NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 9 August, 2017.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Two persons were set ablaze yesterday when a suspected ritual kidnappers' underground den was found in Ijaiye, Lagos State. Three persons were arrested. The den is inside a canal at Obadeyi/Ajala in Ijaiye on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. The ritualists ran into troubl when a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) heardRead MoreThe post Jungle justice at suspected ritualists' den in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
N234m, $5m in bank accounts Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt houses listed SOME OF THE ASSETS A block of six units serviced apartments at 135, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos 21 mixed housing units of eight four-bedroom apartments, two penthouse apartments of three-bedrooms each and six three-bedroom (all en-suite) terrace apartments in Yaba A twin four-bedroom duplexRead MoreThe post EFCC tracesN47b, $487m to ex-Oil Minister Diezani appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
A company is threatening to fight former Kaduna State military governor Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (rtd) for describing its job as a scam. Calabar Channel Management (CCM) Company Limited Managing Director Bart Van Eenoo is demanding 'an immediate apology and a retraction' from Umar, otherwise the former governor would'leave our company with no other optionRead MoreThe post Firm threatens Umar over Calabar Channel comment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Banks seek compensation THE Federal Government yesterday applied to discontinue its suit at the Federal High Court, Lagos seeking $793,200,000 (about N249,659,700,000) from seven banks, which it claims they hid for 'unknown government officials'. Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George SAN, who brought the notice of discontinuance, said the government had decided to explore an 'out of courtRead MoreThe post N249b: Fed Govt stops case against banks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to respect the decision of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, which upheld the constitutional right of the government of Lagos State to control intra-inland waterways. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Mohammed Abass, had directed some dredgers licensed byRead MoreThe post Falana warns Fed Govt on Lagos waterways appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Oduah, Oseloka, Ikpeazu to run for Anambra governor The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has initiated moves to woo former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Senate President Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara back to its fold. Others targeted by the party include Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso, Aliyu Wamakko,Read MoreThe post Wike to woo Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki to PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
17 suspects held THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 37 brand new exotic vehicles estimated at N1.3 billion after bursting a smuggling ring. Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) spoke on the seizures yesterday while addressing reporters at the Customs Training School in Lagos. He said the seizures were made by officersRead MoreThe post Customs seizes smuggled N1.3b exotic cars appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
After reminiscing about the Civil War in his article entitled: 'Eight lessons history should teach Nigerians and Biafrans', Prof. Emeka Aniagolu, an Adjunct Senior lecturer in International Studies at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, says there can be no future without the past. He cautions against pushing ethnic grievances to the pointRead MoreThe post 'Civil war is never answer to a nation's socio-political problems' appeared first on The Natio 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai yesterday charged soldiers to chase Boko Haram sect members deep into their hideout in the bush and rout them out. Yesterday, thesect members killed 31 fishermen ion Baga, Kukawa Local Government area of Borno State. Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima confirmed the killings. He spoke during theRead MoreThe post Buratai to troops: take fight to Boko Haram hideouts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
PROTESTERS under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo have told the Presidency that they will not change their request calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to either resume or resign. It followed alleged harassment of the groups members and reporters by the Police during a peaceful sit-out yesterday in Abuja. The group described the Senate as a monumentalRead MoreThe post Well not change our ultimatum on Buhari, says coalition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi on the occasion of his 61st birthday. In a message of felicitation to Makarfi, Jonathan described him as deeply committed to strengthening Nigerias democracy. He also thanked God for sustaining the party chairman and positioning himRead MoreThe post Jonathan greets Makarfi at 61 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Sub-Theme: The Strong Belt of Truth Topic: The Spirit of Truth I hated the word 'born again' because I looked at the lives of those who say they were and did not want to be like them; I did not want to look like them. Another reason could be that nature in most humans thatRead MoreThe post THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD (15) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
A 16-year-old student of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos, Katherine Eta, has emerged the third place winner for Microsoft Word in the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship hosted by Certiport in Anaheim, USA. Eta competed against 156 other finalists from 49 countries for the competition which had more than 560,000 candidates. The competition involves contestantsRead MoreThe post Nigerian student third in World Microsoft Word Competition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Nepal Khadhya Bank Ltd. says it is prepared to invest massively in agriculture in the University of Ilorin as part of the country's efforts to help fight hunger in Nigeria. Nepal is a landlocked country in southern Asia between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains eight of the world's 10 highestRead MoreThe post Nepalese bank mulls massive agric investment in UNILORIN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has said the estimated value of manufacturing in the country during the second half of last year reached N5.02 trillion as against N4.08 trillion of the corresponding period of the previous year. This translates to N0.94 trillion or 23.0 per cent increase over the period, according to MAN's secondRead MoreThe post MAN: Domestic manufacturing value hits N5.2tr appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Federal Government yesterday released new guidelines for processing Pioneer Status Incentives (PSIs) applications as well as a revamped list of pioneer industries and products. It also lifted the the administrative suspension on processing PSIs applications following the conclusion of critical reforms of the incentive regime. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr OkechukwuRead MoreThe post 'Govt's new guidelines for incentives released' appeared first on The Natio 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
After raising $1.5 billion from the Eurobond market this year, the Federal Government is expected to access more dollars from the Global Capital Market (GCM) before December, The Nation has learnt. Report from FBN Capital, the investment arm of FBN Holdings, says the Federal Government may return to the Eurobond market, adding that the heavily-oversubscribedRead MoreThe post Fed Govt eyeing fresh Eurobond funds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Pension assets of Premium Pension Limited hit over N487 billion as at June, its Managing Director, Wilson Ideva, has said. He made this known to reporters in Lagos. Ideva, who was represented by the Southwest Regional Manager, Fatai Olufeso, said the company's Retirement Savings Account (RSA) unit price stands at 3.4562 while retiree unit priceRead MoreThe post Premium Pension's assets hit N487b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Teenagers are coming up with creations and inventions. One of them is Babatimilehin Daomi, 16, a pupil of Dobar Schools, Ikorodu, Lagos State, DANIEL Essiet reports. MANY kids are into innovation. They are motivated to create solutions to world's problems.One of them is Babatimilehin Daomi, a pupil of Dobar Schools, Ikorodu, Lagos State. While inRead MoreThe post Behold the teen inventor! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and National Orientation Agency (NOA) have agreed to work together in the areas of oil revenue savings and promotion of better attitude to public office. The agencies reached the agreement at separate meetings with NEITI Executive Secretary, Waziri Adio. The meetings focused onRead MoreThe post NEITI, others partner on extractive revenue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
As part of the efforts to finding lasting solution to the farmer/herdsmen crisis in the country, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has proposed to convene a national conference on livestock development in Nigeria. The conference, according to FAO's new Country Representative for Nigeria, Mr. Suffyan Koroma, will help the country to improveRead MoreThe post FAO's confab on livestock coming appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Wema Bank Plc is targeting low cost funds from the retail-end of the market, insisting that retail is the future of banking. Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos, its Executive Director, Folake Sanu, said the decline in the bank's deposit portfolio was a deliberate effort to change the structure of deposit, giving priority toRead MoreThe post Wema Bank targets low cost deposits appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
OAK Pensions Limited, a Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), has increased its profit by 76.8 per cent. It made N230.88 million in the financial year compared to the N130.57 million in 2015. Presenting a report during the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company in Lagos, its Chairman, Dr Awa Ibraheem, said the company wasRead MoreThe post OAK Pensions records 76.8% growth in profit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Principal Consultant, Ideation Consult Limited, Tomisin Ajiboye, is leading a campaign to help small businesses formulate solutions that will change lives and foster impactful and sustainable growth . Principal Consultant, Man agement Consulting/ Training, Ideation Consult Limited,Tomisin Ajiboye, is empowering youths to develop entrepreneurial and business skills. He had seen many youths spent many yearsRead MoreThe post Inspiring change appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Igbonla students' captivity and release should give us joy and rumination All's well that ends well. This best describes the safe rescue of the six students that were kidnapped from their school Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in the Epe area of Lagos State on May 25. The nation had waited with batedRead MoreThe post Freed at last appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Stopping smoking The shocking news that some 4.5 million Nigerians smoke about 20 billion cigarettes annually is a sobering reminder of the need to properly enforce the country's anti-smoking laws. While the number of smokers is only 5.6 per cent of the national population, the 20 billion cigarettes they consume can give every oneRead MoreThe post Not yet over appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
IT's easy to see that members of the House of Representatives are interested in cars. An August 7 report said: '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 theRead MoreThe post A question of conscience appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Otunba Yinka Akerele is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State. In this interview with ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA, he speaks on his ambition and other issues. YOU and Chief Segun Oni are defectors from the PDP to the APC and you arre contesting for the governorship. What areRead MoreThe post 'PDP can't retain power in Ekiti' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
A GROUP, the Committee for Justice and Fairness, has urged the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee (NCC) to halt the activities of the PDP Ministers Forum, saying that it is an illegal body. In a statement, the group said: 'We want to bring to your attention the disruptive and recklessRead MoreThe post 'PDP Minister's Forum illegal' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Vanguard editorial, in my view, belongs in the heavyweight echelon of Nigeria's commentariat. The weight of its punch is to be judged not only by the resonance of the message over the years; but also its economy of phrase the uncanny facility to say a lot in so few words, packing so much intoRead MoreThe post The moral debris of GEJ's looted home appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The list of commissioners and special advisers forwarded by Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) to the House of Assembly is a mixed-grill of politicians and technocrats. DAMISI OJO reports. ONDO State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has nominated eminent politicians and technocrats to serve as commissioners and special advisers in his government. The 18 nomineesRead MoreThe post Enter Ondo commissioners appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), an off shot of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is at crossroads on it future. In a statement by its interim Deputy National Chairman Dr. Ayodele Fijabi-Adebo, the National Executive Committee would participate in the governorship election in Anambra State. He added that the NEC of the party wouldRead MoreThe post APDA ponders on it's future appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Acting Chairman of the Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji. Tajudeen Lemboye, has urged governorship aspirants to abide by party rules and constitution. He warned violators that they risked disqualification. Tajudeen said politics should be for service and not an avenue to pursue self interest, adding that APC is a party of discipline,Read MoreThe post Ogun 2019: APC warns aspirants appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has appealed to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola to support Local Government Autonomy. Mr Ibrahim Khaleel, NULGE President made the appeal at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. Khaleel said that this was imperative as the governor's support was necessary for granting the Local GovernmentRead MoreThe post NUGLE appeals to Aregbesola to support LGA autonomy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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