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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 8th September, 2017.

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
LTV 8: Determined to expand its scope The Lagos Television (LTV 8) is introducing new programmes to give its viewers value for their time. The programmes are in the entertainment and education sections, it was learnt yesterday. They include a two-hour Nollywood movies tagged: 'Sinima O 'Lopin'. It will be aired daily from 1pm toRead MoreThe post LTV 8 debuts two-hour non-stop cinema appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
There is an apprehension and anxiety in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over Hajia Aisha Alhassan's comment on President Muhammadu Buhari undeclared plan to run in 2019. Hajia Alhassan who is the Women Affairs Minister has been in the spotlightfor saying she will not back Buhari, if he wishes to run. The Minister who hadRead MoreThe post Buhari: APC chieftains react to Alhassans comment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Sallah break was the period used by a lot of Nigerians to beat a fast retreat from the drudgery of their everyday jobs to various holiday spots preferably outside their towns and cities of residence. The Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway witnessed its own share of the commuters departing Lagos, with the hawkers capitalising on the denseRead MoreThe post Pepsi-Cola war disrupts market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said there would be no more kidnapping in schools following the destruction of over 200 camps hitherto operated by men of the underworld. Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, gave the assurance at a one-day workshop for stakeholders on the safety of pupils and members of staff ofRead MoreThe post Lagos schools: More kidnappers camps demolished appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Founder of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu, has recently completed an intensive 3-week course for directors at the London Film School. Abudu, who is currently producing and promoting two movies The Wedding Party 2 and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel took time off to hone her filmmaking skills. 'This is an incredibly busy year atRead MoreThe post Ebonylife: Mo Abudu goes to school appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
His Most Eminence Elder (Dr) David Bob Manuel (Moses Orimolade IX) is the new Baba Aladura. He is the Prelate of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim. Speaking yesterday at his induction and thanksgiving service at Mount Zion National Headquarters in Surulere, Lagos, Manuel in his sermon urged Clerics to be goodRead MoreThe post Elder Manuel is new Baba Aladura appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Air Force yesterday its air operations against Boko Haram in the North East has gulped over 1.03 million litres of aviation fuel from its reserve. It added that said its aircraft operations in the Operation Lafiya Dole component have peaked at about 1077 hours so far. According to the Chief of the AirRead MoreThe post Boko Haram: NAF Operations gulps 1.03m Aviation Fuel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
There is anxiety in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over Minister of Women Affairs Hajia Aisha Alhassan's comment on President Muhammadu Buhari's yet undeclared plan to run in 2019. The minister has been under fire for saying she will not back Buhari, if he wishes to run. To some party leaders, the remark is 'totallyRead MoreThe post 2019: Anxiety in APC over minister's Buhari comment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu yesterday said the war against corruption 'is now total'. The commission, he said, is more determined than ever to fight corruption to a standstill and to sustain 'the current momentum'. 'We're now going to declare total war on corruption. It is our responsibility to crushRead MoreThe post Anti-graft war now total, says Magu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
NIGERIA should return to the 1960 and 1963 constitutions, a summit of prominent citizens said yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Advocates of restructuring carried the day at the one-day summit to expound the position of the Yoruba on the controversial subject. At the event were prominent citizens and leaders of socio-political and culturalRead MoreThe post Ibadan summit seeks return to 1963 Constitution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has accused the Buhari's government of sidelining him after helping it to power. Speaking on the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) on Wednesday, Atiku said: 'Honestly speaking, I'm still a member of the APC; I was part of all the processes, including campaigns until success was achieved.Read MoreThe post Atiku: Buhari government sidelined me appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The rains are back. The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says in its Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) for the year that 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), are flood-prone. The agency is advising residents of 314 of the country's 774 local government areas to be at the alert. BUNMI OGUNMODEDE writes that relocatingRead MoreThe post Fed Govt to states, council areas: brace for floods appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Acting Lagos Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal yesterday vowed that he would prosecute Alhaji Alaka Abayomi for allegedly operating a suspected ritualist shrine that was uncovered in July at Agbowa, Ikorodu. He said some 'stupid people' had been offering him money to kill the case. Edgal stated this at a meeting on peace and security withRead MoreThe post CP Edgal vows to prosecute owner of Agbowa shrine appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
CHAIRMAN of the Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC) Prof. Itse Sagay has urged the Senate to prove him wrong by publishing what the lawmakers collect as salaries and wages. Speaking in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES yesterday, Sagay said he was unperturbed by the statement from the Senate calling him loose cannon, who shouldRead MoreThe post PACAC boss urges senators to publish salaries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley yesterday said the agency is feeding about 1.1million persons, who have been displaced by Boko Haram insurgency. He said the agency has been managing its programme in the country with about $200million. He praised the United States, the United Kingdom (UK), theRead MoreThe post Boko Haram: WFP feeds 1.1m IDPs monthly, says ED appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
THE Senate yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the Chairman of the Presidential Action Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay. The upper chamber accused the PACAC boss of spreading falsehood and making hate speeches against the National Assembly. Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi levelled theRead MoreThe post Senate to Buhari: call Sagay to order appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Niger State Comptroller of Prisons, Malam Mohammed Babagana, has said 19 convicts are awaiting execution at Minna Medium Security Prison. Addressing reporters in Minna, he said some of those awaiting execution were on transfer from neighbouring prisons in Sokoto, Kaduna and Kogi. He said three of the inmates were transferred from Kogi State afterRead MoreThe post 19 convicts await execution in Niger appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Managing Director of Clearline Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO), Dr. Isaac Akintunji, has reiterated the need for best practices in corporate governance in the health sector, particularly among the Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs). This, according to him, will instill public confidence in the health insurance scheme and engender growth in the industry. Akintunji, who disclosedRead MoreThe post HMO urges best professional practices appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Nigeria may miss SDGs Goal 6 by 2030 if the government does not ensure accessibility to water supply, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) specialist Moustapha Niang has said. According to Niang, over 15 million Nigerians still drink water from rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and irrigation canals. He spoke at theopening of a two-day media dialogueRead MoreThe post Nigeria may miss 2030 SDGs goal, UNICEF warns appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Chief Oncologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and Chief Executive Officer, St. Cyril Cancer Treatment Foundation, Dr. Mojisola Animashaun, has said. She disclosed this at a memorial programme in honour of the late Mrs. Oluwayemisi Ayinke Joel-Osebor (nee Agboola), founder and executive director, Life Impact Foundation International (LIFI), who was killed byRead MoreThe post 'Cancer does not kill, if detected early' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Association of Medical Physicists (NAMP) has opposed the National Council of Radiology and Radiation Medicine (NCRRM) Bill, which is being considered for passage by the House of Representatives, describing it as needless. The Bill titled: 'A Bill for an Act to establish the National Council of Radiology and Radiation Medicine (NCRRM) to provideRead MoreThe post Medical physicists oppose proposed radiology, radiation medicine bill appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
HIV is no longer a death sentence if the person eats well and routinely takes the prescribed drugs. Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), Dr. Oluseyi Temowo, has said. He spoke at the kick-off of the Health Initiative Programme for rural dwellers in Poka, Eredo Local Council Development Area ofRead MoreThe post HIV not death sentence, says LSACA chief appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
In todays article, we will conclude this series on common skin disorders. We will exploit diseases that are peculiar children and some that are common to adults and children alike. Ringworm (Tinea): Ringworm often wrongly called ezcema is common to all: women, men, adult and children, but most especially seen in children. Unlike its name,Read MoreThe post Common skin disorders: Ulcers and other illnesses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has applauded the leadership of the state-owned Niger-Delta University (NDU) for securing full accreditation of 10 courses by the National University Commission (NUC). Dickson made the commendation when the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, presented to the governor the NUC's 2017 May/June Accreditation report in Yenagoa.Read MoreThe post Dickson applauds accreditation of 10 courses in NDU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Executive Secretary, Benue State Teaching Service Board, Dr. Wilfred Uji, has called on the Federal Government to constitute the National Commission for Secondary Schools. Uji made the call during an advocacy visit by members of the Local Organising Committee for this year's International Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors, (ANA). He lamented that theRead MoreThe post 'Give us secondary school commission' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Board of Regents (BoR) of Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, has appointed a professor of Agricultural Mechanisation, Adeniyi Olayanju, as the third Vice-Chancellor of the university. His appointment took effect from Tuesday, August 1. Until his appointment, Olayanju was the immediate past Dean, Student Affairs, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNNAB), where heRead MoreThe post Olayanju is Landmark Varsity's VC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
From next Monday, the Lagos State Ministry of Education through the Agency for Mass Education will begin a clampdown of all unregistered tutorial and continuing education centres (CECs) in the state. 'After several follow up engagements, the state will now commence clamp down exercise on all unregistered centres and enforce compliance to set standards throughRead MoreThe post Lagos shuts unregistered education centres appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Students Union of the Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ) has denied reports that the rift that occurred between the Vice President of the Union, Tosin Jacob and the Director of Socials, Emmanuel Adedayo was over the union's funds. The Public Relations Officer of the OAU Students Union Okediji Simon in a statement saidRead MoreThe post OAU SUG deny clash over funds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Sallah break was the period used by a lot of Nigerians to beat a fast retreat from the drudgery of their everyday jobs to various holiday spots preferably outside their towns and cities of residence. The Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway witnessed its own share of the commuters departing Lagos, with the hawkers capitalising on the denseRead MoreThe post Cola war Pepsi disrupts market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet and relieve some ministers who under-performed of their duties. Speaking with The Nation on the expectation of Labour from the President Buhari, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet because many ministers had not performed toRead MoreThe post NLC urges Buhari to reshuffle cabinet appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Elephant Group Plc, one of the leading agro-allied companies, has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring adequate food production and sufficiency, in line with the Federal Government's mission of self sufficiency in food. The group restated that it was determined to support the agriculture sector and boost incomes and job-led growth. Its Group Managing Director, Mr.Read MoreThe post Firm reiterates commitment to food production appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe, has said Nigeria needs regulatory and legal framework as well as a buy-in from all stakeholders to make a successful transition from analogue switch off. Ugbe stated this in a keynote address delivered at the third Digital Migration Summit, in Lagos. It was organised by Broadcasting Organisation ofRead MoreThe post Multichoice: regulatory framework vital for digital migration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Sales are usually high in the last quarter of every year. Retailers take advantage of such periods to make profit. As the quarter begins, retailers are positioning themselves for mega profits, just as the yuletide sales rush is at the corner, writes TONIA 'DIYAN. Fierce competition, requiring creative marketing and sales promotions to woo customersRead MoreThe post Last quarter sales rush begins appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
For Nigeria to achieve 70 per cent self-sufficiency in domestic pharmaceuticals, there is the need to adopt strong and innovative partnerships with leading lights in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sub-sector. The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) canvassed this position at the fourth Nigerian Pharma Manufacturers Expo (NPME) held in Lagos. TheRead MoreThe post MAN Pharmaceutical Group urges strong partnerships appeared first on The Nation 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has thrown its weight behind Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)'s plan to introduce a product authentication scheme, saying it is in the interest of manufacturers and consumers. MAN President Dr. Franks Udemba Jacobs made manufacturers' position known during a consultative meeting with SON Director-General Mr. Osita Aboloma, in Lagos.Read MoreThe post Manufacturers hail introduction of product authentication scheme appeared first on T 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Federal Government has been urged to formulate policies that will attract investment in the coconut sector. A lecturer in the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Benin, Prof. MacDonald Idu, made this call at an event to mark the World Coconut Day. The Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), with headquarters inRead MoreThe post Encourage investments in coconut, govt told appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Propak West Africa, organised by Afrocet Montgomery, will open September 19, at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. In a statement, Emma Hooper, the firm's Business Development Director, said this year's exhibition is the fifth edition, and that no fewer than over 3,000 visitors were expected. He said there would be 22 conference sessions withRead MoreThe post Propak West Africa exhibition opens Sept 19 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The growth of the poultry industry and increased demand for higher quality, safe and wholesome products are encouraging farms to employ automation technology. This has led to larger farms, such as Olam grains, using technology to run leaner, cleaner and profitable operations, reports DANIEL ESSIET. Nigeria appears to have witnessed a boom in poultry farmingRead MoreThe post Automation: Driving poultry industry appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Despite recession, Nigerian governments spent billions on pilgrimage It is an irony of a most grand and astounding scale: Nigerian governments at both federal and state levels have continued to seek to beat the most immoral paths to the 'Holy Lands' of Mecca and Jerusalem. The prodigal practice of government sponsoring Muslim and Christian faithfulRead MoreThe post Of pilgrims and profligates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The laws have to be more stringent and enforceable News that over 1,000 women were raped in Kwara State in 2016 is jolting, and calls for greater social efforts to combat rape.Quoting statistics supplied by the Kwara State Ministry of Women Affairs, the founder, Saab Foundation, Sa'adat Bibire, observed that the figure indicated that theRead MoreThe post Against rape appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
ir: It was on a bright Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2016 that I received a congratulatory email from National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, confirming that I was successful in the rigorous scholarship aptitude test I wrote on Wednesday September 28, 2016, 9am at Public Service Institute (PSIN) Dutsen Alhaji, Abuja. I was elated byRead MoreThe post Justice for abandoned 2016 NITDA scholars appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
In one of his countless interventions, Prof. Wole Soyinka, our on WS, spoke of The Open Sore of a Continent, as his personal narrative on the Nigerian conundrum. Back in the University of Ibadan, in those years ' maybe, still now' ' you'd hear excited freshers, just introduced to the less-than-fair international order, prattle aboutRead MoreThe post Palm Avenue: open sore of a council appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Elizabeth Ativie, the lawmaker representing Uhunmwode Constituency in the Edo State House Assembly, is often described as an Iron Lady. Her action during the impeachment of former Speaker Victor Edoror spoke volumes about strong will. Ativie is among the three lawmakers serving their third term in the House. She stoutly defended the Assembly during theRead MoreThe post Former Edo Speaker in eye of storm appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its past impunity and cleavages are gone for good. The Kwara state Caretaker Committee Chairman, Chief Tunde Akindehin, told reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, that PDP 'is a changed party.' Said he: 'We have formally resumed today September 5, 2017. Some other members of the committeeRead MoreThe post PDP's impunity is gone, says Kwara chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Anambra North youths have flayed critics of Dr. Tony Nwoye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election. At a meeting in Aguleri, the youths deliberated on the emergence of the governorship candidates of the major political parties. The leader of the youths, Comrade Tony Obiora Okafor, said: 'We areRead MoreThe post Youths chide Nwoye's critics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths have criticised the dissolution of the State Executive Committee by the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee. The youths are also demanding for the restoration of the Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo 'led executive. The state executive was disbanded at the recent PDP national convention. The aggrieved youths alleged that theRead MoreThe post Kwara youths decry dissolution of PDP executives appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Former Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) Dr. Oluwole Oluleye is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State. While declaring his aspiration in his native Efon Alaaye and Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, he assured the people of better days ahead. ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA reports.Read MoreThe post 'Ekiti 'II regain its glory' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Stakeholders have commenced a move to reduce the number of governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti South Senatorial District to ensure that the zone produces a 'strong candidate' capable of winning the governorship election. The APC aspirants from the zone had an interface with an interest group, the Ekiti South forRead MoreThe post Zoning: Ekiti South meets to reduce aspirants appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Hon. Osagboivo Iyoha is the lawmaker representing Oredo East Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly. In this interview with OSAGIE OTABOR, he rules out any further change of the Speaker. What can you say about the current Assembly making history by having four Speakers within two years' It is the beauty of democracy.Read MoreThe post 'We 'II restore stability in Edo Assembly' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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