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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 16 October, 2017.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The 23rd Nigerian Economic summit has come and gone. But the issues at the summit, such as blue economy, agriculture and others, must be taken serious by the Federal government for its diversification drive to make meaning, writes NDUKA CHIEJINA. Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Dr. Dakuku Peterside hit the nail onRead MoreThe post Blue economy, electricity supply, others dominate economic summit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
More credit lines coming for banks Nigerians in Diaspora to borrow from home The Federal Governments desire to borrow more funds from international creditors is to prevent job losses, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has said. Mrs. Adeosun, who spoke yesterday at a joint press conference with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),Read MoreThe post Fed Govt borrowing to save jobs, says minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said yesterday he is unaware of the whereabouts of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow for his case but he has not been seen since September 24 when military men entered his compound. In Afaraukwu, Umuahia. Members of his outlawedRead MoreThe post I don't know where Kanu is, says governor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
He is lying, say police Allegedbillionaire kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans) has accused seven senior police officers and others on the Inspector-General (IG) Intelligence Response Team of extortion and sexual assault. He alleged that the investigators forcibly obtained his cash in local and foreign currency, phones, wrist watches, jewelry, television, cars and trucks. EvansRead MoreThe post Evans: police took my N55m, $10,000, 29 vehicles, others appeared first on The Natio 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday maintained that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) did not award $25b contracts. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu made the allegations, stressing that the contracts did not follow due process. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Laolu Akande, titledRead MoreThe post No $25 billion contract was awarded by NNPC, says Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
As part of steps to boost agriculture in the country, the Association of Local Government of Nigeria(ALGON) and 16 foreign partners and institutes are expected to float a new scheme which will create 5,959, 800 jobs nationwide. The scheme will lead to the generation of 7,700 jobs in each of the 774 local government areasRead MoreThe post ALGON, 16 foreign partners to create 5.9m jobs from new agriculture scheme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it should rethink its strategies of returning to power in 2019. The ruling party said deliberate falsehood will not help the PDP attain its mission. According to APC, Nigerians are not gullible and can differentiate between a party that brought the countryRead MoreThe post APC to PDP: deliberate falsehood ll not give you victory in 2019 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
South African leader urges stronger ties with Nigeria South African President Jacob Zuma has condemned the xenophobic attack on Nigerians residing in South Africa. Zuma, who spoke in Owerri, the Imo State capital, during a two-day private visit, said: A South African must not kill a Nigerian and a Nigerian must also not kill aRead MoreThe post Xenophobia : Zuma seeks end to killing of Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Detectives have launched manhunt for suspected armed robbers, who made a botched attempt to enter the home of a former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomasie. The police said its preliminary findings pointed to a case of armed robbery and not assassination attempt. But it, however, asked its detectives to leave all clues open inRead MoreThe post Attack on ex-IG: Police trail suspected armed robbers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Governor to sue anti-graft agency Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has fulfilled his promise to give new cars to the two officials of his administration who spent two weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged diversion of over N680 million from the state's share of bailout funds. TheRead MoreThe post Fayose gives cars to aides over EFCC detention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Alerts residents to monkey pox virus Kano State Commissioner for Health Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso at the weekend said the state recorded about 97,845 cases of malaria this year. He added that the campaign against malaria is gaining momentum, compared to the 104,745 cases recorded in 2016. Getso, who spoke at the launch of theRead MoreThe post Kano records 98,000 malaria cases appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, says the tourism sector can become another goldmine if the structures and facilities in the industry are optimised. In this interview with select business editors in Lagos, he speaks on strategies to rejuvenate the sector and other issues. LUCAS AJANAKU was there. What is your assessmentRead MoreThe post Tourism is untapped goldmine appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Red Star Express Plc has planned to raise new capital as the logistics and courier company moves to diversify its operations. Its Managing Director, Mr Sola Obabori, said the company would be raising the new capital in two tranches as part of efforts to provide supports for its business development plan. Speaking at the presentationRead MoreThe post Red Star plans new capital raising appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Wema Bank Plc has issued a notice of an Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM), to seek the consent of its shareholders for a comprehensive scheme of capital reduction. The exercise is in line with the procedures set out in Sections 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 and 120 of Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)Read MoreThe post Wema Bank to reorganise capital for efficiency appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has said it is helpless on issues, such as workers retrenchment, and casualisation by some companies in the country. It lamented that the development has become a great concern for the Federal Government. Speaking at a two-day Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) synergyRead MoreThe post 'Govt helpless over casualisation, sack' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Nigeria is trailing Ghana, Benin Republic and Cte d'Ivoire in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) per capita income because it produces lower metric tons per annum (mtpn) of LPG, an expert has said. A former Managing Director, Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG), Mr. Godswill Ihetu, who spoke in a telephone interview in Lagos, at theRead MoreThe post Nigeria trails Ghana, others in LPG consumption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Director, Special Duties, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, has identified security, economic transformation and manpower development as critical elements for national growth and development. Speaking to reporters ahead of the launch of The Presidential Diary magazine to project the Change Mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari, heRead MoreThe post Security, others critical to economy, says NAFDAC director appeared first on The Nation N 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The President, Church Administrators Society of Nigeria (CASON), Pastor Seyi Oladimeji, has said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the society signed with Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State, will bridge the managerial skills gap in church administration in Nigeria. Speaking with The Nation on the sideline of CASON's fourth Annual Conference in Lagos, Oladimeji said withRead MoreThe post Group, Babcock varsity sign MoU on manpower appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has said with diligent execution and policy consistency, the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) has the capacity to steer the country to full economic recovery, sustainable growth and development. ERGP was unveiled in April this year as a short-to-long term (2017 to 2020) blueprint to lift the country out ofRead MoreThe post Stanbic IBTC: economy on recovery path with ERGP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Fidelity Bank Plc will today pay out about $258.06 million to settle a $255.5 million debt buy back after the commercial bank successfully recalled more than 85 per cent of its outstanding $300 million notes due in May 2018 for early redemption. According to a schedule by the bank, it will today pay $1,010 forRead MoreThe post Fidelity Bank seals $255.5m debt buyback today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited will present the 2017 edition of its Annual Nigerian Banking Sector Report at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on October 27. The presentation is scheduled as the anchor event of the Nigeria Banking & Investment Forum: Capital Markets Partnership, to be hosted by the LSE in collaboration with the Nigerian StockRead MoreThe post Afrinvest to launch banking sector report appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Desirable as it might be; the question is whether the government can manage it well Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari requested the National Assembly for authorisation for $5.5 billion external loans. Of this, $3 billion is for re-financing domestic maturing debts and the other, the $2.5 billion Eurobond for the funding of the 2017 capitalRead MoreThe post That $5.5bn loan request appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Sir: Globally sport betting has become a big income generator for participants. Those who bet dare the odds to achieve their aim while the betting companies do as much as possible to redeem their pledges to those who won. For those who bet, they see it as an easy way to get easy or extraRead MoreThe post Youths and sports betting appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
SERAP deserves kudos for suing ex-governors turned-senators and others still collecting pensions Despite public outcry against the insensitivity of former governors now in the Senate or the Federal Executive Council who are still collecting pensions, the practice continues. However, a non-governmental organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has taken the matter to court.Read MoreThe post The height of greed appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
For some unfathomable reason, the Aso Rock Clinic saga would only elicit morbid emotions in Hardball. He was therefore minded to title this piece, The Aso Morbid Clinic but for the obvious contentious connotation it might trigger. But morbidity is the name of the game where cold undertakers are at work. And no other appellationRead MoreThe post Aso (graft) Clinic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s reconciliation with former Governor Rashidi Ladoja and the new understanding among Abiola Ajimobi, his predecessor, Adebayo Alao-Akala and former Senate Leader Teslim Folarin have signaled new alignments in the Oyo State politics, which may shape the 2019 general elections. BISI OLADELE reports. When the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of theRead MoreThe post 2019: Politics of realignment in Oyo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The Publicity Ssecretary of the Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jackson Adebayo, spoke with Correspondent ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Governor Ayodele Fayose's presidential election and the endorsement of Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola for governor. Governor Fayose has just declared his intention to run for Presidency. How do you see thisRead MoreThe post 'Olusola will succeed Fayose' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Former Ekiti State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant Chief Segun Oni has unveiled the blueprint for the state if elected in next year's election. In this interview with Correspondent ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, explains how he intends to implement the blueprint tagged: 'A New Social and Economic Order forRead MoreThe post Oni: I 'll restore Ekiti's lost glory appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has been urged to close ranks and work harder to ensure the victory of the party in next year's governorship election. In a statement in Osogbo, the state capital, the President of the Liberty Forum, Mr Edward Olusola Ajayi, said the outcome of the election will beRead MoreThe post Osun 2018: Aregbesola factor 'll decide who wins appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Prof. Adeolu Akande, has promised to defend the rights of teachers, if elected as governor. He urged government at all levels to ensure the primacy of education in development. Akande, who spoke in Ibadan, the state capital, on the occasion of the 2017 Teachers Day, said NigeriaRead MoreThe post Oyo aspirant promises to defend teachers' rights appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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