NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 11 October, 2017.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
GMDs response full of distortions' David-West: minister's claims wild Loyalists find gaps in NNPC's position POSERS FOR BARU, BY KACHIKWU'S LOYALISTS 'What becomes of Sections 130(2), 148(1) of the Constitution and Section 1(1) of NNPC Act' 'How can the NNPC Tenders Board appointed by Baru be responsible for approving contracts in the light of SectionRead MoreThe post Kachikwu's camp hits Baru with six posers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked the National Assembly to approve a request to borrow $5.5 billion. President Buhari, in a letter dated 4th October, 2017 and read by Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, asked the lawmakers to give their nod to the request. Titled Request for the approval of external loan for: Implementation of theRead MoreThe post Fed Govt to borrow $5.5b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
AGF accuses lawmaker of making 'injurious falsehood' against IG, Okiro, Police The Federal Government has filed charges against Senator Isah Hamman Misau (APC Bauchi Central). Misau has been at loggerheads with Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, who he accused among others, of engaging in corrupt practices. The IG has also described him as aRead MoreThe post Fed Govt files charges against Senator Misau appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday said he would not depose Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji. Ripples over installation of new kings has prompted Ibadan youths to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the governor not to make any pronouncement that could further puncture the peace in the city. Addressing State HouseRead MoreThe post Ajimobi to Buhari: no plan to depose Olubadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
AGF accuses lawmaker of making 'injurious falsehood' against IG, Okiro, Police The Federal Government has filed charges against Senator Isah Hamman Misau (APC Bauchi Central). Misau has been at loggerheads with Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, who he accused among others, of engaging in corrupt practices. The IG has also described him as aRead MoreThe post Fed Govt files charges against Senator Misau appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Guns boomed yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, as members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) battled one another for several hours. Traffic, commercial and social activities were paralysed while business centres and schools were shut. The commercial drivers moved from one location to another, attacking innocent residents and damaging vehicles. The drivers,Read MoreThe post One feared dead, vehicles destroyed in Ado-Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Guns boomed yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, as members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) battled one another for several hours. Traffic, commercial and social activities were paralysed while business centres and schools were shut. The commercial drivers moved from one location to another, attacking innocent residents and damaging vehicles. The drivers,Read MoreThe post One feared dead, vehicles destroyed in Ado-Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
LAGOS State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said yesterday he was solidly behind the position of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on devolution of powers and the need to entrench true federalism. Ambode spoke at the Fourth Quarter, 2017 Town Hall Meeting, the 9th in the series, at the SUBEB Proposed PermanentRead MoreThe post Ambode backs Tinubu on devolution of powers to states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
LAGOS State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said yesterday he was solidly behind the position of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on devolution of powers and the need to entrench true federalism. Ambode spoke at the Fourth Quarter, 2017 Town Hall Meeting, the 9th in the series, at the SUBEB Proposed PermanentRead MoreThe post Ambode backs Tinubu on devolution of powers to states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

One die, 19 rescued in boat mishap
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A woman was yesterday confirmed dead yesterday after a passenger boat capsized off Lagos Island. Her husband and 18 others in the boat were, however, rescued. The Nation learnt that the vessel, property of Sealink Boat Services, left Ikorodu in the morning for Lagos Island but capsized at Ebute-Ero at about 10am. It reportedly rammedRead MoreThe post One die, 19 rescued in boat mishap appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Governors of the 19 northern states have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with General Electric Nigeria, for the upgrade of healthcare infrastructures across the three zones that make up the old northern region. Chairman of the Northern States Governors' Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, who signed on behalf of his colleagues,Read MoreThe post Northern governors, G.E sign MoU to improve health appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Kwara State government, in conjunction with a consulting firm, Resource Intermediaries Limited, is training no about 250 youths on career development. The training is aimed at making them employable. The two day workshop is themed: Employability, Advancement, Solution for Youths (EASY). Secretary to the State Government Isiaka Gold, who opened the training, emphasised theRead MoreThe post Kwara, firm train youths on career development appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Our girls are still missing since April 15, 2014 contravening UN-SDGs Sustainable Development Goals 4,5,16. Work for their release. Why did most dirty politicians, civil servants and collaborators in the private sector never have allegiance to the nation' Rather than serve, contravening all SDGs, they have reneged on the principles of nation-building- Justice, Equity andRead MoreThe post Our Girls; SDGs & Plastic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof. Tam David-West, has described the response of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to Minister of State (Petroleum), Ibe Kachikwus allegation as a relief, saying it confirmed his thinking that the allegations could not have been true. David-West, who spoke with our reporter in Ibadan, the Oyo StateRead MoreThe post I knew Kachikwus claims couldn't be true, says David-West appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State has said two members drowned in a river at Assakio community, Lafia Local Government. The Coordinator, Hajiya Zainab Isah, who addressed reporters yesterday in Lafia, said Oguntola Babatunde and Danjuma Salihu went to the river in the evening of October 8 to swim, but drowned. SheRead MoreThe post Two corps members drown in Nasarawa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Enugu State Ministry of Health has urged residents of the state to be wary of touching or coming in contact with wild animals, for self protection against Monkey-pox virus. The ministry's Director of Public Health Services, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, gave the advice when he spoke on Tuesday, on measures taken by the ministry toRead MoreThe post Monkey pox: Enugu urges residents to avoid contact with animals appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Mrs Patricia Narai, Deputy Director, Domestic Tourism in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture said plans have been concluded to introduce it as a subject at the senior secondary school level. Narai said this in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja. 'The Nigerian Educational Development Council has proposed 34 trades and identified tourism asRead MoreThe post Ministry to introduce tourism as a subject in senior sec. schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Prof. Musbau Akanji, Vice-Chancellor ( VC ), Federal University of Technology, Minna, has urged old students of the school to support its quest toward becoming a leading technology institute in the world. Akanbi, in a speech at the maiden Alumni Reunion programme held at the university on Monday, said that it was the turn ofRead MoreThe post VC urges old students to support FUT, Minna appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Chairman of Heirs Holding and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Mr. Tony Elumelu has advised President Muhammdau Buhari to reconsider the ownership structure of the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) with a view to taking over controlling shares of the firms. He spaoke on the sidelines of ongoing 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit holding in Abuja.Read MoreThe post Elumelu advises Buhari to review DisCos' ownership structure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Federal Government has promised to dismantle what it called institutional hurdles to further promote ease of doing business in the country. Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo made the promise yesterday in Abuja at the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit. In tackling one of these institutional hurdles, Osinbajo assured the business community that the incidence ofRead MoreThe post Osinbajo: Govt'll remove hurdles to doing business appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Zenith Bank Plc. Will partner the CFA Society Nigeria to sponsor the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Nigeria, it was learnt yesterday. The CFA Institute Research Challenge is the world's most prestigious investment research competition among university students globally, aimed at promoting best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts. The competitionRead MoreThe post Zenith to sponsor CFA Institute research challenge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Agriculture, oil to drive 0.8% growth Nigeria's inflation figure will remain at double-digit while the economy grows at 0.8 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday. The strong performance seen in the agricultural sector and rising crude oil production are to drive the growth, it added. Speaking during the releaseRead MoreThe post Nigeria's inflation to remain at double-digit, says IMF appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Skye Bank Plc is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs across various sectors of the Nigerian economy. This position was further reinforced by the bank when it presented certificates of proficiency to three lucky members of the Skye Pearl community who participated in the just -concluded three-month art of fashion training organised by Ibile Vogue Academy.Read MoreThe post Skye Bank empowers women entrepreneurs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Nigerian equities traded on a tight balance of bargain-hunting and profit-taking yesterday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), but losses by two highly capitalised companies-Lafarge Africa and Nigerian Breweries, weighed down the overall market position. With 19 gainers and losers each, the market appeared to be on a momentary pause after the recent streak ofRead MoreThe post Lafarge Africa, Nigerian Breweries drag equities to N19b loss appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
As part of the continued commitment to drive thought leadership, policy influencing initiatives and sustainable national economic development, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered The Nigerian Economic Summit Group to host the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#23) with the theme: 'Opportunities, Productivity & Employment: Actualizing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan'. The summit whichRead MoreThe post FirstBank partners NESG on summit appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Federal Government has urged accountants to remain prudent and accountable in the discharge of their duties. President Muhammadu Buhari, who spoke yesterday at the opening of the 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) in Abuja, said accountants are the first set of gatekeepers and should ensureRead MoreThe post Fed Govt urges accountants to ensure prudence appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Reviewing the list of international organisations to which Nigeria is committed is timely Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. This is the plausible reason for the Federal Government's decision to scale down the number of international organisations to which Nigeria is obligated to pay annual subscriptions and other occasional fees. As theRead MoreThe post Peculiar mess appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The rising tide of violence against children is worrisome The evidence may be largely anecdotal, but it is sufficient to warrant the proposition that children now constitute probably the most abused segment of our society outside the prison system. They are abused by parents, by guardians, and by adults seeking outlets for their pent-up frustrations.Read MoreThe post Not acceptable appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Supporters of former Acting Governor Clarence Olafemi have defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State. Led by a former Vice-Chairman of Mopamuro Local Council, Oyebode Makinde, the defectors from across the 10 electoral wards in Mopamuro Council were received by the party's Senatorial District Chairman,Read MoreThe post Kogi West PDP zones Senate to Yagba, receives 1000 APC returnees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Prof. Taoheed Adedoja is a former Minister of Sports and Special Duties and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant. In this interview with reporters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), he speaks on his aspiration, the prospects of the party in the next general elections and other partisan issues. Assistant Editor GBADE OGUNWALERead MoreThe post 'There's need for internal democracy in PDP' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
To deepen its inclusive policy, the Ambode administration recently organised a two-day sensitisation programme, to seek the support and cooperation of stakeholders from the 377 wards in the state in its developmental efforts. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI was at the event. AS part of its quest to run an inclusive government, the administration ofRead MoreThe post Lagos initiates civic engagement programme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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