NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 13 September, 2017.

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Labour laments 5% payment to consultants WORKERS are angry with governors who blew their state's share of the N760.17 billion Paris Club loan refund. President Muhammadu Buhari's comment on how states failed to pay salaries despite the huge cash injection has provoked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). It is threatening to 'name and shame' governorsRead MoreThe post N760.17b refund: NLC to name indicted governors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Two more assets have been traced to former First Lady Patience Jonathan, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering. The latest development has brought the number of Mrs. Jonathan's assets under investigation to 15. But the list does not include the six choice plots traced toRead MoreThe post EFCC traces Abuja posh assets to Jonathan's wife appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
A THREE-DAY curfew has been imposed on Umuahia and Aba as the government of Abia State battles to stem a major security problem. There has been a clash between soldiers and members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the state, prompting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to take the action. The stay-at-home will run betwemRead MoreThe post Governor imposes curfew in Abia after soldiers/IPOB clash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Senators from the South East yesterday decried the ongoing military show of force in tand around Umuahia, the Abia State capital. Ohanaeze Ndigbo also urged the military to call off its operation. A statement by the Senate caucus chairman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, condemned the alleged military incursions into the country home of IPOB leader NnamdiRead MoreThe post Southeast senators, Ohanaeze, others urge restraint appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Two human rights lawyers Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa and Jiti Ogunye have disagreed on whether it was right to deploy soldiers around the home of Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu. There was a shooting on Sunday near Kanu's residence, which led to a clash with IPOB members, culminating in the state governmentRead MoreThe post IPOB: Lawyers disagree on soldiers' deployment in Abia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Fed Govt seeks exemption till March next year In another 10 days, Nigeria's exemption from production quota will be reviewed by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria. The Federal Government plans to plead with the cartel to grant it a seven-month grace to stabilise its oil production. NIGERIA will resist anyRead MoreThe post Why Nigeria'll resist oil cut, by Kachikwu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Two persons are feared dead, and several others injured following a clash yesterday between soldiers and members of the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. Although there are different versions to the story, a source close to the area said trouble started when news broke at Oyigbo expressRead MoreThe post Confusion over IPOB/soldiers in Rivers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Army yesterday apologised for the attack on the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abia state secretariat by some soldiers during a show of force. The NUJ members said about 20 soldiers, who were on a 'show of force' halted their convoy, jumped out of their trucks and headed for the NUJ office at No.Read MoreThe post Army apologises for soldiers' attack on NUJ secretariat appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Minister, AGF praise JAMB's N5b remittance. NIMASA gets kudos Barely three months to the end of the year, Ministries, Department and Agencies have generated only about N120 billion out of the N807 billon revenue target set for them. The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, broke the news yesterday at a workshop inRead MoreThe post Budget 2017: MDAs generate only N120b of N807b revenue target appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has said the 21 new monarchs in Ibadan land are wearing carton crowns. Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi recently crowned 21 obas for various parts of Ibadan land. Criticisms have trailed the action from the Olubadan and his supporters, but the government has been hailed by the monarchsRead MoreThe post Olubadan restates opposition to crowned monarchs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has postponed its 2017/2018 Post-UTME Aptitude test previously scheduled for Monday 18th to Friday 22, September. A new date according to an announcement by the institution on Tuesday will be on the University website. Candidates are to visit www.unilag.edu.ng for information on the new date. The postponement does not affectRead MoreThe post UNILAG postpones Post-UTME test appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
President inaugurates $150m poultry, feed mill President Muhammad Buhari has said that, Nigeria must be able to feed itself on what local farmers grow. He also urged Nigerians to grow what they eat. The President stated this in Kaduna yesterday while inaugurating the 150 million dollars Olam poultry and feed mill. Kaduna State Governor NasirRead MoreThe post Nigeria must feed itself, says Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Senate yesterday described Nigeria's avaition industry operating environment as one with the most hostile in the world. This is coming as trained pilots in the country cried out to the upper chamber to bail them out of joblessness. Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na'Allah who had audience with leaders of the National AssociationRead MoreThe post Aviation environment most hostile, says Senate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Allowing retirees to withdraw 75 per cent of their pension contributions under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) is wrong, Chief Marketing Officer, Premium Pension Limited,Kabir Tijani, has said. Tijani made this known at a briefing on the proposed bill on lump sum payment of up to 75 per cent to retirees against the 50 perRead MoreThe post Premium Pension boss kicks against payment of 75% lump sum to retirees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The promotion of agency banking is one of the principles adopted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and commercial banks to take banking to the grassroots. First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has not only promoted the agency banking model, but increased its commitment to agricultural financing to ensure that people at the grassroots, whoRead MoreThe post Taking agency banking to new heights appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
From apps that teach financial skills to online business tutorials, digital tools are enabling youths to become successful entrepreneurs. A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Afterschool Centre for Career Development (ACCD), has launched an initiative in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, to prepare the youth for employment in the digital technology industry. StartUP are transforming sectors.Read MoreThe post 'Digital technology a veritable sector for young entrepreneurs' appear 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Stakeholders in the mining sector yesterday kick-started discussion on the future of the industry, with a call on the Federal Government to focus more on strengthening sector governance. This they said, will help the government to fully realise its economic diversification plan through mining. Strengthening the sector governance, according to them, would enable government toRead MoreThe post Enforce mining regulations, stakeholders urge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Globacom has unveiled its plans to provide the necessary backbone and solutions that will unleash ease of living and doing business to Nigerians in a new digitalised society. Delivering a paper in Lagos, Globacom made it clear that the digitalised future is already here. In the paper titled: Towards a Digitalised Future and presented onRead MoreThe post Glo: 'Our technology 'll drive digital future' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Fashion business is highly competitive. Only those with creative skills can survive. Hope Okonkwo has taken his expertise to Ghana. DANIEL ESSIET reports Hope Okonkwo is the chief executive, L'insoumis Ghana Limited, a men's wear retail business in Accra, Ghana. His business provides a selected mix of stylish dress shirts and shoes that appeal toRead MoreThe post Fashion entrepreneur explores Ghana's market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The Federal Government has commenced the process to concession 22 out of it 33 silo complexes across the country to the private sector. Government said the concession of the silos would ensure availability of affordable grains across the country. The silo complexes were established by the government to provide immediate food relief in times ofRead MoreThe post Fed Govt to concession 22 grain silos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
A group, Poise Nigeria, has trained 37 youths in information communications technology (ICT) skills. The youths were picked from Otodogbame, Itedo, Ajiran, Ikate, Babalola of Lagos State to undergo a 13 months training programme. Aside ICT skills, they got training in graphics & design, web design & development, work ethics & professionalism, attitude & behaviour,Read MoreThe post Lagos slums: Group trains 37 youths in ICT appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
South-East/South-South governors right in asking for clear-cut policy At its meeting on July 19, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) took the very important and commendable decision to approve the request by Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, that two federal roads, namely, Nnamdi Azikiwe and the Ahmadu Bello Expressway in Kaduna be re-designated as stateRead MoreThe post Road concession appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
There has to be a permanent solution to frequent strikes by doctors At any given time in Nigeria, doctors are either serving notice of a strike or carrying out an actual strike to back their demands for better pay and conditions. The on-going nationwide strike by resident doctors is only the latest episode in aRead MoreThe post Unpleasant cycle appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
SIR: Discerning minds would recall the basic responsibilities of a government to its people as espoused in O.A. Lawal's high school economics text; every government is responsible to its people in the areas of food, clothes, and shelter. This threesome is the kernel around which everything else revolves and if a government can fulfil itsRead MoreThe post No governor has got it right, yet appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Prosecuting a war is not a tea party. Certainly the battle against insurgency requires a lot of tact, borne out of deft planning and constant review of strategies. While the Nigerian Armed Forces is set to finally crush the cankerworm in the North-east, it cannot but be very distressing to see a few misguided elementsRead MoreThe post NAF and fifth columnists appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Time was when agriculture was the backbone of the Nigerian economy. The agricultural sector was so huge and lucrative that not only did it sustain the regional economies in Nigeria in the early 1960s, it provided jobs for many Nigerians at the time. The economy was so well calibrated that agriculture underpinned development, asRead MoreThe post Industrial Revolution: The Case for Gov. Obaseki's investment visit to Asia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
So, it may be said that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is guilty of false accusation.Before the Police Service Commission (PSC) clarified things on September 6, the public didn't know what to believe. Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood had brandedSenator Isah Misau a deserter. Misau,Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, and a former Deputy Superintendent of PoliceRead MoreThe post False accusation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
The endorsement of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for the presidency in 2019 by Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan appears to have set the pace for the next general elections. Assistant Editor GBADE OGUNWALE reports. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has returned to the drawing board, ahead of the 2019 elections. Despite a fewRead MoreThe post Buhari, Atiku and 2019 calculations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Habu Muazu is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State. He spoke with reporters in Gombe, the state capital, on the challenges confronting the chapter. Excerpts: You recently led a solidarity rally in Gombe in support of the President. What motivated you' When the President travelled outRead MoreThe post 'PDP government intimidating APC members in Gombe' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Aggrieved members of the Anambra State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee have decried the marginalisation by the leadership of the party. In a petition to the National Caretaker Committee by members of Anambra PDP Committee across the 21 local governments, against the state chairman and secretary of party, they said members interests were excludedRead MoreThe post Anambra PDP battles chairman, secretary appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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