NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 22 September, 2017.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Britain and France yesterday denied any link with the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). They were reacting to the Federal Government's claim that Biafra Radio was broadcasting from Britain, which rejected requests to stop it. Minister of Information Lai Mohammed said also that the bulk of the Diaspora money being sent to the groupRead MoreThe post UK, France: no protests on IPOB, Radio Biafra appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
THE Federal Government is set to meet Turkish diplomats today over the spate of illegal importation of riffles from Turkey to Nigeria. Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller-General (CG) Col. Hameed Ali (retd) said this when he briefed reporters over the seizure of another 470 rifles at Tin-Can Island port in Lagos. A meeting between theRead MoreThe post 470 guns seized at Lagos port appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Oil prices were largely up yesterday as traders waited to see whether oil- producing countries set to meet in Vienna, Austria would extend production limits to reduce the global crude glut. The brent crude was trading at $56.29 dollars a barrel. U.S. crude was 50.64 dollars. Ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC),Read MoreThe post Oil prices hit $57 as OPEC meets appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A Senator is in trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for obtaining a N1.2billion loan from the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to buy electrical equipment but he allegedly ended up diverting the facility to personal use. Three years after securing the loan for his firm, he has only paid back about N150million.Read MoreThe post EFCC probes alleged diversion of N1.2b NEXIM loan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
THREE non-teaching unions of universities under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee have suspended their two weeks strike. The unions Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) embarked on the strike to compel the government to implement agreements reachedRead MoreThe post SSANU, NASU, NAAT suspend strike in varsities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
MINISTER of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said he will not support the calls for the cancellation of the privatisation of the power sector. He emphasised that he would rather insist on pursuing the ongoing reforms in the sector for the maximum benefit of Nigerians. Fashola, in his address during the executive sessionRead MoreThe post Fashola wont back cancellation of power privatisation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
THERE was disquiet yesterday at the National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over the continue stay in office of its Acting Director General (DG), Mrs. Yetunde Oni. Mrs. Oni, who is presently out of the country, was due to have bowed out of office yesterday, after clocking 60 years. According toRead MoreThe post Disquiet in NAFDAC, as acting DG stays put appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has launched a peace and unity initiative in the North. It is all in continuation of efforts to prevent a bloodbath in the country as a result of the activities of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Ohanaeze team yesterday visted Sokoto State. Lead by Dr. JohnRead MoreThe post Ohanaeze launches peace efforts in Sokoto appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A policeman killed when suspected members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked and burnt down the police post at the Ariaria market in Aba was yesterday promoted posthumously by Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris The IG announced the promotoion of the late Cyril Nwosu to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), duringRead MoreThe post IG promotes police officer killed by IPOB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has suspended execution of projects and declared a state of emergency on payment of salary. Hesaid the state did not mismanage bailout funds and London-Paris Club refunds. He said as a leader, he was greatly pained that his workers were owed salary arrears. Ortom, who spoke yesterday in Abuja, saidRead MoreThe post Benuedeclares state of emergency on workers' salary appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Sighetu Edubane Edeke, founder of Sighetu labels, was one of the wave making designers of the 90s. While some of his contemporaries have either folded up or left for abroad for greener pastures, Edeke, a UNILAG graduate of geography and town planning, remains in Nigeria, trying to revive the once bubbling fashion industry. Edeke spoke with GBENGA ADERANTI. Excerpts:What was it like in the 90s when you went into the fashion business'The awareness for indigenous fashion labels was beginning t 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
General Practitioners (GP) in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya have benefited from Pfizer's General Practitioners' (GP) programme, a corporate social responsibility initiative of the company. The GPs medical skills and education got a boost through the pharmaceutical company's 'Learning Exchange Advancement Programme (LEAP). The initiative, which began three years ago, has reached 5,000 doctors, with 2,000Read MoreThe post Pfizer supports GPs in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya appeared first o 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The road to tackling infertility via In vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is costly. OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA reports that the new multiple IVF cycle has its merit. In vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is costly. To buy an IVF cycle is costlier than picking a package of six. This new information renews the hope to couples preparing for their firstRead MoreThe post Multiple IVF cycle to the rescue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
How did Dansol High School, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos come first to get a level-two (on a three-star ranking) safety compliance standard award of the Lagos State Safety Commission and a level three (of a five-tier ranking) of SafeZone' Its Proprietress, Mrs Adun Akinyemiju, said it was by strictly observing hand washing in the school. ThisRead MoreThe post School head advises Nigerians on health, safety practices appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Last week, we discussed how to deal with loss of a loved one: be it family member or a friend. Ironically, the work of a medical doctor extends beyond caring for the living. In this present article, let us consider you. We will consider how you can deal with and prepare for your own death.Read MoreThe post Dealing with death, grief and bereavement (II) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology ( LAUTECH ) , Ogbomoso, and the school management have remained at loggerheads, despite the meeting held by the two parties on Monday to end the prolonged strike. The union's Zonal Coordinator, Dr. Ade Adejumo, told The Nation on WednesdayRead MoreThe post LAUTECH: We are not resuming yet ASUU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Federal Government ( FG ) has reaffirmed its commitment to promotion of reading culture among Nigerians. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu,said this at the Grand Finale of the 2017 Readership Promotion Campaign of the National Library of Nigeriain Abuja. The theme of the programme is'Working Together to Build a Virile Reading Nation:Read MoreThe post FG to improve reading culture appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Federal Government on Thursday described the illiteracy rate in the country as alarming. The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, made the remark when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) reports that the ministerRead MoreThe post Illiteracy rate in Nigeria alarming appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says that only a combination of JAMB cut-off marks, post-UTME, O' level results and other admission criteria as determined by institutions can ensure candidates' admission. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB registrar, disclosed this at an intensive Training and Sensitisation Forum on Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) for theRead MoreThe post UTME score no guarantee for admission Registrar appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The College of Education, Ekiadolor in Edo State has been phased out. However, the Tayo Akpata University of Education, which is to replace it, has not started, leaving the workers confused and jittery, reports OSAGIE OTABOR. About 800 members of staff of the defunct College of Education, Ekiadolor, in Edo State are worried about theirRead MoreThe post Defunct college's workers cry out over 'systematic sack' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Management of Lagos State University (LASU) on Monday defended the sack Lagos State University (LASU) management on Monday defended the sack of 15 members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), about two weeks ago. It claimed it followed due process in their sack. The affected lecturers, include the chairman of ASUU-LASU, Dr IsaacRead MoreThe post LASU defends sack of 15 dons appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Professors and Associate Professors at the Lagos State University (LASU) have dissociated themselves from the victimisation claim of the leaders of its Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). They asked the aggrieved lecturers to seek redress in court. They made this known at a meeting last week at the senate chambers, where the issue involvingRead MoreThe post LASU dons disown ASUU-LASU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Three hundred and eighty six post graduate students of National Postgraduate Medical College (NPMC) in Ijaninkin, Lagos will be awarded fellowship at its 35th convocation today. The college President, Dr Ademola Abayomi Olaitan, said at a briefing last week that the graduates had successfully completed the compulsory clinical placements and rotations of not less thanRead MoreThe post Post graduate medical college graduates 386 today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Public Affairs Officer of the United States Consulate, Lagos Darcy Zotter, has asked students of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) to take advantage of exchange and research programmes sponsored by the U.S. government. Zotter, who was at the institution, said the consulate seeks a stronger relationship with FUTA, given the institution's pedigreeRead MoreThe post U.S. Consulate seeks pact with FUTA appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A 17-year old student of Unique Heights Secondary School, Omole Estate, Lagos, Joseph Lambo, who scored A1 in the nine subjects he wrote in the just released Senior School Certificate Examination, (SSCE) has attributed his success to hard work and God. Lambo who was named after his late grandfather, Dr Joseph Lambo, former Chairman, BoardRead MoreThe post How I got nine A1 in SSCE appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Johnson Uduebor, a youth Corps member, drowned in Bayelsa on September 8. Here is the true story of how the Edo State-born star was dimmed, reports MIKE ODIEGWU Johnson Uduebor woke up as fit as a fiddle on September 8. The young man, who hailed from Edo State, was full of life. For him, thatRead MoreThe post Corps member who drowned in Bayelsa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A Bilingual university in Cotonou, the Republic of Benin, Ecole superieure dAdministration, dEconomie, de journalisme et des metiers de l audioviduel ( ESAE), has conferred a Doctorate honorary Degree award on a Nigerian phylantropist, Mrs. Nice Aleruchi Alamieyieseigha. The university said the recognition followed her outstanding self-less service to the rural dwellers in RiversRead MoreThe post Benin Republic varsity honours Niger Delta philantropist appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Restoring peace in Cross River State was the crux of discussion when former Governor Liyel Imoke, Senator John Owan-Enoh, the Chairman of the Cross River Partnership for Peace and Security (CRPPS), Mr. Lawrence Alobi, and others brainstormed at a Peace and Security Summit in Ikom. They sought a way out of the rising spate ofRead MoreThe post Imoke, Owan-Enoh, others brainstorm against insecurity in Cross River appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Six inmates will remain eternally grateful to the Patriotic Citizens of Nigeria (PACON). They recently regained their freedom from Okaka Prisons in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. PACON made it possible for them to breath healthy air again. Their freedom came following the drive by PACON, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), to decongest the hot and sultry prisonsRead MoreThe post Jubilation as NGO releases inmates to decongest Bayelsa prison appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Non-teaching staff of Nigerian Universities on Thursday suspended their two-week old strike called to protest the non -implementation of agreement reached with the Federal Government. The non-teaching staff under the auspices of Joint Action Committee (JAC) embarked on strike on September 11 over the non-implementation of its 12- point demand. The National Chairman ofRead MoreThe post NAAT, NASU, SSANU suspend strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The reopening of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, last week, ought to be cheery news for students, who were sent home for six months due to a workers'strike. But after the resumption announced by the institution's Governing Council, students were worried about the 'disheartening responses' from their lecturers whoRead MoreThe post Clouds over LAUTECH's resumption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A former university course mate of mine from Liberia gave me a call recently. He was among several students from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Namibia and South Africa that Nigeria offered scholarship to study in the country in the 1990s. Yes, Nigeria was really the big brother of Africa back then. We played a key andRead MoreThe post Learning from Liberia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A Public Health expert, Daniel Bassey, has been elected as co-president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), at the body's 22nd World Congress held penultimate Thursday in York, United Kingdom (UK). IPPNW is a recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Bassey is the youngest to be elected co-president ofRead MoreThe post Nigerian elected IPPNW's co-president appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The University of Uyo (UNIUYO) has suspended the screening test for Postgraduate applicants indefinitely. A new date will be announced soon. According to the Secretary of the Postgraduate School, applicants are advised to check the school website for information on the new date for the exercise.The post UNIUYO shifts screening appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Ihave just lost some vital data to virus attack. It is difficult to explain the sequence of events. I discovered that I no longer have access to some of the regular files on my desktop. No. Do not blame me, please. I am not a careless user. The opposite is the case. No. Do notRead MoreThe post Life goes on appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) has condemned recent appointment at the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NIMET), saying they undermine professionalism in the agency. The union is demanding a reversal of the appointments made by the Minister of State, Aviation, saying it will not fold its hands and watchRead MoreThe post Union kicks against appointments in NIMET appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called on the Federal Government to settle all debts allegedly owed oil marketers to avert job losses. The union said it believed that the payment would engender growth of not only the downstream sector, but all sectors in the industry and develop theRead MoreThe post N720b subsidy arrears: PENGASSAN alerts on impending mass sack appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Fault NBS 2.19% growth The Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has warned that the economy can relapse into recession unless urgent policy decisions are taken. It faulted the report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that Nigeria had exited recession, saying the economy was still in the woods. Speaking in Lagos at a briefing,Read MoreThe post NECA: economy still prone to recession appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Nigeria can save about $14 million yearly from the local production of thermoplastic road-marking paints, Managing Director, 7T Microns Powder Limited, Mr Manny Igbenoba, has said. He spoke during the launch of his brand of paints in Lagos. He said the country imports about 96 containers of the product from China and India quarterly. EachRead MoreThe post 'Nigeria can save $14m yearly from road-marking paints' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has appealed to the Federal Government to inject funds into the banking sector to boost its activities. Its President, Mr Musa Danjuma, who spoke at the sixth Quadrennial Delegates Conference in Lagos, said the financial sector has gone through fundamental transformation in all areasRead MoreThe post NUBIFIE urges Fed Govt to inject funds into banks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Infinix Mobility is celebrating Nigeria @ 57 as the brand aims to reward 21 customers with 'BIG' gifts. The reward promo, which is ongoing, will end on September 28, with customers winning 14 standing fans and seven 43-inch television. Infinix introduced the Infinix independence reward for its customers and fans looking to purchase the InfinixRead MoreThe post Infinix to reward 21 customers at Independence appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Feed production firm Olam is partnering the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, in the production of high-yielding soybean seeds. This is aimed at bridging the gap in soybean production, which can make processing industries stop operation. Feed producing companies are facing a shortage of soybean due to unpredictable supply. Olam Managing Director/Chief ExecutiveRead MoreThe post Firm tackles soybean shortage appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Executive Director, Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Dr. Olufemi Oladunni, has reiterated the determination of the institute to reduce youth mobility caused by poverty, through training that will create jobs and business opportunities for them in the agricultural sector and in the rural areas. Declaring open a workshop for farmers in KadunaRead MoreThe post ARMTI trains 766 farmers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The Project Director, Cassava Adding Value to Africa (CAVA), Prof Kola Adebayo, has urged member-states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to expedite action on the construction of the Lagos-Abidjan Highway to boost regional agriculture and food export. This followed a report that the tender for the feasibility study of the plannedRead MoreThe post Develop Lagos-Abidjan Highway to boost agric, ECOWAS urged appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Vice-President Osinbajo and Governor Dickson highlight how payrolls are a drain Two developments, one at the centre and the other in a state, provide insights into why we pay high salaries that should go to more worthy causes. The vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, noted with regret that the nation needed about N700 billion to payRead MoreThe post Financial wasteland appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Tragedies on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway highlight an urgent national problem Another avoidable tragedy raised questions about the state of inter-state roads as well as the state of mind of passenger-bus drivers on such roads. A report painted a picture of a September 14 crash: 'Thirty-one people were confirmed dead while seven others were seriously injured whenRead MoreThe post Avoidable tragedy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Sir: Even amongst the supporters of the Buhari-led APC federal government, reactions to the style of governance of the President continue to be mixed. There is need to call the APC government to order, if it must retain its supporters. The South-east has been known to be peaceful despite the agitatations of the IPOB. TheRead MoreThe post Issues PMB must pay attention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Genuine freedom fighters anywhere in the world are known for a definite character. They fight and remain in personified expressions in words and actions. They do not run away; they do not go into hiding and dump adherents to languish in sorrow alone. Social activists have their fate sealed by the beliefs and convictions inRead MoreThe post Egwu Eke: Between Kanu and Jollof Rice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 22 Sep 2017
When columnist Olatunji Dare returned to column writing for The Nation on September 12, after a two-week break, with a column titled 'Back on the beat,' he drew public attention to a letter sent to him by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The letter was Olaniyonu's responseRead MoreThe post A private letter in the public sphere appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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