NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 28 September, 2017.

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
THE Igbo have voted for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying it is the way out of its problems. Besides, Ohanaeze, Ndigbo's apex cultural and political organisation, yesterday rejected the declaration of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. It described the action as 'unfair, discriminatory and overhanded.' Ohanaeze's President-General John Nnia NwodoRead MoreThe post Ohanaeze: restructuring way forward for Nigeria appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not depose or sanction the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Oba Saliu Adetunji, despite having enough reasons to do so. The governor, who said his office is higher than other titles in the state, pledged not to allow the situation cause any acrimony between him and theRead MoreThe post I've enough reasons but I wont depose Olubadan, says Ajimobi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
A former Deputy Senate President yesterday spoke of the need for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to apologise to Nigerians for the way it ran its affairs and the affairs of the country. Alluding to the mismanagement of the nation's resources by some former public servants who are members of the former ruling party, SenatorRead MoreThe post Mantu: PDP should apologise to Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
THE National Judicial Council NJC) has appointed retired Court of Appeal President Justice Isa Ayo Salami as the head of a 15-member committee to monitor courts handling of corruption cases. The committee, named: The Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO), is also expected to drive the NJCs new policy on anti-corruption war.Read MoreThe post NJC appoints Salami as head of corruption cases' panel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja for an order ofHabeas Corpus ad subjiciendum, commanding Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to produce him in court. The request is contained in a suit filed in his name yesterday by some lawyers, ledRead MoreThe post Kanu urges court to compel Army chief to produce him appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
A MagistrateS' Court sitting in Aba North Local Government area of Abia Statepresided over by Ogbonna Adiele, yesterday remanded 14 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba Federal Prison. Adiele on September 18 remanded seven accused IPOB members:Chinonso Ude (30years), Maduabuchi Echereodo (25years), Ugochukwu Ikechukwu (32years), Okechukwu Daniel (20years), IfeanyiSunday(33years), Okezie JeremiahRead MoreThe post 14 IPOB members remanded appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Federal Government yesterday justified the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (SAN). Minister of Information Lai Mohammed said IPOB's leader Nnamdi Kanu's utterances and actions led to the group's proscription. But,the President-General of theapex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, described IPOB's proscription as 'extremely unfair'. They spoke on a BBCRead MoreThe post Fed Govt: IPOB openly solicited arms, attacked army f 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
A $2b debt on the neck of oil marketers is causing jitters among oil workers and their bankers. Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs)Read MoreThe post $2b debts: Oil marketers in trouble appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Ijaw leader Edwin Clark has said restructuring Nigeria is a must for economic growth. Clark, a former federal commissioner (minister) of Information, spoke with reporters in Abuja yesterday on the perceived lopsidedness in apointments at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He said a situation where states continue to collect monthly handout in Abuja isRead MoreThe post Restructuring 'll allow resource control, says Clark appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has called for entries for the 2017 edition of its annual UBA Foundation National Essay Competition. The essay competition for senior secondary school students is organised as part of UBA Foundation's Educationinitiative to promote reading culture and encourage healthy and intellectualRead MoreThe post UBA Foundation seeks entries for essay competition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Introducing Astragalus to a health meeting last week, I faced the additional task of educating the audience that we were not discussing Asparagus. Readers of this column became fascinated by Asparagus a few months ago following reports of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties, especially of its cleansing and healing effects on the genito-urinaryRead MoreThe post Astragalus root, kidney failure, chemotherapy, immune boosting appeared first on The Nation Nig 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The management of PaxHerbals Clinic and Research Laboratories in collaboration with its subsidiary Ofure (Pax) Integral Research and Development Initiative (OFIRDI) is organising an international conference on indigenous traditional knowledge. According to the convener, Rev Father Anselm Adodo it will hold between October 5 and 6 at Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos.Read MoreThe post PaxHerbals to hold conference on traditional medicine appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The House Committee on Health has assured traditional medicine practitioners across the country that it will address the problems with local medicines registration. The Committee members made the promise during their oversight function visit to the Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) in Lagos. The committee said it would meet with the National Agency for FoodRead MoreThe post Reps to meet NAFDAC on herbal products registration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The University of Abuja( UniAbuja ) is to commence full academic activities on Oct. 3, following the suspension of the nationwide strike embarked upon by theAcademic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) . ThePublic Relations Officer of the university, Mr Waziri Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN)Read MoreThe post UniAbuja to commence academic activities Oct. 3 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
A group of students, under the aegis of the Committee of Students' Unions in Niger State-owned tertiary institutions (CUNOTI), protested at the Niger State Government House, Minna, last Wednesday, to draw attention to the challenges facing state-owned tertiary institutions. MAHMUD ABDULSALAM reports. Incessant lecturers' strike, unannounced increment in tuition fees, poor infrastructure, delay in computingRead MoreThe post A march to save Niger schools appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The CAMPUSLIFE reporter at the Kogi State University (KSU) in Anyigba, Mohammed Yabagi, has come under verbal attacks by his colleagues, following his exclusive report detailing how graduating students resorted to contributing money to pay off sacked lecturers to facilitate the release of their results. The graduating students vented their spleen on Mohammed for whatRead MoreThe post Colleagues attack CAMPUSLIFE reporter over report appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) has called on the management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State, to revive the Campus Marshall' a special unit of the corps for students ' in the institution. The Ikare-Akoko Unit Commander, Mt B.O/ Jimoh, made the call when he visited the Vice Chancellor ofRead MoreThe post FRSC urges AAUA to revive campus marshall appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
When Rwanda erupted into one of the most appalling cases of mass murder the world has ever witnessed in 1994, many thought that may be the end of that country. Many of the majority Hutu turned on their Tutsi and moderate Hutu neighbours, killing an estimated 800,000 people. It didn't end there; it also createdRead MoreThe post Character challenge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The House of Representatives has given the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Office of the Auditor-Genera of the Federation (OAGF) six weeks to provide detailed reconciliation and audit reports of the amounts generated so far in the Treasury Single Account (TSA) of the Federal Government. The House said it's ultimatum was necessitated byRead MoreThe post Reps give CBN, Auditor-General six weeks to provide TSA's report appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The House of Representatives Committee on Local Content and the Nigeria Content Develop-ment and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) have supported the yearly Global Nigeria Forum (GNF), an initiative of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), the deepwater arm of Shell companies in Nigeria. Leaders of the two organisations with other public and private sector playersRead MoreThe post Reps, NCDMB back Shell's Global Nigeria Forum appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Oando: patnership key to growth
Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Supports US-Nigeria commercial relations The Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu, has stressed the importance of collaboration and strategic partnership for sustainable economic growth. Tinubu spoke during an exclusive dinner in New York hosted by the U.S. Nigeria Council (USNC) for Food Security, Trade and Investment with U.S investors interested in Nigeria. The dinnerRead MoreThe post Oando: patnership key to growth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Federal Government yesterday in South Korea, urged investors to take advantage of Nigeria's population, stable, independent and predictable regulatory environment and quick returns on investment (RoI) to invest in the telecom sector. The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Danbatta who spoke at Nigeria's Investment Forum in Busan, South Korea, venueRead MoreThe post Govt woos investors in South Korea appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited, operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC/MPN joint venture, has lauded the developmental strides of Akwa Ibom State, since its creation on September 23, 1987. Its Chairman and Managing Director, Paul McGrath, said this in a message congratulating the government and people of the state on the 30th anniversaryRead MoreThe post Mobil Producing congratulates Akwa Ibom at 30 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO), the engineering arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), grossed a profit after tax of N5.1 billion for two financial years 2015 and 2016. The breakdown shows that N1.4 billion was realised in 2015, while N3.7 billion was earned in 2016. At the company's AnnualRead MoreThe post NETCO made N5.1b profit in 2015, 2016 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has advised Nigeria to apply restraint in spending oil revenues, in view of the experience from economic recession and instability in the oil market. The agency said the time had come for the country to embrace a robust saving culture, irrespective of whether oil prices are low orRead MoreThe post Nigeria must apply caution on oil revenue spending, says NEITI appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, will deliver a keynote address at the marginal oil field workshop/B2B matchmaking event on October 19th, 2017 at the Civic Centre in Lagos. The workshop is being convened by Businessday Media and Meiracopp Nigeria Limited (MNL).The Federal Government plans to farm-out dozens of marginalRead MoreThe post Kachikwu to speak at marginal field workshop appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Nigerian equities rebounded yesterday as large-cap stocks rallied the market to a net capital gain of N53 billion. Benchmark indices at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed average day-on-day gain of 0.44 per cent, representing net capital appreciation of N53 billion. The All Share Index (ASI)-the benchmark index for the equities market, rose from itsRead MoreThe post Equities regain rally with N53b gain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Abiola Anifowoshe, has said rofessionals' contributions and ideas from residents will be further explored to stem the rising incidence of building collapse in Lagos State. He spoke at this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), which held in Lagos. AnifowosheRead MoreThe post Govt, BCPG seek collaboration on building collapse appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Nigeria still earns most of her revenues from crude oil and uses same on imported refined products It is time for a serious brainstorming on the long-term strategies needed for Nigeria's energy and energy sector. But no such thought seems to be in the horizon if the body language and verbal reports emanating from governmentRead MoreThe post No strategy still appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Governors and the Sultan deserve commendation for their roles in fostering national unity Last week, in the wake of the recent threats to national unity, Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno, Aminu Masari (Katsina), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Simon Lalong of Plateau states embarked on a peace mission to some states inRead MoreThe post Patriotic zeal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
oruba romantics, whose fanciful solution to Nigeria's crisis of nationhood is the creation of a Republic of Oduduwa, would do well to observe the 'neo-Kiriji War' going on between two neighbouring Yoruba states, Ondo and Osun, now latterly escalated in a third, Ogun. The opening shots boomed at Akure, Ondo State, during the Ondo publicRead MoreThe post Romantics beware! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 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. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi explains the importance of political party reforms to make elective platforms respond positively to the aspirations of the grassroots. I wish to thank Urban Media Resource Limited the organizers of this forum for inviting me to this form to speak. In particular I wish to thank myRead MoreThe post How to 'federalise' party system, by Adetunmbi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 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. 

Thu, 28 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. 

Thu, 28 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. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ise/Orun and Emure Local Government Areas of Ekiti State have pledged their support for a governorship aspirant Ambassador Dare Bejide. They described Bejide as the right candidate for the PDP, adding that he is experienced politically and administratively and cerebrally to occupy the seat ofRead MoreThe post Bejide: I'll turn Ekiti around appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja said 37 political parties would be presenting candidates in the Anambra governorship election scheduled for Nov. 18. The Commission, in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, released a list of the candidates, with five women vying for the governorship seat. TheRead MoreThe post Anambra governorship: INEC names Obiano, Obaze, Nwoye, 34 other candidates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Senator Dino Melaye has been accuses by an election monitoring group, the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) of trying to frustrate the process of his recall. The Senator had reportedly refused to accept the recall petition served on him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the ground that the 90 days allowedRead MoreThe post Recall: Stop playing games with the law, group tells Melaye appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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