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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 29 August, 2017.

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Court orders final forfeiture of cash Protesters seek ex-minister's extradition The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6billion allegedly stolen and hidden by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Abdulazeez Anka granted an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the money's final forfeitureRead MoreThe post Diezani loses N7.6b loot appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, dropped to 16.05 per cent last month, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said. In its CPI July 2017 report released yesterday in Abuja, the NBS explained that the fall recorded was 0.05 per cent points lower than the 16.10 recorded in June, making it theRead MoreThe post Inflation drops to 16.05, says NBS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Despite what they called obvious marginalisation in the distribution of national cake, Southeast/Southsouth governors have renewed their faith in a united Nigeria. They subscribed to the destiny and greatness of Nigeria with an urge to compatriots to place the country on the front row in the comity of nations. The governors' pledge was contained inRead MoreThe post Southeast/Southsouth governors vote for Nigeria's unity, greatness appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
There was tension yesterday at Omuo-Ekiti, Kota-Ekiti and other communities in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State, following a bloody clash between supporters of Governor Ayo Fayose and those of Senate Deputy Minority Whip Biodun Olujimi. Scores of people were said to have been wounded at a meeting of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Read MoreThe post Lawmaker, others injured as governor's, senator's supporters clash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THE Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, yesterday urged Governor Abiola Ajimobi not to paint him bad before the public. The monarch said his decision to oppose the review of the Olubadan chieftaincy system was not political. In a statement by the Director of Media and Public Affairs to the palace, Mr Adeola Oloko, theRead MoreThe post Olubadan to Ajimobi: Im not a politician appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A 25-YEAR-OLD housewife and mother of five, Aisha Bukar yesterday recounted her ordeal in the hands of Boko-Haram insurgents, saying she, her husband, mother-in-law and children, fed on 'weeds' to survive. Mrs. Bukar, one of the captives of the insurgents, escaped from their enclave after a military war plane bombed their hideout in Sambisa ForestRead MoreThe post Boko Haram: Escapee recounts orderal in Sambisa forest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
EIGHT United States congressmen arrived in Nigeria yesterday for talks with the Federal Government on security and humanitarian matters. The delegation began their four-day visit with a meeting with National Assembly members led by Senate President Bukola Saraki. Senator Christopher Coons(D-Delaware) is leading the team.Coons is a member of the Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, SmallRead MoreThe post Fed Govt, U.S. congressmen discuss security, humanitarian issues appeared first on T 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Bar Association's 2017 Annual General Conference, provided Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank and Keynote Speaker at the event, an avid opportunity to address what arguably touched on the very kernel of what the nation needs to focus on to develop the economy ' Infrastructure. If implemented, it may well be the elixir requiredRead MoreThe post Infrastructure: Govt should wear public sector, private entrepreneur caps, says Ovia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Federal Government is under pressure to bring back former Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Some protesters yesterday marched on the Abuja headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to demand her extradition from the United Kingdom for trial. They also raised issues on high-profile corruption suspects. But the EFCC said itRead MoreThe post Protesters seek ex-minister's extradition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Fayemi left N49b liabilities, not N89b A witness, Kehinde Odunayo Victor, has said Ekiti State's debt was N49 billion when former Governor Kayode Fayemi left office. Kehinde testified yesterday before the Judicial Commission of Enquiry probing the handling of the states finances between October 2010 and October 2014 when Fayemi was in power. The witnessRead MoreThe post Witness evidence contradicts Fayoses claim on Ekiti debts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Reactions have continued to trail the recent criteria announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the admission of candidates into tertiary institutions for the 2017/2018 academic session. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Prof Is'haq Oloyede, Registrar of the board, had announced 120 marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation ExaminationRead MoreThe post More knocks for JAMB over cut-off marks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Governing Council of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) hasannounced a a professor of chemical engineering, Sulyman Age Abdulkareem as the new Vice Chancellor of the university. The tenure of the current Vice Chancellor Prof Abdulganiyu Ambali ends October 15th, 2017. Addressing reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, Chairman, Governing Council of the university, DrRead MoreThe post Abdulkareem emerges new VC of Unilorin appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The management of Bowie State University, State of Maryland, U.S., is planning to allow its students visit Nigeria to enrich their learning and character. President of the University, Prof. Aminta Breaux, told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria that the institution was renewing its agreement with Ikun-Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of EkitiRead MoreThe post Exchange programme: U. S. University renews relationship with Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The management of the University of Ilorin on Monday hailed the Federal Government's decision to lift ban on the conduct of post-UTME by tertiary institutions. The institution said the decision would ensure quality in tertiary institutions' education in the country. The Director, Corporate Affairs of the university, Mr Kunle Akogun made this known to newsmenRead MoreThe post Unilorin commends FG over re-instatement of post-UTME appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The female hostel in the Jos campus of the Plateau State Polytechnic was on Monday completely burnt down by fire. The fire, which started around 8.30 a.m., raged on till 11.44, throwing the entire school into confusion as students and staffers scurried to safety with some bold students making frantic but fruitless efforts to quenchRead MoreThe post Fire razes Plateau poly female hostel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Former Nigerian Bar Association president Chief Wole Olanipekun has said it is the responsibility of senior lawyers to mentor their junior counterparts for them to become successful. He spoke at a reception by his law firm for lawyers from Ekiti and Ondo states, who attended the just-concluded conference of the NBA in Lagos. 'I rememberRead MoreThe post Mentor young lawyers, Olanipekun tells colleagues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Akinpelu Oluwatobi, a Netherland-based lawyer writes on digital surveillance technology used during the arrest of judges and the recent direction by President Muhammadu Buhari authorising military surveillance on social media to address the issue of hate speeches and anti-government remarks Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always badRead MoreThe post Digital surveillance and privacy: The uncharted path under Nigerian law appeared first on The Na 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamoru Animashaun, the Olu of Epe, Oba Shefiu Adewale, and their chiefs have promised to work with the Lagos State Government to end rape, child abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. They made the pledge while leading an 'Advocacy walk to create awareness about rape, domestic violence, child abuse,Read MoreThe post Epe monarchs, Lagos partner to end rape, gender-based violence appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
What has the building of institutions to do with Africa's development' For seven days, thousands of lawyers and other experts dissected the issue at the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos. JOSEPH JIBUEZE reports. Despite Africa's economic potential, many on the continent are poor. Legal experts have identified weak institutionsRead MoreThe post Why Africa needs strong institutions, by Osinbajo, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
One hundred Nigerians were among 1,000 young Africans honoured with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders by the United States Department. The honourees were picked from over 22,000 Nigerians who applied to participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, launched by the Obama administrationRead MoreThe post 100 Nigerians get Mandela Washington Fellowship award appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
How is my attempt to kill myself be anybody's business'' Attempted suicide suspect Mrs Titilayo Momoh speaking after her arrest by the police. On Sunday, March 19, this year one Dr. Allwell Orji ordered his driver to stop his vehicle on the popular Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, Nigeria, got out of the car andRead MoreThe post Should attempted suicide be criminalised' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
AYOUNG lawyer, Tobi Damilare, and some Nigerians have sought a judiciary that is free from corruption. Speaking at this year's National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Essay Writing Competition/National Symposium of the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), where he emerged the overall winner, Damilare said an incorruptible judiciary is the superstructure of an egalitarian society. TheRead MoreThe post Wanted: Incorruptible judiciary appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Prisoners Right Advocacy Initiative (PRAI) Executive Director Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem has said on no account should the courts in Lagos State be allowed to order underaged to be remaned in prisons. Adetola-Kazeem, made this suggestion in a petition he sent to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode dated August 18. It was titled: 'Recommendation towards curbing the menace ofRead MoreThe post How to keep underage out of prison, by PRAI director appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Grace Makamba Effanga is a 2014 Law graduate of the University of Calabar. She has spent five months in the law firm of Awoma and Awoma & Co. She shares her experience in the Bar with ADEBISI ONANUGA' Call to Bar I was called to Bar on October 21, 2015 Law Practice I work inRead MoreThe post 'I am burdened with incidence of corruption in the system' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Adeosun, Udoma, Emefiele brief President President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received briefings from some ministers and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on the state of the economy. Buhari, who was in the United Kingdom for 103 days on medical vacation, expressed delight that the economy was picking up. The ministersRead MoreThe post Nigeria's economy picking up, says Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Founder/Chairman, iSON Group, Ramesh Awtaney, has said the $32billion market value ascribed to Africa's information communications technology (ICT) market is skewed. In a presentation on: Bringing Intellectual Property to Work: Create Onshore Model, Target Offshore Opportunities, at the 2017 London Business School's Africa Business Summit, he said in a continent of over a billionRead MoreThe post iSON chief: Africa's $32b ICT market skewed appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Olukayode Pitan, has commended the upgrade of Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) for players in the oil and gas industry from $100 million to $200 million. Pitan said the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has increased the funds lent to qualified oil and gas playersRead MoreThe post BoI chief happy on Content Fund's upgrade to $200m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
In todays data networks, traffic analysis determining which links are getting congested and why is usually done by computers at the networks edge, which show the state of the network from the times at which different data packets reach their destinations. If the routers inside the network could instead report on their ownRead MoreThe post Monitoring network traffic more efficiently appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Insurance premium charged operators in the Nigerian aviation sector ranks among the highest in the world. However, certification of aerodromes would reduce the huge premium, says Airport Council International(ACI) President, Saleh Dunoma. The certification will also boost confidence of the aviation community to fly into the airports. The certification of the airports is based onRead MoreThe post Airport certification'll cut insurance premium, says FAAN MD appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Lagos State Government has unveiled plans to make the waterways safe, attractive and lucrative, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE Later bodies have, for centuries, provided man with various opportunities, chief of which remains transportation. From dugout canoes to boats, ships, yachts and cruise liners, the waters have offered opportunities for transportation, fishing, tourism, or other economicRead MoreThe post For safer, better waterways appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Lagos State government has, through the State Employment Trust Fund, approved N4.5billion for 5,527 Medium Small Manufacturing Enterprises (MSMEs) in the last one year, the state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, said yesterday The governor spoke at the opening ceremony of the second edition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Exclusive fair, with: Unleashing the PotentialsRead MoreThe post Lagos disburses N4.5b to 5,527 SMEs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Chairman Emmanuel Adesoye has approved a new structure for the agency to enhance its efficiency. A Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), it was learnt, is also part of the new deal. General Manager (GM) were redeployed under the law structure regime instead of 25, NPA now has 22 GMs. Its Principal Manager,Read MoreThe post GMs moved as NPA gets new structure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
MTN Foundation, under its Universities Connect initiative has reopened the digital library donated by the Foundation at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos (UNILAG). An MTN Foundation delegation led by its Chairman, Board of Directors, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, commissioned and presented the facility to the school's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello at an event witnessedRead MoreThe post MTN re-opens Unilag's digital library appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Mohammed Bello to assist in resolving the challenges inhibiting the deployment of broadband infrastructures in the city. Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Danbatta, who led the management team of the Commission to the minister, lamented that the 'FCTRead MoreThe post NCC to minister: facilitate broadband infrastructure deployment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
It's government's duty to ensure justice for them whatever the circumstance EXTREME hatred of and hostility towards foreigners has been an endemic problem in post-apartheid South Africa. The bright dreams of the country as a model rainbow coalition that would show the way for others to find the path to multi-racial and cultural harmony withinRead MoreThe post Nigerians abroad appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Nigeria must pay more attention to backward integration Talk of a country of multiple paradoxes ' a leading commodity producer that spends a disproportionate huge amount of its foreign exchange on primary raw materials; a country caught in the wave of de-industrialisation, (a period marked by a severe decline in industrial activity) yet ironically gobblesRead MoreThe post Raw materials import appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
SIR: There appear to be many quixotic ideas being dished around by elders. Just take a gander: you will see elders warring everywhere in Nigeria. Whilst some call for restructuring, some harp on the fact that Nigeria's unity is negotiable, others suggest new ways to select presidential candidates; again some want a regional breakaway etc.Read MoreThe post Where are the elders' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
It seems that Nigeria would have disappointed the rest of the world if the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) were to run unfettered without spanner being put in the works somehow, somewhere. Arguably, the CPS operating under the Pension Reform Act 2004 as amended by the Pension Reform Act 2014 has been the most effective andRead MoreThe post Pension reform and legislative do-gooders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
By Ayodeji Abiola History tells a story of time past, but first, shapes the story in time present. But it never lies. It truthfully romances men and women of exceptional endowments and preserves them to inspire today's generation. It provides today's stamina for the anointed to excel and exceed the accomplishments of yesterday's historical heroes.Read MoreThe post Buratai: An Iconic Army General And The Nigerian Award appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
They must hold the prize as the most disdained if not derided of all government agencies. In spite of their best efforts to make people love them, the police the world over and from ancient times have remained feared as well as detested. It must be stated upfront that it is very difficult to loveRead MoreThe post Nigeria Po-lice Force appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is warming up for an elective convention. Three stalwarts-Chief Olabode George, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Prof. Tunde Adeniran-are in the race for the national chairman. Who succeeds Senator Ahmed Makarfi' Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU examines the contenders. The National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for DecemberRead MoreThe post George, Daniel, Adeniran: Who becomes PDP chairman' appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Tue, 29 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 

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