. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Sebastine Hon, said Osinbajo was absolutely correct in his position on the issue of hate speech. Hon, in a statement yesterday, noted that Section 1(2) of the Terrorism Act, 2011, has describedRead MoreThe post Senior lawyer hails Osinbajos description of hate speech as terrorism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Federal Government is not giving up on plans to recover $793.2 million from seven banks that failed to remit funds into the Treasury Single Account (TSA). The government has hired international audit firms to reconcile and retrieve public sector funds being withheld by the banks. Will the new move by the government succeed inRead MoreThe post TSA: Again, Govt tackles banks over unremitted funds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
THE Lagos State Government yesterday spoke its plans for the Presidential Lodge on Marina, Lagos Island; the ownership was finally transferred to it yesterday by the Federal Government. It said the historical monument would be transformed to a world-class tourist attraction and well preserved without compromising its structural integrity. 'The government will ensure its transformationRead MoreThe post Our plans for Presidential Lodge, by Lagos government appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), Dr. Sunday Temowo, has warned that those living with HIV who contravene the law will be prosecuted. He stated this after a meeting with the Joint United Nation Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Population Council (PC), The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), SocietyRead MoreThe post LSACA warns people living with HIV against flouting laws appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) is prevalent in Nigeria. OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA reports on how the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, for three days, led a team of experts that performed surgeries on some women, and gave them back their dignity at the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, Osun State. For three days, 26 women living with Vesico-VaginalRead MoreThe post Minister leads experts on VVF repair mission appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has said residents with eye problems will soon get free surgery and glasses. Ipaye spoke at the kick off of a free eye surgery programme organised by The Collectives at Sagamu, Ogun State. He said residents with cataract and glaucoma would be treated free. Ipaye saidRead MoreThe post Ogun residents to get free eye surgery appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
About 20 million Nigerians are infected with Hepatitis B virus, the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) has said. The group made this known at its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Session at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) and the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti StateRead MoreThe post '20m Nigerians infected with Hepatitis B' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Pimples (which is otherwise called acne vulgaris) are in general, results of increased hormone activities that begins or are seen in teen years. The main hormone in the development of male person is called testosterone (androgens) which is present in both male and female but several times more in quantity and action in the maleRead MoreThe post Common skin diseases: Pimples appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Awe Oluwatosin Doyinsola has won The Nation/UNICAF University Scholarship in Nigeria. It covers tuition fees of 10,000 USD for the Master of Business Administration (MBA), offered online by multi-campus UNICAF University. In this interview with SOLOMON ODENIYI, Awe speaks on the scholarship and what he hopes to accomplish with the scholarship. Can you tell usRead MoreThe post I was denied admission locally, says UNICAF scholarship winner appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has donated N10 million to the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) to establish new nursery and primary school at Giginya Barracks, Sokoto. Tambuwal, who made the donation when he received NAOWA executive members in his office, praised them for their concern to education development in their host community.Read MoreThe post Sokoto gives NAOWA N10m for schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), YouthNext, is pushing for the domestication of the 'Not too young to run' Bill in Lagos State. Last Thursday, the body staged a rally from Ikeja Under Bridge to the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja. Members displayed banners and placards with various inscriptions: 'YouthNext the future is now'; 'TheRead MoreThe post Youth body seeks role in politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A professor of History, Siyan Oyeweso, has challenged the Federal Government to utilise research from universities. He said the Federal Government had done well by heeding the advice of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to set up the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), which public universities, including tertiary institutions nationwide, are able to tapRead MoreThe post Use varsity research, govt urged appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A Non-governmental organisation (NGO), The Destiny Trust, is rallying support for indigent children by inviting people to give as little as N1,000 to provide education and empowerment support through an initiative known as 1000HelpingHands. The Nation learnt that the proceeds of the crowd funding would be channelled to feeding, healthcare and education of rehabilitated homelessRead MoreThe post NGO rallies support for indigent children's education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A professor of Chemistry, Nkechi Atasie, has been reappointed Dean of Post graduate School of The Bells University Ota, Ogun State for another tenure. Atasie, who was appointed to the same position for the 2016/2017 academic session, will wear the same title in the 2017/2018 academic session. Similarly, Mr Lamidi Sunmonu Tafa, a former deputyRead MoreThe post Bells gets new Registrar, Dean appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science (MCS) and the WASCAL Graduate Research Studies program in the West African Climate System (GSP-WACS) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA has won a research grant from the United Kingdom (UK) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (SWIFT). OverRead MoreThe post FUTA wins UK grant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
This year's graduation at the Mind Builders High School, Ikeja, was an home coming of sorts for some of its alumni, notably four who had distinguished themselves, graduating with First Class degrees from various universities. The distinguished alumni all attended the Mind Builders Primary School, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja. The quartet was honoured with theRead MoreThe post School fetes its First Class ambassadors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Cowbellpedia contestant, Oluwanifise Onafowokan, is looking to repeat the feat achieved by her school, The Ambassador School, Ota, Ogun State, in last years edition of the competition. Her school won all six prizes in the junior and senior categories of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show sponsored by Promasidor Nigeria Ltd, makers ofRead MoreThe post 'I solve maths to relax' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Veterinary experts are delivering a 5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa. The scheme aims to boost the livelihood of livestock farmers by delivering evidence-based technologies that offer sustainable solutions to their challenges. The Supporting Evidence Based Interventions initiative (SEBI) has received funding from the Bill &Read MoreThe post Experts move to boost productivity of farmed animals appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigeria has thrown its weight behind the global efforts to turn cocoa beans farming into an economically-viable venture. To this end, the country has joined the sustainable and traceable cocoa farming team. It participated with other cocoa producing nations at the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee meetingsheld in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Present atRead MoreThe post Nigeria: Cocoa beans farming has prospect appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigeria and Morocco have set up a steering committee to develop a sustainable crop insurance scheme for the country. The committee comprises representatives of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), Bank of Agricultue (BOA), the Moroccan agricultural insurance company, MAMDA and MAMDA RE. In developing the insurance scheme, the committee is expected to use parametricRead MoreThe post Nigeria, Morocco collaborate on agric insurance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
PeoplesDemocratic Party (PDP) is a political brand thathas existed for 18 years, and was the ruling party until 2015 when it lost the presidency to All Progressive Congress (APC). That loss was followed by allegations of corruption against the PDP-led regime and also internal crisis within the party. Now that the internal crisis is over,Read MoreThe post BrandNotes: Does PDP need rebranding or a change of name' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
$100,000 up for grabs Fifteen young African entrepreneurs have emerged finalists from more than 800 applicants for the seventh annual Anzisha Prize, Africa's premier award for young entrepreneurs. Supported by African Leadership Academy (ALA), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the Anzisha Prize celebrates and cultivates the next generation of young African entrepreneurial leaders whoRead MoreThe post Two Nigerians, 13 others in race for Young African Entrepreneurs prize appeare 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE) has said reports by the government that Nigeria was on its way out of recession were mere propaganda. At the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union in Owerri, the Imo State capital, NUSDE National President Kelly Ogbaloi said it would be wrong to acceptRead MoreThe post Nigeria not out of recession, union claims appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Federal Government is not ready to sellor concession any of its four refineries in whole or in part, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu said yesterday. He said ths is because the refineries were yet to return to optimal level, operating below their capacity level, despite several years of turnaraound maintenanceRead MoreThe post 'Fed Govt not eager to sell refineries' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dikko Radar has urged the Federal Government to make entrepreneurship a full course from primary to the degree levels to curb corruption in the country. He made this call during a visit by the Cordinator, Student for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), AmaguRead MoreThe post SMEDAN seeks entrepreneurial courses in schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Sales have dropped drastically at the Apapa Mall, Lagos. This is a sharp contrast to its record two years ago, when it was opened. Then retailers jostled for spaces. Shop owners and customers blame the problem on the gridlock in the area, TONIA 'DIYAN reports. Apapa mall situated at Park lane in Apapa-Lagos, means differentRead MoreThe post Gridlock takes toll on Apapa Mall appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service provider for emerging markets, iflix, has completed a $133 million additional funding round, bringing the total amount raised this year by the South Africa-based entertainment firm to over $220 million. iflix Co-founder/CEO Mark Britt said the proceeds from the funding round would be invested in the company's local contentRead MoreThe post Our plan to invest $133m additional capital, by firm appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Sultan says no. But still goes ahead to articulate crucial part of it in his preferred alternative The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abukakar III, made national headlines on August 13, when he reportedly thumbed down political restructuring but held up, as an alternative model, economic devolution. Yet both, shun of the emotive and fearRead MoreThe post Restructuring still appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Oyo State government has done well to act against noise pollution All too often, when the issue of pollution is mentioned, the average Nigerian's mind reflexively goes to such features as refuse collection and waste management, perennial floods that practically paralyse many states during heavy rains or the leakage of harmful elements into waterRead MoreThe post Noise, noise everywhere appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The days are evil, perilous. They are filled with stench while exhuming every indices of war, bloodbath and bloodletting; signs of bad omen. Old memories of injustices have been revived. Lost and past war sores have been reopened. And scars now bear testimonies of previous adventures. War drums have been reinvented by the drummer boysRead MoreThe post Attention, acting President Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
This tale may well be apocryphal, but it falls in tandem with the smelly puss, oozing from the killings in the house of God in Ozobulu, Anambra State. A victim, who escaped unscathed, even if he was bang in the line of satanic fire, was reported lamenting he at least should have resisted falling; butRead MoreThe post How doughty is your moral armour' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC), National Deputy Chairman and former Ekiti State Governor Olusegun Oni is a governorship aspirant in the Fountain of Knowledge. Can he overcome the hurdles at the primary' Group Political Editor Emmanuel Oladesu examines his chances at the shadow poll. At 63, Olusegun Oni, engineer and Deputy National Chairman of the AllRead MoreThe post 'My ambition is a project of conscience' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Group, the Anambra Conscience Movemnet (ACM), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate four governorship aspirants over the allegation of using accumulated funds for constituency projects to woo delegates at primaries. The group accused the aspirants, who are members of the National Assembly, of misusing funds for constituency projects. The aspirantsRead MoreThe post Group urges EFCC to investigate aspirants appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Factional Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Ekiti State Chief Williams Ajayi has chided Governor Ayo Fayose for announcing his presidential ambition at the non-elective National Convention held on August 12 in Abuja. Ajayi said Fayose's declaration of a presidential ambition was at variance with the party's position that the presidential ticket has been zonedRead MoreThe post 'Fayose's presidential ambition a ruse' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Honourable Bolaji Yusuf Ayinla represents Mushin Federal Constituency II in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with Emmanuel Oladesu, he speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari's health, his party's performance in the last two years and other issues. Excerpts: It's been over two years since APCRead MoreThe post Ayinla: Buhari is fulfilling campaign promises appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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