NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 13 October, 2017.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Controversies, disappointment and blame games have continued to trail the closure in September of the much touted 'world class' 308-bed Ibom Specialist Hospital, Itu, Akwa Ibom State. Built and hurriedly inaugurated on May 26, 2015 by ex-Governor Godswill Akpabio three days before his exit from office, the hospital, according to him, was going to standRead MoreThe post Much ado over Ibom Hospital's closure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi gets a royal reception in Abia State, where he makes a case for peace and youth employment, reports SUNNY NWANKWO Since the unrest triggered by a clash between members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and military personnel, Abia State has been receiving high-profile visitors whoRead MoreThe post Abia hosts Ooni appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Southwest yesterday dissociated themselves from the agitation for restructuring. They voted for devolution of power. The decision was taken at a meeting at the Oyo State Governors Office in Ibadan. Governors Akinwunmi Ambode(Lagos), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and host Abiola AjimobiRead MoreThe post Southwest APC demands more powers for states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) boss Dr. Maikanti Baru have been advised to stop their bitter row over the award of $25b contracts one week after it all began. The Presidency and the NNPC Board ordered a ceasefire, The Nation learnt yesterday. As the rowRead MoreThe post $25b deals row: Presidency, NNPC board call for ceasefire appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said he did not sign N640billion oil contracts when the President was in London on medical leave. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande said the VP only gave approval for financing arrangements for the Joint Ventures between the corporationRead MoreThe post I approved NNPC loans not contracts, says Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Lethal weapons, including petrol bombs and one double-barrel gun, were recovered during Sundays raid of the Afaraukwu, Umuahias home of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu, the police claimed yesterday. IPOB is banned. Abia State Commissioner of Police Anthony Ogbizi said the items were recovered during a joint operation by security personnel. HeRead MoreThe post Lethal weapons found in Kanus residence, says police chief appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The World Bank Group yesterday advised Nigeria to reduce its dependence on crude oil revenues and develop capacity of its citizens. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who spoke at the opening of the 2017 World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington D.C, said Nigeria needed to invest in its people andRead MoreThe post World Bank urges govt to invest in Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
A former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, yesterday denied using her late mother's firm's account to launder N2.114 billion. According to her, the company, Magel Resort Limited, was not awarded a N200m IT contract by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). She pleaded with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow herRead MoreThe post Alleged N2.1b laundering: let my mum rest in peace, Patience Jonathan tells EFCC appeared first on The Nati 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
FORMER Minister of National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman yesterday exposed how politicians and officials in ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's administration jostled for shares in the power generation and distribution companies that were privatised in 2013. Usman, who spoke in Abuja at the 26th October Lecture of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), said governmentRead MoreThe post How politicians grabbed power firms' shares under Jonathan, by ex-minister appeared 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ogun State government has assured all qualified applicants under its Home Owner Charter (HOC) Programme of receiving their land title documents before the end of the present administration. Governor Ibikunle Amosun made this known during the 21st batch of distribution of Certificate of Occupancy and other land title documents to successful applicants at Obas ConferenceRead MoreThe post Home owner charter: No qualified applicant will be left out appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has denied committing any crime to warrant a deposition threat repeatedly bandied against him by the Oyo State government. The monarch spoke yesterday at his palace in Ibadan, the state capital, while hosting the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olaniyan, who was on a solidarity visit. InRead MoreThe post Olubadan to Ajimobi: I don't deserve deposition threat appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
CAP Plc has partnered the SOS Children's Villages Nigeria to launch the 'Let's Color Campaign' at SOS Social Centre Ejigbo in Lagos. CAP Plc Managing Director Mrs. Omolara Elemide said the rationale behind the 'Let's Color Campaign' was to bring innovative support to the work of humanitarian organisations. At the event, staff of both organisationsRead MoreThe post Cap PLC partners SOS at colours campaign appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
A child's nutrition and safety, especially in school, should never be compromised, the Founder/Chairman of Avi Cenna International School, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr. Darwish Foudeh,, has said. He spoke when a safety compliance certificate was conferred on the school by the Lagos State Safety Commission Director-General, Hon. Hakeem Dickson, and Principal Consultant of InSiGHt, Dr. NnennaRead MoreThe post 'Good nutrition vital for child development' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Federal Government has introduced drug Coordinated Wholesale Centres (CWCs) to check the menace of fake and falsified medical products in the country even as it warned that by end of December next year, all open drug markets will be shut. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole stated this in Lagos during a stakeholders workshopRead MoreThe post WHO, NAFDAC partner on eradicating fake drugs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Dr Balarabe Shehu Kakale has said there is no room for quackery in the medical laboratories in the state. He urged the management of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) to join hands with his Ministry to eradicate the menace in the state. Kakale spoke when he receivedRead MoreThe post Commissioner: no room for quacks in Sokoto labs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Grays Cardiology Centre, a member of The Reddington Hospital Group, has offered free heart check, ECG, blood pressure check, blood sugar and eye check to Nigerians in celebration of the World Heart Day. Hundreds of Nigerians, who visited the Grays Cardiology Centre in Ikeja GRA, Lagos, were attended to. The theme of this year'sRead MoreThe post Centre offers free heart check, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has been tipped for the Amity Awards. The organisers said the awards would hold onOctober 22at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos to celebrate the personalities who were instrumental to the achievements. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, will be the special guest at the maiden event. The award is dedicatedRead MoreThe post LUTH gets award appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Cervix is the thick muscular support at the neck of the womb. The purpose of the cervix is to support the pregnancy from early loss. Containing a channel at its centre, to a large extent, the cervix also controls what goes into the womb: Such as sperm migration into the womb. Cancer of the CervixRead MoreThe post Cancer of Cervix: Prevention and treatment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Nigerians have been urged to avoid any thing that can aggravate cancer formation in them. According to a Senior Registrar, Dr Olurotimi Olumide of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba daily food, such as groundnut contains aflatoxin, which is poisonous and can cause live cancer. Olumide made this knownRead MoreThe post 'Watch your diet, lifestyle to avoid cancer' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Organised Labour, last week, joined other workers across the globe to celebrate this year's World Day for Decent Work (WDDW). For over a decade, October 7 has been observed annually as a day to champion the cause of ending workers' enslavement through casualisation. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) picketed many companies, which allegedly have casualRead MoreThe post Unions canvass decent work conditions for workers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Nigeria's inflation is currently 16.01 per cent. We are out of recession, according to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS). However, marketing budgets are yielding low returns as Nigerians are still struggling with economic hardships. At this time, how best can products or services be marketed' During austerity, consumers think more of utility than luxury;Read MoreThe post 'How market products, services in austere times' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
A leading businessman has advised Nigerians to patronise local fabrics. It was at the yearly Alumium Conference Centre, Lagos. The second in its series, the conference sought to create a better platform for young minds in business, using the exchange of ideas to motivate them. The Chief Executive Officer, Ruff n Tumble, Mrs Nike Ogunlesi,Read MoreThe post Nigerians urged to buy local fabrics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Unilever Plc and the Federal Institute for Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) are poised to seal an agreement on the commercialisation of some research products. This was disclosed when a technical team from Unilever Plc visited FIIRO in Lagos, during the week. FIRRO Director-General Prof Gloria Elemo displayed some research work to the delegation, saying theRead MoreThe post FIIRO woos Unilever on R&D commercialisation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
In Nigeria, internet is the culture. Internet has given people the opportunity to enjoy the often ridiculous pop-up broadcasts on WhatsApp, the rib-cracking videos on Instagram, vanities of Snapchat and the whimsical banters on Twitter. This must be the reason one of the many ads for Airtel's Unlimited Data campaign is chronicled 'Data is Life'.Read MoreThe post Airtel's Unlimited Data campaign: A case of puffery' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ogun State government has paid N21 million to seven communities in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, whose land were acquired for agricultural purposes. Its Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, who presented the cheques to the beneficiaries, said it was the first tranche of payment on the 200-hectare Cassava Demonstration Farm at Owowo.Read MoreThe post Compensation: Ogun pays communities N21 million appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk, has awarded cash prizes to eight young nutritionists for their excellent scientific research presentations. The dairy firm made gave the awards at the just-concluded 47thAnnual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria. The awardees, who are M. Sc and Ph.D studentsRead MoreThe post FrieslandCampina WAMCO empowers eight nutritionists appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Infinix mobility has rewarded 15 Infinix 'Note 4 and Note 4 pro customers' at its just-concluded 'Infinix Independence reward promotion', as one way of appreciating its customers. 'The Infinix independence reward promotion', which ran for three weeks, bringing together customers from seven regions in the country as well as from online platforms, selected winners weekly,Read MoreThe post Infinix mobility rewards customers with home appliances appeared first on The Na 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Federal Government's goal is to achieve 500,000 million metric tons (mt) of cocoa through the rehabilitation of old plantations, expansion programmes and best agricultural practices. Some development partners have joined the government's campaign to restore Nigeria to its past glorious position through empowerment programmes, reports DANIEL ESSIET. When President Muhammadu Buhari urged cocoa stakeholdersRead MoreThe post Fresh breath for cocoa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Nigeria, Brazil, China, the European Union (EU) and other leading economic powers announced that they have made tremendous progress on investment facilitation initiative for development. The group made this known in Marrakech, Morocco, during the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Mini-Ministerial meeting. In a breakthrough for Nigeria, the group of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Friends ofRead MoreThe post Nigeria, EU, others consolidate progress on trade facilitation appeared first on The Nation N 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
But for Eagles, still a lot of work to do before the June 2018 Mundial On the political point, the Super Eagles have showed there is still a lot to cheer about Nigeria, if merit and focus are the drivers. On October 7, they became the first African country to qualify for the FIFA WorldRead MoreThe post Flight to Russia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
SIR: If you follow the game of football, you are probably familiar with the concept of home advantage: some human, psychological and tactical variables that positively affect home team performance and negatively affect the visiting team. In the English Premier League, for instance, home teams are said to have more than 64 percent chance ofRead MoreThe post Corruption: Buhari losing at home' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
There is an urgent need to upgrade our healthcare system Given the widely acknowledged poor state of public health care services in Nigeria, the country's decisive and effective response in checking the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease which broke out here between July and October, 2014, was near-miraculous. From July 20, 2014, whenRead MoreThe post Monkeypox virus appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Aidy Boothroyd, England manager, has come up with a most sensational charge ' that Nigeria is 'poaching' 'English' young players. 'Poaching'' Maybe. But 'English' boys' Give me a break! Someone, somewhere is having the old Empire mindset, in that epoch of Pax Britannica, which invested much moral romance in soulless plunder! The 'English boys' ofRead MoreThe post Nigeria, stop poaching 'English' boys! appeared first on Th 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Olorogun O'tega Emerhor was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State in the 2015 elections. In this interview with BOLAJI OGUNDELE, he speaks on the progress so far made by the APC-led Federal Government, the chances of his party in future elections and other issues. In your own estimation, howRead MoreThe post 'PDP can't win in 2019' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has indicated that it would soon commence the biometric registration of its members across the 192 wards. It said the decision to do a biometric registration of its members was reached after an enlarged meeting of the state Working Committee with local government party chairmen.Read MoreThe post Edo APC to begin biometric registration of members appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
In this piece, Esin Suji highlights the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Osekola Obaze in the Anambra State election. In every assemblage of human beings ' as a family unit, kindred, organisation or geo-political entity ' the pursuit and fulfillment of their collective interests and aspirations are derived principally from theRead MoreThe post What's Obaze up to' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Chief Olabode George is an aspirant for the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At a rally in Lagos marking his declaration of intention, he unfolded his agenda for the opposition party. Before the July 12th Supreme Court judgment, everything about our party was dark and bleak. The horizon was uncertain. We wereRead MoreThe post My agenda for PDP, by George appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The flag bearer of the United Progressive Party (UPP) for the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, has revealed his plans to create jobs for unemployed graduates across the state the very moment he is sworn in as governor. Chidoka spoke at an event during the New Yam Festival in his hometown,Read MoreThe post Anambra 2017: Chidoka promises jobs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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