NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 19 September, 2017.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended the five weeks old strike. It directed members to return to the classrooms with immediate effect. ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi told reporters last night after a long meeting with the Federal Government delegation, led by Minister of Laboutr and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige, that theyRead MoreThe post ASUU suspends strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday faulted the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. Saraki also disagreed with the proscription of IPOB by South East governors. In a statement he personally signed, the Senate President said both the classification of IPOB as a terrorist organisation and the proscription of theRead MoreThe post Classification of IPOB as terrorist organisation unconstitutional Saraki appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will today deliver Nigerias National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the one-week 72nd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events. He has been listed as the eighth speaker of the 193 Head of States expected to address the General Debate of the GeneralRead MoreThe post Buhari to address UN General Assembly today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
North's governors visit Wike, Ikpeazu Military leaving Aba Governors launched yesterday a peace move in the Southeast. Five from the North visited Rivers and Abia states, preaching peace. They also addressed Northerners, telling them to remain calm, following the tension generated by the activities of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The governors wereRead MoreThe post Governors: We won't allow agitators to divide Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen has spoken of fresh strategies for speedy trial of corruption cases. According to the CJN, the judiciary under his watch is determined to end corruption in the system. He asked litigants and the public to desist from bribing judges. Justice Onnoghen, who noted that the corrupt acts ofRead MoreThe post CJN unveils strategies for speedy trial of graft cases appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The police in Anambra State yesterday warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) not to dare them. Commissioner of Police Garba BabaUmar told reporters that the police would no longer allow miscreants take over the society. Umar said: 'Following the proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Federal Government, the Anambra State PoliceRead MoreThe post Anambra to prosecute arrested IPOB members appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) yesterday backed the military's declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. He said he agreed with the Defence Headquarters' description of IPOB as a terror group even if he was not sure whether the army complied with legal requirementsRead MoreThe post Sagay: DHQ right to declare IPOB a terrorist organisation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday declared that no intimidation or harassment from any quarter will make it retreat. The group described its proscription by the Southeast governors and the declaration of it as a terrorist organisation by the Defence Headquarters as actions that could not stand. IPOB said a referendum to determine aRead MoreThe post IPOB: We can't be intimidated appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Southerners, especially the Igbo are safe in the North, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday. The party also reaffirmed its stand on the sanctity of Nigeria's unity, saying it would not support any attempts at disintegration. APC Deputy National Chairman (North) Senator Lawal Shuaibu, in a statement, yesterday said the party, while not interferingRead MoreThe post APC reassures southerners of safety in north appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
An Aba North Chief Magistrate's Court presided over by Ogbonna Adiele yesterday ordered that seven suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) be remanded in Aba prison. They were brought before it in connection with the burning of the Ariaria Police Divisional Headquarters in Aba, Abia State. The trial magistrate, after listening toRead MoreThe post Seven 'IPOB members' in prison appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Text of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter S. N. Onnoghen's remarks at the special session of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to mark the commencement of the 2017/2018 legal year and inauguration of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) at the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja yesterday. TO say the out-going year has beenRead MoreThe post CJN to judges: its no longer business as usual appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Army has begun a gradual withdrawal of its men stationed at various checkpoints in Aba after last week's clash with protesting members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu told reporters last weeks in Umuahia that the military was withdrawing soldiers from the state. Investigation by NAN yesterday showedRead MoreThe post Military begins withdrawal from Aba appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Oloniboko Sesan Isaac is an Oil and Gas expert with over 20years experience in the sector desiringto run as Member of the House of Representatives to represent Ekiti North Federal Constituency 2 comprising of Moba, Ido/OSI and Ilejemeje Local Government Areas of Ekiti-State in 2019.In this interview with Opeyemi Samuel, Oloniboko speaks on his commitment to socio-economic development as well as his idea of a better Nigeria.With your experience, how do you plan giving back to the society'I w 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has conditionally suspended their five weeks old strike embarked upon to press for the implementation of agreements reached with the government. It directed its members to return to the classroom with immediately. President of the Union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who addressed a news conference at about 9.30 pmRead MoreThe post ASUU suspends strike, directs members to resume today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The management of Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday defended the dismissal of 15 lecturers of the institution. The lecturers were dismissed about two weeks ago for misconduct. The management claimed it followed due process in dismissing the chairman of ASUU in the institution, Dr. Isaac Akinloye Oyewunmi, his deputy, Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu and 13Read MoreThe post Why we dismissed ASUU chairman, 14 others LASU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Text of a paper delivered by Prof A. D. Badaiki at the African Bar Association (AFBA) annual conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Business and business associations are generally associated with pursuit of the interests of investors and profitability. Business associations very often, pursue their own economic self-interest regardless of the harmful consequences they mightRead MoreThe post Intersections of human rights and business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Senior lawyers have disagreed with the Defence Headquaters for declaring the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation. According to them, only a judge could so declare. The lawyers also advocated dialogue rather than excessive use of military might. They include a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president Mr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), NBA SecondRead MoreThe post IPOB: Lawyers disagree on 'terrorist' tag appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Apressure group, the Incorporated Trustees of Laws and Rights Awareness Initiative, has sued the Lagos State Attorney-General Adeniji Kazeem for stopping the trial of two Indians, Messrs Deepak Khilnan and Sushil Chandra, for alleged $8.8m fraud. Lagos State had in 2015 charged Khilnani, a chartered accountant, along with Chandra, for allegedly defrauding Gree Fuels LimitedRead MoreThe post Alleged $8.8m fraud: Group sues Lagos A-G for stopping Indians' trial appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Justice Morenike Obadina of the Lagos State High Court has ordered parties to maintain status quo in a suit against Dok Engineering Services Ltd and a former Nigeria International, Wilson Oruma. The claimant, Megallus Nigeria Limited, filed a motion on notice to restrain the respondents from entering a piece of land measuring 57,739.633 square metersRead MoreThe post Status quo ordered in suit against firm, ex-footballer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Miss Nengi Anita Banigo is a graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. She was called to the Bar in 2013. She holds a Masters degree in International Law, Crime Justice andHuman Rights. She tells Legal Editor JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU her dreams. Why did you choose to be a lawyer' I read law because IRead MoreThe post Wanted: A new legal education curriculum appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The complaint by the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, that his cases are stuck at the appellate courts has, once again, drawn attention to the persistent problem of delay in court process. Although efforts are being made by court administrators to address this age-long challenge, lawyers suggest measures to tackle it.Read MoreThe post How to end appeal delays, by lawyers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Asiwaju Adegboyega Solomom Awomolo (SAN) was called to the Bar in 1978. He was chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries, which resuscitated the association after being in limbo for 10 years following an election crisis. Awomolo turns 70 today. In this interview with Legal Editor JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU, theRead MoreThe post Failure of governance behind secessionist agitation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Twenty-nine lawyers have been added to the list of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs). The conferment of the rank on the only woman among the initial 30 shortlisted, Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashorun, was, however, deferred pending the conclusion an investigation into a petition against her. JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU profiles some of the new members of theRead MoreThe post Behold the new silks! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Oil prices moved close to $56 yesterday, remaining near multi-month highs reached late last week. The number of United States (U.S.) rigs drilling for new production fell and refineries continued to start up after getting knocked out by Hurricane Harvey. Analysts say this is good for Nigeria economy that has just exited recession as theRead MoreThe post Oil prices move close to $56 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that inflation has dropped for the seventh consecutive month this year. 'Consumer price index (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 16.01per cent (year-on-year) in August 2017. 'This was 0.04per cent points lower than the rate recorded in July (16.05per cent) making it the seventh consecutiveRead MoreThe post Inflation drops to 16.01% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
It costs $2trl yearly' The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is joining the fight against corruption because the vice undermines the ability of states to deliver inclusive growth and lift people out of poverty, its Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, has said. Ms. Lagarde, who spoke in Washington, DC, at an event entitled, 'Addressing corruption with clarity,'Read MoreThe post Lagarde: Why IMFis fighting corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday assured motorists and other consumers of petroleum products nationwide that the fire incident which occurred at Apapa loading jetty at the early hours of yesterday will not affect supply of petroleum products. Its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, who gave the assurance, in aRead MoreThe post NNPC: Jetty fire won't affect fuel supply appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Commercial banks were yesterday hit with allegations of flouting the rules guiding foreign exchange (forex) transactions. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Director, Banking Supervision, Ahmad Abdullahi, threatened to sanction any Deposit Money Bank (DMB) in breach of its directive of March 3, instructing them to, among other things, open teller points for retail forex transactionsRead MoreThe post CBN to punish banks for violating forex rules appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Lawyers and stakeholders in the industry have urged the Federal Government to change its Free-on-Board (FoB) policy to Cost-Insurance and Freights (CIF). The FoB terms, they claimed, hinder the Cabotage Law implementation. They said the Ministry of Transportation and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) should intensify efforts to tackle the challenges inRead MoreThe post Lawyers, stakeholders fault FoB policy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The old unedifying Oshodi terminal in Lagos is fast giving way to a new enchanting edifice, courtesy of the state government, writes, ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE. Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is not a prophet. But when he told Lagosians that 'the Oshodi you see now, you would see no more,' he was more or less prophetic.Read MoreThe post Old Oshodi terminal: Going, going appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Shippers'Association of Lagos State (SALS) has urged the Federal Government to pay more attention to port infrastructure. The government, the group said, should reposition the ports to meet international best practices. Its President, Mr. Jonathan Nicol, gave the charge in a chat with The Nation.. He called for the resuscitation of the informal sectorRead MoreThe post Shippers to Fed Govt: pay attention to port infrastructure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The Zone B of the Nigeria Customs Service, Kaduna, has intercepted smuggled items worth over N1.4 billion. Its Controller, Aminu Dahiru, said 1,357 items were seized between January and last month. Some of the items are second hand vehicles and clothes, trucks load of rice, vegetable oil, tin tomatoes, illicit drugs, mosquito coil, tyres, furnitureRead MoreThe post Customs seizes N1.4b contraband in Kaduna appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Nigerian equities started this week on a downtrend as investors await the decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which is scheduled to meet next week. Most price changes ended on the negative while volume of activities hovered around average at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Benchmark indicesRead MoreThe post Equities lose N46b as investors await CBNs decisions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Government must do more to halt arms-smuggling THE discovery of 1,100 pump-action shotguns in a container at the Tin Can Island port in Lagos by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) once again demonstrates Nigeria's worrying inability to truly come to grips with a very dangerous phenomenon. It is only the latest of several interdictions. InRead MoreThe post Armageddon! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Minister Alhassan has committed an unpardonable blunder and should resign HOW thatMinister of Women Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan is said to have apologised to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for her 'indiscretion,' should this be the end of the matter' After Alhassan's closed-door meeting with APC leaders, including the National Chairman JohnRead MoreThe post Imprudent and improper appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
SIR: As Delta State gears up for the Local Government elections, it is our expectation that your name will go down in history books with a pride of place. My main reason of writing is to sincerely appeal and encourage you to fully ensure a fair and level playing ground in this election so thatRead MoreThe post Open letter to Okowa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Recently, I began a messaging process on Facebook and WhatsApp with the primary objective of changing the way we think as Nigerians before we can make any meaningful progress and realise our full potentials in different sectors. If we are able to reach the hearts of Nigerians in a well-coordinated worldwide positive messaging effort, thereRead MoreThe post Making Nigeria a better place appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Until the fall of United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), it was common to see skirmishes in Africa, Asia and Latin America, were people furiously killed their neighbours over meaningless ideology, not knowing that they were puppets in the hands of either USSR or the United States of America. In that era, it was common forRead MoreThe post Proxy war in South-east appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Looking for a prophet honoured at home and abroad' Then, you have found one. His name: Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Rivers state governor whose acronym is NEW. Since hitting his political limelight as Chairman of Abio/Akpor local government area, Wike has moved up steadily and focused on his mission to be the real change.Read MoreThe post Wike and the United Nations SDG Award appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Governor Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi of Oyo State carries on with aplomb, always dressed in resplendent native attire of complete 'agbada'. That projects him as someone who respects culture and tradition. Events in recent times, however, show that the dressing is a faade. The man behind the mask of culturally-correct dressing has come to bury cultureRead MoreThe post Ajimobi, the constituted kingmaker appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017
There is bad, there is disaster and there is HURIWA, Human Rights Writers Association. HURIWA is alleging extralegal killings in the implementation of Operation Python Dance II in the southeast geo-political zone and thinks that this is a justification for decentralizing the nations military assets. Before attempting an understanding of the outlandish claims and evenRead MoreThe post HURIWA As IPOBs NGO Arm appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The adventures of Nnamdi Kanu and his Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) reminds the cultural-minded of the tortoise in the Yoruba folktale. The tortoise woke up one day and declared himself travel-bound. Asked when he would return, he snapped that would be when he was disgraced. In Ola Rotimi's play,Kurunmi, the tragic tale of theRead MoreThe post Kanu and the tortoise appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State is alarmed over recent developments in the Southeast. In this interview with reporters in Abakaliki, the state capital, he says the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have scared many investors from the zone. IGOCHUKWU ANIOKE was there. AS the Southeast Governors' Forum not going to reachRead MoreThe post 'Southeast losing investment due to IPOB' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Alhaji Mohammed Bologi, a former Senior Legislative Assistant at the National Assembly, is an ardent supporter of Governor Bello Yahaya of Kogi State. In this interview with JAMES AZANIA, he speaks on the crisis rocking the Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the industrial crisis in the state, the achievements of theRead MoreThe post 'Bello's critics are pursuing personal interests' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Austin Okai is a social critic and the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Frontier. He is one of the vociferous critics of the Yahaya Bello administration in Kogi State. In this interview with JAMES AZANIA, he speaks on why he is at loggerheads with the administration. ARE you not rather hasty inRead MoreThe post 'Bello encourages inducement, praise-singing' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Governor Fayose said the emergence of Prof. Olusola as his candidate for Ekiti 2018 was a divine choice' I hope he has not put himself under a serious curse for using the name of the Lord in vain. Be that as it may, we called a meeting today to reassure members of the Prince AdebayoRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: 'Adoption of Olusola's of no consequence' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
THE lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Bamidele Baderinwa, has said that the National Assembly will continue to make legislations that would promote the unity of the country. Baderinwa, who spoke in his home town, Ero, in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, said the legislature played prominent roles in the nation building. He notedRead MoreThe post Reps 'll promote proactive legislation, says Ondo lawmaker appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
THE Southwest chapter of the Labour Party has urged its National Chairman, Alhaji Abdukadir Salami, to strive harder in his efforts at repositioning the party and make it strong enough to capture elective offices come 2019. The Southwest LP, which passed a 'vote of confidence' on Salami because of the 'healthy manner' he is conductingRead MoreThe post Southwest LP strategises for elective offices in 2019 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has expressed confidence that he would succeed Gov. Abiola Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019. Shittu made the declaration when he spoke with newsmen in Ibadan after a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) from Egbeda Local Government and Ajorosun LocalRead MoreThe post I'll succeed Ajimobi in 2019 ' Shittu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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