NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 21 September, 2017.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Federal Government spoke yesterday of an international dimension to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) crisis. It accused the United Kingdom of doing very little about its complaint that Biafra Radio was broadcasting from its terrirory. Besides, said the government, the bulk of IPOB's funding from its diaspora supporters is sent through France. InformationRead MoreThe post Fed Govt slams France, UK roles in IPOB crisis appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Multilateral trade between Nigeria and European Union (EU) member states stood at 19.9 billion Euros in 2016, Fillippo Amato, the Union's Head of Trade and Economic Sector, said yesterday. According to him, the EU remains the top destination for oil and non-oil exports from Nigeria 'Despite the significant effect of recession on Nigeria's trade, EU-NigeriaRead MoreThe post EU-Nigeria trade hits 19.9 billion Euros appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Frontline businessman Jim Ovia has been honoured as a leading entrepreneur in Africa by the African-American Institute (AAI). Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank PLC and philanthropist, on Tuesday night, received the AAI 2017 Business Leader Award at a ceremony held on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York, the UnitedRead MoreThe post U.S. Institute honours Ovia as Africa's business leader appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others for crowning 21 kings in Ibadan. The mass coronation happened on August 27. Also joined in the suit are: the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, the eight high chiefs who were elevatedRead MoreThe post Ibadan 21 obas: Olubadan sues Ajimobi, 23 others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose, his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, and some All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants risk getting penalised for allegedly campaigning ahead of the time stipulated by law for the 2018 election. The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. AbdulGaniy Olayinka Raji, addressed reporters yesterday in his office in Ado-Ekiti, the stateRead MoreThe post REC: Fayose, APC aspirants risk sanction for billboards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order proscribing the pro-separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The court has also declared illegal all activities of the group, particularly in the South-east and Southsouth. It restrained 'any person or group of persons from participating in any of the group's activities'. The Acting Chief JudgeRead MoreThe post Court proscribes IPOB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
For seven times, the Akwa Ibom State Government has blocked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating former Governor Godswill Akpabio. The Minority Leader of the Senate is under probe for alleged diversion of public funds and corrupt practices reported to the EFCC through several petitions by Leo Ekpenyong, a lawyer. He isRead MoreThe post EFCC, Akwa Ibom clash over Akpabio's probe for alleged N108.1b fraud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 21 Sep 2017
A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi said he did not demand for N7billion from his successor, Governor Willie Obiano. He said he left about $156million in the bank, N25billion cash and N25billion in local investment for his successor. He said he never supported any candidate for personal benefits. He also denied nursingRead MoreThe post Obi: I didn't demand N7b from Obiano appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Cross River State Government yesterday denied paying any consultant from its Paris Club refund. Commissioner for FinanceAsuquo Ekpenyong Jr said in a statement that 'the state did not and has not paid a dime to anybody in the name of consultancy from the Paris Club refund.' The commissioner added: 'It is rather sad andRead MoreThe post Cross River didn't pay consultant from Paris Club refund, says commissioner appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Fossil fuels are fast going out of fashion. No fewer than 10 countries, including India, France and United Kingdom (UK), have set dates to end the use of petrol and diesel-powered cars, an indication that hydrocarbon fuels are losing grip as leaders in the energy mix. EMEKA UGWUANYI examines what the trend portends for NigeriaRead MoreThe post Economy: Fear grips Nigeria, others as oil goes out of fashion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Cancer diagnosis is devastating to even many lion-hearted people. Suddenly, life appears to stand still and, after a short while, begins to swirl. The challenged person begins to think he or she is no longer a member of the human family, that, sooner than later, the proverbial last call would come. Such a person beginsRead MoreThe post Herbs for short-term side effect of chemotherapy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Medics have been urged to teach their patients the role of food as medicine for combating daily health challenges, especially oxidative stress. They were also urged to recommend Jobelyn, the herbal/medicine food, into mainstream healthcare. Medical Director, Lindabel Medical Centre, Surulere, Lagos, Dr David Abia-Okon stated this at this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) andRead MoreThe post Experts challenged on role of food in medicare appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Mart Life Detox Clinic/Mart Life Wellness and Anti-ageing day Spa Managing Director, Mrs Idowu Ashiru, in this chat, tells OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA that a diet plan and others based on the principles of VIVAMAYR can guarantee good health. You are what you eat is the bedrock of health. And this starts from training oneself in eatingRead MoreThe post 'Mind what, and how you eat' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it had established Joint Tactic Squad comprising different security agencies to heighten safety of schools in the outskirts, riverine and other vulnerable areas. Mr Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos said this while briefing newsmen after the state's monthly Security Council Meeting chaired by Gov. AkinwunmiRead MoreThe post Pupils kidnappings: Lagos to set up Joint Tactic Guards to secure vulnerable schools appeared first on The 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Experts have called on indigeneous companies and industrialists to embrace local content participation as a means of developing the economy. They spoke at the Biennial induction of 31 engineers into the Nigeria Construction Industry Hall of Fame at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, last weekend. The theme was: 'Local content and the economy buildingRead MoreThe post Experts seek more local content participation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Residents of Usen community in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State will soon begin to enjoy improved power supply as the Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) will soon add 7.5MVA to the existing 7.5MVA transformer installed, Edo State BEDC Chief State Head Fidelis Obishai has said. He spoke at the third quarter information sharing/customerRead MoreThe post Benin DisCo to improve supply in Edo comunity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has presented the power sector's scorecard for two years. Fashola, who was in Lagos for The Guardian Power Summit and other activities in the sector, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has recorded many successes in the sector. EMEKA UGWUANYI reports. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing,Read MoreThe post Power generation rises to 6619mw appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc yesterday opened application list for its N50 billion rights issue, paving the way for shareholders to pick up their rights. Application list for the rights issue will close on Monday October 30, 2017. Union Bank is raising N49.745 billion from existing shareholders through a rights issue of 12.133 billionRead MoreThe post Union Bank opens N50b rights issue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
If well harnessed, Nigeria can realise at least N4.54 trillion yearly from biogas produced from organic waste processing, the Chief Executive Officer, Avenam Links International Limited, Mrs. Nina C. Ani, has said. Ani said yearly agricultural, municipal, plant, sewage, green, food, and livestock wastes, among others, across the country, is estimated at 542.5 million tonsRead MoreThe post 'Nigeria can generate N5tr yearly from biogas' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The board of directors of Forte Oil Plc has decided to suspend the energy group's bid to raise new equity funds. Forte Oil had earlier secured regulatory approval to float a supplementary capital raising through a book building. Company Secretary, Forte Oil, Akin Olagbende, in a statement released at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), statedRead MoreThe post Forte Oil suspends N20b offer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
After a lull in the real estate industry, Odu'A Group, once the pride of real estate development, has staged a cameo comeback. The Group on Tuesday inaugurated its N500 million estate in Jericho, a government reserved area (GRA), in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Simply called the ACE Estate, the luxury mini-residential estate of threeRead MoreThe post O'dua's N500m ACE Estate redefines communal living appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Western Lotto Nigeria Limited yesterday presented a cheque of N15 million to the first winner of the jackpot on its platform, Dorcas Nwagbara. She won in the Powerball draw on August 13. Powerball is one of seven international lottery games on the Western Lotto platform. The N15 million prize is arguably the highest winning onRead MoreThe post Western Lotto winner grabs N15m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
To achieve sustainable stable power supply, the Federal Government has been urged to restore investors' confidence in the power sector by creating an environment that will encourage investors to invest, while ensuring the safety of their investments and profitability. The Global Business Director, Future Energy Nigeria, Ade Yusuf, gave the advice in Lagos. He saidRead MoreThe post Govt urged to restore investors' confidence in power sector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Ministry of Petroleum Resources will assemble upstream, mid-stream and downstream oil and gas experts from around the world for its inaugural Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) scheduled for next February, at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja. According to the summit's Project Director, James Shindi, this will be the biggest technical and strategic businessRead MoreThe post Petroleum Ministry's maiden oil, gas trade show coming appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
President Buhari should bring Babachir Lawal to justice now The war against corruption is the major plank of the change promised Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari when canvassing for votes in 2015. The Nigerian electorate bought into the President's plan based on his personal integrity. However, about 29 months into his administration, it appears theRead MoreThe post Anti-corruption fatigue' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
A recent report that claims Lagos is third most stressful city lacks context and challenges FG A United Kingdom-baseddry-cleaning company,Zipjet, recently came up with a study that ranked Lagos as the third most stressful city in the world. Iraq's Baghdad and Afghanistan's Kabul ' two war-torn cities ' came first and second, respectively. Using factorsRead MoreThe post A stressful study appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 21 Sep 2017
SIR: The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) commends the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for the rigorous work it has embarked upon in the investigation and review of ownership of several choice property dotting the nooks and crannies of Nigeria, and especially in Abuja. We urge the commission to tighten allRead MoreThe post Tighten investigations linked to property appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The current Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, arrived at a most inauspicious time in Nigerian judicial history. Apart from sectional, North Vs South, bickering over his appointment ' no thanks to his rather long acting period ' he debuted at the height of perceived unparalleled graft in the judiciary. Indeed, so thickRead MoreThe post Now, the CJN is talking! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Like most citizens of the Yoruba nation of south-western Nigeria, I am still thrilled by the huge success of the Yoruba Summit which was held in the city of Ibadan a fortnight ago, on Thursday September 7. That was a wonderful triumph of true Yoruba character, and I cannot resist revisiting it. To the heatedRead MoreThe post Yoruba Summit: Triumph of Yoruba character appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
In the First and Second Republics, Southwest shunned the mainstream politics, following the failure of the defunct Action Group (AG) and the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) to form the government at the centre. Also, for 16 years, between 1999 and 2015, the region supported the Alliance for Democracy (AD), the Action Congress (AC) andRead MoreThe post Southwest and mainstream politics: Where are the gains' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has objected to the clamour for local government autonomy, saying that it is antithetical to true federalism. He said local councils are administrative units of the state, adding that their autonomy may be the end of the states. Aregbesola spoke at the one-day conference on the second anniversary of theRead MoreThe post Advocates of council autonomy are enemies of federalism, says Aregbesola appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Senator Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo North) urges governors to emulate two of their colleagues, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his Cross River State counterpart, Prof. Ben Ayade, by replicating their people-oriented projects in their states. When Ayi Kwei Arhma wrote his novel 'The Beautiful ones are not yet born' it was a mirror of theRead MoreThe post 'Governors should emulate Ambode, Ayande' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
As Plateau State prepares for local government elections, a coalition of civil society organisations has called for free and fair polls. The coalition said the sensitization was aimed at ensuring free, fair and credible elections. Council elections in the state is often marred with violence, especially in Jos North local government. The last council electionRead MoreThe post Coalition calls for credible poll in Plateau appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The South East National Assembly caucus has asked the Federal Government to reconsider its classification of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organization. The caucus also asked IPOB to suspend its activities to allow members of the caucus to engage their colleagues at the National Assembly to address issues of concern toRead MoreThe post South East legislators to FG: Don't brand IPOB a terrorist organization appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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