NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 27 September, 2017.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Agbakoba: the power is Buhari's Power devolution back on agenda The battle for restructuring took another shape yesterday, with lawmakers insisting that the task is within their power. In fact, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara said they would not surrender their power to make laws, including one that will pave the way for theRead MoreThe post Restructuring: Reps vow not to surrender power appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Ambode unveils statue to honour sage Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode has urged leaders to embrace the ideals and principles of the former Premier of defunct Western Region, the lateAwo. Ambode spoke yesterday at the unveiling of a statue of the sage in Ikeja, the state capital. The event was attended by prominent members ofRead MoreThe post 'Leaders should imbibe Awo's ideals' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
MDAs got N336b' SENATORS yesterday alleged that this year's budget has been poorly implemented. They spoke of the dire financial and economic consequences of the poor implementation. The lawmakers observed that with three months to the end of the year, only about 10 per cent of the N7.4 trillion budget estimate had been implemented. WorriedRead MoreThe post Senators accuse Executive of poor budget implementation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
SENATORS spoke yesterday about Nigeria's unity. It is not negotiable, they said. The upper chamber also asked agitators to make their case within constitutional means. It said that all possible measures would be explored to restore peace to all parts of the country. This is part of the resolutions of the lawmakers after a lengthyRead MoreThe post Nigeria unity not negotiable, says Senate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
We'll arrest perpetrators, says police chief PDP chieftain seeks action to unravel culprits Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday summoned an emergency meeting of the State Security Council at his office. The meeting is coming on the heels of the shooting at the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The governor alsoRead MoreThe post Olubadan palace shooting: Ajimobi summons security chiefs, monarchs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
We'll arrest perpetrators, says police chief PDP chieftain seeks action to unravel culprits Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday summoned an emergency meeting of the State Security Council at his office. The meeting is coming on the heels of the shooting at the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The governor alsoRead MoreThe post Olubadan palace shooting: Ajimobi summons security chiefs, monarchs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Federal Government will on October 2 begin another 60 days action plan on the ease of doing business in the country. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah, stated this at the end of an expanded Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting was chairedRead MoreThe post Govt begins 60-day action plan on ease of doing business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Federal Government will on October 2 begin another 60 days action plan on the ease of doing business in the country. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah, stated this at the end of an expanded Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting was chairedRead MoreThe post Govt begins 60-day action plan on ease of doing business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
More than a month after his return from medical trip, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to announce some reforms. Ministers, advisers and aides are awaiting the reforms, a source told The Nation yesterday. Some of the President's strategists are pushing for the retention of his Economic Team and a split of the Ministry of Power,Read MoreThe post Ministers, others await Buhari's reforms appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Last week's indictment and expulsion of Managing Director of Partnership Investment Company Plc and Partnership Securities Limited, Mr Victor Ogiemwonyi, has opened up the capital market to public scrutiny, writes Capital Market Editor Taofik Salako. Suave, knowledgeable and amiable, Victor Ogiemwonyi was unmistakably one of the leading lights of the capital market. His knowledge aboutRead MoreThe post Capital market 'capital' penalty appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari cannot delegate the responsibility of leading the process of restructuring Nigeria, a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) yesterday. At a briefing in Lagos, Agbakoba said contrary to the President's position that the National Assembly should lead the process, the Constitution empowers him to do so. He said:Read MoreThe post Buhari can't delegate restructuring power, says Agbakoba appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The police yesterday paraded 34 suspects for their alleged involvement in kidnapping, robbery, murder, and rape. The suspects, who belong to four gangs, were paraded in Diko Police station, Niger State, by the Force Spokesman Jimoh Moshood. A police Sergeant, Shettima Abdullahi, was killed yesterday at a roadblock mounted by hoodlums. Some of the suspectsRead MoreThe post Sergeant dies as police arrest 34 for kidnapping, murder, rape appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Aminat Olajumoke Ajibola is the Chief Executive Officer of Amiloaded Media World. She started blogging four years ago. In this interview with GBENGA ADERANTI, she talks about her passion among other issues. Excerpts:Why did you choose blogging'I am a social media addict. I am always online where I get my inspiration. It occurred to me that I could not be spending long hours on the net without any gainful impact and engagement. I developed passion for information sourcing and sharing and I d 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Stanbic IBTC Trustees Limited (SITL) recently launched a campaign to promote its Wills and estate planning offerings which it tagged Stanbic IBTC Legacee. Chief Executive of SITL, Binta Max-Gbinije spoke with BUKOLA AROLOYE on the scheme. Excerpts:Could you give us an environmental scan of the trusteeship business in Nigeria.In other words, your appraisal of this sector of the financial services industry'The trusteeship sector is one of the emerging giant sectors of the economy. Over the ye 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The improvement in the supply of foreign exchange to the domestic economy demands that banks and other stakeholders comply with set rules. The improvement in inflation figures, even though pundits believe that the September figure will rise, and the Investors' & Exporters' (I&E) FX Window turnover of $11.3 billion, are indicators of the economy's health.Read MoreThe post Forex: Playing by the rules appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Dickson Leadership Training Institute International, a non-governmental organisation, is silently playing its role of facilitating, nurturing and promoting the development of entrepreneurship and growth of enterprises. It gives its founder, Barnabas Dickson, immense pleasure and satisfaction to see enterprises grow and prosper through his mentorship. DANIEL ESSIET writes. Over the past few years, povertyRead MoreThe post Tackling poverty through entrepreneurship appeared first on The Nation 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Old and weak retirees under the old pension scheme, Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS), were verified in their various homes in Lagos State by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD). The pensioners, who got screened over the weekend, were drawn from eligible civil service pensioners, numbering over 22 from the total estimate of 21,295, slated forRead MoreThe post PTAD screens weak pensioners in their homes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The eleventh Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) annual Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs) Conference, which held at the Pan Atlantic University, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ajah, Lagos, highlighted how small businesses could use technologies to do business in Nigeria. The conference brought together alumni, stakeholders and other small and growing business owners. Key speakers agreed that bringing smallRead MoreThe post How Nigeria can increase growth with technology appeared first on The Nation Nig 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Legatum Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT),United States (US), has supported Nigerians to establish ventures and businesses that have made real economic impact in the country and the rest of the world. DANIEL ESSIET reports. Sounded in September 2007, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Legatum Center, United States (US) has served as a launch pad forRead MoreThe post Empowering entrepreneurs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Retirees are among the most vulnerable in the country and government in the interest of the society should embark on initiatives that benefit them, Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson, has said. According to Benson, the state, as a result of this, is working to expand the existing social netsRead MoreThe post Lagos to expand social nets for retirees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Shareholders of Standard Alliance Insurance Plc have approved the plan by the insurance company to reduce its outstanding issued shares under a reverse stock split arrangement. Shareholders approved the share reconstruction at the company's 21st annual general meeting (AGM) in Lagos. Its Group Managing Director, Mr. Bode Akinboye said the share reconstruction would enable theRead MoreThe post Standard Alliance gets shareholders' approval for share reconstruction appeared first on The N 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) retained the benchmark interest rate at 14 per cent to enable it achieve more clarity in the evolution of key macroeconomic indicators, the Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said yesterday. The apex bank's chief who spoke at the close of the Monetary Policy Committee's (MPC's) meeting in Abuja, listed the indicatorsRead MoreThe post Emefiele: why we retained interest rate at 14% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said total investments attracted by the telecoms sector to the country have reached $70billion. It however said a large chunk came from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who spoke while welcoming guests to the Nigeria Pavilion in the International Telecoms Union (ITU)Read MoreThe post NCC: telecoms sector investments hit $70b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc and AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc have applied to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to grant them waiver and extend the deadlines for the restructuring of their share capital. The NSE had given Union Bank and AG Leventis Friday, June 30, and July 31, 2017 respectively as deadlines to restructureRead MoreThe post Union Bank, AG Leventis seek extension of deadline to restructure shares appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
JAMB, NIMASA set examples for other government agencies to follow Disparities in the remittances made into the Federal Government's coffers by two of its agencies justified government's decision to probe the activities of some of these agencies in the past few years. The two agencies are the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and theRead MoreThe post Record remittances appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
SIR: Rather unfortunately, most Nigerians of the present generation are adept at hypocrisy and sycophancy. Most people, including even the elderly who should say the truth for the good of the country, often play the ostrich. The point is that before authority, power and money, most people lose their dignity, integrity and their sense ofRead MoreThe post Alhassan has no case to answer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
In recent times, aides to Governor Willie Obiano have been pushing out articles, the summary of which allege that Peter Obi is striving desperately to remain in the public eyes, to decide who governs Anambra State and is networking to become the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019. They also re-echoed whatRead MoreThe post Anambra: Campaign manual for candidates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Many newspapers on Saturday, September 16, carried front page stories on the harrowing killing of 30 Nigerians in a head-on collision between two commercial commuter buses which occurred in the night on Thursday, September 14 along the Lagos ' Ibadan expressway. The dead were 20 males and 10 females, all adults, according to Cyril Mathew,Read MoreThe post Killer drivers should face life jail appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Two cases, from two different government agencies, with rather unusual repatriation into Federation coffers, beam the subject on effective leadership, as driver of sound results. Take JAMB, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, which conducts ranking examinations into; and serves as clearing house for, Nigerian tertiary educational institutions. Is-haq Oloyede, sitting registrar/CEO of JAMB andRead MoreThe post Of leadership, ethnics and laggards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Technology is undoubtedly impacting journalism in the manner not many anticipated and, so, only a few are able to adapt. The concept of time and space is being aggressively redefined. The newsroom is no longer demarcated by walls. The market becomes invisible. The consequence: more and more professionals of old are the new casualties ofRead MoreThe post A thought for the watchdog appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State Chief Muyiwa Olumilua spoke with ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on his mission in politics and the blueprint for the development of the state. What are you vying for governor' I am Michael Olumuyiwa Olumilua; I was born on 23rd January, 1969 to theRead MoreThe post 'Ekiti South should produce next governor' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Chief Olayinka Amos has reflected on the electoral misfortunes of the chapter since 1999, saying that it lacked cohesion. He warned that tragedy may continue to befall the party in the Centre of Excellence, unless efforts are made to unite the factions working at cross purposes. 'You haveRead MoreThe post Why PDP may fail to win Lagos, by chieftain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Uwemedimo Nwoko is the Akwa Ibom State Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice. In this interview with BASSEY ANTHONY in Uyo, the state capital, he asserts that the Federal Government has no constitutional powers to investigate accounts of state governments. Excerpts: What did you meet on ground when you assumed office as Attorney-General and CommissionerRead MoreThe post 'Fed Govt can't probe state government' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The National Chairman of the Atiku Support Youth Movement (ASYM) Hajiya Halima Oba, has observed that the former Vice President,Atiku Abubakar possessed leadership qualities to govern the country. The woman leader said the group had concluded plans to support his mission as a democrat, who has passion for development. Oba, who is also the NorthRead MoreThe post 'Why we support Atiku' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
A group in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, the Ikere Development Fund (IDF), has shortlisted five aspirants from the two major political parties as possible candidate for the 2018 governorship election. IDF, at a meeting held at the weekend, narrowed down its choice after conducting what a source decribed as 'rigorous interview' for aspirants from the townRead MoreThe post Ikere community shortlists Oluyede, Olusola, Afuye, two others for governor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Presidency on Tuesday commended members of the House of Representatives for standing firm in defence of Nigeria's unity. In a statement issued, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (House of Reps), Rep. Abdulrahman Kawu, thanked members of the lower chamber for the motionRead MoreThe post Presidency hails Reps for defending Nigeria's unity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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