NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 7 August, 2017.

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Asiri Comedy whose real name is Osundare Damilare has blazed the comedy circle together with his partner, Arole. In this interview with Olowe Praise, Solomon Odeniyi and Segun Odunayo, he explains his journey into comedy, the secularity of his jokes and his relationship with Arole. Excerpts How did comedy begin for you' Comedy for meRead MoreThe post I'm far from being religious'Asiri Comedy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, others condemn attack It was all like an action-packed movie. A gunman dressed in black, storming a church and opening fire on worshippers. There was commotion. By the time the gunman left, no fewer than 11 worshippers lay dead. That was the scene yesterday at St. Philip's Catholic Church, Amakwa-Ozubulu in EkwusigoRead MoreThe post Gunman kills 11 in church over drug barons' rivalry appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Fish out killers, say Ngige, Uba The All Progressives Congress (APC) and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara have condemned the attack on St. Phillips Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State. In a statement, the APC condemned the barbarism displayed by the callous attackers who gunned down defenceless people as they worshipped. The party calledRead MoreThe post Saraki, Ikpeazu, Dogara, APC decry killings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Condemnations yesterday trailed the early morning killing of worshippers at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu community. Residents, in separate interviews with our reporter and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), described the attack as 'heinous, unjustifiable and totally unwarranted'. A community leader, Sir Jude Emecheta, said such a thing had never happened in theRead MoreThe post Ex-minister, APGA, others condemn killings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Telecom subscribers who want to swap their subscriber identification module (SIM) cards will need to secure bank approval that will include biometric verification, it was learnt at the weekend. It is all part of a new regulation initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to tackle SIM-swap relatedRead MoreThe post Biometric-based SIM swap to end e-fraud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The House of Representatives is spending N6.1 billion on procurement of 360 Peugeot 508 for its members, it was learnt at the weekend. At a unit price of about N17 million, the leadership of the House said no members would get more than a car, including the principal officers. It debunked allegation of favoritism inRead MoreThe post Reps to buy N6.1 billion cars for 360 members appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Lagos State government may seize under-valued properties allegedly sold illegally and prosecute defaulters. The Nation learnt that the government is set to implement a far-reaching report on the sale of such assets. The report is said to contain a list of over 100 properties, the names of their buyers and the locations of theRead MoreThe post Lagos set to recover 100 assets sold illegally appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Lagos State government yesterday reiterated its commitment to the renewed Ikeja Model City Master Plan originally conceived to address infrastructural challenges. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode plannd to make Ikeja a model city and actualise the relocation of the Computer Village to the newRead MoreThe post 'Lagos govt committed to Ikeja model city's master-plan' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Defence minister visits Northeast The Army yesterday said it killed two suspected Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush on Alagarno forest in Borno State. A statement by the Director of Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said the operation was carried out by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Forward Operation Base, Mainok, on Saturday.Read MoreThe post Troops kill suspected insurgents, recover weapons appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
University of Hamburg (UKE), Germany will partner with the proposed Thompson & Grace Medical University (TGMU) in Uyo, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to 'design and operate the medical facilities'. President/Chief Executive Officer of Thompson & Grace Investment Limited Dr. Isaac Thompson Amos, the promoter of the institution, stated this atRead MoreThe post German varsity signs medical MoU with TGMU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan may not meet the 2020 target of education for children of school age unless a collective involvement of stakeholders with political will is encouraged, the United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) has said. The UN agency said: 'The number of Out of School Children (OOSC) in Nigeria constitutes 20 perRead MoreThe post Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan may not meet 2020 education target, says UNICEF appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has set an ambitious target of 70 per cent growth in local content over the next 10 years. This will enable the country to retain $14 billion from the $20 billion spent yearly in the upstream oil and gas industry. When the Nigerian Content Law was enactedRead MoreThe post Board sets 70% local content target to retain $14b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said household cooking fuel, Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), remains expensive because only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is responsible for its availability. While the state-run oil firm supplies kerosene from the local refineries, it remains the sole importer of the product. A litre of kerosene,Read MoreThe post Why kerosene remains expensive, by IPMAN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, in this interview with reporters in Lagos, spoke about the NPA she met, what she is doing to change it and so on. SUNDAY OMONIYI was there. It has been one year that you were appointed as Managing Director of the Nigerian PortsRead MoreThe post 'We met decayed port infrastructure that required renewal' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Lagos flood victims file claims The Nigeria Insurance Association (NIA) has said insurance firms paid N168.44 million to flood victims in 2015. It also said flood victims in the Victoria Island and Lekki axis of Lagos State were already filing their claims. NIA Chairman Eddie Efekoha, at a media parley in Lagos, said over 20Read MoreThe post Insurers pay flood victims N168.4m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The problems facing the power sector require a long-term solution from the Federal Government, and not a short-term solution, Green Elec President, Marcel Hochet, has said. In an interview, he said the sector is facing critical problems, such as paucity of funds, poor infrastructure, dearth of skilled manpower and other problems. He added that theRead MoreThe post 'Power sector challenges require long-term solutions' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Wants forex allocation for manufacturers The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged the Federal Government to set up a bank that will address the financial needs of the manufacturing sector. Its President Dr. Udemba Jacobs, said the establishment of a Manufacturing Development Bank (MDB) would cater for the credit needs of the manufacturingRead MoreThe post MAN seeks Manufacturing Development Bank appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Nigerian equities hit their highest level in two years at the weekend as increased bargain-hunting for quoted shares sustained a bullish trend that had seen investors with N902 billion net capital gain in July. Investors recorded net capital gain of N194 billion last week as bargain-hunters overran a major profit-taking breather that started the weekRead MoreThe post Equities hit two-year high as investors gain N194b on N114b deals appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Despite the challenging economic environment in the 2016 financial year Niger Insurance Plc posted a Gross Premium Income (GPI) of N5.08 billion. The underwriting firm also recorded a N42.13 billion Profit After Tax (PAT) with assets worth N22.51 billion. Its gross premium for the period was N5.96 billion and profit N99.05 billion. Its Chairman, YusufRead MoreThe post Niger records N5b gross premium appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Wapic Insurance Plc has assured its shareholders of better returns. Its Chairman, Aigboje Imoukhuede, stated this at the 58th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos. According to him, a review of the company's results for the financial year ended December 2016 showed that Wapic recorded growth across all its business lines, leading to a totalRead MoreThe post Wapic assures shareholders of better returns appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Staco Insurance Plc has grown its shareholders fund from N3.4 billion in 2015 to N3.8 billion in 2016, representing a10.33 per cent increase. The company posted a gross premium of N5.40 billion in 2016 while net premium earned stood at N3.59 billion. It paid N1.99 billion claims in the 2016 operating year, of which aRead MoreThe post Staco shareholders fund grows by 10.3% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
A welcome development. But why can't govt bring in more players' With its liberalisation plan failing to gain traction, and no clear pathway for its four moribund refineries, the Federal Government may have finally turned to billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, to bail the country out of the fuel supply conundrum. On an inspection to theRead MoreThe post Dangote Refinery appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Four years after, killers of Uniport students sentenced Perhaps the innocent souls of Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Tekena Elkannah and Chiadika Biringa, all students of University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who were gruesomely murdered in Aluu, in the state in 2012, on the false allegation that they were robbers will now findRead MoreThe post Justice for 'Aluu Four' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
SIR: What transpired two weeks ago in the two chambers of the National Assembly as the nation journeyed to a crucial constitutional amendment fell short of the earnest expectations of Nigerians. The process was a reflection of the elitist mentality, an insatiable quest to cling on to power at all cost typical of the presentRead MoreThe post NASS' travesty appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Today, Hardball remembers his late father ' God bless his soul! Indeed, there are many things to remember the old man for. But this time, it is about a particular counsel, hinged on iron conviction. 'Son, if the whole of Lagos goes this way,' he was wont to say, 'and you're convinced the opposite directionRead MoreThe post Ebora's prophecy on Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
We have a story to tell.' It was a defining statement about the place of Yoruba culture and religion, also known as Orisa tradition, in a global village of multiple cultures and multiple faiths. Prof Wande Abimbola, a retired academic, distinguished Yoruba culture promoter and Ifa priest, proudly promoted the Yoruba essence during an interactiveRead MoreThe post 'We have a story to tell' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
A socio-cultural group in Ekiti State, E11 has elected new officers to run the affairs of the group. Chief Kola Akosile was elected as Chairman to replace Mr Femi Ajiniran. Others elected at the extra-ordinary meeting of the group on Saturday are: Mrs Yetunde Fosudo as Vice Chairman, OSKA Seyi Aiyeleso as General Secretary, MrRead MoreThe post E11 elects new officers, denies endorsing governorship candidates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has urged Nigerians to judge the Senate by its achievements and facts and not by sentiments or propaganda. Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, Senator Abdullahi stated that 'given the unprecedented performance of the 8th Senate despite distractions since it was inaugurated on theRead MoreThe post Senate to Nigerians: Judge us by facts, not sentiments appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The dying wish of the late former Deputy Governor of Bauchi state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Garba Gadi is for Nigeria not to fall into the hands of those he described as rogue elements, his family has revealed. In a statement in Abuja weekend, his grand son, Ghazali Mohammed said hisRead MoreThe post Late Bauchi Deputy Governors wish appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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