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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 14 September, 2017.


Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Lagos State Government yesterday barred inter-state buses and vehicles operating on Ikorodu Road from going beyond Ojodu-Berger and Ojota Motor Parks. It gave the operators seven days to relocate to designated inter-state motor parks at Ojodu Berger and Ojota, or defaulters would be sanctioned. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, made thisRead MoreThe post Lagos bans inter-state vehicles from Ikorodu Road appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Members of separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday killed a policeman during an early morning 'surprise attack' on riot policemen at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt. They took away the slain policeman's gun, injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle, the police said. It was the second day of theirRead MoreThe post Policeman dies, vehicles damaged as IPOB strikes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to cal off ssoldiers from the residence of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu. 'I wish to submit, without any fear of contradiction, that the deployment of armed troops in Abia state and the house arrest of Mr. Kanu are illegal and unconstitutional,' FalanaRead MoreThe post Falana to Buhari: call off soldiers from Kanu's home appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Forensic probe of some government agencies has been ordered. The exercise is to recover unremitted revenues, according to Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. With Mrs Adeosun were Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Budget and National Planning,Read MoreThe post FEC orders probe of past JAMB, NIMASA chiefs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017
As the country exits recession, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said the economy will continue to improve in the days and years ahead. Speaking at the CBN's 24th seminar for finance correspondents and editors in Awka, Anambra State yesterday, the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele said he is 'hugely optimistic that improved outcomes willRead MoreThe post CBN sees further growth in economy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Nigeria's total export value stood at N3,102 billion in the second quarter, representing a marginal increase over the first quarter. The NBS stated this in 'Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics for Second Quarter 2017,'' released yesterday in Abuja. The bureau stated that the value recorded in the quarterRead MoreThe post NBS: Nigeria's Q2 merchandise exports hit N3b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu will not be meeting with Southeast governors in Enugu tomorrow, he said yesterday. The meeting would have been a follow up to the one he attended earlier with Prof. Ben Nwabueze in arrrendance. The separatist leader alleged that he might be killed on his way to EnuguRead MoreThe post Kanu shuns meeting with Southeast governors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives COngress (APC) are seeking a truce between the Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Nigerian military. Consequently, the party has called on the Federal Government to initiate a process of dialogue with the group to ensure peace in theRead MoreThe post APC, PDP seek peace appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Mr. Andrew M. Herscowitz is the Coordinator for Power Africa, an initiative of the United States (U.S.) government to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. In this briefing in Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday, he spoke on the American government's efforts to improve power supply in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.Read MoreThe post U.S.: our efforts to improve power in Nigeria, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
With much fanfare, glitz, blitz and bazaar, Mr. Falana also placed reliance on the authority of Iloegbunam vs. Iloegbunam (2001), and even made allusion to his arguments therein. In quoting the finding of Oguntade, JCA, however, Mr. Falana twisted the meaning of the dictum, which was meant to address the constitutional question raised by ChiefRead MoreThe post Senior lawyer to Falana on prison amnesty: you're wrong appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), yesterday empowered eight fish farmers cooperative groups with fish smoking equipment. The farmers were drawn from Cross River, Delta, Ondo and Edo. Speaking at the presentation in Ibadan, Mrs Abimbola Okoya, executive director of BATNF, said foundationRead MoreThe post Edo, Delta, Cross River fish farmers get equipment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Men have been advised to go for proper screening instead of ingesting all sorts of herbal preparations to address impotence, otherwise called erectile dysfunction. A sex, fertility and relationship counselor at Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, Mrs Tola Ajayi, who gave the advice, said medical reasons can be the underlying cause. According to her, as menRead MoreThe post 'Check out underlying causes of poor sex' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
How can the government enhance availability of indigenous natural medicine as answers to common health problems in Nigeria' It is by funding research institutes such as the Nigeria Insitute of Medical research (NIMR) to have them determine scientifically the safety and efficacy of natural medicine products. This was the common ground agreed upon by representativesRead MoreThe post NIMR, Paxherbal sign MoU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Lets not beat about the bushThe big VD is not about any terrible venereal diseasebut about VAGINAL DRYNESS! And the cold fish syndrome' Thats about women who fail to light up in the bedroom when their men are flaming! One of my cousins reminds me of such women whenever our extended family has to meetRead MoreThe post The Big VD and cold fish syndrome appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Did you know that tomatoes do not have to be a deep red colour to be an outstanding source of Lycopene' Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment that has long been associated with the deep red colour of many tomatoes. A small preliminary study on healthy men and women has shown that the lycopene from orange-Read MoreThe post Benefits of Tomatoes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Declare operation alligator bite Health workers in the country under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has declared what it called Operation Alligator Bite, asking its members across the country to proceed on an indefinite and total strike action from Wednesday, September 20, 2017 if government fails to meet its demand. The UnionsRead MoreThe post Health workers to begin strike September 20 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The sack of the chairman, vice chairman and 13 other members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities of the Lagos State University (ASUU-LASU) by the institution's management last Friday may be the beginning of a fresh crisis in the institution. The union has vowed to take the battle further. Members of the university communityRead MoreThe post A storm brews at LASU over dismissal of lecturers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Institute of Business Development (IBD) has inaugurated its Governing Council with the investiture of Dr. Noble Oguguo as its fifth president. Other new members of the new council were: Mr Sola Obabori (1st vice-president (Mrs Joy Umeh (2nd vice president); Mr. Ibe Onuma (treasurer), and Messrs. Wole Oyelegi, and Ebi Sue as members. Earlier,Read MoreThe post Institute inaugurates council appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017
As schools resume for the 2017/2018 academic session, school administrators have been told to safeguard their schools by monitoring visitors and instituting a functional information monitoring system. Principals, Vice principals, counsellors and hostel masters heard this at a workshop organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Education. In his paper titled: 'The role of principals,Read MoreThe post Resumption: Schools told to watch visitors, hire professionals appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The newly elected leadership of the National Alumni Association of Ekiti State University (EKSU)led by its National President, Mr Oludotun Adetuberu, has laid out its agenda to construct the Alumni Village which will consist of a postgraduate students Hostel, shopping mall and other social amenities. Adetuberu said this when the Alumni executive met with theRead MoreThe post EKSU alumni to build PG hostel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Chairman, Committee on Education of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon Lanre Ogunyemi has praised the state government for providing a condusive enviroment for smooth resumption of pupils for the new academic session in public schools. He gave this commendation when he led members of the committee on a visit to Lagos State ModelRead MoreThe post Lagos Assembly lauds govt over schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Students from various senior secondary schools and tertiary institutions have commended Global Interns for broadening their horizon on career planning and internship opportunities during the Career Connect Series held in Lagos. The workshop, which took place at The Incubator in Victoria Island, was attended by seasoned facilitators, including Greg Malize, Founder/Executive Director, ImpactGen; Oluwaseyi Adeoye,Read MoreThe post Students laud career series appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Founder/President, The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr Ramon Adegoke-Adedoyin, has urged the new graduates of the institution to address the unemployment in the country by being self-reliant. Adedoyin made the call during the 20th convocation of the institution which saw 1014 students take a bow. Of the lot, which spread across 2013/2014 and 2016/2017 academicRead MoreThe post Why we open up loans for our graduates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The United States of America's Consulate in Lagos has urged academics and students of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), in Ekiti State to take advantage of academic fellowships and fully-funded scholarship opportunities available in the United States. Mrs Dassi Sota, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S consulate, Southern Nigeria, who led a team ofRead MoreThe post US Consulate woos ABUAD faculty, students appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Non-academic activities at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Bayero University, Kano (BUK) have been suspended as all the non-academic members of staff of the universities obeyed the call by their national unions to embark on a nationwide industrial action which started Monday. Since then, members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU),Read MoreThe post Workers get rice as strike dulls activities at BUK, UNILAG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) and Dantata Solar Limited that would guarantee uninterrupted electricity to the institution in the next six months has been signed. The deal was facilitated by the Ondo State Government as one of the benefits of the Nigerian-German Energy Partnership. It is one of theRead MoreThe post Ondo Varsity, firm sign MoU on energy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The dismissed Kogi State University (KSU) teachers have withheld graduating students' results and vowed not to release them, except the school withdraws their 'sack letters' and pays their arrears. To pacify the aggrieved teachers, some of the students are secretly contributing N3,000 each to facilitate the release of their results. MOHAMMED YABAGI reports. The fateRead MoreThe post At Kogi varsity, students contribute money to pay teachers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The United States (U.S.) Consulate General in Lagos, last weekend, held a mentoring programme for 65 emerging entrepreneurs being trained in business and entrepreneurship. The event, which was a follow-up to a two-day intensive training held for the participants in March, was organised in collaboration with Field of Skills and Dreams (FSD) Academy in Ogba,Read MoreThe post U.S. Consulate mentors entrepreneurs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Last Saturday September 9 the Daystar Christian Centre undertook its annual 'Back to School' outreach where it gives out educational materials free to the vulnerable in our society. This year, I was made to understand, the church gave out over 20,000 school bags with educational materials included. My intervention today beyond theRead MoreThe post Daystar and the poverty challenge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
An Australia-based non-profit organisation, Climate Tracker, has hosted 17 young Africans from across the continent to a Climate Change Journalism Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop was aimed at training young journalists on the art of reporting climate issues and in their communities. The event hosted participants from nine countries, including Egypt, Botswana, Malawi,Read MoreThe post CAMPUSLIFE man represents West Africa at Ethiopia climate workshop appeared first on The Nation N 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
A Higher National Diploma (HND) II student, Ibrahim Lawal, has emerged the leader of the Students' Union Government (SUG) of Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic (AAPOLY) in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State. Students went to the poll last week, to elect their leaders in an open ballot process described as peaceful, free and fair by observers. The election, heldRead MoreThe post Abraham Adesanya Poly students elect leader appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
It was all excitement last Thursday when top management officials of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State, formally took possession of the school's radio station. Named Radio AAUA, the Frequency Modulation (FM) station is on the campus and is licensed to broadcast on 90.3 Megahertz. The station will start full operation whenRead MoreThe post Ajasin varsity radio station to go on air appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Former General Secretary of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Western Iyamu, has been named the national patron of the National Association of Edo States Students (NAESS). He was presented with honorary award at a ceremony held at Parliamentary Hall of University of Benin (UNIBEN). NAESS national president, David Amenaghamwon, said the award wasRead MoreThe post Edo students honour ex- NANS leader appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Federation of Efon Students' Union (FESU) has endorsed Mr Ajayi Ojo Matthew as preferred candidate for chairman of the Efon Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The endorsement came barely three week after the Ekiti State University (EKSU) chapter of the union honoured Ajayi with an award as patron of the body. Youth groupsRead MoreThe post Efon students endorse candidate for council chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Authorities of the Al Hikmah University (AL HIKMAH) in Ilorin, Kwara State, have congratulated the Vice Chancellor (VC)-designate of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Prof Sulaiman Abdulkareem, describing his appointment as a 'reward for hard work and professionalism'. A statement by the AL HIKMAH Director of Information, Dr. Lateef Oladimeji, quoted the founder of theRead MoreThe post Al Hikmah varsity greets UNILORIN VC-designate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
A Makurdi, Benue State-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Anointed Fingers of Love and Care Foundation, has given scholarships to three Benue State University (BSU) students. The beneficiaries are Akem Akem, 400-Level Geography, Lubem Apenda, 200-Level Economics, and Robert Sekav, 500-Level Medicine and Surgery. The students were selected for the scholarships because of their academic performance. PresentingRead MoreThe post NGO offers 'best students' scholarship appeared first 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Worried by the resurgence of building collapse across the country, stakeholders in the construction industry are canvassing appropriate standards in the sector. They are also proffering training, retraining and certification of personnel in construction to stem the tide, writes MUYIWA LUCAS. Building collapse has remained a source of concern to many stakeholders and the government.Read MoreThe post Tackling the menace of building collapse appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The 19th ministerial meeting of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing with operators of the power sector, has held with a focus on payment of debts owed the power sector by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and legacy debts inherited from the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), and power supply growth. ItRead MoreThe post Fashola, stakeholders focus on debts payment, supply growth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
A transmission tower's integrity in Lagos is being threatened as miscreants have turned its location to a dump site, illegal refining and burning of rubbish, it was learnt. The tower, located in Surulere area of Lagos, according to the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, is beingRead MoreThe post Refuse, illegal refining threaten transmission facility in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Prospective investors, stakeholders, built and construction stakeholders, government officials, operators in the financial sector and other Nigerians, last weekend, converged on Ikate-Elegushi, Lagos, to witness the beginning of dredging of the Lagos Lagoon. The dredging signalled the commencement of construction work on the Imperial International Business City (IIBC), a multi-billion naira project, in Eti-Osa LocalRead MoreThe post Work begins on IIBC, Africas first smart city appeared first on 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Nigerias Construction Industry Hall of Fame, an initiative designed for the recognition of outstanding practitioners, organisations and key players in the construction, building, engineering, oil and gas and other related sectors, will host its 4th edition tomorrow. The event, to be chaired by Nigerian Society of Engineers President Otis Anyaeji, will feature an interactive forumRead MoreThe post Construction industry Hall of Fame pushes for local content appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The founder of Prince Children Foundation, Segun Fadayiro, has stressed the need to inculcate in children the habit of cleanliness and proper integration into the society to save the environment and unite the nation. Fadayiro, during the Sallah edition of the foundations sanitation and empowerment programme in Lagos, said Nigerians needed to take an interestRead MoreThe post Foundation enlightens children on cleanliness appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Aviation unions yesterday kicked against Federal Government's concessioning of Lagos and Abuja airports. Chairman, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Comrade Ahmed Danjuma, said concessioning was not the way out of the present challenges facing the agency. He blamed the woes of the agency on misplacementRead MoreThe post Unions kick against Lagos, Abuja airports' concessioning appeared first on The Nation N 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is set to roll out a digitalisation programme to automate its critical operations, enhance efficiency of its regulatory deliverables and accelerate recovery of outstanding revenues due to the government. This is contained in a statement by the by Paul Osu of the Public Affairs Department, which said the programme,Read MoreThe post DPR to automate operations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Aquila Leasing Limited, a world class leasing company has signed a new N2.3billion transportation services contract with Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC). In line with its vision of being a world class leasing firm that provides superior solutions through people, innovation and technology, Aquila Leasing has continued to provide fleet management solutions to NBC andRead MoreThe post Aquila,NBC seal N2.3b transportation deal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said an average of 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil was deferred last year due to pipeline sabotage. He lamented that this brought production down to as low as 1.3 million (bpd) from 2.2 million barrels targeted for the period.Read MoreThe post NNPC: Oil production dips to 1.3mbd over vandalism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Time for positive dialogue on Niger Delta's 16-point agenda A section of Niger Delta militants has resolved to attack oil facilities anytime from September 10. This announcement came from the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, CNDA. Its spokesman premised the decision on continued neglect of what he calls issues of Niger Delta: 'The only languageRead MoreThe post Militants' fresh threat appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Sagay is right; those who connived with looters should be prosecuted When bank executives commit fraud or betray their privileged positions of trust in other parts of the world, they are treated like any other criminal ' prosecuted and convicted if found guilty. But here in Nigeria, they are hardly prosecuted. At best, theyRead MoreThe post Corrupt bank executives appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2017
SIR: The Abule Egba Bridge is a signature project of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration in Lagos. It is a beauty to behold especially at night with the water fountain placed strategically by its side fully operational. Besides, the construction of the bridge has helped to push traffic on the Lagos-Abeokuta axis among otherRead MoreThe post Ambode and abandoned inner streets appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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