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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [24 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 24 August, 2017.

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The plethora of commentaries and armchair analysis on the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, (LAUTECH) unfortunate crisis is as interesting and unpleasant. The situation, no doubt, presents some sworn critics the opportunity to showcase their unwarranted disdain for the workings of the governments of Oyo and Osun, the proprietors of the institution under reference.Read MoreThe post LAUTECH crisis and the pseudo-patriots appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The Yewa Traditional Council in Ogun State yesterday bemoaned the killing of one of its members, the Olowo of Owo-Yewa, Oba Patrick Fasinu, by gunmen. The council said the killing was a silent war against the institution of traditional rulers in Yewa and Nigeria. Oba Fasinu was killed on July 25 while returning from theRead MoreThe post Oba Fasinus killing is silent war on Yewa monarchs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
For about five minutes, proceedings were held up and tempers flared yesterday at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)-organised colloquium on restructuring. Shocked dignitaries watched as former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole was heckled. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, was among the eminent guests. Oshiomhole's claim that those agitating for restructuring were those whoRead MoreThe post Oshiomhole's attack on agitators sparks anger appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Sultan of Sokoto Sa'ad Abubakar III said yesterday that there is the need to sit down and discuss how to make Nigeria better. Speaking at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)- organised colloquium, the Sultan said while groups from all over the country were agitating for one thing or the other, nobody had the right toRead MoreThe post Sultan: let's discuss Nigeria's future appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
NIGERIA has donated cash, food, medical supplies and other relief materials worth $2 million to victims of the mudslide in Sierra Leone. A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Sanda, said the items donated include $1 million cash, as well as 315 metric tonnes of assorted food andRead MoreThe post Mudslide: Nigeria donates $2m cash, relief materials to Sierra Leone appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The continued stay of a six-year-old Nigerian boy, Monisola Muiz Bakre, in the United Kingdom (UK) has become a source of dispute between his parents and the British government. The boy's father, Mr Ayokuleyin Bakre, is accusing the UK government of 'illegal and forceful adoption' of his son. The UK authorities are taking over theRead MoreThe post Nigerian couple battles UK govt over son's 'forceful adoption' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Detectives are probing how $20million was wired into the accounts of shell companies and fronts of some former officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The cash, which is believed to be a bribe, is being traced by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-graft commission is also looking into the operation ofRead MoreThe post $20m 'bribe': EFCC probes 20 ex-NPA officials appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The Presidency hasadvised opinion leaders to exercise restraint in their choice of words to avoid heating up the polity and causing acrimony. Defending the President's speech, the Presidency said yesterday that it was a matter of great satisfaction that majority of the citizens welcomed the broadcast. To criticise the President on restructuring, the Presidency said,Read MoreThe post Presidency cautions opinion leaders against 'irresponsible statements' appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow discuss the use of Paris Club refund by states amd the growing clamour for restructuring of the country with governors at a meeting at Aso Villa, it was learnt yesterday. Sources said the meeting was called at the President's instance. He is also said to be overwhelmed by the supportRead MoreThe post Buhari to discuss restructuring, Paris Club refund with governors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The Ogun State government has commenced an evaluation process that will ensure a one-stop shop for all fees and charges by its Ministries, Departments and Agencies. This is to harmonise toll collection and curb indiscriminate toll points for proper documentation and easy payment process for corporate organisations and individuals. While speaking on the development atRead MoreThe post Ogun to harmonise toll collection appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has said he will not commit suicide to protest President Muhammadu Buhari's return from his 103-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom (UK). The governor was reacting to claims by the opposition that he pledged to commit suicide, if Buhari returned alive from his medical leave. He said the allegedRead MoreThe post Fayose: I won't commit suicide over Buhari's return appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Couples suffering from infertility can now heave a sigh of hope. A traditional healer says the condition can be treated with herbs. Balogun, the CEO of Kukab Nature Therapy Limited, Ojodu, Ikeja, Lagos, said the condition is caused by both men and women. It is the lack of production of healthy sperm by the manRead MoreThe post 'How to treat infertility with herbs' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Walnuts are in season. Oftentimes, the simplest foods are best for your health, and this is certainly the case for nuts, in which Mother Nature has crafted a nearly perfect package of protein, healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols, antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals. Among nuts, the case may be made that walnuts are king,Read MoreThe post Top reasons to eat Walnuts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Like the pure virgin maiden repulsed by the dirty fingers of the scraggy man, MIMOSA PUDICA (Touch Me Not or Sensitive Plant) quickly hides its face and body from the prowling fingers. The rapidity with which it does so speaks volumes and tells us something about its medicinal capabilities. It has a lot of nerveRead MoreThe post Mimosa, dozens of benefits from Sensitive Plant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) students have been out of their classrooms thrice between May and this month. Reason: disagreement involving the unions, management and Lagos State Government over the payment of some arrears. With the parties sticking to their guns, chances of a lasting solution seem far fetched, reports KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE. Academic activities resumed onRead MoreThe post LASPOTECH students groan as govt, workers fight over arrears appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
An academic, Dr Jamiu Adeniran, is working on a product that will absorb pollutants in house hold products. Adeniran of the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) is able to carry out this research thanks to a research grant he won from the Professor Ayo Ogunye Trust Foundation, University of Lagos (PAFOTFUL). The N1.5Read MoreThe post Don tackles household pollutants with research grant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Parents, art thou asleep' Rape of minors seem to be on the increase and is causing alarm in the society. I have read horrifying cases of rape crimes against infants a few months or years old that left me numb. Some of the victims have not survived the ordeal. Two stories of sexual abuse, oneRead MoreThe post A Valedictory speech to all SS3 pupils (3) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
A total of 222 girls have been offered scholarship to study in various tertiary institutions in the country under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Female Special Scholarship Awards. They were shortlisted from 338 candidates who participated in the screening process. Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Adamu Hussaini ,made a symbolic presentation ofRead MoreThe post 222 girls get SDGs special scholarship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
THE Principal, Avi-Cenna International School, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr David Ogburn, has advised the government to tread softly on the issue of including a religion in the curriculum to ensure that all religions are taught together in schools. Speaking against the background of the outcry over the subsuming merger of Christian and Islamic religions in theRead MoreThe post 'Teach all religions in schools' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Twenty-six girls aged between 13 and 19 participated in the first Girls Technology Camp to be organised by the Women's Technology Empowerment Centre, W.TEC, in Ibadan. They were exposed to technology workshops on Computer Appreciation ' Basics, Animation Programming using SCRATCH, Mobile Application Development using MIT AppInventor2, 3D Designing and Printing, Career Talks and LeadershipRead MoreThe post W.TEC holds maiden camp in Ibadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Merit will be the only criterion to admit 650 students into the six departments of the Ondo State School of Health Technology for the 2017/2018 academic session. While monitoring the entrance examination held simultaneously at the school premises and at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Ministry of Health, DrRead MoreThe post Ondo college to admit 650 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, has dismissed Mr Abiodun Abolade, a driver/Mechanic II attached to its Bureau of Transportation for being found with contraband items leading to his arrest. He was arrested by law enforcement agencies along Imeko-Afon/Olorunda area of the Idiroko border, Ogun State. His letter of dismissal, referenced FUNAAB/R/JP.1804/1/43Read MoreThe post FUNAAB dismisses driver appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
An undergraduate of the Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH), Igbesa, Miss Yekinni Ibironke Hawawu, has clinched a scholarship valued at N100,000 courtesy of the Federal Scholarships Board (FSB). Yekinni, who is HND 2 Computer Science undergraduate, was presented with her check as the institution premises amid applause and congratulations. Speaking at the event, MrRead MoreThe post OGITECH undergraduate wins federal scholarship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The matriculation of 6,400 new students by the Benue State University(BSU), Makurdi, coincided with the nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU). The matriculation ritual for new students for the 2016/2017 academic session, last week Wednesday, had hardly wrapped up when ASUU members, in the university joined their counterparts in otherRead MoreThe post BSU: 6,400 matriculate amid ASUU strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Ritman University (RU) students have emerged winners of a debate organised by Women Supporting Women National Conference. Their colleagues from the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) in Lapai, Niger State, came second in the contest aimed at promoting women emancipation. The debate with the theme: Women are the backbone of society, they make better leaders,Read MoreThe post Ritman varsity students win women debate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
If you've followed ASUU strike since 1999 when the democratic dispensation began you'll notice one trajectory: ASUU and government relation is like a relay race; one regime passes the baton to the other without resolving the underlying reasons for the strike. At times, emotions are brought to bear by appealing to striking lectures to 'takeRead MoreThe post Sounding the death knell (2) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
THE crisis which led to the closure of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, will soon be resolved, its Pro-chancellor, Prof Oladapo Afolabi, has said. Afolabi, who chairs the Governing Council, spoke to reporters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Other council members, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Adeniyi Gbadegesin, and hisRead MoreThe post LAUTECH to reopen soon, says pro-chancellor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Ayayi was in a sitting posture with an obvious injury on the upper part of his left hand and a mass of blood on his chest within the region of his heart. He was gasping for breath, and then the breathing appeared to stop' Anthony Monye-Emina The year was probably 1987. The doors ofRead MoreThe post Reading through ASUU's prism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
To promote excellent research, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State has held a four-day gap-bridging workshop for 300 technologists and technical staff in its employment. The workshop, organised by UNN Consultancy Services Ltd (UNN CONSULT) in conjunction with the Association of Academic Technologists, was aimed at engendering laboratory ethics, basic safety andRead MoreThe post UNN technical employees get gap-bridging training appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The Kogi State University (KSU) has sacked 150 striking lecturers for their refusal to return to work. The action drew the ire of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which described it as callous. MOHAMMED YABAGI reports. THE battle line has been drawn between the Kogi State government and the Academic Staff Union ofRead MoreThe post Tension as Kogi varsity sacks 150 teachers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
I grew up in Ikorodu in the early 1990s at a time when it was safe for little children to play miles away from home. Then, young and naive, I would adventurously sneak out of home with some other boys in the neighborhood. We would ride our own invented bicycles a cylindrical aluminum rimRead MoreThe post Tackling the Badoo cultists appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Nobody knows how many Nigerians there are. In Nigeria, like most other African countries, census figures are usually subjected to political manipulation. In 2015, the population was estimated to be 183 million, according to data obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the National Population Commission (NPC). A 2017 United Nations report estimatesRead MoreThe post Can family planning save Nigeria from population explosion' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Mixed reactions have greeted the new cut off mark for university admission by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) fixed at 120 score. The board also pegged entry qualifications benchmark into polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics at 100. But candidates seeking degree admission into the colleges of education must equally possess 120 likeRead MoreThe post Mix reactions greet JAMB cut-off mark appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Nigeria requires a mixture of bigger and modular refineries to achieve self-sufficiency in crude oil processing, to become an exporter of petroleum products in Africa, Deputy Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Olumide Adeleke, has said. According to him, the four state-owned refineries Port Harcourt 1 &2, Warri and Kaduna refineries are operating belowRead MoreThe post 'Govt working for fuel self-sufficiency, export' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
It was time to debate the proposed bill for an amendment of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Act before the National Assembly at a forum organised by energy reporters in Lagos. The bill seeks to compel the NLNG to pay three per cent of its yearly budget to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).Read MoreThe post Planned NLNG Act's amendment causes stir appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
NCDMB to launch NCI Fund with $200 million Dangote Refinery will select competent local vendors from the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Joint Qualification System (NOGICJQS), to participate in its plant's construction, its Chief Operating Officer, Mr Giuseppe Surace, has said. The NOGICJQS is a database of indigenous capacities in the oil and gas industry,Read MoreThe post Dangote refinery to hire local vendors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
This violation calls for immediate investigation and prosecution of culprits A review carried out by the Federal Ministry of Finance has revealed that 183 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have been involved in illegal recruitment of staff. The list includes even the Central Bankof Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Federal InlandRead MoreThe post MDAs' illegal recruitments appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Topromote local content and develop human capacity, the Nigerdock has graduated 49 vocational trainees from its Training and Development Academy. The trainees, which comprised 47 men and two women are secondary school graduates. They began on-the-job training in May 2016. Twenth-four of them acquired skills in welding with (international: 6G and 6GR certifications and NigerdockRead MoreThe post Nigerdock graduates 49 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Congratulations to Nigerians on the passage of the 'Not Too Young to Run' bill. The bill in its campaign stage sought to reduce the age limit for running for presidency from 40 years to 35 years; for state governor from 35 years to 30 years; for senate from 35 years to 30 years; for theRead MoreThe post Youths still restricted, regardless of 'Not Too Young to Rule' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
SIR: Money is a big player in the age of big business. It undoubtedly 'answers all things' therein as declared ' the very reason for business; the essence of it and assuredly, the major ingredient without which there is no transaction. Believe it or not, the business of 2019 will surely be a game gulpingRead MoreThe post 2019: Age of billionaires in politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Egbin Power Plc, an affiliate of Sahara Group, has flagged off the tour of the power operations of Sahara Group, an indigenous energy conglomerate, by 20 Harvard Kennedy School graduates. Led by Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, the graduates from the 2017 Masters in Public Policy Class learned about how continuing investments in technology, human capital, overhauls andRead MoreThe post Sahara Group hosts Harvard graduates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
The NDLEA should dig into how a university bus obtained cannabis A school bus belongs in the provenance of propriety. So, we expect it to convey students seated in solemn rows on their way to a debating competition, quiz contest, sporting extravaganza, government institution or some other engagement of mental and physical enlightenment. No oneRead MoreThe post Drug bus appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
GLobal Utilities Management Company (GUMCO), a subsidiary of Vigeo Group, has signed a long-term agreement with Genus Power Infrastructure Limited for the manufacturing, assembling and development of power metering solutions for Nigeria and other West African countries. Vigeo Group Chairman Mr. Victor Osibodu signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for GUMCO, while the Executive ViceRead MoreThe post GUMCO, Genus Power seal meter manufacturing deal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Mr Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says monetary policy offers limited tools for dealing with the current economic challenges in the country. Emefiele said this while delivering a keynote lecture at the 2017 Annual Conference of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos. The lecture was titled 'The Dilemma of MonetaryRead MoreThe post Monetary policy offers limited tools for economic recovery ' Emefiel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is teaming up with Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore. Google, which makes the Android-software used to run most of the world's smartphones, will offer hundreds-of-thousands of Walmart-items on its voice-controlled-Google-AssistantRead MoreThe post Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market appeared fi 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Not many people may know that Catholicism is not merely a state of being a Catholic, or the practices and doctrines of the Roman Catholics. It means much more than that. In fact, it also connotes universality of views and liberal sentiments. May we therefore conjecture that the five-year long imbroglio of the Ahiara DioceseRead MoreThe post Ahiara: A very Catholic situation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017
There is a renewed agitation for state police by stakeholders. But, it is believed that efforts are ongoing to frustrate the idea. Who is afraid of state police' Asks MUSA ODOSHIMOKHE. The renewed agitation for state police by protagonists of federalism has polarised the polity. On one side of the coin are those who believeRead MoreThe post Who is afraid of state police' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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