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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 15 October, 2017.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The ideals and ideas propelled by the Afrobeat exponent, Fela Anikulapo Kuti through his music and other public outings were highlighted in a lecture delivered in Lagos by Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba last week. The theme was The Fela Debates and The Pan-African Dream. It was part of Felabration for this year. Edozie UdezeRead MoreThe post Felabration revisits Fela's Pan-Africanism ideals appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Without doubt, churches have denominations and patterns of worship differ, but when you stumble on one, where weird activities are the order of the day and alcohol, animal sacrifices and biblical villains like Nebuchadnezzar, Ahab and even Satan are deified, then youve just encountered worship redefined. Tabitha Pearl writes. A Christian worship centre or churchRead MoreThe post Ogun church where Satan is a brother and worshippers are served alcohol appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
In his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari last Tuesday, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State served what looked like a specially brewed Ibadan chieftaincy storm in a tea cup before the inscrutable Nigerian president. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the governor said he mentioned the chieftaincy crisis to the president and hinted at theRead MoreThe post Ajimobi, Olubadan, Buhari and Southwest APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Ex-minister moves to scale six hurdles ' London trial set to begin soon ' Why she prefers to be tried in Nigeria ' Associate goes underground Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are vowing to resist any attempt by the embattled ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to scuttle herRead MoreThe post $1.5b Loot: Fresh facts emerge on Diezani's Nigeria trial request appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Two kidnap suspects were killed yesterday in Anambra State during a gun battle with members of the Anambra State Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). The other suspects escaped with bullet wounds. The police also recovered items including one locally made barrel pistol with two live cartridges, one- cut- to- size single barrel gun, one XQ 1000 GSMRead MoreThe post Two killed, others injured in police, kidnappers' gun battle appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Lists intervention efforts in Northeast The World Bank said yesterday that its entire portfolio across Nigeria currently stands at about $8.5 billion. The global financial institution was shedding light on its rehabilitation efforts in the Northeast apparently in reaction to the controversy sparked by a statement by its President Jim Yong Kim that President MuhammaduRead MoreThe post We have $8.5b portfolio across Nigeria, says World Bank appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The federal government yesterday denied it has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The deputy chairman of the African Union, Kwesi Quartey, was reported to have broken the news in Addis Ababa in a Facebook post. He praised the action as a laudable move towards Africas integration agenda. The AUs politicalRead MoreThe post FG denies it wants to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The family of leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has faulted claims by the police of recovering lethal weapons during a raid on its compound at Afara Ukwu on October 8. Abia State Commissioner of Police Anthony Ogbizi claimed at a press briefing in Umuahia last Thursday that lethal weapons includingRead MoreThe post Police planted arms recovered from our home, says Nnamdi Kanu's family appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
High commission steps in More than 100 Nigerian students on scholarship in the United Kingdom universities could be deported home as early as this week except their fees are settled immediately, according to The Telegraph of London. The students are said to be sponsored by a regional agency and some of them are saddled withRead MoreThe post 100 Nigerian students face deportation in UK over unpaid scholarships appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Last Tuesday, the federal government, through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), filed two separate sets of charges against Isa Misau, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy. He is accused of making injurious falsehood against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and of publishing or passing forged andRead MoreThe post Misau v. IGP: Fed Govt shocks everybody appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
South Africa President Jacob Zuma and Imo State Governor Rocha Okorocha yesterday joined forces to offer quality education to indigent African children at no cost. Their foundations, Jacob Zuma Foundation and Rochas Foundation, signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the project. The South African President and Founder of the Jacob Zuma Foundation, whoRead MoreThe post Zuma, Okorocha sign MoU on free education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions on Friday paid a working visit to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) where they inspected ongoing capital projects. The panel which was led by Hon. Muhammad Umar Jega, also assessed the hospitals budget performance for 2016 and 2017. The team was received by FETHIRead MoreThe post Reps panel visits Ekiti for project inspection appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Government has been urged to intensify its effort in rehabilitating rural roads in Apapa Constituency 2 and increase the slots for women in both elective and appointive positions. These demands were made by participants at a stakeholders meeting organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly. A participant, Mrs Fausat Ojora, fromRead MoreThe post Roads, women empowerment top stakeholders demands in Apapa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Senior Pastor of Foundation of Truth Assembly Lagos, Rev Yomi Kasali speaks with Sunday Oguntola on the restructuring debate and how Christians can save the nation. Excerpts: Giant Killers Conference has just ended. What have you been trying to achieve with it' It is our convention and a platform to celebrate our anniversary. WeRead MoreThe post 'Nigeria must restructure now or else'' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Fellowship Baptist Church in Agungi, Lekki Lagos, a member of Nigeria Baptist Convention, has dedicated an ultra-modern 900-seater auditorium to commemorate its 20th anniversary. The edifice was dedicated by President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Olasupo Ayokunle. Ayokunle, who is also the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, urged the churchRead MoreThe post Baptist Church opens new auditorium at 20 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) Rev. Tor Uja has told intending pilgrims the futility of abscondment. Abscondment, he said, reduces them and the nation's image. He spoke last week in Abuja while playing host to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.Read MoreThe post Don't abscond, Uja appeals to pilgrims appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
General overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has recalled the sordid ordeals he and other Nigerians went through during the 1967-1970 civil war. He said Nigerians should stop talking about war because whoever has experienced it will never pray to see it again. He spoke at a special thanksgivingRead MoreThe post My civil war experiences, by Adeboye appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
President of Nigeria-America Chamber of Commerce (NACC) Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa has identified seven factor that will trigger the much-needed socio-economic greatness in the nation. He spoke at the 4thpublic lecture of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria in Lagos with the theme making Nigeria work: a job for all. Ohuabunwa, the immediate past President ofRead MoreThe post How to make Nigeria work, by Ohuabunwa, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Bayo Onajole, a Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), is a Consultant and Head, Faculty of Public Health and Community Medicine at the National Post Graduate Medical College, in this interview with Omolara Akintoye, he talks about how to prevent monkey pox. WHAT is monkey pox all about' MonkeyRead MoreThe post Monkey pox is self-limiting' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Even though success is a universal desire, many people go about chasing shadows because they do not understand how to get there. Interestingly, success is much more a function of character than activity (2 Peter 1:10). Principles and character must go together to maximise result in the pursuit of destiny. A wise man once said,Read MoreThe post Covenant Success Habits! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Hope is rising on the final reconciliation of the 26-year old crisis in the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) fold. The warring factions that had been at logger heads with the mainstream General Executive Council (GEC) met at the Pastors conference recently. The Pentecostal Church had been in crisis since 1990 when its leadership dismissed someRead MoreThe post 26 years after, CAC crisis nears end appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The families of seven persons standing trial for alleged complicity in the killing of the former National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ekiti State, Chief Omolafe Aderiye, have dragged a lawyer based in Ilorin, Kwara State, Mr. Ahmed Tafa, before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Disciplinary Committee.In a joint petition, the families urged the NBA disciplinary panel to investigate the alleged roles of Tafa in the murder case which has suffered what they called endless and frivolo 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Operatives of Ogun Customs Area Command have intercepted a brand new 2017 Porsche car from suspected smugglers in Abeokuta, the State capital.The spokesman of the Command, Mr Abdullahi Maiwada said the car was being conveyed through the bush paths in Ijoun community, Yewa North Local Government Area, when vigilant operatives of the Command sighted them and pursued the smugglers till they abandoned the car and fled.He said: The Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the car is over N70 million. The culprits ra 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Two members of a robbery gang were gunned down while another was arrested on Friday by men of the Ogun State Police Command along the Sagamu-Benin/Ore road.Parading the suspects before journalists at Igbeba Area Command in Ijebu-Ode, Commissioner for Police, Ahmed Iliyasu said the police acting on a tip-off, arrested the suspects at along the J4, Ogun Waterside stretch of the Sagamu Ore express way.Iliyasu added that the anti-robbery team of the Ogbere Police Division led by John Okoh, a Superi 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Comptroller- General of Customs Compliance team has intercepted contrabands including 20 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) worth over N1.6 billion, rice and thick woods worth N100 million over the last 15 months, in the anti-smuggling war.The Nation learnt that the feat recorded by the special squad was due to its renewed tactics and onslaught against smugglers by the surveillance unit of the compliance team.Smugglers had enjoyed a field day until the special squad was inaugurated by Col Ahmadu 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
THE operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team IRT) have arrested two suspected car snatchers, Lanre Kayode,34, and Olanrewaju Aremo aka Deputy.The two suspects, according to police sources, had been terrorizing parts of Ekiti, Ondo, Lagos and Ogun states and robbing residents of their vehicles.The arrest of the suspects followed a petition to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, who ordered the IRTs operatives to fish out the armed robbery suspects 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
To allow the N9 trillion contracts to survive is to make illegality a shining light As the week wound to an end, the tempest over the N9 trillion contracts awarded by the NNPC still shakes the polity. It is not enough that we are appalled by the staggering sum or the unfathomable silence of theRead MoreThe post Time to cancel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Federal Republic of Germany has tasked Nigerian government and other stake holders in commerce and industry to harness huge natural and human resources in the country by giving priority to skills acquisition training. Speaking at a public forum in Lagos during the graduation ceremony for a new set of apprentices in Office Administration professionRead MoreThe post German envoy decries underutilisation of Nigeria's natural resources appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The insurance sub sector contributes a paltry 0.4% to the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), making it the poorest when compared to other countries within the continent, experts have said. Speaking at a public forum in Lagos, tagged: 'Breaking The Code' a cross-section of experts lamented what they described as the abysmally low penetration ofRead MoreThe post Insurance sector contribution to Nigeria's GDP poorest in Africa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tax practitioners have made a case for the inclusion of more taxable age into the nation's tax net, stressing that it is one way of easing the nation out of economic recession. The experts made this call at a public forum. The event was at the installation of Taiwo Waheed Raji, as sixth Chairman ofRead MoreThe post Recession: Experts advocate tax inclusion policy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The federal government may be indebted to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the tune of over N1.8trillion,The Nationhas learnt. It wasgathered that the monies are backlogs of allocations due to the agency by the federal government. Confirming this development, a group under the aegis of Network Advancement Programme for Poverty and Disaster RiskRead MoreThe post FG owes NDDC N1.8trillion arrears appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
With the outright rejection of Nigeria's export farm produce in Europe, United States and other parts of the globe in recent times, the federal government's hope of diversifying the nation's economy away from overdependence on oil remains a forlorn hope, reports Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf Nigeria relies on crude oil sales for 90 percent of foreignRead MoreThe post Taking stock of Nigeria's export produce fiasco appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Iyanuoluwa Osewa and Abiodun Bello both from The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State repeated the feat of their respective students who won last year's Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show, sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited. In the Teachers' edition of the competition, which was conceived to mark the WorldRead MoreThe post Promasidor marks World Teachers' Day appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Managing Director/CEO, Credit Direct Limited, Akinwande Ademosu in this interview with Collins Nweze speaks on the challenges militating against credit disbursements and proffers solutions. Excerpts: What has been the impact of slow economic growth on your business' The major impact for us came from shrinking disposable income of workers generally. But, due to our longRead MoreThe post 'High interest rate deters Nigerians from borrowing' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Cake business was once seen as an occupation for the uneducated or the unemployed. But times are changing and thenotion too is changing as the cake industry has moved beyond consumption to mega wealth building business. This was witnessed at the just concludedNigeria Cake Expothat held in Lagos,with colourful and mouth-wateringcakes on display. The eventRead MoreThe post Society thrills audience at theNigeria Cake Expo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Someone drew my attention to an interesting and educative scientific write-up on some of the common fruits found in Nigeria. The write-up is so practical and realistic that it will make sense to both the poor and the rich. Is not the usual write-ups on foreign imported fruits which most people have not seen andRead MoreThe post Buying the right fruits appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
In further demonstration of its commitment to the growth of small businesses in the country, 9mobile has hinted of plans to empower Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) in and around Lagos at its quarterly business networking and empowerment platform, Market Access scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 19. Market Access organised in partnershipRead MoreThe post 9mobile to boost SMEs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Panic, tension, disquiet and anxiety held Nigerians in the South-East of the country for days. And amusingly the cause and source of the baseless anguish, which drenched our people in hysteria was as discreditable as the news itself. Some social media e-rats and e-thugs posted reports that our people were being massively killed by deadlyRead MoreThe post Igbos: Between Monkey Pox and Monkey Sense appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
It is time to acknowledge that the only realistic thing on this earth is change. The country must accept this if things must remain the same. The Nigerian characteristic is so well defined now everyone on the planet recognises it. For instance, nearly every international TV crime series features an episode reflecting one aspect orRead MoreThe post I repeat, what does 'Nigeria's unity is not negotiable' mean'*** appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The fortune of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has improved tremendously, reports Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor LEADERS and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State converged recently to review the partys strengths and weaknesses ahead of the 2019 General Election and to also proffer strategies on how toRead MoreThe post Akwa-Ibom 2019: APC's fortune improves appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu, examines the battle for the control of Akwa-Ibom PDP in preparation for the 2019 General Election following allegations that some forces loyal to Senator Godswill Akpabio may have finalised plans to either deny Governor Udom Emmanuel the partys governorship ticket or to frustrate him out of the party ALTHOUGH they areRead MoreThe post Akpabio v Emmanuel: Wholl control state PDP in 2019' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still enmeshed in crisis despite its national leadership's efforts to mend all broken fences. Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, examines the factors fuelling the crisis. DESPITE efforts by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile all the factions in the party'sRead MoreThe post Ogun PDP's unending leadership tussle appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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