NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 7th September, 2017.

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has laid to rest controversy surrounding the retirement letter of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Misau, from the Police . Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris had alleged that the senator was a deserter, adding that his retirement letter from the Force was forged. The controversyRead MoreThe post PSC: Misaus retirement followed due process appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Nigerians will have to wait for more time for the benefits of the economy's recovery from recession. Stakeholders warn against taking the exit for an end. It is only a means to an end, they explain. In this report, they suggest what the government must do to sustain and strengthen the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).Read MoreThe post Recession is over. The pains' Not so fast appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Politicians were up in arms yesterday over the news that Nigeria was out of recession. To the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the National Bureau of Statistics' (NBS') figures showing that Nigeria is out of recession are 'nothing to celebrate'. But the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) defended the government's economic policies which led to theRead MoreThe post End of recession sparks row between APC, PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Minister of Information Lai Mohammed yesterday attributed Nigeria's exit from recession to a conscientious effort and not by accident. Mohammed said the country had been on the path to recession since mid-2014 due to a combination of factors, including the total dependence on a mono product oil and the failure to save duringRead MoreThe post Govt policies yielding fruits, say ministers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Ministers were troubled yesterday following the leakage of a video footage showing Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan endorsing former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for president in 2019. She also told the BBC Hausa Service yesterday that should Atiku join the presidential race, she would support him instead of President Muhammadu Buhari. She does not mindRead MoreThe post Disquiet as minister backs Atiku for 2019 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
University workers have issued a strike notice to press home their demand for the implementation of their 2009 agreement with the Federal Government. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on strike over the same matter. The federal government delegation is meeting with the lecturers today to get them to end the strike. TheRead MoreThe post Varsity workers begin strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Whether the ongoing strike by university lecturers will end soon or later will be known today as negotiators of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) meet today with the the federal government team. Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu is expected to present the government's position on the demands by the teachers. ASUU isRead MoreThe post Fed Govt to present terms at meeting with ASUU today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Less than 48 hours after saying he was waiting on God for the choice of his successor, Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose may have settled for his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as his successor. Stakeholders in the states Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including party leaders, political office holders and supporters of Fayose, yesterday adopted OlusolaRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: Fayose endorses deputy as PDP candidate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
CHAIRMAN of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) Mr. Wale Edun has explained how the Federal Government was funding environmental remediation in Ogoniland. He said already, the government has properly funded both the projects Governing Council and Board of Trustees (BoT) of HYPREP the two key elements ofRead MoreThe post How Fed Govt is funding Ogoni clean-up, by Edun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Alumni of the United States (U.S.) Exchange Programmes have held their maiden election, with the chairman of transition committee, Dr Jude Ememe, becoming the first president of the U.S. Exchange Alumni Association. The non-profit association was formally established in June by the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, with objectives to create platforms forRead MoreThe post U.S. Exchange Programmes alumni inaugurate excos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Hacey Health Initiative in partnership with Access Bank Plc, the Stars Foundation Girl Award and Empower yesterday launched 'Salvus' a new platform developed to tackle sexual violence in the society. 'Salvus,' a web-based platform will facilitate safe and confidential reporting of sexual violence incidents and provide access to available comprehensive support service and relevant information.Read MoreThe post Access Bank, HACEY, others join forces against sexual violence appe 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The senator representing Benue North West, George Akume, has said his support for Governor Samuel Ortom is strong. He added that he has no reason to work against him. Akume, North Central leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) spoke when Gwer women, under the auspices of Ortom/Akume Mothers 2019, visited him in Makurdi. He notedRead MoreThe post Ive no reason to work against Ortom, says Akume appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Ihad no doubt as I wrote the column of last week on the stealing of psychic energy among men that it would be trailed by as many enquiries as one would expect from a column on erectile dysfunction (ED) or the BIG VD. The column of last week was titledWATCH ITSOMEONE IS SUCKING YOUR ENERGY!Read MoreThe post Watch itsomeone is sucking your energy! (2) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
I stay with my grandma who is fond of cooking with garlic. I detest the smell. For crying out loud what are the usefulness of this smelly thing' 'Ekaete Dickson, Student. 18 years old. Ikoyi, Lagos. Garlic produces a chemical called allicin. This is what seems to make it work for certain conditions. Allicin alsoRead MoreThe post Tap into the many benefits of 'smelly garlic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The search engine- http://www.mayoclinic.org explains simple basic steps to avoiding cancer. And Dr Segun Fahuwa of Mister Guarantee Trado-Medical, 4F, Akerele Extension, Near Super Shopping Plaza, Surulere, Lagos answers the second question. As cancer has been declared an epidemic in Nigeria what steps can I take to prevent developing one' 'Folasade Ipaye, 32-year-old-Teacher, Ikeja, Lagos.Read MoreThe post Cancer prevention: Seven tips to reduce your risk appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Some universities did not join the nationwide strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for various issues. However, the ASUU leadership says their non-compliance does not discredit the strike, report KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE, ADEKUNLE JIMOH (ILORIN), AIWERIE OKUNGBOWA (ASABA), and SOJI ADENIYI (OSOGBO). The campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife isRead MoreThe post ASUU strike and non-compliant varsities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The outstanding performance of graduating students of SOFUNIX International College in this year's West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has elicited commendation and advice from the parents. The students performed excellently in all their subjects, in what is regarded as a consistent progression since the college commenced graduating students at WASSCE and theRead MoreThe post Parents laud school's wassce results appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The Vice Chancellor (VC), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has described as profound the impact of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund's (TetFund) intervention efforts on the tertiary education sector. The VC said this during an interactive session with top officials of the agency held at the university. He listedRead MoreThe post Applause for TETFund's impact on AAUA appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Researchers stuck with chapter four of their research work can get help from a new statistical collaboration laboratory that has been set up at the Anchor University, Lagos (AUL). The Anchor University Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Science and Data Analysis (AU-USSDA) was inaugurated by Eric Vance, Director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA)Read MoreThe post Statistical lab berths at Anchor varsity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Rotary Club of Lagos Island has adopted two schools in its jurisdiction for renovation and maintenance. The schools are Dr Teslim Elias School; Unity Baptist School; and Handicraft Centre in Idumagbo. Its President Sajeev Tandon, broke the news at Rotary's Mega Tree planting forum in the schools premises on Sunday. During a tour of theRead MoreThe post Rotary adopts three schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, has set 180 as cut-off mark for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into the institutions agricultural-based programmes. A statement by the Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Mrs Emi Alawode, noted, however, that the cut-off mark for courses outside agriculture, like VeterinaryRead MoreThe post FUNAAB pegs cut-off mark at 180/200 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Early Childhood Association in Nigeria (ECAN) has said the Federal Government needs to do more to enhance the practice of Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE). The body said integrating ECCE into policy documents such as the National Policy on Education, Minimum Standard for the Establishment of ECCE Centre, integrated Early Childhood Development, NCCE minimum standardRead MoreThe post ECCE: Experts crave special unit, schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Chairman, Committee on Education of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Olanrewaju Ogunyemi, has commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the ongoing renovation of schools. Ogunyemi spoke with reporters after he led his committee members on a tour of some of the renovated public schools. He said he was impressed with the renovation and rehabilitation heRead MoreThe post Kudos for Lagos schools renovation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Yaqub Muqtedir, an SS1 pupil of Ansaru-Deen Grammar School,Badagry; Adbulrahamon Abubakri, a JSSI pupil of Vanguards Academy Odushengolu, and Sulaiman Morgan, also of Ansar-U-Deen, have emerged first, second, and third in the quiz contest organised by Badagry, Olorunda and Badagry West Local councils to celebrate the Eid-El-Fitri. The children quiz contest, which also produced AndulrahmonRead MoreThe post Winners named in Badagry quiz appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
THE Chairman, Committee of Federal Polytechnic Rectors (COFER), Dr. Margaret Kudirat Ladipo has charged polytechnic administrators and workers to embrace opportunities offered by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) to grow their institutions to international standard. Dr Ladipo, the Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) spoke during a sensitisation and training session by officials ofRead MoreThe post Rector urges polytechnics to embrace TETfund appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Students of Ritman University (RU) in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, broke down with emotions during their excursion to Old Residency and Slave History Museum in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, to see artefacts and simulations reminiscent of the slave trade era. The undergraduates, who were drawn from the Department of History and InternationalRead MoreThe post Ritman varsity students visit slave trade site appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Igbekele Ajibefun has said students' unionism should not cause hostility and destruction in the university, but be seen as a call to serve, in concert with the school management to promote students' welfare and provide a conducive atmosphere for learning and research. Prof Ajibefun gaveRead MoreThe post 'Student unionism not a tool for violence' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The dream of 64 students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State, studying Mandarin at the Confucius Institute, has been fulfilled with their winning a scholarship to advance their study in various universities in China. Speaking at the send-off zin their honour, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Joseph Ahaneku, said the scholarship wasRead MoreThe post 64 students bag Chinese govt scholarship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
A 300-Level Pharmacy student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uche Rickson Esegine, has regained freedom, 42 days after he was detained with four others for the death of an admission seeker, Lucky Chukwuka, on July 2. He relived his ordeal after his release last week. EZEKIEL EFEOBHOKHAN (600-Level Pharmacy) and EDDY UWOGHIREN (500-Level Medicine)Read MoreThe post 'My ordeal in police custody' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The year was 1981, and I was seated in front of our black and white television set with my father. We were watching an exciting documentary from National Geographic channel on NTA Jos. There was no satellite/cable TV way back then then so we relied solely on the NTA which begins broadcast by 4pm andRead MoreThe post Reason for hope appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
West African countries have received praises for their support for space technology research and development. The commendation came from organisers of the West African Astronomy Summer School held for young astronomers at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI) in Accra. Facilitators at the event urged the countries to engage the youth in spaceRead MoreThe post Experts seek youth participation in space tech appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State has reinstated its commitment to partnering relevant agencies to promote agriculture in line with the Federal Government's efforts to diversify the economy. Director, UNN Consultancy Services Limited (UNN CONSULT), Prof Obi Njoku, said the university had been carrying out various projects aimed atRead MoreThe post UNN seeks partnership to boost agric appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Building Nations Initiative (BNI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) at the University of Ibadan (UI), has established a Community Youth Centre on the campus to commemorate its eighth founder's day. The BNI is a youth-led community development organisation committed to strengthening communities through the education, empowerment and engagement of young people as change agents. In herRead MoreThe post NGO donates youth centre to UI appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
A United Kingdom (UK)-based Nigerian pharmacist, Mr. Peter Iyoko, has said Nigeria must enhance the standard of consumable goods it is exporting to Europe in line with international benchmarks. This, he said, will keep Nigeria in a position to earn steady foreign exchange from non-oil products. Iyoko, a former Students' Union leader at the UniversityRead MoreThe post Why NAFDAC must digitise drug, food licences, by UK-based pharmacist appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Obafemi Awolowo University Students Union Vice President, Jacob Tosin ( Emerald ) and the Director of Social, Adedayo Afolabi ( Lamba ) fought dirty on Tuesday, 5th of September, 2017 at the CEC meeting that held at the office of the President of the Union, Oyekan Ibukun. Investigation revealed that the kerfuffle is connected toRead MoreThe post OAU: Show of shame as SUG excos fight over N3.8m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
TheFederal Government's efforts to redevelop infrastructure in Apapa, Lagos State, coupled with private sector involvement to reconstruct a section of the road within the corridor, will boost the economy. Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola, made the submission last week while inspecting some projects in Lagos State. 'There is need for totalRead MoreThe post 'Apapa infrastructure regeneration 'll boost economy' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The world needs a more-focused and concerted approach to tackle the challenge of fresh water, which is gradually becoming a scarce commodity globally. In a message at the World Water Week celebration in Stockholm, United Nations' Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina Mohammed, stressed the need to accelerate progress towards sustainable development goals (SDG) on clean waterRead MoreThe post 'Water, lifeline of civilisation' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The Federal Government has commenced the construction of mass housing projects in 33 states. To actualise the project, it plans an upward review of mobilisation funds for contractors up to 50 per cent to enable emerging contractors in the building sector deliver their projects satisfactorily. The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, whoRead MoreThe post Fed Govt begins construction of estates in 33 states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Solid Minerals, Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Assistant Director, Dieter Bassi, has called for a uniform royalty to be paid by mining companies operating in an area, and single fiscal regime for the sector. He said such uniformity would create the enabling environment for foreign and local investors in the sector. 'There is theRead MoreThe post 'Establish uniform royalty, single fiscal regime in mining sector' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Reduced demand, pipeline vandalism and inadequate supply have made gas supplies by the West African Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) to drop by over 50 per cent to 70 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) from the 150mmscf/d capacity. Its Managing Director, Mr. Walter Perez, disclosed this during the company's Agenda for Vendors Forum withRead MoreThe post WAPCo's gas supply dips by 50% as demand falls appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, who is also the chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has said the inability of Nigerian oil firms to access funds from banks, at reasonable lending rates, necessitated the approval to disburse $200 million to such firms from the NigerianRead MoreThe post Why we okayed $200m outlay from NCIF, by Kachikwu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
The House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) has commended NIPCO for its acquisition of ExxonMobil's 60 per cent equity in Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc. According to the lawmakers, the acquisition has demystified the impression of International Oil Companies (IOCs) that it is difficult for indigenous oil companies to market petroleum products. Committee ChairmanRead MoreThe post Reps praise NIPCO for boosting downstream appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
I am quite optimistic that if the right steps are taken and the momentum is sustained, the solid minerals sector in Nigeria can contribute up to three per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025 as predicted in the current roadmap, up from a contribution of just about 0.5 per cent, the AdvisoryRead MoreThe post Solid minerals sector can contribute 3% to GDP, says PwC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Governor gave approval Residents of Opere Street in Lagoon View Estate, Ibeshe, Ikorodu have accused the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development of illegally demolishing their properties under the influence of a land grabber. They said they learnt that their homes were destroyed to make way for a five-star hotel on theRead MoreThe post Ibeshe community laments 'illegal' demolition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
To-promoters of the Imperial International Business City (IIBC), the Elegushi Royal Family (ERF), has said the IIBC is designed to align with the Cleaner LagosIntiative (CLI) of Lagos State in line with the new global order. According to the royal family, the IIBC, on completion, will have facilities to cater for its own sewage andRead MoreThe post Developer assures of Smart City's adequate sewage control appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
While politicians bicker at home, Nigerian national teams reap glory home and abroad For the Nigerian female national basketball team, D Tigress, it is a hat trick of wins ' to use that football lingo. It just clinched the 2017 edition of the FIBA (Federation of International Basketball Association) Afro-Basketball championship in Bamako, Mali.The teamRead MoreThe post A hat trick from D Tigress appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
This should not be allowed because it can't work Over a century after the liberation of the African continent from colonial bondage, it is unfortunate that Morocco continues to annex and exercise forcible control of Western Sahara, thus thwarting the legitimate desire of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) for sovereign independent statehood. Morocco persistsRead MoreThe post Morocco in ECOWAS' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
SIR: It hasn't been long since a lot of us finally got our lives back'after enduring the massive media hype that surrounded the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Just like every other boxing match, it's always a memorable night of having two consenting adults punch each other silly in the ring'until it getsRead MoreThe post Why violence rule our world appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Sep 2017
Nigeria's economy, which entered into recession for the first time in two decades in 2016,has finally exit the period of recession in one year. According to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday, Agriculture and manufacturing were the two key sectors that rescued Nigeria's economy from recession in the second quarter of 2017. The GrossRead MoreThe post How did Nigeria exit recession' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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