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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 17 October, 2017.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
For the tribe of those, of which yours truly is included, that have long called for a comprehensive review of the power sector privatisation, the suggestion that the federal government is finally mulling the option can only be a vindication of sorts. Responding to a request by Tony Elumelu, the billionaire chairman of Heirs HoldingRead MoreThe post Final rites for Abiku Discos' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Buhari orders security agents to halt attacks Rep urges probe Gunmen yesterday stormed an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Nkiedonwhro village, Bassa Local Government Area, Plateau State, killing 29 inmates. The victims were among the over 100 villagers taking refuge at the camp, a primary school. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen defied the curfew imposedRead MoreThe post Gunmen kill 29 displaced persons in attack on camp appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Three cases confirmed 'Four Lagos cases negative A victim of monkey pox receiving treatment at the Niger Delta University Hospital (UNDTH), Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, has committed suicide. It was gathered that the victim, whose name was not disclosed, hung himself early yesterday. The state government confirmed the development at a joint press conference by commissionersRead MoreThe post Monkey pox patient commits suicide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The police in Cross River State yesterday said six residents of Danare community in Boki Local Government Area were shot by gendarmes from Bodam community during an encroachment into the Nigerian territory by Cameroonians. Commissioner of Police Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the attack in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. HeRead MoreThe post Cameroonian gendarmes injure six Nigerians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
THE Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has given the management of oil and gas logistics firm, Intels Nigeria Limited (INTELS), three months to round up and hand over the pilotage services to the authority. This, it was learnt, was contained in a letter sent by the NPA to the company last week. Addressing reporters in LagosRead MoreThe post NPA gives INTELS three months to quit ports appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
FORMER Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said yesterday President Muhammadu Buhari only asked for assistance on humanitarian crisis during a session with World Bank President Dr. Kim Jong. He said it was regrettable that a patriotic request made by the President and borne out of altruistic motivation was now being politicised. He said the ideaRead MoreThe post What Buhari told World Bank, by Oshiomhole appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Will Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) be in court today for his trial' Nobody could give the answer to this question last night. Kanu has not been seen since September 24 when some security agents entered his Afaraukwu, Umuahia home. He is facing treason charges along with someRead MoreThe post Nnamdi Kanu's whereabouts unknown as trial resumes today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Despite the decision of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to challenge the judgment of a Federal High Court declaring its collection of some money from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited as illegal, the liquefied gas giant is asking for a refund of $315 million, writes EMEKA UGWUANYI. The management ofRead MoreThe post NLNG demands $315m refund from NIMASA appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Mr Olisa Agbakoba SAN has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from holding office as Petroleum Minister. Agbakoba prayed the court to declare that Section 138 of the 1999 Constitution bars the President of Nigeria from holding another executive officeRead MoreThe post Agbakoba urges court to disqualify Buhari as Petroleum Minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The police in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, yesterday arraigned two suspects, John Babatunde, 45 and Sunkanmi Alao, 34, at an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates Court for alleged stealing of N1million from their employer. Police prosecutor Caleb Leranmo told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offence on February 21 about 100hrs at Jobufet Filling Station, Ado-Ekiti.Read MoreThe post Workers arraigned for alleged N1m theft appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
School seeks ministry's nod to recruit more lecturers The Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB) in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, has produced 203 First Class graduates. It also produced 2,878 Second-Class Upper Division graduates among its 2013 and 2016 students. The university produced 1,442 PhD, Masters and Post-graduate Diploma students within the period. FUNAAB's Acting Vice-ChancellorRead MoreThe post 203 get First Class at Federal Agric Varsity appeared first on The Nation N 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. Dr Sulaiman Alege, the Commissioner for Health, who gave the figure to newsmen in Ilorin, said 960,000 doses of the vaccine would be administered in nine communitiesRead MoreThe post Kwara vaccinates 200,000 people in three days appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has congratulated the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem over his appointment and assumption of duty as the new helmsman of the institution. The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, described Prof Abdulkareem as a tested administrator and academic ofRead MoreThe post Unilorin: Ahmed congratulates new VC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A student of the Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja, Miss Adetutu Adebanjo has been kidnapped. Adebanjo, a Higher National Diploma II (HND) student in the Department of Office Technology Management, was kidnapped last Friday, along the Itakpe-Lokoja-Okene road while on her way to her hometown in Ogun State. The victim according to a source has justRead MoreThe post Kogi Poly student kidnapped, demand N10m ransom appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ) Ile Ife Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede has said that there should be a change in the Educational curricular of Nigeria. He made mention of this while giving an opening speech at the Faculty of Education interdisciplinary conference which was held at Ododuwa hall Ile Ife.Read MoreThe post There should be changes in educational curricular OAU VC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Politics can be daunting for anyone; and, for students, combining studies with politics can really be demanding and even be fatiguing, morally, physically and even emotionally. Politics in this sense does not all mean having a political post in the departmental or faculty association, rather it begins at the 'grassroots': in this case from beingRead MoreThe post Combining studies with school politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Anambra State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi has approved an enlarged Alternative Dispute Resolution ( ADR) committee to mediate the dispute between Nkerehi and Umuchukwu over the town's name. The change of the town's name from Nkerehi to Umuchukwu was not supported by all of its residents, resulting in litigation. The court case stalled theRead MoreThe post Nkerehi, Umuchukwu dispute for ADR appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Aformer Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Prof Epiphany Azinge (SAN), has urged the National Assembly to expunge laws that divide Nigerians on the basis of state of origin or indigene. According to him, Nigeria is at a critical stage in its evolution and must protect itself against hate speeches, militancyRead MoreThe post Ex-NIALS DG: de-emphasise state of origin, indigeneship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Lagos lawyer, Kayode Fasetire, has accused the police of preventing the execution of a court order. Fasetire appealed to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to call the concerned individuals to order. Fasetire, who is counsel to Redorn Realtors Limited, told journalists that his client obtained a court order for the possession of aRead MoreThe post Lawyer accuses police of frustrating court order appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Justice Hadiza Shagari of the Federal High Court in Lagos will onOctober 24rule on a bail application filed by four persons accused of N313 million fraud. Akala Anthony (49), Umar Ali (61), Saidi Oke (43) and Bashir Mohammed (44), through their lawyer, Akeem Balogun, filed the application on September 26, claiming to have been incarceratedRead MoreThe post Alleged N313m fraud: Court adjourns ruling on bail appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Some detainees have accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of torturing them emotionally and psychologically. But, the commission has denied the allegations. JOSEPH JIBUEZE recalls two instances of such allegations against the EFCC and its strident denials. Torturing suspects to extract confessions is one form of rights abuse levelled against security agencies, especiallyRead MoreThe post Does EFCC 'torture' detainees' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed sadness and shock over those who lost their lives to the ugly incidents in the state. In a statement by his Press and Public Affairs Director, Mr. Samuel, Emmanuel Nanle said the governor 'is saddened by the recent gory event that culminated in the killing of aRead MoreThe post Lalong mourns ex-head of service, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting over 103 high-profile cases. At least six of the cases were filed 10 years ago. Why are the trials still pending in courts' ROBERT EGBE asks. Criminal trials lasting several years are not peculiar to the Nigerian judicial system. In India, for instance, 1,680,865 criminal casesRead MoreThe post Trials without end' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar has called on leaders to build a society where the girl-child can achieve her dreams The governor made this statement in Bauchi during the Happy International Day of the Girl Child. His Special Assistant, Communications Mr. Shamsudeen Lukman Abubakar, stated: 'We must strive to build a society where our daughtersRead MoreThe post Governor advocates girl-child empowerment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Nigerian power sector has been faced with several challenges leading to reform initiatives. In spite of the provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act of 2005, the reform is yet to yield desired and/or anticipated result, largely owing to corruption and impunity of perpetrators, regulatory lapses and policy inconsistencies. The country has alsoRead MoreThe post 'How corruption kills power sector' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Lagos Chapter, will offer free legal services to residents as part of events to mark the third edition of its Lagos Professionals' Week. Lawyers, who are members of the association, will be answer legal questions and resolve issues, APBN's Lagos Chapter Chairman Mr. WasiuAkewusola said. He spokeRead MoreThe post Group to offer free legal clinic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The United Nations Organisation (UNO) has lamented that education systems are not speaking to the new digitalised job market, adding that there is need to redouble efforts to address inequalities in the provision of digital skills and competencies. Through its Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, a joint initiative by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) andRead MoreThe post UNO: education system not speaking to digital jobs market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
AirFrance KLM has said its desire to continue to pursue new ways of adding value to its customers in the country led it to partner with the biggest online retailer in the country, Jumia. He said the partnership is unique as it is designed to reward Nigerian-based flyers registered with the airlines Flying Blue loyaltyRead MoreThe post Jumia, AirFrance KLM partner appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced plans to organise a specialised training for primary school teachers across different geo-political zones in commemoration of this years World Teachers Day. The training, which will happen in six different locations, is specifically designed to help primary school teachers to become more productive and effective asRead MoreThe post Airtel's teachers capacity building programme coming appeared first on The Nation N 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
THE internet has become part of everyday human existence. It has not only promoted commerce and broken artificial fetters erected by distance, it has also impacted positively on education, health, agriculture, entertainment, governance and many others. But with these have come cybercrimes. The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami,Read MoreThe post Cybercrimes 'greater than ICT advancement' appeared first on The Nation 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Samsungs newest flagship Smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 is now available in the Nigerian market, according to an official statement by Samsung Electronics West Africa. The Note 8 which was launched in Lagos at the weekend, takes cues from Samsungs Note and Galaxy S lines, while boasting even more exciting features making the smartphone aRead MoreThe post Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8 in Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
BROADENING access to digital finance tools could increase Nigerias and other developing countries gross domestic product (GDP) by an estimated $3.7 trillion, a market leader in the e-payment industry, Global Accelerex, has said. The firm however lamented that a combination of factors such as low income level, large rural population, financial illiteracy, poor coverage byRead MoreThe post Digital finance to boost GDP by $3.7tr appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
If Nigeria wants indigenous carriers to actualise the bilateral agreements it signed with over 75 countries, it must invoke the reciprocity clause in such agreements, Managing Director, Medview Airlines, Muneer Bankole, has said. He said without doing this, some countries which airlines are enjoying flight frequencies in Nigeria, would continue to erect barriers on theRead MoreThe post 'Why Nigeria must invoke bilateral reciprocity clause' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
There are indications that Emirates Airlines may restore its second daily flight on Lagos and Dubai route. The airline reduced its twice daily flight on the route last year due to financial and operational reasons. Apart from cutting Lagos flights, the airline stopped operating into Abuja. Emirates Regional Manager, West Africa Commercial Operations, Afzal Parambil,Read MoreThe post Emirates to restore second Lagos, Abuja daily flights appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Bauchi State has opened discussions with SIATA Aviation, Durban, South Africa to establish aworld-class aeronautical academy in the Northeast state. A team of experts are expected in the state to inspect the facilities on ground so as to finalise the partnership agreements. When established, the Academy will be the first of its kind in theRead MoreThe post Aeronautical academy coming in Bauchi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Former Director, Security Services, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), John Omaghomi, has urged the Federal Government to invest in the training of aviation security personnel. He described it as a critical component of airport security. According to Omaghomi, without requisite training, security personnel will be unable to respond to global threats to aviation security.Read MoreThe post 'Training critical to aviation security' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Nigeria's recent attempt to ship yam tubers ends up in a fiasco Such tasks as moving goods all manner of goods from one border to another should never end up in such global debacle as happened to Nigeria recently. For the simple reason that exportation has been with man almost since the beginningRead MoreThe post All that yammering appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
How to make a great school greater As the Yaba College of Technology approaches its Platinum Jubilee, there must be a renewed focus on ensuring that its mission and vision are refined to meet the contemporary needs of Nigeria. Established in 1947 as the Yaba Technical Institute, Yabatech, as it is fondly known, is theRead MoreThe post Yabatech at 70 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Can you, in less than three short years, morph from a flamboyant mother of the nation to a forlorn cry baby, using your dead mom to draw apparent pity' That would appear the story of Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and imperious ex-First Lady during the Jonathan glory years. And itRead MoreThe post From nation's mom to cry baby' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The daughter of the first Premier of the old Western Region,. Dr Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, has advocated for a new constitution that is people-oriented. She said unless we have a constitution that guarantees devolution of powers to the states and resource control, the tension and agitation across the country will persist. She spoke with the AssistantRead MoreThe post Awolowo-Dosunmu: Why I shunned partisan politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Many partisan groups have been urging Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development Dr. Kayode Fayemi to run for governor of Ekiti State. To them, the entry of the former governor into the race will alter geo-political calculations and rekindle a fierce battle between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives CongressRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: Will Fayemi run' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A coalition of civil right groups under the auspices of Edo Civil Society Organisations (EDOCSO) on Monday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Edo State government, Edo State House of Assembly and the Nigeria Police Force to put an end to insecurity in the state. The groups protested through the streets of Benin City toRead MoreThe post Insecurity: Civil right groups issue 14 days ultimatum to Obaseki appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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