NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 26 September, 2017.


Tue, 26 Sep 2017
North rejects more states New revenue formula wanted Advocates of more power for states seem to be winning their age-long battle. Their position is being vindicated at the various consultations on restructuring organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC). In the North, which an elderstateman yesterday said was not afraid of restructuring, some states supportedRead MoreThe post Restructuring: States step up push for more powers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
An executive proposal for the virement of N135.6billion in the 2017 budget for critical infrastructure, including rail projects and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway,is not listed on the order paper as the National Assembly returns today from a two-month recess. The lawmakers, who went on recess onJuly 27, may discuss the raging issue of the proscribed IndigenousRead MoreThe post Presidency's N137b virement not listed as Senate, Reps return appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Guns boomed yesterday in front of the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji. Five gun-toting men riding in a bus shot sporadically into the air to scare people who were at the palace to witness the installation of some village heads (baales). Thera has been tension in the ancient city since theRead MoreThe post Guns boom as Olubadan installs chiefs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Well utilise facility to ensure effective law enforcement, says commissioner Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday handed over 120 5KVA generating sets to the Lagos State Police Command to power police formations across the state, with a pledge of continuous support to security agencies. Speaking at Lagos House, Ikeja, while handing over the sets toRead MoreThe post Ambode donates 120 5KVA generating sets to police appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) SUNDAY DARE, in this piece, examines the global telecoms circle. As the Telecom industry summons the tribe of telecommunications experts, organisations, ICT gurus, regulators, investors and governments to the city of Busan in South Korea, expectations are high for conquering new frontiers. The telecoms industry is a veryRead MoreThe post Nigeria @ ITU 2017: Bolder steps, stronger network appeared first on The 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
A former commissioner in Akwa Ibom State during the tenure of former Governor Godswill Akpabio yesterday debunked speculations that he donated N1.billion to a commercial bank. Mr. Aniekan Umana, who was Commissioner for Information and Communication, described the claim as 'infantile and baseless'. Akpabio is the Senate Minority Leader, who Umana said those 'spreading falsehood'Read MoreThe post Akpabio 'never donated N1.4b to any bank' appeared first on The Nation 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will today open the third International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA) in Abuja. The ICTAs flagship conference of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), with the theme: 'Building Strong Domestic Tax Regimes in Africa: Strengthening VAT, PIT and CIT' will end on Friday. The conference will also celebrate and recogniseRead MoreThe post Osinbajo to open Africa tax parley appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Suspected hoodlums may be from Osun' Ondo State yesterday alleged that 20 indigenes were, at the weekend, attacked in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, shortly after a football competition between the state's Sunshine Star and Osun United. Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Mr Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, who addressed a news conference, alleged that Sunshine supporters sustainedRead MoreThe post Ripples over weekend attack on football fans appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Gunmen, suspected to be pirates, have attacked a passenger boat in Bayelsa State, killing two persons. It was gathered that the bandits, who struck along the waterways of Brass Local Government Area (LGA), left many passengers critically injured. A passenger, Saddam, who survived the attack, said the incident happened near the Obama Flow Station, inRead MoreThe post Pirates kill two in Bayelsa waterways appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) , Ile-Ife have directed the students to resume the second semester academic programme onSunday, 1st October, 2017. In a statement by its Public Relations Officer of OAU, Abiodun Olarewaju, the university 24th September earlier date have changed because of the parents call for repair of facilities inRead MoreThe post OAU resumes October 1 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Lawyers have held divergent views over the plan by Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State Justice Michael Edem to covertly monitor judicial officers in the state for corrupt practices. Justice Edem pledged to clamp down on corruption, lateness and slow dispensation of justice on the Bench. He announced the creation of an agency toRead MoreThe post Lawyers disagree on spying on judges appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017
WIFE of human rights activist Femi Falana (SAN), Funmi, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that the prisons serve as corrective centres and not a place for punishing offenders. She spoke at the ninth graduation for 45 inmates of the Kirikiri Prisons organised by the Prison Fellowship Nigeria (PFN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO). TheyRead MoreThe post Falana's wife advises govt on prisons reform appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
John Olusola Baiyeshea (SAN) was called to the Bar 35 years ago. He handled the landmark case involving the sacked 49 University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) lecturers who were reinstated by the Supreme Court after a long legal battle. A cleric, he holds a Masters in Divinity as well as two others in Law andRead MoreThe post 'Judges are next to God and must be beyond reproach' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The Federal High Court has an Acting Chief Judge. Justice Adamu Abdu Kafarati is assuming office when no fewer than three judges of the court are on trial for alleged corruption. He has his work cut out for him. Besides tackling corruption among judges, he must do something about the intractable delays in the administrationRead MoreThe post Kafarati: The man, the tasks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Head, Deputy Sheriff, High Court of Lagos, Mrs J. A. Anabor, has issued a report on the takeover of a Victoria Island property belonging to a former Head of Service in Lagos, the late Mr C. O. Bajulaiye. The Bajulaiye family accused the police of obstructing the cause of justice by frustrating the execution ofRead MoreThe post Court issues report on Lagos property takeover appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Miss Janet Gbam is a graduate of the Benue State University. She was called to Bar two years ago. She volunteered for the Gender Advocacy for Justice Initiative (GAJI), and interned at the Brooklyn Defenders Services (BDS) in New York. She also attended a programme at Rutgers, The State University, New Jersey, United States. GbamRead MoreThe post Wanted: Correctional centres for juvenile suspects appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has pledged the state's readiness to collaborate with the Federal Government and private sector to complete reforms in the power sector. Lalong said this would improve the social wellbeing of residents of the state, and boost economic activities, including small and medium scale manufacturing, processing and retail. The governor,Read MoreThe post Lalong to collaborate with Fed Govt, private sector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Lagos State Attorney-General, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, has warned that he would not allow his office to be used to settle commercial disputes. He spoke at the public presentation of a manual developed for 'Plea and Sentence Bargaining' as part of efforts to speed up criminal justice administration and decongestion of prisons in the state. 'ItRead MoreThe post 'My office doesn't settle commercial disputes' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Text of a paper delivered by Prof A. D. Badaiki at the African Bar Association (AFBA) yearly conference in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. 'Continued from September 19 ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Both the ILO Tripartite DeclarationRead MoreThe post Intersections of human rights and business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
ANon-Governmental Organi-sation (NGO), Conference for Western Attorneys-General (CWAG), in conjunction with the African Alliance Partnership (APP), has held a training to enhance lawyers' capacity in oral advocacy. CWAG coordinator Ebele-chukwu Enedah said the training was a forum for cross fertilisation of ideas among legal practitioners from different parts of the world and would impact positivelyRead MoreThe post Group trains lawyers in oral advocacy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
NPDC eyes 500,000bpd oil production Oil prices hit a more than two-year high yesterday after major producers said the global market was on its way toward rebalancing, while Turkey threatened to cut oil flows from Iraq's Kurdistan region toward its ports. The November Brent crude futures contract was up $1.51, or 2.5 per cent,Read MoreThe post Oil hits highest at $58.37 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and lenders involved in the disbursement of N220 billion Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) funds to small businesses have traded blames over the slow pace of the disbursement of the funds. The Group Head, Specialised SMEs of Fidelity Bank, Mr Ndubuisi Onuoha blamed the CBN for the slow pace ofRead MoreThe post CBN, banks bicker over slow disbursement of SMEs funds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Mr. Osita Aboloma has accused unscrupulous importers of sabotaging Federal Government's economic recovery programmes through false imports declaration at the country's entry ports. Speaking in Lagos during the inspection of over seven container loads of products intercepted by the agency's Enforcement Team, Aboloma lamented that the importers ofRead MoreThe post SON: importers sabotaging govt's economic programmes 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
NIGERIAN airports certification will reduce insurance premiums, attract more foreign carriers into the country and lower charges for domestic operators, Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said. Besides, insurance premiums and charges reduction, certification of airports, Sirika said, have put Nigeria on the global safety chart, with the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, toRead MoreThe post Sirika pushes for airports certification appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
FEC urged to visit port Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Managing Director Ms Hadiza Bala Usman and stakeholders in the maritime industry have expressed dis-pleasure with the slow pace of work by contractors handling the Apapa Road. The two-kilometre road starts from the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa to Ijora Bridge end of Western Avenue. MsRead MoreThe post NPA, stakeholders flay contractors handling Apapa Road appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Fidelity Bank Plc Managing Director/CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo had an interactive session with Business Editors on various issues including the state of the economy and the bank's impressive half-year (which ended on June 30) performance. SIMEON EBULU was there. The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics has said Nigeria is now out of recession, as a banker, canRead MoreThe post 'We 'll fund bankable agric projects' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Increasingly, telecoms subscribers are showing interest in the quality of services (QoS) they get from their carriers. The monthly Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has become a veritable platform for both consumers and the regulator to cross-pollinate ideas on how to develop the industry. The 81st edition of the TCP,Read MoreThe post Telcos, subscribers seek NCC's SIM reg requirements review appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Governments across the world commit huge funds yearly to ensure a functional transportation system. Governments, both at the centre and states, must begin to toe the same path if they must be taken serious about growing the economy, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE With Nigerian population almost hitting 200 million, road transportation system (vehicular), according to experts,Read MoreThe post Wanted: People-centred transportation policy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has restated its readiness to lift petroleum products, especially diesel, by tank wagons. It said the 40 pressurised tank wagons of 45,000 litres capacity each, had been purchased by the Corporation with the intention of moving petroleum products across the country at a cheaper, faster and safer ways. The corporationRead MoreThe post NRC ready to lift petroleum products from Apapa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The new President/Chairman of Council, Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Mohammed, has pledged to work assiduously towards achieving the Institute's vision and mandate. He made the pledge during his investiture as the 15th President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institute, in Lagos, during the weekend. Speaking in Eko Hotels,Read MoreThe post IoD chief promises reforms appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Inevitable as this may be, the government must be careful all the same With the latest report from the National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS), showing a quantum leap in foreign and domestic debts in the first six months of the year, Nigerians'anxieties about an imminent return to debt peonage would appear not entirely misplaced. AccordingRead MoreThe post Watch the debt! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Nigeria must do more to combat disease One of the major ironies of the Nigerian situation is its continuing vulnerability to infections that have virtually disappeared from other countries. Two sobering reminders of this manifested themselves in the discovery of yellow fever in Kwara State and the ongoing depredations of cholera in Borno State. TheRead MoreThe post Invasion of infection appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Sir: The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, has said many things about the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), including that 'JAMB is not an examination body, rather, it is a ranking body'; ' JAMB is a screening body'; 'It is a coordinating and clearing house'; 'to rankRead MoreThe post Clarification JAMB should make appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
With the controversial declaration of IPOB a terrorist organisation by a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Abdu Kafarati, Nigeria has officially confirmed to the international community that about half of the country is exposed to terrorists. As expected, IPOB and her sympathisers has dismissed the court's 'ratification' of the earlier military declaration, asRead MoreThe post Half of Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
ON Monday, September 18, the learned Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen, at a special session organized to usher in the 2017/2018 Legal Year and to swear in 29 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria, ordered the Chief Judges of courts in Nigeria to designate at least one court in their jurisdictionsRead MoreThe post Legality of 'special courts' for corruption cases appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The nation's oil giant, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has always remained a strange empire which operates only in strange ways. Hardly any salutary reports waft out therefrom; neither are they given to doing any exploits to inspire the citizenry in the manner of great oil giants the world over. On the contrary, NNPCRead MoreThe post NNPC's will-o'-the-wisp appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
The 'Yoruba Summit on Restructuring,' held at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan on September 7, may be a turning point in Nigeria's political and governance system. Its outcome may also redefine preparations and issues that will dominate campaign for the 2019 general elections, writes BISI OLADELE, who covered the summit. When many socio-cultural andRead MoreThe post Ibadan summit may shape 2019 elections appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
In this piece, Cyriacus Okoye examines the chances of the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Osekola Obaze, in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Our beloved State, Anambra is in dire straits; and we had better know and believe it. Coming from a refreshing relief provided by the administration of Mr. Peter Obi,Read MoreThe post Anambra poll: Who is afraid of Obaze' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
A former House of Representatives member, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade, has disclosed that four members of the Ogun State House of Assembly will soon defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akinlade, who is one of the Yewa Awori sons aspiring to succeed Governor Ibikunle Amosun on the platform of APC, urged the rulingRead MoreThe post Ogun 2019: Four lawmakers to join APC, says Akinlade appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the media to be mindful of the information they send to the public to safeguard peace, security and democracy. He gave the advice in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, at the executive session of the 13th annual All Nigeria Editors' Conference (ANEC). The 13th ANEC organised by theRead MoreThe post 'Media should defend democracy' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2017
A member, of the House of Representatives, Hon Bamidele Baderinwa, has said that the National Assembly will continue to make legislations that would promote the unity of the country. According to the lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Constituency in Ondo State, the legislature played prominent roles in the nation building. Baderinwa, who spoke in his home town,Read MoreThe post Reps 'll promote unity, says Ondo lawmaker appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 26 Sep 2017
Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee Publicity Secretary and a governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, staged a road show recently in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, in solidarity with him over the crisis sparked by the adoption of the Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as the party's candidateRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: 'Adoption of Olusola's of no consequence' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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