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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 16 September, 2017.


Sat, 16 Sep 2017
This column has been consistent in insisting that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration should call the bluff of the leader and members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnmadi Kanu, and firmly assert its authority to defend, protect and preserve the territorial integrity of the country as the custodian of a legitimate electoral mandateRead MoreThe post Kanu's needless lionization appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is now a 'militant terrorist organisation' in Nigeria, military authorities declared yesterday. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said in a statement in Abuja that IPOB poses security challenge to the country by clandestinely and actively terrorising the general public. It listed such acts of terrorism as the formationRead MoreThe post Military declares IPOB terrorist organisation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Indigenous People of Biafra yesterday faulted its declaration by the Defence Headquarters as a terrorist organisation. In a phone interview with the Channels Television, the group said it is a non-violent movement and that it has never carried arms or killed anyone. 'It is very, very laughable that that is coming from a militaryRead MoreThe post We're not terrorists 'IPOB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Organised Labour made up of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) yesterday, accused the yet to be registered United Labour Congress (UCL) led by Joe Ajaero of blackmailing the Federal Government into setting aside legal requirements to register them, and declare that only registered trade union and federations have theRead MoreThe post NLC, TUC to workers: ignore strike call by ULC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 defines a terrorist as 'a person who knowingly does, attempts or threatens to do an act preparatory to or in furtherance of an act of terrorism.' It defines acts of terrorism as 'an act which is deliberately done with malice, aforethought and which may seriously harm or damage a countryRead MoreThe post IPOB as a terrorist organisation: What the Law, legal experts say appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) has reversed its earlier decision to award the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to a Lagos-based female lawyer, Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashorun. Bashorun was the only female lawyer on the list of 30 lawyers nominated by the LPPC earlier this year. The LPPC announced the withdrawal of theRead MoreThe post Only female lawyer on SAN award list loses title appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
THIRTY persons died after two Mazda passenger buses collided on the Lagos-Ibadan highway on Thursday night. Ten other persons were injured, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said yesterday. The accident occurred at Km 95 close to the Elebolo Quarry Area in the Ibadan axis of the road. 'The accident occurred at a construction site,Read MoreThe post 30 killed, 10 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday said that apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo,should be held responsible for the escalation of violent agitation in the South Eastern part of the country. NEF spokesperson, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, stated this in Abuja at a press briefing on the deployment of soldiers in the South East. The NEF spokesmanRead MoreThe post Blame Ohanaeze for violent agitation in South East, says Ango Abdullahi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja for New York, tomorrow to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72). He will also have a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump, during the trip. The high point of Buhari's trip, according to Mr. Femi Adesina, hisRead MoreThe post Buhari leaves for New York tomorrow, to dine with Trump appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Minister of Interior, Abdularaman Dambazzau, has said the Federal Government did not establish the Operation Python Dance for the purpose of harassing anyone in the country. The minister made the remarks while responding to questions from newsmen after attending emergency security meeting in Government House, Rayfield, Jos yesterday. According to Dambazzau, 'the Minister ofRead MoreThe post Operation Python Dance not meant to harass anyone 'Dambazzau appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday declared as unlawful the strike embarked on by the Kaduna State University (KASU) branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). According to a statement by the Governor's Spokesman, Mr Samuel Aruwan, the KASU branch of ASUU confirmed that the branchhad joined the nation-wide strike asRead MoreThe post Kaduna declares KASU-ASUUstrike unlawful appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Atlanta -Lagos Sister Cities Committee in collaboration with the Lagos Island East, Local Council Development Area has put all machinery in motion to use the sister cities relationship between the cities of Lagos, Nigeria and Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America to generates developmental projects for Lagos Island in the areas such as tourism traffic, provision of medical support such as equipment for health centres being managed by the Local Government, provision of educational materi 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
State of Osun Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has reiterated his commitment to support the course of Pan-Africanism. The governor said by virtue of our skin pigmentation, Africans and blacks in the Diaspora have to work together towards uplifting the black race.Aregbesola said this when the Nigerian coordinators of PANAFEST paid him a courtesy visit.Aregbesola said it was his belief in pan-Africanism that has mad him to continue to support PANAFEST. Co-ordinators of the festival in Nigeria, Mis 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
This years edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market has ended in Lagos. The event was described as a major success based on the quality of participants and activities.Declaring the travel fair open, the Director General of National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe praised the organisers of the fair for building and sustaining a big brand in Africa and called for greater support for the fair.Runsewe said Nigeria would soon give oil a break and that culture would become the 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
SINCE the administration of Governor Simon Lalong came into being in Plateau State in May 2015, the midnight attacks suffered by residents of various communities in the state between 2010 and 2015 have become a thing of the past. The Lalong administration made deliberate efforts to halt the trend as soon as he became the states chief executive. Last weeks incident in which 20 people were killed, however, came as an exception that punctured the long period of peace.But the humanitarian problems p 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Among the household items used for cooking, firewood remains one of the oldest commonly used across the country. From the Stone Age till date, it has been consistently in use across rural and urban areas. In recent times, however, the practice has come under serious condemnation from environment-related organisations at local and international levels who are advocating the use of stove to mitigate the perceived danger that firewood constitutes to the lives of its users as well as the environment 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU ), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology ( LAUTECH ), Ogbomoso Chapter has vowed not to resume work in the midst of the varsity reopening. This was made known in a press release obtained by The Nation, which was signed by the Secretary Dr Toyin Abegunrin which readsRead MoreThe post LAUTECH: ASUU vows not to resume work appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
There is a chance that USD will end this week positively, triggering a mid-term signal for a correction. For instance on two main pairs with the USD, so EURUSD and GBPUSD we do have a potential for a double top formation and on the USDJPY the price made a false bearish breakout and is nowRead MoreThe post Perspectives for the USD appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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