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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 23 August, 2017.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Last week, this column dwelt on many issues begging for solution in Nigeria. One of them was the devolution of power. Another was the clamour for the creation of new states based on ethnicity, especially now that the country has moved away from regional or zonal arrangements to federal and state governments. A case inRead MoreThe post Rebuilding Nigeria (2) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
THE ASSETS ' 29 terrace houses comprising eight four-bedroom penthouse apartments 'Six three-bedroom apartments 'Two three-bedroom maisonettes 'Two twin bedroom apartments 'One four-bedroom apartment. 'No. 7, Thurnbull Street and 5, Raymond Street, Yaba '16 four-bedroom terrace houses in Heritage Court Estate, Plot 2C, Omerelu Street, Diobu, GRA Phase 1 Extension, Port Harcourt '13 three-bedroom terraceRead MoreThe post Diezani to lose 56 houses in Lagos, 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The demand for foreign exchange (forex) has continued to rise despite the drop in forex earnings by the Federal Government, it was learnt yesterday. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele said yesterday that the average monthly import bill rose from N12.4 billion in 2005 to N588.1 billion in the first five months ofRead MoreThe post CBN: Forex monthly demand jumps to N588b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
ILITARY operations are to be enhanced, following an order from President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday. He gave the order during the National Security Council meeting with top security chiefs, led by Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, at Aso Villa. On Monday,the President, in a broadcast, promised a rough time for those he described asRead MoreThe post Military 'will step up operations' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has said his opposition to the attempt by the government to review the Olubadan chieftaincy laws remain unchanged. The monarch said the recommendation of 32 crowns for Ibadan by the Boade Commission set up by Oyo State was a joke too far. Reacting to an interview grantedRead MoreThe post Olubadan: I still oppose chieftaincy law appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Constituents, mainly students, from the Bayelsa East Senatorial District, have threatened to recall the Senator representing them in the National Assembly, Mr. Ben Bruce. The aggrieved constituents accused the 'common sense' senator of neglecting them and having no plans for his constituency, which comprises Nembe, Brass and Ogbia local government areas, Bayelsa State. Leaders ofRead MoreThe post Constituents threaten to recall Ben Bruce for non performance appeared first on The Nation 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The revenue shared yesterday to the federal, state and local governments from the Federation Account for July dropped by N183.26 billion from the amount shared for June. The amount shared yesterday is N387.31billion compared to June's N570.58 billion. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of finance, Dr. Mahmoud Isa Dutse, confirmed the amount yesterday atRead MoreThe post FAAC July revenue drops to N387.31b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cyber crimes behind the UK and the U.S. NCC's Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that theRead MoreThe post Nigeria ranks third in global internet crimes behind UK, U.S., says NCC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The amendment of the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) and the pegging of the maximum loan intake for any project under the scheme at N2 billion are some of reforms being introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stimulate activities in the agricultural sector. More commercial banks are also being encouraged by theRead MoreThe post Boost for agric financing as CBN rolls out new rules appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
THE Nigeria Labour Congress ((NLC) yesterday accused the Federal Government of wasting over N11 trillion on the power sector reform. It criticised plans to spend another N38 billion as bailout to Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to procure prepaid meters. NLC President Ayuba Wabba, who spoke with reporters in Abuja, said it was obvious that theRead MoreThe post You cant spend public money to bailout DisCos, NLC tells Fed Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Presidency yesterday shed more light on why President Muhammadu Buhari has been working from home since his return from medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu said: 'Following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to theRead MoreThe post Presidency: rodents have damaged Buhari's office appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
China and Nigeria have agreed to put in place measures to tackle importation of substandard products into the country. China and Nigeria Chamber of Commerce (CCCN) President, Ye Shuijin, stated this yesterday, while addressing reporters in Abuja. He insisted that most of the imported fake products were not made in China. He said the ChamberRead MoreThe post Nigeria, China to tackle low quality products import appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Subscribers advised to report unsolicited SMS Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Danbatta yesterday called for the passage of the harmonised Data Protection Bill and the Electronic Transaction Bill into Law. He urged Nigerians to report cases of unsolicited messages from service provides to the commission for action. DanbattaRead MoreThe post Danbatta seeks passage of Data Protection, Electronic Transaction bills appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Gone are the days when banking was boring and simple transactions took almost a day to complete. Today, with digital banking, commercial banks are finding new ways to ensure they provide efficient services to their customers. First City Monument Bank Limited has unveiled key e-banking tools to ensure that its customers get value for theirRead MoreThe post Digital banking: New thinking with technology appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
When it comes to turning a bad situation to a golden opportunity, the award must go to Chief Executive, SB Telecoms, Afolabi Abiodun and Chief Executive, InfoGraphics, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu. Their businesses went into serious debts. Today, they have turned their adversities to prosperity. They shared their experiences at the monthly CFA's SMEs hangout in Lagos,Read MoreThe post Turning adversity into prosperity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday raised the red flag on the activities of con men who specialise in circulating phantom letters of crude oil allocation with the intent of defrauding unsuspecting would-be buyers or members of the public. Speaking at the presentation of commendation letters to 12 workers of the Crude Oil MarketingRead MoreThe post NNPC alerts on international crude oil fraudsters appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
There is need to take the biometric of the 7.5 million pension contributors of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) to open transfer windows for them, Executive Director Operations, Crusader Sterling Pensions, Conrad Ifode, has said. Section 11(2) of the Pension Reform Act, 2014 allows employees to move their Retirement Savings Account (RSA) through a transferRead MoreThe post 'Why 7.5m pension contributors can't change their PFAs' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Natnupreneur is promoting poultry entrepreneurship. The initiative is helping entrepreneurs to set up thriving and profitable poultry businesses. DANIEL ESSIET writes. Then Chief Executive, Kadopo Farms, Dapo Robinson, started his poultry business, he had 2,000 chickens. Today, the business has grown to about 10,000 chickens. It grew with the help of Natnupreneur, the foremost broilerRead MoreThe post Finding success in poultry businesses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
ANigerian startup is developing a new agricultural commodities exchange to take advantage of the government's efforts to boost farming output to reduce reliance on oil. The exchange, Integrated Produce City Ltd., will be located near the southern city of Benin, about 300 kilometers (186 miles) east of Lagos, a site accessible to nearby growers ofRead MoreThe post Investor sets up $135m commodities exchange appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Bank of Industry (BoI) under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP) has disbursed N200 million to 4,000 farmers in Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau state. BoI is partnering an international agency, Oxfam Nigeria to disburse the loan to farmers in the states under the Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLA). Oxfam Nigeria, in aRead MoreThe post 4,000 farmers from three states share N200m BoI cash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
To sell N291m shares to employees Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) plans to issue about 12.2 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each to existing shareholders and employees to raise N50 billion in new equity funds as the first generation bank looks beyond its centenary. Regulatory documents showed that UBN will issue 12.13 billion ordinaryRead MoreThe post Union Bank seeks approval for N50b new capital raising appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Nigerian employers need to be much more careful when hiring domestic servants The recent arrest of a driver who organised the kidnapping of his Filipino bosses is yet another grim reminder of the very real danger posed by subordinates who betray their employers instead of serving them. The driver, Yinka Adebanjo, allegedly connived with sixRead MoreThe post Domestic danger appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Lawmakers are to make laws for good governance In many a state assembly, brawling, the kind one expects to find only in a motor park or in a beer parlour in the seedy part of town, has supplanted debate and discussion and the search for common purpose as instruments of lawmaking. The Mace, the symbolRead MoreThe post Pugilists in the House appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
I am trying hard not to succumb to the temptation of believing Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has reached the age of diminishing values or returns, natural with the human person. I don't want to accept the reality starring me in the face that Fasehun has become senile. Accepting hisRead MoreThe post 'Buhari and Fasehun's Numbing Irrationality appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The logic and reason behind the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) criticism of the policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State are often disturbingly shallow and many times, absolutely ridiculous. This is especially so because this same political party ruled over this country and indeed Edo State for nearly two decades and literarilyRead MoreThe post APC's battle to restore meritocracy in Edo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
His Rotten Verbal Majesty, Femi Fani-Kayode, has some newly plucked sour grapes, just to endure President Muhammadu Buhari's safe return, despite his evil pronouncements that the president would not come home alive from his medical vacation in London, UK. The good thing though, is that the biting sourness is for his and his teeth aloneRead MoreThe post Sour grapes from FFK appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 23 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. 
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