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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 27 August, 2017.


Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Igbo group accuses AGF of bias 'It smacks of state sponsored terrorism, says Kanus group The President of the Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze, Chief John Nwodo, yesterday rejected the planned re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by the federal government. Federal Attorney-General, Justice Minister Abubakar Malami (SAN),Read MoreThe post Tension: Ohanaeze dares FG over re-arrest of Kanu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Igbo group accuses AGF of bias 'It smacks of state sponsored terrorism, says Kanus group The President of the Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze, Chief John Nwodo, yesterday rejected the planned re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by the federal government. Federal Attorney-General, Justice Minister Abubakar Malami (SAN),Read MoreThe post Tension: Ohanaeze dares FG over re-arrest of Kanu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Shagaya sues Unity Bank, says accounts frozen without court order 'Freeze: I have lost business goodwill, cant pay N514m debts on chartered aircraft, Shagaya tells court 'Unity Bank: Our hands are tied by the law The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat BolaRead MoreThe post EFCC freezes N8. 6b in ex-First Ladys friends accounts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Shagaya sues Unity Bank, says accounts frozen without court order 'Freeze: I have lost business goodwill, cant pay N514m debts on chartered aircraft, Shagaya tells court 'Unity Bank: Our hands are tied by the law The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat BolaRead MoreThe post EFCC freezes N8. 6b in ex-First Ladys friends accounts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Oyo scraps Seriki lineage The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has distanced himself from the mass coronation of 21 new Obas in Ibadan today. The historic coronation takes place at the Mapo Hall. The Oyo State Government presented letters of conferment to 21 of the 32 newly elevated Ibadan high chiefs and BaalesRead MoreThe post Olubadan distances self from mass coronation of 21 new Obas appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Oyo scraps Seriki lineage The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has distanced himself from the mass coronation of 21 new Obas in Ibadan today. The historic coronation takes place at the Mapo Hall. The Oyo State Government presented letters of conferment to 21 of the 32 newly elevated Ibadan high chiefs and BaalesRead MoreThe post Olubadan distances self from mass coronation of 21 new Obas appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Traders kick, scores wounded 'Demolition was peaceful, successful, says state government A protest by traders over the demolition of the popular Eke-Ukwu market in the Imo State capital turned bloody yesterday, leaving a 10-year-old boy dead. Somtochukwu Igboanusi was shot dead by soldiers invited by the state government to keep the traders in check duringRead MoreThe post Outrage as soldiers kill 10 year-old in Owerri protest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Traders kick, scores wounded 'Demolition was peaceful, successful, says state government A protest by traders over the demolition of the popular Eke-Ukwu market in the Imo State capital turned bloody yesterday, leaving a 10-year-old boy dead. Somtochukwu Igboanusi was shot dead by soldiers invited by the state government to keep the traders in check duringRead MoreThe post Outrage as soldiers kill 10 year-old in Owerri protest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Seeks solution to growing agitation for restructuring The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is not happy with the federal government for its alleged silence on intermittent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in different parts of the country. It blamed the federal government for failing to evolve a nationwide transition programme for herdsmen to embrace ranching asRead MoreThe post Northern Elders Forum decries FG's silence over herdsmen, farmers' clashes appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Seeks solution to growing agitation for restructuring The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is not happy with the federal government for its alleged silence on intermittent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in different parts of the country. It blamed the federal government for failing to evolve a nationwide transition programme for herdsmen to embrace ranching asRead MoreThe post Northern Elders Forum decries FG's silence over herdsmen, farmers' clashes appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The United States of America (USA) has sent a warning to corrupt African political office holders, who illegally enrich themselves at the expense of their poor people, that they would no longer go scot free. They will be investigated, held accountable and punished. The warning was given by US Department of Justice after a NewRead MoreThe post US to African looters: You cant go scot free anymore appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The United States of America (USA) has sent a warning to corrupt African political office holders, who illegally enrich themselves at the expense of their poor people, that they would no longer go scot free. They will be investigated, held accountable and punished. The warning was given by US Department of Justice after a NewRead MoreThe post US to African looters: You cant go scot free anymore appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
SOMETIME in June, American rapper, Albert Johnson, (half of the duo of the world famous rap group, Mobb Deep) passed on. He was reported to have died in Las Vegas, Nevada from complications caused by sickle cell anaemia. A few weeks after, the incident came closer home when popular actress, Remi Oshodi, popularly known asRead MoreThe post EUCHARIA ANUNOBI AND REMI SURUTU: A case for more advocacy movies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
What becomes of Nigeria when the auto world finally abandons oil' As the world begins the countdown to the great switch from fossil fuel automobiles to electric-powered and hybrid vehicles, there are apprehensions, especially in the crude oil-driven economies, of the world, that a huge market is about to shut down or drastically reduce. GboyegaRead MoreThe post THE LOOMING SWITCH appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described Vice President Yomi Osinbajo's suggestion the yet- to- be agreed minimum wage will be selectively implemented for workers as retrogressive and unacceptable. It said the minimum wage implementation must be holistic. The congress also condemned delay in constituting the 29- member committee for National Minimum Wage.Read MoreThe post We won't accept selective minimum wage, TUC vows appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
One person was confirmed dead at the weekend with seven others missing after a boat travelling from Ugborodo community in Warri South-West council area of Delta State capsized. The incident, which occurred just three days after an intra-community fracas that claimed two lives in the oil-rich Itsekiri community of Ugborodo, was however said to beRead MoreThe post One dead, seven missing in another Ugborodo boat mishap appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday criticised the decision of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to reduce the cut off mark for admission into universities to 120. She described it as running a race from top to bottom, saying the examination body has outlived the purpose for which it was established.Read MoreThe post Ezekwesili: 120 JAMB cut off mark racing from bottom to top appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
eneral Overseer of God's Mercy Revival Ministries (GOMERM), Dr James Akanbi, has charged Nigerians to stay away from sin, warning the nation is under the plagues of corruption and sin. He spoke last Sunday at the grand finale of a six-day annual power conference of the church with the theme crossing-over: breaking boundary time forRead MoreThe post Renounce sins, Akanbi charges Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Nigeria will soon witness a great spiritual revival that will birth a new consciousness for righteousness and holiness. Chairman of the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN) Lagos chapter, Pastor Stephen Obisesan (JP), gave the assurance last week. He spoke with reporters ahead of the inauguration of the newly elected executive members of the ChristianRead MoreThe post Lagos CPFN set to inaugurate new excos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Olisa Agbakoba, last week in his law chambers, Ikoyi, Lagos, cuts the picture of a frustrated patriot. In this interview with Sunday Oguntola, he talks on why restructuring will not work, how the political elite have imprisoned Nigeria and why the Economic and Financial Crimes CommissionRead MoreThe post Restructuring is not the answer to our problems' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
WE recognise from scriptures that every child of God is redeemed to be a success. Also, God has made a Master Plan of success for us in all aspects of life. This is why the Bible says: I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not ofRead MoreThe post Engaging the demand of discipline for success! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
It was a gathering of media men and other stakeholders in the television industry, as the electronic giant, LG, explained the unique technology behind OLED TV, which makes the television to stand out amongst other brands. At the media event which took place recently in Lagos, the GM Home Entertainment Division, LG Electronics West AfricaRead MoreThe post LG explains technology behind OLED TV appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A faith-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Broken Vessels, last Sunday lifted the spirits of homeless miscreants in Fagba, a suburb of Lagos, with food and clothing materials. Hundreds of the miscreants attended a special outreach of the organisation in their dreaded domains. The outreach, which took place close to the Fagba railway station, witnessed theRead MoreThe post Broken Vessels feeds, clothes Lagos miscreants appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Assistant General Overseer (Administrative and Personnel) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Johnson Odesola, has challenged Church administrators to be creative and committed to the body of Christ. He spoke at the annual conference of administrative Officers and Secretaries in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Region 1 at the RCCG,Read MoreThe post Cleric charges church administrators on honesty, ingenuity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A suspected robber, Dare Animashaun, was last Saturday stripped naked and beaten to a stupor by an irate mob after a failed operation.Animashaun, who claimed to be 19 years old is a member of a two-man gang that specialises in robbing innocent residents at dawn in the Agbelekale area of Abule Egba, a Lagos suburb.The duo had robbed a number of passers-by on the Ekoro-Abule Road until about 5: 40 a.m when they robbed one Hope Osa of his handsets and undisclosed cash at gun point.Instead of giving 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
It was tears galore last Thursday in Araromi Ajegunle community in Makun area of Sagamu Local Government, Ogun State, after some persons suspected to be government officials carried out demolition of buildings in the community.The distraught landlords lamented the demolitions which they explained caught them unawares.The state government however said it had no hand in the demolition.The demolition which started at about 7 a.m with stern-looking mobile policemen protecting the officials.The affec 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
RESIDENTS of Abua Street in Calabar, Cross River State, yesterday demolished a new generation church located on the street.The Nation learnt that they also beat up the pastor in charge of the church thoroughly before he was whisked away to safety,.A source in the area who preferred anonymity said: Their reason for beating up the pastor was because the church was a branch of another one located along Atamunu Street, which was allegedly discovered to be involved in kidnapping children for rituals 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a 29-year old murder suspect, Adeyemi Adewale and two accomplices, Messrs Adejumo Fatai, 46 and Abayomi Olubokun, 71, for allegedly plotting to forcibly take power from the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Ekiti, Mr. Clement Adekola.Also paraded were 14 robbery suspects, among which were Ogunleye Shola, Adedayo Ebenezer, Lasisi Afees, Ojo Oba and Ojo Oluwafemi for allegedly invaded Oyan Orete farmstead in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
In the early hours of Sunday, unknown gunmen attacked the home of the Principal Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Knowledge Economy and Investment, Dr. Tavershiama Adyorough, sniffing life out of him.The late Adyorough was widely reputed as a brilliant economist, who was the engine room of the economic policies of Governor Samuel Ortoms administration in the state. That much was attested to by one of Adyoroughs closest colleagues, Daniel Gbabo, who described the deceased as a sound econom 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) has announced 170 as minimum mark for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) cut-off marks for admission into the University for the 2017/2018 academic session. The Information Officer of the University, Malam Umar Usman disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau onRead MoreThe post Admission: Federal University Gusau sets 170 as cut-off marks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
In order to fulfill Nigeria's potential of stimulating economic prosperity, a reformulation of the nation's business paradigm both theoretically and experimentally must be achieved, says Dr. Ayodele IbrahimShittu. Shittu, an expert in Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation Economics, who lectures in the Department of Economics, University of Lagos, whilst delivering the lead paper titled, 'Transforming businessRead MoreThe post 'Nigerian businesses need reformation to stimu 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A leading economist and the Chief Executive Officer of Economic Associates, Dr. Ayo Teriba, has called for the opening of the Nigerian economy through privatisation, which stimulates foreign direct investment(FDI.) 'Privatisation is the tool which most countries use to check their liquidity issue and beef up the economy and Nigeria can also do the sameRead MoreThe post Ayo Teriba seeks support for privatisation scheme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Tajudeen Akande is a Financial Analyst, Senior Partner and Director at the African Board of PKF International; a global firm of chartered accountants with offices located in over 400 cities and 125 countries, with the aim of achieving continuity among clients, thereby building relationships and delivering superior services. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye, theRead MoreThe post Moral, ethical, standards should be our watchword appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) recently faulted the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff on the arrest of 30 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of its member companies for their non-appearance at the investigation of companies alleged to be involved in the N30 trillion revenue leakage. MAN which cleared the CEOs of any wrongdoingsRead MoreThe post MAN clears 30 CEOs of wrongdoings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
There have been many write ups on why the majority of consumers prefer foreign rice to our locally manufactured rice. I have also walked into arguments on why consumers shun the local rice and reasons why they should embrace it. One of our problems in this country is that most times we do not admitRead MoreThe post Reasons most consumers prefer foreign rice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The Bank of Industry (BoI), in partnership with the First City Monument Bank, have unveiled an 80-tonne vessel jointly financed on behalf of C&I Leasing Ltd. Managing Director, BOI, Kayode Pitan, said at the inauguration of the vessel tagged: 'MV Bello'' in Lagos, that the joint financing demonstrated their supports for deepening the country's localRead MoreThe post BoI, FCMB partner to support local content policy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
SIFAX Group, a multinational company with interests in Aviation, Maritime, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, among others, has thrown its weight behind the youth entrepreneurship and business reality TV show, The Next Titan Nigeria. In its resolve to effectively impact young Nigerians with brilliant business ideas and entrepreneurship spirit, the company hasRead MoreThe post SIFAX Group promotes youth entrepreneurship through 'Next Titan' appeared first on The Nat 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Time to consider a new template It is a general sense of euphoria and good feeling to have President Muhammadu Buhari back at his desk. The spontaneous reception accorded him in Abuja and around the country by Nigerians upon his return last weekend was a pointer to the fact that he was missed. His sojournRead MoreThe post A note for President Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
These agitations further reveal that the citizens have become more intelligent than the political class leading them and are prepared to show this intelligence in ways that do not have anything to do with violence IT is no news that President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) is back. He has spoken to you and me. I willRead MoreThe post Buhari returns' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
FORMER Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole deployed his immense elocutionary and rhetorical skills some three weeks ago in Benin to persuade his audience to take a second, if antagonistic, look at the cry for restructuring. He avoided the definitional maze in which many Nigerians, pro- and anti-restructuring, are entangled. In the lecture held in honourRead MoreThe post Oshiomhole, restructuring and restless agitators appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State was recently appointed the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Partys Reconciliation Committee in the South-West zone but loyalists of Senator Buruji Kashamu, a staunch member of Senator Modu Sheriffs faction, have continually alleged that Fayose is the major problem in South-West PDP. As the Fayose-led committee flags off the reconciliationRead MoreThe post Reconciliation of South-West PDP How far can Fayose go' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Following the fracas that led to the death of a delegate, Uwakwe Maduabuchi, in last weekends governorship primary of UPP in Awka, Anambra State, controversies have trailed the exercise as the various interest groups tell conflicting stories. Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu, attempts to capture the position of the various stakeholders THE promoters of the recentlyRead MoreThe post Anambra 2017: Inside UPP's primaries' controversy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017
FORMER Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na Abba, has said most constitution review exercises carried out by African leaders were not done in good faith but to suppress the opposition. He also decried the insincere transition of power in democratic African countries that sees outgoing leaders still in full grip of powerRead MoreThe post NaAbba knocks constitution review exercises appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has said that Igbo never mandated anybody to talk about breaking away from the country. Iwuanyanwu said this in Abuja on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He expressed worry over agitations by some groups calling for the nation'sRead MoreThe post Igbo never mandated anybody to talk about secession ' Iwuanyanwu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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