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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 12 September, 2017.

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Contrary to a submission by Sebastine Tar Hon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), that chief judges lack power to pardon prisoners undergoing trial, Femi Falana (SAN) feels otherwise . The activist-lawyer says chief judges have the constitutional right to ensure that indigent prisoners are not unjustly kept behind bars. A Couple of days ago,Read MoreThe post SANs disagree over chief judges' power to pardon appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America (Egbe Omo Yoruba) has endorsed restructuring for the development and progress of the Yoruba nation. The association took the decision at its 24th National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The theme of the convention is: Restructuring and Integration: Panacea for Accelerated Development and Security of theRead MoreThe post Yoruba Assembly in U.S backs restructuring appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Its thesixth consecutive year,and YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons under the age of 40 who are getting things done in the culture space. From impressive art gallery owners to editors, visual artists to curators, these bright young things have taken up the onerous task of preserving our heritage.Read MoreThe post Culture: 2017 Nigerias Youth Ambassadors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Speech House International is officially set to hold the first Grill and Read Annual Readers' Award(tagged GaRARA 2017). In a statement obtained by our reporter, there are 52 nominations,vying in 13 categories. During the call for nominations in January, organisers said the awards were looking to recognise the literary community to the socio-economic development ofRead MoreThe post Grill and Read Annual Readers' Award set to hold appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Federal Executive Council has okayed the concessions of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, broke the news in Abuja at the fifth Edition of the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum at the old Banquet Hall of the State House. 'I am pleased to say thatRead MoreThe post Fed Govt concessions Lagos, Abuja airports appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
There are Nigerians who haven't been paid for six months, says President Governors got yesterday a subtle rebuke from the President. He urged them to ensure payment of salaries to workers and pension to retirees. The Federal Government has released N760.17 billion in two tranches of the Paris Club loan refund to states for outstandingRead MoreThe post Buhari to governors: no excuse on workers' pay appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Customs announced yesterday another shocking discovery 1100 rifles ' in Lagos. The guns, concealed in a 20-foot container with number GESU2555208, were seized by the Area Controller, Tin-Can Island Customs Command, Mr Bashar Yusuf . The importer declared the prohibited items as wash hand basin and water closets.But after the suspected container was transferredRead MoreThe post Customs seizes imported 1,100 rifles at Lagos Port appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Second term call hasty' Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has added his voice to the on-going agitations for restructuring of the country, saying that Nigeria is over-centralised. The eminent writer also gave his backing to the clamour for the decetralisation of the police. 'My own position is that people shouldn't allow themselves be put upRead MoreThe post State police: Soyinka backs call appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
There is a plot in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to annul the Anambra State governorship primary election which House of Representatives member Tony Nwoye won. It was learnt that some influential members of the party in Abuja, known as 'Abuja Forces', were unhappy that Nwoye secured the ticket. The forces include some members ofRead MoreThe post Nwoye: Abuja APC chieftains plot election annulment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Governors of the Southeast states yesterday expressed worry over Sunday's shooting near the residence of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia. The governors expressed regret that the incident came at a time they were making concerted efforts to broker peace between federal authorities and the Biafra agitators. Director ofRead MoreThe post Kanu: Southeast governors worried over shooting appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The strike declared by Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Senior Staff Academic of Universities (SSANU) yesterday effectively crippled many public universities across the country. The strike, coming after the one declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has further paralysed activities in the universities.Read MoreThe post NASU, NAAT, SSANU strike cripples varsities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan is not interested in hijacking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) structure in Bayelsa State, a group under the aegis of PDP Southsouth League has said. The PDP group, in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Ariolu Tebidapa (Delta State) and Secretary, Mr. Akpan Ibibio (Akwa Ibom) said Jonathan 'is tooRead MoreThe post Bayelsa: Jonathan too big to be a PDP local champion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Court orders service of petition, list of voters on him SENATOR Dino Melaye (Kogi West) has lost in a bid to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from proceeding with his recall process. In a judgment yesterday, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja dismissed the suit by Melaye, meant to stopRead MoreThe post Melaye loses bid to stop recall appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
After a long vacation, the courts are resuming for the 2017/2018 legal year. Lawyers have identified issues that must be addressed towards speeding up the administration of justice and avoiding endless trials, especially in high profile cases. They spoke to JOSEPH JIBUEZE. TO say the judicial process is slow is an understatement. It is crawling.Read MoreThe post Way out of trial delay, by SANs, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The federal government has warned state and local governments that further financial support to them will be based on how well they implement the 22 Action points of the Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP). Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this declaration yesterday in Abuja at a workshop organized by the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal CommissionRead MoreThe post Fed Govt gives conditions for further support to states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, was desertedon Mondayasmembers of the Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Technologists (NAAT) of the embarked upon industrial action in compliance with directives from their respective national bodies. The SSANU chairman, Rotimi Fasunwon, said they began the indefiniteRead MoreThe post FUNAABs SSANU, NASU, other join strike appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Worsens situation at UI The Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), University of Ibadan branch Monday withdrew the services of its members in compliance with the nationwide strike declared by the union. Also, in the strike were members of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), and Senior Staff Academic of Universities (SSANU).Read MoreThe post NASU, others begin indefinite strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Dr. Ayebaesin Jacob Beredugo is a Port Harcourt-based lawyer and university teacher. He is an Executive Assistant on Research and Documentation to the Rivers State Governor. In this interview with Legal Editor JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU, he speaks on criminalising hate speech, special corruption courts and sundry issues. what is your take on criminalisation of hateRead MoreThe post 'Criminalise hate speech, preserve press freedom' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Ekiti State Government has appointed a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) General Secretary Dele Adesina (SAN) as the Governing Council Chairman of the state University, Ado-Ekiti. His appointment, which takes immediate effect, followed the resignation of former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye. In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government,Read MoreThe post SAN named EKSU governing council chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Members of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) converged on the MUSON Centre in Lagos to see the play: Just an Ordinary Lawyer. It was written and performed by multi-award winning actor/playwright, Tayo Aluko. The play was performed in honour of Aluko's elder brother, the late Bankole Olumide Aluko (SAN), who wasRead MoreThe post NBA section, others honour late SAN with play appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi and former National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Prof Chidi Odinkalu have mourned the late Justice P. K. Nwokedi. The late Nwokedi was a Chief Judge of Anambra State. He later became a Supreme Court Justice and pioneer NHRC chairman. The late Justice Nwokedi was one ofRead MoreThe post Chief Judge, Odinkalu mourn Justice Nwokedi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Mr. Sebastine Tar Hon (SAN) is the author of a leading reference work for lawyers: S.T. Hon's Law of Evidence (Volumes I and II). He also wrote the book: Constitutional and Migration Law in Nigeria. A constitutional lawyer, Hon speaks on how the war against corruption can be won, restructuring and the whistle blower policy.Read MoreThe post 'Nigeria can be restructured through Constitution amendment' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Miss Winifred Otokhina studied law at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, after obtaining a Diploma in Library and Information Science. An associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria, Otokhina is the Legal Coordinator of TonyMay Foundation, an NGO committed to care, advocacy and research for people living with sickle cell disorder. TheRead MoreThe post 'How I lost two graduate siblings' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Sandra Udosen is a lady of many parts: c ommercial lawyer, artist, fashion lover and freelance writer. The 2009 University of Nigeria (UNN) graduate shares her romance with law and arts with ROBERT EGBE. My family I'm from Akwa Ibom State, but I was born in Lagos, the second of four children.Read MoreThe post 'I'd sketch the greatest drawing than win the biggest case' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has called for transparency in the implementation of the Social Investment Programme (SIP). He praised the Federal Government for introducing it, saying its implementation must be devoid of corruption. Lalong said the programme proved the welfarist disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. 'We must take ownership ofRead MoreThe post Lalong advocates transparency in welfare programme implementation appeared first on The Nation 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Can the National Assembly make a law on an issue already decided by the Supreme Court' No, say senior lawyers. They argue that the Senate's bid to empower a federal agency to regulate hotel operations and related businesses was contrary to a Supreme Court judgment on the matter. JOSEPH JIBUEZE writes. Legal experts have faultedRead MoreThe post Lawyers fault bid to undermine states' regulation of hotels appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
A paper delivered by Mrs Vera Chinwuba, a lawyer, at a symposium on the Rape Menace: ending the silence on rape organised by the Action Group on Adolescent Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH). 'Continued from last week Generally, many forensic evidence are often considered scientific evidence like DNA matching, fingerRead MoreThe post Thoughts on rape, defilement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is planning to allocate 80 per cent of crude lifting deal to NNPC Trading, an arm of the corporation which evolved from the merger of its trading companies. Managing Director of NNPC Trading Limited, Ibrahim Waya, revealed this in an interview published in the corporation's quarterly magazine. NNPC TradingRead MoreThe post NNPC plans to lift 80% of crude oil appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The success stories of the enactment of the Local Content Law in the oil and gas industry cannot only be seen in the increased local participation of indigenous players in the upstream, midstream and downstream subsectors of the industry; it is also in the reduction of capital flight. Nigerian carriers say local content in theRead MoreThe post Driving local content through collaboration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The take-off of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport road and the Pen Cinema Flyover Bridge construction by the Lagos government has continued to tickle stakeholders, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE Lagos State Government can be described as a ravaging bull in road construction and others. With uncommon courage, the government is tackling in one fell swoop twoRead MoreThe post Bouquet of road projects in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Importers, agents laud NPA for injecting N1.8b into fixing the road President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to support the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in finding a solution to the gridlock on the Apapa/Tin Can Island roads to reduce the hardship the road users encounter. The problems of moving in andRead MoreThe post Declare emergency on Lagos port roads, Buhari urged appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) yesterday caustioned federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as other government establishments against executing Information Technology (IT) projects without getting its clearance. It said it is in line with Section 6 of the NITDA Act, 2007 as well as service-wide circular from the Office of theRead MoreThe post NITDA to MDAs: Don't execute projects without clearance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Oando Plc successfully held its 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, at the Ibom Hall in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, with the shareholders of the company voting unanimously, expressing confidence in the management team, led by its Group Chief Executive Officer, Wale Tinubu, and retaining the company's Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board,Read MoreThe post Oando AGM: Shareholders retain Tinubu, Board appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Aerodrome rescue and fire fighters play critical roles in emergency response management.This critical role is, however, hampered by a myriad of challenges. At a conference in Lagos last week,experts saideffective communication of airport emergency plan and review of airports' aircraft emergency response procedures bring about a paradigm shift,KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR, reports HoW to execute theRead MoreThe post 'How to handle emergency response management' appeared first on The Nation N 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Tier Two operators have urged the Federal Government to provide them with palliatives to cushion the effects of the increase in network operating cost in the country. Specifically they are demanding tax holiday, intervention in sourcing forex and harmonisation of the right of way (RoW) in states and local government councils in the country. TheRead MoreThe post Operators: Rising cost, forex, others killing us silently appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Regulator of the telecoms sector, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said it would partner with Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), to prevent Nigeria from being turned into dumping ground for fake/substandard devices. Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, who spoke during a tour of Computer Village, arguably Africa's largest InformationRead MoreThe post NCC seeks CAPDAN's partnership against dumping appeared first on The Nation 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Gaming and entertainment company, Western Lotto Nigeria Limited has added two more games to its platform as it seeks 'to bring a world of lotteries to Nigerians. The addition has brought to seven the offering on its platform. Managing Director of Western Lotto Yomi Ogunfowora announced the introduction of Lotto Race and Kashman games atRead MoreThe post Western Lotto brings lotteries closer to Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Sultan offers support for restructuring as he condemns the quit notice on the Igbo FOR the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, it would appear a significant shift in thinking towardsrestructuring, given his statement that the clamour was not to break up the country but to ensure fairness to all. Only a fewRead MoreThe post Significant nod appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The country's Supreme Court nullifies incumbent president's re-election, orders rerun THE Supreme Court of Kenya has set an audacious standard for the independence of the judiciary, not only in Kenya, but across the whole of Africa. According to reports, this is the first time a presidential election is nullified in Africa, by a court, andRead MoreThe post Kenya's example appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
SIR: The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, at a forum in Kano recently expressed government's readiness to give N39 billion loan to Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to meet electricity meter supply. He was quoted to have said the fund was meant to help them bridge the over 10 million metering gap. The lastRead MoreThe post Another bailout for Discos' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) engaged in a free-for-all-fight, last week, at the Abuja unity fountain. The fight reportedly raged between the supporters of the strike by university lecturers (ASUU) and those opposed to it. Those opposed to the strike, apparently are sympathetic to the federal government, which have been negotiatingRead MoreThe post NANS as metaphor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
An oriental proverb suggests that when a matter gets out of hand you wag your finger at it. In other words, we deal with it. Yet another notes that when a totem begins to act up, you simply make a bonfire of it if only to prove it is made of wood after all. TheRead MoreThe post N29m pay: Let's ask BMB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The crisis in the Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has deepened, following the endorsement of Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola as governorship candidate for next year's election by Governor Ayo Fayose and his supporters. Other aspirants are spoiling for a showdown with the governor, ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA reports. The endorsement of Ekiti State of the DeputyRead MoreThe post Ekiti poll: PDP and politics of endorsement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Since the House of Representatives signed the 'NotTooYoungToRun Bill', many youths have taken to the social media to announce ambitions for various elective offices. With lack of political structures, grassroots appeal and deep pockets, it is left to be seen how these young Nigerians can turn global success stories to local realities. HANNAH OJO reports.Read MoreThe post NotTooYoungToRun Bill: Can there be generational shift' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant Hon. Bimbo Daramola has urged the party leadership to conduct a credible primary to avert post-primary crisis. He said a truly democratic and free and fair shadow poll will prevent a rancorous primary and safe the party from disaster during the governorship election. Daramola, a former memberRead MoreThe post 'How to avert post-primary crisis in Ekiti APC' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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