NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 31 August, 2017.

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
CoachGernot Rohr and the Super Eagles players showed some love to their teammate Carl Ikemein his battle against cancer,as they prepare for their encounter with Cameroun on Wednesday. The Nigeria senior national team players were all dressed in customised T-shirts with Get well inscriptions to demonstrate their concerns and loves to theWolverhampton Wanderers' goalkeeper asRead MoreThe post Ailing Carl Ikeme gets support from teammates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Nigeria, the giant of Africa is a country with a rich cultural heritage, boasting of several hundreds of languages and various historical sites and tourist attractions, including long stretches of exotic beaches, lush mountains, well-preserved traditions, culture and beautiful enchantments. These historical attractions stemmed out as a result of the countrys vast historical and culturalRead MoreThe post Summer vacation in Nigeria' 10 historical places you must visit appeared first on The Na 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
With less than 30 hours to go in the transfer market Liverpool have reportedly agreed a 40m deal to sign Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oxlade-Chamberlain has started each of Arsenals four games so far this season despite telling manager Arsene Wenger he would not sign a new contract. He has made 198 appearancesRead MoreThe post Arsenal loses Chamberlain to Liverpool in 40m Deal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Reigning double Commonwealth Games sprint champion Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor raced home first in the 100m (11.14 seconds) event Tuesday evening at the IAAF World Challenge in Zagreb,Croatia to set herself in confident mood ahead of Fridays IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels,Belgium where she has been re-confirmed as one of the eight athletes to battle forRead MoreThe post IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare aims to win$50,000 top prize appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport has vowed to continue its ongoing investigation into alleged N30 trillion revenue scam in the import and export chain. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, made this known while briefing newsmen after its investigative meeting with some of the companies on WednesdayRead MoreThe post N30trn revenue scam: More companies are complying Senate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The South East Governors' Forum says it will engage the leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) to find solutions to its agitations. The Chairman of the forum, Gov. Dave Umahi disclosed this on Wednesday in Enugu in a communiqu issued at the end of a meeting between members of the forum and iPOBRead MoreThe post IPOB: South East governors wade into agitations, initiate dialogue to end crisis appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday insisted that the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) was independent of its control. The Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, said at an interactive session with editors on Wednesday in Abuja, that ongoing efforts to create a 'stand-alone'' NFIU was needless. It would beRead MoreThe post Creation of `stand-alone' NFIU needless ' Magu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Has the 17-month-old marriage between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his wife, Olori Wuraola, ended' The royal lady says 'yes'; it's all over. BISI OLADELE highlights some major events at which the duo shone like mega stars in the short marital voyage. It had been in the rumor mill for some time.Read MoreThe post Royal Breakup: Ooni, Wuraolas marriage timeline appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
IN a packed court room, kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (aka Evans) yesterday pleaded guilty to a two-count charge. He was arraigned by the police before a vacation judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court, for alleged kidnapping of Dunu Donatus, a Lagos businessman. Evans was arraigned alongside five other suspected members of hisRead MoreThe post Evans in court: I'm guilty appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike's (alias Evans') lawyer Olukoya Ogungbeje has alleged that his client was forced to plead guilty. In a statement issued after Evans pleaded guilty at his arraignment, the lawyer said his client would change his plea to not guilty at the resumed hearing onOctober 19. According to Ogungbeje, Evans was denied access to hisRead MoreThe post My client was forced to 'implicate self', says lawyer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
To find a lasting solution to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is now to lead the Federal Government's negotiation team with the teachers. ASUU has been on strike since August 13 over the failure of the government to implement an agreement it reached with the union in 2009.Read MoreThe post Osinbajo takes over Fed Govt, ASUU negotiations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Ibrahim Magu yesterday said the commission has recovered over N430, 849,162,174 billionin eight months. The funds recovered are N409, 270, 706,686.75; $69, 501,156.67; 231,118.69, '610,816.20; Dr. 443,400.00 (Dirham) and SR70, 500.00 (Saudi Riyal). He also said the EFCC has secured 137 convictions within the same period under review.Read MoreThe post EFCC recovers over N430.8b, secures 137 convictions in eight months appeared first on 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
June 16, 2012: 53-year-old Mbarikatta Uboma kidnapped on arrival from Hungary. Demanded N10 million but settled for N2million after keeping the victim for three days. August 3, 2012: Director, Ocean Glory Commodities, Apapa, Paul Cole, 34, from Ohafia in Abia State kidnapped at Festac Town together with the firms General Manager, Jude Ugoje and aRead MoreThe post Diary of crimes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Oyo State government has said former Governor and Osi Olubadan of Ibadan, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has not communicated his rejection of the obaship conferred on him by the state. Th government spoke yesterday through the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Bimbo Kolade. Ladoja was recently conferred with the title of the OsiRead MoreThe post Oyo: Ladoja hasnt told us he rejected his crown appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola, has confirmed that her marriage to the monarch, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwunsi II, has crashed. The Olori has also reverted to her maiden name: Zaynab Otiti Obanor. She announced the marriage crash yesterday via an official statement on her official Instagram page @hhzynab. Her post reads:Read MoreThe post Olori Wuraola: it's over between us appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) yesterday identified a 200-Level Physics student (names withheld) as the suspect who dismembered his eight-year old niece for alleged ritual purposes. The university confirmed the identity in a statement issued by Dr Williams Wodi, university spokesman. The suspect was accused of abducting, raping, killing and dismembering his eight-year-old niece,Read MoreThe post UNIPORT names suspected killer of niece appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived in Daura, Katsina State. But, he opted to walk through the street from the helipad as an overwhelming crowd surged to welcome him. It was his first home coming after returning from the United Kingdom (UK) on August 19. The Presidents plane landed at the Umaru Musa YarAdua Airport inRead MoreThe post Buhari opts to walk as crowd takes over Daura home appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Ruzu Natural Health Product and Services has introduced a herbal drink into the market. Its Chief Executive Officer, Robert Uzu said indigenous roots, especially Aloe Vera, were combined to formulate the drink. He told The Nation that the vision came as a result of genuine intention to save lives and contribute to the economic growthRead MoreThe post Kampe herbal drink unveiled appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Ishould have titled this section Always Drained of Energy. The subject comes from the question of a readerof this column who reported that, whereas all laboratory tests show that there is nothing wrong with his health, he always finds himself drained of energy. He wanted to know if this was a diabolical attack and ifRead MoreThe post Watch itsomeone is sucking your energy! (1) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Many organisations do not give ergonomics priority in the workplace and has led to low productivity. A chiropath, Prof Magnus Atilade of St Luke Chiropractic Clinic, Surulere, Lagos, said low back pain is the most common cause for disability for people under 45, causing lost productivity and non-monetary costs, such as diminished enjoyment of lifeRead MoreThe post 'Get your sitting right' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Traditional and alternative medicine practitioners have canvassed its integration into the nation's primary healthcare delivery system. They spoke under the aegis of Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine and the Centre for Research in Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research(NIMR) during the African Traditional Day celebration in Lagos. AccordingRead MoreThe post 'Give us traditional medicine commission' appeared fir 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The announcement of120 and 100 as cut-off marks for admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education has not gone down well with many in the education sector. JAMB insists it is to check quality and capital flight, report Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, Adegunle Olugbamila, Nicholas Kalu (Calabar), Damisi Ojo (Akure) and Frank Ikpefan (Abuja). Since JAMBRead MoreThe post Controversy over JAMB cut-off mark continues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Committee on Education of the Lagos State House of Assembly has urged contractors handling the model college in Awori, Lagos City Model College and Angus Memorial College to speed up work in the schools. Chairman of the Committee Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi, who led other members to the project sites on Monday, said the projectsRead MoreThe post Lagos Assembly urges contractors to speed up work on model colleges appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Education Writers' Association of Nigeria (EWAN), an umbrella body of reporters covering Education Beat nationwide, has applauded the return of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, describing it as a confirmation of the outcome of its 2016 summit. A statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Tunbosun Ogundare and Mojeed Alabi, praised the Minister of EducationRead MoreThe post EWAN hails post-UTME return appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Three hundred teachers are in contention for this years Maltina Teacher of the Year award. Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, said in a statement that the panel of judges, headed by Prof Pat Utomi have begun screening of the teachers. The number of entries is nearly double that of last yearRead MoreThe post 300 teachers contend for N5m Maltina star prize appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Mr Lukmon Adeola Kiadese is the second Provost of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE) after its relocation to Omu-Ijebu in 2008. Like Martin Luther King Jnr. who dreamt of a new America without discrimination, Kiadese dreamt of a new TASCE. During the first College Assembly he addressed after his appointment, he told the staffRead MoreThe post Kudos for TASCE Provost appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The management and other principal officers of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko,(AAUA) Ondo State have taken possession of the facilities of its radio station. Christened Radio AAUA, the frequency modulation (FM) station is located within the university campus and is licensed to broadcast on 90.3 Megahertz. It is billed to come on air as soonRead MoreThe post AAUA FM awaits licence appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, celebrated one of its own, Prof Mohammed Gana Yisa, who was recently appointed the Nigerian Ambassador to Japan last Tuesday. The event, held at the universitys mini-convocation arena, attracted dignitaries from all walks of life, including Ambassador-designate to Malaysia, Alhaji Nurudeen Mohammed. Until his appointment, Yisa was the Deputy ProvostRead MoreThe post KWASU fetes don now envoy to Japan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
A socio-development Group, Epe Renaissance 2015, has donated 300 forms for November/December diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to youths in all 30 wards in Epe. According to the group, the gesture was to complement the philanthropic efforts of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who donated to social welfare institutions during his birthday.Read MoreThe post Group donates 300 WASSCE forms in Epe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Lagos State government may adopt the Values Based Education (VBE) system in its schools. Already, 24 schools have been selected for the pilot scheme, which begins next session. A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Foundation for Value Transformation is pushing for the adoption of the system. Its Executive Director Segun Caulcrick told The Nation at the endRead MoreThe post Lagos to adopt Values-Based Education in schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has accorded full accreditation to the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering courses of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA). Registrar of the Council, Kamila Maliki, said in a letter to the university that this followed the reaccreditation visitation by COREN to the universitys undergraduate engineering programmeRead MoreThe post COREN accredits two UNIABUJA courses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The first set of beneficiaries of the Guinness Nigeria Graduate Skills Development Scholarship scheme has graduated. The graduates, who represent the first set of Guinness-sponsored engineers, completed a year training at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN). At their graduation, Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Viola Graham-Douglas, said the objective ofRead MoreThe post Guinness Nigeria boosts power sector with engineers appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Electricity supply has continued to be a major concern in the country. Even in highbrow estates, stable electricity can only be guaranteed by the use of generators, a system that is not in sync with the current drive for clean energy usage. Lagos state's new status of a megacity has thrown up the challenge ofRead MoreThe post Developer to build IPP at Imperial 'smart city' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Lagos State Government has advised residents living along the plains of Ogun River to be on the alert and take necessary precautions as the management of Oyan Dam has commenced seasonal water releases from the dam. Commissioner for the Environment Babatunde Adejare explained that the controlled water releases from the dam was a pragmatic approachRead MoreThe post Govt urges residents on Ogun River to relocate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
To boost mortgage and real estate business in the country, Mortgage and Real Estate Academy (MOREAcademy), in partnership with Centre for Management Development (CMD), a parastatal of the federal government, has concluded plans to hold Mortgage Industry Stakeholders Luncheon on September 19, 2017. Its Chairman and Western Atlantic Corporations Managing Director, Prince Ade Akinfolurin, madeRead MoreThe post Fed govt partners Academy on mortgage, real estate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
ROTARY International (RI) has explained why it harped on annual tree planting and made it a part of its core programmes the world over. Its District 9110 Governor Dr Wale Ogunbadejo said the group believed that humanity would suffer if the earth's contents were not sustained. Speaking at a tree planting forum sponsored by theRead MoreThe post Rotary: Why we harp on tree planting appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
To address the challenges facing modular refinery construction in Nigeria, industry stakeholders have urged indigenous exploration and production companies, which own producing oil fields, to drive the initiative. Head, Energy Research Desk, Ecobank Plc, Mr. Dolapo Oni, said companies such as Seplat, Shoreline and Neconde should be leading modular refinery development. He noted that anyRead MoreThe post Oil field owners urged to lead modular refinery construction appeared first on The Nation Nig 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has lauded the contributions of Visionscape Sanitations Solution Limited to the current efforts of his administration to evolve international best practices in the management of the environment, under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) scheme. According to him, under the scheme, over 500, 000 new e-waste bins and compactors haveRead MoreThe post Ambode: 500,000 e-waste bins, compactors imported appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Ijaw Youth Council President, Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi, is a lawyer. In this interview with AKINOLA AJIBADE, he speaks on conditions for peace in the Niger Delta region, restructuring and the need for a bailout for the region's indigenes interested in owning modular refineries and marginal fields, among others. Two years into President Muhammadu Buhari's administration,Read MoreThe post 'Niger Delta indigenes need bailout for modular refineries' appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has sought the support of the Federal Government for its proposed Trains 7& 8, a vehicle that it intends to leverage to expand the frontiers of processing and exporting gas globally. Its former Managing Director, Mr. Godswill Ihetu, said investing in gas processing and exporting is an ambitiousRead MoreThe post NLNG seeks govt's support for Trains 7&8 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Except there is a reversal in estate agency practice, its practitioners will continue to feed on crumbs. This is because of the lack of standard in estate agency as being practised in the country. The lack of standardised practice, it is believed, explains why Nigerian estate agents are not getting juicy deals, especially from multinationals.Read MoreThe post Stakeholders canvass standardisation of real estate agency practice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The police should pursue justice in the death of Sunday Musa Was 45-year-old Inspector Sunday Musa of the Nigeria Police Force buried alive'It is shocking that four men have been arrested and charged to court for allegedly burying him alive.It is bad enough and condemnable that he was allegedly seized by thugs while performing hisRead MoreThe post Cold-hearted barbarism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
SIR: Speak in his favour and you are labelled an agitator and dammed by the campaigners of one Nigeria. Speak against him and his followers, IPOB will bring down the roof on your head with a barrage and coteries of blackmail and insults. Then, try playing smart by sitting at the edge or in theRead MoreThe post The Nnamdi Kanu conundrum appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Kudos to Governor Shettima for making northern youths cancel quit notice Finally, an olive branch. But this happened a few weeks when it seemed the tension would go up a notch with the circulation of a hate song that savagely stereotyped the Igbo and cast them as sub humans. When the Coalition of Northern GroupsRead MoreThe post Notice annulled appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The inherent mischief in some Nigerians has no limits. Those propelled by discernible forces of evil, constantly scheme to malign leaderships at other levels. But they pitiably forget their own status as leaders in the lower rungs, who have failed to play complementary roles to assist those they seek to rubbish, even though unconvincingly. OurRead MoreThe post Insurgency: Rep Kamale's wild and misguided utterances appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
There appears a turf war brewing in the Niger Delta. What is not clear is whether the war is for the soul of Niger Deltans, in an umpteenth attempt to corral a better deal from the Federal Government; or a hustling attempt to catch the attention of Abuja, that a new bunch of 'leaders' hasRead MoreThe post PANDEF Vs PNDPC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
A Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Professor Adeolu Akande, has promised to transform the state through the development of agriculture, solid minerals and tourism. He said a strategic engagement of the three sectors could expand the economy of the state and remove it from the listRead MoreThe post How I 'll develop Oyo, by governorship aspirant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
As political actors warm up for the 2019 elections, Correspondent KOLADE ADEYEMI writes on the activities of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano State, who is believed to be eyeing the presidency. Former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has many followers across the country. He is an experienced politician. In 2015, he came secondRead MoreThe post Kwankwaso and his 2019 calculations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Chairman of the Anambra State All Progressives Congress (APC) Govership Election Planning and Strategy Committee, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has congratulated the winner of the primary election, Hon. Tony Nwoye. In a statement in Enugu, capital of Enugu State, he urged party to brace up for the governorship election. Nwobodo said: 'I watched with keenRead MoreThe post Anambra poll: Nwobodo congratulates Nwoye appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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