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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 22 August, 2017.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
SANs: he has not broken any law It's not the best, says UPP chair President Muhammadu Buhari met yesterday with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some presidential aides after resuming duties at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The President, who returned home on Saturday after 103 days medical vacation in London, wrote to the leadershipRead MoreThe post Buhari to work from home appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Former Georgia Prime Minister Nika Gilauri has urged Nigeria to step up Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Tax to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) income and the anti-graft war to reform its economy. Gilauri said Nigeria had to overshadow her competitors and use 'out of the box ideas' to help the reform the President Muhammadu Buhari administrationRead MoreThe post Ex-Georgian PM: PPP, tax reform hold key to economic reform appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Ever seen Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike in a subdued state' Yes ' when he kneels down in supplication as men of God lay hands on him. And no ' when he is in a defiant and foul mood on the hustings, delivering what some have described as 'hate speeches'. His Excellency was remarkably placidRead MoreThe post 'Are you with us now'' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Constitutional lawyers said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari did not violate any law with his decision to work from home. They said the President, who has just returned to the country after seeking medical treatment abroad, can work from home or anywhere in the country to fully recuperate. They include Mr Seyi Sowemimo (SAN), ChiefRead MoreThe post SANs: he has not broken any law appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
All the six states in the Southwest failed to provide the matching grant to access about N9 billion intervention funds released in 2015/2016 by the Federal Government for the development of basic education in their states, Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has said. Dr. Bobboyi addressed reporters yesterday inRead MoreThe post Southwest failed to access intervention funds in 2016, says UBEC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday led the commendation of President Muhammadu Buhari's broadcast after his arrival from medical vacation in London. The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Senator Shehu Sani and others also have given kudos for the short speech. APC National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun told reporters that the President left no one in doubtRead MoreThe post Kudos for Buhari's speech appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday described the broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as a 'missed opportunity'. 'I can give an instant citizen's feedback to President @MBuhari that his speech this morning was a a terrible case of missed opportunity,' she twitted yesterday. The Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) faulted the President's positionRead MoreThe post Ezekwesili, Eastern Assembly, HURIWA knock Buhari's broadcast appeared 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The 499-word nationwide address by President Muhammed Buhari is generating discourse from various quarters. Political Editor EMMANNUEL OLADESU writes on the expectations of Nigerians before the less than seven minutes' presidential broadcast. The anxious nation expected much. The President gave little. Two days after returning from a medical vacation that lasted for 103 days, PresidentRead MoreThe post Buhari's speech: A gap in public expectation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buharis Monday broadcast as a monumental anticlimax, saying the President missed an opportunity to calm restiveness and frayed nerves among the citizenry. A statement last night signed by the partys Head of Publicity, Chinwe Nnorom on behalf of the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, saidRead MoreThe post Buharis speech an anticlimax, says PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
THE Federal Government has instituted a N1.6 billion National Women Empowerment Fund (NAWEF). It was in fulfilment of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign promise of better living standards for improved socio-economic growth. Women Affairs & Social Development Minister Mrs. Aisha Alhassan made the disclosure at a town hall meeting with women groups in Ibadan,Read MoreThe post Social intervention: Fed Govt set aside N1.6b for women appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
A total of 222 girls have been offered a scholarship to study in Nigeria's tertiary institutions underSustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Female Special Scholarship Awards, Federal Ministry of Education has said. The Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Adamu Hussaini, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Monday, by the ministry's Press Officer, MrRead MoreThe post SDG: 222 girls get scholarship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Members of the Great Ife Students' Union shut the main entrance of the University of Ibadan over what was described as harassment from a member of the Abefele Security Unit in the institution. The incident between both parties took place on Saturday, 19th August, 2017 at about 5pm. Speaking with the Great Ife Students' UnionRead MoreThe post OAU students union shut down University of Ibadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) has called on lawyers to build larger partnerships to improve service delivery to clients in a globalised world. He made the suggestion while unveiling a mega law firm Primera African Legal (PAL) last week. PAL is made up of former partners of Sterling Partnership and Wali-Uwais,Read MoreThe post Form bigger law firms, NBA president urges appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
ALagos High Court has fixed hearing for October 18 in a suit filed by a businessman, Sadiq Eldau, against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (rtd), over the ownership of a land in Lekki. Eldau is praying Justice Sherifat Solebo for a declaration, among others, that the property designated asRead MoreThe post Court to hear case against NDLEA chair October 18 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Editor-in-Chief of Legalpedia, Mr. Albert Oscar, has said the company partnered the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to provide a platform for lawyers and take the legal profession to global standards. Legalpedia is a leading legal software and Technology firm that provides the software, information, communication and technical knowhow and drives the ongoing 57th AnnualRead MoreThe post 'We partner NBA to give lawyers value' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
AConstitutional lawyer, Chief Sebastine Hon (SAN)has asked the Federal Government not to spare perpetrators of hate speeches. He said Section 4 of the 2011 Terrorism Act , amended by Act No. 10 of 2013 criminalises support for terrorism. He said the Terrorism Act stipulated two to five years imprisonment as minimum punishment for terrorism. 'WeRead MoreThe post Prosecute perpetrators of hate speeches, says SAN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, the President's Senior Special Assistant on Prosecution, can be fiery if the discussion is on corruption. To him, many lawyers and the courts are not helpful when it comes to tackling the malaise. Obono-Obla, who has just been named chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property,Read MoreThe post 'Conceal your assets, face 21 years' imprisonment' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Ahmed Adetayo Adetola-Kazeem is the son of Chief Gani Adetola-Kaseem (SAN). The 2009 Law graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State,was the only Nigerian among 1,000 young Africans selected for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Award launched by former US President Barack Obama in 2014. He speaks with ADEBISI ONANUGA on hisRead MoreThe post 'I studied law to assist the poor' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Wife of Rivers State Governor Justice Eberechi Wike has advised women lawyers not to see themselves as inferior to their male counterparts. According to her, what a male lawyer can do, a female lawyer can do better. She said women lawyers ould succeed by being focused, and by working even harder. Justice Wike spoke atRead MoreThe post 'How women lawyers can succeed' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Legal technologies solution provider and software developers Law Pavilion will celebrate 120 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), during the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference, which coincides with the firm's 10th anniversary. The SANs are registered on the Pavilion's platform and use electronic Law Reports. The senior lawyers are to be honoured in recognition of theirRead MoreThe post Law Pavilion to honour 120 SANs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Mustapha Ibrahim Imam was called to the Bar in 2003. He is the chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ungogo branch in Kano State.In this interview with Legal Editor John Austin Unachukwu, he speaks on law and economic development, legal education, fighting corruption and other national issues. When were you elected chairman ofRead MoreThe post 'We can't fight corruption in judiciary without financial autonomy' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Lagos State Government has described the imprisonment of underaged children as unlawful. The state Solicitor-General, Mrs. Funmilola Odunlam, made this known at Alausa, Ikeja during an interactive session with stakeholders on children welfare, including police and prison officers. She was referring to the recent freedom granted 185 juveniles from different prisons by the Chief Judge,Read MoreThe post Imprisonment of under-aged is unlawful, says Lagos govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The verification of the N67billion Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) debt claims, which the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) submitted to the Advisory Power Team (ART) of the Office of the Vice President has saved the Federal Government N41,415,488,965. In its report dated June 2017, the team recommended that N25,994,511,035 be paid to the DisCos.Read MoreThe post Fed Govt saves N41b from DisCos debt claims appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The National Pension Commission (PenCom), has kicked against the ongoing amendment on pension in the Constitutional Amendment Bill No.3 on Devolution of Powers by the National Assembly. The Acting Director-General, Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar, said the amendment if passed into law, will bring chaos and regulatory arbitrage in the country. She said acceding to the proposedRead MoreThe post Pension: PenCom against Devolution of Power Bill appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The rise and popularity of over-the-top (OTT) services has taken a huge toll on the bottom line of telcos across the globe. The OTT services include instant messaging, voice/ video calls and others. In Nigeria, there appears to be no regulatory framework to halt the decline, LUCAS AJANAKU reports that telcos are rooting for farRead MoreThe post Disruptive technologies take toll on telcos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Apapa gridlock returned last week, forcing residents and motorists to virtually go through hell. When will this perennial problem be solved' ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE writes. It was back to a forgotten nightmare for residents and motorists around Apapa last week as the axis became completely blocked and remained impregnable the whole week. Reason: The returnRead MoreThe post 72 hours of Apapa traffic hell appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is in the eye of the storm as audit of its operation begins. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sent a team of airworthiness and related experts to Nigeria to re-validate the Category One Safety rating it awarded the country in August 2010. The team according toRead MoreThe post Safety outing: NCAA set for FAA's audit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
First Nation Airways yesterday abandoned its Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) as a scheduled operator for charter services. This scaling down to charter operations comes nine months after the airline operated with a single aircraft. The Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) , Captain Mukhtar Usman disclosed this during the commencement of auditRead MoreThe post First Nation scales down operations for charter services appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday boosted the forex market by offering a total of $195 million in three segments of the market. In the wholesale segment of the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market, it auctioned $100 million and also intervened in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisible segments, with the sum ofRead MoreThe post CBN lifts forex market with $195m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Is it proper for Customs officers to seize containers shortly after being cleared by their colleagues at the Lagos Ports' This is the puzzle importers are asking the government to unravel following what happened at the ports last week. Some cargoes were said to have been seized at the ports' gates after being cleared. TheRead MoreThe post Customs, importers quarrel over seized containers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Nigerian equities opened yesterday with a broad underlying positive sentiment but losses by the two foremost quoted companies-Dangote Cement and Nestle Nigeria depressed the stock market to a marginal decline. While there were 27 gainers to 16 losers, losses by highly capitalised stocks overwhelmed the overall market situation. Nestle Nigeria-the highest-priced stock at the NigerianRead MoreThe post Dangote Cement, Nestle Nigeria drag equities to marginal decline appeared first on The Nation Nig 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Regulator of the information technology sector, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said it is ready to implement local content policy in the sector as contained in the executive orders signed by the Federal Government. Its Director-General, Dr Ibrahim Pantami, who spoke on the sidelines of the StarUp Nigeria, a pitching event for techRead MoreThe post NITDA to sanction breach of local content policy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Primitive and unhygienic methods of meat processing thrive across the country IT is an outright state of anomie in most abattoirs across the country ' there is no other way to describe it. It is indeed a wonder that the country does not suffer persistent outbreak of diseases going by the extremely filthy conditions ofRead MoreThe post Abominable abattoirs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Community service can be used instead of custodial sentences, to address the problem FOR the second time this month, the Chief Judge (CJ) of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, released underage inmates, from Lagos prisons. Sixty-two were released on Monday, last week, while 80 were released on August 1. Of note, the chief judge hasRead MoreThe post Underage inmates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
SIR: President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country where he has been since May 7 to a rosy reception. However, that the president is being welcomed to a rosy reception by the people should not be taken for granted neither should it be considered as a convincing affirmation of the positive performance of this regime.Read MoreThe post Honeymoon over! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari's (PMB) presidency resembles that of the United States of America, President Donald Trump, in many respects even though there are significant differences. One similarity. While many of their admirers would give their lives for their sake, many also despise them. So, while they are the messiahs for some, for some others, theyRead MoreThe post Think before you talk appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Moral icons, whose words and conduct can scarcely be impeached, exist in every society. More often than not, any intervention they make is always done with a high sense of responsibility, always guided by the knowledge that any misplaced opinion could injure the innocent or imperil the group or society. I want to believe thatRead MoreThe post NPA vs. Senate: Where Umar got it wrong appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold in Anambra State on November 18, it would appear that those who have no muscle to stop the election from taking place believe they have the muscle to do so.The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the separatist group led by the controversial character called Nnamdi Kanu, isRead MoreThe post Muscle-flexing without muscle appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Veteran journalist, two-time governor of Ogun State and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Aremo Olusegun Osoba spoke with Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU in Lagos on preparations for 2019 polls, zoning and other partisan issues. What are the challenges that will face the next governor of Ogun State' The greatest challenge is to find aRead MoreThe post How Yewa can produce governor, by Osoba appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Lawyer and rights activist, Mr Monday Ubani has faulted the 1999 Constitution for promoting unitary system of government. He said the federal structure is defective because the constitution was imposed by the military. The National Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) spoke with LEKE SALAUDEEN on the fight against corruption, local government autonomy,Read MoreThe post 'Nigeria needs new constitution to attain true federalism' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elder Senator Tunde Ogbeha has reflected on governance in Kogi State, saying that Governor Yahaya Bello has destroyed the Confluence State. He lamented the lack of infrastructural development, non-payment of workers' salaries and general insensitivity of public welfare by the governor, stressing that the administration has inflicted much pains on theRead MoreThe post Bello has destroyed Kogi, says Ogbeha appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Chief Chuma Offodile, who lost the UnitedProgressives Party (UPP) governorship candidature after the primary in Anambra has resigned his membership of the party. Offodile, who withdrew from the party's primaries on Aug. 19, announced his resignation at a news conference in Awka on Monday. He said he was resigning from the party because the partyRead MoreThe post Anambra 2017 Poll: Guber aspirant resigns from UPP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 22 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. 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Newly launched Advanced People's Democratic Party (APDA) in Ekiti state has suspended its state chairman Mrs. Foluke Okeya,the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports. The decision to remove her was reached at a meeting of members of the chapter's State Working Committee held in Ado Ekiti on Sunday. The meeting also appointed Tunde Agbabiaka, theRead MoreThe post Ekiti APDA suspends state chairman appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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