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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 28 August, 2017.

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Sect's factions ready for talks with Fed Govt on how to get Shekau' A member of the Boko Haram, Auwal Ismaeela, has confessed to leading the kidnap of 276 schoolgirls from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State on April 15, 2014. The 'commander' confessed to the act in an interview withPRNigeria, a newsRead MoreThe post Boko Haram 'commander': I led Chibok schoolgirls kidnap appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
History was made yesterday in Ibadan where 21 monarchs were coronated ' against the wish of Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan. Governor Abiola Ajimobi urged Oba Adetunji to stay away from politics and not allow himself to be used by those he classified as disgruntled elements. He said:'We also congratulate theOlubadanof Ibadanland and advise thatRead MoreThe post Ajimobi warns Olubadan to stay away from politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Foreign investors' confidence in the economy is rising. The feat is attributed to the $14.1 billion combined foreign exchange (forex) deals from the Investors' & Exporters' FX Window I&E FX Window- and the Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN's) weekly dollar interventions,The Nationhas learnt. The I&E FX Window has since April attracted $7.6 billion foreignRead MoreThe post $14.1b forex deals attract investors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Federal High Court in Lagos will today decide whether the N7,646,700,000 allegedly hidden in Sterling Bank Plc by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, can be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government. On August 9, 2017, vacation judge Justice Chuka Obiozor granted an order temporarily forfeiting the money to the FederalRead MoreThe post Diezani: Court rules today on hidden N7.6b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Varsities free to admit candidates with higher scores The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has defended the pegging of 120 as minimum cut-off marks for university admission. The decision, which was reached at a stakeholders policy meeting in Abuja, has generated controversy with many universities rejecting the marks. JAMBs Head of Information Dr. FabianRead MoreThe post JAMB defends low minimum cut-off marks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
IndigenousPeople ofBiafra(IPOB) leader and Radio Biafra Director Nnamdi Kanu has dared the Federal Government to re-arrest him. He is threatening that anyone who attempts to arrest him will be crushed. Kanu spoke yesterday at the Boys Technical College (BTC) on Faulks Road in Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State. The IPOB leader, whoRead MoreThe post I won't go on exile, IPOB leader Kanu tells supporters appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said Rivers East has no senator. He spoke yesterday at a Thanksgiving Service for Senator George Thompson Sekibo, at the St Thomas Anglican Church in Diobu. Sekibo was sacked from the National Assembly by the Court of Appeal last week. He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of destroyingRead MoreThe post Rivers East district has no senator, says Wike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Misau denies allegation The police yesterday declared Senator Isa Misau, a former Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), as a deserter from the force. Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, who addressed a news conference in Abuja, called on other security agencies to step into the matter with the police deserter. But the senator told The Nation thatRead MoreThe post Police declare senator as deserter appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh has said about 14,366 ex-agitators were trained in the programme. Gen. Boroh spoke at News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, yesterday. He explained their capacities has been developed in agriculture, automobile engineering, and aviation, with a further look at the sports sector. 'As weRead MoreThe post Amnesty trained 14,366 ex-agitators, says Boroh appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said the state would take the driving seat in the development of tourism, arts and entertainment in Africa. The governor spoke on a Ben TV programme in the United Kingdom (UK) ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. He said his administration, in the last 27 months, made efforts toRead MoreThe post Lagos ready as Africas entertainment tourism hub, says Ambode appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Federation of Ikun-Ekiti Descendants Union Overseas (FIDUO), has visited Bowie State University, State of Maryland on partnership to advance the educational goals of youths in their community. The outgoing President of FIDUO, Dr Gabriel Bomide, stated this during a courtesy visit to the administrators of the University, a historically Black College in the U.S.Read MoreThe post Ekiti community partners American university on scholarship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has identified inappropriate and unimplemented policies, as well as unfriendly business environment, as part of the reasons the refineries and other sectors of the economy have failed to attract the required investments. LCCI Director-General, Muda Yusuf, said the policies and the environment do not encourage investment. Currently,Read MoreThe post LCCI: Why refineries, others are not attracting investments appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country's apex capital market regulator, has launched a major amendment to Nigeria's Code of Corporate Governance for public companies. The code will empower the Commission to sanction companies that fail to comply with its directives. The new amendment is expected to remove the persuasive provision that entitles companies toRead MoreThe post SEC to strengthen corporate governance, enforcement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has set next February as deadline to stop importation of fridges, air conditioners and other appliances not energy efficient. It has also fixed 2019 for locally- made ones. It's Director-General, Osita Aboloma, who made this known at the launch of the Nigeria Energy label in Lagos, said the conceptRead MoreThe post SON gives deadline on energy efficient appliances appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Nigeria's food processing industry is valued at $10 billion. It also provides an estimated 10 million direct jobs. Despite being one of the world's largest producers of agricultural products, Nigeria has failed to derive maximum benefit from the industry. Experts blame this on logistics and storage issues, which, according to them, have led to wasteRead MoreThe post Economic recovery: Food processing to the rescue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Aprivate entity, Nigus, has concluded plans to assemble electric vehicles in the country by 2020. Its Chairman, Prince Malik Ado Ibrahim, who made this known in Abuja at the weekend, said he was pushing this line of investment to save Nigeria from becoming a dumping ground for hydrocarbon vehicles in the future. He said theRead MoreThe post 'Firm to assemble electric cars by 2020' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
For the economy to move forward there is a need for policy consistency and the need to see governance as a continuum. Such policies need to be tailored to support industries to achieve economic growth, curb youth restiveness through massive employment generation, and promote social welfare for the overall well-being of Nigerians. The Founder andRead MoreThe post 'Multiple taxes, policy inconsistency bane of private sector' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Plans to boost stocks at NSE Operators in insurance industry are reviving the publicity project aimed at rebranding the industry and educating the public on the need and benefit of insurance, for Vice Chairman Sub Committee Publicity of the Insurers Committee, who is also the Managing Director Zenith Insurance Company Limited, Ebelechukwu Nwachukwu, has said.Read MoreThe post Operators revive rebranding initiative appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Standards Organisa-tion of Nigeria (SON) has presented certificate of conformity to the requirements of NIS ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standards to Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHI) Plc. Speaking during the presentation held in Lagos, SON Director-General, Osita Aboloma, said with the certification, CHI is in tune with best practices and in line with the stipulationsRead MoreThe post SON presents ISO certification to CHI appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The Federal Government's plan to issue USD3 billion worth of foreign bonds of up to three years maturity to refinance maturing naira-denominated treasury bills, if approved, will have a modest impact on broad debt sustainability indicators, experts at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Nigeria) have said. In line with Federal Government's debt management strategy to rebalance its debtRead MoreThe post 'Impact of $3b bond on debt 'll be modest' appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Efforts are on-going between private and public sectors to jointly propose quick-win solutions that will help Nigeria grow its manufacturing sector. Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) President, Dr. Frank Jacobs, told The Nation, that lack of sustainability in the importation of raw materials for local production is a big challenge. He said measures are underRead MoreThe post MAN: we're partnering to boost growth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
It amounts to sabotage for banks to sack workers while declaring huge profits Nigeria's banking sector lost about 8,663 jobs in the first half of this year, an average of about 360 workers sacked per week. A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed, without consolation, that the figures were higher in theRead MoreThe post Unending layoffs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
NJC right to bar judges standing trial The decision of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to bar judges standing trial from performing judicial functions is in tandem with common sense. Like we have argued on the matter, it is ridiculous for a judge to preside over a case in one court while he/she isRead MoreThe post Commonsensical appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Palm Avenue: open sore of a council' (July 26) was Hardball's take on the scandalous haven of craters that was Palm Avenue. Yet, that high street is the 'metropolis' of Mushin Local Government, which ought to be a model to other streets. Well, it was no model; as some of the worst craters were onRead MoreThe post Palm Avenue: healing sore of a council appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Mother Celestial Victoria Olusola George was the cynosure of all eyes at the 66thAdult Harvest Thanksgiving Service held at the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Makoko, Yaba, Lagos, on August 6. The church at Makoko is the 'National Headquarters ' The Cradle of Celestial Church of Christ in Nigeria and Overseas.' She was celebrated inRead MoreThe post CCC: 'Time to rebuild and restore' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is on the march again. The All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart is being wooed by his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Assistant Editor GBADE OGUNWALE examines his moves. Former Vice President Atiku Abukakar is, no doubt, one of the few politicians that have invested considerable time and resourcesRead MoreThe post Atiku and the PDP gambit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Former Nigeria's Envoy to Canada Dare Bejide has promised to make the tertiary institutions owned by Ekiti State result-oriented, if elected governor of the state in 2018. The governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that his government would also fortify the Scholarship Scheme to make the children of theRead MoreThe post Aspirant unfolds plans for Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
Lagos lawyer Banji Alabi is the Convener, Ondo State Eminent Personalities Group (OSEPG), a group of professionals dedicated to the development of the Sunshine State. In this interview with reporters in Lagos, he speaks on the progress so far made by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Excerpts: What is your assessment of the Akeredolu administration' The AkeredoluRead MoreThe post Akeredolu is on course, says Alabi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2017
The National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Professor Bankole Okuwa, in this interview with Musa Odoshimokhe, speaks on the challenges facing the party and the preparation for the 2019 election and other national issues. How would you assess the UPN since you came on board as the chairman' The UPN is theRead MoreThe post 'UPN derailed under Fasehun' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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