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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 21 August, 2017.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Nigerias Aruna Quadri has finished in the top four at the ITTF's second most prestigious tournament held in Bulgaria. In a report posted by NEWFANZONE, Aruna fought his way to the semifinal as the first African to achieve such feat, Quadri showed his class against the German number one with the out-of-this-world display thatRead MoreThe post Aruna Quadri makes history at ITTF Bulgaria Open appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Owerri, Imo State, is set to host the graduation ceremony of this year's edition of its 'So You Wanna Act' workshop organised by Africa Film Academy. The graduation event scheduled for the 24th of August, 2017 marks the end of an interactive workshop for the participants and is billed to take place at the ImoRead MoreThe post 220 students to graduate from Africa Film Academy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
President to fight Boko Haram, kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers clashes To those issuing ultimatum to other ethnic groups living in their community, President Muhammadu Buhari this morning issued a stern warning. Every Nigerian has a right to live anywhere in the country. The President, who returned from 103-day medical vacation in London on Saturday, told Nigerians inRead MoreThe post Buhari: every Nigerian has the right to live anywhere appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N329.150billion from 10 marketers from 2016 to date. The marketers defaulted in payment for products supplied to them by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its subsidiary, the Petroleum Products and Marketing Company (PPMC). About N20, 604, 109, 123.90 is yet to be recovered. TheRead MoreThe post EFCC recovers N329b from 10 marketers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
More than 700 Bureaux De Change (BDC) operators are inactive in the Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN's) Forex Window as forex end users embrace commercial banks,The Nationhas learnt. The preference for commercial banks followed the uncompetitive rate regime that shifted the business patronage in favour of the lenders. The practice has cut BDCs' turnover, puttingRead MoreThe post BDCs lose ground to banks in forex sales appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State capital, Prof. Temitope Alonge, has said about 35 per cent of people in the city are hypertensive. Alonge spoke on an Ibadan radio, Fresh FM, at the weekend. The CMD said UCH discovered this in a project it initiated during which itsRead MoreThe post '35 per cent of Ibadan residents hypertensive' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The three tiers of government federal, states and local governments shared N2.788 trillion between January and June this year, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said yesterday. According to a statement by NEITI Director of Communications, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, the allocation shows a 38 per cent increase on the N2.019 trillion sharedRead MoreThe post Federal, states, councils share N2.8tr in six months appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said the demands by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) were unrealistic in light of Nigeria's economic situation. Ezekwesili spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan while reacting to the ongoing strike embarked upon by the union. The former minster said lastingRead MoreThe post Varsity teachers' demands unrealistic, says Ezekwesili appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Many ministers yesterday suspended their weekend break to return to Abuja after President Muhammadu Buhari's return from 103-day medical vacation. Cabinet members were surprised that they were caught unawares by the President's return. Many ministers knew about Buhari's return through a statement earlySaturdayby Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.Read MoreThe post Anxiety grips ministers over Buhari's plans appeared first on The Nation N 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Semic International Limited has said it is not in partnership with Konga and Jumia to boost The Billion Coin (TBC) or digital currency acceptance in the country. In a statement, Semic International Limited, said contrary to reports that the company was in a partnership with Jumia or Konga for the acceptance of Crypto currency inRead MoreThe post Firm says no partnership with Jumia, Konga appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Two persons have been confirmed dead, while three sustained injuries yesterday as gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members opened fire on travellers on Damaturu Biu highway, security and military sources have said. A military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the terrorists had buried IEDs along the highway. Our correspondent learnt theRead MoreThe post Two killed as insurgents ambush travellers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The illegal occupation of Belema Flow Station and Gas Plant in Rivers State has safety implications both for the people at the facilities and nearby communities, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has warned. Since August 11, some persons have camped out day and night at the two facilities. In a statementyesterday,Read MoreThe post Shell flays illegal occupation of Belema oil facilities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
THE Insurers Committee has differed on how to carry out its much-publicised N300 million insurance industry rebranding project. The group with umbrella bodies, Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA), Nigeria Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) and Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria (ILAN) as members, disagreed over the sharing formula of the project expenses and whichRead MoreThe post Stakeholders differ over N300m rebranding project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
As the brain behind the proposed Truck Transit Parks (TTPs), Hassan Bello,the Nigerian Shippers Council Executive, believes that they will aid economic development.The council has appointed a transaction adviser and started talking with investors and financial institutions to facilitate the parks' coming. In this interview with OLUWAKEMI DAUDA,Bello says the parks and the inland portsRead MoreThe post 'Seamless transport system 'll boost economy' appeared first on The Nation 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Four years after the power sector's privatisation, the anticipated improvement in electricity supply remains a mirage. Rather, what consumers got was an the increase in tariff. The service providers are blaming it on industry challenges. AKINOLA AJIBADE captures consumers' frustrations and the private investors' seeming lack of capacity to turn things around. INDUSTRALISTS, under theRead MoreThe post Long road to stable power appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Africa's largest syringe manufacturing company, Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company Limited (JSM), is set for inauguration in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Foreign investors committed $30 million (about N9.2 billion) to the factory located on four hectares of land in Awa Village. Upon opening next month, JSM plans to start production with initialRead MoreThe post Why we chose Akwa Ibom for N9b Africa's largest syringe factory, by foreign investors appeared first on T 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Nigeria's apex financial services regulators have started discussions on a new framework that will expand the scope of operations and allow brokers and dealers at the capital market to have access to the interbank market and the primary official discount window. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria's apex capital market regulator and the CentralRead MoreThe post CBN, SEC mull universal licence for stockbrokers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation is training its customers on claims settlement to boost their performance, its Managing Director, Lady Isioma Chukwuma, has said. She spoke at the training in Lagos for the companys cedants, its customers. She said the company as part of its reawakening has trained reinsurance managers on how to handle reinsurance business. LadyRead MoreThe post Nigeria Re trains customers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
SIR: Last week, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, embarked on an indefinite strike action.ASUU President, BiodunOgunyemi, said all means of negotiation had been exploited before the decision on indefinite strike action was reached. The grouse of the university teachers include,inability of the federal government to implement some of the issues contained in aRead MoreThe post ASUU: Time for truce appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Asking electricity consumers 'willing' to pay for meters to do so is a sad reminder of our past Abdicationof responsibility: this simply is what the Federal Government has done by saying it would not oppose the wish of any electricity consumer that is willing to pay for meter based on agreement between such consumer andRead MoreThe post Forward march to the past appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Eko Petrochem and Refining Company Limited, another good idea With all eyes fixed firmly on the 2019 target by Dangote Refinery to deliver on its 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery and petroleum complex, and hence take the nation out of the current cycle of fuel importation, another indigenous firm appears to have takenRead MoreThe post The more, the merrier appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Sweet is the savour of cheap lucre in the mouth of the lazy lounger; though he thinks himself joyful, peace eludes him. Well, don't go searching the Holy Scriptures for the source of this (wise) saying for it is vintage Hardball. Yes, you may take it to the bank. But let's admit that it isRead MoreThe post Lounging Reps appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
What will happen if they don't do the festival'' It was a striking question. On August 19, the day after the grand finale of the 2017 Osun-Osogbo Festival in the Osun-Osogbo Grove in Osun State, a small group of visitors who looked like foreigners stood at the riverside in the sacred grove with a localRead MoreThe post Celebrating culture sponsors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
As President Muhammadu Buhari resumes work today, stakeholders want him to tackle a myriad of socio-economic and political challenges confronting the country. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU highlights pubic expectations. His return may have jolted his detractors out of their delusion. Those already dreaming of a post-Buhari era now have to pull the break. Gradually,Read MoreThe post Buhari: Returning to an unfinished business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Chief Olabode George is the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He spoke with Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU in Lagos on the protracted crisis in the party, the challenge of reconciliation and harmonization, and preparations for its national convention. How is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) preparing for its nationalRead MoreThe post How PDP can regain power, by George appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
Ekiti State governorship aspirant on the the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oni, has promised to implement a Marshal Plan that would bring about a new social and economic order; if elected as governor. Oni, the Deputy National Chairman of APC, told reporters in Lagos, that his ambition is a project of conscience.Read MoreThe post Ekiti needs Marshal Plan, says Oni appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) Lagos State Council, an affiliate of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has congratulated the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) , Asiwaju BolaTinubu and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over the victory of the party in the local government elections. Its Chairman, Comrade Chief Adetunji Oyeniyi said theRead MoreThe post Council polls: Union lauds Lagos APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 21 Aug 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in support of restructuring of the country in a manner that will boost the growth, development and prosperity of Nigeria. Dayo Adeyeye, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, made the clarification in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja. Adeyeye said the clarification became necessaryRead MoreThe post PDP believes in restructuring- Adeyeye appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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