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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 25 August, 2017.

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Lagos residents yesterday hailed the government following the commencement of the sale of Lake Rice in designated centres across the state At the Agricultural Development Authority (ADA) in Agege, one of the designated sale centres, people were seen buying the item at 50kg for N12,000, 25kg for N6,000 and 10kg for N2500. The government, whichRead MoreThe post Residents laud Ambode as Lake Rice sales begin appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
A decomposing human head has been found in a native doctor's home in Imota near Ikorodu, Lagos The herbalist fled after the head wrapped in a polythene bag was found near his window. It was gathered that the landlord's son Aziz Oyebowale found the head when he visited the compound. Oyebowale, it was learnt, perceivedRead MoreThe post Severed head found in herbalist's home appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
With the signing of a pact by the Federal Government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday, the coast is clear for the Federal Government to seize assets of 22 politically exposed persons and businessmen in Dubai. The funds traced to them, which are believed to have been looted, are to be frozen and repatriatedRead MoreThe post Diezani, seven ex-governors, others to lose Dubai assets appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The father of Monisola Muiz Bakre, the six-year-old Nigerian boy alleged to have been adopted against his parents' wish by the British government, is pleading for his return. The boy has been adopted by a British couple. His mother, Folashade Bakre, is to be deported from the United Kingdom (UK). Besides, the British authorities haveRead MoreThe post Dad furious over son's adoption by British couple appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday signed instruments of ratification for some bilateral agreements. One is to strengthen the government's anti-corruption battle. Others cover Tax Administration and Intellectual Property Protection. Ratified areAgreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil andCommercial Matters, Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and ExtraditionRead MoreThe post Buhari signs anti-graft, other agreements 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Some eminent Nigerians rose from a meeting in Lagos yesterday, demanding a new constitution as a precursor of restructuring. To the Leaders of Thought, restructuring cannot be implemented by an amendment of the 1999 Constitution. A new constitution approved by the people at a referendum is necessary, they said. Addressing reporters after the meeting, theRead MoreThe post Nwabueze, Oyebode, Okoko, others seek new constitution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and other land title documents are security papers that should be handled with care and kept away from unauthorized persons, Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has said. The governor spoke yesterday at the distribution of C of O and other land title documents to beneficiaries of the Home OwnerRead MoreThe post Amosun to applicants: keep your CofO safe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday visited former governors of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, as well as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in the last general election, Seyi Makinde and former Minister of State for the Federal Capital TerritoryRead MoreThe post Ladoja, Makinde give conditions to return to PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Coalition of Northern Groups, which asked the Igbos to leave the North by October 1, has withdrawn the quit notice. The withdrawal of the notice issued in what the coalition described as the Kaduna Declaration, was announced yesterday at a news conference attended by Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima. Others at the conference included:Read MoreThe post Northern youths withdraw Oct 1 quit notice to Igbo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Ogun State government has urged industries to comply with environmental laws. It pledged to enforce environmental laws by inspecting industries and ensuring they put in place environment-friendly equipment, such as functional Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), to recycle waste water. A statement in Abeokuta, the state capital, by Mrs. Nofisat Alapoti, media aide to theRead MoreThe post Ogun govt urges industries to obey environmental laws appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Aggrieved members of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited have asked for the outcome of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigation into alleged financial misconduct of the last management. Early this year, the EFCC arrested a former President of the society, Mr Joseph Adeleke Ojeyemi, for alleged complicity inRead MoreThe post Cooperative Society members demand outcome of EFCC probe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday urged members of the public to disregard a fake twitter handle, @DefenseMonitor presently trending. In a statement, the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said effort was underway to tract the perpetrators of the fake twitter handle mischievously using Defence logo and already posting tweets. The statement reads: TheRead MoreThe post Beware of fake defence twitter handle, DHQ warns appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent downward review of cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. The President of NANS, Mr Chinonso Obasi in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that such downward review of cut-off marks would encourage indolence among candidates. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)Read MoreThe post 120 UTME cut-off mark will encourage indolence NANS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
A 16-year-old SS3 student of Ijaw National Academy, Kaiama, Franklin Martin, on Thursday won a one million Naira cash prize for essay contest organised for Senior Secondary Schools in Bayelsa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition, organised by an NGO, Robert Sunday Iworiso (RSI) Foundation, was aimed at encouraging creative writingRead MoreThe post SS3 student wins N1m essay writing competition in Bayelsa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) have perfected plans to commence a certificate course in Moral Ethics and National Values to orientate Nigerian youth. Dr Garba Abari, the Director-General of NOA disclosed this when he paid a working visit to the University of Abuja on Thursday. He also reviewed theRead MoreThe post NOA, UNIABUJA to start certificate course appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
In 2003, MTN came up with a TV Commercial in which a man announced the birth of his child: Mama na boy! and a whole village went into electric dances in celebration. The ad came off as sexist and pro-gender equality groups protested against it and the ad was pulled down. Gerber came to AfricaRead MoreThe post Brand blunders due to cultural differences appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has condemned the move to whittle down the regulatory powers of the Nigerian Petroleum Investment Management Services Limited (NAPIMS) in the new petroleum policy approved by the Federal Executive Council. In a statement signed by its General Secretary, Comrade Joseph Ogbebor, the union noted thatRead MoreThe post NUPENG condemns move to whittle down NAPIMS's powers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Over 70 per cent of small-holder farmers are engaged in cassava production. A non-governmental organisation, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), is striving to ensure that commercial cassava farming is enhanced with mechanisation, DANIEL ESSIET writes. Cassava is used for many things: Food, feed, ethanol and other industrial uses. Besides, it has a lot of derivatives.Read MoreThe post Enhancing commercial cassava production appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) preferential allocation of foreign exchange (forex) to the manufacturing sector was short-lived and fraught with controversies, but the initiative hugely boosted the sector during the period, a report has said. The report, which was accessed by The Nation, was contained in the executive summary of the Manufacturers Association ofRead MoreThe post Report: 60% forex allocation 'll boost manufacturing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Concerned over the alarming rate of unemployment in the country, the President of Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Comrade Oyinkansola Olasanoye, has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on unemployment. Speaking with The Nation, Comrade Olasanoye said the rate of unemployment was alarming, pointingRead MoreThe post Declare state of emergency on unemployment, says union appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Leading indigenous retail giant Hubmarts stores Limited, opened the doors of its ultra modern Ikeja GRA Shopping mall to the public, last Friday. The event, which witnessed a large turnout of brands who came to showcase their wares, also saw a huge number of customers throng into the mall to experience firsthand, the many offeringsRead MoreThe post Hubmart assures of fresh quality products, appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Niger State Fadama 111 Additional Financing Project have distributed farm inputs to over 8,000 farmers this year to boost agricultural produce in the state. The state Project Coordinator, Aliyu Usman Kutigi made this known at the opening of a workshop on 'Developing the Rice and Sorghum Value Chains under the Niger state FADAMA project' inRead MoreThe post FADAMA gives input to 8,000 farmers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Indomie is known for exciting television and radio campaigns and we cannot forget Mama Do Good o in 2010. Presently, Dufil Prima, producer of Indomie, is running a campaign with the theme the taste is in the noodle; the noodle is in the taste. This is obviously a bold and ethical way of checking whatRead MoreThe post Indomies latest campaign is hilariously damage control appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
About $300 billion (N108.75 trillion) is required to close Nigeria's infrastructure gap, according to experts. Without fixing infrastructure, Nigeria's road to economic recovery will be long and tortuous, they claimed. The Federal Government has turned to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). But, experts urge caution because of Nigeria's secularity. Asst. Editor CHIKODI OKEREOCHA reports. WhenRead MoreThe post Bridging the $300b infrastructure gap with Islamic finance appeared fir 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has concluded arrangements to hold the Nigeria Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Expo (NPME 2017) in Lagos, from August 30 to September 1. PMG-MAN is the umbrella body of local manufacturers of medicines and healthcare products in Nigeria. NPME is the biggest international pharma manufacturing exhibition inRead MoreThe post Pharmaceutical's expo to attract 200 exhibitors appeared first on The Natio 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
SIR: A while back, a close friend of mine and neighbour, decided to pursue his dream of joining the Nigerian Army. Was it a cool decision for his friends and family' Yes. Were we expecting him to preserve a chunk of his admirable gentle nature'which we all loved him for, despite the rigours of militaryRead MoreThe post What does the military do to our loved ones' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
True or false, classifying Nigerian courts as bastion of filth should shock the judiciary into painful self re-examination First, it was furtive rumours.Then, it became stubborn assertions. Now two organisations, one local: the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS); the other international: United Nations Office for Drug Control (UNODC), have outed with a sensational claim: thatRead MoreThe post Caesar's wife appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The war should be sustained for maximum impact In one week, the anti-piracy war escalated with the arrest of four men suspected to be pirates of films and musical works, in separate raids carried out by the task force set up by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) against unauthorised distribution/uncensored and unclassifiedRead MoreThe post Anti-piracy efforts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
It has been four days of a spectacle of unadulterated culture for culture enthusiasts, domestic and international tourists in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State as the much awaited Aba Festival got underway on Monday, August 21, 2017. The week-long event parades the rhythmic dance steps of the Igarra people, their songs thatRead MoreThe post Edo rolls out drums for Aba Festival appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
so, rats had a field day while the President was away. 'Following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,' according to Shehu Garba, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity. This is why Buhari, who returnedRead MoreThe post Rat story appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Former Minister of Transport and Aviation Ebenezer Babatope has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will regain its voice when the former Deputy National Chairman Chief Olabode George becomes the chairman. Babatope, who spoke during the Bode George Campaign Organisation meeting in Lagos, said the PDP needed an experience leader to pilot the affairs ofRead MoreThe post George 'll transform PDP, says Babatope appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar spoke with reporters in Lagos on his achievements, his anti-ghost workers policy, relationship with House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, strategies for boosting Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and restructuring. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU was there. What motivated you to become the governor' My state was two years old whenRead MoreThe post 'I won't accept dictation from foes' appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Isola Fapohunda, a lawyer, is a governorship aspirant in Ekiti State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He spoke with Emmanuel Oladesu and Musa Odoshimokhe on his ambition and how the party can win next year's governorship election. How prepared is the APC for the governorship of Ekiti State' The party isRead MoreThe post 'Ekiti deserves competent governor' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Gov. Abdul'aziz Yari of Zamfara, on Thursday said he has no presidential ambition and dismissed as fake, trending online media campaign for him to run in 2019. The governor said in a statement issued on Thursday in Gusau by his media aide, Ibrahim Dosara that his main preoccupation now was to deliver on the mandateRead MoreThe post Gov. Yari denies presidential ambition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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