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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 30 August, 2017.


Wed, 30 Aug 2017
FEC to discuss union's terms today University teachers have presented six new conditions for calling off their two-week old strike. But the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday pleaded with the lecturers to embrace peace for the sake of innocent students. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) is to discuss today the demandsRead MoreThe post ASUU gives govt six new conditions to end strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Thousands of jobs on the line 'Banks reject requests Oil marketers are set to send thousands of workers away unless the Federal Government pays its debts. The debts are owed on importation of petroleum products, accrued interest on loans from banks and exchange rate differential. Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Independent PetroleumRead MoreThe post Oil marketers cry out over $2b debts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Thousands have been rendered homeless in the wake of pounding rainstorm in Houston, Texas' largest city, United States. Public facilities, schools and businesses have been grounded in response to Hurricane Harvey, as the tempestuous rainstorm is called. Said to be one of the largest disasters America has ever faced, the rainstorm has left Houston andRead MoreThe post Hurricane Harvey: Nigerians relive experiences appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Osi Olubadan of Ibadan and former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja has said he is the prime target of the governments review of the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration law. The former governor said he was asked to either join in the mockery of obaship and agree to be made a government-appointed oba or forfeit hisRead MoreThe post Ladoja: Im prime target of Olubadan chieftaincy law review appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced a major management shake-up that culminates in the appointments and redeployment across the value chain. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, told NNPC officials shortly before the announcement was made public that the new appointments would not only help to position the CorporationRead MoreThe post Major shake-up in NNPC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has explained why it has not arrested the architects of the Coalition of Northern Youths' quit notice issued to the Igbo living in the North. The explanation came on the heels of calls by United Nations (UN) experts for the arrest of those behind theJune 6quit notice. It also came on aRead MoreThe post Igbo quit notice: Why we haven'tarrested Arewa youths, by Fed Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
NIGERIA's $15m seized in South Africa during the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan administration is yet to be retrieved no thanks to diplomatic intricacies and the long process. Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami said such hindrances also accounted for why the government was yet to record appreciable success in itsRead MoreThe post Why we are yet to retrieve $15m seized by South Africa from Jonathan's govt, by AGF appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Police application stalls judgment in N300m suit LAGOS STATE will today arraign suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the High Court in Ikeja. The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Mr. Adeniji Kazeem will lead the prosecution team, it was learnt yesterday. This is as the Police yesterday told the FederalRead MoreThe post Kidnap suspect Evans to be arraigned today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to invest about $24 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the realisation of the food sufficiency agenda, its president, Akinwumi Adesina, said yesterday. Adesina, who said the investment would require paying attention to the implementation of plans to achieve the green revolution in Africa. He said itRead MoreThe post AfDB to invest $24 billion in Africa's food sufficiency agenda appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Houston residents are at risk of chronic diseases and infections, experts have said. The storm has already forced thousands to be homeless with dirty water soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture across the area. And the massive cleanup challenge ahead for the cities will pose short and long-term health problems. The water has likelyRead MoreThe post Fear of water-borne diseases hit Texas as Trump inspires hope appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi Chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) on Tuesday embarked on an indefinite strike to press home some of their demands. Comrade Ahmed Mukaddas, Chairman of the union told newsmen in Bauchi that the decision to go on the strike was taken at the congress held on Tuesday in Bauchi.Read MoreThe post Fedpoly Bauchi ASUP embarks on indefinite strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Signs agreement with Total on gas The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has increased daily average natural gas supply to the nation's gas power plants by 123 per cent to 730 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), a report said. Also the corporation yesterday signed a Joint Venture agreement with the Greenville OilRead MoreThe post NNPC increases gas supply to power plants by 123% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bank of Industry (BoI) for the management of a N5 billion fund in support of artisanal and small scale miners in the country. Under the arrangement, the Ministry would contribute N2.5billion which would be matched by another N2.5 billionRead MoreThe post Fed Govt, BoI launch N5b fund for artisanal, small scale miners appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Lagos State government will not abandon public sector retirees, Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola, Benson has said. He made this known at the workshop for Lagos State Civil Service retirees with the theme: Coping with Life in Retirement, in Lagos. He said the government is resolutely committed toRead MoreThe post 'Lagos 'll not abandon public sector retirees' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The only feasible means to achieve a robust social and economic development is to enable active involvement of private sector players and investors, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Public sector resources, he said, cannot independently bridge the infrastructural, power supply, technical and technological gap without core partnership with private sector resources. Speaking at theRead MoreThe post Osinbajo: private sector vital to economic growth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has met with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Muhammed Musa Bello to discuss how best to ensure the deployment of telecoms infrastructure to the city that houses the three arms of government. Danbatta identified a number of challenges that have deniedRead MoreThe post NCC, FCT partner on telecoms infrastructure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
With over 700 of 3,389 Bureaux De Change (BDCs) inactive in the Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN's) forex window over what stakeholders described as unfair pricing regime in favour of the banks, dollar sales at the retail end of the market may be at risk. The BDCs buy dollar from the CBN at N360/$1 andRead MoreThe post BDCs: CBN's rate not competitive appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
King Adeyemi Adedamola, a Caleb University student, has turned his hubby, photography, into a profitable venture. He tells Timilehin Babatope his story. King Adeyemi Adedamola, a Caleb University undergrade, is a professional photographer, who services schools, groups and corporate organisations. He started his business of photography after gaining admission into the university. 'I think theRead MoreThe post An undergraduate's success story appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Nigeria's poor showing at the 2017 World Athletics Championships With a predictable regularity that has become extremely worrying, Nigeria has returned from a major global athletics meet without a medal of any kind. The country's 12-person squad to the 16th edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 2017 World Athletics Championships in LondonRead MoreThe post Prepared to fail appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Ethanol production is winding its way into the economy. It has the potential of aiding electricity generation, food and beverages production. Increasing demand for the 'spirit' is helping cassava growers earn greater returns, DANIEL ESSIET reports. In recent years, the ethanol industry is getting more lucrative as its patronage is swelling. The outlook for itRead MoreThe post Soaring with Ethanol appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Sir: The federal government lost a golden opportunity to de-escalate lawlessness by not immediately clamping down on Nnamdi Kanu and members of Arewa youths who have overtly challenged the corporate existence of Nigeria. It lost the opportunity to use the instrumentality of the law to keep them in the cooler at least until more urgentRead MoreThe post Between Arewa youths and IPOB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
We must be careful in criminalising it Hate speech is the latest of the troubles afflicting our country. Special attention has been drawn to this political and social aberration since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical leave in London. So worrisome have the concept and practice of hate speech become that theRead MoreThe post Hate speech appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Samsung Electronics has unpacked the latest addition to its Galaxy Note family, the Galaxy Note 8. The device was formally unveiled at the company's unpacked event in New York, United States (U.S). Blending an advanced S Pen with superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 8 provides users with a unique and powerful mobile experience. AccordingRead MoreThe post Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Top executives in the hospitality business are pushing for more opportunities for women in the industry. DANIEL ESSIET reports. Nigeria offers potentials for the development and growth of small entrepreneurial businesses in the hospitality industry. Since the 1990s, big and small firms within the industry had developed in all parts of the country, recording successes,Read MoreThe post Push for more women in hospitality business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Nnamdi Kanu, the controversial leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was granted bail by a Federal High Court on April 25, after many sympathetic voices had called for his release from prolonged detention for separatist activities. Specifically, Kalu is facing trial for 'alleged offences of conspiracy to commit acts of treasonable felony andRead MoreThe post Kanu needs reality check appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Backin the Athenian garden where the tradition of public debate was first documented in antiquity, the danger had long been recognized. Logicians call it red herring. Those in the habit of artfully diverting an argument in order to obfuscate the question prefer this kind of fallacy. Such, it would seem, is the clear and presentRead MoreThe post Restructuring and its frenemies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The agitation for restructuring is rising. The proponents are using every forum to explain that a restructured Nigeria will address the imbalance and reduce tension. LEKE SALAUDEEN reports on how a public lecture was turned into a platform for debate on restructuring. The agitation for restructuring took the centre stage at a public lecture onRead MoreThe post 'Why Nigeria must be restructured' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Senate Deputy Chief Whip and senator representing Edo North Francis Alimikhena has lauded the achievement of Governor Godwin Obaseki. He said that government and governance have assumed a new meaning in the state. He said: Edo State deserves to celebrate, if nothing else, looking back to our dark days of the PDP, compared to theRead MoreThe post Edo has hope, says Alimikhena appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Former Aviation Minister and governorship candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in Anambra State, Chief Osita Chidoka, has been endorsed by traditional rulers. The monarchs gave him a stuff as a symbol of endorsement. The staff, which is the Igbo traditional symbol of power and authority, was handed to Chidoka by the Igwe ofRead MoreThe post Anambra poll: Chidoka receives monarchs endorsement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Southwest spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ayo Afolabi, has expressed confidence that the party will win next year's governorship poll in Osun State. He said: 'We have no other competitor in the state.' Afolabi, who made the assertion in Lagos while fielding questions from reporters, said the temporary setback suffered by theRead MoreThe post Osun 2018: APC 'll win appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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