NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 6 August, 2017.

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
They are both solo artistes but South East Entertainment artistes, Harrison Anokwuru, aka Chyzzi and Ede Chikezie Victor, aka Mista Rage, have been dropping singles together. The Cyprus-based artistes speak with OVWE MEDEME on doing music outside the country, plans for the future, growing up and sundry issues. AS solo artistes, why have you beenRead MoreThe post How we manage our differences appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Traces origin of Senate/Customs boss recent face off 'Asks Saraki to rein in members 'Nigerians must rise to save Customs CG, Magu, Hadiza A former military governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar yesterday gave a new perspective on the recent face-off between the Senate and Customs Comptroller General Hamid Ali. He said itRead MoreThe post Senators on mission to sabotage anti-graft war, says ex-Kaduna Gov Umar appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The management of Skye Bank Plc is seeking to take over some oil wells belonging to Jide Omokore, a businessman involved in some corruption cases within and outside Nigeria. The bank said Omokore is indebted to it to the tune of about N110bn at an exchange rate of $1/N315. The loans were said to haveRead MoreThe post Skye Bank seeks to take over Omokores oil wells appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Drugs cheat America's Gatlin is new 100 meters champion This was supposed to be his last competitive race. At 30 years, Jamaicas Usain Bolt wanted to leave the stage with a loud ovation as the greatest 100 and 200 metres runner ever at the London World Athletics Championships. It turned out to be a disastrousRead MoreThe post Usain Bolt dethroned in last competitive race appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Three persons, a male and two females, died in an auto accident on the Auchi-Okene axis of the Benin-Lokoja road yesterday morning. The spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident in an SMS to our correspondent. Kazeem said 50 others, including a child, were injured and had been takenRead MoreThe post 3 die, 50 injured in luxurious bus accident appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Convention to extend Makarfi committees tenure by three months 'Party leaders seek terms for defectors from APC, other parties Either goes the 2019 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)' Northeast or Northwest' That is the all important question now agitating the minds of top members of the party as they try to putRead MoreThe post PDP ex-governors, ministers on warpath over 2019 presidential ticket appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
No fewer than three suicide bombers were killed by the military on Friday at Simari area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, according to the police yesterday. Mr. Victor Isuzu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri said that that the incident occurred at about 9.49 p.m., when three suicide bombers, a male andRead MoreThe post Three suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
An unidentified woman was shot dead by gunmen on motorcycles in Osogbo, Osun State capital in the early hours of yesterday. The reasons for the killing of the victim, who was a daily-paid menial worker, could not yet be ascertained. The woman was reportedly shot dead in front of the popular Orisunbare market. Traders andRead MoreThe post Middle-aged woman shot dead in Osogbo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
An 18-year-old man has allegedly killed his mother in Plateau State for refusing to give him a disappearing charm he claimed was his inheritance from his late herbalist father. The suspect, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), committed the crime at his Kisaghyip village farm in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.Read MoreThe post Man kills mother over disappearance charm appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has a target to register 28 million Nigerians into the National Identification Number (NIN) system by the end of 2017. The Director General of NIMC, Mr Aliyu Aziz told reporters yesterday in Lagos that anyone without the NIN issued by the commission runs the risk of beingRead MoreThe post NIMC targets registration of 28m Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
When the Boko Haram rebellion started eight years ago, its target was to destroy Western education. Duku Joel, in Maiduguri writes about how the University of Maiduguri, whose campus and staff have been targets of the insurgents, is coping. Since the Boko Haram insurgency began about eight years ago with its bizarre logic of 'westernRead MoreThe post Trying times for University of Maiduguri appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The General Overseer of Revelation of Christ Chapel International Ibadan, Apostle Oluwakayode Caleb, speaks with Sunday Oguntola on how politicians are buying over pastors and sundry issues. Excerpts: How did God call you' I was working with African Newspapers Plc, popularly known as Nigerian Tribune, since 2003 but I left in January 2011. I wasRead MoreThe post 'Why pastors hardly influence politicians' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Nigerians sleep too much, leading to low productivity and stunted national development, the Vicar of St. Barth's Anglican Church Aguda Lagos, Venerable Ben Nwanekwu, has stated. He spoke with reporters last Wednesday ahead of the 60th anniversary of the church. Nwanekwu, who lamented the parlous state of the economy, attributed it to the fact thatRead MoreThe post Cleric advocates 24-hour national economy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev. Felix Meduoye, has urged leaders in the country to be sensitive to the yearnings of the people. Felix spoke at the 70th birthday and valedictory service for Rev Victor Iwala. The cleric noted that this would enable them get feedback needed to move the nation forward. MeduoyeRead MoreThe post Feel people's pulse, Meduoye urges leaders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Alvan Ikoku Conference hall of Renaissance Hotel, Lagos, was filled to the brim as media men, prominent stakeholders in the Information Technology Industry eagerly converged to witness the unveiling of Freetel, Japans largest selling smart phone in Nigeria. As the Japanese smart phone makes its grand entry into the Nigerian market in partnership with TDRead MoreThe post Freetel partners TD Mobile appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The destiny of every generation anchors on the ministry of the teaching priests (Prophets) who unfold God's laws to the people. As it is written: And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved (Hosea 12:13). From the above scripture, we understand that God sends usRead MoreThe post Encounter with destiny via prophetic ministry! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Chemstar Paints Industry Nigeria Limited, manufacturers of Finecoat and Shield Paints, Aderemi Awode, has said the last three years have been very tough and challenging for the paints industry in the country. He attributed this to the high rate of foreign exchange, given the fact that overRead MoreThe post Paints manufacturers face tough times appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The Executive Director of Stephen Children International, Abeokuta, Rev Isaac Newton-Wusu, has called on the church to invest more in the education and rehabilitation of children of persecuted saints in the nation. Wusu said this at the 14th anniversary/prize-giving day of Stephens Children International's Abeokuta, Ogun State. 109 students graduated from nursery, primary and secondaryRead MoreThe post 'Church must do more for children of the Matryrs' appeared first on The Nation 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
A CLERIC Pastor Judith Daniel-Imagoro has urged Christians to speak against the ills of the society. Speaking against the background of the return of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) to schools' curriculum, she said the victory would not have been possible if Christians had remained silent. At the Dynamic Conference in Gombe State, where she wasRead MoreThe post Christians urged to criticise govt's policies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
People dont need to wait till they start having pains or sleepless nights before seeking dental care. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye a Private Dental Practitioner of over two decades, Dr. Olayiwola Obadeyi of Profol Dental Clinic, reveals that people may not be able to avoid taking sugary foods, but if after taken itRead MoreThe post Why you should seek dental care appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Adeyemi Egbeola, on Saturday in Lokoja, decried the increasing rate of recession-associated clinical depression in Nigeria. Egbeola, who works at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, made the assertion at the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Scientific Conference Week of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi chapter. The theme of theRead MoreThe post Recession-induced depression on the increase appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The banking industry recorded a decline in the rate of successful fraud incidences and extent of amount of losses in 2016, compared to 2015. The NDIC Managing Director/Chief Executive, Alh. Umaru Ibrahim, made this disclosure while delivering a lecture: The Role of NDIC in Mitigating Corruption in the Nigerian Banks at the general meeting ofRead MoreThe post Banks record decline in fraud, forgeries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The president of Federation of Agriculture Commodities of Nigeria (FACAN), Victor Iyama, in this interview with Bukola Aroloye about the plight of farmers, his view on recapitalisation of Bank of Agriculture and what government should do in the sector What is your view about the recapitalisation of Bank of Agriculture; how effective has it been'Read MoreThe post Nigeria must export to survive appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
THE proposed N58billion rights issue by Unilever Nigeria Plc has generated a lot of excitement amongst market watchers, who have expressed optimism that the offering has the potential to further deepen the nations capital market. The company had on Thursday presented facts behind its plans to raise N58, 851,275,010.00 on the floor of the NigerianRead MoreThe post How Unilevers proposed N58b rights issue will boost capital market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has been in the news lately over plans by the bureau to benefit from five per cent of Passenger Service Charge (PSC) collected by the airport authority to bridge its funding challenges.But, stakeholders are kicking. In this interview with the AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Akin Olateru, provides usefulRead MoreThe post All you need know about red and white meat appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The recent decision by the federal government to set up a task force on food security appears to be a welcome development in the light of daily astronomical increase in price of food commodities. One of the major challenges facing farmers in the country, according to stakeholders, is access tp funds and information. Government, throughRead MoreThe post Galvanising BoA for optimal food security appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has been in the news lately over plans by the bureau to benefit from five per cent of Passenger Service Charge (PSC) collected by the airport authority to bridge its funding challenges.But, stakeholders are kicking. In this interview with the AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Akin Olateru, provides usefulRead MoreThe post 'Funding constraints affecting discharge of AIB responsibilities' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
In this interview with Samuel Oladimeji, MD/ CEO Fortis Mobile Money Limited, talks about his company, how it has helped the federal government achieve its aim of ameliorating the sufferings of the poor and the vulnerable and more. He spoke with Medinat Kanabe. What is Fortis Mobile Money' Fortis Mobile Money is one of theRead MoreThe post 'We 've re-established value in the industry' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Nigeria is set to join the league of compliant nations to begin the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy as the nation commence the implementation of the policy to be overseen byNational Environmental Standard & RegulationsEnforcement Agency(NESREA). The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a deliberate policy to promote total life cycle environmental improvementRead MoreThe post Nigeria begins EPR implementation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
There is an urgent need to tackle the lingering economic recession especially as it affects the integrated marketing communications subsector. The above concern formed the kernel of discussion at the just concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) held in Lagos. It was obvious from the meeting thatRead MoreThe post Recession: Agencies must innovate or die! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) has returned Mr Tunde Adedoyin as the President for another two term with the other members of his executive excluding the Treasurer, Mr Atilola Williams Odudare who did not signify his intention to return at the recently concluded Annual General Meeting of the association in Asaba, Delta State.Read MoreThe post Adedoyin re-elected OAAN president as Okowa tasks members on aesthetics of environment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Jaw-jaw always better than war-war. But all sides should show good faith Just as well the Federal Government has met with the Edwin Clark-chaired Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), after PANDEF's August 1 'ultimatum' to the federal authorities to parley or expect the worst. In that 'ultimatum', Chief Clark urged the Federal Government to followRead MoreThe post Niger Delta appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Celebration is a very important aspect of life. It offers a person or a group the opportunity to take a break from rigid official protocols, recreate a little and indulge the human faculties. People celebrate their birthdays, nations celebrate their independence anniversary and cooperate entities celebrate different dates to mark one event or another. OctoberRead MoreThe post July 4 and an odious legacy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Celebration is a very important aspect of life. It offers a person or a group the opportunity to take a break from rigid official protocols, recreate a little and indulge the human faculties. People celebrate their birthdays, nations celebrate their independence anniversary and cooperate entities celebrate different dates to mark one event or another. OctoberRead MoreThe post July 4 and an odious legacy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
People like Mugabe believe that wisdom can only come from their brains, no matter how mummified that brain is There were so many topics calling for my attention this week, dear reader, but none quite caught my eye like the news I read about President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. Ever a man of news, thereRead MoreThe post Let's all give it to Mugabe, who says he has no intention of dying' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
There is a hit song on the airwaves and it is called restructuring. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar croons it with the passion of a Marvin Gaye. The Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III lends royal gravity to it. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka intones it with a finality, in fact saying that virtually everythingRead MoreThe post Restructuring ignores bad leadership appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
As the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State prepares for the ultimate battle with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the soul of the state, Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, reports that the starting point should be the healing of its festering sore. RIVERS State, following the victory of Nyesom Wike at the lastRead MoreThe post Rivers APC and its festering sore appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
IT is remarkable that at a time the buzz phrase is 'not-too-young-rule', a fellow whose life arguably symbolizes that mantra, turned 60 years of age. I am referring to His Excellency, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo State, who turned 60 last Friday, August 4, 2017. Ohakim began to rule from the age ofRead MoreThe post Ohakim and the not-too-young-to-rule appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
As the political parties prepare for their primaries, debate over zoning has become even more vociferous. Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu, examines how the various parties are approaching this knotty issue and reports that it will help to determine the candidates that will eventually emerge for the November 18 governorship election AS the political parties prepareRead MoreThe post Anambra 2017: How parties are tackling zoning challenge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Donatus Enyinnaya Nwankpa, spoke to selected journalists in Umuahia on both state and national issues, including the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, South-East Development Commission, the preparedness of the party to clinch power in the state come 2019 and so many other issues. Sunny NwankwoRead MoreThe post APC in Abia is growing stronger daily -Nwankpa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
A political pressure group under the auspices of Liberation Movement has decried what it called growing marginalization of the people of Oyo Central Senatorial District in the political equation of the state, alleging that since the advent of democracy in 1999, they have not been allowed to produce the governor of the state. The groupRead MoreThe post Group wants Oyo Central to produce next governor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the umbrella body for all socio-cultural groups in Kogi East, the Uk'omu Igala have asked the federal government to take immediate steps to curb the decent to anarchy, intolerance, insensitivity and impunity in Kogi state. While the NLC said the government must realize that recent development in Kogi stateRead MoreThe post NLC, group urge federal government to halt anarchy in Kogi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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