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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 5th September, 2017.

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Return to work, minister pleads Medical Council: prevent illegality The Federal Government last night expressed 'deep shock and utter disappointment as Resident Doctors began yesterday an indefinite strike to press home their demand for better pay. The action is coming three days after their leadership signed a memorandum of terms of settlement with the government.Read MoreThe post Shock as resident doctors begin strike over salaries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) has approved the immediate revocation of the concession of the Lagos Trade Fair Complex and a fresh privatisation of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company. It also approved the privatisation of Afam Power plants 1-5 to inject additional power into the national grid and improve electricity supply. The Council, chairedRead MoreThe post Concessionaire loses Lagos Trade Fair complex appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
OPEC committee meets September 22 With the relative peace in the Niger Delta and some level of stability attained in oil production, the exemption granted to Nigeria by OPEC is due for review. The cartel's committee will on September 22 meet to review oil sector developments in Nigeria and Libya. The committee may recommend thatRead MoreThe post Oil production exemption: Nigeria, Libya know fate soon appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Union in South Africa has protested the forceful takeover of a house belonging to a Nigerian Baptist missionary by South Africans in that country. Chairman of the union in Johannesburg South Theodore Ezeunara, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that persons claiming to be members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF),Read MoreThe post South Africans forcibly take over Nigerian's house appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter yesterday joined the indefinite strike over alleged cut in salaries. NARD UITH President Ige Alexander, told reporter in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, that out of the 54 teaching hospitals in the federation, the UITH doctors received the least wages. Dr AlexanderRead MoreThe post Doctors Strike: Mixed reactions in Asaba, Ilorin appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Employees of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are threatening to go on strike over unverified outstanding claims of N665million presented to the management, it was learnt yesterday. It was also learnt that between January and March, the claim requests of about N320million were incurred, to add to the existing amount. Director-General of the agency,Read MoreThe post Tension in NEMA over N665m liabilities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the gale of strikes in the country and will do the needful to ensure industrial harmony, his Media Adviser Femi Adesina, told Channels Television last night. He was responding to the strike by resident doctors and the ongoing strike by university lecturers. He told his interviewer: 'Yes, the PresidentRead MoreThe post Buhari is concerned about gale of strikes, says aide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter yesterday joined the indefinite strike over alleged cut in salaries. NARD UITH President Ige Alexander, told reporter in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, that out of the 54 teaching hospitals in the federation, the UITH doctors received the least wages. Dr AlexanderRead MoreThe post Mixed reactions in Asaba, Ilorin appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 05 Sep 2017
THROUGH tax collections, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) generated N2.11 trillion as revenue from January to July, it was learnt yesterday. The impressive scorecard is contained in a progress report of the Service from January to July, showing their revenue performance and impact of the new tax regime. The report was released yesterday. FIRS'Read MoreThe post FIRS generates N2.11t in seven months appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reiterated his commitment to the fight against corruption and other social vices which have hindered the country's development.. The President spoke in his home town Daura, Katsina State, when he received members of Daura Elders Committee during a visit. He said: ''We will not relent in our efforts to free thisRead MoreThe post Buhari restates commitment to anti-corrption battle appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
It would laziness, indolence Two educationists in the Federal Capital Territory have condemned the recent reduction in the post-UTME cut off mark for entry into the country's educational institutions. The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) had recently reduced the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scores to 120 from 180. They made this known inRead MoreThe post Educationists condemn 120 Post-UTME cut-off mark appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The courts made several important interventions in the 2016-17 legal year, which began last September and ended in July. As the long vacation gives way to the 2017-2018 legal year, which begins next week, ROBERT EGBE reviews some of the most significant decisions in the last legal year. When the courts began the long vacationRead MoreThe post Cases that rocked 2016-2017 legal year appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Lawyers, by the nature of their profession, are prone to stress and sleeplessness, and must undergo regular checks to avoid sudden death, according to a medical expert, Prof Kamar Adeleke. Adeleke, who is President/Chief Executive Officer of Tristate Healthcare Systems Ltd, spoke at the annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.Read MoreThe post 'How lawyers can avoid sudden death' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Lagos Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade has urged newly appointed presidents of Customary Court and magistrates to acquaint themselves with the customs of the people to bring justice administration closer to the people. The CJ gave the advice while swearing in 38 new judges into the state's judiciary. The judicial oath was administered onRead MoreThe post 'Update your knowledge of native laws' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Lauretta Ikwuka was called to Bar in 2012. She is the National Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Young Lawyers Forum (YLF), and member, Onitsha branch of the association. In this interview with Legal Editor John Austin Unachukwu, she shares her views on the challenges facing the young lawyers, justice administration, alternative disputes resolution mechanisms andRead MoreThe post 'Stop paying young lawyers peanuts' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Text of a paper delivered by Vera Chinwuba at a symposium on The Rape Menace; Ending the silence on rape organised by the Action Group on Adolescent Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos. There is no universally accepted definition of rape. Definitions of rape vary in different jurisdictions andRead MoreThe post Thoughts on rape, defilement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
ALaWYER, Aiyewunmi Remilekun, has petitioned the Police Service Commission (PSC) and Inspector-General of Police (IGP), over the alleged unlawful dismissal of three policemen attached to Igbeba Police Division of Ogun State Police Command. Mufutau Olaosun, an Inspector; Adebayo Temitope, a Sergeant, Adesoye Ayokunlehi and Bakare Taiwo who are corporals, were dismissed last June for allegedlyRead MoreThe post Lawyer petitions IGP over sack of three cops appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
ATHIRTY-four-year- old man, Seyi Shodiya, who allegedly beat a three-year-old girl into coma for defecating on the bed, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for child maltreatment. Police prosecutor, Sergeant Rapheal Donny said the suspect committed the offence at his residence at Ikotun in Lagos onMay 30at about11.00pm Shodiya pleaded not guilty toRead MoreThe post Police arraign man for maltreating baby appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Lagos State High Court has restrained a former Nigerian international football, Wilson Oruma and a firm, Dok Engineering Services Limited from entering a piece of land measuring 57,739.633square metres at Idasho Village, Elekan in Ibeju Lekki. Justice W. Animahun granted an interim injunction restraining the defendants whether by themselves or their agents 'from attemptingRead MoreThe post Court restrains ex-footballer, firm, from Lekki land appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Nigeria's economic transformation as well as that of other African countries depends on astrong infrastructure base. Speaking during anEconomic Commission for Africa's (ECA's) sponsored session in Nigeria, SylvianBoko, the Principal Regional Advisor and Head of Development Planning and Statistics at the ECA, said it was imperative for the continent to create an enabling environment forRead MoreThe post Infrastructure critical to Nigeria's economic transformation, says ECA app 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Grenadines Homes has signed-on Cappa & D'Alberto, as the main contractor for what is believed to be the country's most promising housing project The Oceanna. This is coming on the heels of the completion of work by consultants to the project, Brash Brands. It has the objective of delivering more value to stakeholders. TheRead MoreThe post 'The Oceanna'll change Lagos skyline' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Insurance premium charged operators in the Nigerian aviation sector ranks among the highest in the world. However, certification of aerodromes would reduce the huge premium, says Airport Council International(ACI) President, Saleh Dunoma. The certification will also boost confidence of the aviation community to fly into the airports. The certification of the airports is based onRead MoreThe post Airport certification'll cut insurance premium, says FAAN MD appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The pay Tv subsector of the broadcast industry plays critical roles in nation building. It does not only provide public information, education and enlightenment through its rich content, it's also a veritable vehicle for entertainment. In Africa, this subsector is practically under a monopoly. Lucas Ajanaku reports on moves to break the monopolistic vice-like gripRead MoreThe post Moves to break monopoly in pay Tv market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Over $2 billion generated by foreign airlines, as well as funds expended by domestic airlines for aircraft maintenance, spares and emoluments for expatriate workforce, are repatriated annually The Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, who stated this, said that is part of the reaon responible for the continous weak naira/ dollar exchange rate, adding thatRead MoreThe post Nigeria loses $2b to aviation sector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), yesterday, assured protesting Ijaw youths that it had no plans to relocate its headquarters from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to Abuja or Lagos. The Executive Secretary of the board, Simbi Wabote, spoke while reacting to a demonstration staged by members of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone,Read MoreThe post 'NCDMB hqtrs stays in Yenagoa' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The need for better intermodal transportation that will support the economy by ensuring faster cargo and passenger movements across the country was the focus of the just-concluded 15th National Council on Transportation (NCT), in Sokoto, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE To observers of the transportation sector, the just-concluded 15th National Council on Transportation, which held at Sokoto,Read MoreThe post Achieving efficient intermodal transportation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday said it was not discussing with Ethiopian Airlines to render management services to Arik Air. In a statement, AMCON Head, Corporate Communications, Jude Nwauzor, said the corporation was not aware of any 'current discussion or negotiation with the management of Ethiopian Airlines regarding Arik Air Limited'. HeRead MoreThe post 'AMCON not discussing Arik Air with Ethiopian Airlines' appeared first on The Nation Nig 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Ecobank Nigeria has launched a target saving promotion to encourage saving amongst Nigerians. The lender's plan is enable savers acquire valuable assets, save for travels or save for the rainy day, which they cannot achieve in one go. The bank's Head, Consumer Banking, Ayotunde Kuponiyi disclosed this fact during customer sensitization exercises in different partsRead MoreThe post Ecobank promotes savings culture appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 05 Sep 2017
MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke has said local traffic will drive Africa's internet value. Speaking at a three-day African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), she said Africa's leading internet players exchange traffic, has significantly lowered costs and improved performance. Opeke said Africa needs to retain more local traffic within the continent to drive more value fromRead MoreThe post Local traffic to drive Africa's internet appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
It cannot be business as usual in the big house of oil Although meant as a cautionary note, the statement put out by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on August 27, that about 98 per cent of documents involved in the sale of crude oil was fake aptly captures the ugly reality of theRead MoreThe post NNPC's fake papers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Stakeholders in universities' admission must be more honest The storm of controversy that erupted across Nigeria after the announcement of 120 as the cut-off mark for admission into universities by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is symbolic of the problems that have come to dominate the vexed question of tertiary admission procedures inRead MoreThe post Cut-off conundrum appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Tue, 05 Sep 2017
SIR: Looking at political dysfunctions every day in Nigeria where, bargain and compromise are now essential commodities that are lacking, reliability an alien word, political position are hierarchical and authoritarian even in a democracy, then you have to wonder. Now politicians give conditions for loyalty to Nigeria. Not so in the military. They work throughRead MoreThe post What politicians can learn from soldiers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Kenya, a former British colony like Nigeria has many things in common with Nigeria apart from our colonial overlord and so we Nigerians should spare a moment from our over-heated debate on the restructuring of our country's system of governance to look towards east of Africa and applaud the judicial pronouncement of Kenya Supreme CourtRead MoreThe post Salutary lesson from Kenya appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar led Nigerian Airforce is finally attempting to punch its weight in the counter-terrorism war; God be praised. His branch of the military service has been the weak link in the security infrastructure and a chain, as they say, is only as strong as its weakest link.Read MoreThe post Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, Spare Us the Drama appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Interestingly, that lawyer is in the news again. Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, the lawyer representing the self-confessed big-time billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, better known as Evans, grabbed the headlines again, this time by declaring that his client was forced to plead guilty. On August 30, Evans was arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja HighRead MoreThe post Complicating the uncomplicated appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) warned yesterday that a strike by doctors on training could disrupt their career. The MDCN said any strike by doctors on internship programme, would be against the provisions of the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Act Cap M8 LFN 2004 and the various subsidiary legislative documents. A statementRead MoreThe post Medical council warns against illegality appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
As peace gradually returns to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the national level, the Ekiti State chapter is enveloped in a crisis over its governorship ticket for next year's election. Prominent stalwarts are up in arms against Governor Ayodele Fayose over his alleged plan to impose a candidate on the party. ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA reports.Read MoreThe post Ekiti PDP: A divided house appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
FORMER National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh, has said that the chances of his party's candidate, Governor Willie Obiano, in the November 18, Anambra State governorship election is as bright. Umeh who is the Chairman of Obiano's reelection campaign committee, spokes on preparations for the poll. He said, Obiano isRead MoreThe post 'No party can beat APGA in Anambra' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
THE Chairman of the South Africa All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Bobarinde, has commended Nigerians who prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari during his medical trip abroad. He said the jubilation of the people over the return of the President Nigeria was overwhelming, noting that those who wished him dead should have a rethink. Bobarinde addedRead MoreThe post South Africa APC urges Nigerians to support Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Lawyers representing 12 wards in Orhionmwon local government area have threatened to sue the All Progressive Congress over the removal of Comrade Godwin Erhahon as the party's spokesman in Edo State. The lawyers said the removal of Erhahon was unreasonable, offensive, humiliating and in total contravention of the APC's constitution. A statement signed by theRead MoreThe post Lawyers threaten to sue APC over removal of party spokesman appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Sep 2017
Former Niger State Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu has said that he has no regret about his tenure. He said he is not intimidated by the opposition. Speaking with reporters in Minna, the state capital, Aliyu said that, if he was given another chance, he would have taken the same decisions and done the same thingsRead MoreThe post I have no regret as governor, says Aliyu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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