NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 12 October, 2017.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The war of integrity between Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director (GMD) Dr. Maikanti Baru got more intense yesterday. The oil giant faulted the Ministers claim that he was not consulted on $10billion Crude Term Contracts. The NNPC said Kachikwu made an input intoRead MoreThe post NNPC: Kachikwu got contracts for nine firms appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Will the conflict over the award of contracts at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) end anytime soon' Stakeholders wish so, writes Emeka Ugwuanyi On Tuesday, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru met at the 23rdRead MoreThe post Kachikwu Baru: In search of a truce appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has said that the defence of the Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Baru, that he has powers to award contracts to the exclusion of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is illegal and violates the NNPCRead MoreThe post Award of $25 billion contracts: Baru violated NNPC Act, says Falana appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Former First Lady Patience Jonathan used her mother's company to launder about N2.114b, according to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives. Besides, Magel Resort Limited, which was incorporated by Mrs., Jonathans late mother, allegedly secured over N200m IT contract from the National Information Technology Development Agency. Many people, including an hotelier in Abuja, alsoRead MoreThe post Ex-First Lady 'used mum's account to launder N2.1b' appeared fir 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday warned the Federal Government about its rising debt profile, especially of foreign loans. Speaking yesterday at the ongoing World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington D.C, IMF Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department Tobias Adrian, lamented that external borrowing in emerging markets and low-income countries, which includes Nigeria, is rising.Read MoreThe post IMF warns Nigeria, others over rising foreign debt appeared first on The Natio 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the final forfeiture 58 houses belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Abdulazeez Anka made the order based on an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The motion on notice was moved by its counsel; Mr A.B.C. Ozioko. Justice AnkaRead MoreThe post Court orders final forfeiture of Diezanis 58 houses bought for $22m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
There is disquiet in the Presidency following reports that a firm implicated in a $20million bribe has applied for a fresh contract from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The firm, Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd, was indicted by Switzerland for allegedly wiring $20million bribe into the accounts of shell companies and fronts of someRead MoreThe post $20m bribe: Indicted firm, 21 others apply for contract from govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Commuttee of True Federalism Governor Nasir El-Rufai said yesterday that demanding equal states for all the geopolitical zones is injustice to others because it will amount to trying to make 'the unequal equal' The governor also said it will be difficult for states agitating for resource control toRead MoreThe post No state can control its resources 100 per cent, says El Rufai appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017
National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) has said it has developed an operational plan which will make 30 million people literate in Nigeria in three years. NMEC's Executive Secretary Prof. Abba Haladu, said this during the Nigerian National Council for adult Education (NNCAE) annual national conference 2017, in Abuja yesterday. TheRead MoreThe post Commission develops plan to educate 30 million Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to direct the Minister of Health to request all public hospitals in the country to treat prison inmates without demanding payment. This request was made by a group, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, (CURE-Nigeria), in a statement yesterday by its Executive Director, Sylvester Uhaa. The group claimedRead MoreThe post Group seeks free medicare for prison inmates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
At almost 90, he could be the great grandfather of the 13-year-old girl. But he first defiled her when she was eight months old. When she clocked 13, he raped her again. Irked by the octogenarian's audacity, the girl's father is crying out for justice.Gboyega Alaka reports. WAS in our room stitching my bra, whenRead MoreThe post RAPE: 13-year-old victim's father cries out for justice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Going by responses to the first part of this series, POMEGRANATE should become one of the nutritional supplements many people challenged with heart ailments will look out for in 2018. Dr. Syed Zair Hussain, of Pakistan, aroused interest in Nigeria, with his experiments which showed how pomegranate helped many people in Pakistan to clear upRead MoreThe post Are your heart and blood vessels dying' (2) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Can Traditional Medicine and Complimentary Alternative medicine be integrated into the health sector' For experts, who held a two-day workshop in Lagos, the answer is yes. Oyeyemi Gbenga-Mustapha writes. Why is it difficult for the government to fuse Traditional Medicine/Complimentary-Alternative Medicine (TCAM) into the main health care system' Many factors are responsible for this, saysRead MoreThe post 'Fed Govt can incorporate traditional medicine into health sector' appe 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Seven out of the 13 monkey pox patients on admission at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Bayelsa have fully recovered, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. The commissioner said in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, that the seven patients had been discharged from the hospital. The contagiousRead MoreThe post Monkey Pox: 7 patients recover fully in Bayelsa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
In many states across the country, public school teachers looked their best during the commemoration of the World Teachers Day last Thursday. Wearing colourful uniform attires, they were found in public parks, squares and stadiums, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), honouringRead MoreThe post Unpaid salaries hurting teachers morale appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Afe Babalola seeks emergency fund for education
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has advocated a national emergency fund to address the challenges of inadequate funding of the education sector. He suggested a minimum of 26 per cent of the national budget or four per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly to the sector. ChiefRead MoreThe post Afe Babalola seeks emergency fund for education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

New bursar for UNILAG
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), at its meeting of last Friday, appointed Mr. Nurudeen Olalekan Lawal as the new University Bursar. His appointment will take effect from November 3. Lawal served as Chief Accountant at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (1997-2009) and has the Director of Finance (since 2009).Read MoreThe post New bursar for UNILAG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
National President, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Michael Olukoya-Alogba, has issued a warning to states owing its members backlog of salaries. Comrade Olukoya-Alogba, said the union would embark on strike if state governments refuse to pay its members. He said: The non-payment of salaries or portion (part) payment or deciding how much to pay onRead MoreThe post NUT warns debtor states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The excitement in Dansol High School hall in Lagos during last Thursdays Teachers Appreciation Day was electrifying. After a sumptuous lunch of rice and drinks or swallow and soup, the moment the teachers and pupils had been waiting for the announcement of the best teacher of the year came. By the time theRead MoreThe post School rewards best teachers with N2.65m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
This years Indomie Independence Day Awards (IIDA) put a smile on the faces of 10 children who displayed physical, social and intellectual bravery. For intellectual bravery, 13-year-old Paul David from Markurdi was honoured for inventing a radio station along with 11-year-old Emmanuel Adebisi, also from Markurdi, who exhibited various inventions; and 14-year-old Joel Clement fromRead MoreThe post Indomie rewards young innovators, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Federal Polytechnic Offa, in affiliation with the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has begun running the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Programme. In a statement, the Registrar of the Polytechnic, Alhaji Abdulhamid Raji, said pioneer students for the programme are expected to resume on December 4, 2017. 'The Polytechnic hereby calls on candidates seekingRead MoreThe post FEDPOFFA begins IJMB Programme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
A health centre and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in a protest by students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (ADO POLY) in Ekiti State, following the death of a Higher National Diploma (HND) student, Oluwafemi Vincent Taiwo. The protesters alleged that their colleague died as a result of negligence at the school's healthRead MoreThe post Student's death sparks violence in Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
At 57, a human being is regarded as an elder with a mature outlook. At that age, any organisation, project or business cannot be considered a start-up. In fact, the financials of such organisation must consist of major investments. Essentially, 57 is seven years into the second half of the century, and should be takenRead MoreThe post Nigeria @ 57: The revolution we need appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
A Peace and Development scholar and staff of the Centre for Translation Art, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Mr. Paul Akingbola, was among 600 youths from nearly 120 countries that gathered recently in Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia, for the International Summit on Peace. Organised by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) with support from the Government of Sarawak,Read MoreThe post UNILORIN don shines at Malaysian summit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
A greet fellow Nigerians on our nation's 57th Independence anniversary. I, particularly, praise the good people of Kabba/Bunu Constituency for believing in the Nigerian project. While our nation is referred to as Giant of Africa, we are celebrating this anniversary as a toddler with elephantiasis. It is instructive here to state that Africa, before theRead MoreThe post Redeeming Kabba/Bunu from feudal lords appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given the Federal University, Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State approval to run five academic programmes in the College of Medical and Health Sciences beginning from the 2017/2018 academic session. This was contained in a statement by the universitys Public Relations Officer (PRO), Malam Abdullahi Yahaya Bello, which also listedRead MoreThe post NUC approves medicine, others for FUD appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Governments desire to see Nigeria among the most industrialised nations of the world would remain wishful thinking without corresponding good educational policies that are well implemented. This is the view of Mr Biodun Agbaje, Director, New Hall International School, a co-educational, located in Chevy View Estate, Lekki. Agbaje said in an interview that the governmentRead MoreThe post Educationist to govt: match policies with action appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
My piece last week generated quite a lot of interest from a broad spectrum of readers. This is understandable because you touch the raw nerves of Nigerians whenever you discuss about ethnicity and religion. But these are conversations we should not be scared of having. I leave the space today to some reactions I gotRead MoreThe post Re: Benue: The toxicity of ethnicity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State, has honoured former Commonwealth Secretary-General Chief Emeka Anyaoku. It has named a proposed Institute of International Studies and Diplomacy after him. FRANKLIN ONWUBIKO and DIMSON CHUKWUEMEKA report. The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State, stood still for the former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku,Read MoreThe post Deserved honour for Anyaoku appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Nigeria has organised a symposium in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, to promote peace and justice in the country. The event was held to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace. AZEEM OLOGUNTERE (500-Level Law, University of Ilorin) reports. The need for the youth to promote peace in theirRead MoreThe post That peace may reign appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has approved full accreditation for the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Accounting programme of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State. In the letter conveying the good news to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tunji Ibiyemi, signed on behalf of the Registrar, Mr. Rotimi Omotoso, by Mr. Fadare Sunday,Read MoreThe post Achievers varsity gets ICAN's nod appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Women workers at the Federal College of Education (FCE) in Eha-Amufu, Enugu State have held an end-of-semester get-together. The women gathered under the aegis of Women in Colleges of Education (WICE). Its Chairperson, Mrs. Celine Etesike, said the event was part of the recreation initiated by the body to give members opportunities to celebrate andRead MoreThe post 'Women are born to make impact' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
These seem to be dangerous times. No one should delude himself about it. Despite that the 21st century has humongous possibilities and several promises for us, what is happening among world's powerful nations should be of concern to those who follows developments in world politics. The address delivered by the United States (U.S.) President, MrRead MoreThe post North Korea-America face-off and possibility of war appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
It would not be out of place to say that the Polytechnic Ibadan is one of the oldest and foremost polytechnics (academically) in the country today. However, like a rose that have begun to lose its fragrance, the institution is gradually becoming a shadow of itself in so far as its environmental health is concerned.Read MoreThe post Alarming rise in 'bush defecation' in Polytechnic Ibadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Management of General Electric (GE) has set a fresh condition for it to invest in the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos). The power giant is insisting on a sovereign guarantee from the Federal Governemnt. The request came at the meeting the GE officials had with the DisCos in Abuja yesterday. GE was said to haveRead MoreThe post GE states condition for investing in DisCos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Banking stocks dominated trading yesterday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as investors continued the tit-for-tat bargain-hunting and profit-taking that usually precedes earnings season. With 19 gainers and losers each, benchmark indices at the Exchange showed average decline of 0.34 per cent, equivalent to net capital loss of N42 billion. The momentum of activities howeverRead MoreThe post Investors scout for banking stocks amidst tight trading appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) has lamented that it is being owed N37.4 billion out of its current loan portfolio of N47.2 billion by Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and large scale beneficiaries both in agricultural and non-agricultural sector. Its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kabir Mohammed Adamu stated this when he received on oversight function,Read MoreThe post MSMEs, others owe BoA N37.4b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 12 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. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
NERC cuts new connection timeline to 40 days The Federal Government is putting in place measures to increase the capacity of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) by 2,000 megawatts (mw), to improve service to consumers. However, there are indications that the DisCos are not comfortable with the arrangement. The Federal Government intends to make directRead MoreThe post Govt to boost DisCos' capacity by 2,000mw appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017
A firm, Mixta Africa, a subsidiary of ARM Limited, has upped the ante in real estate development with its 308-hectare Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate in Lagos. The estate, a gated community with an 18-hole golf course, guest cottages, corporate lodges, spa facilities, hotel and a clubhouse, offers a distinctive lifestyle in a sereneRead MoreThe post Lakowe Lakes ups the ante in real estate development appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
About seven containersloaded with substandard cables, cosmetics and other goods have been destroyed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). It said with this move, it has resolved to intensify its war against substandard products in the country. Its Director-General, Osita Aboloma, explained that the containers worth billions of naira were handed over to SONRead MoreThe post SON destroys substandard cables, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Eterna Plc, an indigenous oil firm, has been licensed to manufacture and distribute Castrol products in Nigeria, its Managing Director, Mahmud Tukur, has said. Tukur spoke at the launch of Castrol brand of products in Lagos. He said with the licence to manufacture and distribute Castrol products, Eterna Plc was duty bound to protect theRead MoreThe post Eterna Oil secures licence for Castrol products appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has said that there are visible signs of better days for the economy with the National Strategy for Public Service Reforms (NSPSR). Idris stated this in a paper tilted 'E-Payment, IPPIS, GIFMIS and TSA Impact on Financial Reforms of the Nigerian Economy'', presented at the 22nd Annual ConferenceRead MoreThe post Accountant-General positive about economy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has lifted the suspension it placed on trading on the shares of Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc and African Alliance Insurance. The resumption of trading on the two companies was sequel to the submission of the relevant earnings reports of the companies. According to the Exchange, Thomas Wyatt Nigeria, which wasRead MoreThe post NSE lifts suspension on Thomas Wyatt, African Alliance Insurance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
A timely FG policy that requires proper implementation President Muhammadu Buhari has committed its government to support treatment of 50,000 HIV/AIDS patients in a year. This pledge, made at a special event during the UN Assembly in New York on getting countries to work towards ending AIDS by 2030, indicates readiness of the government toRead MoreThe post Help for 50,000 AIDS patients appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Nigerian cows worst milk producers, says minister; they are probably the worst fed too Popular wisdom is that you cannot give what you do not have and this will apply to Nigeria's agricultural sector where even in the face of the best efforts, results have not been quite salutary. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,Read MoreThe post Garbage in, garbage out appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
SIR: Political machines are getting oiled and lubricated. Events are unfolding by the day without delay and clarity as the game and its players are making heavy body movements. Welcome to 2019, the age of big business. And the age of billionaire politicians; a defining moment and a decider-era for over 170 million black peopleRead MoreThe post 2019: Will it be Atiku or Dangote' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Monkeypox is a rare and infectious disease caused by monkey virus, transmitted from animals to human, with symptoms similar to those of smallpox, although less severe. The first case was reported on September 22 in Bayelsa, and according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 31 suspected cases have been reported across seven statesRead MoreThe post How to stay away from Monkeypox appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Life they say isnt a bed of roses; such is the narrative of a military child. Being raised by a military personnel is definitely not a bed laced with roses but one that has scattered stints of thorns along the way. A military person is first a human being; therefore performs all the basic biologicalRead MoreThe post Phew! The life of a military child appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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