NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 5 August, 2017.


Sat, 05 Aug 2017
There were strong indications last night that the Department of State Services (DSS) was planning to invite three ex-ministers and some prominent Nigerians for questioning, following their announcement by a secessionist organisation, Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) as cabinet members. The Federal Government was shocked that none of the people the pro-Biafra group appointed as ministersRead MoreThe post Biafra cabinet: DSS puts Soludo, Utomi, Gana, others under watch appeared first on The Nation 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Front(PADEF) has agreed to resume its collaboration with the federal government to develop the oil producing region. The group will, consequently, have a representative in government's Inter-Ministerial Group tasked with the implementation of the Niger Delta vision which Acting President Yemi Osinbajo vowed governmentwill spare no effort to seeRead MoreThe post Talks: Niger Delta leaders back down on ultimatum to FG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, yesterday, paid a personal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja House, London. According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the Archbishop and President Buhari are friends who share deep respect for each other. Archbishop Welby said he was delighted to see theRead MoreThe post Archbishop of Canterbury visits Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Lagos State government has filed a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction before the National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos to restrain the staff unions of Lagos State Polytechnic (Laspotech) from embarking on another strike action. The state government also directed the striking workers to return to work immediately. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi AmbodeRead MoreThe post Strike: Lagos orders Laspotech workers to return to work, sues staff unions appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Senate yesterday made good its threat to get the chief executive officers of 30 companies arrested for allegedly failing to appear before it. The arrest order was issued by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, Hope Uzodinma, at the committee's meeting in Abuja yesterday. The committeeRead MoreThe post Alleged N30bn ports scam: Senate orders arrest of CEOs of Glo, Dana, Visafone, 27 others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris yesterday vowed that kidnapping and similar crimes would be eliminated within a year with the necessary support and cooperation from Nigerians. He spoke during a working visit toThe Nation's corporate headquarters in Lagos to solicit the support of the media organization and boost existing relationship between the police and theRead MoreThe post We'll eliminate kidnapping, militancy in one year, says IGP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Arewa youthand Igbo leaders appear to be moving closer to the resolution of the angst triggered by the recent quit notice issued to Igbos residing in the north. The Coalition of Northern Groups and Igbo leaders in the North met yesterdayKano on the issue and formed a 10-man committee to work outterms forthe suspension ofRead MoreThe post Quit notice: Igbo, Arewa youths set up 10-man peace committee appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Two dogsand three suicide bombers died yesterday in two separate attempts by the suicide bombers to detonate bombs at the Moloi area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The foiled attacks were the latest in a string of deadly attacks on soft targets by the Boko Haram group in the North East. The Chairman ofRead MoreThe post Two dogs, three bombers die in foiled Boko Haram attack appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Erelu Abiola Dosunmu is an ageless colossus that has bestridden the Lagos social scene for decades. Like a self-regenerating cell, she bounces back after any setback and has remained unshakeable on her traditional and social thrones. A few days ago, the ever-youthful matriarch of high society hosted the movers and shakers of the political, socialRead MoreThe post Pillars of high society honour Erelu Abiola Dosunmu at 70 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Trained as a mass communicator and lawyer, Ugonwa Obiayo found her passion as a dancer. The entertainment lawyer who recently was elected as Chairman, Lagos State Guild of Nigerian Dancers, in this interview with JOE AGBRO JR, talks about her dance journey and what she hopes to achieve during her term. Excerpts OW did aRead MoreThe post UGONWA OBIAYO: MY LAW STUDY SUFFERED BECAUSE OF DANCE appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Former Osun State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Chief Sunday Akere, had one of his worst moments in life with his remand in prison custody by the powers that be after what he described as framed up charges. According to him, it all seemed like a scene from a horror movie, given the speed and manner the whole episode unfolded. But he told PAUL UKPABIO and JUMOKE OWOOLA in this interview that the incident only helped to strengthen his resolve never to compromise on his principles.Was b 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
SO you are out on your first date with a guy youre interested in. Nervous' Dont be. First dates are often that getting-to-know-you period that dont require a lot of commitment. Its like a job interview except even if you totally crash and burn, you wont be missing out on rent money. That being said, the first date is a delicate game of chess that needs to be played properly.Dont suggest a movie.I dont know where the misconception arose about movies being a great date night activity. Youre l 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
DAYS after the six abducted students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Epe area of the state regained their freedom, facts have emerged about the true circumstances of their release. Addressing the media after the pupils regained their freedom penultimate Friday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, had claimed that the pupils were rescued by policemen, adding that no fewer than 20 suspected kidnappers were killed during a gun battle with the criminal elements.Howev 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Senator Nimi Barigha-Amange is a native of Nembe Kingdom in Bayelsa State. It is a riverine area where virtually all forms of existence revolve around the massive water surroundings. He recalls in this interview with PAUL UKPABIO the magnitude of poverty he had to grapple with as a growing up child, so much so that he would go to school in the day only to spend the whole night fishing just to be able to raise money for his school fees. It is the story of a poor but brave young man who out of she 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
ON June 10, Lagos residents woke up to the news of the arrest of Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike a.k.a. Evans, the suspected leader of a notorious robbery and kidnapping gang that had tormented the nation for close to a decade. His arrest was effected in Magodo, a highbrow Lagos estate, after a reported gun battle with security operatives in his massive building located in the heart of the estate.Like most residents of the serene estate, Evans lived in a mansion believed to have been built with the p 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
EVERYONE looks good in black. So, its a bonus that the little black dress (LBD) is a huge fashion trend this season. The great thing is that black basic items are classic.The little black dress will never go out of style, and we know that you can never have too much black in your wardrobe.The mainstream fashion and celebrities are going back to black because a little black dress can always be counted on to deliver a best-dressed look with hardly any extra effort.Basic tips to rock the look: Glam 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
After failing to actualise their ambition of crossing into Europe through the desert, many returnees in Edo State who took to agriculture in order to stay away from crime appear to have had their expectations dashed. In this report,INNOCENT DURU examines the frustrations of the returnees in their venture into agriculture and the implications for the fight against illegal migration which is thriving in the state.In line with the promises of successive governments in the country to provide farmers 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
On July 11, 2016, while Matthew faced the Mediterranean death squad, he remembered his life in Benin. As 85 of his mates fell to the executioners bullets, he remembered his beer parlour before business went awry and he was forced to quit. He wept for the beautiful kids and ravishing wife he would leave behind and he regretted his decision to desert Nigeria for greener pastures in Italy.The boat I boarded was arrested on July 27 by Libyan security on the Mediterranean Sea, while trying to cross f 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
In times of trouble and great challenges, especially with the Nigerian economy in recession, it is more important for entrepreneurs and enterprises to stay true to their vision and purpose, keeping this as a priority, while managing short term obstacles, saidMarketing Director of Friesland Campina WAMCO, Tarang Gupta. This, according to him, is one ofRead MoreThe post Friesland Campina brands have stayed top of the pack Tarang Gupta appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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