NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 20 September, 2017.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Spiritual Head of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide (CCC), Rev. Kayode Owodunni, has enjoined Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for peace, progress and poliitical stability of the nation. Owodunni said this while briefing newsmen on the church's 70th anniversary at its International Headquarters in Ijeshatedo, Lagos. He said that it wasRead MoreThe post CCC Spiritual Head, tasks Nigerians on prayers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
True to prophecy, the mere shadow of armoured tanks approaching River Niger bridge last week was enough to dismantle the rather imposing castle of conceit Nnamdi Kanu had erected across the South-east in recent times, like straws under a Category 5 hurricane. The little braggart who had romanticized rebellion so vigorously, who had threatened fireRead MoreThe post Parable of the stubborn fly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
EFCC in court to seek forfeiture of N1.823b Paris Club refund Armed with evidence of alleged diversion of the London-Paris Club refund, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has applied for the forfeiture of over N1.823billion by some consultants hired by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). Besides, a suspect, Mr. Ifeanyi Okafor, has toldRead MoreThe post Consultant admits $3m governors' contract fake appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Shettima warns of grave danger The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOBseparatist crisis being spearheaded by Nnamdi Kanu is bigger than the activities of the deadly terrorist group Boko Haram, Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has said. No fewer than 20, 000 people are believed to have been killed by Boko Haram since the Islamist sectRead MoreThe post IPOB crisis 'bigger than Boko Haram' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Text of President Muhammadu Buhari remarks at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States (U.S.). The previous year has witnessed many far-reaching developments. Some of the most significant events include the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Paris Climate Change Agreement and, of grave concern, the North Korean nuclearRead MoreThe post Our faith in democracy unshaken firm, says Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The level of insider abuses perpetrated by bank chief executives and other key stakeholders are worrisome to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, who yesterday expressed the apex bank's dismay over the level of corporate governance abuses perpetrated by the top echelon in banks, said the regulator would henceforth punish offenders.Read MoreThe post CBN worried over insider abuses in banks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
TEN states have misspent the bail out funds and the Paris Club refund, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said yesterday. The NLC made good its threat to 'name and shame' states that refused to pay workers or make public the bailout funds and the Paris Club refund they got. The congress also warned the governmentRead MoreThe post NLC names states not utilising bail out fund appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Northern governors have blamed Igbo politicians for the problems of infrastructure and underdevelopment in the South East. They insited that the por paerformance of the zone's men in positions of authority in the past was responsible for the situation and not because of marginalisation The visiting governors led by Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, whoRead MoreThe post Northern Governors blame Southeast politicians for zone's backwardness appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Federal Government says it is aware of the sources of funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and is taking steps to block them. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed disclosed yesterdaywhen he appeared on a live TV programme 'Good Morning Nigeria', on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). 'Terrorists do not publishRead MoreThe post Govt to block IPOB funding sources appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to look inward in resolving the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) crisis. The party gave the advice in a statement by its National Caretaker Committee's National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeye yesterdayin Abuja. It said it was constrained to react toRead MoreThe post IPOB: PDP advises APC to look inward appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The wake-up call on judicial officers from the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen is attracting commendations from many quarters. In his reaction, constitutional lawyer and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Professor Itse Sagay believes the strategies rolled out by the CJN if followed to the letter 'Read MoreThe post Happy prospects of a dynamic and patriotic judiciary appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
THE Public Petitions Committee of House of Representatives has directed six banks to allow former first lady Dame Patience Jonathan and her relatives to access their accounts that have no restriction order from a court or any anti-corruption agency. The lawmakers urged the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu,Read MoreThe post House panel orders banks to allow Patience Jonathan access accounts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its five-week long strike on Monday. This was after ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi told reporters Monday night that they decided to conditionally suspend the strike in view of the timeline of October for the implementation of the signed agreement with the government.The meeting was a longRead MoreThe post Five ASUU demands FG must meet appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Presents award of integrity to Prof. Sola Fajana The Centre for Anti-Corruption Research and Studies Nigeria under the auspices of Anti-Corruption Awareness Organisation of Nigeria, Ondo state chapter has partnered with Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) as part of efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria. Speaking at the community development service held at the ObaRead MoreThe post JABU partners ACAON-CARSN to eradicate corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Tension rose in Ikere Ekiti yesterday following a violent clash between some students and commercial drivers over the rape of a female student, (names withheld). A 200 level student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti was allegededly raped by a commercial driver along College-Igbara Odo way on Sunday. The lady, who was said toRead MoreThe post Ekiti students, bus drivers clash over rape of student appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Governing Council ofthe Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, has appointed three new Principal Officers, in substantive capacities, for the University. The Principal Officers-designates are Professor Felix Kolawole Salako, Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Hakeem Adebola Adekola, Registrar; and Mr. Chukwunwike Ezekpeazu, Bursar. Their appointment was approved by the institutions Governing Council. In a statementRead MoreThe post FUNAAB getsnew VC, Registrar appeared first on 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Nigeria is the sixth largest contributor to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC's) daily oil production basket yet she depends on imported petroleum products to run the engine of her economy. The country spends billions of dollars yearly on fuel imporation. But there is light at the dark end of the tunnel as twoRead MoreThe post New refineries raise hope for jobs, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
IEI-Anchor Pension Managers Ltd has witnessed growth in its pension assets under management, gross revenue, profit, earnings per share, RSA unit price in its 2016 financial year. The company, a Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), recorded a 23.4 per cent growth in Assets under Management (AUM), which jumped from N47 billion in 2015 to N58 billionRead MoreThe post IEI-Anchor Pension records 23.4 % growth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
After recording huge losses in naira and foreign currencies, currency speculators seem to have been chased out of the country's foreign exchange (forex) market, The Nation has learnt. Confirming the development, President, Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Aminu Gwadabe, said with rate convergence at both the bureau de change (BDC) andRead MoreThe post 'Currency speculators forced out of forex market' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Foreign countries have been earning huge revenue from Nigeria's inability to conduct major maintenance checks on domestic aircraft. The amount is believed to run into several billions of naira. But, last weeks approval by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), to Aerocontractors Airlines to carry out 'C'-check on some Boeing aircraft series at its AircraftRead MoreThe post Cutting costs through local aircraft maintenance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should have long-term survival plans and be aware of innovations in products and services to build viable companies, speakers at the just-concluded SME Tink Tank (SMETT) Seed Conference have said. At the event, which was held in Ikeja, Lagos, the speakers noted that SMEs had emerged as tools for economicRead MoreThe post How SMEs can survive, by experts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Hair making has long been a lucrative business for women entrepreneurs. But dreadlocks may have become the new rave in town. The vocation is attracting some new generation service providers, DANIEL Essiet reports. Chief Loc Officer, Locitude, Ade Balogun, has always had passion for good hair styles. She gets excited about hair extensions. Her decisionRead MoreThe post Building a thriving hair-making business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
As technology and the internet continue to evolve, the world is rapidly becoming a global village, with almost everything running on the cyber space affecting most aspects of human lives, enabling growth, dismantling barriers to commerce and allowing people across the globe to communicate, collaborate and exchange ideas. But hackers are becoming more sophisticated byRead MoreThe post How prepared is Nigeria for cyber attacks' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), through its Divisional Manager, Mrs Christianah Adebote, has commended Lasaco Assurance Plc for settling the Legacy Funds in its custody. Adebote gave the thumbs up in Abuja when the company transferred N1.063 billion meant for pensions of six Federal Governement parastatals under the Definded Benefit Scheme (DBS). She gaveRead MoreThe post LASACO gets PTAD's commendation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
A campus entrepreneur and Science Laboratory undergraduate of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi State, Mercy Caleb Agwu, has turned her beads making hobby into a thriving business. DANIEL ESSIET writes. Mercy Caleb Agwu, a Science Laboratory undergraduate of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi State, never envisaged that her beads making hobby would launchRead MoreThe post Turning beads making hobby into business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The MTN Foundation has joined ongoing efforts to provide assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) left homeless by the flood that recently devastated Benue state. Representatives of the Foundation in collaboration with its PR agency Brooks & Blake, and video production company IBST media, visited the International Market Camp for Internally Displaced PersonsRead MoreThe post MTN, partners support Benue flood victims appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Federal Government has no right to interfere with Lagos tourism The determination of the Senate to legislate on a matter not listed, either in the exclusive or concurrent legislative list of the 1999 constitution, as amended, is an affront to our constitutional democracy, and we deprecate such arrogance. Even with all the imperfections ofRead MoreThe post A detour appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The report card on commercial aviation in Nigeria is mixed First, the good news: No accident was recorded in that sector since 2016. Air travellers and indeed the general public should welcome this development. It is especially reassuring since, in previous years, accident followed ghastly accident, with heavy loss of life. Report after report alsoRead MoreThe post For safer air appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
SIR: What drives a country into possessing weapons of mass destruction that could kill millions of people, and wipe an entire city off the map in one trip' Power, prestige, or protection' How about we go with pride'and the license to bully' The U.S. is famous for its enviable status of being the first countryRead MoreThe post Why can't U.S. live with a nuclear-armed N/Korea' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017
A recent publication by a group that goes by the name, Governance Support Group, further underscores the apparent contradictions in the pro-Buhari camp in responding to the recent claim by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that he has been side-lined by the Buhari administration in spite of his contribution towards its emergence. With no officialRead MoreThe post Atiku and the Buharists appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
When, lately, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for trivialising the agitations of Nigeria's constituents for restructuring of the country, it only shows the extent of the reach of the clamour for the nation's reorganisation, and the volume the call has gathered. In Soyinka's words for instance, he said Nigeria was longRead MoreThe post On APC panel on restructuring appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Professor Juliana Taiwo Makinde provided information worth thinking about when she delivered the 307th Inaugural Lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on September 12. She is 'the first female Professor of Public Administration in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and also the first female Professor to give an Inaugural Lecture in the DepartmentRead MoreThe post Pointless policies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
As she has done periodically in the last six years, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who represents Lagos Central District in the upper legislative chamber on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), interacted with her constituents last weekend at a town hall meeting in Surulere, Lagos Mainland. The meeting, the 23rd in the series, tookRead MoreThe post Town hall meeting tackles Nigeria's diversity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
In this piece, Chioma Obosi, highlights the factors that will guarantee the victory of Anambra State Governor Willy Obiano during the November 18 election. In the build up to the primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, when the Chief Martin Agbaso faction was planning its own primary in what wasRead MoreThe post 'Why Obiano deserves re-election' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Former Nigeria's envoy to Canada and People's Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Ambassador Dare Bejide has said the outcome of the primary for next year's election will shock Governor Ayodele Fayose. He maintained that Fayose endorsement of his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, as the sole candidate would not stand, adding it wasRead MoreThe post Ekiti poll: PDP's primary 'll shock Fayose, says ex-envoy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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